Very solid parts and build quality. Nice job man!
Lakers colors ftw lol jk. I like the color scheme and great parts and cable management
The program is 3DMark. You can download it for free. After it does the tests it brings you your scores on a webpage like in the picture
Oh sweet bananas that is nice lol. Beautifully chosen parts and cable management. Am I the only one who thinks BF4 is sort of lame? I want to sell mine after playing for not even an hour. Off topic sorry but epic build nonetheless.
Mostly, that's all I ever liked was myplayer. Still don't like the features strip though.
Yeah, I just hate how they ripoff PC players by stripping half of the features for it. No support :/
Did you really get a Classy for only $506? Also nice build. I like the comparison to the 360 and NBA 2K ftw
Well I don't doubt that. I was just saying the consistent minimum FPS from AMD to intel is incomparable as intel won easily, as least for me. Maximum and average may not be much different with amd maybe ahead sometimes times. Minimum FPS was really noticeable to me so that's all I was saying.
Really good stuff. Can never argue about custom cables/extensions to finish off a build.
As for the 8350/i5 convos I have experienced both sort of. I had a FX 4300 and I got good FPS for the most part but it would dip a lot (like 30 and below) with my Gtx 760. I had the same GPU but paired with an i5 4670k and the same games would literally never dip. The games that do usually never drop below 40-45fps. Obviously the 6300 and 8320/8350 would do better but I think it's a decent point. I probably agree that multithreaded applications are more AMD suited since I don't think my i5 any better, if even as good, as my measley 4300 with rendering.
Multithreaded= AMD problem solved lol
Oh man,I was fantasizing about a black and gold theme build, you actually built it! Very nice!
Beautiful, excuse me while I clean myself up from that cable management.
Yeah I originally was going for SLI 760s but the limiting factors of the cards seemed to not be worth it. I hopped onto a Classified when it went down to $550. Obviously on my current monitor I can't tell much of a difference except in Unigine Heaven and Firestrike (both run so smooth). In raw performance the SLI may be better but the VRAM and bigger memory bust looked better.
Very solid all around. Many would say 8GB is ideal but I have 16 in my rig and I'm glad I got it. I did the same thing with the PSU, got an AX760 but I don't think it would be enough for SLI IF you wanted to. Tell me about the monitor when you get it, I'm waiting on 1440p monitor as well but I went with the ASUS.
Doesn't makes sense, bad CPU so he should downgrade to a core 2 duo? Great logic
Very solid. Not going to knock the CPU choice since I built a PC with the same one and same chipset (H87) plus the same SSD. I can't say anything about bottleneck performance since I never tested the difference between 3.2Ghz and 4.2Ghz. Not overclockable but any type of bottleneck won't be noticeable until you have a very high end setup with Xfire plus 1440p and above. I'd figure by then you would upgrade the whole rig anyways lol.
Nice build, mine is sort of similar except white. Don't understand why more people don't go for the T40 Respire. I guess it's a bit louder but it is solid. Also good job on snagging a 280x before the price inflation.
+1 from me. Looks very solid, more pics the better. I would replace the PSU as well, corsair, seasonic, xfx, even OCZ and EVGA have good ones.
I don't know. The people who normally use my computer like to open 4 webpages and maybe iTunes at the same time. I don't think 4GB isn't enough but at $49 I didn't see any reason to attempt only 2x2. That would mean I'd have to go with another 2x2 for only a total of 8. I could add another 8GB later if necessary (most likely won't be). Again, your scenario of this build is implying that I want to grind on the bare minimums but I don't. It's like paying for name brand because I don't like the cheap stuff (I guess)
I kind of knew that but haven't got to try it out myself. I have 780 Classified but I probably didn't really needed but I plan a 1440p monitor after I receive a tax return.
I really don't think a 7950 is really any better than a 760 except maybe in overclocking ability. I had a 7970 that didn't really give me much of a boost over my 760 stock other than the Heaven and Firestrike scores, which were only marginally better. I overclocked it as well and it helped but not much. Agree with the DVD drive though, really useless for me except for my GH3.
Absolutely correct. There was probably a way to squeeze a build in the $300 range that would have been fine. I really am struggling how to explain it, but I'll try. My last couple of rigs I have been spoiled by things like SSDs, Intel processors, etc. Now that I have used a PC that is extremely rock solid I don't ever want to downgrade. The problem with listing this as "just Internet browsing" is I don't know if that's ALL I will do. I might give this to a family member and maybe they will do something else with it that might take advantage of an i5 or 8GB of RAM. Also I use nearly 20% of the RAM on a couple of programs, I think 8GB is necessary in a way.
Nice build, looks like one I put up, at least in pricing. I overpaid for a few luxuries that I wanted but in the same ballpark I guess. I agree on the full ATX over micro. More memory slots and just better space for ports and such. Plus I thought it would look silly putting a micro ATX into a case that supports full or maybe even extended.
I had an ASRock board but wasn't really a fan of it. I was more comfortable with a gigabyte board and I didn't want an Micro ATX (personal preference). I know it seems ridiculous to justify paying a higher price for something minuscule but did. Not every build on here is pure price to performance ratio. Even my gaming build I overpaid simply because I wanted it to look nice. I always want a good price but looks are important to me. A Micro ATX would've made the build a bit too empty, color scheme may not have been ideal (granted this one didn't really have one). I know it doesn't follow PCPP "routine" but that's how both of my builds are after putting a solid amount of thought.
Really not a big deal. I couldn't find a 4570 for less than $199 when I went to buy so I went with this. So I should've spent more money on a CPU and less on the board? I don't know, I just liked the features on the board overall.
That sounds cool, might try if I can find the funds.
Expandability I guess. The chances are this won't really be upgraded much but it has good space and can throw in a GPU as the processor is solid. Really good question though, but I plan going for a micro atx or mini itx for my next build.
Nice base parts but like others suggested the 4350 will bottleneck your video card a bit. You won't really lose maximum frames but the minimum framerates suffer a bit (I know from experience). Going for an i5 combo I went from a minimum of ~30 FPS on a game like Skyrim at its most stressful to about 50 minimum. Plus things like Dolphin play at max settings (if you play that). Nothing wrong with the build though, just don't understand why you have so much "extra" stuff like 4 hard drives and a nearly $400 monitor at only 1080p.
Wow, another red Phantom build, nice lol. Only thing I would hope to change is that cooler. To me it sort of ruins the look of a nice build (not that it really matters much unless you stare at your PC all day). Otherwise great build.
Very nice color themed build. The NZXT Phantoms seem to be the only all red cases out there.
Btw you have the wrong case listed as this is a regular Phantom, not a 530. Not a biggie, just pointing it out.
I think I could nail maybe 4.6 but I just wasn't comfortable with anything at 90C or higher. I do know its possible, like how someone has probably pulled off a 4.8-5 ghz with only like 1.25V. I never doubted it but that just means it's a great chip.
He'd also need a bigger PSU if he went that route, and if he's only gaming at 1080p it's fine. I took the jump though for a 780 Classy though I don't think I can SLI with my PSU.
Anyways nice build, Phantom 410 really is a great all around case.
I never heard of them either until Newegg. That said, they are the best shipping company where I live out of UPS and USPS. Fastest shipping and the earliest. Guess it depends where you live though. I live a house but maybe apartments are where issues occur.
Nice build, part selection, part quality, etc.
As for temps, I had the same 760 and I never saw it even reach 70C, maybe once before I adjusted the fan curve. Once I moved it to my Phantom 410 I maxed out at 64C on Unigine Heaven but I did use stock settings. Regardless don't think it's really a severe issue albeit higher temps than "normal".
Very nice build. I was looking at the exact same CPU since I want to build an internet machine that runs effectively for other things as well. I don't really plan on adding a GPU and the APUs have better performance graphically. That said single threaded performance is much better for intel.
Like the others have said, a 7870 is under $200 and even a 7850 or 650 ti boost will give you solid FPS at 1080p.
Looks like it's going to be a great build, can't wait to see it finished.
I would kindly disagree about a 4GB 770 only being marginally below a 780. GK110 is a significant improvement over 770. Going from a 760 to a 780 classy is literally twice the performance (not an apples to apples comparison but pretty close). It would also help with the triple monitors. Both should work fine unless you expect 8x AA Ultra settings on Crysis 3 lol.
Well I could hit a pretty stable 4.4 with an NZXT Respire but I only have it at 4.2 for true stability. I guess a 4.5+ I'd agree that you need a high end air cooler or liquid cooling.
Just got mine, same thing. Couldn't believe I could actually run both Unigine Heaven and Fire Strike with virtually no stuttering. Such a difference, though I haven't gotten Battlefield 4 yet. Need to redeem my other games. Also want to overclock but I'm an amateur. Shouldn't be too different from CPU OC'ing...
I did something like that overclock.net but I got a warning for simply for using *'s. Guess it helps to be safe
Makes me glad I got a 410 seeing all of the other great builds on here. Ironically I just sold that same card on eBay a couple of weeks ago for about $225. Really clean and good part choice.
Nice digs, I bought a 780 Classy too, waiting until tomorrow to hopefully get it! How does yours work so far?
Why a 4770k? He could've gotten a GTX 770 for a bigger improvement in games than the 4770k would (which would be incremental at best regardless). If this wasn't a gaming build then maybe but he could've gotten an SSD and lowered the GPU for a quicker computer instead.
No kidding, I managed only a 4.4 on a NZXT Respire T40 in push-pull. I was hitting in the 80's with only a 1.2V.
Regardless saying the 780 Ti is WAY better is a an overstatement.
As for the custom loop, if you aren't planning on overclocking the hell out of the cards then it's fine. Even with this price point it would cost quite a bit more for a custom loop.
This was build was late September, as he stated in the first sentence.
I hope the RM PSU works well for you, I think I seen some issue with the 650 and 750W versions as there is an article explaining it. A thermal issue I guess.
Well it's a great build of course, 680 works because of the price and everything else looks good.
Where does the evidence show he's fake? His username is Sticky and he gives a solid description of what he does and gives various links, one including this very build on a StickyJunk youtuber. Seems pretty real for the most part.
Very nice build. I agree that a 7770 is a very solid card for Skyrim, when I used it I could play at high/ultra settings with shadows and draw distance turned down. Maybe a R7 260X could be a good option if you could stretch the budget a bit more.
It's a seasonic that IS 80 PLUS Bronze. Shouldn't have any problem there.
Well I can't say I know about that. That is why I only get certain things on eBay. I would never really want to build a PC by choosing all of my parts from eBay unless I had a good money cushion.
Yeah I just won a 7970 on eBay for $250 with shipping. Got the card on Tuesday and have tested it and works all and well, better than my 760 most of the time. Unfortunately I'm going to have to try and sell it since I want a 780 now.
Anyways, I have bought from eBay many times and as long as you're safe it can be a bargain. The hardest thing to do is to win bids on great items. Near impossible sometimes...