Nice build. Only thing I could say is that the PSU is overkill, unless you eventually plan on going SLI
makes sense I guess. Still pretty pricey, even for barely over a year ago though. In the meantime, I've actually built my own PC and my 256GB SSD only cost like $80, and i've seen it on sale for 65 before. It's still a nice build though, hope it holds up for you for a long time!
good luck on thinking of names, my name took my at least 20 min to think of =P nice build btw, u have my updoot.
we are now case brothers. I must updoot u. nice build btw, rly like the color scheme
he already bought it, there's pics. this is the completed build section dude
damn, super jealous. +1 m8
oh hey sorry I didn't see this until now! I just asked him to for you, so we'll see if he comes through on this!
yeah you just buy it from a seller and they'll send you a code. you need an install disk or flash drive or whatever with your selected windows version on there before though
Best buy was the first place I tried lol and it didn't work =P I tried 2 office depots and the second one worked though, so maybe if you have one of those you can use it to find a price match a future great deal =P I don't have the paper tho, my friend does.
I got it from a subreddit where people buy microsoft software licenses in bulk and sell the extra ones. I had it linked in the original description for my build but Manirelli deleted that section bc apparently the subreddit goes against MS's terms of service and PCPP doesn't support that. You can look it up, but I can't link it for you
Sorry about that! I actually got the 970s from an office depot that price matched the microcenter deal even though it was in store pickup only, so I got pretty lucky. Thanks for the compliment though!
Sorry dude but the deal ended a while ago. :( My friend has the paper printed off still but we bought our graphics cards almost a month ago
they didn't have 980 ti's on sale, but they did have 980s going for $286 plus tax =P my friend bought 2 and a 970, then RMA'd his 780 ti and they sent him a 3rd 980. He's gonna sell a 980 and the 970 for extra cash and so he can afford a motherboard that supports SLI for the first 2 980s
yep it's ok. I wouldn't have linked it if I had known, and it's not like they took down my whole post
Thanks for the compliment! I'm really proud of it
actually my friend showed it to me and since he printed off the ad he just brought it to my house about an hour after he bought 2 980s for $286 + tax =P then my other friend and his brother and I went and got our 970s, and finally went to raising canes for foods. It was a good day!
Thanks! yeah it was a great deal, really happy my friend showed it to me!
oh, sorry about that
not much better at this price point. he also spent $160 on a monitor and $90 on Windows 8.1 so without those the build would be $650
woah some bad choices were made in terms of price to performance.
-I appreciate the design choices, but $300 for a mobo at this price range? what?
- 4790k + 750ti is not a good match. would've gone with an i3 for the i7, or an i5 for a 970/980
-you can get a 1TB hdd for like $1.50 more on sale
-$441 for windows 7?! are you crazy?!
that's all. it looks nice though but dang that cable management needs some work
lol nice =P I'm also super excited for Star Citizen, but I don't have anywhere near good enough hardware to run it so I won't bother too much until I build my first computer
well... I don't think the slight improvement of stream quality - if any at all - is worth the extra $60-$100, especially when you can overclock the 4690k
a few questions:
- why the 4790k and 760? hyperthreading has almost no impact on games, although it may slightly help with streaming. If you had a 4690k and weren't doing a ton, you could easily game and stream though. - was the 4790k worth it?
- speaking of the 760, are you happy with your purchase, especially now that the 960 is out? they tend to trade blows in games but the 960 uses less power (not an issue but wanted to mention)
- are you going to update to Win 10 when it arrives? It will be free to all windows 7-8.1 users during the first year of it's release. if you don't get it during that time you'll have to pay again, but if you download it in the first year you keep it forever.
nice build though! hope you enjoy it and that it lasts a while!
as a fellow 15 year old, I have a few criticisms, although it's still a pretty nice build.
- seems like a strange choice for a hard drive but I guess it'll be ok since it's a Seagate drive
- please update price for graphics card - noticed you said it was practically free in comments
- 1200W PSU? what's the reasoning behind that? looking at your build you're definitely never going over 700W and will most likely stay near 600W tops so the extra 500-600W is pointless.
- that's a lot of fans =P hopefully it's worth it though
- wow the price on that keyboard
not a criticism but lastly: do you plan on updating to Windows 10 when that comes out? Windows 7-8.1 users will be able to get it for free for a year, so if you get it during that year of release you get it forever.
anyways, enjoy your build! hope it lasts a while!
nice build! I'm definitely getting GTA V when it comes out (after seeing some reviews of it first for how it runs on PC), so maybe I'll see you there =)
hopefully I'll have enough money to build my own computer by then.
looks like a nice build. seems kinda funny that you got an ssd for less than a hard drive =P (albeit for 1/8 of the space)
it depends. if you have a job that depends on how fast you can output video then definitely get 2. If you want an almost as fast card and you only use it to edit the occasional YouTube video and for gaming, a 970 (or 2 for just a little more than a 980) would be a great and probably a better suited choice. If you're going to upgrade to a high end card then I definitely recommend a better CPU like an i5 or i7
dude you probably won't break 500W so unless you plan to SLI why did you get that super expensive PSU? unless it's priced wrong...
okay I guess you could be right about the core count but the 3960x still came out earlier
Why the 3570k? Says this was built in October 2014. Nice build though
Actually AMD has 4 logical cores or threads per physical core, essentially revealing the 8-core FX processors as 4-core "hyperthreaded" processors similar in performance to Intel's Core I7 lineup. Also, an Intel processor known as the 3960x had 6 hyperthreaded cores, making it a 12-core processor in Q3 2011 compared to the 8-core FX from mid 2012. You seem to be wrong, sir.
Don't worry though we all make mistakes.
Why not just get an 860k with something like an r7 250? You could've put money in better places by going with an air cooler on the 860k and getting a graphics card. Still a nice build -except for the power supply, you should NEVER skimp on this. Get a nice XFX, corsair, seasonic, evga, etc. instead. - it just seems sort of meh though. Hope you enjoy it
nice build! just wondering why you decided to upgrade the 760 SLI to a 970. Unless I'm wrong or unless the games you play aren't optimized for SLI, a 970 shouldn't have much difference in performance compared to SLI 760s, right?
interesting I guess, a couple strange part choices though like
- B85 mobo? would've gone Z97
- not sure if I've heard of Apotop before but they're probably fine
- why'd you pick a 770 instead of a 970 for $30 more?
- why the $110 PSU? I know it's not good to cheap out on power supplies but $110 seems a little expensive for 750W, even if it is gold rated. (it could just be the express shipping you mentioned though)
it's probably a solid build, just a few things that made me wonder...
super awesome build! wish I had the money for something like this, not to mention the planning and time required. anyways, good job and +1 from me
I realize I'm kind of late but how is that RAM? If I'm right thats the one with LEDs on it? I've just been wondering because I think it looks really nice but it also has a first from Asia stamp on it and it's been getting mixed reviews
I dont know what he does with pictures but for word and the interwebs you could've gone with the Pentium G3258 and been fine
Woah. If I had a 20k budget just for a PC... I think that would be the end of me. a.k.a. I would've died and gone to heaven. Nice build, and good job with the pictures too!
if you check on the partslist it lets you pick a 212 EVO, which unless they're wrong, means that it will fit. take that with a grain of salt though because pcpp isn't always right but only usually right
the desktop image reminds me of Fedora Linux =P
nice budget build! not sure that a h90 was necessary but if you're going to recycle the parts then why not =P
you could build a better computer for half the price. I feel like you put no thought into this, and I'm downvoting because of that. for instance: you can get a better, higher capacity ssd for $100. the 320GB hdd also makes no sense, you can get a 1TB on sale for $50. not sure what you were thinking with the hp cd/dvd drive, or with windows 7 ultimate, or the 100w psu, or the dual 270x's (see where I'm going with this)
me too =P I'm really excited that I actually have enough money to build a computer, but waiting a month or two never hurt. I wonder what it will cost, though. hopefully it's in the same range as the 970 or cheaper.
No problem! I've seen the rumors too, and it seems like the 380x will be out in February right? Also, it'll be cool to see what kind of performance gains 20nm has if AMD ends up going with that. Have fun with your computer!
I don't think you sacrificed on any parts but went a little overkill on some others, like the ram and mobo. Trust me, you need a video card for gaming. I think you did a really good job though in terms of part choice, and pretty well in assembly.
Wish I could build for that price. Nice build though. I have the same headset and I love it. Why 2 500GB HDDs instead of a single 1TB drive?
Nice part choices and looks. Hope your son is happy! As for wireless being the only option, you can always opt for a powerline adapter. They provide a more stable connection, as long as it's a good quality. Otherwise they can drop all the time.
Uh oh :(
OP should put it on a box or a stand or something