- UPDATE 12/25/16 -Got a 34" LG curved monitor: 3440x1440, 21:9, 60Hz -Reconfigured fans after purchasing 2 Corsair Air Series AF120 LED fans and 1 ARCTIC F8 PWM 80mm fan for exhaust
GOAL: Build this PC on a rather tight budget, but with the intent to make a PC that I didn't need to upgrade for a couple of years at least. AKA bang-for-buck, but don't use cheap parts and regret it a couple months down the road.
GPU: The 1070 FTW fit VERY snug in the Air 240, I had to pull on the lower/rear portion of the case for it to fit length-wise. The only other issue with the 1070 is that the power cord that inserts towards the window side of the case pushes out against the window and creates a minor bulge in the fitment of the case. * It is also worth noting that the EVGA Powerlink will not fix this issue, and will not fit in the case on a 1070
PRICING: *There are a few parts here that I got on sale on amazon prime day sales-namely the PNY SSD. Otherwise, most of the prices are accurate-just give or take ~15% since each day (while preparing to build) I checked prices they varied. At the end of it I believe it was about $1350-several items have dropped in price by now though. ~I got the keyboard on the prime day sale for 25$ and then a mouse for about the same price but not until after I had completed the PC.
PLANS: Future upgrades: My plans are to add fans, more SSD, cosmetics, and of course-an aftermarket CPU cooler. Currently using the stock fans and have zero complaints but want to possibly get LED fans and move the two stock ones in the front below the GPU on the bottom. Any suggestions about fans welcome, and if anyone has any opinions on putting some below the GPU or any tips on how they fit let me know.
In the next year, I hope to upgrade to a 1440p monitor. Right now my build is way overkill for 1080p. FE. running BF1 at 125fps on all ultra settings (and the PC wasn't really trying hard...) Ultimately though I want a curved 1440 setup but right now the predator is like $800-1200 so I'll wait!
Overall I'm very pleased with this build, I've barely been able to make it flinch at all!
--My apologies for the late publishing of my build, I'm a student and finished it right as school began.
Feel free to ask questions, this is my first build so I likely missed some things.