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What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.
Game development with programs such as Unreal Engine, Visual Studio etc and the occasional movie editing. And of course gaming itself!
If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)
2560x1440, 144Hz/FPS, high/ultra settings. I have been using a Lenovo Y500 for the past few years as my only computer, which is why I am more than ready to go all out on the specs and get the best possible system.
What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?
€2000 - €2600 or $2300 - $3000
In what country are you purchasing your parts?
Netherlands, but there is quite a big markup on parts bought from vendors here so I’m also looking for cheaper alternatives on Amazon and Ebay or anything else that ships to The Netherlands.
Tips on this are very welcome!
Post a draft of your potential build here:.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Provide any additional details you wish below.
NZXT - Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler and SHARKOON - DG7000-G (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case are not compatible.
I checked and the NZXT Kraken should be able to fit at the top of the Sharkoon Case so this should (?) be a false flag.
Prices seem about right, as a reference I made the same list for Dutch vendors here: Tweakers List
The total is €2870.95 ($3279.57) which is considerably higher than the list from PCPartPickers so it seems better to just order everything internationally.
In the future I hope to upgrade from 32 GB to 64 GB of RAM and to order the monitor again to have a dual screen setup. I furthermore don't intend to overclock anything outside of what is allowed by the manufacturers through their software.
This is to become my "Dream" computer which is why I have chosen parts that go well together in terms of aesthetics with an overall black and red led lighting theme.
See the Sharkoon case demonstration and my Tweakers List for the impression i'm going for.
Any suggestions are more than welcome and if it is good to go then I intend to start ordering.
Thank you very much in advance!