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Build-Off Contest 60: Valentine's Machine

I'm new to this, so tell me if I'm breaking any rules and I'll update it.

 


 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($159.99 @ Micro Center) 

Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ Micro Center) 


Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($62.99 @ Amazon) 


Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($242.98 @ Newegg) 

Case: Antec ISK600 Mini ITX Tower Case  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 


Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse  ($24.99 @ Amazon) 

Total: $749.69

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-11 20:09 EST-0500

 

Explanation: 


I'm assuming this is built for a girl, from the title, but I guess I could be wrong...

 

CPU: Went Intel because I planned on having a dedicated gpu, and the i5-4590 is such a good deal at $160.

 

Mobo: Went itx, as most of my female friends aren't looking for a large rig to put on display, but instead something small to tuck away. H97 because the CPU can't overclock. Most important feature is the ac wireless connectivity. Having this built in is useful, and I have never met a girl with her router anywhere near her desk. 

 

RAM: Just the cheapest 8 gig kit I could find, just happened to match the Mobo.

 

Storage: SSD + HDD combo is basically required if the budget can afford it. Makes everything so much better. I know there are cheaper SSD's but Crucial builds fast and reliable stuff and there is no need in cheaping out on your personal data (especially when it's someone else's data).

 

GPU: 290 is now the best thing for your money. Yes, it will get a bit toasty in an mitx chasis, but there is no better value. Spent the extra $3 on the XFX instead of the MSI solely because I had extra budget and it color matched better.

 

Case: I personally love the look of this case. It's clean and small, with nice brushed aluminum. And yes, the PSU does fit with the GPU, I checked.

 

PSU: EVGA makes good stuff. While this is not their best, for a non overclocked build it will do just fine for $30.

 

Keyboard: Every single time a girl uses either my or my friends mechanical keyboard, they say that they would rather use their laptop's keyboard. So chicklet keyboard it is. I've never used a bad logitech product, so this will definitely not cause any problems.

 

Mouse: M510. I love this mouse. Used it for ~3 years before upgrading to the G602. It's wireless, with insane battery life (I literally change the batteries once in the time that I used it), no tracking issues, feels great in the hand, has a satisfying click... I can't rave enough about how good this mouse is, especially for being only $25. Best budget mouse IMHO.


This is a bit beastly for a "light gaming" rig, it's amazing how far $750 goes...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Welcome to the 60th LTT Build-Off! The rules and previous contests can be found here.

Thank you @terrytek for suggesting the challenge.

Budget: $750

Speakers/Headphones: No

Mouse: Yes

Keyboard: Yes

Monitor: No

Submissions: February 9th through 14th

Voting: February 15th through 19th

Pretty standard budget machine for a special someone. Let's assume that person wants to do a little gaming, so please include an APU or discrete GPU. Also, this build should have USB 3 and eSATA capability.


[spoiler=My Current PC]AMD FX-8320 @ 4.2 Ghz | Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk II | Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 | 8GB Adata XPG V2 Silver 1600 Mhz RAM | Gigabyte 3X Windforce GTX 770 4GB @ 1.27 Ghz/7.25 Ghz | Rosewill Hive 550W Bronze PSU | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 | Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD | ASUS VS239H-P | Razer Deathadder 2013 Partlist

 

LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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Aw darn, i wanted to do my Valentine's Day PC idea.


"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

Current Rig: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Abit IN9-32MAX nForce 680i board, Galaxy GT610 1GB DDR3 gpu, Cooler Master Mystique 632S Full ATX case, 1 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA and 1x200gb Maxtor SATA drives, 1 LG SATA DVD drive, Windows 10. All currently runs like shit :D 

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Aw darn, i wanted to do my Valentine's Day PC idea.

Sorry, I didn't see your PM until after I posted this. We can do it next :)


[spoiler=My Current PC]AMD FX-8320 @ 4.2 Ghz | Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk II | Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 | 8GB Adata XPG V2 Silver 1600 Mhz RAM | Gigabyte 3X Windforce GTX 770 4GB @ 1.27 Ghz/7.25 Ghz | Rosewill Hive 550W Bronze PSU | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 | Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD | ASUS VS239H-P | Razer Deathadder 2013 Partlist

 

LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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Sorry, I didn't see your PM until after I posted this. We can do it next :)

But this week is Valentine's week. I thought it would be appropriate to do so.


"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

Current Rig: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Abit IN9-32MAX nForce 680i board, Galaxy GT610 1GB DDR3 gpu, Cooler Master Mystique 632S Full ATX case, 1 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA and 1x200gb Maxtor SATA drives, 1 LG SATA DVD drive, Windows 10. All currently runs like shit :D 

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But this week is Valentine's week. I thought it would be appropriate to do so.

K, all set.


[spoiler=My Current PC]AMD FX-8320 @ 4.2 Ghz | Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk II | Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 | 8GB Adata XPG V2 Silver 1600 Mhz RAM | Gigabyte 3X Windforce GTX 770 4GB @ 1.27 Ghz/7.25 Ghz | Rosewill Hive 550W Bronze PSU | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 | Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD | ASUS VS239H-P | Razer Deathadder 2013 Partlist

 

LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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Awww, was about to post my hackintosh build. Oh well, must save it and do that next time. So at $750 is this a APU build or can it be Intel?


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Awww, was about to post my hackintosh build. Oh well, must save it and do that next time. So at $750 is this a APU build or can it be Intel?

Intel is totally fine. Which CPU is up to you :)

Sorry about the last minute switch. 


[spoiler=My Current PC]AMD FX-8320 @ 4.2 Ghz | Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk II | Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 | 8GB Adata XPG V2 Silver 1600 Mhz RAM | Gigabyte 3X Windforce GTX 770 4GB @ 1.27 Ghz/7.25 Ghz | Rosewill Hive 550W Bronze PSU | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 | Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD | ASUS VS239H-P | Razer Deathadder 2013 Partlist

 

LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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Intel is totally fine. Which CPU is up to you :)

Sorry about the last minute switch. 

Valentines sounds like a better type of build for this time of the month. And so here's mine.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.55 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: ASRock B85M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($67.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Kingston Savage 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($68.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.79 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($239.99 @ Micro Center)

Case: Aerocool DS-Cube Red MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($90.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse  ($29.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $746.27

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-10 11:48 EST-0500

 

For this Valentine's Day build, I went with a black/red color scheme as it fits the holiday, since some couples fall in love (red) and some break up (black). In it, there is a Intel Core i5, with a miniITX board from Asrock that has USB 3.0 and eSATA. Along with that, it has 8GB of Kingston Savage in red, 1TB of storage and a R9-290 that can handle current games at high settings. All of this is nicely wrapped up, in a AeroCool DS Cube case in black/red.

Intel Xeon E5 1650 v3 @ 3.5GHz 6C:12T / CM212 Evo / Asus X99 Deluxe / 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3000 Trident-Z / Samsung 850 Pro 256GB / Intel 335 240GB / WD Red 2 & 3TB / Antec 850w / RTX 2070 / Win10 Pro x64

HP Envy X360 15: Intel Core i5 8250U @ 1.6GHz 4C:8T / 8GB DDR4 / Intel UHD620 + Nvidia GeForce MX150 4GB / Intel 120GB SSD / Win10 Pro x64

 

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Here's my entry :) since it would be for a girl I went for a white aesthetic with the insides not visible. I have to say, finding a modern motherboard that supports e-sata was much harder than I thought. We could say it was... TUF ^^

 


 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($183.95 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($77.49 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($22.99 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($22.99 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Patriot Blaze 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($58.99 @ NCIX US) 


Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg) 

Case: BitFenix Neos White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($40.99 @ SuperBiiz) 


Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard  ($11.84 @ OutletPC) 


Total: $743.85

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-09 19:09 EST-0500


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What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux F.A.Q Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

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Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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@CornOnJacob - can you edit the OP for us dark theme users? Thanks. :)


My Systems:

Gaming:

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RUSTIC PC: FX-8350 @4.6GHz // Deepcool Gammaxx 400 // MSI 970 Gaming // AData 2x 4GB DDR3 @1600MHz // Gigabyte RX 570 Gaming 4G // Samsung 840 120GB SSD + 2x 1TB Seagate 7200 HDDs // Cooler Master V650 PSU // Vintage wooden crate enclosure // Windows 10 // Thrustmaster TMX + G27 pedals & shifter // Build Log

HTPC:

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SNES PC (HTPC): i3-4150 @3.5 // Gigabyte GA-H87N-Wifi // G.Skill 2x 4GB DDR3 1600 // Asus Dual GTX 1050Ti 4GB OC // AData SP600 128GB SSD // Pico 160XT PSU // Custom SNES Enclosure // 55" LG LED 1080p TV  // Logitech wireless touchpad-keyboard // Linux Mint 19 // Build Log

Laptops:

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MY DAILY: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 // 14" 1440x900 // i5-540M 2.5GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD iGPU + Quadro NVS 3100M 512MB dGPU // 2x4GB DDR3L 1066 // Mushkin Triactor 480GB SSD // Manjaro Gnome

 

WIFE'S: Dell Latitude E5450 // 14" 1366x768 // i5-5300U 2.3GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD5500 // 2x4GB RAM DDR3L 1600 // 500GB 7200 HDD // Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

 

EXPERIMENTAL: Pinebook // 11.6" 1080p // Manjaro KDE (ARM)

NAS:

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Home NAS: Pentium G4400 @3.3 // Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 // Corsair 1x 4GB DDR4 2400 // Intel HD Graphics // Kingston A400 120GB SSD // 3x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 HDDs in RAID-Z // Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w PSU // Antec Performance Plus 1080AMG // FreeNAS OS

 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($159.99 @ Micro Center) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($68.98 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.98 @ NCIX US) 
Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($38.34 @ NCIX US) 
Mouse: Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse  ($46.00 @ Amazon) 
Total: $744.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-12 02:01 EST-0500

This build is for the gamer gurl. The specs comprise of the i5 cpu and R9 280 GPU. All in a red gaming casing from Corsair. Keyboard is non mech as not many gurls like clicky keyboards. And the mouse is good for ladies hands too. Great system to play online games and frag guys in CS.GO.


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Very hard to find boards with eSATA thou. The port is rarely used as compared to usb 3.0


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Sorry bro the build is over budget by 4 bucks.


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Sorry bro the build is over budget by 4 bucks.

 

@CornOnJacob do 4 bucks matter?


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What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux F.A.Q Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.55 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($19.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($60.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card  ($155.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case  ($47.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($38.34 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer ABYSSUS Wired Optical Mouse  ($33.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $737.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-10 06:45 EST-0500

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Im doing an all red build because , hmm hearts.

 

Not the best build choices but , its red.

 

Red = love?

 

Dunno.

 

Also it has a 290x , and its red . So I Have that going for me :#

 

@Sauron mine is over 28 cents GG , would not buy.

 

Also 290x = heat = red 

 

Not true just kidding.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($171.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI B85M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($82.89 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($299.99 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard  ($11.84 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $750.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-10 06:44 EST-0500
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.55 @ OutletPC) 

Motherboard: Asus H97M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($92.24 @ Amazon) 





Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 


Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 

Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($38.34 @ NCIX US) 

Mouse: Razer ABYSSUS Wired Optical Mouse  ($33.00 @ Amazon) 

Total: $743.96

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-10 08:03 EST-0500

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@CornOnJacob do 4 bucks matter?

Yes it does. From the contest rules page

12. You must stay under budget. If anyone is allowed to go even one cent over budget, it really raises the budget for everyone. However, once you submit your build, it doesn't matter if the price of the parts skyrockets or drops.

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/


Intel Xeon E5 1650 v3 @ 3.5GHz 6C:12T / CM212 Evo / Asus X99 Deluxe / 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3000 Trident-Z / Samsung 850 Pro 256GB / Intel 335 240GB / WD Red 2 & 3TB / Antec 850w / RTX 2070 / Win10 Pro x64

HP Envy X360 15: Intel Core i5 8250U @ 1.6GHz 4C:8T / 8GB DDR4 / Intel UHD620 + Nvidia GeForce MX150 4GB / Intel 120GB SSD / Win10 Pro x64

 

HP Envy x360 BP series Intel 8th gen

AMD ThreadRipper 2!

5820K & 6800K 3-way SLI mobo support list

 

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What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux F.A.Q Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Here is mine!

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.88 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: Asus Z97-E ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.79 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.99 @ Directron)

Mouse: Logitech M325 Wireless Optical Mouse ($15.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $748.60

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-11 15:00 EST-0500

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I'm new to this, so tell me if I'm breaking any rules and I'll update it.

 


 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($159.99 @ Micro Center) 

Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ Micro Center) 


Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($62.99 @ Amazon) 


Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($242.98 @ Newegg) 

Case: Antec ISK600 Mini ITX Tower Case  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 


Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse  ($24.99 @ Amazon) 

Total: $749.69

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-11 20:09 EST-0500

 

Explanation: 


I'm assuming this is built for a girl, from the title, but I guess I could be wrong...

 

CPU: Went Intel because I planned on having a dedicated gpu, and the i5-4590 is such a good deal at $160.

 

Mobo: Went itx, as most of my female friends aren't looking for a large rig to put on display, but instead something small to tuck away. H97 because the CPU can't overclock. Most important feature is the ac wireless connectivity. Having this built in is useful, and I have never met a girl with her router anywhere near her desk. 

 

RAM: Just the cheapest 8 gig kit I could find, just happened to match the Mobo.

 

Storage: SSD + HDD combo is basically required if the budget can afford it. Makes everything so much better. I know there are cheaper SSD's but Crucial builds fast and reliable stuff and there is no need in cheaping out on your personal data (especially when it's someone else's data).

 

GPU: 290 is now the best thing for your money. Yes, it will get a bit toasty in an mitx chasis, but there is no better value. Spent the extra $3 on the XFX instead of the MSI solely because I had extra budget and it color matched better.

 

Case: I personally love the look of this case. It's clean and small, with nice brushed aluminum. And yes, the PSU does fit with the GPU, I checked.

 

PSU: EVGA makes good stuff. While this is not their best, for a non overclocked build it will do just fine for $30.

 

Keyboard: Every single time a girl uses either my or my friends mechanical keyboard, they say that they would rather use their laptop's keyboard. So chicklet keyboard it is. I've never used a bad logitech product, so this will definitely not cause any problems.

 

Mouse: M510. I love this mouse. Used it for ~3 years before upgrading to the G602. It's wireless, with insane battery life (I literally change the batteries once in the time that I used it), no tracking issues, feels great in the hand, has a satisfying click... I can't rave enough about how good this mouse is, especially for being only $25. Best budget mouse IMHO.


This is a bit beastly for a "light gaming" rig, it's amazing how far $750 goes...

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@KoolKaboom, nope, you're fine. As long as you're under budget and give a brief explanation, you're good.


"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

Current Rig: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Abit IN9-32MAX nForce 680i board, Galaxy GT610 1GB DDR3 gpu, Cooler Master Mystique 632S Full ATX case, 1 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA and 1x200gb Maxtor SATA drives, 1 LG SATA DVD drive, Windows 10. All currently runs like shit :D 

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I'm also new to this thing so help me out if there's anything wrong with my build

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($46.83 @ Directron)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 285 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Orange ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse  ($26.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $741.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-13 04:00 EST-0500

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I'm also new to this thing so help me out if there's anything wrong with my build

 

 

missing the mouse otherwise the build is good


Budget? Uses? Currency? Location? Operating System? Peripherals? Monitor? Use PCPartPicker wherever possible. 

Quote whom you're replying to, and set option to follow your topics. Or Else we can't see your reply.

 

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