I actually had no idea Coffee Lake had already released by the time I ordered my parts. Interior pics coming right up!
Four Cheese :)
Nice OC setup, +1. So about the monitor, have you compared it against other LED and IPS displays? I've heard it looks good for a non-IPS display, but do you know how close it is to an IPS monitor?
Ah didn't know you were already on the chipset, my bad.
PSU might be a bit overkill unless you're planning on OCing a Ryzen and GTX 1080 TI in the future, but if you plan ln just buying mid-range cards in the future a cheaper $30-40 430-500W would be enough. Either way not by any means a bad build, +1
Hopefully you got the 8 core FX for productivity rather than gaming, if you are then very smart build all around!
OP got it for $110, while the RX 470 is at it's lowest $150 ($170 rn). It would be out of the OP's budget. 1050 would've been a better option, but maybe the OP got the 950 locally and didn't want to pay shipping for a 1050 online. 4GB of VRAM would be ideal, but if the only option for the budget is a 4GB RX 460 I can understand why they went with the 1050.
But a master of none (budget). +1 nice build
By far the best budget AMD rig (and emulation centered rig), and it really shows that you've done your research and got the best for the price specifically for the Dolphin emulator. +1 for sure
The hype for Installation 01 and SPV3 part 2 is real! Oh you have a PC too +1
The difference between the 1050 and 1050 TI is very small, so I recommend either getting the 1050 or RX 470 as both make the TI obsolete (but as you already have the 750 TI, I'd think 470). The RX 480 has been at a decent price too (actually $200) and is ~$50 cheaper than the similarly performing 1060. I'm no AMD fanboy (I buy based on pricing and performance not brand), but right now I recommend for you to look at the RX 470 and 480.
I'm upgrading from a laptop too, and I'm considering getting that monitor. How do you like it? Is it too small for you at that distance? My desk is smaller so it will be closer to me.
I see. Well I'm glad you're happy with it! I IS a really sexy build, and it kind of makes me jealous with my budget build
By "budget" you mean midrange right? With the 1070 and the i7-6700K and that overkill RAM you don't seem to be on a budget. That aside it IS a really nice build, +1 for sure
Huh, I guess the Hyper 212 IS enough for the 6600K. Thanks man! This build was actually very informative for me.
This is literally the best example of budget PC. REALLY nice work, I really can not recommend anything for you. You did your research, and it really shows. Once you get that 1060, I promise you'll be really happy.
I've been looking for a good case for my blue setup. Thank you, I think I've found it.
RX 480 Nitro FTW! Can't wait until it's back in stock!
Saw the Z Reviews video? How do you like the SHP9500?
How do you like the SHP9500? My friends tell me it's the Jesus of headphones.
How do you like the SHP9500s? I hear that they're like the underdog of headphones. How does it drive without an amp?
OC doesn't need to get a Razer or Logitech. I do think that the OC should consider upgrading to a cheap mechanical keyboard and a nicer mouse down the line though, but if he/she's okay with the CM that's fine also. Not too shabby for a budget combo.
Very nice build, the only thing that would help make this more aesthetically pleasing is an extended mousepad. On Amazon you can actually find a really cool red scorpion extended mousepad, but I understand if you don't want to spend the money. With or without one your build definitely stands out and looks amazing!
VERY good first build! Out of curiosity however, are you playing on a TV? An old monitor?
I think you could've gotten a better performing CPU cooler and GPU for the same price, but by no means are the components bad or ineffective. I recommend staying up to date on all of the new components that spike interest in the media so you can find those cheaper and better performing parts.
You made a decent build for 1080p gaming, but in two or so years 4K will become the new norm. So in two or three years I think you should upgrade your GPU to the GTX 1080 and your CPU cooler to the H80i. The GTX 1080 is the best performing GPU currently on the market and it's only $600 ($700 if you get the ones with really good coolers). To put it in perspective, the 1080 is about three to four times more powerful than your GTX 980. Also the H80i CPU cooler is a really good cooler to overclock, while you can't really get good overclocks on an i7 with an H60. If you REALLY want to future-proof it you can get an H100i or better cooler for $100+ but I don't really recommend that.
IMHO the i3-6100 or the Pentium G4400 is best for budget gaming, but you sir have the best for both worlds with a CPU with 8 cores. I prefer Intel because I game more than anything, but I agree that the 8350 is best for budget editing.
DAMN is that a beast of a cooler! I bet that looks amazing in your case!
I like your rendering build. It's nice to see something different than a gaming PC.
I personally would've went with a Skylake build with a $110 i3-6100 or a $60 Pentium G4400. The Pentium trumps the FX in almost every way, plus you could've gotten a cheaper motherboard that supports even cheaper ($29 DDR4-2400) RAM but I understand if you like AMD over Intel. As you can tell I personally prefer Intel, but it's perfectly fine if you like AMD. I personally like AMD GPUs (Freesync FTW).
The 950 is a really solid console-killing card. I like your taste.
I think you did a great job getting peripherals that were inexpensive (other than the mouse, but a good mouse is key to a good PC experience) and fit on your desk.
Very nice job! +1 for sure!
YOOO NICE OVERCLOCK!!!
So hey. Thinking about getting the Z623 speakers. Where would you recommend I put the subwoofer?
I know this is an old build, but I was checking out builds with those speakers. Where do you have the subwoofer? Do you like the 2.1 setup?
Glad you like them, I feel much more confident about them now! I can't really stand a keyboard without a wrist rest, and the G910 also has 9 macros. I would get the G900, but my build is going to have a blue theme, which is why I'm getting the Proteus Core.
Ah. I was planning on getting that case too. Blue theme and everything. I plan on replacing the RGB fans with some more efficient ones with blue accents on them since the only blue color seems a bit too dark to match the rest of my theme. Logitech is selling cylindrical keycaps on their website, so the keycaps won't be a problem. I've never had a doubt about the G502, but your input is really useful with the G910 and MK-I. Thanks!
Yeah, Logitech is selling normal cylindrical keycaps on their website, and everything about it seems perfect. Thanks for your opinion!
The 980 TI is $600, so the Pascal will likely be $800. Instead of getting dual 970s I'd wait for Pascal and see the reviews. If the Pascal isn't worth the money, I'd highly recommend getting the 980 TI instead of 970 Sli.
You gonna get the pascal when it comes out? It seems ideal.
How do you like the G910?
Maybe I should program a remake of Minesweeper that has a minimum resolution of 4k, and 4 Titan Xs would have trouble playing it in the lowest graphics mode.
Great! Glad to have your opinion.
Should I call this a blue setup? I plan on getting the G910 with cylidrical keycaps and the G502 Proteus Core for my blue setup. How do you like the peripherals?
So I plan on getting the G910 with cylindrical keycaps and the G502 Proteus Core for my blue setup, how do you like the combo?
I'm looking into getting the G910 with cylincdrical keycaps and the G502 Proteus Core. How do you like the peripheral combo? Nice blue setup, but mine won't be as extreme with the LEDs as yours is though. +1
I'm looking into getting the G910 with cylindrical keycaps for my blue setup, how do you like it? By the way +1 for the nice setup.
Almost perfect! If I were you I'd either align the monitors to be in the middle of your desk, or I'd grab a monitor arm to mount a monitor on top of your main one. If you don't want to spend the extra money I'd go with the first option, but with a monitor arm your build would look sexy af.
YOOOOOOO!! Link! Nice budget build, BUT LINK!!
Great build! I'm actually writing the story to the game I wanna dev right now! I'm new to this though, so if you don't mind could I PM you or something for some tips? It would really help.
Yeah, that case isn't the Phanteks Enthoo Pro. I think it's the Luxe.
Right. From a previous build.
Nice build, but no optical drive?
The TV seems to be a good substitution for now, and I look forward to seeing what monitor you choose to get.