Yeah, Although you could potentially upgrade to a 7700k at some point if the prices come down enough
I wouldn't really call it overkill though. Most of this build is what I would consider low-mid range for the time and that's what I'd consider a mid-range PSU. 650w isn't that much and where I live you pay more to get extra wattage or full modularity compared to the premium of more efficiency. Also, 80+ silver is fairly rare in power supplies from my experience so most people jump straight from bronze to gold
Actually AMDs stock coolers are decent nowadays but they seem to have added a CPU cooler to the list so might have taken the pics before installing it
I assume its for playing more intensive games at 144hz or the monitor could be a stand in until they can afford a better one
tbh id say its worth buying a better PSU that you can keep through a few upgrades instead of a cheap one you need to replace. The locked cpu and z270 chipset is more of an issue I'd say. Even if it was z170 he could've overclocked the CPU with a BIOS hack.
do you mean a i7 9700K? or an i5 - 9600k? because only the i7 is worth upgrading to
I got mine from alza.co.uk but it did take a bit longer than expected to ship. It was technically £85 but shipping was £14 so it was only worth it because I was buying the motherboard with it. It's still cheaper than a 2600 but the 2600 is only a few extra quid when you factor in the extra shipping cost and it does have a higher base clock so if you're not comfortable overclocking it's still a valid option at around £110. I'd suggest going for whichever you can find cheapest as they're essentially the same CPU just with different out of the box frequencies. On the stock cooler mine was boosting to 3.8ghz before I undervolted it but from what I've heard getting an 4-4.2Ghz overclock is fairly common at around 1.3-1.4V. Saying that, even at 3.2ghz it's still a monster for the price in multithreaded applications and games when paired with a mid range GPU
Yeah but if I can get more performance for free without extra noise then might as well do it
Yeah I'd suggest just getting some extensions from Amazon if you can. Most of them at this sort of price are fairly similar but getting ones with cable combs looks a lot better imo
Thanks. I should've mentioned I've already overclocked my ram to 2666mhz @ 1.25V. I was gonna push it further if I can but haven't got round to it yet and it's performing fine so far.
Yeah, it's just a bit tricky to find in stock at the right price, especially since a 2600 is only about £105 here in the UK. They're just some standard Silverstone extensions I got off Amazon when I first built my PC a few years back. Think the 8 pin one is a phanteks one I got from overclockers UK. Only cost me about £15 total but makes a build look a lot nicer imo.
Nice little build. I've also ordered a 1600 AF. Here's a PCPP link for you:
Nice. Thanks for the stats. Sounds like the stock cooler is pretty satisfactory then
Hey nice build. How are temps/noise under load with the stock cooler? I've ordered this CPU but no aftermarket cooler and was wondering if you'd recommend one?
Hey man, I've got a 3gb 1060 and was wondering if you could see how much vram you use while running modded Skyrim? I know we won't have exactly the same mods but I assume you have some form of mod with increased resolution textures? I'm deciding between this gpu and a used Vega 56
Bro, u need a parts list. Looks like you have a 6th gen intel CPU and a r9 390x or something?
Ummmm.. hate to break it to you but that's 1440p or 2k not 4k. Nice build tho
Lol. Fair enough. I've still got a g4560 too. It's still a decent super budget option imo
What is "heavy gaming"?
Hey, great build. How are temps under load with a fully air-cooled build in that case? I hear it's a bit warm but really like the design. Unfortunately I'm also a sucker for silence and currently run both my CPU and GPU passively daily. This is in a mid tower though and I'd need a new CPU cooler along with a motherboard if I switched cases. I'm considering a low profile passive option (my CPU TDP is only 53W so think I might be able to manage it with some tweaking) but I think it'd be pushing the case to its limits. What are your thoughts based on your experience with the case?
I guess there's basically no automatic moderation since not all parts are listed
Yeah definitely. I do a fair bit of programming and CAD so I've already upgraded to 12Gb and I'm planning on moving to either 16Gb or 32Gb soon
Yeah, that's basically a rebranded atom. The kaby lake and coffee lake pentiums are actually pretty good for the price.
I've got a g4560 which is a step down from the g4600 and can play pretty much any game I have thanks to the hyperthreading (although it can bottleneck a little)
Hey, I got 4GB of RAM when I built my PC too and found myself upgrading every quickly as it just wasn't enough for me. Do you find it limiting?
Yeah that sounds like a shout. Especially if I can get a ryzen 5 chip and b550(?) motherboard for around £250
It's not as bad as you'd think with a lower tier GPU but I'm definitely gonna. Thoughts on ryzen vs a 6600k or 6700k?
Thanks! I've recently updated it - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/J3yXsY
Not sure if you chose that value for the CPU clock on purpose. Its something to do with floats in C++
If you search overall and not on a specific category, the compatibility filter isn't activated
I saw that too. I was like "jheez that's a bad bottleneck" before I noticed the h270 motherboard
DAMN! Just DAMN! (I like)
Nice PC. Just wondering, what hard drives are you using?
I like the name but I think FFFFFF! would've been better
Not really the best place to get an answer to that question. We're just pc hardware enthusiasts
Yeah that's fair enough. I've been following him for a while but found him on pcpp
All his builds go here as well as YouTube
Ah ok, thanks. I'll probably risk it as my power supply is only semi-modular
Ah ok. I'm guessing you haven't had any issues due to this yet though? It's been a few months so I'd guess if it hasn't caused any issues yet it's probably fine
Nice build. I'm considering downsizing my rig to a node 304 but I'm not sure if my GPU/PSU combo with fit. My power supply is semi modular but it's 160mm long, which is the max length with a long graphics card. Is there any strain on your graphics card from the modular connectors or is it ok?
Also, there is a power button on the case. Just below the usb ports and headphone jack
Ah cool. I'm guessing its been removed since then as its not on the website any more as far as I can tell. Thanks anyway though
Are you selling this or something? You do realise that this is not a site for sales