Pretty sure this isn't a sleeper build, the cases isn't old or crappy enough to be considered one.
Looks really good! My only nitpick is that the bottom cutouts for the fans look too big. Should have gone with a hole saw thats the right diameter for the fans so it would look sleeker.
I'd be wary of that. Considering how much you spent on materials alone, i dont think many people would be willing to spend $400+ on a itx case, at least I dont think it would be in your best interest financially haha.
Now THAT is a real nice build! I contemplated doing a gold themed build once but thought it might look tacky, but you pulled it off and made it look damn luxurious too!
Good all rounder! Not very powerful, but at least it works for your needs, and good job on the cable management! I probably would have gone with a rx 570 since you can find em used and sometimes new for about about $20 or so more but its not a deal breaker.
I recently just built a CNC for this exact purpose lol. Well I also plan on fabricating custom sff cases designed for watercooling but thats a topic for another day. Great looking build, try uploading more photos of the PC up close so I can ogle it more lol
PC looks clean my man! Maybe get some cable combs for the sleeved cables but other that not much to argue with. 970 is still a beast for 1080p gaming btw, no shame in using it!
I just recently built another pc out of almost all used parts, save for the memory and case, and came out to around $800. This here is a good example of the performance you can get going used, nice clean build!
Im machining a pc case out of oak as we speak lol
The gtx 1050ti isn't a bad card to have, even if your upgrading soon. I've always found that its a good to keep at least one extra gpu lying around in case you have to do any troubleshooting with new parts you get in the future. Right now you think your good for the next couple years but sooner or later you might want to upgrade or build a new system altogether so its nice having extra components lying around for testing purposes. System looks amazing btw! That case reminds of some of the popular upright slim cases silverstone used to do back around 2011-2013.
Its not a bad build, probably just needs a dedicated gpu. Maybe get something used if your on a budget. You are right about 2 monitors being good for productivity. I just assumed this build was for gaming and nothing else.
Never seen this case before, is it like a super compact ATX form factor? Either way, powder coating looks dope! Really clean design thought!
Those graphical glitches might be a combination of the slow performance of the ryzen 2200g gpu and the cheap monitors. Dont get me wrong, the parts are fine as a budget build but the built in gpu still lacks performance to play modern AAA smothly at 1080p medium+ settings. Not to mention the monitors dont have freesync support, which could have helped the games look smoother. Maybe look into getting a discrete gpu in the future like an RX 570 for better performance. That might help a bit more. Idealy, it would have been better to go with one good monitor with freesync support instead of two sub-par monitors. Then instead of 16GB ram, only get 8GB and use the extra money to upgrade to a 2400G with better overall performance. But thats just me. If you really wanted dual monitors on a budget, who am I to judge.
I would have personally gone with a ryzen chip since they stay much cooler under load but if your not using an overclock-able chip then it probably doesn't matter much. Good looking build regardless!
Never tried orange flavored milk before, or is it orange milk? In which case isnt that just orange juice? Either way, nice build! You got some mad modding skills!
Nice setup! I was worried looking at the beginning photos that you were going to leave the back exposed. That would have invited more dust bunnies and left your components defenseless against a coffee spill haha. Looks real clean where it counts though! (maybe get a mechanical keyboard with rgb though. You know, for that extra bling lol)
Damn, this build is givin' me some 2010 vibes! Nice job on the case modding!
Thats a really nice gundam aquarium! Haven't seen a mineral oil build in ages. My only gripe is that the gundams could fall apart eventually since the mineral oil might eat away at the plastic over time,
And a better description lol
Yea, it actually sucks for gaming. This is more of a professional chip used for productivity rather than gaming, One of the new i7's or even a 2700X would have been a better choice for an extreme rig.
Gave ya an upvote, but not for the PC, because I too love the Lego Volkswagen minibus!
Your right about them getting hot. I had a similar setup to OP in an sg13 and my hpEX900 would get pretty hot behind the mobo since there wasnt any ventilation or direct airflow hitting it. A temporary solution I had was using a thick thermal pad between the ssd and bottom of the case to transfer a bit of heat but even then it wasnt an ideal solution. Since switching to a slightly bigger core v21 my temps have improved dramatically, although performance felt the same.
Well his build title does say "Best possible gaming build under $600", not "Best possible INTEL gaming build under $600". Not on anyone's side here but if you're going to make such a bold statement, I'd at least hope you got the goods to back it up. Even for an all brand new parts build, this is pretty lame. Feels like OP was just playing it safe going for intel/nvidia without giving AMD a chance.
Inland is microcenters in house brand ssd's. They're not the best in class, but are pretty good bang for the buck. Been using one in my gaming rig for a little under a year with no issues. The PSU is also fine for this build. All of EVGA's psu's are great. Hell, an older system of mine with an fx8350 and GTX580 has been running on a 600W 80+ evga PSU for over 2 years with no sign of fire lol
Shhiiieeeettttt, I could barley do a custom loop in an inwin 301 and you got one inside an even smaller node 202? You are a godly modder!
lol just because its an older psu doesn't mean its going to explode. Power supplies tend to be one of the longest lasting parts of any pc build. Besides, its got some impressive reviews if you do a basic google search on the model no.
Rocking 2 390's in separate builds I also got on craigslist so high five! Also, as much as I love budget builds, the fx platform was just so slow compared to intels offerings, even at its release so ryzen should definitely give you a boost in performance! Solid specs, no rats nest of cables, no ****** rainbow rgb. Looks like a good build!
I hope you didnt actually pay that much for a lot of these parts like the cpu, cause thats a rip off tbh. I Imagine this must be a very old build otherwise since current used market prices are much better than what you paid.
Nice! Good simple post on the hard performance numbers! Basically a 2080ti performns between 20-30% better on average to a 1080ti. Its good but that price premium is a no go for me. 1080ti still a good value if your not too hardcore on having the absolute bleeding edge hardware.
I like that you actually put the prices you paid in the parts list! I see a lot of posts where the prices are outrageous and not the actual price they paid. Either way thats an amazing price for the performance you'll get out of it!
I doing a dedicated gaming machine right now so I can relate to filling up all the slots lol. I just bought 2 pairs of 4GB sticks for 16GB total. Fills up all 4 of my slots, but 4GB sticks arent as attractive as 8GB ones.
Your not wrong that the 580(in current market) is a slightly better buy than a 1060, but I've not heard anyone using crossfire as a main advantage lol. A better reason is the freesync support, where you can buy a monitor for less than a g-sync capable one.
EDIT: Nice, first post I see in a while where someone puts the actual prices they paid in the parts list heh.
Nice looking build! Very clean, but I dont get why you went for 32gb ram for just gaming? You wont see any increase in fps vs using 16GB.
More like giranada! Take better photos, be proud of your work!
Hope this is an older build, otherwise you don goofed on the cpu. Kaby lake is pretty much obsolete in terms of available new cpu's. Coffee lake or ryzen 2nd gen would have been a much better choice if you bought new. If its a used parts for cheap dealio or just a 1+ year older build then its understandable, otherwise bad choice of cpu.
If thats really how much you spent on the whole rig, then its one hell of a price of the hardware you put in. As far as overclocking goes, you can actually get the cpu up to a stable 3.9 ghz without much fuss. You might be able to go 4ghz but that might require slightly higher voltage and Im not sure what your skill level as an overclocker is.
With the hardware in this thing, it probably will make some sparks lol
Now there's a pc that gets down to business! All expenses on performance and non on looks. Not like RGB will get you more fps lol
Love the small for factor of this case but I dont like the idea of a big *** brick between the power cables.
No problem! I can see it would have been a hassle to move platforms but the payoff might have been worth it.
Personally if I knew that I'd be upgrading components such as cpu and gpu, I would have just gone with the ryzen 2400g. This would have given him a much more powerful processor with decent integrated graphics that admittedly would have easily played all the games you listed at 60+ fps on low settings. Then just drop in a better GPU down the road and save the cost and hassle of buying/using cheap hardware that you wont know what to do with once parts are upgraded. If itx boards were a concern for ryzen platform, you could have gone with a matx board and matx minitower case. The core v1 is almost the same volume as a lot of minitowers. The inwin 301, for example, is only 3L bigger at 25L compared to the v1's 22.68L volume. At the very least you could have bought a sub $30 sata 120GB ssd and used the extra $40-$50 to upgrade the cpu to a core i3 or the 1050ti to a 1060 3gb. Ether one of those two options would have netted him better game performance than a low capacity nvme drive. Otherwise nice budget setup!
Are the prices you listed on your parts list accurate? If so you wayy overpaid for most of these components.
Lets not jump of the wagon here, access to ddr4 is pretty bad since prices are still well above what they were a little over a year ago. I would personally try to snag a used intel mobo and cpu that supports ddr3 like haswell or even ivybridge so he doesn't have to spend $140+ on new ram modules.
Most of deepcools cooler are underrated as well. Been using their budget nepwtin twin tower cooler and it keeps my cpu under 60 degrees.
Good choice of case! Have heard good things about the airflow since its all mesh with cool looking dust filters. I would have personally gotten a cheap 120gb ssd to trade up to a b350 mobo for overclocking but I noticed you didn't include a mechanical drive so I can see why that wouldn't be appealing to you. My only real gripe is that you paid almost full retail for windows 10.
Its freaking 115 degrees here in socal, so this is quite refreshing to see!
DAMMM! Thats one clean and sexy build! I've considered downsizing my own watercooled rig but I never understand how you can access the fill-port/res with such a tight enclosure...
Not a bad deal for the performance you get. I normally try to suggest radeon cards because of the freesync support but since you already have a monitor theres not much of a point in doing so.
11 series hasn't even been announced yet lol. Nice pc non the less but I got to admit the inverted layout of the case is weird.
Fair enough. Besides, the red devil 64 is a 2.5 slot card so it wouldn't have fit anyways.