How's that PC coming along? Post pics of your build and links to your PC part picker
Had to redirect cashflow towards a new guitar amp so I'm still sitting on a 9700GT and a 1280:1200 (5:4 lol) monitor.
Honestly, it's sorta cool using an old monitor like that. But it sucks too since I'll have to upgrade the gfx card (prolly GTX750) for shit to look decent on a 1080p monitor.
Spent 400€ on the build so far, gonna be another 300€ until I'm happy with it.
I don't want to get GAYMING™ stuff too but it has good features and because it's tax-free, i can it for cheap. I was going for Asus Z97-A then i found this for the same price
And 4670k is already an overkill, i don't even know why i'm getting it instead settling down with 4460 or something.
I mean, it looks good and there's nothing that screams GAYMERS™ on the motherboard.
I'm using two of them right now. They're sort of meh. Black levels are shit, and the ACSR (dynamic contrast, basically) is utterly useless, simply making dark scenes even more dark to the point you can't see shit, Capn. It's not the worst monitor, and I'm just going to buy a third for multi-display gaming, but that's mostly because I already dumped 300 on the things, and they're not THAT bad. Just heads up, I'm not really happy with them. Would've felt better at $130. Heads up, these things are regularly on sale, so don't you fucking dare spend more than $150-160. I think that's what the promo code I'm seeing on it is good for?
I can't speak for the speakers, since I don't use them, but like you, I was looking for something I could optionally use for consoles and most monitors with an audio out also have speakers. That may be changing, thanks to HDMI, so look around some more. Either way, even if the speakers are OK, I probably wouldn't use them. Just do what I do and use your PC speakers, unless you are literally setting this display up somewhere divorced from your PC.
Why 1200W if you're not going to SLI/Crossfire, and why 1200W even if you do because that's still overkill.
I built a PC around 3 years ago
I have a 2500k and a 560TI.
I know that my video card is going to need upgrading, but am I still fine with the 2500k?
I'm not initially going SLI, but I'm leaving it open to upgrade into it.
Plus as you can potentially tell, I'm going to be making the rig a more "silent" build, with the STRIX GPUs, water cooler (will get SP120s for radiator), fan control, etc.
But yeah, I definitely intend to SLI for Oculus Rift and eventually a 120/144hz monitor.
Do you like the projector? I'm trying to decide one of them or a new TV.
Yes, 4670k barely performs any better than it. Intel mostly focused on power usage than performance boosts so you're good for an another 2-3 years. Just don't run it at 5ghz and shorten it's lifespan
Built this a month ago, is running smooth. Got a non K processor because I didn't want to overclock.
Using old monitor.
Build should last me the next 2-4 years.
I hope running my 2500k at 4.3ghz will keep it in the game for a while.
I want to upgrade my 560ti, but I'm not sure how high up to go. At what point will my gpu become a bottleneck?
AMD need not apply.
I like burning my house down.
>I'm leaving it open to upgrade into it.
then don't get the silly overkill power supply. They degrade overtime. Get what you need, when you need it, +20% or there abouts. Don't try to future proof your power supply.
Here is mine. Built it in February.
Been able to ran everything fine, but now I want a 2 or 3GB vram for Skyrim enbs and some games that look like shit but still plays on low fps maxed in my rig.
It won't be very long before upgrade, and again the purpose of the build is having power when it needs it, silence when it doesn't. Having marginally more lower idle means that PSU will actually not operate its fan.
I really need a new monitor. Thinking of either getting one with an IPS panel or with 144hz.
>that subtle dose
My PC is a frankenstein monster that somehow gets decent to great framerates on some of the new games.
The only thing i bought in this PC was the PSU and the video card, everything else was stolen from people upgrading or throwing their PCs away.
>tfw 50ish fps in Wolfenstein
>tfw 50ish fps in Borderlands 2
>tfw 45ish fps with WatchDogs
granted i always disable Depth of Field and Ambient Occlusion because i think they make the games look like shit
I'm happy with mine, great price for IPS.
Can confirm wood floors are fantastic, its so satisfying to walk on creaky floorboards, however having a carpet in your bedroom should be manditory
Anon its time to upgrade that processor
Is this a good build?
Gigabyte Z97X UD5H
Corsair Carbide 500R
XFX Pro 750
Already have an HDD and optical drive
Looks decent but make sure to check used components if you are tight on budget. You'll be surprised to find what kind of gems there are.
You can probably can find 3rd gen i5 + motherboard for almost the same price. Just take a look anon
>build a new PC
>try to play some of my older games
>they aren't compatible
>have to swap out new parts and put in old parts to make the older games work
>PC in a nutshell
Just stick to consoles where things just work and there aren't millions of configurations to mess around with.
It's really, REALLY good.
>It's GTX 780 niggas
>8GB of unecessary Ram for vidya
>Seasonic made gold rated full modular PSU
Not a fan of 500r, i'm a Define R4 person. But if it's gonna be 500r at least buy the white one
Thanks man, I actually am going for the white 500R
Keep in mind that cpu bottlenecks are mostly maymay shit. Pick whatever you like and is most cost/performance efficient and pump the rest in more power hungry gpu.
Also never underestimate the power of overclocking.
Wax or else you'll get ingrown hairs and acne
I recommend the 8350. Its a good processor that has great functionality and will last you a VERY long time.
It may be overbloated argument but its definitely not maymay shit. Im assuming anon doesnt have crazy amounts of cooling power in his PC, and since the 660 is a good GPU, he really needs a processor more than anything else atm
Get 8320. It's a lower-binned 8350 that operates on slightly lower clock speeds.
You're welcome m8. Although let me tell you something, if you're going to play vidya on 1080p/60hz monitor i'd settle with GTX770 because it won't make a difference whether you are playing at 80fps with 770 or 100fps with 780 since your monitor doesn't support anything higher than 60fps.
I'd say get 770 for almost $200 less, or even a 760 then can upgrade it once GTX800 series are out. Don't waste money on anything that you're not going to use. That's why a lot of people are making fun of people when they buy 16GB ram for videogames.
Hm, thanks for the tip. In case of the 16Gb of RAM, I'm actually preparing for the future since a lot of PC games nowadays are badly optimized. It wouldn't surprise me that future games would 'require' more than 8Gb of RAM
I have win7 on this thing.
but the 8350 is only like 30 bucks more, why would i go 8320 instead, unless there is an absolute legitamite reason like "its the same thing except this one has 4.0 clock speed while this one is 4.1
What should I upgrade next?
I'm worried about my running temps, I've already had a couple overheats this week.
ATX: Corsair 760t white or Define R4
Micro ATX: Corsair Graphite 350d side window
Mini ITX: Bitf?nix Prodigy, Cooler Master HAF-XB or Corsair Graphite 250D
If you have a high budget, InWin D Frame.
It looks good but that motherboard looks a bit on the shittier side. I'd try to spend a little bit more on something that is at least decent, with heatsinks on it's mofsets at least.
>not having a gun to cool your chipset
It's not like you're not allowed to buy ram in the future anon. You can always get a second pair of 8gb. And there's no such thing as future proofing. Yes GTX 780 might perform better than 760 for example but they utilise the same technology, the difference is quantitative not qualitative. The card you spent $500 will become obsolete when the newer generation is out.
>tfw i've been using ritalin for 4 years now
If the difference is $10 go for it. They are exactly the same chips but one has gotten luckier on the silicon lottery. You can overclock 8320 to 4-4.5ghz but hardly anything higher than that while you can push 8350 over 4.5 with ease.
I'll butt in here and ask, what's a good AM3+ replacement for my shitty FX 4130? It's as good as my old budget Athlon II... but doesn't quite cut the bill anymore. Looking for something that runs cool on stock and matches a 650 Ti well.
FX6300 or 8320. Since you have 4130 already, i'd say 8320 to an upgrade worth at least.
FX 8 or maaaybe even 6 depending on pricing.
But really, the difference won't be that noticeable unless there's a lot of multitasking involved.
As for the cooling, it entirely depends on what heatsinks you use.
what do you mean by "silicon lottery"?
It seems the consensus is the 8350 or 8320. Im gonna wait for the anon to reply to me so i can figure out what that term means and make a decision lol
These cores are great for rendering shit, but game performance is just average
The 6300 does look tempting.
It's the second digit I'm concerned with, not the first. Bulldozer is fantastic at multitasking and mediocre elsewhere; a newer architecture will give a substantial boost.
When they are making those CPUs, it's an imprecise process and not every CPU can manage to run at the same clock speeds. 8320 and 8350 are the exactly the same chips, but one manages to run at higher clock speeds than the other one.
How much can you spend on the motherboard ?
6300 is good, built a PC for my cousin with it and it's pretty good.
>8350 or 20
If the price's is close enough, play safe and go 8350. If there sufficient difference in price, as in my country which is around 30%, you could get the 8320 and overclock it a bit. How well it will overclock depends on luck (whether you get an actual under performing chip, or merely renamed working one), hence what the anon said about the "silicon lottery".
560ti that was most likely defective when I bought it because it randomly crashes while browsing the internet, not even while gaming
965 BE with a stock cooler. some third party case fans I bought at Best Buy for 25 bucks.
truly living the dream
Its not so much MOAR KAORS
It just functions very well in terms of gaming and rendering, when i upgraded i saw quite the substantial performance boost, and its not nearly as expensive as other processors out there such as the i5s and performs just as well for gaming
What do you think?
current pc is in image
Is it really that bad?
Should i just use preapplied thermal paste?
Yeah I need it. I have the money for it.
I may also change the monitor to have these.
Any suggestions? I'm mostly having trouble choosing monitors before I go ahead and order the parts for PC.
thanks. Thats not too much over so I'll consider it.
Also, what about the CPU? I've heard so much contradictory advice about whether to get an i3 or an fx-6300.
Besides from occasional gaming I only really need my pc to be a pdf reader
Ah ok, I was just worried because the one in the pc part picker is 4k and i'm still unsure if I end up going to play some games at 1920x1080 it may make games look weird.
Any suggestions from the list to pick from?
Just go for a 6300, they're overclockable like a motherfucker so you can get good GHz. If you're scared of overclocking get a 6350, it's a 6300 factory overclocked to 3.9. I had to think about it for a while but game performance is mostly on your gpu, cpus help but not enough to warrant spending that much more ya know?
Not really, it's always good to properly cool your CPU whether you're overclocking or not. You don't have to buy it initially but i'd strongly suggest you do get it.
FX series don't have any decent mATX boards so if you're going to get mATX case, Intel is your only option. FX6300 performs a bit better but nothing groundbreaking
Yeah, Im tired of people just saying "get an i5".
I'm not scared of overclocking per se, but Im not sure I would feel the need for a while to come.
Im not desperate for mATX, it's whatevers cheapest for me unfortunately. I can still use normal ATX in a non full sized tower right?
yeah, a mid-tower which is 80% of the cases out there support ATX boards. Full towers are for E-ATX boards mostly. If you want to get FX6300, Gigabyte 970A-UD3P is a pretty good board but i'd suggest you to keep your i3 because it's good enough already
Glad i was being helpful
start with an electric razor to get the worst off, you'll blunt the blades really quickly if you try to take a lot of hair off with a normal one. Also counter-intuitive but men's razors are better for legs than women's
I'm thinking of building a PC. Just something that lets me play my current games at a better framerate. From PCpartpicker: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/vrG6pg
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£97.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.25 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.99 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.73 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (£169.98 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£84.77 @ Amazon UK)
I'm still not decided on the storage, but I can get that later
How did I do?
recently designed a system for a friend of mine, though it had been awhile i succeeded pretty much flawlessly
oh and i picked cl11 ram because i forgot that low cl = good and high = bad
silly me, hope nobody notices
If I want to start updating this pc, where should I begin?
And does a good monitor/case/speakers have priority over other hardware?
Yeah, I thought so.
For the moment I'm only playing games from around 2000, so it does fine. I thin kI'm just going to take this pc to the dump in a few months and build a one from scratch.
btw, is it possible for me to enable Crossfire with these specs?
Nothing special but it runs everything I want to un without problems
>epic gamer rig
>retarded shit mouse with gaybaby mousebad
>ricer desktop with goyim software
Jokes on u, nigga, I only said I was insecure to opt for these kind of msgs, u havin' a good time, nigga? I'm havin' a giggle and a scotch and ur mom.
>Doesn't post his own Battle station
>Thinks his opinion matters
My PC is fairly average /v/ build from 2013 I guess. All is going well except video game recording is a pain since there's no Shadowplay. Am trying to figure my way around Gaming Evolved but it's buggy and bloated.
Next upgrade will probably be SSD + GPU in two years time. I have no rush playing the latest games on Ultra. I'm fine so long as I can play on 1080p and 60 fps.