Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 2 years ago

Is this a good gaming PC build?

I am wanting to buy components and build my own gaming PC and I want to know if you think this is good enough to run GTA V and some of the recent games smoothly and on high, some on ultra-high (but not too fussed about super high details). Also ok to record gameplay to upload to YouTube. I don't want fancy looking cases, LED lights etc. I have mouse, keyboard, speakers and Windows 10.

1x Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail - £349.99

1x Gigabyte Z170-Gaming K3 Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard - £109.99

1x MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR OC 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card - £499.99

1x Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C15 3000MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (CMK8GX4M2B3000 - £79.99

1x WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD - OEM (10EZEX) - £43.99

1x Kingston 120GB SSDNow UV400 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SUV400S37/1 - £53.99

1x EVGA 500W 80 Plus Power Supply (100-W1-0500-KR) - £44.99

1x BitFenix Nova Midi Tower Case - Black Window - £31.99

1x AOC G2460VQ6 24" 1920x1080 TN FREESYNC 1ms Gaming Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red - £139.99

TOTAL: £1374.51

Thanks for your advice!


Also, can you confirm that everything below is all I need to get it up and going once it arrives. I just want to make sure I am not missing anything. Basically is everything there that I need to get it running (and I have Windows 10 on USB/can transfer it to the SSD)

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  • 2 years ago
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    wrong monitor. Freesync only works with AMD gpus. either pony up the extra for a G-Sync monitor or cut back to a cheaper no sync monitor.

    read some gaming sites or reviews about that cpu ... you may want an aftermarket cpu cooler.

    and make sure you have plenty of 120mm or larger fans to get heat from the cpu and gpu out of the case. I put five in gaming boxes similar to yours, not counting the psu fan.

    and, use an online psu sizer app to make sure that power supply is large enough. i use the one with link on lower left of the power supplies page at [US] website.

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