Thanks for the comments, I’ll admit I could have done things a bit different with the hard drives but in the end it worked out. As far as the case I do wish someone would make a nice htpc style case, similar to the new inwin tuc case but with odd support 🧐
M.2 wouldn’t have worked in this case, the socket is on the back of the board so it would get zero airflow. I did use a semi modular atx psu, no way I was going to deal with extra cables.
That would be awesome. I’ve only played with VMs once and it was years ago, I might try it before committing. I’ve got time while AMD fixes all their bios and boosting issues. Plus if it’s closer to the release of the next gen zen I’ll be able to pick up an r9 on the cheap like you can r7 2700x now.
I never filled out the side bar, I’m sitting on all core 5.0 overclock, sits around 80c while gaming, if I don’t switch to ryzen I’ll probably try water cooling as I have never built a loop before
Bingo! I never took your comments maliciously.
Yes, because a $2200 gaming PC isn’t the norm for my social circle.
I’m thinking of combining my home server, my personal pc, and my Plex server into one PC
I also used this case for a 2400g build and it worked very well, Since you don't need a Dedicated GPU the power supply is fine
Why does it need a graphics card to be on this site?
From one corvette fan to another!! you get +1 from me, killer build!
Yep, never said what graphics setting, not everything has to be played in ultra
Throw an overclock on the gpu and you’ll see major improvements
Actually I took advantage of the Black Friday sales and scored 2 more 4 tb drives
I didn’t realize that thanks for the heads up on the RAM
Thanks, and yes for my Linux ISOs
Love that source 210 I am currently moving my home server into That case with a Ryzen 1700x while I save for a fractal design r6
I don’t remember the length but I agree that getting the cables with right angle is helpful, it makes management a ton easier!
I love my 804 for a home server case, it just sits on my self all unassuming, right now it’s about 3/4 full at 16 TB total storage available.
Yes, drops temps by 8 degrees
Thanks for the kind words,
I already had the g3258 from this build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/yHxYcf
This PC is more of a mess around project than anything else...
my regular computer is an i7 8700k z370, gtx 1080, that i use to game at 21:9 1440p
Look at the parts list carefully, one is a dual kit, the other is a single. But I run 12gb total. I started off with two sets of 8gb but one of the 4 gb sticks didn’t work so 12 it is
Like mentioned in the other comment you can overclock this pentium. The water cooler is overkill but I knew I would be throwing 1.45 volts at it to get to 5 ghz. Also the plan is to hold out for a sub $200 i7 4790k
You can only update the bios using a supported chip.
If your MOBO does not support your chip then you can't boot into the bios. That's why he recommended taking it to a shop as the likely hood of them having a supported CPU is higher.
Btw as someone who recently built an am3 system for fun, and then spent double that to build a skylake i7 system listen to the people above you for the same price you can get a way better performing system, even if you have to pay a restocking fee on that mobo you will come out ahead.
Yes it was intentional! As long as the two kits are the same it will work, when you have quad channel like on the x99 that is when you need 4 identical kits.
lol! next time!
2001 chevrolet corvette z06
Surprisingly I do not play alot of AAA games, I think the newest AAA game I have is GTA V, and on a mix of high / very high settings I get 55-60fps with it. most of my older games will do 4k at 60fps. the gtx 1080 ti is on my upgrade list for this beast!
Thank You for the nice comment!
Thanks! Cars have always been my first love, technology second!
Thanks, the internal management is all Phantek, this thing just routes itself almost!
Its only possible on z170 motherboards as of now, and only certain ones that have a specific bios. If interested Asrock is mainly the only one that has the official SKY-OC bios online on their servers. mind you its a BLCK overclock so it will screw with your ram speed, and disable cpu temp reporting and i think the IGPU
lol, its super easy with today's modern BIOS in case you changed your mind here you go:
It was ok, it did a good job of keeping the CPU cool, it honestly only lasted maybe a few weeks while i ordered the Dark Rock Pro 3 and did some OC research
This motherboard supports dual channel ram, so if two of your sticks is matched it works, since it has two sets of ram you only need to buy two sets of two rather than one set of four. Just make sure the timings and speeds are the same
This is tiny compared to my dark rock pro 3, that thing covers all the ram slots and most of the I/O it's sexy!
Yep don't do what I did! Research before you buy!
I would agree with you in regards to gaming and single core stuff, but when it owes to brute force things like video render the FX chip can still hold its own. That was one of the big reasons why I went that route, but I just went about it the wrong way and the wrong time
I'm pretty stoked on the psu, but I also had to pay a premium for the ram
I had thought about undervolting and putting a fan on the vrms but in the end I don't think I would ultimately be happy with whatever small overclock I could get.
Thanks man, I have an i3-6100 that was given to me as part of a trade. I already have it built with a z270 mobo with the intention of going with a k sku i7 just a matter of waiting for ryzen to drop and intel to react to make my final decision
On edit, I am keeping the fx8350 and going to grab a much better motherboard and see how far I can take it!
The stock cooler for the g3258 is adequate for medium overclocks (4.4 ghz)
I agree, too many people here are "x99 and quad sli titans or downvote" but its for my grandma who will use it to send emails to me once a month. "oh in that case no gtx 980ti no care"
Yeah, The g3258 does suffer a bit on multithreaded games, I had really bad stuttering playing witcher 3 when it first came out on my g3258, which was immediately alleviated by switching to an i3.
But in this case a g3258 is more than enough for my needs.
My i5 4690k build is all on stock speeds.