If you don't mind me asking, what's it like using the 3x curved monitors? I'm thinking about doing the same thing.
So lists dont work apparently
Actually when I opened the SSD up, there was a software key for a thing that'll do it for me. Guess I didn't need to worry lol
So if I just want to do some gaming and slight overclocking, stick with LGA-1151?
hopefully no more than $125 USD
I wasn't planning on getting the X370 board, I guess I was just wondering why SuperBiiz was the only available place to get the B350 board. But like you said, they're pretty new so other suppliers (Newegg and Amazon) probably have shipments on they way I'm guessing
Dang. Oh well, I guess membrane will have to do
The A40's I got didn't come with a mixamp, and also I'm not a huge fan of fabric ear cups
How's the mobo working for you? I'm eyeing that one, and want to know what it's like in person.
No, I just have a 1080p 60hz monitor currently
That was very informative, thank you very much. I'll have to read it a couple of times just to make sure I really get it, but this is super helpful!
Unfortunately the 1070 is just out of budget, but thanks for the advice :)
I figured it would be a pretty good upgrade, considering the higher clock speed and 9Gbps GDDR5 the 1060 has. Thanks!
The most visually demanding games I have in my library right now are Battleborn, BioShock Infinite, and SWTOR. I'm not sure how good those are to use as examples, but I think I might get Shadow of Mordor next time there's a good sale for that, and I may even end up getting Shadow of War. Would something like an RX 580/GTX 1070 work for those? Or should I save a bit more and get a 1080ti, or wait until Vega drops and see the performance on that?
The ASrock A88M-G/3.1 (I think that's right. It's a black and red FM2+ micro ATX board)
A Rosewill HIVE 650W
My friend can get it for a discounted price
I'm trying to not spend more than $650 at once (or about $500 minus the case and NVME)
I would personally go for the Ryzen build. Not only will you get 2 extra cores, but also 4 extra threads. Games nowadays are starting to utilize more cores, so it will be more future-proof than the i5.
I already have parts. 12GB of 1333 DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, and an RX 460 4GB
Thanks for the feedback,
I'm trying to budget my build while getting the most performance, and at the $100 price point, the FX is the best option for me. Also, I am team red. As for the cases, I have done some research. And by that I mean quickly looking at the reviews and then just looking at how pretty (or not pretty) it is. The Phantom 410 is definitely the nicest-looking case in the $100 price range.
If you want RAM but still want to keep it budget friendly, get 2 4GB sticks of some ECC ram. ECC is usually cheaper, and getting 2x4 is more cost-friendly than 1x8. Other than that, it's a pretty solid build. Just don't forget to factor in other peripherals and the OS into your cost.
That's a good build right there, for $700. The RX 480 will absolutely run the games you mentioned at the quality you want. There are only two things I would change: get a bigger storage drive (get an HDD instead of an SSD), and get a different processor and mobo. When you get the chance, get an SSD and move your OS and whetever else you feel like over to it.
Here is what I would use as an alternative to the CPU and mobo:
Gotcha. The only other thing I would change is get a 1.5/2TB HDD and a 250-ish TB SSD. It'll be a lot faster to have apps that you use frequently (i.e. your OS, steam, and whatever streaming apps you use). It's not all that much more, but it'll be worth it if you use it frequently.
32GB of ram is not super important. You really only need 16GB for gaming, unless you have a buttload of apps going in the background. Personally I would cut the amount of ram down and get a bigger SSD with the budget (or just save the money. Your choice). You could also find a GTX 1080 for a bit cheaper, but Gigabyte is a good company.