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This was my first build. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. I cheaped out on some areas, which I plan on updating in the future and will be sure not to do if I make another PC. I use this mainly for gaming, but very rarely record and render videos.

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  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Does it work well for gaming? What games can it run well and what can it not run?

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

It works pretty well. I haven’t tried much with the 32 gb, but at 1080p I was making out pretty much every game, including GTA5. On gta5, off-roading over mountains had slight lag because of the grass, but other than that, it was really smooth. On 3dmark time spy I was getting 35fps on the graphic tests. I can get a timespy score when I get back home on Monday. As far as I know there isn’t a game it can’t run, but I haven’t tried running any newer games like farcry5.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright, thanks! Im somewhat new when it comes to PC building, so I just wanted to make sure. I copied it and used a different RAM (still with 32 Gb), and added a custom part for Windows 10 and its around 1,200 (my budget). Just wanted to make sure because if im making this big purchase I want it to work well. Also the link to my build is https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3B9GbX if you would like to see. its not much changed but its something

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

One thing I would definitely consider upgrading is the power supply to a fully modular one. That will tighten up the build quite a bit and allow you to get custom cables to make it look much better

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, it is me again. I made a new list and I have learned quite a bit about PC building. Take a look if you have time? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bcD3pG

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally, I would get a more recent CPU. Skylake (or is 6th gen Kaby Lake) is a bit outdated, with a $350 CPU budget you can either go with a Coffee Lake i5 (more cores) or an AMD Ryzen (even more cores). Might make a build around $1220, and you can judge it and see if there's something you want

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/79qpzY This might be better, however it doesn't have windows or the keyboard

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

In GTA5 I play in 4K with an OC’d GTX 1080 on a non-OC’d air-cooled 8700k, even with that I play with Nvidia’s suggested Optimal Settings, High/Very High, which uses a mere 3GB VRAM and gets 60 FPS, so not in Ultra. If I up the graphics settings the frames start dropping. :(

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Why so much ram??? Could have cheaped out on the ram and upgraded something else. Congrats on your first build!! Haha "still updating", It'll never end. Welcome to the club. I see that geforce logo is WHITE!!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I recently updated from 8gb. I picked 32 mostly as a future proof but also if I ever decide to do something that requires more ram (run a serverc, record videos, etc). I am trying to update my pc to make it completely rgb which will cost quite a bit more. I did a bit of tinkering around with the gpu to get the logo white. It’s more of a grey but the light makes it look white

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: Got a fully modular PSU (EVGA 750W G+) and ran some overclocks. Have the cpu running at 4.5GHZ on 1.38V, ram at 3000MHz. I also overclocked the GPU a bit, but I’m not entirely sure of the current clock speeds, as there’s some multiplier on MSI afterburner. Current 3Dmark time spy score is 6153

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

new psu and motherboard :D. Maybe when the next HEDT series comes out I will make a new build with a custom loop (hard tubing ofc). It will be the first time I try something like that but itll be a fun experience

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

So far it looks pretty solid. Be quiet is a pretty nice company for coolers. The overall build looks like it might be a bit dull but performance is definitely there. If you are going for an aesthetically pleasing build, use white parts and rgb. Corsair vengeance ram is really nice, and the price is similar to the ram you currently have. Maybe stick one or two of those rgb fans on the cooler if you want

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks so much for your help dude. You’re helping me so much for my first time build. Ill keep in touch with you for any other questions. I still got a bit to go to get all the money but truly thank you.:)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

For $2,000 you can easily get a GTX 1080, especially now that the GPU market is stabilizing, also I would recommend a 600+ watt power supply, for some extra clearance in case you want to upgrade later on. The cooler depends on if you want to overclock it or not. If you do, a liquid cooler would be great, Corsair's H100i v2 is $95-ish, if you want to go that route. Also, there's no harm in getting a bigger SSD, maybe 500GB if you want to put some driver-run games on it for faster load. Overall, solid