I have a pair of Nvidia GT 9500's. Those are my spare cards. And my troubleshooting cards since they work. They actually can still play World Of Tanks on minimum @ 30 fps. Which is shocking.
That makes no difference. If the board doesnt support the listed speed it will simply slow the ram down to supported speeds or to 2133 hz which is the default for DDR4. It likely is a Motherboard issue. My next move would be to contact gigabyte, they may have you do more specific testing and or replacement of the board. This is frustrating I went through it myself. As far as the Chip itself, i doubt its the issue, but do remember it is possible.
Sounds like a motherboard issue. Have you contacted the company who made your board for support? If they do an RMA swap and you STILL have an issue, look at the CPU. I had an i5 6600k with a bad memory controller and didnt notice until i tried to use dual- channel memory. Fortunately intel worked with me. I'd assume AMD would in that case as well.
Nvidia has embraced the new AMD chips publicly even. Personally I don't believe it will be an issue. As for PSU's there are some Bronze PSU's that are really great, but you do need to do some research on them as well. For me I like using Jonnyguru for PSU reviews. He does extraordinary reviews on power supplies. As for GPU's the 580 is just a refreshed AMD 480. it does perform better but it is just a mid level GPU. The 580 and 1060 6GB version trade back and forth in real world performance. So a 1070 is better in the grand scheme of things, but its all a matter of how much you want to spend.
First off why that PSU? The case has a PSU shroud you'd never see it. The minimal savings you'll see in a platinum rated PSU vs a Gold rated or even a Bronze rated aren't worth that much. As for the 580. if you can find one at or near the original MSRP good luck. look at say a 1060 or even a 1070 honestly for that kind of money. If you plan on spending 600? go for broke with 1080 or 1080ti.
As for the rest it looks fine.
Try one stick of ram at a time and make sure you follow the motherboards manual as for what slots to use the ram sticks. If all else fails try each ram stick in each of the slots. Best way to test to see if the sticks themselves are bad. Alternately if you have another PC that can use DDR4 ram that would be ideal. This could be a bad Mobo, or even a bad CPU at the worst end.
Because this design is "old" its functional atleast. They have said they will roll out a new design after the new year.
im stilll rocking an i5 6600k it does just fine, although im set to upgrade this year, i tend to upgrade every two years anyway. That and my motherboard is having all kinds of issues that asrock cant figure out,
Skylake is still just fine, there is no need to upgrade at all. You wont see much improvement from similar i5's.
What games is he looking to play/ what is he looking to do with his pc?
Whats he looking to spend? because the CPU is fine, maybe upgrade to win 10, and get an ssd with a new GFX card and take advantage of all the sales monday.
Most if not all modern AMD gpu's have free sync built in. Freesync is AMD's brainchild, much like Gsync is Nvidia's.
Some of them facebook games get quite.... "Intense". Those are her words. I just nodded and went along with it.
I have no experiance overclocking Ryzen, you may only get it to go to 4.0ghzor maybe higher. As far as guides go, there are a plethora of guides on youtube. Personally i like Jayztwocents. He knows what he's doing and his how to guides are very good and detailed, and unlike other techtippers his are straight to the point.
P.s. i add the optical drive for workstations only because some people still like using the old-fashioned disc based back ups.
I kept it simple with air cooling, and Be Quiet! is not a gimmick, their fans and coolers are truly silent and they work very well. The Ryzen 7 series doesn't seem to continue the trend of AMD chips being mini- space heaters and i think a big air cooler should handle overclocking with ease. Also they will provide you an AM4 kit to use their coolers on your board Dark Rock's site
I did include an SSD for speed for large file projects as well as for the OS which will boot very quick. I've also added the ubiquitous CD burner and reader driver should you have a need for it its one of them optional things.
Ryzen has a much better workstation application than it does gaming. These chips were designed with content creators and heavy mutli taskers in mind. With workstation use it will likely outperform the I7 7700K with what you are trying to do.
The 1080 will absolutely slay 1080p gaming, you may even want to perhaps look into 1440p monitors. Or alternativly you can downsize the GFX card to a 1060 6GB and save some money for something else. 1080p gaming especially DOTA 2 isnt very demanding. This will enable to crank every setting in AAA titles and not even sweat FPS for the next 3-4 years id imagine.
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P.S. if your trying to figure out why some parts are more expensive than what the other guy has for the same part, i have my sales tax preset to 7% by all means adjust to your state's tax rate.
m.2 is generally quicker than a standard sata drive, i prefer them simply because you dont have to run Sata data and Sata Power to them.
As for the PSU's is the one component you do not want to cheap out on. If you can get a great deal on a 650 or 750 PSU you'll be fine. You'll be fine with what you have even with Overclocking but dont go overboard. As for tv's and monitors they have their own power bricks/ power supplies.
Similar build with a Water cooled GFX card, Granted it's not a 1080 (only a 1070) i have tax figured into this build. Also Contact Dark Rock and they will provide you with an AM4 bracket Dark Rock's website Otherwise generic, i also did not include an HDD you might as well bring your old one over.
Both parts are fairly similar in terms of gaming performance with Intel being slightly ahead when it comes to games like skylines that likes to use the CPU alot, but the difference is very small. Intel is expected to announce its newest CPU line on August 21st, but again the performance is only expected to be within 10% maybe 15%, of whats already out there.
Ryzen wont be THAT far behind either, maybe 5 fps at best?
My only question is do you need windows?
Absolutely, if i can max out skylines on a 3-4 year old gaming laptop we can get you up and running quickly.
I'm not into FPS's and those i do play are old enough to not pose an issue @ 4k. Besides this monitor is just massive, fortunately I got it for a cheap enough price that I dont mind reselling it.
Btw check out my saved parts list titled Computer #2 with my employee discount through my job (no i dont work for Dell either) id be making back just about what i spent.
Listen, if you want to get into publishing, maybe write a novella about this build; i know a guy who knows a guy who can hook you up. But on a serious note its dank build. Also how is that 4k monitor, I dont really care for the 1440p 144hz monitor i have now, it's a bit too big for the small area i have, and i wanted to perhaps jump up to 4k.
Its used i might get what? 450 on ebay? Half will get me a nice Freesync monitor@ 1440 144hz, or a regular 4k 60 hz monitor. the space i have to work with is small and 27" is really too big. Although a 4k monitor in 24" is hard to find.
Slap in a used 970 if you can get on, or at a minimum a 1050ti and have some nice 1080p gaming.
I may be willing to part ways with my monitor for about half of the listed price. I really am not a fan of it or G-sync.
No the intel stock one should be okay, although you can get your own. The chip cannot be overclocked anyway.
Intel build that meets all your requirements, some notes here though an i5 would be much more suited and wait until the bitcoin craze has died the GFX card prices are a bit inflated.
Edit: Link to the new PSU line from Seasonic from JonnyGuru this guy is the authority on PSU's.
yeah since GFX cards are hyper inflated atm due to the whole cryptocurrency thing again it is best to wait. I want to get myself back to an AMD build where i belong but i wont pay those extra crazy prices.
yes its much better with a controller, mouse and keyboard gets awkward quickly.
i bought rocket league 3 different times on two consoles and the PC thats how i like that game.
1500-1700 is pushing 1440p 144hz and or 4k territory you do realise that yes? fine, i will be back soon with a list that is no frill. truth be told for gaming an i5 or Ryzen 5 would be perfect the i7 would be a bit extra but hey who am i to question things.
Edit: Does he want a particular theme?
Having a microcenter nearby is awesome, i drive for about 45 minutes to get to mine but its just sooooooo much easier when i absolutely need a part now.
either way i hope the PC you build is great.
Ram is ram they are fairly recent upcomers, but in a budget build such as this it will be just fine, plus it matches the theme. Also HOLY CRAP WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED ON THIS THREAD GEEZ!!!!
It's a tiny tad over 650, but it sticks to a theme and its a mid-sized PC with some upgrading that can be done to GFX card down the road, just watch your power consumption. The SSD is optional if you wish to stay "within" budget, and absolutely cannot stretch. Also bear in mind that this list is figured for 7% sales tax, I do not know what your state tax is but I have it set for my tax because math is hard.
Well that's bogus, good luck then on your search for a buyer, with the announcement of Vega ill be going back to where i belong.
Perhaps just upgrade the GFX card. The CPU is still quite strong for today, and likely the R7 370 is the hold back for gaming. Perhaps look into a 1050ti or if you can snag a 470 or 570 R9 series go for it. After that i would also look into perhaps a new PSU if you ever plan on upgrading the CPU.
Yeah, you cant run a computer without ram so im not shocked.
Might as well check on the website, it never hurts to ask you may be pleasantly surprised.
Why not take advantage of EVGA's trade up service and get the Ti at a reduced price? (my two cents ofcourse)
Get a cheapo laptop or a Tablet for middle school. Gaming laptops take a beating, just ask my Lenovo i took with me to college. Still runs like a champ though.
I mean you can spend this much, But seriously dude its overkill. Also i wanted water cooling. Until i heard how loud it is. My next build i want complete silence.
Oh yeah, probably sooner than that. The entire E-currency economy is very very fragile.
When you look at System Build screen, you'll see a box called Markup. In that click the PC Part Picker logo, and it will have the format highlighted and ready to copy paste.
its absolutely nuts, there's absolutely no guarantee with it at all and it can take months to turn a profit especially when you figure in your initial expense, and then you have to figure in the cost power. Since this is the summer as well your going to be spending a ton more just to cool your home with A/C if you have A/C.
I get that its a "bit" over $750, but its hard right now to recommend GPU's since the prices are so stupidly high right now. I suggest waiting until this whole mining craze has subsided or go and check out your local micro center if you have one near you. Best buy has been known to carry 1060's and 1070's, i even see a 1080ti at my local best buy. otherwise this will serve your needs just fine.
Whats funny is, suddenly the "ugly" Noctua CPU cooler looks pretty great with RGB. Personally however i like how they look.
Should be all you need. Be Quiet! lives up to its name.