It seems the generator favors performance gaming. Placing the slider at $1800 (The price of a recent build of mine int which I bought a GTX 770) it still suggests 2-way SLI GTX 780's, but only an i5 4670K. If one were a video editor or 3-D modeler perhaps, they would benefit a lot from a faster processor, and wouldn't necessarily need that level of graphics performance.
I suggest you have another option to choose what you will be using the computer for. Options could include gaming, 2-D graphics, 3-D graphics, or a balanced/neutral build.
The build generator currently is very much aimed towards maximising gaming performance and is not aimed at people how want a build for other uses currently.
However plans are in the works to add other build uses.
Thanks for the feedback and I will keep supporters of this notified of any changes,
As a semi-advanced feature, it would be nice to be able to have some more buttons (like the OC or not buttons) that would prioritize/weight different components. "I only play games", "I play some games", "I never play games"... maybe a follow-up to each of those: If you select "I only play games", ask: "What type of game(s)?" with a few check-all-that-apply options: FPS, MMO, Simulators53 votes
Im planning to implement something close to this – builds which aren’t for gaming.
Thanks for the suggestion!
It is personally my opinion that mATX is a fantastic form factor for the majority of people. It offers almost equal expand-ability with no big downsides.
However I appreciate that many people will want ATX for various reasons and so this is something I have planned for the future, possibly looking at the addition of mITX form factors too (although this will be a mammoth task with compatibility)
You would have the option to change the Graphics Card, to something more high end, then downgrading another part. i.e. Change a GTX 660 to a GTX 660 ti, then lowering a 1TB hard drive to a 0.5TB hard drive, or something along those lines.8 votes
You can manually change storage options for now, but this feature is something I do plan to implement in the future now I have automated selection based on benchmarks for graphics cards!
You don't always want a full build, so removal of different parts would be a nice feature to have. Already have a case? Just remove it with a button.202 votes
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