With such an old post, you're almost talking to no one. You're absolutely right, though. By the way, OP, if you ever see this, good build bb <3
Your cable management is.. interesting. I'm building a streaming PC inside of that case so thanks for the tips ;D
The rig looks pretty balanced now. Good job!
Try a Ryzen 7. Same price.
I'm saying for the price, it would make more sense to buy a Ryzen (around 2x cheaper lol) and a new GPU, rather than be bottlenecked by the 1060 3GB. And no, there really isn't much of a difference in real life tests between the two processors.
Edit: Holy balls! The price difference is $100 for no difference at all!
I think Ryzen would have better suited your build. Your GPU is a bottleneck for that i7. An i5 isn't powerful enough. A Ryzen 5 would have done much better for a cheaper price and without the bottleneck. (By the way, if you're trying to futureproof, always go for non-essential parts first and go from there. A better GPU would probably have better suited this for gaming. Still, build looks nice. +1 ;D
The i5 isn't bad, but the 670 is holding it back by quite a lot. Not a bad card for some casual games, but obviously this build won't be playing AAA games with much success.
Before you do... please consider a modular one. The SPEC-02 and cases similar are kind of cramped, and a non-modular PSU like the one I got in my SPEC-02 is one of the first things I'm replacing.
He does have a reference, so it wouldn't be too difficult.
Username checks out. Nice build! I don't see a single thing I would have done differently. +1 ;D
Does the S2417DG have color banding? Probably going to grab one while it's cheap. Cool build btw <3
Hi there! Is that Rival 600 easy to click? My current mouse (Corsair Harpoon) requires quite a lot of force to actually click on the middle, which is bad for FPS games. The Rival 600 looks like it has raised buttons that could be easier to press down. Cool build btw, +1
You're right! While I do some basic Sony Vegas editing using my factory-clocked Ryzen 7 1700, the generation of sound effects can be pretty intensive with so many different things happening at once. Once again, great build!
Thanks for the response! Probably going to pick up a 1080 for around $350 on r/hardwareswap. The Ebay ones usually go for $380-ish, but I might try there to eliminate scammers almost altogether.
That i3 would NOT "smoke" the R3. They lie around the same numbers in performance. Also, the 2200G works fine for most games, and 6 cores isn't at all required to play most games at alright settings. It would give a small FPS boost, but the 2200G can handle pretty much all AAA games on medium settings at 1080p, depending on the GPU.
Can confirm: my friend uses a Ryzen 3 2200G and a 1050 Ti to run at medium settings just fine!
Thanks for the reply! That's been one of the most useful ones I've seen so far! Cheers <3
Looks pretty nice for a work computer. The co-worker part made me giggle. +1 <3
Has the 1070 been keeping up with that godly monitor? Picked a S2417DG up recently, and my current RX 480 won't handle it. I play pretty much exclusively Rainbow, so 1440p 144hz would be lovely ;D
Does that 1070 power that legendary monitor? I already have the monitor, but my RX 480 isn't handling it and 1070s are getting pretty cheap now ;D
Considering that OP is building a computer SPECIFICALLY for Visual Studio, I doubt that Linux is needed past a VM.
Are you enjoying the S2417DG? I've been thinking of getting one and I've been hearing something about color banding. I found it on sale on Amazon and it's the best in it's tier, so just wondering if you have any complaints.
Also, nice build. +1 :D
Unfortunately for the price, I'm not sure you'll find much better. Take your time if you have it, and make sure to stalk the Black Friday deals (or pre-Black Friday deals)
I have an Xbox, but I can wait. The main thing I'll be doing in this game is recording the online funny moments with some friends, so I can wait ;)
Here's a Newegg search with the requirements you specified. https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100006740%20600004344%20600004346%204814%20600566986&LeftPriceRange=200%20300
My personal favorite is the VivoBook Max: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAA0S7B62847&ignorebbr=1
Thank you for the reply! Very helpful bb
Do you enjoy that monitor? I was going to get a different one, but this Samsung one looks trusted and your thoughts would likely help my decision.
+1 for the nice build ;D
good build. i like that it has the old fx with a newer card, although i'm not sure why. i think it proves that there is still a bit of value in those old chips, despite being completely forgotten by everyone else.
you guys should be writers lol
good luck, but ensure that you're actually doing this for the right reasons. however, if you need to prove that you can make good videos, you're likely out of luck. no one ever gets youtube right on the first try.
thanks bb ;D
i worked hard to get everything at my age, so i think it turned out fine
Just found this from the A60 speaker review. Great build lol
+1, despite this build being rather old and that you probably won't read this ;D
I'd guess he's getting 166 FPS at 2560x1080. He has a GTX 1080 and the 1080 can usually run games like Siege at that resolution lol
McDonald's seems to get you a lot. +1!
Don't go for Corsair HS series. They are wayyy too breakable. Both me and a friend have broken them. My Arctis 7s have held up well, and these likely will too.
Agree. Best Buy, while their stores are filled with 6 year old trash here (a r7 240 had dust on top of it lol), their stores are actually quite nice and I check them around every month or two
You could always install Windows Vista/7 without the key. Look up a fake key online, put it in, install the Windows 10 ISO downloader, and burn it to a DVD/USB. Wipe the disk using the installer and install Windows 10 on it
Nice build. +1
What keyboard did you buy? Just wondering because it looks cool lol
Ah yes.. The FX builds..
I've kinda been missing those. Cool build ;D
Wow! How'd you take such good looking photos in this year of 2008?!?!
nice build bb
69 months ago.. this is beautiful
Drivers kinda suck on AMD cards atm. The 1050 Ti would work fine for this kind of build. If you're going to spend more money, go for a 1060 or just don't upgrade.
I didn't actually know that, but I was actually asking about the reason he got the card. Thanks though, bb
Ooh, I hear R6S and I'm interested. My RX 480 hates Siege for whatever reason, so I'm glad to know some AMD cards actually like to work. Thanks for the reply ;D
What is the FE for? Seems overkill for a living room or even a LAN computer.. Also, do the drivers work okay with your LAN games, because no one seems to want to answer that lol
if you went with the spec, rip you. no cable management. at all. i hate that motherfluffer. this case is better in most ways, including beauty <3
same bb. my rx 480 will hold me over until next gen <3
You may regret it in the long run (CABLE MANAGEMENT), but this should work great for a budget PC.
I have an RX 480, so your next build will 100% both stream and game at 60 FPS+ on almost every game with medium-high settings. Enjoy bb