Potential specs for the new PC

Here is the link to the config page for the new PC I’m planning to order.

The only item I’m still debating is whether to go with the 1TB Samsung  EVO SSD or the 500gb Samsung 960 PRO. I know I can make 500gb work in terms of storage for games, but having 1TB basically means not having to even worry about it. Leaning towards the higher performing but smaller 960 right now.

Also keep in mind I’ll be putting my current 1080 GTX in, and putting the included 1060 in the PC I’m replacing.

Any hardware suggestions post them below. Plan to place the order sometime this week.


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19 Responses to Potential specs for the new PC

  1. MaximGtB says:

    Really doubt you’d be able to tell the performance difference between the pro and the evo outside of benchmarks. Double capacity, though…

    • MaximGtB says:

      Also, have you considered an air cooler? A Noctua NH-U14S costs like half of the Corsair and has better performance (temps and noise). The downside is it’s heavier so you have to be more careful when you move the PC around.

      • SynCaine says:

        Folks on the DS message board are pretty strong on using the water cooling vs the air options (Noctua aren’t an option), especially for this line of CPUs that can be overclocked so well.

  2. carson63000 says:

    I’ve got a 500 GB SSD and haven’t had any troubled with space, but I guess how it depends on how many different big games you play.

    No non-SSD drive? Using external drive for bulk storage I assume?

    • SynCaine says:

      I don’t really do any bulk storage. I don’t save movie files, don’t edit video, don’t do much with music on the PC. It really is just for gaming and web browsing.

  3. jellydonut says:

    You’re not gonna notice the difference in performance at all. Go for the bigger one. The ridiculous size of games these days means 500GB will soon frustrate you.

  4. Azuriel says:

    Another vote here for the 1TB SSD. Mainly because I upgraded from a 120GB to 500GB, and am having to juggle the last remaining ~50GB for every single game I play. If you don’t keep a lot of games installed at once, then okay, but every AAA game these days clocks in at least 40GB+. Ark is over 100GB by itself. So, Ark, a few MMOs you want to cycle through, and a few Steam games will fill that right up.

    I’m tempted to buy another 500GB SSD and combine the space, but between the hassle of looking up how to do that (Steam games across two different drives) plus the expense just so I don’t have to delete games… just doesn’t seem worth it. But I would have gone with the 1TB if I were starting over.

    • SynCaine says:

      I’ve got 500gb right now, and its not been an issue really. When I do get a AAA game, they don’t tend to last very long, and generally don’t have a good reason to keep them around. Only MMO I have installed is EVE.

      Two drives with Steam was a nightmare for me, which is why I’ve gone to one larger drive now. It’s especially bad if the game has mods.

  5. JThelen says:

    Go for the 1TB drive. Performance on the Samsung EVO drives is more than adequate enough not be the bottleneck in that system. Games aren’t getting any smaller.

  6. Kobeathris says:

    What are you currently using for a monitor/monitors?

      • Kobeathris says:

        How do you like the curved widescreen? I currently have a ASUS PB278Q 27″, but I have been thinking about getting something wider.

        • SynCaine says:

          The curve is really nice, especially for games where full screen is more important (FPS for instance). The only downside to the ultra wide is some games don’t support the resolution (like Fallout 4 for some crazy reason), but most do.

  7. Maineiac says:

    Get the 1 TB 850 EVO. I have two of them and I love the speed and convenience of the extra capacity. 960 gets you better benchmarks but little in real world performance.

    Did I see a 1060 GPU? At least get a 1070…

    • Maineiac says:

      1070 is the minimum for 1440p monitors like yours. 1080 if you want to be a real PUBG baller like me.

      • SynCaine says:

        I’m putting my current 1080 in, the 1060 is going in the old machine. Also you still play PUBG you say…?

        • Maineiac says:

          I do! Holiday time is busy and tonight I’m going to see The Last Jedi but I’ll be on soon! I need to download the test server I suppose…

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