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Post your component list, rate other anons', ask questions in general.

Always state the purpose of your PC, your budget, AND YOUR COUNTRY if outside the USA.
If you are asking for improvements, clarify whether you want to lower price or to improve specs or build quality.

>Assemble your parts list with price comparisons by vendor and compatibility filter.

>Gaming builds based on purpose or display resolution / Hz
>To activate the Description, select build from sidebar then click on the title over the parts list
>Description contains notes, other options, and build skeleton for easy customization / cost savings

>Have a budget, but don't know where to start? This will recommend you a parts list based on price.
>Consider substituting an i5 6500 for the i3 in any RX470/480 or GTX 1060 tier build
>Consider stock fan+heatsink for any i3 or locked i5 build
>Consider a B150 mobo for any i3 build
>Add a 240GB SSD to the "Very Good" tier build

>General build advice including chipset compatibility, power supply advice, Windows activation information.
http://pastebin.com/9Pbm4nHL (embed)

>Information about how to assemble a PC, how to select components, etc.

If you see any other build advice or part list threads, direct them here with >>>/g/pcbg

Previous thread >>58117798

>> No.58130573

fuck that shit up

>> No.58130667

pls throw down some joke pc part lists

>> No.58130692
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>> No.58130706

Are EVGA power supplies any good? im shopping for a semi-passive PSU with modular cables. Im sick of hearing the fan whirr away when im doing audio work and my PC is barely doing anything heavy.

>> No.58130784

Hey pc builders, please help me build a new system, currently running off a computer built in 2011 which is still going okay, despite blue screens once a week.
Games I frequent include Overwatch, Rust, Rocket League and probably Fallout 4 amongst others as the Steam Winter Sale kicks in.

Current Specs include:
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 series (Sapphire)
Processor: Intel Core i& CPU 960 @3.20GHz (8CPUs)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R

My friend build this one for me back in 2011 as I was quite computer illiterate, while I'm not the best now, I am a bit better. My budget is around $1000-1200 for a pure pc (no peripherals) and I live in Australia.

I assume at a base level I would want to get an i7 processor and at least 16GB of ram, however am unsure on the differences between running say two 2GB graphics cards or 1 4gb card. Am also quite clueless on the difference in motherboards.


>> No.58130799

>any multiplayer game
top kekkity

>> No.58130929

>spoon-feed me please

>> No.58130975
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What do you think the best used GPU I could get on Amazon or Newegg is? Preferably not eBay or Craigslist.

I only have $100 to spend and want to play Street Fighter 5 (and eventually Marvel vs Capcom Infinite), both of which will run on UE4, is that counts for anything.

>> No.58131108

Wait for Ryzen.


Do NOT build a new PC right now, just wait for AMD to release their new CPU lineup, and hopefully intels prices will get cut and AMD will have something that's fresh as fuck on the market.

>> No.58131111 [DELETED] 

If you want a quiet PSU then buy RM550x. The fan will never spin, not even when you do something heavy.

EVGA is average quality for average prices -brand. Their PSUs are not known to be particularly quiet though, so do check reviews before purchasing their stuff.

>> No.58131191

I have an msi rx 480 gaming x 4gb along with a i5 6400, and I'm getting abysmal fps in most modern games, it varies from 60-20 on recommended settings(usually high), and 1080p.
I get unstable fps on some older games also, I'm not sure what's wrong since my build should be fine for current games.
someone on another website said it's a cpu bottle neck but the cpu I have is fairly recent, plus according to online benchmarks with my gpu, and cpu I should be getting better performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKDRISzMr18

I'm very lost, and not sure what I should do, any assistance would be most welcome.
here is my complete build:
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5 6400 @ 2.70GHz 34 °C
Skylake 14nm Technology
8.00GB Single-Channel Unknown @ 1063MHz (15-15-15-36)
MSI H110M GAMING (MS-7994) (U3E1) 34 °C
ASUS VC239 ([email protected])
4096MB ATI Radeon RX 480 Graphics (MSI) 32 °C
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102 ATA Device (SATA) 37 °C
1863GB Seagate BUP Slim BK USB Device (USB (SATA)) 29 °C
7GB SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB Device (USB)
Optical Drives
DiscSoft Virtual SCSI CdRom Device
AMD High Definition Audio Device

>> No.58131235

>Wait for next gen
>Now wait for next gen to drop in price
>No, don't buy now wait for the gen after that
>Now wait for their prices to drop

>> No.58131469

Dude, check your drivers.
You might have the wrong AMD drivers installed, so you'll need to update to the newest drivers available.

>> No.58131532
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Is "4k TV as a monitor" meme or not? This samsung UE40KU6000K looks pretty decent.
But i'm not shure about my graphics card. Gtx760 have hdmi 1.4 which can support only [email protected] But unofficially it supports MST which make it output [email protected] TV have HDMI 2.0a. Will it work on 60hz?

>> No.58131544

Here's what I never understood. I thought the GTX line was made by Nvidia and Radeon line by AMD.

Why are there so many other brands for both GTX and Radeon? LIke GIGABYTE, Asus and Visiontek.

>> No.58131574


this is where I've been getting my drivers from anon.
I'm afraid that this isn't a driver issue, but I'll uninstall and reinstall them once more.

>> No.58131576

Just get a 4k monitor faggot.

>> No.58131626

Why is are the advertised clock speeds for cpus not the same as the turbo boost with 4 cores?

>> No.58131640

okay, i want to talk atx motherboards

what is the big difference?

how many sata ports do i need?

ram slots?

pci-e slots?

why do some cost $100 more and have the same amount of real estate?

>> No.58131650


4k tv as a monitor is gospel

they're cheaper and you get the same quality

>> No.58131707

Take a look at the builds in the OP

SLI and CF suck

If you only have $100 I'd get the GTX1050 new. Used R9 380x is the next step up

You're a begging, grovelling homosexual

Like which games? I got extreme stuttering on Quantum Break, had to disable Vsyc and turn up settings to keep framerste below 60 to avoid tearing.. But that meant drops to the high 20s when a lot of fx were on screen

But the i5 should be fine for gaming

>> No.58131810

the most recent example I can provide is deus ex md I'm playing it right now my gpu usage is around 50-60%, cpu usage is around 80-90% vsync is off and I'm getting anywhere from 90-25fps(90 only in places without people and not moving), resolution is 1080p, and graphic presets are set to high with motion blur, and cloth physics set to off

>> No.58131826

I'm never impressed by TVs. just saw a 4k sony bravia or w/e it's called. Didn't look great to me. However my 23" IPS 1080p monitor looks great

>> No.58131833

other games that give me issues are rise of the tomb raider, batman arkham knight, dying light, dishonored, I cant seem to keep stable fps in most games I play even though my specs should allow me to do so.

>> No.58131887
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How can I improve my current build for <500$ USD?

>> No.58131925

DDR4 16 Gig
Hyper 212 CPU heatsink
Z170 Mobo.

GPU might last you a small bit until 1080ti comes out.

>> No.58131946
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i know there really isn't any way to improve this build but i just wanted to post it

but i'd like to use it as my own cloud so i'm thinking a fat HDD or a nice SSD

>> No.58131950

used i7 3770k, another 8GB RAM, and a second GTX 970.

>> No.58131996

>what is the big difference
More ports = more upgradability
>how many sata ports do i need
how many hard drives do you need?
>ram slots?
if you're doing ITX you get two, if you're doing X99 you'll typically get 8, otherwise you typically get 4. usually not a problem here
>pci-e slots?
if you don't intend to do SLI ever and don't have any special needs (physx processor, RAID card) then one is fine, but typically just get two if you aren't going ITX
>why do some cost $100 more and have the same amount of real estate
- better NICs (dual/quad nics, etc)
- better onboard audio
- faster PCIe lane speeds
- better at overclocking (power phases, overclocking tools etc)
- warranty and quality of components
- additional features like wifi, M.2, SATA express, etc
your motherboard should typically follow what your budget allows

>> No.58132005

>no way to improve

Until you have 2x Titans you can improve

>> No.58132022

something strange happened while playing deus ex md after getting into a fire fight I hid in a vent to escape the police, and I noticed while my cpu usage was still high (89%) my gpu usage shot up to 90%(fps went up to 109), but as soon as I left the vent into the crowded street it shot back down to 50% and fps was at 35

>> No.58132042


well, true. there are a lot of ways to improve on the build if i'm honest

>> No.58132314



what are the best 1080 cards? pros and cons of the more notorious ones?

>> No.58132394

Yeah, fuck seagate drives. Had to replace those fucking things left and right. Was at a sushi bar with a buddy and one of their management guys actually tried to defend their shit. Lucky we didn't drag his ass outside and beat him with a hose for how much shit we dealt because of how terrible those barracuda 7200.11 drives were.

Dude, your company has the lowest possible reputation for drives because of that. I replace them daily. Don't act righteous - apologizes.

>> No.58132416

Can't wait to build a water cooled overclocked Zen/Vega machine, I'll be able to shitpost on 4chan faster than ever before

>> No.58132587
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What will it feel like going from this to 6700k & 1070?

>> No.58132737

All those have poor performance, including Dying Light if you have an early version. But all of those are also CPU heavy

I7 3770K after they're cheap, GTX1160 when they come out

Fuck no

>> No.58132795

You better have a nice monitor

Sounds like you might be getting thermal throttling


Night and day. Hope you got an SSD

>> No.58132887

The top three for [email protected]:
>480 8GB
Most futureproof card at this price point. Very close to 1060 in DX9 games but beats it easily in DX12 and vulkan, and has plenty of VRAM on top of that.
>1060 6GB
Get this one if you value performance in recent and older games more than longevity.
>470 4GB
The cheap card. It's a valid option if you have a tight budget.

>> No.58132905

So is my cpu causing a bottle neck?
also how can I stop it from thermal throttling?

>> No.58133085

Is the Gigabyte 1070 Xtreme edition the best 1070 right now for Ocing?

Suck between it and the MSI/Asus Strix ones

>> No.58133118

I doubt you'll be disappointed with any of those. Just pick whichever seems best, they're nearly identical in everything.

>> No.58133599

Monitor temps. If it's getting hot there are various solutions

>> No.58134179

gaming/cad/3d modeling

>> No.58135900
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This is my first build and im wondering if it would work or if theres something missing or wrong. 850€ price limit btw . Going to buy it today or tomorrow because of chrismas sales.

>> No.58136109

So let me get this straight, I want to buy these:

Intel i7 6700
Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H

Now in the gigabyte support page they say that this motherboard supports 2400 MHz RAM but downgraded to 2133 MHz. So if I get a 2400 RAM it will run just like a 2133?

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>state the purpose of your PC
general purpose & gaming
> your budget
i'm willing to go over 1k € for the whole thing, but not by much.

Here's the thing - a rather known IT magazine here wrote a "bestbuy gaming builds" article few months ago and pic_related is what they recommended for 9K HRK budget (which is like 1,2K €). Is it ok to just go with that, does anyone see anything subpar in their recommendations?
I think there's no need for me to translate the first column in the picture. Thanks for any input.

>> No.58136531

I must ask, why.
50ish bucks more and you could have a decent overclocking setup. I feel like you're gimping yourself here.

And yeah, any ram that can clock above what the motherboard can support is downclocked to the speed specified.

>> No.58136597

I'm thinking about buying a new case, motherboard and a GTX1060 or a RX480 and turn my full sized rig into a smaller rig, but what form factor is the best to go for right now? Micro ATX, Mini ATX or Mini ITX?

>> No.58136619

Gigabyte's card is loud as fuck. Avoid.

>> No.58136631

So anything I can do to improve my build.


>> No.58136690

>non k chip in a z170 motherboard

Whoever wrote that guide is retarded.

>> No.58136760

Nice memebuild buddy. Bonus points for the extra $20 fan.

>> No.58136955

It's not that bad of a recommendation. There are many things that one could improve, but not without making sacrifices elsewhere or going over the budget.

Only thing that stands out is the motherboard, you could save some cash by getting a cheaper b150/h110 motherboard.

I think they're using the "upgradeability" excuse. In theory you could sell that i3 to someone and replace it with used i5 6600k or i7 6700k later on. It'd only cause a net loss of about 100-150 euros.

>> No.58137055

temps seem reasonable, nothing past 50-60c
could this be a faulty cpu, or possibly even a faulty gpu?

>> No.58137084

They're either thinking about future upgrades or enabling XMP profiles for higher speed RAM. I don't think ASCock's non Hyper boards allow BCLK overclocking on non-K CPUs anymore.

>> No.58137279

>I think they're using the "upgradeability" excuse. In theory you could sell that i3 to someone and replace it with used i5 6600k or i7 6700k later on

they essentially say the same thing when explaining their choice, that it supports both overclocking K processors, and upcoming KabyLake processors.

But I'm not into overclocking or partial upgrades, so ye, i can save there

>> No.58137359

Would a gtx 1070 be bottleknecked by a Fx8350? I can get one for $500 which is pretty cheap.
Or should i just start a new?

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Just finnished building this, saved like 200 dollars because of black friday. First pc build and is a huge upgrade from my 5 year old gaming laptop

>> No.58137609

Nvidia GTX and AMD Radeon are just the chips. the brands, gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire and the like, just slap on some heatsinks and actually sell the product.

>> No.58137631

Why dont the oems sell them? Seems like a better idea than having all these shitty brands

>> No.58137659

Mobo is bare minimum for an unlocked CPU, your HDD is probably refurbished, 7k2000 is ancient, no SSD in [current year], NEX isntead of G2, no AC wlan.
At least you didn't fuck up buying a dead AM3 platform.

>> No.58137721

Why is 2133 CAS 13 ram just as expensive as 3000 CAS 15, when the true latency of the latter becomes 2ns less?

>> No.58137754

Can someone help me with monitors? Im looking for a 1920x1080 monitor that matches a 1080x1920 monitor. For a portrait landscape landscape setup. Mainly for pixel orientation

>> No.58137763

Because they don't want to bother with manufacture and distribution. They make a hefty profit for each card sold while the actual manufacturers fight hard to even pull even.

You oblivously cut budget on other parts to squeeze that 1070 in there, but it's alright. You really should've bought a SSD though. You could still add one later if you don't mind reinstalling windows.

Into the trash and so on. Settle for 480 and a proper CPU instead, but wait for Zen first.

Because people don't know anything about RAM. They see that CAS 13 and they're all over it because muh latency.

>> No.58137814

Currently on a 7970
So a 480 to me sounds like the shittest upgrade. Maybe i should sell my conputer? Then do the same mistake of buying dual amd

>> No.58137874

That's not a bad idea.

>> No.58138540

I don't know my way around graphics cards but I want to get a gtx 1050 ti since that one is apperently enough for Overwatch on ultra setting with more than 60 fps. But is there any difference in brands or are they all the same, any specific one I should buy? Also what is a good PSU for that, I'm going to get a i3 6100 if that helps.

>> No.58138615

I'm trying to go for a complete gaming build that will last me a while. Budget is $1250 for the entire build, and I live in the US. Monitor is on list, but it's 1080p 144hz freesync. Any advice or tips for improving my rig, or making it cheaper and getting rid of meme parts?

>> No.58138659


You're getting ripped off dude. Spend 30 bucks more for an RX-470 4GB that will last you longer. The price/performance is worse higher up in the 1050ti's, because the RX-470, a midrange card, can be bough for 20-30 more bucks more.

See below.


But if you're still deadset on a 1050ti-

MSI, Asus, PNY, Zotac, and EVGA all make great Nvidia GPUs.

gimme a moment, I'll fix it up.

>> No.58138776

Gotta cut as many corners as possible, so I'll stay with the gtx 1050ti for now though I'll probably change it to a gtx 1060 a year later anway. And like I said Overwatch is the only game I'm playing anyway so that card should suffice, all the other games I have a pretty old and will run fine except for Dragon Age Inquisition, not sure about that.

Can you maybe still help out with the PSU? Not sure how much watt I need and which brand is good and not expensive.

>> No.58138822

Here it is

Eh, alright man.
PSU wise, I only stick with EVGA and Seasonic.

If it's not 80+ rating, I don't touch it.

Higher end builds, I wouldn't go under 80+ bronze.

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I want to get a new monitor so I can flip one of my other 2 for programming
now I was thinking of riding the meme wave and try something new like the curved meme
http://amzn to/2hgxv10 (fucking gay ass moroccan terrorist information exchange board, replace the space with dot)
what do you think about this one?

>> No.58139017

fucking slow dead thread

>> No.58139100

What's with everyone buying 1TB drives in [current year]? You're paying less than 3x for 3tb, so why not just get that? Surely you'll fill it with something?

Also, SSD is manditory. If you already have a storage drive, skip buying another one entirely if you don't need one.

Don't need a custom cooler if you're not overclocking the chip.

>> No.58139163

I still haven't broken 1TB in data yet.
and I've reached the price limit with the build anyway.
There is an SSD in there, and I removed the custom cooler.

>> No.58139226

>Don't need a custom cooler if you're not overclocking the chip.
Or if you don't want a noisy cooler fan

Pleb. I'm already struggling with 20TB

>> No.58139229

Could you guys give my list a rate. I plan on doing general gaming and schoolwork


>> No.58139286

Nvidia does, and they charge more for it than any third party card that objectively better
It's the law of dumbass consumers
Also they don't do it personally because that's a HUGE market to supply, maintain, defend and warranty, neither AMD nor nvidia wants to deal with all of that market shit every two years, they just want to make GPU dies and money

>> No.58139300

There's no such thing as miniATX

>> No.58139308

Fixed it there: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qpRZXH
The case seems to be on sale currently and already comes with two fans, so it's not really needed to add more.
Added SSD, ffs why do people still get new builds without an SSD if they have the money?
No idea about Keyboard/Mouse, but i don't really like that cheapo shit. The CM QTK is a good budget mechanical, with either red or blue (maybe other) switches.
A friend of mine has the Logitech mouse, seems to be decent. I have the Mionix Castor, got it cheap of Amazon Marketplace for 39 bucks, maybe look out for some deal.

>> No.58139339

how do I properly overclock my GPU
I've been bumping up the clock speeds and running heaven benchmark but I never see any artifacts or anything (at +150MHz now), I can just keep bumping it up (to the point where games will artifact red blobs, but not heaven)
And what do I do with memory clocks? I just arbitrarily bumped it up 300mhz because online said it would be fine
Am I looking for an error/artifact limit or am I expecting a temperature limit (hovers at 68° benching now) first?

>> No.58139363

Target / max budget? Also get a 6500, the 6600 non-k variant has bad value.
>general gaming
What games? If it's only shit like Dota, LoL, CSGO, ect. you can easily drop down to a i3-6100.

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Also my heaven score is 2635 at 1080p, and 1480 at 1440p
That seems about right but it's hard to find "normal" 1070 scores online that aren't by people actually trying to get high scores and competitive overclocks

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Does this kill the gpu

>> No.58139408

Bad setup
6600 is a ripoff for a little more speed, go with 6500, works fine. 6600K is better because you can overclock on a Z170 Mobo.

H170 mobo, got a nice ATX case for cheap. Alternatively, you can go back to the micro-atx mobo you had, but it'll be out out of place due to the size difference.
470 is a bit slower than the 1060 3GB, but the 1060 3GB has 10% less shaders than the 1060. And since it's rarely under 199/200 bucks, the 470 is a better buy.
Cheap, but good case. I have the Core 1000, would buy again 10/10.

>Still has cooler on it
>3 bucks more for ram.
>Not getting another 8 gig stick of Avexir and getting 16 gigs for cheaper while having dual channel.
>Decent SSD, give you that.
>Toshiba HDD?
>Nice find on the Case, guess it works.
>Keyboard + mouse, why.
>80 dollar windows.

Overall, still needs work.

Can't help you if we don't know
>GPU clock manager program.

Take it to a professional or look up online on how to clean and replace the thermal paste on a GPU.

>> No.58139430

Isopropyl alcohol >70%

>> No.58139439
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Gigabyte windforce OC 1070 and gigabyte XTREME GAYMEN ENGINE software
The software doesn't matter right? They all have the same controls? I put power limit to 120%, clocks up +150MHz, and memory up +300mhz, I just want to know when to stop because I'm not seeing any errors and *now* I'm not getting any extra fps on heaven

>> No.58139455

It won't even give power to the fan but other cards work so it's not the mobo.
>not your tech support

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>> No.58139480

>Still has cooler on it
So what? Intel stock cooler is a dogshit jet engine. He could get the Cryorig M9i for $19.99, though.
>3 bucks more for ram.
No? The RAM is cheaper.
>Not getting another 8 gig stick of Avexir and getting 16 gigs for cheaper while having dual channel.
>16GB for the same price
Lol show me.
>Toshiba HDD?
Yes. Toshiba makes very good HDDs.
>Keyboard + mouse, why.
Because (((gaming))). Sure there are cheaper options, but the CM QTK is good and the mouse idk, i got mine cheap off Amazon.
>80 dollar windows.
Agree, but tell him.

>> No.58139485

What I'm asking is will that misplaced thermal paste stop the gpu from working? On the way to buy some isopropyl

>> No.58139496

16GB of stock speed 2133mhz ram (because your motherboard can't even use 2400mhz) can be found for $60 if you look hard enough

>> No.58139501

it should be absolutely fine, I don't know of any thermal paste that's conductive
you could literally smear it over every part of your board and it shouldn't matter
but desu I'd clean it up

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>I don't know of any thermal paste that's conductive

>> No.58139549

I mean electricity you dense cunt

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I no.

>> No.58139574

Building a rig next week because I'm impatient and won't wait for Ryzen. Already decided on an i5-6500 and a 6gb GTX 1060, budget of about $850 total.

>> No.58139614

I found an Avexir 16GB kit for 70 bucks, but absolutely no idea about Avexir and that kit looks totally meme with those LEDs.
But sure, give your that this is a good alternative if Avexir is reliable and one doesn't mind the LEDs.

>> No.58139618

So, tell me about your problem.

>> No.58139626

I bought electrically conductive metal-based thermal paste and realized that it does exist and is fairly common

>> No.58139653

Looks decent. Expensive though

Grab a 240GB SSD, HGST HDD

Correct, just buy the cheapest if you're getting a B150

Drop to 8GB of RAM (2x 4GB kit), if you stay with the Z170 mobo get 3000MHz, but if you drop to a B150 just get the cheapest
The good thing about the Z170 is that you can use fast RAM and have the option to upgrade to an unlocked CPU

If you get the 1060 mini-ITX is easy

At 1080p the 8350 is definitely a bottleneck. At 1440p it's iffy

Get an SSD, newbie. Also save up for that 1440p monitor

You want the 3000MHz if your board supports it

Just keep what you've got for the moment.

Drop cooler
Cheaper RAM

27" is too big for 1080p, from what I've heard

>> No.58139823

Anyone want to recommend a decent Mini ITX mobo around the $130 price range?

>> No.58139833

Ugly case
Get 24GB SSD
Drop to i5 6500

If course if you see artifacts in games, time to stop

If you want nonUSB WiFi you'll have to spend a little more

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But why does the years-old game that I get 300+fps in get artifacts before the benchmark does?
That's the only instance of red blobs I've ever seen on my computer actually, is the "breaking point" obvious across all games and loads or is war thunder just a really good benchmarking game?

>> No.58139891

I'm fine with USB

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nice video game consoles

>> No.58139900

8GB 470 or 4GB 480?

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>> No.58139954

I really fucking want to upgrade from Inferno Bridge, but I have no reason to :(

>> No.58139967

well that sucks
Which brand? All I've used so far aren't (aka extremely low conductivity, because you know, everything is """"conductive"""")

>> No.58140005

Anyone have recommendations on a case?

I'll probably go aircooling; I'm still pretty iffy on watercooling - it's more expensive and there's more maintenance required.

So far my pick's been either the Define R5 or Define S.

>> No.58140012

I'm running prime95 to test the cpu, and so far it's passing everything.
current temps are at 46c
I'm thinking of rma'ing both the gpu, and cpu to make sure I cover all my bases, good idea?

>> No.58140022

>27" is too big for 1080p, from what I've heard
good point
the distance will be the same so I'll have a worse picture overall
I'll get the 24" then, 50€ cheaper even

>> No.58140110

What form factor? My friend has a Define Nano S and its quite nice for a Mini ITX

>> No.58140121

I'd figure just regular ATX

I don't even know why other form factors exist beyond 'mini pc' type builds.

>> No.58140131

Some people don't need 8 PCIe slots or cases with 43 HDD bays

>> No.58140170

At 24" you definitely don't need a curved monitor

4GB 480

>> No.58140175

I get what you mean, but its nice to have the increased portability and extra desk space. My dorm room desk is tiny so I'll take what I can get in terms of space conservation.

>> No.58140198

Does it seem fine to get a 3gb gtx 1060 instead of a 6gb if I'm trying to save a bit of money on the build?

>> No.58140209

I need to upgrade my CPU. I have an i3 4660 and I want to get a better CPU for gaming. Should I go with an Haswell i5? Or is it worth it to change motherboard and wait for Kaby Lake?

I'm guessing AMD is still shit?

>> No.58140218

You might as well just get an RX480 4GB

It's faster, cheaper, and you get an extra GB of memory.

>> No.58140221

Oh, fucked up but the CPU I have is an i3 4160, not 4460 obviously.

>> No.58140235

For the most part no, the 3Gb version is a different GPU entirely, it's weaker than the 6GB in more ways than VRAM
That being said, it's still a decent GPU, and if the benchmarks make you feel comfortable then go for it
Just know you are getting a weaker gpu with the 3Gb version

>> No.58140245

I'm looking for a quiet psu for a silent build. Looking for something 600-700w and under £120 ($150)

Anyone got any recommendations?

>> No.58140255

It's fine

Haswell i5

>> No.58140297

Don't know a single fanless PSU that meats your criteria. There's the Enermax DigiFanless, but that's only 500W.
I suggest you take a look at the EVGA G3 650/750W. It's an excellent successor to the G2. What could be interesting for you is that it has the "eco" switch one the outside / rear of the PSU.
This makes the fan to spin only under higher load or temps. You could also get the 850W version, it should stay with the fan off for a little longer.

>> No.58140311


kk will take into consideration thanks

>> No.58140331


the 4160 has 75% the multi-core performance of the 4460, but the same single-core performance

don't be dumb, anon, the cpu isn't bottlenecking you

>> No.58140338

Seasonic prime titanium whatever
650w, fully modular, 80+ titanium and fanless up to a certain point (and a good quiet fan if it does turn on)
Alternatively, get a seasonic X series whatever with the same features and 80+ gold for half the price

>> No.58140349

>wait for Kaby Lake?
Fuck no. According to recent leaks / benchmarks and knowing what a jewish company Intel is Kaby Lake will be DOA.
So either Haswell i5 just as >>58140255 said. Alternatively you could wait for Zen which will release in 2017.

>> No.58140354

It's really not, but Unreal Engine 4 games straight up don't work properly with dual cores. Every other game works perfectly, but UE4 games don't and there's nothing I can do about that other than buying a quad core CPU.

>> No.58140436

Not true, your i3 has four threads, so it's fine for gaming. If you're trying to refresh your PC an upgrade to highly clocked i5 + a new gfx card is probably what you're looking at

>> No.58140517

I'm just trying to play UE4 games. And I can tell you, they don't work right on dual cores. UE4 needs 4 physical cores to work properly.

I know it sounds dumb but I did my research back in the day. Every other game I'm interested in works fine so I definitely wouldn't be upgrading otherwise.

>> No.58140526


Cheers lads. The G3 looks promising. I can't wait until I get rid of the Corsair jet engine I'm running now.

>> No.58140549

I have an old GTX760 and I have an occasion to get a second one dirt cheap. I would like to run these two in SLI. Should I go for it, or better save my money for a better card?

>> No.58140599

Save your money

Right now an RX470 ($180) is better than SLI 760s when they work

>> No.58140620

Incorrect. You're right that 2c / 2t (e.g., Pentium) CPUs suck for gaming. 2c / 4t (i3) CPUs are decent, just not quite as good as 4c / 4t (i5)

>> No.58140637

Im not American, prices over here go rampant pretty quickly. For example an i7 6700k + a decent Z170 mobo is like 40% more expensive than the i7 6700 + B150.

Also I'm really tight on the budget, I don't have a job, the government pays me for studying and I use that money to buy PC parts or tickets for heavy metal concerts.

Anyway I wont buy anything until kaby and zen come out, maybe the prices drop or some shit.

>> No.58140642

So you're saying that quad core is better than dual core, regardless of hyperthreading
Isn't that what he's saying?

>> No.58140731

>Corsair jet engine
>buying a Corsair PSU
You can bet your computer is waiting for the replacement as well.

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Is this drive in good enough condition to use as a backup?

>> No.58141102

>/v/, /pol/, /b/
>EVGA not on the highest tier
>XFX elite tier

>> No.58141162

>EVGA not on the "literally housefire" tier


>> No.58141310

>PNY, Asus
>better than GIGABYTE or ZOTAC
the whole image is 100% shilling and not worth shit

>> No.58141490

So I want a third monitor to use in portrait mode. It doesnt have to be fancy so Im not looking to drop a lot of money on it. I just want one that can turn vertical. Whats some good steps to buying a cheap one or maybe I should be looking on CL

>> No.58141520

>THIRD monitor
It's time to get a 3 monitor VESA mount

>> No.58141535

nah man fuck those. too much effort

>> No.58141552

>4 screws on the back of the monitor
Shit man, my vesa mount was easier to set up than the actual original asus stand

>> No.58141556

Well. PNY is a good brand, they manufactur Nvidia Quadra GPUs and Asus is a good too, watch the PCB analysis of the Asus RX480 STRIX, excellent PCB.
The image a a whole is bullshit, though.

>> No.58141561

its more that my first two monitors are stubborn as hell in terms of stands and have two different support configurations. Unless this stand you're talking about can fix that problem

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Are the first two monitors VESA mount compatible?
If so, a triple monitor mount will make things easier, more adjustable and much cleaner

>> No.58141608

>Are the first two monitors VESA mount compatible?
Nope. One is old and the other is a built in stock of a LG monitor

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It's not some kind of insane standard, most monitors with removable stands are vesa compatible

>> No.58141628


Yeah neither of my monitors have removable stands.

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Are these any good?



>> No.58141671

No, the CX series have been shown to be pretty low quality rebrands

>> No.58141682
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Crossposting from /Sqt/

Had a PC built/put together today, pic related. The "Unknown" RAM is
> G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB DDR4-3000Mhz
The GTX-1080 shows up as 4gig, but shows as 8GB in GPU z
The HDD/SSD came from my old rig. (As did the 1080, but that's less relevant).

I expected the new motherboard to need a clean install of windows/ubuntu because I read something about that on the internet, but I didn't. Good, no need to restore backups etc. afterwards, no need to install windows/ubuntu again.

I had to install a new ethernet driver. What other drivers do I need to install/remove/reinstall? And why does the RAM show up as @1069 MHz when it should be 3000 MHz (and in the bios/uefi it said 2200 MHz iirc). Finally, it recognizes my mouse/keyboard, but I mouse scroll doesn't work, and the speed settings are all fucked up (Even turning windows speed and mouse settings up to max, it's slower than it used to be). What do

Thanks, a retard

>> No.58141733

Speccy shows the single channel (real) speed of your ram, multiply that by 2 and you have 2133mhz, stock speed ram. You need to enable XMP in the BIOS to get your speedy ram

>> No.58141776

I'm pretty sure shit like that is exactly why a clean install is recommended.

>> No.58141818

>Alternatively you could wait for Zen which will release in 2017.
An i5-6600 is confirmed to be BETTER than the flagship Zen in gaming.
Spending more than $500 for a CPU that has less performance than a sub-$200 Intel CPU?
No thank you.

>> No.58141871

You're confirmed for an idiot.

>> No.58141873

Thanks. Also got the usb drivers from asus website (despite the ethernet drivers link there not working and having to resort to the intel site, reee)

When I look for the i7 drivers on intel's site, I just get "Intel graphics" driver. A-am I just blind or what?

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Get fucked Pajeet

>> No.58141922


>> No.58142010

>An i5-6600 is confirmed to be BETTER than the flagship Zen in gaming.
Show me.
>Spending more than $500 for a CPU that has less performance than a sub-$200 Intel CPU?
You are absolutely retarded. This specific Bristol Ridge model is designed to compete with the likes of 6800K and 6900K, not 6600.
This means the single core performance is, of course, not as potent, but in multi core performance the Zen CPU tears the i5-6600 apart like paper.
Also, you don't measure a CPUs general performance by retarded games.

>> No.58142020

I'd recommend getting a 460 instead. The performance is basically identical, but the 370 is based on first gen GCN and uses more power.

>> No.58142071

>This specific Bristol Ridge model is designed to compete with the likes of 6800K and 6900K, not 6600
>making up bullshit
There is only one socket for AyyMD and that is AM4. That means that this pathetic family of CPUs is a direct competitor to the LGA 1151 socket family from Intel. Cost-to-cost comparisons show that you're still better off with a six-core i7-6800K for $400 over a shitty $500+ eight-core Zen. An i7-6700K and i7-7700K will destroy any Zen chip.
>This means the single core performance is, of course, not as potent
Too bad that Zen is still behind Intel in multi-core performance too. Just look how close a 12-threaded CPU is to that shitty 16-threaded Zen. The $400 Intel Core i7-6800K is a significantly better buy than the flagship Zen. A 6700K or 6600K is even better for gaming.
Now shut up Poojeet. You've lost this time, yet again. AMD is still in the shitter, where it belongs.

>> No.58142104 [DELETED] 

Kill yourself intelshill.

>> No.58142107 [DELETED] 

Kill yourself intelshill.

>> No.58142121 [DELETED] 

>no arguments
>resorts to spamming childish insults
As expected of barely literate AyyMD shills

>> No.58142127 [DELETED] 

Kill yourself intelshill.

>> No.58142184

>theres only one socket
>this means it can only compete against one other socket
Absolutely retarded.

>Cost-to-cost comparisons show that you're still better off with a six-core i7-6800K for $400 over a shitty $500+ eight-core Zen
Completely wrong. Zen wrecks the 6800K on multicore sine it is head to head with the 6900K which already outperforms the 6800K.

>i7-7700K will destroy any Zen chip
LOL. Kaby Lake already is dead on arrival. Shit performance for a shit price. You're better off buying Skylake instead of Kaby Lake.

>Too bad that Zen is still behind Intel in multi-core performance too. Just look how close a 12-threaded CPU is to that shitty 16-threaded Zen. The $400 Intel Core i7-6800K is a significantly better buy than the flagship Zen. A 6700K or 6600K is even better for gaming.
But it isn't. Zen is clearly better than the 6800K. Also, you can't tell anything about the prices, yet. There was no official statement on this topic.
>hurr muh gaming durr
Just another typical autist from /v/.

>> No.58142312

>Absolutely retarded.
And tell me, does AM4 have Quad Channel or Hex Channel memory support? What was that? No? Then it's not an LGA 2011-v3 or successor socket competitor.
>Zen wrecks the 6800K on multicore sine it is head to head with the 6900K which already outperforms the 6800K
So much wrong there, where do I even start?
>Zen wrecks the 6800K on multicore
If you look at the graph, the superior 8-core Broadwell-E architecture leads AyyMD's by double digits in all multi-core benchmarks. And it's barely 12% ahead of the 6800K (remember, this isn't the slightly faster 6850K at $500, but the SIMILARLY CLOCKED 6800K at $400). Similar to Broadwell-E my giddy ass.
>head to head with the 6900K
In just a single benchmark produced by AyyMD's marketing team which people across the internet have already debunked as AyyMD pulling Jewish shenanigans. That 6900K they used for the Blender demo was running on dual-channel memory and a specific instruction set disabled (because AyyMD does not support that instruction set. Maximum Jewing). A last gen 5820K can do that benchmark a few seconds faster than the 54 seconds it took Zen to do it in.
>Kaby Lake already is dead on arrival
Let's see
>unlocked sub-$200 i3-7350K
>XPoint memory/flash support
>better USB3.1 implementation integrated to the 200-series chipset
>higher clocks due to a significantly more refined manufacturing process
>software HEVC and VP9 support
Yeah right, Dead on Arrival. There is no reason to buy Skylake CPUs anymore. Kaby Lake is part-to-part better in every single way.
> Zen is clearly better than the 6800K
Kek, that delusion. At best, it's slightly better than the 6800K, but you can overclock the 6800K to 4.5GHz easily. Zen on the other hand...
>Also, you can't tell anything about the prices, yet
Yes we can. AyyMD has already stated that their flagship would be "cost competitive" with the 6-core Intels.

>> No.58142383

>Kaby Lake is part-to-part better in every single way.
Unless you don't want your house to burn down, sure.

>> No.58142565

>And tell me, does AM4 have Quad Channel or Hex Channel memory support?
No and this might hurt AMD, but that does not imply the CPU is not meant to compete with a 6900K, because the CPU certainly does.

I know this is extremely hard to swallow for an autistic shill like you, but speculation is worthless right now. Nobody knows how Zen will be priced.

>If you look at the graph
What graph. Zen outperforms the 6800K and is close to the 6900K in multicore.

>people across the internet have already debunked as AyyMD pulling Jewish shenanigans
>t. paid Intel shill
Like it or not, Zen will be competitive.

>unlocked sub-$200 i3-7350K
>XPoint memory/flash support
>better USB3.1 implementation integrated to the 200-series chipset
>higher clocks due to a significantly more refined manufacturing process
>a same gen quad core will be clocked higher than a octa core
GEE HOW DIS COME. Wait for other Zen models that will rip your Kaby Lake appart, oh well.. it already does.

>software HEVC and VP9 support

Yes, because it's the same architecture because Intel doesn't make relevant improvements.

Go play your autistic games on your Intel™ Extreme™ ((((GAMING)))) ((((RIG)))) featuring Razer™ elsewhere,

>> No.58142704

>fell for the 6gb 1060 + i5 for 1080p meme
What I'm in for?

>> No.58143048

probably better things than me.
Got a 4gb rx480, i5, and 1080p monitor but my fps is shit, and unstable in pretty much every game I play.

It's probably a physical issue with either my cpu or gpu.

>> No.58143068

would be my first build ever.
assuming this includes basically everything i'll buy, are there any problems whatsoever? (i will look to add an SSD later)

>> No.58143115

I'm trying to decide. Should I get the rx 460 or the GTX 1050ti?

>> No.58143148

460 if you're on a serious budget.
1050ti if you're on a tight but still serious budget.

i.e. if you have 150 bucks, wait and save up 30 more for an RX 470.

if you're stuck with 135, buy a 1050ti.

The pricing is all kinds of fucked up with the 1050ti right now.

>> No.58143150

I know zen has just *barely* earned its place as intel's competitor, but come on, that's some hardcore Kaby lake shilling, the USB is the same, Xpoint (it's called optane now btw) doesn't exist and won't exist until after Kaby lake launches, and intels decision to unlock the i3 has nothing to do with this generation. Kaby lake does not have higher max clocks (they're actually worse due to temperature)
And hevc/vp9 works on 980s and all of the 10-series nvidia cards

>> No.58143166

The mobo looks like a meme, maybe switch that. Definitely get 3000 RAM and a SSD. Samsung 850 EVO if you want to spend money, if not get a SanDisk Ultra II, Crucial MX300 or PNY CS1311.
You may want to get a better PSU if you want to OC. The 500/600B is good, but for your build i'd recommend something like a EVGA G2/3 or SeaSonic G.

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I'm not the shill m8, you successfully unsuccessful replied to the Intel shill. I also believe he left.

>> No.58143227

How's the 1050 ti in performance? Seeing benchmarks I'm not seeing much of a difference except for textures.

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>relatively high-end PC for productivity, light video editing and gaymen
>decent audio and peripherals
>black & white theme apparently
>aware of Kaby Lake being released
>plan on getting KL equivalents of the current CPU & mobo

Recommendations on a quality mousepad would be much appreciated

>> No.58143354

what alternative mobo do you recommend? also i don't really plan on overclocking, shoulda mentioned that.

>> No.58143372

>i don't really plan on overclocking
Then drop down to i5-6500 and H170/B150, there's no point in getting i5-6600K + Z170 if you're never going to use it.

>> No.58143389

Who is she?

>> No.58143394

Looking to build a PC for my dad so he can play Battlefield One, have a budget of around $500, but willing to pay a bit more if it means some good FPS gains. Can anyone give me a suggestion on process and graphics card? Or a full build, even?

>> No.58143402

processor, not process. Whoops.

>> No.58143407

Can the 6600k be clocked to 4.6 - 4.8 with as little cooling as the 6700k getting to those same clocks?

>> No.58143432

Looks good, but this is slightly improved: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JTzzXH
>Recommendations on a quality mousepad
It's a piece of cloth. If you want something big get the Xiaomi mouse matt, thing's huge, good quality and costs like 10 bucks.

>> No.58143443

How much GB does my GPU need

>> No.58143445

Take a look at logicalincrements, they have minimum builds for games including BF1. That should give you a rough idea, come back for details.

>> No.58143456

Never heard of the site before, will give it a look! Thanks!

>> No.58143527

1050ti is a step up from the 460, no doubt.

But the problem is it's pricing.
if it was 120 to 140 bucks, it would be alright, but since it's 130-168(Lowest priced RX 470 is 169.) the price/performance ratio is considerably higher/worse.

>> No.58143563

You mean your games.

Minimum is 2GB with low detail on games.

Reccomended is 4GB with med-high details.

If you have a shitton of textures and details in games, you want 8 or more gigs. 8 usually does it.

>> No.58143583

thank you for the tip, shaved the price off by around 100.
i could either keep it at this price or add a decent SSD to balance the price out to what it was before - honestly I'm leaning to getting an SSD later on down the line, but i'm less averse to getting it right now.

>> No.58143596

I have a rx 480 4gb, and a i5 6400 here are my 3dmark scores, do they look alright for what I have?

>> No.58143625


GPU+CPU would be better if it was the lowest priced 480+6500, which goes far above 500.

>> No.58143681

Just get a SSD. When i got my first SSD it was like day and night. Here, take a look at this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2vD6NN
RAM is meme LED (((GAMING))) marketing, but it was the cheapest. Non LED RAM would be Mushkin Blackline for ca 10 bucks more.

>> No.58143860


Fuck, one of these 2 builds is basically my dream setup. Anything more than this is a waste.

>> No.58143948

>spending thirty-two hundred fucking USD and not even getting HEDT

>> No.58143973

Building my first PC. I don't see any mention of sound cards being a must have. Do you recommend them, /g/, or is a high quality mobo going to handle it just fine?

>> No.58143987

My understanding is, unless you're specifically a sound editor or music producer, you probably wont need it

>> No.58144001

Unless you are an audiophile or doing high end audio work, you will be just fine with the integrated audio on all motherboards now.

>> No.58144010

Gr8 b8 m8

>> No.58144028

Are you retarded? The PC by itself is only around $1800 or so. And there's nothing wrong with putting a little $$ into some nice panels and audio equipment. Well worth imo.

>> No.58144042

No. Your motherboard is fine for most purposes
Even then it's still a fucking meme, external ones are what gives you better signal/noise ratio, putting the analog output on a device right next to the motherboard, a frenzy of electromagnetic interference, is fucking stupid
External DAC is better than a soundcard, but onboard audio is generally fine unless you need special inputs and outputs, have really bad interference issues, or need specific hardware controls (for example you use ASIO and can't adjust volume from Windows)

>> No.58144078

>only around $1800
So basically a pleb station, got it. If you want a "relatively high end" build as stated in the first post, fucking make one. Not this piece of shit consumer tier imposter.

That wide screen monitor is fucking retarded btw.

>> No.58144110 [DELETED] 

thanks a ton. how's this do you reckon?

>> No.58144194

thank you my friend. how does this look?

>> No.58144218

I'm building a tight budget ($500) PC for a family member. I've got all the parts picked out sans GPU since I was just going to throw in an old gtx 660 ti I have. Question is should I downgrade some of the parts and work in a 1050 or is that not much of an upgrade vs a 660 ti?

>> No.58144241

Check comparisons benchmarks etc. Above is a good one, comes from thousands of actual people using them.

>> No.58144248

Get the G2 instead of the NEX, AC wifi if you really need adaptor or maybe ITX/AC build alternatively. See: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/z9vHqk
Why did you swap the HDD? P300 is faster than the WD Blue and Toshiba makes reliable drives, price wise there's no difference.
Also.. seeing that 106 bucks Windows in there in painful.

>> No.58144262

See >>58144248

>> No.58144278

Get a Steelseries QcK+/Heavy

>> No.58144302

Looks like I'm sticking with the 660ti. Thanks for the link

>> No.58144335

whats with the wide screen hate?

>> No.58144345

Assuming >>58141879 is legit (we'll see when Zen comes out) should I get an i7-6800K if I'm gonna be mostly rendering and playing vidya? Currently rocking a shitty FX-6350.

>> No.58144356

I was thinking of getting a U2414H for 16:9 gaming and a U2515 for vertical, 2nd monitor web browsing. Good idea or no?

>> No.58144359

6800k is basically the 6700k of X99 motherboards
Yeah it's technically better than a 6700k but when you're comparing the use cases and CPU options of both z170 and x99, they're really similar

>> No.58144373

My first build's PSU fried so after replacing that I decided to have a build overhaul.

So this build is a combination of old parts from the first build with new parts. The motherboard, RAM and storage are new, the GPU and CPU are old.

Yeah I know, locked CPU on an unlocked mobo, but this mobo looks good to me because it supposedly has tons of good features like moar fan ports and decent sound.



>> No.58144388

and suggestions on this as far as performance?

>> No.58144392

Oh, and the mobo has faster ram speed. Hopefully my writing makes sense, I am sleep deprived at the moment.

>> No.58144425

thank you both. le hundred dollar windows meme was more of a placeholder, hence why i didn't include it. can't speak for why i forgot about the wireless though.


>> No.58144427

Nothing is optimised for it.

>> No.58144444
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Is this a good deal or no?

>> No.58144514

Change the PSU to the EVGA G2, otherwise it's fine now.

>> No.58144623

4k over ultrawide?

>> No.58144648

I'd go 4k, because at least it's 16:9 and not a meme aspect ratio.

>> No.58144692

what would be your preferred monitor size?

>> No.58144699

added, and thank you kindly

>> No.58144790

thanks for your input

>> No.58144828

>buying used hardware
Enjoy your damaged components.

>> No.58144829

Does anyone know what a good idle temp for a 1060 6gb is? Mine was at 50 degrees Celsius just with chrome open, and I just put in an extra frontal case fan and it's at 45 degrees, but that still seems high.

>> No.58144863

I've been on a shitty laptop for 5 years and have never really looked at parts before, so I have no idea what I'm doing. Actual price is $458.61 since I get the intel chip half off. I have monitors lying around and can probably find a keyboard and mouse somewhere, so I don't need to consider those.

I'll be using it for games, budget is around $500, and I'm in burgerland. Any advice is appreciated.

>> No.58144872


No. 27" 1440p. Larger for 4K. 24" and below is 1080p territory.

>> No.58144915

So which should I get?

>> No.58144968

6800k if you can afford it and plan on owning for a long time.

>> No.58144978

Which fucking 1070 card do I buy? There's like 40 million of them. I care most about the card running quietly and being stable; marginal performance gains is secondary. I'm torn between MSI X and Gainward GS.

>> No.58144979

Get a better cooler. That thing looks worse than the stock one they ship it with.

>> No.58144999

I built my PC originally in 2014, so I'll be keeping it for a long time afterwards. I've put up with a shitty CPU for almost 3 years so I'll probably have this for 4+ years.

>> No.58145020

Buy any of them, replace the fans to be quieter

>> No.58145148
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Checked. And yeah, just for comparison look how much better the hexacores have held up over time compared to the quad cores. It's worth it for like $200 more if you're the kind of person that doesn't care about always having the best of the best, but just wants a really solid PC to own for a long time.

I cringe every time I see someone pay for an extremely overpriced Z117 mobo with a 6700k when they could have had a 6800k with a sensible motherboard and enjoyed much better long term performance in exchange for like a 5% hit to single threaded performance in some shitty game for the next year.

>> No.58145189

>sensibly priced motherboard
>$400-$1600 LGA2011 CPUs aren't overpriced but $80 z170 boards are

>> No.58145194
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I have the Palit 1070, which is the same company as Gainward.
This thing has a massive heatsink and it's virtually inaudible in all kinds of use.
And I really mean inaudible.
Had to check if it was passively cooling itself due to the lack of noise.

>> No.58145205

Fans on at idle isn't a thing anymore gramps

>> No.58145216

That's cool and all but as soon as I load up a game it's very obvious that my GPU is the loudest thing in my computer

>> No.58145336


You could consider getting the 5820k.
After some thinking, I went for that one over the 6800k.
Basically because of the price difference. Got it 80€ cheaper.
But they're practically identical in performance.
If they're around the same price, naturally go for the newer 6800k.
Also apparently the 5820k overclocks a bit better with less heat.

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>extremely overpriced

Skylake babs get so fucking butthurt. I specifically mentioned overpriced z170 mobos that sell for $200-300 you meme loving fuck, and we're talking about the $379 6800k, nothing else.

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pls rate

wanting to replace this 2010 PC in the pic

>> No.58145690


>> No.58145812

Hey anons I'm building a pc out of hand me downs and a few bought parts and I've run into an issue. Whenever I hit the power button the the led light for the power lights up and the rest of the computer doesn't get power.
The power supply's fan jolts a little and then stops each time it's turned on again. I can't seem to turn it off unless I turn off the power supply
Anyone know what's up ?

>> No.58145893

1) Is the CPU jack plugged in to the mobo?
2) Is the PSU any good?

>> No.58145924

Does anyone have an explanation/experience for why a GPU overclock that used to be stable suddenly crashes my PC after being set for more than a few minutes?

>> No.58145942

Yeah it's all plugged in properly I believe
The psu I bought today. Also it came with a testing thing and it seemed to work fine then

>> No.58145969

Building my first PC soon and I see a few of replies here about buying windows. Is this just a meme or am I missing something?

>> No.58146012

Make sure the RAM is seated. Any lights on the mobo at all? CPU fan spinning?

Same drivers? Could be failing. I've cooked a few cards in my day pushing them too hard.

>> No.58146059

you can technically get windows 10 for free using the media creation kit (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/) by just not putting in a product key, but there's a watermark on your desktop and you can't directly personalize using the personalize tab. otherwise it's fully functional afaik.

there are also cheap product keys you can get to supplement the media creation kit and get an "official" form of windows, but they're normally OEM which means you usually can't get support from microsoft.

either way it's reccomended you don't shell out 100 dollars for the microsoft version.

>> No.58146224

Same drivers, the only difference would be whatever games I've installed and a single extra case fan.

>> No.58146251

Hey /g/, built a cheap computer for my stepbrother. Got everything assembled, plugged in, computer turns on, but I get no video out either from the video card or the onboard video, and I have no idea if the motherboard is POST'ing or not.

I don't believe it is, because the computer will "run" for about 10 seconds, turn off for 5, then turn back on. Rinse and repeat.

I'm going back to Micro Center tomorrow to get a case speaker (the cheap case I got doesn't have one), because I have a feeling that will tell me what's actually wrong. But before I make the drive over there, is there anything else that might be immediately causing it? Tried booting up with no RAM, video card removed, no SSD devices plugged in.

>> No.58146282

Does this look good?

>> No.58146319

Saved you a few dollars

>> No.58146335

The cheapest X99 mobos I can find are just under £200 however I'm willing to save up over a longer period for better longevity. I don't like throwing out PC components, I'll be recycling a fair bit of my current build as it stands. Probably sell my mobo/CPU to my dad or something.

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>tried booting it up with no ram
Wow, and that didn't solve the problem?

>> No.58146366

Yeah there's only a £20 difference right now. Maybe that'll change when I buy the stuff but for now 6800K is in my sights.

>> No.58146385

5820k does not dissappont

>> No.58146406

I'm sure it doesn't, but Broadwell has higher IPC.

>> No.58146428

But AMD has better performance
See how that kind of statement doesn't mean jack shit and makes you look stupid?

>> No.58146450

But instructions per clock pretty much equals faster, unless the 5820K clocks noticeably higher than the 6800K then I'll likely be going for the Broadwell if Zen sucks

>> No.58146474

I don't know shit about parts, and I'm trying to choose parts for my first build to replace a shitty dell laptop. How is it?

>CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99
>CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.88
>Motherboard ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $96.88
>Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $83.64
>Storage Corsair Force LE 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.99
>Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $399.99
>Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $25.99
>Power Supply Raidmax Vampire 700W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99

Total: $1043.35

>> No.58146496

If you're new to pc building, that cooler will make you angry when mounting it. Get a cryorig or noctua, preferably the cryorig h7. The hyper 212 is also tall as fuck and probably won't fit in your case anyway.

>> No.58146509

Best ATX case in under $50?

I know I can spend more to get better ATX case, but my country pricing is so retarded it literally doubled everything and still not counting the taxes.
So for that $50 I actually paid almost $90-$110 in this shithole.

>> No.58146528

Name exactly how much IPC broadwell has and proof that it is better than what you're suggesting that isn't broadwell

>> No.58146536

Not bad not bad
The hyper 212 is a standard height, only talk enough to fit the 120mm fan
The mounting sucks, but with a second person it's easy pc

>> No.58146543

>exactly how much
No such measure. It can be seen in benchmarks.
>proof that it is better than what you're suggesting that isn't broadwell

>> No.58146545

How are the other parts?

>> No.58146558

It's impossible to measure but it's enough to say that all of broadwell is better than any past gen equivalent?

>> No.58146621

looking at a predator x34 wide or a couple asus swift's. was looking for some other's opinions. (yeah, droppin some cash on these)
or if 4k would be advisable at these prices, though im not sure i would like working on a screen resolution that size...

>> No.58146623
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Building my first PC for audio production and light gaming
Budget is ~$1100

I need it to be quiet, have plenty of USB ports and be able to run CPU intensive tasks
Here's what I have so far, let me know what PSU and optical drive would be best and if I should swap out any of these components

>> No.58146624

Tbh I would get a different PSU, perhaps an EVGA G2 series or a Seasonic. I don't know enough about Raidmax to have an opinion about it in the pro/con department. Everything else is fine, just make sure you enable XMP so you can take advantage of that 3000MHz RAM. I've never seen a Corsair SSD but they don't make shitty products often so it should be fine.

>> No.58146631

not the wide swifts btw, 27" ones

>> No.58146648

>DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2800 / 2933 / 3200

I just checked the specs on the motherboard and saw this, so it looks like I need different ram. This setup is something I got from someone on another site, and he chose 3000MHz ram. I don't know what it means if the ram type is not specifically mentioned.

I'll change the PSU and cooler like another anon suggested.

>> No.58146689

overpriced memefaggot tier, all of it. invest in a nice IPS panel that isn't marketed to gamers if you want a nice monitor.

>> No.58146706

Not impossible to measure, there is just no standard measure. From what I've seen in benchmarks etc Broadwell beats out Haswell

>> No.58146712

I just made a build for the exact same purpose with the same budget. What GPU are you looking at? Why do you need an optical drive? Also what kind of audio interface are you going to be using?

>> No.58146731
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Is this a good deal?

>> No.58146760

Does it work? Why's he selling it? That i7 is below market value. The 970 is a piece of shit. I'd pass. I hate buying shit from friends and I HATE buying used PC stuff.

>> No.58146762
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Just built a friend a PC for under 600 after rebates (around 570) and it's a i5 6500 with a rx 470 GPU and a 250gb SSD

Did I do okay? Had to order it all today so did the best I could.

>> No.58146763

No need to ask twice. Nice quints.

If you're comfortable with used parts then yes amazing deal, if not then no

>> No.58146775 [DELETED] 

excellent input, very helpful. wasnt aware that there were 'gaming' monitors... they just fit what im looking for. thanks for ansewring the actuall question though. oh, wait, you didnt

>> No.58146806

got any suggestions off the top of your head? thanks

>> No.58146855

Is a GPU necessary if I'm not running AAA games? Won't the onboard graphics of a decent motherboard be okay?

I'll need something to rip CDs and watch DVDs with (Room isn't big enough to have a TV). Also I don't want to use another USB port with an external optical drive

I bought a Steinberg UR22 MKII as an external interface/DAC but that's just for my monitors. I have other speakers which will connect to onboard audio for youtube videos/games

>> No.58146963

A GPU isn't necessarily necessary... Just make sure you check where your onboard card benchmarks compared to other onboard cards, and how those compare to actual GPUs so you'll know if you can actually run the games you want to play.

Aside from that, you might as well get 2133Hz DDR4 RAM since that's what your motherboard will support, I would even go with 16 GB to be on the safe side.

You can get literally any optical drive, just whatever is cheap.

A 450-500 watts PSU will be fine. If you can find one that's modular or semi-modular, get it to save space for better airflow. Although it might not matter because it looks like that case has a panel in the back to stick wires behind.

Also make sure whatever monitor you're using is large enough for your workspace. I'm using two 1080p monitors for FL Studio, but a single 1440p or a widescreen display would probably be fine.

>> No.58147025

Yeah I'm not 100% on that motherboard anyway, still doing research. Do you have any recommendations?

I just realised that motherboard only supports DDR4. Is the extra cost for DDR4 really worth it?

And I'm looking at the Samsung S24E450B. I'm currently using a 24" monitor now and I think that's all I'll need.


>> No.58147028

lmao yeah how about a monitor that isn't a retarded non-16:9 resolution and isn't $1500, there's your suggestion

>> No.58147065

I recall pirating Windows 8 pretty easily a few years back, is it hard to get activated windows 10 without paying right now?

>> No.58147216

>audio production
>no sound card?
This is a recipe for soon-to-be outdated gaming rig.

>> No.58147232

I'm using an external sound card for production, integrated soundcard for casual browsing
And yeah of course I'm not getting the latest models of things- my budget is restrictive and parts cost a lot more in Australia

>> No.58148033

for 450 dollars that is fucking nuts, go for it

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Hey guys, is it possible to replace the heatsink and its retarded metal case on this? The cooling is terrible and I'm trying to figure out if I can replace it with some other heatsink.

Its a dell 980 sff.


thanks guys

>> No.58148073

this appears to be the motherboard, what the would even fit this?


>> No.58148478

My wireless network adapter is a D-Link DWA-525.
It have some problems working with Windows 10. Is it time for a upgrade?

>> No.58148665

What are some good budget cpu to pair with RX 480? I'm already on FX 8300 so going to i3 doesn't seem like much of an upgrade. Do you think I can just keep using 8300 without hurting 480's performance too much?

>> No.58148796

My poorfag friend asked me to build him a computer and I was thinking of getting this thing


The budget is around 250 eurobucks so I was looking at all kinds of Dell and HP machines but they all come in small cases with (probably) terrible power supplies.
This has a CX500 in what looks to be a mid tower so he should be fine to add at least a 1050Ti or something at a later date.

Good idea or not?

>> No.58148899

You won't get anything decent for that money.

>> No.58149078

Can anyone recommend a quiet and cheap LGA775 cooler? Going on a X4 620 running at stock speeds. I can't find anything that's not a cheap chunk of aluminum with a $.30 fan screwed on. I'll probably need something that comes with a back plate since I had to drill out the threads to mount the current cooler.

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I just bought a Asus Z170-AR motherboard along with a bunch of new gear and I can't for the life of me figure out how to set the board to Legacy mode.

I've turned off everything with UEFI and it seems to install windows 7 in a Legacy configuration but then I can't get it to boot.

Send help

>> No.58149438

How about you google it? It's not like 775 is some alien socket nobody ever made a cooler for.

>> No.58149474

thanks for the recommendation

>> No.58149517
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CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Evo CPU Cooler looks decent

(First result in google)

>> No.58149578

>CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Evo
OOS or ridiculously over priced.

Thanks for the recommendation

>> No.58149592

You're welcome.

>spoon feeding illiterate retards
Not even tech illiterate, just illiterate in this case. People who can't use Google should not be allowed access to the internet.

>> No.58149608

I can get it for $30 AUD from PC Case Gear. I can't speak for burgers though.

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>calling me illiterate
>didn't even read my post

I asked for recommendations, not literally any cooler that will fit. If you can't recommend something, then don't. After I posted that, I returned to google to refine my search and found several options that may work. I only posted in case someone had a relevant opinion that I could take into advisement.

Besides, what's the point of this thread if it's not to ask for advice on components?

>> No.58149687

Why have SSD and RAM prices gone up so high? Just simple supply and demand?

>> No.58149704

I read your post and it's plain retardation.
>Besides, what's the point of this thread if it's not to ask for advice on components?
Helping people but certainly not spoon feeding the illiterate. To give you something to think:
>LGA 775
>X4 620
Have fun.

>> No.58149738

Dell uses Intel coolers on both AMD and Intel motherboards so they only have to stock one part.

Happy christmas, anon.

>> No.58149877

Which requires a mounting bracket for the Intel cooler.

>> No.58149904

Well obviously. I'm asking if buying one of those old corporate prebuilds is a good deal for an absolute poorfag on a tight budget.

>> No.58149959

Depends on the usage. For office, sure, for gaming, if he plays more than very old games, some indies or LoL, no.
Refurb PCs are also always a gamble.

>> No.58149981
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Updated list. Is everything here compatible?
Should I be looking at changing anything?

Total cost comes in at $1009

>> No.58150051


And what country are you in that it costs 1009 for all of that?

Bit expensive, even without the GPU.

>> No.58150118

Shipping to Australia is expensive so our products (Especially fragile ones) are marked up a lot.
I might be able to find these parts cheaper somewhere else, I'm just using this website to get my list in order

>> No.58150159

WAY too expensive. Get a cheaper case, SSD is good but PNY CS1311 or SanDisk Ultra II are good as well and cheaper. WD Red is completely overrated and overpriced.
Mobo.. get a cheaper one, and drop down to B150 if you don't need SLI. Since you won't OC, get the cheapest 2133/2400 RAM on the market, everything else is wasted.
PSU is bad, get the EVGA 500/600B like everyone else. Should save you money.

>> No.58150166

Well then, I can't help you man.

>> No.58150260

PC Case Gear and MSY have the best prices for us you cunt.

>> No.58150261

Thanks for the input.
I don't want to get worse components in the interest of saving money since my budget is ~$1000 anyway but if I can get better parts for the same price or less let me know

>> No.58150274

Im a first time builder although I have a mate that gets warehouse prices so I might get some deals there

>> No.58150295

Seriously man, take away my 1070 GTX and I had way better stuff than you did for the same price.

>> No.58150311

Are you Australian though?

>> No.58150342

Bloody Oath cunt

>> No.58150349

Sure thins, but it's no point in forcing yourself to spend the money either. I'll make a build later, gotta go for now.

>> No.58150374

So how are you getting better parts for cheaper? If we're from the same country it should be pretty much the same price

>> No.58150408

I take it back.
I was using the storage and PSU from an old build and that made up the difference.

>> No.58150559

Would you recommend any changes to my build?

>> No.58150634

Are the MSI 1070 Gaming, Gaming X, and Gaming Z the exact same card, only difference being changed clocks?

>> No.58150862

Is $364 a good deal for the EVGA 1070 SC?

>> No.58151016

....very helpful.

>> No.58151597

But that one comes with a decent CPU and PSU, looks like you could slap a graphics card in that baby and call it a day.

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