Now that Halo 5: Forge is out for PC (Windows 10), its time to have an official PC gaming and general PC builds thread. No, I don't mean PC Principal, I specifically mean a thread for discussing our personal computer battlestations, PC gaming and discussions for those who are interested in building/buying a new computer soon and etc.!
Some helpful and relevant links:
- /r/PCMR Builds
- 5 Important Tips for PC Building
- PC Building Video Guide by LinusTechTips
I'll start with some bragging with my own battlestation (pictures soon):
Intel i5 6600k @ 3.5GHz (Turbo @ 3.9Ghz)
16GB DDR4-2400 RAM
AMD R9 390X
So far I'm loving my rig.
CPU: My CPU, despite it not even being an i7 is a MONSTER. Everything I throw at it, even CPU intensive games, it destroys. I'm glad adderrson persuaded me to go for a Skylake CPU over Haswell. Haven't had any crashing or general instability. Since I built this computer in March 2016.
RAM: I'm definitely glad I opted for 16GB of RAM over 8GB, at this point Halo 5 seems to have issues with users having less than 12GB and not only that, intense sessions of a modded GTA V can sometimes chew up more RAM than even Google Chrome.
GPU: Got card around early July 2016, a few weeks after returning to work. I bought it for $310, practically a steal. I opted for this card over the RX 480 due to its notorious power issues involving only having one 6-pin power connector & drawing too much power from PCIe slot and did not feel like waiting for an aftermarket card to fix this issue. Despite AMD products being labeled as budget-friendly, the R9 390X is no budget card. My AMD R9 390X can basically run every single game (besides GTA V) at Maximum/Ultra settings @ 1080p 60+ fps. I might upload a few benchmarks in the near-future just for fun.