You can still get a free upgrade to Windows 10, by the way.
But yeah, you have a very solid build. Upgrade the graphics card depending on your budget. Your i5 will do just fine. I'd do a 1070 or better or wait for Vega if you want.
Full AMD builds are back! I'm so happy :)
The i3 + 480 is a great budget combo. Nice parts choice!
I don't, haha. I love my Audio Technicas. They look awesome, and they sound awesome. You won't regret your purchase. I would look into the M40Xs if you want to save some cash, that's the pair I have. It's not that much of a downgrade. Any of the headphones in the series headphones are a good purchase.
Nice full AMD build. It is quite the beast.
Best I could do with your budget. I'd personally recommend a Pentium instead of an FX series chip but it's your choice.
I'm a huge Corsair fan:
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The Audio Technica + Modmic 5 sounds like a great combo, and definitely the more cost effective one.
If you want an external mic you can either get a USB one or an XLR that'll plug into an audio interface.
A decent audio interface will run you around $100 right off the bat. Then you need an XLR cable and a nice microphone.
If you want to record nice voiceovers and stuff, I'd look into that. Otherwise, if you're just doing VOIP chat with friends, the Modmic will do just fine.
No, you cannot have two different video cards in the same system usually. Especially when one of them is AMD and the other is nVidia.
You could get another 470 if you wanted, but if I were you, I would sell the 470 and replace it with the 1070.
Yup, AMD really outdid themselves.
If there's enough room to work inside, temps are reasonable, and you like the look of it, I see no reason to upgrade.
My philosophy is why wait weeks or even months for a slightly better deal when you can start gaming as soon as possible. There's always going to be something better down the road.
It all depends. I've heard people are having a few issues with their Ryzen chips taking ram correctly or something like that so sometimes it's better to buy the stuff that for sure will work perfectly.
They'll probably be close enough that you wont be able to see a difference.
You can still use the stock Evo fan. It comes with extra mounts to mount two fans on either side of the heatsink.
Well, 3 27 inch screens is gonna take up 81 inches or 6 feet, presumably. It also depends on if your PC is going to be on the desk as well or not.
The Pentium and the i3 6100 are pretty close in performance. You might benefit from the extra cores of that i5 for video editing and gaming. If I had the choice, I'd probably go for the i5.
You'd be surprised how much performance you can squeeze out of those bad boys. Sure, maybe the budget could have been spent somewhere else but don't underestimate the newest generation of Pentiums.
Awesome information, thanks a ton. I feel stupid now, hahaha. Welp, PC building is always learning about new things. I'll definitely check out professional PSU reviews from now on.
I'd say about $450-550 USD. Not sure where you're from.
It has 2 SSDs and an AIO, I'd say around 700 most likely.
It's really a hit or miss I guess. I got my Razer Anansi keyboard from a friend used. He already had it for 3 years and I've had it for 3 more and it still works like new. My Razer Imperiator has lasted me about 4 years now as well.
It's the first time in a while a pentium has been a solid choice for gaming.
Dangit, I was gonna post my build on here and name it the same thing. (FX-8320 + GTX 1070)
You win the bottleneck contest, haha. Awesome build nonetheless!
Very, very nice budget build. Looks super clean and you couldn't have done a better job choosing the parts. The Pentium + RX 470 combo imo is the best budget option you can get right now.
Awesome work! Congrats on your new PC! Enjoy!
Well, I learned something new today. So you should buy PSUs based on trusted high quality brands then?
Hmm, I didn't know that. I would think that the efficiency is a sign of good quality parts though.
I found the minimum requirements for The Division here.
System requirements lab is a really cool website to easily check if you can run games or not. Your RX 460 should be fine, but the minimum CPU requirement is an FX 6100, a slightly newer AMD CPU with 6 cores versus your quad core Athlon. It's a close call, but I think you'll be okay.
Yes, there's almost always one standard 3.5mm input and output. You should be all good!
The best way to check compatibility is to make a partslist on here and it'll check for you automatically.
If you want your cpu to stay relevant for as long as possible, having more cores might give you an advantage in the long run as people start to optimize programs and games to use more cores.
If you wanna choose between those three, definitely go with the second one.
The CPU is a little outdated, but you're getting a pretty nice deal for that 970.
For a budget build, that H7 is a bit overkill. The stock cooler should do just fine and it'll save $30. With that extra money, maybe you could upgrade the PSU to something at least 80+ Bronze rated. You always wanna make sure you're putting enough money into a decent PSU.
Also, I would look into possibly getting a 470 instead of the 1050ti. I've heard it outperforms the 1050ti by a bit, and shaving off that $30 from the cooler, you could probably squeeze it into your budget.
Otherwise, everything looks good!
Yeah, I agree. Solid parts list. You might be a little better off with a full atx mobo, but it's not too much of a bid deal.
The motherboard, cooler, and ram combo looks astonishing. Absolutely gorgeous. If I end up upgrading to Ryzen, I'm gonna ditch my 212 EVO for the stock cooler because it just looks so damn good, haha.
No problem! I love the H7.
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The intel 6400 can't be overclocked, it's a locked cpu. The 6600k can be. The K signifies whether it can be overclocked or not.
Yeah, don't worry too much about the benchmark numbers. You have a very solid build, nice work!
I would also have chose the RX 480 over the 1060, I agree with you there.
Awesome! I love to see older rigs like this still holding their own.
Yeah, the RX 480 is VR ready, especially paired with that R7 1700.
Ah, good point. I can't wait to see the return of mainstream full AMD builds.
Yeah, I agree with this upgrade path. SSDs make a world of difference in boot/load times and a new GPU would increase performance in games. 8GB of ram will probably last you quite a while though.
I was gonna ask why you didn't get a pentium for the same price, but then I saw that overclock. Wow.
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First RYZEN build hype! I'm assuming a lot of people are waiting for the 1080ti release to build their new setups.
I didn't know that. a few hundred MHz wont make much of a difference, no. What would make a difference is getting the unlocked i3 if you wanted to overclock later on but if you're going for a budget build right now, I take it back. The Pentium is probably a good choice.
Hey, if you got the money, might as well make it look nice.
Ooh, if you're open to saving up just a bit more I think it might be worth your while to get an i3 instead of that Pentium.
The newest generation of i3s are surprisingly powerful.
Gorgeous looking build. 16GB of ram might be a little overkill, but that's just me.
I think it's the AIO liquid cooler and the SSD bringing up the price. Maybe not necessary, but it looks cool and it'll be nice and quiet.
The Cryorig H7 is my favorite air cooler of all time. I think it would look pretty sweet in your setup.
As for the refresh rate problem, I'm not very knowledgable about crossfire setups, I've never built one before. I'd hit up the forums, I bet someone could help you there.
Good luck and have fun with your new rig!