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[–] 6gorillion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Windows is for fags. Also agree that your biggest bottleneck is gonna be that hard drive. I'd consider either getting a boot drive ssd, or one of those hybrid drives.

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[–] Vdubman [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

While I agree about windows I simply don't know if I can get a couple of my games to run in another environment, like microsoft's flight simulator. Solid state it is then.

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[–] Karbuster 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I am with everyone else on the ram/ssd comment, but don't worry about the case, I spent $100 on mine back in 2013 (NZXT Phantom) and never once regretted it, in fact, it's the only part left of my original build

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[–] jhaluska 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm going to assume you're planning to game on it. I don't know your quality settings, but that monitor will only do up to 76 Hz. I feel like that's unbalanced with that expensive of a video card. It does depends on whether you prefer graphics or silky smooth frame rates.

I would get a cheap $20 keyboard. Use the extra dollars to get a 120-144 Hz monitor, i think the VG248QEs can be found around $150. Get a small 250 gb SSD instead of the HD. Upgrade the keyboard and add another hard disk later.

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[–] MathSlave 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I’d try to save money on the fancy ram and case and put it towards an ssd.

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[–] green_man 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

At the very least get an SSD for the boot drive. Go for m.2 over SATA.

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[–] phoenicks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As others say, get an SSD, makes a huge difference. Also if you have steam you can choose to put the most played games on the SSD so they run faster.

I'd also suggest running a cabled network if you can, and downgrade the windows 10 to win 7 (you have that option by buying the win 10 licence).

Try to stretch to the ryzen 1600x if you can, not sure of pricing.

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[–] Vdubman [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm on the fence between the 1600 and the 1600 x, because the x does not come with the cooler, if I go to the x then I want a decent cooler so I can push it a little and not worry about it.

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[–] TuxInATornado 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Check that ram is compatible with the board/CPU on the Asus site. You should be able to go to the support section and there will be a place to download a PDF with compatible ram.

I agree with other comments. Choose ram out of the list and get a better ssd. Evo 860 m2 are nice. They make a very clean build no cables!!

Edit: comparable vs compatible....bleh

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[–] itsstaple 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why not an SSD? Also that's an expensive case, at least based on last time I built.