Description

I'm planning on (once I get a proper monitor w/ HDMI/DP) using this for light gaming. In the meantime, using the onboard Intel HD 630 on VGA, I'll be doing homework, >ultra< light gaming and having the 1050 run PrimeGrid.

At first, it kept shutting off for some reason. I changed nothing, had it on for about 4 hours now just idling, and the issue suddenly went away. I've run games, maxed the GPU using PrimeGrid, and the CPU aswell during that time... no shutdowns. Just a fluke I suppose. Drivers issues maybe? (No BSODs, but ok). I'll try Doom 2016 on it in a bit and see if it's still stable.

I enjoyed putting this together and getting everything installed. I've been wanting to build a PC for about a year now and decided now was the time.

*Yes, yes; cable management. I'm a bit paranoid on stressing the length of cables. I did make sure nothing was going to fall onto the fans though.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Why the 4600 instead of the 4560? 4560 is nearly 30 bucks cheaper and you're losing almost no performance.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

It's about 8 less, but a valid concern: I only wanted to buy from 2 stores(less packages). I did overpay about $5 on the CPU but overall spent the same I would have spent using the default lowest price finder.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Also could of put the saved money towards a 1050 Ti

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's my thing. The 4600 isn't really worth it when the 4560 is 30 dollars cheaper, and that does get you to the 130 you would need for the ti edition.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

But dat .1 Gigahertz doe

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't that insane? They're nearly the same exact cpu, only one is .1hz higher, and costs 30 bucks more.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

But smeagle needs its

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Might be a power supply issue

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Ran Doom 2016 demo at medium settings. 80% across the board (GPU vram, power draw, system ram) and no issues. It may have had to do with the fact that RAM was running at 2133 instead of 2400 (had to enable "Overclocking" to get it to its stock speed), but it's working fine now. I also reinserted all connectors.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM is quite finnicky. It doesn't even like it when you use different manufacturers, even if the timings and speeds are the exact same.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Only 1 stick

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it was the power strip; as soon as I put it straight in the wall socket the problems ceased.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd get a new power strip though, you're going to wish you had one if your power surges or goes out

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Thanks for the advice.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Camera wouldn't cooperate; sorry. :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

ok so im broke and well said that the 4560 is 30 bucks cheaper than the 4600 and little performance lost ok well i have the power supply and the hard drive i need the processor and the graphics card and the ram and motherboard because i had a pc but im upgrading so basically i get the 1050 and then the 4560 processor then what motherboard should i get and then ram i was thinking about the 8gb ballista 1 stick so is that good or do i need more things so i really need help on the mother board thanks

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

10 Months late response

To be fair, I haven't been on this site at all in 10 months. BUT, for future reference, I would go with a RAM stick that has a heat spreader on it; otherwise, 8GB should be OK. When looking for motherboards, always go to the Amazon/NewEgg pages and see if they require a BIOS update with Kaby Lake CPUs. If they do, do not buy unless your old CPU somehow works with it, but then it gets a bit complicated.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo yo yo it's the 18 months late response here. I've cleaned up the cabling since then and figured out what went wrong with my phone's camera. Working great 18 months on.