66 months ago
First of all, hi everyone, I have to say that the entire site setup and community amazes me, seriously.
Anyway. I'm getting back home in less than two weeks and I want to burn my hard-earned cash on quickly amortizing luxury stuff - namely gaming hardware. First serious build for myself, all-new parts and so on. It's about time I got my feet wet! Since I live in Hungary, prices are jacked through the ceiling and parts availability is not the best, so I'm going to work by sudden price drops and by what's in stock at that time, but I slapped a list together as a pointer.
My priorities are: - Reasonable all-round performance (Star Citizen has to run alright at release! well, maybe with a gpu swap by then) - Silence (it's a bedroom PC, and probably on the desk) - Good temps (summer occasionally sees 40°C+ in the flat - I'd prefer things not shutting down under load then) - and a compact size. - Budget is circa 450 000 HUF, give or take (I'm sure USD is not gonna help anyone out).
Checked a lot of Node 304 builds, love the case, and I'm fairly sure parts are going to fit into it. I might go with an Asus board+GPU instead, again, depends on price, but I like how the MSI setup looks.
Fidgety points: - I'm not sure if I need to swap for the Noctua fan, but I heard the Corsair was rather noisy at load? - Is there maybe a viable air cooler alternative, keeping to all priorities? - Do I need a WD Black if I'm running games off it once in a while, or is a Blue enough? - Is the PSU in the right wattage range? - Is there any reason to hold the build back a while? (I'd prefer not to)