Not sure, I haven't kept up with PC parts as much as I used to.
Yes, I did consider it. However, I happened to have the wifi card already (from her old computer) so it worked out.
I was initially planning on that, but I think it would have either increased the price or decreased upgradeability.
Thanks. It is definitely upgradeable which is a plus.
Haha. I guess that's true, but if you look at the cost of the whole PC, it's a $25 (~5%) increase for a ~15% increase in performance. Also since there's no dedicated GPU, the slightly improved graphics on the i3 is nice.
Thanks for the comment! I updated it with a 525GB SSD.
Hey, its been a while since I've been on this site, so sorry for the late reply. I would recommend upgrading to the latest Intel CPU's (Skylake, probably the i5-6500), and with that you would get a different motherboard and RAM as well. Then I would wait for the GTX 1070 or AMD Polaris/Vega which should be coming out later this year, so you have the latest graphics will be SO much better.
Nice build! Pics? Also are you thinking of overclocking the 6300?
Yes that is my top priority along with a better CPU cooler because the case's airflow isn't the best with the single 200mm fan. The main problem is that my motherboard only has one CPU FAN header and one SYS FAN header. Do you have any recommendations for a splitter?
Thanks man! I was honestly done with OSX because a lot of programs were poorly supported. I'm happy with my decision.
Thanks! I really like the look of Cryorig's coolers, they go a good job with aesthetics. IMO nickel plated heat pipes and a cover plate looks waaaaaay better than bare copper and nothing at the top (aka Hyper 212).
Thanks. I got the headset as a Christmas present, so I'm not going to complain too much ;)
Thanks! I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I had no idea about VR specs when I built this (July 2015), but the 4460 was not available at microcenter when I bought it. So I went for the 4590 since it was only about 10 dollars more and had a nice boost in clock speed. Thanks for looking!
It was getting hot before, but I then raised it off of the PCB by about 7mm. I have done stress tests with it on and off, it gains about 1 degree C with it on. Within margin of error. The picture was taken before I raised it.
Thanks man! It means a lot. I was originally going to get the Tri-X however it was sold out when I wanted to buy parts. Sleeved cables is next on my list. I had not heard of Riing fans but they look awesome! Thanks for the suggestion.