Used for 1080p gaming at medium to high detail on most modern games.
I would've gone to cheaper pentium g4560. Great cpu for the money imo. But anyways, nice build!
Yeah, but he built in 2016 before the 4560 was out. Still, the 880k is comparable in performance.
Oh, I forgot that Pentium G4560 was out this year. But anyways, thank you for the response.
Yeah no problem. I was prepared to make a similar comment until I reread the title =)
Really clean looking build, desk looks good too. Whats the story on the parts list? My only suggestion is maybe getting some Velcro straps to bind the cables under the desk. :)
Thanks man! Yea at the time (before the Pentium G4560 and GTX 1050ti was out) I did months and months of research of the best price/performance parts that I could find. This ended up being the best combination in my opinion. I actually have updated some peripherals and done some better cable management since those pictures were taken. I'll upload them soon!
Thank you to all who commented! I'm almost done with a new black & white more aesthetic build that I'm calling "Financial Mistake". It will be done within the next week or two, so be sure to check it out if you want to reference it. Thanks again :)
Could I build this following the part list and have a functioning computer?
That CPU is based off of AMD's piledriver architect which is WAY behind on IPC. As you said its quad core performance is similar to the 2 core performance of the G4560 but that is not a good thing for CPU bound games. IPC = Instructions per clock, how much work a CPU can do per clock cycle, CPU core performance = how much work done per cycle times number of cycles per second.
To do some napkin math using numbers AMD themselves released when they launched Ryzen:
-Ryzen was a 52% boost to IPC over Piledriver
-Ryzen is still behind skylake/kabylake by 6% in IPC (that is really close compared to before)
-Calculate that out then the IPC difference between the g4560 and the 880k is 61%
Now the AMD chip is clocked at 4ghz and the pentium at 3.5 ghz. Lets add 61% to 3.5GHz speed to see how fast the AMD chip needs to be clocked at to match the single core performance, 3.5+60% (2.135) = 5.635GHz. The reason this is important is that many games do not scale at all with core count and much of their calculations they need to do have to be done in series instead of parallel so faster cores are better for games than multiple cores.
For GPU bound games it won't be much of an issue but for CPU bound games like any MMO or games like GTAV or similar games that AMD cpu will struggle hard. For CPUs today skylake/kabylake and ryzen CPUs are both good for games, the old outdated piledriver architect can no longer keep up as it's going obsolete. The G4560 CPU would have netted higher FPS in games over this old AMD chip. If this PC was built in 2016 skylake CPUs were out then too and have the same IPC as kabylake, the new kabylake just has a bit higher clock speeds.
All of this IPC stuff is pointless so long as the owner is happy, why degrade their build because they could have done better if only they were you/I/us.
My only critique is this build really needs a better description. We have no idea when it was built, what the parts actually cost, or the reasoning for the parts chosen (assuming it is a recent build). As far as we know this could be hand-me-down stuff.