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Comment reply on malferds's Completed Build: First build ever. Failed to P.O.S.T. red cpu light :( pls help!

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

My suggestion would be taking everything apart and starting over. I know that that is probably not the news that you would be looking to hear, but in all of my experience that seems to consistently solve my problems. Here are some things to look for when you take everything apart:

CPU pins bent (AMD Processor, with Intel look at the motherboard) Burnt or discolored sections on a part No outstanding bends in things that aren't supposed to bend (video cards, crimped cables)

When you are going to put it back together here are some things to remember:

TIGHT connections. From power to data to A/V connections, make sure that not a single cable is loose Get the I/O shield in first (Not that that would troubleshoot, just a good step) Make sure all stand-offs are in place (I have shorted my share of motherboards by having them touch the back of the case)

If this still doesn't work, I would recommend going to Tom's Hardware or a similar site and go to the system building section. While I clearly have no problem with helping here, this is really not the place for it. This site's completed builds are really intended for... completed builds. If your build isn't working, it isn't completed.

Best of luck!

Comment reply on Camzo's Completed Build: PIXEL MK.I

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

Interesting build, I don't really understand why you duplicated your parts list and crammed it into the description rather than providing an actual description but hey, we can't all write a description.

Comment reply on chiLu's Completed Build: Stud

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build, it's a shame that you can't overclock that processor, but sometimes it's easier not to or you already have the parts.

Best of luck with it!

+1

Comment reply on astholden's Completed Build: Wizard

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to be a downer, but the max sli for 970's is 3...

Nice build, +1!

Comment reply on iComputerz's Completed Build: The Mothership II

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

When did you originally buy these components and how much did you spend? Depending on that, you may have gotten a good deal though based off of the part price listed if you were to buy these components right now it seems like you'd be getting ripped off.

Comment reply on Meithen's Completed Build: The Spectre Project (First Build)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello!

First off - Absolutely beautiful build. Great part choices, and an absolutely great product. I noticed that you still have that one red PCI slot which, if you're anything like me, probably bothers you a bit. The product linked below may be your answer to that, if you are so inclined.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11170/ram-51/Lamptron_Advanced_Slot_Protector_Kit_Version_II_-_DDRII_and_DDRIII_-_Black_SP2.html?tl=g51c519s1492&id=cg7gRQie

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11172/ram-53/Lamptron_Advanced_Slot_Protector_Kit_Version_II_-_DDRII_and_DDRIII_-_UV_Green_SP2.html?tl=g51c519s1492&id=cg7gRQie

Anyways, great job! I love to see these on this site!

+1

:)

Comment reply on ninov's Completed Build: EPIC GAMEING BUILD

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build but the caps lock and single picture really aren't doing you any favors. Congratulations on putting together a nice machine but if you are going to put it out on this site like this... well... in my mind that's really not what this site is for. Your perspective on the building process, the part choices, and your overall experience is what we are looking to learn, not about how good SOME GUY'S BUILD IS. Please help make this great site even greater, not a place where a single picture and a short laughable description now count as a build and it's description.

Comment reply on Blog Post "September Build Guides"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the idea of a parametric-based guide for building. Obviously there will be small part objections but I think that this is a great way to get PCPartPicker, a site that I love so much, used even more by people that want to get into building. :)

Comment reply on acheron55's Completed Build: 700$ Budget gaming build

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job, beautiful and very functional. Really happy to see reasonable computers like this done so well.

+1 :)

Comment reply on rockylemon's Completed Build: Decided to build another: BitFenix Prodigy Build

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I have to say that I agree. Photoshop does benefit a bit from an Nvidia GPU but not at the cost of more ram which, depending on the project, can be absolutely necessary for photoshop.

Comment reply on Makalu's Completed Build: 1st Attempt At building a PC

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Why 2 660's? Seems like a poor allocation of money

Comment reply on Cutter29's Completed Build: Phanteks Enthoo Primo Custom WC Build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, thinking about getting the Primo. Was thinking of doing something very similar to what you did with the stickers by the phanteks logo. I was wondering if you could update your build or otherwise send me some pictures with how the stickers look with the side panel on?

Thanks!

+1 btw7

Comment reply on TrailerUK's Completed Build: Hi Spec NZXT H440 Rig - Gaming/Programming

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build, appreciate some good sleeved cables. Good balanced part choices, cable management, and like the style.

Builds like these are what make me love this site. Thanks for contributing!

+1

Comment reply on sprinter461's Completed Build: Mean Green (Recycled) Linux Machine

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Like to see parts that aren't the newest come together to make a build that performs well for the user.

Excellent Job

+1

Comment reply on figgypuddin's Completed Build: Dustbox: i5-4670k R9 270 ITX Portable Build

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Really like the way you made those parts work in the cooler master elite. I recently did a build in that case and can appreciate the handy work well.

Excellent job. Good choices, overall impressive build.

You may wish to pick up an ssd as a boot drive down the road, would personally recommend.

+1

Comment reply on jd1schultz's Completed Build: JDSAMD FX-8320 Phantom

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the cable management, can't say I'm a fan of the lack of a description...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wondering what i could do with $500 tops"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, looked at your part list and decided to give you a new one... This will give you better bang for your buck.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ITVw

This has basically an APU without the integrated graphics (seems to take out the point lol) but it has an hd 7770 instead (BETTER). Let me know what you think. I assumed the monitor was included in the 500.

Comment reply on rapdog90's Completed Build: A highschoolers first build.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice part choices and I appreciate the comment on the pictures but honestly you shouldn't upload it to this website and expect to get any spectacular reviews for a "I'm going to actually do pictures later."

Cable management is meh but I like the part choices.

+1 for fellow high-schooler

Comment reply on sepnotic's Completed Build: Mushu

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Incredible build, would be interested to know what kinds of displays you are using. Great part choices, 1st class looks and awesome pictures and descriptions to show it off get more than just my +1, you also have my admiration. Great job, it's a real pleasure to see builds like this.

Comment reply on SlightlyNormal's Completed Build: Long Term Mid Level Gaming Computer

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I'd love to talk more about this and help you out, but I think it would be easier for me if you were able to do something like a skype call with me? Does this work? I'll give you my skype name if you say that this works for you. I just think that this would be easier for both of us.

Comment reply on SlightlyNormal's Completed Build: Long Term Mid Level Gaming Computer

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 - 3.3GHz - 4 - 69W - No Data - (6) - $199.99

http://www.microcenter.com/product/400271/Xeon_E3_1230V2_33GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor

I assume you're talking about this? Xeon's can be a good deal, especially when you're getting one like this for the 1155 socket (Sandy/Ivy Bridge). However, these CPU's tend to be clocked lower (3.3 GHz), have no turbo boost unlike the i3, i5, i7, which raises or lowers the clocks on the chip according to workload, and have locked multipliers (unlike the K-version CPU's like the i5-3570k or i7-4770k) which allow for overclocking of the whole chip.

When you remove the overclockability in any sense of the word from an i7 and lower the base (factory) clocks you essentially get a Xeon processor. While these may be good for running constantly demanding tasks at low power like running a server, for the actual gaming machine it is hard for me to recommend a Xeon, even at that price, over something like an i5 K version. The i5 K versions are practically built for gaming at the moment, though as games utilize more and more threads the i7 will show it's colors. Whether it is worth the extra money or not it is hard to say, as neither you nor I can predict the future, and by the time the i7 really matters for games it may simply be time to do an entire system upgrade anyways.

Best of luck to you and if you happen to have any further questions just keep replying!

Comment reply on SlightlyNormal's Completed Build: Long Term Mid Level Gaming Computer

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm saying that a better cpu in general is a better investment for the long term. The i7 has hyperthreading, really the most important reason that it may be the better long term option. With computers in general moving towards a much more multi-core/multi-threaded direction, the 8 logical cores on the i7 vs the 4 logical on the i5 are going to make a larger difference. Also, i7's are generally "binned higher" (generally means that they can overclock better and more power-efficiently), something that will be important as the years go by and overclocking an older chip becomes a no-brainer.

Thanks for the reply, let me know if you have any other questions.

Comment reply on SlightlyNormal's Completed Build: Long Term Mid Level Gaming Computer

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

cost of 660: 170 as of 6:14pm central time 4-13-14 cost of 780: 475 as of 6:14pm central time 4-13-14 475 - 170 = 305 cost of i5-4670K: 190 as of 6:14pm central time 4-13-14 cost of i5-4770k: 270 as of 6:14pm central time 4-13-14 270 - 190 = 80 Pretty sure that it would cost him an extra (305 - 80) $225 to get a 780 and an i5 which, I agree would be more powerful at the moment, but a system with an i7, though overkill for gaming will allow for more graphics card upgrades in the future, which will surely need to happen if he wants his system to be a "Long Term Mid Level Gaming Computer." If he wants "Mid Level" graphics, a 660 is a good, cost efficient option. He will need to upgrade his GPU a lot faster than he will his CPU at most any level, though with this system he extends his system's future potential with an extra ~$80

Comment reply on SlightlyNormal's Completed Build: Long Term Mid Level Gaming Computer

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

cost of 660: 170 as of 6:14pm central time 4-13-14 cost of 780: 475 as of 6:14pm central time 4-13-14 475 - 170 = 305

cost of i5-4670K: 190 as of 6:14pm central time 4-13-14 cost of i5-4770k: 270 as of 6:14pm central time 4-13-14 270 - 190 = 80

Pretty sure that it would cost him an extra (305 - 80) $225 to get a 780 and an i5 which, I agree would be more powerful at the moment, but a system with an i7, though overkill for gaming will allow for more graphics card upgrades in the future, which will surely need to happen if he wants his system to be a "Long Term Mid Level Gaming Computer." If he wants "Mid Level" graphics, a 660 is a good, cost efficient option. He will need to upgrade his GPU a lot faster than he will his CPU at most any level, though with this system he extends his system's future potential with an extra ~$80

Comment reply on xav777's Completed Build: Fractal Design Z87 Sabertooth

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit of a shame that a good build like this is used with a 19" monitor... Good build but you may wish to allocate more for a better display. I like those speakers, have used them for a client.

+1

Comment reply on Positronic's Completed Build: The Monolith

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Very, very nice build. Well put together and beautiful.

Why would you get the 4GB version of the GTX 770 when it appears that you only have one normal monitor?

That's my only question. Great build! +1

Comment reply on muellerdillon's Completed Build: First Asus ROG Build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

First off I like the build - solid part choices and all of that. What I don't get is why you're calling it an Asus ROG build when really the only ROG thing is the motherboard and (?) the DVD player. I mean, you could have at least gotten an Asus graphics card...

Anyways not a big deal on that ROG thing, just kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Good build +1

Comment reply on Blog Post "$1100 Mid-Range Gaming Build - Intel Core i5-4570 / GTX 770 / NZXT H440"

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Very cool. A white light would look cleaner and go with the case better in my opinion but I am unsure as to where the green light is coming from... the video card? Thanks for the video and the build, these quality builds are nice to see and interesting!

Comment reply on bsdev820's Completed Build: Sentexqt's Build

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

"Extra Peripherals: Please bear with me on all of the extra electronics, posting them as parts was the easiest way for me to link them to my streaming page. The cost of the build without the extras is $2351.79 in case you were wondering."

Comment reply on bsdev820's Completed Build: Sentexqt's Build

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

Extra Peripherals: Please bear with me on all of the extra electronics, posting them as parts was the easiest way for me to link them to my streaming page. The cost of the build without the extras is $2351.79 in case you were wondering.

Comment reply on bsdev820's Completed Build: Sentexqt's Build

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

It was purchased before the EVO was available.

Comment reply on bsdev820's Completed Build: Sentexqt's Build

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

"Extra Peripherals: Please bear with me on all of the extra electronics, posting them as parts was the easiest way for me to link them to my streaming page. The cost of the build without the extras is $2351.79 in case you were wondering."

Comment reply on bsdev820's Completed Build: Sentexqt's Build

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

There are both red and blue lights that make it purple. They are actually cold cathode light (one red and one blue). An example of something like my lights is below.

http://www.amazon.com/Logisys-CLK12-Cathode-3-0mm-Diameter/dp/B0013OFJEO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388655714&sr=8-1&keywords=cold+cathode

Comment reply on bsdev820's Completed Build: Sentexqt's Build

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that the cable management in the actual build was pretty good, not much you can do with a glass desk though. The Klipsch speakers are really good, worth it.

Comment reply on cbrown67's Completed Build: First Build: FX-6300 w/ 7870 GHZ XT - Modded Case

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

OK I'm just saying the graphics card that you put in your description/parts list is not the Tahiti model. Though it may be the correct part number after Google searching it, it is not a correct part by name from the description. Comments like the one I made intend to further educate readers about the products available to them, not to demean your hard work and excellent build. With a part like the graphics card that you have in the future you may want to make it clearer what model it is, and when adding a custom part it is helpful to provide an accurate link that can inform readers further.

Again, excellent case mod and overall build. I am sorry for any confusion that either of us may have caused.

Comment reply on cbrown67's Completed Build: First Build: FX-6300 w/ 7870 GHZ XT - Modded Case

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

This is not a Radeon HD 7870 XT, it is a GHz Edition. The difference is that the XT is based off of the GPU in the 7950's and 7970's, but is cut down. The HD 7870 GHz uses a different GPU altogether (the same one found in the normal HD 7870's and HD 7850's).

Besides this error (not a big deal, just wanted to explain), this is an excellent build. I love the case mods and part selection, it has good future upgradability. +1

Comment reply on dregnox's Completed Build: SteamMachine - Who needs consoles?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright sounds good, sorry for my error. The price trends and drops are a great feature of this site - you can get emails alerting you every day/week about price drops.

Comment reply on dregnox's Completed Build: SteamMachine - Who needs consoles?

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Really? look at this

http://pcpartpicker.com/trends/video-card/#gpu.chipset.radeon-hd-7850

and tell me it hasn't been at $90... I understand your point but there have been and still are some incredible deals on that card. Still, great build. Not trying to start a war or anything I just want to say that if you play your cards right it could be had that cheap.

Comment reply on dregnox's Completed Build: SteamMachine - Who needs consoles?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build, great job but with the GPU you could have had a 7850 for that price fairly easily and that could slay this hd 5850. Just a thought. Great build though, I love to see these budget-oriented builds.

+1

Comment reply on sodakill's Completed Build: Black, Blue, And loud as hell. My first PC build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Put that gtx 760 in the top x16 slot for maximum performance.'

Decent build, good parts selection.

+1

Comment reply on DanielRS's Completed Build: Thunder, First Build

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Your PSU appears to be in a good position, I don't know what he was talking about. Good build man!

+1

Comment reply on Jmalo's Completed Build: Frankenstein's Monster

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

70 dollar hardware in a 70 dollar case :) I love to see builds like this that utilize old parts but are still relevant systems. Great cable management and good pictures.

+1

Comment reply on Gigabithk's Completed Build: STRATEGOS

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that you seem to be the best person to talk to for getting the most out of little money (no offense) but do you think that the Corsair 900d is worth it?

Good build, I'm jealous :) +1

Comment reply on IAMRESTLESS's Completed Build: CAW CAW CAW

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

Get that 670 top slot for slightly better performance. Other than that, good build, nice part choices.

Comment reply on GreenReaper's Completed Build: Radioactive

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

Comment reply on Jaydamn's Completed Build: First Gaming PC (not a generic title at all)

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

Good build - I get it with the pictures but more of a description (why you chose parts specifically, potential uses for the system) are what buy my +1's.

Comment reply on neonpie's Completed Build: Gaming/Editing Rig Tri-Boot Server

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're working with game developers on a PlayStation 4 emulator, yet you have hardware that's actually inferior to the real PS4? I don't know why I'm wasting my time commenting on what seems to be a troll build to me.

Comment reply on GreenReaper's Completed Build: Radioactive

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build and I appreciate the comment on why you have so few pictures but even so more of a description would be something that would really help here - people look at builds to see what you did with the parts (pictures) and why you did the build (description). Obviously you are proud of it if you are replying to comments and I am happy for you with your first build but more of a background or info on why you chose parts would be nice, especially if you want really positive feedback. As far as I can tell though, great cable management and good, balanced part choices. I will +1 this with more of a description

Comment reply on FGarray's Completed Build: My current PC (Not new!)

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I use this keyboard and seriously enjoy it's game pad - it took me little time to get used to and is just all around more convenient in all types of games.

Comment reply on omni72's Completed Build: H45W311 - A sub-$200 current gen Intel build

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I did a very similar thing the other day with no real purpose where I took all of the best parts from old oem's and shoved them into one and I now have a Pentium E5300 + HD 4850 1GB + 6GB RAM + Raid 0 160's. It's now staring at me while I'm typing this with nobody to use it. Once again good build - I enjoy looking at REAL budget builds to see how they allocate money.

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