You had me with your "The last of us" wallpaper.
My main rig is a 3900X / 2080ti, and that's what I was playing the RTX beta on. I built this PC originally for a friend but then sold it when his needs changed and he no longer wanted it. And no the 950 can definitely not do any kind of Ray Tracing.
Aaaaaand I'm an idiot. I actually was playing that game recently when the RTX beta came out I just had a mild brainfart. I didn't get to test this computer in Minecraft but I imagine at 1080p it would play very well. I couldn't find any actual benchmarks online for Minecraft, but this page here shows Fortnite performance with the Ryzen 1200 and a variety of graphics cards up to a 2080ti.
Sorry I don't know what MC is.
They're paired well and compliment each other. I was just surprised at the level of performance at this budget, to be able to play modern games at all for a $200 computer is a bonus.
The Hyper 212 LED has a different mounting mechanism than the 212 EVO and on AMD boards it uses the stock AMD spring retention clips so it can only be mounted horizontally. It doesn't hurt performance one bit as the fans pulling air up and out works well, but it does look a little odd.
Now that the 10th gen parts are coming out any day now I foresee very affordable 9th gen parts on the used markets right around the corner, and used Intel i7s and i9s can't command the price premium that they used to just because the new-gen chips, as well as AMDs Zen 2 (and incoming Zen 3) offerings offer a pretty substantial performance bump at very similar prices to the last-gen.
It's a very clean and elegant build, very nice. 7700K, the last of the great i7 quad-cores. 😍
Psst... I don't want to be the one to tell you but says Elgato on it. 🤣
4k @ high/ultra settings is totally playable on the 2070 Super, but if you want a solid 60FPS across the board in AAA games 4k medium settings will probably be your happy place.
Here are some 2070 Super benchmarks to get an idea.
What in the Walmart? Three different GPUs and three different OS in the same build? This is crazy and cool, sadly even with all this going on the 3950X is probably still OP and can handle so much more lol.
Very nice build! As fellow aficionado of older hardware I love what you did here, very similar to one I just built with a 2600k and a GTX 970. Yeah the Sandy Bridge i7s can still perform well and if you can overclock them all the better. I went with a mild 4.4ghz on mine at stock voltage and it's still a peppy little chip.
Nice build! While the GTX 660 is probably not going to turn any heads in 2020, the 4770k with a proper overclock is surprisingly still a very competent CPU. I'd say you could still use that CPU with anything up to a RTX 2060 Super or RTX 2070 and it would probably hold up just fine.
By looking at your picture I just found out that our monitor has a headphone holder. I've had mine for almost a year... 🤣
Thank you for that. +1
I've used emulators before with mostly positive results, but I have never used VMs. Since my "passion" is computer hardware (I've built 100+ computers in my life) for me it just made more sense to put together a period-correct build and load my games up on it for offline play, partially for authenticity's sake and partly because I'm just way more comfortable with the hardware side of it. Maybe in the future I'll experiment with virtual machines. Thanks for the response and input!
Great looking build, but I have to say that for $6,482.09 I really did expect a 2080ti or two... 🤣
Not even remotely, unless you are playing at 640x480 Or maybe referring to AAA games from 2013. I have more than enough experience with that card (I've owned and built with about half-dozen of them) to know what it is capable of.
In that case please disregard my original statement, I am all for reusing parts and it's something that I try to encourage when possible.
For the life of me I can't figure out why someone would downvote this comment, but here's my +1 to try to bring you back up.
I have a strong sense by reading this that the OP is mid-level functioning autistic. As a parent of an autistic teen I see a lot of very similar expressions written here as I do with my son and the way that he communicates with us. That's one reason why I have not been overly critical of this post.
Not a terrible GPU, even in 2020 it will play most new AAA titles at medium settings 1080p and get close to 60FPS in most. It's a little faster than a GTX 1650 (non-super).
That prebuilt PC is on BestBuy website for $599, UnWiseTurtle provided a link above. I think the OP has just fiddled with the parts list for unknown reasons. Looking at the parts list does reinforce the opinion however that perhaps it is better for some to buy than try to build.
As much as I hate to say it, $599 for that system coming from a system integrator is actually not terrible. I've seen Origin PCs or iBuypower rigs that had infinitely worse value when it came to performance/dollar. While I wouldn't recommend it, especially because you end up with things like single channel memory and bulk non-rated power supplies, if you want to get into PC gaming on the cheap and don't have the knowledge or confidence to build your own, this build is actually "ok" for the $599 they're asking. I guess what I'm trying to say is that while I would never buy it, he/she could definitely do worse.
I sincerely hope that the $2573.61 you have listed here is not what you actually paid for this system, never mind that it's a prebuilt and at least some of the parts on the parts list are nowhere to be seen.
Quad-core Ryzen w/o SMT, a 4GB RX 570 and 8GB RAM in single-channel operation... Definitely not optimal config but not a terrible setup for an entry-level or budget eSports build. The problem is that a PC with these specs (some improvements like dual-channel memory) can be built easily for under $500 with all-new parts.
Looks good, but I can't help thinking that you could have saved the money spent on the H100i and put it towards a better CPU.
Ryzen (especially the quad and hexa-cores) Doesn't really need liquid cooling as more than likely you will be voltage limited in overclocking before thermals come in to play. A decent 120mm tower cooler does wonders, and the voltage required to squeeze that last 100mhz out of a Ryzen CPU usually isn't worth the very minor bump in performance. Dropping down to a Hyper212 or equivalent could have saved money to put towards a 1700 or (by 2018 when this was build) a 2600 or 2600X.
That being said, it's a very good looking build and thanks to AMD's continued support of the AM4 socket you have an upgrade path that goes all the way up to the flagship behemoth 3950X.
180+ easy @ 1080p.
Fortnite: 90+ FPS at 1080p Epic settings.
Modern Warfare: 50-60FPS in Warzone 1080p mostly high settings / 70FPS in multiplayer and campaign same settings.
Neither of those games really require a CPU with a ton of threads, a high-clocked quad core works just fine. Pretty much GPU limited here but the 970 is still good in these games at 1080p, I wouldn't try 1440p just because of VRAM limitations.
You got a good sample, 4.0ghz @ about 1.3v seems to be the norm. And agreed, 4.0ghz is more than enough for this chip and if it runs cool all the better.
Yeah, I just sold a 1600AF build a few days ago, and you're right it's untouchable for $85. Very good upgrade path as well, right now that B450 board would comfortably support a 3900X. That's why I'm still on the AM4 platform, started with a 1700 in my personal build and now I have a 3900X on the exact same motherboard.
Very nice office PC! Plenty of power for some heavy desktop use and light casual gaming. Don't underestimate the GT1030, I had one paired with an older Ivy Bridge i3 in an HTPC and it played Fallout New Vegas at 4k pretty well. Older games (pre-2017) are totally playable at 1080p low/medium settings on that card.
Can you overclock those? I know the older pre-Skylake chips really need to be clocked close to 4.5ghz or above to still perform well, but I wasn't sure about the older Xeons.
It wasn't cheap for sure, but the $600ish that I spent overall is a lot better for 5TB of SSD than it would have been just a few years ago.
Oof. I build my daughter a PC way back in 2015 with an a10-6800k and back then it was a little sluggish in windows but didn't fare terribly in some super-casual gaming when paired with an old R7 250.
I'm glad your Mum is happy with it, seems like it suits her needs just fine.
+1 for the upcycling
I bought that exact same Asus Strix 970 way back in 2015, was a great card for $300! My problem at the time was that it was being bottlenecked terribly by my old FX-8350. Perhaps yours is being hampered also by the i5, there are a lot of modern games that will hitch and stutter with only 4 threads to work with.
The good news is that you could very easily buy a cheap i7 4770k for about $100-125 on eBay and OC it to 4.5-4.8ghz, you'd get a few more solid years out of the platform if you don't plan on building a new system.
Great pairing, the 2600 and 380 should perform well together. I've recently paired a 2600k with both an R9 390 and a GTX 970 to see how well they still stack up in 2020 and I was pleasantly surprised.
Very nice! The 1600AF is an absolute killer for a <$1k build in 2020, and They are pretty much guaranteed 4ghz+ with quite low voltage compared to the 14nm parts. I just paired one with a GTX 1660 and for 1080p gaming it was untouchable at the $600 I built it for.
+1 from me.
The last of the great quad-core i7 chips! Great looking build, and as someone who just transitioned 5TB from spinners to SSDs I can say you'll definitely wait a lot less time for your games to load. My main reason for the swap was reliability and I want near silence in my build and I just got sick of hearing the HDDs all the time.
+1 on this beauty.
Honestly the 3000G isn't bad at all for a dual-core, I think the weakest spec in all is only having 4GB of memory.
Oh I would absolutely upgrade the GPU before the CPU, sorry I kind of assumed that was a given. I meant only that the B365M will support a 9900 or even 9900k with no problems (no insane overclock but moderate), and the EVGA power supply would have no issues with a more powerful CPU and GPU so the bones of the system are fairly upgrade-friendly.
It is, the HD 8000 series was just OEM-rebranded HD7000 series cards. Still good cards though.
I've got a 2600k in an older build I'm toying with, it's comfortably OC'd to 4.4ghz on stock voltage and it performs just as well as any modern quad-core processor in day-to-day Windows usage and gaming.
The 2600k and the HD7970 were both legendary parts in their day, literally at the top of their respective games. Great to see these old parts still in use. +1
Great budget build, and you have plenty of future upgrade options. Use it for a year and then slap a (hopefully cheaper by then) 9900 in it if you need more horsepower.
If free=$650USD, then yes.
Most games hit 60FPS or close @ 1080p high/ultra settings. Here is a link to a long list of GTX 1660 game benchmarks done by Techspot.
I've currently got the 1600AF clocked to 4.0ghz @ 1.3v and the memory running at 3000mhz CL16 so the 1660 has no reason not to reach it's full potential.
I'm not sure why so many people say it's a bad unit, I have used a dozen or more of this model over the years and haven't had a bad one yet.
My oldest son is running an overclocked Ryzen 2600 and a GTX 1070 with the 450w BR unit and he has never had any issue, and his brother has a 2600X and a 1660ti on this exact same 500BR unit with perfect operation so far.
Honestly I've used Corsair, Thermaltake, EVGA, Antec and Seasonic PSUs over the years and with 40+ builds under my belt I've only ever had one bad power supply and it was the Corsair HX750 in my personal build (go figure).
Good eye and thanks!
Nice build! Good to see that 5 years after release the 980ti is still performing very well, I remember just how much of a performance jump we got when the Maxwell cards came out.
All things considered the 1650 Super is probably the best bang-for-buck card as you can get them for as low as $160 brand new. It's on par with the 1660 (non-Super) and 5500XT as far as performance but just a bit cheaper.
I ordered one of those Cylon cases from Amazon a few months back because it was one of those cases I really liked the aesthetic of, but unfortunately they cancelled the order due to inventory issues and I had to go with another case instead.
The cat is an a$$h0le, but I thank you for the compliment and I will let him know. (/ω＼)