Post your builds, ask for advice, give recs, etc.
Here's what I have so far, all that's left is the GPU, as you can see this is a bugdet build, so anything above the 960/380 is out of the question
Here is my absolute entry build that runs gta v high settings 40 fps
380 it is then
my daughter's wife needs a new pc. will this be enough to play hearthstone and league of legends?
Hey guys, would really appreciate peoples help. I've got £600 to spend on a PC and would like to get the best I can for the price tag. My friend sent me this a while ago, can anyone make any comments or suggest anything better? I primarily would use this for gaming.
[spoiler]Thanks in advance guys, I get you must get this a lot[/spoiler]
This may not be the right thread, but is the gigabyte GTX 960 G1 gaming 4 GB graphics card any good for a build? I looked into one for cheap for a build and ordered it? Should I regret it?
nothing is wrong with ssd, there are just retards that thing ssd is bad for what ever autistic reasons.
Just ignore them, they are pretty much the install /g/entoo meme retards in hardware threads
not sapphire or msi
>no custom cpu cooler fan
dude buy a cheap cpu fan like the Thermalright HR-02 Macho, for the intel its nice to have for hotsummers and the amd NEEDS a costumcooler.
>WD caviar blue
nigga if you want to lose all you data this is the HDD you want to buy, AT LEAST RED or Blacks
there are someother things which can be min/maxed but for real man.... why not fucking wait until the end of this year save some more and get a godtier pc for like 1,6-1,8k~ with the new amd cpu/gpus?
Well I'm not getting this stuff right away. Giving it a few months, need to minimize the amount of stuff to be ordered online (there's a store somewhat near me but it doesn't have every brand), and is subject to change in the meantime. Kinda missed my chance in December. By which I mean I didn't ask. For some stupid reason.
>not sapphire or msi
Trying to stay in a budget (but that might change if I ultimately resort to buying Windows 7...emphasis on IF; that optical drive is on the list for a reason) but I'll look into those brands.
>no custom cpu cooler fan
By that you mean buying one separate from what the CPU itself comes with, right? Thought the stock one would be enough.
>WD caviar blue
Shit, really? Seldom read a bad review on it. I considered WD Black but deemed it excessive for all but professionals. Figured WD Blue would be more casual. I'll look into WD Red.
>why not fucking wait until the end of this year save some more and get a godtier pc for like 1,6-1,8k~ with the new amd cpu/gpus?
If God willing, I get employed this year then that'd be possible but ultimately unlikely. Rather not go overboard yet. Neat thing about building your own rig is that you can add and upgrade at a later date. Which is probably why I didn't add a monitor to the AMD list (I have a TV with an HDMI port).
Only thing I am not sure about so far is GPU. Which I will probably wait to see how the next gen will do.
But I am currently looking at upgrading with
>Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
>Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
>Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
>Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Ah, thank god it's that time of the month when there is a PC building general. Can an mSATA SSD be used as a primary drive (holding the operating system and other base files) for a PC? I know it can be done so for a laptop, however my searching through Google has directed me to threads saying that mSATA drives are exclusively used to store cache for PCs. On the other hand, those threads were from 2012...in a different age...
I'm no expert on processors but I'm sure everyone will tell you to get an equivalent Intel, at least if you plan on gaming
As for the cooler you're probably fine with air unless you want to go nuts with overclocking, also liquid cooling is very expensive
>everyone will tell you to get an equivalent Intel, at least if you plan on gaming
This is wrong. Intel shills just like to compare AMD CPUs to Intel CPUs that cost $100 more. For the same cost AMD is always faster.
AMD high end:
Best Intel for the same cost:
skylake i7 is overdoing it.
corsair PSUs are supposed to be quieter and still competitive on all fronts, definitely worth considering since you could have a silent setup with that SSD
my rule of thumb is that if your CPU costs more than half as much as your GPU you'll be fine
Perfect meme build, though you need a ssd. Pretty much exactly what I have. You won't be pushing insane overclocks on a 970 motherboard, so just get a evo 212 or other air cooler.
It's too old to build on partpicker family.
E8400 Core 2 Duo @ 3.6 GHz
EVO 212 (for a true meme meister)
Gigabyte EX38-DS5 Mobo
500GB Caviar Black HDD
120GB Kingston SSD
6GB DDR2 @ 800MHZ, 2x1GB Mushkin 2x2GB Kingston
GTX 275 Twin Frozr OC
Thermaltake LT500P PSU
Fractal Design R5
A4 Tech X-705K Mouse
Some 24" 1080p Benq Monitor
Microlab Solo 6 Speakers
Steelseries Siberia v2 Headphones
Anyone feelin triggered? Come at me faggots.
But afaik those Xeons are slow as fuck and can't be OC'd? I saw some floating around being sold with adaptors but sceptical tbqh family. Are they any better than OC'd Q's? It's a shame to let the cooler go to waste by not OC-ing at least a bit.
I have a friend who kinda thinks like this, he upgraded his CPU 3 times in just over a year's span. He even switched companies because he swears up and down that his CPU is the problem.
>6 core amd
>now a i5 6600k
The funny part is that he was using a 760 for most of the time.
You don't need the top of the line CPU, it just has to be able to keep up with YOUR gpu. You have a big boy but i7's are useless in 98% of games. The main difference is hyperthreading. Most games and even applications, don't take advantage of it. so you're just wasting money imo. In your case you could make due with a 3570 most likely even something older and that's with your 980. It seems like your looking for something that'll last for a while, so I'd recommend a "k" version of whatever you get. The reasoning being you could extend the life of the cpu later( 2-3 years from now. Again depending on what you get) on just don't get caught up in the flash. That's why most people think they need the newest/best thing out to be able to PC game.( not saying you)
980 is barely going to cut it for 1440p. Better from a price/performance perspective to go with crossfire r9 290 or 390. Swap the mobo to something with z170 chipset and dual 8x pcie. 6700 is fine and will last forever, could go up to 6700k its just preference at that level.
Built this over black friday/christmas, got the cpu, ram, mobo, and case in a combo so quality ended up way beyond my budget.
380 is better on every account.
In any case you should've bought the 960 2GB since it has a 128bit bus.
For normie use, yes.
MIght as well go for skylel
perfect, maybe you should get 32GB down the road.
>Over 120GB SSDs
This is a bad meme, unless you actually need 250GB of applications + some kind of triple boot:
if you can get a 250GB evo, go for a 120GB Pro,
if you can get a 250GB PRO get a 120GB M2,
if you can get a 250GB M2 get a 120GB PCIe
if you can get a 250GB PCIe, enjoy wasting money
If it's for gaming hell no, there are people still using 2500k getting 60fps
>four year old CPU
If you're actually doing work like rendering, maybe but otherwise hell no. You'll be golden for a while.
I've finally convinced my parents that they should get a custom build instead of buying prebuilt to replace their aging Dell
The most intensive thing they do on the computer is some light Photoshop so what kinda rig do you reccommend? Don't think I need a high end graphics card here, or even a card at all seeing how the integrated GPU on any modern i3 or 5 would probably be more than enough for what they do
No need for i7 at all unless you just want it. Unless you plan on using programs that utilize hyperthearding. No, basic programs and games do not use this. Research is your friend. Maybe in 3 years it'll be more common, but by then 6 or even 8 cores will be more common so doubt it.
I like the cooler I wanted it but didn't work out. Overkill since you have a full ATX case, so heat should jot be a problem. Since you said noob, I assume you know nothing about OCing so you'll probably just increase the turbo which is OCing but only when YOU NEED IT. Besides that it'll run exactly like it did before. This goes back to using programs that actually utilize it. OCing is a way of extending the life of your CPU for a couple extra years so keep that in mind
Speaking of your case, unless you know you won't be moving it or you'll need the extra space I'd just save the cash and go with a mid tower. Nothing wrong just imho. PSU is definitely overkill unless, again you plan on upgrading later on with a 2nd GPU, you'll be fine with 650. If you go lower keep in mind they do lose power over time but 650 should not be a problem.
I have a friend who recently upgraded to a 390 and he's having driver problems. Nothing serious, it's just random and breaks some of his games. Just keep that in mind amd cards are known for driver issues, I understand the price/performance bs that everyone here uses just wanted to note that. Your problem just seems like a lot of future proofing, not sure if that's the goal just a lot of unnecessary stuff without saying exactly what itll be used for.
Yeah, that's what i was aiming for. I need to be sure that it'll last a very long time and then i'll be OCing and buy another GPU when necessary. I went for the full tower just to be safe if you're saying it's not really needed then i guess i'll be going for the mid size. I also heard about the driver problems so i hope it won't result to a catastrophe...
It'll be used mainly for gaming and movies.
Want mITX for portability, as I go home every two weeks or so and my laptop pisses me off. Looking to maintain relevance when VR comes out. I'll be cannibalizing my SSD from my current computer (240gb crucial). My current concern is whether the CPU cooler will fit properly.
on this note, how do motherboard names work? I mean I get that a z97 will have more features and ports etc than a h81, but is that also an indicator of component quality or is it safe to buy a h81 or b85 if you don't need the extra features of higher end models?
B is the business designation, H is the normal consumer board designation usually with two levels of feature set. Z is the overclocking board. Price is going to be your best measure of component quality in general. Tens of thousands of people have used cheap H boards for years without failing. Likewise they are cheap and do break all the time as well. If its important enough to you for you to care get something more expensive. If you cant then you dont have a decision.
yeah but I don't see any h81 boards priced at 180 bucks so is the price difference between h81 and h97 just based on amount of features, or are h81s inherently more prone to be shitty and breaking?
Some time ago in some other gayman pc thread some anon mentioned a german startup case - building company, which i never heard of before. if anyone thinks, they know what the fuck i'm talking about, please link me the site, because i honestly forgot.
Don't get caught up in that man the future proofing thing. I understand you want something to last as long as it can but
>nothing today is promised tomorrow
Hate to be that guy, but I'm serious. I'm talking strictly about technology here, but Look at phones. Look how far we've come with smart phones alone. Shits crazy. Every new technology that comes out just advances the production of the next invention. Since it's mainly gaming, the only thing that matters in terms of future is the GPU. There are people still using 2500k getting 60fps (four years old). If it can still keep up with a 970, you should have no problem doing normal tasks after 6 or even 7 years on any good current gen Intel CPU. There are plenty of mid towers that can house two GPUs no problem, you only need a full atx when you have a shit ton of storage drives or PCI devices. Just don't undercut yourself, quality products last. May cost a little extra now, but it could be the difference between having to upgrade in 3 years vs 5. Most importantly don't over pay for something just because it has all the bells and whistles that you'll never use.
Don't over pay for shit you won't use and don't fall for the future proofing meme. As long as you don't buy shit products the only thing you should have to upgrade in 3-4 years (if you have to) is your GPU and that's because by then 1440p will either be standard or close to it. 4k still has a while to go
Guys, I've built a new pc but recently been having problems with it. I've a 380 but when playing games, PC restarts randomly but most of the times, screen goes blank but there is audio coming out and we have to restart it to get it fixed? Could it be that we're running latest drivers?
Well, /g/, I pulled the trigger.
I'm probably going to spend some more on getting some more RAM, as well as some extra case fans and a LED strip or something.
the cheapest I can get those for is still about 60 euros more than the PSU I bought, so I don't think it'd be worth it. Also, the RX series fits the color scheme of my build
>tfw eurofag prices
Here's a server build I'm doing for work.
As you can tell, I've never done this before.
Need is relative you could do a lot of things with the $70 for a good ssd. 3-4 years ago I'd have said not really but load times on triple A games is getting excessive with mechanicals.
how's this? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/ZmRgkL
is the r9 390 worth it compared to the 380?
I would stay away from the V300 SSD. Not sure if it's still the case but they did a bait and switch with cheap memory on those SSDs a year or two ago. So possibly you could be getting those old bad batches
What do you think familia... Looking to build a new desktop for my home, don't plan on moving it around as I don't do LANs or anything like that. I don't really play extremely demanding games (metro, etc.), nor do I own any 4k monitors, etc. right this second. Mostly play MMOs.
Parts that I have that I don't want to change:
>Asus Maximus VI Gene
Would change to something else, but don't really see the point in going to something like a 6700k when I already have a nice CPU. If I did make a jump it would be to the 6700k/Maximus VIII formula board, but ~$900 for marginal gains doesn't seem like it's worth for what I do.
I'm thinking about making an in-desk case setup and doing something with watercooling. Maybe having the reservoirs up top on either side of my monitors, and having a shit load of fans (already have like 10, could get more) blowing over the hardware. I've never done water cooling or anything near this project, but I do own a frame shop and have access to wood, glass, etc. and I do own my home so anything done wouldn't be pissed away when I move.
How realistic is this functionality wise?
What's the advantage? Mine goes to 4.5Ghz with a shitty 212 Evo, thought it was really good. I actually turned it back down to 4.3Ghz for daily things just because I didn't feel like I needed that much CPU.
i know the 390 is better, but i was asking if it's worth it. in the uk i'd need to pay an extra £110 (~$160) for the r9 390 + psu. what kind of performance would i expect for the 390, and would you guys say it's worth the extra investment?
oh wow didn't know that. nvm. is the SanDisk SSD Plus 120 GB alright? http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-PLUS-Sata-2-5-inch-Internal/dp/B00S9Q9UKS
Here's mine, built it about a year ago. 32 gb RAM, decent motherboard, i5 processor, and a gtx 750 ti.
kk thanks anon i'll probably go for that then. just need to decide about the gpu. 380 and 390 both like super good, but i'm considering the 390 just for that extra power and longer span.
Going to order everything tonight, been thinking long and hard about everything, what do you think?
Are there even z170 boards that use ddr3? I'd also just get the blackwidow ultimate thats $70 today on newegg. Get some real headphones like sennheiser momentum on Ebay instead of gamer ones.
derp I forgot to put it in, I was going to use
and i wouldnt be opposed to a set of normal headphones as long as they would have some kind of mic, in line or not. mainly building this rig for csgo
Nah I think i'm just gonna stick with one, thanks for the heads up though. heres the modified list
except with ram.
I'm about to pull the trigger on this
2x4 GB DDR3
MSI H81 P33
Samsung 850 EVO 120 GB
Toshiba 1 TB 7200rpm
Seasonic S12II 620W
Around 730 €bucks, it's probably gonna go all the way to 950-1000 with the case, keyboard+mouse and monitor
Anything you'd change while keeping it around that price? This is the cheapest online store in my country and the only 380X they have is Sapphire. Also the PSU might be overkill but I'm really paranoid about something frying
How does my ultimate modem/network switch/NAS server box look?
I was just reading the reviews that it had on newegg. I'm also building a pc from scratch and was interested in this motherboard but the sata placement did seem really strange to me.
if you don't mind a stupid question, what makes a motherboard like http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Z170A-XPOWER-GAMING-TITANIUM/dp/B014PXH3CU/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1452726090&sr=1-5&keywords=motherboard cost $270? I don't know much of anything about motherboards but i assume it's just a gimmick, right?
a lot of PCI slots, a lot of SATa ports, multi GPU options, and it's probably made out of top tier materials
I mean for 270 bucks it should be damn near indestructible and absolutely failproof
If you are a completely healthy and able individual, are you physically capable of sticking your dick into a horse's anus and thrusting your hips in and out in a rhythmic fashion?
MSI has a line of z170a boards with pretty the same design and thats the top placebo board. The only real differences are 2 extra sata 6gbs, 1 extra m.2 port, a few extra cpu power levels, and the meme OC dashboard thing. While it does have 16x, 8x, 8x skylake doesn't support anything higher than 16 lanes so its wasted.
>Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4GHz
>2x AMD HD7970
>Samsung 1TB SSD for C:
>Buncha HDDs and a PCI-E 1GB/s 240GB SSD
Anyone with experience on the Rift DK2 able to advise on if this is VR-ready? Waiting to see the price on Vive.
>CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99)
>CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88)
>Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.75)
>Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.88)
>Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.88)
>Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88)
>Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card ($319.88)
>Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99)
>PSU: EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99)
How am I doin here?
>have totally bangin' pimped custom PC desktop at home that I assembled myself
>work away from home few weeks using cheap Asus laptop
>no time or inclination to play games
>carpal tunnel gone
>was productive and made a website instead of doing fuck-all
>tfw I realise the normies were right, you just need a simple laptop/notebook
Guys just save your money and get a laptop.
so fanboying aside, which graphics card is better, the GTX 970 or the AMD 390? From what I've looked at, the 390 has a tiny bit better hardware but can be more prone to driver issues. If you had to buy one of these two, which would you buy?
I must admit this is not entirely the case, while mostly true games in unity especially indie games in unity (ex. Rust) tend to have few second freezes due to ram being overflodded and hdd caching occuring...
Well primarily the pc is for audio production for visual media but I wanted a pretty good card in there for gaming so I'm not sure if I really wanna throw another $300 in for 980 or double up the 390 especially if I'm just rocking the 1080p
How dumb of a build would this be /g/?
I watched Linus' server pc build where he put something like this together and got pretty decent performance for GAYMEN, I don't want to play the latest and greatest games or anything like that, plus his build had a GTX 980 if I recall correctly. I got some old toasters sitting that I was going to steal the rest of the parts out of, more specifically an ATI Radeon HD5770 and a 600W power supply from thermaltech, it's over kill but it's what I have laying around. As for front panel switches and doo dads I was just gonna rip some out of my old dinosaur tower. There's definitely a lot quirks building off of a server mobo but I would like the experience since building my main rig was pretty much legos. Anyway just wanted to hear some opinions other than my own since I know bumbfuckly when it really comes down to it. The biggest thing I'm worried about is the CPU fans since the motherboard is designed to be a passively cooled unit. I've been googling around looking for specific specs on the size of both the intel heatsinks and the dell heatsinks that went inside the T5400 but I've found little to nothing.
I've had my current PC since 2010, I'm mostly a gamer, and until recently I've been able to run most games that I want to play at decent settings with a decent framerate. But I think it's time to upgrade. I am interested in playing games like Fallout 4, Just Cause 3, Dark Souls 3 (when it comes out), and my current PC just won't cut it anymore. My settings dont necessarily have to be ultra high for these games, I'm okay playing a game on medium settings as long as I can get a decent framerate (hopefully 60fps!).
So, I want to replace my current GPU, add more RAM, and add an SSD (I want to see what all the hype is about). The following is the PC that I have but with the new GPU, RAM and SSD that I intend to order swapped in. I can't really afford a new CPU at the moment and am considering trying to overclock the one I have. Would this prevent bottlenecking and would I need an aftermarket cooler?
I'm new. I plan on starting this build sometime in the spring.
Fucking felt like I created frankenstein.
You don't need a full ATX MObo unless you plan on a ton of PCI peripherals or Xfire in the future.
>get an mATX board
You don't need a WD black unless you have extremely sensitive data that cannot be lost.
>get a WD Blue or a Seagate Barracuda @ the same price for double the capacity
Don't get an EVGA PSU that isn't G2/P2
>get an EVGA Supernova 650 G2
That case is really awful
>but for around $60 there aren't any particularly amazing choices.
> TFW always wanted to build gaymes PC when I was a kid.
> Finally built my own last year
> TFW it's only seen a maximum of 90 hours of heavy resource gaming within the last year.
> TFW I spent 1200 on a PC I hardly ever use its purpose for.
Why do you need a 4790k over a 4690k.
Why do you need a full ATX Mobo with only one GPU and no other PCI peripherals?
Why do you need a full tower case given the above point?
Why a 970 over a 390x?
Why not spend an extra $10 and double that HDD capacity?
You don't really need an i7 for gaming. I got a 4690k and a 970 and I average around 80-100 fps on bf4 maxed out at 1080. I have the same mobo and love it a lot.
I also had that same CPU cooler and hated it. I went ahead and got a H100 and the temps were about 15 degrees cooler. Since the mobo already has its own fan controller, there's no reason for me to get an H100i.
Because Nvidia has ~80% market share on dedicated GPUs. I would like to think that since the 390x occasionally rivals the GTX 980 that it is a better choice over a 970. However if there are NVIDIA specific titles or features you're after then you really have no choice.
i just don't want to get the 390x then have driver problems up the ass like a lot of people seem to be having. but if i'm spending that much i'd prefer to get whichever one is better
Can I get some feedback?
I'm planning to buy a new gayming PC, planning ~5 years ahead
How does this look so far?
Which one of these is best for the price, or could anyone suggest anything better for the $700 - $800 CAD price?
Idk what the fuck you did to get a MOBO to over $200 but if you drop that and get something more sensible you can put the money towards a better GPU like a 970 or 380x.
Get the MSI h81m e33 mobo.
I have this meme motherboard (GIGABYTE G1 Gaming G1.Guerrilla)
recommend me ram because i am a fucking idiot, pic related.
You'd probably need a better CPU for smooth 1080p streaming and a bit more ram for browsing. I'd also get the Antec VP 450 over the CX 430, cheaper and pretty much the same quality if not better.
Also you don't need a GFX card for browsing and streaming video.
You can search for an itx mobo/case if that's your thing.
Get this if you don't insist on getting a meme window.
They seem to have a deal on it.
The only merit on that prebuilt is its form factor. Only if that is an absolute necessity would I ever recommend spending that much money on those bad of specs. Build those equivocal specs for $300 less or more.
Get a load of this one
>finally have money to build a gayming pc
>researching and being in the know about the current and latest tech, something i have no idea for at least 4 years, is more fun
>mfw lost motivation to build
That and I dont know of any elegant ghetto solutions for gpu sag>
>amd phenom x4 945 @3.8ghz
>8gb ddr3 1333mhz
>gigabyte 880g-ud3h board
>dual msi 6950 twin frozr IIIs with 6970 bios flash
>ocz vertex 120gb
>5tb of random wd drives
>750watt cooler master bronze rated psu
>fractal define r3
Feels bad guys I'm torn between 4690k and 6600k with dual r9 280Xs(buddy is selling me them at $100 USD each) and 950 pro nvme m.2 ssd as upgrade
Any help would be appreciated since I built this in 2010 and updated in 2012 and its pretty slow now and I intend to go into 1440p gaming.
Nvidia shills need not apply
Does anyone have any recommendations for a high end gaming pc? I haven't made a computer in 5 years and I literally don't know any of the current tech. I've got about 2500-3000 to spend because it'll be financed. I want to have high fps for vr gaming and all that. Even just a screenshot of a build would help.
Almost finished this one. Waiting for price drop for 4790k.
I had been browsing the past week for one, even off that site. I'd like something as close to a thinnet case as i could find.i like the itx form factor, but finding a good case has been tough
The CPU is shit.
The thermal peste is meme paste. Get MX4.
also if you can drop a few more bucks on it, don't just get a standard MSI GTX 980 Ti, but a custom edition by them, Gaming Golden or Thunder or something, it has better cooling, less noise, and are overclocked a bit
A case that mounts the mobo "sideways" as compared to what most people are used to. That or where the mobo is flat, like in some miniITX cases.
If you can get a 4690k for $200 and z97 board for $100 (or less) I would say go for that. Haslel is going to start getting post scarcity markups soon. Good luck on 1440p gaymen with Xfire 280x's though.
Just follow the minspec guidelines of a i5 4590 and GTX 970. If you want to spend more than that and improve the experience then do a 4690k + 980 TI build, which fits comfortably within the $1500-$2000 range, not including the VR headset.
Good luck. I got my 4790k for $250 at Microcenter in February of last year. Other than that build looks pretty ok.
Is there any reason NOT to get a skylake at this point?
On PCPartPicker every single Intel i5 im looking at is 200+, with the i5 6500 sitting at 199.
The price of the older intel CPU's should be dropping with new tech coming out, but the new tech is actually less costly. What the hell?
From what I've read on CPU boss, the Haswell i5's have better performance than Skylake i5's. Now I'm not entirely sure how reliable CPU boss is, that's just what popped up first and I checked. From what I saw, however, the difference isn't all that large- probably not enough to warrant the price difference anyway.
From my understanding and benchmarks I've seen dual 280Xs beats a 970 and that's before dx12 and mantle
Am I wrong?
So, effectively, an approximate $30 difference for less than 10% difference in performance. I suppose at that point it's mostly up to preference, but I know I'd prefer to have the overclocking capabilities of the Haswelll version.
I noticed there is no 6500k on the listing, and the 4690k is $227.
I guess investing in the $30 will make the RAM cheaper, and give me easier access to OC, as 6500 has no K model in the listing.
I'll go with this, thank you.
Hey guys, currently looking into Mobos.
I'm looking at some Gigabyte/Asrock mobos, and the price ranges are from $30-$95, I'm no tech expert so I don't know why these prices are ranged the way they are. I'm >>>52412243
Should I go for the bottom barrel 30, I' dont think I need any "bells and whistles" but I also don't want to buy something I'll regret.
Bottom of the barrel, or anything close to it, won't allow for any remotely acceptable overclocking. stick to the upward ends, since you decided on the Haswell i5 (assuming I didn't read what you wrote incorrectly).
You mean assembling?
Just make sure you're inside a high humidity faraday cage and grounded with a AntiElectroStaticShock™ wrist and foot band.
Also you may want to call an electronic engineer to help you to not fuck up CPU placement and bend its very sensitive pins, and a Foxconn robot to apply thermal paste for you.
Thanks for the responses, Didn't know which chipset to get that would take advantage of the Haswell, but I knew I needed z170 if I wanted to consider Skylake. Knowing this is definitely the important factor. Thanks
This is my build. I'm particularly nervous because this is the first time I've ever built a computer so expensive. Last time, it was about 2/3 this price.
Canadian prices mean that I got it for only 30$ more than the current 4790k prices
Me again. Posting a build this time finally.
Just a few questions:
1: Should I stick with 2x4gb ram for extra speed or should I invest in 1x8gb that i can later pair with a 2nd 8gb stick in the future?
2: My motherboard only says it has LAN, so I will need to buy a wireless net adapter, correct?
Will appreciate any recommendations.
I tried to save any money I could while still making a powerhouse. The only reason the gfx card and processor are expensive is that I found sales, deals or discounted them with saved up coupons. Only a few of those parts were bought at full price.
I want this thing to last. I figure that the cooler is overkill, but as the system ages I can just overclock to compensate. Hopefully that'll last me 6 years again, with maybe a gfx card update in three or four years.
An anon posted this build earlier
The prices are like 30-40 percent cheaper though, I'm guessing cause American money, so how do I make it better? Needs to be able to play vr and be amazing
1. You might be against it, and that's okay, but just a thought: have you considered switching out the mobo and CPU for AMD? You'd save enough money to upgrade the graphics card, which isn't fantastic.
2. Is the optical drive a necessity? I could understand if so, but if not, that'll save you another 20 bucks. I don't use an optical drive currently and my future build won't include one, and I have no issues.
3. What this guy >>52412695
said about the CPU cooler, the one you have doesn't seem too fantastic since you plan to OC.
i honestly would wait for pascal and i'm not being the typical wait fag it's gonna be a significant improvement with going from 28nm to 14/16nm a proper node shrink after like 5 years the performance gains should be significant. the 980ti although amazing for showing what the 28nm can do just isn't worth the money.
Then by all means spend your money on inane stuff with negligible performance improvements, but stop giving advice to people that are looking to get the best out of their money.
OS and common software are all you need an SSD for.
Alright, the price was more manageable than I expected.
Yeah, I guess I don't really need the disk tray. I rarely buy dvds, and drivers can usually be downloaded instead of using an install disk.
get a 212, it's like 5 bucks more.
Are you gaming on that? If so seems like you're investing way too much on the CPU and way too little on the GPU.
I might not, 10 seconds faster loading times on a game is not what I call a good purchase. I'd rather get a M2 or PCIe SSD for my OS. Stay pleb.
You'll get by with the stock cooler.
You're buying windows like a fucking retard holy shit this makes me so mad it's a fucking technology board.
Other than that is OK as long as you're actually using 16GB RAM and a 250GB SSD.
>I might not, 10 seconds faster loading times on a game is not what I call a good purchase. I'd rather get a M2 or PCIe SSD for my OS. Stay pleb.
>doesn't have the money to buy a proper SSD
>calls others pleb
Can someone explain the different variation of a certain card
I'm looking at at the r9 380 and there's like 5 different brands, some are cheaper then the other, what's the difference?
Also whats the advantage of 4gb vram compared to 2gb thanks
now that's looking damn fine anon.
I'd get a beefier PSU though if you can spare the money.
Different clock speeds and cooling solutions.
VRAM is always useful if you want to play newer games but varies from card to card; while getting a 4GB 960 is fucking retarded, a 4GB 380 is the way to go.
By beefier do you mean more efficient or a larger wattage? Currently my build has almost 200w's of room to spare.
Found this for a little bit more, with a gold efficiency: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220gs0550v1
How good is Hyper X Fury 240GBs?
I want to buy a good reliable SSD and this one has amount of storage I need currently. I also have a 1TB HDD so don't worry if I will be running short on storage.
Rate this build? Looking to upgrade my main rig and don't feel like taking apart my office PC just to salvage a couple of parts.
>Asus ROG Crossblade Ranger
>HyperX Fury 2x 8GB 1600Mhz RAM
>WD Blue 1TB
>Samsung 850 Evo
>EVGA Supernova 750W
>Hyper 212 Evo
Will be running SLI 760s, haven't picked a case.
Mostly used for gaming when bored, some word processing, some video editing, and browsing. Already have the 760s, so won't be moving to a bigger GPU.