Help me build a "Slickdeals" gaming PC!
Slickdeals blog contributor Andrew Chen here.
I'm working on a new project where I'll be documenting the build of a "Slickdeals" gaming PC for the blog, and I'd like your suggestions!
What's a "Slickdeals" PC, you ask? Well, it's a budget-conscious, value-focused PC that will have high performance and most importantly, a decent amount of future-proofing. (My 2013 build is still running today's games on High/Ultra settings with no problems.)
Here's what I'm thinking, with a budget of around $1,400:
Nvidia GTX 980 series graphics card (probably with 6 GB RAM)
SSD + large HDD
750W power supply
Probably an i5 Intel processor (maybe an i7 depending on price)
A feature-filled motherboard with 16 GB of RAM
Full tower (For air cooling purposes. Liquid cooling is out of the question, sorry.)
Windows 10 (Or should I stick with Windows 7?)
Which brands and specific specs I purchase will be determined based on what kinds of savings I can find with the help of the Slickdeals community.
Let me know if you see any deals or have any tips for me, or just want to learn more about the reasons behind my choices.
Here's to building a fun "Slickdeals PC" without breaking the bank!