DON'T get a cheap GPU. As LTT showed in this video , the i7 6700's integrated graphics OUTPERFORMED the GT 730 which is miles ahead of the HD 6450. So, I would say spend like $50 and go for a HD 7750, HD 7770, and HD 7850 area GPUs which are relatively cheap and provide great performance for budget titles. :)
I'm guessing it is the motherboard. CPUs rarely fail if ever while motherboards are at the highest risk IMO of getting fried especially since it is exposed and could get shocked form anywhere.
It is the only part that I or my friends have ever fried (It was my friend's MSI H81M motherboard. One of my friends CPUs overheated but that was because his little cousin overclocked high 4690k to 5 volts so it wasn't DOA and damn that must've hurt)
I would recommend telling ASRock or the place your purchase the motherboard from (Newegg, Amazon etc.) about this, they will likely send you a replacement one quickly.
Is that a EVGA ACX Titan X?
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I absolutely love seeing these budget PC's with old AMD cards. :)
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Thank you for the help! I appreciate it! :)
GTX 970s used go for $180 which is tempting considering that the cheapest RX 480 is $230.
Ok. In GTA: V there are 4 levels of settings: Normal, High, Very High, and Ultra. On my HD 7870, I get 55FPS everything on "high". Does this change any of your thoughts?
Thanks! I was thinking about the GTX 970 as well.
A bit over the budget. I already considered that. :)
I have a really old 900p monitor (Plasma I believe; made in 2008) so I need a replacement for this eye sore. But I will definitely consider your idea.
That to me seems like the best option
How about an i3 6100 w/ a RX 480 (or similar GPU) running:
1920 x 1080
Very High Everything
This is my situation 90% of the time ATM
That's what I'm thinking. If I find a good deal around Black Friday, I might jump on it.
I also do YouTube and am considering upgrading in the future to an i5 or i7 from my i3.
Intel Stock cooler is not bad at all. On my i3 6100 its barely noticeable and it makes the silence in my room at times more friendly.
I am just waiting for an excuse to do a ITX PC build. This adds to that yearning. +1
I have the same PC (not my main rig OFC) But I was also going to pimp it out a bit with more RAM ans an R7 240/GT X10 so I could create a COD: BO2 for my little brother to use with me. I love this kind of **** too.
Nice story and experience. +1
Get a better CPU as your first upgrade if you edit and record for YouTube. A $180 i5 will be a decent upgrade while not breaking the bank. Other than that, +1.
Looks like a Razer themed setup. Your red mouse throw the color scheme off but other than that,+1. Could have added a few more pictures.
Fire? That is pretty serious IMO.
Love it! The cable management is on point as well.
Try looking at cable management videos on YouTube and begin to manage those cables. Look to do them when you have a decent amount of time as good cable management will make your PC 10/10.
OK, lowered the percentage. Thanks for replying!
Sorry, won't do again.
Typo lol $320-$360.
My build is cheaper, has a MUCH faster GPU, includes a great CPU cooler and it has a MUCH better case than the other guy's build.
The CPU is a little overkill but futureproofed
I have an HD 7870 do it doesn't help me put much in video editing. And then tes, I will get the i7 6700.
tanks you verry much!
yep. I have considered that. Might get it
By getting a new mobo I mean getting a Z170 motherboard that supports overclocking
You need a Z170 motherboard to overclock. My motherboard is only a H110 motherboard. So no, I haven't/can't overclock my CPU on this motherboard.
You should have "skimpe" on your CPU cooper and have gotten an i5 4690k. It is only $40 more so you would have had $35 for a CPU cooler. And you can get more performance in the future. +1
You should probably get 16GB of RAM. Other than that +1!
Overclocking the GPU is a lot easier than overclocking the CPU. When you OC the GPU, you don't even have to restart the PC to change the clock. +1 for a great build.
I came here mainly to check out the CPU cooler. +1 for the awesome build.
This claims that an Pentium G3258 @ 4.8GHz outperforms a i3 4330 by a small margin. If you do the math, a Pentium G3258 at 5+ GHz will probably match a Skylake i3 6100.