Thank you for the link! Awesome setup again. I hope you’re feeling better also!
I keep my most played game on my SSD and my most used programs. The rest I put on a disk drive. I’ll upgrade at some point :)
Nice, 500gb of solid state is too much for me, but more can never hurt.
I really like your build, if probably build ssomthing similar
The cpu would not be my choice
Which desk is that? :) Also do you know the dimensions? The set-up looks great!
I bought my 16gbs of DDR4 2666 for £70.00 - so got a great deal there
But I bought an i3 6100 for £120.00 - which is now a terrible choice for the money
Just shows how things change!
That monitor is really hurting my OCD
The sad seems fine, just a little small
The RAM costs more than the CPU, crazy times.
Great build though, can’t belive how cheap that cpu is
Yes easily. It turbos to 4.ghz and has 6 cores, so wont hold it back at all
Awesome build. I can't believe how expensive ram and GPU's are at the moment, but this build still makes sense.
I'm glad you added an ssd, they make a huge difference. The gpu is good for 1080p i used to have one. Also that cpu is great, so good for the price.
Nice you'll get some great colours with that, and you'll be able to play WOW at max at 1440p. Good choice
Which monitor where you thinking of getting, im pretty sure this PC could run wow at 1440p/4k :)
Awesome build. I've always though world of war craft would be a fun game.
Make sure you get a good monitor and this build will be perfect
Also I love the case!
The 8700 turbo boost all 12 threads to 4.6ghz.
It's an absolute monster for a locked cpu. I hope you have a good monitor and desk! +1
Awesome build +1
This build is special, not just an everyday thing.
The fans and no RGB are a big thumbs up from me. This thing must be a workhorse
Yeh crazy amount of non gaming power, pus smoother gameplay. Also you have faster ram and nvme support. So not a bad move!
Hopefully you got a good price for the old MOBO and RAM
Nice build. That said an old i5 wouldn't have been a downgrade for most things.
I do like the case, and it is a good mixture of parts
Cool build! Good prices on the parts, and i like the monitor
The kraken looks nice, but will offer no performance improvement and could potentially even noiser
Wow nice, I'm sure this build will do great at all of those.
And yes I completely agree, it's much better to be cpu limited. The 1600 should be very good for a long time, so you can just add a new gpu
Damn bro, really nice build.
You got those parts for a really good price. The only thing I feel was a waste was the cooler.
A hyper 212 would cool an over locked 1700 easily. Apart from that superb
Awesome, should be very quick then!
Also Matlab gives me nighmares hahaha
Also the 1600 must be a pretty big leap from the FX8350. Which games do you play?
I think the build is pretty great. That said I wouldnt suggest supporting big companies with your money, just buy whatever suits you best. Anyway the parts are decent, and i wouldnt not recommend any of them
Nice super silent build! What do you use it for?
Agreed, I do like the more distinguished look. Also its quite a unique build, not many people go for these cases on this site.
Nice build! Looks beautiful!
Ah cool, well the i5 8400 is still a pretty sizable upgrade (6 cores and a boost of 4.0ghz). That would be less expensive and a more worthwhile upgrade to an old i5
I really don't think your old i5 needed upgrading. You could've just put a 1060 6gb and it would run everything really well.
As you say it's nice to be on the new platform that has better chips, but you get really very little benifit at the moment
Great build, love the case and parts. But I dont get why you need a 240 RAN on a locked cooler hahaa
Well your new CPU bulldozes the bulldozer hahah. Honestly the 1700 is better in every possible way, and by quite a way. My friend has just moved from an fx 8350 to a r5 1600.
He does art/ makes websites and gaming and he says its been a massive improvement. His FX chip stuttered for no reason and wasnt even overclocked. Great time to upgrade. Also fast ram helps too
Awesome build, the cpu is the biggest change really. It's not like your old cpu was bad, but bulldozer was SO hot and power hungry. Also there were stability issues.
The 1700x has none of these problems and is so much more powerful (around 2.5 times more that the 9590) Also the 1060 must be nice, a big step up in everyday to the 960.
It's a great card, but he games on monitors that are 1080p 60fps so a more powerful graphics card would make no different as the 1060 can already max these out
And to answer your question, if it was just for gaming probably a ryzen 1400 or 1600 and overclock to 3.9ghz (no bottleneck on any GPU 1060 or below, and hugely powerful at multithreaded stuff at a low price).
Gtx 1080 & 1080ti I would go for you your chip (8600k) or the i7 8700k. The 1070 it would depend on my budget. I hope this makes senses!
For just gaming any modern quad core at around 4ghz will get the max out of the cpu.
So an i3 8100 or Ryzen 1300x would do fine. The i5 8600k can handle a titan X when overclocked with basically no GPU bottleneck.
That said it's not a bad thing have a cpu as powerful as yours, also the rest of the PC is just as high end. And as you say the 1060 isn't as powerful as the rest of the components, but you play in 1080p 60fps, so this isn't a problem.
To be honest in gaming the 8600k is crazy overkill for the 1060, even at stock.
The only thing I'd get annoyed at is the sound, but I assume this is pretty quiet. The nvme is a much nice addition in my opinion
That should be fine. I think 4.8ghz is the perfect speed for this case.
This thing has no compromises really, should be crazy fast at productivity. I hope you enjoy!
When you start the PC enter the bios, this is where you OC the cpu. Most motherboards especially high end ones will have an automatic OC tool which should get you to 4.8-5.0ghz depending on your cooler.
To get a slightly higher OC you can manually overclock by doing tests, and minor tweaks
Nice build, I really like your desk. The only thing i wouldve said is that the CPU is crazy powerful for this build.
Btw to save on space there are power supplies that are smaller "SFX power supplies". These are much smaller (corsair make a good one) and tend to work better on the ITX cases that still accept full sized PSU's like yours.
How are your CPU temps? Did you OC it?
Killer build, I'm not sure why you went with a reference 1060 though. Anyway, love the ssd and the and the CPU
Well tbh both options are great, the 1400 isn't a huge upgrade on an OC'ed 1400 especially in gaming. But both options are great tbh
I'm sure this thing will be great. A cheap ssd boot drive would've been nice though, for pubg and your OS
Awesome build to be honest. The only thing I would say is to have a cheaper cooler, or even smaller bequiet one that you could've saved some money with. The rest is great tbh
Ok fair enough, that sounds like a nightmare
i feel that if you skipped the cooler and got cheaper ram you could've bought a better monitor or something. Looks great though.
Yeh it's quite confusing to be honest. Intel have named their 4 core 4 thread desktops chips "i5" for the last 7+ years.
The i5's as of the last few months are 6 cores and the i3s are now 4 cores (making them virtually identical to last gen i5's). This was a response to AMD releasing new cups recently. To be honest the i5 7500 is a great cpu, and is still much more powerful than the typical processor.