For future reference companies like AVAST have a tool you can load onto a USB that will catch most malware that hide when the system boots to OS. I don't recall the proper name for them but try looking around when you have a handy USB and that usually gets sticky malware out.
Windows has a migration tool for these types of issues, also check your HDD/SDD manufacturer they also have tools to help. if you are moving a licensed copy of Win10 keep the product code in case you need it.
Seems more like Audio cutout than stuttering, Very intermittent in the background while playing. Seems fine now after tweaking startup again, and OC to 3.8 so idk :)
I ended up doing that before OC to 3.8ghz, looks like its better. I don't recall having this issue last time I disabled some startup/ongoing tasks, but not sure. I don't run super CPU intense games so can't imagine why this is occurring...
That a good point to add in. Honestly speaking, total war games and some startegy games focus more on CPU heavy builds(because of more actions being processed and units on screen) so I don’t think you need a 500$ GPU unless you wanted to play the newest triple A titles at high speeds.
Two major points to consider:
1: buying two 8gb ram is going to be faster than 1 16gb stick. Unless you plan on buying another stick of the exact same brand and size then I’d recommend getting 2x8gb sticks.
2: your case is ITX. That smaller size may not be enough to fit everything your planning to buy into it. I would check the demensions on each part before buying them or just buy an ATX case so your not disappointed if something doesn’t fit.
Looks fine just a reminder to double check that each part is comparable with each other despite what this website says. Also why are you planning on doing with it? Or what games you plan to play on it.