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    Hey all

    Just wanted to get some thoughts on what im planning on buying, I really dont want to go over budget and this is what I've come up with. Mainly be used for playing WoW and battlefield 1 in hopefully ultra settings on both games. Please let me know your thoughts thanks.

    Antec 600W 80+ High Performance Power Supply
    RYZEN 5 1600 (3.4GHz, 19MB Cache, 12x Cores, 3.6GHz Turbo)
    Antec Mercury 240 AIO 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
    MSI B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS DDR4 USB 3.1 RYZEN MB
    8GB DDR4 2666Mhz High Performance Gaming RAM
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 OVERCLOCKED Ed. 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    Integrated High Quality HD Sound Card
    480GB Ultra-Fast SSD Upto 500MB/s+ Speed
    1TB High Performance 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vermillon View Post
    Hey all

    Just wanted to get some thoughts on what im planning on buying, I really dont want to go over budget and this is what I've come up with. Mainly be used for playing WoW and battlefield 1 in hopefully ultra settings on both games. Please let me know your thoughts thanks.

    Antec 600W 80+ High Performance Power Supply
    RYZEN 5 1600 (3.4GHz, 19MB Cache, 12x Cores, 3.6GHz Turbo)
    Antec Mercury 240 AIO 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
    MSI B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS DDR4 USB 3.1 RYZEN MB
    8GB DDR4 2666Mhz High Performance Gaming RAM
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 OVERCLOCKED Ed. 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    Integrated High Quality HD Sound Card
    480GB Ultra-Fast SSD Upto 500MB/s+ Speed
    1TB High Performance 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
    Afaik, you're going to struggle to play wow on ultra and hope for a locked 60fps (edit... On a 1060). That's what my wow buddies tell me.

    On the ram side, I'd try n push for 16gb ddr4 3200mhz. 8gb doesn't cut it imo.

    You could even drop your ssd capacity to 250gb. I've managed for years with mine.

    FYI loot has the 1070 for 5899 atm.

    http://www.cheapgamer.co.za/gigabyte...gb-r5899-loot/

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiXilver View Post
    Afaik, you're going to struggle to play wow on ultra and hope for a locked 60fps (edit... On a 1060). That's what my wow buddies tell me.

    On the ram side, I'd try n push for 16gb ddr4 3200mhz. 8gb doesn't cut it imo.

    You could even drop your ssd capacity to 250gb. I've managed for years with mine.

    FYI loot has the 1070 for 5899 atm.

    http://www.cheapgamer.co.za/gigabyte...gb-r5899-loot/
    Thanks for the reply, im actually looking at buying this setup through evetech so wont be buying the parts from different locations.

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    1060 should be fine for 1080p Ultra 60fps in most games that are available at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vermillon View Post
    Hey all

    Just wanted to get some thoughts on what im planning on buying, I really dont want to go over budget and this is what I've come up with. Mainly be used for playing WoW and battlefield 1 in hopefully ultra settings on both games. Please let me know your thoughts thanks.

    Antec 600W 80+ High Performance Power Supply
    RYZEN 5 1600 (3.4GHz, 19MB Cache, 12x Cores, 3.6GHz Turbo)
    Antec Mercury 240 AIO 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
    MSI B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS DDR4 USB 3.1 RYZEN MB
    8GB DDR4 2666Mhz High Performance Gaming RAM
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 OVERCLOCKED Ed. 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    Integrated High Quality HD Sound Card
    480GB Ultra-Fast SSD Upto 500MB/s+ Speed
    1TB High Performance 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

    It's a decent system ...but...
    8GB ram isn't much but its enough to get the job done in many games. However its running at 2666mhz gimping performance a bit. Ideally you want the memory with Ryzen to run at 2933mhz which is its stock controller speed or more for better performance. It's not a big deal breaker but it still exists.
    While still on the topic of ram is it a single ram stick or 2x4GB sticks because not running duel channel config is an instant 10% performance penalty. If possible, upgrade it to 16gb ram with 2x8gb sticks.

    Any reason you are opting for the AIO? If its about the noise reduction then its a fair point

    A 1060 6gb can run most games at 1080p with 60fps on max or near max settings. If possible though I would upgrade to a 1070/1070ti/1080 since you can get those for R6000-R7000 while the 1060 is still R5000.

    But at the end of the day the system is still solid. These are just touch ups to make it that bit more attractive.
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    My two cents is that you should halve the SSD and double the RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathal View Post
    My two cents is that you should halve the SSD and double the RAM.
    Quadruple the SSD and Double the RAM.

    Get rid of the mechanical drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strifehart View Post
    Quadruple the SSD and Double the RAM.

    Get rid of the mechanical drive.
    Ah, if finances allowed that, which in this instance I doubt. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vermillon View Post
    Thanks for the reply, im actually looking at buying this setup through evetech so wont be buying the parts from different locations.
    Thought you in the states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vermillon View Post
    Hey all

    Just wanted to get some thoughts on what im planning on buying, I really dont want to go over budget and this is what I've come up with. Mainly be used for playing WoW and battlefield 1 in hopefully ultra settings on both games. Please let me know your thoughts thanks.

    Antec 600W 80+ High Performance Power Supply
    RYZEN 5 1600 (3.4GHz, 19MB Cache, 12x Cores, 3.6GHz Turbo)
    Antec Mercury 240 AIO 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
    MSI B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS DDR4 USB 3.1 RYZEN MB
    8GB DDR4 2666Mhz High Performance Gaming RAM
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 OVERCLOCKED Ed. 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    Integrated High Quality HD Sound Card
    480GB Ultra-Fast SSD Upto 500MB/s+ Speed
    1TB High Performance 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
    here are my opinions on the build:
    Overall its alright, average 1080p 60fps on mid high setting on most AAA games. I did see online that 1060 6gb can get get 60+fps for bf1 on ultra, not sure about wow(shouldnt matter as it is more of a CPU intensive game). OP should look for something 1060 6gb or more, the card is good enough but isnt quite future proof, but you can lower the setting in games t get 60fps in the future.

    the 8gb is okay for most games, been using 8gb for 2 years and never really struggle until lately cus ive been using emulators , chrome and spotify. Get 8gb for now and see how it is and get another stick if your wallet allow.

    for me the ssd is too big as a program/os drive, since there is a 1tb data drive. Again its your choice.

    Lastly if you are a computer noob, its cool to buy prebuilt. Please do not buy from Evetech, they are known for their horrible customer service / RMA. Rather buy from Wootware or rebeltech
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