I... I don't know whether I should praise your build or ask if you're single, tbh
UPDATE: Friend in our local gaming discord is actually selling off MSI 1070 Founder's Edition for $150. Well known quality dude in the community, so I've now got a great card for low price.
Just means i need to tweak the rest to accord for sudden Price drop in build.
Yeah, that's not going to happen. I can upgrade the screen later - it's not an immediate demand, but the card has to change. The GTX 970 is giving stutter and lagging on WoW since the BFA launch, even on middle-of-the-road-to-low settings. It's not cutting it anymore, so it really needs to be upgraded.
Added notes: I am a heavy gamer, and want to be about to run Fallout 76 on some really sweet settings. I play World of Warcraft, Overwatch, HotS, Diablo, and a variety of RPGs, FPS, Isometic RPGS, E4s. Everything from Triple A to cute little indie games.
I'm going through a divorce and so money is tight but hardcore escapism from massive stress is needed. This is why wanting to keep the upgrade low, but still squeeze as much quality as I can out of my bucks.
If you have anything to sell or know any good second hand markets, I would consider going that way as well.
I took advantage of the back plate - there were gaps in the case that allowed for cables to be moved behind it and keep them out of the way.
Glad to be of help! It's a great case and I love it to death. Looks good with all that lighting.
Yeah there's a lot of issues with DA:I. It also borks paired cores in Intel chips and you have to change settings there.
I had to turn off every turbo boost or optimizer on my mobo.
Hype's harmful --- DA:I walked away wit game for the year, but yet is broken for a lot of people. Sure is a beautiful game -- if you can get it to run. Patch 2 broke it for a lot of people and we're still waiting for fixes. I can run it when i underclock my PC, and that's a solution a lot of people have had -- but there's some serious, known issues with the game.
So, good game -- if you';re not one of the percentage who is dealing with massive problems all over the place.
Inquisition is buggy as hell and I ended up having to underclock to be able to run it. It is riddled with glitches that really break things.
Great game if you can get it to run, but otherwise...
Yeah, I think i's part of the issues inherent in an EA-Backed Bioware game :/ I'll keep an eye on things but i'm ont sure what I should be watching for.
Took 3 fans (two top, one side) but now my idle's at 29-34, and DA:I doesn't go over 59.
Still hotter than I'd like but I guess I'm just gonna have to deal with it.
I flashed the bios to update and then ran OCCT's -- 10 minutes for a quick check, and the CPU never got over 68 (still too high, but it didn't reach DA:I's 75!). Then I ran and played (and combatted) in DA:I for the same amount of time and only hit 59 this time.
I'm still going to go get a new case fan, but hopefully the updated controllers and some added airflow will end this problem once and for all.
No such luck. Played DA:I for 30 minutes, now at 75!! WTF? I shut the game down and the temp drops 20 degrees in seconds. This game cannot be that taxing.
New compound seems to have done the trick - at boot it was 44 even with Dragon Age running and combat going on, it hasn't gone above 56. So, yeah I think I'll keep monitoring it and hopefully this'll be the fix we need.
Nothing's overclocked at all, which is the worrying part. I haven't gotten around to OCing at all.
You think it's a matter of compound? 'cause that and a Case Fan are pretty easy to attain locally.
Not OC'd at all. This is freakin' stock!
+1 for your username
Yeah I can't recommend them, tbh
OMG I totally named it for **** Grayson / Robin I / Nightwing because of the blue affects. XD
Thanks! The site really helped me fine tune it.
I guess we both like Batman comics. ;)
It's beautiful. I mean it. Silent, cool, beautiful. I was just looking at it a minute ago going "are you even running? you are! you're glowing blue and silently fanning the crap out of that machine!"
A+ for upcyling on those casefeet and other affects!
I can upgrade to Win 8.1 for a whopping 10 bucks (yay working for a college) so I'm thinking about upgrading myself, but I have no idea how it'll perform, but I had no idea about the free upgrade to Win 10... Makes it real tempting.
Well, apparently you ordered the same SSD I did! Good to know they're staffed by idiots who charge for items they don't have AND can't pack a box! This makes me feel so much better about my purchases here. :|
I will never shop with them again. I am so outraged at the level of customer service being offered that I Tweeted, Facebooked, G+'d, Yelped and then posted here.
My husband works in logistics and I've worked with him in shipping. I know exactly what level of ******** it is to mark an item shipped when it is not even in the warehouse. They did not even have the inventory on hand. And then they offer to 'refund shipping' when I paid for expedited shipping?
That's the bare minimum they should have done. They should have gotten my items and overnighted them to me for this level of cockup. This is utterly dishonest and they should not be running a business that relies on lying to the customer and hoping they'll have the stock they're listing.
I own both. I get Triple A titles and console exclusives on my PS4 because I don't want to have a bleeding edge PC to play them, and I play everything else on my PC.
In the mean time it doubles as the home entertainment center, with Netfilx, Hulu, and Blu-Ray player.
If you're into Skyrim, definitely try the Bethesda Fallouts: Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas ( and don't be afraid to check out gog.com for older games-- classic stuff is still good). Also, Mass Effect, Dragon Age: Origins (skip Awakening it wasn't that great) an Dragon Age II (it's closer to Mass Effect in playstyle).
If you like RPGs, give the Telltale Games a shot: That's The Walking Dead (seasons 1 and 2, A Wolf Among Us, and Tales from the Borderlands (also, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are my favorite, fun-time co-op shooters.)
If you want to give tower defense and co-op a try, Dungeon Defenders is a good choice.
I personally love old style RPGS and Wasteland 2 recently hit the shelves and is fantastic. Also there are enhanced versions of classics like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate out. I really love them for the replay value there.
Man I love my Kraken. It as a huge leap forward from my old Soundblaster set.
Great! That's what I was hoping to hear, and why I came to the community. I worked really hard to get that build just where I needed it, so to have to come around and be 'aw, nope' was kind of nerve wracking.
I know all the Newegg parts were ready to ship on the 14th, so here's hoping I'll see them by Friday (had to do saver shipping) -- the others had better deals on speedier shipping so I know I'll see them on Thursday at the latest... so hopefully this weekend you'll see the build completed, online and running beautifully.
Well, if anybody would know it'll be staff.
Thanks for all the help and discussion.
God bless you've saved Christmas.
The thermaltake one I can get locally instore pick up on the cheap but I'm gonna have to roll the dice on it working - apparently it's got a few DOA comments on it's New Egg page.
Theres an Antec through them that rates well with high reliability-- but it won't appear for two weeks. FML, srsly.
Ugh, good to know. Too bad it reviews well.
Easy for you to say, as I'd never get a part in time due to the holidays and the faster I take pressure off my aging laptop the better off I'll be. Means finding a local part and hoping to get it for less.
It says System Requirements: 500W PSU
and then under features: System power supply requirement: 550W(with one 6-pin and one 8-pin external power connectors)
Yeah, apparently it does! And I got no issues cropping up in Part Picker, so I'm confused and concerned.
Yeah I'll be on the watch out! I'm just hoping nobody steals **** from my house. It's happened before, so I'm gonna have to hope it comes while I'm on break/at home.
Well, talking to a few people and getting some help I went with a similar build, after talking to some AMD owners.
Thanks, it's gonna have a lot of bang for it's buck! I'll post it next week when the parts get here.
In the end I did a lot of modding and tweaking, realized I could use my Windows again and so managed to use Trickkynickk's build with some tweaks.
Just realized I should put this here
And then I tweaked it again
Not sure if I should take as deep a hit on the PSU, tho.
I haven't had anything with an AMD Chip in years. How are they comparing?
I tweaked it a little for the case, brought it down.
I admit I've never done overclocking before but I wouldn't be afraid to try with how safe it's become. A little while down the line I could add a Phantek fan, maybe?