After 6 years of inactivity in the PC-building arena, I've decided to throw out the old desktop (i7 920 system) and build a new high-res gaming desktop from scratch. I've done the first round of basic research on all the new developments since I last tried to build a desktop, and so far I've come up with the following:
CPU: Intel i7 6700
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z170 HD3
GPU: ASUS GeForce 970 GTX
PSU: Seasonic G series 750W
RAM: G.Skill 2x8 Gb 3200 mhz DDR4
SSD: Samsung Evo 850 250gb
HDD: Western Digital 2TB Green
OS: Windows 10
CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal
CPU COOLING: TBA?
GPU COOLING: TBA?
The main weakness in the build is probably the mobo, and whilst it has received fairly decent reviews from e.g. tomshardware it is a budget mobo, and I'm unsure if I'm making a huge mistake by not spending 50-100$ on a different motherboard.
I don't intend to overclock my machine, so I'm not sure whether or not I should bother investing in additional cooling (the PC will be in an aircon controlled room), but I could potentially harvest a Noctua NH-U12P CPU cooler from my old rig. However its a massive beast and I'm not really sure if will fit inside the NZXT casing I've chosen (anyone with experience in this?). But for gaming I'm guessing GPU cooling would be more important anyway? Suggestions to good cooling options (if needed in the first place) is most welcome.
If any of you are spotting other major flaws with this build, please do feel free to highlight them to me. I'm really rusty, so any kind of feedback is welcome.
Edit I: I forgot to mentioned that I'm also not sure about the selected PSU. Is it overkill with 750W when not intending to overclock?
Edited by Badedyret, 16 February 2016 - 04:08 AM.