One might say a real blast from the past.
Good deal on the GPU.
Great rig for just under 1k. Has decent PSU overhead so upgrading is simple, the 290 will play anything with a respectable framerate, good CPU for daily tasks and heavier processing, and a decent sized SSD for application and OS storage.
Very good all-around, +1.
Parenting done RIGHT. Fantastic job on the build, you just entered your son into the infinitude that is PC Gaming. +1
A have the exact same video card, paired with an Athlon x4 750k. I can say with utmost certainty that it will work perfectly fine for both minecraft and skyrim. Maybe getting 1600 or 1866 speed RAM would be beneficial, getting a cheaper WD Blue 1tb or Seagate Barracuda 1tb, and of personal preference, windows 8.
Hope this helps!
Accidentally fell on this build.
Love the case. Did you guys ever upgrade it since you put this build up on here? Like the graphics card or the CPU?
I know people will dislike this case but I think it looks very, very cool. Well done!
Well, I mean, the Kabini is also an Athlon, haha.
The soldering isn't the best, but I guess it easily beats the Tagan nightmare haha
I hope to upgrade the innards of this thing soon. I'm waiting for a DDR4 compatible i5 before I upgrade, windows 10, and the next series of AMD GPUs. This is mostly a for-now type of build. Love it every second though, this Athlon is more than what people give it credit for.
Not quite yet. However, I can tell you, of all the games I've played (unturned, CSGO, Dota 2, TF2, Skyrim, Warframe, ETC), I've been pulling maxed 60+ fps @ 900p.
Good demos are rare, haha. Best of luck to ya
Sniper/heavy. Looking to get into Highlander, seems fun.
I would say near the end of Q1/Early Q2. Can't wait to see what it can do haha.
I only have 3,700 hours :D
Which is actually a pretty good area to be in, with the price range and all.
Love the White/Black color scheme.
Those 960s are wicked thin, looks amazing.
The only critique is the PSU, but I'm sure you've heard plenty enough of that haha.
good use of an old processor. Just because it's old doesn't mean it can't be used, haha.
If the PSU ever does start giving out, however, and you need a cheap alternative, I suggest the following:
Fantastic looking case. Looks a bit older from the looks of it, but that modification makes it look awesome, haha.
If you ever plan to beef up the GPU a bit, however, I would replace that PSU first.
You lucky duck!
Though I agree it's quite high, it also gives upgradeability overhead and peace-of-mind.
Looks fantastic, good build, good description. Yeah, if you showcase something, you may want to make sure people know what it is, and what the final product is haha.
Flamerino, That's what it WAS D:<
Pretty much haha
Fair enough. I agree that the FX is old - there's no denying that. And at 2,000 big ones, I'm sure you could've made a much better build, but it's too late for that now, eh? haha. What's important is that whoever built it was enjoyed the experience building and enjoys the build itself.
What I mean by Windows 8 being the Windows Vista of 2012 is because they're trying to force out ideas that aren't working out in the long run. Changing the functionality of an operating system this drastically obviously has some people's hair in a knot, and for awhile for me too. I would wait for windows 10, which should hopefully mix the worlds of windows 8 and windows 7 so that everyone can finally get along.
The power supply has plenty of wattage and efficiency to power the system, and the case certainly isn't low quality.
And to answer your "Bottleneck" point,
that's not a great way to a respond to a post, no matter how ludicrous.
I would pick windows 7 over windows 8 due to ease-of-use. Windows 8 is kinda the Vista of 2012 haha.
That description depresses me. Turn on a light, snap some picks, and go over why you picked these parts in the description.
hot diggity damn, that cable management is immaculate. Fantastic job, very nice build aesthetically and great part choice.
I'm sure this thing slaps CSGO in the face, though! haha
I have a 760k and a 260x. Both work fantastic in unison.
I see people are criticizing the build, and most points are valid. However, I can say this is a great build, because of the amount of headroom you have for upgrading in the future.
Grab an i7, hdd, a couple of GPUs and a new Mobo and you're good to go, haha.
Say he wants to get quad SLI or Crossfire?
A few computer components.
Was actually the exact situation here aswell. Sloshy on christmas, almost -40 Wednesday with the windchill haha
Glad to hear everything worked out!
It isn't, and they shouldn't do that. If people make a comment, as said above, it should be constructive, as well as respectful. Comments like "I don't like it" or "Cool" aren't constructive, and are generally covered by the voting option.
Downvoting simply means that you do not agree with the build for a reason, and people understand that. Saying -1 in the comments is unneeded, and very much a waste of a comment. If you want to comment on a build, it's best to keep it constructive, and explain why you dislike it. If you have no reason, or feel that you don't agree with it but can't explain why, you have the Downvote to explain your reaction to the build.
I would probably hit up a PSU that can output more juice. Otherwise, looks good.
This thing will do great for playing source games. I would expect it to cap out at 200+, haha. But there's little reason to go over 60 fps
Why 175+ FPS? The card can push CS:GO over more than the leaning tower of pisa, but I don't understand why you'd want 175+ fps haha.
With the motherboard already coming with the Pentium CPU, you can upgrade the CPU with the motherboard you already have later down the line. Baby steps, start with the Pentium, then move on to the i7 later on :D
Yeah. The best quad you can get for gaming is the i5 4670k/4690k! :D
Glad to help, and glad to hear. Throw me a PM if you have any more questions, and have fun with your computer build!
Alright, so I reformulated the parts list to fit under 800, have quick load times, and be able to high/ultra some-most games.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Added an SSD, replace 970 with a 280x (Budget reasons) and made some other changes to save on costs.
If you want to do a sub-$1000 build, I can open the door to new opportunities haha.
If you want to stick with a 6300 (which I totally understand), the 280x will do great in this situation, as well as save you a bit of dosh to put towards an SSD, which will greatly improve load times.
Fast single-core CPUs? I wouldn't suggest it. The CPU would max out much faster with a single core compared to a Duo, quad or octa core. Usually, the bare-minimum when it comes to gaming is a dual core, optimal is quad, and anything more is essentially gravy.
If you can invest a tiny bit more money, go for this.
The GPU will perform better when paired with the 8320 compared to the 6300.
Then you should say that in the initial post, simply saying -1 isn't constructive in any way. It would've been easier just to downvote and move on.