I personally chose the 4gb 380 over the 960 in November and couldn't be happier with my purchase xD
well the compatibility page says 89w, however I would not cut it that close in my personal experience, maybe a touch higher something like 120w
This being said i'm not super familiar with low power htpc systems and their loads and fluctuations I just like having some wiggle room in case the power draw does fluctuate a touch.
agreed, 4GB 380, I like Msi's cards but for the most part they're all good and reliable.
my thoughts exactly.
OHGOD IT WORKS! maniacal Laughter
I should try this lol best buy is all I have here.
Sees an actually good build from a new(er) Person Cries tears of joy
yeah like I said I'd rather have it be a little loud when he's gaming than thermal throttle a bunch lol
hey i'll trust you guys since I don't actually own a skylake processor lol. my only worry was about the case but if you think it'll be fine then that's good enough for me, besides if it becomes an issue we can always add an aftermarket cooler after :D
he literally said and I quote "No cubes"
he's hell bent on it being portable. he basically wants a brief-case and this is the closest I could get without literally modding a brief case lol
good recommendations, was going to opt for the 970 for that reason, i'll definitely swap the ssd out though. the gpu isn't set in stone because he's not gonna have them money until end of summer anyway so the prices may go down or what not as well
I just have read that the case retains heat like a fat pig in summer. So I wanted to make sure there wasn't gonna be any thermal throttling.
true, I swapped down to 3 as I only need them for the gpu bay. but it'll be okay if it's louder when he's gaming lol
also from what I've read this case causes gpus to thermal throttle if not assisted in some way :-/
I plan on hooking them to some thermal cables so they only turn on when the gpu heats up and such
EDIT: As seen in that build I linked where he put it on the back of the gpu.
could I get a link to the fans you used, can't seem to find many 80x80x15 fans only 80x80x25?
lol he actually reposted at some point with it down to $350 no haggling required, gonna try and get him down to 300 xD
EDIT: Also it is the factory Oc'ed Model for what that's worth lol
YES! Just bought an n64 and a bunch of games too actually lol
the i5 will work alright, but if you're going to be gaming and streaming the i7 would be optimal. You'll notice better performance from the i7 when multitasking (streaming games) or when just encrypting a stream in general because of the hyper threading.
I meant the m9i fan
Really Hold on I have to check this.
Lol yeah it's actually not too much terribly bigger than the c7. I only recommend it because it's the best $30 price range cooler and I love the one I bought lol. My only other recommendation is that with the c7 you can swap the fan to one that suits your build colors better if you'd like
okay well either way I would recommend using whatever cpu you have for now and getting a beefy gpu after lol
Also from what I've seen if you use your gpu and cpu at the same time, you don't really get any benefit from it, most people show that they get the same hashrates while mining because you're just splitting the load between two miners.
yes but when mining you should be using your gpu as your primary source for mining as you get more performance from your gpu than your cpu. For that matter, instead of blowing a bunch of money on a cpu you should be able to buy mining hardware from someone like ASIC or the like but that might be subject to the same 1-week stipulation.
ah that's silly, if it's just going to be a week I don't see any point in spending a ton of money on a new cpu, also it depends what socket your motherboard has. If you had say a 5960X (Just under 1000 USD) overclocked as high as you could safely get it that would likely be the best cpu but might not be compatible with your other parts.
I Was gonna say technically he should be able to fit an h7 in the enthoo as well if he wanted.
Not my thing personally but I'm pretty sure people use their gpu's usually because they are more suited to mining than cpu's if I'm not mistaken.
Looks Good :D would spring for the Samsung 850 EVO SSD if possible myself though. that's my only recommendation really
yeah if you hold out till the new ones hit the 980ti might drop in price too. i wouldn't recommend the h60 it doesn't perform well for what you pay. sub 100 dollars go with air coolers like the cryorig r1 or noctua nh-d14 or d15 or on the cheaper end the cryorig h7.
If you want to go aio, i recommend at least an h100 or higher but preferably something like a kraken x61
Personally not a fan of apu's but I agree with your reasoning, if you can spend a touch more I would get a bigger psu, especially if you plan on upgrading to a higher end gpu down the road. something like an evga g2 650W would do the trick nicely. Also the Cryorig h7 is better than the Hyper 212 EVO and Looks better than it as well in my opinion also it's only a few dollars cheaper. Other than that looks okay.
personally I would get the fury or nano, but if the new cards are coming out later this year you may be better off snagging a 390 or 970 and hanging out until the new cards hit and getting one of those or getting like a 980ti when it drops in price after the new cards come out.
This is my favorite Led Ddr4 Ram personally. Dem LEDS Though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144767&cm_re=Geil_Super_Luce-_-20-144-767-_-Product
a good analogy is would you pay 5000 bucks for an old beater car with 200,000 miles on it or a Brand New Car with low miles that's in great shape. You'd be stupid to not take the new car over the old car
personally I would get a 970/r9 390 and then upgrade when pascal/Polaris cards hit later this year.
you get more for your money, for what the 980 retails for it's far outperformed by similar cards like the fury or nano.
I Wouldn't go for the 980 it's not worth what your paying for it performance wise. go with something like the r9 fury or just splurge on a 980ti
you could go with the msi gaming m5 should be about 50 dollars cheaper and still work great, or if you wanna save a ton of money, theres a couple of decent z170 boards around 100 dollars that I don't know by name but they have alright reviews one by gigabyte and one by asus.
you just attach the clip to your tower, or anything metal that will ground you so the electricity has somewhere else to go besides into your components.
what they said ^ also I would get the EVGA G2 Line of Psu's over the NEX Line they're far superior and not too much more.
That'll work, imo opinion your mobo, and ram are a bit overpriced there are better cheaper options out there. Also I would get a cheaper/better psu for a gaming build.
Don't be the chances of anything ESD Related are slim to none, and so long as you wear the static bracelet it reduces those to virtually zero. just have fun and enjoy yourself lol.
No, I want to go to Ireland so bad though, and Australia.
EDIT: And Germany. I guess like the whole rest of the world.