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.
Haha appreciate it.
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.
A Cryorig H7 would really complement the aesthetics, although you don't really need. I like your color scheme and component selection.
Dayz doesn't really gain much from multi-core rendering, most of the load comes from texture unpacking, open world rendering, and lighting/shading. The 2 physical cores with their threads can easily keep up with the 3D rendering and physics.
Haha same for me. My mom runs a house-cleaning business and I used to tag along when work slowed down in the summer.
Restaurant jobs are what I recommend. Bike to work, eat at a discounted or price-free rate, do simple, repetitive tasks and build reputation as a hard and responsible worker. One restaurant I worked at when I was 19 (last year) liked to send the dishwashers to the local community college and pay to have them trained to make desserts, so keep in mind even the minimum wage jobs can grow into something a lot better if you want.
I would say make a simple, classy resume and print out 10, put them in a folder and go to 10 restaurants in person. (I don't recommend fast food). Ask if there's anyone there you can briefly speak to about employment. For this reason, try to come in while it's slow (Monday-Thursday 2-5PM)
Also try Snagajob, I actually got a pretty decent sales representative job through the website.
Difficulties have been very limited for me. I tried to mod Skyrim with a crazy amount of ENB's and Shaders and suffered frame rate loss, but I mean I had 116 graphical mods running as well as texture enhancers and improved physics. Honestly any limitations I've encountered with the i3 6100 is most likely from the R9 380 I have it paired with.
I'm actually at tech school right now, far away from my gaming system, and I haven't been home since august 28th. The i3-6100 performs amazingly, and I only have an outdated R9 380 to pair it with. If you have an i3-6100 and a Gtx 1060 or 1070, you are SET. I can't say I know everything, or that the i3 is a better choice than an i5, but I know that the i3 is absolutely not a bad choice. It's price/performance is ridiculous. The i3 won't get the praise it deserves on a computer enthusiast site where overclocking and core count are over glorified, but don't be afraid to try it, it's a great chip.
A great computer and an amazing first build. Even more so for under 500$.
What component did you have to return?