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LinusCatNips

by Mincading

58
53 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

3.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

950MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.2GHz

Description

This build is for my brother who spent his life gaming on a laptop. So i decided to build him one as he's entering second year university :)

i have reasons for my partlist as i have learned from my mistakes from the past.

-Locked processor, so i went for H87 chipset locked cpu=no aftermarket heatsink required -the ram was cheaper than the price listed, it was the same as 2133 but they didnt have it in stock :c - and 5$ more than 1600mhz -power supply may not be as pictured, but it is literally the same thing but different colour and naming scheme

im reusing one of the two 7850s i got during an amazon price markup error (i got it for 80$ each)

SSD? i decided to opt for one of the highest end consumer ssd's to see how they preform. i will update later on performance and stability as time goes by.

The case is just amazing. Considering there are no cable management cutouts, i was still able to route wires to the back. So to those who claim cable management is impossible? you're a liar!

It was a challenge to cable manage, but the results were satisfying. anymore suggestions? (what video card should i get thats under~400$ (including tax)?

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istealunderwear 9 Builds 3 points 24 months ago

If you can go to 400 with a gpu either get a 7970 or 770, but i would say 770 then.

skemble 23 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

I second this motion.

Smily 2 points 24 months ago

For 1440p or 1600p, get a 7970. At 1080p, 2GB VRAM is getting surprisingly close. But no issues yet.

istealunderwear 9 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Ya for high res or for multi monitor get a 7970, but for single monitor get a 770.

Hammcd -2 points 24 months ago

or a 4gb 770

Smily 3 points 24 months ago

No. The 770 has a 256-bit memory bus. This works fine for 1080p, but really holds the card back at 1440p/1660p.

DannyVekslender 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Solution: R9 280X, performs almost the same as a 770, has 3GB, and wider memory bus. Plus it gets the Mantle API, and it's cheaper.

skemble 23 Builds 3 points 24 months ago

Really nice build. Great pictures as well!

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

i borrowed my friends d3100 :P thanks mate

omaroma11 3 points 24 months ago

u watch linus

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 5 points 24 months ago

indeed >:D

ExcaliburVII 2 points 24 months ago

Wow your pictures are really nice. Great build!

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

thanks :D

Wcschuyler 6 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Ugh that ram makes me want to build an all intel system, i hate builds where every part is a different brand

awilzman 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

NICE camera!!!! Good build too :P

NUclearD3 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Very nice pics and build.

Bartmanicus 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Laughed at the name and love the build

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

:D

iiLeGiT101 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago
  1. The 770 is 400$ and gives you some extra performance but the 7970 is right there and plus you can get a GHz edition for less than 400$ which I say you should do.
Papajenkinz 1 point 23 months ago

Nice pics, would you recommend the psu?

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

yes i actually would. it is on the pricey side considering non modular, but its really efficient

Papajenkinz 1 point 23 months ago

Great, when I buy my parts, I was condisering that psu. Thanks again

BurntToast 1 point 22 months ago

love the name lol

sharkbyte5150 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

What tweaking was required (if any) to get the RAM to run at 1866? I'm about to do a build with that same board and with an i7-4770.

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

H87 is incapable of running at 1866, my RAM only runs at 1600 using that board. its a bottle neck i was aware of, but chose for 1866 since it was the same price

ThunderHead_MC 1 point 18 months ago

Would the Corsair CX600 psu fit in this case?

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Should be able to, it fits standard atx PSUs :)

ThunderHead_MC 1 point 18 months ago

cool. Ok because I need a mini itx LAN party build and this seems to be perfect... just need to modify some parts in the list.

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Looks okay, couple things though.

Switch the motherboard to a z87 chip set if you want to keep the 4670k, otherwise change the CPU to the 4670.

I would suggest a better video card. The 660, 660ti aren't that great for long term update for games. It WILL be outdated soon. I suggest a 760, but if your budget does not allow, go for the AMD r7/r8 site of GPUs.

Lastly, this isn't a mini itx machine, this is micro atx. Just pointing that out :) hope this helps!

ThunderHead_MC 1 point 18 months ago

Im only looking to recording and playing Minecraft.. for now, so I don't really need a top notch pc for it. I will upgrade and add as time goes on and bigger games come out.

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

i understand, but the cpu motherboard is in many people's opinion not optimal. the h87 does not allow you to overclock, where as the 4670k is meant to be overclocked. switch either the motherboard or cpu as i have suggested and that will be perfect, trust me on this one!!

clarkester1007 1 point 18 months ago

How many extra fans can you put in this case?

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

there should be 2; one front intake (included), one 80mm fan i added :)

rishabhchugh13 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Hey, nice build! I'm planning in using the same MoBo in my build. Is it any good and were there sufficient cables provided with it?

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks! its good for moderate builds. Keep note you cannot overclock. the mobo includes 2 sata cables, you may have to buy an extra depending on your sata harddrive/optical drive setup :) other than that, any MSI mobo is a solid choice in my opinion :) goodluck!

rishabhchugh13 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Ok, thanks!

JheyoDELperu 1 point 27 days ago

very nice pics ! :D +1

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Thanks! wow this build is so old, howd you find it?

JheyoDELperu 1 point 27 days ago

well, i love setup and pc's. and like a hobby in my free time. i look randome pc builds here in pcpartpicker. and yours looks amazing in pics and yeah.. doesnt care its old...and apparently, you did the pc with patience. praps dude.

CbassFishin 0 points 24 months ago

Get a picture of the full build, good job!

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 3 points 24 months ago

not sure what pictures you want ;____; i posted every kind

CbassFishin 1 point 24 months ago

I want to see the whole computer build, you know...components all in the case ;P

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

there are more pictures, mate! keep clicking

CbassFishin 7 points 24 months ago

I feel stupid now, thanks... I'm going to go back to my corner

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

its ok mate <3

Storm024 -7 points 24 months ago

The next gen of consoles comes out very soon so you may want to get something with hyper threading.

Mincading submitter 12 Builds 4 points 24 months ago

What do next gen consoles have to do with anything?...

domzlol 9 Builds -6 points 24 months ago

Welcome to pcpartpickers biggest troll. "DjArtifact " Dont listen to a word he says its just some kid lol

DjArtifact 6 points 24 months ago

That was Storm024, not me. How am I a troll at all? It seems that you like to call everyone on here a troll.

DjArtifact 3 points 24 months ago

The next gen consoles don't use hyper-threading, they use a really low clock speed AMD 8 core.