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Build Time: Firebreather

07 March 2018 - 08:24 PM

I've had the same system for around 4 years now, and it sucks for gaming. It's a laptop, which fact is about 5 strikes all by itself, and not a gaming laptop either, which is another 8 or 9. It does web browsing, YouTube, email, and general time-wasting just fine, but that's really not where I spend a lot of my time. I want a gaming rig - and not just any rig: money is not an objective - performance is. I want the thing to be able to run cutting edge games on max rez at full detail and not drop below 60fps during an army engagement.

That's unreasonable. I know. But that's the goal.

So, I've only just started putting together a parts list, as of today. I am in no way a hardware dude, but fortunately for me I happen to know a place that gets off on this sort of problem. ;) So check this over, please?

MoBo: Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 3 Pro (LGA2066, DDR4, 6GB/s)
CPU: Intel i7 7740X 4.3GHz, 8MB cache
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 4GHz (16GB as 2x8)
Intel Optane 16GB
SSD: 500GB "Super Fast" M.2 (R:3200MB/s|W:1800MB/s)
HDD: 2TB SATA-III 7200RPM (6Gb/s 64MB cache)
PSU: Corsair TX650M
HSF: Corsair H60 120mm Liquid
Arctic Silver Alumina Ceramic Thermal Paste
Soundcard: Onboard
Networking: Onboard
OS: Win10 64 Pro

Peripherals are not left off accidentally - I either have them already, or will be buying them separately.

Can you spot anything obviously wrong with that, or suggest alternatives?

As a matter of interest, dreampc.com.au prices ^that at ~$4,000. It was almost $6k before I toned it down a bit! O.O