I am currently using an i5 4460 and a R9 280
Also: General "Post pics of your Computer" Thread
I'm the same, I have a lot of games so I'd need (well, want) a large capacity SSD and I can't justify spending that much.
>8GB RAM (refuse to upgrade until prices drop)
>GTX 770 4GB
Apart from the atrocious loading times (haha yeah, the irony) DA:I runs smoothly at max settings (1080p @ 60Hz)
It never fails to amaze me why the fuck people have a 120gb ssd. Is that really enough for you? Or did you buy it years ago? Because these days they have 250gb for 10 dollar more
core 2 duo 2.53ghz 1066mhz
60 gb hdd 7200
3 gb corsair ram
>SLI GTX 970s
>8GB of ram
I have a 256GB 840 Evo as my boot drive and a game or two. It's much better than a mechanical.
Bought it about a year ago, still got half the storage left.
I use my 4TB HDD for my files.
I've got myself a Gigabyte Windforce OC and I dont really notice enormous power usages.
SSD is the best upgrade.
GTX 980 SLI
Intel i7 4930K
16GB 1600Mhz CAS 8 RAM
128 GB Vertex 4 SSD
1x 4TB HDD 1x 1TB HDD
ASUS Sabertooth X79 Mobo.
Like I can be arsed doing that. I have enough games that would benefit from an SSD that I couldn't be bothered transferring the folders to the SSD when I feel like playing them.
Also I have 4TB almost all used up as it is (fuck YIFY's shit torrents)
Suddenly, i feel that my build is very bad
That power Supply cost around 70€ when i bought it, and it is not cheaply made.
Just cause you don't know the brand doesn't mean it is bad
3tb wd hdd
256gb mx100 ssd
coolermaster hyper 212
16gb (2 x 8gb) corsair vengeance ram
gtx 970 windforce
asus z97 deluxe
corsair 750w psu
nzxt h440 case
built it yesterday. did i do good /b/? maxed out cs go, got 300 fps
>maxed out cs go, got 300 fps
Nice part list ether way. You should really clean that mess of cables up though.
>corsair 750w psu
This probably means CX series, which is kind of meh and 500W would have been enough.
It's a beast. Mine overclocks like a boss too, 4.4 ghz at 1.2v. But i think that's just me getting lucky.
For gaming it's debatable though, 6 cores/12 threads is pointless for just that. Unless you're goging for some insane 3 way or 4 way SLI/Crossfire setup and you need the CPU bandwidth.
As other people have said, cable management would definitely help the aesthetics. Other than that, its a great build
If you will only be gaming, an i5 is perfect. i7's are more for if you do a lot of video editing, streaming and multi-threaded tasks.
here is my PC- http://www.czc.cz/636tqfi90ugkf8memkddfgf5ie/seznam
pic is my laptop (hp probook 450 g2 and added ssd)
I'll be video editing as well as gaming, going to graphic design at uni too, so that will probably be more on the ram side, but wouldn't hurt for a beast cpu. It's only a fraction more expensive than the i7-4820k (if i'm not mistaken)
Thanks for the heads up though!
Everyone else is posting rigs, so I will have a go at it.
12 GB of RAM at 1333
2.5 TB of total storage
AMD 6100 OC'd to 4 Ghz with the stock cooler
GTX 670 at stock because it has a shit cooler
Fractal Design Core 2500
60+ FPS in BF3 at max
I was thinking about the 4790k for price difference.
I'll probably just unload my student loan onto my gaming pc because fuck it.
I'm going to be getting the cooler master cm storm trooper which is like £120/$190
FX-8320 @ 4GHz (OC'd)
8GB Hyper-X Fury RAM
R9-270X 2GB Windforce
Intel fanboy? The 8350 is plenty for what I do, gaming. If you do anything single threaded, go for Intel all you want, but I don't want to spend money on processing I won't use.
think of what i am going to build?
>i7 4730k @4GHz (not sure about overclocking)
>16GB DDR3 @2400MHz
>2x 2TB WD Black Drives in RAID 0
>Asus z97 Maximus VII Ranger
>Coolermaster Stormtrooper Case
If you think its the power supply, try short circuiting the green lead (pin 14 i think if its all black) and a ground lead on the 24 pin and see if it turns on, if it doesn't then defs psu problem
Nope sorry, Only got the black edition of the 8320. was a breeze to get up to 4GHz but don't want to push it further until I do my watercooling upgrade. theoretically can get it up to 4.5GHz
I am currently upgrading a 7 year old pc into a new one. Only have SSDs, SSHDs and RAM to upgrade. My Modular PSU is currently on the way.
6GB DDR3 RAM (Will be upgrading to either 8GB or 16GB)
Corsair H80 Watercooling kit for CPU as well.
Anybody know of any budget GPUs that I can shove into a media PC. Will also be used to stream DayZ (Standalone not mod) to my sisters laptop. It doesn't have to run it well, but as long as it's playable.
spend your money right mate...
btw for a gpu for day z
it requires a 560 to play on decent settings but i think for a media pc you should get the gtx 650, for a good price it will stream, run, and do things in the background, i am NOT a nvidia fan but i have to admit they do make good budget cards
Mythtv (DVR) server/NAS in the corner of the room. Pic is a little out of date, I've since replaced all fans with Noctuas (even on northbridge and raid controller).
Q9550S, 8G RAM, 6x 2TB drives, 80G Intel x25M G2. ATI Rage XL vidya card.
Was roughly a year ago when I started upgrading. Unfortunately I am not rolling in money so I had to just go for things I could afford. Still better than an i7 920 and a HD7770.
Thanks for the reccomendation on the GPU thouh. It looks perfect for what I need.
The Intel is a tad better, not really worth the price if you are just gaming, the GPU is what will make the biggest difference.
Once again, single threaded performance and the Intel wipes the floor with AMD.
Extreme gaming rig, go Intel, budget or general gaming, AMD and Nvidia.
But single core performance is pretty much all that matters so a lower end Intel is better than 8 cores of shit.
Seriously i3s and Pentiums beat the 8350. Especially with power consumption considered.
PC-A76 RT. A bit bigger than I expected, but it really was a breeze to get everything together. I thought they didn't make it anymore but apparently it's in stock at a certain store.
I was laughing when I dropped it in. I bought the case, drives, and controller -- the rest was spare parts from an older build. And the system doesn't do very much except record cable and serve files.
Single core performance in gaming doesn't mean shit. Games always use more than 1 core unless you are playing an ARMA game or DayZ, because the engine used to make them is a steaming pile of shit.
also im planning to build my first gaming pc after like 10 years of console, and a few years of laptop shitty gaming....
gb 2x4GB HYPER FURY
>>GTX 970 G1 GIGABYTE
TB OF HDD, BARRACUDA OR WHATEVER...
>>ONE LITTLE SSD
>>AND IM DOUBTING IN WICH PSU HAVE TO BUY, ANY SUGGESTION? AT LEAST 80+ BRONZE? MODULAR OF COURSE
€ BUDGET INCLUDING A MONITOR 24" AT LEAST...
Real OP here
@Fake OP: post pics of the OP's pc
Hint: you can't, cause that is MY Sixty 2
That's a great site, thanks!
/b/ take a look
I Upgraded from the AMD FX-8150 to the 8370 to get a little more performance and reduce power consumption also so i am able to oc to 5 ghz
Full specs atm.
AMD FX-8370 5Ghz
gigabyte am3-990fx ud5
R9 290x tri-x
32gb kingston hyper-x beast 1866 running at 1650 with 8-9-8-24 latency
Corsair h100i water cooling
Samsung 840 evo 128 gb
2x Seagate 2tb in raid 0 for games and large software
2x Seagate 500gb in raid 0 documents and general stuff
maxtor 12 gb 5400 rpm drive from 1999 for music because why the fuck not
soundblaster audigy 2 (still better than realtek)
Not really, only notice it in the hot australian summers like at the moment.
Windforce coolers are great and would definitely not recommend the stock cooler for amd.
spend the $30 and get something that will do the job.
I'm by my laptop out of the house, but I have a pretty decent build in a Node 605 case, i7 2600K, 3x4TB drives, MX100 256GB SSD, Asus 7870, Corsair AX750 (overkill, but I got it used), 8GB RAM and Asrock Z77M mATX motherboard.
I also built a PC for my friend in a Coolermaster N200 case with an i5 4590 and an R9 280.
It's not hard to put together something like this. The only thing that is slightly impressive are mods or custom liquid cooling, but that is impractical.
Try harder faggot.
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz ~40 °C
Kingston HyperX Genesis 1333mHz 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3
MSI HD7870 2GB @30°C
CM Bronze 750W PSU
I was thinking about upgrading to HyperX Fury 16GB and a GTX970, thoughts?
It is a Thermaltake SpinQ VT.
It looks pretty cool, but doesn't offer much over a stock cooler to be honest, maybe 5 degrees.
Also, the fins have become very tarnished, because I live in a very humid place.
I would like to be able to coat it black somehow, I was thinking getting it anodised, but then I thought bugger it, I will just get a closed circuit water cooler sometime instead.
Define R4 <3
This is mine:
16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Ram
Alpenföhn Matterhorn CPU Cooler and 4 Alpenföhn Wingboost 2 Case fans
VicFag here, I've got a $40 nzxt T40 and it hasn't gone above 60c and its intel compatible and don't notice noise when i only have 1 fan running for passive mode. 9/10 would recommend.
Same build with less light... now i have also modded the power LED to be orange instead of blue/off
no idea why it has decided to flip that way
I'm in Brisbane and the biggest problem I've found is a combo of dust plus high humidity.
Dust gets in, sits on things, humidity goes up and that dust gets all damp, then starts to cause corrosion.
My old case died because of that, and it started killing my cpu cooler too.
Another build i did for christmas. Had a strict budget so nothing special.
8 Gigs of Ram
Also what's the go with second hand parts?
I'd like to sell off my old RAM and GPU after upgrading, nothing wrong with them at all.
Maybe I should just build a new rig and sell my old one, your guys shiny new ones are making me excited.
i7-4470 @3.40 GHz
8 GB RAM
250 GB SDD
3 TB HDD
NXT H2 Casing
NVidia GTX 760
Positive air pressure = less dust. More fans blowing air in = less dust. Better air flow = less dust. Tidy cable management = better air flow.
Basically build your build well and keep a lot of air inside your case and you'll be fine.
When I upgraded my cpu and ram, I sold off my old ones, less than a year old. I don't see any harm.
Looking to sell two 2tb hard drives at the moment, so I can upgrade the hdds in my NAS.
Already have the Nanoxia Claw. Will be ditching it ASAP for something worth at least 150 before shipping. Really want a good quality case but my starting budget was a bit small and I'm not even done with parts yet.
Unfortunately don't have any pictures on on the computer of the build but these are the specs.
Too old for that shit.
But loved my Thermaltake Mozart case.
I was too lazy years ago for watercooling.
Now no one need that shit...
Depends on your budget... whatever you go for, go dual channel with your RAM. As for the used parts - maybe ask around in your family and friends. I sold quite a few of my used Parts to my little brother or cousins, cuz they were still better than what they had.
The GTX 970 is great for prettymuch everything but coil noise. I've returned mine twice and twice got a new one with the same problem. This means i have to keep my moduVents on the R4 closed what means higher temps inside the case what then means that the fans cant fully turn off.
But if you are not too sensible with noise go for it, great GPU.
PS: I've read that the Zotac onces are the most unlikely to whine. Especially the upper two onces... dont know the names right now.
Quick question for people with Fractal's R4 case;
>Using H100i in the top of the case
>Case came with no filters for the top, only covers
>Dust is going to be pulled into an otherwise perfectly clean case
Can anyone recommend a filter that is compatible with the case?
4.09ghz watercooled cpu
(Soon) R9 290x gpu
Windows 7 x64 on an 500gb ssd.
Is my CPU too shit? How many years until I need a new MOBO and CPU? I've only been using my rig a year and it's already starting to feel outdated hahaha
I've read about that whine on the 970s and how it can be controlled by changing the fans velocity slightly or something (on the EVGA cards anyway)
No one in my family to sell to unfortunately too, I guess I'll try mt local PC part store.
Software loads faster and searching for files is faster.
Silent operation, HDDs are usually the loudest component and they will not have to run constantly with an SSD in place.
Since we're all posting stats now...
Note that my system is built for minimum noise so all the fans prettymuch run at their minimum speed. Therefore i get a few degrees more.
i liked the g5 case so i took one of these and modded it.
most fans are noctua, the Powersuply is build in the orginal case with some 2x noctua 60mm fans
its a bit old, i7 3770K, GTX 770
was too short on money to make up a good HDD/cabel solution
>video card fan is kill
>what would Macgyver do?
Depends on what you are trying to do with your PC? Gaming => get the biggest GPU you can afford and you sould be golden.
Content creation => Get better CPU and Ram
Whatever you do dont upgrade your PSU even more... it's already oversized and therefore not optimal. Most people don't know that but putting a too big PSU in their rigs will actually increase the power drain.
Yeah I know I kinda went overboard with the PSU without realising, it's my first build.
I'll be upgrading my GPU and RAM only for now then, and my CPU/MOBO in a year or so.
Thanks for the help anons
I am running an Alpenföhn Matterhorn. See here >>592379532
It's not the cooler though, its the case being fully closed and all fans running at minimum. I have 33° air temp in the case atm, so the CPU is running at 4° over ambient what is good.
It isn't. Most PSUs have max efficiency at around 50-75% load.
Getting a PSU that will only be at 30% load is therefore less efficient than getting one that will be in the optimal range.
GTX 970 Windforce
16GB corsair vengeance
232GB samsung evo 840 ssd
3TB western digital HDD
disregard stock cooler, have a kraken x61 on the way
Recently rebuilt my PC but don't have any pics on my phone.
AMD FX-9370 at 5ghz with
corsair water cooling
Asus crosshair-v formula z motherboard
16gb 1866mhz corsair ram (can't remember exact model off top of my head)
Sapphire R9 270x graphics card
750w PSU (Carry over from previous system)
samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
I used to have an nvidia card but there's horrific latencies with geforce drivers and it makes music production impossible (my main use for my PC). Swapped it for an R9 270x and it's much better. Been considering buying a 2nd one and having a crossfire setup
i'm pretty proud of the back, completely unmodded. only missing a few things where i cant put in the audio etc which isnt important since i got a usb hs anyway.
im thinking my idle temps are kinda high but im too lazy to go clean the dust out :^)
reminds me of the last abomination i had with a non-modular power supply
guise i need halp...
guise my mac isnt working anymore...
YOU FUCKED IT UP I KNOW WHO THE FUCK CHIZURU BITCH IS HER MOM IS BETTER AND WOLFSLUT IS THE BEST.
it is also the first anime besides pokemon/digimon/beyblade whatever i watched, was during a sleepover at a friends house when i was like 12. we watched an episode in the attic where he had his pc and stuff, and then he went to bed and i just watched the whole series because i was young and dumb and now i fap to hentai and shit.
I have this small powerfull pc for video editing.
> i7-4770K running around 4.1 ghz per core
> 16 gb 1600mhz cl8 memory
> 2x Samsung SSD 840 + 840 PRO 256
> WD Black 1TB
> WD Green 4TB
NO CD-ROM for extra smoothness
I just got this case, but I like my previous Fractal Core 1000 beter.
Had p95 running for a good 15 minutes now. 75° isn't awesome but quite okay for only one exhaust fan.
Specs here: >>592379532
One exhaust isn't bad, but for me its the only place where air will actually leave the case since it is closed all around and every other opening is filled with an intake fan.
i7 3930k @ 4.9
R9 290 @ 1280/1450
G.Skill Tridents @ 2133 CL9-10-10-29
Shit nigga we have the same case. Here's picture of mine. Any recommendation for a filter that would be best for the top of the case? I'm worried about dust. Will take a picture of the insides in a moment
Really? my temps all around never go above 50'C in this setup under load.