Computer build

Does this build look serviceable enough?
I already have a case and power supply.
I’m only getting one of the ram haven’t decided which yet. so expensive
I was going to wait a few months after the new launch that way the price of the gpu is lower.

For 1080p gaming yes. Is that its purpose? If so get the 16GB RAM kit, unless you have specific reason to need more.

What is the wattage on your PSU?

My advice would be, if possible, try and get 2666 ram. 2133 is really really slow. It will bump the performance somewhat and it shouldn’t cost much more if at all cost more…

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What’s with the 2x 8GB and 2x 16GB RAM kits?
You could do cheaper on both.,402666,403000,403200&Z=16384002,32768002&sort=price&page=1

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($196.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - X370 SLI PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($91.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($193.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS Black Core Edition Video Card ($334.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $817.92 (+$30 MIR)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-07 07:19 EST-0500

gaming at 4k
800W psu
linux gaming only
mobo was choosen for the 8 usb ports

this is what I’ve got
I plan to upgrade with this
should I wait a few months for the price to go down after the new cards come out or not?

If you really want to game on a 4096x2160 screen, you might want something that is more powerful. You can’t really expect a GTX 1060 to run anything demanding at that resolution.

You will have to play at a lower resolution (2048x1080) to hit 60 FPS in many titles.

the 660 doesn’t do too bad running games at 4k
serious sam 2 hd runs well at middling settings

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Literally nobody knows when that will happen. At this point maybe not even nvidia itself. Apart from that it is always the wrong time to buy stuff because it will always be cheaper tomorrow.

Since the open source AMD GPU drivers are very good these days I would suggest not going nvidia on a linux build. 8gig RX580s are roughly the same price as 6gig 1060s.

In general the X370 boards do have better power delivery systems. I would really try to find a deal on one of the good ones. I still like my Asus Prime X370 Pro, in fact I have two Ryzen systems now and both are based on that board. My second one was around 100,- Euro because it was an outlet deal.

I would also suggest to go with the R5 1600 or (if you already know you don’t need the cooler and they are the same price) even the 1600X. It is not that much more money but that would make it a massive upgrade over your current system.

And while I am at it spending your money, I will also say: Buy good RAM! And by that I mean Samsung B-die. I have G.Skill Trident-Z 3200 CL14 running full speed without doing anything more than activate the XMP profile in the UEFI. Capacity is something you can fix later on, speed is not.