So, it has been a very long time since i last built a pc, too long in fact. I actually got help at these very forums back in 2011 to build the pc i'm now typing on, much thanks to Quizzical and others for helping me pick the parts out way back then.
So here I am, finally having enough expendable income to chuck this now toaster out and start anew. To give some background as to what i expect/want out of the build. I'm a gamer first and foremost. I'll be happy so long as I can load/play games like BDO, Skyrim, AC: Oddysey, Witcher 3, Kingdom Come: Deliverance on ultra settings without lagging and excellent fps. Also, while streaming isn't a thing i do fulltime, I do like to dabble so a computer that is powerful enough to play said games while streaming at least 720p would be preferred as well.
Also, yes...VR. Something that is able to handle VR games, while i don't as of yet have a VR system like the Oculus, i will be getting one probably around the holiday season for myself so I want this PC to be more than capable of playing VR games without sounding like it's going to choke.
I'm not a rapid fan of either team red or blue, so that doesn't concern me. I do like side panel cases that let you see your handiwork and a little bling(rgb) inside won't go unappreciated from me but at the same time isn't a huge sticking point for me either. I heard about NVMe ssd's and since i heard about them, i very much would like to get one. But after stating what i want to use the pc for, if someone more knowledgable than me comes and says i absolutely won't get any benefit from using one then i guess i'll listen and stick to sata III ssds instead.
Lastly, the budget. So, i have expendable income but i don't wish to go too crazy on this build(my next one i am when i'm in a better position). I think i'll cap this at a slightly flexible $1,250. If you can work it into the budget, a nice monitor(to be used as my main monitor of 2) would be great so i can really reap the benefits of whatever gfx card i get(the one i'm using still is an radeon hd 6950 kek).
1) Being able to play games like BDO/Witcher 3/Kingdom Come: Deliverance on max settings with no lag/excellent fps.
2)Also able to stream gaming in at least 720p while playing said games.
3) VR capable.
4)I toiled on if i should put this in nice to have or not...but noise reduction. I'd like it if this wasn't a noisy build. I can still hear my current pc even when i have my headphones on during heavy load lol...its a little annoying.
Nice to haves:
2)NVMe SSD(was thinking 1tb to just have everything on one drive, OS/games/media/etc)
3)See through side panel(just 1 is fine)
4)A little rgb lighting inside the rig(not a biggy though, especially if it saves on $$$)
5)A good monitor to replace one of my current 2 to be used as my new main monitor(this also isn't a big priority as i can just purchase a monitor later on down the road if this ends up taking too much of the budget)
6)At least 1 usb 3.1 front panel port would be nice.
1) Intel/AMD: doesn't matter which to me. So long as everything plays nice with each other.
Budget: Let's call it a flexible 1300.
Here's some parts that i was looking around trying to see what worked, some things i chose probably went way overboard on, somethings i picked may be trash. So please help me out once more everyone.