I've read many of the helpful PC build threads here and I was hoping for some input on my first build. I'm a student that's been saving for a bit and have decided that I'm going to start collecting components when they go on sale (I'm in no rush to get the PC built).
My proposed build is here, please let me know if it is necessary to also post it in a table/plaintext.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard|
|Memory||Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory|
|Storage||Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (already bought)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB ITX OC|
|Case||NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit|
I would be using it for word processing, moderate level photo editing, developing and of course gaming (specifically Rainbow Six). I would like to keep the budget around the $1200 mark for reference.
Queries I have:
1. Does this rig have enough processing power to run R6:S at a stable framerate? I've seen some benchmarks on youtube where it ran decently but I wanted to double check with the folks here.
2. Is 8GB of RAM enough these days and are the specs of RAM (except for DDRx) a concern?
3. Have I gone overkill with any of the components so far / are there better alternatives to components I have selected at the same price point?
4. Is it worth spending the extra few dollars to get the i5-6600 over the 6500? I do not plan on overclocking.
5. Are there any other concerns that you have?
Thanks in advance!