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Comment reply on Forum Topic "2070 599$ 2080 799$ 2080 TI 1199 $ They are out of their mind."

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

Perfectly reasonable imo, $500 for a card faster than the $1000+ Titan XP, with the 2080 being even faster than that for $700. The cheapest 1080 Ti is around $650 right now.

Reguardless we must wait for benchmarks before jumping to conclusions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone else hyped about the new Assassin's Creed?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, it looks good, but it's still Assassins Creed. I like that they changed the combat but thats about it.

Also Ubisoft.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Every Star Wars Battlefront expansion for free"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Battlefront 2 will also have free DLC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Every Star Wars Battlefront expansion for free"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

They've already stated they will have microtransactions, it's pretty much standard for all EA games now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Every Star Wars Battlefront expansion for free"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

No prob, this will definitely draw more people into the series.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Every Star Wars Battlefront expansion for free"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, can definitely see a lot of players comming back for this, and knowing that BF II will also have free DLC will be even more appealing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8th generation new info?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, cant wait to see how they perform.

Comment reply on EK_Derick's Completed Build: Verktøy Cu

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy $h!t this is awesome.

How long did it take to do all this?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GAME DEV UPGRADE! $2000?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

For UE4 a faster CPU like the 7820X makes a much bigger difference than a PCI-E drive vs a regular SSD.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/pic_disp.php?id=43131&width=800&height=800

The faster drive usually only makes a significant difference when working with RAW files.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GAME DEV UPGRADE! $2000?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go for something like this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7820X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $586.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $46.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX LGA2066 Motherboard $319.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $284.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.73 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $749.88 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $102.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2431.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-10 15:12 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GAME DEV UPGRADE! $2000?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

IMO it would be a bad idea to do custom watercooling, a lot more maintenance if something goes wrong and doing maintenance means not doing work.

You'd want at least a 7820X for UE4 no need for a Xeon.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nostalgia"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Chrono Trigger & Golden Sun/The Lost Age. Also FF Tactics.

I remember when I use to download these from coolrom waaaay back in the day. Such great games with amazing soundtracks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nostalgia"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Watched it and it was pretty decent, only 4 episodes right now I think, unless they released the rest.

Tons of gore though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Feature Request] Longer comment/reply boxes."

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, figured it was, thanks for clearing this up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$650 Video Editing Build $700 MAX"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Like the other commenst said, the EVGA B3 PSU could cause problems so go with this Corsair CXM instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's going on with intel's Z370 platform ?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It probably requires a new platfom beacause Z270 may just simply not be able to handle six-cores, it could probably draw too much power and cause instability.

Sure they could probably tweak some things but that would cost R&D which they just dont see the point of when they can just release a new platform and go from there.

Also according to rumors, some quad-cores will work with Z270, so like I said, could be an issue with them being six-cores.

Personally I think it's great, finally moving forward after such a long time of stagnation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Enthoo Evo?lv Shift X? Mini-ITX ?Tempered G?lass Case and the large version"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The larger case is the Shift X, which is the one I was talking about.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Feature Request] Longer comment/reply boxes."

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea im not seing that, maybe it's my browser. Using Edge believe it or not.

Comment reply on xlegendof's Completed Build: "Breath of the Machine" - Z270 Build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Very awesome build, love the color scheme, also love that case.

BTW how did you get BOTW on your PC? Did you just connect the dock to the display?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Feature Request] Longer comment/reply boxes."

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't work for me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Create Your Own Laptop Design (v 2.0)"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Some comments.

Audiophile speakers. Not exactly a selling point as I believe true audiophiles will get dedicated speakers/hedphones. If their good speakers, like Macbook Pro good or better then thats great. Similar story with Dell's XPS 27, the "Audiophile Grade" 10 speakers weren't very appealing to audiophiles.

A 1440p webcam is also not very exciting with the market being so centered around 4k now, and it's not exactly a very sizable jump from 1080p. 4k 30/60FPS would be more impressive and marketable. Also adding Windows Hello Facial Recognition would be great for extra security, two-factor authentication.

USB-C port is great, but a second one on the opposite side would be ideal, and 4 PCI-E lanes each for full bandwidth.

Not a fan of the color choices, a single dominant color with black keys(Like the MBP) or keys that match the laptop's color. I also think it would be better to have a consistent color scheme across all models or a few unique colors.

Muli-touch displays would also be great.

Also where are the GPU's for the other laptops? Only the Quasar has a GPU. What about upgrades?

For example the Chroma

  • CPU: M3/M5/M7
  • RAM: 4/8/16GB
  • Storage: Up to 256/512GB
  • SD/MicroSD card slot for more storage

I have a ton more ideas as i've been thinking about "Premium" laptop designs and specs but I dont have the time right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Enthoo Evo?lv Shift X? Mini-ITX ?Tempered G?lass Case and the large version"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, you'd have to get a 120mm AIO to use them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Enthoo Evo?lv Shift X? Mini-ITX ?Tempered G?lass Case and the large version"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It can fit up to a 280mm radiator, so 120/140mm and 240/280mm.

They have 2x 3.5" HDD mounts but I think they block the 240/280mm radiator slot. I think you can do a 120/140mm rad at the bottom and still use the HDD cages. Also has 2 x 2.5" SSD slots at the back that dont interfere with anything.

BTW they have all this info on their site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC shutting down when under load"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I replaced my faulty PSU with a 650W generic brand.

What brand? You never want to cheap out on a PSU as they could damage your hardware or kill it and itself.

The only way the CPU would cause a shutdown is if it is running at over 100o C. Download a system hardware monitor to see what the CPU is running at.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help: CPU Bottleneck & High Temp"

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

What CPU cooler do you have? Your themal paste may have dried up or maybe the cooler was mounted bad or something else.

Maybe you have a virus, or some background software is causing issues.

You could probably do a fresh install of Windows or re-apply the thermal paste or both.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hackintosh & Windows Dual Boot for Octane and AfterEffects using GTX 1080Ti SLI ($2500)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Cant fit it SLI at this budget but it does allow for it in the future. Couldnt fit MacOS in the budget.

For the storage I went with a triple drive config, 500GB for both MacOS and W10 and other main software, 250GB for media cache and a 3TB for mass storage. 32GB of RAM upgradable to 64GB.

A good 4k monitor, should be 99% sRGB.

Also if you didnt already know, Tonymacx86 is where to go for building a Hackintosh.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $57.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $110.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $269.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.73 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card $728.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Monitor LG - 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor $377.60 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2491.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-04 15:31 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "7000$"

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

You're cherry picking. That was a synthetic benchmark run at a very demanding 4k surround and the only time we saw that 30% difference was at the lowest possible settings. Realistically no one buying that kind of hardware is going to do that.

A more real world test would be Grid Autosport where there was a 8.5% drop in perfromance at 4k but was 8% faster at 1080p. Not exactly staggering differences.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$650 Video Editing Build $700 MAX"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, good to know.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$650 Video Editing Build $700 MAX"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

So the 550w/650w have the same problem?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What would a properly functioning 18 core Xeon value at?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You could do the same for those parts then sell it at the combined value, +/- a couple bucks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$650 Video Editing Build $700 MAX"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it the same for all the B3 series?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$650 Video Editing Build $700 MAX"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn thats serious, and it's such a good valued PSU too, fully-modular for $40.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What specs do you want to see on the new MacBooks"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. Their answer to AMD's Ryzen 5/7.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What specs do you want to see on the new MacBooks"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

They are using the 7700HQ in their 15" MBPro's and the Dual core "U" version in the 13"

I dont know why but even though I'd never Recommend a Mac(Unless it's specifically for FCPX) and probably never use one because I like W10 so much, I cant find it in me to hate them. There's something about their designs that I really like.

One thing for sure is that they'll never go back on their MacBook design, adding anything other than Type-C ports would require them to make them thicker, which they'll never do, same with the HDD. They might however, add back the SD card slot since it would fit with the new design.

They already have fingerprint integrated in the OLED touch bar models. The power bank and the case they would sell as accesories.

Im interested to see what they'll do with intels new 8TH gen 6-core CPU's as that would give a pretty good boost in performance. What I'd also like to see is better cooling as they overheat and thermal throttle like crazy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$650 Video Editing Build $700 MAX"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

How's this? 6-cores/12-threads so it should be pretty good for Premiere Pro, AE prefers faster cores so it wont be as good but for the price you cant really get much better than this.

Only 8GB of RAM as well but you can add more later when you start doing more 4k work.

Slightly over budget due to the SSD which is highly recommended. GTX 1050 for GPU acceleration.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $197.28 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - BX300 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card $112.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.75 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $41.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $710.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-03 16:06 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "computer animation and VFX system build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Not good for what you're trying to do. Would struggle with rendering and design and animation. It's only a 4-core/4-thread CPU and not as good as intel's 4-core/4-thread i5's.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "computer animation and VFX system build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not the best, it's the best for rendering, but not as good for design and animation.

Some other cases - https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/3TYWGX,2mQRsY,rPPzK8/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "computer animation and VFX system build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

How's this? Not quite $1200 but the extra cost is worth it IMO.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor $299.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $86.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $279.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card $269.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - B3 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1401.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-02 23:22 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "computer animation and VFX system build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure. You pay hefty prices for workstations from big companies, you'd save a lot building it yourself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "computer animation and VFX system build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly it depends on how serious your work is, if you do this for a living I'd recommend investing in the best system you can get, if it's more of a side job or hobby and you dont mind losing that much performance it's fine.

Just an example of the performance you can expect - https://www.pugetsystems.com/pic_disp.php?id=42914&width=800&height=800

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with whichever is best for you and your needs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

That literally has nothing to do with how they perform. It's a completely different architecture.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats perfectly fine, but when you say things like"Ryzen is bad" that spreads misinformation.

Ryzen came out March this year so whatever 2 year old CPU you compared to wasn't it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen is bad.

You have no idea what you're talking about. Ryzen performs on par with the majority of current Intel CPU's in a variety of tasks/games and outperforms them in others for the same or less money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Most Powerful New Laptop At $600?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Available for In-Store Pickup Only.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "computer animation and VFX system build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

So this build would actually be ideal since Photoshop, After Effects, Lightroom and design and animation in Maya only uses between one and four cores, where the 7820X outperforms Ryzen/Threadripper in.

It may also be due to the fact that those apps dont seem to be very optimised for Ryzen since they fall behind even in tasks that can utilize more cores/threads.

For rendering it will also perform great but Maya rendering also scales almost perfectly with more cores but the higher core count Threadripper CPU's would be over budget.

If you have any questions just ask.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7820X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $586.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $57.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X299 Taichi ATX LGA2066 Motherboard $271.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $274.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $144.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card $428.89 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.08 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2000.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-01 13:55 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First ever build!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Most likely not, the best you'd get would probably be a quad-core which would be a side grade. Coffee Lake requres a new 300-series chipset.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First ever build!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, pretty much. Doesn't seem to be slowing down either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First ever build!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant say exactly, they've already released a couple mobile versions so the desktop versions shouldn't be too far ahead.

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