Hello! I am planning on buying a gaming computer on the Black Friday 2018, and the maximum budget is $3k. This is the best build that I came up with: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rbL6D2. Any suggestions or critiques are more than welcome! :thumb:
Yeah, there are a lot of Corsair parts, due to them having a pretty great quality, and they look fantastic. 1080Ti can stop being the BEST video card by the Black Friday of 2018, but it still will be a damn great one. Thanks for the reply!
congrats on your sound card choice.
i have a sound blaster Z and it sounds fantastic. albeit you need a good headset to pair it with.
I got the Phillips fidelio X2. it's terrific for movies, games, and Music (You can VERY clearly hear the difference between a FLAC and a mp3 with this. Games and movies are just incredible). for games you have an option in the drivers to emulate 3D sound on stereo headphones, and it works perfectly. (desactivate it for music)
Got the headphone for 300$ used on local classified ads. Bought it from a compulsive audiophile guy, so it was in mint condition. Best 300$ i ever spent for my PC !
To have a comparason point, my headphones sounds better than the pair of quite high-end M-audio BX5a I also have.
It equals my beloved Megaworks 550 5.1 kit I used 10 years ago.
PS : don't push the sound more than 20% ! the sound car send a lot of current to the headphone and it's very loud quickly
Also, for this money, i may look into a graphic card with an AOI watercooling attached (like the vega 64 Watercooling edition) it should exist in 1080Ti flavour
Yeah, I thought about getting a water-cooled graphics card, but to be honest Zotac Amp Extreme Edition seems like a perfect choice in my case:
a) It is actually pretty cheap for a 1080ti
b) It has amazing overclocking potential, that is pretty much on the same level as EVGA or Asus.
And I was thinking about getting headphones at around like 150$ tops. I am currently thinking about https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LPR9KD...olid=3JWCSCABICJYX&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it. But if you know something better that costs less than 150$, then that would be very helpful . Thanks for a reply!
P.S. I don't want to sell my kidneys to buy a 500$ headphones
Yeah, sound cards are always a reason for arguments, but at least in my opinion, even if I leave the sound card out, I still won't have enough money for an extra SSD or RAM, and I am pretty sure that everything else is already pretty maxed out. Thanks for the answer!
We don't know what products will release between now and Black Friday. There's rumors Nvidia will release the GTX 1180 toward the end of July, which is speculated to be about 20% better than the GTX 1080 Ti. Intel should be releasing an 8-core mainstream processor at some point this year, but we don't have any clues as to when. If I had to pick from parts available today, it would be as follows:
I've tried all-in-one liquid cooling before and I don't think I'll ever give it a chance again. The pump on mine failed in less than a month. Before it failed, it was obnoxiously loud and I couldn't sleep with my system running like I could before installing the Nepton 140XL. I have since reinstalled the TRUE.
The RAM I picked has tighter timings. If you don't care about spending the extra money for that, stick with what you picked out.
Consider swapping the NVMe SSD for an AHCI SSD with double the capacity. You wouldn't really feel the difference in performance except in drive-intensive tasks.
Case is purely preference. I think plastic panels and RGB fans look tacky. I like the minimalist appearance of the Meshify C Dark TG. I just built a system in the mini version and it was a very good experience.
Keyboard and mouse are preference. I picked out that specific pair for my sister's gaming setup and really like it. I'll probably pick up that mouse for myself because it feels a lot better than the Lachesis I have currently. I might never replace my Deck motherboard, but if I did, that keyboard would be in the running.
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