my wife's boyfriend's daughter needs a new pc for league of legends and hearthstone. will this be enough or should i get a better processor?
>spending more on your SSD than your CPU
>spending more on your case than your motherboard
i5 4690 (from an earlier build)
Corsair SF600 (when it's released)
GTX970 (from an earlier build)
16GB Corsair Dominator RAM (if it fits)
+ whatever storage I feel like buying at the time
I mean, it's complete shit all-round. What exactly are you planning on using it for? The APU isn't going to be doing any gay men, especially with shitty slow RAM like that, yet is overkill for a HTPC.
might be just me but i got a 550w
and it seems cheap it made noise ( sounds like the fan is hitting something) from the day I put it in my new build and whines running some programs
none are me but read the reviews
That's fucking stupid. You could build a system with a GTX 950 for $100 less than your build that would absolutely crush it in terms of performance, just by not doing dumb things like buying a 480GB SSD.
Enjoy your APU, you dumb shithead.
Do you have to insult to get your point across?
anyway you included a 240 gb ssd when i obviously had a 480 and you didn't even include a cpu cooler or any fans, and i already said i only wanted light gaming if im getting a gpu im getting a good gpu not a budget gpu. Plus you didnt even include a network adapter o wait you cant cause your precious gpu uses the only pcie port, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MKrZL this is the real cost.
i obviously dont want to you fucking prick, you havent even shown me the worth of getting that gpu and cpu which is 70$ more than the APU for no apparent reason. What do you think that im trying to build a tower computer? No im building a small lightweight computer that isnt that expensive with atleast 480 gb because i dont need a fucking gpu. If i was going to do ATX then i definitely wouldn't act like a little poor piece of shit that has to settle for 240 gb and a APU. No i would get this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ynjx7P. Like goddamn cant you guys just not act like elitist shits and build for fun for once.
give me a reason to get a usb card, and a reason not to use skylake. Wait matter of fact don't because honestly i dont really care what you think at all because no of you seem to be able to give an actual reason to go your way
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s43T23 I have a hard budget of 1012 dollars and am wondering if I made the right choices for a computer that is going to be used for streaming, compiling, video editing, gaming and everything else there is. The gpu has to be an amd because they have the features I need in their drivers that nvidia's cards don't. (eg wine patches and wayland)
That's just it.
The parts on the build ARE what you're spending your money on; don't use some shitty cop-out like that.
So actually listen to what people are saying for once. Here's a god damn 380X, and it's over $30 cheaper than your original build.
Starting to buy the bits for my new build.
Case: Thermaltake F51 Suppressor
Motherboard: Asus Rampage V Extreme
CPU: Intel i7 5930k
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS12X
GPU: ASUS Strix GTX 980
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 4 x 8GB + cooling fans
I'll install Windows 8.1 on a relatively small SSD and put everything else on a 2TB HDD. I'll also be getting a blu-ray reader/writer drive. Need to figure out how big my power supply will need to be.
>16GB in Quad, go dual, more OC stabilty and you're not exactly losinguch going from 8
4x4 to 8x2.
Are doing video editing or memory intesive applications? If no then follow the former statement
this is better OP:
$24 more, and you'll get $20 back on a mail-in
>The G3258 can overclock to 4.2Ghz with the stock cooler, and will do what you need when paired with the GPU better than the dumb APU choice you've made
>budget allows a 2Gb 750Ti
>a 120Gb boot drive and 500Gb storage drive
>no dumb LED fan
$43 more and you'll get back $40 on mail-in
> 4-core i5 CPU (locked)
> different drives - 1Tb storage drive
> same GPU as previous
> different case and PSU to allow for more storage later
> case doesn't look like a VCR
Are the pre-builds/guides on pcpartpicker worth a damn? I've assembled PCs before and bought parts based on a lot of advice and guidance, but I'm not too knowledgeable on the parts themselves.
I need to build a new one from scratch, aiming for a budget high end one mostly for games but also some graphical work at about approx 900eur or so but not too sure where to start as I haven't kept up with tech since last time I had to look into it was years ago
>Are the pre-builds/guides on pcpartpicker worth a damn?
not really, they tend to use shitty storage. you're better off modifying the build and posting it on /g/ or /wsr/ for feedback. you'll get better advice here, if you ignore the odd troll
Fair enough. I did a little bit of looking around and came across http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZGdb7P which seems to be close to what I'm looking for. What should I look into more indepth to try and improve? 1TB isn't too much of an issue as I have an external HDD for large stuff storage.
Also, if there's anything with great value the I could shell out a little more instead of any of these parts
change the hdd to a hitachi one and you're good to go. if you have just a tiny bit more money, you could get a samsung ssd which offers 5 years warranty over the 3 years of sandisk. otherwise it looks alright, though i'd go with a 600w psu if you want to oc.
Why do all cheap cases come with edgy designs and pointless windows and ricey LEDs and whatnot?
why do manufacturers assume that people who are on a budget are also ricer children?
Fuck this shit
Really, I just want to be proud of it every time I start it up. Also its a lot easier to see if my buddies are interested what is in it. Why do you think Lamborghini's have glass engine covers?
Light gaming - TF2 hence the weaker GPU
Would like something like the Corsair Hydro H60 V2 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler as my mate had one in the same case and his machine is quiet as fuck.
I know jack shit about cooling and would prob oc the i5.
Already have an SSD.
32GB ram for homelab stuff.
just go straight to a gtx 750, the low end cards are so shit in terms of price to performance
I've been googling and fiddling for the past few hours and ended up with http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XsDLMp
RAM is 2x4gb corsair DDR3 1600
I was wondering whether there's any good upgrades to GPU/CPU that I could do without spending too much extra. And also whether I should get a little bit better CPU overall
>$43 more and you'll get back $40 on mail-in
>> 4-core i5 CPU (locked)
>> different drives - 1Tb storage drive
>> same GPU as previous
>> different case and PSU to allow for more storage later
>> case doesn't look like a VCR
I like this one
>tfw everyone ignored my build because of OPs retarded choices
overclocking. better for more cpu-intensive games. 4460 is fine for nearly everything though.
country? what kind of 380? an evga 500w should be good though.
use pcpp m888. and what mobo?
r8 mine too: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/PPdLMp
Intel Core i5-4460 3.2Ghz Box
Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR3 1600MHz 8GB 2x4GB CL10
Samsung 850 Evo SSD Series 120GB SATA3 3
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 7200rpm
Seasonic M12II-520 EVO 520W 80 Plus Bronze Modular
Sapphire R9 380 OC Nitro Dual-X 4GB GDDR5
How does this look
oh kek whoops. my bad.
ah right. i'd say still just try and put it all on there for organisation and deals sake. you can enter custom products.
kinda restricting yourself with the mobo and case though. you could get a new mobo like an msi z97 which would have much more features, but the gigabyte one's good too. understand reusing it. don't see many mini builds these days desu.
>what is wrong with it?
I basically said people are attracted to the quality they can tolerate. At this point of your life, you can tolerate a really castrated build.
When you're done being poor, you will naturally build a better computer. No need for any help from me.
Recommend me a 120mm fan. I want to put it on the back of my case, so he sucks the air out.
Currently I've got two 1000rpm 120mm on the front, one 120mm 1200rpm on the back, and the rear one is very loud, like its bearing is failing, so I want to put in something better.
That psu is hella expensive, I'd probably get of these
I'm trying to put the cooler and the case, but unfortunately the screw holes do not line up. If I attempt to put the cooler's radiator outside the case, the case's power switch interferes. Suggestions?
unless you're doing video editing and 3d renderen (i.e. not just video games), you don't need the hyperthreading of the i7. when overclocked, the i5-6600k is faster than the i7-6700. and it's 100 dollars less.
if you do decide to get the i7, you don't need a fucking watercooler, since you can't overclock it anyway. it will run fine with the stock cooler.
i would also avoid kingston, due to bad business practices and wd due to the high failure rates this year. get corsair for ram and hitachi/hgst for storage
i wouldn't go with wd right now
You bought a high end cooler for a locked CPU. You bought DDR3 ram. You didn't buy an SSD. You bought a Corsair PSU. And where are you getting a $200 gtx 980 from? Overall this makes a very shitty build
>You bought DDR3 ram
>You didn't buy an SSD
>You bought a Corsair PSU
I don't think my question was asking anything about what RAM, drive, or power supply I should be using but instead asking what I should do about the cooler and case issue. Thanks for the opinion anyway, I guess.
Need some legit advice, already bought this, looking for an air cooler that'll let me safely take the 4790k to 4.4ghz. I'm worried that the air coolers I'm looking at will be too much weight on this mobo. Cryorig r1 universal/ultimate, Phanteks PCTH14, DarkRockpro3, all looked decent. Where can I see how much weight this mobo can handle attached on top of the processor, or can someone recommend similar/better coolers?
Are ram coolers really necessary? I love how they look, but some are really expensive.
you'd be lucky to get more than 100mhz BLCK out of it. they're sold as 'locked' for a reason. my point still stands, the 6600k is cheaper and performs better than the 6700.
the only benefit the i7 has is hyperthreading, which is not very useful for video games.
>you'd be lucky to get more than 100mhz BLCK out of it. they're sold as 'locked' for a reason
You haven't been keeping up with the latest news.
Z170 bios updates decouple BLCK from anything other than the CPU and RAM which means you can get to about 140 without issue.
The only time I've ever seen ram cooling as necessary was when heavily and I mean HEAVILY overclocking ram. When ddr3 2666mhz kits were a thing, I saw people running those kits clocked to 3100mhz at 1.87v. Cooling was necessary.
Recently there was a ddr4 kit that hit 4500mhz I think. 1.55v. Well above the starting 1.2 or 1.35v. Cooling becomes slightly necessary to not bake the ram.
Other than that? no. not at all.
not hooked to a fan controller and running 100% at all times?
Hooked to a controller? Delta 6k rpm. Keep in mind a single Delta 6k will use around 65w by itself. In return you get 200+ CFM, 38mm thick fan with crazy air pressure.
How's this build? Any suggestions/criticism is much appreciated.
This'll be used for music production and general use/browsing. The integrated graphics is enough so I don't really care about a video card.
Is this an ok build for a decent gaming rig or should I change some crap out.
SILVERSTONE HAS TEASED 700w SFX-L POWER SUPPLIES FOR OVER A YEAR NOW
WHEN WILL THEY GO ON SALE
I WANT MY TOP LEVEL SUITCASE PC
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCKF CUK
This is the cheapest 4gb 380, it's $211, probably what you should get. It's good quality.
You could probably find something cheaper with only 2gb, but that would be a bad idea in my opinion.
Should I go ahead?
Also, I have some doubts about how to install the wifi adapter on the motherboard.
Oh, and your build is using sapphire's old 390, which has a lower speed and is more expensive because it's out of production.
Here is how your build should look.
I just put the 390 that had the image of the actual card so the list looked better. I'm getting the new model with backplate. The i5 is there because this is mainly a gaming PC, doesn't really need an i7. Also the prices are irrelevant as I live in Europe.
Should I upgrade my gtx 760 or try to find it a partner card? I have a 750w PSU.
Also have another PC with a 430w psu, if I took out the 760 would I be able to run it using that with an amd 760k?
Hoping to game at 1440p with maxed settings at 60+fps, but I'm worried about the Titan X. I know I'm overdoing it on the PSU and MOBO, but I'd rather not upgrade them for a while. I plan to OC to 4.5GHz.
DigitalFoundy made a video comparing a build with that processor to the PS4 and the PS4 was kicking ass.
That dual core Celeron couldn't even launch some games without a patch and it ran like shit when any CPU intensive task arose...
Take your cpu cooler and WiFi card in the trash. Get something utiilizing 120/140mm (single is fine) fan so its much quieter.
Grab a 802.11ac capable wifi card, you shouldnt have to spend over 40.
First time builder here. I need a PC for 3d modeling, image editing, and gaming. This is what I've come up with so far.
I don't know if there are any incompatibilities. The only thing I'm concerned about is my PSU. Pcpartpicker tells me the machine's wattage is 374W, but my PSU is 750W. The reason for this is that I'm trying to take into consideration USB power as well as potential future upgrades. Also, the 750W wasn't a far price jump from 600W.
Any thoughts? I am planning to order parts soon because my classes start next week.
how is this? it's for gaming. my monitor is 1600x900 so a bit overkill, but i'm planning on getting a 1080p one later on.
Despite my surge protector, a power surge seems to have killed my Radeon 7970. Black squares all over the screen on boot and all that jazz.
What's the most decent AMD graphics card for the cheapest price that's as good as or better than the 7970? I was originally just going to get another 7970 to replace it, but given that it's five years old, it seems to have reached the point at which it's no longer cost effective/convenient to find that exact card.
Will the R9 380 be able to run pretty much any game on max settings? Because I also need to justify to myself not spending an extra $150 on the R9 390, since I'm going to be using whatever I buy for years.
On 1080p, I would assume so yes so long as the CPU is up to speed. Really depends on the game though.
390 would do everything better and allow you to go up to 1440p on a lot of things.
>380 is basically the same as 285, which is on par with/slightly better than the 7950
The 7970 came out five years ago. How could the 380, which came out last year, not be even as good as a five-year-old graphics card?
That's what they've been doing. Problem is, they introduced tonga mid-generation. WIth 280 being on par with it and 280 being more powerful than the cut-down tonga, there really weren't any options left that wouldn't have been confusing.