Thank you for taking the time to read through my build, I know it was kinda long but I wanted it to be as detailed as possible. Im happy to hear that I brought inspiration to you and I wish you luck on your journey!
I'm pretty sure I did the same thing, shared the link on the edit page of my part list. Does this automatically disqualify me? I checked the official rules and couldn't find a definitive answer.
Lmfao, that made my day. Thank you sir. I plan on playing this song once my build is finished https://youtu.be/851BqHMCaeM
Love the awesome relationship this site maintains with hardware manufacturers and how much they do for their community. Good luck to everyone, I personally can't wait to ascend to the PC master race.
Hit the nail on the head with that one lmao. Hopefully this coming tax season will end my almost 2yr wait to construct my own PC, then I can stop envying everyone else's builds and start learning programming and animation. Was a pleasure looking through your builds pics and I can't wait to see what you do in the near future. keep that bright light shining brother.
Congrats on the feature, looks sick. +1
No biggie, I wasn't sure if that's how you took it and I'd rather err on the side of caution. Good luck with school and happy gaming.
I didn't mean any disrespect towards your build, it's a solid build and sounds like it's quite a step up from that laptop. I just mean there's always more you can do, hardware wise, unless you're at the tippy top of the enthusiast ladder. As long as it suits your needs and you're happy, that's all that matters. Most of the time the top tier enthusiast parts are just for bragging rights anyway. Right now I can only drool over your build, the fastest PC in my house at the moment has an am3 x2 245 dual core processor, 4 GB of RAM and integrated graphics lol ( it has a hard time running civ 5 late in the game, so that gives you an idea lmao). Make sure to keep us posted on how far you're able to push that i7, happy overclocking bro.
Fingers crossed, could really use these top of the line parts to kick-start a build (but hey, who couldn't right). Good luck to all that entered, can't wait to see how these parts get used.
Gorgeous.......simply gorgeous. Its obvious just how much love, time and attention to detail went into this. Definitely deserving of the featured build. Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I think you have no wish to serve under them.
Theres more you can do than just add more ram, if you've got the extra cash lying around you could switch to the x99 platform and drop in an i7 6950x, slap in sli 1080's and water-cool everything. But, like I said, if it's not necessary than you're just throwing money at it. Keep us posted on how far you push your cpu. Happy over clocking.
Really solid build, aesthetically pleasing, good cable management, really nothing more you can do besides over clocking the cpu. I guess there's always room for hardware improvements, but if it's not necessary then I think it's pretty much throwing money out the window. Tinker around with the over clock and see how lucky you got with the silicon lottery.
Yea i3 6100 is h110, b150, z170 chipset, I was just curious to see if there was a specific reason you chose haswell, that's all.
Not a bad build, but why not i3 6100? +1 regardless, nice budgeting.
P.s. the red ram with the black and blue theme is killing me lol
Thanks for the encouragement, hopefully I'll have the money for the build soon, already been waiting for over a year. Glad you're enjoying your build and thanks for the feedback on the monitor, the fact that it has the low blue light option is a plus that wasn't in the specs. Happy gaming man.
Ah, I went by date published and assumed it was date built. Good thing the 4gb 970 still fetches around $180 on Reddit hardware swap if and when you want to upgrade. 970 still holds its own though.
How do you like that monitor? Im looking at the same one for a very similar build. You definitely could've shaved some money off of your build: i5-6500 is $20 cheaper and only has a 100mhz slower base clock and since you've no interest in over clocking you wouldn't have noticed a difference in performance, there are 16gb ram kits for $20 cheaper as well, the gigabyte gtx 1060 3gb card is going for $200ish and at 1080p with a 60hz monitor it would still be able to max out a lot of games at 60fps. That's almost $130 that you could've used to get the SSD. I'm not trying to be negative towards your build. I think you did a good job, was just offering constructive criticism. +1 sir, enjoy the step up from laptop gaming.
This is purely out of curiosity but why did you go with a 970 instead of a 1070? Alternatively, the 1060 would've given comparable performance for less. Btw you didn't list your motherboard. Nice build overall though, love the red/black theme. +1
Yessir, definitely in the blood. I've tried so many different jobs and nothing quite scratches the spontaneity itch, I despise routine, feels too mundane. I love problem solving and besides computers, automotive repair is the only area I've found where different parts failing can show similar symptoms with each other, so it's always keeping you on your toes. That title made me do a triple take, once I realized what it was (besides being my favorite dessert) I laughed hard as hell.
I can't say I would've went the same route given that budget, but your choice is your choice. It looks pretty good. The only reason I checked this build out was the name, I saw it and said this guy's got a different sense of humor. While some might agree that your humor is peculiar based on your parts choice, to each their own, it's like trying to say Chevy is better than Ford and vice versa. All that matter is you're happy with it. +1 for the gas and coolant marinaded case lol, I definitely miss the lovely scents that came with being a mechanic.
I agree as well. Maybe I've been away for too long but wtf is the point of faking a build?
Nice build......definitely went all out. +1
Touché sir. Nice build overall though. Hopefully ill be putting up one of my own soon.
Nice build....im a little confused though, I don't see the point in spending that much on the case, especially when there are cheaper options out there that still look good. I know you said you weren't looking for a blazing fast CPU or GPU but theres easily 200 that could've went towards a much better CPU/GPU combo. Maybe its just me......either way, as long as your happy with and it serves your needs.
Phenomenal work on such a small budget, just as amazed as you that he picked up a 980 for so cheap. The sag on that card is atrocious though, I almost feel bad for it lol.
Nice build! Very well thought out, thoroughly explained and awesome selection of parts. Upvote from me good sir.
I think you should definitely keep up the good work. It seems like you've left a positive and lasting impression on the community here. As for the haters, people will always hate those they are envious of. I know the community as a whole appreciates what you do. The world needs a few more bright lights around and yours is blinding good sir, fight the good fight.
And Modest lol....I saw the attention your triumphant return garnered amongst the PCPP community and I must say I was impressed.
Thank you, I hear you're a legend around here. Appreciate you taking the time to check my dream pc out. Good luck to you as well sir.
Not a bad build at all for your first time sir +1. IMHO though I don't think that the 970 4gb will quite get you to 144hz at 1080p, in less demanding titles sure, but very few demanding AAA games, at least from research Ive done anyway. Definitely put some more pics up, hit it up like your doing a photoshoot, show that bad mamajama off.
Must say very nice build sir, looks amazing and probably performs just as well. How's that monitor holding up with gaming? I was looking at the same monitor but wanted something with gsync at 144hz but am second guessing that decision, do you notice any tearing or other issues with it?
I too find it hard to switch from what I know, to me its like buying a different brand truck, I'm not sure that I could lol. I think I will give AMD a try this time around though, time to shake things up. Its reassuring hearing good things from someone coming from NVidia. Cant wait to get mine going, been foaming at the mouth for the last 4 months and now im 2 months away and time is creeping by. Awesome build overall, nice work sir.
Thank you for the quick response and for not sounding like a fanboy trying to shove AMD down my throat lol. That's been my main draw back is the 275 watts tdp and the temps everyone is complaining about, I have to be mindful of power usage where im at, I don't need my electric bill to spike up an extra $100 ( just guestimating, I think I'll have to figure out how much it will jump with 3-4hr avg usage per day) My only other concern is recording software, I've heard Nvidia's Shadowplay is one of the best recording programs out there right now, do you record or stream and do you know of any other decent software to use with AMD?
Nice build +1. I'm planning a build myself that I should be able to complete in a about a month or so. How are you liking that Asus monitor? Do you know the refresh rate on it? My other question is how are you liking the gpu compared to NVidia? I ask because I've primarily been Nvidia myself but I've been on the fence about switching to AMD.
Will mainly be editing and rendering videos to upload to youtube, but I want to learn programming and animation as well although it will take some time to do anything productive with it( you're right, I could probably save myself some money right now.)
Good points indeed, on some of the parts I figured drop a little extra now and save big later on but a better gpu would definitely be worth it, I'm definitely sticking with Nvidia for now though until I see if they can utilize dx12 better once the new gpu's come out, if not I will more than likely switch to AMD, that's one of the reasons I didn't want to go all out on the gpu just yet. Also, I figured the extra $50 for the Enthoo Luxe was worth it for the LED's and color controller.
add some more pics....not a bad looking build though, nice part selection.
ive been going back and forth between 4790k, 6600k and the 6700k. haven't completely made up my mind yet, i'll be driving 4 hours to my nearest microcenter so ill have a little time to think about it on the way there lol. was looking at the g2 series but will head to johnnyguru ty for the advice.
completely jealous right now....I practically had the same build in mind using a lot of the same parts....oh how I wish I would've had the money sooner. Hats off to you sir she is definitely a beaut. Curious though about the compatibility between certain psu's and skylake processors, I know with the haswell processors only certain psu's supported their sleep feature and have had heard similar with skylake, anyone heard of this?
your right, if im not mistaken hitachi's are rebranded Toshiba's or it could be the other way around but they are essentially the same drives. Even if it only lasts a couple years I will more than likely upgrade later to a bigger better SSD as they will probably come down even more in price by then.
My original choice in ram was based on a black kit and it seemed to be decently priced, the main impact on my choice of capacity was the fact that I cant find any low profile memory and I've read that the hyper 212 Evo isn't very ram space friendly lol, I just revised my build though so im not sure if you went off a previous revision or not.
I know the cpu comes with thermal paste but ive heard its better to go with aftermarket for a little bit lower temps, will look into the m.2 ssd and how is Toshiba's quality? my goal is playable framerates at 1440p (60 would be nice) until the new gpu's come out, or until I crossfire.
seems a little more cost effective to go with the 390 and freesync when you put it like that, I'll mainly be playing shooters though like BF4 and BO3 so I should see a little improvement in FPS at 1440p, plus I can put that saved money into the new gpu platform when they release.
well I definitely don't have the funds to run 2 fury x's, would a 980ti be able to hit that resolution and refresh rate. I don't need 144 fps at all times, but ive noticed that most of the time the higher end cards push more than 60 fps, so in order to see an overall difference I would need a higher refresh rate. I definitely wanna step up from 1080 though without dipping into the 4k market right now. BTW, thank you for the prompt feedback, its much appreciated.
well **** lmao....will have to look into a different monitor at same resolution and refresh rate then because I think the biggest selling point on the ROG SWIFT is being gsync capable.
same suggestion vagabond made, but ive heard AMD runs hotter and uses more power, does the performance and cost outweigh this? and the monitor im planning to buy supports gsync so I kinda wanted to roll with that, or is screen tearing not that big of an issue in todays titles?
didn't mean guide, meant first build in over ten years, that will be fixed lol, thanks for pointing that out. As far as the r9 390, Ive heard AMD runs a lot hotter and uses more power that's why I chose NVIDIA, plus the monitor I was going to purchase supports gsync, or is screen tearing not that big of an issue in newer games? I will change out the thermal paste and check out other psu's, thanks for that.
any time. I read a lot of bad reviews on newegg about this adapter TL-WN822N mainly revolving around installation and stability problems specially with windows 7. If you decide to pick this one up read the installation manual, it advises against using the windows installation wizard since it comes with its own installation wizard, I took the manuals advice and haven't experienced any problems at all. Its going for around $20 on newegg right now.
Fantastic dollar stretching. On your wireless internet hangup, TP Link sells a wireless internet USB adapter. I got mine from newegg for about 15 on sale, only took like 3 minutes to setup and I was good to go, its been running strong for about a month now.