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Building my first PC

#11GhettoLogisticsPosted 12/2/2013 10:19:19 PM
juscallmeehx posted...
VIP86 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dWFA


Decent build but a 128GB SSD will not last long. You should add in a 500GB or 1TB HDD. You may even want to make it a 180 or 256 GB SSD. I have a 128 and can already feel the strain of a lack of OS space.

You can also cheapen a bit on the CPU cooler. I doubt he will be overclocking it that much.

Case can be changed to pretty much whatever you want to give your rig some personality.

Personally I would go with 2x8 GB of RAM. Sure you don't need more than 8 GB at the moment but to make it future proof and still using dual channel and not having to rebuy 4 RAM to max it at 32 GB.

DVD drive and OS is not included. Many first time builders don't tell us if they already have it. It is actually important as an OS is $100.


You don't even need more than 4GB at the moment, buying 16 is dumb.
#12juscallmeehxPosted 12/2/2013 10:23:07 PM
GhettoLogistics posted...
juscallmeehx posted...
VIP86 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dWFA


Decent build but a 128GB SSD will not last long. You should add in a 500GB or 1TB HDD. You may even want to make it a 180 or 256 GB SSD. I have a 128 and can already feel the strain of a lack of OS space.

You can also cheapen a bit on the CPU cooler. I doubt he will be overclocking it that much.

Case can be changed to pretty much whatever you want to give your rig some personality.

Personally I would go with 2x8 GB of RAM. Sure you don't need more than 8 GB at the moment but to make it future proof and still using dual channel and not having to rebuy 4 RAM to max it at 32 GB.

DVD drive and OS is not included. Many first time builders don't tell us if they already have it. It is actually important as an OS is $100.


You don't even need more than 4GB at the moment, buying 16 is dumb.


It's called future proofing.
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#13GhettoLogisticsPosted 12/2/2013 10:30:35 PM
juscallmeehx posted...
GhettoLogistics posted...
juscallmeehx posted...
VIP86 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dWFA


Decent build but a 128GB SSD will not last long. You should add in a 500GB or 1TB HDD. You may even want to make it a 180 or 256 GB SSD. I have a 128 and can already feel the strain of a lack of OS space.

You can also cheapen a bit on the CPU cooler. I doubt he will be overclocking it that much.

Case can be changed to pretty much whatever you want to give your rig some personality.

Personally I would go with 2x8 GB of RAM. Sure you don't need more than 8 GB at the moment but to make it future proof and still using dual channel and not having to rebuy 4 RAM to max it at 32 GB.

DVD drive and OS is not included. Many first time builders don't tell us if they already have it. It is actually important as an OS is $100.


You don't even need more than 4GB at the moment, buying 16 is dumb.


It's called future proofing.


Future proofing is impossible, the technology is moving too quickly. By the time 16GB of DDR3 is useful, DDR4 will come out and render it obsolete. Unless you have a specific and immediate need for 16GB of memory, simply having it "just because" isn't going to do a damn thing. Not now, not in a year.
#14juscallmeehxPosted 12/2/2013 10:42:41 PM
GhettoLogistics posted...
juscallmeehx posted...
GhettoLogistics posted...
juscallmeehx posted...
VIP86 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dWFA


Decent build but a 128GB SSD will not last long. You should add in a 500GB or 1TB HDD. You may even want to make it a 180 or 256 GB SSD. I have a 128 and can already feel the strain of a lack of OS space.

You can also cheapen a bit on the CPU cooler. I doubt he will be overclocking it that much.

Case can be changed to pretty much whatever you want to give your rig some personality.

Personally I would go with 2x8 GB of RAM. Sure you don't need more than 8 GB at the moment but to make it future proof and still using dual channel and not having to rebuy 4 RAM to max it at 32 GB.

DVD drive and OS is not included. Many first time builders don't tell us if they already have it. It is actually important as an OS is $100.


You don't even need more than 4GB at the moment, buying 16 is dumb.


It's called future proofing.


Future proofing is impossible, the technology is moving too quickly. By the time 16GB of DDR3 is useful, DDR4 will come out and render it obsolete. Unless you have a specific and immediate need for 16GB of memory, simply having it "just because" isn't going to do a damn thing. Not now, not in a year.


Yes it is weird, but still. But "Having a specific an immediate need" prevents you from efficiently upgrading your computer If you have financial flexibility of choice, then why not.


Here is an explanation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFb3TNePIg&t=3m18s
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#15fuzzymanPosted 12/2/2013 11:06:11 PM
You don't even need more than 4GB at the moment, buying 16 is dumb.


You absolutely need more than 6GB for newer online games like BF4 and Planetside 2
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#16arleasPosted 12/2/2013 11:08:50 PM
If you can get a good deal on RAM, there was that guy here a while back selling his RAM drive program (or you could find a different one) and use that extra RAM to speed up game load times. Sure you're not going to find any one program that uses 16 GB of RAM (except maybe some heavy duty photoshop or video editing? I dunno), but if you can do something with the RAM why not?
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#17ViolentAbacus(Topic Creator)Posted 12/4/2013 2:14:53 PM
Why ignore Infinity?

I favourited yours, VIP, mainly because I don't know if I can afford it yet. Still reading up on parts and stuff to attempt to build my own ~

Hmm..
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