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>Discuss PC and PC VIDEO GAMES
>Post your build/parts list
>Ask questions about PC no matter how stupid they are
>Use this to make builds. POST THE PERMALINK. Screenshot also recommended
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>Cookie cutter all-around builds for certain price ranges
THESE ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT just builds you should copy/paste. DO NOT recommend anyone do this. Asking questions for specific needs is the best
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Either pirate Windows or buy it from leddit's microsoft software swap board for cheap
>SSD is not a meme. Anyone arguing against them is a retard
>AMD is good. Nvidia is good. There is no single "must-have" card right now. Every one of them has a drawback whether in hardware or enormous price
Advice please? Is this a good build?
The only people disagreeing with the use of SSDs have never owned an SSD being used as a primary drive on their own PC. At very best they tried someone else's computer with an SSD that was running a video game and said "wow it's not running at 5000 FPS" assuming an SSD was to blame somehow.
But you absolutely need one if your budget is over $550 because they are so unbelievably cheap. It's 20x better to get a $50 SSD in your build than go up in CPU speed by 200MHz by getting a slightly better CPU.
>Either pirate Windows
>buy it from leddit
Both of these are extremely bad ideas. If you feel the need to run Windows for the limited number of games that require you to use it you should buy it directly from Microsoft. That will allow you to avoid potential legal issues in the future. Then once you have it you should then run it in a virtual machine with a graphics card dedicated to it on top of the Linux OS running on your hardware. That will allow you to bypass any potential security risks or data leakage that can result from the use of Windows.
8GB would suffice for that build
have in mind that while SSDs are not necessary, they can bottleneck your entire build
that's the problem I'm having right now
I'm not sure it will handle everything
unless you're jewing your shekels you can never go wrong with a stronger power supply
>Windows 10 OEM
OEM keys are only valid used on the hardware from the vendor that key was originally sold to. For home users anything other than the purchase of a legitimate copy of Windows 10 Pro from Microsoft for $199 is legally questionable.
>not using your based Win7 disc
Its not a bad build for the price and you'd be hard pressed to find a better motherboard/cpu combo for $150, just a few things to keep in mind.
The biggest one is that AM3+ is a dead socket and AMD is releasing AM4 boards in a couple of months. So just keep in mind that while they're cheap there's no real upgrade path.
The second one you're probably already aware of which is that that 6300 is not a 'six core processor' as AMD's marketing department stupidly branded it, rather its a three module part that can handle six threads. Its performance is about what you should expect for the cost.
Changes you should make though:
You absolutely want to buy a third party cooler. You'll need to overclock the CPU and the stock cooler from AMD won't cut it and its loud.
You really don't need 2400 RAM, that would be a good spot to save some money.
If you could find a way to put some more money into the GPU to step up a notch it would probably be worth it.
Power supplies are one of the most common components to fail, future proofing generally isn't something you should be too concerned about. Though if you have two on hand that work that can be pretty useful.
I mostly just hate my friend who did that, because he "planned" on upgrading his single GTX 770. Hasn't upgraded anything, doesn't overclock, got a cheap 1000 watt instead of the 750 with 80+ gold that was on sale.
I'm shocked it hasn't failed.
Reddit keys are NOT OEM keys. Under the system properties the activation status displays whether or not your product key is OEM. I bought one from there and it's not OEM. They are keys bought in bulk that are meant to be used within a certain time period, such as when a business upgrades to a new windows version. These are totally different than keys sold in bulk to Dell or HP.
Is there anything good plebbit has ever done?
Other than some tips on grand strategy games when /gsg/ is busy throwing shit on each other it never delivered anything of value to me.
I just changed from my 5 year old 750w to a modular 1000w power supply, but I also overclock and am planning to do SLI either with another 980ti or whatever Pascal might bring.
It still is a bit of overkill, but eh.