i5 8600k OC'd to 5.2 here, can recommend. Really want to build an AMD system though if I get a chance. @DayumBro you have a perfect system, especially for a first build.
Nice little system for playing a match of OW before the boss comes in. You'd probably like the T3500 build on my page.
It would be super dope if you built a frame around the PC and kinda had it built into the wall. Awesome setup.
Thanks. I'ts nice to see i5's so capable, where traditionally they have been a compromise over i7's. Hopefully i5's don't cannibalize i7 sales and Intel continues to make them this good!
Haha appreciate it.
As long as it works for a good period of time I could not be happier. I'd say this competes with motherboards that cost $40+ more.
Appreciate it! I had to stay up to 3am to snipe that 1070Ti on Ebay when the bid ended. Well worth it!
Appreciate it. I was thinking, since its an inconspicuous Dell case, that I might get a nice Dell monitor, mouse and keyboard and place it in the living room. That would be kind of neat.
Absolutely. Xeons such as the X5660 and E5 1620 v3 are becoming popular as businesses cycle out their hardware. There's a relatively small crowd of people that are interested in buying used Xeons, so there is a massive supply met with low demand, allowing prices on chips like the X5660 to drop to 20$.
The plan for this system is to use it as my main system as long as it is relevant. It powers a 4K Sony TV in my room and I play older titles at 4K, newer at 1440p. It will be a few generations of hardware upgrades before I start missing out, and at that point this system will become a household secondary, or be sold to fund the new build.
My only gripe with the HP systems is the lack of standard part compatibility. The PSU and MOBO connectors are proprietary, and the parts are less common and more expensive to find. Other than that they are very nice systems and were certainly ahead of their time when they came out, as even today, the first time I got my hands on one, I was impressed.
Haha! Nope, I wasn't kidding! Thanks for the compliments. I have not used AliExpress for anything other than CPU's myself. As far as computer parts go, I wouldn't buy a PSU/GPU from them due to the shortcuts manufacturers tend to make in cooling components and circuitry. I can't speak for the rest of their products. Thanks again!
I see you also use banana's for scale. Be careful with that, I had quite a few people freak out over that in my last build. Probably 4 banana comments for every computer related comment xD. Great build, possibly a sleeper? How are temperatures if you close the cabinet door? Or do you leave it open while the computer is running?
The price/performance is good, nothing wrong with being on a budget. I personally would have upgraded a prebuilt workstation at this price range but you do lose out on a lot of customization and upgradability. Enjoy it!
Not much to say, this build is perfect for your needs and the Nano S makes this a great looking computer. A 1050ti would be great, maybe even overkill for your gaming needs but the price/performance is on point.
With the i5-8400 you can be sure that you won't have stuttering when the armies of 6 players unite to destroy your CPU. After all, If you lay down too many nukes at a time that Ryzen APU might get nuked as well. A 1050ti will crush those games, be able to play newer titles, and power more high resolution displays. I'm not bashing AMD or APU's, I just think they are better suited for extreme budget or SFF builds.
Now that's cable management. I love that everything barely fits, and you can't go wrong with RGB monochromatic. Awesome setup!
2.25TB of Samsung SSD's... All noctua cooling... a GTX 1080... I'm a priest of Eurus I'll make sure he gets your offering. Mesage me for shipping details.
Looks great! I can see the need to change the Cryorig fan out. I had the same cooler and it does reflect a little more light than wanted. Awesome setup! If I build another PC, the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M (Tempered Glass) will be my case.
This is one of the better first PC builds I've seen. The parts compliment eachother well, and the aesthetics are tasteful. I really like the neon/glitch-wave theme you picked and that desktop background is awesome. I would actually like a link to that if possible. Great build!
Neat setup. I have my eyes on that same monitor as well.
Nope. Breathable skin and potassium-based thermal filling passively cool the banana, keeping it well out of the bacterial danger zone.
Hahaha yes I should have. Missed opportunity feels bad.
Correction, put "The rest of the entire known universe" in place of "Europeans."
Craigslist finally came through for me.
I gave up Soda a long time ago, but Pepsi cherry cola is not soda, it is the ambrosia of the gods.
Haha. The fruit-based measuring system is a system that Europeans and Americans can both understand without converting measuring units.
Whenever I get hungry. That's why I got the 1060, I needed computer parts that I wasn't tempted to eat.
I think so too! Thanks man.
You know after I submitted this build I was thinking there's no way the mods here are going to let that one get through. I'm glad they did haha.
I wouldn't be suprised if that's what GPU boss said xD
Unfortunately I had to return the banana it was not compatible with my motherboard. I appreciate it man.
The banana unites us all.
In the Seattle area postings come and go very fast. I spend about 10-20 minutes a day browsing for cars and computer parts. There's quite some wealth in the area so bottom feeders like myself can find good deals here and there. Appreciate it!
It definitely has the potential to be a badass sleeper. Theres room for a watercooling loop, a radiator, and 2 large GPU's. I'm sure as time progresses it will get there, but budget was the word of the day when I put this together.
The GTX Banana Ti is probably out of your budget. It's actually the best graphics card out there, but the world isn't ready for it yet so there are no compatible adapters.
Yes, it could, Depending on your motherboard. Mine has a heat-sink on the top of the motherboard that would get in the way.
You're right. It's only like that for visual preference. I knew someone was going to bring it up. ;)
Thankyou! I planned on upgrading this upcoming Black Friday but ended up buying plane tickets. One day, one day.
I was able to pick it up used and at the time the RX480 was not released. I've had little incentive to upgrade when I end up playing half of my games on low settings by preference and the other half run smoothly.
Or you can have all of the computer's main files run much faster and have better general operation and use external storage for all of the media you mentioned.
No it is a high quality plastic.
Yeah I've had this hardware for a good long time now. If I didn't have a PS4 i'd probably upgrade but most of my friends have PS4 so I play a lot of new titles on that platform.
Rocket league only needs the one RX 480, but you will find other titles that don't like crossfire. The build looks absolutely amazing, I recommend some combs for your PSU cables.
Nice build! I highly recommend some 140mm thermaltake riing fans behind that the tinted front panel. looks amazing. I recently bought the 5.25" bay for this case and got the Kingwin FPX-003 fan controller since you can have the front panel on and see the temperature reading through the front panel. Very unique! Warning though,I had to shave a little off the sides of both 5.25 drive accessories I installed so that I could push them back further and fit on the front panel.
Thankyou. What case are you going to/did you get? I wanted the MasterCase but I'm glad I got this and did a a white and blue theme.
Same haha. Was thinking of upgrading to the same CPU and GPU too.
That's why you work in highschool while school is easy and boring and buy everything you want.