I guess I did not list the cpu but it was a 2400. I bought the 950 upgrade.
Nice scores on parts. I have to say that little 2400 can really hold it's own in gaming. I also made a 2400/950 build.
Witcher 3 plays nicely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vP4uhdGSDs
Worthy gaming rig for he $$ Nice job!
Very nice for the $$. Always a fan of budget builds that can actually play games well.
I guess I ma the only one that hated building in that case. Maybe I just got a crappy QC one.
Great job! +1
nice picks for parts. way to stay on a reasonable budget. I always look at how other people did cable management on the case I am using to get some tips and ideas.
It takes a bit of research to do nice cable management with a budget case especially for your first build. I look back on some of my early builds and cringe :)
You really did not make any mistakes on part choices. Well done! +1
Lots of reasons for worthy feature build but really...why have I never though of using heat shrink to cover up those wires before???????????????
Going to be standard practice from now on.
Nice efforts on mods for the case, using what you had instead of the easy route of buying a new case. Define the "hobby" part of building.
I have a nice spare psu, just don't want to go through the hassle. Not BSOD just shutting off so don't think it is the main system, gotta be a power or short issue
I was thinking the same thing earlier today and did just that. Got it working OK after thinking it was an unstable OC. Put all back together. changed the "what does the power button do?" to nothing. Thought I was all set. Boom just shut down, but this time like the power supply shut down.
Guess I will have to change to PSU much to my dismay.
Although I have bought eBay items from Asia, I would NOT buy anything like a cpu/mobo or other high end tech.
That being said, some high end items like carbon fiber bike frames and wheels are very popular and have very good reviews and you could actually die from a catastrophic failure :)
had the same set up with a 4350 card for my home theater for many years. Streamed movies great until the power supply company fried my whole house.
gorgeous. needs a feature!
+1 million :)
I only use defender now. I mean unless you are on **** sites downloading naughties :( you should be fine.
You will need a CPU cooler as well.
I thought the distressed look of the psu was on purpose, I like it.
Congrats on feature!
I would do this: OS, favorite and most used programs like your browser and 1-2 games that constantly load new material (like WoW) and everything else on the HDD. Just be sure to adjust windows settings so that the HDD is the default settings for these files. Make sure most of your steam games are saving to the HDD not the SSD.
A $200 build with an SSD will "feel" much faster than a $1000 build without an SSD.
It's like driving a sports car with a cop behind you, you don't even get to 1 MPH over the speed limit and it sucks. SSD is like you turned onto the freeway and he did not follow :)
I would be concerned with the PSU. 460 watt for that much PC seems low even with the new tech. I bet it is the weak, cheap part in the PC.
I'd return it.
I am sure Microcenter has better options for you.
You will need to get the i3 for those games. I can max out an i7 on Witcher 3.
If you really are on a strict budget, don't be afraid to look at used rigs. You can get something really nice for $400
G4400 is a little beast, pair it with a nice SSD and elegant case. If you want more, then I would suggest the i3 6100.
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If you don't have a windows 10 license, you get a watermark in the lower right-hand corner and you can't personalize the desktop or screen saver. All updates are fine and windows defender works well too. The Watermark can be a pain though and it still shows up in some games (Rise of the Tomb raider. WOT) but not all.
No recommendations but I'll give you credit for obeying your parents. If you start a YouTube channel, send me the link and I'll subscribe to get you started :)
The same thing happened a while back to me with the 770 and windows 7.
New drivers crashed my system so bad, I had to install a new boot drive and install Windows 10. First time in my life I ever had to give up on a repair and it was my own PC!!!
Looked on forums and tried everything with no luck but seemed to be a chronic issue. Once I installed Windows 10, I never had an issue with the card or drivers.
If you can, wipe the drive and start over.
Yeah, I have not been able to find another image of the same bracket. Looks like it was for securing it in the PC.
About what you would imagine :)
He used the spare EVO cooler screws to hold the case sides on. In doing this, he stripped out the standard screw holes. Now regular screws don't fit.
If you can get 4.2 on stock voltage stable, that is a nice OC to stay at for that CPU.
yeah the HDD has the click of death, it's dead. Reset BIOS on mobo and new CPU. Mobo is dead. I got a 5800k cpu, nice monitor, 16GB RAM, OK case (but he even f'd that up, and a new EVO 212 cooler and usable PSU. All in all I paid $250 plus $10 gas. I can probably recoup $175. Not every deal works out. But look through my builds and realize just how many times I have made out big.
should not be, I have seen lots of strange screws in used systems. Just not ideal if the standoffs get stripped.
Could just have been a freak thing too.
so when you get the mobo back, just be sure you have the right number of standoffs in the right place. I double triple check now after I screwed up years ago, that and my dyslexia and OCD :)
Yes, he was clearly an idiot.
The PSU did not have the original modular cables so he just "found" one that clearly did not fit. Forced it in but I can't imagine it provided the correct if any power to the GPU. I also wonder if he tried to update the BIOS and bricked it. Seems like the BIOS would communicate with the motherboard and windows.
First time I got really burned on Craigslist. I'll just sell it on eBay for parts.
is it possible you have an extra standoff still installed that is not being used? I fried a motherboard once like that.
Many times standoffs are preinstalled but not in the configuration needed for you particular motherboard.
yes, fan spins just not adjusting when windows is loaded. When overheated at boot up spins at 100%. Then after it is cooled, does not adjust to rising temps.
tried on multiple motherboards
I have the same case, cpu and gpu. It's a great combo. I play Witcher on 1440p near full untra at 60 fps
I am a big fan of budget builds. I love this!
I like the straight lines of the tubes a lot. More pics please!!!!!!!
you made a good choice, bought the same one last year for my husband at xmas and it is great!
Just get the GPU upgrade maybe a 1050 TI and if you don't have already, an SSD. Playing those games with an SSD is like night and day due to all the screen loading.
I have an i7 3770/1060 3GB combo that does as well as my 6600k/1060 6GB combo. I also have a 4430/1060 3GB combo that performs very well in modern titles. The CPU cranks out at close to 100% though.
New Skylake or used Haswell? Depends on budget and how good the deal is.
I replied below but I actually much prefer the i3/1050 suggestion. You will be very happy with that.
If you can get an i5 6400/6500, you can find a super cheap used GPU to use for now that will be much better than the IGPU.
You should be able to find a GPU under $50 on eBay or Craigslist
The i3 6100 would be the best for both gaming and editing for the cheapest $$. Has high single thread performance for gaming but also has hyper threading for better performance in multi core editing programs. The g4400 is a great little chip for sure but I think you will be struggling on editing. Get a $50 board. That gives you the upgrade to the 6700 i7. If you get a Z170 board up front you can upgrade to the k series chips as well.
The i3 will also hold its value pretty well for resale if you do upgrade.
I would get the SSD first, then the case and cooler. I just bought a Hynix SSD that Tom's Hardware gave a great review on. 500GB for $80 on Newegg. Now they are $125. ADATA has always been a good SSD for me as well.
Here is the 250GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820329009
Love the budget build. The new 1050/1050ti will not need additional PSU connection either and would be a great upgrade for games that love single core performance without adding much heat.
What did you OC the G3258 to??
nice build for the budget. good to know the tip on CS:GO about playing at 200-300 fps.
well my first computer was a TI 99/4A I bought in 1983/4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_TMS9900
I then had a laptop in the early 90's that probably had a 80286/386 mobile type CPU. I now it had 1MB RAM :P maybe it was a Cyrix chip