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Posted by: Loboling.5293


Hey Everyone,

I was hoping for some feedback on my computer build. I will be placing this order in the next few hours. Hopefully the players of my favorite game can offer some insight.

Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)

Gaming Chassis: CyberPowerPC Kiros 650 RGB ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Both Side tempered glass (Black/Orange Color)

Extra Case Fans: 3X 120mm Case Fans for your selected case

CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-7700K 4.20GHZ 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Kaby Lake)

CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED CPU Cooler w/ PWM fan – Efficient Cooling Performance

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A Pro ATX w/ USB 3.1, 2 PCIe x16, 4 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready]

RAM / System Memory: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (Performance Memory by Major Brands)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce® GTX 1060 Superclocked 6GB GDDR5 (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card)

Power Supply: 650 Watts – Corsair CX650M CX Series Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE

Hard Drive: 500GB WD Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD – 545MB/s Read and 525MB/s Write (Single Drive)

Internal Wireless Network Card: HIRO 802.11ac Dual Band PCI-E Wireless Adapter Network Card

Sound: ASUS STRIX SOAR 7.1 PCIe Gaming Sound Card

LCD Monitor: 24" MSI OPTIX G24C 1920 × 1080, 1ms, 144Hz, Curved gaming monitor certified with AMD FreeSync™ technology (Single Monitor)

Internal Network Card: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

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Posted by: onevstheworld.2419


That build look pretty good, but a few suggestions:

Can you afford to get an SSD? It doesn’t improve your FPS, but it hugely increases loading speed of OS, programs, etc. No other PC upgrade will give you as big a performance boost.

Also, is there a reason you’re using a Nvidia GPU with a Freesync monitor? Either get a G-sync monitor, or an AMD GPU to take advantage if their respective adaptive refresh rate techs.

Do you need the ASUS sound card? Onboard sound has improved a lot, and the MB you linked is decent. You can get better sound with a dedicated sound card, but most people don’t notice that small improvement, especially if paired with lower end headphones or speakers. And if your aim is to get audiophile levels of sound quality, you should be looking at serious audio gear (i.e. external DAC and amp) instead of a gaming grade sound card.

Finally, you may be able to omit the wireless card too. Depending of the setup of your home, or if you live in an area with lots of other wireless networks (apartment complexes) wireless ethernet may introduce lag or contection stability issues… wired ethernet is always preferred when possible.

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Posted by: Loboling.5293



I don’t know much about monitors, but thanks for the tip. I’ll look for a G-sync monitor to go with my gpu.

I’ve realized my mistake with the sound card and the network card. Saving about 150$ now.