I just ordered the final piece of my new PC which means assembly should begin next weekend. For the curious, here are the parts and price:
|Processor||Intel Core i5 6600K|
|Motherboard||ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1|
|OS Drive||Crucial MX100 256GB|
|Storage Drive||Mushkin Enhanced Eco2 512GB SSD|
|Case||Silverstone Raven Z RVZ02|
|Power Supply||SilverStone SFX Series SX500-LG|
|CPU HSF||Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit|
|Keyboard||Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000|
|Mouse||Logitech G5 Laser Mouse|
|Other||Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows|
This will be replacing my 2010 PC with this build. I upgraded the GPU in 2013 and the OS Drive shortly after but the underlying platform remained intact for nearly 6 years. I think it’s about time to change that.
The philosophy with this build is a powerful VR capable PC in a console sized box. I decided to go down the K-series and dabble into some light overclocking again. Am I crazy to try overclocking in such a small case? We’ll see. I’ll be happy with a 4.2 – 4.4 GHz overclock.
I just realized that I should be writing up thoughts on The Division. After 2 days of playtime, I think I have a grasp on what The Division is all about.
I’ve started Valkyria Chronicles Remaster on PlayStation 4 and while I recall enjoying the game back in 2008, I had forgotten how good it was. There’s a surprising amount of XCOM within it and it’s a shame that subsequent sequels didn’t come out on a console.