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First time building a gaming computer, how will these specs perform?

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#16 hamluis



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:19 PM

Focus, please.


The OP's questions were simple in nature...he did not request dissertations on every possibility that can be imagined, now and/or in the future.  Please...go back and read the initial post.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:52 PM

"...Ram - Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory..."  I just now remembered I saw this awhile back.  Can your motherboard take 2x8GB?  The earlier posters in here are so far beyond my pay grade, I thought I would simply ask if your motherboard can go 2x8GB.  And, I suspect you'll be using Windows 10, correct?

"...PC gaming and some college work..." I just now remembered this snippit also.

I still recommend: adding Macrium Reflect, available and trusted external media, and a backup routine.  Your college material will be very important!  Backups are very necessary!  And, of course, you will be able to restore a "busted OS" partition within 30 minutes +-; your Data partition ditto.

Edited by RolandJS, 14 October 2016 - 09:54 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:00 AM

OP an I5 6500 even non K is plenty to run any game now, or in the next coming years with a strong GPU. No worries there. With a B150, and your non K with no CPU overclocking there, you will already have stability for your college stuff since you won't be tweaking you should not have to worry about corrupted windows, HDD/SSD errors. MY advice would be to get a small SDD like a 240-250G for your games/OS, and use your spinner SATA for data and Macrium backups. PSU is a good choice you should be good to go.

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