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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Interesting cases"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’m not sure if that’s weird or awesome...

Comment reply on Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Around when do you consider new products?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$300 monitor?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the MAG241C looks pretty nice!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$300 monitor?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, thanks! That’s definitely an option!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$300 monitor?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming for the majority, as a primary monitor.

Comment reply on BoiOG's Completed Build: My Gaming PC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, too bad. Thanks though, and nice pc!

Comment reply on BoiOG's Completed Build: My Gaming PC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, just curious about the motherboard. I'm considering pretty much this exact build, but is that motherboard out-of-box compatible with the 3600? That aside, really nice build overall!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP ME PLEaSE can be paid"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it wasn't a question, that was the answer. Ryzen 7 is superior to Ryzen 5 in all aspects (assuming same generation), except that it is more expensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Escalation with Iran"

  • 2 months ago
  • 7 points

Chances are, this is not WWIII. Even if the two countries go to war, which is not unthinkable, the odds of their allies joining is very low, simply because USA is a world superpower, and, uh, nukes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP ME PLEaSE can be paid"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000-1300 CAD build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000-1300 CAD build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I forgot to mention this, but I also need a monitor. Can you advise any?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright then, thanks for all of your information!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, so right now, go Ryzen 5 3600x with DDR4 3200-3600, and a 5700 nonXT? for 1080p.

Any recommendations on the monitor?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm hoping for about 60+ frames at hight to ultra settings

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I would go for a 1080p likley, unkess my PC could run 1440p well enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the insight, that's really interesting. I guess I have a bit more thinking to do.

Thanks though!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's really interesting. Thanks for the insight.

So, all things considered, would it be a better choice for me to go with the 2700x? I'm not planing on upgrading after this for a while, so this would run the games for the next year or so?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

1) Right now, the X is only $10 more, so I'm wondering if I should stick with the Wraith Spire or go for a different cooler? Any suggestions?

2) Alright, I wasn't sure, so thanks for the confirmation

3) Yeah, as stated as well as above, DDR4 3600 is better for the 5 3600x or 3600

4) I do see now that I forgot that. I'm thinking the Crucial P1 m.2 drive

5) So, for this PC, should I go for 1440p, or should I downgrade the GPU? What would you recommend?

6) I think I'm going to splurge for the fans, both because I really like the look, and for my own convenience, as I currently have the K68 RGB keyboard, and I don't want multiple programs for all my RGB.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I think so too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any glaring mistakes I've made?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So in summary, the 3600 is better for 1080p, but the extra cores from the Ryzen 7 are better overall for the 1440p, or am I reading that wrong? And for the 3600, the faster memory is better, but for the 2700X, it doesn't matter so much?

I believe the 3600x is on sale for $270 CAD and the 3600 is on sale for $260 CAD, so I think it's a better choice for the X right now.

In terms of how much I'm willing to spend on my monitor, right now I'm thinking ~$300, but I'd be willing to spend extra if my PC could run 1440p well enough. And no, I don't care about panel type.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this build be good for streaming and gaming?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

For budget RAM, I'd recommend the G.Skill Aegis, but for some really nice RGB, go for the G.Skill Trident Z.

Aegis: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8BLwrH Trident Z: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ybrcCJ

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this build be good for streaming and gaming?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend the G.Skill Aegis {https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mcH8TW}; for budget, but if you're looking for RGB/fast memory, then I'd recommend the G.Skill Trident Z(either 3200 or 3600.) {https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ybrcCJ/gskill-tridentz-rgb-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c16d-16gtzr}

16GB on both of them, but if you really want a lot of memory, for whatever you're doing, then you could pick up a second pack of the memory.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New gaming build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So... Include monitor and OS?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New gaming build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on a huge number of factors. Peripherals Included? OS? What monitor and Hz? What is he trying to do?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aesthetics Edit"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB or no?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this build be good for streaming and gaming?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much, yeah. Memory is all compatible, just get the same type if you’re getting two packs, and keep in mind what type of DDR4.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 Gaming PC Build Needed"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Erm, I would recommend you stay the feck away from that card. Watch HardwareUnboxed’s video on it...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1600$ cad build for holiday"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Here goes: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $299.43 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $146.88 @ Amazon Canada
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.08 @ Canada Computers
Storage Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $47.44 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.87 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card $487.61 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $101.68 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair VS 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $59.08 @ Canada Computers
Monitor Sceptre C248B-144RN 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $225.98 @ Amazon Canada
Keyboard EagleTec KG010-N Wired Standard Keyboard $54.22 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse Corsair Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse $33.88 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1615.15
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1595.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-27 17:19 EST-0500

So, because you said you dislike RGB, I went for a cheaper case with no side panel and some ugly interiors, and a non-modular PSU(bad cable management decreasing airflow is a myth), but some far better parts.

I went with a AMD CPU, the Ryzen 7 2600X for the extra cores for streaming and gaming, so also DDR4 3200 Memory, but as I assume you know, Ryzen loves fast memory, so you could opt for bit worse GPU and DDR4 3600 memory.

I also went for an SSD to hold your OS and a couple of games, and them the HDD if you're saving videos from streams.

Again, avoiding RGB allowed me to get a pretty good Cherry MX Red keyboard with no RGB, and also a mouse, I think it might have a bit of RGB on the Corsair logo, but that one's easily switched out.

The one last thing I would want to mention, is if you want, I could decrease the GPU to maybe the Armor OC and then get some good case fans and a non-stock cooler for the CPU, but the Fractal Design Meshify C comes with two fans preinstalled.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

. P.S. I like your username

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1600$ cad build for holiday"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Any preferences? (RGB, colour, brand, use, etc.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Full RGB Gaming Setup (Canadian)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. Thanks for the clarification.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Full RGB Gaming Setup (Canadian)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What I mean is, most motherboards have a heat sink that covers the m.2 drive. This m.2 SSD is too big to allow the cover to fit back on. How does that work?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Full RGB Gaming Setup (Canadian)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Out of curiosity, how do the giant m.2s work? Do you not replace the heat skink?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 Little Blue Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They're better for most games. Basically, the more cores in a CPU, the more things that it can be doing, and some games need that, like say, GTA, but in this case, your budget would be better spent on the item that will be doing the heavy lifting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 CAD PC Gaming Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, 100%, but I'm just trying to go for 32GB, otherwise I'd go over budget

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just a review"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input! I'll definitely look into those!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 CAD PC Gaming Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if I came of as rude, I fully agree that 32GB of RAM is real overkill, I'm just trying to keep with what OP wants.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 CAD PC Gaming Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $298.32 @ Canada Computers
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $39.53 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $169.48 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $155.92 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $96.03 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card $224.73 @ Amazon Canada
Case Corsair 270R ATX Mid Tower Case $92.42 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $96.03 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $158.18 @ Canada Computers
Monitor AOC E2425SWD 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $156.93 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1487.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 18:39 EST-0500

I don't know about City Skylines, but this should run most games pretty well. This build is including tax, so if you aren't considering that, I can buff up the specs considerably.

This isn't the prettiest build, so I opted for a case without a side panel, and some ugly interiors. If you'd prefer, I could try to sacrifice a bit of performance for a case with a side panel, and some pretty interior, maybe add a bit of colour(any specific colour scheme you want?)

Also, I could probably make it a lot nicer if we were to drop down a gen with the CPU, or reduce the memory, as 32GB is overkill for almost all games, and I believe City Skylines probably needs ~8GB, but it's up to you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Canadian Midrange Gaming"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That looks amazing! I'll see if I can get back to you in a couple of months when I've finally put that thing together and it's all running!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Canadian Midrange Gaming"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the list, I don’t think I’ll need too much storage, especially SSD, I can always use a bulk HDD that I’ve salvaged from some older pcs. I figure you can probably change that to 128 GB just fine. I actually looked back and edited my specs, is there a ATX board that would also work?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you dual-use HDD and SSD"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for the information!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest AAA GPU?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. Yeah, I was asking what RX 570. Thanks a lot for the clarification!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest AAA GPU?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Gigabyte or Radeon?

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