much better, thanks very much! well worth posting here forst.
workin onit! :P
It games great, steady 60fps / 1080p (60hz monitor / v-sync) on highest settings. But that's on a limited games library, Team Fortress 2, Civ V and Grid Autosport mostly. Some triple A, mmo-rpg would likely crush it and need a lower graphics preset.
It doesn't do workstation stuff (it games, or it waits to game!), I would say it isn't really up to it much. The 1050ti and i5 7500 do ok in benchmarks for workstation tasks, but the 1060 and 7600k are a fair step up in performance and not too much more expensive (gfx cards are a bit overpriced right now due to mining).
I looked at your saved parts lists, I would certainly suggest an ssd along with an hdd. The ssd as a fast boot drive with maybe a couple games you play most or frequently used programs and the hdd holds the rest. Alternatively you could add an Intel Optane stick to your motherboard to 'speed up' your hdd (look it up, it's pretty cool, and fairly cheap). But that's just my opinion, you've gotta great build there already.
I've been playin some Tekken on my friends PS4, I still prefer the performance from my PC, and yours will be as good or better depending on the task.
Why did the console gamer cross the road...?
To render the other side! NARF! Welcome to PCMR :P
Thanks! The cooler certainly creates some attention, I've just finished a mod to get rid of the air-bubble in it! Peace at last! (pics and video to come)
+1 for buckling-up! :P
+1 for cable management level - BOSS
Maximum OCD approval rating :P
You're right about the hybrid GPU's, I'm happy to wait and see if anything new comes out. I'm going for a custom loop eventually, so a hybrid is a bad idea anyway :P.
The MoBo I really want will have w/c for the vrm's, like the Maximus IX Formula or similar. I like the idea of a loop diving in and out of the board and chassis instead of straight to/from the res.
It's loud because of fan noise, the Zalman is definitely form over function... but it's mostly because I'm sat right in front of it so the led's burn my face :D
+1 for two thumbs up and a big grin XD
Another fan/rad - Yes, definitely. I'm considering a hybrid GPU, having the rad in the space you're looking at. A 140 would fit, but I'd match the 120's on the Zalman.
I think the 420mm builds I've seen look boss, I like the 'moar fans' look!
Step 3 is coming soon! (that whole paycheck thing tho....). It's all looks and touches for now, pretty cables, and I've already added some case lighting to balance the MoBo ambient led's.
As for the Z270... The GAming K3 is totally entry level so I'm only just gettin the benefit of kabylake (coffcofftheresabenefitcoff), some new audio doodads and higher ram speed as stock. It was latest gen and in price range without compromising on features, it's a place holder to game with till i can afford something OP.
Thanks very much!
It is! which is good because it's secretly a pretty average rig! :P
+1 for the name.... and aLL the strix!
+1 for a laser level.
up-vote for the led coaster!
wait... Premium Edition Riing fans, one on a corsair h55, the rest for looks?!
How about custom stand-off's for the other two fans to level them out with the rad a bit... or, flip the rad into the centre spot and shift it a little to the right of the case so the height difference is more balanced between the fans...?
Gotta love the core P3... So many options!
Now one of the voices in my head is posting in forums too.
good budget build, you gonna screw it all to the wall tho? :P
1070 all the way, the tv is fine.
Some z170 mobo's won't support 3000mhz, sticking to 2400mhz saves money and makes sense. The performance difference in real terms is near impossible to notice.
He did, it got buried yesterday :P
It looks good for the money, solid mid level machine.
I might have swapped out the PSU to save a bit of money but apart fron that it's a beast!
Mid tower case, micro ATX board?
I value your opinion, but your assumption that this was a snap decision is wrong. The GFX will be replaced and this was a perfectly good place to start from. (and I think it's matte finish but I'm not sure, I don't care what it looks like)
'going to have a bad time in life...' - nearly 40 and still gaming... Careful with those assumptions, I've had a great time and now I'm past caring. :P
You're right, there's almost nothing in it. Everything except the case will be upgraded in time anyway.
I will upgrade the CPU eventually, this is the starter rig.
Max ram speed on the H270 was an issue too, I think...
There is no argument over the comparison. I chose a 1050ti ssc because i wanted one. :)
Or a Radeon 470 8gb
$229 - there's your 20 right there...
It's a great chipset, and it's on its way, which makes it slightly better.
Shake away. :P
ignorance is bliss :)
I think I'll save the zebra theme for my firstborn, and name it after you.
I mean to hide it from lions, so the zebra thing is genius!
lol, no. I like it even though there are better options.
Currently playing Astroneer on a Toshiba laptop, upgrading to any graphics card will not feel lossy.... ;P
Don't know about supporting Intel/Nvidia for everything, it's just a chipset, with good reviews.
Last PC I built was an AMD Athlon and a friend helped me build it, a long time ago. Why do I like Nvidia? Why do we like anything? Maybe it's the green bits, green is calming.
I admit the graphics card is a matter of discussion. :) There are some 'better' options and I looked, but I had a 1050ti in my head for this from the start so I've tried to make it work around that.
I don't know why, but I like it.
Forget what I said.
just out of interest (it's too late now anyway :P) why did you chose that particular 1060 over the 1050ti?
(to match the case... I has reading now) XD
One possibility could be a z270 mobo to give you the option of a kaby processor in the future, but to keep the price down it'd be a Gigabyte rather than an MSi. Just a thought.
Looks good though.
£85 is pretty cheap for hilarious overkill, I love a bargain. The cooler can stay when the processor gets upgraded, which is why I stuck to the 7500 for now.
I need storage right off the bat, but I'll save my pennies for an m.2 so when the kingston proves it's worthlessness I can demote it to a doorstop.
Your stats are correct and I love a graph as much as anyone, but...
Brand loyalty sucks if you like classic VW Beatles or fast food, EVGA make good gear. The 1050ti will be the most GFX I've ever had, I will feel no 22% loss, and when that gets upgraded it'll be Titan time.
I can take the race between AMD and Nvidia even when it's not my preferred brand in the lead. When you're #2 you try harder, look at the RX 470 for example:
This is a flat ITX case, much smaller, same brand...
Dunno about that board, dood.... looks like a nervous bird flew overhead! :P
I like what you've done there... but you've left me low on storage, it needs a better looking cooler, and I don't care how much they're payin you, I'm not buyin AMD ;P (for no other reason than i've wanted a GTX Geforce forever).
This is a straight up intel/nvidia build and eventually will be all EVGA components (where possible, z270 m/b and ram not avail in UK yet) so the radeon cards never got a look in. As for the storage, it's a start, a massive upgrade from what I have now and super-cheap (1tb HDD / 120Gb ssd all for <£100)!
The whole thing, except the case, will be upgraded so colour scheme was a secondary consideration. Gettin on the Z270 line was the priority while tryin to keep under £1000.
Thanks for the feedback though/