This is my first build. I built this for my sister with her somehow trusting me to build it with no faults. Somehow there actually were no faults. Hooray.
Solid choice of parts! I would recommend flipping the CPU fan around to the other side and putting the GPU in the top slot.
I suggest moving your gpu to the top pcie 16x slot as you have it in a pcie 4x slot
Thanks for the suggestion, will do
great build! too bad it'll never see the heavy update :(
We can at least hope :)
Glad the build went off without a hitch! Although you're going to want a new graphics card as it will bottleneck that processor.
Could a bottleneck eventually harm the CPU or GPU?
Nah, you're just not gonna be utilising the CPU to its potential.
That's a relief :)
Unless her sister plays more cpu intensive titles
yes it is lol
No, there's always a slowest part. Might be the CPU, or the GPU, or the monitor, and it will depend on what you're doing. Different game engines load the computer differently. The RX 570 doesn't somehow slow the 2700X down, but if the 2700X can generate frames faster than the RX 570 can render them, it will have to wait rather than charging ahead at full speed. As long as the end result is fast enough, it's completely irrelevant.
Worrying about a "bottleneck" is misguided. Worry about getting the displayed fps you want, at the resolution and graphics detail level you find desirable.
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