Awesome! I was hoping to find feedback from a recent, not-too-picky user.
I'm seeing a lot of reviews talking about ghosting on this monitor. Have you experienced any of that, and is it that bothersome? Also how well do you like it overall for casual gaming?
Awesome thanks for all the help! Ya I currently found one for $160, and as for Gsync and whatnot I'm pretty content with just the resolution upgrade lol.
Ah gotcha, thanks
A build with similar tastes as mine +1. Did you paint the cable cover thing white? I really like the look of it
I feel unsatisfied with the plastic still on the PSU lol. Love the build!
Thanks! I've never been too interested in doing photography but awesome shots like these make me want to get into it lol
What lens do you use for those close up pictures like picture 4 and 6? I don't much about cameras but love those close-ups with the small focus.
I’ve somehow worked up to an i7, but my i3 6100 will always hold a special place in my heart.
As someone’s else stated, it’s more about just sticking to a price, which makes sense when most builds you see on here now are simply buying the best available lol. But in my mind “budget” would be low-mid range specs at like $500-$800
Ah gotcha. I guess the term has changed in an age where a lot of builds are just “best of the best” lol.
This is a bit more than a budget build lol
Ok sweet. Ya I've got 2 hard drives for games an a 120gb for OS and software so this should be a good upgrade.
Thanks a ton! So far it crushes most games at 1080p 60fps! I play Rainbow Six Siege a ton and never once experienced any lag, and have even recorded some as well (both with GPU and CPU encoding.) I've done more demanding games such as Beamng.drive and Squad, and have only experienced slight stutters when there is a lot going on. But then again, these are both less-than-optimized games and have some serious physics and/or graphics going on. (And I'll be sure to update my post with some info as well. Perhaps I'll do some full on benchmarks with afterburner)
Very clean build! I love when people do these low budget, older hardware machines with such great care and cable management. How are those Inland SSD's? I'm wanting to get a new drive for more games storage and was thinking of one of these for slightly faster load times.
Check out this forum post, seems like a similar situation caused by Fast Startup. Hope this helps!
Ya PCI wireless cards on Micro ATX boards is a struggle. But I believe you can slot it into that bottom 16x slot which would give your GPU more breathing room.
Love this build! You don't see too many of these 3rd gen Intel builds but they're amazing to me, did a similar build for a friend.
I knew there had to be some out there lol. I've seen them on PCPP but none of them are actually on sale. But I did just find an Asrock Mini ITX, albeit at a much higher price, but oh well it'll be worth it in the end I suppose.
Ah gotcha. Ya I realized there would probably be a power limit, especially since the board can only be powered by DC powersupply.
Ah and some quick google searching gave me an answer: they do make 4x to 16x adapters, and saw a video benchmarking 16x vs 4x with an RX 580 and max was 10 fps lower!
Ah thanks for the help, learned something new!
How do you get amazing pictures like that? Is there a certain lens or something for those awesome shots with the small, clear focus area and the rest is kind of blurred? Apologies for my wording, I know nothing about photography but love when people have these amazing shots of their build.
Ah yes I forgot to upload that. All the pics were on my phone and didn't have them on my PC at the time of posting, I'll update that right now.
Phanteks TC12 or whatever looks amazing too
Love this humble budget build! Don't see too many of them these days.
Ah yes I bet that helped a ton. Good to know I'm not the only one who struggled with the unclear manual.
How did you like building in this case? I helped a friend build his and was not a huge fan. Especially having to run the cables through the PSU cover which had to separate holes to go through. Then again, he was rushed to get it done and only had about 4 hours.
Wow. Just wow. Not only do I appreciate the lack of overused RGB, but also the modest hardware. I get a bit tired of seeing these top of the line rainbow machines lol. +1
Are there any major downsides to 4x4 other than a small performance decrease? All I’m doing is gaming so I’m not trying to get the absolute best performance, I mainly need more RAM for some hungrier games and would prefer to not have to deal with selling my RAM.
Yes that was my thinking, plus I wouldn’t have to deal with trying to sell my current memory.
I think I may have been unclear. When speaking of the 2x8 RAM, I was suggesting that I take out the current 2x4 and sell it or save it for another build. Either way, thanks for the input! I think it’ll look awesome to have all 4 slots filled in anyway
Alright, thanks for taking the time to help me out!
I think you misunderstood my meaning. My hardware would not be able to hand 4K gaming even at 60fps. I was saying that I would lower the resolution in games to the point where I can get 60fps while gaming.
Gotcha. So maybe not 1440, but would other resolutions (in dividends of 2160 like you said) look fine? I’d probably want higher than 1080p at least
Ok thanks for that resolution info! I would probably just turn down resolution on games for playable frame rate, but leave it in 4K for every day usage
I was hoping someone who has them would respond! I have a desktop with a 1060 6gb, 6700k, 8gb of RAM. I could surely run them at 4K for daily use, but for gaming I may just turn the resolution down for better frame rate. My main point is that all 1440p monitors I’ve found are more expensive than this 4K screen, so I could just adjust resolution as needed for gaming.
Not necessarily. I don’t have hardware that will run 4K, but this 4K monitor is cheaper than other 1440p monitors. So I’m wondering if I should just instead spend more for a 1440p monitor that is probably higher quality or if it is a viable option to just run that 4K monitor at 1440p
Dude same exact GPU paint job minus the heatsink. Love the black and white build, better than mine and makin me a bit jealous lol
You can easily find a 1060 6gb on ebay under $300. Heck even an RX 580 8gb is on Newegg for $180
Gotcha, thanks for the info! Nice build my dude
Ayyyy I see what you did there. Smart choice on the fans, sometimes the (255, 255, 255) white has a blueish tint to it. How are the whites on the ram?
I was looking for the exact same things. especially the compact part, which can be hard to find with ATX cases
Now that is a feature +1
It baffles me every time I see one of these $3k+ first builds +1