The first picture is a work of art.. upvoted..
Oh, and the PC looks neat
No, I got one for £100 off CeX. It runs @ 4.40 GHz with 1.25V (doesn't like 4.5 under "safe voltage), with cache @ 4.00, 1.17V.
You should be looking at no more than US$150 considering your chip is slightly better quality than mine. Finding an X99 motherboard for it is another tough one and likely not too cheap.. I had to pay £266 for an "Open Box" Asus Strix X99.
Just came on here browsing and wow - reminds me of my old PC. You have the exact same case and optical drive it had!
My current PC which I built two years ago has a Ryzen 7 + GTX 1080 (you can see if you're interested...) and a CM Mastercase Pro 5 but it's on the desk and I feel less bonded to the case than I did on my old PC...
Yup this happened to be the next time I checked.
Woohoo! Seems to be fixed - But the new Corsair AX850 only shows up if you put "AX" or AX 850 (with a space). These products never showed when I searched them before though so that's great.
Your PC being the size of a console yet this powerful is awesome... I'm still a mid-tower person..
I built my system back in May '17 with a GTX 1080 but I sense that if I built it now, the R VII is the GPU I'd want ;D
AMD GPUs tend to age better than Nvidia GPUs as I've noticed, for example when comparing the R9 200 series with the GTX 700 series in many modern games.
16GB HBM2 as well... hmmm... if I load up my modded Skyrim SE packed with 4K textures it really kills my VRAM. I'm sure it won't seem like complete overkill for a future proof gaming PC.
That's a cool little powerhouse.
But where's the Radeon VII? You say it's a Vega 64 and looks like a Vega 64.
Just looked around the site for some cool looking Mini-ITX cases and came across this - I'm absolutely stunned by your build and your pictures. :D
You also mention Hong Kong's computer shopping arcades which I'm completely familiar with as I used to live there.
No, XMP memory profiles won't make everything too hot on a decent motherboard and Intel K-CPU with decent cooling.
Waiting for Coffee is a good idea if possible. I'm sure it will be good now that AMD are back in the game.
That is only the case when the GPU is the bottleneck.
Since you don't need a high-end GPU or monitor, an £2500 1950X build seems doable.
Here's my suggestion, though all from Ebuyer as that's where I buy from, it's reliable and it's convenient to get everything from the same merchant. (I live in southern England)
If you don't mind shopping around, just refine the list to include all merchants and you might be able to save a little.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
eXtreme Memory Profile. It's very simple to enable, just go to memory settings in your board's BIOS and you should see it, enable "Profile1". it will read the RAM's XMP profile on it's SPD. The 3200 MHz RAM will be great.
The DDR4-3200/ C16 RAM will perform a lot better than DDR4-2133/ C14 RAM. Just activate the XMP memory profile.
Does the list need to include an OS, monitor or other peripherals? Or just the computer itself?
See the PCPP logo on the "Markup" section at the top of the screen? That will copy the build and so just paste it here. BB code is also available.
I have that KB & M set and the mouse feels fine for its price. Been using it regularly for 3 months and it is still in good shape, so I would certainly suggest holding off on buying another till you really need it.
PSU - Yes, you want a better one than the one you originally had in there. It was non-modular, so tons of cables. Plus, I happened to have had one of those power supplies in a previous build and it failed on me after 2 years. I replaced it with an Antec HCG-620M
I have myself a Ryzen system (See this list) and I must say I can't regret choosing a better motherboard. Higher quality on-board audio and VRMs were well worth the extra. I also have an AIO which I'm using to push 1.3V through my CPU.
Big tip: You cannot run anything higher than DDR4-2400 on B250. No point in investing in liquid cooling unless you want to get your 7700K to 4.8 or beyond, again on Z270 only.
It looks good, but I would suggest this modification:
Saves money by removing the mouse and getting air cooling instead and upgrades the motherboard, power supply and RAM speed. I've got a lot to say about why I suggest this change, and if you are interested, feel free to ask any questions.
Yeah. I think the new Intel mainstream line-up will be like this:
Intel Celeron - Dual Core
Intel Pentium - Dual Core w/ HT
Intel Core i3 - Quad Core (yes, it won't have HT despite seeing a 4C/ 8T i3-8300)
Intel Core i5 - Hexa Core
Intel Core i7 - Hexa Core w/ HT
So, yeah. Kaby Lake i5 and i7 buyers will feel rather pissed but at least Intel is having their butts kicked by AMD again. Healthy competition.
ASRock have claimed Coffee Lake will need new motherboards, perhaps even if the old LGA1151 CPUs will run on the new platform.
ASRock X370 Taichi or Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 / K7.
Nah, an i5-7400 shows good gaming performance, and that is a big plus here. It will even beat a fully OCed 1500X in most gaming scenarios. And no, the RAM isn't overpriced for Aussie standards. This is not a high-end build either. It is a mid-range gaming PC.
In order to be considered "High-end" it ought to be at least as good as my personal system. (Ryzen 7 1700X, GTX 1080, 32GB RAM, NVME SSD, 144 Hz 1440p monitor)
OP wanted a PC which would be very potent for gaming at that price, and that is exactly what this build achieves.
I suggest this would do the trick:
Any questions, just ask :)
Yes some people have mentioned having problems with the SPD corrupting itself on the TridentZ RGB models. It's well rated though, so I think this is just a whole load of hogwash. It's simply people trying to run speeds and timings which are unstable on their system.
If you're not BCLK overclocking, then Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 is a good mid-high range overclocker. Not the K5 though.
Nice on-board audio as well.
Intel Pentium G4560. About as fast as i3-6100 and costs much less.
AMD FX series are dated, and were never that great, unlike the new AMD Ryzen CPUs.
My lower end Samsung Galaxy A7 receives it as long as there are headphones connected.
How much are you looking to spend? Do you plan on BCLK overclocking as well?
This is the best single GPU you can get. If you go for 2, it'll give you more trouble.
The one in the configuration I posted is good, but there are more
All gaming GPUs have DDR5 these days. ;)
The 1080 and 1080 Ti run GDDR5X, even faster than standard GDDR5.
DDR5 is only found on GPUs. CPUs don't run DDR5 RAM and these motherboards you are talking about don't exist.
Really, just get a decent motherboard, like Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 or K7(but not K5) or ASRock Gaming K4, Taichi) and don't go crazy on CPU and RAM overclocking (Say, run the CPU at 3.7 GHz 1.250~1.275V and RAM at 2400 if it's 32GB - and it'll be juuuuust fine and will run fast. You can get a decent 8 Core/ 16 Thread Ryzen CPU for just $300 which will well outperform a 7700K when doing heavily threaded tasks.
Didn't mention whether you needed an OS, Monitor, Keyboard/ mouse etc... so I assume just the PC.
Something like this for gaming:
This, as I feel minecraft would prefer the intel route especially for low budget builds.
Wi-Fi AC motherboard and a monitor has your said needs covered.
Edit: Forgot Power Supply
I'd also say 1500X, better stock frequency and retains the full amount of cache, while the 1400's is halved which has been proven to deduct from performance.
Ryzen 1600. Gaming performance at 1440p will generally be GPU bottlenecked with a GTX 1080 on any of these CPUs, and when you do get CPU bound, i5 will never be significantly faster, and more often in these cases, the Ryzen performs better and manages to avoid stuttering found in some titles, while being at much lower utilisation. It's a far more flexible option will all those threads.
I have a 1700X at a mild 3.7 GHz with 2400 MHz RAM, and all my games (Inc. Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3 and GTA V) are GPU limited with my MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X PLUS, and gameplay is smoooooooth. CPU usage is generally around 35%.
Most Ryzens should run 3.70 GHz stable at a lowly 1.25V - very cool, also good for VRM temps, especially on lower quality boards. Is it really worth fiddling for an extra 200 MHz? Or ~5-6% extra performance in synthetic benchmarks, and likely less in real world use?
Is the 1600 really out of reach?
Although the 1500X should stream alright, it will be potentially quite a lot better with the 12 threads of the 1600 rather than 8 threads with the 1500X.
C'mon, this is from the US. OP is in UK. Your prices over there are lower.
^ Weaker GPU
Mini ITX motherboards start at higher prices, so you'll have to downgrade something in order to keep it around 500
Yes, the motherboard won't fit in Mini ITX cases.
The 580 is a bit more expensive (check prices yourself) and is ~15% faster in general.
I know, but they are not likely to be and I wouldn't count on it. B250 boards are better anyway.
If the MasterBox Lite 3 will fit in your space, this would be the best option:
The build posted by rosswalker won't actually work unless you have a Skylake CPU lying around - that H110 board will need a BIOS update before it will work with a G4560.
Yeah. It's available in Europe and here in Hong Kong as far as I know. It is a pretty nice case, so I was thinking they could add it to PCPP where it's avaiable now and update their pages with US prices when they finally start retailing in the US.