lets see if you can and want to help me. My system is still in construction and i want to make sure its as close to perfect as it can be.
My goal is to build a gaming pc thats right in the sweet spot using parts that were top notch a few months ago, but dropped in price significantly cause something newer was released. Im trying to always get the best performance per buck and also have a system thats future proof, so that i wont have to upgrade it in 2 years or less. But upgradability was also a concern, hence some of my decisions:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming WITH Optane Memory 200$
-> Reasoning: Its a motherboard with enough RAM slots to upgrade, hence future proof. Good enough sound chip so i wont need anything else, and the Optane memory can make my 1TB HDD into a semi SSD.
480 GB Kingstong SSD for 85$ -> for Windows and some core programms like steam
1 TB HDD 80$
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX1070Ti for 550$ -> almost the same performance as the GTX 1080 but for much less money. Should be a great GPU for the years to come
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x for 370$ -> ver good processor and with the number of cores it should be future proof, especially if more games are released that dont focus on single core performance but can use all the cores the amd ryzen 7 provides. Also its great value since the processor comes with a fan that even looks nice
My goal was to get below 1300$, but as you can see im well above budget and havent even selected RAM yet. So my question is, do those parts work well together?, is something bottlenecked? can i replace some parts with cheaper alternatives without losing much if any performance? What RAM would you suggest? Id reckon at least 2 x 8GB?