Well, this is priced the same as current gen consoles. And then the games are much cheaper (especially when you wait for steam sales) so you still get a good deal. And navigating anything on a console is clunkey and limited, you wouldn't want to do anything other than play games or watch movies.
Cool build, but I have a couple of critiques.
1, you can get the 1tb version of that hdd for about $5 more
2, your processor is an apu which has a separate graphics chip, so instead of buying a separate graphics card you could have gotten a $50-60 motherboard and a better apu, like one of the cheaper a10 models.
I kinda want to make a batman reference, but I can't think of anything that really fits, oh well. Coming from a laptop this must be a massive upgrade. something like a 1tb wd blue would be pretty nice here for extra storage AND the main casing is black.
+1 love it
with that mobo and cooler, it looks like someone may be trying out some oc
Yes, they fit pretty well.
there is a massive differance between a pair of $300 consumer headphones (such as the new studio beats (bleh)) and $70 (ath-m30x) profesional headphones, and it only goes up from there. I compared my m30x headphones with a $600 pair of AKG's and the differance is phenominal, I couldn't believe it.
I have no worries about ram. Idle debian uses about 150mb, and even fully loaded I can have multiple games open without breaking 4gb (untill I forgot and used java 6 with minecraft causing a 6gb memory leak) so I have no plans for adding more. as far as the side fan, the holes alighned so I screwed it down.
The ones evga rebrands are very well priced, they are also detailed on this list (it is also the same thing that coarsair rebrands)
Looks good, I may do that (eventually)
I just have 1 question, what next! (+1)
It actually works quite well, dispite its size. It does get a little loud under load, but currently the side fan is locked at 100% because its plugged into molex and it drowns out any other fan noise pretty well. (Planning on fixing that eventually) Neither fans get loud enough to be obnoxious though and all in all it runs quite cool.Ill make sure to put the temps eventuall.
Nice entry level/budget build, not a huge fan of the black monolith style but that's just me +1
I would say that Linux has generally higher quality apps, because the open source community has the code open for scrutiny and many people can work to improve the code instead of one profit oriented company.
Awesome deals, i would get a pair of 970s (buy one now one later) to bring everything up to speed, (I love Zotac cards, always cool and quiet and invariably the cheapest). Keep in mind that power supplies loose capacity over the years so you may want to replace that referb after a while (you should get a few years out of it though) i normally buy EVGA psus, they tend to be the cheapest of the flower power rebrands (corsair and evga both use flower power so the internals are exactly the same, evga just sells it for less). Good build and happy gaming! 1+
I would replace that Power supply pretty quickly, I usually use EVGA PSUs which are the cheapest of the flower power re-brands and are pretty solid. That's a common mistake though when people make budget builds, either skimping on the PSU or motherboard.
Id say that either a 750ti or a 960 would go great in this rig (depending on how much money you can round up) and when on a budget especially a good brand is Zotac.
The thing I don't really get is what is going on with those hard drives? I hope that drive wasn't nearly $90 when you got it, and why a second one?
Pretty well balanced build though, good job.
I'm happy with having a miniatx case/mobo What is it effecting?
I have that mobo and cpu and the boost goes to 3.9ghz instead of 4.1, that could be the mobo or the fact that I still have the tiny stock cooler on it. If it has everything you need then go for it. It was built more for the high end phenom chips not fx but the 6300 has comparable specs to a 6 core phenom.
It will run an 8 core chip (such as an fx-8350) but that is very much pushing it
Even the cheap asus boards are of good quality
oh yes and if you don't planning on getting a heavy oc or upgrading that cpu for some time here's a cheaper mobo
I give it my personal recommendation with that cpu ;)
but then again you have a $100 case picked out so i'm assuming money isn't too big of an issue
you MAY have to turn down the collision accuracy and and AA but you should still get decent framerates :P
no hdd to go with that? ssd actually gets slower as it fills up