Beautiful and Clean! Love your computer.
Been getting 60 FPS from Vindictus. Not too high but much better than before. On my last computer, I couldn't even get 30 FPS.
For now, I think I will stick the 750 Ti until I want to start playing games that require even better graphics card.
Sorry. For the confusion. I am reading and typing the comments with the phone I cannot accurately convey what I am trying to say. The comment I posted above was supposed to be a continuation of my previous comment.
This is what I was trying to say (using computer to type this): "My preference of which manufacture to choose for GPUs are similar to those who choose Apple over Android or Android or Apple. Even if a Radeon GPU is cheaper and have better performance, I would probably still choose GeForce. For my current usage, I just need enough resouces to play the games I want without the whole computer breaking down on me."
Also, I kind of agree with him because " A gpu is a gpu....they work the same do the same things". However, I also agree with you stating that all GPU's are not identical in terms of specs. Even though they all have the same purpose, a better GPU can handle more intensive graphic based games than an lower tier graphics card.
So much more easier to type all this using a keyboard rather than typing on the phone....
Of course the specs are going to be different like how Apple and Android are different. But they all provide me the necessary resources that I need to run the game I want to play.
As you wished, I updated my pic with the wire management lol.
I managed to clean it up a bit later. I took that picture above right after I put the monitors together with the computer, speakers, mouse, and keyboard.
I assure you, I am all about wire management. <.<
Very true. I guess it is the same reason why people prefer Apple over Android or Android over Apple. They are both Smart phones and do the same thing.
I understood that by researching the specs and reviewing many different forums but I'm a GeForce fan lol.
This is an excellent build. Although I prefer an GTX 950 or 960 more than Radeon. Also, I love the Thermaltake chassis based on preference rather. I might always choose Thermaltake unless forced otherwise. I would love to choose the LG monitors you are showing above but my preferred merchants are BestBuy and Amazon. I am a bit impatient and want the to get the products ASAP lol. Thanks for showing me this. I will keep this in mind when I help a friend with his new build. Unlike me, he is not in a rush to build his computer.
seriously. Boot time is more tempting for me than graphics. I am a bit impatient if you get what i mean. lol
Thanks. I originally thought about doing that but I was thinking that I wanted at least a decent CPU (better than 3.0 ghz) and get a nice GPU. But the SSD ruined it for me. So I had to make a choice between the SSD and a better GPU.
I had to choose either the ssd or the gtx 960. I will wait till I get my next paycheck b4 upgrading lol. But it was a difficult choice not to get it.
Due to the budget limit I imposed on myself, I didn't go for the 970. But for my current usage, I think 750 Ti should do the job. I am not playing any intensive graphic based pc game anyways. Mostly freeware from online and some Steam games. I have to admit, the 750 Ti and a 23 inch screen almost made me stop using my 46 inch led tv lol.
Thanks for the suggestion. I am sure that I won't need an i7 but you will never know right :P
Regarding the the wifi adapter, it works great!. You don't really have to install the driver for it. It is mostly plug and play when you finish installing putting the PC together.
The best thing about this adapter is that it is not only has wifi but also, have WiDi and bluetooth . Just tested out the bluetooth functionality when I finished installing Windows 10. It worked like a charm. I am sure your friend would love this. Make sure he has a PCI express and a extra front usb attachment. Honestly, I don't think you would need the USB but I attached it anyways.
Thanks. After playing, installing Steam and playing some games to test it out, I will update my description with the framerates. I am looking forward to it.
Congrats on our new build. I just finished mine yesterday and it is between an entry level computer and a work computer. I already love it! For your first build though, looks like you are creating a beast of a computer. 16 GB of ram, R9 4GB GPU, and i7 4790k processor???
Good job in keeping the price below $800 for this build lol. However, I bet adding a mouse, keyboard, monitor(s), and sound system will jump the price by $100 - $300.
For future upgrade, definitely add a 1 TB HDD for your data drive. Use the SSD primarily as a boot drive and installation drive for your software. Your drives can be kept more organized and software can load faster by taking advantage of the SSD specs to boot.
Hi. To break it down between manirelli's vs SarantogaJ's builds:
Overall, there are almost no difference between these build in terms of specs. Mostly you would choice one or the other based on preferences or prices. If I were to modify this SarantogaJ's list, I would get a better motherboard, add a SSD for OS and programs, and change the chassis to Thermaltake (mostly because of preference).
Based on my understanding.
I am also new to pc building and just recently bought all the parts. Can't wait for them to come in. Before buying the parts, I had to do intensive research on all these separate components to determine what parts I need to buy and "want" to buy.
Regarding your build. I think it is pretty good for a first build. I am not much of an AMD fan and I personally think a Intel i5 processor would be better but since you are going for a budget build this should be fine.
I would suggest buying a SSD to go with your current build so that way you can increase the boot time of your OS and programs (have to install OS and software on SSD); however, this will be over your budget though. Just a suggestion.
You made a excellent choice for the chassis; I love Thermaltake XD. If you want to decrease the cost of your current case buy $10, try going for this on Amazon: Thermaltake Versa H22. It should work with the micro ATX you have.
Regarding your ram. I would recommend a Corsair Vengeance 8GB, Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB, or Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB. I am not sure exactly what type of computer game you will be playing but for most intensive games, these three are great options. Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB is 1 cent cheaper than what you have but it is better.
As I mentioned before, I am not sure what type of game you would be using so I can't really say much for your choice of GPU. There is a cheaper option that has similar performance if not better: EVGA 960 4GB SSC. However, the difference between these two can range from $10 - $20 dollars. You will know what I am talking about once you look up the 960 on Amazon.
For your PSU, I would suggest downgrading it to 500 W to save up on money. However, if you are planning to upgrade your build in the future. I guess buying a higher wattage PSU is okay.
Overall, these are the best suggestions I can come up with, the rest is up to you. I think for a first build, the price is great and the capability is not bad. Too be honest, your build has much more power than mine lol. This is my full build including the monitors, keyboard, and mouse: My First Build
pcpartpicker is heaven for newb builders like me. I am starting to build my first entry level gaming computer and saved around $300 - $400 without having to buy those expensive already built machines. My first machine cost $742 w/o the monitors.