Over the past few days, after months of research I have finally finalised by PC build. This would be my first time building a PC from scratch after more than 10 years. I have a lot to learn since then. Technology moves so fast and so much within that span of time. The DIY and modder community have moved forward by leaps and bounds. There are so many new players on the market, selling so many new things catered to all kinds of DIYers and PC custom modders.
Hours upon hours of research reading and watching youtube videos on various components, builds, pros and cons have all boiled down to my “Black Rage” build. I believe the PC I am building is the ideal one for me based on my needs and my budget. Although the said budget has increased a little bit more than originally thought, I still believe that this is the build I am finally happy with.
I want to thank all those people on youtube who posted such excellent videos about PC components, benchmarks, reviews, unboxing and all the various builds for various kinds of people with various kinds of budget. Truly, it has all been one enjoyable ride. Some of the videos were so informative, so useful that they played a major part in my decision making process of choosing the right components based on my needs and budget. Without them, it would have been so much tougher just to get up to speed with all the latest development that has happened so far since I last built my own PC many many years ago. So here it is, The Black Rage.
NZXT Manta Black Rage Build (Black/red theme)
Intel Core i5 6600 3.3GHz
Asus B150i Pro Gaming Aura Mini ITX with Wifi
G.Skill RipJaws V DDR4 2133MHz 16GB RAM (2x8GB)
Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD x 2
WD 2TB HDD
Cryorig H7 CPU Cooler
EVGA GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX3.0
Corsair RM650X PSU
NZXT Manta Mini ITX Case (Red/Black)
Roccat Sova Keyboard-Mouse Combo
Corsair 140mm AF x 2 Case Fans
CableMods Custom PSU Cables (Red/Black)
NEXT Hue + LED RGB lighting strip
Microsoft Windows 10 64bit Home Edition
Total cost: S$2700
I have ordered most of the parts online. Many of them are still on the way from various warehouses. The only parts I have with me now are the NXZT Manta CPU case, the Cryorig H7 CPU cooler, and the Corsair PSU. I should be able to begin assembling my build sometime on the third week of August.