If you want $1200 and a GTX 1080, you should really wait a few weeks to a month for prices to come down from the stupid high levels that they are at at the moment
Hardly affects temps. Better thermal compound is also not going to help much if he is thermal throttling
They wont be able to do anything to fix the PSU at the store
I would recommend running a quick format on the HDD and not installing it ij your build until after you have installed windows on your ssd
This could cause issues if you don't format the HDD before installing windows on the ssd
Can you confirm that the VGA is seated in the pcie slot and that the pcie lock is engaged?
First I would check if you are thermal throttling on anything, then I would check the spec of more motherboard to make sure that the pcie slot you are using is at least PCIe 8x electrical. Also, I would recommend benching your games against settings that you see in s review of a GTX 980 ti in order to see how much performance you are "missing".
It would be helpful if you could post your whole build here also
What temps are you actually hitting?
More case fans doesn't correlate with lower temps
No bent pins
I don't have another CPU, DOA MoBo is what I suspected the issue was. I have ran stress tests on another system using the PSU with no issues.
Yes, and tried without the gpu connected
Austin evens' builds are always horrible value though, watch Linus TechTips to get people that actually understand technology
I built a $2000 PC for $1200 and it is still going strong a year later.... Test the parts before you buy them, check how the manufacturer handles warranty claims and the transfer of warranties.
At this price point, you are going to get much better value from used parts. You should check out Craigslist in your area. I did a build at a $200 price point (no OS or monitor) and it turned out pretty well (you can look at it on my build page). If I were you, I would try to find a fairly cheap z87 MoBo and a haswell i5, or an and 8350 and a 990fx MoBo. For gpu, you should have a few choices, the GTX 580 that I put I my build should be fine for the settings you want to play at, but you may be able to squeeze a 760 or 770 in there. For storage, 128 Gb SSDs are only $30ish dollars and do more to speed up a computer in daily activity than almost anything else, I highly recommend getting one, and an additional 1ish Tb HDD. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or PM me! I would love to help
Didn't water cool RAM? No effort, -1 from me.
JK JK, I love computer **** as much as the next bloke
I actually just completed a build in the same case as you :P
It is obviously best if you can test before buying, but I have bought 3 GPU's used now (GTX 980, GTX 580, 9800 GT) and all 3 of them work perfectly. I would recommend just looking around craigslist.
Having more threads will be super helpful when programming since you can dedicate more threads to VMs and still have your main OS run smoothly
Something like this would be pretty baller.... You could save some money by getting a hard drive instead of a second SSD, but hard drives are loud and slow...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
I don't really speak in pounds, but I would recommend getting the fractal design node 202, a xeon 1231, at least a gtx 970, and a Silverstone sfx power supply.
Just did this ghetto mod, holy hell, coolest thing ever, totally worked!!
That isn't true at all... Go take a look at my main build vs what it would cost new. I got my tower for $1200 using components that would have cost $2000 to get new at the time.
You are still missing the point, I am not telling the OP to buy something exactly like my build, I am just showing that it is possible to get much better performance out of used parts in this price range than new parts.
You completely missed my point... My point was that I only spent $200 and the OP has a budget of $400. The fact that my $200 build is even competitive with a $450 new build shows the value of buying used if on a low budget. My entire point was that the OP will get much better value if they buy used parts than new parts. For anyone who wants a good performing gaming rig at 1080p, I would recommend at least a sandy bridge i5 and at least a GTX 680/770/960.
1) those comparison websites are always ********. 2) the Q6600 is overclockable 3) I spent $200 and not $450
The 6700k actually has newer architecture than the 6800k or 6850k. For low/single threaded workloads (i.e., most games) the single core performance of the 6700k will be better than more cores that are slower.
I would recommend getting all the parts used on craigslist since this is such a low budget build. You are going to have about $350 to spend on components. I would recommend looking at a Core 2 Quad system (make sure to get an overclockable MoBo), 8 Gb of RAM, a 120 Gb SSD with a 1 Tb HDD. Try and get everything except the graphics card at first, and then spend the rest of your budget on the best GPU that you can get.
This build is a bit overkill. The SSD is basically top of the line, as is the HDD. CS:GO is a heavily CPU intensive game, so having the 6700k in there will definitely help out. I picked red for the color of the build as that is the color of Corsair's on-RGB keyboards, and they tend to have the best mech keyboards. The monitor that I threw in there is the one that basically everyone that games 144Hz 1080p uses.
Ahh, I am sorry, my friend. I assumed that it was legit since paul's hardware made a video on it. Thank you for informing me.
I think you should take a look at used hardware in your area (such as Craigslist). I was able to build a pretty decent computer for $200 (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HcJV3C) and with an extra $200, you could easily get a sandy bridge i7 in there.
I would totally recommend buying used hardware from Craigslist for your build, just look at what I did with $200: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HcJV3C I tested this build in OW and was getting 60+ FPS on high settings @ 1080p, it also can get 100ish FPS in CS:GO (which is more CPU bound title). If you enjoy playing CS:GO competitively, I would strongly recommend against getting a duel core system such as a Pentium, even an older, quad core such as the Core 2 Quad will beat a Pentium in CS:GO
That Pentium will get owned by CS:GO....
For that budget, I would def recommend getting used parts. I built this computer for $200, and it can compete with the build that RaspberryPiFan put together: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HcJV3C
This is a small form factor build that will serve you well in 1080p. I would recommend looking for parts on your local Craigslist as well (GTX 980s are $300 used where I live). I would not recommend buying storage used, and buy items together if you can, so that you can test them before you buy (Works best if you buy Memory, CPU, and MoBo together). For monitor, there are basically 2 ways you can go. If you are into FPS games and other competitive games, then a 144Hz, low latency monitor like the Asus one below is the way to go, if you want the best experience for adventure games and casual games, then a widescreen IPS monitor is what you should get.
I actually just built a super value build a few days ago: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HcJV3C You can get a pretty good idea from that as to how good of a computer you can really get for $300. I would say probably a first or second gen i5/i7 and 8 Gb of RAM is not unreasonable.
I would recommend spending $10-$20 and find an 8 Gb stick of RAM used on Craigslist and then spend however much budget you have left over on getting a new GPU (in my area, GTX 980s are around $300 used, so you may be able to get that or a 980 Ti)
If you really want the best value, you should check craigslist in your area.
I would recommend looking at used parts on craigslist in your area. Anything Core 2 Quad or newer should be fine, just make sure the system has an SSD, and then get a cheap single slot old GPU and throw that in there.
That is my point :P
Ya, I've used this system a lot the last few days browsing the web and the like while waiting for drivers to download and install and it works great.
I would argue that my PSU is more overkill. Wattage and efficiency rating don't necessarily imply a higher quality PSU
Dude, that is awesome, reminds me of the old athlon pencil mod, thank you
I would recommend looking at used GPUs in your area
or a used GTX 760 or 770
Haha, do you want to trade PSUs?