I try :3
Thank you for your suggestion, but in my opinion the grid is quite snug right where it is :D It's a brilliant little device, especially since the mobo only includes 2 fan headers!
Well as I said, mine was due to space restriction :p
It is an awesome case! Definitely do not regret purchasing it over the Arc Mini R2
Glad I have a spare copy of windows lying around then.
Not really sure about that driver booster. But if its as simple as you say then I have little to worry about and I'm making a fuss about nothing.
Yes it is but yours excludes os
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
$300 is just impossible for a system that can run some games. This is the lowest you'll get that can play older and lighter titles at low-medium settings
I've answered my own question by googling. No it does not
Cheers. Which MoBo would you recommend? I chose this one because it had what she would need plus the white accents and white back light was cool. Technically it is a gaming MoBO, it's from MSI's Arsenal Gaming line :)
So something like this?
Forgot to mention, but reason for MoBo was I wanted WiFi :P Will play around though. Thanks!
Fair point. It's why I'm now more thinking about offering my services to friends and family than building and selling.
I was not intending of turning a real profit. But if I can get what I payed for that's more than good enough. Besides it's a hobby not a job. I never intend to make a business out of this, that would ruin the fun :D sorry if I phrased my intentions badly.
Glad I'm thinking along the right lines! And yes, I've been teaching my own gran how to use her tablet which has been a very rewarding experience for both of us I believe.
Thanks for all the help so far! Since friends, family and colleagues don't really know about my hobby. How would you advise promoting it to them?
Honestly, no. I stumbled across it when I googled "NZXT Hue PCPartpicker". And s far as I know its the only LED's they have on the site :)
I'd also like to know the fan size :D
It is a Micro-ATX MoBo. I had seen the video before, but had forgotten about that point. Thank you. Any advice on the 80mm fans though?
Fair enough. Thank you! :D
Rainbow should be fine. I'll need an extra pwm splitter if I were to go push/pull right?
Noise is an issue for me. Sensitive ears and not a fan of noise. So I think I'll be going for the Nepton 240M.
Is a splitter included with the 240m or do I have to buy that seperately?
Nice. Didn't think of Mini-ITX. Food for thought, that. Would the hyperthreaded i3 be better than the quad core 860k?
My apologies. Wrong wording :P I just can't resist aesthetics even in a cheapo build. EDIT: I also should have been more specific. I wasn't meaning that this build was the best bang for buck around. I was more wondering if there was any better I could do for under £450, preferably closer to the £400 mark. £450 is the absolute most I'm willing to spend on a child's first pc
I thought as much about the cpu. And yes, which child doesn't like flashy lights?
I'll keep that in mind :D
Thanks. I'll take the plunge. Just wary of new shops ;-) Had one or two bad experiences.
Since I'm getting this board for christmas I've been practically obsessing about it before I even have it. I've read both eu and english manuals from MSI's product page and I'm slightly confused. According to the manual its from left to right its Channel A: DIMM 1 & DIMM 2, Channel B: DIMM 3 & DIMM 4. It has three diagrams directly underneath, first has a single stick in DIMM 2, second has two in DIMM 2 and 4, third has all four DIMMS filled. It states directly underneath: always start with DIMM 2. So doesn't this mean that you do put the dual channel in the two white slots?
Love the build, am thinking of going for the same case and cooler. Could you post a picture of the case when the window is shut? :)
Fair enough. well, its already been corrected on my xmas list.
Well since I have a GTX 760 installed, I don't think it'll be of much benefit... Oh well, bragging rights I guess :-D
So basically the Kingston memory's response time is .5 nanoseconds slower :O Sounds absolutely minimal, but I agree with you ;-P
I'll take your word for it and go with the i5-6500. I have no intention of ever overclocking, so the Z170 board would never serve its purpose, as you said. Just so I may be able to learn a bit, why is the i5 way better than i3? :)
Will it be added to the list of parts on PCPartpicker like the original Hue?
I can imagine its a premium feature, but I don't think its exclusive to High-end Z170 boards. Gigabyte's GA-B150M-D3H has audio shielding. And if I weren't going for a black/white aesthetic would be my go to B150 mATX MoBo because its rather feature rich for an affordable price tag.
But that metaphor does clarify it. Thank you :)
Thought as much. Thank you!
Sweet! Thank you for the effort!
Really awesome build! I've been wanting to build inside this case for a while now and you're the first to do so in the same colour scheme that I want to. I just have a small request. Could you post a picture with the side window panel on? I'd like to see how clean it looks when covered, because I'm really debating what case fans to go for from an aesthetic vs noise point of view. I'm going for non-led fans and am tempted by the Bitfenix Spectre Pro White 140's. While they're expensive (£15),I feel hit the look I'm going for to a T. My only concern is that it'd be wasted if you can't see them. +1 for a unique case and focused build design!
Hi, could you please add MSI's B150M Arsenal Gaming series motherboards?
MSI B150M Bazooka:
MSI B150M Bazooka D3:
MSI B150 Mortar
The honest answer? I didn't know Skylake came in budget flavours. This adds a whole new twist and I completely agree with your logic!
I know that only z97 boards let you overclock k series chips. That doesn't phase me. I'm not the greatest fan of overclocking in the first place, however I see its potential with the g3258.
I did a bit of further research into MoBo's under £50. And while an H97 isn't in that price range. I think the Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H would be a much better choice as long as I can be certain its Rev. 1.1 I'm getting. I double checked which cpu's it supports and it does support an i5-4670k or an i7-4790k among others, so I think it will suffice. Thank you for pointing out your concern. If there was any part I was iffy about it was the MoBo.
So I'm just being paranoid? :P
I know of some cheap coolers that work well. Thanks :)
Well, as you quoted me, there is no heat spreader and its a stock cooler, plus I'm certain its been oc'ed due to the high idle temperatures and looking into speccy and seeing 4.0ghz while idle. Thank you so much for the video though, I'll look into that and perhaps do some research of my own into her particular bios. And yeah, I'm kinda peeved that I didn't know as much about pc's and pc building a year ago as I do now.
The only source I can find says that the Xeon E3-12xx v5 series will be announced Q4 2015. Sadly that source is the Wikipedia page on Xeon Processors....
I wasn't intending on overclocking. Thank you for your concern on that side of things :-)
I have a xeon x3440 in my current pc, I absolutely adore it for the ease of multitasking. However it is quite out of date nowadays, and the motherboard is lightly damaged. While the computer works well, I feel it is due for an upgrade. Thus, I'm debating to go for Skylake. I think the best option would be to wait for the Xeon E3-12xx v5's to be officially announced and released, personally. Then I've got the future proofing of the Skylake and the hyperthreading of the Xeon. But that's my two scents. I've got 9 months to build this. The reason I'm asking now is I may be able to get a few components for christmas.
€800. I'm keeping storage, gpu and psu from my old pc. If you're intending to change any of those. Then there aren't changes I want to make :p
Main purpose will be for gaming. Sorry, should have specified