Description

My first gaming rig I bought from IBUYPOWER.COM but have since upgraded. Originally it started life with a smaller power supply(can't remember), GTX 660, 1 stick of 8Gb ram @ 1600.

Over the years I have since upgraded it; 8Gb @ 1866 Ram, SSD, SLI GTX 960 SSC (+ personal overclock), AX1200 PSU, windows 10, etc.

I've love my (Great White) computer, it has been great. Thinking on upgrading her here soon; bigger CPU, maybe a pair of 1070's? Going to try and get as much game time as she'll let me.

End Of Line.

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Very clean and nice looking build... I'll be supportive!! I know this site and the people sometimes do not have an open mind. Go get yourself an 8 core and aio cooler and you will be very happy! Other than that, enjoy your build

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

lol thanks, I don't mind the feed back really. Thanks for the support.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Change your motherboard,cpu and ram asap.You are living 5 years behind.Either get a i7 7700k or a Ryzen 7 1700.I really like the choice of your case and power supply.Because you went overkill there,you can pretty much keep chaning systems without needed to buy a new psu or case.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

If it's still doing everything if he wants it too, the. there is no reason for him to spend a bunch of money upgrading it yet.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah kinda. The fx series is too old. It can't keep up with modern gaming. The 4300 is less powerful then a pentium.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrKFPTgs32I

Even the 8350 gets beaten by the g4560.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Why can I play any game I want at 4K ultra at 50 to 60fps? My favorite game to play is forza horizon 3 and that runs amazing. I have zero need to upgrade at this point. Maybe in the future but right now, it's doing everything I want it too.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The 4 660ti can barely get 30fps at 1080p medium. You can't play Forza horizon at 4k 60fps. I could play it at 4k, But I know for a fact you can't. And you are also due for an upgrade. And just because your pc does everything you want it too does not mean the builders pc does everything he wants it too. You can not think that just because your pc does everything you want it too does not mean the builders pc can do anything he wants it too.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I would assume his could. It sounds like he's happy with it.

Also my pc build on my profile is not up to date. I now have a 4K 60htz monitor and a titan x (pascal). I can very easily play any game my heart desires.

We don't have to argue. I'm just trying to defend the people who's computers are doing everything they want it too, even if the hardware is 5 years old. The fx series chips are very underrated for how good they still are. Yes, I agree, they are not worth buying nowadays, but if you still have one, and it's doing everything you want, then I'd wait till it's time.

I'm done.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I completely agree with both of you. It still works, but he's in need of an upgrade sometime soon. But I do not agree that he needs a i7 or ryzen 7 necessarily - maybe he's just a gamer, or hes on a budget - which in that case, you don't need to go overkill. There is a guarantee that he will probably never have to replace his power supply though aha.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree. An r3 or g4560 would be all he needs and that would get rid of any bottleneck on both of his gpus.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but ideally I think something like an r5 1400, would be required to make full use out of his system.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it depends on which I7 he goes for.I think that the 7700k is the only one you should ever consider because x299 sucks *** for the money.I'm going to build a pc in 3 weeks with a Ryzen 5 1600 and a rx 580 8gb and I'm pretty hyped about it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

tbh, I agree with you about ryzen, it is certainly dominant to intels competition. My i5 6500, is dead now, next upgrade will definitely be ryzen. I just think that there isn't really any competition with the 7700k anymore, amd has chips that are much cheaper, and only slightly worse.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

FX9590, AIO H110i or H115i or a newer equivalent. Check my builds. No need at all for me to upgrade. Been playing 4k games since the beginning with no foreseeable end in sight. 60 FPS on a 4k TV ultra. What more do you want? On another system 2560 x 1080 ultra settings with DSR on at 2.00 and a refresh rate of 144. What more do you want? On another system 2560 x 1080 very high to ultra with DSR on a t 2.0 and a refresh rate of 75. Lets be real. Yes newer and better architecture is available. As for FX being a bad choice and dead? It is far from that. Proud owner of 2 FX 9590's and an FX 8370. 16 gigs of 2133 ram on all running at full speeds. Yup there is a bottle neck, but it is not noticeable during gaming, only when benchmarks are ran and it is minimal at best. That board may not be able to handle an FX 9590 but you can pick one up on the cheap if needed. It for sure will handle and FX 8370.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't agree. I just simply think that the FX lineup is dead now. Too old. The g4560 beats the 8320, and it's half the price. There is literally no reason to go with the fx lineup anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love amd and intel, (as far as I'm concerned, intel is not doing to well at all too with their i3/5/7 series compared to ryzen), but a ryzen alternative would be the way to go. Sure the FX might be fine to use now, if you bought it a couple years ago when it was more competitive, but advising someone to upgrade to an FX cpu in 2017 would not be a wise idea.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

sooo... u are telling me that u preferred upgrading gpu instead of the old weak cpu, and went for a weird gpu choice and a totally ultra mega super overkill psu that is literally more expensive than ur cpu + motherboard + ram together. you wasted a lot of money that could've gone into a much better build.

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow, thanks for taking the time to be supportive and helpful in your post eyeroll

To the builder: Even though the part choices are a little dated, as you know, it still is a great looking Rig! The 8370 would be a solid choice for a cost-friendly upgrade as I saw one on eBay for $95 the other day. Keep in mind that you'll need a better cooling solution for the CPU as well. Btw that case is awesome :)

+1!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

What's nice is he will be able to use his power supply for his next build. Now he doesn't have to spend more money on another power supply.

The fx series cpus may be a bit out of date but I still have my 8350 playing any game I want at 4K ultra at 50 to 60fps. They still have a bit of power left in them.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If I do another build I might plan on doing up a ITX build or maybe even Micro ATX build to downsize the huge foot print of the tower I have. I have a small office in my house. I have always been interested in the LIAN LI PC-O5S case. Very pricey for what I would really need but would look badass, bolted up on my wall.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I have burned a lot of money with this computer. Very true. For the past few months I have been learning and becoming more knowledgeable on PC building, parts, specs, etc. I have realized what all I did wrong with this computer. I want to keep it since I have invested myself into it. Though I would love to start over and do up a badass/ dream build featuring a AMD Ryzen... just gotta get the money together.

Sooo... If I don't fully start over from scratch, I would plan on upgrading the CPU first to a AMD 4 GHz FX-8370 with a Corsair Hydro Series H100i. I'm pretty sure I would see a big difference afterwords so then I could plan on upgrading the GPU(s)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I would upgrade the CPU to a FX-9590, it's the top of the line, and can be had for around $110 area. I got one for my first build, and I've loved it ever since.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

If OP can get an 8300/50/70, and OC it about 4.5 GHz, then there is no point in getting a 9590. The 9590 would be faster, but consume a lot more power, and take much more to cool.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If I do plan on getting that CPU then I know that the AX1200 PSU would handle it just fine. :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not about being able to handle it. It boils down to generating a lot more heat and needing a lot more power for very little gains. As others have pointed out, the FX lineup isn't such a great option anymore (not completely dead, just not a first choice).

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't go for the fx line up whatsoever unless you don't want a new motherboard. I would for for the ryzen 3/5 lineup. The fx lineup is years old and is bad compared to all of it's competition.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I am also building a two-way SLI gtx 960. When you order two Sli do they send an SLI bridge or do you have to buy one?

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I completely agree with you, apart from holding out for a COMPLETE system upgrade. I think the gpu's, (considering he is fine with them now, despite the depressing bottle neck) he should stick with for another year so he can overclock them, get some more use - 960's (especially in SLI) are still good cards for 1080p high. I'm pretty sure that was a mistake you made about mentioning a full system upgrade, because of course the power supply will pretty much never have to be upgraded.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

I am a man. I do like what my 960's do and with the overclock I have on them. They do up pretty alright. I can run Deus Ex Mankind Divided on high to mostly normal setting and get around 45 FPS on Avg. I have messed around with the setting to were I can get up to 50+ FPS. But I have it at a happy/ playable set up for now.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feed back. I understand you points that you have made and you do make a good point. Just watched a video a while ago from Bitwit on Youtube (My Gaming PC 5 Years Later - Is it Time to Upgrade? Pt. 1): https://youtu.be/ehV9g8nJIKs

He made very interesting points as well. So I'm a mechanic and have been a gear head most of my life now. I think of it this way, should I keep putting money into my old daily driver or replace it with a newer, more fuel efficient, better performance, ect. car/ truck. When it really comes down to it is well... Money! lol So if I can save my money and take it easy on the Steam sales for the AAA games that I can run/ are just playable enough for my rig. Then maybe I could differently see a Ryzen set up in my future.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

But streaming, the 8350 has to be better than the 4300 right?