Do him a favor and upgrade him to Windows 10. You can still do it if you claim to use it for it's accessibility options, which I know you totally do all the time ... right?
Everything looks pretty good. Have you considered the RX 460 instead of the 1050? I've heard it outperforms the 1050 for a cheaper price. Or, if you want to save up, grab a 1050TI or an RX 470.
Oh, also, I would highly, highly, highly recommend getting an SSD instead of that normal HDD. I wasn't sold at first, but since I upgraded I will never turn back. You could always get a small one for now and then add a bigger HDD later. I guarantee you will see the difference. It makes general Windows use so much smoother. Honestly, if you had to choose between a better processor or an SSD, you would notice more of a difference with an SSD.
But yeah, otherwise everything looks good!
I switched out that i5 for an i3. The i3 is still a great chip. I don't know if you will see much of a difference between an i5 and an i3 in WoW but I would look at some benchmarks online to make sure.
Also, I opted for a single 240GB ssd vs the 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD. You can easily upgrade storage later if you need it. You could change it to a single 120GB ssd if you think that would last you just as long, but I know WoW is a gigantic download.
I kept in the 480. Don't worry about bottlenecking, people like to overuse that term. The i3 will keep up just fine with the 480. If you would like, you could grab the overclockable i3 to squeeze a bit more performance out of your rig.
No, he does not play Overwatch. I'm assuming you could easily get 60+FPS on ultra settings. I know an older i5 and 970 combo can get 144fps, and this build has better components.
Why not add the parts to the actual partslist instead of putting it in the description?
I always love simple, clean builds. Very aesthetically pleasing. You really made the most of the room you had in that case. It looks fantastic!
Great parts choice and a solid build all together. Nice work!
Nice rig and setup! You did a great job on a budget.
I think it looks pretty sweet. I'm a little biased for Corsair.
Congratulations on the feature, by the way! Well deserved!
It would work for like, 20 minutes at a time.
Nice solution to the GPU sag, haha.
Also, that build looks gorgeous. Awesome work.
Could you take some pictures of the completed build with everything in the case? I wanna see how it turned out.
Great part choices by the way. You got great bang for your buck.
Looks good, nice work!
Very nice budget build, great work!
That is stunning... great work.
Thanks! There just wasn't quite enough in the budget for a 1070, I really wanted to make sure he had other quality parts. Hopefully the 1060 will keep him satisfied for a while.
I agree, I have a BitFenix Shinobi Window and I'm temped to upgrade to some Corsair case. Definitely my favorite computer parts company.
That's one of the nicest looking budget builds I've ever seen.
I have a soft spot in my heart for those Phenoms. I did a build for a friend with one not too long ago, but I could only unlock one extra core, not all six.
Anyways, nice build! Sometimes the cheapest computers are the most exciting to build. It's a good feeling scavenging up what you can find for cheap and making it work. Pretty rewarding.
Aw man, now I gotta see what they typed.
I love turning older machines into gaming rigs. I did something similar with a Dell Vostro.
Also consider he got a mouse AND keyboard AND monitor. I think the price sounds about right, I don't think he could have gotten much better of a deal than he did.
Beautiful setup, I love it. The Yoda mousepad along with the Microsoft mouse and keyboard (not sure what brand it is) is awesome, it cracks me up, haha.
You did amazing job with cable management behind the back panel. I always have to shove cables back there and force the back panel shut and forget my shame that lies beneath.
Once again, great build. +1
EDIT: Just realized this is your FIRST BUILD?! Wow. Excellent work.
It's okay, man. I support you.
You're always commenting on everybody's builds spreading that PC gaming love.
Looks nice, you got a great deal on those parts!
That is true, but his old computer is no longer functional at this point. My philosophy is wasting time waiting for the perfect deal is time you could be using enjoying your build. But that's just me. That's also what my friend agreed on.
That doesnt look too bad at all. You did the best you could do, haha.
Awesome budget build! You couldn't have done a better job with the partslist, except maybe getting an RX 480 instead. Not too big of a deal, you can always swap it out later.
Haha, I did notice it looked kind of brown. You can barely tell though.
Thanks! I have no idea when he's gonna be upgrading, probably not anytime soon. It'll probably just a be a new graphics card. I'm assuming that i5 is going to last him quite a while.
Ehh, no use in waiting too long. Now he can enjoy this build now instead of having to wait.
Maybe name it "White Tiger" because of the design on your 1070, I dunno.
Nice partslist! That a great little gaming machine there.
Sweet! What about some pictures of inside the case?
Wow, from a GTX 650 to a 1080... that's quite a gigantic step up.
Looks great! Enjoy!
Way to make my newest 460X build look inadequate, ahaha.
Looks really nice, good parts list too. Have fun!
I wanna see MORE! Post some more pictures! I love the classic i7.
Whoops, my bad. Meant to type 470. Still a great combo.
I would definitely look into getting an SSD and possibly a new power supply down the road that's at LEAST 80 Plus bronze just to make sure your computer doesn't light fire, haha.
Otherwise, the 8350 and RX 480 combo is a really smart option. Nice work!
Looks awesome! Nice parts choice too.
You should add some more pictures, I wanna see the rest of your build!
Otherwise, it's looking good so far.
Haha, you madman. Only TRUE enthusiasts de-lid their brand new cpus to get that extra overclocking headroom.
I'm impressed, I'd be way too nervous to even try anything like that. I was nervous bumping my FX-8320 up .5 GHz haha.
Awesome job, super badass.
Looks amazing. You can add a custom part to your partslist for the Riotoro CR280 if you'd like.
I love the steam controller + stand! I have a steam controller too, it's fantastic. Where did you get the stand for it?
The display inside of the case is super cool. I've never seen that before. Also, you got some really really nice deals.
71C is a bit hot for that i5. I'd say a comfortable temperature under load would be around 45C - 60C.
I would take a look at some better coolers. Any decent air cooler will work better than that Intel stock cooler.
Otherwise, nice build!
Awesome build, nice work! Looks great!