Good night everyone!
First of all I'd like to thank any one giving me some help on building this. I will keep an avid eye on this thread as I think it will take quite some time to get the best possible build.
I will also update the thread as I choose parts from your advices.
Porpuse of this thread:
I am writing this because I know a bit about hardware and getting computer pieces together, but not enough to build the best computer within my pockets reach and that work perfectly with each other. I've read some guides here like the ones in Important build help threads consolidated and the Help Requests & Upgrades - Required Information so I could better create this thread and be more familiarized with the subject.
- Building a NEW computer from scratch:
All I currently own is a laptop, the discontinued Clevo M570TU which has served me great for the past 4 years and some months allowing me to still today play WoW at max configs with 60 FPS. Therefor I want to build a new desktop from scratch.
- Willing to Self Build or a Pre-Built:
I am willing and I actually prefer to self build it. I am even designing my own case but I'll talk about that later.
- How much you want to spend:
In terms of wanting, I'd go at around 700€/930$/590£.
- How much you can spend:
Honestly I currently have no idea, but I would say at maximum 900€/1200$/750£ to 1100€/1450$/910£. Although I'd prefer to be at the budget I said in the "want to spend" if it's a great upgrade I don't mind reaching the first or even the second mark I set in this topic.
This is the budget ONLY for the case and whatever goes inside!
- What all you plan to use it for:
Playing video games - mostly WoW, but I would like to have a machine capable of putting out at least good scores in other games such as Crysis and such.
Programming - I am studying Computer Science and I usually work with more then one average to heavy program at the same time for development.
Designing - I currently design in 2D and 3D. And rendering some images in 3D can be quite heavy especially round-shapped objects or items and scenarios.
- What Operating system you want to use & Bit:
The best currently available, which is Windows 7 64 bit I believe. I might, might, try Win8.
- What Resolution you hope to be in:
Not sure whether it's referring to screen size or actually the resolution, but either way, I'm aiming for maybe a 24'' monitor, WideScreen as those fit me best for the designing/programming and they are great for playing. I'll also be rocking in really high resolutions, currently in 1920x1200, as I like the small icons on the computer. Not sure how it would be on a24'' though.
- What Settings do you Want & how much FPS:
I'm expecting to run max settings in WoW at least with 60 steady FPS, and be able to run some max settings on the newer games, althought I'm not expecting to be running Crysis 4 at Max settings and still run 100 FPS. I do however hope that it's good enough to let me render 3D objects without much problem as this is my main goal with the new machine.
- What Country are you from:
Portugal, but I don't mind shipping from other places as long as it's not absurd shipping costs like 100€.
- What can you re-use:
- Network will be wired or wireless:
I'm also going to buy a keyboard (this is OUT of the PC budget) and I would like some tips on it. I'm not sure whether I want a mechanical keyboard or not, but I will use it a LOT to PvP and even more to type and use keybinds in designing/programming. I also, since I'm a designer in heart, care a great deal for aesthetics, so I want the keyboard to match the rest of the set, and that colour is black. Also I would like to have backlits on it due to a stupid taste of working/playing at night without any lights on. Wired is prefered also. If possible, changing led colours is a great plus!
(Also out of the PC budget) I'm searching for a normal 24'' Widescreen that once again, if possible, fits the black theme I'm chasing. I'll probably dual 24'' also.
I would like to find a nice simple case that is black coloured, because I will be then cutting it with a design I made for the sides. I'm also considering water colling but I'm not sure of the prices. I would however prefer water colling for near to no noise. Once I get the case, I'll also update this thread with the development of cutting the sides and personalizing it into my own. The theme will be Black with possible orange/red neons which is why it would be a plus for the keyboard to be able to change colours.
Here is a great video for someone thinking of installing a liquid system.
As a small update, I believe I am going to buy these sound proof high-density boards. The ammount of heat they would produce is easily compensated by a good ventilation system.
- Additional Notes:
I will choose the person that helps me the most, and this means actually helping, not just replying a lot of times, and I will send a gift as a personal thank-you, with either in-game exclusive rewards such as TCG loot, or if the person does not play WoW, with Computer Gaming Acessories. (For Mods: I do not know if this is legal or not, but I did not find such rules in the 'Forum Rules & Guidelines', if it is, please remove this part of the thread and I will personally talk with the one helping me the most)
Please don't consider it as a "Job" or "He's trying to get attention with rewards". I simply do not have the skills nor knowledge to get together everything I want and I will never do without someones help, and in these forums there seem to be a lot of people with great knowledge on this subject.
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What would you change according to my price ranges?
Thank you very much for any help!
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