That 4930K is still awesome. Way to keep it going!
I love the 4960X. Still a beast, nice work!
You did an awesome job making do with what you had. The 3470 is not a bad CPU at all and the 1050 Ti will chew through most titles at 1080P no problem!
I'd definitely be proud of your build. Maybe replace that PSU as soon as possible though... haha. You can easily spend under $40 for a decent unit. Also, getting an SSD makes a huge difference.
Just came here from your X99 build. I love rigs like this.
This is the jankiest setup I've ever seen. I love the story.
THIS IS WHAT PC BUILDING IS ALL ABOUT
You still got $500 in the budget! I threw in a bigger SSD, faster RAM, and a 2080ti. This is gonna be about the best rig you can get without going up to a TITAN RTX.
I cut into the aesthetics budget a bit with the motherboard. It's top of the line and it looks great, too.
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This will work great for your use case. The Ryzen 7 will be awesome for rendering and the 2080 will be able to chew through anything you throw at it.
This is what I came up with. might be worth it to upgrade to the 2080 and get a Ryzen 5 instead:
Very nice looking build.
I'd switch to this case: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/X44NnQ/fractal-design-define-mini-c-with-window-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk-w
Super easy cable management and much easier to get at any components.
Throw a modern high-end graphics card in there and it will destroy any game you throw at it.
Very clean with plenty of room for upgrades. Not a bad build in the slightest!
For your first build? Not fair, haha. Kudos.
I feel like my specs are not feature-worthy
I feel like my specs are not feature-worthy
Anybody can drop thousands on all the most expensive parts and throw them together. You built with a purpose and you pulled it off perfectly along with a detailed description and great photos.
Wow, it's like a whole new computer. Nice build, and great choice on the upgrades. I'd probably look for another 8GB stick of RAM.
I built it to sell and I wasn't sure if a backplate would add enough value to the build to make it worthwhile, but it would look nice!
Haha, it's all about who you know and a little bit of luck.
Once you see the tan and brown, you know they aren't messin' around.
Really cool seeing the GPU fan nice and clearly when you flip the case. The upsidedown brand name would drive me nuts though, haha. Nice build!
I'd maybe swap the 16GB of RAM for a 580 8GB. You can always throw in another kit later, IMO.
I agree, I'd adjust the list to get a better motherboard. If you need more cooling, you can easily upgrade the cooler later.
Otherwise, everything else looks good. Maybe get some more fans for the front?
It all depends on the case and how much room you have. This is a pretty spacious mATX case so it was pretty easy to build in.
I prefer ATX because I have more room for whatever I might decide I need, but for people who know exactly what they want and have limited space, mATX is a great option.
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All you need are some cable combs for the GPU and Motherboard and it will look pretty much perfect.
Very nice build.
Pretty nice! You have plenty of room for upgrades whenever you need them!
If you can, swap that 2060 out with the 2070. Otherwise, that looks great.
Both of those builds look good. A bigger case will be easier to build in and give you more room for cooling or any upgrades you'd want to do later.
I'd maaybbbeeee get a cheaper monitor to cut some costs. I'd definitely be looking for 3200MHz RAM for Ryzen, as well.
I'd go for this one if you can.
I agree. This should work great for them.
I swapped you to an RTX 2070 and a 2600 along with faster RAM. More performance for your money.
Otherwise, everything else looked good!
Looks really nice, great work!
I didn't notice the B350 board. I'd definitely get the B450 instead, yeah.
Higher clock speed along with better single core and multicore performance. The R3 1200 does not have multi-threading but the 2400G does.
https://www.pugetsystems.com/ is a great place to start for any professional work. They have a lot of detailed articles about what components work best for quite a few different programs. You could see if they have info on any specific programs your friend wants to run.
I'd say switch over to the Ryzen platform and run a 2600 + 970 for a bit until you want to upgrade the GPU. The 970 is still a pretty nice card. That 3930K is awesome, but I wouldn't invest too much in that old of a platform. You could probably make some cash selling it on ebay, though.
Looks great, I'd just get some faster RAM.
I got you a better CPU and faster RAM. Got you a lower wattage power supply along with taking out that secondary HDD for now to afford the upgrades, since you can always throw that in later. 500GB will be enough space for all the games you listed.
It's pretty straight forward. You'll have a USB flash drive with Windows on it that you'll put in before your computer turns on. It'll boot to the Windows installation process and you'll be all set to go! Then, I recommend going to ninite.com to bulk install any programs you might need.
Depending on what monitor he already has, I'll be able to recommend a keyboard as well after I see how much money is left in the budget.
This is going to be what I would call your standard high-end gaming build right now. Any computer good for gaming will be perfect for office tasks, as well.
This is what I'd do for the desktop:
I left $200 in the budget for a monitor and mouse. I didn't want to recommend one for you without knowing the specs/model of the monitor you have right now. If you let me know, I can give you some options.
I love the blue and red triple channel RAM. It's awesome.
Looks great! Should be whisper quiet.
Cool mods, nice work!
I'd upgrade the CPU too.
Whoops. I originally planned on getting the Ryzen 7 but changed my mind halfway through since I had to make some room in the budget.
This is what I came up with. Might not be the best right away, but you have plenty of room for upgrades:
If you're doing virtualization, I wouldn't recommend a 6 core i5. I got you an 6 core 12 thread Ryzen 5 so you have some cores to spare. You can definitely use your case and the two SSDs, but I'd replace that power supply.
For sure. Then, upgrade to an SSD while you're at it and go to Windows 10 if you can.
Way to rock that 3rd gen i5. Those things rock!