So, I’ve been saving for a while and want to build a computer. Here is probably not the best place to ask, as I could just go to any old tech forum and probably get more answers, but I don’t feel like making accounts for random sites, plus I figured there would be at least a few people here better with computers than myself; I know the basics of how everything works, but am not hardcore into it and super knowledgeable about part combinations.
Feel free to use this topic to ask about your own systems if you so desire, just keep in mind I won’t know everything and others may be more suited for helping you. I hope this can be used as a helpful reference in the future for those on this site looking to build a computer themselves, though it will be outdated over time as is the nature of hardware development. If you want to know the basics and neat facts about computers a YouTube channel called Techquickie exists and I highly recommend checking it out. Watching through some if the videos they’ve made is enough to easily teach you the basics in an otherwise short amount of time.
So, onto my question. Is there any better approach I can take this system for a similar price? My parts list is as follows:
Case: Masterbox 5
PSU: EVGA 650 80+ gold fully modular
GPU: Sapphire RX 480 4GB
CPU: Intel i5 6600k
Cpu fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: MSI B150M Micro ATX
RAM: Crucial Ballistix DDR4 8GB (1 stick)
I can reuse my display and hard drive from my current, and extremely outdated, system. The hard drive and display are more recent as those have already had to have been replaced. I also plan to transfer my current windows liscense over to hypothetical the new system. If there anything you could add, it’s greatly appreciated. Things such as if I should wait for kaby lake processors or if I should buy a 1060 for Nvidia’s vastly superior software. Feel free to ask your own questions as well!
Side note: not sure if a topic like this is allowed, and if it isn’t then RIP I guess. The intent is a somewhat ongoing topic where members can go to ask questions relating to tech and possibly get answers.