- 42 months ago
I am planning my first PC build. This computer will be mainly used for 3D graphics related work. I also plan to do game development on it (using something like Unreal Engine 4). With that said, it means that the build should also work well for gaming too. The most important thing for this build is stability.
Please feel free to recommend changes if it means the build will be better and more stable. I am trying to keep the cost below $3000 but am willing to shift the budget a bit if the reasoning persuades me.
I also have some questions to asks:
-So far I picked a motherboard without wifi as I cannot justify the increase in price to have it embedded onto the board. I heard that either using a usb wifi or add on PCI wifi card is cheaper (though the latter will use up some PCI lanes). I will need wifi capabilities so any input here would be appreciated.
-I currently selected a GTX1070 because I do not plan to go above 1440P due to program compatability issues. However, I was also planning on not getting any new GFX card and just reuse my old GTS450 since I may not be gaming too much anyways. This plan also allows me to wait for newer cards next year where there may be cheaper cards that can handle 4K. (Just in case I decide to go 4K only for games). I am not sure how much this waiting is worth though.
-If possible, I plan to OC the CPU to 4.0Ghz. I have not done any OC in the past before, so I would also like to know will the build be stable if I kept the CPU on OC 24/7?
That's it for now, thanks for the inputs.