I will be moving out of state in about a month and I figured what better way to kick things off with a bang than investing in a new gaming PC!
I purchased my first gaming PC from iBuyPower about 2 years ago. Although I didn't actually build it, I did all of the research on the components myself and I'm glad to say that the system has done great for me these past years. I'm now looking to start making videos however, so I'll not only need to be able to play next-gen games for the following year but I'll also need to record them, store the video, and then later render said video.
Here is my first draft of the gaming PC I intend to buy in the next 20 days or so:
Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D
CPU: Core i7 4770k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (push-pull config)
Mobo: Asus Maximus VI Hero LGA 1150
GPU: Asus R9 290X (Non-Reference Cooler)
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600MHz
SSD: 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Raid 0)
HDD: Seagate Desktop 4TB SSHD
Fans: 5x Corsair AF140 HP Fans, 2x Corsair AF120 HP Fans
PSU: Corsair AX 1200 Watt *
* NOTE: I recognize that 1200 watts is overkill for the current build, but I fully intend on upgrading to a second R9 290x sometime in the near future. If 1200 watts is still too much, please let me know!