I can see some things not on the parts list; that Thermaltake fancontroller: that Silverstone NAS (or hotswap bays, hard to tell); the fittings, waterblocks, rads, etc. What's their story? Why are they there? Why the cream-colored fluid instead of something more (or less) contrast-y? I spent 8+ years as a slot machine tech and 7 more as an IT tech; if you didn't document it, you didn't buy it, install it, or do it. It's an interesting-looking build, people are gonna wanna know these things... :)
I used this same board for my upgrade build; how do you like yours so far?
Yours is a lot like mine except I used a newer MB.
RAM prices are still kinda crazy (AFAIC), so I went a little differently with my build. Still, I like how you thought; how long ago did you actually start the build?
Like the specs and description, but your pics could use some work. Come on, put some effort into showing off your handiwork!
Nice specs, but needs more pics and a description. Maybe like this?
I think this system will be just fine for a few years, numbers or no numbers. +1
That's because he bought a server-class HD made for always-on, constant read/ write ops. I can't wait until your build posts so I can comment on it.
Ah... I didn't see your comment until after I refreshed the page. I agree completely; I did exactly that with one of my old FX builds and made it a lot better. I think most of the nitpick will be about the AIO being upside down though.
I still get a lot of use out of my 8320, but I think that 1070 is a little too much card for that chip. Same with the AIO. You planning to upgrade to a Ryzen or 8700k? Might not be a bad idea...
Here's my 2600 with the AMD logo clocked correctly (pics 6,7,10 and 11); the screw heads on the shroud are soft and the screws are tight and were so easy to strip that I don't think it was worth the effort.
You can clock the logo, but the shroud screws are soft and the heads are easy to strip. :( (From personal experience...)
Considering you were on a budget, this is an ok build, but... Ryzen runs better with faster RAM; DDR4-2666 would have been $10 more but 10% or so faster game performance. A 240 - 250GB SSD would have room for more games and the swap file; Frys had the 250GB 860 Evo (Samsung) on sale for $48 this week (well, with the promo code). And you have a MasterBox Lite for a case, so the cable management could be better (here's a build in a worse case but better cabling); if you're gonna have a window, you should clean up the wires. My R5-2600 isn't the best looking, and I reused a bunch of stuff (I upgraded an older build), but it's what I'm talking about as a minimum standard. Especially if you're building it for someone else.
Stop trolling and be constructive, say why the RAM needs an upgrade (or overclock). Jeez.
Sorry, dude, needs inside pics to be believable...
I dunno... I'd be more impressed if you got all the spacecraft outta Area 51, not just the one you liked best... ;)
I second Otterman366's comment about the RAM; check your motherboard manual to be sure, but I think you have both RAM sticks on the same channel. Also, if you're gonna sit the system on the carpet, flip the power supply so that the fan is pulling air from inside the case and not trying to suck carpet fibers thru the case filter under the box. Other than that, not a bad build. :)
My bad... I put in the wrong link for the upgrade. This is before, this is after the Ryzen install.
Oops... wrong system! This is the one I updated to Ryzen.
Better, although some of that wiring could go behind the motherboard. My workbench is just as messy though while building. :)
If someone broke into your friend's house, they wouldn't steal this thing, they'd throw it in the dumpster for him. OMG, an Emachines box? And an ECS motherboard? I better never hear any smack about my old beige box with its ABIT motherboard; at least mine can run a browser and SETI. At the same time. On another note: I didn't know you were unvotified! Sorry to hear that, I just got a new upgrade posted, wanted to see what you thought.
I already had it. For 4 or 5 years now. That's why it was spare parts. :)
Not my build, dude. Just pointing out what's on the box.
It's not easy bleeding green... ;) Nice sleeving job.
There's still some life left in the FX-8xxx chips; my everyday box is an FX-8120 spare parts machine and it flies with a Linux distro on it.
Here's an FX spare parts build for nostalgia's sake, then ;)
Yes, it will. Just did a Ryzen upgrade on one of my FX boxes. :D
I've gotten 4+ years out of my FX.
1050Ti isn't a bad choice to pair your FX with (I've done the same here)
The box in the pics says 1070...
Looks great... but IMO the GPU is way overkill for the rest of the system. Same with the Samsung SSD.
Hmm... needs more interior pics.
3 years, probably 4 max. Nice try though! :)
Dad taught you that Mom being happy was a good thing? Smart man. :)
Score one more for FX chips being great used parts builds! Problem I ran into was that it was so useful that I never sold it..! Other than the cooler (yeah, I have some of those floating around) and the PSU (I have a cheap-*** LEPA as a paperweight), only thing I'd nitpick is zip-tying the cables. Other than that, it's a decent spare-parts build. (oh, and +1 for actually plugging in the OOD!)
Jealous much? :D
Just remember... if you live long enough, you too will be an old, outdated POC (if you're lucky). You could just drop a Linux install on it (Linux Lite or LXLE, or even Mint maybe?) and drop it of at Goodwill or something; I'm sure someone could use a cheap PC to run around the web with...
Cable management? Where? :)
Sadly, I downed the system about a year ago, to save on my electric bill. I still have it though. I'm upgrading a different case (I hope to get done and posted this weekend) that will be just as much sleeper as this one could be.
I'm gonna assume you're doing a clean install on the old SSD and backed up all the stuff you wanna keep.
Just a few suggestions to get you going. Good luck!
Yeah, I'd like GPU prices to drop some more before moving on to 1440p. Thanks for the comment!
$400 (US) tops while keeping as much of the current system as I can. I want to see what GPUs arrive in the next few months before replacing the 1050Ti and going for a higher refresh rate monitor or 1440p. Thanks for the comment!
Thanks for replying! I thought so, but it's good to see other opinions. :)
You guys give up on the blog updates? GPU prices have dropped somewhat since March... I was looking forward to a new build (or the benchmarks for this one)...
My, oh my, that cable management... Well, if I'm gonna criticize, I should provide an example of what I'd like to see, so look here to see what I mean...
Darn it, you Cable Management Patrol guys got here first; I was gonna warn the OP... ;)
The above listed CPU will be faster than your 4690, yes
It'll work, but you'll have a LOT of room left over.
An Asus Strix GTX960.
Thanks! Still haven't gotten around to building a new box yet, so I threw a 1050 Ti in it last week. So far it's been a good combo!