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  1. Hello, This is my first post here, I think I am posting it in the wrong place, but I hope you will forgive me this one time. So what I wanted to ask was, which part needs to be updated most in my PC. CPU:Intel Core i5 3470 Motherboard:ASUS P8H61-M LX3 R2.0 GPU:GTX1060 3GB SSD: Samsung 860 PRO 512GB HDD: Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-60WN4A0 1TB Case: I don't even know the name. RAM: Hyperx Fury 8GB 1600 DDR3 Display:ViewSonic VX2239 SERIES I know it's not the best RIG out there, but I can't afford to upgrade everything at once, so I wanted to ask about the priorities of the upgrades in this case, which part should I upgrade after which, step by step. THere was mentioned in the thread something about the Location, so it is USA. And also the computer will be used 90% of the time for Gaming. Thanks in advance
  2. Hi Guys! Here is "THE REDRIPPER" project that I’ve been planning to build since the mid-winter due to lack of spare-time. The components have been laying around for months now. I’ve had enough to stare every single day to them, lol. So I decided to begin at least with a build-log. At the beginning i was doubting to go with AMD which it's first time to go with red team. I hope i won't be disappointed. This build will be used for 2D-3D modelling and video editing software which is very new for me. THE REDRIPPER COMPONENTS CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-core/32-thread) Desktop Processor MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME sTR4 AMD X399 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FOUNDERS EDITION, 11G-P4-6390, 11GB GDDR5X RAMS: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 SSD: Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 512GB SSD, Kingston HyperX Savage 480GB SSD SATA 3 2.5 PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular M-2 HEATSINK: XPG STORM – RGB M.2 2280 SSD Heatsink CHASSIS: JONSBO MOD1 black&red WATER COOLING PARTS PUMP: Barrow D5 PWM 17W Pump + Byksi pumptop&cover. GPUBLOCK: Barrow Gtx 1080 Ti FE /Titan X(P) RGB Waterblock MONOBLOCK: Bitspower Asus ROG Zenith MonoBlock RGB-Nickel. HARDTUBES: Monsoon PETG Hardline Tube 1/2 x 5/8 Clear 4x pack (90cm). FITTINGS/ADAPTERS: Monsoon Hardline Economy Compression Fittings, 1/2" x 5/8" 6-Pack (2x red # 2x black packs) with etched logo of my first letters (AK). RADIATORS: Barrow 2x 360mm x 27mm fullcopper radiators. ADAPTERS: Barrow 2X 45 F-M, 45/90° degreese adapters and extentions. TEMP SENSOR: Barrowch Digital Temp sensor FANS: Enermax UCTBRGB12 BP7 or Aigo aurora 120mm RGB, TT-Riing 120mm fans ? AK DISTRIBUTION PANEL/RESERVOIR COOLANT: Primochill VUE Razer red I had no idea with what kind of paints to come up with. Did i even need to paint that aluminum brushed authentic case at all? Well, after making a few extra holes on fan holes (expanded a few mm) in front i had to recover it somehow. Then something more complicated came to my mind.Anodized Color coat, Granite Stone paint, Matt black paint and off course primer. I have lost many pictures during the process of the painting. Because my harddrive is got broke. These are what i have saved so far:(.
  3. alright, so this is gonna be the start of the buildlog i'm doing to switch my system from it's current config to AMDs Threadripper platform. I'm doing this because my motherboard died sadly. I was in the process of swapping the CPU for a 2690V2 when i put in a little too much force and ended up breaking one of the chokes on the VRMs when my screwdriver slipped. It's the middle one on the picture below. Luckily Asrock just recently released the X399M Taichi board, which makes this as good of a time as any to make the plunge! Lesson learned i guess, when i get to installing the Threadripper slow and steady is gonna be the way to go Just look at this board tough! If i ever got a tech-boner from something it has got to be this thing. so much stuff crammed on so little space! First things first, right now my setup looks like this: which is really just a heartbreaking thing to see if i'm honest. this rig was made to crunch numbers in [email protected], not sit still disassembled on my desk. Sadly i won't be able to really get going with this untill later on this month when my paycheck comes. I was not prepared to make the switch this early, so i can only buy the motherboard right now. speaking of which, lets make a to do list. i really only need to swap out the RAM, motherboard and CPU. everything else in the system is ready to go really. I'll also need to swap out the X99 edition CPU block for a TR4 model. PARTS! RED= pending, BLUE= bought, GREEN= arrived and in my hands! Asrock X399M Taichi motherbord AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1900X Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8) DDR4 3000 EKWB Supremacy Threadripper CPU block EKWB EK-FC Geforce GTX FE GPU block XSPC temperature sensor/display Alphacool temperature sensor in a G1/4 fitting Noctua NF-F12 Chromax (x3) So i guess that's it for now. Watch this space for updates, which will come as parts start rolling in!
  4. Hello good people of the internet! This is a buildog i'm doing on a homemade 60% mechanical keyboard. I'm doing this build because my current keyboard (BTC 5100C) is starting to fail, and i didn;t want to go out and buy a normal mechanical again. I'd rather just build it myself, so that it is just the way i want it! Also the failing of my current board means that typing this buildlog is literal hell, because sometimes random keys just don't register. Here's the parts list, everything is bought from Aliexpress. Red means planned Yellow means bought Green means delivered at my place Gateron Blue Switches XD60 PCB GH60 Solid wood case with wrist rest LED hotswap plugs LEDs in different colors Cool Jazz Black/Gray Keycaps Cool Jazz CherryMX PCB mounted stabilizers Braided Mini-USB cable So first things first: The Switches arrived! I went with Gateron Blue switches because i wanted to try something clicky this time, and these have a nice tactile bump. The compatibility with CherryMX keycaps is also definitely a plus! I bought this whole bag for about 20 euro's. Definitely worth the 2 week wait before they where delivered So that is it for now. I'm still waiting on the rest of the parts, but according to the site most of them have arrived in my country by now! I'll keep updating this as parts start rolling in!
  5. Hi all, just want to pick your brains on upcoming deals and whatnot. Update - Going for the new I5 coffee lake 8400 + z370 Mobo + gtx 1050TI/1060 + be quiet cooler. still have questions below My current build started last black Friday; Case - DIYPC Solo-T1-BK mid tower CPU - Intel I3 6100 skylake 1151 MB - GIGABYTE GA-B150M-DS3H (thought I could overclock with it, fail) Ram - 16gb 3200gh ripjaws G.skill cooler - (Loud AF) Cooler Master Hyper T2 Graphics -EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti SC 2GB Power- EVGA 450 80+ BRONZE 450W Storage -8Tb in hdd's, and a 120gb PNY sad AM thermal paste. Asus - VX248H 24.0" 1m 60Hz Monitor Logitech g430 headset random brand keyboard+ mouse+ mousepad gaming combo $16, but is pretty good..... somehow. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So the things I want to upgrade overall budget $500 Case- Current 1 is fine, just a bit cramped inside when connection wires. Also worried about fitting full atx. And I would like t windowed side panel. Budget $45 Blue/black/white MB - Obviously I didn't get one that could overclock, I am looking at z270's..... but there are SOOOO many to choose from. budget $150 - want need/ rgb,. 6+ sata for storage, good bios, many fan headers, full atx,, black/blue/white theme Ram - well since the prices are double what I paid, not really a option unless amazing deal pops up cooler is loud, looking at BE QUIET w150 pure rock graphics is alright, I would like something better, but I have no idea what to get, Budget $130 I don't know if upgrades will mean I need better power supply Storage is fine, but I got the ssd last year for $35, if I can get a 240g for the same $70, I would be thrilled. Case fans _ current fans are cheap, came with case, loud. crappy.. looking to get 2-4 quite fans under $15 each. I also want another monitor. The one I have is great for the price, but does NOT have vasa mount. budget $110 24" Thanks for input.
  6. Alright, so i bought an InWin 301 out of impulse, and now i'm stuck with it. So i figured i might aswell transplant my current build into it! So spec wise nothing is really going to change, except ofcourse the case and a few other things. My build right now: The plan: -Transplant the system in the new case, but aircooled and upgraded -Figure out how to do a custom rigid loop in this case -Build said custom rigid loop -Profit! For now this is it. The InWin case should arrive in a couple of days, so stay tuned for updates!
  7. How much do you think I could sell for my new gaming rig (not even sure if i am interested in selling it rn)? I made a pcpartpicker list of the build here (some of the parts I hade to manually make because I couldnt find themhttps://pcpartpicker.com/list/9YpxM8Specs:**CPU Cooler**: Fully Custom Watercooling loop w/ customizable dye (Retail value is about $300-$400)**Memory**: 16 GB G.Skill Trident Z **Overclocked @3000Mhz w/ FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE RGB Lighting****Motherboard**: MSI Artic Tomahawk Z270 Motherboard with **BIOS Fully Updated****Storage**: Samsung 960 Evo Internal SSD 250GB (**Set up as boot drive so, no hassle setting up Window**s) & if needed I can provide **2TB Seagate HDD (Faster 2017 Edition)****Graphics Card**: Asus GTX 1070 ROG Strix Gaming **OC @1800MHz w/ Fully customizable RGB lighting on front and back plate.****Case**: NZXT Phantom 630 **(Windowed Edition)** PC Chasis **Power Supply**: Semi Modular Corsair CXM Power Supply supports **up to 750W****Lighting**: One Deepcool RGB Lighting Kit w/ two led lighting strips and two LED Corsair SP120 Fans**Operating System**: Windows 10 Home Edition w/ All System drivers Updated.
  8. Working man's gaming pc

    Put together while in college, my hand-me-down pc is looking pretty good now a days: -I5 2500 -12gb assorted DDR3 1600Mhz Ram -1 terabyte hdd -MSI 1050TI OC -ThermalTake 650W Bronze PSU sub $400 USD
  9. Core P5 - Project Infinity

    Hi Guys, My name is Shane and I am a first time poster, new to the forum and wanted to start a work log on my upcoming build in Thermaltakes Core P5. Its around 3am here and I have been drawing up some draft sketches and non scale drawings on my graph pad to render some ideas for how this things will go together. Concept: Create an infinity effect as the back plate of the Core P5, but not just the surrounds but accent each component with its own infinity effect. System Specs; Thermaltake Core P5ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 K6 GamingIntel i7 6700KEVGA Geforce GTX 970 FTW+ ACX2.0Cougar GX800 PSUApacer 480GB M.2 Apacer 240GB SSD16GB T.FORCE DARK DDR4 3000mhzCustom Sleeved CablesFully Watercooled with Alphacool components. The idea will be to place a new back plate over the existing case, add in the infinity effect using mirrored acrylic and component platforms to accenting each component. I haven't decided if I want to use MDF or Ply Wood or rather a combination of both. Follow this post to stay up to date! You can see the photo of the effect below. Follow us on Facebook to check out any new and upcoming builds. * If you would like to jump on board with this build. It would definitely be appreciated. You can contact me below via email or facebook. Thanks Everyone, Shane Rayson @: [email protected] W: facebook.com/hextechmods
  10. Legolas, a water cooled and wall mounted Mini-ITX build Picture coming up Introduction: It's been almost a year since I sold my desktop as I was going on a exchange in the states. Now that I'm back my Macbook Pro is not sufficient for my study needs nor my gaming needs. For many years I've wanted to make a water cooled system but it was always hard to justify the price and the case I was using at the time. Now with the PC-O5S I think there's no alternative to water cooling, even if the performance gains are negligible. To make it easier to justify the price of water cooling to myself, I've tried to get some of the components second hand. Now I haven't done that with every component, I want the case to be in perfect condition so that is ordered brand new. However, there is quite a lot to save looking at second hand storage, video cards and monitors, which is exactly what I did. My second hand items though, look like they just came out of their original packaging. You may wonder why I've a Noctua CPU cooler. I choose to get this as I'm not completely sure about what water cooling I'm going to get. So to be able to use my new computer while doing research I opted for this Noctua cooler, which later will be transferred to my beloved NAS. Every since I made my NAS in the Lian-Li PC-Q25B I've pretty much been obsessed with their cases, the brushed aluminium and the tempered glass. It's a pain to work with, to keep it perfect, but when you're done it's so rewarding. The name Legolas is of course from Lord of the Rings but it fits my intentions for this Mini-ITX build pretty good as well. I want to build a good looking build that is still capable of handling pretty much whatever you throws at it. From the very beginning I'm completely aware of potential bottlenecks in terms of temperaturs as the case will only fit a fairly slim radiator in the top. However, with power requirements of computer components constantly decreasing, I'm sure if it can handle my components now, today, I'm pretty confident it will be able to handle the components of tomorrow. Also, I forgot to mention the best part. The case is wall mountable, which I'm obviously going to utilise. Parts list: CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K (ordered) CPU cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 (ordered) Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z270I Gaming (ordered) RAM: Cosair Vengeance LPX 1x16GB DDR4 2400MHz Black (ordered) Storage: Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 512GB SSD (ordered) Video card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC GAMING (ordered) (arrived) Case: Lian-Li PC-O5SX (ordered) (arrived) Power supply: SilverStone SFX Series SX600-G (ordered) Monitor: ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q (ordered) (arrived) Other: GentleTyphoon D1225C12B5AP-15 (1,850 rpm) x 2 (ordered) (arrived) Other: Lian-Li O5-1X (ordered) Peripherals: Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei Raw Rubberised Mousepad: SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mousepad Keyboard: Ducky Mini Year of the Horse Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones stand: Just Mobile HeadStand Black Microphone: Blue Microphones Yeti Future purchases: PSU cables: Short cable to keep it nice and clean. Premade: CableMod. Yet to decide on the colour scheme. Custom Sleeving: MDPC-X Sleeving tools: Pin-remover Water cooling: This case is screaming for water cooling. AIO rad/res/pump unit + custom Full custom loop RGB lightning strip Fan splitter: Not complete sure what solution to go for yet. I will have a maximum of 3 fans in the case. I'm sure when building the system I will gain experience about what solution would be preferable. Pictures: All upcoming pictures will be added to this album. Updates: I will keep this post updated so you don't have to look around for it. I can't wait to get started but for now I have to wait until all the parts have arrived. Feedback and suggestions is more than welcome, especially in terms of the water cooling as it is where I'm more unsure and I lack some experience. Cheers Shaqalac.
  11. So, here's gonna be my very first build log! Are you excited? I know i am! This is by no means my very first build. I've build around 5 PC's before, some really nice ones too imo, but never really got to making a real proper build log. Time to change that, no? So, let's get to it then. The name of the beast: Black Mac. "Why?" You ask? Well, because this PC is gonna be build in a modded Mac case. Specifically this one: Now that right there is a beauty, isn't it? This beast will be a video editing workstation for my older bro, who is in need of a new one. I originally planned for this to be a [email protected] PC, but as my post in the thread below describes, those plans are off for now. Now for the meat and potatoes, the actually important stuff. The (updated) specs! Case- Powermac G5 (m-ATX modded) (purchased) CPU- Intel Xeon E5 2603 V4 (purchased) MOBO- Asus X99-M WS/SE (Purchased) GPU- Nvidea GTX Titan X (Maxwell) 2-Way SLI (Purchased) PSU- EVGA Supernova 850W (Purchased) SSD- WD Blue M.2 1TB RAM- 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (purchased) Cooling- Custom Cooling loop! (hardline?) Right now i'm going to keep the stock cooling in because of time constraints. So, expect updates as the parts start rolling in. I, for one, am really looking foreward to this building adventure. Adios!
  12. The Red Mamba

    Hello LTT! I recently joined the master race about 2 months ago and did some major upgrades to my computer(basically a new computer). Specs: CPU: i7 6700K GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW RAM: 16 GB BALLISTIX PSU: 600 W Bronze EVGA MOBO: AsRock Z170 Gaming K4 HDD: WD 1 TB SSD: Intel 256 GB Case: Inwin (don't know model)
  13. Is there anyway someone can shave off some money from this build? I want an ssd to boot from and the i5 and 1070 need to stay but is there anything you guys see that can be replaced from something cheaper? Thanks in advance! Here is my build log http://pcpartpicker.com/list/4xDQPs
  14. Smoker Grill PC

    Hello everyone Today I finally finished my recent project the “Smoker”. This was a project I fantasized about for years, but never had the time nor resources to realize. My friends and I had talked about a PC that is essentially a wind tunnel and I found this to be so intriguing that I had to build it. The design is pretty simple since it is nothing more than a tube with two large fans on either side. However, I wanted to keep my PC hardware and did not want to buy new parts just for this build. So it had to fit my mITX-motherboard, a Geforce 780, my ATX power supply and a H100i liquid cooler. After some tinkering I came up with this: Now that I had a plan I started on the basics. I slaughtered an old case I had spare for a motherboard back plate. Sadly, it did not have a CPU cutout and also lacked cable-management holes, so I had to cut them myself. These struts I cut out additionally would later hold the case together and hold the back plate. Then I had to ask for a few favors from a previous employer of mine, so I got hold of the remaining parts for my case: The Steel tube that had to be cut in half and some lids with holes for 200mm fans. In these lids I had to drill some holes and test-fitted my NZXT fans. I also predrilled the holes for hinges and rivets that would keep everything together. Of course a smoker would not be complete without a handle, so I bought that too. Now I had to paint those parts, which was a pain since I had no place to paint these other than outside and the weather just would not play nice. I had to use a primer made for zinc-metals since the steel had a fresh zinc-coat. So after primer and paint it looked like this: I did not pain the inside (except for the primer) since I was planning to add some dampening on the inside. I remembered that I would need a drive cage for my remaining hard drives, so I nicked one from another case and painted that together with the back plate and a grate for the exhaust fan (since there will not be a dust filter on the right side). Of course this tube would not sit straight without some feet, so I took some wooden fence and stained it. Then the assembly began. I fitted a dummy-board to test the clearance for IO. Seemed okay at first, but proved to be very tight. I also ordered some parts to hold my radiator from Case-King and screwed it in. Soon I started adding the power-button and front I/O, then I moved on to applying the dampening material on the inside after which I installed the fans and the metal grate on the right side. I used spare dampening material and Velcro to fix the PSU and drive cage, then I used some more Velcro to attach the SSDs. Then I tossed the dummy-board and started to move the rest of my hardware into the case. The dust filer looks very greyish in this photo, but it’s just bad lighting. I did spend some more time on cable-managing, but I just wanted to be done at this point since I had to troubleshoot the system. It was quite unstable for some time and I wanted to finally fix it. Some minor tweaks and assembly later, it was stable again. Seems like the crashes were due to the Y-cable I used for my GPU, so I replaced that with two separate cables. Seems stable now. Finally, I connected all my periphery and called it a day. If anyone is interested to know anything else, just ask away. =) I will try to respond as fast as possible. Thank you for reading. Tell me in the comments if you liked this build and enjoyed it as much as I did. Cheers
  15. Build Suggestions

    Here is what i think should be my new build. This is my First build and i am on a tight budget (around $1300) Uses - 1.) Programming - Using various SDK and Python 2.) Running VM's - Ubuntu, Debian etc 3.) Gaming - Occasional Gaming on reputed franchises like Batman and Call of duty. Components Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z170-D3H Gigabyte Motherboard/Intel 6th Generation/Socket 1151/DDR4 Processor - Intel Core i7 6700K Processor Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212X Ram(x2) - G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15S-8GVR HDD - WD 1TB Blue Desktop Internal Hard Drive PSU - Corsair VS Series VS550 OS - Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32Bit/64Bit English INTL for 1 PC/ User: 32 and 64 Bits on USB 3.0 Included - Full Retail Pack Cabinet - Circle CC 830 Professional Gaming Cabinet (without SMPS) White Monitor - Samsung Curved LC24F390FHWXXL 23.6-inch Monitor (Black) I would like to be as future proof as possible. This is just preliminary list. Any compatibility issue would be highly appreciated.
  16. Hello Guys! I'm back with another new build, if you remember my previous build - Black Beauty and Mr.TuF! This time, there wouldn't be any big surprise unfortunately... Without further of do, let me list down the hardware that will be using in this PC! Specifications: Intel i7 6700K 8GB Gskill Aegis DDR4 2133mhz x2 GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming GT Superflower Leadex Gold 650W Scythe Grand Flex 12CM x2 *will update upon confirmation on parts.
  17. Hi Guys/Ladies on LTT forum! After watching almost tons of LTT/NCIX Tech Tip videos on youtube, I finally appeal to the pros on the forum for my first ever PC Build! Myself: Never really had any experience with full PC building (I had experience with upgrade module like pull out a part and plug in a new part) I consider myself somewhat average on PC knowledge (I know what a ram does and what does PCI means.. I think ) 1. Budget & Location Location: Down under Straya~ (Australia) Budget: AUD$5000 incl peripherals (Do note Australia has ridiculous % of GST and almost every tech stuff is more expensive than the US of A & Canada) 2. Aim/Reason for Build Well folks, I am currently running a 5 years old Alienware M14x R2, Second Generation Intel i7-2670QM @ 2.2 Ghz, 8gb of Ram, Nvdia 3gb GT 555M (yes that right GT.. omg Leslie does those things still exists?! ), so I am missing out on lots of big title like The Division, Witcher 3, GTA V, Rainbow Siege (etc etc). So in simple, I am wanting to build a PC for gaming (proper 60fps smoothness) and hopefully to be a VR ready rig. PS: Will be attempting to learn how to Overclock this rig too! 3. Monitors Currently just wanting 1 monitor but might consider dual to triple display in the future. I am planning to use this monitor: Acer XB280HK 28in 4K G-Sync Widescreen Gaming Monitor Hopefully will be gaming on at least 1440p, the reason I go for this monitor is because of its value, G-Sync and 4K resolution. 4. Peripherals/Parts Well this is going to be a RazerTM theme build so the peripherals will be as below: PC Itself*: Case: NZXT H440 Razer Edition Mid Tower Case Motherboard: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X Motherboard CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K CPU Cooler: Cryorig A40 Ultimate Hybrid Liquid Cooler GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB Boot Drive: Intel 750 Series PCI-Express 400GB SSD Mass Storage Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Black (Dual Channel 2400mhz) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 850W Power Supply Network: ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual Band Wireless AC1900 PCI-E Adapter Cable Management: CableMod E-Series G2 & P2 Cable Kit Black/Green Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32bit/64bit USB Flash Drive Estimated Cost: AUD$3000 Peripherals**: Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Chroma RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Mouse: Razer Diamondback Chroma RGB Laser Gaming Mouse Mouse Pad: Razer Firefly Chroma RGB Hard Gaming Mouse Mat Headphone: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma RGB USB Gaming Headset Speaker: Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bar Monitor: Acer XB280HK 28in 4K G-Sync Widescreen Gaming Monitor * I will need an expert/pro to check if all these part will fit with each other/ or if there is any room for improvement/ better parts you recommend. ** I know is a full on Razer theme (and I know some people probably think I am better of with Cosair Keyboard/parts etc etc, but I am trying to stick to a theme on the peripherals, the PC itself is pretty much what I think is within budget. Summary: In simple I just want an second opinion before I go ahead and click the order button and if any kind person would walk me thru if they recommend a first timer building this PC. Constructive feedback appreciated! Will keep you guys posted! Leslie
  18. £5000 Gaming Computer

    So I've recently been thinking of upgrading from my Alienware 14 laptop to a desktop pc. I have £5000 pounds to spend on it, and I would use it mainly for gaming but also for coding and things like that. I would also need peripherals for it and three monitors. Can anyone recommend a complete build that I could use.
  19. The mini Larsinator

    After I have been to my first real lan and I had to sit in the back of the car squeezed in by 2 ATX builds, I started to like the idea of small mITX systems. So here we go. The Parts: For a case I went with the Cougar QBX mini-itx. I is quite new, very compact and offers a really great value for its low price. The build quality is really sturdy and the plastic brushed top and front peaces look really sleek. Now we got a case, so lets start filling it with parts. The Motherboard choice was pretty easy. I wanted something with great onboard Fan controll, so I went with the Asus Z97 Impact, which I got for a really awesome price. Then for the CPU I went with the 4790k, which is cooled by a Corsair H90, which I bought of a friend. The CPU choice was made because I want to play around more with video editing and virtual machines. I already owned the 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz Ram, the Asus Strix GTX 980, Samsung 840 EVO and the LTT Super Awesome Noctua Fans, which I preordered. The last Part I got was the PSU, a Cooler Master G550. It was reduced and I really needed a 140mm PSU to go in the case. It is going to be replaced, as soon as I can affort a good silent 140mm PSU. The Build: After dryfitting the Parts, I found out that the Strix 980 is to wide to the case, which meant dremel time. (No, I will not dremel the GPU ) In the Pic you can see the strip of metal that was in the way. In the Spoiler is the Case after I dremeled Here is the PC running with the Intel Stock Cooler. I redid the cable management after putting in the Aio, but forgot to take a picture. And here is a top view of the Aio. Looks tight, but guess it should be fine, as long as I don´t open the case. Now you might be asking yourself, why is that SSD glued to the PSU. I can explain... The Case came with a SSD holder and after trying to open it again, the cable got stuck and then it was already to late. More Pictures. Also you may now feel free to ask questions. Thanks for reading
  20. Well first of all I would like to say Happy Holidays to everyone. I'm sure most of us ordered all of our parts on Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Depending on the shipping plan that was chosen now would be around the time your parts started to arrive. So post your previous build then post your upgraded build. Pictures are encouraged. My Previous Build CPU: Pentium G3220 CPU Cooler: Stock Mobo: Biostar B85MG Ram: 4 GB DDR3 GPU: GTX 660 PSU: Evga 500W Case: Fractal Upgraded CPU: I3 4170 CPU Cooler: Hyper TX3 Ram: Ripjaw 8GB DDR3 Microphone: Blue Yeti Blackout Edition W/ Pop Filter Cable Management: Cable Ties -Note- I wasn't sure where to post this in, I believe it counts as an appraisal and thus belongs here.
  21. Improve my PC!

    Hello! I have a moderate gaming PC (I would say) and as Christmas is coming up I'm looking for some improvements that could be made! Please feel free to suggest any improvements that you think will be beneficial but I only have around £150 budget!!! I want to run games like battlefield 4 at decent settings so please help! This is my PC: Motherboard: Gigabyte B85m D3H Graphics: Sapphire R9 270X CPU: Intel Pentium g3258 (@4.2ghz) RAM: Corsair LP 8gb module PSU: Corsair 500W modular Many thanks!
  22. Hey LTT, I have been absent from this awesome community for little bit, trying to collect my life; starting my last year of high school, doing upgrades to my now 1.5k PC, and I am now hit with a dilemma. IM BORED I'm not talking like just usual bored because I have nothing to do, or do I? I loved building my current PC, with it's MSI and Red theme, to it's 12GB and crossfire dream. But after accomplishing that, I am bored of it. I love it, and it plays all my favorite games, but I can never be truly happy unless I am elbow deep inside a computer. Mine doesn't need anything else. So this is where I talk about code name, "Starter Pack". I have plans, since I am restricted to having one PC at a time by the owner of my house, my grandmother, to sell my beautiful PC I have, and set for a new feat. An affordable x99 gaming setup. The reason for the name Starter Pack is quite what it means, a "Starter Pack" for x99 enthusiasts. And since I now have an opportunity to use the resources I have to record it, I might as well try and do a build log. I have never done one, and am fascinated by the art of showing off a build as it happens. But I need my current setup for rendering, recording, etc. So I guess it's time to start saving for the parts. I am looking at about 1.3k give or take when it is all set and done. and if I can quickly sell my current setup, and get everything rolling, I can have the new PC up and ready to edit the build log ASAP. Well, I am glad I have this off my chest, seems like the only people who would care to read or listen are on LTT, noone I know even comprehend how to remove a program from thier computer, let alone understand what I am talking about here. For the TL;DR guys, here you go.:https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Nerd4L1F3/saved/#view=PNpkcf I want to go for the nice blue/black/white accent colour scheme. It's different to me. There you guys go, and If you guys know of any ways I can make this build any better without breaking the bank, I will take it all in.
  23. New Build SOS

    Hey everyone, I was planning on doing an upgrade to my fairly old HP platform, but quickly discovered that an all-out new build was necessary. I had a goal of, by the end of the summer, assembling my first ever DIY PC build, hopefully around the MATX form factor and featuring a 650 watt power supply with an NVIDIA GTX 970 graphics card from PNY. I have already purchased and stress-tested the other components, so now it's only a matter of picking the CPU, MOBO and memory to match. From here, I guess it gets interesting. I've been exploring a wide variety of options, both from AMD and Intel alike, but came across a stumbling block I couldn't overcome. What, if anything, is the absolute BEST value for $700 - $950 CAD right now, especially considering the kind of gaming I want to do?? I would be playing anything from the original Mass Effect Trilogy, all the way up to the Witcher 3, and was hoping to have 16 GB of High Speed (2100+) DDR3 RAM as a non-negotiable, unless a step was made to the DDR4 standard. Also, I had hoped to add an additional 970 in the future, or even make an upgrade to two 980TI cards if necessary. My big issue with DDR4 now, though, is the quality and compatibility that the MOBOs you can find today offer - frankly, nobody you can buy up here seems to be doing a spectacular job of it right now, and that really dissuades me from approaching anything in the MATX LGA 2011 - v3 architecture. I'm no real Red, Blue OR Green fanboy right now, but I just figured that I should reach out, instead of make some terrible decision now that I can't rectify. Currently, my PC is as follows, to show you an idea of what I DON'T want to purchase, AT ALL. --- Windows 8.1 64-bit (With NO intention to upgrade anytime soon) AMD A10-6700 APU 2x 4gb DIMM DDR3 Hynix/Hyundai @ 1600 mhz GTX 970 @ 1680x1050 target resolution (2nd GPU would power 1440p) --- If you've taken the time now to read through the post to this point, then thank you for your patience, and I would greatly appreciate a hand with this decision. Thanks again, - Mike.
  24. I am thinking of maybe doing my own build log. Here is my issue... Idk which program most people use for their renders. I wan't to make my own render for a build log... but Idk which one Should I just message one of the buildlog people that has a render? Or should I wait for a answer here But I wanna know, so I can try making a decent render for my idea.
  25. Pc in Table

    My questions are... 1.) Is it going to work or to i need watercooling? 2.) Is it going to be loud because all of the vibration on the wood? 3.) If it is going to work, do you want to see a build log?