I use this for gaming obviously, I can run Crysis 3 max without a hint of lag., my first performance build and I am quite pleased with her. :)
wasted your money on 16gb ram all you need is 8gb
Agree, could of gotten some 8GB at 1600MHz for cheaper. What is done is done though and if you are happy that is all that matters.
Probably could have saved and bought a gtx 770 which is a lot better.
Fans on the outside? Am I seeing things correctly?
RAM like everyone says should've been 8gb 1600-1866hz. Storage is okay why not get an SSD? You could've taken the price of the ram and gotten a 770 or 780 gpu like people have said. You could've also bought an asus DVD/CD writer for 16 bucks. Unless you are Overclocking, liquid cooling is useless.
Depends on how long he's going to use the PC, personally I would never buy a memory stick that doesn't max out the slot because I have always needed to max out the memory on my machines and replace graphics cards a couple of times before throwing them out completely. What do you do with those 4GB sticks later when it is loaded with 4x8GB sticks?
Depending on the location, you could sell them, or toss them into a lower end build like an HTPC/kids computer. To be honest, it will be a while before we will need anything over 8GB of RAM. Even with DDR4 around the corner, it does not make DDR3 obsolete.
What is for a while, 2 years? I see games that require 3 or 4GB and recommend 6Gb or 8GB (Titanfall, Battlefield 4). With XP going out of support and almost everyone on a 64bit OS, memory usage should start to take off towards the 2TB limit rather quickly.
lol @ 2TB memory.... check your post :D
As for needing 8GB, they recommend that due to the OS taking up anywhere between 1 and 2GB, along with your web browser, background programs, and anything else taking up memory.
Task manager shows 2.3GB being used by BF4, on conquest maps (the largest ones), and TitanFall pulls similar. For those of us who maintain our computers, and keep track of what's running and what doesn't need to be, 8 is more than enough for 2+ years. Considering BF4 has a 32 bit executable, it would be limited to 4GB (3.2GB detectable) anyways.
If you wanna get nitpicky, 4GB is adequate to run both BF4 and TitanFall, as long as you have nothing but the OS and one game running, period.
If this is strictly a gaming PC, 16GB of RAM is overkill, but futureproof (for years...)
With all the cash dropped on that VH236H monitor, shoulda just bought another VH238H, and use that extra cash for a good SSD, with a computer this high-end, should have been mandatory.
There are other places dollars could have been shaven off to give you equal/better performance (ODD, PSU). This website does have a set of forums dedicated to "future builds". Could have put the build on hold for a week while we (the community) nit pick your part choices and save you money, or put the money you did use to better use.
All and all, it is your build, and I hope it serves you well. Unfortunately, I can't +1 this. Too much money (metaphorically) thrown out the window.