GTX 950 is the best card for $150, it beats the r7 370 + r9 270x, However you can pick up a GTX 960 for about 185-190 so my advice would be to get the cheapest 950 there is because the more you pay for it the better you would be just buying a 960
Don't you have things like trading standards in the US?
This wouldn't happen in the UK, shops pretty much have to take it back and give you a refund or you get the trading standards involved and they will take them to court, fine them and shut them down
Probably the only good thing about Europe, consumer protection.
Also why didn't Newegg take it back if they are who you bought if from? We would send back to the store, receive refund/replacement and then the store would have to send the item back to the manufacturer or does it work differently in the US?
The R7 265 is better in terms of FPS in games but it does require a 6 pin power connector, the 750TI sold well because you could buy it and throw it in any old pre built machine without having to upgrade your power supply
This was obviously more useful to some people over the extra couple of FPS the r7 265 offered
An SSD will always help with laptops, they'll make the battery last longer and the laptop boot quicker. You'll have to check the RAM capacity out, don't assume you can just add more RAM, some laptops only allow for a certain amount of RAM. My own laptop can only take a maximum of 4gb so I couldn't upgrade it even if I wanted to.
It comes down to whether it's worth it, how much is this laptop going to be worth when you've finished upgrading and is it more cost effective to sell the laptop you have and just buy another?
It's still going to have a dual core CPU whatever else you do to it
You might have to wipe the hard drive. The OS connects to a motherboard so when you change that motherboard it doesn't work
you'll probably need to do a fresh install and not one that is backed up as that backup may have things on it connected to the old motherboard
Yes it will fit, if that's what you want get then go for it, then you can choose any graphics card you like as it will come with the connectors for you to power any graphics card and you won't be limited to buying a 750TI
No it's ATX, says in the title, it's a very popular power supply and would fit your case
Yes although lots of people on here can offer good advice so just ask if I am not on the site
It's a standard ATX size so the power supplies we have been talking about will be fine
I linked to a 500w modular power supply a few posts ago, it's modular, get that if you're going to get one.
I would suggest you open the case and have a look at the power supply to see what it says or get a ruler and measure the case width ways and tell me what it measures
I don't see why not, power supplies are meant to work and have the connectors to work with pretty much any motherboard.
You can get very slim line cases that they won't fit in and require a special type of power supply but if your case is standard then there should be no reason why it wouldn't work
it would but I would recommend you opt for the modular version and consider 500w rather than 430
I have a 430w power supply and its fine but I would have probably opted for a 500w if I had my time over again
power supplies are pretty standard, unless you have some kind of slimline case you're power supply will be a standard ATX power supply so when you want to upgrade you just look for a 500w ATX power supply (modular) and you should be fine
if you look at the questions and answers for that card on newegg someone has already asked if it needed a 6 pin power connector and someone else answered no, it takes its power from the motherboard.
So it seems fine for your purpose
The cpu and motherboard are not the problem, the power supply maybe, depending on which 750ti you get.
Some 750 ti cards require a 6 pin power connector and I presume your power supply won't have the connector to connect to the card. You will need to buy a 750 TI that does not require a 6 pin power connector and just runs off the board
Or you could just change/upgrade the power supply and then you can buy any card you like
Cable managment could do with some work, this is a good case so no excuse not to have it looking super clean
I have this case and for the price, it is very good. I like this build, I would be happy to have it on my desk
If I was going to question anything it would be the motherboard, seems expensive when I'm sure one half the price would do, unless it's just that I'm seeing UK prices
No, not if you only intend to have 1 card. The decision on motherboards becomes more of a factor if you want to have 2 cards in crossfire/SLI as not every motherboard has the capability to do that, certainly at the budget end.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
You could although it would probably mean you would have to install your original windows 8.1 with key then go through the upgrade path again rather than loading windows 10 and typing your old 8.1 key in which wouldn't work
I'll have a go (best to worst)
960, 950, 370, 270x, 265, 750ti, 260x, 260
I should mention though the R9 380 can be had for around $200 and in some games would beat the 960. Not on your list though. Also I'm pretty sure the 370 is just a re branded 270x as there is very little between them, I put the 370 in front for the purpose of the list though
Changed a few thing to your build just to make it a little better and get more for your money
Probably better with this, the Fx 6300 is getting old now and You have a full size ATX board with a micro ATX case
Go with this one (I5)
Be aware though that it will cost you $720 initially, you'll have to mail in to get some money back
Companies do this to make their prices look better than they actually are, hoping people won't bother to jump through hoops to get the money back
It's a 3d benchmark test, it doesn't automatically mean that a card ranked higher in this benchmark will perform better in a certain game and give better FPS than another ranked slightly lower
It will give a rough idea of how strong the card is though
The best APU is equivalent to a R7 250 which is why most gaming builds wont include them as the R7 250 is a pretty weak card in gaming terms.
First you need to consider what you will be doing with this build and then consider asking in the create a part list section in the forum for someone to come up with the best build for that purpose and your budget
Do you need the following included in the $800?
Monitor, Windows, Keyboard and Mouse
If you do then that can be factored in but obviously it has an impact on how good/expensive the other parts can be.
Get the GTX 950, it's best card for $150
And get another 4gb of RAM as soon as poosible
I would only suggest the G3258 if you are sure that you will be upgrading within 6 months
It is the worst out of the options you have and should only be considered if you plan to upgrade to an I5 soon
Longer than 6 months and I'd be considering the I3 which can also be upgraded or the FX 6300,8320
That link is to the H35 not the H15.
Are we to assume you live in the Netherlands?
If so you could probably get 400-500 euro's for this
You could even strip the system down and sell the parts individually rather than trying to sell the whole thing, maybe keep some of the parts for your next build and sell the things you don't want
To be absolutley sure of playing the most demanding games at max settings and at least 60fps you would need a GTX 970 or R9 390 because even the GTX 960 or R9 380 (which are designed for 1080p) may struggle in a few of the most demanding games to achieve that.
You also get people who might buy a 1080p monitor but with the ability to output 144hz and as such would benefit from that extra GPU power and capability to push out 140-150 FPS
Some people may not be that bothered about having all the settings to max and maybe happy at 60 fps with setting to medium and could probably get by with a GTX 750ti or Gtx 950 for 1080p.
There's no set card you need or system you need to build for 1080p, it depends on your budget and what you are willing to put up with in terms of settings.
Is someone out there saying I need an I5 and 970 to max everything out or is there someone saying an X4 860k CPU and GTX 750ti will do for my needs and budget?
Best thing to do is create a part list, when you are considering motherboards you can use the filter option to add USB 3 header and whether it is ATX or Micro ATX
In general terms, any board h81, h97, B85, z97 will work with that CPU
The fractal core 1500 is a good case, I have one, it's £39.50, comes with 4 hard drive bays and is micro ATX
Click next to my name under '1 build' to see. Note: I have removed two bays as I wasn't using them.
I'm pretty sure that they would have to pay to be on this site and they may not want to.
Depends on what they have in them
RAM, CPU's Windows keys, graphics cards and Hard drives are all worth money
Sometimes it's worth stripping down a desktop and selling the parts, I have bought and sold old CPUs and graphics cards on ebay and I've used hard drives from old systems in new builds.
As to how much they are worth, that depends on what the parts are.
A guy on youtube (hardwarecanucks) did a comparison video of these two cases, may be worth you watching it and then you can choose which one you like the best
The simple answer is no, if you have 32bit version of Win 7 you'll only be offered or allowed to get Win 10 in 32bit.
I know because I have an old laptop that i tried to upgrade to to 64bit Windows 10 and it said I could only get the 32bit version
If you want to spend a little more you could buy an SSD to put windows on but I thought i would stick to the $850 budget
This should max out anything at 1080p, nice case with window too
It doesn't out perform it, the r7 265 out performed it not the 260x which is a slightly weaker card.
The budget doesn't quite manage the r7 265 though as they are around the $130 mark
Ok I managed to pull this out of the bag, no monitor but pretty damn good for that budget
Yes it does and even without the monitor, the PC, windows 8.1 and a keyboard and mouse is still asking a lot for $400 - 450
Monitor, windows, keyboard and mouse and the PC for $400
I'm not sure that is even possible, you could probably get the PC for $400-450, not the rest. Save up some more
Either of these will offer very good gaming as the graphics card/video card is what decides that on the whole and the R9 390 is a good card for 1080p gaming.
The difference comes in the size of the case and the motherboard, mini itx is very small and aimed at people who want a computer to be the smallest size possible. Nice in a living room but awkward to work in and something I wouldn't recommend if it's your first time building.
The 200r case is big, decent and should make life a little easier for you when putting it altogether
Not sure mini ITX is the way to go for the first build, tight spaces
Might be better with a bigger case and motherboard for ease of building unless you really want to keep it the size of an xbox/PS4
Here's the build above with bigger motherboard and case just to give you the option:
There's no operating system included, a copy of windows 10 will set you back $100 if you don't have one to install
Just buy anything with an i5 and 8gb of RAM and then add a GTX 750ti to it, you can get ones that don't need the power adapter, you just plug it in to the pcie 16 slot and you're done. Easy.
Make sure the computer has a 350+w power supply to provide enough juice to the card.
If you want to spend the top end of your budget ($850) you could get an i5 4460 or spend more on the graphics card but I did this as it will smash a console and comes in under $800 with 1080p IPS monitor and mouse and keyboard