proposed config for gaming pc- what do you think

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by martin rosenfeld, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. martin rosenfeld

    martin rosenfeld New Member

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    what do you think of this set up for a new computer. still using my old 23 inch monitor Samsung and altec lansing speakers with sub woofer Please advise if I need any changes

    proposed configuration gaming pc cost $1600 custom built for me
    1 core i7-8700 coffee lake 3.2 ghz lga
    2 gigabyte-z390 gaming x lga 1151 atx intel motherboard-- might consider a asus motherboard instead
    3 g skill- rip jaws ps850g 850 watt plus atx modular power supply
    4 sound blaster Audigy rx pcie sound card
    5 windows 10 pro
    6 cool master master case mc500p atx mid tower
    7 1 terabyte evo ssd for primary drive
    8 msi ventus xs GeForce GTX 1660 ti overclocked dual fan 6 GB video card fddrr6 pcie
    9 corsair hydro h100i 240mmr RGB water cooling sealed
    10 g skill -rip jaws v16gb 2 X 8gb ddr4-3200 pc4-25600 cl16 dual channel desk top memory f4
    11 Seagate barraduda 3 tb 7200 rpm sataIII 3.5 internal hd
    12 dv internal dvd re writable drive
     
  2. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    The i7-8700 is way overkill for the 1660ti. I'd opt for the AM4 platform and go AMD Ryzen 5 2600X. You'll pretty much be capable of playing any modern title maxed at 60 FPS, only being limited by the 1660.

    A 550 watt power supply is more than enough, I'd drop from that 800 watt.

    Did you choose Windows 10 Pro for professional use? You'd probably be served well by home edition.

    Again, I'd avoid the Samsung Evo line of SSDs. The HP EX920 is a far superior SSD or go with the $40 cheaper Intel 660p.
     
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  3. martin rosenfeld

    martin rosenfeld New Member

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    I want windows 10 pro because it has group policy editor to control windows environment. home edition does not have group editor. For example I want to
    specifically stopping Microsoft edge to pre launch at windows startup , when system is idle, and each time Microsoft edge is closed.
    To do this do this I need to run gpedit.msc. you can better control of what is running and not to run. now I can use regetis, but I don't like fooling around with registry


     
  4. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    Just curious, what is your reason for doing this?
     
  5. martin rosenfeld

    martin rosenfeld New Member

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    group editor lets you adjust system settings and configurations without adjusting registry.
     
  6. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    I understand that, but for what purpose? Why are you changing how Edge functions?
     
  7. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Just change your default browser.
     
  8. martin rosenfeld

    martin rosenfeld New Member

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    I thought in windows 10 home edition you cant make IE11 as default browser if edge is running . Am I wrong. does edge slow down system
     
  9. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes you can. But I wouldn't use IE anyway. It's no longer updated. Edge doesn't automatically run at boot.
     
  10. martin rosenfeld

    martin rosenfeld New Member

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    I was reading edge does preload and run at boot in all the websites. are you sure
     
  11. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  12. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    Even if Edge did, it doesn't matter, especially after you upgrade to an SSD. You could have 500 programs and a virus scan running and it won't slow anything down.

    As John stated, save the $80 and go with Home Edition, especially if you were only using professional to prevent certain Windows programs from running. The SSD will eliminate program based slowdowns.
     
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