If you don't think you want windows, I'd definitely go the Hackintosh route versus a VM.
As for your partslist, if you're just going to be web browsing, you don't need the 16GB of ram or the 1TB. I switched you to an SSD. It will make a huge difference in speed versus a normal HDD. Then, I brought you down to 8GB of ram. I stream and play games on my rig with 8GB of ram just fine.
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Let me know if you have any questions/concerns. I'm happy to help.
I love how you pulled the Intel sticker off the stock cooler. It looks bad-***.
Love it, looks awesome! Some people don't like big picture mode, but I think it's great. Do you have it plugged into a TV for couch gaming? I'm interested to see what your setup is like.
You did a great job picking the parts for a budget build, by the way. Very nice work.
Also, I would recommend getting a Steam Controller. I've had mine for almost 2 years now and I love it. You should look into it. They're great for HTPCs, you can use it as a mouse and keyboard to do whatever you need to do.
WOW, that's one heck of a spare parts build. Awesome work, man.
Awesome, looks cool. Very performance orientated. You didn't cut any corners, you got the parts you needed for the performance you wanted. No unnecessary/overkill parts.
That's one kick-*** family pc, ahah. Awesome work.
I love your setup. Very clean. nice work!
Very nice! I also live in Madison, makes me want to search for some deals.
Looks good to me! The only thing I'm questioning is the amount of fans. I'm not completely sure if you'll need all of those but hey, why not right? Hahah
Gorgeous budget build, wow. Awesome price too. Excellent work.
Very nice budget build, you found some great deals. Great work!
I mean, maybe. just make sure you have enough room for that giant radiator.
This is what I came up with. I'm kinda a Corsair fanboy.
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I can thank my cousin for getting me into PC building. We would dig through old computers I had lying around and he'd show me what each of the components were and what they did. Then, he helped me build my first pc on this website. IT was sooo much fun. And now I'm addicted.
Wow, that is one badass rig. You can't go wrong with the Corsair H100i for OCing that i7. It's about the same price as that air cooler too.
Wow, that Athlon + Mobo combo is a really nice deal. nice build!
MORE PICTURES PLEASE! The LEDS look incredible.
Awesome budget setup you have there. Enjoy your PC!
I'm loving the Steam Controller. Awesome cheap HTPC solution to use with a console. Nice work.
I love seeing old graphics cards put to use. Old school cool. Nice work!
Otherwise, get a 4GB RX 580 instead.
To save money, you could get a cheaper but still good PSU and SSD.
I'm from the U.S. so hopefully I did the prices correctly, but here it is. Not much for storage, but it'll run VR very nicely.
Pretty much exactly the part list I would have made. The H100i seems a little overkill though. I would personally put the extra money into a better CPU.
Looks fantastic, actually. I can't think of any suggestions to make.
Can't wait to see the completed build once you put it on here!
Hm, that's a pain.
I agree, they are pretty nice parts.
That's a common message when you're working with newer CPUs. A BIOS flash isn't particularly difficult and you might not even have to do it at all. It's a chance I would be willing to take, but I can definitely understand if you don't.
That is some Grade A photography right there. Excellent work.
One immediate thing that could be changed is you could bring the graphics down to something like an RX 570 or a GTX 1060 3GB and then take the extra money and put it into a Ryzen 5 CPU. It's all a matter of preference, really.
Alright, this is what I came up with. Please feel free to give me any questions or suggestions.
The partslist looks pretty good! I don't know what your budget is exactly, but I made a few changes I think you'll benefit from.
I changed your 3GB 1060 to a 6GB one. You'll definitely want that extra ram. To make room in your budget, I switched your SSD out for a slightly cheaper one. Just an option.
Also, it's usually better to get a PCI wireless card versus a USB one. I found a cheaper one that will most likely perform better as well.
Otherwise, like I said, very solid partslist.
That desk is gonna look awesome with 2 rigs. I'm hoping to see the follow up to this build when the other rig is finished.
More pictures please, I wanna see inside the case! Nice partslist though.
This might get lost in the comments but congrats on the budget build feature. You totally deserve it. +1
Also, thank you for your service.
Honestly, I'm not sure. 4GB is plenty right now for 1080p but 8GB will hold up longer in the future. And yes, 60hz will do just fine if you play semi-casually. Maybe you could try one out in a store to see for yourself.
Hm, well I still got time. I'll have to look into System Administration.
Looks great, nice build!
I just changed a few things. The case you have should have enough fans so I saved you a bit of money and got rid of that extra one you put in. I also added in an SSD for you, it will make things run a lot faster for you if you put Windows on it. I also upgraded you to the RX 480.
Also, having 2 sticks of 4GB is better than 1 8GB stick. Dual channel is better.
So, I might have gotten a little carried away and went over your budget by a bit... whoops. If it's too expensive, I would recommend getting rid of the 1TB drive (you can always get one further down the road) and going back to the 570 instead of the 580.
Hopefully I could help!
I tried the best I could to make some changes. I went with the cheaper 1400. I don't think you'll notice too much of a difference. Also, instead of the M.2 and HDD, I opted for a single SSD. It won't be a lot of storage to start out with, but it's always very easy to put in another HDD. The 120GB should last you a decent amount of time if you don't plan on downloading gigantic games. I also went with a slightly cheaper monitor and GPU.
I hope I at least gave you some ideas on how you could cut down costs.
Ballin' on a budget. i love it. Great build!
That case is so awesome, I love it! Very unique build, it really stands out.
The interior looks gorgeous. Too bad there isn't a window on the case to show it off. Sounds like you have an awesome workplace too. I'm looking to go to college to be a network engineer and I can only hope to score a job that will allow me to do fun stuff like this, ahah.
Great work, enjoy!
Fantastic build for the price. Ryzen kicks ***, and so will those dual 480s.
Oops, the description was unclear. I was talking about the rest of the computer. I already had the GTX 650 Ti, I bought all of the other components for $135.
Thanks! I made it the same day it was uploaded, I'll make sure to put that in so it's more clear.
I didn't get to try out CS:GO on it, but it should get 100+ FPS ultra settings.
I love Xeon builds. Nice work!
For $250 you couldn't have done a better job. Cable management doesn't block as much airflow as you would think so I'd say you're fine. That i7 can definitely hold it's own still.
Enjoy your build, man!