I could use some help selecting parts for a new gaming + streaming build. I plan to make use of whatever Black Friday deals I can find. Budget isn't strict - I want a powerful rig and am willing to pay for it, but I'm also interested in saving $ wherever I can. Realistically I'm expecting to spend between $1300-1800. Prefer to purchase from Newegg/Amazon.
Budget only includes the computer. OS + External devices are already taken care of. I'll also include my tri-monitor plans at the bottom of this thread, but monitors aren't included in the budget.
: i7 something.
: Needs to support 3 large monitors (see bottom of post). Gaming is for Dota 2, Starcraft II, CS:GO, etc - nothing too intensive. I do not intend to play games across multiple monitors.
: I think I only need a decent sized SSD. I'm planning to build a server for my media anyways. I have an extra 500GB drive I can throw in if need be.
: I do some audio work. Don't need anything super fancy, but I'd like something better than onboard sound for a change.
: None? Is this acceptable now? I can't remember the last time I've used mine (and on the rare occasion I need to rip a CD/DVD I do have other computers to use).
: Open to suggestions. Nothing too flashy, but also not boring. Not Antec 900 because I already have one and I'm bored of it.
Could anyone get me started here?
Monitors: I want a 3-monitor setup where the sides are portrait and the dimensions match with the middle monitor.
This picture uses a Dell Ultrasharp U3011 30" (2560x1600) and two Ultrasharp 2007FP 20" (1600x1200). When turned in portrait mode, they have the same 1600px height. These monitors are gorgeous and I love my current UltraSharp, but they are pretty expensive ($1400 + $430x2 = $2260).
Can anyone recommend a similar setup with a cheaper brand? I also want to make sure they are mountable on a tri-monitor arm, which I have no experience with so any arm guidance is also appreciated (something like this
). Alternatively I might just try to wall mount all of them separately.