i like this setup. glad to see you managed to get ahold of an RX 480. seems like everyone's been out of reasonably-priced stock since launch
i couldn't help but notice that you bought a Redragon Perdition mouse. what are your thoughts on it, because i sure as heck don't like mine.
as far as your instability issues is concerned, it could possibly be that your motherboard simply can't support a 220W CPU. afaik, only certain 990FX motherboards have that kind of power delivery. if that is indeed the situation, an inexpensive 220W-capable 990FX motherboard is Gigabyte's 990FXA-UD3 R5 or, to fit the color scheme you have, the ASRock 990FX Killer
Nvidia and Intel fanboys can laugh all they want, but come wintertime they'll wish their desktops ran hot. I mean, who else here wishes their space heater can do VR?
what exactly possessed you to build a computer powered by the gas guzzler of the PC realm, anyways? either way, kudos to you for throwing rational thought and caution out the window to make this.
$21 via OutletPC at the time of this comment. not sure where you got $50 tho...
8gb, at the moment.
Microcenter warehouse associate here: our store still has RX480s in stock, even after the bum rush at open. the launch went 10x better than the GTX1080/1070 for sure.
once us lowly employees are allowed to, i'll be looking to get MY hands on one as well!
Pentium 4 was literally Intel's equivalent to AMD's Bulldozer, and for a few similar reasons. it was so bad they went back to P6, the architecture behind the Pentium III, as the basis for the first Core 2 processors. so yeah, a bit of a history lesson for ya :)
either way, i like seeing a grandpa PC every now and again.
if it was strictly for gaming, Philip's Nano S would be great, but i'd personally take Barry's Node 804 build. this decision isn't being made because he was being cheeky with the Doritos (how the hell did that even crop up on PCPP i will never know), but because the system as a whole lays a great foundation for expandability. i know from personal experience that mini-ITX platforms are pretty rigid when it comes to upgrades, especially once there's a bunch of stuff inside and there are cables everywhere. that's why i think microATX platforms have a nice compromise in size and expandability. want a second GPU, or a SATA RAID card? a microATX system would allow you to do that! though that's not to say mini-ITX has its perks as well...
either way, i like what's here.
that works too
were you really expecting a $100+ PSU in a >$500 desktop? that's like expecting someone to put a Ferrari engine in a cheap sedan. and just because the PSU is 'cheap' it doesn't mean it won't last you a while. i had an OCZ StealthXtream 2 600W unit that's lasted longer than a friend's SeaSonic 700+W unit. wanna know why? the 600W OCZ unit was powering a 450W system (125W AMD FX and a GTX 570), while the 700+W SeaSonic unit was powering a 700+W system (overclocked i5-2500K and an HD6990). it all comes down to how you use it, and given how you've "blown cheap units" i suspect you've been running them in systems that take their full power draw.
by this logic, the chargers that come with a cell phone aren't "the best units ever made" and therefore are considered garbage.
great selection, but make sure to reroute the cables, lest you summon the giant flying spaghetti monster (praise be to his noodliness :) )
i did NOT expect a micro-ATX board in a mini-ITX case, let alone an AMD board of any type in this configuration.
i feel this should be promoted. like, NOW.
i spent $280 on my 4790K at Microcenter and thought i was doing pretty good; i can't believe you got a 5930K for a mere $60 more!
either way, dude, those pictures would be worthy of a desktop background, especially the coffee one :)
and that's where i tend to make my arguments: a CPU usually doesn't matter as much in higher-graphics settings. now if only we can get devs to make decent games in the first place...
i guess you could say they'll have to deal with the Fallout :D
i am too, but to a lesser extent. i already have a 4790K in a mini-ITX build, but i want an AMD Zen platform for a full-size desktop again.
but really, for most people, AMD would do fine, as outdated as it is...
at least you can really take advantage of CUDA programs :)
i don't exactly understand why you went for two 970s when just one would've been more than enough. i'm guessing you're holding out to the end of 2016 for Zen?
i guess the fact their high-performance desktop side hasn't had anything new in 4-5 years.
the OP's configuration may work out for DirectX 12 and Vulkan, but i don't think it'd do too well for anything less.
that goes without saying :)
my university's computer science department has a museum of old computers and computer hardware on display, including full Apple computers like this one. it's so awesome to see one in the wild!
that moment when the software is more expensive than the hardware :) not really, but still...
the only issue i'd have is the arguably overpriced motherboard for its uses, but hey; maybe the customer wanted some degree of upgrading? other than that, it looks like a good system to use MS Office on (i'm aware that it's part of the parts list).
i understand this is possibly a first build, but i feel like there could've been more potential here. no hate, but i don't think an H60 would be too appropriate for a non-overclocked computer, especially for an FX-4300. if it were up to me, i would've gone with an FM2+ board and foregone the AIO cooler in favor of, say, a GTX 950 or an R7 370.
there's definitely room for improvement, but for a first build (assuming it is) it's a good start.
i suppose that would be the safer option either way. interesting find nonetheless, though.
that's surprising, considering all i'm getting are SFX units through the site's compatibility checker and the RVZ02 looks even thinner than the RVZ01. maybe with some modification?
I wouldn't worry too much about size. Give it a workout and it'll get a little bigger...
What? Heat tends to expand metal!
dat cable management looks like a work of art :)
if what i hear is to be correct, the FM2+ socket is being replaced by the upcoming AM4 socket for the next iteration of desktop APUs, so if any later upgrade was considered the best that could happen on that board is an A10-7850K, which only adds another GPU. that being said, an 860K is an excellent starter CPU for basic gaming, and with newer graphics technologies an upgrade to a 7850K would be more worthwhile.
i can't really grade on overall build quality, considering the supplied pictures, but on paper it looks like it'll be a good little mid-level gaming system. get an SSD for it and it'll probably feel even faster!
insert obligatory comment about excessive pr0n storage
also dat 8TB drive!
ah, i suppose it does, though i'd still say go for a cheap 1TB hard drive. you'll be surprised by how quickly you run out of space
consider yourself extremely lucky, then.
$5500+ later and it still can't play Arkham Knight... XD
on the more serious side, it would be helpful if there was more to the description than just "Gaming build". how did the build process go? what do you think of the various components inside? is this your first build? that's what the description is there for, and it helps us viewers get to know your machine better.
as it stands, though, $5500 on a gaming PC is like having a Lamborghini as a commuter car: grossly impractical, but nonetheless gets people talking.
huh, then you probably got one of the lesser units, if that's the case. GCN-based Radeon cards should be rated for a 100C max load, which would only be hit or approached under Furmark conditions, and even then it should throttle at best.
still, it's better than the >90C leaf-blower that was my GTX 570 :P
as an AMD fan and a former FX-8350 owner, i concur. the FX-9590 should not have existed.
i agree with ctkeat; builds in-progress clog up the front page and distract from legitimate completed builds. wait until it's finished, then post it for our viewing pleasure. ;)
a 6600 non-K with an NH-D14? you do realize this isn't an FX-9590 you're trying to cool at stock, right? :P
pretty nice for a first build. excellent cable management as well (and yes, that is a talking point on this site).
considering your hardware choices, now your next step is overclocking. :)
interesting "Ebay" build you have here, though it would be nice to see pictures of the inside. and i wouldn't know about Visiontek's cooler for the R9 series, but 88C isn't dangerously hot for the 280X. nothing a little bit of fan tuning can't fix, right?
there is so much empty space in there, i can probably hear the echo of the stock heatsink fan resonating inside of it.
on the plus side, it looks like a good foundation to a mid-range gaming system. i'd chuck in an R9 380 or a GTX 960 when you get the funds. rather curious why you used two SSDs when you could've gotten a 1TB hard drive with the money from either SSD.
lol 3-second boot with a platter drive, Witcher 3 high on a 768MB GTX 460, and the only way i can see them paying $1400 initially is if they bought it from CyberpowerPC or iBuypower.
but damn, for $150 i wouldn't complain. sounds like you got one hell of a bargain from some people who didn't know how to technology.
if there were to be any differences even after overclocking, they would be minimal and, IMO at least, not worth the additional heat and power requirements (and that's before any noticeable increase in utility bills). you would need to run some seriously optimized programs to even see a 10-15 percent difference between the two after overclocking, of which are very few and far-between.
here's what i mean. take this AMD system, based on my personal preferences, with an FX-9590 and a GTX 980: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KCBWpg
and here's a very similar build with an i5-6600K: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D8RyMp
the only hardware differences are CPU, motherboard, heatsink, and power supply. despite that, there's a roughly $50 premium for the AMD-based system over the equivalent Intel system. not to mention the AMD system requires ~125 more watts, and that's before overclocking. put that premium towards an SSD, or even a better-equipped motherboard with DDR4 memory.
long story short, you're better off with an Intel system if you're even thinking about an FX-9590.
you're better off with the i5 in any case, as it offers more consistent performance, and in the long run will save you quite a bit of money in potential motherboard and power supply accommodations. in my experience, it's been much easier to overclock on an AMD system, but if you're looking to spend $150+ on a CPU, you're better off with Intel (coming from an AMD fan and a former FX-8350 user).
heck an AMD 6- or 8-core CPU would probably work out well enough, especially with a 950. yes, i know AMD has dated hardware, but i still think they're relevant if only slightly.
ah, that does explain the unusual setup. carry on :)
i've found myself to be more of a ROG kind of person, tbh, but MSI does have some good gaming boards.
hooray! another i7/R9 combination in a small form factor build!
i also see you are QUITE the MSI fanboy :P
i feel like you could've gotten a better deal with an AMD APU, unless there was a specific reason you went with an Nvidia graphics card. otherwise, that, and the odd RAM configuration, are pretty much the only flaws i see for a computer for general use and "light to moderate gaming".
on the flip side, i'm quite impressed you managed to run a Hackintosh with this setup.
i would've made a second account to give it another upvote if you did that!
that goes without saying; i myself was perfectly content with my previous AMD-based platform (much like yours, except I had 16GB of Crucial Tracer memory) before getting a system with hardware at least twice as expensive. the only benefit to getting an Intel CPU these days is time-sensitive applications and Gamecube/Wii emulation. and with DirectX 12 and Vulkan right around the corner, that'll make things a little more even in gaming.
so yeah, consider this system one that will last you a good while. :)
i'm seeing a lot more AMD-based systems on PCPP these days. is something about them making them more attractive at this time? not that i'm complaining; AMD needs all the sales they can get...
on that note, this looks like a totally awesome system.
ah, and agreed. ever since the fiasco that was Watch_Dogs, then the disappointment that was The Crew, i've told myself not to buy another Ubisoft game, no matter how tempting.