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jk184's Completed Build: I made a little computer!!!

Eltech 17 Builds 4 points 3 days ago

Aw... thank you jk. However, thank you for sharing your experience and wonderful build. And your cute dog. Enjoy your new HTPC! :)

jk184's Completed Build: I made a little computer!!!

Eltech 17 Builds 8 points 4 days ago

Awesome HTPC and also sorry about what happen to the power brick. Sounds like the new picoPSU is doing better. And what a cute doggy you have. Well done jk and you have my one!

cmanAC130's Completed Build: The Ultra-Budget Rig

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Awesome. And best wishes for your new build. May it be an enjoyable experience.

iKoniKModz's Completed Build: ßumß?eßee Montoya

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 15 days ago

Hey you deserve the praise and the support! :)

iKoniKModz's Completed Build: ßumß?eßee Montoya

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 15 days ago

I had a feeling this would happen... * yay *

Congrats for feature for a lovely Bumble Bee build!! +1

Forum Topic "anti static wristguard"

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

With your current surroundings and using a wooden table, you'll be just fine. An anti-wrist strap is not required since you can tap your fingers on other metal objects to help discharge static too. Such as the case (the metal sections) between the back of the PSU. Even if you have a metal trash can or some type of rod nearby if you ever think you built up some static electricity then you can tap your fingers on those objects, but again with your current environment it sounds less likely to occur. So in the end, when you will build a PC on your wooden table with a concrete floor you'll be OK.

Bee66's Completed Build: TUFZARD - The Ultimate Force

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 25 days ago

Congrats for a well deserved feature Bee! It's a beauty with a cool, sleek theme. Plus one all the way.

pizzaandfriends's Completed Build: The Warmind

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

(Yes, I know my cable management is terrible. I'm working on it haha.)

Haha, I was like "whoa" on pictures 2 and 3 but when I saw photo 4 then I was relieved. It looks better with the cable management from what I seen so no worries with the cables. You have a great and an awesome computer. And... those speakers! +1

Fuseymore's Completed Build: 1440p Crusher

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

Nice cable management work!

Agreed.

Also like the glass computer desk but my OCD wants to move that monitor over before it falls off the desk :)

I know OP added that last photo later on (which I didn't see earlier). I'm just scared that AOC monitor will fall by accident and... * shivers *

Fuseymore's Completed Build: 1440p Crusher

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

Simple, clean and powerful. A lovely, well done build. +1

fn230's Completed Build: Millefiori: ITX Opteron scrap build

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

A few months ago, the itch caught me again, and I had some scrap parts sitting around doing nothing.

I'm doing something kind of like this for my other grandma... but I understand the feeling about the major itch to collect whatever you have leftover and build something.

It all came together to create this weird thing.

Turned out pretty cool from what I see and read here, even with the issues you had. I hope it works out with pfSense. My plus one and my support goes to you. Well done!

kernolsz28's Completed Build: V3000 UV Green

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you for sharing your lovely computer and no problem.

kernolsz28's Completed Build: V3000 UV Green

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Wow-we wow wowzers... This is utterly cool and beautiful. Feature worthy. +1

Forum Topic "Drivers, Utilities and software"

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

No problem. I also forgot to mention this but CPU-Z is best to use for tracking the CPU's vCore. Plus it helps detects the type of hardware, the BIOS version, RAM speeds (CAS latency), the graphics etc.

do you happen to know the default vcore of the mobo with the cpu?

I cannot say what the default vCore is but my guess is somewhere in the 1.4v range. Tends to be a common default vCore for most Z type motherboards with Intel. If you could try to set the vCore 1.23v~1.25v (the max maybe 1.3v) for a small overclock attempt (4.8~4.9GHz or 5.0GHz). As long you don't see the CPU reach and staying in the 80~90° C then you are safe with the temps.

Vylus's Completed Build: Electric Blue

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

so to give you an idea, i'm looking to get this MOBO: MSI - B350M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

and attach this WIFI adapter: Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter

Makes more sense so thanks for the clarifications. And I have installed the WiFi that you mentioned. If you can afford that then you will not regret it's amazing performance and its long distance reception is great. I was 90 ft away from the router with 3 walls and it was freaky fast responses with the internet. I would recommend it more.

You would install this particular WiFi to PCI_E1 which is the very top slot of all 3 slots from your motherboard. You will also need to connect an internal USB cable to the WiFi and the motherboard and on your motherboard it's JUSB1 or JUSB2. And as OP mentions you will need to remove one PCI slot bracket from your case before you connect it to PCI_E1 and also one of the JUSBs.

The WiFi USBs do OK base on my past experiences (some did better than others, usually the 3.0 USB WiFis) but if you can afford the Gigabyte WiFi adapter then use that one instead. Plus the cool thing about it is the magnetic external WiFi antenna! If necessary to relocate for better internet connection.

Vylus's Completed Build: Electric Blue

Eltech 17 Builds 4 points 1 month ago

Hard to say which type of WiFi you might be referring to. If the MOBO comes with WiFi then it will likely be a Mini PCIe WiFi that may be already installed to the motherboard or sometimes have to install the Mini PCIe WiFi to the available M.2. slot that is designed for this. (Though these can be separate purchased too).

If it's a seperate WiFi adapter purchase then this is larger then your typical M.2. Mini PCIe WiFi. This would be installed to a PCIEx1.

I don't think you meant this version. There are the easy USB WiFis which you plug into a 2.0 or 3.0 USB port, preferably the motherboard's I/O ports.

(new builder so don't hate me for any stupidity lol)

No worries. All new builders, even experienced ones are welcomed to the PCPP community. We are here to help anyone in need and also share our builds together. :)

Forum Topic "Drivers, Utilities and software"

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Im about to build my first pc but after building i dont exactly know what utilities and software i need to download aside for the latest drivers for my parts. aside from that is their any useful drivers,utilities and software i can download?

Here is some online sources for your motherboard that might help you out if have issues or need clarifications.

Your manual will help you better understand to navigate and what you can adjust or change when necessary. On chapter 3, page 3-1 is your BIOS Setup material, the key of what may clarify any uncertainties unless you have a question about something specifically then do ask about it. Read at least pages 3-3 through 3-7 for your first few common interactions that you will see from your BIOS.

From your manual on pages 3-7 & 3-8 will briefly explain how to adjust the fan curves for your CPU fan and case fans. When you are in Q-Fan Control, you have the options to adjust the fan speeds by Standard, Silent, Turbo, Full Speed, or Manual which you specify how much speed adjusts base upon the CPU's temperatures.

Below here is the link for your motherboard's drivers.

Install at least these few drivers when you have Windows 10 installed and fully login into your administrator Account: VGA (Intel(R) Graphics Accelerator Driver) if you intend to use intergrated graphics (though I normally do this anyway incase something happens to the dedicated GPU). The Audio (Realtek Audio Driver) for onboard sound from your motherboard. And the LAN (Intel LAN 22.9) so you can use the Ethernet even though you have WiFi already but one never may know when relocation occurs and may have the option to use the Ethernet later on so you'll want that ready. I might be missing something else from what I see online but those drivers would be important to have installed when login into your Windows 10 user account.

is there a software that gives me accurate temps for gpu and cpu?

For Intel I would recommend HWMontior for reading the CPU, GPU and motherboard temps, voltages and rpm speeds (if the case fan is connected to the MOBO then the RPMs are readable).

how do i make a custom fan curve (in the bios or from a software)?

You would be better off doing this within your BIOS ahead of time; however, ASUS has a software you can use when you login into Window 10. It's called ASUS Fan Xpert 3 and instead of going to into the BIOS to make any changes, you use ASUS Fan Xpert 3 to adjust the fan curves again. The disc that comes with the motherboard should have it, but it might be under Utilities drivers though I'm not quite certain which driver it is, maybe it's ASUS AI Suite 3 version 3.00.13.

If I recall my past experiences, I been able to use both methods regardless.

software for overclocking? is there any default settings in the bios of my pc that would prevent optimum performance of my parts?

You have a couple of ways to do this. You could read this guide, all five pages.

When you see pages 3 and 4, ASUS is the blue highlighted images so you will want to refer to those images while reading. I'm thinking the baby step when trying to overclock for your CPU's vCore is 1.3v. Make sure you don't see 1.52v as that is too high and it would be a lot of heat. Even if you don't overclock this yet if you aren't comfortable right away then make sure the vCore isn't rising up to 1.4v~1.52v.

Or you could try the EZ Tuning Wizard from your BIOS. This will automatically overclock your CPU and RAM, but who knows what the voltages will be unless the temperatures aren't that alarming then that works too. It will base upon what it's best to overclock the CPU and RAM without instability.

SlickShoes17's Completed Build: Synergy

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

No problem and that would be awesome!

SlickShoes17's Completed Build: Synergy

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I love what you did with the color scheme. Your dad has a good computer for what you had laying around as spare parts. I'm certain he is enjoying it and appreciates for what you did.

Everything was great to work with, but the case is very simple. There's not a lot of room for cable management behind the motherboard, but overall I think it looks pretty cool. Maybe one day I'll change out that rear fan for something green or white...

It's unfortunate that the cables are like spaghetti but thankfully they don't have different colors and have enough blending black colors within the case. I'm certain the back fan being change to what you mention will make it pop it even further and look another step better regardless.

You have my one and support. Great job for what you did for your father.

rostefer's Completed Build: Current Build

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

* sees the lovely build from the photo and follow by the description that only has a period for now *

... ... +1!

levi777l's Completed Build: Lunch Box Ryzen 2200G

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Haha, that's good you already know. I feel old, but I still have a long life ahead of me. And no worries.

levi777l's Completed Build: Lunch Box Ryzen 2200G

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Np I hope someone builds on it :)

I am certain it will. Passing on inspirations and its examples is a part of this community. :)

I want to come up with a pico psu build, but if the power brick fits in the case why waste 100 bucks.

That would be awesome when you can someday. And no worries. It's understandable when you have something available at hand and ready to use. Or some other part was more affordable.

levi777l's Completed Build: Lunch Box Ryzen 2200G

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

(What are the dots called that pac man eats?)

Pac-Dots.

The flashing, big, dots are called Power Pellets.

levi777l's Completed Build: Lunch Box Ryzen 2200G

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Of course and thank you too.

Did you ever considered a PicoPSU? Those help reduce the cable clutter, it's fanless, and works great with very limited space cases between DIY projects like yourself. Though for certain cases or DIY projects may have to drill a 5/16 hole towards the back or side section of the case that holds the PicoPSU's cables in place. (Would also require a DC power adapter: Mini-box website). Otherwise the PSU you have now seems to be working, plus already aware you modified the lunchbox for it.

Notice: Aha, I see you just updated your description. Thank you for the clarifications.

Again, thanks for sharing this awesome little project. May it serve you well!

levi777l's Completed Build: Lunch Box Ryzen 2200G

Eltech 17 Builds 9 points 2 months ago

Watch out Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde... Pacman is back! He is bigger and more hungry then ever before!

+1 !!!! ᗣᗣᗣᗣ ·····•··· ᗤ

Forum Topic "Favorite Anime Intro/Outro"

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I cannot say that I am a big anime fan. Even though I kept certain animes in DVDs or some Amazon Videos... but back to the main point: I enjoy the translated English version of Smile Bomb sung by Sara White from Yu Yu Hakusho and yes I also heard Mawatari Matsuko who sung Smile Bomb. (Correct me if I am wrong on names or the song). It's one of my favorite opening theme songs that I grew up with.

Eltech's Completed Build: Cosmo

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Sorry, it seems the original link from my custom backplate of the GTX 1050 Ti I purchased is an error missing page.

Hopefully this link is OK:

They keep updating their website.

Lokorfi's Completed Build: Lucky Pennies

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I looked closely to the motherboard from OP's photo #5 and it appears to be GA-AB350M-DS3H Rev 1.1. (Even the photo that shows the box of the MOBO says it too).

I'm not sure if PCPP has it in their database just yet? The GA-AX370M-DS3H can easily be mixed up due to both appearances have a similar layout, but the names on the motherboards are different. Hopefully OP will clarify about the confusion soon.

PC_Mate's Completed Build: mean machine

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Hey PC_mate, well done! Beautiful cable management and what a great build. It should serve well for its purposes and it looks lovely. Here's my one and support to you.

Eltech's Completed Build: Cosmo

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Coldzero recently updated their website, and it's taken them some time to re-display some of their GTX 1050 Tis (though certain GTX 1050s are not appearing anymore). I also think it depends which manufacturer they had ready, but they can most certainly accommodate any NVIDIA and AMD graphics if it's not showing (or they don't have) on the list of backplates.

Which GPU backplate were you searching for? I can help you search for it and if it's not on their website you can email and request about a custom backplate to your GPU's type, product number, and the dimensions from the back of the GPU. (They might ask for a scanned image of the GPU's back section so they know where the holes are exactly.)

The one I purchased no longer seems to exist but it's the same page and the correct model I had regardless. It seems they added in "FTW" on both of the backplates now.

What I purchased (now has FTW): Evga GTX 1050Ti FTW Gpu Backplate (Layout 2)

I'm certain if you wish to keep the "FTW" off and same for the "SC" text which you can request it by email. Or can also mention this in your "comment" section when you are placing an order. All the colors are changeable too to meet your needs (the base of the backplate, text, adding in your image if you have something you wish, etc.)

baschwar's Completed Build: Yet Another Gaming Console PC

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Hey no problem. And that's good to know about the FTZ & RVZ 01s and also the RVZ 03. Thanks for informing and your response too.

baschwar's Completed Build: Yet Another Gaming Console PC

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

You have purchased two Fractal Design slim fans for the GPU chamber, I take it then that the Node 202 DOESN'T come with a pair of proprietary slim fans like my RVZ 01 did? That seems like gouging you as a client, IMHO. Surely they could've included those in the package. This being the case... did you buy these slim fans specifically because they were by Fractal Design as is your case? ...

I have the Fractal Design Node 202 as well and they don't provide 120mm case fans with Node 202. One has to purchase one or two yourself. I cannot speak for OP as to why they purchased those particular case fans, but I'm just as guilty too! Though I wanted white case fans to see them (without LED effects) and to try their case fan products. My case fans aren't a slim version and I was able to fit a GTX 1070 with no issues (my GTX 1070 is only temporary to be in the Node for now).

Eltech's Completed Build: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

You are too kind. And oh my it's usually worth it once you get read and practice when working on computers. I'm really a visual learner (and self-taught) but without the terminology and practice then I be lost.

Eltech's Completed Build: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Goodness, it's been a while since I worked in the case. (I think it was two years ago). In general summary it was an interesting process to work in, but workable in the end result.

I do admit that the front panel connections with an additional 2.5" storage cage section is very tight and will be awkward to work on for sure once you are done adding in the parts.

I do recall that both panels were heavy and I was klutzy the first time. Internally the case is spacious enough to work in, but not too many way to make the cables hidden so the idea is probably to take advantage any zip-tie/velcro strap capabilities. (I didn't have any velcro straps originally so I would recommend using those for the thick cables).

The storage panel that is near the window is kind of awkward too since it's more ideal to use if you don't want to use the bottom section of the case for a 3.5" HDD. Technically you use the bottom for case fans (120mms) or you could install a couple of 3.5" hard drives.

GPU installation was a breeze I think, it's upside down, but no issues there. Enough space to install an PCIEx1 WiFi too. If using an optical drive then consider the possibility of the GPU being short for the sake of cable management and not having to wrestle inside it. Could get away with a two fan GPU, but I'll be honest it would be a headache to work with a optical drive involved too.

PSU installation wasn't too bad and it was different but it worked out well. I think you could also get away with a SFX PSU to shorten the cable length in this case, pricey though, but it's a theory so to speak.

I do love the ease of removing the mesh top filter of the case and the bottom cover (underneath the case itself) is magnetized so it's very easy to remove and clean out the dust this way while using a Datavac.

I didn't have much issues with fan installations because it was easy to manage the wires inside the case due to a few ways to zip-tie the wires with the case. Plenty of ways to install 120mm case fans here, so it will really depend upon how one prefers the airflow to be. (I normally do the following methods, bottom/front is intake and back/top is exhaust. Should be able to install a 240mm radiator at the top of the case or a 120mm radiator for the back of the case if prefer liquid cooling.

I think the weakest part of the entire case, as odd it sounds, would be the external silicon handles on the top and bottom section of the case. They aren't very strong but after a few years they are doing OK so I would recommend to be gentle with them.

+1. An amazing build, yet again.

(P.S: how do you keep doing great builds?)

I truly appreciate your support and your plus one. Thank you, thank you! And... I'm not sure about being great builds. Practice, practice, practice... plenty of practice and reading about computers over time. I'm just an average builder is all, but thank you.

Eltech's Completed Build: Okurimono (???)

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Such poetry. Big wow.

I'm being serious here. This is an absolutely amazing computer build and narrative about said build. And the pictures, too. Many builds I've seen have only 1 or 2 pictures and people ask for more. This is WAY over that. I didn't have time to look through them all! I'm not criticising you, but rather, congratulating you on being able to take pictures throughout the entire build. There's no way I'd be able to stop myself from the build to take pictures.

Aw, what a high compliment! I truly appreciate your support and kind words. I do my best and hoping it'll be something more often down the road when building computers. Maybe not poetry nor quotes but the effort will continue on.

The quotes are amazing. If this wasn't ever a featured build, then it should be now, even though it's about 6 months old now (from publishing).

I'm glad you like the quotes. And no this was never featured and will not be ever but the compliments and support I receive is truly feature-worthy enough.

Keep the good builds and descriptions coming!

Thank you! I will do my best and try to improve a little with every build I intend to post here.

Eltech's Completed Build: HP Mini 110-4250NR

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Aw... understandable. :(

Gooberdad's Completed Build: Junk Yard Dog. The Ebay Oculus build.

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I understand it needs to be above 90FPS, but I haven't tested it yet. I've got Superposition benchmark on anotherPC. Just need to install it. I haven't noticed anything unusual yet.

Aha, gotcha. Hopefully it's doing well, but I'm going to guess it is OK unless you notice any stutters / lag.

...I don't like that it goes into full screen in some games on the 4k tv it's connected to. Makes me wonder if that's like running 6 1080p monitors.(assuming the oculus counts as two and 4k counts as 4)

Oh? What screen mode you try to stay as with VR? (I'm forgetting the terminology here... because I haven't gamed much lately) Fullscreen Borderless or Window Borderless? Or just some type of Window mode?

evilmunky45's Completed Build: Made a PC for my Mom :)

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

This is very touching and love that you helped your mom out. Sounds like she is loving it and is grateful for a major upgrade for her uses. Awesome work and this will last her for a while. You have my one and support,

Gooberdad's Completed Build: Junk Yard Dog. The Ebay Oculus build.

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Oi, I've done that before too. Forgetting to save the changes in the BIOS and even when overclocking a CPU/RAM.

And sounds about right with temps, though yours sounds way better then my experience comparing with my i7-4790K. I cannot go beyond 4.4GHz with my CPU due to the temps can reach in the 80°C range (not far behind a 90°C but never seen that temp thankfully).

I'm certain a delid will help greatly as I haven't had time to delid my own CPU. I'm certain you'll see an improvement in temps when that occurs. Could always try a stable 4GHz too if need to decrease some more or just back to default settings if necessary. Otherwise sounds it's OK regardless so you can just keep an eye on it if it ever seems close to 90-100° C.

I know the max temp a 4th generation can handle is 105° C. While the 6-8th generations may be 100° C max temp (I could be wrong here). Not that I want to see such temperatures to begin with.

...I'd wager going to a more powerful GPU would be the best move if we find the VR performance lacking.

That's understandable. What is the FPS range when doing VR in 1080p?

Eltech's Completed Build: HP Mini 110-4250NR

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Hey no worries. I'm glad you're still with us as I know the staff here take their rules of conduct very serious which is understandable. I also think they give grace too as long it's not a repeat x-amount of times and to not give a further reason for them to take another step of action..

No idea how long they ban voting or comments since I never been there before. I been warned once of "spam" in the past which is fine but nothing too serious at my end. Again, glad you're still with us.

Eltech's Completed Build: HP Mini 110-4250NR

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you very much! It was a small project to work but it still works thankfully. Thanks for your support, always.

Psst. Still hoping to see your dad's old PC one day.

Me too, me too. I hope that IBM is doing OK in the shed. The weather has been changing a lot here. Snow, rain, hail, cold winds.

Gooberdad's Completed Build: Junk Yard Dog. The Ebay Oculus build.

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Awesome work and I enjoyed reading about this build. Despite all the obstacles you had, it turned out great! Also nice overclock with the i5-4690K, it will serve you well for a while. Very neat to see how the VR works despite I'll never be interested nor will ever use it. Sounds like you and your son are enjoying it, and make sure no one falls or hits into something too often. ;)

Thanks for sharing this and looking forward to see more of your builds. Keep it up! Plus one!

NvidiaNewt's Completed Build: Cobalt

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you too for sharing. :)

NvidiaNewt's Completed Build: Cobalt

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

...some might criticize me for spending extra on aesthetics in what is essentially a budget build, but for me a computer is as much the artful centerpiece of a room as it is a functional utilitarian tool for getting stuff done.

No criticism here. Only to say I agree about keeping the computer aesthetic pleasing yet still provides the necessary functions that it's designed to be for its purpose. (Even if there is none, but a build that is very well organized and thought out is easily noticed).

I enjoyed reading your description and amazing work with hunting deals on Ebay and keeping some left over parts, especially the RAM. Oh my goodness, I'll never feel at ease with the couple of RAMs I have purchased for 8GBs alone... $100~ per pair of RAM which is the most I have every purchased now.

I love how it turned out. Awesome work and a lovely story to read about. Enjoy your build! +1

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

A Raspberry Pi (1-3) in general will not be able to handle very well with PC gaming these days. It will handle games that aren't graphic demanding in 720p, like python games or some 1980-1990s video games and this isn't necessary all console games either. Some PS1 and N64 games may be OK and some games may not run too well with a Raspberry Pi 3.

Something like this can get you started in the PC gaming spectrum in 1920 x 1080 resolution. This particular has three different type of video output connectors for the sake of variety from monitors (old and new) or at least the HDMI for a modern TV. It wouldn't be able to overclock the CPU but RAM can be overclocked which is good enough. If the BIOS isn't up to date though then you will have to contact AMD and request a "Boot Kit" which basically give a processor to temporary use, but the processor must be returned in 10 business days.

Unless you are really that tight and it has to be close to $400 or below that price range then you could do a 1280 x 720 resolution PC gaming. Consider the option to purchase a used hard drive from Amazon. The risk is hoping it's not too bad in shape and the usage of storage is OK for data reading/transfer.


Another last resort option is if you can't afford much right now but possibly just the hardware alone. You have an option to install a 64-bit with a 8GB USB Flash Drive for Linux Mint or Ubuntu which I would recommend for a desktop environment. Know how to prepare and set it up for Steam. Keep in mind not all games are supported by Linux but there is certainly a large amount of games available. Just don't expect the latest games to be available:

The idea is if you don't plan on playing the latest games then you will be OK here and saves you an extra $80~$125 from the OS. Or it's a temporary solution for now until you save enough money to be able to purchase a Windows 10 64-bit. Then you could dual-boot these two OS or wipe out the partition and install only Windows.


Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor/TV and WiFi weren't included. Rebates were avoided.

You could also consider to see if you can find leftover parts such as a hard drive, case, peripherals, maybe a dedicated GPU but still would recommend a new PSU regardless unless you know the PSU is a decent quality and not close to 7-10 years old. I wish I had more solutions to keep the costs cheaper these days, but it's all I can think of for now.

Forum Topic "Rainbow Six Siege-4K"

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I used to be able to get decent/mostly maxed 4K with my GTX 1070 paired with the i7-4790K in Rainbow Six Siege until Outbreak came around this year then I switched back to 1440p to get my original graphic settings. No biggie for me personally.

I do agree though. A decent 4K or better is recommend to get the GTX 1080 or the GTX 1080 Ti.

ApocPony's Completed Build: AMD Console Fusion

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

This was built for my wife so she could have her own computer as she always hogs my main rig to do important tasks, like play Candy Crush and surf the web.

It also seconds as a travelling gaming PC as I'm away with work fairly often.

Sounds like your wife and yourself is enjoying this cute little PC. It turned out great and love that it matches your main rig with the vinyl wood. This should be featured. Awesome work ApocPony and keep it up! Plus one.

chan_solo's Completed Build: RyzBen

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

"Help me Ryz-Benobi. You're my only hope."

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

No worries and that'll be awesome!

Eltech's Completed Build: RB-P3

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Yes, they have those too. It should fit for your Pi B+. :)

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