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Nice build, and you'll probably be able to pick better parts for the same amount or the same for less by December.

That said, as well as going for a bigger SSD as Zkuq said, you should double your amount of RAM. 1 stick of 8GB won't be enough, get a second one or a 2x8GB kit. And since you're planning to go with an AMD CPU, the faster the memory, the better it will perform. A 3000 or 3200MHz kit should be your goal.



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Does anybody know if overclocking the 2700X will have a decent effect? Or is the Turbo mode in the Chip already enough? 

JEMC said:
Nice build, and you'll probably be able to pick better parts for the same amount or the same for less by December.

That said, as well as going for a bigger SSD as Zkuq said, you should double your amount of RAM. 1 stick of 8GB won't be enough, get a second one or a 2x8GB kit. And since you're planning to go with an AMD CPU, the faster the memory, the better it will perform. A 3000 or 3200MHz kit should be your goal.

I just did an update. Taking out the 2TB HDD for now, and just going with a 500 GB SSD. All the games I plan on installing, OS, and other software takes up less than half that space. I'll add the 2TB HDD later. 

Yeah, I'm sure in two or three years 8 GB of RAM will be a joke. I was already planning on getting 1 stick of 8GB, and then adding another 8GB stick later on. I had no clue that there were faster ram sticks out there. Changed the RAM stick to the only DDR4 at 3000 MHz speed. 

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Cerebralbore101 said:
JEMC said:
Nice build, and you'll probably be able to pick better parts for the same amount or the same for less by December.

That said, as well as going for a bigger SSD as Zkuq said, you should double your amount of RAM. 1 stick of 8GB won't be enough, get a second one or a 2x8GB kit. And since you're planning to go with an AMD CPU, the faster the memory, the better it will perform. A 3000 or 3200MHz kit should be your goal.

I just did an update. Taking out the 2TB HDD for now, and just going with a 500 GB SSD. All the games I plan on installing, OS, and other software takes up less than half that space. I'll add the 2TB HDD later. 

Yeah, I'm sure in two or three years 8 GB of RAM will be a joke. I was already planning on getting 1 stick of 8GB, and then adding another 8GB stick later on. I had no clue that there were faster ram sticks out there. Changed the RAM stick to the only DDR4 at 3000 MHz speed. 

AMD designed its cores with an interconnection mesh called Infinity Fabric, that works at the same speed than your system's RAM. So, the faster your memory is, the faster the cores talk to each other, improving performance.

Also, one of the games you've listed already lists 16GB of RAM in the recommended specs, BattleTech. So you should really consider getting 16GB from the start.



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Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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Looks pretty good now and perfectly fine for the games you play. And once game devs discover that more than 1 core exists in a CPU you will have even more fun with it.



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JEMC said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

I just did an update. Taking out the 2TB HDD for now, and just going with a 500 GB SSD. All the games I plan on installing, OS, and other software takes up less than half that space. I'll add the 2TB HDD later. 

Yeah, I'm sure in two or three years 8 GB of RAM will be a joke. I was already planning on getting 1 stick of 8GB, and then adding another 8GB stick later on. I had no clue that there were faster ram sticks out there. Changed the RAM stick to the only DDR4 at 3000 MHz speed. 

AMD designed its cores with an interconnection mesh called Infinity Fabric, that works at the same speed than your system's RAM. So, the faster your memory is, the faster the cores talk to each other, improving performance.

Also, one of the games you've listed already lists 16GB of RAM in the recommended specs, BattleTech. So you should really consider getting 16GB from the start.

Whaaaaat? Definitely getting a 2nd RAM stick a month or two after I finish the build then. 



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Random_Matt said:
WolfpackN64 said:

If you can get a Radeon RX580 or 570 for the same price, it'll perform the same or better as the GTX 1060 in most games.

580 and 1060 are around the same, don't buy a 570.

Made a few changes. I switched to a 580, due to being loyal to AMD, and it's a bit cheaper than the 1060. RAM is now at 3200 and 16GB. 



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Cerebralbore101 said:
Random_Matt said:

580 and 1060 are around the same, don't buy a 570.

Made a few changes. I switched to a 580, due to being loyal to AMD, and it's a bit cheaper than the 1060. RAM is now at 3200 and 16GB. 

Nice, perhaps even OC the ram, never tried with DDR4 myself.



My PC is 1 yeae old, cost me $2000aud
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GPU GTX1080
OS Win10
Ram 16gigs 2400mhz
Today im sure you could build something similar to my spec alot cheaper and my PC runs 4k easy.



Azzanation said:
My PC is 1 yeae old, cost me $2000aud
CPU i770k
GPU GTX1080
OS Win10
Ram 16gigs 2400mhz
Today im sure you could build something similar to my spec alot cheaper and my PC runs 4k easy.

4K Monitors are too expensive, and it's really hard for me to tell the difference between 1080 and 4K unless I'm using a huge TV. But once the prices of monitors drop in a few years, I'll throw a better graphics card in here, and call it a day. 



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Cerebralbore101 said:
Azzanation said:
My PC is 1 yeae old, cost me $2000aud
CPU i770k
GPU GTX1080
OS Win10
Ram 16gigs 2400mhz
Today im sure you could build something similar to my spec alot cheaper and my PC runs 4k easy.

4K Monitors are too expensive, and it's really hard for me to tell the difference between 1080 and 4K unless I'm using a huge TV. But once the prices of monitors drop in a few years, I'll throw a better graphics card in here, and call it a day. 

Thats fair enough, i guess i should have probably mentioned if you are running a 4k screen first. You can always upgrade your GPU later on which is great about PCs.