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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cougar QBX mini-ITX case."

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh, interesting. Understood. Would I be able to list it in a build that I post here?

Comment reply on chefbart's Completed Build: i5-8600K 5ghz + STRIX OC 1070

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

You might be able to find thinner fans to mount on the radiator.

Comment reply on TRD693's Completed Build: The Microwave

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

*have

Comment reply on RiZeR187's Completed Build: Tiny OC project --> 8700k @5ghz and 1080 ti stable@2100.5 mhz :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 5 points

This actually helped me understand PSUs a bit better. Thank you for a kind, orderly, and well thought out comment.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is likely the only thing that is reusable, and maybe not even that. This build uses an MATX motherboard, which is a smaller version of the standard ATX form factor. Dell uses a proprietary motherboard layout, and proprietary PSU. It may be worth looking into, but don't get too hopeful.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This build will be compatible with any recent (past 4 years) GPUs. The possible compatibility issue would be with the power supply. If your GPU adds too much strain on the PSU, things won't work properly.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

So long as it is compatible with the motherboard.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This parts list doesn't contain a WiFi adapter. You could get something called a PCIe WiFi network adapter that will plug into the motherboard. Almost always, an Ethernet cord will provide a better connection.

Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

(note - I am a noob and barely understand the terms I am using!)

You're fine, we all start somewhere.

From what I read there shouldn't be much in it between the i3 8100 and the Ryzen 5 1400, is there anything I am missing?

The Ryzen motherboard AM4 socket is guaranteed through at least 2020, and has a pretty good upgrade path. It's also better at multitasking, but sacrifices raw speed. The i3 8100 is a fantastic starting CPU, but the only boards available for it now are overclocking boards, but the 8100 can't be overclocked. All Ryzen CPU's can be overclocked. The 8100 does have amazing single thread speeds, however, and if you're exclusively gaming and it's cheaper for you, go right ahead.

It also swaps out the larger HD for a smaller SSD, I guess that will come down to your preference on what you will use the pc for, realistically if I went for a 256GB SSD I would probably want to budget for a second hard drive.

The SSD will hold your OS and not much else. I would recommend sticking with a large HDD if you can only afford one right now.

There is quite a big price jump from 1060 to 1070, is this partly due to those damn blockchainers?

Yes, miners are back with a vengeance. If you're jonesing for a 1070, check r/buildapcsales regularly. You might get lucky.

any thoughts on whether it's worth forking out for the 1070, or is there another option upgrading on the 1060? To be honest I will be gaming in 1080p and I don't really need ultra high settings so probably 1060 is fine for me.

At 1080p 60fps, the 1060 6GB will be plenty. A mild to moderate overclock will get you into the 100+ fps territory on high/ultra settings. I'm running Witcher 3 on High/Ultra with Nvidia hairworks on and it's keeping up fine.

Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got almost the same parts setup, but my R5 is a 1600. The GTX 1060 6gb is great for 1080p at above 60fps on a lot of games. PUBG is a system stresser, but with a moderate overclock and settings adjustment, I've got above 60fps without going over 60C.

Modify to your hearts content! So long as the parts are listed as compatible, you shouldn't have a problem.

Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock AMD cooler is actually rather fantastic for an included cooler. I've got my R5 1600 OC'd to 3.7Ghz and it's staying nice and cool.

Regarding the additional fans, I would recommend 1 additional 120mm fan for the rear of the case. You could leave the rear bare if you need to scrimp. So long as the two upfront are spinning, the case should maintain positive pressure that vents out the back. So depending on how hot you're planning to get, I'd say you'll be fine at core clock speeds.

Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure. Click the "Customize This Parts List" button.

It'll take you to a new page that you can edit.

Remove the case from the parts list, then click "Add Case."

If you leave the Compatibility filter on, then the list that you see will be filtered to only those cases that will fit all of the internals.

You can filter it further to select specific brands of cases, and specific form factors.

Since this motherboard is a MATX (smaller than standard ATX) I would suggest filtering for MATX mini towers or MATX mid towers.

Note that even if you go with an ATX tower, it should still fit your MATX motherboard.

Comment reply on MidgarZolom's Completed Build: First build for general usage and high fps on competitive games

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

You might want to re-read the whole post. OP spent 283 Euros on the 580. The list just shows the lowest price of whoever has it in stock, and GPU prices are insane right now.

Comment reply on PanzerPlayz's Completed Build: A build for my brother

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

That's just the current price of the only place that has them available. It doesn't necessarily mean that it was the price paid.

I agree though, the holidays and mining craze has depleted most stock and driven prices into the stratosphere.

Comment reply on Jamie1196's Completed Build: Frostbyte

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll give it a try. Thanks.

Comment reply on Jamie1196's Completed Build: Frostbyte

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I've got a similar setup with the case and processor being the same.

I just got this same case last week, and can't get CAM to recognise the Smart Device. Do you have any tips on how to fix this? Thanks.

Comment reply on RevOxley's Completed Build: Project:Canvas

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic build. Were there any problems with the Captain 240?

Comment reply on Ccowboyjoe777's Completed Build: Little Powerhouse

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temperatures in that mini ITX case under load?

Comment reply on yoann's Completed Build: amd ft nvidia

  • 17 months ago
  • 5 points

There's no need to shout...

Comment reply on Grey_Englishman's Completed Build: The Stormtrooper (First Build)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine chills out in there all the time. He's not blocking any fans or other components, and the heat inside doesn't do anything to him, so it's fine.

Comment reply on Grey_Englishman's Completed Build: The Stormtrooper (First Build)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

They were just slow. I've since swapped them out for a set of 16GB 3000Mhz that I found on sale. It was a good investment. The 2400Mhz weren't bad, just not fantastic.

Comment reply on trinhhongson's Completed Build: My Personal Gaming PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Entirely possible. I can't remember.

Comment reply on nmunoz1015's Completed Build: Big Blue (My first PC build)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah mate, A friend of mine is selling 2 RX 480's for @250 around me. I don't think he understands the value of the cards. I'm contemplating getting them to run in Crossfire.

Comment reply on nmunoz1015's Completed Build: Big Blue (My first PC build)

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm glad to hear that you're doing better. I can't imagine what it's like to go through that sort of recovery.

Solid build. Honestly, unless you plan on doing other things while gaming, 8GBs on dual channel is enough. Especially with the 3000Mhz RAM. If you're looking to upgrade anything, then have a look at the GTX 1060's and the RX 580's. They're finally coming down in price, and would be perfect for your rig.

Comment reply on trinhhongson's Completed Build: My Personal Gaming PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Same! I swapped out the keycaps for white ones though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 1600 and GTX 1070 ~$900 First time Build!"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. It's a MATX build (personal preference of mine) and the tower is probably low quality, but it should get you what you want. If you want faster boot times, worm a SSD in there, and maybe switch out the 2X4 RAM for a 1X8 for future expansion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 1600 and GTX 1070 ~$900 First time Build!"

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope this helps.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $193.67 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350M PRO-VH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $55.98 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $399.99 @ Best Buy
Case DIYPC - MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case $27.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $866.38
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $831.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-06 14:17 EST-0500

Comment reply on Grey_Englishman's Completed Build: The Stormtrooper (First Build)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I might do that too if I start overclocking. Right now the stock Wraith cooler is doing fantastic. I put the under load CPU temp at the highest I've ever seen it. It'll usually stay under 50C. I've just found out how to adjust my fan speeds, so now I'm able to keep the temperatures down a bit better.

Comment reply on Grey_Englishman's Completed Build: The Stormtrooper (First Build)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of. It just leaves some extra space between the floor of the case and the mobo. It looks strange because of the card slots that don't get used on the case. I'm debating whether to upgrade to a full ATX mobo or get a MATX tower in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC in a $500-800 Range"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you live near a Microcenter (.5-2hours) then try to get the motherboard and processor at the same time. They have a deal where they will take $30 off of a bundled processor and compatible mobo. Even the clearance and discounted mobos get the $30 off, you just need to ask for it at the counter. That's how I got my R5 1600 and AB350M for $210 out the door.

Comment reply on Grey_Englishman's Completed Build: The Stormtrooper (First Build)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Any suggestions to increase air flow?

Comment reply on Grey_Englishman's Completed Build: The Stormtrooper (First Build)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I might need to turn down some graphical settings to cool it down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 Gaming PC"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $196.74 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard $81.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $274.79 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - BQ 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $41.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $30.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $738.47
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $703.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-22 08:37 EDT-0400

Comment reply on zDelusion's Completed Build: Mini AM4 LAN PC

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Man, that thing is tightly packed. I love it. Now slap some tweed on it so it matches that Blues behind it.

Comment reply on lucianojamimbo's Completed Build: Birthday build! (first build)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you want a Ryzen 3 over a Ryzen 5?

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