I added the HCI Memtest, Prime95 test, M.2 speed test, and Seagate HDD speed test. Enjoy!
I don't see a problem with this. It leaves great upgrade options for the CPU when csgetdegrees gets some cash saved up. I'm guessing that he had a $1,000 limit, and Intel way overcharges for their CPU's, so getting a locked I3 as a temp CPU is a great idea.
For an I3-8100 you do NOT need an aftermarket cooler. The CPU is very low powered, and you cannot overclock the CPU. Buying an aftermarket cooler would be a waste of money unless you buy the CPU as a placeholder until you buy a better CPU for gaming like an overclockable I5, or I7. It looks to me like csgetdegrees wanted to get a PC that was up and running, and will upgrade down the line.
I will try to later today! I will also put up the M.2 and HDD Crystal Disk benchmarks as well.
Thank you! As I mentioned above, I am hoping that this PC will last 10+ years with the amount of light use.
Thank you! I'm glad to hear that the 2200g is a great daily driver for someone who is using the computer for more than just light use!
I did not combine the drives. I wanted to make sure that they kept their downloads, pictures, documents, etc. on the 1 TB drive, so I created those folders on the 1 TB drive >> create a shortcut of the folders >> put the folders on the desktop.
Also, thank you very much! I'm hoping this should last them for at least 10 years before any complaints, but I have a feeling that I might have to add more RAM in the future with the way that programs are requiring more and more RAM.
You're welcome! Also, there is a YouTuber called "MindBlank Tech" who has a lot of great information on getting the best performance out of your Ryzen CPU and RAM.
For compatibility, I would get rid of the slower RAM. You can have some weird issues if the RAM is not a 1 to 1 match for the timings, and all of the other settings. I had issues years ago when I got a RAM stick from my dad, and added it to my existing computer. The RAM timings were the same, but there are more than just the 4 timings that are listed when looking at the latency, and all of that. Also, if the RAM sticks are not running at the same speed, then you will have tons of issues.
That is a solid build! One thing to keep in mind is that faster RAM speeds means better performance out of your Ryzen CPU. I noticed that you are using 2400 speed RAM, but you can bump your performance if you use faster RAM. This is more a suggestion than anything. Again, solid build!
Well, when you're using Intel CPU's there are many differences. Intel Xeon is meant for heavily multi-threaded applications/ server based applications. The Intel I series (i3, i5, i7) CPU's have more instructions per clock, and are better at gaming because of the fact that they have been a power house for so long. AMD is an amazing balance of speed for speed for applications, and solid FPS rates for a high core count CPU. Depending on what you are testing (games, or applications which vary widely) you are going to notice a difference. I love the Zen+ AMD CPU's because they run games very well, and are within the FPS that your eyes can register, and they beat out Intel in a lot of multi-threaded applications that are not solely dependent on CPU speed. As a side note, Intel also has faster CPU speeds, but have a MUCH, MUCH, MUCH higher wattage rate which means a higher power bill. Also, I think that Xeon CPU's are going to go the way of the Dodo pretty soon because of the fact that AMD's Threadripper series is beating out the Xeon in nearly every aspect.
Oh! I was not looking at the monitor. I was looking at the system specs.
Not really. It depends on what kind of 4k you are doing, but it is still a 4k machine.
Yeah, adding more RAM is definitely a good thing. As a side note, how do you like the M.2 drive? If I ever get some spare time and money I am thinking about building a new PC that will last me for the next 8 - 10 years, and I am looking at that drive...
Very nice build! I love how AMD is coming back in a strong way to push competition between them and Intel again. I remember when I built my AMD Athlon XP 3200+ PC when I was 16 (boy am I getting old...), and 5 years later when I went to build my next machine Intel was so far ahead that AMD seemed like it would be a footnote, Intel's products stopped striving to be innovative, and prices just kept going up.
Great job on the build, and the great attention to detail (the layout of the extra LED, cable management, etc.)!
That is a great discount!
This is a great build!
Very clean my friend!
I am wondering if you already started collecting parts for this before the AMD Ryzen release date, and benchmarks.
The only reason I am asking is because you could have purchase a better CPU for less than the one you paid for.
Again, I am only curious.
+1 my friend =)
Just to give you some ideas, the Home Depot next to my house has a piece of plywood that is more than large enough to put your computer on to get it off of the carpet, and costs < $6.
<EDIT> I meant to mention that you can cut the plywood to size, and paint it if you do not like the look of plywood on the floor.
Also, AWESOME build!
+1 my friend, +1
That is completely understandable.
I hope this build works out for you my friend =)
I agree about the GTX 1060.
The RX 480 tended to outperform the 1060 in DX 12, and Vulcan testing.
Overall, this is a pretty good build!
As far as the M.2 1.1 TB is a lot of storage, but if the person owns a ton of games, then I wouldn't think it to be unnecessary.
The only thing I would have done differently was buy the XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB GTR as that showed to be the most stable, runs cooler temps, and the most stable overclocking.
Good job buddy!
The build looks beautiful!
The only question I have is why did you not go for the XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB GTS graphics card?
That one has shown to be cooler, more stable, and more reliable when overclocking.
Not complaining, or saying you did a bad job; I am just curious =)
You're more than welcome, and thank you for the SSD information!
I have not been able to afford a new computer since 2011, and I am still using a 90 GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD (exact model information from Newegg: Corsair Force Series GT 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F90GBGT-BK), and it has no issues running Windows 10 (I did have to do some extreme clean up of the hard drive to get the required 25 GB for upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10...#NIGHTMARE!!!).
Good luck on all of your future endeavors, and keep up the good work.
After seeing your explanation, I have to say that this is not a bad workstation computer.
I'm not sure why people are giving you trouble for using an i3-7100 since you explained that this was built before the G4560.
Good choices my friend, and good job on the workstation build.
As a side note, I am not too sure what the differences are between all of the new SSD's because if you look at the read/write, and the lifespan of all of the available SSD's the Samsung 850 EVO is way overpriced.
The only thing I would suggest is trying changing the fan configuration.
Maybe get 2 more fans, and try for a push/pull configuration on the radiator.
The CPU temp under load seems a little high for AIO cooling.
If you are already using a push pull, then my bad!!
Other than that good luck, and I hope this setup works great for you! +1
I was wondering if you started this build before AMD announced their new Ryzen (a.k.a. Zen) CPU.
The only reason I am asking is because their highest end CPU is supposed to be ~$500 US, and can keep up with Intel's i7-6900K.
Also, I just watched their New Horizon video, and apparently the Ryzen CPU is amazing for 3D rendering.
I'm not knocking your system; I am curious because the Ryzen sounds like it is very beneficial for people who do a lot of 3D rendering.
Thanks for sharing the build! +1 =D
Either card is great.
As for SLI or Crossfire those are both a terrible idea since most games do not utilize multiple GPUs, and can actually hinder your performance.
The biggest decision between the GTX 1060 and RX 480 is DirectX 11, DirectX 12, and Vulcan.
The RX 480 is more optimized for both DirectX 12, and Vulcan gaming, so it is a little more future proofed (especially if you purchase the XFX RX 480 GTR).
The GTX 1060 I feel will also last for a while if they optimize the card for DirectX 12, and Vulcan, but is much better for DirectX 11, so most of the top titles of 2016 will benefit more from the GTX 1060.
To summarize I agree with SerSenecal in that either card is perfect for 1080p gaming.
Anything higher than 1080p, and you will need to start getting into the enthusiast cards.
That is a great build for an amazing price!!
The only thing that I would have changed is looking for a deal on a better power supply.
I have nothing against Thermaltake power supplies, but I saw a lot of great deals for SeaSonic 550 watt PLUS Gold power supplies for about $40, and those power supplies are built to stand the test of time ; )
Overall, I am jealous, and wish that I had some cash to throw around for a new computer =D +1 my friend
Do you plan on doing any overclocking? +1
That is a great looking PC!
Do you have any more photos?
I am curious to see how the cable management went ; )
I am not sure why they did this, but the stock thermal compound is always terrible, and can actually cause the CPU to run warmer than if you clean it off, then apply your own thermal compound.
Thank you for the info!
I like the color schema of the Gaming 6 also, and I like the parts placement as well.
I appreciate the help, and if I ever save up enough money to build a new PC (I have a baby on the way), then I will definitely use the Gaming 6!
P.S. +1 ; )
It looks sexy as I'll get out.
How is the Gaming 6 mobo?
I have not seen too many in builds, but when you look at the specs it is not that far off from the Gaming 7, as far as features, and is less expensive.
This build is beautiful!
The only question I have is why did you go with a giant air cooler for your CPU instead of getting a AIO liquid cooler if the price would be the same?
With that case you could have mounted a radiator with no issues.
Overall this PC is amazing, and if you do not like liquid cool, then that is completely understandable.
I am just thinking about saving on space here ; )
All in all this is a 10/10 build!
P.S. Great idea on waiting for Vega =)
I really like the Nano S, but I think Barry has the best build overall.
I would probably sacrifice the 32 gb of ram for 16, and get a 760 watt SeaSonic power supply and reach the $1800 limit lol.
Other than that the 804 is still a Fractal Design case, and is sexy as hell being split in 1/2 so all you see from the window is the mobo, CPU cooler, and GPU.