This my first build, mainly use for gaming at 1080p with medium to high setting. Plan on upgrading video card and power supply.
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I am not going to knock him cause at least he had 1 pic of the inside. Most of the builds I have seen posted today show one pic of the outside of the case and that is all. Even if the pictures were blurry as hell.
I don't think that cooler is necessary, and I think you could have gotten faster ram for that price. And instead of getting two harddrives, one at .5 TB and one at 1 tb why not get a 3 TB Hdd for the same price?
AMD processors generate a lot of heat... The stock cooler is pretty bad too.
If you know how to cool an AMD processor they actually barely produce much heat at all.
And make sure you have great airflow, so yeah, they actually don't.
A 3 TB HDD for the same price?
I'd rather have a 500GB Western Digital drive and a 1TB Seagate drive that are more reliable then some 3TB HDD that isn't.
Plus, if one of the drives ever fail, I always have a backup, even if being 500GB's less then 1TB.
Depends on what you are using them for. If you have 1 tb of personal videos and pictures, go for reliability. I built mine for a home theater pc just like this guy did. I just keep a plethora of movies on mine. I have 10 TB's. Unfortunately this guys motherboard has 6 sata ports. If he uses one for the SSD, and two for those hard drives, he only has two left. If he got another 500 gb and another 2 1 tb's, he would only have 4tb's and would probably have to get a external device for any more space. Why not get a 3 tb and when you start to get concerned about failure, get another in raid?
For this guys applications, he probably would rather have more space.
Problem is, when you go higher in memory space, especially in HDD's, reliability becomes less and less, and what company you buy it from as well.
Yea, buy a western digital. They are way more reliable than Seagate. The size of the hard drive has nothing to do with it's reliability though. In fact most people seem to think larger ones are more reliable. That is not true though, it all depends on the HDD you get. Here's a chart with various failure rates. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/best-hard-drive/
Yet it still proves that Seagate drives are simply the worst. They always die between 1-2 years, unlike western digital drives which tend to die between 4-8 years.
Sometimes they can last for a full 10-20 years as well.
Did you take these pictures during an earth-quake?
hows that psu?
A little over kill on the case and why AMD :(
AMD does run a little hotter, and may not be the best for an HTPC, but if you're on a budget then AMD has a good price point.
Also, the case might be a little better for the airflow that will be needed to keep the AMD components cool.
If he had a Intel processor in this build, it'd end up costing him around $800.
AMD kicks *** !