This is the best rig I've seen. Holy moley. I can't upvote this enough. I love it because it is 100% unapologetic and mean. Kudos man. I'll be toasting your build with Jim Beam later tonight.
I was also going to suggest moving to an 8th gen i3 for the same reason. Then I thought about it, for an extra 80ish dollars you could have an i5, or if you're dead set on an AMD processor you could get into a better Ryzen for not too much extra.
If I were you I would consider going for the 8th Gen i5. It's plenty capable for running most things. It could save you around 147 dollars. Then if you change your RAM to something cheaper you save 162.
I would recommend buying the GPU because if you never know if you'll run into something that the on board GPU can't handle.
This system would absolutely handle SLI
CPUs are just sort of a pain, just because you have to remove your cooler, open the tray, remove the old one, place the new one, apply thermal compound, and then place your cooler again.
As I've already said, you could do a i5 8400 and you would do just fine. The difference between the i7 and i5 is that the i7 generally has more L3 cache which allows it to compute caster.
To make this build wifi capable, you would have to buy a wireless networking card. They range in price and quality. You'll have to do a bit of research on those. I have little experience with them.
For building your first machine, I would say, definitely get yourself an Electrostatic discharge wrist strap. You don't want to accidentally have static ruin any of your components.
Just have fun with it!
That's a good point, I don't really pay attention to the prices of the 1080's, since I'll probably never buy one. Lol
I've played GTA 5 and usually get around 30-40 fps
I haven't played that one myself, but I think it will do alright.
Firstly, I would go with the 8th gen CPU just because the price difference isn't too far off and you'll be able to move up from there.
Second I would go with a 1070 ti. The price is pretty similar and you get some better performance.
It'll be pretty good. 16gb of RAM will be nice and the 970 is still a decent GPU. I still use that particular i5 and have no complaints except upgradability.
Well, if you don't want something that you can really upgrade, I'd say that this is a decent deal. For some reason that processor is more expensive than it was a few years ago and the 970 is more expensive than usual too. As a pre built machine, it seems like a fine deal.
I would go with an 8th gen core i3 rather than that i5. I own that one and I really wish I would have gotten something a little newer. The new i3s are quad cores too so they're just as good as the older i5s. Also I would recommend going with a newer GPU. The 970 under performs when you compare it with the GTX 1060 (both 3GB and 6GB.) Lastly, when it comes to ram as long as it's compatible it should be fine. I've never noticed a difference between high spec ram and low spec ram.
I would probably go with the AMD build. You might not have a graphics card, but you will have a easily upgraded system which you can throw a decent graphics card in rather quickly if you continue to save money.
That Ryzen isn't that great though, it only has 4Mb cache, but again, you can throw a better one in there, whenever the money is there.
Yeah, I'm going to try that after I get out of work today. The cables that I am currently using are the ones that came with my motherboard. Hopefully that does the trick because I don't want to buy a new motherboard until I have the money to upgrade my system.
Did you check the pins on the fan connector on the mobo?
Not a bad set up. Since you're using the 1151 socket you can easily upgrade to a i3 or i5 in the future.
That's a good idea. Thanks man.
Originally it had a GTX 660, I updated recently to a 960.
Added a couple new pictures. The cable management isn't the greatest, but it's much better than it was before.
I meant between the two I only had the choice between, most of the i5's and only certain quad core i7's.
I'm more than happy with this set up but I just sort of figured it would support other i7 sockets. Muh bahd.
The cable management is a bit better now. I'll take a few new pictures when I get out of work.