My cousin just got the one mentioned above, and he loves it. It's pretty quiet and performs great!
Are you sure you can play BF4? ;)
But seriously, wicked build.
That is Juan mighty fine looking pi. Can I put some whip cream on it for added sweetness?
No. It is pretty dang silent, I haven't had any issues with it either.
I really like the green <3 +1
Great build dude especially for the parts being so old. I couldn't tell ;)
Not sure if you don't know of the sub reddit hardwareswap But honestly, go on reddit and search for the sub reddit "hardwareswap" (no spaces) and you can get 660 ti's for like $80. :) I ended up getting an MSI 290 for about $200 there.
Nice PSU ;)
And wonderful close! +1
Childhood compete. Amazing build dude. My GameCube was one of the coolest gifts I ever received and this inspires me to build something like this down the road :)
I have the xfx TS and it has been great for me.
Great build I love the green! :)
Good specs besides the Psu (I don't date for Corsairs Psu's) but more picsssss please!
Probably... 20 FPS on low... So high would be about .793 FPS
But... Can it even play Minecraft?
Can....can...can I... Touch it?
Nice build! I like the 4460. Very solid CPU
Yeah man! Gotta take pride in your work :)
And I knowwwwww! I have work till 3 though :(
And thanks :)
Hahahahahahaha. My hindsight was telling me that someone would comment about that xD
Good luck with trouble shooting. Perhaps you need to unplug everything then reinstall it. Or perhaps a new boot drive? Maybe the RAM is faulty and should be replaced.
Just a couple ideas :D
Breh, how did you get SSD to work? My silicon power failed epically and my PC wouldn't even register it.
+1 for username.
Get on the Reddit Hardware swap. Just saw a gtx 770 sell for $125 and a 7970 for $110.
Welcome to the PC Club :) nice build.
It's not a problem :) just glad I could help!
And yeah, personally I just take a general consensus of what others say about motherboards then make a decision. It really won't matter if one motherboard is "better" than the other one if it checks out for what you need and is cost effective.
That makes sense about the Xeon, in your case stability is more important than high performance that could potentially crash. :P
And nice! Good idea with having a backup.
And oh well, deals will come and go. The same thing has happened to me as well.
But yeah, give me a message if you need anything and best of luck. Cheers! :)
Yeah that looks like the perfect build for what you need while maintaining a good price! Plus a $35 rebate on the mobo is nice as well :)
I'm not sure if you will need two hard drives with 2TB each. You could always start out with one and then go from there and add more if need be? Then again if you have 100's upon 100's of movies then it would probably be worth it to have the two :)
TLDR: Go for it!
A very solid budget build :)
Yeah, research is key ;) but it's not a problem at all! I hop your build goes well, make sure to post pics when you are done ;P haha
But yeah, you want stability over extra power that could overheat or shut off randomly.
Both are good combos: I would go with whichever one aesthetically pleases you and the theme you want. The audio may be better than MSI, but I bet it won't be that much more amazing. Personally I don't know much about their differences in audio quality so maybe some research would be good? I doubt it is going to be that much more amazing due to them being the same price.
And yeah, that does make sense. So I would say go with the 1600 then. My mistake lol :P
Well...accidentally clicked refresh and it deleted everything so here is my reply again...
MOBO: I love MSI, they are my first choice, and then Gigabyte at a close second. I never go with Asus because their support is spotty and unreliable. Plus I feel like MSI has better performance anyways.
RAM: 16 is fine, but you could do 8 GB, and then test from there and see if you need more. However I suggest grabbing the 1866 over the 1600 due to a faster processing rate which could help with running servers and multitasking.
SSD: good idea for going with a 128GB SSD, and you can always upgrade to a 256, but I doubt you will need to do that. And I always, always, alwayssss go with WD.
Case: I like the blue and orange, it should look pretty slick.
Overall: a solid build for what you need at the $900 range. I wouldn't change a thing about it besides the RAM (as noted above).
Cheers! And let me know if you need any help. :)
Surprisingly. I really like that case :) good stuff!
That is some of the cleanest cable management I have seen in a longggg time. Very nice :)
Not a problem :)
Looks good to me but I would change the PSU to the EVGA GS. It's more stable than the corsair and higher quality. You can read more here as to why you should have a corsair PSU. (http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx)
Overall though it is a very good build for gaming at 1080P.
As suggested I changed your CPU to the Xeon because it is very stable and pretty quiet, and you don't have to worry about keeping it cool because it's fans do a good job. It's also better for running servers and from my knowledge video editing as well. Think of it as an i7 that can't overclock. However it can hyper thread which for your situation I would imagine could be useful.
I'm not sure if you need to have an SSD that big? But better safe than sorry. :) Kind of surprised you didn't have a storage unit behind it, but you probably have more knowledge than I do with what you need.
Your motherboard is a good choice due to your needs, but not sure if you need something that expensive, but I elected to not change it because that MOBO is a beast.
Everything else looks good, you may want to get 1866 RAM vs the 1600 because you are going to be using this computer a ton. The 1866 has around a 5% performance boost over the 1600, but that difference could help you a lot for your needs.
Cheers and happy building!
Edit: going to the Xeon also saved you about $60 or so as well. :p
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Yeah, I would definitely go with Xeon in your situation: it has more stability and slightly less power, but definitely worth it. I would imagine for what you need that hyper threading will be very useful. :)
Secondly, I would maybe get a cheap-o graphics card, nothing too fancy since you won't be gaming :P i think you could get this graphics card and it would be just fine (http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Profile-PCI-Express-R6450-MD1GD3-LP/dp/B004X6ABTM). It's not on here, but has great reviews.
MOBO and PSU: don't ever go cheap on a motherboard or power supply: honestly these are the two most common devices that can **** up your machine. You could fry your machine without a powerful enough or high quality MOBO and PSU. I love MSI's MOBOS because they are really good, and efficient, personally I always stay away from Asus's MOBOS due to issues with the company. Secondly, the EVGA GS PSU is one of the best you can get because it is powerful and quiet. (Don't get a corsair PSU, you can read more here http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx)
I went with a 128GB SSD, because you can get the 128 for like $5 more or less than the 64gb thus doubling the capacity for the same size. I also went with the WD Caviar Blue storage unit because it is one of th most popular and reliable storages you can get. I figured 1 TB would be enough, but you can always grab another or an external hard drive if need be.
RAM: I chose the Kingston hyper fury 1866 because one... It is priced well with a ton of positive reviews, two matches with the blue theme, and thirdly it will do very well for encoding due to being the 1866. I figured 8GB of RAM would be ample enough, but you can always add in another 4, 8, or up to 32 GB if you need more power. :)
CASE: I love the Apevia Snipr because it is sleek, blue (you can get red and green as well), and wonderful cable management with plenty of room. And not badly priced either.
OD: and yeah, the optical drive you chose was a good choice.
All in all this is around $700, but it is better to invest in good products. The Amazon graphics card I suggested is also $10 less than the 2GB version on here.
Let me know if you have any questions. Happy building!
Good planning :) definitely makes sense!
Personally, I don't think you will really need to overclock, so that is why I suggest the Xeon 1231v3. It's a very good match especially for hosting servers, and editing videos, etc. it's pretty much an i7 but $100 less. :) could I have a link to your build?
Nice build! I don't know if you need that expensive of a cooler, but better safe than sorry? :3
I personally always suggest getting an SSD: it keeps your operating system clean of your gems and what not. Doesn't really help with games, but it will help with overall processing speed.
No personally I really like this case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/apevia-case-xsniper2bl
Can I have the link to the build??
Solid build, but if you plan to overclock you will want a CPU cooler. However, I suggest getting the regular 4690 with no overclock, but that is just my .02. Lol :)
R9380, it tests higher than the 960 (just look up the benchmarks).
On top of that get rid of that PSU and get the EVGA GS as your PSU: the corsair has been having issues with their power supply units. Read more here (http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx)
Oh, and I suggest getting the Xeon 1231v3 for your processor. It's great for what you want to do, and can run for a longggg time because it is made for running servers. It's only about $40 more than the i5 you want but packs way more punch because it is pretty much an i7 that cannot over clock, but it has no graphics cards integrated with it.
Can we please have the link to your build? :)
Well if you can afford to upgrade to the 970 I would. :P But the 960 will do just as well, or even the AMD 380.
Not a problem :D Let me know if you have any questions! Cheers
I like it, but I one change... and depending on how expensive your OS and monitor are you could always upgrade to a 970,
Looks good however there are a few things you could do to change it...
I took out the CPU cooler, you don't need a cooler on that i5 because it isn't a K model and cannot overclock.
I changed the PSU because that model of Corsair isn't very good (you can read more here http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx). I was recommended the GS model of the EVGA and it has very good reviews.
I also changed your storage to the Caviar Blue because I have read in forums that it has a longer life span along with fewer errors, but I am sure either would do.
The changes I made ended up being $7 less as well. ;)
Damn, that is one pimped out build! Thank you veery much :) I saved it as the "ultimate budget master 3000". Haha
Thank you again :) I really like it, and pretty decked out for only being $900 after rebates!
Good idea. :P
I like your build as well!
Could I do video and audio editing with the i5? And yeah the Strix 960 looks real good as well! I think I will go with that one.
I kept my same RAM on it as well (plus I am going for blue instead of red.) ;)