This is random, but if you have a slideshow wallpaper try disabling it. I was getting consistent stutters which ended up being caused by my slideshow wallpaper somehow. Didn't matter what changes I made to my video settings, it just kept freezing every minute or so (when the background changes) until I disabled it. I'm guessing when it would pull the next image and apply it, it would cause extra disk or GPU usage or something.
How is that CPU cooler setup? It looks like it might be setup to blow air down through the sink into the case?
If that's what you have going on, and you end up with temperature issues, you might try pointing the airflow up or out the back of the case if you have exhaust fans there.
I dig the Bebop poster, any pictures of the whole thing?
I also would like to know
this is nice and clean, I don't need 4 monitors but I want them now.
Looks like my only option would be to pay $70 for a set from cablemods, or to find someone who makes them? I was hoping to pay more in the $30-40 range since I really only need the GPU, CPU, and 24 pin.
Cool, I couldn't even tell, looks like frosting or etching.
looking good! how did you get the frosting on the window? I've been wanting to do something similar on an acrylic window but I'm afraid to ruin it with a spray can or the like.
nice Hollow Knight plush. +1
I really like the starry theme going here. Nice build.
I'll check that out, thank you.
how are the temps in this case? I've been watching for a good deal on a microATX case to switch my build to, but most of them are too expensive to justify switching from my S340. I like the style of this case other than the lack of PSU shroud.
We have several old school cable companies around my area In the US that won't update their crummy infrastructure and this is MY DREAM. I've been practically begging our only fiber provider to run to our neighborhood but there just isn't enough demand.
I'm no expert, but you might look into lowering the voltage on your CPU, 1.5v at 4.0ghz seems high. I think I was able to get mine to be stable at 3.9-4.0ghz @ 1.37v.
Otherwise, cable management looks good. Congrats on your first build, it should serve you well for many years to come.
I'm looking at getting 32gb of ram for my build, and saw the kit you used has a good price at the moment. Did you have any trouble getting it to run at 3000mhz? Any stability issues? It's not on the QVL for my motherboard.
thank you and no. I keep thinking I'm going to give in and give fortnite a shot and then I just don't.
play fortnite of course
Great! Thank you. I'm shooting for 60-80 as I have a 75hz freesync monitor. My g4560 has been able to do this in most games but poorly optimized titles like Early-pubg and fallout 76 have given me issues. Fallout I'm having to run at low to medium preset and the draw distance is really bad.
How's gaming performance with that processor and GPU combo? I'm buying a 2600/2700/1700 to replace my Pentium. Based on what I've seen these processors combined with an rx570/580 are good for about 60-90 frames in most games at ultra or very high?
Also, how is your editing and production performance? You have basically the same use case as I do with the gaming, editing, and music production, so I appreciate any insight you might have.
I'd like to know this as well. I just purchased a MOBO to switch from my Pentium g4560 to Ryzen. Looking at getting the 2600. The g4560 ran emulators ok, so I'd be curious to see what a difference I might be seeing in this regard.
Question on this motherboard: I currently have an ATX Intel Board, long story short my upgrade path has been screwed up and I'm now looking at AMD. This is the board I was looking at, and I'm wondering if 2 of the USB's on the Mobo take up (or eliminate) the "Front" USB connector or are they all available for use in addition to any Front USB's I may have?
My question stems from the spec sheet on MSI's site, which lists a total of 6 "rear" USB ports and two "front". It looks like there are two usb connectors on the board for a case but thought I would ask, as it seems like the spec sheet is just wrong. The equivalent ATX board in my price range only has a total of 6 on the rear and the two extra would be helpful for me as I have a lot of peripherals connected at any given time.
Sweet, thank you for the insight. I'm mainly playing GPU bound games or less demanding games like Deep Rock Galactic, WOW, etc. I just started playing a turn based strategy, Total War, yesterday and noticed it's really putting my Pentium to task. I'm really hoping to upgrade to an unlocked I5 or I7 soon but wanted some real life insight as to what kind of performance I could expect.
Nice build. What kind of frames are you getting in AAA titles?
interested in this myself. with the coffee lake processors available and the price of that I5 not going down much I'm constantly wondering whether I should stick with my I5 upgrade plans or just expect to replace the motherboard and CPU with Coffee lake.
Looking good. All these clean builds are making me want to get a new desk and change my whole desk/pc setup.
thank you, I stayed up way too late last night throwing it together but I enjoyed it.
The cable management is still bothering me but I, 1. Didn't want to go too crazy on it before he adds his extra HDD, etc., 2. Keep reminding myself that I didn't have much to work with cable mgmt.-wise in the first place.
You're the second or third Coheed fan I've seen on here. Represent.
Love the white build, turned out very nice.
I'll have to check that out. Love me some lofi beats.
Is that mellowbeat seeker's youtube there? Nice setup you have. congrats on the new build!
Love the name, my notebook is the Grail Arbor although it's not befitting of the title.
Purple is my favorite color. I <3 this build.
I'm with you there. I've been eyeing the hue+ ever since I started looking at building a PC.
Just recently I had an amazon gift card from my birthday so I bought it. I got it on sale for 45ish, I haven't had a lot of time to use it so far but I like it. It doesn't look as good as I expected but that's partially because my case has a plexi/plastic window.
I bought it knowing I would play with it for a few days and then set it to one or two colors and leave it. I'm happy with it and it looks good with solid blue or white in my case.
The only problem I've had is that it has caused the software for my Corsair mouse to not work. I'm having to change my play style in overwatch as I can't use any of the side buttons on my mouse anymore. This is the only conflict that the CAM software for the HUE+ causes as far as I've read or seen. I'm not super worried about this as I am replacing that mouse anyhow and don't plan on getting any other corsair products as of right now.
I'm really glad to see this. I just purchased PUBG the other day and have yet to play. I have a G4560 and RX 570 and was worried I would have trouble. Did a little keyword search and found your build.
Nice, clean build btw!
love the name, +1 for a fellow budget build
I see a Gateway monitor on the right there. I'm surprised that mine still works after all these years. I just have 2 or 3 dead pixels.
Those fans look pretty awesome in the case. Great name!
I have a brown MSI board as well. You eventually don't pay attention to it.
This is the kind of budget build I should have done. But I splurged on a few items I knew would allow me to upgrade later. This left me with cruddy peripherals but I'm getting some new ones in the next month or two.
How are those monitors treating you? I'm looking at the freesync 22" which costs about 40-50 more on average.
This was my thought as well. I have a similar build budget-wise (g4560/rx570) and I play on high to ultra in all the games I've tried so far.
nice build! I think I need to do an itx build eventually because each one of these really nice small pc builds make me regret my choices more and more.
Purple is my favorite color. Wanted one of these cases really bad for settled for the standard S340 with blue accent as it was on sale.
Thank you. :-)
Yeah. Felt nice when I saw that a few weeks after I had bought one they jumped up to $75 and kept climbing.
I'm looking at getting an I5-7600K eventually.
Have you had any problems with the SED SSD? I had an m.2 form factor one laying around. considering using it in my build but can't find a lot of info regarding whether it's a good idea or not.
The encryption would be nice since it will likely be our home office PC as well. Our old one died. :-( I'm just wondering if performance is much different.