I agree. It's great how much PC gaming can be done on a budget these days too!
Awesome budget build! I love that it's mini ITX. Looks like you spent the your money exactly where it counts.
Nice budget build. Good for basic computing and lots of upgrade room if desired.
Awesome find! How much did you sell it for?
Great build. I don't think I would do much of anything different for a build like this. Nice small case, plenty of CPU upgrade potential and plenty of current power. Perfect. Nice job!
Why specifically would you choose one of the RX cards?
I agree with the choice the builder made because the 1060 is faster with DX 11 games and it has lower power consumption (which keeps heat down in a small case).
Nice little build. I'm glad to hear you aren't planning on gaming with dual graphics. I've read pretty bad things about how that isn't working very well yet.
Screen size doesn't matter at all for power consumption with the GPU. Only the resolution matters and only slightly if you aren't gaming.
Great mid-range build. Perfect for a starter gaming computer. You must have tons of parts if this was all in a bin.
I love this case. VR for Grandpa! Fantastic! Great Build!
Sweet. What will this baby be used for?
AM4 is expected to come out in December. There is no hard date at this time, but that is probably a good bet. If not this year, it should be early next year. Article: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-apu-pro-bristol-ridge,32786.html
You certainly spent money in the right places to get a great price to performance ratio. Fantastic job! I love it!
I don't think the AM1 platform was really made for intense gaming, but I'm sure it runs Minecraft and the like just fine. Congrats on the build!
I love the use of space in this case. Colored power cables make it look nice too! Great build!
I love this build. Great bang for the buck with every component. Awesome job!
I feel like it was mentioned in the processor comments. It is a great processor for the money today. It competes well above it's price range.
Personally, I wouldn't go for an AMD processor with AM4 around the corner, but there is no question value for performance, the FX-8300 is fantastic.
Those are some bright lights in the case! Nice Build!
I've been thinking of doing something like this for awhile. I love the concept and I think you did a great job with component choices. Sweet!
The card is a beast! 55C sounds about right gaming at 1080p. The card only sips 120 watts at full load. There is no reason to push it if you are maxing out your frame rate. If you find a game where the FPS is lower than you like, then overclock. At 55C you surely have some headroom. You'll probably become TDP limited before heat limited.
From what I can tell, the only limit in Gears of War 4 with the 3GB 1060 is you can't go to 4k resolution (based on this video comparing the two GPU's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie-6y8m6Ogw). I wouldn't even try to go past 1080p with the 1060 personally (I like high FPS over eye candy if I had to choose).
I'd say Vulkan is too early to count as much of an advantage yet. DX12 certainly evens up the playing field between the two. Though there is a good chance Nvidia will improve DX12 performance once it becomes more widely adopted.
I agree Crossfire and FreeSync being good reasons to choose the RX470.
Both are good choices. While my money would go with Nvidia, my heart is with AMD. I think it is very important to have AMD in a strong position to strongly compete with Nvidia. Same thing with AMD and Intel. I hope I can justify a Zen upgrade.
I love this build! How does it run for you? I love the mix of parts. I doubt the i5-2400 will hurt you much. I'm still running a 2600k (@4.4GHz) and feel no need to upgrade. +1 love for Sandy Bridge
I'm curious why you say the RX 470 is a better choice over the 3GB 1060.
I would go with the 1060 for a few reasons. First, it it a decent bit faster on DX11 games and DX12 examples so far have the cards neck and neck. Second, Nvidia's cards take some load off the CPU, which in this build I would say is an important factor. Lastly, and its a small difference, the 1060 is more power efficient.
From what I've seen, the extra 1GB only makes a difference when texture sizes are pushed to the max, and only a few games (Digital Foundry tested this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1RWItff0eQ). If its my money I pick the 1060 over the RX 470 every time.
Make sure to post your build! I love first time builds.
I agree. Has to be one of the best looking sub $500 builds I've seen. Nice job!
Nice component choices! I love the clean sleek look.
Great build. I like the extra room in the case for GPU + buying used parts to save $$. Nice choices.
Nice build! What I really like about this build is it has good current performance with tons of upgrade head-room a few years down the road. Nice job.
Congrats on the first build! Nice looking setup. Enjoy the flavors of linux! Xubuntu is my personal favorite.
If the 460 gets you by for a few years, great! You would have a lot more GPU options at that point and a powerful enough CPU to handle a large upgrade.
Good PC to learn Windows with! Great upgrade potential with just a GPU swap if desired. I like this build a lot.
Amazing! Simply stunning.
I love powerful mini-ITX builds. Very Nice! I second more pictures of the box.
Great budget build! I'd love to that CPU paired with a Hyper 212 Evo (or the like) and pushed up over 4Ghz!