[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / bant / biz / c / can / cgl / ck / cm / co / cock / d / diy / e / fa / fap / fit / fitlit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mlpol / mo / mtv / mu / n / news / o / out / outsoc / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / spa / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vint / vip / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Click for more| Home]

PC Thread Show off, ask for advice, keep it civil Rate my future

This is a blue board which means that it's for everybody (Safe For Work content only). If you see any adult content, please report it.

Thread replies: 154
Thread images: 38

File: 6c9.jpg (79KB, 650x503px)
6c9.jpg
79KB, 650x503px
PC Thread

Show off, ask for advice, keep it civil

Rate my future build:
>Intel Core i7-5960X
>ASRock X99 WS-E/10G
>128 GB RAM DDR4
>Corsair AX1500i
>Red Harbinger Cross Desk
>Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
>Seagate Archive HDD 8TB x11
>GeForce GTX Titan Z SLI x2

im on a budget
>>
File: 1416062299618.jpg (28KB, 310x305px)
1416062299618.jpg
28KB, 310x305px
>>283676838
>i'm on a budget
>>
File: Guts+specs.jpg (854KB, 1500x1000px)
Guts+specs.jpg
854KB, 1500x1000px
Posting
>>
>Mint KFCE
>Core 2 Duo 34500 2.2Ghz
>AMD 2400HD 256MB
>2GB DDR2
>150GB 5400RPM hdd
Somebody kill me please.
>>
Such an obvious troll. I bet in reality you're a poorfag with a craptop and you're never going to own a desktop with good specs.
>>
File: Capturar.png (6KB, 294x188px)
Capturar.png
6KB, 294x188px
I need to replace some parts to make it able to run The Witcher 3 at maximum ultra settings @ 1080p

halp please
>>
>>283677853
>some parts
Really the only thing you need is a new gpu
Rest of that is fine
>>
>>283677663
>projecting this hard

nice PC specs faggots
>>
>>283678058
really? What about an SSD and more RAM?
>>
>>283678373
It's fine if it's DDR3, and you said replace
>>
I'm upgrading from a 560ti
What should I get, I was thinking about a 290 since I can get one for ~270 dollars
>>
>>283677663
What the hell is wrong with you, anon?
Where did this come from? Something you wanna talk about?
>>
>>283678373
Def get an ssd prices are affordable now days

Unless you do a lot of multitasking/VMs/having a ton of shit open while gaming or actual work like rendering, 8gb of ram is fine
>>
>>283678373
You can grab an SSD for not much these days.
8 GBs is more than enough and any more won't really have an impact on your game performance.
>>
>>283678613
stuff I render is bump maps and AOs
>>
>>283678527
Wait a month or two and get AMD's new cards
>>
>>283676838
should I install win7 or win8.1 on my SSD?
>>
File: Battlestation.jpg (3MB, 4720x2398px)
Battlestation.jpg
3MB, 4720x2398px
>>
>>283678729
Windows 7
>>
>>283678715
What I'm asking is do you go up to the 8gb limit and feel you need more or else you'll be handicapped?

Yes = more ram
No = no more ram
>>
>>283678727
Do we know what pricepoint and specs they'll be?
I heard only the 390 and 390x are actually getting new architecture
>>
>>283676838
>pc is inside the desk
thats pretty fuckin neato
>>
>>283678729
Install the Windows 10 Preview

>>283678939
New architecture and HBM memory
Cards are going to be monsters
>>
>>283678753
For whatever reason that desk looks incredibly short. Like 3 feet tall maybe.
>>
File: speccy.jpg (97KB, 674x532px)
speccy.jpg
97KB, 674x532px
I want to upgrade for TW3 and other future game soon. What GPU should I get, and would it be worth upgrading anything else?
>>
File: IMG_9569.jpg (2MB, 2592x3888px)
IMG_9569.jpg
2MB, 2592x3888px
Middle of the road build.

i5 2500k
16gm ddr3
gtx 980
4k samsung tv
>>
>>283679101
Probably cause of the shitty angle I took it at, plus I attempted the picture with my IPod's panorama mode, which also sucks shit.
>>
>>283679225
New gpu, rest of your shits fine

Wait for the new cards coming out soon, couple months
>>
>>283679232
>Middle of the road
What roads do you live by?

>>283679320
Yeah I figured it was just perspective fucking with me
>>
>>283679232
is that an LCD? Look's good
>>
>>283679232
>4k TV

What a waste
>>
>>
File: speccy.png (125KB, 787x564px)
speccy.png
125KB, 787x564px
pg278Q on the way

get second 780Ti or go for 980?

if second Ti, try to get EVGA SC like I already have, or any 780Ti?
>>
>>283679386
compared to people who have two titans and i7's.

>>283679395
It's an led lit LCD screen. The key is trying to get your external lighting to match the brightness of your screen. To be honest it's only an OK screen. Good for led but not that great compared to oled.
>>
>>283676838
-10/10 cause pc sucks
>>
>>283679701
how one do that?
>>
>>283678753
What is that in the top left of the pic?
>>
>>283679526
Says the person with out a 65 inch 4k tv to play games on.
>>
>>283679627
Single 780ti should be plenty for 1440p unless you just want bragging rights for a while
If so get a second 780ti, 980 isn't a big enough leap in performance
>>
>>283679701
And how many people do you think have two titans?
Your build is far above the average gayman pc
>>
>>283677071
you know he's just shitposting and that's not his desk or actual build
>>
>>283678373
You don't need an SSD to run Witcher 3
Though if you're concerned about the money I'd advice getting a hybrid drive
>>
>i5 4460
>ASRock-H81M-HDS
>Ballistix Sport 2x4GB DDR3
>Zalman Z3 Plus
>EVGA 500B
>850 EVO 120GB
>WD Blue 1TB
>GTX 750 Ti

My future build for €670
Anything I should fix/replace?
>>
>>283679875
Turn on lots of lights and lamps and turn down your monitor's brightness so it matches the ambient light in your room through your camera.

Camera's are way more sensitive than your eye. On automatic they use the monitor as the light level to adjust the f stop and ISO so your room looks dark as fuck. If it uses your room to adjust the settings than your monitor is blown out and and your room looks normal.
>>
>>283680215
>obiously lying
>shitposting

This place has gone down
>>
>>283679232
>those speakers
>actually bragging on 4chan
lol some faggit you are
>white wii u
>xboner
kek. dumb consumer you are
>>
>>283680538
is english not your first language?

What is bragging about saying my set up is middle of the road?
>>
File: IMG_20150218_2.png (1MB, 813x897px)
IMG_20150218_2.png
1MB, 813x897px
>Muh Battlestation with 970 lame and 3.5
>>
>>283680263
>hybrid drive
Those are not worth the extra cash over just a standard hard drive

With the prices of ssds so low today, there's no reason to get a hybrid drive
>>
How big is the leap in changing CPUs?

I've got an i5 650 and a pretty shitty motherboard with an r9 290x.

I'm looking to upgrade either way, but I'm just curious as to how much it'll actually help.
>>
>>283680538
>bragging

What post were you reading nigger?
>>
>>283680538
>>283680538
Just so you know those speakers are the best budget speakers you can buy.
>>
>>283680968
Yours is before the godly Sandybridge ones, so an upgrade would give a pretty good boost in performance

Get a Devil's Canyon, or wait for Broadwell desktop cpus to come out later this year
You'll also need a new mobo too, so factor that in
>>
>>283679063
Is it good for >gaming?
>>
>>283681645
It's sill in beta, so there might be issues idk

If there is, just get 7 or 8.1
>>
File: Specs.png (270KB, 863x594px)
Specs.png
270KB, 863x594px
>>283680990
>>283680674
>pretending ironic bragging isn't bragging
you have a 980 faggot. lol? that isn't middle of the road, that has been the #1 gpu since september, pal. for being a 980 bro, you sure are a faggot.
>>
>>283681948
>ironic bragging

I think you mean feigned humbling.

Holy shit are you dumb.
>>
File: 1416727635042.png (327KB, 495x498px)
1416727635042.png
327KB, 495x498px
>>283682431
>dur hur guys check me average build
>dur hur I spent 500+ burger coins on a gtx 980
no, you're retarded.
>>
File: spec.jpg (69KB, 859x465px)
spec.jpg
69KB, 859x465px
What should go for next? Ive pieced this together slowly over the last year or so. I was thinking investing in decent cooling.

R9 290x btw
>>
>>283676838
I'm on a budget

All my money goes towards food.

Not to much longer until i can get a better laptop, desk and camera

Not to much longer until I get off my ass until I find a job again
>>
File: 1421299294802.jpg (89KB, 396x294px)
1421299294802.jpg
89KB, 396x294px
>>283682431
>>283679232

>980
>16 gb ram which is double what is needed
>middle of road
top kek
>>
>>283682934
you still don't get it.
>>
File: IMG_1277.jpg (736KB, 2494x1528px)
IMG_1277.jpg
736KB, 2494x1528px
do you require any more information
>>
>>283678753
get the case off the floor
it's like you want to kill it with dust :(
>>
>>283683075
>double what is needed
not him but I go over 8gb all the time
>>
>>283683352
>>
I've had a 6950 since early 2011. Been thinking about upgrading. I don't care about company shit, I just want the best for my money.
>>
>>283676838

>128 GB RAM DDR4

literally why
>>
File: 2015-01-18_00007.jpg (254KB, 1920x1080px)
2015-01-18_00007.jpg
254KB, 1920x1080px
>>283677853
there is no build which allows you to play W3 on maximum settings @60fps.
>>
File: 1422385380776.jpg (7KB, 259x194px)
1422385380776.jpg
7KB, 259x194px
>>283676838
>Core i7 3770k
>16gb RAM DDR3
>2 SATA Drives (one for other shit and Norton Ghost backup)
>GeForce GTX 750ti
>Ethernet obviously for speed (like a boss)
>>
>>283683564
It's not 1999 anymore anon get with the times
>>
>>
>>283683645
lmao

Dumped all his cash into an i7 and memory has to get a shit gpu
>like a boss
>>
>>283683669

ok sorry enjoy running 100 programs at once
>>
>>283683762
>8320E
>single channel ram
>not even 1080p monitors
>no ssd
>>
File: 1422573938519.jpg (77KB, 421x506px)
1422573938519.jpg
77KB, 421x506px
>>283683795
You are 10,000 niggers, sir.
>>
>>283683924
I doubt my r9 270x could even handle 1080p
Heck I can barely run crysis 60 fps ultra, usually around 20-40 fps ultra
>>
File: lehappymerchant.gif (12KB, 504x566px)
lehappymerchant.gif
12KB, 504x566px
>>283683187
Oy vey, Intel!
>>
File: 1422570041622.jpg (65KB, 499x499px)
1422570041622.jpg
65KB, 499x499px
>>283683992
>>
>>283684182
If AMD would actually give them some competition maybe they would be so jewish
>>
>>283683992
lol the tripfags mad
>>
>>283680706
Do your homework
>>
When are new processors coming out?
>>
>i7 3770K and Cooler Master Elite 130 case coming in the mail this week
>Delivery delayed by 2-3 days because of ice storm

All my rage
>>
>>283687268
north carolinifag?
>>
>>283687621
Tennesseefag here
>>
>>283687268
Why did you buy an outdated processor?
>>
>>283687268
3770k is so 2012. Why not the 4790k? It actually costs less than the CPU you purchased.
>>
>>283688058
Because my friend was giving me his Mini-ITX motherboard. It's an Intel board (LGA 1155 socket), and I have been using AMD processors for my build lately. So I needed an Intel CPU.

>>283688301
I got it for $200 and that much for an i7 that I can overclock the shit out of will do me good. It's better than having to spend $300+ and a new mobo price as well. So I'm saving a shitton of money at the moment.
>>
>>283677293
I see we have the same card. I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to overclocking so might I ask how you overclocked yours?
>>
File: gpu2.png (31KB, 398x491px)
gpu2.png
31KB, 398x491px
>>283688690
I kind of had an idea of where I wanted to go with it

I started by increasing the core clock until it was unstable, then did the same thing with the memory
I had to unlock the voltage limit, but I only had to up the voltage by a small +20mv increase to get stable
Took a few hours of stress testing to find the highest stable clocks, but it was worth it for the sizable performance increase

Download GPUZ, benchmarks and stress tests like Heaven, Valley, Furmark, Firestrike etc

The overclocking software I used was MSI Afterburner, which works on all gfx cards
There are lots of vids and guides out there to help you get started

The MSI cooler is great, even with my overclock I don't go above 68C with 60% fan speed, which is extremely quiet
>>
What's the cheapest computer I can build if all I ever do is Newgrounds games
>>
>>283689413
Wow, an actual detailed response. Thanks a lot man.

One more thing. Do you use the card's 0% idle fan mode?
>>
>>283689540
Go ask a high school computer lab for one.
>>
>>283689619
Yeah, shits cash

I set my own fan profile, so the fans don't spin up until 60C, I think the stock setting is 50C
Gaming on non-demanding games with the fans off is neat
>>
>>283689825
Shitty dating sim games here I come
>>
>>283680273
If you're that strapped for cash I would forget the SSD and get a better GPU instead
>>
File: 20150217_203327.jpg (434KB, 1632x1224px)
20150217_203327.jpg
434KB, 1632x1224px
More of a mood oriented pic.
>>
>>283690617
I'm dead-set on a SSD for faster bootup time

I can live with 1080p/60fps on high to medium with newer games
>>
>>283689951
I said that because your temps seem incredibly low for 0% fan speed.

My card isn't even OC'd but with the 0% fan mode it's usually at a constant ~50C
>>
>>283680706
take that shit off your chair, monitor, and keyboard you fucking Italian it doesn't preserve the value one bit and just makes you look fucking dumb
>>
>>283690814
If you want I have a GTX 660 that I could part with for $100USD
>>
File: 500R.png (596KB, 600x818px)
500R.png
596KB, 600x818px
>>283690850
Ambient temps and case airflow greatly affect idle temps

pic related my case

My card is right next to the big side panel fan
>>
>>283691006
Thanks anon, but I may just use my country's craigslist for a cheap GPU instead of a 750 Ti
>>
File: Speccy.jpg (55KB, 709x513px)
Speccy.jpg
55KB, 709x513px
>>
>>283691202
Oh well in that case it's understandable, my case doesn't have a side fan
>>
>>283691245
9/10
>>
>>283689540
Basic prebuilt (seriously)
>>
>>283691502
Thanks for the rate, what's keeping me from a 10 rather than a 9?
>>
>>283691785
Slightly older 830 series ssd, but still a good choice, and seagate drives, although I have some and they perform fine, their reliability record is not as good as other brands
>>
>>283692241
SSD was bought when things were still $1+/GB, heard that some 840's are worse than the 830. I've never had Seagates fail on me, only hard drives I've had fail were WD Blues and they were old laptops
>>
>>283683040
That chair looks comfy.
>>
>>283692731
The only samsung ssds with issues are the 840 evos which have a firmware problem

The rest are some of the best on the market
>>
File: Untitled-3.jpg (1MB, 3264x1311px)
Untitled-3.jpg
1MB, 3264x1311px
>>
File: 20141226_084933.jpg (2MB, 2692x2252px)
20141226_084933.jpg
2MB, 2692x2252px
>>283693465
>>283691202
500r brofists
>>
File: nice.png (190KB, 517x316px)
nice.png
190KB, 517x316px
>>283694214
>80 Plus Platinum Seasonic
>>
>>283693465
>weebshit figurines
>xbox 360
>fighting games
>shitty vidya books
>ricer shit
>>
>>283694793
>has no money
>>
>>283695664
I do because I don't buy stupid shit like that
>>
>>283695996
sure
>>
File: wedcc2.jpg (301KB, 1389x892px)
wedcc2.jpg
301KB, 1389x892px
Is it just me or did it just get a bit hot in here?
:^)
>>
File: First build.png (190KB, 1009x798px)
First build.png
190KB, 1009x798px
Rate my build
>>
>>283696549
no ssd/10
>>
>>283696549
960 looks a bit underwhelming
>>
>>283696549
>this guy spent a fortune on a CPU
>falls for the budget 128 bit 960

:^(
>>
>>283696819
>4690k
>fortune
>>
>>283696918
>you still got the point
>>
>>283696918
Generally you'd want a GPU that costs more than the CPU unless you intend to do nothing graphically intensive
>>
>>283676838

post your most played game, I guarantee it would only requite a $300 PC to play
>>
>>283696667
I heard they weren't that great; i may get one in the future though

>>283696795
>>283696819
It's definitely no 980 but i didn't really want to spend too much right away. It's not a terrible GPU; i've been playing everything on ultra so far
>>
>>283697230
Fast boot times and great overall system responsiveness, and prices just keep falling

You'll never go back
>>
File: 1390303776337.png (536KB, 759x696px)
1390303776337.png
536KB, 759x696px
>>283695996
>stupid shit
Poorfag confirmed
>>
>>283697230
>i didn't really want to spend too much right away

Rookie mistake, always blow the fucking budget. Otherwise you'll want more powerful parts sooner since you cheaped out on parts, and then you'll lose even more money.
But your 960 isn't that bad for a starter.
>>
File: build.png (2MB, 1424x748px)
build.png
2MB, 1424x748px
>>
>>283676838
Poor College student coming through,
>>
>>283697728
>970 SLI
I'm sorry for your loss of performance
>>
>>283692741
It is

Microfiber and memory foam all over it. Stays comfy for a good 20 hours then your ass and spine feel like they're apart of the chair
>>
File: Comfy.jpg (732KB, 1448x2152px)
Comfy.jpg
732KB, 1448x2152px
>>283697918
Well I am thinking of returning them but I was also offered a 30% refund while keeping the cards which I might for for a well.
>>
+ Seasonic X-series 650W 80+ Gold PSU
+ Fractal R3 case (carried over from previous build).

Notes:
Built in June 2013.
Soundcard brought over from previous build.
WD Red replaced failed HDD last year.
Next build will be downsized to mATX motherboard + mATX case + lower wattage PSU (at the time I was unsure if I wanted to SLI or not in the future).

Thoughts?
>>
Guys, I'm buying all the pieces for my new build in 3 days. I've budgeted carefully for months.

I'm...I'm still planning on buying a 970. I simply won't use AMD for graphics cards anymore after endless bad experiences, lack of driver updates, incompatibility with nvidia-only games, etc. I recognize nvidia sucks for 9000 reasons, but I recall everyone cheerleading the 970 for a very long time with no issue before this "discovery."

R8 my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7Rd799
>>
>>283699570
Ditch the 840 for an 850 as the former suffers from performance loss.
>>
>>283680706
how do you even sit on that?

legs up and ass to screen?
>>
>>283699570
Fixed it for you with less cash

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qMqnK8
>>
>>283676838
>titan z
>not sli 980

r u retarded
>>
>>283700316
>he swapped the 840 for an 850
mynigga.img

Don't the TwinFrozr coolers from MSI leak oil from the fan bearings though?
>>
>>283699570
I've owned GTX 760, HD 7950, and R9 290X. Never had problems with either brand
>>
>>283700454
>Don't the TwinFrozr coolers from MSI leak oil from the fan bearings though?
Never heard of that happening

Mine's fine
>>
>>283697728
>poor

fuck off
>>
>>283700559
Aight.
>>
>>283700580
He's fishing for replies like yours.
However, while he's not really "poor", he definitely isn't well-off. If he was he'd throw most of that crap out/sell it and start over with better, higher quality shit.
>>
>>283699570
>http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7Rd799

1) Replace Hyper 212 EVO with Cryorig H7. It's quieter, better performing, easier to install than the EVO and cheap. Don't expect much overclocking potential with a budget heatsink though (this includes the 212 EVO and Cryorig H7).

2) That motherboard has a Killer NIC which has known to cause system stability issues (unfortunately a lot of MSI gaming motherboards have these). You should choose a different motherboard (avoid Gigabyte motherboards, they're awful).

3) Consider moving down to a mATX motherboard + mATX case if you're not going to make full use of an ATX board.

4) You should bump up that Samsung 850 EVO SSD to at least 250GB. It's better value than the 120GB model.

5) You could switch out the WD Blue for a WD Red. Red's are excellent bulk storage drives.

6) Power supply wattage is overkill for this build unless you're going to SLI. Get the Rosewill Capstone 450W model instead.

7) Get the cheapest compatible RAM set that: runs at 1.5v or below, operates at 1600mhz, and does not have tall headspreaders/heatsinks. Brands don't really matter at all. There's one RAM set listed on PC partpicker that fits all these criteria for just $58.

Not much else I could say aside from these.
>>
>>283700142
>>283700316

Thank you. Seriously.
>>
>>283701636
I just switched to this motherboard last night because my previous one, Asus Z97-PRO, seemed like overkill and is a retarded 180 bucks right now. Any recommendations?

I was thinking about increasing SSD storage like you said since this build was 1500 a couple months ago.

Best feedback I've received on this build, thank you so much.
>>
>>283701636
Most of what you wrote made sense but seriously fuck mATX for anything other than saving a bit of space.
Thread posts: 154
Thread images: 38


[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / bant / biz / c / can / cgl / ck / cm / co / cock / d / diy / e / fa / fap / fit / fitlit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mlpol / mo / mtv / mu / n / news / o / out / outsoc / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / spa / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vint / vip / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Top | Home]
Please support this website by donating Bitcoins to 16mKtbZiwW52BLkibtCr8jUg2KVUMTxVQ5
If a post contains copyrighted or illegal content, please click on that post's [Report] button and fill out a post removal request
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows an archive of their content. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.