Well if he only wanted to game he should've gone for a unlocked i5. Higher fps in almost every game.The reason to gat a 1600 is because you get much more multitasking performance and about 85% of the gaming performance. Makes no sense to get the ryzen I this situation (although I'd always recommend it because a couple of tabs in the background when gaming means more cpu & ram usage which is never normally factored into benchmarks).
More ram, more cores = real life workload
Very nice build. I would say with the 1600 (multi-threaded beast) to have 16gbs of ram to make the most of the processing power. Apart form that great stuff
Me too, but tbh the 1050ti is fine for most games, and the cpu is mega powerful, so should last for years. If he needs to upgrade gpu it'll be much cheaper next year anyway (gpu architecture seems to be moving much faster than cpu tech)
Love this PC. Its the right way around. The CPU is far more powerful than the gpu. All you need to do is swap out the GPU (easy) and the cpu should last for years. The RGB ram + the cpu farn looks awesome in the case.
and tbh the rx 560 probably isnt bad for most stuff
The overclock is perfect for that cooler
Great build. You may actually notice a slight drop in game FSP, but in terms of multi core processes this thing is a beast. Gaming plus other tasks should be easy, unlike the i5.
I'd highly recommend an ssd though. biggest bottle neck
Very nice, good choice in monitor. I use both mac and windows and windows has come a long way in the last few years
SSD's transform builds. Make sure if you switch motherboard to reinstall windows and drivers. Really bad experience otherwise. The Ryzen 1700 is my next CPU i think :)
8 cores :o
Fair enough, but your main rig will make this painful to use :P
Good parts, I hope it works well.
SSD + 1600 + 1060 6g = all rounder
A hyper 212 and a cheaper MOBO wouldve gotten you a 1080ti. Good build otherwise, I like the NVME drive
Frankly Id have just bought a used OEM workstation off of eBay. The processor in this is pretty weak, and you wouldnt have to build it/ install windows
I saw the the AM3 chipset and wanted to hate it. But tbh, the build is pretty decent. You'll be able to play most games pretty damn well, and at that price its not bad, even though slightly older.
It wouldve been great is ryzen 3 was about because youd be able to build on AM4 (much longer upgrade path). But ow well, this will do you well for know.
P.s. I ALWAYS recommend an SSD ;P
Tbh if you were ever going to use a i3 7100, this is when (office PC)
The i3 7100 has a gpu is around 30% better than the g4560's. So it will be considerably more powerful in 3 years time. The build also is good. The SSD is the best part
For a first build this is SPOT ON :D
No wasting money on stupid things, super fast, good parts (SSD/i7)
I think this build is great. The CPU will last for a long time, and you got the motherboard at a good price.
I personally have had a bad time with ASROCK MOBO's, so I always go with ASUS ones (much better imo)
One thing I'd say is get audio straight from the pc and use a DVI cable if the HDMI isnt working. The other issue may be that you havent got the right drivers installed.
Also get a cheap SSD to boot off of. That 6600k will fly then
Sounds like a good idea. You could play 1440p on pretty much every game
You're right I just couldnt find the stock cooler :P
Great build. It should last for years :) Which monitor do you use?
I totally agree. And installing drivers >.<
Thanks I'll have a look. Tbh I think I'd go for an ips 1440p screen. I'm not really an GPs guy
I did take a chance with the zotac card, as their coolers aren't known for being great. But as the card uses so little power (powered off the motherboard) the card is almost silent even when gaming. If I got a 1070 for example I'd go for a better cooler, but for a 1050ti this one is honestly great :)
Also I think I am going to go with a noctua as they cool modern chips very very well and it's so silent (an half the price)
Although the kraken x62 is stunning, best looking cooler available
That's great to know, I had heard that they were cheap. Same goes for noctua as they're an austrian brand
I would go for a single gpu because I've got a mini itx mobo (only one expansion slot).
As far as the Kraken do you know if its as quiet as an air cooler (e.g. Noctua d15). My last AIO was a corsair H80i gt which was really loud.
Also the kraken is £140 in the UK (very expensive)
I had a h80i v2 in my first build. It cooled very well but the pump was so loud. It really put me off AIO's
Any suggested upgrades to my build would always be welcome! :)
Again thanks for reading!
Seriously solid build. The i3 is probably fine tbh, but thats the one bit id change if i had the money. Top notch rig. I bet they love it :)
Very nice :) Any reason for the Haswell chip? :)
Awesome rig :)
That 1080 will take a fat **** on League. You could run it at 4K easy
Yeh, ow well. Its my first build and its working fine so no biggy. I'm getting 60fps on GTA so im happy. But for some reason my pc wont turn off using the software button. Only the physical button, slightly concerning.....
Aesthetics are always expensive tbh
Yeh agreed i would build it like this if i did it agian PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Yeh i know lol. I think im not sure though, the 390 looks good too
I think added cooler was a good idea, but the one i got was overkill. I shouldve just got a CM 212 evo
Yeh 100% agree. If i did it again I would do it like this PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Thank you man. There are some fairly naive purchases in here, but a fun build none the less :)
I dunked mine in the toilet and its fine
Nah youre wrong, its the power of the card that will be its downfall. 2GBs is enough for what its for
Im not going to lie i went for 100% looks (stupid). If i did it again i wouldve saved in other areas and bought a 970 or a 390
Mine are low 60-65C at its highest
The case itself would pretty much reach its cooling potential if you put a rear exhaust fan at the back and dual 140 Static Pressure fans at the front instead of the stock fan. After then extra fans dont really add much cooling.
So hot gpu's like the 290x will run fine, but a little hot. Tbh a card like that runs hot in most cases so its more the GPU thats the issue than the case
Thank you! I agree great case, only one bit of hindsight is that mini itx builds are slightly more expensive than others like micro ITX, but still the case its self is very stylish, well designed and affordable. :)
And agreed nice pin placement very easy. The cables werent great first build :P
The temps are always very low. The 960 is a fairly low power/ cool card so its fine with this smaller type of case. (max of around 65oC)