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FTTN1 ($600 dollar budget)

by Dugga411@hotmail.com

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55 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 8, 2017

Date Built

March 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

60.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

90.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

Update: windows refuses to accept drivers or internet of any kind so i'm going to have to buy windows and install it currently i just have linux and a infinitely repeating windows 10 install process... i can't play half of the games i own >:(

First actual build but not first pc now some things to note: i sprang some extra on the memory because i HATE it when people get a simply 8GB chip don't ask why. I made sure to get a hard drive because i have no money- i like more storage over faster storage... and i also already have a 64GB SSD also i used stock cooler because i couldn't figure out the cooler :(

The CPU: This cpu is seriously the greatest it has hyperthreading so it is basically a i3 when i checked the device manager it had 4 cores? i dunno

Motherboard: A simple bios with a advanced setting the technological part is above average but the hardware is just gonna make you cry it has no connector for a optical disk (except for sata) has only two slots (you can find similarly priced boards with more) and is really small and hard to work with but it still works and you can use it.

Storage: The 1TB seagate drive is pretty normal not much to read into i also have hitachi 500GB a WD 500GB and a 64GB SSD.

Video card: Bang for your buck 1060 is the way to go if you want great power but on a budget

Case: pretty much normal standard not much but i did really like the drive bay system.

Power supply: It does what i tell it to.

Part Reviews

Thermal Compound

This one.

Motherboard

Above average software and bad hardware not easy to use and it has no room for a optical disk.

Memory

Its ram, thats really all i can say

Case

Very normal case could likely work fine in a high end build.

Comments Sorted by:

Neccarus 5 points 21 months ago

The temps on your cpu are concerning. Also 8 GB of RAM is still acceptable these days. You could of put the extra money you spent on that towards improving another component. Also that case has a decent amount of room for cable management, so you may wish to tidy up that mess of cables. Otherwise good build and im interested in how that cpu pairs with your gpu.

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

well i am too problem is i can't quite install windows and recently (and also scarily) it hasn't been giving any signals to the monitors i use

P.S. Many especially demanding games require about 8 GBs of ram and since windows takes up a fair portion i thought it would be good to have a little more then again my cpu is kind of just bumming me out on the idea of playing such games

Blackbeanspaghetti 1 point 21 months ago

Thats quite the interesting choice of CPU to GPU, along with that PSU wattage... your GPU might be taking out its anger over being a shark in a small pond...

just a theory. oh ps that ram really is just sitting there, go grab yourself a quad-core processor (along with some more PSU wattage of course), if you have the money to spare obviously... can get pricey but to be blunt: you have set yourself up for a path to a £700-800 pc with that GPU.

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Honestly i wasn't really trying i could've done much better than this but i wasn't really thinking about it

NoSkillzJustGillz 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

are ur temps still that high? i had a less extreme example when i wasnt securing the cooler evenly and it was mushing the paste to one side

the fx8300 i craigD only had paste covering half but had plenty applied so its def something that can be overlooked, just an idea ;)

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

That was what i saw in the bios like one time

Witiko 1 point 21 months ago

A little research would've shown you that there's no tangible benefit to having 16GB of ram strictly for gaming though. Even if you have Discord, Chrome, Spotify, xyz, open in the background 8 would've been enough. You should've put that money towards the CPU but what's done is done. Hopefully you'll be able to upgrade soon.

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Why i think you should buy 16 GB's of ram instead of 8: : future preparations : some games need 8 GB's of ram and windows also takes ram from you : you can find 16 GB's of ram for as little as $76

(also my cpu is as good as a i3 as far as i can tell but maybe i should've gotten a amd processor)

Witiko 1 point 21 months ago

There isn't a single game that I've seen that uses 8GB of ram by itself unless there's more ram in the system than 8 (because of how Windows handles ram - it'll use more if you have more). It would've been smarter to get 1x8gb stick now, buy the better processor, & then buy another 1x8gb stick later if you found that you needed it (which you probably wouldn't have.) Yeah 16gb is better for the future but you're losing gaming performance right now by prioritizing the ram. Like I said, what's done is done.

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

should i have bought a i3 instead of this one? as a upgrade?

NoSkillzJustGillz 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

games def need more than 8gb of ram...prolly not this setup exactly but jus about every game i play uses over 8...even bf1 from my exp

and games like escape from tarkov are using around 15gb of ram

ur right about windows using more when more is available but i dont understand how that isnt ideal

Witiko 1 point 19 months ago

"jus about every game i play uses over 8...even bf1 from my exp"

Gonna need proof of this, because there are several comparisons of the ram for BF1 specifically that show the difference between 4, 8, 16, & 32GB to be minuscule at best.

Also that fringe case of an unoptimized alpha game isn't really a good reason either.

NoSkillzJustGillz 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

i dont currently have bf1 installed...really need another ssd BUT i do know for sure Arma3, GTA5, PlayerUnknowns, and yeah tarkov and im sure others use more than 8gb of ram

many many people play EA alpha, beta, or w/e early version of games...many AAA titles are released in much worse shape than some alphas

ur gonna be at the limit if u want high/ultra settings in bf1 with 8gb of ram

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MatthewGehrmann 3 points 20 months ago

So you ruined the G4560 perfect ratings by complaining about the fact that the DUAL CORE CPU you bought wasn't QUAD CORE... That's like buying a Honda and getting annoyed it's not a Ferrari

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 0 points 20 months ago

ok then i will give it a more fair review

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Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 0 points 20 months ago

oh no problem but you should check out my review

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

soz

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Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 0 points 20 months ago

Man jokes really don't work on the internet i should just stick to posting videos of animals doing funny things

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Zarthagon 2 points 21 months ago

Horrid cable management, Fixing that would easily bring down the concerning CPU Temperatures. Otherwise, solid build. The Pentium employs hyper-threading making it just about equivalent to a 6100 give or take ~3% performance

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

The real problem with the cpu temps is that i have a stock cooler and it is not put in correctly

EliteOmega 1 point 21 months ago

Didn't you purchase an aftermarket cpu cooler?

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Didn't you read the first paragraph?

EliteOmega 1 point 20 months ago

I read your part list, and would assume you would put the cooler you bought on. Why buy a cooler if you are planning on using stock?

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

i didn't plan on it i just couldn't manage to get the cpu i bought to fit maybe because this is my first build or maybe because it doesn't work either way you should stop it was $9 dollars not a $100 dollar liquid cooler

FurryJackman 2 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Noticed you were trying to run Windows 7. Yeah, M$ screwed the pooch on that one, not providing ANY support for Win7 for Kaby Lake and up. Linux with a hardware virtualized Windows 10 is your best bet. You have enough RAM to do hardware passthrough.

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

****

mlechner16 1 point 21 months ago

Did you need to update the bios for the new processor? kaby lake

EliteOmega 1 point 20 months ago

I believe if it's not a 200 series board, you have to update Bios.

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 0 points 21 months ago

Well here is how it did da do: so i build it after 6 hours of looking things up and getting help from my friend i turned it on and everything worked until i tried to install windows then i fixed it and no problems seem to appear with that note so i'm not sure but i would suggest finding a professional to ask.

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Nathananderson839037 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Hey, I'm considering using this CPU/Mobo combo, but the compatibility says that the BIOS might need an update, have you had any problems?

Boiii 1 point 20 months ago

That's because the cpu is Kaby Lake and the motherboard isn't "Meant for that" BUT you can do a BIOS update if needed. I just went with a Kaby Lake compatible mobo.

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

None at all everything is fine but i still haven't managed to get my internet working on windows 7

Boiii 1 point 20 months ago

I like how your pc is named FTTN1 FTTN - Fibre-To-The-Node? lol

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Nope you'll just have to figure it out

Boiii 1 point 20 months ago

Fibre to the Nospace? XD

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

it has actually not a single one of those words in it....

xDIPLOMAT 1 point 18 months ago

What are the settings you're playing at mostly? High or Ultra? I'm going for that same build you have (1060 6GB and G4560. MOBO is B250 series being that I don't have access to a skylake CPU because I'm coming from Mac) I also don't know that much of PC gaming as well being that I'm coming from console my entire life. I'm just aiming for a solid 50+ FPS and I play mostly AAA titles (Division, Titanfall, Xenoverse 2, GTA V, Overwatch, and coming soon, DESTINY 2). So I just want to know if I'll be able to just play without hiccups. Thanks

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Well i should tell you something right now please don't do this type of build the motherboard is beyond garbage if you plan on using it and 8GBs is completely acceptable so use some of that extra cash a amd processor with a ok motherboard

but if you want to know... check out some benchmarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtrfwYzou60 this covers some stuff

also i can't tell you myself because i don't have many games and those i do have that would stress my system don't work on linux :(

xDIPLOMAT 1 point 18 months ago

Ahh. Ok thanks for the response! Appreciate it.

jsexy24 1 point 16 months ago

Will this run GTA V, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and Saints Row 3 & 4? I want to mod those games. I'm not looking for a monster or a streaming PC. I just want a PC that will play those games on the best settings. If someone wants to give me a link to a build that fits my specifications that would be greatly appreciated. Also my budget is $800. I know there a builds that will run GTA V and DBX2 for $200-$300 less. If you know those as well please give me a link.

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I only like one of those and own none of those i would suggest just going to the forums for a nice budget build should be fine

sptogl 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

So you're complaining that a micro ATX motherboard is small...

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Not really just that this specific one is just bad in general

c5g55t5 -1 points 19 months ago

bottle neck any one

Dugga411@hotmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

It is a surprisingly small bottleneck* at that you can still get 60 fps in almost any game on ultra