It lacks an SSD. However some of that money is put into the Power Supply. When it comes to Seasonic, it's worth it. Not to mention its a x99 platform with dual 1080s for under $2500 and it still fits the color scheme.
Looking at this your primary objective is to play games, design them, and stream them. I like the color scheme and the case, great choices. I do have a few critiques about certain parts though, but they are good parts nonetheless
For that price you can gain an extra 150w on your PSU for roughly the same price here. Semi modular PSUs use almost all if not all of the cables anyways
A high cache in an HDD isn't going to do much, in fact the performance is negligible under normal circumstances so I recommend a 3TB drive for about the same price here. The reviews on reliability are a bit low for that drive but I believe the cause of the failure rates were bad batches a few years back that have been fixed.
32GB is just not needed even for streaming purposes unless you are running a lot of overlays, have about 50 chrome tabs open, and are running a dozen plugins in OBS. 16GB might even be sufficient for that. However there is nowhere else to really put money to gain significant performance unless you want peripherals or something. So 32GB isn't a bad choice at all.
Overall it's a good build and it looks pretty well thought out. Good luck on the contest
Several months later
Several months later
Made in July of 2014, it's May 2015. That's like 10 months dude
The 4GB on a 960 is pretty stupid since the 960 barely has the horsepower to hit the 2gb buffer let alone a 4GB one. Maybe it's good for Skyrim with hella texture packs but in order to see many of those textures in fruition you need A. A good monitor and B. Raw horsepower, high memory usage or not.
Now the 4GB on the 960 may see an increase between 5-10 FPS at MAX. But for the extra price it is nowhere near justified
The 960 can be new but still lack performance. The same way the 295x2 can outperform a 970 or 980 despite it being released months beforehand
It does, you do have to pay the difference
Maybe he doesn't want to? Its music production, he doesn't need one
AMD is pretty great and I don't mind supporting them, sticking it to Intel makes my day
Got the second 780 new off E-Bay for 345, not 500+.
Got the second 780 new off E-Bay for 345, not 500+.
2 780s is better than a 970. Reading descriptions help ya know
Awww yiss this is beautiful +1
That looks amazing and I am absolutely and 100% jealous of your fantastic build, thanks for your service. +1
Overclockers gonna overclock
If you wanted to risk it you could put a hole in the back of the shelf and throw a 120mm fan on the back of it to vent out air
Didn't start off with good news everyone... You missed a good opportunity... sigh +1
I always found my G600 to be a really sweet spot. Using Logitech's mouse program I dedicated the G-Shift button to be the Corsair Sniper button. Works out perfectly
In that case OP is a good boyfriend, its just that the multiple mice confuses me.
I just love the idea of "400w PSU? Good idea he must be using it for the next 6 years with no upgrades whatsoever. And even better? PSUs totally don't degrade in power output over time!" Lack of research by somebody who thinks they know better
I would have recommended that you keep your Sennheiser HD 598 as your primary since it has better audio quality and have gotten a desktop microphone (Blue Yeti) for that price as you get the best of both worlds with it
No, not at all. Not even close. He has a semi-modular power supply anyways, and in almost every instance with a semi-modular power supply you end up using all main cables and still have to plug in one or two more cables for SATA, Molex, etc.
Are there airflow issues, cable management issues, or even spaghetti everywhere? No? Then no, he doesn't need to switch to a damn modular power supply for no reason
If he traded it for a 560, he got screwed. Anything else but that PSU and he got screwed. Even then, that PSU is easily beat for its price. So yeah, he got screwed
So you went from a 3570k to a 6300?
Yes, I mean the 840 EVO. Lack of sleep is a killer
Hyper 212 EVO or Pro. For the budget builders, anything from Kingston or Sandisk I have seen work well in the past.
16GB of RAM when you really only need 8GB? Eh, people make that mistake all the time. $379 on beats? Instant downvote I don't care what anyone says, if you buy beats especially at that price that is just disgraceful
Only complaint is the 16GB of RAM which you wont need for gaming. Could have used the money saved on the 16GB for a better graphics card or whatever else you wanted. Looks like a lot of the rubber grommets are unused so route your cables behind those for better airflow and better temps. +1 anyways
More pics needed. At least some internals
If you are an overclocker then I recommend the Gigabyte 970 OC version. Supposedly JayzTwoCents got one up to 1500 MHz on its stock air cooler. Not to mention Gigabyte coolers are known to be the best in the business if you are going stock. However the MSI 870 is also a very good and well cooled card, it just has less headroom
Just a random comment voicing my thoughts and opinions
I will point out that the estimated maximum wattage goes over your PSU's maximum recommended capacity. Running your PSU at about 75%+ idling is not recommended only because it will severely reduce the life of your PSU when it goes under maximum load. But to each his own +1
Might not be an overclocker? Might have just wanted the SATA Express port.
Love the 500r, have done 2 builds with it and never ran into any issues. +1 nice work
I concur, especially at that price.
Note, "This was a client build I finished up two weeks ago." The 970 released 5 days ago. And remember, the client is always right
Yeah, the GTX 580 is an extremely heavy card. No exception in this case, even if it is a triple slot card
Thought that was duct tape and zipties? Eh, electrical tape is the duct tape of the electronics world
+1 for the GPU sagging fix. Great work
Cables cables cables. Zipties and routing, I recommend you use it
Wow, just wow. Refer to jacobs4525's comment and SenatorSniper's comment on the thoughts of this build. But I can sum it all up in a single phrase "A classic example of someone with more money than sense"
I think your case should have come with some zipties, probably wanna check that out... And your PSU is stealing your GPU's air... And the GPU should be placed in the higher slot so it can gain more performance. But eh, take my upvote
You do understand you can crank out some sick overclocks on the G3258? Thus the purpose of the Z97 which is optimized for the Haswell-Refresh processors. Not to mention you really wont run into a bottleneck at the G3258 with the 280 unless its something heavily intensive on the processor. Just a heads up
Antec, XFX, NZXT, Thermaltake, Fractal Design, Silverstone, and a few others are also excellent for their price and are of very high quality. However I recommend you check forums, reviews, and other listings for gauging the appropriate model and its quality as not every single model from all brands listed will be top notch.
Okay, its a decent build. But you could have cut the RAM cost in half by just buying 8GB, you aren't going to need 16GB for gaming. Get rid of that PSU, I have no idea why people buy any type of Raidmax PSU, they are prone to shorting out everything, catching fire, dying for no reason, and practicing black magic at night. And clean up the cables for optimized airflow, zipties and routing will be your best friend. If at all possible, go ahead and get a semi-modular PSU as well, and make sure its certified. However I will remain passive in my votes for this
The PSU- Oh god, never again
Motherboard- Really? A Z97 and you get something that can't overclock? Why?
CPU- Okay, you get a G1840, but not a G3258? Not even something else that can overclock?
A classic example of someone with more money than sense
Why are people downvoting this? I like it, it captures the idea of a budget build, and its a computer that should run for awhile. Though I may have gone with a different processor. But seriously guys, leave him the hell alone, its a damn good computer for its price
I can't see it very well, but it looks as if your PSU is stealing air from your GPU, flip it for better temps
At least you noticed it, wouldn't want anything bad happening to the precious 780 Ti
Is it me or is the top GPU sagging really badly?