Thoughts on your next GPU?
I'm using Win8, and it does show the OC if it's working :/
That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks, bud.
I think that generalization is a bit broad... Also I don't need a new PSU, especially not that one. I just need to know if my current one can run this card.
Ah.. I was gonna say French because of the "had 8 or 9 years". Oops..
The loudness of the fans may be due to the quality of the fans, but it might also be caused by those back fans. The rushing of air against the top fan from the two below it will cause a considerable amount of noise. You might want to consider just moving it to the front of the case to act as another intake. You currently just have the one intake, and the positive pressure will help to reduce dust buildup.
+1, very nice work on your cables as well :)
Your fans in the top, rear, and on the CPU are strange. To be safe make sure that the CPU fan is pulling air through the heatsink and maybe you should move that top fan to the top mount closer to the front of the case so it doesn't just exhaust air that is already going to exhaust out of the rear. Either way, that top fan is either going to steal air or just do unnecessary work.
+1 Anyways, this build is really nice! Fantastic colors, and clean work.
Look at the case. It isn't very radiator friendly. He'd have to stick to air probably.
Well I mean... I see your point but there are $1100 worth of peripherals listed. It's not a $3000 PC.
Nice job on a budget. Planning on getting a new monitor so that graphics card can flex its muscles? :D
Tell him he built a really nice PC for me :)
Looks to be either the Gigabyte Z87-OC or Gigabyte Z87-OC Force
But yours costs near $1150 whereas his budget for the actual PC (not including the two extra HDDs that you didn't include) was right around $980.
I agree that his money probably could have been spent a little bit more wisely, but he did a damn good job considering what is in the actual build. The only real downside is the CPU, but this is a gaming PC. The CPU will not affect the performance in games except for maybe 5 FPS at maximum.
Why do people downvote comments like this...
Price has only some influence over what brand of CPU you should use. You also have to take into account uses of the computer. For instance, this guy wanted a high-end gaming build, so he got a fantastic graphics card, and spent less money on the actual CPU. I'm also intrigued as to what Intel CPU you would have had him use, because the 4350 is one of the best CPUs at the
$120 price point.
Try this little guy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UGPCMQ/
I gave one to my father and it works on his laptop, as long as you set it up correctly it should work.
Check to make sure that the fan on the card is fully functional (check the RPM). Other than that, I can't see many other reasons for overheating unless you have boosted the clock speed or voltage.
A lot of the total price came from the peripherals and the $300 error on how much he paid for the graphics card. He paid something more like $1125. Not to mention that almost $300 more is from the storage alone.
I'm sorry, but did you say that you start your PC with.. A KEY? Fantastic, +1. My only suggestion is that you should probably flip that PSU.
I've spent more than this on damn toothbrushes... Fantastic - +1
It's not overkill if you wanted it to be that good. +1. I'd like to see some benchmarks.
Your potato takes very good pictures of a good build. +1
Another extremely accurate name. +1
Ah, nice catch.
Two 650 Ti's should be able to max out most games, and I'd be surprised if they didn't.
Here's a review from TechPowerUp with some performance numbers.
Wait, is it 650Ti Boost or 560Ti boost? The build has 650's but the title says 560.
What are you using to check the clock speed?
And check your processes when the CPU is maxed out and all the way turbo'd. There might me a process that's just pulling resources for no reason, making it a software issue.
Chances are if he's going to be streaming games, he'll eventually want to record and render on his PC (most people do at least), so I'd probably explain that to him and go for an AMD eight-core.
Then again, if he absolutely no thought of that in his mind, a good i3 should get it done, but if he can he should get an i5.
Customer: "Hello? Yes I'm having trouble submitting my build, can you show me how to use the website a bit more?"
Operator: "If you can't figure out how to use this website, no one wants to see your computer, as it's likely terrible." Hangs up
Well the name is accurate...
Philip does not meddle with inferior budgets.
Really nice angle xD
GTX 660.... we meet again.
Edit: Okay, how did you manage to take a picture from inside the case like that...
The Switch 810 doesn't actually put the PSU on the carpet. It's a little bit higher than the carpet and you might be able to see that there are also some intake mesh areas. It should be relatively fine.
When the budget is almost $2000, i7's and 16GB of RAM is fine. It isn't as if he skimped on any components.
Beautiful photos.... +1
Waiting for BF4 - Doing it right. +1
That won't happen seeing as the graphics card will be pulling air in, not blowing it down. Basically right now you have air being pulled in through the front of the case, but being stolen by that bottom fan before it even reaches the graphics card. Turn it over for the sake of the graphics card. That way it feeds cool air directly into the graphics card's zone.
Better than good, they have some of the best cooling solutions at times, but the cards end up being huge.
When did you build this?
I really like the Seasonic G and M12II series. This one is pretty good, but this one is better, and it's the PSU I have. All Japanese Caps, 80 Plus Gold, and no audible coil whine.
If you ever want to do some research on your own, here are a couple sources I use to critique PSU's if I can't get my hands on one:
EggXpert Tiered PSU List
Similar, no doubt.
People tend to get 600+ watts for builds like this because the TDP counter in this site means Thermal Design Power, not power needed. So while the counter says TDP: 350, this means that 350 or so watts of energy need to be dissipated by the cooling systems. TDP does not equate to watts needed, and watts needed to power the system will often be higher than the TDP. While TDP is accurate to some degree, the tests companies use to calculate TDP involve running realistic uses of applications, not high intensity gaming like we often do on this site. Most people on this site will buy a 600W power supply for a build like this (and they should), but they don't know why they should.
In case what I said didn't make sense, Wikipedia Article.
TL;DR: The reason we buy 600+ watt PSU's for builds like this is to be safe.
I noticed that too... they're definitely not the best, but they're very acceptable for builds like this.
I wasn't blaming you when I said there was a loose connection, I was saying that in the wires and soldering there was probably something loose. I only say that because LEDs have really long lifespans.
I've had a NZXT Hue running in my system for 8 hours a day for the past year and nothing has stopped working... You just had one of the inconsistencies.
I doubt the actual LEDs burnt out. There was probably a loose connection.
Smart move going with the 3350p to save money. +1
You had better call this Buzz Lightyear. +1
The cable management could easily become great. Your case is extremely good for cable management, so put a little bit of time into it :D