(07-10-2014, 01:35 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote: Pretty good.
Why are you doing buying an OS? Let alone 8.1?
* Grey Ghost backhands Pythagean
You could save more by dropping the size of the SSD. You only really want one big enough for the OS (about 120GB), as the more you fill it, the worse it performs and the more it reduces its life time.
Power supply could be a bit smaller too, but that depends on whether you ever want to get another graphics card so you join them in SLI. The card you choose will only use 150-160watts while everything else will not make it hit anywhere near 750watts so you got lots of room for overhead. Plus the card you have is already 4k ready and is enough to do you for some time unless you want to go total graphics whore on everything.
To save $100 ish and the time to put it all together, you could purchase this:
MightyApe is making some nice prebuilt rigs for pretty good prices. I have built a few rigs myself (not for me) and a mate from work has purchased a MightyApe rig before, and they are good builds.
When it comes to my time for a better PC I think I might buy a prebuilt because I'm lazy :P We'll see.
Just chucked the OS in there for the sake of building it on the site. What's wrong with 8.1? Have heard relatively good things about it, and seems to be no problems using it with the Rift.
Still undecided on the PSU, I know I won't get anywhere near 750W with this current build, but like you say I may be changing up other areas in the future (eg. adding another graphics card)
This one looks pretty solid and reliable, and at $150 it's a pretty good price.
I built a few Mighty Ape rigs through PC Part Picker, and doing it yourself usually saves you a decent amount of money. That Razorback you mentioned is $2000 from Mighty Ape, and you could do it yourself for $1650. But yeah, really depends whether you want to go through the hassle of doing it yourself.
Some of the components in a couple of rigs are a bit iffy too (For example some of the Power Supplys in the lower price models are apparently pretty unreliable, and the Orangutan has this weird Hybrid SSD HDD which has gotten a lot of bad reviews), so if you were going to buy one of there you would still have to do your research on exactly what you are getting.
I'm not looking at building until at least March next year, so this is just a rough idea while I keep an eye on the industry and prices. When it comes time to buy parts I should either be able to save some money if I use these parts, or spend around the same amount and get a couple of upgrades