Description

Well the reason why i built this computer was a vote of three computer cases (Node 202, Corsair 250D, and NZXT S340 to see which one would win by asking your average consumer, well the Node 202 won. I wanted this build to be geared towards home users or an HTPC even though i could have configured the system to any specification. I used the G4400 just because i wanted to see its capabilities, it can play 4k on YouTube smoothly as long as youir internet is up to par. The primary objective was to have a very responsive and very upgradable pc and as well quiet. Well let me tell you oh yea its quiet very quiet. Three feet away forget it you can't hear it. I feel like i picked the right parts for these objectives. Now I am just curious if I can sell it. Hope you guys like the build, let me know what you think or how i could improve.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Why so much for a cooler on that CPU?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Quieter and lower profile is my guess.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Most because it's so quiet, but it's also a Noktua.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Understandable, Noctua coolers are so good- even for the price!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Very solid budget build!

+1 for Noctua CPU cooler :P That Pentium is freezing!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Did that case come with a little piece that plugs into the PCI slot and would plug into a graphics card horizontally?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

yep it does, its called a pci riser.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the small size. When you say it can play 4k on Youtube smoothly, is that on firefox or edge? I doubt your processor will play back 4k in chrome which uses the vp9 codec and uses software decode. I am not sure if skylake has hybrid decode which might help.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

on IE11 it can play 4k video smoothly with a good internet connection.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

VP9 offers better picture quality as a more efficient compression codec, how does your pc cope playing back 4k video on google chrome?

It'll playback easy on Ie11 as you're using hardware acceleration

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

ill get back to you after i try it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, Skylake does have Hybrid decode although I doubt the gpu shaders in your pentium will help much, google chrome doesn't even manage to get hardware acceleration working above 4k for h264 in chrome. I forgot, could you also try 4k in vimeo in chrome?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

yea the cpu got up to 96% usage in chrome and the video was skipping frames but no artifacts, was skipping frames.

IE it was about 30% cpu usage and 20% gpu usage. played smoothly.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually paid $650 for it.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

yea to me its the quality, even though some people may not see it.

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