Skylake CPU are not the sole option for Excellent-Enthusiast. I held on to Haswell for as long as possible, since it is the better value CPU, but 1150 mobos at that price range are now all out of stock, or the price went up from ~$150-$170 to $300+.
Removed the following GPUs:
They are no longer available in most places.
SSD options for 240GB starting at "Very Good", instead of "Superb" in before.
-The Haswell i3 still has mobos available for it. Keep as long as possible, or switch to Skylake i3? Switching may mean having RAM swap DDR3->DDR4->DDR3 in the middle of the guide.
-Add M.2 PCIe SSD options to the Extremist/Monstrous tiers?
Your comments, suggestions, and criticisms would be appreciated.
>but 1150 mobos at that price range are now all out of stock, or the price went up from ~$150-$170 to $300+.
Why does this happen? Lower supply due to being discontinued but high demand?
Skylake has been out for ~5 months now. So I am guessing all the mobos were EOLed and only old stock is left. There may be a mismatch in mobo-manufacturer schedules and Intels, as Haswell CPUs are still available for sale everywhere, and at normal prices.
>muslim shill asking for free support so he can mooch off ad revenue
There have been tonnes of suggestions: mATX/mITX builds, rendering builds, streaming builds, home/office builds. I can get into those, but not too soon.
Anyhow, I mention that the Fair/Good tiers match the current gen consoles.
>Prepare for the coming domination of cheap AMD CPUs the likes you haven't seen since the Athlon days.
>/g/ every AMD release since Athlon
I won't hold my breath. My Athlon XP died of old many moons ago. :(
falcon, in mexico guides could you not add cases from amazon that are imported? shipping costs are too expensive.
Gastos de envío estimados
Impuestos de importación
Importe total estimado
>$1,200 pesos in shipping
Also another thing about the mexico list, you guys should take in consideration the extras a website adds for shipping in comparison of amazon free shipping final prize.
I.e. some sites ask for $40~100 for "Package Security" and $100~250 for shipping when amazon mexico is free for some stuff and ends being cheaper than the alternative website, even when the price of the product is cheaper.
HAF-X in Amazon mexico is $3299+$99 leaving it on $3,398.
HAF-X in the site in the list(DineroMX) is $3,422+$240+$80 for package insurance leaving it in $3,742.
Thats is a $345 difference.
One more issue:
This CPU only supports 28 PCIe lanes, so you need to pick a specific mobo (with enough space between specific PCIe slots) if you want to go dual GPU.
Gigabyte X99-SLI and MSI X99S SLI Plus work fine. ASUS X99-A does not. Do I remove the Asus? Or add a warning?
>The PCIe x16_2, PCIe x1_1 and USB3_E56 connectors share the same bandwidth. By default, the PCIe x16_2 slot and PCIe x1_1 slot will automatically run at x1 mode with USB3_E56 enabled for best resource optimization.
Call me blind, but I cannot actually find the USB3_E56 connector on the mobo, just USB3_E12 and USB3_E34. Can anyone confirm?
>using the first and third from the top (not counting the x1s obviously)
>third one would be at x4
So you are running at x4, or are you using the second slot, not the third?
the slots are called (from the top) PCIEX16_1, _2, _3, _4
here's what the manual says about SLI
The G3258 blasts the 860K because of OC but when you take the ability to OC out of the G3240 the equation changes.
The bigger reason is actually the recent trend of games to just fail to run on dual core processors (GTA V and fallout 4 hate dual cores, and some ass creed games that you shouldn't be playing anyway)
here's speccy btw
pretty sure it works just like the manual states.
Good luck doing any sort of live video filtering with a dual core machine.
> Switching may mean having RAM swap DDR3->DDR4->DDR3 in the middle of the guide.
Perhaps you're seeing some discrepency because of intel's price fixing. What a surprise.
Are there plans to have an 'office PC' section?
Every build you have includes a dedicated GPU, but for example for my father's PC, he doesn't need it, iGPU is enough.
Asus X99-Deluxe works too. I get x16 on the first slot, and x8 on the third and fifth with my 5820K. I'm surprised the X99-A isn't supposed to work. How did they link the slots to the CPU?
I have no idea. Newegg says that the third PCIe slot runs at x4, but this anon >>52434856 says otherwise.
Guide is still gaming oriented for now. Until I can update the site with a proper backend, I cannot add new non-gaming tables.
It's running at x8.
If he puts it in the fourth fullsize slot, it would be running x4.
My X99-Deluxe got a PCIe lanes switch on the board that allows me to change from x16/x8 with two GPUs to x8/x8/x8 with three GPUs and a 5820K. If it does not have that switch, it's impossible that the third slot runs in x8, if the first and second run in x16/x8 respectively, but x4 is still possible, if he has no M.2 drive installed that blocks the lanes.
Both Newegg and Asus say:
x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x4
How can a reasonable person read this as anything other than: "The third slot operates at x4"?
But I believe you both are correct. I just need it to be verified by Asus.
280X isn't being produced any more, and stocks are low. Doesn't make it bad card, but it lacks some of the features of the 380X.
380X is a whole new chip, with quite a few new features, and much lower power consumption that the 280X for the same performance. Upping the power target alone is enough to perform as well as an overclocked 280X.
>x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x4
>The third slot operates at x4
that's one interpretation. the other is:
"with one card, it runs at x16"
"with two cards, one runs at x16 and the other runs at x8"
"with three cards, one runs at x16, one runs at x8 and one runs at x4"