I think the issue is that in general, unless you open your own shop as like a boutique PC builder, and you have to be damn good at it to succeed, then knowing PC hardware won't really get you very far in the world. You can use it as a stepping stone I suppose, but you would be better off learning general electrical engineering, and some coding. Something that's super easy and relatively inexpensive to get into these days is embedded microcontrollers. However, I would have to advise you to try to keep away from Arduino. It can help some on the logic side of programming but it won't get you anywhere in the real world.
That all looks good to me! I would love to see it built, I've always had a love for white builds.
I would generally recommend a better motherboard, something like H170. Also, I would recommend a WD Caviar Blue, as I personally have had 2 Barracudas fail on me.
Yeah, that's the big issue with Noctuas, literally no one to ever live has liked the color scheme. They launched a "redux" line that's grey, but IIRC there were some downfalls to that too.
In general from what I've heard Corsair is one of the better ones, with Noctuas being the holy grail of all fans.
Ok... Budget? Also, what are you planning on doing with this PC, such as what games?
At 1080p, IIRC they're both overkill. I know there's white Kingston Fury memory, but I'm not sure if it goes up to that speed. You might be stuck doing a custom job, though I doubt it would be all that bad. You could always go with pure black ram, as that would work too.
Edit: 980 Ti is in general better but at 1080p they're both more than good enough.
Thermaltake is not known to make good PSUs, and it has no 80+ rating. 80+ Bronze or better is what I always go for, no matter what.
Seems good here, but I would very much recommend a better KB/Mouse, and a headset if this is for gaming. A bad KB and mouse will ruin your day.
Just hit the PCPP markup button in the top-right corner of the parts list view, then copy-paste that into your post.
+1 although would maybe recommend a better mobo.
In general I would try to steer people away from something like the FX processors, due to the 8320 being released in 2012. However, they have been fine for many people, so it's your choice on that one. In general, everything else looks about good.
Edit: As tommy.tntxc said, the CX series isn't the best out there. Something from EVGA that's 80+ Bronze rated may be good.
Alright, for games like those this should do fine. If he ever wants a better GPU, he should get something that can crossfire with the iGPU. Although I would recommend more memory, 4gb is a bit tight. Also, with APUs, if you can try to get something like 1866-2400 it may help marginally.
If at all possible, try to get an 80+ Bronze or higher rated power supply from EVGA, Seasonic, or Corsair. Also, in general with hard drives the sweet spot is 1tb if you can budget for it. This should be able to run most source games, such as left for dead, however maxed is iffy. What specific games are you thinking of?
Windows 10 can easily be installed with a flash drive, however if you have games on discs go ahead and get it I guess.
Looks good in general, I would recommend a better motherboard though, something like an H170. Also, assuming this is for gaming, a cheap mouse will really make your day horrible. Try to spring for a budget gaming option from a known brand.
As an owner of a 250gb SSD and no mass storage, I can say that it gets pretty tight pretty quick. Looks good other than that, although the disc drive is usually unnecessary unless you have a specific use for it.
If you can afford the 390, go ahead and get it.
One more thing. Don't get the SickleFlow if you value your ears.
Wow... those Canadian prices though. I'm American so I don't know the prices as well for Canada, but in general the parts look like they should all work fine.
Looks good to me, I'm not acquainted with german prices, but in general the PSU looks a bit expensive.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d16gar That would do well.
I would recommend linking to your partlist, or better yet using the PCPP markup button in the top-right to embed it in your post, so we can see the individual prices of parts.
A great alternative to shadowplay is Open Broadcaster Software, it's a little bit harder to set up but is overall much more capable, and it works regardless of GPU brand. Also, I can say that I have personally had that exact Seagate drive fail on me after 2 years of use.
I feel like a WD Black may not be worth the price, you could go with a Caviar Blue instead. Also, I would try to go with a cheap i3 instead of the APU, the only advantage with an APU is a good iGPU, but you're using a 750 Ti. Also, your memory is a bit on the expensive side.
As a general thing, it's always best to hit the PCPP markup button in the top-right corner and embed that into your post. The SSD you chose is a bit slow, you could go with this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp550ss3240gmc Everything else looks about good.
I would normally agree, but the game support on linux is just too slim at the moment. Wine is marginal, but still doesn't support most AAA games. Depends on what OP is playing I suppose.
Do you need the disk drive? if you don't, you might be able to get a slightly better motherboard. As that processor is Haswell-Refresh, I don't believe it's officially supported by 8 series motherboards, try to get an H97 if at all possible. Afaik Xion's quality is marginal but it should do for a budget build.
I've got a 4790k at 4.5 with it right now.
I found some isopropyl alcohol(70%) and cleaned it all off, changed the orientation so it's now going front to back, like you said it should. Load temps on Prime 95 are still around 85C
Hm. I might have to wait to do that until I can get some isopropyl alcohol.
It's currently pushing up, so yes I know the top fan is kind of redundant. I was going to mount that on the bottom as an intake, but I accidentally mounted it on the top and those rubber mounts are a pain to get off... Tomorrow when I clean up the cables and take some better photos I'll probably move it. Is there really any easy way to switch the orientation of the cooler?
Edit: Actually, I might just put it on as another CPU cooler fan. And yes the load temps are from Prime 95
Alright, I'll have to try that. Thanks!
I'm afraid I'll have to warn you away from seagate drives. After 2 years my Barracuda 2tb failed.
Sooo what happened to what you were doing?
I'm with some of the other people not liking how all of the part choosing pages are in a drop down kind of thing, it just doesn't seem intuitive to me.
Yeah, for a while my main GPU went out and I was stuck using HD 4000, and it could definitely play games at better settings than last-gen consoles.
Your story about the 2 stores reminds me of Best Buy compared to Microcenter. Microcenter is waaaayy better, there they'll actually tell you which is better and whatnot, Best Buy just wants you to get the most expensive thing.
Yeah, apt-get is kinda important.
If you're going to post crap like that, at least make it look legit. Who the hell are Ethan and Cindy? And by the way, nice grammar.
Good build, cable management is great, though back could be possibly cleaned up a little. +1 I have the same mouse.
Go with Intel then, those games can't take advantage of many cores, so in general AMD won't be the best.
It seems like everyone has my dream build but me...
Great build! Cable management is great. +1
Yes, but the amount of cores doesn't accurately represent performance. Intel's CPUs have much more powerful per-core performance. And, the i7 has hyperthreading, making it able to represent more cores.
I don't consider myself knowledgeable on those crashes, but I know that either way the Intel platform is much more up to date and is less likely to lose support within the near future.
Any Windows 8 compatible drivers will work with Windows 10, and all Windows 7 compatible with Windows 8, so therefore work with Windows 10. I can confirm that Windows 7 drivers are compatible, I'm currently using them on my laptop running Windows 10.
So does anyone else have anything to say?
Well, I won't have a window, so it doesn't matter all that much to me.