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Would this build work?

NuclearNova

62 months ago

I am basically looking for a gaming PC to run games such as Far Cry 4, Skyrim, Unity, BF3, etc. on ultra settings with 45+ FPS. I just wanted to clarify whether or not my build would actually work and if I am using anything outdated (I only understand the basics of which components to use). I also don't mind changing anything so if anyone has any ideas of what to change that would be appreciated. Thanks. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/NuclearNova/saved/2cGV3C

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Processor is the best for what you want, unless you want to save a lot of money, in which case you might want an AMD based system like this one I built: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ZanyLlama/saved/Qh9ypg.

RAM looks good. Just a FYI, the lower the CAS of RAM, the faster it is. You did good here. Just something for future knowledge.

A 60GB SSD will hold your OS, but not much else. I would recommend at LEAST a 120GB, although 240GB is perfect since you can fit your OS and your most commonly used applications.

GTX 970 is the best GPU for a budget PC right now. I personally like Gigabyte's Windoforce edition of it, but since yours is superclocked it might perform better. Now if you had a Gigabyte superclocked...

You're getting Windows 7. I know there has been hype about how horrible Windows 8 is, but it truly does perform better on games and most applications. Considering you can get it for the same price right now.. I would do it. If what's scaring you right now is the whole start menu thing, there are many great programs that give you a normal start menu, such as the one you can get for free from http://www.nineite.com. This is a fantastic website that you can use to install all of your essential applications when you start up your new PC.

Other than that, this looks good. Happy building!

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