Hello people, I have finally been able to build my first computer around a week or so ago. This blog is not really going to be about how I build it but more of why I chose those parts.
First of all, I'd like to say that it was a fun and interesting experience building my first computer. It was way easier than expected and it mostly went smoothly.
My parts list is as follows (I'd like to note that this is not everything but it is the most important parts.):
CPU: i5 6600K - This choice was fairly easy and I was temped to get an i7 but the 6700K is the worst value due to the fact that I could have spent $40 AUD more to get the i7 5820K. If the got the Haswell-E though, it would have made the cost go really high.
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 - This CPU cooler was a good choice because I don't mind how it looks and I didn't feel like getting water cooling. It is very large which did sometimes make it a pain but it is worth it. It also keeps temps very low and it comes with good thermal compound.
GPU: 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked - Since I got a 1440p monitor I wanted something that could run games on Ultra at that resolution. The 980 was the first choice but the 2GB extra vram really sealed the deal. Also the fact that it performs about the same as the Titan X. Now you're probably thinking "Why did he get the reference blower style cooler?" Well, mostly because of looks and also the fact that I wanted to try a blower style cooler. It can get pretty loud and hot but I don't mind it.
Ram: Hyper X Fury 16GB 2666mhz ddr4 - I liked the look of these and they are pretty fast. I know the speed isn't everything and that the timings are more important it doesn't matter to me that much. (These are CL15 I think)
Mobo: Z170 AR - This mobo is perfect for what I'm doing and I don't need any fancy features. It only comes with 2 Sata cables so I had to buy one... Also this mobo needs to be added to the database.
Case: - Factual Design R5 - This case is simple and it hides the DVD drive. I will buy a window for it later on but for now it's all good.
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - This is fast, cheap, and reliable. I've already used a ton of the storage of it and I would have gotten the 500GB one if I could have added it in the budget.
Hard Drive: WD 1TB Blue - This is fast and cheap. Didn't want to try Seagate for reliability reasons.
PSU: EVGA 750 G2 - This is the best for your money hands down!
Thanks for reading this far. It is so good to be able to run any game now.