Basically hz translates into fps (frames per second) if for example your graphics card was capable of 90fps on battlefield 4 but you only had a 60hz monitor then you would not get the benefit of that 90fps, if you had a 120hz monitor then you would.
That is how it was explained to me when I had a similar question
As you would expect 120hz monitors usually cost more but if you can afford it you might as well get it
could be a motherboard problem but i would try everything and double check your build before spending more money. no point spending more and finding out later it was a loose wire or front panel wires going to the wrong point on the motherboard that was causing the problems
Have you done all the windows updates and installed all the correct drivers?
Have you checked the motherboard to make sure your front panel connectors are in the correct place and you don't have any loose wires?
Do you have access to another keyboard and mouse to make sure it is not a problem with them and is definitely the PC?
No, not good enough. The r7 250 is better and even that is a low end card. The OP should be able to pick one up for $40 used
See if you can find either a GTX 650, r7 260 or even a r7 250. They will be able to play games on low to medium settings.
Might have to look around amazon or ebay and pick something up second hand for $40
It's a shame about the case, 10 or 20 bucks more would have bought you a decent case with good cable management. Put it down to a lesson learnt.
Rest of the parts look solid
you could run an ethernet cable like a washing line. that would be cheap. put a thin metal line from the house to the shed and cable tie the ethernet cable to the metal line.
if it has to be wifi then look at answer 1
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run it for as long as you would play games for, if that is 3 hours then run it for 3 hours. keep taking it up bit by bit.
4500 or 4600 would be about the max with an air cooler, i did see one guy take it up tp 5000 on youtube but he had water cooling and i dont think he ran it long
the mouse and keyboard they do with a blue lit background rather than the red if you want things to match your ram and motherboard, have a look for that one
The ssd is a fast expensive type of drive used for storing windows and your main programs. it is faster but more expensive per GB.
The other is a normal hard drive, slower but cheaper per GB. use this one to store games and movies on
I would get the i3. by the time you have spend money on the cpu and the cooler it will be the same price as the i3 4130 and that will perform just as well if not better than the over clocked 3258
The mouse and keyboard are on the expensive side and are items that could be bought at a later date.
grab a cheap keboard and mouse bundle for $25 if you want to reduce costs
This build would be fine for an everyday home PC for the purpose of web browsing but if you intend to do any gaming then the 4gb of ram and the gt210 video card will not cut it
The kingston is slow compared to some other ssds but it will still be a lot faster than any 7200rpm hdd
very nice of you, i am sure your grandma is very happy
not sure, best to check out the ratings and you tube videos of the specific card to see what people who have bought it say about it
i have heard good things about the msi and the windforce one but i couldnt say for sure which is best
it has a usb 3 header which can make use of the usb 3 on the front of the n200 case and that would be more important to me than the chipset. it is compatible and has usb 3 so that is all i would need to worry about
the graphics card you have will be the biggest factor when you are gaming not the cpu. i just dont think it is worth changing the cpu and motherboard, better to spend that money on the best graphics card you can
changed motherboard to one with usb 3 header, the rest seems fine
if you already have the 6300 i would just get the fx 8350 for about £130 and spend the rest on a new graphics card - gtx 970.
you could always sell the 6300 and r9 270x on ebay and get some money back from them too
yep the r9 270 will perform a lot better than the r7 250
when you include wifi adapters and windows in your budget you will struggle to get something decent for 550. I would opt for a lesser graphics card for the short term and upgrade in the future. The 265 will out perform a 750ti so it is not bad and allows more for an i3 and better atx motherboard
building is not that hard, here is a video showing you what to do from start to finish.
also there is a section on this forum where people will put a part list together for you just state price and purpose in the create a part list section on this forum
change motherboard to z97 atx to allow you the option to over clock in future
Try to avoid going for a really expensive card and cheap everything else
drop down to a r9 280 or r9 270x and spend more on the motherboard and RAM
Look for an ATX motherboard with USB 3 headers
The case- storage- and CPU are all fine
The processor does not matter in terms of whether it is AMD or Intel.
After market cooling and whether it is needed is all about over-clocking and whether you intend to do it. over-clocking usually requires more voltage and more voltage creates heat, the stock cooler cannot handle it and after market coolers are needed whether air coolers or water coolers. whether you intend to over clock your CPU should be what you think about when considering whether or not to look into water cooling
you should try to avoid using one stick of Ram but as long as you have two sticks then it is fine. 4 x 4 has no advantage over 2 x 8
one thing i should have mentioned and that is primer comes in two forms, one for metal and the other for plastic. make sure you buy the right one depending on what you are spraying
Buy another 4gb of Ram and a graphics card at a later date
Don't bother with the graphics card until you have more money to spend.
it is not worth buying cheap everything else when the graphics card you have chosen is not very good anyway.
If 250-300 is what you have to spend at the moment then spend it on the other items and add a graphics card later when you have more money
yep, just get rustoleum primer and the blue top coat, also some fine sand paper if you don't have any already.
everything looks good for the purpose and budget
cooler master 212 is a popular choice for people as it is cheap and decent for the money
rustoleum is good spray paint
light sanding of the part and clean, spray primer, then top coat
i think the idea is you pay the full price up front but you send a card into the store once you receive the items and you get some money back
personally i avoid them as it sounds like a pain but it is up to you
looks good, nothing needs to be changed, the sound card is not really needed but it is up to you whether to get it or not
The fx 8350 is a cheap option compared to the I7 and should have some benefits over the I5 for editing and rendering video
good choice for people who do not want to splash out on I7 processors but need to do editing and rendering
not much, the 6350 is basically an over-clocked 6300
The 8350 or 8320 will make a difference but they are a bit more than $100
fx 6300 or fx 6350
no usb3 on the front and not the best for cable management
i know it is cheap but i think there are other cheap cases with the features i mentioned - spec 01 by corsair for example
would you not be better just buying a second hand pc from ebay for this purpose
i picked one up for £70 which i took bits out of and used the windows 7 pro key in a different build
You might want to look into getting an SSD for windows and your main programs
i did not change the monitor but it is 2ms. i chose the 8350 because i think it is the best bang for buck cpu and better than what you chose. you could go for an i5 and different motherboard if you wanted an intel option.
i also added a 280 which will be better than the 270 you had
this build should have no problem maxing out games on a single 1080p monitor