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Comment reply on BBearPvP's Completed Build: Blood Over the Horyzen (My First Build)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX 1080 itself is awesome. I kinda wish the card itself would go higher than 2,025 MHz on the core and 12,250 MHz on the memory. But that's just silicon lottery stuff. I'd totally recommend getting it. Or the GTX 1070 Ti since it's basically the same card.

Comment reply on BBearPvP's Completed Build: Blood Over The HoRYZEN V2

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks! Your last one was pretty good too. :)

Comment reply on BBearPvP's Completed Build: Blood Over The HoRYZEN V2

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh shoot! I didn't even include it; my B! I'm using the be quiet! Dark Rock 3.

Comment reply on BBearPvP's Completed Build: Blood Over The HoRYZEN V2

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had the 1700 since last year. I saw no purpose in spending over $400 (like on the CPU and the motherboard that can actually push those extra MHz) just to get a few hundred more MHz and a slight IPC improvement. I figured I'd wait until Ryzen 3rd Gen/Zen 2 to upgrade.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bringing Back Public Build Guides Without Chaos"

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet! Thanks for checking out the suggestion and seeing it from both sides. Nice to know that a new layout is happening soon. Looking forward to it! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bringing Back Public Build Guides Without Chaos"

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I totally get that, and I can see where staff wouldn't have enough time to review them, as well as the Completed Builds.

Basically, the entire point I was trying to make with this post was this: why not at least give some people the ability to check the public build guides at their own risk? As sort of like a "we don't recommend it, but you can do it" type thing. Us being able to check a little box that'll let us see all of the build guides with a disclaimer wouldn't be that harmful, would it? Scratch the entire staff check thing, just let us be able to have the option to see them if we so wanted. :/

Comment reply on Seboo's Completed Build: Nissan Skyline GT-R

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is too beautiful (and expensive) for the hardware that it's packing, but that never really matters when aesthetics are important.

This build is amazing. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap cheap"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

"i already have a 770" as the poster said.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap cheap"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't buy into a dead socket; go with either Coffee Lake (Z370/B360) or Ryzen (A320/B350/X370).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Athlon X4 950 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $49.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $82.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $16.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $302.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-07 14:30 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "building gaming rig £1000 tops"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not a PSU stickler. I couldn't tell you what's better between the majority of units. I just look for reputable brands, efficiency, and user-based reviews like an average consumer. The CSM seemed like a decent choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "building gaming rig £1000 tops"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor £387.89 @ Alza
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £103.97 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £109.80 @ More Computers
Memory Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £149.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.47 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £82.74 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £944.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-20 19:09 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop suggestion help?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This HP Ryzen laptop although a bit over budget, should be perfect for what you need. I can only access Best Buy's website at the moment, but this particular model should be cheaper on other websites.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop suggestion help?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This laptop doesn't have a dedicated GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1060 3GB/Ryzen 1500x or GTX1050TI/Ryzen 1600 for gaming?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I would use the GTX 1050 Ti + Ryzen 5 1600 combo because 3 GB of VRAM will become obsolete soon. The 1050 Ti may perform slower, but having more cores and more VRAM would be great for "future proofing."

If you plan to upgrade soon, then getting the GTX 1060 3 GB would be fine for now; and, if you want to go the 4C 8T route, getting the Ryzen 5 1400 would be a better idea if you're not scared of overclocking or higher than average thermals. You can save the extra money you'd spend on a 1500X (~$30 USD) and put that towards your graphics card. Or more RAM. Or whatever you please.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing PC - 1st ever build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck getting an Intel 8700k, Z370 motherboard, and 32 GB of RAM and then getting reasonable parts for the rest for under $1,500 CAD. I had a hard time just making a Ryzen system part list. lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing PC - 1st ever build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $263.25 @ shopRBC
Motherboard MSI - B350M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Team - T-Force DARK 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $439.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Team - L5 LITE 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.50 @ shopRBC
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8GB NITRO+ Video Card $367.99 @ PC Canada
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Rosewill - 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1453.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-16 13:59 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming and Gaming Build. Budget of $1500"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally prefer which company offers the best option for the price. Honestly, as much as Intel is a bit better when it comes to gaming, AMD has been doing pretty good too.

My main rig currently actually has a Ryzen 7 1700 and a GTX 1080; but, before I built that, I had an Intel Core i7 6700 with a GTX 970 as my gaming rig, and the Ryzen system I have now actually performs better in all aspects, including gaming. And video editing/streaming? Hah, forget it. The i7 6700 got stomped on. In fact, here's a little screenshot comparing my Ryzen 7 1700 at 3.8 GHz against a Core i7 7700k at 4.2 GHz

You'll notice that single-threaded performance is slightly better for the 7700k, so it should perform slightly better in games. But, the Ryzen 7 1700's multithreaded performance completely smashes the 7700k, which is really important for streaming and editing and things like that.

With all that being said, I'd strongly advise that you go with AMD's Ryzen over Intel's Kaby/Coffee Lake for right now. But, if you're still all about that blue team, let me know. Just don't be mad if that GTX 1080 turns into a GTX 1060 because you decided to go with a more expensive option for the sake of branding. :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What PSU do i get"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

For your case, I'd go no less than 650 watts. After some looking, the Thermaltake Toughpower 750W looks pretty good for the price. I'd check that one out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "the "make the cheapest compatible pc you can" challenge"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want a balance of cheap & quality:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $77.77 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $55.39 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston - ValueRAM 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $64.00 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Green 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - 400W ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Mouse Redragon - Centrophorus M601 Wired Optical Mouse $12.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $275.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-14 14:00 EST-0500

If you want ABSOLUTELY cheap:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Celeron G3900 2.8GHz Dual-Core Processor $38.99 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Green 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - 400W ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Mouse Logitech - B100 Wired Optical Mouse $5.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $189.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-14 14:02 EST-0500

Both should be able to RUN CS:GO just fine, but the top one will obviously be able to run it much better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC gamer here can I get help with my first build?!?!?!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering the build would barely be drawing 350W under load I really don't think it matters, but meh. To each their own.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Arctic Gaming Build - €1300 (First Build, opinions please)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Please put this in the respective Forum Topic. This is currently under Create a Part List For Me when it should probably be under Part List Opinions Wanted.

Also, I really like that part list! -^

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 1600 thermal paste?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The thermal paste is pre-applied to the cooler. It's alright, but if you want decent overclocking temperatures I'd recommend getting a better quality paste.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $127.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $146.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC - Solo-T1-R ATX Mid Tower Case $24.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $31.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $391.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-13 13:29 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC gamer here can I get help with my first build?!?!?!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $193.44 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350M MORTAR ARCTIC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $80.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Tactical 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $88.12 @ Amazon
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Video Card $189.99 @ Best Buy
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $36.59 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $777.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-13 13:02 EST-0500

It's a black and white theme too! :) Let me know if you have any questions about the parts I picked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming and Gaming Build. Budget of $1500"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

With the given budget, I was able to pull off a pretty sleek black & white themed build. :P

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $193.44 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 KRAIT GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $179.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Amazon
Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $76.84 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card $514.98 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool - DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1284.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-09 13:58 EST-0500

Let me know if you prefer Intel over AMD. :P I wasn't sure of you needed an OS, monitor, peripherals, etc included, so let me know about that, too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on this £1900-ish build."

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Kaby Lake is dead. Go with Coffee Lake if you want Intel.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor £379.90 @ Alza
CPU Cooler ID-COOLING - Auraflow 240 RGB 74.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £59.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £109.97 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £135.51 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston - SSDNow UV400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £73.58 @ Amazon UK
Storage Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £68.34 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB TURBO Video Card £479.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case £60.00 @ Box Limited
Power Supply Corsair - CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.47 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer £11.17 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 52.0 CFM 120mm Fans £44.34 @ Aria PC
Monitor AOC - U2879VF 28.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor £289.98 @ PC World Business
Keyboard Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM UK Wired Gaming Keyboard £173.99 @ Ebuyer
Mouse Asus - ROG Gladius II Wired Optical Mouse -
Speakers Creative Labs - Inspire T3300 27W 2.1ch Speakers £43.68 @ Amazon UK
Other Chair £59.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £2054.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-09 18:26 GMT+0000

If you prefer to save money and don't mind leaving the blue team, Ryzen is also an option.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor £249.59 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard £77.00 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £135.51 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston - SSDNow UV400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £73.58 @ Amazon UK
Storage Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £68.34 @ Aria PC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card £580.67 @ Amazon UK
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case £60.00 @ Box Limited
Power Supply Corsair - CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.47 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer £11.17 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 52.0 CFM 120mm Fans £44.34 @ Aria PC
Monitor AOC - U2879VF 28.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor £289.98 @ PC World Business
Keyboard Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM UK Wired Gaming Keyboard £173.99 @ Ebuyer
Mouse Asus - ROG Gladius II Wired Optical Mouse -
Speakers Creative Labs - Inspire T3300 27W 2.1ch Speakers £43.68 @ Amazon UK
Other Chair £59.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1932.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-09 18:28 GMT+0000

Only difference with the Ryzen is that there's a GTX 1080 Ti instead of a 1080.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is it possible for someone to make me a 700 dollar GTX 1070 build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Up to this point I'm pretty sure he just does it to peeve me tbh xD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is it possible for someone to make me a 700 dollar GTX 1070 build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I swear to the love of God if you don't stop lmao

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is it possible for someone to make me a 700 dollar GTX 1070 build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $127.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Biostar - A320MH PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $30.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $29.00 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card $389.99 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC - MA01-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case $23.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $31.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $703.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 13:03 EST-0500

Corners were cut, but this one should do fine. The CPU is practically a pre-overclocked R3 1200 because it was only $15 more instead of $30 more to allow the CPU to just be overclocked. High clock speeds are a must for 1080p gaming so I did what I could. Couldn't make this with a better HDD or case since the budget was pretty tight but it's whatever. :P If I had like $100 more I could probably come up with something a bit more sensible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i upgrade?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a better GPU. Your CPU should be able to hold up for a year or two more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$100 gaming pc ; )"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck actually gaming on it, though. :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Minecraft pc for kids"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $78.89 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $54.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston - SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Green 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.99 @ Amazon
Case Apevia - X-MIRAGE (Pink) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor Acer - V196HQLAb 18.5" 1366x768 60Hz Monitor $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $30.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Redragon - Centrophorus M601 Wired Optical Mouse $12.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $510.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-06 14:37 EST-0500

Intel i3s have good single threaded performance, and that's all that Minecraft really needs.

I also tried picking out a cute case for your niece. If you really want to stick to the budget, get rid of the SSD or use a crappier case. :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$100 gaming pc ; )"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - 2650 1.45GHz Dual-Core Processor $31.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ECS - KAM1-I(1.0) Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard $35.58 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot - Signature 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Pipeline HD 160GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $14.00 @ Newegg Marketplace
Power Supply Logisys - 480W ATX Power Supply $12.39 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $107.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-06 14:28 EST-0500

Use the motherboard box for a case. xD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What would you change?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Why limit yourself? Maybe in the future if you want 1440p, it'll be an option because you got that GTX 1070 instead of that GTX 960. ;P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for some advice for this first time pc build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Click here for the updated part list.

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $288.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Added cost compared to previous build $1.87

Use an unlocked CPU and get a better cooler. It's not that much more expensive...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What would you change?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor €225.84 @ Amazon Deutschland
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For €35.00
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €78.92 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €152.56 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For €101.00
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For €51.00
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card €399.79 @ Mindfactory
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For €52.00
Power Supply Cooler Master - GM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For €55.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For €25.00
Case Fan NZXT - RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For €6.00
Mouse Logitech - G502 Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For €59.00
Headphones Logitech - G933 Artemis Spectrum 7.1 Channel Headset Purchased For €189.00
Other Razer Firefly Chroma Custom Lighting Hard Gaming Mouse Pad Purchased For €40.00
Other Auawak Rapoo V100 Full Keys Programming Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo With 16-Million-Color Smart Breathing Light for Laptops Desktops PC Purchased For €59.95
Other LG 24MP68 1080p 60hz Purchased For €169.00
Other LG 24MP68 1080p 60hz Purchased For €169.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (Not Yet Purchased) €857.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-02 18:35 CET+0100

Try upgrading to Ryzen or Coffee Lake (although with Coffee Lake you'll pay a pretty penny for it).

Comment reply on BBearPvP's Completed Build: Blood Over the Horyzen (My First Build)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be honest with you: I haven't tried moving the fans to the inside of the case.

I would agree that this case does overheat easily with the stock fans though. They were pretty rubbish. I've upgraded to NZXT Aer fans, and ever since then I haven't experienced thermal issues. It's also worth noting that the back of the top of the case also gets pretty hot since there's no ventilation there (and my CPU cooler happens to blow in that direction) so, yeah.

The only reason I went with this case was because it was pretty much the only cheap and pretty tempered glass case on the market in April. Now that it's October, things have changed. There's the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite series, the Fractal Design cases, the Phanteks cases. Even NZXT made their Elite line of cases with tempered glass and they look excellent.

With all that being said, I really can't recommend this case with the other options out there. Once I get everything else upgraded, I actually plan to switch cases. :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed you to the Ryzen 5 1600 in favor of better overall CPU performance, lower price, overclockability, and giving you the budget headroom to get a GTX 1070 rather than a 1060. I was gonna change the case, but I know how people are about the appearance of their build when they're serious. With all of that, let me know if you have any questions. :D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $193.79 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $394.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Monitor Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $114.00 @ Newegg Marketplace
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1067.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-01 13:57 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Retiring and wanting to build a trading computer with 3 4k monitors."

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh hey it's this guy again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5/Ryzen 7 Which CPU + Cooler Combo is a better deal?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

R5 1600 is a good CPU too. Good luck to ya. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5/Ryzen 7 Which CPU + Cooler Combo is a better deal?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't get the 1700 or 1600 based on the pricing.

You're only paying a little bit extra to get a better cooler and a better CPU altogether in terms of overclocking (the 1700X requires much lower voltages for similar clocks with the 1700; it'll last longer. Same goes for the 1600 vs the 1600X).

If you have the money, I'd get the 1700X. If you don't do video editing or anything like that, get the 1600X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Retiring and wanting to build a trading computer with 3 4k monitors."

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Considering how power efficient the parts are, I really don't think the PSU will cause any sort of problems. Also, spending more on a power supply probably won't add much to the build in terms of trading, as most people just care about brand and power efficiency. Most traders don't care about rail ripple, voltage control, build quality (well, maybe a little bit), etc.

With Toshiba, it depends on the drive. Their DT01 is notoriously good for the price.

$110 for a LOCKED processor and $150 for the lowest-end motherboard available right now for Intel's current generation of processors just doesn't seem practical. Nearly $100 more for about 10-15% the single threaded performance probably wouldn't be worth it. AMD's Ryzen processors lag behind Coffee Lake's IPC by only around 6% anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lower the price of this if you can"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm willing to bet the Ryzen 5 1400, a GTX 1060, and 8 GB of RAM with a few storage devices isn't going to max out this power supply regardless. This isn't exactly a high-powered machine. If anything it's pretty power efficient.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lower the price of this if you can"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £134.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £59.16 @ CCL Computers
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £45.88 @ Amazon UK
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £48.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.50 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini ITX OC Video Card £187.98 @ Novatech
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £32.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £33.84 @ Aria PC
Monitor AOC - G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor £100.00 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £680.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-24 19:25 BST+0100

This price is relatively lower. And I added a better CPU + GPU. And it's overclockable. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Around $850 Gaming PC Opinion?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're a stickler on sound quality, but nothing else, I'd just get a decent sound card like the Asus Xonar DSX with a cheap B350 board like the ASRock AB350M.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I upgrade i have about $800"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering that your budget is about $800 and you're still running Devil's Canyon, I'd upgrade to Coffee Lake.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $334.50 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $223.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Thermaltake - Core V71 ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Monitor BenQ - XL2420Z 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Samsung - S24D590PL 23.6" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Keyboard Razer - BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $0.00
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $0.00
Headphones Astro - A40 TR Headset Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $708.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-24 12:59 EDT-0400

The GTX 970 is fine. So is everything else.

Comment reply on redcraft773's Completed Build: Bloodworks 3.0

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It runs, jumps, stomps on, and kicks Crysis into another dimension.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EMERGENCY PLEASE HELP ME!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

AM3 doesn't have much of an upgrade path. You could opt to get an FX processor, but that really wouldn't do good in Battlegrounds.

Hate to say this, but it seems like you bought a dud, my friend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i3 8350k vs r3 1200 vs r3 1300x"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're just pairing it with an RX 580, here's your best options:

The i3 8350k will get you a few more frames if you upgrade to a better GPU, especially once overclocked; but, it'll also cost more money and you'll need to purchase a cooler too. And at $180 for the CPU + at least $110 for the motherboard, you're looking to spend around $300, not including the cooler. And Coffee Lake CPUs get pretty hot, so I'd expect spending at least $40 on a cooler.

The Ryzen 3 1200 will get you less frames if you upgrade to a better GPU in the future, especially if you don't overclock it. However, for $110 for the CPU + cooler, and another $50 for a motherboard that supports overclocking, you're looking to spend around $160 for the CPU, motherboard, and cooler all together. The Ryzen 3 1200 at higher clockspeeds (3.7-3.9 is pretty respectable) will definitely cause the RX 580 to be the bottleneck rather than the Ryzen 3 1200 in most games, so cheaping out a little bit isn't a bad option.

Whether or not you want to go the Intel/AMD respective route is your choice.

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