- 13 months ago
After six and a half years my brother's HDD gave up the ghost and he's decided it's time to upgrade from an Asus ROG G75VW to something less potato-like. I haven't tinkered with building a desktop since the late 90's, so I would really appreciate some advice and opinions regarding this build. I've included my line of thinking here to help give a better idea of why I selected what I did.
His primary use for this build would be gaming and watching Youtube/Twitch. He would also like to be able to record his gaming sessions if possible, though not being able to isn't a deal breaker. He would prefer not to have to replace components after only a couple years due to being obsolete. He does not plan on overclocking anything, SLI/CrossFire, lighting up the case with LEDs, or resorting to water cooling if at all possible. We're not really concerned with how it looks at the end, preferring function over form. The budget is flexible, but I'd like to avoid going any higher unless I have to.
Power usage calculation can be found here.