TL;DR: This is going to be a long post. Just leave now.
If you've seen my other recent topics you'll know I've recently bought a GTX 1050 TI for my windows 7 pc so I could make shadowplay youtube clips of gameplay. Upon installing the graphics card I've experienced TONS of instability, and crashes. Turns out to be something essential on the motherboard. Ram CPU or motherboard however most likely the motherboard.
My Windows 7 32 bit PC originally was in a slick prebuilt HP case with an AS ROCK A785 gm-le motherboard, Athlon ii X2 270, and 8 gb of DDR2 ram at 800 MHZ.
Because of instability issues I tested the graphics card on a different motherboard showing no crashes, or problems whatsoever!!! YAY MY NEW GPU WORKS... ALSO BOO-if it was my GPU, I could have just exchanged it at Best Buy...
Currently I have a 750 watt PSU in the HP case with the old motherboard and HDDs. The motherboard it's using is in the Original Antec Lanboy aluminum case with the GTX 1050 ti.
The cases both have their side panels off with the power cables coming out of the HP case into the Antec case, and the Sata Cable comes out of the Antec case into the HP case. It's very comical to have this 1 PC using 2 cases.
My Linux PC (previously my main Windows 10 PC for everything) had an intel i5 3450, 12 GB of ddr3 ram, and an R9 390.
My plan is to take the motherboard, ram, and CPU from the Linux PC, put it into the Windows 7 PC and install the GTX 1050 TI.
With my best CPU and mobo being under-utilized by a 32 bit version of Windows 7, my R9 390 is now a worthless- I mean 400 USD paper weight.
My hopes is to now build a super awesome AMD CPU based PC to have an enthusiast AMD Linux workstation.
There are 2 minor set backs on this plan for an ultimate AMD PC.
1. I'm a real Mr. Krabs, and don't like spending money.
2. I had a valid second reason but I forgot what it was.
To get more money to afford this new AMD computer I will
1, try my best at taking on a lot of programming contract work online, and then
2. Annoy everyone in the programming section asking why my code isn't working.
Until I raise enough money I will take my R9 390, and install it into the family computer.
Also, 32 bit windows can only use 3.5~ gb of ram. Why does my i5 have 12 installed? Great question. I will remove 8 GB and put it in the family computer.
The family computer has an i7 3770 and some other stuff too I guess.
I know what you're thinking: "Why don't you just take the i7 3770, put it into your good motherboard, and use the R9 390 and return the GTX 1050 TI?"
The answer: "Because THAT MAKES SENSE!!!"
Now... To the system build for my AMD enthusiest PC.
I'm going to need a case. That Antec lanboy sucks so much Donkey when it comes to airflow, and cooling. There is ZERO opportunity for cable management, unless you have no DVD drives,and shove all the cables in there like I did.
The only thing I will miss about the Lanboy is HOW LIGHT IT IS!!! A full ALUMINUM and light plastic construction makes the thing so easy to take places. I'm going to need a light case... or one with HANDLES.
That's where the Corsair Vengeance Series C70 comes in.
It looks like an ammo box, and has handles on it. That makes it really easy to carry, but it's made of steel so it'll be heavy as trucks.
This case is really expensive so I'll be sad when I spend 100-150 dollars on it. The next cool thing about it is that it supports... LIQUID COOLING!!! I don't know about you, but I like to get things wet. My forehead when I'm hot, dishes when they're dirty, and the inside of a cpu block for performance.
With an awesome case I need an awesome AIO that costs the same amount for whatever reason.
Because I'm lazy, and dumb I won't do a custom water loop because I'd rather not void all my warranties and break all my components with non-distilled water.
For my CPU cooling, I'm going to go with the Corsair H100i because it's the one I see in the stores. And if you read the back of the box it has a comparison chart between this cooler and the Intel stock cooler showing that the H100i does really well, and the stock cooler does "fail" (I'm serious. The back of the box says fail.)
My GPU doesn't need water cooling. I'm not made of money!
to power this system I'm NOT going to use my Ultra LSP worst tier 500 watt PSU.
This time, I'm going to get a modular PSU because it will look really cool when the box has a million unused wires in it.
because everything else I'm buying is corsair I'm going to go with the Corsair Certified RMx Series RM750x 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular Power Supply because it is
1. only 79 dollars (5 more than the 650 watt RMi Corsair PSU) That was for the refurbished one...
2. Gold 80 + certified
3. top #1 super tier on this PSU tier list.
Now... I'm going to need a CPU, motherboard and ram. (I don't think th DDR2 ram from my Athlon ii x2 pc will suffice.)
If I'm going to build an AMD PC I should probably go Ryzen. (I missed the 8350 FX sale on Amazon. No 100 dollar 8 core CPU for me.)
Logically speaking (if you know what I'm saying) I only NEED 4 cores. Because of this I'm getting 8.
The AMD RYZEN 5 1400 has 4 physical cores, and 4 Logical cores.
To me this compares to modern i7 CPUs with 4 cores, and 8 threads.
Will the i7 outperform the ryzen 5 1400? Prolly... Will it be cheaper? NO! Intel is being that kid that can dish it out but not take it when it's his turn to be made fun of. Intel is all like "remember you like me? Right?" And I'm all like "Ryzen is like 100 dollars cheaper... And you called me fat that one time." (Intel didn't actually call me fat, but Intel doesn't remember that either.)
Now for the Motherboard I'm getting an MSI board because my graphics card is an MSI GPU. (Dat military standard tho... BOIIII)
After filtering the motherboard on Newegg (Lowest price first) I have carefully selected the MSI A320M Gaming PRO AM4 AMD A320 because it has an M.2 slot whereas the MSI A320M PRO-VD PLUS does not.
Finally I'm going to need some ram.
Now because the motherboard supports 32 gb, and buying 2 separate 16 gb of ram is boring, I'm going to get a 2 pack.
Due to the absurd reason that 32 gb of ram is going to be 300 USD no matter what I'm dishing out the CORSAIR Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) because it has LED lighting. Also it's corsair and I'm going to stick to the one brand. (If I'm going enthusiast... I'm GOING ENTHUSIAST.)
Before I add this up and realize it'll be a billion dollars and I cry in the corner wondering if guys can be prostitutes again I'm saying thank you for reading this long build plan, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I won't enjoy paying the amount of money this will cost.
From newegg the
Corsair H100 i costs 129.99 when not on sale
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 costs 139.99 when not on sale
CORSAIR RMx Series RM750X 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply costs 129.99 when not on sale
AMD RYZEN 5 1400 4-Core 3.2 GHz costs 169.99 USD when not on sale
MSI A320M Gaming PRO AM4 AMD A320 costs 74.99 when not on sale
MSI B350 and Ryzen 1600 combo package 289.99
the redonculous CORSAIR Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) costs 338.00 when not on sale
Corsair vengeance 16 GB RAM 160
Bringing my sad soul to a debt of
Dang... that's a lot of money... Also I put it in comic sans so you would hate the number as much as I do.
Any criticisms, or thoughts on my build are greatly welcomed. Thanks!
PS: Below this I will post pictures of my ghetto PC in an edit of THIS post so you can see my shenanigans.