Hi. Title says my problem. My current Rig was new when these forums were (Vista rendition). I think I have the specs in my signature, I'll update when I finish if I don't). Now this once top of the line awesomeness is merely a barely functioning paperweight (ok, I DO over exaggerate from time to time).
Someone will ask what I want my computer for, that someone is young lol. Us old computer geeks know that there is only ONE REAL PURPOSE FOR A COMPUTER, and that is gaming. Everything else is a by product. Steering the Mars lander? Secondary to teaching the monsters in Doom to kill....... Crunching numbers for a cure to cancer? Only if the processor isn't pixelating tanks to kill for WOT.........
This is going to be a bit of the process as I'm leaning towards the computer case being the desk, kinda like this:
And a quick search has given me some ideas on the desk part of it (as an awesome carpenter, the desk part other than ideas is a snap lol. Originality in design can be challenging for me though. but in this video, the kid answers a bunch of questions I really hadn't thought of yet. .
I really need to get an idea of the parts list though. I like the new 4.2 or 4.5 gen7 intel 4 core, but should I stretch and go for more cores at a lower frequency?
What socket type?
Is there a reason to NOT get the biggest most efficient PSU?
Where is a good RECENT resource that you have used to learn about water cooling and other *neat* stuff (if there is a new way of cooling I don't know about yet for example) so i can learn enough to even ask questions lol?
Is the VR tech good enough for me to worry about that being a factor in my GPU? What other hardware facilitates that?
How big and how many SSD's? Do multiple smaller ones beat 1 large one?
How much and what type RAM? I saw illuminated RAM on Newegg. Pretty lights are always good..... i mean the purpose of a see through desk IS visual....... but not if the computer doesn't work. Also a light motherboard......
Other than not going with an extreme edition CPU, this computer was all the latest stuff out. And it has worked great until now with only upgrading the GPU (which it needs again lol, first thing I'll get so I can coax more life out of this until I finish my build). I also quit keeping up with the latest tech about that time......... so..... any help will be greatly appreciated. I may be slow sometimes about responding (I'm redoing my house, the computer desk is MY reward), but I am not stopping this until I am done and WILL have about a Brazillian questions..
NOTE: Yes Virginia, I DO know how to use a blind google to get the results someone has paid google for me to see, and it is NOT my friend. I want personal experience not paid adverts please. A google may find a windows 10 answer, but a question posted here is more thoroughly answered and explained, I trust Brink or folks here, I don't trust Google. see what I mean?
Please keep that in mind next time someone asks a question and you want to type in *Google is your friend* If that is all you know, you really should just pass that question by and not waste your time or the posters time. It's 2017, we all know about Google. Some of us are even old enough to remember when it was useful).
EDIT: I want one of these. I wonder what a home PC will be used for in something like this. : http://mashable.com/2017/01/12/fitne.../#eoq8v14Ogaqc