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Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for commenting!

Yeah turns out the red fans were the cheapest decent branded option I could get which is a bonus. I had Corsair AF120's in my previous rig and they were quiet as anything.

I'd heard the stock cooler was quite noisy in most cases, and I think it's quite ugly.. Had some cash spare at the end of the budget to throw at a decent looking cooler which just so happened to fit the theme.

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

If your opening gambit is:

Lol "budget build" with a mobo 50% more than the CPU and an air cooler on a locked chip that also almost costs more than the chip.

Then I'm hardly inclined to take you seriously. IF you had opened with something along the lines of "I think some parts here and there could be re-considered to match the budget mindset" then we would be having a different conversation.

I'm open to critique as you can see in other comment threads on this post when they are put forward in a logical way.

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

Considering these parts were the best options for me in terms of price and performance for the purpose I'd say I did just that. My budget was £550 and I stuck to that, yours might be £500 or less - budget is subjective. Sure I could've saved a few £ here and there but I was happy to spend the extra for the looks.

I think your reaction would be justified if I called a 1080/Coffee Lake water-cooled rig a "budget" build ... I'm not sure why certain parts have to be cheaper than others for it to be acceptable, you scoffed at my choice to pair a £60 board with a £45 CPU (which is a 25% difference, FYI) as if that was the wrong thing to do. Should I have spent more and gone over budget so that my CPU was more expensive? No, because that defeats the purpose of a "budget" build. The Mobo supports the CPU therefore it is acceptable and if you read the review (which I think you didn't) you'd see that I chose the CPU based on the reviews as well as the price point.

Healthy discussion is great. Being flat-out rude is not. If you wish for me to take your opinion seriously then I suggest you re-word your argument.

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

I'd prefer a more critical response, nothing you've said helps in any way to create a discussion.

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked to get a 250GB capacity to install my frequently used programs and OS on. I'm looking on the Canadian list and seeing a 250GB SSD for < $60 there, and 500GB for < $100. Shop around!

Best thing to do is keep an eye on them, prices only go down once newer products get released. The exception there is GPU prices because of cryptomining but that isn't a massive deal.

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, definitely recommend most/all of the parts here, happy to help!

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

While the Coffee Lake Pentiums are newer, they're still dual-core just with slightly higher clock speeds. I hadn't heard any positive reviews of these, while I had heard a whole bunch about the Kaby Lake one, hence my choice!

I'm sure the stock cool would do just fine however I always go for aftermarket purely for the aesthetics and eventually this thing is gonna be stressed somewhat.

Thanks for the comment!

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sure if you're looking to build in 6-7 months the prices of certain parts (better parts) will be a bit lower, so I would personally re-evaluate closer to the time. I kept an eye on my part list for the best part of a month before building whilst checking competitive upgrades for price drops. For example, any Ryzen 5 might have dropped, but thats wild speculation.

With regard to the purpose of the SSD, it is purely to decrease boot/program loading times - compared to a HDD it is night and day. Your actual rendering/work for animation and editing is very much based on the CPU/GPU combo as well as memory capacity. As far as I'm concerned, memory capacity is the most important of those however don't take my word for it! I'm sure Youtubers (Linus) will answer those particular questions quite well. For casual gaming that system is near perfect - the addition of the SSD will make your experience much better I feel.

Comment reply on o.saunders's Completed Build: Budget 1050Ti build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

That CPU was my first option when I started looking into the new build, but at more than double the price of the G4560 in most cases I couldn't justify purchasing without skimping out on other parts. The problem is the sky-rocketed GPU prices these days, unfortunately, so you'd be looking at £250 minimum for JUST the GPU/CPU combo, easily breaking £600 for a decent enough build, by my standards at least!

As to your statement, I'm yet to put it under serious load and I can't do that until I move back to my Uni city (MUCH better connection) but my previous i3 was a dual-core and had little problem performing multiple tasks with dual-screen (videos playing whilst gaming etc) which is about the extent of my tasking.

Thanks for viewing and commenting!

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