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Comment reply on angelicdhampir's Completed Build: UNIMATRIX-13 (AMD build)

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Your front intake fans are installed backwards.

Comment reply on customgtp's Completed Build: Grand Finale

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 points

No, this user already did this, 4 other times lol.

Comment reply on XTOP's Completed Build: The 14 Year Old's PC - Project Black

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Just putting this out there; I have the same board and CPU, and enabling XMP to get that RAM up to 3000MHz is literally less than 10 clicks in BIOS. You will see a measurable performance gain from doing so.

Comment reply on ivanempire's Completed Build: Dad's Birthday present

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a pico PSU, so in the 24 pin slot on the motherboard, with an external brick required.

Comment reply on Adreaver's Completed Build: Ramza

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Late reply on this, but I did just upgrade the monitor to an Acer CB272 27" 1080p 75Hz IPS.

The 970 can still push 1080p 75Hz without a problem in the games I play, though GPU will likely be my next upgrade, probably to a 2060 Super or 5600XT.

Comment reply on smithrealty's Completed Build: Piratecracker’s first build for gaming/streaming

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That was my exact experience.

Fitting everything in was a little tight, but once everything is where it goes it looks great, airflow is fantastic, no issues.

Comment reply on smithrealty's Completed Build: Piratecracker’s first build for gaming/streaming

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

Nice to see more builds using the MX-330 - IMO best value case under $50, hand down.

Comment reply on TaylorRR's Completed Build: First build (1000$)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If your 8 pin is a 4+4, you should be able to separate and pass each 4 pin through independently.

I made the same mistake on my build, in the same case, but was able to squeeze the EPS connectors through without taking everything back out.

Comment reply on favadmamir's Completed Build: Ultra Budget Gaming Rig

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

They are the exact same case except that the Q500L has the optional bracket to mount the PSU in front for ATX support.

If you use a Q500L and mATX or mITX hardware there is no difference compared to the Q300L.

Comment reply on Mazdamike12's Completed Build: Binned i9 9900k

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

His board is the Aorus Xtreme Waterforce. The point of that board is that it has a CPU/VRM/Chipset monoblock and comes with a binned 9900k at 5GHz preinstalled.

Noctua fans are going to give better performance than the vast majority of standard black fans while being quieter as well.

Comment reply on Rdegro82's Completed Build: Glitter

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I would flip that bottom fan or mount it as exhaust somewhere else - the front bottom fan isn't going to get much airflow to the GPU with the exhaust right there.

Other than that, nice build, I like the paint and it looks really clean.

Comment reply on YonderBen's Completed Build: Daughter's First Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Not quite, there are 4 APUs across the entire Ryzen lineup, the R3 2200G and 3200G, and the R5 2400G and 3400G.

Most (all?) recent Athlons are APUs, however.

Comment reply on zahler86's Completed Build: Shadowfax revamp

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends entirely on your budget and intended workload.

Comment reply on zahler86's Completed Build: Shadowfax revamp

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Chipset fans are tiny and proprietary, and will likely be the failure point for the current crop of X570 boards in most cases.

There are a few with passive heatsinks. Alternately, you could look at adding something aftermarket if you aren't concerned with looking stock.

You should know that you are talking probably 5+ years for a chipset fan to fail though - most of what I've seen indicates they shouldn't even spin until the chipset is 60-70c or higher.

Comment reply on Adreaver's Completed Build: Ramza

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, next upgrade is going to be a monitor, maybe monitor and GPU together depending on how much I want to push.

I am maxing out my monitor at 75Hz 900p with all settings capped, so i expect I could do 1080p without much difficulty, even at 75Hz.

I'd like to move to 1440p at 75Hz or better at some point, but that would definitely require a GPU upgrade.

Comment reply on phooeyptooey's Completed Build: Frugadelic Funflower

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you asked for recommendations:

Katamari Damacy REROLL, Minecraft, Roblox

Comment reply on scc0014's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This.

If you take PCPP prices on my build, my mouse and keyboard were each over $200 and more expensive than the rest of the build combined.

Comment reply on RobloxChampion's Completed Build: "That Ryzen 5 3600 Build Everyone Has" V2

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

FYI - SeaSonic is the OEM (company that actually produces the part) for a number of other companies who just slap a sticker on the side.

They are about as far from off-brand as you can get.

Comment reply on zahler86's Completed Build: Shadowfax revamp

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no such thing. The only thing you can do right now that would constitute "future proofing" is to get an X570 board, due to PCIe gen 4.

Other than that, plan for the best value for money parts within your budget.

Comment reply on KadiusFTW's Completed Build: Oh, Hai Mark (E5-2689)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, wasn't meant to be a knock on that case. More like "this was the only gripe I had, and it's super nitpicky".

Comment reply on KadiusFTW's Completed Build: Oh, Hai Mark (E5-2689)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I also just did a build in the MX-330G, can't recommend it enough. Since originally posting it I've upgraded the PSU to a semi-modular EVGA unit, added the case fans listed in the parts, and moved the SSD to the front side mount.

ODD spacing is a little tight with a full ATX motherboard, but that is a minor concern for me (and irrelevant for most given how ODDs are basically a thing of the past at this point).

Comment reply on Adreaver's Completed Build: Ramza

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: Replaced the original Rosewill 600W PSU with an EVGA BQ 600W Semi-Modular PSU.

Comment reply on marcallendavis's Completed Build: First Build - Sorry it's white

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom sleeving on your first build? Brave.

Looks great.

Comment reply on Jwatkins78's Completed Build: Desktop

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you like the Q500L?

Seems like a neat design to fit a lot of hardware in a relatively small chassis. I was considering it for a while but opted for the Cougar MX330-G instead

Comment reply on stince's Completed Build: Budget AMD Build sure looks good!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the performance/noise of those fans?

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends entirely on the workload.

Look at the notes OP put on the 960, he was basically content using the iGPU before but is enjoying hardware acceleration making his GUI snappier - clearly this is not a gaming tig.

Comment reply on Jaguar07's Completed Build: Code Station/Standing Desk

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

USB dongle sticking out of the motherboard IO.

Comment reply on That1WhiteFoST's Completed Build: White Lightning

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The IO shield only goes in one way, otherwise the cutouts don't line up with the motherboard IO.

Comment reply on Kevjchang's Completed Build: Under 1k gaming pc

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Shows as $984 for me.

Comment reply on djphillovesyou's Completed Build: Mid Grade gamer build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I meant how do you like it?

Comment reply on djphillovesyou's Completed Build: Mid Grade gamer build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How are you finding the MX330?

I'm looking at that case for a build as well. Seems like one of the only cases that supports an ODD without a massive cage at the top.

Comment reply on Draimond's Completed Build: Imperial Armed Forces

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I smell a feature.

Comment reply on itbestefyo's Completed Build: Cool Runnings

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind my asking what did you pay for it? I'm looking to pick one up as I like the look but the CPU I'm eyeing has the Stealth variant with a much smaller heatsink.

Comment reply on itbestefyo's Completed Build: Cool Runnings

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Did your 3600X include the Wraith Spire RGB, or did you have it from a prevous build? I was under the impression that the box cooler was the non-RGB variant.

Comment reply on jon_peter's Completed Build: GameCube

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I've been planning this exact build since the ASRock Desk Mini Mini-STX barebones kits were announced, but haven't had the funds to put it together yet.

Awesome build.

Comment reply on Blaster99's Completed Build: First Budget Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Incorrect.

Zen APUs are the Athlon 200GE/220GE/240GE, and the Ryzen 3 2200g and Ryzen 5 2400g. Zen+ APUs are the Ryzen 3 3200g and Ryzen 5 3400g, as well as any potential Athlon 3xxGE APUs that have not yet been announced. Zen 2 APUs will be available eventually, but probably over a year out from now.

There is still a (CPU) performance gain going from the 2400g to the 3400g. The GPU performance should be near identical, as they both use the same Vega 11.

Comment reply on AlvardReynolds's Completed Build: Cold & Quiet Air Cooled Beast

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

You can do an industrial aesthetic and keep things performance-focused without trashing people who have a different opinion dude.

Lot's of people don't like beige and brown fans. Given the price premium that Noctua (rightly) commands due to their performance, it is not unreasonable to want something aesthetically pleasing as well. Even Noctua realizes this, else they wouldn't have started making Chroma fans (or expanded the Chroma offerings at Computex this year).

Comment reply on Makirole's Completed Build: Royal Crystal - A build for G.Skill's 2019 Computex Booth

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Your videos have inspired me to get into modding. Seeing scratchbuilds like this gives me something insane to aspire to.

Hats off to you, good sir.

Comment reply on RogueTiger's Completed Build: SRC_Ultra MKII

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there clearance for an ODD with 3x 120s in the front?

I assume there isn't with the 240 rad on the inside, talking strictly about the fans here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sanity Check - Build for Friend"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback.

Unfortunately, my friend's wife decided that a new couch was more important, so this is indefinitely on hold.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure where to post this but I'll put it here - I'm a huge fan of the new responsive layout.

Fantastic update.

Comment reply on yopoyo's Completed Build: Tiny beast

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks to you both for the answers.

Guess I'll have to deal with the brick, which is not that bad considering the original GameCube had a brick nearly the size of the console anyway.

How many USB headers are there?

Comment reply on yopoyo's Completed Build: Tiny beast

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The A300 is a standard AM4 mini-STX motherboard, correct? Not one of the embedded ones?

Does it have a standard 24 pin ATX and 8 pin EPS connector, or just the DC in from the brick?

I'm looking to do a brickless miniSTX build in a GameCube, using a 2400g and a 300w DC/DC HDPlex PSU with the internal AC/DC brick stashed under the mobo, and I'm reasonably sure it will work, but not quite sure enough to rush out and buy a DeskMini barebones to test.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sanity Check - Build for Friend"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB RAM, Case, and ODD are non negotiable - those are the only things he picked.

PCP wattage calculator shows 294W, I figured ~150W was enough headroom and might even support a mild OC, how much wattage would you recommend if I stick with the 580?

I will look into 850 vs 1660 again, my understanding was that 580 is considerably better value but 1660 is better performance (though I may have been looking at 1660ti).

Thanks for the feedback.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tips/Thoughts Please!"

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Check your math, there is no price listed for the 2080ti FE ($1200)or the C70 case ($160, assuming you can find it, probably need to pick a new case).

Adding in both of those puts you at ~$2720, which leaves ~$280 for Monitor/Mouse/KB/etc.

That's definitely doable, but you will likely need to compromise a little on the monitor if your budget is hard capped at $3k.

Alternately, drop down to 2x8GB RAM, save about $100 (that you can spend on the monitor), and add another 2x8GB RAM down the line if you think you need it.

Comment reply on Rukkerz's Completed Build: Simple Inverted Q500L Build

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount the SF600? SFX to ATX mounting plate?

Comment reply on Chikunman's Completed Build: The Q500L Upgrade

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that makes sense. Adjusting the fan speeds would also be way easier than rerouting all the cables.

Comment reply on Chikunman's Completed Build: The Q500L Upgrade

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend swapping the 140s at the top and the 120s at the bottom, so you have positive pressure. Should help to keep the dust down (which I assume is awful with the pets).

Other than that the build looks awesome, I'm excited to do a build in the Q500L myself.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 10 months ago
  • 5 points

Does this mean the new responsive layout will be going live soon?

Much as I love PCPP, I spend most of my time browsing on mobile and using the desktop site on a phone is a rough experience to say the least.

Comment reply on Meekingia's Completed Build: My 10yrs old son built his very first pc, with a little help

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You can unscrew the 4 screws on the top of the heatsink to remove the fan, then rotate it 90 degrees counterclockwise, putting the logo on top.

That will give you the clearance for RAM as well as put the logo upright.

If you don't want to go that route, you could also take the whole cooler off, reapply paste, and put it back in with the logo pointed to the left, towards the I/O shield.

Also consider rotating that front fan 90 degrees clockwise, that will have the cable coming off the upper left corner instead of the lower left, and should give you a bit more slack.

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