Review This Build Please
I will buy a PC within the next 3 weeks. After that I don't plan on upgrading in the next 3 years (will overclock though). I want to be able to play most games out now (and hopefully later too) at max settings in 60fps in a single 1080p monitor setup (don't plan on upgrading this either). So is this build sufficient. Am I overspending? Feel free to recommend other parts. Using a template from the forum:
Q: What is your budget?
Q: What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
- None (Sold my old PC)
Q: Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
Q: Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.
- CPU - Intel Core i5 6600K
- Mobo - Asus Maximus VIII Ranger
- GPU - Sapphire Nitro R9 390
- PSU - Seasonic M12II 750 Evo (80+ Bronze)
- RAM - G.Skill Trident Z 8GBx2 DDR4_3200MHz
- HDD - Toshiba 2TB (7200RPM)
- SSD - Transcend 128GB
- Casing - NZXT S340 Black & Red
- CPU Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212X
- Casing Fan - Thermaltake Blue LED Fansx2
- Optical Drive - Transcend External DVD Reader+Writer
Q: Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
- Don't plan on upgrading in the next 3 years
Q: From where will you buy these hardwares?
Q: What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
- Download rig, 24x7 operation (Sort Of...)
- Watching HD movies
- Music listening
Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
Q: If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
- AAA titles like Hitman, Need for Speed, Rise of The Tomb Raider, GTA V, Witcher 3, Fallout 4 etc
Q: What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
- Gaming - 1920x1080
- Desktop - 1920x1080
Q: Are you looking to overclock?
Q: Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
- Windows 10 Professional
Yes your build is perfectly fine. bit overkill really with that high speed RAM and the motherboard. you could save some cash on that and maybe get an i7 instead. Also since you're overclocking i recommend getting an AIO cooler instead. thermaltake's water 3.0 360mm at 12k from ucc or Cooler master's 240m at 10k from binarylogic.
Are samsung ssd available in bd, if so, buy ssd 850 evo. Its better than transcend ones.
Also spend more money on cpu, get an i7, and a bit less money on the motherboard.
If you can, add a decent sound card as well. A good gaming pc isn't complete without a soundcard.
I agree with Ehsas on the cpu cooler. If you intend on overclocking get an AIO. Air coolers are great for stability and reliability but for OC the 30 degrees ambient in Bangladesh does not help much. You will get more headroom and better temperature (peace of mind eh?) with a good AIO cooler.
And, if you intend on buying transcend ssd, get the 256GB premium one(SSD370S) not the normal one(they are both same price). Also, more storage will allow you to make a game install partition. It's never a loss to invest in a SSD.
Depends, I've seen CPU heavy games nowadays improving frames via faster RAM. As such example was Fallout 4 or Witcher 3
True, higher ram speed does affect fps in some games. but he can simply overclock the ram to a higher speed...saving him money in the process and since he already mentioned that he's going to be overclocking.
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