The GTX 1080 itself is awesome. I kinda wish the card itself would go higher than 2,025 MHz on the core and 12,250 MHz on the memory. But that's just silicon lottery stuff. I'd totally recommend getting it. Or the GTX 1070 Ti since it's basically the same card.
Haha, thanks! Your last one was pretty good too. :)
Oh shoot! I didn't even include it; my B! I'm using the be quiet! Dark Rock 3.
I've had the 1700 since last year. I saw no purpose in spending over $400 (like on the CPU and the motherboard that can actually push those extra MHz) just to get a few hundred more MHz and a slight IPC improvement. I figured I'd wait until Ryzen 3rd Gen/Zen 2 to upgrade.
Sweet! Thanks for checking out the suggestion and seeing it from both sides. Nice to know that a new layout is happening soon. Looking forward to it! :)
I totally get that, and I can see where staff wouldn't have enough time to review them, as well as the Completed Builds.
Basically, the entire point I was trying to make with this post was this: why not at least give some people the ability to check the public build guides at their own risk? As sort of like a "we don't recommend it, but you can do it" type thing. Us being able to check a little box that'll let us see all of the build guides with a disclaimer wouldn't be that harmful, would it? Scratch the entire staff check thing, just let us be able to have the option to see them if we so wanted. :/
This build is too beautiful (and expensive) for the hardware that it's packing, but that never really matters when aesthetics are important.
This build is amazing. +1
"i already have a 770" as the poster said.
Don't buy into a dead socket; go with either Coffee Lake (Z370/B360) or Ryzen (A320/B350/X370).
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I'm not a PSU stickler. I couldn't tell you what's better between the majority of units. I just look for reputable brands, efficiency, and user-based reviews like an average consumer. The CSM seemed like a decent choice.
This HP Ryzen laptop although a bit over budget, should be perfect for what you need. I can only access Best Buy's website at the moment, but this particular model should be cheaper on other websites.
This laptop doesn't have a dedicated GPU.
I would use the GTX 1050 Ti + Ryzen 5 1600 combo because 3 GB of VRAM will become obsolete soon. The 1050 Ti may perform slower, but having more cores and more VRAM would be great for "future proofing."
If you plan to upgrade soon, then getting the GTX 1060 3 GB would be fine for now; and, if you want to go the 4C 8T route, getting the Ryzen 5 1400 would be a better idea if you're not scared of overclocking or higher than average thermals. You can save the extra money you'd spend on a 1500X (~$30 USD) and put that towards your graphics card. Or more RAM. Or whatever you please.
Good luck getting an Intel 8700k, Z370 motherboard, and 32 GB of RAM and then getting reasonable parts for the rest for under $1,500 CAD. I had a hard time just making a Ryzen system part list. lol
I personally prefer which company offers the best option for the price. Honestly, as much as Intel is a bit better when it comes to gaming, AMD has been doing pretty good too.
My main rig currently actually has a Ryzen 7 1700 and a GTX 1080; but, before I built that, I had an Intel Core i7 6700 with a GTX 970 as my gaming rig, and the Ryzen system I have now actually performs better in all aspects, including gaming. And video editing/streaming? Hah, forget it. The i7 6700 got stomped on. In fact, here's a little screenshot comparing my Ryzen 7 1700 at 3.8 GHz against a Core i7 7700k at 4.2 GHz
You'll notice that single-threaded performance is slightly better for the 7700k, so it should perform slightly better in games. But, the Ryzen 7 1700's multithreaded performance completely smashes the 7700k, which is really important for streaming and editing and things like that.
With all that being said, I'd strongly advise that you go with AMD's Ryzen over Intel's Kaby/Coffee Lake for right now. But, if you're still all about that blue team, let me know. Just don't be mad if that GTX 1080 turns into a GTX 1060 because you decided to go with a more expensive option for the sake of branding. :P
For your case, I'd go no less than 650 watts. After some looking, the Thermaltake Toughpower 750W looks pretty good for the price. I'd check that one out.
If you want a balance of cheap & quality:
If you want ABSOLUTELY cheap:
Both should be able to RUN CS:GO just fine, but the top one will obviously be able to run it much better.
Considering the build would barely be drawing 350W under load I really don't think it matters, but meh. To each their own.
Please put this in the respective Forum Topic. This is currently under Create a Part List For Me when it should probably be under Part List Opinions Wanted.
Also, I really like that part list! -^
The thermal paste is pre-applied to the cooler. It's alright, but if you want decent overclocking temperatures I'd recommend getting a better quality paste.
It's a black and white theme too! :) Let me know if you have any questions about the parts I picked.
With the given budget, I was able to pull off a pretty sleek black & white themed build. :P
Let me know if you prefer Intel over AMD. :P I wasn't sure of you needed an OS, monitor, peripherals, etc included, so let me know about that, too.
Kaby Lake is dead. Go with Coffee Lake if you want Intel.
If you prefer to save money and don't mind leaving the blue team, Ryzen is also an option.
Only difference with the Ryzen is that there's a GTX 1080 Ti instead of a 1080.
Up to this point I'm pretty sure he just does it to peeve me tbh xD
I swear to the love of God if you don't stop lmao
Corners were cut, but this one should do fine. The CPU is practically a pre-overclocked R3 1200 because it was only $15 more instead of $30 more to allow the CPU to just be overclocked. High clock speeds are a must for 1080p gaming so I did what I could. Couldn't make this with a better HDD or case since the budget was pretty tight but it's whatever. :P If I had like $100 more I could probably come up with something a bit more sensible.
Get a better GPU. Your CPU should be able to hold up for a year or two more.
Good luck actually gaming on it, though. :P
Intel i3s have good single threaded performance, and that's all that Minecraft really needs.
I also tried picking out a cute case for your niece. If you really want to stick to the budget, get rid of the SSD or use a crappier case. :P
Use the motherboard box for a case. xD
Why limit yourself? Maybe in the future if you want 1440p, it'll be an option because you got that GTX 1070 instead of that GTX 960. ;P
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Use an unlocked CPU and get a better cooler. It's not that much more expensive...
Try upgrading to Ryzen or Coffee Lake (although with Coffee Lake you'll pay a pretty penny for it).
I'll be honest with you: I haven't tried moving the fans to the inside of the case.
I would agree that this case does overheat easily with the stock fans though. They were pretty rubbish. I've upgraded to NZXT Aer fans, and ever since then I haven't experienced thermal issues. It's also worth noting that the back of the top of the case also gets pretty hot since there's no ventilation there (and my CPU cooler happens to blow in that direction) so, yeah.
The only reason I went with this case was because it was pretty much the only cheap and pretty tempered glass case on the market in April. Now that it's October, things have changed. There's the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite series, the Fractal Design cases, the Phanteks cases. Even NZXT made their Elite line of cases with tempered glass and they look excellent.
With all that being said, I really can't recommend this case with the other options out there. Once I get everything else upgraded, I actually plan to switch cases. :/
I changed you to the Ryzen 5 1600 in favor of better overall CPU performance, lower price, overclockability, and giving you the budget headroom to get a GTX 1070 rather than a 1060. I was gonna change the case, but I know how people are about the appearance of their build when they're serious. With all of that, let me know if you have any questions. :D
Oh hey it's this guy again.
R5 1600 is a good CPU too. Good luck to ya. :)
I wouldn't get the 1700 or 1600 based on the pricing.
You're only paying a little bit extra to get a better cooler and a better CPU altogether in terms of overclocking (the 1700X requires much lower voltages for similar clocks with the 1700; it'll last longer. Same goes for the 1600 vs the 1600X).
If you have the money, I'd get the 1700X. If you don't do video editing or anything like that, get the 1600X.
Considering how power efficient the parts are, I really don't think the PSU will cause any sort of problems. Also, spending more on a power supply probably won't add much to the build in terms of trading, as most people just care about brand and power efficiency. Most traders don't care about rail ripple, voltage control, build quality (well, maybe a little bit), etc.
With Toshiba, it depends on the drive. Their DT01 is notoriously good for the price.
$110 for a LOCKED processor and $150 for the lowest-end motherboard available right now for Intel's current generation of processors just doesn't seem practical. Nearly $100 more for about 10-15% the single threaded performance probably wouldn't be worth it. AMD's Ryzen processors lag behind Coffee Lake's IPC by only around 6% anyway.
I'm willing to bet the Ryzen 5 1400, a GTX 1060, and 8 GB of RAM with a few storage devices isn't going to max out this power supply regardless. This isn't exactly a high-powered machine. If anything it's pretty power efficient.
This price is relatively lower. And I added a better CPU + GPU. And it's overclockable. :)
If you're a stickler on sound quality, but nothing else, I'd just get a decent sound card like the Asus Xonar DSX with a cheap B350 board like the ASRock AB350M.
Considering that your budget is about $800 and you're still running Devil's Canyon, I'd upgrade to Coffee Lake.
The GTX 970 is fine. So is everything else.
It runs, jumps, stomps on, and kicks Crysis into another dimension.
AM3 doesn't have much of an upgrade path. You could opt to get an FX processor, but that really wouldn't do good in Battlegrounds.
Hate to say this, but it seems like you bought a dud, my friend.
If you're just pairing it with an RX 580, here's your best options:
The i3 8350k will get you a few more frames if you upgrade to a better GPU, especially once overclocked; but, it'll also cost more money and you'll need to purchase a cooler too. And at $180 for the CPU + at least $110 for the motherboard, you're looking to spend around $300, not including the cooler. And Coffee Lake CPUs get pretty hot, so I'd expect spending at least $40 on a cooler.
The Ryzen 3 1200 will get you less frames if you upgrade to a better GPU in the future, especially if you don't overclock it. However, for $110 for the CPU + cooler, and another $50 for a motherboard that supports overclocking, you're looking to spend around $160 for the CPU, motherboard, and cooler all together. The Ryzen 3 1200 at higher clockspeeds (3.7-3.9 is pretty respectable) will definitely cause the RX 580 to be the bottleneck rather than the Ryzen 3 1200 in most games, so cheaping out a little bit isn't a bad option.
Whether or not you want to go the Intel/AMD respective route is your choice.