black and white (if done correctly) looks incredibly slick. But is hard to get perfect.
They are all things I forgot to think of ;(
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Unfortunately I had to also change the case. I couldn't quite balance it otherwise.
Since it seems you would rather not upgrade your Motherboard, vagabond has got you covered. There is no other upgrades worth your time or money, GPU and PSU are the only two upgrades I would of recommended as well. The 7770 is one of the best bang for your buck graphics cards, and it is a great steal for that price. As long as your daughter isn't playing anything too drastic it should be a perfect buy :D
I am not intentionally trying to start an argument, just I thought money could of been "better" spent.
But if the OP was to go with this I would recommend the i3 build. Simply because he wouldn't have to upgrade the GPU for a while :P
But that doesnt specify he is OC, maybe he is proposing an upgrade to a locked i7?
Why do you have a Z170 motherboard with two locked processors?
Isn't it a bit of a waste?
The OP never says anything about overclocking. Why not go for a slightly cheaper H170 MoBo and put more money into a better GPU?
The best call is to buy one, if you don't really experience much difference for the price you might as well return it. I jumped from some unbranded cheap Amazon mouse to a "Low" end gaming mouse (Roccat Kova[+]) and I must say I feel more precise, but they might just be a psychological thing :P
I own a Quickfire, and I am using it to write this comment, and I adore it. It feels solid for a lower end mechanical keyboard and the typing experience is quite nice. I tried a Razer keyboard in my local gaming store 2 weeks ago, doesn't even compare.
Do you have a budget?
I love my CM Storm Quickfire TK. It is a pleasure to type on and I especially love the tactile bump on it. They are backlit and come with a range of options for the lighting, my only issue is the black lighting is representative of the switch underneath. Red LEDS for red switches, Blue LEDS for blue, and you guessed it White LEDS for brown switches. I genuinely have no idea why that is for the last one. Other than the fact a brown keyboard wouldn't be quite so aesthetically pleasing.
I personally use Cherry MX Blue switches but all are of similar price, and in my opinion there is nothing better for the price.
Nothing for $150 is going to run CS:GO above 30fps at lowest settings. I really recommend at least trying to double your budget, try selling some old things or getting a part-time job or similar.
I heard OBS is far better than shadowplay, they are supposedly both lag free. If you are making commentaries as well, OBS has better audio quality.
I changed it up a bit. Your one has an unreliable PSU, a poor price to performance GPU and a very poor monitor choice. I restructured the whole build, the only things left the same is the cooler, HDD and the optical drive.
It will be able to handle most games at 1080p at Med-High settings, to get a performance boost you will need to upgrade the GPU. Unfortunately this was the best GPU that is suited to your budget, please remember I am not saying this is the best build but for your budget it suits your needs.
Ok, make sure to OC to get maximum performance :D
I was just about to turn 14, I built it myself XD
My dad refused to help me...
Oh yea, just noticed. What is with that? XD
A very common story around the internet, a laptop that can't run your favourite games. But it is true, I was also playing on a laptop before switching to a custom PC. There is nothing wrong with it being a common story, but your only 12. Wowzer, I didn't even realise custom PCs were really a thing when I was 12. This is a solid build and will be able to play now and future games at 1080p, but if you are so positive you don't want to OC what's with the "k" i5?
Anyway, great PC. Hope you enjoy it :D
No idea where you heard that...
Great build man! +1
But these "older" parts are still very capable, it is really summing up wants versus needs. The i7-4790k is a very well performing chip, and for 80% of people this is more of a want than a need. There is really no need for a new i7-5820K or 6700k, unless you are running really taxing programmes, which is a want. This is a really solid build and you shouldn't really care about ageing parts unless you are falling behind massively. Maybe in a few years it is time for an upgrade but for now this is a great build.
Most probably. But Like in my original comment, I would rather go for the X4 860K and a higher end GPU.
Honestly, I wouldn't list this as a console killer. More like "Cheap Budget to start PC Gaming", but even in that area there are some poor choices in this build.
In my opinion this would of been better off;
But, unfortunately, it is too late now. You could of done better at the price point if I am truthful.
Exactly. The Pentium is good, but more and more games need four or more cores to even play let alone get decent FPS; meaning the Athlon is a clear winner if you plan on playing games like Witcher 3 or Far Cry 4.
Yea, I prefer AMD just for the Price to Performance (since I am broke) but I don't go round down voting for a mention of Intel xD
I think it was an Intel Fanboy, as he upvoted the suggestion of the Pentium. And downvoted the others.
It is sad someone downvoted you for complimenting someone. (I just upvoted it so it says 1)
Ah, not seen that before. (UK)
Would of gone for something else, but it is up to you :P
Honestly, I have the CM Storm Quickfire TK. I am in freaking love with it, it is amazing. Unless the numpad is important to you, I would thoroughly recommend it. I personally use Cherry MX Blues, obviously the switches are different, and it is a joy to write on and when I say this I mean the key caps feel nice and the sound is excellent. But I am using blues like I said, but the key caps should feel just as good :D
If you are after a keyboard with the number pad I am pretty sure the TK has an older brother for a little extra.
A little more info would be helpful.
For example, your "exact" budget. Your favourite games and colours, do you like wired mouses or is wireless a big part for you. Your grip, etc.
Just ordered the Scythe Katana 4. On paper it appears to work better than the Hyper 212 Evo. So yeah, thanks for the help I guess
The H7 is awesome, but the cheapest price for me is £50. So I will have to look else where. But thanks anyway.
The only place I can find it is for £50, so no can do ;_;
I can't find it in stock anywhere. Except Amazon, who are listing it for £50. So that is a bit out of my budget. But aesthetically it is really nice and the performance is great.
If LoL is all you will be playing this is massively overkill. You can handle LoL on a $60 card on the highest settings with 100fps.
I like the aesthetics of it as well, so seems like the one for me :D
How's that monitor?
Looking at it myself.
Yeah, 8gb for me. But I don't mind that much, but thanks for offering :p
I am in two minds of getting it or not xD
Thank you, quite impressive. Seriously thinking of adding one :D
Yes please :D
Even though many people would say "AMD" and "Ice cube" should never be in the same sentence, your CPU remains extremely cool. "+1" for the temps even for a $100 cooler :D
Also, I know it is one of the most popular but, how is that SSD treating you?
I am thinking of putting the 120GB variation in my build, which is similar.
How is that abnormal, yes I understand Intel is all the rage, but seriously?
For the price of an FX-8350, Hyper Evo 212 and reasonable 990fx MoBo you can only buy a 4690k and basic Z97 motherboard. The 8350 is on par with the 4690k with the exception of massively single core tasks. But when multitasking the 8350 will 9 times out of 10 beat the i5. Like the OP mentioned, they like to multi-task a lot.
So infact despite what many people think AMD was the way to go with this build and many more like it.
Technically yes it is. But a lot of PSUs under 750w will be able to handle it, however not sure about this PSU.
Oh okay, my bad. Thank you :D
You kinda took that out of context, what I was trying to imply was the fact I didn't purposely buy it for my new build. It was given to me to upgrade my old PC.
The GTX 960 80% of the time, GTX 750ti 60% of the time
Damn, thats what I thought ;_;
Well yeah, especially if using Nvidia ShadowPlay