Yes this is just a build to start myself off. This is my first ever build. I am not a heavy gamer, just a hobbyist that only gets a couple hours a week in, if that, with my twin toddlers. This also doubles as a music production work station for my music. I chose it so in the future when I want to upgrade, I can with any part.
Yeah, no worries. That makes enough sense. I probably would have still just gone with a B450 or X470 board, because I don't really see much value in X570 even with PCIe 4.0, which nothing really uses advantageously even with supposedly PCIe 4.0 friendly devices, but that could change.
I would for sure move that graphics card to the upper, primary slot though. The primary x16 slot is always the one intended to be first populated when only a single graphics card is used and aside from the fact that you want your graphics card using the designated CPU routed lanes rather than chipset lanes. It won't be earth shatteringly faster, but it will be somewhat faster.
Plus, there is generally a benefit to cooling by having the graphics card further away from the top of the power supply as well. Not specifically because of any heat coming from the power supply, but because of the amount of SPACE between the power supply and graphics card, which allows for better airflow from the front of the case to the fans on the graphics card. A better "air path" if you will. Will the air path is restricted, the cooling performance usually suffers somewhat.
Would go over a lot better prolly if that wiring was tidy. A good build doesn't have to be a work of art, but it should be a labour of love, the effort put into it counts more than the cost (or lack thereof) of the parts.
Not a criticism, but I have faith you could do a whole lot better, and have something to be proud of.
I sold the TT SMART PSU for like a $25 profit, so I'm stuck with the 300w Cors... COUGHCOUGH Hipro PSU which seems to handle the HD5670 and Q9500 just fine when under stress in tomb raider anniversary earlier in Win xp. That's what this PC is for, games from like 2007ish, just like tomb raider anniversary. Ran great.
So, I accidentally borked the motherboard in the Lego PC. I was trying to mount an RGB cooler for the lolz, and I had to remove the backplate which is glued to the motherboard. I used heat and a screwdriver, which turned out to be a bad idea and I gouged a trace on the board.
I removed the backplate and successfully mounted the cooler, but it wouldn't boot for more than a second before the PSU abruptly cuts power. tried with 2 PSUs, the same result.
I'm selling the CPU + cooler + DDR3 on eBay.
So I am looking to upgrade the lego PC now. I'm wondering if anyone has an idea of some creative or absurd hardware to put inside the case?
I was thinking of a Xeon system or something absurd like that. Needs to be MicroATX and cheap.