Nice build. Haven't seen a use of the H400i before and this was a great build in that case!
they come with the case i think mate
Yeah I get you, not like a 1080Ti, but we can see very noticeable performance improvements, (e.g 30FPS on Medium to 60/55FPS on High in some games)
Very true, would make it look a lot nicer, maybe a future thing to change :)
Cheers man :), and I've had the same price conversion issue with monitors before (over here they are £90 so like $120), which is quite cheap for a 1MS 1080P monitor. And yes the PSU is pretty jank, but I've never had one blow up on me yet :) (touch wood). To minimise the risk I tell everyone to plug their computer into a surge protected strip.
Cheers man :)
Yup, pretty hard to beat.
Cheers man! The photo's are a bit out of date, but no massive differences to what it looks like now :)
I'm sure he is, I have all ready helped him get some mods on gta. Cheers :)
Ahh the good old, CiT Jet Stream. 500w Chinese PSU included and uncontrollable 80mm rear pwm fan, and a half decent build quality... All for a modest price of £35! Tbh a decent case for the money. Cheers man :)
Sorry about that, I was thirsty! xD. Cheers man :)
Lol, good job you found out about pc, I still know people who think Macs are better for gaming!
Give it a few more years then maybe time for a upgrade!
Yeah I guess so, but in comparison to his old PC your i7-860 would be really good compared to his Pentium E6300 lol
Yeah pretty solid, and good job you got rid of the Mac! lol
Check up at the top, I linked his build to him name in the description :). It can run rust at medium settings at 60, so he's happy.
Yup, RIP him on Vista xD. He was struggling with the dust clogged HP. I just found it funny that most of the other machines have Windows 10, SSD's, 6th gen i5's and 8GB DDR4, while he is stuck on the the worst machine in the whole building! Cheers man: :)
Yeah deffo will in the near future, will probably spend a extra £30 and get a 250GB WD Blue M.2 SSD, cheers for the +1 :)
Yes he could... he keeps going on about it at school but it never happens! I have overclocked his GPU to buy him some extra time (which actually gave quite a boost), and enabling Windows 10 Game Mode has made a massive difference too.
Yes, a SSD is definitely on the upgrade list for the future. I would of loved to chuck a B350 in there, probably the Asus PRIME B350-A, but the power supply doesn't have a 8-Pin EPS, and the one that does come with the case is rather cheap, so I wouldn't want to stress it by adding a 4 to 8 pin adaptor. Anyway, cheers man, and Sam is really happy. Whenever I build a computer for a console gamer, they always go "oh I wish I got PC earlier, it's so good!". I'm sure you probably had a similar experience xD
Hahaha very true xD. I will make sure he has a look to see what he prefers screen wise, as I do think the four 4K screens would be much better. Thank you very much though!
Ok, thanks man. I chose that case because of it's rugged abilities, and I wanted to make sure the machine will be as reliable as possible. He wants more than 4 monitors, so I will have to either use the NVS or put two 1050's, but anyway cheers loads man :)
No, unless you totally dismantle the unit but then when filling the loop back up it will be almost impossible to be able to have it as good as factory filled.
Thanks for the reply :) I will take that into account.
Oh, bit sooner than I thought, still a bit of a mess up from Intel's side though...
I see I'm guessing it is pretty good? I chose to stay away from coffee lake for all my new builds for people because of there not being any low-end chipsets m-atx boards available.
Ahh right fair enough. Nice use of a 8100 though.
Pretty neat getting that 1TB SSD. I would sort the cables out if I were you, but other than that really neat build. Shame you had to go for a z370 chipset because of intel's rubbish launching... I personally would have opted for Ryzen and chucked a 1030/550 in there for alot more graphical power (which you probably won't need), and to save money on the motherboard. Also, you could've got Windows for cheaper, by using the Windows Media Creation tool to create a bootable USB stick and then buying a key for pro on Amazon. Nice build :)
Good points here and displayed clearly. Well done. +1
Cheers man :). The desk was only temporary for the setup. At Christmas when he get's his computer, he will move it into his own room with a better desk. I will also update the pictures then. The thing on the front is a cheap Chinese fan controller, has got quite a few neat features. I don't use the temp sensor properly as it will adjust fan speed automatically to temperature, and I want it to be manual. So the temp shown is the case temperature at the front.
I download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Microsoft, install it to a USB stick. That's how I get the install. From there I will go to Amazon and find "Windows 10 home activation key". Here is a link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B0754MX83R/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
Yup really good psu
Oh that's strange, normally the "intake" side of the fan doesn't have the supportive bars on it. I would double check as I do believe it would be taking in air from the outside and blowing it into the case.
keep the CPU, it's not a bad one and maybe in the future you can find a used 6400 or get a new 7400 to upgrade to. I would buy a 6GB 1060 and make sure you have a adequate power supply (one that is at least 80+ Bronze rated and has 500w), and of course good ventilation for the new card.
nope, the rear fan is in-taking right now
oh... well i have no idea bud... :(
yeah too much positive defo need to flip that rear fan
That's alright mate, if I were you I would actually go for a Pentium G4400. I believe they have better performance. If you can stretch your budget you could get a R3 1200, which would be much better. If you cant because of money, wait a bit longer to build up funds and price to drop to be able to afford it, you will reap the benefits of doing so. Pretty disappointing there isn't any builds yet, there will be soon though. :)
Yup just checked, Version 0609,
PRIME A320M-K BIOS 0609.
609 I believe? Released in mid May.
Cheers for pointing the description out btw just updated it ;)
Yup, booted straight up without any updates. May be motherboard related but the Asus Prime A320M-K worked out of the box (although I did update it after for stability). I did pretty much the same build yesterday, and it worked then aswell.
The two front fans are pulling air in right?
might want to flip that rear fan, currently fighting against the heat sink fan
Cheers mate :). Our school is on Office 365 so we get full office for free, which is pretty neat, and up to 5 devices registered to our account. Had we not of been on that, I would of probably gone for Libre. I try to make my computer's for my friends as budget friendly and future proofed as possible, although I doubt David will upgrade too soon xD. Again, cheers loads :)
Yeah kind of ran out of time yesterday to finish description, will finish. I didn't get a overclocking board because I wanted to ensure stability, and also have the longest life out of the CPU as possible. And the included power supply is rubbish so I didn't want to push that any more.
Yeah the B350 is a pretty good overclocker for the price, only thing to not is that it doesn't have a VRM heatsink, but i'm sure it should be fine. It's M-ATX aswell, so if you want better looks go for the Strix or the PLUS. I currently have one of my build's at 3.6ghz with the stock spire cooler and it stays under 64C under load, pretty impressed with the stock cooler I will add. Np :)