- 1 month ago
So based on the list here, I made a change to the SSD recommendation based on one of the comments at the bottom:
"I still recommend everyone use a 1tb M.2 NVMe SSD as a boot drive. It's only ~10% more expensive, but 3-6x faster. That extra $15 is game-changing over the years."
So now the build looks like this. However, I'm not really understanding this second part of the comment:
"this OLOy Ram has CAS 16-18-18 timing, which is very slow at 3200mhz. This build would achieve 2-5% fps in some games by dropping to a 16gb kit at 14-14-14 CAS timings, which would also leave headroom for a 3600mhz overclock at 16-16-16 for even better performance. It's 2020, timings are starting to matter for CPU performance, and you won't be using more than 16gb in gaming until a while after DDr5 is standard anyway"
I think I vaguely understand what this is talking about, but does it really matter for the build? Don't need a full explanation, but just want to get to the root of what it is.
Is there a different ram I should go with at a similar price point that would alleviate this issue, or is it not fixable until a much higher bracket?
Do I need anything else? Is the cooling sufficient, or do I need a case fan as well? Do I need any stuff like thermal paste, etc.?
Will I be able to gradually upgrade parts going into the future? It won't be a concern for at least the next several years, so this isn't as important as my other questions.
I've never built a PC before. I know a decent amount about software, but nothing at all about hardware. I also don't quite know how to put this all together - I'm new to this site and couldn't find a resource that tells you how to put it together, per se. Thus, anything at all you can provide as additional info would be a massive help.
I was recommended to this site by a friend who made a PC on here. Unfortunately, he now lives in a remote location and can't help me with the assembly and questions like these.