iPhone gets far more games than Android. There are lots of exclusive games that never hit Android. I've played a lot of phone games that I really enjoyed, chiefly Year Walk, Sword & Sworcery, Mirror's Edge, Dead Space (both different games from their console counterparts), Waking Mars, Tiny Wings, pretty much every Kairosoft game (e.g. Game Dev Story, Mega Mall Story), Rayman Jungle Run, Mikey Shorts, Polara, Mass Effect: Infiltrator, Ridiculous Fishing, The Room, Punch Quest, etc.
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I think its pretty damn obvious why hes gone with an i7 and 16GB of RAM. 16GB of RAM is extremely usefull to have, yes it may depend on exactly what he is doing but all the comments for games dont use it is usless shoutouts when there are SEVERAL games out there that will use LOTS of RAM, Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3 use over HALF of my 16GB RAM alone. Games like Planetary Annihilation that is just about to get released next year use ALL the RAM you have because of the very nature of that game, with massive amounts of players on an unlimited unit RTS game (which will be the future direction of all RTS) as well as more and more games starting to switch to procedurely generated worlds, (planetary annihilation / minecraft / No Mans Sky) as examples will ABSOLUTELY need more than the standard 8GB of ram if you want to play a game and have your system not come to a crawl.
This build is absolutely obvious a future proof build, the i7 is part of that, and to say that its overkill is a stupid statement in my opinion, i5s are only quad cores which are just about to be obsolete next year with the new line of 8 core CPUs from intel, at least an i7 is practicly an 8-core, in the threading sense, you must always! build the best machine you can build at the time with the money you have. If he knocked down the powersupply to 600WATT, he would have absolutely zero headroom for anything like overclocking or adding additional harddrives or anything of the sort, 750 should be the standard PSU I would reccomend for most PC builders, not all but certianly a gaming machine, wouldn't go lower than the 700 the OP listed. The RAM however should be changed, its makes much better sense to get 2 sticks of 8GB each rather then 4x sticks of 4, it makes the memory run slower unless its a specific quad channel motherboard, it can be very hard to get ram to run at its native speed across all 4 slots. I will second of the 780 by going with one of the named branded 780s simply just to get the better cooling system on them, the 780 does run hot, if you can afford it at least.
Overall I think the machine is brilliant and very future proof for many up coming games like Star Citizen, Watch Dogs and Tom Clany's: The division. Just some minor tweaks with the RAM selection (amount is good) and perhaps a named 780, and your golden for years.
(don't mean to offend anyone if I did just pretty obvious what hes going for with the build)
If Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3 are using over 8GB of RAM, you have a problem. That seems ridiculously high. There's not reason to get 16GB right now, and when the time comes it's ridiculously easy to upgrade RAM (unless you want DDR4, but that's another story). It's likely to even be cheaper, since RAM prices are outrageous right now. I do agree that 2x8GB is better if he does decide to go with 16GB, though.
I'm doubtful that 8-core CPUs are going to be taken advantage of in the near future. Gaming is much more GPU intensive than CPU intensive. Better to go with a cheaper CPU and upgrade the GPU to a 780Ti or (non-reference) R9 290X, in my opinion.
I only recommend going with a lower watt PSU if the OP doesn't plan on overclocking or going with SLI or Crossfire.
250GB is nothing. Add at least a 1TB HDD to that. Put your OS on the SSD, and other things you want to load fast.
If you're just gaming, you don't need 16GB of RAM. You can also find much cheaper RAM. I know 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X was like $53 on Newegg about a week ago.
If you're not planning on doing SLI in the future, 700W power supply isn't really necessary. You could knock that down a bit to like a 600W.
I personally recommend getting an IPS monitor over TN. I have the Asus VS239H-P (similar price range as the monitor you've chosen, 5ms response time,and 0.6" smaller than yours), and it's fantastic.
I will say, I am trying to not too hyped for this game. I think it will be good but a four man team trying to do something whole teams haven't gotten right will be hard (but not impossible). Looks interesting. I will say I am curious to what you can do on the planets, on foot.
I am in the same boat. I fear that there wont be a whole lot to actually do in the game or a reason to justify going to different planets or exploring on foot. I would still get it just to explore, but I would really appreciate something with some substance. Either way I can't wait to see more.
I got a little bit of a Proteus meets Minecraft meets space travel vibe from some of the trailer. Either way, I'm excited.
I just finished it yesterday on 360. They'd need to fix a lot of the graphical issues (higher framerate, better textures, native 1080p, anti-aliasing, better lighting/shadows, etc). I was playing on a 1080p monitor so it certainly looked quite dated in several spots.