I'm overwhelmed by the options and not sure where to start. I dove in anyway and started customizing this. It's $1278. I would ideally like to keep it closer to $1000 and would appreciate any suggestions for painlessly saving some bucks, but I can go this high for a kickass system with decent future-proofing:
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Power Metter 600 Watt Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) July 4th Featured Promotions: CYBERPOWERPC Skorpion K1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ Kontact Blue Switches and Programmable RGB LED Lighting Gaming Chassis: APEVIA X-Pioneer Mid-Tower ATX gaming case w/USB 3.1, Side Panel Window (Black & Blue) Laser Engraving: None Freebies: None Lighting: None Extra Case Fans: 3X 120mm Case Fans for your selected case Noise Reduction Technology: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i5-7600K 3.80GHZ 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Kaby Lake) Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: CybepowerPC Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler (Single Standard 120MM Fan) Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: None Motherboard: MSI Z270-A Pro ATX w/ USB 3.1, 2 PCIe x16, 4 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready] RAM / System Memory: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand) Video Card: GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card) Sli Bridge: None EVGA Power: None HTC VIVE Virtual reality Headset: None Freebies: None Video Capture Card: None Power Supply: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready M.2 SSD: None Freebies: None INTERNAL PCI-E SSD CARD: None Hard Drive: 120GB WD Green SSD + 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive) Secondary Hard Drive: None Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None External Storage: None Optical Drive: None Optical Drive 2: None External Optical Drive: None WiDi Router: None Internal Wireless Network Card: None Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO LCD Monitor: None Cables: None Speakers: None Internal Network Card: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network Keyboard: CyberpowerPC Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard Mouse: CyberpowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse Mouse Pad: None Headset: None Gaming Apparel: None Gaming Gear: None Internal USB Expansion Module: None External Wireless Network Card: None Wireless Routers/Hubs: None Docking Station: None Bluetooth: None Flash Media Reader/Writer: None Video Camera: None Power & Surge Protection: None USB Hub & Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports External USB ADAPTER: None Security Software: None Professional Wiring: None Ultra Care Option: None Warranty: STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY Service: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT) Rush Service: Standard processing time: ship within 5 to 10 Business Days
Pretty sure I want 16GB RAM (my current rig has 8GB).
I'm lost when it comes to comparing CPUs and video cards. I currently have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz, 2801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s), so I'll want an upgrade from that.
My current video card is AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series with 1GB memory. I am agnostic when it comes to AMD vs NVIDEA. Is the card that comes with this configuration overkill? I don't care about VR.
Motherboard? Haven't a clue. Currently have ASUSTeK.
My current machine has always been dogged by excess heat and it's noisy, so I'd like to make sure I have ample cooling and it would be great if it's a little quieter.
OOPS I can see that I'm going to need to add a wireless card.
OOPS measured wrong; I have a 17" max height, so Imma need to change that case.