When someone says to me I have unlimited funds to purchase and build a computer to my liking, the first thing that comes to my mind is an ultimate gaming machine. I’ve compiled a list below of the computer parts and accessories that I would purchase given unlimited funds to build my personalized gaming PC, as well as a brief reason as to why I have chosen that part.
When I think of having an amazing gaming machine I think of having the best graphics possible. I set out to find the most expensive graphics card and found that Nvidia had released a $3,000 graphics card, and decided that I would use that, however after some research it seems this graphics card was out performed by the GTX 780 Ti. Instead of just buying it because it was better the research that I did helped me chose this graphics card because it is one of the best in the market at the moment. I would purchase 2 of these for a total of $1198 and run them in SLI for the best performance.
A case is very important in my eyes as it is more that just a box to hold your component. The case I chose was a IN WIN GRone. This case I chose because of its massive options for cooling. Noise isnt an issue for me so the more fans to keep my precious machine cool the better. This case has options for 10 120 or 140mm fans, a 360mm Top fan, as well as a 240mm bottom radiator. Great looks as well as great cooling got me to add this one to my roster for a total of $99.
Now on to the brains of the operation, I chose intel’s core i7-4790k LGA1150. This is one of the latest releases from Intel and was compatible with my Motherboard and RAM. At 4.0 Ghz and quad core this processor should contribute to my gaming experience nicely. This CPU added to my build cost me a pretty penny at $339.99
When it comes to the mother board it is important to make sure that all of your other components are going to play nicely with it. I wanted DDR4 RAM, as well as 2 GPU cards, So I chose the ASUS Maximus VII HERO. This motherboard offers me the CPU socket that I need as well as enough room for both of my GPUs and 4 slots for my DDR4 Ram. This motherboard clocked in at $204.99 from newegg.
For my RAM I wanted up to date and the fasted. I chose GSKILL Ripjaws4 DDR4 RAM so that I would be able to play my games seamlessly. This ram is compatible with my motherboard as well as my CPU and has an up to date aluminum heat spreader design and ultra low voltage to keep the RAM cool and keep heat from building up inside my case. 4 stick of 8 GB brings my RAM count to 32 GB and cost me $479.99
6. CPU Cooling
For my cooling system I chose to go with the Enermax liqtech 240 All-in-One Liquid Cooler. My case is already designed for it and liquid cooling works extremely well for keeping your expensive CPU and optimal operating temperatures. This unit also has a variable speed control. While sound isn’t a problem for me having the option to adjust the fans speed is always a nice feature. I think this unit will keep my CPU at a nice temperature and for only $109.99 its well worth it.
With great power comes great…… power needs! With a powerful rig like the one I am building a power supply able to pump electricity to all of you components is a must. I chose the Silverstone ST1500. This power supply offers me 1500W to please all of my components power needs. This unit is somewhat future proof as exceeds my current power needs, and extra wattage is something I have found in the past to come in handy. This unit is also a modular power supply so I only need to connect the adapters that I need to power my unit and will keep the inside of my case looking clean, fresh, and most of all as wire free as possible so if I was to have any issues my machine will be easier to troubleshoot. This power supply runs $299.99
For my storage options I have chosen 2 different drives. I chose the Seagate NAS HDD3TB for $124.99 and the Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB for $499.99. I chose 2 different drives so i could have the best of both worlds. I will use the Samsung SSD for my windows install, and game installs, with faster read write times this will let my OS and my games load and boot faster. I will use the Seagate HDD to store all of my documents, movies, and music on. Cost for the 2 $624.98.
For my monitors I chose the Samsung UD590 28″. I chose this monitor as it offers a nice size to fit on almost any desk that I use, as well as its new UHD (ultra high definition) 4k 3840×2160 resolutions. This monitor also has a low response time of 1ms which is key for me in my online gaming. With a 1 billion color range, my games will look the best that they can while I’m playing. I chose to purchase 2 of these at $599.99 because I’ve been using dual monitors for the last couple years and using a single monitor or 3 monitors is just painstaking for me.
9. Operating System
For my operating system I chose windows 8.1. Windows 8 has caught alot of flack but I think for anyone not focused on using their mouse to navigate to everything it works just fine. ive not had an issue with the OS as I use my keyboard to search for what i want instead of clicking on 10 different menus to get to the same place that is listed in a search. Personal preference. Windows runs all of my games so OS brand was not a choice but the specific version of the OS was. This cost me $139.99.
Total Cost for the system: $4,696.99 USD
To put my system together I would start with the motherboard, I would install the CPU as well as the heatsink portion of my cooling system. Then I would install my RAM. After I got the motherboard all ready to go I would install it into my case. Install my radiator into my case and hook it up to the heatsink. Next I would install my storage devices followed by my GPUs in SLI. After everything is installed and hook up to the motherboard i would install my Power supply and run all of the cables to my devices for power. After everything is installed I will check my system for a post code and once it all checks out set it in its final location. After it is setup I would hook up my monitors and install my OS via USB. After everything is install I will setup windows the way I like and start gaming!