There is one for $64 used on amazon right now. Cheaper than the one you listed and you won't have to drive to get it or deal with a stranger.
I use it on a chromebook (had to remove bios write protect sticker/ flash custom bios) for a mobile/school machine. It's just ubuntu but it works fine for my purposes
Are you looking to dispose of it or find a new use for it?
Are you going to be taking it in a car with you or are you putting it in a moving truck or something? I've taken my tower with me in the car on a few road trips. I just sit it in the back or front seat and put the seat belt around it to keep it snug, but this probably isn't the safest option.
If you're putting it in a truck or having it shipped, the best way would be to disassemble it and put each part in individual boxes that provide at least the same level of protection as the boxes they originally came in.
Your MOBO manufacturer may have some software to do this. I would recommend looking up the support page of the model of the MOBO you have and checking the utility downloads available.
Thanks! Yeah, I would probably get him another 4gb stick of ram for his birthday or something later on unless he doesn't have any issues with it.
Would definitely handle casual gaming although you may have issues with that processor. I would try to buy a new CPU if you can.
With this build you can get a dedicated graphics card. I could build something slightly better if you can do ~380.
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I use an SSD for recording with fraps
Yeah, you can replace the CPU cooler fairly easily, but if you don't want to have to worry about doing it twice then get the one you want to keep now and install it. My favorite is the corsair h60. It's super easy to install and looks really cool
Seagate drive's have a higher failure rate than most others. I would change those to Western Digital or Toshiba or something. Otherwise, looks like a pretty solid build.
Oh and just another comment: For what you're spending on the build overall, I suggest investing in a better CPU cooler, especially if you want to overclock but if you aren't going to then it should work fine.
Also, if you aren't using it, you can totally take out that harddrive cage in the middle.
What's your price limit and what is this computer going to be for?
that SSD should be fine
I would say it depends on what recording program you are using. I have tried fraps with my i5-4670k and msi r9 280X and saw huge fps drops. In WoW I went from 100+ fps down to like 25-40. I'm not all that familiar with recording though so it may have been something I was doing wrong.
PSU is overkill for the systems power needs. A 500 watt psu would be plenty and you could save some money there. There are also similarly priced graphics cards that have the same performance. The price is still a little to high for the 750 ti since its relatively new. Let me know if you have any more questions.
Personally I think one OS on ssd + hdd for storage works pretty well. Dual boot OS has its advantages but I found that when I did dual boot, I mainly only ended up using one OS.
Really love the build. My next build will be small form factor for sure. One personal qualm is that I would have spent a little more on a monitor considering the 500 dollar gfx card
Super cool looking!
I'd pull the extra cable length through to the other side to hide it.
Looks like a nice build at a reasonable price. I'm not a huge fan of the cable management, but it's fine especially since the case doesnt have a window. +1
You may be able to save some money using a 500 watt PSU rather than 600 watt, but not much. There are also other good motherboards out there for a lot cheaper that you could save money on.
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This is really great. I'm proud to be a part of this community and will continue to support this great company. Thanks for being such a great guy philip
Check out Tegra Tech store on Amazon. If you don't mind buying refurb they have some really deeply discounted gfx cards and they are very reputable.
If you don't want to do that, I would recommend going with 8gb of memory and saving 90-100 and putting that towards a 780 ti.
I agree with Tekillah, just don't have the time to do a total rebuild for you right now.
I would definitely try to find an aftermarket cooler for that CPU. Also I would try to bump up to a 600 watt PSU if you can. Other than that this looks like a pretty balanced build. If you're just trying to get something up and running for as cheaply as possible I think what you have should work fine - just keep an eye on how the stock cooler does with your CPU.
Oh and personally I hate the way that case looks, but it is good value.
You may be able to save some money on the memory. Not sure if there is really any benefit of going with AMD memory esp. since you're running intel. Also, I would definitely try to find a 600 watt PSU if you can afford it although 500 should be fine for what you're using now. You could also save some money by going with a caviar blue HDD instead of caviar black.
I agree. I just meant it as a quality of life suggestion if he/she has the money.
I much prefer Tekillah's build above. However, if you have the money, I would suggest going with a fully modular PSU as I have found they are a lot easier to work with and make cable management a lot more manageable.
That's a good decision. I'll do that next time i get to working around in there. Thanks!
Yeah, I was afraid that might happen. Sorry to mislead :/
Looks neat. Gj.
I'll admit the water cooler is primarily for looks and a quieter system as I'm only planning on a mild OC. I want this to be a very clean and neat looking build and I just prefer the way the closed loop water coolers look.
Wow that looks really good for the price. Had no idea I would be able to get a 770 for under 1250. Would I need a 750 gold psu to accommodate for the 770 or would it be fine to use a cheaper 500w psu?
Wouldn't the FX-8320 be a little overkill for what I need it for? I don't mind pouring a little more into the GPU, but my processing needs shouldn't be too extensive so I think something like a fx6300 would be fine.
Also for the monitor, I'd like to spend a little more and get an IPS display instead of a TN.
Overall, your build looks like it would pack a better punch for a little more money. Thanks!