This build alone costs more than my mortgage for a year... OOF
It really isnt RGB... more just R, without the whole 'GB' bit
What are the temps like on... well, anything in there when its running and working?
...a 1080 for fortnite? Christ Almighty, thats just a waste. 1050ti's more than capable for 100+ frames...
Mags, get off the internet. Let the man be.
Dont listen to him OP, this rigs a beaut. +1 bud
+1 for the waifu mousepad
all this money and you couldnt invest 5 minutes into some simple cable management.
How was that case to build in? I have the sister case, the Raijintek Metis Plus, and i love mine. Im curious to see what others think of their Raijinteks.
128 gigs of ram, 2 1080ti's, a 2500 Cpu... Whats this used for?
First time ive heard of anything like this. Seems to run fine for me though anyway
Lol rookie mistake, you forgot to post your parts list.
... this is your first build? jesus. good luck mate.
only advice i could throw your way is to grab some CableMod custom cables for your rig. Im assuming youre gonna be showing it off, so you might as well make sure it looks pretty. Plus, youre already spending what, 3-4k on it, whats another 120 for some cables right?
I wouldnt worry too much about your ram speed, but you could always grab a 24 pin cable for your mobo power, or some extra fans for cooling and colour themes, or another 16gig kit of ram to fill out and pretty up the board a bit.
Personally id grab a good monitor. 27 inch, 144 hz freesync, But thats just me
I Shant make a list, but heres some guide lines for you! Light reading incoming...
One; the CPU. Honestly, right now, there are really only two options worth considering as far as im concerned. The AMD Ryzen 2 2200g and the 2400g. The integrated graphics are more than enough on the latter to rock most games on 720 and medium settings at 45 ish frames (basically console level capability)
Two; The Motherboard. Make sure you grab one that has enough room for any future upgrades, and has all the bells and whistles you need. Rgb headers, a handful of SATA ports, maybe an Nvme slot. For a budget build, Id probably shoot for a Micro Atx. Im not sure what prices are like in AUS, But here in CAD, i could get an asus TUF gaming for about 120. 4 ram slots, 2 pcie, plenty of Sata and rgb support.
Three; Storage. Nothing complicated here, I just thought id remind you of the superiority of SSD boot drives. If you can fit it on your budget, id definitely try and grab even just a 120 gig ssd for your os and boot programs. Trust me, its worth it.
Four; PSU. Make sure you grab something able to handle your future upgrades. Full or semi modular is always best, but it comes down to budget. That being said, Go on Newegg and Check the refurbished powersuppies. Every PSU ive ever used has been refurbished, so ive gotten them over 50% off.
If you end up going with the 2200g or 2400g, you wont need to buy a GPU right away. You can always grab one later if you see one come up for sale that you want, but the iGpu in the CPUs are better than most low end cards. Dont worry about a CPU cooler, as both the AMD cards come with a Wraith cooler, which is more than enough to cool it, especially if youre not overclocking. Dont be shy about spending a little extra on the case, Thats the part youre gonna see the most, so you might as well get one you like.
Good Luck brother!
Definitely. The ram was just able to fit, but i had to offset fan to clear it, and it might as well not even be rgb since i cant see it at all. The other issue was that theres less than 1mm between the top of it and the side panel of the case. I can fit 1 piece of paper between the window and it, but as soon as i try 2 pieces, it doesnt go lol.
My Only advice to you, is this: Check around your used classifieds, as well as Ebay to see if you can find a good cheap used 1080. with RTX being out now, lots of people are upgrading and trying to sell their old cards. Id also look into buying a third party cooler, maybe something noctua or BeQuiet, or a nice 240mm AIO, especially if youre gonna be making that CPU work. Other than that, It looks like youll have yourself quite the beast there.
Ditch the Pentium and the 1030, and grab either an AMD 2200G or 2400G instead. Theyll outperform your current cpu and gpu, and might even save you a few bucks. If you do save a few bucks, grab a small ssd for your OS.
Im no expert by any means, but I can tell you what I did, in the hopes that it'll help!
1)All of the Heatsinks and Shields were able to be removed with a philips screwdriver, however I noticed as I was putting the board back together that some screws were longer/shorter than others. As of now, I havent noticed any issues because of that, but its worth paying attention to.
2) I used a fine grit sandpaper (200) to sand the entire thing down to get rid of the factory colours and patterns, and to help the paint stick better. I tried to get into every nook and cranny so my paint would really stick evenly.
3) I chose a starting angle, and lightly covered the whole area. Make sure to take your time and let the paint tack up or dry between each coat, and dont go too heavy with it or itll drip and pool. If you notice you missed a spot, just lightly go over it again until youre satisfied.
3.5) I used a plastidip spray paint, marketed for car rims. It sticks well on the sanded surface, however if you wanted to change colours, itll come off nicely with some rubbing alcohol and elbow grease. Im sure any type of spray paint would work though.
4) I let it dry in the sunlight for a couple hours, and lightly sprayed over it with a heat resistant clear coat. Not explicitly necessary, but since the 2700x can get toasty, I didnt want to risk anything catastrophic.
Hope this helps! Good luck with the rig
I haven't seen temps higher than 70, and that's after forza horizon 4 and black ops 4 on max
I sanded them all down with a very fine grit paper to take off the original patterns and colours and to help the paint stick better, then used sever light coats of a gold plastidip spray paint!
Forza horizon 2, and Black Ops 4 on maxed out settings, 1080p 60 Hz, and I haven't seen it crest 70c yet.
... I literally just uploaded my build with the exact same CPU and GPU as you. +1 brother
:D Lol! Yeah, Big Bertha does kinda roll off the tongue better, doesnt it?
Im still trying to figure out whats "overkill" or even "big" about this
naah, i use a SteelSeries sensei. Tried switching the mouse, thinking that might help, but nope. Thanks for the idea though!
also, grab a 120 gig ssd for your os, and check for a used 1080 or 1080ti. The used market is saturated with phenomenal cards at the moment.
Make a parts list here on pcpp, and as long as you have compatibility filter enabled, youll be compatible.
If it were me, Id try and pick up:
16 gigs of 3000 or 3200 ram, as long as your mobo can run it. If not, Grab the fastest speed your mobo will go. Amd and Ryzen especially love high ram speeds. This would probably be your best performance boost, but also the most expensive.
Either a 120 or 250 gig SSD (with your OS and the rest of your Boot programs on it). Seriously, an SSD will blow your mind, and for the cost of a small one, its easily worth it every time.
A Pci-e Wifi Card is definitely worth looking into if you use a wireless connection, as youll more than likely get a faster bandwidth out of it than you will from that usb one.
And of course, Case fans. Im always a (excuse the pun) Fan of extra case cooling, not to mention the extra 'huzzah" some nice, coordinated rgb can add. Depending on what youre looking for, you could go Enermax TB RGB, with their Beautiful discreet Halos, or Thermaltake Riing's with their insane array of colours and patterns.
Amen Brother! This is the time, with everyone wanting the new 20's, and the continuing falling Crypto market, its amazing what you can find.
i was able to get a used 1080 for 400 bucks cad, so, like everyone else here is saying, nows definitely the time to buy used
To be honest, I didnt think of that... ;P
My advice would be to ditch the G4560 and 1030, and pick up a ryzen 2200g instead. The integrated Graphics are comparable to the 1030, however the cpu side of it is more capable.
Id try and put the cables in the back, where they belong, but thats just me
+1 for the Ghetto Cable Sleeving
Thats the perfect entry level build, almost identical to what i had when i got into it! +1 brother, welcome to the family
...i9 for gaming? Im sorry buddy.
More Pictures Please!
Who says soft cooling cant be sexy as hell! +1!
Have you considered making it look more like its namesake with some vinyl wraps, stickers and paint? That front and top panel would look great with a Boba Fett Green wrap on it, with painted rust over the top, and the side panel windows just screaming for a Mandalorian Skull on the side. Or some faded looking red Wrap under where the tempered glass meets the case, to make it look similar to the visor on the helmet!
Either way, its a great looking Build!
+1 for the pretty paper towls
I think you need a bigger monitor
Thanks! A monitor upgrade is definitely on my want list, if I could ever stop changing cases...
That awkward moment when your CPU costs more than my entire rig. Or my car...
Minecraft with Shaders
This is bloody amazing. At first I was thinking "whyd this guy post so many pictures of a toy car?" until I got realized what was going on. 10/10 man, +1 for creativity. That would be amazing in a kids room or play area!
Plus your case doesnt have any external drive bays, which are necessary for basically any fan controllers.
Simple answer? No. You dont. Or, shouldnt, rather. You can get a fan splitter cable, which basically takes your one header and turns it into 2 or 3, and then youll still be able to control your fans via mobo software!
Wonderful Job with the wrap buddy! And that cooler is amazing too! +1 mate!