Do you need anything else included in your budget?
Yes, they pretty much are (they will still perform just as well as the ones you've selected prior), just to push for that better GPU while staying within your budget.
You might benefit better with a monitor that supports FreeSync. Rest looks fine to me.
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I think you're spending too much on storage. If you cut your HDD space to 2TB, you can push for an RTX 2070. If you really need that storage though, you can always add more HDD's later on.
Must've been pretty tough to get everything in there to fit. Great work + effort. +1
I use a powerline adapter. A starter pack should do the trick. I much much prefer that stability of ethernet rather than going through the hell of rubberbanding whilst gaming on wifi..
This is the one I use: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BECPIMC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Honestly IMO there will probably be no other LAN that can top the grand finals of season 5. A game 7 0 second goal to force overtime, with one goal left securing the winner..
What are your thoughts on Kronovi moving to Rogue and Chicago moving to G2?
Rocket League is the only game where I follow the esports scene. I don't plan on going competitive (even though I'm Champ 2 in 3s :P) but I find it interesting to watch pro players play and see their perspective on their plays and their decision making. I was at London when they held the RLCS LAN finals back in season 5 and man.. the experience overall was just unbelievable (pretty much my first time going to a gaming event).
As a Cooler Master N200 owner, it's a pretty decent case for the price, and offers great airflow due to its fully meshed front. Cable management is a little difficult IMO, as there isn't too much room at the back for it.
If silence is what you're really after, my case recommendation would be the Fractal Design Define Mini C.
While its airflow is quite limited due to its closed front (don't worry, there are some vents on the side for it), it comes with noise dampening material all around inside the case to reduce noise to a minimum. If this appeals to you, I'd recommend it, if you can do without an optical drive. I'm almost certain that it would be much easier to work with than the N200.
Stunning twin builds. Hope your nephew and niece enjoy them for years to come. +1
Maybe something like this?
Depending on what games she plays, she may or may not need to spend as much. This should be more than capable enough for her use cases.
Prices will fluctuate all the time but this is probably the best I could do for $300 USD if you don't want to go down the pre-built route.
Your friend can game on this somewhat decently at 1080p, but eventually he will need to upgrade when he needs to. Luckily this build provides plenty of room to do so.
Does she need any of the following included in the budget?
Stellar looking build. Congrats on getting featured. +1
Sorry for bumping this topic, but I want to share a few of mine lol.
Breaking the USB3.0 pins on the motherboard for my brother's PC. I was trying to do a bit of cable management when I accidentally yanked the USB3.0 cable out too hard up to the point the pins were bent. Well he won't be using the 2 USB3.0 cables on the front of the case anytime soon...
Buying slightly mismatching RAM in an impulse attempt to upgrade to 16GB RAM. By that I meant buying the low profile version of the RAM I currently have instead of the taller heatspreader ones.. I mean hey.. at least it worked in the end.. now it just looks a little weird.
I've based this build from one of BitWit's recent videos so it should give you a rough idea of what performance this build can provide at 1080p60fps. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4MLwgvZwn0&
I'm a little bit out of the loop so bear with me lol. A simple Ryzen 3 2200G build with a 240GB SSD (as a boot drive and to put his MS applications), that should do more than enough for his use case. I don't know if he'll need the 1TB HDD depending on his workload but it's there if he needs it. Just under £50 left in the budget so feel free to choose a better case for him.
Nice try, bud. If you're going to rip this off from a well known tech-tuber, at least do it properly.
I see. I was more curious to see whether it would work or not. I think I'll upgrade when Microsoft announces they'll stop supporting Windows 8. Thanks for your input.
Not seen a Hadron build in ages. Sick build.
So many fans.. this is fantastic. This is a thing of beauty. +1
That is sort of the news I would expect. Heheh..
Would an issue like this be eiligble for the laptop to be replaced under warranty? I have not performed any overclocking whatsoever on it.
To an extent that it's still doing the job for my needs, however slow it may be now.. It can still game to a decent standard, it's just that when I'm video editing/game developing I'd have to wait a bit for the software to load.
Beautiful build. Congrats on getting featured. +1
One year ago today since I've built this. Still going strong to this very day. Haven't changed anything a slight bit either.
Haven't been around here recently, but I must thank you all guys out there for making this possible.
What an utter prick that customer is. I would personally turn that customer away with the amount of sense he had.
Regardless, you still have my +1 for the build and description that made me chuckle.
Well, I've provided two builds for you.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/FhDTqs - £350 (At least medium-ish settings at 1080p, can possibly get a dedicated GPU once funds are available.)
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/YwtRyc - £500 (High settings on most games at 1080p, potential to upgrade to a higher end processor later on, can be overclocked.)
Both do not have optical drives considering you can install the OS through a USB flash drive. (even I don't know how to do that myself lol..) If you require one, minimum is like £10.
Damn, that price on the PSU. +1
They are both in USB2 slots (forgot to say both are USB2) however, to no avail.
Didn't really thought the A/M cooler was necessary since I have a locked processor. I'm stuck with the stock cooler and it has been solid since. Aethestics weren't too much of an issue really. (Except cable management ofc) The case doesn't have a window so barely anyone would look inside the case on a daily basis and notice the RAM colour mismatch haha.
Thanks anyway. =)
Great build and great description. Always nice to see small but powerful builds like this one. +1
Just a few pointers:
For $200 CAD, you did well and it's nice to reuse old parts that deserve some life again. +1
I also got my parts directly from CCL (they even have a showroom) and their service is great.
750 Ti's are NOT SLI compatible unfortunately. Best if you went all out on the 970.
The OP specifically said he wanted the parts from Amazon only. So unfortunately, not many deals or usage of mail in rebates here.
I guess this will do the trick?
It's only ever so slightly above budget. Let me know what you think though.
This might be better:
Maybe this? Any questions, feel free to ask.
This is a lovely build with a nice upgrade path. Hope your daughter really gets the most out of her new PC. +1
The thought immediately crossed my mind, I have not tried that out so I don't know to be honest, although I think they can be swapped.
From what I remember, the only fan I header I saw was the CPU fan, so I had to connect the case fans to the PSU molex > 3 pin cables.
Another skemble build, and it's always bound to be amazing as usual. +1
I saw them last year, and I'm seeing them again at Jan 2015!
It looks pretty good for the editing/rendering side, although it may not do well on the gaming side, here's what I would do:
What are you planning to use this for?
I'd recommend the i5-4690K (K-series are unlocked for overclocking) as games may start to use 4 cores in the future.