Building new rig
01 Apr - 09:51
Building a new pc. This is what I found so far:
Power Supply: Cooler Master V serie 550 W
CPU cooler: NZXT Kraken X52
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR4-2400 CL16 kit
Case: NZXT H440 Black+ red
SSD: I'll transfer my 2 SSD from the current system.
The next components depends on the price and performance of AMD Ryzen 1600X. Should perform equal to an i5 but hopefully cheaper.
In which case I take this motherboard: great board for 125 EUR.
Gigabye GA-AB350-Gaming 3
For the graphics, I'll stick for this year proably to the GTX 970. Also here hoping to see some competition and price drops when the AMD Vega series launches. The word on the street says it can beat the GTX 1080.
35 posts01 Apr - 12:15
Damn son even a liquid cooler. Looks good ,but if you chose GTX series you might want to go for the GTX 1070 instead of the GTX 1080 unless you are into VR or run two 4k monitors.
01 Apr - 15:22
Get a better Power Supply for that fancy hardware
01 Apr - 15:47
On hardware.info they recommend 550w for gaming pc, unless you want to put in sli or crossfire.
01 Apr - 17:05
Sephi has a AX860 for about 7-8 years now and still working without an issue. PSU's loose there W's over the years. I rather buy a good one straight off the bat then having to switch in 2 years. It feeds all of your $$$ equipment, so I don't mind spending an extra penny on it to keep everything stable and safe
That's what most rookie builders forget: Don't cheap out on MOBO and PSU as that's what keeps your pc running.