Description

This was my first from scratch build. My main use is a gaming rig with some intention of streaming in the future. I'm still not sure I'm getting the best out of it. Any suggestions would be awesome. Thanks.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

16GB is way too much just for gaming; 8GB is more than enough. Also I don't know if you will be overclocking and/or doing Crossfire later on but a 850W is way overkill if you're not doing either of those things; 550W is fine, 750W is good for both, 650W for just one of those options.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I really wanted to not be restrained by ram and power for future upgrades.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

8GB will definitely not restrain you, believe me... Power is OK I suppose but I still would've personally picked a 750W (I'm not really into 3-way+ SLI setups)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

But he may stream in the future.

16gb will help in the scenario...Correct??

But will a quad-core be enough to stream??

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It shouldn't make any difference to streaming with te RAM, and a quad-core Intel is more powerful than an AMD FX too.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

An 8350 beats an i5 for streaming.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with Lach, why go with a 4690k and 16 GB? Might as well go with 8GB since most games only need 4GB lol.. Also, 850w is wayyyyyyy overkill for a build with a 280 (all u need is 550w) That's like 450w of extra headroom and better is not always better (less efficient). Other than that, nice build, I would've went with 290 or 970 tho.

  • 61 months ago
  • -3 points

8 gigs may be more than enough but some games are starting to require 8 gigs, 16 gigs is the sweet spot.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This is not true. They do not require that much, this is recommended. The highest I've ever seen for a game was 6GB at recommended. 16GB is most certainly not the sweet spot, a speedy 8GB kit is, especially for the price.

  • 61 months ago
  • -3 points

I know plenty of people that would agree with me that 16 gigs of ram is indeed the sweet spot. My rig has 16 gigs of ram, imo i would rather have something and not need it than vice versa even though you can always add more ram later on.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

That's the point. You can add extra RAM later on. I am not trying to start a flame war here but honestly, what you are saying is incorrect.

  • 61 months ago
  • -3 points

Meh believe what you want

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I was also told that to get the most of of the ram speed, to run 4x4 as opposed to only running dual. Does that seem like a true comment?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

don't see hard drive in list but is that one hanging or mounted vertically

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes, i foroget to mention, i have a ssd and a mechanical HDD.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to add an after market CPU cooler and trash the stock. What are recommendations that will fit in my case? I also want to be careful I don't clip my ram, have seen some builders on YouTube have to replace ram with a low profile type due to the cooler. Water-cooled or fan/radiator?