I'm bumping this thread as I haven't gotten much help. Please leave some suggestions if you would like.
It does support an M.2,although its only PCI-E ones (see here). And I forgot to add that I'm using my old 1TB and 2TB HDD, I will add that to the OP.
I would recommend changing that PSU to a more reliable model, like this. The case can be swapped for a cheaper one, and since it's mATX, you can get the Core V21 or the Carbide 88R. Might want to add an SSD as well. I can't see anything else wrong with it, looks decent for what you are doing.
I only said it might botttleneck the GPU. Just get the GTX 760, and if you aren't happy with it return it.
If only I had friends like that.
Anyways, good luck on your build! If you have anymore questions ask away. I won't mind
1tb ssd for 40? Don't tell him this, but that's a steal.
How much is he giving it to you for?
This would be better: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/rBxqd6
It's almost always better to buy 16GB in a kit than 2 8GB separately , and I swapped the GPU to a better and cheaper 1070. And i still strongly suggest getting the i5-6600k instead of the i7, its wasted money. That PSU was overkill anyways. Adding in a 2TB HDD for extra storage.
Also, what SSD is he giving you?
For the cases, if you like aluminum, you can check out the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV, or if you just want a case with all the basic features, check out the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M or NZXT S340.
i7 is typically for those into video production, so its not being used properly if you are gaming and casual web browsing. i5 + GTX 1070/1080 can do 1440p no problem, and some 4k.
The motherboard should also be changed to something cheaper, since most motherboards over $200 is not worth it for an average consumer. Get something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/yLPzK8/msi-motherboard-z170asliplus
If you like watercooling instead of air cooling, get the NZXT Kraken x61 or Corsair H110i.
Last thing: What are you using for storage?
I would go for an i5-6600k and an air cooler (personal preference), and the with money saved on those, get a GTX 1070/1080, and a better quality PSU (like the EVGA 650 G2). The case can be swapped for something cheaper that's better, but that's your choice. And at that budget, why not go 16GB? Look great anyways.
The original suggestion looks like a great build to me. It will certainly do GTA V no problem.
It really depends on the games you play, but for my games, it would be the RX 460 (since i play low end games).
The RX 460 is a really good card than what others seem to make of it, and if you don't mind turning down some settings on AAA titles
First of all, what's your budget? $500?
If you worry about power consumtion and heat, get the RX 460, otherwise, the GTX 760 is better (based off this website), since the 760 is like the GTX 960:
Also Freesync is another bonus of the RX 460. and I think the GTX 760 will be bottlenecked
I would highly recommend putting an SSD in that build, if you just want to put windows in the ssd, get the TRION 150 120GB: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/8xs8TW/ocz-internal-hard-drive-trn15025sat3120g
Only $40. and it will immensely increase boot time
If you want to put games and whatnot in it, get the MX 300:
Other than that, looks great! (could go for a cheaper and smaller case though)
That and the Pro M.
Always glad to help!
Not at all, other people have this case as well, its been running fine. There are other recommendations, but seeing as Microcenter is your limit, thats all I have. (If only they carried Phanteks cases)
The difference is so negligible, it only shows up in intensive benchmarks.
As for the case, now that you mentioned about windows being scratch resistant, i don't think the S340 is a good option.
There is the Define S non-windowed version for $80 (price match it to Newegg):
It's a really good case, I've built in it for my brother, but i don't think its smaller. There so much room in there, problem is that it has no shroud for the PSU. Other than that, i have no idea.
Also, it looks like a good build!
1) Don't return it, CAS latency doesn't matter in most cases. The difference is only a few milliseconds, so I would say it's not worth it.
2) Get whatever is cheaper. MSI, though, has one of the quietest coolers out there, and the Gaming and Gaming X versions have fanless modes if you need that.
As for the case, you can get the NZXT S340. It's smaller, but not as great as the Masterbox 5. Tell me what features of the Masterbox do you like, and maybe I can figure something out.
Its ok, the case is actually very hard to find stuff about, I have to actually get dirty with it to find out what fits. :P
It seems that psu is for the small form factor, not the convertible minitower, and I did the measurements already, and it can fit an ATX PSU up to 155mm (I think, might be 160mm). Might want to look into it more.
I know the i3 is better, but he wants to keep it as low as possible, and he plans on upgrading later in life. Thanks!
He's going to reuse his old 1TB drives (2 of them), and I'm going to wait for pascal/polaris for the new GPU. Thanks for the suggestion! I will look into it. Also, any suggestions on when's the best time to buy the parts?
This might sound counter-intuitive, but feel free to ask me some questions as well. I will gladly answer
Thanks! If you wanted a full tower, you could go for the Noctis 450, its similar to the H440 (on the inside), or you could go with my case. :P
Gave you a +1. Good luck to you as well!
Thanks! Already checked out your build before. :P
Good luck! I have lost all hope on winning.
Great build! +1
Check out my build if you want to!
Nice build! +1
Congrats on your victory, I have given up all hope, best of luck, and see you in the next contest.
Well guys, thanks so much for voting for me, but I have lost all hope, congrats jipster and the random winner.
It's for gaming, drawing, programming, and proving my brothers that AMD is still a good brand. I will check out your build!
EDIT: I've already checked out your build.
It doesn't hurt you if you have more storage.
Nice build! Slightly overkill PSU, but still a very good one. +1
Goodmluck, and nice build! +1
I know mine already, its really down under. :)
Going to vote for you, but I hope it doesn't go over. +1
Why did you decided to cheap out on the HDD for another 980TI? :P Still giving this a +1
Check out my build if you would like to!
Great build! Best of luck to you! +1
Solid build! You might want to get a better PSU, though. +1
Looks great! You could add more peripherals if you wanted to. +1
Great build! You might want to get 2 390s instead of the 390x's, it's not worth the extra cash. Its all up to you though! +1
You are on the same boat as all of us are, fighting against jipster here. +1
Solid build! Love to see more 390s :) +1
Nice build! A little bit too overkill for the PSU, but its fine. +1
Nice job fitting a 980TI SLI in there, but it might be a waste if you can't get the best monitor. Still, +1
Well, you can fit a monitor in this build if you wanted to, but its your choice! Good luck! +1
Thanks! I really wish I can beat that jipster guy...
Nice build! Love the case and the AMD GPUs. +1
Nice build, and I love the white/blue color scheme! +1 Good luck!