So it was time to ponder more about a new rig for myself. Done quite some thinking about what I wanted to build next. This is a more or less ongoing process in my head.
My thoughts about a new rig started a longer while ago when the Ryzen AM4 came out. I was kinda hyped and excited to have a go on a Ryzen build.
After some reading and diving deeper in the ins and outs of this new spec AMD processors I came to the conclusion that they are highly potential and stable. But also not truly suitable for my personal use ( gaming ).
Sadly I had no patience and I already bought an AM4 mainboard…….so yes I will do a Ryzen build as well. But first I want to focus and finish my new gaming rig.
What do I want? And how do I roll towards it
A build with good and decent parts. Clean build. High performance with the parts used. So nicely synced to work smoothly in this build.
Research, reading and also asking around a lot…..
Decided I wanted another Intel build.
Decided and ordered!!
Going for an Intel i7 7700k Kaby Lake to be the heart of my new rig. Running 4.2GHz on idle with a turboboost to 4.5GHz. With even higher potential when you decide to overclock it.
The mainboard I bought for is the ASUS ROG Maximus IX APEX. A beautifully design from ROG, with a lot of extra features and tweaking options. Main reason I picked this board is that it is an extended ATX ( E-ATX ), meaning it is slightly bigger than a normal ATX board. Which is a perfect option for the massive Cooler Master Cosmos II it will all be placed in.
Another very important thing in a build like this is the PSU ( Power Supply Unit ). For me this is seen as the backbone of a build. And I see a lot of nice builds with absolutely horrible PSU’s in them.
A PSU must be as stable as possible in the output, the more fluently the output runs through the rest of the components the better it will be for the performance and lifespan of the parts.
I bought a Corsair HX1000i for my build. This is a high performance 1000w PSU. I can say a lot about this PSU, but I won’t. I will make a full post at some point about the high value of a good decent PSU instead.
Things to continue pondering on......
About the lungs ( RAM ) of this new rig I am a bit unsure still. It only has two RAM slots, so I need 2x16 bricks to have something decent. But there is so many options and price-ranges around that I need to do a bit more research on them. But I will end up buying Corsair RAM, now to figure out which range of them. Will be continued ;)
Same story goes with a new graphics card…..I am completely unsure on what to go for at the moment. I would love to try some different ones in this build at some point, so I can keep my options open on it. Will definitely be an AMD one though, will stay loyal to that ;)
Sooooo……all of this will be installed in my currently still unwrapped Cooler Master Cosmos II. With of course the clean build addiction in my head!!! Crazy IT-Monkey…..I will make a video of this process which I will share with you all of course. Stay tuned for more updates!!