Her powersupply and GPU alone cost ~500$. Not everyone is going for price/performance.
Edit: Nevermind, saw what you were referring to in the description.
There should be a mesh grill under your power supply so that you can flip the powersupply upside down allow it to exhaust its hot air outside of the case. I also recommend moving your 1070 to the upper x16 slot on the motherboard. Nice color scheme and computer!
I have gone through every free anti-malware software, and I recommend AVG. Once you get it setup and disable a few of its features you never notice its there.
Edit* Oh you bought Bitdefender Total Security. Nothing wrong there, just use that. I'd probably just ignore Swaggy, his comments on other builds are equally pointless.
Budget doesn't imply low cost. This is a good ~1,400$ budget build.
I was going to says something about the case and power supply but I read the description and you covered it. The 1070 is a very capable card at 1440p so I hope that you or your step son intends to make use of that. Nice work.
Very nice. Consider flipping your h115i around so that the tubing has more slack, it will look a little nicer.
This is a mature and functionalist build. +1
Love the screenshot as well! Have you messed with the "Tetrachromatic ENB"? If you like "Realvision" I wouldn't recommend it since it's a pain to balance lighting, saturation, and contrast, but if you get it right it is absolutely stunning! I recommend "Dynavision" and "Autumn of Whiterun" as well.
Gotta love customer buybacks! Sold a guy my 13 month old 750ti FTW & CX430 PSU for 130$ (What I paid for them including shipping) and then he got the bug to upgrade about two weeks later and messages me that he bought a 950 and wants to sell me back the 750Ti for 40$. Ended up convincing him to return the 950 and keep the 750Ti but he then bought my corsair spec-01 with a front mounted H100i for 160$... There's so much money to be made in the business as i'm sure you know. It's fun haha. Not really an AMD fan but +1 for being in the business.
That's a good thing. Right now I have too much free time on my hands, but I have bootcamp in a month.
Haha tell that to Epic Studios, they might hire me. Paragon is very fun but the first few days was a grind.
The rangers take a LOT of accuracy to use, and the "travel mode" mechanic of the game is very different. I still play League from time to time because I am really good at league and I need to go on a rampage every so often , but paragon offers a lot. dont forget to add me when you create an account!
Thanks! You are correct. I was in need of a decent graphics card about 3 months ago, so I decided to get the R9 380 instead of waiting and not having a gaming capable rig in the meantime.
The H7 is a sick cooler. It performs significantly better than the 212 Evo and is superior in compact size, noise levels, and in my opinion, aesthetic design.
Bad advice. Custom coolers (aka open air coolers) disperse hot air into the case, which is not ideal at all in cases like the 202 which are compact and airflow is limited. Blower-style (closed air coolers) are not as effective as open air coolers in cases with good airflow, but in compact cases like the 202, the blower style cooler is quite important to have.
I got the Cryorig H7 for like 30$ a couple months ago, why is it 80$ here?
Most likely a dead motherboard. CPU's generally don't die as much as other components. Try to locate the CMOS battery on your motherboard, its a large silver and circular battery that is usually easy to find. After powering off your system, unplugging it from the wall, and pressing the power button a few times to discharge any stored electricity, remove that battery and wait about 20 minutes before placing it back in the system. If that fails, a new motherboard is my next best suggestion.
I have an EVGA 750TI FTW in one of my rigs myself. It is a low end card by today's standards nonetheless, despite being the budget king.
DAT SEXY SANDY BRIDGE
I'm still running a 2700k myself.
I can confirm that it is boards in general. Actually it is the case, even the slightest warp in the backplate makes it hard to align all of the standoffs.
He plays Overwatch, he doesn't need a GTX 970. I didn't know RAM broke easily, do you punch your RAM?
I laughed at that too. He must use google chrome!
This build is not ghetto at all, it is very clean and proper.
750ti is actually far superior to the GPU built into PS4's, sadly enough.
"I had 2 cores and some ****** graphics card, that thing could not even handle minecraft. Then two years later I found myself with" 2 cores and some ****** graphics card
Haha all jokes aside, don't sell this computer. Sell the crucial ram, the Pentium, and the 750ti. Upgrade to an i5 4690k and get a GTX 1070 or 1060 and upgrade your power supply as soon as you can after that.
The link I sent you was the i5-2400. The comment about my i7 had nothing to do with the comparison between the i5 and the X4. Looks like you have issues paying attention.
The i5 2400 is about 25% faster than your mentioned X4 CPUs in gaming.
I'm with you there. I prefer War Thunder's physics engine and Im not 100% sure but I think War Thunder has better graphics maxed out than World of Tanks. Either way it's cool that you can play as aircraft periodically. Pretty much the same game though, I wouldn't switch and restart my progress just for the few differences.
There is definitely no bottleneck in that system.
I live in Spokane, WA. Prices for computer components are better here but it's offset by gas money that I put towards going to Canada! :D
I forgot to say "nice build" by the way. I5 2400 might be a stronger chip, but you bought newer components in new condition so honestly there was little point in me saying so.
Definitely not true. It's ok to be a fan of AMD, as I used to be, but sandy bridge wins. I'll put my 5Ghz I7-2700k (150$ used) against any AMD processor and win.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xm9KHx/asus-motherboard-p8h61mlecsmr20 These seem to always be in stock. I use an Asrock Z77 for my I7-2700k. The Z77 board is constantly in stock on Newegg.
It's old, but I wouldn't say outdated. Especially for the price of 80$, an i5 2400 is an especially good deal for budget builds. I still have my i7-2700k, got it for 150$ used and have had it water cooled at 5Ghz for 2 years since. A 6700k would surely be better in performance, but especially for gaming I'd rather buy a used and older chip and put the saved money towards the GPU. In my 800$ PC I have a GTX 970 FTW and an i7-2700k.
They aren't new for 80$. However, as a locked sandy bridge chip used in a mid-end workstation, they are one of the safest chips to buy used.
A lot of 2011-2013 Dell Optiplex workstations had them. For the past couple years I've been able to get them on amazon for around 80$.
Used i5 2400 costs the same.
I transferred someones skylake Asus M32 into a Corsair Spec-01, it worked just fine. ASUS isn't like Dell in that regards.
Don't underestimate the Asus M32-33 series cases. I use one with my rig. By the way, with a 92mm to 120mm fan adapter you could have an H60 in the front. The front draws in air via the bottom front corner. Tested it myself!
In this case I run:
i7 2700k (3.9Ghz)
R9 390x (1.65Ghz)
EVGA 550 G2 PSU
2x 92mm Fractal fans
Cryorig H7 CPU cooler
I even have a red led strip that makes the mesh panel on the side look super cool, and I can see my motherboard.
Great build! I will say that it is not ideal to pair a non-k processor with an expensive CPU cooler and overclocking motherboard, but they are quality components nonetheless and perhaps you will want to upgrade to an unlocked processor in the future.
I notice a lot about this build I would change, but that's why it's your build and not mine!
FX-9590 came out in 2013 and gets beaten in single core performance by a 2011 I5-2400. The i5-6500 came out in 2015 and beats the FX-9590 in every gaming application, even where multi-threading is applicable. Not to mention the i5-6500 comes with DDR4 memory, as well as superior chip design, temperature, power consumption, and even price. Please don't give out advice when you clearly have no knowledge on the topic.
Look into a used i5-2400 on amazon. A ton of Dell Optiplex's had them so they sell especially cheap for around 75$ And it looks like you want a GTX 950 to play Fallout4 comftorably at high settings without having an overkill card for the other titles.
Why: Because he's 13 and he can't win a ruler challenge, so he does this instead.
Oh. I see.
I for one, found it interesting. 20+ Others agree. It's a nice build as is anyways.
APU's are CPU's with GPU's built into them. So you only need 1 PCIE Slot to crossfire with an APU. Dual Graphics is the term associated with Cross-firing an APU. To be honest the builder would have been better off with a proper CPU but the APU could easily meet all of his gaming needs.
Interesting, I have a Spec-01 and the Hyper 212 Evo fit in with about 3mm clearance.
Asus P8H61-M LE Motherboard and i7-3770.
Yeah I just returned a Corsair CS series powersupply... I like corsair products but I have come to understand that corsair's budget series aren't their strongsuit.
1.) Not much of a sacrifice considering 120GB's can store Windows 10, Ubuntu, 28 Steam games, other miscellaneous programs, and still have space for a few more applications. Especially considering the read/write speeds of my SSD are significantly faster.
2.) The H100i is an amazing cooler. It keeps the internal temperature of my entire computer lower since a traditional fan cooler is an open system.
3.) That RAM is inexpensive and MUCH faster at 14 latency speed. It is also the highest clock speed that the i5-6600k will support. (2133Mhz) 16GB comes in handy a lot with some of the programs I run and you can guarantee it will be necessary on an even broader level in the near future. I compared RAM and the Kingston is only $0.19 more per GB, and currently comes with Rainbow Six Seige.
4.) The SLI KRAIT series has always been my go-to. I still have my Z97S from my I5-4690k build. Really great BIOS, great features, durable, and VERY aesthetic. I should point out your build is entirely uncoordinated and it looks like you might know that since you went for a windowless case. I get that aesthetics aren't everyone's concern, but the build I have looks great and I would certainly put value on that.
You thought it was poorly optimized and those are the only changes you made?
I agree the build is not well optimized, and I would change nearly everything about it as I did here:
XFX Radeon R7 250 4GB Video Card... Is it really a 4GB VRAM Card? I've looked all over I can only find 1 and 2 GB r7 250's