Hey, as you could guess I'm considering building my own gaming PC. The budget I am aiming for is between $1000-$1500, and this does not include monitors, mouse, or keyboard. I am wanting to spend that budget solely on the PC. The PC will be used primarily for gaming, so I desire only 1TB (or even 750GB) of HDD storage, and probably 120 GB SSD for OS/a game or two.
My real struggle is debating on if building my own PC is going to save me any actual money, because while I think it would be fun to build my own I also do not want to spend several months getting parts and risk the issues of having no troubleshooting support if something goes wrong.
My system desires are:
- Very high end graphics card (I want to run maximum settings possible on new games for at least the next few years)
- 16 GB Ram (may as well make it semi-futureproofed imo)
- Dual monitor capabilities
- option to have good streaming/game recording (this one is not near as high a priority as the others)
Has everything you mentioned. Dropped to 8GB of RAM. Should be plenty and you can always upgrade easily. Dropped the Blu-Ray drive. Optical drives are pretty optional nowadays, but one to at least install the operating system. Dropped to an i5. It should be more than sufficient for gaming for the near future and should not bottleneck any graphics cards.