It most likely got locked.
These discussions are usually not accepted here.
As color coordinated as you can get to be honest!
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The Corsair Builder series (not the regular CX series) are actually good rated PSU for their price (as you can see).
With a power draw of 280W with a locked CPU and a GTX 960 which doesn't has much TDP also, then a 430W unit is more than fine here and saves money.
If we had an AMD GPU, I would have gone with a slightly more expensive Seasonic unit instead.
I would recommend an MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard.
Its not the latest and best but its a solid motherboard and many people everywhere can vouch for it (just look at the reviews).
I use one personally and I find the debug LEDs helpful and easy temp reading too.
Also, it overclocks a 6600K nicely.
Wouldn't a 960 4GB GPU be able to provide that same performance at that resolution?
This could also work using a locked 6700K.
Of course, you would need a bit more times for heavy compiling/rendering but its still a great CPU nonetheless.
What CPU are you using?
might be time for an upgrade unless Legonate has another idea?
That enever even hit my mind.
Its been such a long time since I saw DDR2 that I forgot the possibility could have occured.
Without a parts list, its all conjunctions
Its a good thing PCPP doesnt validate your bank account too or most build lists wouldn't even exist lol
This or your case is too small to accomodate even the smallest 980Ti.
Either due to footprint or available back covers.
For gaming, Skylake (1151) will give you the best performance out of the 2 for the same price if not less due to the lack of availability of some Haswell parts.
I doubt these will be the prices but we can hope right?
My suggestion on your build would be as follows
Sounds like a list of do not buy these for your pc
The stock cooler should be fine but if you want a cooler an Hyper 212 or a Cryorig H7 would be fine.
Dont forrget to mention to get a pair of intake fans for the S340 though! :)
I am so dumb I see the i7-4790K now.
Air cooler could be fine here.
A single radiator AIO cooler isn't better than air coolers.
Got your parts list?
Also, what will the PC be used for?
The Z170 is the chipset aimed generally at gaming enthusiasts.
The other chipsets act in similar fashion but they have different things they support for sound ports and ethernet.
Its a matter of preferences and size for your neededs.
Note the Z170 motherboards are the ONLY motherboards who support non OC RAM faster than 2133 at the moment.
Your GPU has its VRAM completely filled and cannot push out frames faster.
Have you tried overclocking the GPU VRAM to see if it helps?
If not, it may be time for an upgrade I think.
If you want to fill the budget completely, a 980 would fit in just as well.
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Even for that, an unlocked 6700K is not really needed.
If you are trying to push 2 1440P 144hz monitor that may be something else but dual 1080P 60hz monitor should be fine.
If you are not sure, you could fit in a 980 easily.
Here you go.
This would perform better for less.
If you have questions about any parts let me know.
Skylake provides much better performance while gaming than a PC built on the older haswell.
You mean like this?
A nice case with a suprisingly small footprint (athough relatively tall) is a BitFenix Pandora.
Its built like a tube with nice airflow for a smaller footprint on your desk.
Then what you are looking for is to build upon an Intel Skylake CPU.
For better performance in gaming and in general, you could do this
What would the PC be used for exactly?
This would give you about the same gaming performance to be honest and is much cheaper.
The change to a 970 isn't necessary but it lowers the power draw which allows for a smaller & cheaper PSU for just about the same FPS in games.
Im just glad this wasn't another AMD cringeworthy build to be honest hahaha!
I know but sometimes, that $30.00 saved over a month means a year more life for the rig before having to update again.
That being said, the 750Ti would still work fine here.
I would suggest a GTX 950 over a 750Ti.
The 950 beats the 750Ti by a decent margin.
Air coolers are big and heavy and are not a good idea to keep installed when moving your case around in my opinion.
How long have you had your build made and what CPU what is matched it?
I take it you have cleaned the radiator/fans every 3-4 month or so?
I would say the least expensive 4GB one of the two since their FPS is about the same to be honest.
The R9 380 does give a bit more FPS but youll need a bigger PSU to keep it fed and the difference in FPS isn't that big to really matter.
I would use this with a large margin left for shipping fees.
The Asus Strix 980 is below $500.00 right now making it a good GPU to get for the price.
It will be able to feed both monitors here with no problem.
This should perform just as good and even better with an R9 380.
I would stay away if I were you.
I tried to see if something large was behind it but theres no information about the operators for it.
Also, the CD Key for the new Doom at $37.00 looks pretty shady.
As a side note, these things should not be posted here. Manirelli doesn't like these kind of posts! :)
When we say the 390 beats the 970, its not by a super large margin.
The price point of the 970 makes it a great pick at this point.
I agree but the case he picked isn't so great though.
What do you plan on doing with your PC and what game(s) are you planning to play?
I would get the new Krait Gaming 3X from MSI which is on special right now and is just as good.
Also, I would suggest either the Cryorig H7 which is slightly better or going for one of Phanteks beautiful all white /bwhite & black coolers.
I would replace the PSU with an EVGA G2/P2 instead.
Did you apply thermal paste?
Did you remove the plastic sheet at the bottom of the heatsink?
Did thermal paste possibly sink into the socket?
What thermal paste did you use and what program did you use to get temps?
Forget the haters im sure its working fine! :)
The thing is I dont know the peripherals or the software(s) that will be used.
I would rather leave more to adjust based on what is needed.
Personally, I would stick an 850 Pro in there with a pair of monitors like 1080P 60hz about 23".
Would make it easy to compile on one screen and program on the other.
Not sure why go for a 6700K purely for gaming or a pair of Titan X that yields no real improvement in gaming over a pair of 980Ti.
This would be arguably better with a much better motherboard for OCing your CPU and both of your GPU.
In terms of 980Ti, the MSI Lightning overclocks like a champ and it really deserves its price tag compared to other cards.
You dont need a super $1400 budget to achieve your goals.
I am not sure why you seek an unlocked 6700K but it seems overblown here to my opinion.
Something like this would perform just as well for both programming and gaming.
The 390 exchange blows with the 970.
The 380 is more similar to the 960 in performance.