Yea, I used the keyboard with my laptop and had it set to that but forgot to change it when I took the picture. I'll get another one uploaded probably with blue and white or something of the sort.
I bought them around Xmas of last year with the exception of a few parts.
Two 1080s yep, that's awesome. Nice build +1.
I wish I had asked this earlier but is there a set budget that you are trying to keep this under or are you looking for just a replacement for the motherboard and the video card?
I can't argue with that. Either way though you'll get an awesome experience.
I've considered the same thing and maybe I'll fit in a 6500 but prices keep on changing often so it would add up to a lot of revisions I don't want to make. But also in the part list you made you increased the budget to around $700-$730 beFore mail in rebates. Your not wrong by doing that but a budget build is meant to be a budget build. Basically I was aiming to keep this thing at or under $650. Thx for checking out the build though and your part list was nice too. Personally I'd take the r9 390 but the gtx 970 is very good and extremely close to the to 390 in performance.
I'll try to modify the build. I'm in the U.S. and hear all about how different countries equals different prices. I can't promise a success but I can at least try
Hmm.... "The world may never know." But yeah you have a point there. Either way neither of our builds can go too wrong and both are very solid.
Agreed, when I calculated your build it came out to somewhere $700 if memory serves correctly. So in terms of value I gotta admit your build has some nice stuff going for it. Im not sure who's would perform better but IMO I think you might have the edge here because of the 390x. To answer your question though my build was around $630-$650. I do need to make a small teawk though because prices change to often and go past $650.
Either that or switch to an AMD fx processor and build a pc off that platform to possibly fit in a better gpu. Hope this helps. Thank you for checking out the build also.
Yes and no. Yes in fact that it is an upgrade and would complement the i5 nicely. However here is where the no comes in. For one if you are looking to keep prices down you are going to have to cut corners with pricing somewhere else. I had the same idea you have know of replacing the gpu with a gtx970 or r9 390 but i could not fit it in $650. You could probably do it if you raise your budget to $700 though. To sum it up though, if you can afford the extra cost and a better power supply maybe a better power supply with higher wattage then i think the upgrade is worth it. If you can't then don't worry about it because this rig should perform well as well. Also take a look at the r9 390 as it typically beats out the gtx 970 in most games and benchmarks.
Wait a minute never mind I just realized my own stupidity that the prices changed. Sorry for any offense I caused if I caused any offense. I don't know if I can make any changes as the price differences look like they are outside of the U.S.
Okay this is a nice build and all +1 there. The point I am missing however is the same price. I don't know your region and if prices are in Canadian dollars but when I clicks on the link it comes up to almost $1000. My build was sent to target a budget of around $600-$650. I don't mean anything rude by this but if you could explain your reasoning behind this, that would be nice but thank you for looking at my build guide though.
Your title is kinda misleading. I'm not here to say your build is bad by any means but some things I think could have been improved on. Like another said you could have fit in a r9 390 or gtx 970 respectively into this and changed a bunch of stuff. Since your build caps around $700, we will hypothetically say that $700 is the budget. Well for $700 you might be able to fit in a r9 390 or gtx 970, but mostly be leaning around the gtx 960 4gb or r9 380x. Also the cpu cooler isn't really needed. The cpu can't be overclocked and at that point your just trying to overcool a cpu that you won't be able to push past its fixed performance. Besides that I think this could be a good build but think about some of these things next time. Also that powersupply can go either way. I don't own one but there are mixed reviews so you will have to flip that coin.
Not too much. The sapphire nitro might perform a few frames faster but when it comes down to, they are both r9 380xs'. It was just a matter of which one would fit the budget. Either way you go though, the gpu will be perfectly solid. Pairing this with an i5 6500 would be nice too, good idea. I had the same thought but I decided just to keep the 6400 as you could save a little bit of money. Sorry for semi long explanation but thank you for checking this out.
I guess it depends. When I calculate the amount of wattage to use for the psu I use this website:
I just plug in all of the parts and it calculates the amount of wattage to use. In this case it was around 410-420. So if that's the case this psu should be fine.
Thank you also
Thank you and I agree memory is kinda pricey. Gonna try to find a replace real quick.
Sorry if I am just missing something but the price of gpu is listed on my screen for $208.98 from newegg. Also your suggestion wasn't rude and constructive criticism helps and ill gladly take it. You have a fair point with downgrading a few of the parts and fitting in a ssd. My reasoning behind now doing that though is because I was trying to fit in as much performance in this build as possible in simplest terms. So by downgrading a few of those specs you would lose out on some performance. Ill try to replace the ram but I think if the ram speed is higher than the motherboards native speed or maxed speed, the ram set will automatically tone down to match that speed. I could be wrong and now feeling like an idiot but that's that. Thanks for checking out the build and leaving a comment also.
Sorry I misread
Nice build but how exactly would this be better. I don't mean any offense but the cpu is downgraded to an i3 and the GPU is toned down to an r9 380 vs a 380x.
Thanks for pointing that out. Sometimes stuff like this happens where the price isn't listed or maybe it is out of stock. But yeah the price of the ram is around that range so you could just find a substitute with another set or wait. Thanks for checking out the build though.
Yea as soon as you said it I realized it and what I said.
Yea I agree too. If you don't want to spend alot on a case though you should look at the define S from fractal design. For 3440x1440 you would more than likely need sli/crossfire or a 980ti or a fury x but the 980ti is better.
Made a build with the i5 6400 so got you covered there.
Perhaps you are right about the fx 8320. It might just be my own logic behind it which It could be wrong. But I am one step ahead of you because I do have a build guide featuring an i5 6400. I think the cooler is fine though. If you can show me so benchmarks proving what you said I will reconsider.
ok got the skylake build but up. Hopefully this is the last time i have to revise this build
And i totally forgot about the 6400, well another revision i will make in the morning. Wish there was a motherboard within that price range that had more fan headers but its nothing that a fan splitter can't fix or a fan controller. Thank you again and sorry for overlooking the i5 6400 for the third time probably. I did not mean to disregard your suggestion in anyway. I was too focused on the other build to realize my mistake.
The fx 6300 was a mistake and i did not mean to put that in there. I actually don't know or remember how it got in there but anyways the i3-6100 is still a good option you are right about that. I am about to make some changes to the guide when i get all the details fixed.
Alright, I think this will do. I don't know why i missed this board as this does look like a better option. Thanks for the suggestion and for checking out the build. I appreciate it.
Yeah fair points, I was trying to fit in as much power in $600 so I did have to make some compromises. I'll see what i can do but thx for checking out the build and your advice.
Fair point and almost predictable on my side of things. I did make a build like this with an i5 processor also if you want to check that out but i was also planning a build with an i3 that has the main focus with an upgrade path. Its also skylake like you said but around a $500 budget so i could not fit in as ssd but one could be added in for not too much.
The build is almost entirely the same, just switching out the the processor, mobo, and ram. Just need to change the psu real quick.
All valid points and I highly respect that. I did a build guide with a i5 4460 so one problem solved there. True, ram speed does give an improvement in fps in game but only by so much but you are still right nonetheless. The statement about the quality of the psu, again you are right and I cannot argue with you here because it makes perfect sense so I will be changing that hopefully. For the motherboard I don't doubt that you are right but I still think there is small headroom for oc but if there isn't then credit goes to you for pointing that out. With the cpu cooler though I was dead wrong and will be changing that. I followed the link and looked at the results and realized your point instantly. Otherwise I don't see too many problems but anyways thanks for checking out my build and leaving a comment at that. I appreciate it.
Oh its okay I almost made the same mistake a couple days ago.
OK you have a point with case fans but the cpu should be fine and also you can't overclock a non CPU on has well and nor should you try it. I don't even think the motherboard can handle it. Also its still an i5 so performance is not a bottleneck and pretty much every game takes advantage of it depending on the gpu. Are you thinking of a processor like the i5 4690k perhaps?
Thanks, I was trying my hardest to keep the price down and still fit in a decent motherboard. I'll see if I can find another one that still has the same features if not better.
fair point your right to have your doubt's and I agree on that also. You wont know where the keys come from. nice build again.
Definitely one of the cleanest fallout builds job well done indeed. +1
Although I can't verify this or have tried you can pick up windows keys for really cheap aparentl for about $40 or less. You should try to do that to cut a small piece of the build but if you don't its not a big deal. Nice build to, you got a +1 from me.
Yes it can run fallout 4 and maintain a constant fps of 30+ at high settings. In other words you should be ok with the build in terms of fallout 4 and pretty much anything else as long as you are not pushing maxed out settings. Oh and before I forget this can be done at 1080p. For ultra you would mostly be looking at around 30fps or less.
Yeah sorry you were late to this but nice build guide though.
Is that GPU and the radiator painted turquoise?
Same here not trying to hate because age is not the issue but seriously I'm almost sixteen and never had that much money at any time. Basically how did you make all that money or did someone else cover the cost.
That case and two gtx 980ti...... Sheer awesomeness, I got nothing else to say
when I saw gn I immediately thought gundam 00, co build also I can see where this came together from
thanks well at least I got an idea of what I'd be looking at now, the hard part is getting the money for which will take a while, thanks again.
I got a question because I want to do a build with a fury and this exact monitor(awesome choice btw). How is the fps in most games like battlefield and crysis because I'm not sure whether to just have one card or two way crossfire to get the most performance.
Good build but unless you were really bent on overclocking i think an i5-4460 would have done just as well. Its about $50 cheaper and you might have been able to fit a 970 or r9 390 into it given a good sale or a 290 would have worked to but the 960 was still a great choice overall.
The first thing I noticed was the case and the pure greatness of your build. This build is definitely one of my favorites, +1.
I swear every time I see build like this it makes me jealous and kinda depressed but they look so cool and yours is no exception and the LEDs with the aio made it fit together. Epic build