- Dec 11, 2017
Case is fine, storage is fine. I know you said gaming is last gen, indie and some of current gen - just keep in mind 1660Ti isn’t gonna future proof you much especially if you decide to move more towards modern AAA titles as time goes on.Would anyone like to review my parts list? It can be found here.
I'm very uncertain about what I'm doing, so I'd appreciate the perspective of anyone who is experienced or knowledgeable. My goal is to build a mid/upper mid-tier PC that balances efficiency, power, and cost. I plan to use this PC to mostly play last gen games, indies, and a few highlights from this gen. I also plan to explore some graphic design and basic 3D modeling work as a hobby. The two areas I feel most ignorant about are thermals and the case.
1. For thermals, I'm currently counting on the fan that comes with the CPU and the built-in GPU fan. I have no plans for overclocking. Do I need to find another fan? If another fan would help everything run cool and quiet, I'd be happy to buy another one.
2. For the case, I just wanted something that was plain, but I'm unsure if I chose an appropriate size for the parts I've selected.
I'm still going back and forth on the motherboard (whether I want the WiFi model or the non-WiFi; currently leaning towards the latter). I'm also a little lacking in confidence about my SSD choice, as I've heard a lot more about Samsung's SATAs than NVMEs.
Any and all opinions are greatly appreciated!
Also 550w should be fine technically speaking but 108 bucks is high for that. Difference between platinum and other ratings is negligible and given that a PSU normally ends up lasting you a couple of generations, I’d maybe bump it up to like 650 just to give yourself headroom for future and you can move down to a gold.
I have a Corsair RM750i which is an excellent gold, modular unit and you can get one for 80 bucks. Oh and it’s powering a huge custom loop with a 5Ghz 7700k, a 2080Ti overclocked to shit, 3 SATA SSDs, two NVMes, fans, pump, tons of lighting and a USB hub. Has never flinched and has a zero fan mode.
Point being: don’t spend 108 bucks for 550w.