LOL, well, I've always had a knack for putting my foot in my mouth. I had no idea. XD
+1 It always cool to see older hardware being re-purposed for a new life. That's a pretty decent savings on the CPU/MOBO. 4.5GHz is a very respectable OC! This thing must game like a champ.
Yeah, that's pretty much inarguable...
But can it run Crysis? ;)
Also: What microphone is that? Very stylish.
+1 for sick lego support.
I'm also surprised you went with the 8350. Most builds around this price point almost exclusively use an i7-k. I doubt it will bottleneck anything though.
"PSU: Non-modular PSUs are garbage. It was a living hell trying to contain the cable mess, especially the chain of Molex connectors we all know I'll never use. I'm getting a fully modular PSU after I get my SSD."
Words of the guy from the link. XD I'm pretty sure he might disagree with you slightly about the PSU's role in cable management. OP could definitely do some tidying up, but other than interweb credit I doubt it will affect performance in any way.
Sweet build! Absolute overkill on the CPU cooler though.
Unless you live in a tropical climate I really don't think you will need anything other than the stock CPU cooler. You may as well save yourself 12 bucks and the hassle of installing an after market cooler. Unless you already have it, in which case you may as well use it.
The alternative is you spend about 25 bucks and buy a cooler with a 120mm fan which will be quieter and you could use for future builds. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2
Not my point, the point I was making was against games that require 4 cores not working on the i3. They do. A game cannot distinguish between 4 logical cores and 4 physical ones, so the game will startup and run. Albeit at a reduced performance compared to 4 physical cores.
So yes, if you're willing to spend an extra $100 the i5 is better, duh.
Agreed, the 200R is a really great budget case.
The i3 has hyper threading, so the computer will see 4 logical cores. That will work with the games that require 4 cores as it sees your computer as having 4 even though 2 of them are only threads. The issue he just listed will not materialize. Just FYI.
+1 for having a GF who plays videogames.
Mine does too, but she hates RPGs and FPS's... and guess what games I like to play? XD
+1 for life story
Just joshing you, nice build!
Well, I mean wait for benchmarks obvs. If this is anything like the 980/980ti situation I can only forsee you kicking yourself if you spring for a 1080 now. No idea when Nvidia will be releasing their consumer HBM cards. If nothing else AMD is supposedly releasing a Vega chip in october so perhaps competition will mean a price drop on the current lineup from Nvidia.
A man can dream, anyway. XD
Those are some pretty good scores from the 380. I had no idea it was such a good 1080p card.
Well you get my +1, this is a good build
Yeah, but if you wait long enough the HBM cards will come out and be even better performing. 1080ti or bust.
Wow, that is quite a jump from a GTX 760 to a 1070.
+1 For having a cooler bigger than the motherboard.
Holy sh*te, you have some serious moxxy for getting a CPU that F'ed up and somehow getting it to work.
+1 For intense CPU surgery
Oh, not for CPU. AMD has been behind Intel for everything but intensely threaded applications for a while now. They are releasing a new architecture in Q4 of this year called Zen with superior single threaded performance and 8 cores/16 threads. If you you mean to do an AMD build at some point, that is the CPU I would wait for.
Also: I didn't read the part where you said you would get a RX 480 in june, so derp. i r reed gud
RGB Da ba dee da ba die. So blue... I like it!
Depending on how GPU accelerated your video editor/renderer is you could save up $200 for the RX480. Which from firestrike leaks is between 980/fury non x in performance.
That's only if your program can do opencl GPU rendering. Both hitfilms and blender cannot. I wish they could... I'm guessing you're using Adobe Premiere pro, and I believe Prem pro allows for GPU acceleration, but I am by no means an expert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VzI901n29w
It's your build man, if it works it works. Save the dosh for an upgrade.
Well... the main point of the replacement was the fact a pin was snapped off... I'm pretty sure with that consideration it's quite a bit faster. Plus, it's an unlocked core, so it having a lower clock speed doesn't really mean much.
2 spoopy 4 me +1
Seriously man? That sucks! If you have $100 you might be able to replace it with this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X-6-1075T-3-0-GHz-Six-Core-Processor-HDT75TFBK6DGR-Socket-AM3-/231967211800?hash=item360252c118:g:DYAAAOSwqBJXUjkB
Dayumn man, +1 for absolutely rocking that budget build. Going to upgrade to the RX 480 soon?
Not bad... a very respectable first build +1
Computer so smoll
Liek little babby
Yes, though it may be more recent.
EDIT: It's AMD's "95 Watt Thermal solution"
But... but... You could have time traveled to the future to get an RX 480 for $200!!!1 :V
Nahhh, just kidding. TBH I think the 480 will be more of a side-grade to the GTX 970/980, that does not justify going a month without a GPU. I have a 980 and feel no need to get a 480. Sure as hell would've gotten one if it was out when I upgraded, but I don't anticipate it being much better than a 980 so I will likely wait for Vega/1080Ti to buy again.
I mean you got the 970 at a steal anyway. Plus, dat Shadowplay...
It's a good idea. If it's not too much trouble you should probably do a fresh install of windows on the SSD. If you have windows 10, Microsoft gives you a tool for making installation discs.
One thing to note, however, is that if you're using an earlier version of windows you need to do the upgrade process first before doing a fresh install... it's weird but what it does is convert your win 7/8 key into a windows 10 one.
Hmm, hopefully a 1070 wont thermally throttle. You're going to use a blower style yes?
Is the GPU for raw power or efficiency? Depending on how thermally efficient the RX 480 is it might be a viable alternative.
I mean, it's a great budget build for gaming. But video editing? I just started getting into video editing as a hobby with Hitfilm 4 Express and Blender, but from my experience a powerful CPU seems very important for rendering. (Well, at least for Blender VSE as it's a bit too dumb to use my GPU :V )
I get that the upgrade options are way better and you can always switch to an i7 later, but for $40 more dollars you could have gotten a FX-8350 with 8 cores. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ykphP6/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox
Eh, I think I'm being too critical, literally every other part of the build is fantastic. Just... Upgrade that CPU XD
I agree with you on the the CPU and GPU, but the PSU and case selection baffle me.
You're going to swap out the 200R? Really?
Very bad idea IMO. The 200R Is one of the best budget cases ever with excellent cable management, build construction, built in standoffs, and PSU filter. It's 100% worth the extra 20 bucks. It is a personal favorite of mine.
And going to Seasonic from EVGA is really more of a side-grade, especially since you're paying 5 bucks more for 80 watts less.
I like your parts selection, a lot actually, butttt....
I'm not 100% on board with the mobo choice. It looks a bit too tiny. Also, it may have been worthwhile to get the athlon with the quiet cooler AMD came out with.
+1 For overall excellent budget parts choice. My only advice is replace the godawful stock fan of the FX. I didn't even go a day before upgrading my 8350's fan to a evo 212, the stock fan sounds like a blender.
Not familiar with the GPU, but I know for a fact that jump from integrated GPU to discrete is a "wow" moment. When I went from my old crappy laptop with an A8 APU to a GTX 960 I was blown away. Now I can never go back XD I am addicted to the POWER!
Personally, I'm biased towards AMD as they have done less shifty things than Nvidia recently. But honestly it just depends on what you're looking to use it for. Both chipsets have native H.265 encode/decode support for recording, but shadowplay is a way more matured program than raptr. I use a GTX 980 personally and have no complaints. You could just use OBS and take the CPU hit, it's not like you're lacking in CPU power. EDIT: Also, OC that sumbitch to 4GHz, you're using freakin' water cooling.
One word of warning! I think the 5820K Only has 24 PCI-e lanes, so if you were to go crossfire they would be at x8 instead of x16, not a major limitation but it would definitely cap your number of PCI devices. Plus, multi GPU support is garbage at the moment. Maybe DX12 will change that, but for now it's a much better idea to just buy one big GPU as opposed to 2 small ones. I think you should wait for AMD's high end Vega to release in october (assuming you can wait that long to upgrade XD) and see how it stacks up against the 1080 before you make a decision. It's always better to wait, as (hopefully) the retail price of the 1080 will drop in response to competition from AMD.
Tell me about it. I am probably going to buy Zen as soon as I see the benchmarks, even though I think my FX 8350 is doing fine at the moment. My excuse is that it's over 3 years old.
I like making videos (though I do not claim to be good at it) so extra CPU power is always desired for quick render times. I am actually very satisfied with my current CPU, I'm glad I got it over an i5 because those extra cores have been surprisingly useful for me.
Sick burn brosef.
I mean, you already had my +1 from the story and the overkill AF build, but the ego compression joke made this a +2 build for me. XD I laughed out loud when I read that, it was very unexpected.
I'll probably turn my old PC into some kind of server when I upgrade because I'm replacing pretty much everything but the GPU and the Storage.
The AMD is strong in this one....
I've had my FX8350 for about a year, and while I have no major complaints, I really want to upgrade to Zen. 16 threads plus 40% better IPC is too tempting to pass up!
Ahh, I see. For my use case for blender it makes more sense to multithread as I use my computer to record and edit gameplay stuff. And as a regular gamer I wouldn't be caught dead using an iGPU. XD So I didn't really factor that into my recommendation.
Since the VSE can't use the GPU at all I'm actually trying out other editors to find one that can make use of GPU acceleration in addition to multithreading.
+1 I am a big fan of Blender, although I mostly just use its Video Sequence Editor. Not to criticize too much, but for a blender workstation I think it would have been better to go with a Xeon 1231v3 or a FX8350, in my experience blender really benefits from those extra threads when it comes time to render!
In the time honored tradition of PCpartpicker I will now play our national anthem: "complaining about the Power supply selection"
obligatory smoking is bad for you post
There, now that's out of the way, nice setup! Love the handle on it, look damn convenient for LAN parties.