I dont remember if the A boards are available for 8th gen yet, but if they are thats the only change aid make. Looks great!
You would immediately see a bottleneck just due to the sheer workload the 1080ti is designed for, plus to get 4k in the first place you'll need the monitor too. What I like to use as a general rule, give your pc a good backbone first, then add in the cooler parts like the 1080ti. Currently the cards are still recovering from the crypto currency craze, so its a bit overpriced now anyways. Now for your actual CPU, you'll need to make a choice between ryzen or coffee lake, both have their advantages and disadvantages for your usage, I'd recommend doing some personal research to figure what's best for you
I will say this though, if youre looking to get 4k and max settings, you'll be paying quite a bit more than you might like, as at this point youre looking at almost a completely new system, its up to you how you want to proceed, but for getting ready for open world games like ark, the cpu route should be your first step
Now, for 4k, you're going to need a rather powerful graphics card, if you're looking to max everything out, you'll need a 1080ti, if you're fine with keeping 4k but turning things down, a 1080 or 1070ti might be better suited to you
And now it makes sense, if you havent, give light overclocking a shot, nothing too crazy, but it could give you that last kick
I think your best bet for a game like Ark and streaming would be a CPU upgrade, which means its time for a new motherboard/ram/cpu
Someone spent some time on management for someone who took such a long break, lol
The water tubes cross each other, this bothers me, lol
Now this is a tough one, since you've said a few things. One being you don't do intensive gaming, and two, the games you do play work fine. The system as is is balanced, so there aren't any severe bottlenecks. I think your next step really depends on what you're looking to get out of it. For me? If I'm happy with overall performance, I might want to invest in a larger and better SSD, to both consolidate the drives and maybe kick the system up a notch. Post a few goals you have with the computer so we can kind of get a direction to go if you would
I don't know what that tower is or where you found it, bit that looks incredible!
I drool a bit whenever I see a system above $1000. That said, in terms of system balance, I personally think the 6700k stands out a bit comparatively to the other parts, but I don't know what you do with your computer, so I can't make any accurate judgement here. Regardless, looks great, hope you've enjoyed it!
Alright, that looks REALLY nice, even though the panels aren't on, I love it.
Impressive, hard to believe RAM is that expensive now.
When I did my Ryzen build I was hesitant to move down to a Quad core coming from an FX-8350 so I instead chose the R5 1600, how is your's performing, any benchmarks run yet?
I hate the fact that its using a FX-6300, but I suppose you're right about the price.
Exactly, most people aren't content creators or media professionals, I just wish you'd realize this. AMD is good at what it does, but it doesn't appeal to a large audience, the majority of people would either go for the Kaby Lake Pentium for an easy build, or go for an I5 for a good gaming PC. Don't get me wrong I'm not against AMD but I wish you people would open your eyes to the reality of the situation for AMD. They don't appeal to the majority of users.
A few things I noticed, I cringed at how close the magnetic bowl was to the graphics card because I know what one mistake could do, and two, the exterior of an antistatic bag is NOT anti-static, when working with the motherboard, place it on it's box.
I mean, $500 for a processor is a lot to choke on, lol
Not Ryzen 7 my friend, their price to performance for normal usage is significantly worse than Intel's, Ryzen 5 picks up the slack though
Interesting, I suppose I never really guessed why I was able to go far, I just kinda did, definitely worth looking into I suppose. Having never undervolted in my life, does the processor lose anything to this, or if it's stable no change?
I wonder at that point how far water cooling would allow me to go...
I've never considered undervolting, although I can see it's benefits. My 8350 ran at 4.8GHz at 1.4V with a Hyper 212 EVO, that actually impressed me!
Oh! You undervolt, well that's a different story then. So I presume you have an 8350, how far could you undervolt at stock speed?
They by default produce a slightly higher amount of heat, it's undeniable. I'm in the same boat with them FX series, but they have a tendency to push out more heat simply because of the power required. While it's easy to cool them at the core level they push out more.
You're a music editor are you? Interesting, do you enjoy the work?
It's because there are many games where the FX series is going to be a massive bottleneck when it's at load, namely MMO's where there are just too many objects. Your GPU should be at 100%, not the CPU.
To say that the FX series don't run hot is a lie, with a TDP of 125W on some of the most powerful ones and even the shunned 220W they are going to get much more toasty in there. Granted this IS an E model and so won't output nearly as much.
I finally called it quits with FX when I realized they weren't the greatest at MMO's. Other than that it's hard to find it's limit. Admittedly I've actually never seen anyone use the 8150 like... ever. So good on ya, where you thinking about going with Ryzen?
You know, if you didn't have the line about the higher clock speed when I saw the K model in a B series board, I was going to cry bloody murder. I guess I can see why you did and I suppose it makes it easier to upgrade later if he so desires, it's just odd.
Hmm... your certainly making my mouth water at the prospect of this machine...
I'm considering whether or not I want to create a custom loop inside it, but there are so many things going against it in there that I think the only remaining part is going to be the 8350 :P
Ah, you've got the same story as my ancient thing, came with an 8350 with a dud stock cooler so I literally started upgrading day 1 :P Motherboard replaced when the 1st power phase blew, RAM replaced after a static event, solid state replaced after failure of first, WD Blue replaced with WD Black, 2xGTX 660's replaced with Single RX 480, and all of that in the Ancient Aerocool Strike X Advance Black Edition Case.
Thank you thank you thank you and THANK YOU for not making your first computer be an overkill Goliath, at the same time holy crap the lighting is amazing! Well done sir!
That case has a power supply shroud at least, so you can just stuff it in the "basement" :P
I see what you did there with that cooler :) How are the temps on it?
Keep an eye on that Power Supply, they're alright for staying well under the actual usage but at load they have a higher failure rate than others. If you're looking to get even more video editing you're going to want to go the I7 route, but I get the feeling you don't do more of that than gaming. Nice build overall
Interesting, it seems like the CPU Cooler would struggle with the power supply being so close, how do the CPU temps look?
The RX 480 is a card that should NOT be capable of that performance, so I'm greatly impressed at best, dubious at worst, like I mean I have an overclocked XFX RX 480 that comes back as a midrange 1080p beast maybe brushing 1440p. I wonder at what you did or what circumstances even allowed you to see that performance. Do some investigating and tell use what you learn.
Interesting, can't wait to see what they do to the mid/low tier market!
Wait, they are actually already in production? Now that's some news I wasn't expecting...
If I've learn't anything about leaks, 90% of the time they are off
Although I'm somewhat concerned about the future of Ryzen at least for gaming pc's because if the 1800x falls behind the chip it was supposed to beat, I worry that the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 will fall behind exponentially and if that's the case then perhaps those models won't really have much of a place? Speculation I know but I worry...
Oh come now certainly you can't take what I said without a grain of salt? I suppose you can't really detect sarcasm on the internet but you could at least infer it, lol
Bah, you run the risk of using one of the most dangerous CPU's known to man, the 9590, and you don't even upgrade to the Ryzen ultimate??? Disgraceful! But in all honesty you need to explain yourself on those graphics settings because I have the same card running with a 8350 OC to 4.9GHz and I can't even IMAGINE those numbers...
Ah what's this? Alright so I was using information from January, looking again I've found they now have plans to release some Hexacores in Q2, so neglect any prior information I've given you :P
Aware of the fact that I'm very late in a reply, you can download a stress testing software to push it, an example would be 3DMARK Basic Edition or MSI Kombustor, if you're just looking to benchmark give Unigine Heaven a try, there's a lot of different ways to achieve the same result :)
So I have this stupid superiority complex where if something can be better I demand it becomes better, so looking at you're CPU makes me yell I7I7I7, but enough of that. This is a well thought out list and definitely shows some building skill. Don't worry too much about messing up your CPU from overheating as unless you're messing with the voltage and the cooler is bad it will just shut down to prevent damage. If temps are looking alright then you should be good to go. Try a stress test on the CPU specifically to see if anything breaks.
Oh yes DX12 is a big relief on the FX series, I don't have a ton of DX12 games on my 8350, primarily WoW and even though it's the "poor man's MMO" it is quite strenuous now on it's highest, the 8350 cannot even play it more than 20FPS, so on DX9 or DX11 I've been flat out angry with mine. But I could see where the DX12 would come into play.
Go look yourself I don't have the patience to go find it again.