Unfortunately, my friend does need Wi-Fi due to not being able to lay down cables or something, so needed a PCI card of some description for this.
Aye, I got mine from Scan.co.uk under cables > braided power cables, lots of sets for Corsair PSU's of most kinds, in various colours :-) . Really nice cables, helps the pc stand out a little.
That would be my old pc that this replaced :) .
Old AMD hexacore with HD5870
Nah, I have tried that. Sadly it did not work :( . It's a bit off really :/
Yeah, it's a good setup :) .
I'll probably look into that router.
Yeah. I use my pc for a lot of rendering, so I would benefit if I were able to overclock further.
I didn't realise the 3930k was known for such issues before buying it.
I bought them that way. Corsair makes them in multiple colours :)
Oh good, not just me then! haha well yeah it's been completely fine since sorted it, fastest wireless I have ever used in fact!
And sadly the budget wouldn't quite extend far enough to get any better CPU, I figured the 3930 would be sufficient :P
No i never got it to 4.5 in the end. I got cold boots, and I just gave up in the end, because frankly it wasn't even needed, and I needed to use my time on other things.
The RAM i could happily get to advertised 2033MHz speeds, think I got them to 2133MHz, I haven''t tweaked them in a while though so cannot remember.
Best of luck if you still attempting 4.5, it should be easily doable, I just don't know how exactly :/
Done and done. Well 1600MHz memory and 7870. Couldn't quite fit a GHz with the budget. Thanks, for some reason I didn't see any cheaper 1600MHz when I first put the build together.
Sweet, don't forget to message me a link to your build!
Those are the correct cables yes :) .
Pricey yeah, but sometimes it's fun to have something unique in the system :) , enjoy sir!
Alright, well here is all the cables minus the 24 pin power cable http://www.scan.co.uk/products/individually-sleeved-psu-dc-cable-kittype-3-(gen-2)-for-axi-ax-hx-txm-blue .
And then assuming you are getting the AX860, and not the AX860i, then here is the 24 pin motherboard power to go with it:
Are you in the UK?
I have had no problems with my SLI setup so far, 860 watts has been easily enough.
Hmm interesting, I guess it really hates giving out the top 7.9 score then :P
Haha true, and the sound quality is well worth it, best 2.1 set i've ever heard on a pc. Thanks :)
They tend to be a good cause of chuckle when I have visitors... Then the jokers go silent when they hear the sound quality of them... Admittedly, doesn't stop me being tempted to put a cardboard box over both of them.
Very nice build for the limited budget you had to go on. It's always harder to find the most optimum parts when on a smaller budget, but I think you did pretty well for it, and should last fairly well.
I recommend the 550D, or 650D, or if you don't hasve the budget, then the 300R is a good choice
Could be a good plan that, I will be OCing it a little more along with the GPUs.
I know :(
Your best bet is to try a bit of everything with Game dev and see what you are most passionate about, and then going from there.
Also nice cases, that would do you very well. I'm very much a fanboy of Corsair right now though, so would probably recommend a Corsair case :P
AX760 should be good. Yes the 760i supports Corsair Link:
- useful for monitoring temperatures/voltages inside your case
- can adjust fan speed of PSU
- 30$ more expensive (20$ on NewEgg, just looked, I'm assuming it's USD for you).
- some people don't like the noise. By this I don't mean it's loud, more that it's not consistent noise. The PSU fan does not even spin when the pc is idling, but then it will randomly start spinning and then slow to a stop again depending on what you are doing on your pc. This can be distracting hearing it, but I personally have only heard it when I am literally doing nothing else but with the pc on.
Up to you if it's worth it. I can't say I have had much use out of Corsair Link yet, but who knows, maybe I'll find it more useful as time goes on.
Yeah, maybe I shouldn't have gone for such a low budget processor, I figured it wouldn't matter :P
You seem to work a different way to me then! My first build had no cable management whatsoever!
The Corsair AX series are good and definitely have custom cables for, but can be quite expensive depending on your budget. I don't know enough about the HX series, but I would presume Corsair have made some coloured cables for them too.
Sure I can do, what's your Power Supply model?
The case was perfect for the job. Comes with all needed, was not too large so cables were of right length, and not too small that anything was a struggle to fit in. I couldn't have asked for a better case for the job.
Thank You! :-)
And my configuration is:
AF140 on the back (air fans)
2x AF120 on the front (air fans)
2x SP120 on the top (water cooler fans)
All are the quiet edition. 140mm fans will fit at the back and I believe the top, however I don't think there is the space to mount fans as big as this on the front. Hope this helps.
No idea about them. I do know I haven't really enjoyed typing on the 3 or 4 mechanical keyboards I have tried recently, but I do enjoy typing on the X4.
I do like Corsair!
I forget they are there most of the time, but yeah at first they creeped me out.
It is an awful colour isn't it? I pay £250 for a motherboard and they throw in an awful brown SLI that doesn't go with the rest of the system! Any idea where I can get an SLI bridge for it? (of right size)
I like them too. They are made by Corsair for their own PSUs. I found mine on Scan.co.uk, on the Modding - PC section. They can also be ordered off the official Corsair website I believe. Just make sure to get the cables for your specific PSU!
Me too! Well I was originally going to just get 4 modules of 8GB, but 8GB modules are pretty expensive compared to 2x 4GB modules of the same speed, so I just decided to get 8 modules of 4GB!
Good question about the Cuda, maybe someone else can answer that. I don't think CUDA specifically can be made use of by most game development software, I think iRay renderer and some others can use it in 3DS Max, but not enough to base purchase off that alone, no need to replace the 7970, that's still a beast and has excellent compute performance (from memory), which is very useful for rendering.
Depends what exactly you will be doing in dev. I am no expert, but for what I needed (a lot of 3D work), I needed as much RAM as I could get hold of, and a solid processor, and I had the added bonus of amazing monitors and graphics cards.
The 800D is a more spacious case, but is just too big for my liking! My last build had an Antec 1200 as the case, which was great, but it was just too big and heavy to reasonably transport anywhere!
Cheers man :)
Pretty sound advice that. i7 is preferable, but if the cost difference is large, i5 is still a beast. I am definitely finding having 32GB of RAM a massive plus for the rendering and having many applications open at once.
They are pretty cracking :) . To be fair though, you still have a 4GB GTX 680, that can't be a slouch!
I'll be honest, I am not a fan of mechanical keyboards, too noisy for my liking!
It's easily enough of a power supply :) , I do intend on OC'ing the 780s a little yes, though voltages will remain the same.
Thank you, I spent a long time saving for this!
Yeah the speakers visual aesthetics are... questionable, but the sound quality more than makes up for it.
The monitors are amazing, I highly recommend them.
They are sweet :D
I bought them, Corsair make them themselves for their PSU's. They are quite expensive (I think £60 for the full set) but worth it. I bought mine from scan.co.uk, they had an excellent service, well recommended.
Thank you. What sort of games do you play and how noticeable is the input lag on those games?
I am currently planning on getting a couple of these Dell monitors for my new rig next month for gaming/photo editing, if the input lag is barely noticeable then I will go ahead with them :) .
Great build, and amazing cable management sir.
One question, how is the Dell monitor for gaming? Is it responsive enough without ghosting? Thanks.
Eat. Some. Cheese. Oh yeah and go to forum like they said.