I agree, there’s a combo on Amazon that’s a red dragon mouse + mechanical keyboard + high quality mouse pad (6inch by 6inch?) for like $50. I love it all. It’s very black and red but the keys are very solid. Spilled beer directly onto the keys and after a hasty cleaning, not a single issue. Highly recommend.
Edit: it even comes with a headset now and I’m a little jealous lol
Yeah, I opened mine up recently to do some heavy cable management. I built mine when I was 13, which was over 5 years ago, and in my excitement I completely neglected cable management. I added expansions and accessories over the years and it got worse. It looks much better now, given that I don't have a modular psu and my case is probably one of the worst for cable management as there's almost no space behind the motherboard tray. before and after
Or try one of the many Linux distro's for free.
I'd recommend Kubuntu, its Ubuntu with KDE as the desktop environment, opposed to Gnome 3, which I feel is crap out of the box, and still slightly crappy with good addons/tweaks.
I would recommend taking a look at the AOC - AG271QX monitor. It meets your requirements and stand at around $399.99 USD. Here is a link to it on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG271QX-2560x1440-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01G5JYN0C/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1548016546&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=AOC+-+AG271QX+27.0%22
if you do go prebuilt, this is a pretty solid deal. If you want it today, you're best off buying the prebuilt and a ssd. For the most part, you need sales on parts to beat this deal. Rough part match up for the prebuilt. I honestly would say this is pretty worth it.
I'm not saying that you couldn't do it just it may not be the best starting point or able to handle Fallout 4 in 1080p based on the minimum and recommended requirements of the game.
Fallout 4 requirements link: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/fallout-4/12905/?p=r
And its cool that the system can run csgo and record at 190+ fps. but you also have to remember it runs on a engine that was created 11 years ago that has been optimized for the game continuously. Fallout 4 will be probably be running a variation of the skyrim game engine or other engine that has been tested for only a couple years on a incomplete game until the last year. Also comparing the requirements of the two games is super funny lol.
CSGO requirements: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/counter-strike-global-offensive/11422/?p=r
All that said its your money, I'm a random person on the internet sharing my opinion. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm right. Personally I would look at a system that had closer to 16gb of ram, slightly higher tier processor (Still AMD for the multicore video editing because intel's get super expensive quick), and some where around a 4 gb graphics (Possibly 950 or 960, both really good for the price) if you where wanting something to record old and upcoming games for a decent time span before possibly upgrading to something higher. Again all personal opinion.
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/ and go to the second tab, then open up a game to see if its actually the GPU fan.
I actual had a problem where my GPU would make noise when the fan just started to spin, but later developed into all the time.
Open the case, and manually turn the fan to see if you can reproduce the noise. Sometimes the fan is hitting the wire inside the GPU. I took mine out and push the wires inside a little and somehow its fixed now. Also if your card is a 3 slot, make sure to screw all three slots, I only put two screws when I first installed.
If still not fixed, I would just take it back for exchange.
I saw HWmonitor mentioned, I would avoid this program as it can be buggy.
Most serious overclockers use HWinfo64 to monitor their PC stats. It will give you all temps being recorded by your PC as well as voltages, thermal power, clock speeds and virtually anything else you could want to know, without being overly complicated. Just make sure to select "Sensors Only" when you run it if all you want to do is monitor temps and other stats.
Or this one on amazon.
iBUYPOWER Gaming PC Desktop 9200 i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7 GHz |Liquid Cooled| GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics | 16GB DDR4| 1TB HDD | 240GB SSD | Windows 10 Home 64-bit | WiFi| VR Ready | Black | Light Up Case https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H7WQ8B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xpqRAb0EMXGSJ
Yes, that will be fine. I would be cautious about ordering from amazon, a b350 might need a ryzen first gen processor to bios update for a ryzen second gen processor. This would work right out the box (x470/b450 made for ryzen 2nd gen). Review of board and the biggest advantage between 300 series and 400 series is that the 400 series has better compatibility with the different types of ddr4 ram.
CORSAIR STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough - Linear and Quiet - Cherry MX Red Switch - RGB LED Backlit (Certified Refurbished) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CQ51V9H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tj5vCb4W87K1R
There are like 4 different models with this case just all of them are the same build wise just the front panels look different.
yeah thats a good deal and it comes with everything you need besides the headset my personal favorite for that price range is the HyperX Cloud Stinger (also comes with a really nice mouse pad if you don't have one, if you do the headset is only $50)
Only thing I'd change would be the Mobo. This is what I have and it's awesome.
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Motherboard (ATX) AMD Ryzen 2 AM4 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 B450 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FKTZC4M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_YwhlCb1ZK8EXH
CORSAIR HYDRO Series H100i PRO RGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler, 240mm, Dual ML120 PWM Fans, Intel 115x/2066, AMD AM4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BWNWQKJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_uAsrCbYBBRFS4
Sure thing. It’s the Corsair H100i. 240mm.
Here a asus rx580 strix 8gb on amazon uk. Performs a little better than a gtx 1060 has more vram and can use amd freesync. So why not buy this card?
The 750 watt G3 currently is on sale for less than the 550 or 650 and will allow for future upgrades or higher powered parts with plenty of headroom.
I'd suggest increasing the SSD to at least 500GB. They've dropped so much in price recently that even 1TB high end like the 860 Evo or MX500 goes for 150, and cheaper ones can be had for $100 for 1 TB
Thank you for your suggestions, I will probably go with the Corsair. I also did some more searching around myself and found this, do you think this would work?
He has an open M2 drive slot on the bottom of his motherboard, so you could buy him more hard drive space.
WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280 - WDS100T2B0B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SB2MXT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Cq3aCb11T0HGT
Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor - AW2518Hf, Full HD @ Native 240 Hz, 16:9, 1ms Response Time, DP, HDMI 2.0a, USB 3.0, AMD FreeSync, Tilt, Swivel, Height-Adjustable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0733YCKM5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_1AlbCbNSF9JAX
Okay sure so it should accommodate this multicard reader then: https://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Premium-3-5-Inch-Reader-Support/dp/B006Z394L2/ref=pd_sbs_147_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B006Z394L2&pd_rd_r=8fbfb515-0277-11e9-b252-797d8085bc39&pd_rd_w=CTrKF&pd_rd_wg=pOyAi&pf_rd_p=7d5d9c3c-5e01...
This is a pretty good 1080p build..The motherboard can do a modest overclock on the stock cooler while coming with WiFi (still has Ethernet if you don’t want WiFi). This build will play at high/max graphics on a monitor like this on AAA games 60 FPS without screen tearing with free sync enabled (Nvidia needs G sync monitor, entry level at $300+) and easily much higher on indie/esport games. The ssd is a tb to allow for quite a selection of games/os to enable quick load times, but if you have a larger library than that, you can pick up a 3tb hdd around $75. Down the line you can always pick up another ballista stick as well (want the same frequency and timing) if you start running out of ram, but 8gb is enough to game on.
Awesome, thanks for the information. Is this the EVGA that you are referring to ?
There is a better one for an extra 70$ high refresh rate 144Hz gsync which is great for the gtx GPU and also a 1ms response time will be much appreciated in games
Yes yes yes. Once you go to a higher hz you will never go back. It makes everything buttery smooth. But check Amazon my monitor has 144hz. So triple the refresh rate almost, and it was a good price. ASUS VG248QZ 24” Full HD 1080p 144Hz 1ms DP HDMI DVI Esports Gaming Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H83V5QJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RWjhCbQEHC7Y7. It will blow your mind once you switch it on. Great color too.
this is the one i have and i love it
I am using this one
It has far better colour accuracy and viewing angles though the response time might be a tad faster on the TN panel, not sure about this but even if it's true I would still go with the VA panel, it's about 60$ more expensive "23.5 inch option" so keep these points in mind when choosing.
Seems like you're over-paying for the graphics card. If it was me, I'd shop that around more.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) 08G-P4-5173-KR https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KVZBNY0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Mxz7BbBJXFNXC
Not a bad build at all! I adhere to the RGB philosophy too but make the RGB doesn't get prioritized over part quality especially. Especially with the case.
Two suggestions: 1) Have you considered a full tower? They're great for heat dispersal and for leaving room open for modifying the PC. 2) Personal recommendation for cooling solution is this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XX8Q1CL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I used it in my new RTX 2080 build last week and it's been fantastic. The highest the GPU temp has spiked is 55 C, even when playing modern games on ultra while streaming.
Acer Gaming Monitor 27” Curved ED273 Abidpx 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate AMD FREESYNC Technology (Display Port, HDMI & DVI Ports) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075KFPJ5C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jne3BbX15CAA0
If I have that PC I put this one
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A5 Desktop Gaming PC (Intel i5-8400 6 Core Processor, AMD RX 580 4GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, WiFi, Win 10 Home 64-bit), Black - VR Ready https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6H4GNY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_eEwTBb4WWY4Y6
Is the pc you picked out better than this pc that was suggested in another comment?
I didnt see ssd on it though. What is an ssd?
I'd recommend maybe a gtx 1060 if you're sticking to 1080x1920 monitors, and spend maybe a little more on a better motherboard, for better cooling and overclocking performance, and also better esthetics, maybe this:
Your link won’t load but what graphics card is in it? I bought an entire pc off of amazon that came with a 1060 for 800. A pc with a 1060 shouldn’t make the price go up to above 900 that’s a bit steep. Here check this out https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-GXIVR8020A5-Desktop-i5-8400-Processor/dp/B0757DVF4Z?crid=25FG261RJ85HW&keywords=gaming%2Bpc&qid=1538079870&sprefix=gaming%2Bpc&sr=8-3&ref=mp_s_a_1_3&th=1&psc=1
I used this pc for a long time playing rust on high settings. Comes with an ssd an everything you need to run rust really well
I need wifi too. Is this seriously faster than those silly cards lol?
It really depends on what u are doing u can get really solid prebuilt gaming pcs on Amazon for 800 like this one is what I currently have.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A5 Desktop Gaming PC (Intel i5-8400 6 Core Processor, AMD RX 580 4GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, WiFi, Win 10 Home 64-bit), Black - VR Ready https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6H4GNY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DdCHBbSRZ19D9
for a while I used a simple plug and play USB network card from ebay. It was an older version of this one I think https://www.amazon.co.uk/Archer-T2UH-Wireless-Dual-Band-Compatible/dp/B00P115WMY/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1535280309&sr=8-13&keywords=tp+link+usb+wifi+adapter
There are plenty of other options though.
It didn't effect latency much at all compared to an Ethernet cable and the download and upload aren't really effected much either
Not sure about actual in the case Network cards though, sorry
You need an Fan Hub and LED Controller from Corsair, it plugs into a USB2.0 port on your motherboard
CORSAIR CL-9011109-WW Lighting Node PRO https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYDTC2C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_s70zBb8B7FC74
Amazon has a 1080 for $479 and it comes with $100 off a gsync monitor and a free game. So if you're planning to get a monitor. That coupon could lower your overall build price. And the free game is a cherry on top! Last time I used the offer Amazon actually never sent me the game download and instead just gave me a $20 credit.
Well then if u have a 144hz monitor, u might as well sell that and get this 144hz freesync for $220 if u want freesync.
Took me a second to find, but this is the style that I currently have, only in Red, and they are pleasingly quiet. Not too bright, yet light up the case very nicely.
I don't know where you're located, but I feel like you're way overpaying for that 1060. You shouldn't be paying more than $300 for one of those in US dollars. https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-1060-WINDFORCE-GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD/dp/B01JNUO6BG/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1530967312&sr=1-4&keywords=1060+6gb
EDIT: Just read your edit. That explains the price on that 1060. I feel bad for you Aussies.
I dunno, I would personally get a separate headset and a standalone mic. Reason being is that usually gaming headphones actually sound trash compared to audiophile headphones at the same price point.
Check out the sennheiser hd 4.40’s which are wired or Bluetooth (good for travel and not clunky) which are reasonably priced at $100. I can personally vouch for them as they sound great and are very purposeful in gaming and other areas too.
As for the mic for chat, I would recommend the blue yeti snowball which costs $49 on Amazon. I don’t have this personally but I’ve heard good reviews about it from others.
HP Pavilion Power 580-023w Gaming Tower, Intel Core i5-7400, NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB Graphics, 8 GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows 10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077S27YLP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_PGNnBbWXQW16F
This is one of the most bought and well reviewed expansion card on amazon https://www.amazon.com/Inateck-Superspeed-Ports-PCI-Expansion/dp/B00FPIMICA/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1528173703&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=usb+3.0+expansion+card+internal&dpPl=1&dpID=51VzCRjXL2L&ref=plSrch
Hopes this helps
All new from amazon.
I ordered a box of assorted pc screws.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A5 Desktop Gaming PC (Intel i5-8400 6 Core Processor, AMD RX 580 4GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, WiFi, Win 10 Home 64-bit), Black - VR Ready https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6H4GNY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_slSnBb6T0C9K1
Im going to buy GTX 1070 ti, but i dont know if i should change my PSU, i have this one for around 3 years: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00FNNL6ES/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You can always get a cheap set of LED strips to stick inside your PC that come with a remote that allows you to pick between 15 or so colors. If you go with that route id recommend going with black/white for all of the hardware aka the stuff you cant change the color of since all white or all black can mesh well with any color
Get one of these https://www.amazon.com/AGPtek-Drive-Adapter-Converter-External/dp/B00BIE996S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1521585067&sr=8-5&keywords=ide+to+usb&dpID=51ap6s9o3qL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
Plug it up, get your data off and throw it in a drawer somewhere. if you computer often... youll probably need it again someday.
I was looking at Asiahorse RGB fans
Do I just need a hub & Remote control? or do I need anything else?
I bought this one for $60 US, and I absolutely love it. It’s mechanical with brown switches, multiple color settings, and it feels like it’s very good quality!
It’s not a bad case but for the same price you could get something like this, getting a case with a PSU shroud is a life/changing difference in building, there are others with them at this price too
Phanteks Eclipse Steel ATX Mid Tower Tempered Glass Black Cases - PH-EC300PTG_BK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075DMYVBV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6oEIAbESTP2SV
Can save some money by not getting the MSI 1050TI
Je ne te compres pas...
Honestly, this is beyond my expertise but ill give you my humble opinion.
Are you sure your cpu will give you the most out of your graphic cards? I feel like you could use a a more powerful cpu.
are you gaming with the second monitor? Bc if you are just going to use just for social media while gaming i would suggest you to get a hp pavilion monitor at $90.00.
You can use win 10 without paying for it, just download the driver and click that you will activate the key code later. Its pretty much the same as win 10, just that you will have a water mark in your right bottom corner telling to to activate it. Also, you wouldn't be able to your background screen from windows but you will be able to do it from google (just right click the image and click set as a background)
And the most important thing... YOU ARE MISSING RGB!!!
I think this psu is better for your rig https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY4OJYJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0JAPzbCV07BSN
Gold standard does a fine a job, platinum and titanium are pretty much much for bragging rights.
Oh I forgot, my budget is around $150, I was looking into buying this mobo but need opinions on other options that may be better. https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Intel-CrossFire-Motherboard-PRO/dp/B01MZ74TRV/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1501702120&sr=8-3&keywords=msi%2Bz270&th=1
Is this good https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Curved-27-Inch-Monitor-C27F398/dp/B01CX26WIG/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1503775949&sr=1-6&keywords=samsung+monitor+27 ? It says amd but, can I still use it?
The CPU is solid but you could jump to the i5-7500 for minimal price change or consider a K model which can overclock.
You only have a single stick of RAM, getting RAM in pairs lets it run at full speed in dual channel mode. So a 2x4 set that is DDR4 @ 3000 MHz is best.
If I were you I'd go back to this link, match the $885 build and then swap in the GTX 1070. You chose a blower style model in your above build, that is not as good for noise level or cooling as a multi fan one. Here is a better 1070 for $400.
Edit - additional note, your WD Black HDD choice is expensive and LOUD. It's not worth trying to get a hard drive that is fast, an SSD is many times better. The WD Blue is a better HDD choice.
Would this work?
Also, how much performance would I lose if I chose to use this?
Like, would it be disgustingly bad or would there just be a slight almost unnoticeable decrease in performance?