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Is This PC Build Good For Gaming And Should I Make Any Changes?

Hello! I built a gaming PC on pcpartpicker. I was wondering if it looked good/decent for gaming. I plan to play Destiny 2, Call of Duty WW2, PUBG and other games. I also wanted to know if there was any way to make it cheaper. Can I use the SSD that i have right now with Windows 10 on it and transfer and use the SSD and Windows 10 on the new computer?And if I were to order all of these parts, what else would I need to buy in order to have a fully operational PC? (I have not built a computer btw and am not the best when it comes to knowing certain information about it). If you have any feedback on this then please reply, thanks! :bounce:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2Hx7m8
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  1. Better quality PSU and faster memory modules:

    Otherwise very very good build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($318.34 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: LEPA - AquaChanger 240 103.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus - MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($229.00 @ B&H)
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($143.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($118.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: be quiet! - Silent Base 800 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1531.16
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 21:27 EST-0500
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
  2. Yes, you can use OS and that SSD :)

    My edits:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($414.89 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($499.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1502.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 21:31 EST-0500

    Better CPU, better gpu, better PSU, others are small tweaks. Add a 1440p 144 Hz monitor as well :)
    Reply to vapour
  3. Best answer
    A slightly different take.
    You can use the SSD as a disk. If you do, delete the 2nd SSD from my build.

    You might or might not be able to re-use the license. Is your OS associated with your Microsoft account? Is it an OEM license or a retail one? Is it the free one? (as in you upgraded from Windows 7 or 8) then it is different still. I'll link a the bottom how to do that.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.89 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.00 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.09 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design - Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1480.91

    This build has a faster CPU, better cooler (I don't trust those AIO), faster ram, faster disk, better video card, better power supply.
    I like Vapours build more than sr71-blackbirds. Mine is similar to his. I did it slightly differently.

    For openers I think 3 disks is the right way to go. 1 m.2 or SSD for fast booting and ideally long life. Re-installing the OS can be a time consuming task for many.
    The second SSD is for apps and games. This disk is designed to be used, abused and then die.
    The third disk is a larger HD. This is for backups.
    Copy everything from D: to E:\backups\d
    when D dies, replace it and copy everything back. Also backup work in progress (images, videos, word files, etc) even games.... want to try a new stupid mod, copy the game folder over.

    The only area where I feel Vapours build is better is he went with the 8700k and in order to keep in about the same pricing as the other builds was to trim the CPU slightly. But read the below link and see if it matters to you. The 8700k adds approximately $120 to the build, and omitting it let me include a 1080 and stay under the other prices without compromising quality.

    For this build I assumed you would use your current SSD as the APP disk (the disk which is to be killed by over use), and the faster m.2 for a boot disk and so used a lower power (and lower heat) HD for backups. No need spending the extra for a BLACK disk for backups when a GREEN one will do the job just as well.

    review on the 8600k
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-coffee-lake-core-i5-8600k-cpu,5264.html

    how to move the free license
    https://www.howtogeek.com/226510/how-to-use-your-free-windows-10-license-after-changing-your-pc%E2%80%99s-hardware/

    Since we're all picking your PSU choice, here is some info you will likely find helpful:
    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/
    Reply to bjornl
  4. Thank you all so much! This has really helped me out in my journey to building my first PC and would not have gotten this far without all of you! :D
    Reply to Noah M
  5. Noah M said:
    Thank you all so much! This has really helped me out in my journey to building my first PC and would not have gotten this far without all of you! :D


    You're welcome. Have fun.
    Reply to bjornl
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