Greetings. After years of delays I've started accumulating the funds to build a PC bit by bit. Especially because not all the parts will be available at once.
I have an idea what my final build to start to look like but I guess I'm looking into some second opinions.
I'm not interested in flashy lights or RGB options and only accepting them if I have absolutely no choice or they're cheaper for some bizarre reason.
I know this will cost an arm and a leg no matter what, I am trying to maintain some semblance of a budget or at least build this over the course of several months so it feels cheaper.
Thing I'm not compromising on is the processor. The motherboard I'm kind of married to but if there are better or more suitable options I'm all ears.
Everything else is otherwise fungible.
I have some leftover HDDs I can use for additional storage or temporary storage so I'm not too worried about those parts in the short or middle term.
For context I'm trying to build a gaming PC, obviously, but I'm a college student in Computer Science so I want this to be able to reasonably run most things I throw at it. I'm also an artist that uses some art software with a drawing tablet. I plan on doing some streaming but that isn't going to be a big deal or in my immediate future.
Greetings. What was your intended budget for the PC?
The build looks good! The CPU and motherboard make a great pair. Although I see you selected an internal Blu-Ray drive. This case does not have a bay for an internal disc drive. The bays are only for HDDs or SSDs. You may want to consider going with an external Blu-Ray drive or switching the case to one that supports this.
Less than $3000 if I can help it.
Fantastic, thank you very much and good to know. The Blu-Ray device was more wishful thinking anyway. I can easily go for an external. Though I might look into other cases but I think the one I've chosen is good enough
Did you have any further questions regarding the build at this time?
No not currently. Just wanted to make sure I was going in the right direction and wasn't doing anything that mucked things up like significant differentials in power use or interhardware speeds or a brand I chose isn't as reliable as others. If there aren't any glaring flaws like that then I think I have everything I need to know.
i think that a 3070 is overkill for almost anything and a 2060 would problably work just as good but also save you money. if you want a 3070, then the best way to do that is to get a cheaper one and then when the market finally goes back to normal, then you could get one. right now is a terrible time to get a graphics card. they are sold out everywhere and they are skyrocketing over msrp.
Yeah, I would definitely agree now is not the best time to buy.
My graphics card choice sort of came from some research where I learned about bottlenecking and whether or not a processor and graphics card can keep up with one another and the 2070 seemed closest to reducing it without being the top dollar graphics card.
But you're probably right, best start out small now, I can always upgrade later. I'm not exactly planning on getting all 4 sticks of RAM in one go, why be the same with the grpahics card.
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