Wait... so you're using a kick-*** gaming system to stream gameplay from a console?
Absolutely true... Unless the game chokes on the 2gb memory (as I said)
Depends. The second the game uses over 2gb vram (as many games do), the 960 drops off a cliff. The 4gb 960 does beat the 280, however.
Even just the 280 (non x) at $180 beats out the 960
ahem I may or may not stolen the idea from the snakebox 2013 ahem
Can I connect my 970 to it?
They'll be fine.
By literally everyone I meant literally all consumers.
I agree. AMD giving intel a kick in the sack via a new chip benefits literally everyone: AMD users get a shiny new chip, and intel has to step up its game to compete giving intel users a better product.
Wait: it's non OC-able? I thought all FX chips were unlocked.
Sorry to hear that.
Edit: About the pentium, not the wedding.
Congratulations on (presumably) getting married soon!
Anyway, very nice budget gaming box. Plus one from me.
P.S. Make sure to O.C. the crap out of that Pentium and 750 ti.
I'd do this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
It has a quad core processor (some games flat out will not run on dual-cores), and a 2gb 260x.
I wouldn't thi nk this could run the most demanding of AAA games with this dual core (far cry 4 wont run, for example) but for most games will run fine, but maybe not maxxed out.
PHENOMinal build :p
$500 for a 760?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!?!? PLEASE tell me you payed less for that.
These prices are in dollars, not pounds. A $40 HDD is ~£26, The $30 ram is ~£20, the $40 case is ~£26.
In the usa, this build is $500 (£323.5)
Freakin' brits (jk, but really, read the currency types)
Skylords* if you are referencing the online strategy game no-one plays... :p
Yeah, I'd downgrade the gpu to a r9 280 or 280x and then get an OS.
Some new games flat-out refuse to run on dual cores. We are now firmly in the quad-core+ age of PC gaming.
fx-6300. Some games these days flat out refuse to even start up on dual-core processors. (Take that, you Pentium G3258 humping basta- ahem)
Get a r9 280 and thank me later. It takes a special kind of moron to buy a 960... (Unless they under-invested in a psu, then that's just a mistake, not being a moron.)
Edit: I just saw the 430 watt sketchy-low-end-corsair PSU. Sorry about the "special kind of moron" thing :/
If they were the leading software security companies, they should have fixed windows by now (/sarcasm)
Honestly... it's sad that anyone still uses IE when there are better free alternatives.
=< 4gb RAM
=< Core 2 Duo
=< 250gb HDD
=< No dedicated or really old dedicated graphics
=> 4gb RAM
=> Pentium, A4, A6 or Celeron
=> 500gb HDD
=> Integrated Graphics
=> 8gb RAM
=> i3, A8, A10, FX-6300
=> 1tb HDD
=> Integrated graphics, or entry level card such as 750 ti or r9 270
=> FX 8350, i5, i7 (Quad Core)
=> 120gb SSD (Sometimes)
=> High end graphics, such as gtx 960/970 or r9 280/290
=> 16gb RAM
=> 6+ Core i7
=> 2tb HDD
=> 250gb SSD
=> Enthusiast graphics, such as gtx 980, gtx Titan X, r9 295x2, and maybe some SLI and Crossfire Configurations
Hope this clarified why people don't like this build being called "mid range"
That 295x2... nmm...
With M$ locking down windows 10 as they are going to (needing to use windows store? Unbelievable.), I think it's a moderately unlikely but possible scenario valve says "up yours" to Microsoft and goes full on Linux only. That'd be interesting to see...
Good Build! Nice and balanced.
I'm pretty sure that PSU is not safe, as it is a tier 5... get a seasonic. evga, corsair, SOMETHING DECENT. NOW, DAMMIT! BEFORE YOUR HOUSE BURNS DOWN!
In all seriousness, PSUs that are that level of craptasticness are genuinely dangerous.
Not going to get into a "yuh huh, nuh uh" flame war, but objectively look into it. A LOT of new titles benefit from more threads.
Read the original post. He said he wanted a nVidia GPU.
"an i7 will reap literally no benefits whatsoever"
Console ports. 'nuff said.
Huh. In that case, tone down the titan to a 980, and get 2 1080p monitors. Just PLEASE don't go 4k with a single 980... please?
He didn't ask for peripherals, like mice, keyboard, whatever.
The i7 actually benefits a lot of new games, as they are optimized for 8 thread processors due to the new consoles.
He SAID he had $2,000 to spend on a mini ITX machine, so I gave him a monster GPU for a monster budget.
All in all... gg, but your argument is invalid.
Exactly. I can't possibly imagine needing to upgrade this for 5 years, if you ask me (unless we get a early-2000s esque processing power explosion again)
This is most likely overkill for your games, but you said you wanted to spend $2,000, and this is pretty damn future-proof.
CPU: Very fast. All you need for games, and even some rendering, ESPECIALLY when overclocked.
Cooler: Good for overclocking, and it has good reviews.
Mobo: Reliable, and it supports overclocking.
RAM/ Memory: 16gb of no frills, reliable ram.
Storage: 250gb blazing fast SSD + 2tb HDD should be plenty.
Graphics Card: Titan X because Titan X. Screw you all.
Case: What? It's a good case?
PSU: Reliable, semi-modular, no frills. Provides plenty of wattage.
Optical Drive: It's a disk drive. It reads and writes DVDs. What more do you want?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Get a Radeon 280x. It outperformes that 960.
Bad skemble! No begging! insert rolled up newspaper joke here
Also, VERY nice build. @op
Absolutely. It came from the IBM PC, which was DOS based. (Then DOS became windows, and the rest is history)
Huh. I'll mention it.
Really? I know there are official open source Radeon drivers, did not know nVidia released any.
I have a few old components I overlooked, actually. I just need a new psu, and a gfx card. (Gotta overlooking the bareley used g3258 box I have...) Anyway, my mob only has 2 slots of ram, and a 4gb stick is already in one. Would $10 for 2gb of ram work? (I get 6gb of ram, then... better than 4...)
Technically, you are correct (hence the upvote), but for the most part, people mean windows when they say PC.
What do you want for it? I'm thinking of trying to "ghetto" together a uber-cheap machine for light gaming. This is not nessicarily an offer to buy (at least not right now) but I am potentially interested, if the price is right.
Looks nice! If I had the money, I think I'd pay somewhere around $500 for this. Idk.
However, I don't think it's for me. I am on the quest for a super-ghetto-literally-cheap-as-possible way to get my dad into playing some computer games... Even this looks out of budget. (Even this was not meant to be offensive. This looks like it was great at the time, but it is old now...)
Speaking of which... do you know any leads for the kind of thing I mentioned?
Hell no! The gt 730 is... horrifically bad, to say it nicely. And that first gen i7 has around the performance of a modern i3
Give the permalink, not the part list link. The part list like is blank for all but you.
3gb ram in 2003? Dang! Your aunt likes high end stuff, I see.
Passports are available :p
In all seriousness... Does anyone know WHY outside us prices are so ludicrously high? (Inb4 taxes or something... But I don't lnow)
Already not overkill for some "questionably optimized" AAA titles. cough Ubisoft cough