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Tweak for gaming



The builder came up with this rig, what tweaks should I make to optimize for gaming? Mostly playing fps, and mmorpgs.

CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=6N5sr

CPU: Intel Core i5 12600K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($278.98)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 ($89.90)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime B660-PLUS DDR4 ATX LGA1700 ($268.68)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3060 12GB -EVGA XC Gaming ($569.00)
Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 C16 ($119.98)
Storage SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($186.89)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Crucial P1 1TB, M.2 Solid State Drive ($97.99)
Storage HDD: Seagate BarraCuda Compute 4TB, 3.5" ($64.99)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W Power Supply ($97.45)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($147.60)
Total: $1921.46
Alex Glawion

Alex Glawion

CG Hardware Specialist @ CGDirector
Staff member
Jun 12, 2020
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The build looks good overall, but you can save some money and get just one drive. Get rid of the SSD and HDD in the build - as those will not really be needed unless you're doing some heavy video editing or other storage-intensive work.
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