You totally should've been the one to answer haha sorry I'm not too knowledgeable in architecture and stuff I had read that the asus cooler was sub par due to using the 780ti cooler but that was about it. I usually hear a lot of people say pick the cheapest but thanks I learned a lot from that!
Really the only difference between all the companies is the cooler, so most people would tell you to pick which ever ones the cheapest. If your build has a colored theme you may want to pick a card that fits the color scheme but really it's up to personal preference. From what I've quickly looked up the best 3 would be (not In order) xfx, msi, and sapphire.
If you can actually get ahold of a 970 get a 970, they're currently all sold out. The asus 970 strix is on amazon for $700 and cheapest you'll find any 970 on ebay is around $400so with the price increases and limited availability it's up to you but Like joeh4384 said 970 runs cooler, uses less power and so on.
Wow.. You sir are a budgeting genius.
+1 good parts great build would love more of a description though!
Never said the 970s a bad card it's a great card best price performance ratio on the market but you gotta understand not everybody's circumstances are the same. Just because one person can easily obtain a 970 doesn't mean everyone else can and there are a lot of people who bought cards before the 900 series even came out. My comment was targeting those that just yell out you wasted your money you should've gotten a 970 there have been so many of those comments lately it's disgusting.
oh whoops sorry didn't know I guess I should've checked and nice grab!
I just assumed it was because they're out of stock everywhere except for amazon but they're listed for $700
+1 great build. I wouldn't really say it's tacky but the ram does stand out and the blue cables too but that about it. What were you planning for your next build?
+1 clean and beautiful build!
It started appearing when everyone decided that reading and thinking logically is useless because they think the answer to everything is obviously get a gtx 970.
It'll be a tight fit, but it is definitely possible there's a black s340 build with 2 r9 290s in crossfire. And the front will be able to support AIO coolers, but a push pull set up will not work without removing the reservoir bracket/cable management bar. So what your planning to do is perfectly fine.
This. I like this and the Define R4 is one of the best cases on the market and to be honest with the price drop of the 780 and Ti they're great options now.
+1 great first build! Love seeing pentium builds and I love what you named it.
Such a clean a beautiful build! And great pictures! +1
Its a proven fact cable managements easier when your naked.
Oh wow can't believe I didn't realize that was your build. I was actually looking at that build yesterday.
Haha tell me how it goes! Are you liking 860k? I was thinking about doing a build with it. I heard it was pretty much an
A10 7850k without the igpu.
Thanks! Oh and incase you don't know this case doesn't support top mounted radiator support and only supports front 280mm rad. Push pull is also kinda limited with front mounted rads because the reservoir bracket/cable management bar gets in the way, but you can remove it. Also the bottom has a kinda flimsy dust filter. Just a heads up those were my main complaints, but hey NZXT had to cut corners some where with a $70 price tag.
I think the CPU mostly targets a specific market, those that are on tight budgets, it's a cheaper alternative to an i3 and if you get it with a z97 it offers a great upgrade path, but I wouldn't go as far as to say it beats a 6 or 8 core amd. I don't know where you heard that, but it's sorely incorrect. I own the g3258 but I'm not crazy enough to say it beats the fx 6300 6 core because in all honesty the 6300 destroys the pentium.
I completely agree with your point that you shouldn't need to tweak something out of the box but the performance is actually pretty decent stock atleast in games and programs that don't require more than 4 cores. Most games wouldn't require more than what the pentium can put out at stock unless your planning on playing games such as metro last light or crysis 3, but if your aiming that high I don't think the pentium would Even be inside your budget range.
Here you go http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/G3258Bundle.aspx
If the pentium is going to cost more I'd go with the fx 6300. The pentium is a great CPU but in cpu intensive programs or games it's going to be a lot slower than an i3 or 6300 even when overclocked. If you live near a microcenter they have a bundle the pentium with a z97 board for $100.
I haven't tried but the window is plastic and I'd imagine it is easy to scratch just from feeling it, but unless your going at it with your nails or other sharp objects you'll be fine. to be honest unless your completely reckless with it you probably won't scratch it. I can't really complain about the quality control because at $70 it's a really good deal.
I agree, but he built this back in December and he's selling this build altogether. Perhaps he'll use the money to buy a 970 and use it In the Mini itx build he mentioned that'd be interesting.
+1 solid build and you got some really great deals! If you can I would try to tidy up the cables I've never worked with that case before so I don't know what the cable managements like.
Thanks! I'll hopefully be adding an SSD soon cause the empty SSD caddies in the front of the cad are starting to bother me haha
For games such as GTA an watch dogs the pentium may not be your best choice. Even when overclocked the pentium is much slower on games that lean heavily on the CPU than say an i3 or fx 6300. If you want you can check out my build I have a few gaming benchmarks in the description to get an idea but I haven't benchmarked either GTAor watch dogs so I'm not certain.
No I use the pentium with an R9 270x and there's no bottle neck even at stock. What games were you planning on playing?
+1 great build. I wish I won a processor.
Well as long as it does what you want it to and your happy with it that's all that matters. enjoy!
Good lord! I liked and subscribed!
... wow +1
+1 overall good part choices. A lot of people are going to wonder why you decided on the GTX 770 instead of 970, id guess you wanted to save the extra money as the 770 is still a great card, and why you went with a 10000RPM HDD.
+1 Pretty solid part choices. I take it from your description you didn't enjoy the case very much? I had thought about using it in a build before.
Thanks for the reply! I have the same case for my build, but I've never worked with any liquid coolers before so I was unsure
ah alright i had just heard that coolers like the NZXT's x41 wouldn't fit without removing the bracket.
+1 great build! I had been wondering if the H100i would fit in the case as I heard the reservoir mount/cable management bar got in the way of certain radiators.
hmm I haven't heard of the card dying, but if it does that'd be disappointing. I bought mine used and it seems to be working fine. Quality wise i can't really say as this is my first build so i'm kinda limited, but I have heard Msi is a reliable company. Sorry I cant really answer that.
Thank you! It definitely wasn't the easiest. I spent a good amount of time trying to to find deals but was well worth it.
Shut up XD
I agree the simplicity is one of the reasons I love this case!
Thanks for the feedback! I had originally planned on getting an ssd but I figured id save the money and put it towards a better CPU, but an ssd is definitely on my list especially since the ssd caddies in the case are feeling empty. And I'm planning on getting an aftermarket cooler soon.
Ebay my friend. It is a little risky but Asus, gigabyte and msi have warranties that go by serial number so as long as you get the UPC along with the card you get the warranty.
Thank you! The case is fantastic cable management is a breeze and the steel construction is definitely high quality. I do think that many people will still prefer the H440 however as it has the noise dampening foam and has 280mm top mounted radiator support while the s340 does not.
such a gorgeous Build! +1. I really want to do a build with the enthoo primo and name it optimus primo