Hey guys, it's been a while. I'm on the market for a new pc that must handle some gaming, Photoshop, web development (IntelliJ) and the like. It'll be running Windows 10.
I think I want a build that supports the latest standards (Skylake architecture, DDR4, PCI-e SSD, USB 3.1 Type C). I'm willing to pay a little (not a great deal) more than the bang for buck ratio if this means better future potential with improved driver support and upgradeable parts.
Overclocking would be nice I suppose but not for the first year or two, maybe never. Any Skylake build should handle a slight bit of overclocking so I'm not sure it'll be a factor.
Now, below prices are in Euros but they convert to just about the same in $'s.
Processor: Intel Core i5 6600K - €247
Intel Core i5-6600K Boxed - Prijzen - Tweakers
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-H3DP - €120
Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P - Prijzen - Tweakers
Memory: 2x 4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2400MHz - €52
Crucial Ballistix Sport BLS2C4G4D240FSA - Prijzen - Tweakers
Graphics: Sapphire Nitro AMD R9 390 8 GB - €360
Sapphire NITRO R9 390 8G D5 - Prijzen - Tweakers
Power: Be Quiet! System Power 7 450W - €55
be quiet! System Power 7 450W - Prijzen - Tweakers
Storage: I still don't know that much about PCI-e storage. Can I buy this with a PCI-e adapter later? All the PCI-e interfaced cards seem incredibly expensive so for now I may carry over my Samsung 840 EVO till they become more mainstream.
Samsung SM951 256GB - Prijzen - Tweakers
Case: Couldn't really care. I'll pick a decent ATX case.
Budget's not set to anything, but if you consider above prices, I'd say €1000 is fair for a new build.