Looks like just a spelling mistake, no big deal.
I like your choice of specs... I might borrow your parts list at some point. (Maybe with a bump to 16GB and a 1600 though - I'd want more threads.) Your pics could be better, and the Cable Management Patrol will want to cite you for your cables, but otherwise it's a nice build.
Damnit, I was gonna warn the OP that the CMP was out there, but you got here already... :)
Dude, I didn't mean you had to make a whole new post just for the power supply...! But, yes, this is a better one. I had a TX620W for close to 10 years (and 3 builds) before it expired. 32GB will still be overkill. Check here for my post with the 620W (and how to deal with all those wires!) Oh, and and if you're gonna leave the computer on the carpet, mount the power supply with the fan inside the case (undo the screws, turn it over, remount the p/s) so that it's not sucking dust and fibers off the carpet; if you don't wanna do all that find an old board or piece of shelving to sit on the floor and sit the computer on that. Either way, your power supply will live longer and be happier. :)
How the parts were acquired; Matthew 7:7-8.
Okay, let's start with the usual complaints: not enough pics, and the Cable Management Police will be dropping by to hand out tickets for those cables...! :) Now, on to the good stuff: nice re-use of parts to make a usable PC. I built something similar a few years ago; I'm still using it to this day. (My parts were all new at the time though.) You might consider a Ryzen chip & motherboard (1st or 2nd gen) for an upgrade as it'll probably be less expensive than Intel and be a better all-around PC for the money. 16GB of RAM should be fine for a while; 32Gb is just overkill for most uses including games. A GTX1060 is a great upgrade and will still be useful if you upgrade the CPU / MB combo.
Agreed, that's probably not the p/s in the parts list. The OP needs a reliable p/s from a reputable manufacturer.
Oh, I didn't remember you had commented; I didn't read that far down, sorry! I'm still using it as my everyday box; I never sold it as I had originally planned.
Thanks! It's actually become my everyday surf/ Spotify/ Skype (occasionally)/ Google/ DuckDuckGo/ buy stuff/ Windoze patches get vetted here 1st box. Oh and copy/ print iFixit manifestos box as well. :) (Thanks for that link!) The OG plan was to sell it but it became too damn useful to have around.
I guess great minds think alike when it comes to names... Or did you see this already?
Not bad... not bad at all. I built something like it a few months ago; nice to see someone else not letting the FX chips go to waste. +1
No, the bling doesn't make it run faster (and I'm not one for watercooling critical systems) but I'm not the one looking at the system every day either. (Okay, so I like how he got the custom loop in that case. I would have liked to see the runs a little more direct, but that's just me.) Anyone can build a boring old beige box that's perfectly functional, post it and call it a day; it'll still be a boring beige (or black for that matter) box no one will ever get excited about.
Well... this is the wrong site to complain about aesthetics on... and he's not going to have editing problems with an i7-8700 and 16GB of RAM, so might as well have it look nice and stay cool while he's using it. Looks like it was a challenge to get all that in there and make it work and look nice as well.
sigh This is a very incomplete post. Only one picture, the cable tie ends aren't snipped, the parts list is incomplete (where's the boot drive? You're not running FreeNAS from the array, right?) and the description is way too short. Cable management is ok, though.
Darn you, stop inspiring people (ok, me) to see what they can do with old parts!!! :) (I ran across my old 9600GT card in storage the other day, and my X2 4800 chip...)
Go easy on roderick... I have a 212 Plus (yes, that old :) ) and the fan brackets are the same, essentially; most folks don't realize they can be mounted on the fan to reverse the airflow, slide the fan up or down slightly for RAM clearance or clock the power leads in the most convenient direction. Nice build BTW. I'm a little jealous; I resisted the impulse to get the 1070 I was looking at before the mining craziness and now I'm stuck without a card for a new build.
Build tip: the side of the fan with the struts that hold the motor in place is usually the exhaust side of the fan. About the pics: the easiest way to get good interior shots without the glass reflections is just to take the glass off. :)
Ok, thanks. I wasn't going to ask, but I didn't see anything I thought could be a startup drive in the parts list.
Ok, Unraid is running completely in RAM, I presume. What is the device it loads from?
Really? That is ridiculous. (On the other hand... I run a 970 Gaming in one of my builds. Wonder what I could get for it... wherever you happen to live...?) Well, hope it gets you thru to when you can get something better.
Frickin' cards are expensive enough as it is. I'm not really convinced I'd need 1440p so rather crush 1080p framerates anyway and save the money.
Scared me for a bit there. :) Keeping hardware out of the landfill is ok in my book.
You paid a whole penny for that paperclip? Your office supply store ripped you bigtime! ;)
Did you buy the MB, RAM & CPU new? WHY? This is what Ryzen 3 is for. Look, I have this and this but I've had both FX chips for years; that's how old the design is. The only reason to build FX stuff new is because Ryzen would be tough to get in your country.
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I thought you guys were a horse republic, not a banana republic. Besides, nothing wrong with keeping parts out of the landfill. +1
I like the old-skool Zalman coolers, glad you made it work. +1
You should have told people upfront you only wanted Intel/Nvidia builds...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
If you're just doing 1080p, this should work well. If you want 1440p, I'd go with this:
Why do you need a sound card?
You're not gonna want to bother with building your part list. The motherboard, RAM, cards, and CPU are all old and out-of-date and you won't make them perform like a newer system by using a new SSD. (The system I'm writing this on I've had since 2013 and that I'm saving to replace has a FX-8320, a slightly newer chip than the one in your list.) Matsozetex's part list is a good one; you should start there.
What would be your parts list for a better, newer build with the same budget then?
It's not what can the build do for you, it's what do you plan to do with the build (and your budget for parts) that's important. (Unless someone just gives you a computer, then you might have to figure out what can be done with it.) What programs or games do you plan on using or playing?
Video card prices are all out of whack because of all the cryptominers buying up every card they can get their hands on right now. I tried to get you similar performance and up your power supply headroom but save you some money you'll need for the card with this build.
Of course your cat likes it; it's a ball with a cord attached. :)
Forgive my ignorance, but what's an HBA? Oh, "host bus adapter"; never mind. Unraid isn't running inside the array, is it? Nice setup, though.
The Millenials think you're making a non-PC pun. :/
If it drinks your root beer for you, one of you has a problem. :)
That was some serious back-to-the-futureproofing there...
Oh, I was too late! The Cable Management Patrol have gotten here already!
Hmm... I would have gone with a p/s that had more ummph, maybe 550-600w or so if I was going to overclock. Other than that, it looks like a nice build. :)
6 cores, unlocked, with SMT for $200? With 90% the IPC of the closest Intel chip? And motherboards that cost less for comparable feature sets? I don't blame him. Me, I'm even cheaper than the OP; I'd drop to a B350 motherboard and GTX1070 setup.
It's late, but a "Thank you!!" is still in order here. :)
This is one of those THINGS YOU CANNOT UNSEE. +1
They weren't bad when they came out and they aren't bad for secondary uses now. If you're buying new, no I wouldn't get one, but until I have the money to upgrade, it means I can still get "in the game". My 8120 w/ 16 Gb of RAM and an SSD to run my VMs from runs great as a distro testbed. (Having actual integer cores to run your VMs on tends to make instances run more stable. JMHO.) And most popular distros run very well on FX chips (I ran Linux Mint and Lite for months with no problems before dropping a Win 10 key on this box).
Thought it was a split loop at first... That fitting in the line from the res to the top rad is kind of jarring; I'm more the "less fittings, less leaks" kind of person, but it was well executed nonetheless. I'm glad your fans are quiet; I returned my Corsairs because they weren't as quiet as the Enermax ones I ended up with. Nice piece of work you have here...
Like it. Not flashy, just works, is easily upgradable, what's not to love?
You can't. When you upgraded to Win 10 for free, if you did a clean install of Win 10 and used the Win 8 key to activate it, MS generates a new Win 10 key for the new install and deactivates the Win 8 key (so you can't use it to get another free install), then ties the new Win 10 key to the hardware. So, you can't use the Win 8 key to put a new install on different hardware. (If there is a way to do what you want, you won't find it here; it's a MS licence violation and the admin staff here will delete the answer.) Otherwise, you could do that to a number of different machines, and make them all eligible for free Win 10 upgrades; MS will never allow that.
I bet an A8-7600 would work in that board... just a thought (I think if you're gonna have her learn to code and do other stuff, either a 7600 or a A10-7860k (still about 65w) would be a nice upgrade); nice dad & daughter project nonetheless!! Oh, and look here for some suggestions for kid-friendly coding languages..
I've never heard of UserBenchmark before... I'm gonna run my spare-parts AMD build against it and see how they compare. In the meantime, nice build!