After more than a year gaming on my notebook (PC died) I am finally going to build a PC again.
I have been waiting a bit to have a little bit more money at my disposal, as I want to get some VR hardware.
I considered AMD but like @Fridge over there I am a bit torn. My last AMD PC was a long time ago.
My current idea right now is this:
- Intel i5-9600K (pretty good single core performance, overclockable if need be, six cores should be enough so an i7 would be not worth the additional money IMO)
- 32GB of RAM, 3200MHz (32GB just to be on the safe side, you can never have too much RAM. I am not sure whether the 3200 is worth it compared to the 3000, maybe not, I looked at a few benchmarks and they didn’t look too different. But not that big of a price difference either.)
- Some main board, I have no clue which one. I liked ASUS in the past but every company out there has produced crap or great boards at some time. Any opinions?
- Some CPU cooler, probably in the 50-60€ range. I am most likely not going to overclock right away, I rarely overclocked my PCs in the past.
- RTX 2070 Super I am pretty set on that one. Barely over 500€ and it seems to be very solid in performance, even beating the much more expensive 2080 in some cases. I know the only real graphics card for VR out there is the 2080ti, but I am just not spending that amount of money, and I am not going to wait another two years for VR. I’ll rather live with less visual quality.
- Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500 GB M.2 SSD That’s just too good to not take. The other drives will be my old Samsung 840 250GB SSD and two HDs for mass storage (also from my old PC). The slower SSD will be for windows (I don’t care if it boots a few seconds slower, I want the fast one for a few games (such as DCSW)
- 700W power supply. Should be enough I guess? I will let the shop (I will let them build it) check the one from my old PC which is a 700W and probably still OK.
- Win10 home (meh. I guess for gaming I just have to)
For the case I will use my old one, it’s still good. I will also use my old optical drive. And if it doesn’t work anymore… I have an external one, if I need one at all.
That should put the PC into the 1500€ range, which is good because I don’t want to significantly exceed 2000€ including the VR headset.
As for the VR headset, it will almost surely be a Rift S.
Any ideas, warnings, or other advice?