Solved Is my computer build ok?

September 3, 2017 at 12:58:40
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, I am going to build my first computer. I want it to be able to play newer games and to last for a few years. I have done a lot of research and have now put toghether something. What I am looking for is confirmation or suggestions/comments about the build I now have in mind.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CdYkNN

A "Yeah, looks legit" would be of great help. Thanks beforehand!


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#1
September 3, 2017 at 18:23:10
Here's my 2 cents:

- CPU: good
- Motherboard: do you need a full sized ATX board? If not, go for a microATX & save $20+/-.
- RAM - single stick? Is that because you plan on adding a matching stick soon? If not, consider 2x4GB (or 2x8GB) so dual channel mode is enabled. You should also consider faster rated than 2400.
- SSD/HDD: I suggest a smaller capacity SDD & a standard HDD.
- Graphics: the Radeon RX 580 is nothing more than a higher clocked RX 480 & you'd be paying way too much for it. $400? Maybe you clicked the wrong vendor or the prices have dropped significantly since you created your list? There are cheaper choices with similar performance, the GTX 1060 for example.
- Case: personally, I would get one with the PSU mounted on the top.
- PSU: you can get a Corsair 550W semi-modular with similar specs at newegg for $40 (after rebates + promo code)


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September 5, 2017 at 13:15:20
Ok, I am still going with a full ATX motherboard, but one that supports 3200 RAM. And I didn't know about dual channel mode, so thank you! I am also switching to a 1060, after looking up performance and price.
Also I am cutting back on the size of the ssd. The rest of your tips I've considered and decided against.
Thanks a lot for your help! I really was helpful :)

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#3
September 5, 2017 at 21:56:13
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Reconsider going with the Corsair power supply. It is a quality unit at a good price. (Emphasis on quality, reliability, and warranty)

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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