If you can afford it go with just SSD. I have a 256GB one and will be buying a 1TB during this years Black Friday. If you can wait get it during Black Friday. I paid around 40 bucks for my 256GB Samsung 840evo. Tho along with the sale i got a copy of FC4 that i sold for 50. So that's how i paid 40 bucks for it. ATM you can get a 500GB Samsung 850 evo for $177. If prices are like they were during last years Black Friday you may be able to buy that for much less and maybe get a free game or something else.
It wont make a massive difference for gaming. For some games it will help with map loading like BF or MMO load faster while going through portals and such like that. But with normal programs i notice a big difference with having an SSD. Things just seem to snap so to speak when opening stuff up. Along with a 15sec windows bootup time.
Depending on what you do having a 500GB ssd should be more than enough. My 256GB ssd has windows and about 3 games i play the most, all of which are mmos and still have 154GB free. My 500GB HDD has about 180gigs worth of steam games and few other random game and tons of programs still have 135GB free. Maybe if you can afford it go for a 1tb so you have the space for later. 850 EVO on newegg now for 377.
Another great idea if you have a lot of movies or songs is to use a thumb drive. I have a 128GB usb 2.O thumb drive i got for like 40 bucks at walmart i keep all my songs and digital movies on. Helps save tons of space on my PC.
Thanks for the info. That's a bummer, but i would rather it work right the first time and wait longer than spend the money and it be a pos.
Because i have a 1080p and it's about 5 years old and going bad. I have a 980 and ill be buying a 2nd one or selling it and getting 390x. I primarily PC game. The 980 or duel/390x are wasted on 1080p and its time to upgrade and get with the times. But it needs to have speakers as it will have a ps3 connected to it as well.
nah, I just need a new gaming monitor. My one i have now is about 5 years old and its been having issues past few weeks. My guess would be capacitors are going bad. I just stated the fact i need the monitor to have speakers because i will have a ps3 hooked up to the monitor as well and PC gaming on it.
I have a 1080p but want to upgraded to a 1440p. With a 980 and maybe a 2nd one to come or sell and buy 390x i feel its wasted on 1080.
i know this, I stated i needed a monitor with speakers because a ps3 will be hooked up to this monitor and it will be only way i can get sound for it.
Go with Sapphire. I'm a bit of a fanboy when it comes to them. The vapor-x model imo can't be beat. Newegg atm has the 280x vapor-x for 229 with a $10 dollar promo and 20 dollar mail in rebate and free shipping.
Few suggestions for you. Remove the middle HDD bay and move your HDD to the bottom one. You can then remove the SSD drive bay and screw it in to the top of the bottom HDD bay. Will give you better airflow overall. Also as an owner of this case it has some great cable management. Should clean them up a bit. Other than that nice mid range build.
Played Dreadhalls on the Oculus. Got about two minutes into the game before freaking out and never playing it again.
Ha, a friend and myself were just talking about this case couple days ago. He was looking to buy it and wanted to see how it looked all set up. Nice build, voted.
Try using an older driver for now till a newer update to 344.48 comes out.
I feel you overspent on that ram. You could have picked up 2x8gig Ripjaws X series 1866 speed for 50 dollars less than this.
Very nice build, voted. Ever thought about a Ergotech triple monitor mount? Thing is amazing, can mount up to 3 27inch monitors. Cleans up the desk space nicely.
Nice build, like the colors. Ever thought about turning the cooler around having the tubing come down in front of the intake fans. I always imagined having the top intake fan blowing onto the tubing would help keep it cooler resulting in maybe cooler temps. Tho i have no idea if that would make any difference. Just seems logical to me.
They are both good cards. I have no idea if they have locked voltage, so if planning to OC make sure you check. My Vapor-x 270x was locked voltage but i was able to still overclock by another 65MHz on core and 20MHz on mem. with locked voltage.
Move the 2nd ram stick over to the black ram slot to run duel channel. Use some zip ties to fix those cables up some. Also move that cable from in front of the cpu fan. Dust that thing out. Your PC will be very grateful for a good dusting.
Yeah the LinusTech review was great. I was going to get the vapor-x 290or 290x around black friday. Since both are great versions of those cards. I didn't expect the price for these cards to be as low as they are. They are looking better and better the more i read about them. I was just concerned about the cooling since ive never purchased a reference card before. Good to know they are using the same coolers as 700-series.
You stole my build name =D. Other than that nice build. I looked for so long to find that case. It was out of stock everywhere i went. So nice looking.
What's this thing weigh? Looks like a hell of a computer case. Good job. Have to move into some custom metal work someday and build a case out of that.
I would take the reviews with a grain of salt. Just imagine how many 290x have sold in the world. I'd guess 10s of thousands. When looking at reviews your only looking at a extremely small percentage of the people who bought a card. Most people do not make reviews when everything is working great. On the other side just about everyone will make a review about items when they don't work or are not up to the standards they were hoping for.
Any reason your not using the top pci slot for the gpu?
Get CPUID hardware monitor or MSI afterburner to monitor temps for the card. Be helpful to know what temps the card is running at. Maybe pick up one of those programs and edit the post with temps your getting. Tho as long as its below 85c you should be just fine. It also depends on the air flow the case has as well as if you have good cable management and the ambient temp of the room the pc is in.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html for CPUID
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm for MSI afterburner.
The vapor-x 290 is a great card. My brother owns one and I'm picking one up on black Friday or cyber Monday if it goes on sale. From what I remember its the highest stock clock of all 290s and if you get a good card it can be overclocked to just about as good as a 290x.
The model mouse I have was not found on this site when I loaded this build. It's the same mouse listed but wired not wireless. Guess could have left it blank. I talked about it in my description why it was marked wireless not wired.
You get a +1 just for the lamp.
Since the description says this is for gaming you overspent. Drop the ram to 8gigs, go with an i5, while the motherboard is nice imo you wasted a lot of money on it. Spent to much on an HDD. With all the money you could have saved with all the suggestions i made you could have gone with a 290x or 780ti.
Not really sure where you get that I am an amd fanboy. I just happen to like the vapor-x models. They are well made cards. Also i don't see the point in the bigger price tag for a video card that may be slightly better in some situations. Also just a heads up i have an i5 with a vapor-x card so /shrug.
A 780 and a 290 are on about the same level. In fact id go as far to say the 290 vapor-x model is far better than almost every 780 you can get. 4GB 512bit vs most 780s that are 384bit and 3gb. Also the 290 is cheaper than a 780.
I agree this is not a very well bult pc but if you look at what he bought he only spent 675$ on the PC itself and 450$ on desk/chair/monitor and other small things like that.
With that said he could have still built a nice pc for 675$ that would include newer generation parts.
As for the psu please remove that thing quick. You're system at max prob pulls a good 350watts if that. You could have settled for a 430watt bronze certified SeaSonic s12II for the same price you spent on that psu and its far better.
If you are going to pick up a 270x go with the Vapor-x model of the sapphire card. It's on newegg at the same price as that with a mail in rebate, and a better card all around. Higher core and memory clock speeds.
If you want a 280 3gb card. The Sapphire Dual-X is on newegg for $189 after rebates.
Happy to help, and good luck.
What i can find.
The NZXT H440 can use cards 30/40cm (with and w/o hdd cage respectively).
That's 11.8inches with hdd cage in, and the gigabyte 770 is 292mm or 11.5inches.
So it should fit with the hdd cage in but will be a tight fit.
Id say the extra 100 might be worth it if you decided to game on multi monitors or 4k down the road. If not then a 290 is still a great card.
Again the Vapor-x model of the 290 is great looking, still a 4gb card same as 290x, and still is the best model out of all the 290s. Also you can overclock the card to almost match the stock OC on a 290x.
Try to think of it this way the 780 is comparable to a 290, and the 290x is comparable to a 780ti but much cheaper. I would go with a 290x much better vram for gaming at higher resolutions.
Also if you do choose to go the 290x route id go with the vapor-x model. Its awesome looking, has a great cooler and if I'm correct its the highest stock OC of all the 290x.
As far as what you plan on using that computer for its overkill for warcraft. It will run the game no problem on ultra settings. Might still have to turn down shadow effects some, but that can tax even the best of systems. Warcraft is not a demanding game. It's well behind the times on graphic engines.
I'm all but positive the first one is fake. It's DDR3, I don't believe they made a 770 under DDR5.
As for the Colorful iGame, they do make real video cards. I really cant say how good they are. But here is a review done on the Colorful iGame760
The cable management is horrible. I have that same case and it has plenty of room in the back to do some nice cable management. Even with a non-modular psu you could have still made it look decent.
Why the mix matched ram?
I don't mean to come off as a **** but you're getting a lot of good help here about getting better parts well within the price range your talking about and shooting them all down. Seems like you made up your mind before you came here.
With all that said the build MikeYFItalian posted is great. If your on a budget amd cpu are the way to go and they are fantastic for the price/performance ratio. I would take some of the advice here and built a better computer for the same price then what you posted. You might be used to gaming at low fps and still think it looks great. But with better hardware and room to upgrade in the future. Along with slightly better fps and all around better graphics you wont regret it.
Also to go along with MikeYFItalian build you could drop the 260x card and pick up a 7770 gpu, can usually find then for around 85-100$ save a few extra bucks for your budget.
Good cable management. Like the green led as well. Idk how much you care about the color mix but maybe down the road pick up some green led fans for the front.
Kinda new to this site and commenting on builds. With that said a little longer description and more pics would be great. With out a better description ill just have to go off what is posted here. I believe you could have saved easy 150-160 bucks and went with a few better options in parts. For one the Case while nice seems to me like you could have picked up a good 70-80 dollar mid tower one. Along with getting windows 7 home and saved 100 bucks there. With those savings you could have picked up the 4670k version of the i5. Also could have picked up a 2x4gb set of ram as your motherboard supports duel channel. Other than that i like the video card.
Thank you very much. Also your right about them running high. Ive been talking with my brother about buying a fan controller off him to help out. But for me i have Tinnitus (constant ringing of the ears) so the sound of the fans is wonderful to me to drown out the ringing of my ears.
I believe that's with taxes. I bought most of the stuff off newegg. Newegg does not charge taxes to send to PA. The reminding stuff was bought at microcenter near my house. I don't know if i added in the taxes from that or not. I hope that helps some.
I love them. They move a insane amount of air. The one i use for exhaust out the back blows the drapes around from about 9-10inches away. To me they are quite. They do produce noise, but for me it's not loud it's slightly less noisy then a box fan used to cool a room. They are bright, but not super bright. From what i can tell the LED is positioned on one side or so it seems. So depending on the way you mount the fan it might not be super bright. They are the least brightest fans in my case if that helps.
I agree i could have maybe gotten a better PC. But i only added the monitor price in for reference. I already owned that for a few years so thats an easy 250$ off the PC price. I didn't factor in the mail in rebates or promo going on at the time. My total for everything bought after mail in and promo was 882.79$.
Haha, thank you!