What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.
Programming, Photoshop, Matlab R2016b, Visual Studio, ANSYS, SolidWorks 2017, Citrix XenServer, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, and other resource intensive products. Also heavy gaming via Steam, internet browsing with 12+ tabs open at all times, multiple monitors.
If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)
60FPS @ 1440K
What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?
$1,500-$1,700 have some other parts though. Preferabley $1,500, but I can wait about a month and have ~$2,100
I also have a sibling who is looking to spend around $1,300 on a gaming PC as well, so I might use the second build listed as a gaming PC with minor adjustments to make it $1,300.
In what country are you purchasing your parts?
Unites States of America.
Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).
https://pchound.com/jGUBPi/ (With parts I own)
(Still deciding on Windows 10 or Windows 7, mostly concerned about compatibility with all the games and programs I use, possibly dual boot?)
https://pchound.com/Qqg47z/ (Without Parts I own)
My current computer specs:
I7-4770K @ 4.3 GHz with Hyper 212 Evo
GTX 780 Classified 3GB (2x ASUS 27" Monitors, almost exactly the same, screwed up when ordered, one of the ASUS monitors has a cut in it) 1x 24" Dell Monitor
16GB RipJaw RAM(Possibly corrupted, been dodgy lately)
GigaByte Z87x UD5H motherboard (Ethernet slot no longer works after a power outage)
EVGA 850Watt Gold Powersupply
160GB Intel SSD
2TB Seagate HDD
1TB Hitachi HDD
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (Currently says it is not genuine, even though it is, my license key no longer works and I cannot find the little packet that it came in, Microsoft Support said they couldn't help)
EXTRA Parts I have laying around: Another Hyper 212 Evo, Bronze 850W Powersupply, never used, another 1TB 2.5" HDSK drive, **** ton of DDR2 ECC RAM, i7-2700k, etc.
I am not sure whether or not to reuse any parts, which is why I am looking for a 2nd opinion. Is the i7-4770k better than the i5-6660K in my case? I would prefer to overclock, but if not needed I am okay with not having to do that.
What are your guys opinions?