13 months ago
Hi guys. Been a PC gamer for over 20 years and finally looking to build my first PC. I've done some research and watched a bunch of YouTube videos but I've still got some quick questions I'd appreciate some answers to.
Firstly here's a rough build I've thrown together. Ideally lowering the cost would be nice, although I am willing to spend about this much if necessary. I mostly play SC2, Fortnite , COD BO4- 90% Blackout mode. I'd like this build to be pretty future proof as I don't see myself wanting to upgrade any components for a while although maybe throwing in a lower end GPU for now and upgrade in a few years?
This case max GPU size is 315mm and the card I have selected is 314mm. Is this cutting it too close? I know in PcPartPicker it shows everything as compatible but also notes that exact sizes of some components may not fit.
I don't plan on overclocking. Does the CPU/GPU I have here even make sense for me or should I be looking at slightly lower-end options?
Will I see the benefits of an M.2 SSD over a SATA?
Windows- Since there is no optical drive I know I'll need a USB drive to boot and install. Is buying this OEM version from Newegg (the one on my list here) the way to go or is there cheaper or different options if I don't need a disc?
Thanks for taking the time to read , and I really appreciate any feedback anyone has!