It's not too often I see an Intel build on here without a GPU. I like it. Nice work!
Very nice budget build. Awesome work!
Very nice used parts budget rig. Great work!
That's good to know, I was wondering how you packaged them not to damage the internals.
Oh yeah, I'd say you got some damn good deals. You should invest in an SSD. It'll make a world of difference.
Very nice build! What is your shipping process for desktops?
Congrats on your first build! I think I was also about 14 when I built my first. It also just had an AMD APU until I scrounged up enough money for a GPU.
Nice work! Enjoy!
What were the specs before?
Very quality build. Nicely done.
The GPU is a little dated for gaming, but it's enough to push out multiple monitors along with that Ryzen CPU making for a pretty nice workstation.
Very clean build. nicely done!
No, that series of Intel chips is only DDR3.
Awesome budget build. That i5-3570 definitely has some life left in it. If he ever wants an upgrade down the road, something like a 1050ti would work perfectly in that system.
Congrats on your first build! Enjoy!
Very nice budget build! The FX-6300 still has some life left in it, for sure.
Very nice budget build. Welcome to the community!
Looks great, nice work! Technology sure has advanced, hasn't it? Haha.
Very cool! Nice of your friend to get you those cards.
If you ever want to upgrade, all you'll need is a new video card since that i7 will last you quite a long time.
Congratulations on your first build!
I had the EXACT same RGB idea for my Define C! Looks awesome!
Awesome build as always. Great work!
Super solid build. Nice work!
Way to rock that old hardware!
How was that upgrade from the 460 to the 1070? Did you notice a difference? HAHA
Yup, that's a 2.5" laptop HDD.
I'd say that's a great deal for $550.
You don't need the sound card or the Ethernet card. Your motherboard will have all of that stuff on it already.
If you get an i3-8100 and go down to 8GB (you can always upgrade that later if you need to), you can make room in your budget for a 1060 6GB.
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That's a solid baseline build.
If I were you, I would get a slightly different, cheaper CPU and get a slightly better GPU. But, with the build you have right now, you can upgrade just the GPU later.
Very nice. Great work!
Hey man, the 4790K is still a great CPU. I bet it keeps up with those 1080s just fine, especially since it's overlclocked.
I wouldn't call that a sidegrade. When I upgraded from my 8320 to my 8700K it felt like a whole new computer!
The case and PSU are good, so don't worry about those.
I brought you down to an i5-8600 instead of the i7 so there'd be enough room in your budget for a 1060 6GB. If you're just gaming, you're not going to need the i7.
Congrats! Nice build!
There could be a problem with that second RAM slot, yes.
If either RAM stick works in the 4th slot, but neither work in the 2nd alone or together (with the other in the 4th slot), then it's likely a problem with the motherboard.
Hopefully, that makes sense. It's just process of elimination. if both of the RAM sticks work by themselves, then it's likely the motherboard.
Any laptop 2.5" drive will work.
Wow, that's a fantastic deal.
I ran into this same problem with my first build. Turns out the power button was bad.
Just for fun, try putting the reset button headers onto the power button pins and see if pressing the reset button will make it turn on.
The user manual should have a key for any LED codes your motherboard would give you. Sounds like a RAM problem, for sure.
Making sure the DIMMs are in their recommended configuration slot on the motherboard
Re-seat the RAM ensuring they're making full contact with the pins in the slot
Try one stick at a time to test if one or both DIMMs are giving you the error
If you already reset the BIOS, then it's more than likely the HDD...
4th gen i5s still rock!
Never underestimate the power of old hardware! The i5-2500K is still good and so is the GTX 960 (only 1 generation old!)
An SSD is going to make his rig feel like a brand new computer. And, if he still wants more performance, throw in a 1060 or something.
If you're willing to, I'd definitely wait for the Ryzen 2600 and how it stacks up to the competition.
Seems like Ice-Lake is going to be a while, though. And by the time Ice Lake drops, AMD will be working on something. Etc, etc, etc...
Looks damn good to me! Killer build!
The CPU I'd recommend all depends what socket the motherboard you have right now is. You can get by today with 4GB of ram and two cores just fine for basic internet browsing.
Yeah, I second this.
I'd definetely look into getting an SSD over a HDD. You won't regret it. Just like your RAM, get a 240GB SSD to get yourself started, and add the 1TB in later.
I'd go with the 1060 over the 570. The 570 is just too expensive to be worth it, unfortunately.
Does he have an SSD in his old build? Adding an SSD would make the most noticable jump in performace in normal use over any other part. The i5-2500K is still a great CPU.
I'd say, with a budget in mind, just throwing in an SSD and upgrading the GPU would be more than enough to breathe some new life into the system.
I'm assuming you don't have a heatsink for the i5.
Solid build. Nice work!
You set yourself up for a nice upgrade path. Great build!
Great work on a budget, as always. Where'd you get the deal on that 1050ti?