Personally, I'd spring the extra $10 or so and drop the 8350, and swap to a i5-4460. You'd end up spending a little less, getting an H97 board instead of the more expensive overclocking option.
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I wouldn't have chosen the fx 8350 at all, especially since the i5-4460 is only $8 more, and doesn't need to be overclocked to reach it's potential. Also, good luck achieving a decent overclock with the stock cooler,
Curious, how do you feel about the MSI H81M-P33? Considering buying it for a friend, with the intention of eventually dropping a Intel i5-4460 into it.
Did you have to flash the bios, or did it boot up right away? Any other steps needed for it to work to it's full potential?
That is a VERY weird glitch. I originally picked the Corsair Vengeance, then I saw that G.SKILL Ares was the same price, so I removed the Corsair, then chose the G.SKILL. No idea why both showed up.
It seems interesting though, thank you for mentioning that too me. I'll definitely remember to keep it in mind.
I haven't heard of that, and have no experience with it, what is it?
After a few minutes of checking, it doesn't seem like it would work for me. I've got about 700 gigs of media as it is, and I'm not even close to being done converting everything. It seems like the main storage space source is either a SD card, or a USB External Hard Drive. Since a SD card isn't viable, and a USB External 2TB drive costs around $90 from my preferred brand of WD, that would be around $100 for storage if you include shipping, plus around $40 for the Raspberry Pi 2 plus shipping, it comes out to around $140 for everything, and I'd rather go with the HTCP for a little more expensive in that case, since I could always upgrade the HTCP if I ever decide to go that route.
Added several more pics finally. School has been a *****.
Why go with 1 stick of 8gb RAM when you could have gone 2x4gb for cheaper? Just out of curiosity.
It's not strictly for gaming though. It's the only computer I have, so I have to use it for everything, especially schoolwork and home work.
The PSU has been solid so far, so I'm not too concerned about it.
As for the 750 ti, it's actually a good deal stronger than what I expected or hoped for. When I ordered it, I was hoping it would play Skyrim on high, maybe with a couple gameplay mods. It runs Skyrim on ultra with plenty of 2k textures, my last mod count was sitting at 52 I certainly never thought I'd be able to run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but it runs it on high with no frame drops to speak of.
I don't think you were paying attention when you looked at prices. $210 is nowhere near $270, and I don't think the 4690K has ever been $270
Besides, I'd rather have a solid CPU, especially since the 4690K was on sale, and the GPU wasn't on sale.
I'm going to add more pictures eventually, I just have it in my desk and hooked up to my TV, so it'd be a pain in the *** to unhook it. Once I stop feeling lazy, which will probably be in a couple hours, I'll get some proper pics up of how the Mobo sits and the side paneling. I should note that because it's daytime and bright, the glow doesn't look that bright from the fan in the front. It's actually pretty damn pronounced when it isn't full daytime.
It's possible he switched from 32 to 64 bit, and if he had say 8 gigs of ram, I'd assume he would see a performance increase since 32 bit only supports like 3 gb of ram.
Absolutely, I'm completely satisfied not only with the board and software, but I had some issues with the rebate and they worked quickly to resolve the issue, so I'm happy with their customer support as well.
We already had a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, I used what I had rather than ordering something new
Felt damn good. My computer before this was a media PC from 1999, and even then it was considered a budget pc, so being able to even go on youtube is great.
As for the board, I'm a huge fan of it. It's been great so far, and the BIOS is set up in a way that makes it perfect for more than just OCing.
And no, although it was a Christmas gift, we didn't wait for the actual day to start building it, we had it set up the day the parts arrived. Funnily enough, my order was large enough for it to necessitate shipping in 2 parts, one via UPS and one via Fedex. Even though they shipped from the same place on the same day, Fedex came about 30 hours earlier than UPS.
As for the SSD, I didn't mean for the price to show. I fixed it.
Alright, good to know. And my apologies, I am new to this particular forum and unused to the format.
@NanoTechno, what would be the max game that setup can run? Just out of curiosity.
Also, could I substitute the case you select for the one I picked? I actually rather like it, especially since it keeps the system cool so efficiently, which is a necessity for my room which is constantly hot as hell.
How did you like the 6450? Do you think it might be game ready if paired with a AMD Athlon X4 750k?