Thanks! My daughters and I built it this morning and all is well so far!
I'd expect it to be around $1,399.99 or $1,299.99. The PG348Q was $1,299.99 and it should be at or above that I'd think.
It's the IKEA Karlby countertop: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30301148/
Sitting on top of a couple IKEA ALEX drawer units:
Love the look +1
It's sitting on the carpet. I like a clean desk and it takes up too much space so I prefer on the floor out of the way.
I feel at a much greater disadvantage using a m+kb because I get slaughtered. Using the PS4 DS4 controller I'm usually top 3 or so on my team and at least contribute. I also prefer to lean back and relax which when I'm playing and a controller allows me to do that. I'm sure a m+kb probably is more accurate as everyone on here says but I just can't seem to get used to it so still prefer the controller.
Don't knock it until you try it. Free download on steam to try right now.
Thanks! That article is a huge help. Makes me think I might be able to get away with a 1080 instead of a 1080 Ti since the 1080 is doing right at 60FPS average for the 2 games I play. That would save me $200 bucks. Of course the 1080 Ti would be more future proof for the next set of games that come out. Decisions decisions.
And the occasional game :-) Outlook and Youtube look good in 4K!
So to my question... upgrade to 1080 or 1080ti and get consisten 60fps or not going to happen?
eBay has them going for between $31 to $91
Steam has a ~50 off sale on all Call of Duty games right now.
Depends on the game for me. Everyone says m+kb is more accurate but I'm definitely better w/ a DS4 controller in FPS games on the PC. I'm a long time COD player on console and recently started dabbling w/ PC gaming. Steam has a sale this weekend on all PC games so I picked up Infinite Warfare and I'm maybe slightly worse on PC than on my PS4 Pro playing w/ a controller... but I did just buy it for PC yesterday.
Are you playing H1Z1 with a controller instead of m+kb?
Looks amazing. +1
Any chance you could share where you purchased the cables and the models?
Amazing build, but you're really using a 5400RPM hard drive?!? I would go out and buy a SSD immediately, even if it's only 250 or 500GB, it will change your life.
I've been watching this a bit more closely over the last day and CPU utilization is typically around 60% when playing Battlefield 1 in 4k with most settings on Ultra. So no, really no issues with bottlenecking that I've seen so far.
I would consider returning the CPU cooler, case fans, and fan controller and using that money for an SSD. I would think the stock CPU cooler and case fans should be plenty for this build that you won't be overclocking. Everything else looks good for your first budget build.
Not that I've noticed. Temps are fine when gaming and everything runs smooth in 4k on ultra settings. If I had to do it over again I probably would have just splurged and gone with the i5-6500k, but I was really focus on budget at the time and got a great deal on the i5-6500.
Never mind Manirelli, I see this guy is a spammer as he sent me a direct message for fraudulent software as well. His comment on here that you were replying to must have been deleted and I didn't see it. Best regards.
Very nice and clean build! My only question would be on why you decided not to go with an SSD? You spent ~$160 more on RAM and the case than most folks do purely for looks I'm guessing. For $160 you could have gotten a 500GB SSD. Future upgrade opportunity. Overall looks great!
Another user who posted here used the same MB and took much better pics than me. Here is a link to his build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/twistanesh/builds/
Also this site itself has pretty decent pics for this part https://pcpartpicker.com/product/k4dFf7/asus-motherboard-z170e
Overall I really like the MB and the combination with an Asus GPU. The Asus GPU Tweak II software is really nice and user friendly for a new PC builder like myself. I'm running Battlefield 1 in 4k on this rig and it's really smooth.
Hi Manirelli. Micro Center is a reputable local business that I highly recommend if users have them available locally as they often run very competitive specials on hardware. If you're buying online I would stick with Newegg or Amazon.
I don't see where anyone has mentioned software or keys anywhere in this thread (only manufacturer mail-in rebates and cyber week specials) so I'm going to assume this is some sort of auto reply that was generated erroneously and no ToS have been violated. If I have posted something I shouldn't have please do let me know as I'm new here and want to follow the rules. Best regards.
I just pulled up your build and great minds think alike I guess! That Corsair H60 looks really sharp! I kind of wish I would have gotten a CPU to overclock so I'd need something like that on my build.
I bought them at Micro Center during their Cyber Week deals. On top of the Cyber Week deals Asus has a $20 rebate on the MB and Micro Center runs a special where you get $30 off when you pair certain CPU's and MB's.