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MA first build by FuckBobbernere.sys - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:55:52 EST ID:eLCrXCzc No.121690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Okay, so, I've always been interested in hardware. I've tore down old machines, watched a billion and one build guides, and even tried, and failed, to build a machine out of scraps from a bin. But finally, I am ready to construct my own machine out of new parts! This is not only a first build, but a budget build. I gave myself a budget of 400 dollars, and ended up blowing that budget by 200. Hopefully not in vain. All the parts have been ordered, and the last one shipped today, so come Friday, I will have all the parts and all weekend to build, though there *are* a few things I've been wondering about.



Let's start with this: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/diogenesofindy/saved/BYxvVn



This is everything I have ordered so far. I know I'm missing a GPU, but damn it, I just can't afford it. And I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but the prices are simply ridiculous, flat outrageous.



Out of curiosity, I threw that build up on another tech forum, and they said it was a great budget build, but if they were to do anything, they'd get an I3 8100, and the mobo to fit it. Making it this: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/diogenesofindy/saved/v3wQVn



Now, if I were to return the mobo and cpu, I'd save a good 20 bucks, and the benchmark for the 8100 is 36 points better, according to http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-8100-vs-Intel-Core-i3-6300/3942vs3536



At this point I should say, I am currently using an old as hell dell inspiron 530S. I haven't ever cracked open the case, but ik it's packing an Intel pentium E2200 (the benchmark comparison is pitiful http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-Dual-E2200-vs-Intel-Core-i3-6300/m1712vs3536 )

It's also got <4 gigs of, what I assume, DDR2 ram, though, like I said, I haven't opened it since I got it second hand. I'm running Linux Mint's Sarah on it atm. The fossil can't even run undertale or minecraft even in their lowest settings, and the fan sounds like a helicopter taking off. Needless to say, I really don't want to use it for much longer. I'm honestly afraid it'll catch fire.



Basically, what I want to know is, is the performance boost between the two CPUs great enough for me to return the 6300 and mobo, wait for the refund, and then wait for the new parts? Or will is it so minor, I won't really notice it while I play MC and surf the interwebz? Whatcha think guise?
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SimonSagglesid.nlm - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:41:45 EST ID:8UMzqt6I No.121691 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You could have saved yourself some coin by going with a Pentium instead. And if you really wanted to do a $400 build you could have started with a used office OEM tower. You have to know what you're buying and what you'll be putting into it, but these days some of them are bog standard ATX designs.
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FannyCrunderfark.tmp - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:58:46 EST ID:r5kW40uy No.121692 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121691
Would a pentium give the performance I need to play games and make flash videos? Also, i was thinking about using the box from my current machine, might still if I can get everything to fit.
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FrederickDugglehall.csv - Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:20:47 EST ID:r5kW40uy No.121694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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UPDATE:

I've decided to just wait to get the better parts, I think this might suit my purposes. Also, I'm just really exited to get this started.



Speaking of getting this started, the parts have arrived! Well.... Most of them anyway. I'm still waiting on the case and power supply.
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EdwardSacklekadge.ocx - Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:15:20 EST ID:fF6eQRLM No.121695 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121694
Only thing I'd say about waiting is to check your warranty/RMA stuff. A lot of that shit only lasts for 30 days, so if you wait to put it together and then find out you have a defective part you might be stuck with the bill and have to buy a new one.

Sorry if you mentioned this before, but why are you waiting to build it? Once you get the power supply you'll have everything you need to at least check the parts (look up newegg's PC building video, I think they show you how to slot in the cpu and memory and hook up the mobo to the psu w/out a case). Well, as long as you have a monitor or an old laptop or something.

If you're waiting for a graphics card, you might be waiting for awhile if you're looking for a price drop. You can pop one in at any time though, and since you're i3 has dedicated graphics (i'm assuming) you could still use your PC for most things including light gaming.

Good luck with your build. Just remember it's basically adult legos. Oh, and be careful of course, but don't be afraid to use a little force when pushing stuff like the RAM into place. Just don't apply force to the cpu really, just drop that guy in and secure it.
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WilliamGreenforth.raw - Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:08:01 EST ID:CnwYk5ab No.121696 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121695
>check your warranty/RMA stuff
If you're gonna break your shit do it immediately.

As long as you don't smash the CPU socket pins they'll take a mobo with blown sata ports or audio back and assume it was defective.

Without hard drives and optical drives computers are sort of disappointingly easy to put together. Just plug all the sticks in, screw it down (Install the goddamn standoffs first. Yes, I've known people who screwed it straight to the metal.) and plug in the power.
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EbenezerGemmerforth.htm - Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:59:20 EST ID:nhiMO2SJ No.121700 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wew, it's been a crazy week and weekend! But all my parts arrived, and I've got it all built up!

>>121695
>>121696
I was waiting to build until all the parts came in. The power supply and case came in on the same day (last Friday) and I went ahead and built it that day.

Each part works great, pictured, and she runs like a beaut. But....
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EbenezerGemmerforth.htm - Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:07:49 EST ID:nhiMO2SJ No.121701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121700
A distant relative of mine passed last Thursday, and I inherited about 2000 bucks. Needless to say, I went ham. I bought a keyboard and mouse, rgb lighting, a 55in 4k TV, a ps4 controller, USB Bluetooth dongle, aaaaaannd....
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EbenezerGemmerforth.htm - Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:14:56 EST ID:nhiMO2SJ No.121702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121701
A mother fuckin graphics card. I needed up getting a Gigabyte GeForce 1050ti it's pictured having the rgb purple. Needless to say, I changed that.

Speaking of the rgb, in kinda regretting buying it, but it makes it look pretty, my daughter will be wowd, and it's just cool, imo. I'd like to figure out a sort of way to make it look better instead of having a wall of green.

Anyway, last thing to get is a stick or two of some ram. What does /tech/ think?
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EbenezerGemmerforth.htm - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:29:40 EST ID:nhiMO2SJ No.121703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121702
So, in conclusion:
Ps4 controller, keyboard, mouse, interior rgb, and TV rgb all color synced. TV is a 55in 4k TV, the specs on the machine are an I3 8100 processor, GeForce GTX 1050ti 4gb graphics card, 8 gigs of ram (for now), a 250 gb SSD, 4 HDDs totalling 6tb, a legitimately stolen win10 pro, multi-booting Ubuntu with Yumi. Grand total paid: roughly $1260. A huge step up from my 22in 1080p TV, with a dell inspiron 530s from 2003.
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DorisHushwill.wmf - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:52:11 EST ID:ZQxpY0f8 No.121705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121703
I'd have gone for at least a 1060, but the 1050 ti is a better deal than the 3GB 1060, and the 6GB 1060 is twice the price of the 1050 ti.

Plus the 1050 is a pretty decent card to use when you've retired this thing to a NAS box down the road. You can run linux off the motherboard graphics and pass a PCI-E card to a Windows VM to use it for Steam Link.

I just did the hardware VM thing on my desktop, but sound and USB is a bitch and steam link would bypass that and let you shove the bastard in a closet.

It's probably not even worth getting super high end graphics at this point. Nvidia and Microsoft just announced real-time raytracing on next gen GPUs, and the 1050 will probably get you to the generation after that, and hopefully by then you can give yourself a $1500-$2000 budget and go HAM.
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DorisHushwill.wmf - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:56:00 EST ID:ZQxpY0f8 No.121706 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121705
>at least a 1060
at most. I meant at most. You'd want an i5 or i7 for 1070 and 1080 setups.
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OliverWanderstitch.nlm - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:06:33 EST ID:fF6eQRLM No.121708 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nice dude, grats on the build and on some extra goodies to boot. Also

>>121701
Holy shit that tv as a monitor lol. If you use that for gaming with mouse and keyboard up close get ready to get the shit scared out of you by anything in your periphery. Anyway looks great, hope you enjoy the shit out of it.
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JamesFanspear.prn - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:13:38 EST ID:Y2IE13tG No.121709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121708
Yeah. Between the huge size and the relatively low res that card will be driving you're gonna wanna be halfway across the room. Or I suppose you could just use the bottom left quarter of the screen.

4k got pretty cheap so fast. Goddamn.
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FuckGubbleshit.swf - Wed, 01 Aug 2018 22:21:00 EST ID:RZ3Bgh6T No.121935 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I remember the days of collecting all the old junk computers and fixing them up. I had a room full of computers. All almost useless. Sure I spread my data amongst them. Some were used for storing movies and what not. Some for old games. Real old games. But other than that I could only do basic stuff. But it is an important learning phase and the best way to learn to handle the parts and trouble shoot before spending lots of money. Lol there was one computer that would freeze up, and I would kick it and it would start to work again. Now I have several PCs and a visualization host.


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