Lets get down to business,I plan on building another computer very soon, which me for its every year. I try to stay abreast with what's current in technology today, in particularly PC hardware as changes are implemented every year. The processors die becomes smaller yet has increase multitasking capabilities. You now have hard drives that can be seated right into a PCIe slot and is blazing fast. The graphic card has improved tremendously out putting much higher resolution, we talking 4K now. So its a must that I have access to the biggest, the fastest , and greatest piece of hardware around all combined in one PC.
For me the most difficult task is choosing hardware. Often times I'm scouring numerous websites looking for that perfect hardware. Cherry picking hardware from several hardware vendors websites can be a daunting task. There has to be a way to simplify the process of choosing hardware for your next build. The answer to that problem is PCPartPicker.
This is a website that's used by many system builders, who's main core function is to make it very easy for anyone to pick parts for your next PC build or upgrade. The website is well structure,each piece of hardware is perfectly categorized and you have unlimited choices.
In my case, I'm using PCPartPicker to aid me in my next PC build,construct a high end system all while staying within a $1300 budget. I have made my final hardware choices from PCPartPicker,you now have the honor of seeing what I chose for my next build and why in this special 4 part series.
The Processor : Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
I wanted a top notch processor that basically suit my needs in three categories,speed, extreme multitasking and great performance The Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Haswell is my choice in processor, perfect for rendering heavy applications. This the one piece of hardware aside from the graphic card I don't mind spending an excess amount of money on. Luckily for me the Core i7-4770 retails for just $292 on Amazon.
The Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 ATX LG1150
I'd be the first to admit I'm a bit of a Gigabyte loyalist when it comes down to motherboards. Be it high-end or mid level,Gigabyte just make awesome motherboards,great in performance and very stable under heavy workloads. I had to be very careful here with my choice, because finding a high performing motherboard one that can handle extreme gaming for a decent reasonable price is hard to find. Lucky for me, Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 7 ATX is exactly what I'm looking for. Very good BIOS which also supports Intel XMP, and most importantly its priced reasonably at $189.