Originally Posted by UltraMega
Really not much has changed in the last 5 years. Games still don't need more than 8 threads or more than 16Gbs of ram (8Gbs really)
Ram went from DDR3 to DDR4?
I have the 2500K I bought 8 years ago in my GFs PC and it holds up just fine.
Just get a decent CPU with a decent mobo (9900k is overkill)
16GBs DDR4 ram
500gb-1TB ssd + 2-4TB HDD for storage,
and spend the rest of your main budget on the best GPU you can afford.
Back in my day it was 2 cores, and maybe 4 cores for AAA titles. i7s were reserved for streaming, back when justin.tv was around and twitch wasn't even a thing. My i5 4560k build is more than powerful enough still, I'm just running into some really weird issues that I can't explain and it's time enough to build a new pc anyways (computer wasn't posting or booting, literally replaced every single component and the issue still occurred, and then it stopped, but that's a whole other issue).
I can afford a 9900K. I used to have the 4770k and that was perfect, but the i5 is lacking for when I want to stream or record stuff.
16GB probably isn't enough, I feel like I come close to using that up. 32GB please.
I might do that fancy 1tb plugin drive. Samsung 970 Pro 1TB. I never use much storage space up (although I did eventually after 5 years start filling up my 250gb samsung 830 and that got a bit annoying).
I'll go with the Asus maximus board. Maybe the wifi because why not although I always use wired... maybe when im on the road or something the wireless would be nice. whatever.
Honestly don't need a great GPU. That's an easy swap out anytime I want. I play mostly CPU driven games when I do game.
Probably just get some Seasonic PSU. I'm not sure which one though, power consumption has grown these days it seems. PSU is a big deal to me, I've had quite a few PSU's die on me because I have a lot of dog hair get sucked up by them (it's not that much but after some years I guess it acculumates even with regular cleaning). I'd probably need modular because of the inevitable PSU death. Honestly I prefer non-modular for looks but my last PC build was SO complex that I'm really looking for an extremely easy computer. Something that if things fail in the future, they're easy to swap out. I pretty much had to gut my current build just to replace the most basic of components for troubleshooting.
Literally had to remove massive custom plexiglass panels I put around the PSU and around wiring. They looked sexy as hell but having to remove multiple layers of plexiglass and paneling. Ugh. Not fun. My fault.
Not sure on cases. What's a cool case. Maybe the nzxt 500 series?