[SOLVED] Rate my PC

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Hi, i'm not really experienced and got help with this build but just curious what you think of this PC? I wanted a really good one so i can play in high settings in 2K with good FPS.

https://imgur.com/Ekm90o9

Also, what's the best way of checking everything is performing as it should for gaming etc? and the best way of keeping everything in good shape? Like i've heard some good stuff about ccleaner for example that deletes unnecessary files. One last thing, i'm happy with 2K for now but in maybe 2-3 years i will probably want to start playing in 4k and would it be enough to just upgrade the cpu or gpu or would i have to upgrade other things too?
 
Overall this is a top end build that will more than batter 2K into submition. Even though expensive, the RTX 2080 coupled to the 8600K is a great foundation. In terms of future upgrades for 4K gaming, just look for the best GPU of the day which should be the next GEN Vega or the latest RTX which hopefully will be cheaper...we can live in hope!!!

As to keeping the system in good shape and Windows specifically, I use Glary Utilities which surprisingly has done a great job for my machine over the last 2 years...It's free!!! and it works very well in tiding things up and keeping things clean in Windows.

https://www.glarysoft.com/

CCleaner is also good but it did have some problems a while back...haven't used it for a while now as I use Malwarebytes...

Bottom line, you have a great system for gaming....

Oh I missed your CPU cooler...getting something a bit better like a Noctua or Dark Rock Pro 4 or a AIO would be better to get the best out of the 8600K...
 
Overall this is a top end build that will more than batter 2K into submition. Even though expensive, the RTX 2080 coupled to the 8600K is a great foundation. In terms of future upgrades for 4K gaming, just look for the best GPU of the day which should be the next GEN Vega or the latest RTX which hopefully will be cheaper...we can live in hope!!!

As to keeping the system in good shape and Windows specifically, I use Glary Utilities which surprisingly has done a great job for my machine over the last 2 years...It's free!!! and it works very well in tiding things up and keeping things clean in Windows.

https://www.glarysoft.com/

CCleaner is also good but it did have some problems a while back...haven't used it for a while now as I use Malwarebytes...

Bottom line, you have a great system for gaming....

Oh I missed your CPU cooler...getting something a bit better like a Noctua or Dark Rock Pro 4 or a AIO would be better to get the best out of the 8600K...
 
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Really appreciate the answer. Sounds great that i dont have to upgrade much when the time comes!

Yes, the RTX 2080 was very expensive and there is alot of controversy around it but bought all the parts at the same store so they could build it for me and the gtx 1080 ti was the same price so went for the newer card. Now when i have a PC again i might buy something used when it times to upgrade. By then i have probably learnt to change parts myself as well. But now im just trying to learn everything about computers by reading threads, watch videos and ask questions.

I have one more question, what is your definition of batter 2k into submission? Im playing Shadow of the tomb raider right now in 2k with basically everything enabled and set to max and i average 80 FPS. Is that good or should i be getting better results?

I will definitely try the program you recommended and also check out the cooler.
 


No problems at all and learning to build your own PC is great and you will enjoy it...It's not too difficult. Onto the Shadow of the Tomb Raider, your about spot on with the 2080. At max settings it is a very demanding game in terms of graphics. Most nearly all other games with just a few exception will give you issues and even then the 2080 still provides over 80 FPS...
 

Aeacus

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I don't get why people ask to rate this or that. If you have specific question(s) about your hardware, ask them. But since you wanted to know the rating of your PC, i'd give it:

-1 point for GPU
For 1440p (2K) gaming, GTX 1070 would be more than enough or for higher FPS at 1440p, GTX 1070 Ti.
-1 point for SSD
Having money to get RTX 2080, M.2 NVMe SSD (970 Evo/Pro) would've been better choice over 2.5" SATA SSD.
-1 point for HDD
Toshiba or HGST (Hitachi) drives have better reliability.
-1 point for 2400 Mhz RAM
MoBo supports RAM speeds up to 4000 Mhz while 3000/3200 Mhz RAM has best price to performance ratio.
total: 6/10

To know if your hardware operates as it should, you can run UserBenchmark test tool,
link: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Software
 
Oh boy...we have someone who is excited that he has a new PC and just wants to know and probably validate that he has made a good choice and is there something more he could do in the future.....and then comes along MR Grumpus....
 

Aeacus

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:rofl:

I'm not grumpy, i just don't get why people have the need to get someone else's approval about their PC. In other words, i find the "rate my PC" topics pointless.

As far as "good choice" goes, i pointed out the few aspects which OP could've improved or done differently to save money and to get best performance for the money.

If one can't take the criticism, one shouldn't ask for other people's opinions.

For example, i have 3 PCs: Skylake, Haswell and AMD. Full specs with lots of pics about them are easily accessible from my signature. Anyone can look at them and give a "rating" to my PCs if they so desire. But i'm not going out there to ask for a "rating" since in the end, those are my PCs and not someone else's. Due to that, i'm not swayed by the positive/negative feedback because i'm happy with all of my PCs, both appearance wise and performance wise.
 
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I can take the criticism. You know alot more than me about PCs though so you dont really need opinions of others to be fair. Most of us that ask someone to rate our PCs do it because we want to know what the experts think and i didnt just ask to rate my pc, i also had some follow up questions. I got great answers though so it's all good.
 

Aeacus

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While you did ask about the "best way of checking everything is performing as it should", i also gave you answer for that. UserBenchmark test tool is good in that matter since it's shows your PC components performance to the relative average.

E.g thanks to the UserBenchmark test tool, i found out that my WD Blue 1TB was at the end of it's life since it's performance dropped quite a bit. While when accessing files from the drive, i couldn't tell the difference. I replaced my aging HDD with Crucial MX500 1TB SSD.

For example, here's my Skylake build results,
link: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/8749818
(only reason why my Crucial MX500 1TB underperforms is because i've filled it with data a bit too much)

To keep your system healthy, don't install programs you don't need (bloatware); run AV scan from time to time (i use MalwareBytes); Ccleaner also helps if you know what you're doing; monitor your temps (i use Speccy and HWinfo64); for HDDs, defrag them once a month or so (i use MyDefrag v4.3.1), oh, SSDs don't need defrag; and i also use Process Explorer in place of Task Manager to know exactly which processes are running within my Win and if some of them are hogging system resources.

Links;
MalwareBytes, link: https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Ccleaner, link: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner

Speccy (nice GUI and easy to use + has sys tray temp monitor feature),
link: https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/download

HWinfo64 (a lot more detailed + has logging feature),
link: https://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

MyDefrag v4.3.1, link: http://mydefrag.en.lo4d.com/
Guide on how to use it, link: http://sctech.weebly.com/mydefrag.html

Process Explorer, link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer
Guide on how to understand it, link: https://www.howtogeek.com/school/sysinternals-pro/lesson2/
 

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