Okay guys. I've finally done it, I've joined the PC master race.
Main usage - Casual gaming/video editing & rendering/uni work.
It took me months of research and a good long wait for the GPU releases to finally decide what to get. Main reasons behind choosing my parts are as follows;
Cpu - I had a bit of dilemma between an i5 and an i7. Thinking on a video editing perspective and in long term, I went for an i7 for rendering and such.
Mobo - I was not planning on overclocking, so I went with the most affordable/reliable H110 series. (Hense non-k cpu)
Ram - Can't go wrong with 16GB for programs such as premier pro, vegas and multitasking. Plus crucial was the most affordable, again.
Storage - Amazing bootup speeds with the SSD and lots of space for games and files with 1TB HD; a good start.
Gpu - Biggest decision to make between the RX 480 and this, however, my friends got a 770 which is still a beast and I don't think this card would be outdated anytime soon. (It shouldn't be) Plus, found it for a very good price on Ebuyer.
Psu Semi-Modular was a good choice as I'm bound to use the essential cables anyways, saved quite a bit of money there. Read reviews and based on power usage, 500w should be plenty for now.
OS - Luckily, a friend of mine studies computing so he's got me a license for windows 10 pro. (woop)
Monitor - Best decision I've made as it's so convenient when it comes to video editing. I have tried gaming as well and it looks pretty sharp. Yet to see how my PC handles more demanding games that are coming out on full resolution.
Case - Okay, not going to lie. The case looked really cool, but also literally. The fan system caught my attention and overall everything went in place just right.
Right, I've still not pushed my computer to its limits as I've just moved in, however I can say/feel that I have a great time coming ahead. I can finally get back into proper gaming and actually be able to render videos (unlike my crappy HP laptop).
What do you guys think of this build? I'm sure there's always room for improvement, which of course I'd like to make in the following years.
Here goes nothing.