Thank you! I'm gonna ride this 8320 until it dies, ahah. And yeah, that 16GBs has been doing good for me so far. My old RAM is finding a happy new home in another system I'm working on right now.
The right pad haptic-feedback-whatever-you-call-it works really well. Very similar to using a mousepad. Then the triggers are left and right click. But of course, you can change any of the buttons to do anything you want, INCLUDING macros. It's awesome.
Haha, there's nowhere to route the cables behind the case. I did the best I could.
Oh, that explains why all the graphics cards flew off the shelves of my local Best Buy. I remember seeing that same 1070 for $399 with the free game code. Then like a week later, all of the cards were gone.
That means a lot, thank you!
Thanks so much! I appreciate it!
I had to google what price-hiking was, ahah. I got mine for $399 in February. I had around $400 and I wanted an upgrade. I decided that just putting it all into a graphics card would be the most cost-efficient decision.
And about the steam controller, I personally like it a lot, although there are a few games where not having a physical right analog stick becomes a problem. Using it in the "trackball" mode is really nice in most games with a free camera. Otherwise, when a game just doesn't feel right with it, I'll go back to the Xbox.
Where the Steam controller really shines is being able to use it on the desktop. When I'm sitting on the couch and I want to browse Youtube, for example, I can use my steam controller to navigate it. You can use the steam controller for anything. I turn my second monitor around towards my drums and navigate through my music recording software when I'm behind my drumset.
Thank you! I'm happily surprised on how nice the comments have been.
I've been pondering this question for a while. My thing is I'm not sure if $400 dollars for a new MOBO, RAM and CPU is worth it for less frame stuttering, which I don't notice too often. By the time I'm unsatisfied with the performance my computer is getting, I'll probably be due for an entire system overhaul.
I've heard something like that. Four of them are real cores that each have some separate half-core or something? I have no idea.
It does choke out my GPU in some games. I did some playing around with PrecisionX after I bought it. GTA V and Rise of the Tomb Raider are the only two I found with a bottleneck.
My camera isn't good in low-light. It's actually Silver. I got it for 5 bucks. Turns out it doesn't work, but it matches the silver of the BitFenix emblem and it adds kind of a retro feel to my build so I kinda like it.
Haha, I tried my best. The Shinobi Window isn't the greatest for cable management. Or maybe I'm just not that great, who knows?
Thank you! the UMC1820 is going great. I'm probably never going to need another audio interface. I would totally recommend it. Buy it from Sweetwater, they literally sent me candy with it. Fast shipping too.
I appreciate it!
So clean... very nice work. Looks amazing.
Oh yeah, for sure.
I didn't mean to attack you like that, sorry, ahah. Glad someone can appriciate those bulldozers.
I've wanted to do this so bad. I love how they made the low profile 1050 Ti. Sooo badass.
He said he got some parts for cheaper. $80 is still pretty cheap for an 8 core CPU. People rip on FX series chips too much.
The real waste of money FX series chips are the FX-9XXX ones. Those are way overpriced and under performing. 8XXX series are fine IMO.
That plain green mobo looks so weird in that case...
I like it. Very unique build.
Wow, I'm really late to this. Nope, it worked just fine.
To me, it looks like the PDG1 is $130 while the G4ME One is $250. To me, they look like they are about the same quality, so I'd go with the PDG1.
People don't give the FX-Series chips enough credit.
Awesome looking/performing build for the price. Excellent work, man.
I love the decal, more pictures please!
Very clean build. You did a great job!
The one Rainbow chose is considerably cheaper. Otherwise, you won't notice a difference. They're both 7200 RPM.
I'd go with this one. Nice job on the parts-list, man.
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.