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Comment reply on Stobert2012's Completed Build: I call it the "Bargain Bin"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

When making a build, on the bottom of the screen, where Compatibility Notes appear, there's a link that allows you to flag them as Incorrect, and justify the claim.

Comment reply on Stobert2012's Completed Build: I call it the "Bargain Bin"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you please submit this finding to the Moderators here, so they can correct the Compatibility issue? It might be of help in the future.

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2017-001: The Little White Elephant

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes please, do use sleeved cables with combs on the SF PSUs by Corsair, for the sake of personal sanity and self love and self respect :D

As for the coolers, nice choices; have you checked the GeminII M4 by CoolerMaster and the Big Shuriken by Scythe as well?

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2017-001: The Little White Elephant

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the comment.

First of all, the height tolerance you are talking about is CPU Cooler Height tolerance. With that clear, here are my findings: when installing the PP08 with the holes facing down, you are getting ~20mm extra CPU clearance. The most that would fit (but so snugly it couldn't even draw air) could be the CoolerMaster G100M, or the AMD Wraith coolers.

Myself, I did not benefit from any extra clearance, as I installed the PP08 upside down in order to accomodate both the SSD tray and the 140mm front fan (it was my fault, I didn't read that you could do one (2.5" Tray) or the other (140mm fan) but not both - unless you picked a 120mm front fan, of course -) so depending on your desired configuration, your mileage may vary.

One thing's for sure, though: you can't fit a tower CPU cooler in this case.

If you have any other questions, tell me and I'll help you. Thanks for asking, BTW.

Comment reply on Logarythym's Completed Build: HP Pavilion Becomes AMD

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

This is the type of descriptions I love. So comical it made me chuckle. I wish I could pull out a write-up like that.. Have my +1 for this.

Comment reply on nbkkb7x's Completed Build: Mobile Dev Workstation

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Really liked how you brought yourself to make something as luggable and fitting for you as it could get.

Is the Streacom case good quality? Wondering whether I could put a Ryzen APU in there but want a sturdy enclosure.

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2016-004: Granny's Refuse

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, and it was the better choice to use what I had on hand, it helped me clear my room a bit in the process.

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2017-001: The Little White Elephant

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it~ :D

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2016-004: Granny's Refuse

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Used Phenom II chips are still coveted by retro-enthusiasts or people in search for a cheap fix. And not only Thubans, but Denebs as well, both unlocked and locked. Prices are all over the place, and I happen to have some Phenoms to sell: an Unlocked B55, a 1090T, a 1065T and my still-in-use 1100T, some of which I sell for not a lot of cash compared to other sellers.

This PC got sold, but I have two pending write-ups, one being an 'AMD Commemorative Build' featuring a 1100T OC'd to 4Ghz and a HD7970 GHz Edition. The other one is pretty similar, but an ITX rig featuring the ASUS M4A88T-I Deluxe.

As for this PC, despite it being sold, I strongly advised the new owner to force some 4GB DDR2 modules on all 4 slots, and install and overclock a Phenom II Thuban.

Comment reply on OffTheGeekEnd's Completed Build: Sea of Thieves Marauder's Chest PC (scratch build)

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Yo-Ho! I'm smelling a feature already...

No, seriously, looks pristine!

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2016-004: Granny's Refuse

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Blame TheRegister for that :)

Comment reply on MEC-777's Completed Build: Super Nintendo PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

And thicker aluminum fins!

Comment reply on lititztheone's Completed Build: Custom mozart tx gaming rig on a budget

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean Piledriver: Excavator wasn't released in the FX series.

Comment reply on Photogrammetrist's Completed Build: Beige 3D workstation

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Fell in love. What a charming little setup! Everything screams 90's just by looking at it. The photos look very polished. You deserve a FEATURE!

Comment reply on NormieKillerRobert's Completed Build: Raider ($500 Gaming PC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

2800/2933 is an OK middleground for Dual-Channel DDR4 when paired to a Raven Ridge APU. It has got to be said, though, that a quality B350 board and DDR4 2400Mhz chips with Hynix M-Die or Samsung B-Die can provide a good OC path if you know what you're doing. If however 2666/2800/2933 parts are a few dollars away from 2400Mhz parts, then it's not worth the hassle.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Meshify C Mini / X399 mATX Build"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Now all we need ASRock to release is a Mini-ITX TR4 motherboard. I know those crazy wackos can come up with such crazy proposition.

The Meshify C is not my cup of tea, but I like how the end build looked like. Stubby, inoffensive... But packs quite a punch.

Comment reply on NormieKillerRobert's Completed Build: Raider ($500 Gaming PC)

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

I would understand the part selection if you purchased the APU, GPU, RAM and Motherboard before the Raven Ridge APU's release.

If that weren't the case, I'd wager the part selection is, IMO, quite unreasonable. A R3-2200G, with two 4GB 2400Mhz DDR4 RAM sticks, and a cheap B350 Motherboard would've been better than the A8 + GT1030 combo.

Comment reply on mshie9876's Completed Build: The UwUinator

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

The Bad Dragon mug ewe

As for the difference between the Ryzen 7 and the FX-8XXX, the reason why I might assume you don't notice such difference could be because you were using SSDs the whole time. Maybe while previewing you might notice faster operation, but in both cases you were pairing up a CPU with an SSD, Another aspect for me would be if you check the CPU usage; maybe in some tasks you won't hit 100% on the Ryzen, whereas you would reach such point on the FX... What matters anyway is that you have a lot of CPU overhead if you need to perform more intensive editing tasks in the future. If you stick with 1080p/1440p, then I guess you'll have an overhead at all times.

Comment reply on chan_solo's Completed Build: RyzBen

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to update the list: that case is an NZXT Apollo. Quite the oddity for 2006, and goes to show how much the case has evolved. Would have been nice to get a B350 board, but if CPU OC wasn't a concern, and if budget was tight, then it's a good deal nonetheless. Have my +1

Comment reply on legomaster's Completed Build: The $20 1080 ti Build

  • 19 months ago
  • -1 points

This deserves a feature just because of that deal :D

Comment reply on sportfishing724's Completed Build: The First POS Machine

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Blame the cryptominers...

Comment reply on three8one's Completed Build: Wolfenstein Prototyp 1

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Finally someone honouring the OG grandfather of the FPS genre. The rusty patina really looks convincing, and the colour palette is par for the course. Have my +1, and hope you get featured!

Comment reply on Hordika's Completed Build: Kickstart My Heart - My First (and only) Build

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you arrange the cables after assembling everything?

BTW, that Mötley Crüe reference in the title ♥

Comment reply on Bronstet's Completed Build: Starving Student Nephew's Hand Me Down Sidegrade

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry to tell you that is not the Wraith cooler. Not even the silent Cooler without the Wraith LED shroud. That is one of the various iterations of the 125W stock cooler that came with FX 8000 CPUs. It's by far the best implementation before the Wraith, as it isn't that noisy and the Copper base is purer and has better contact. The AVC look-a-like and the CoolerMaster red fan implementations are trainwrecks, OTOH.

Comment reply on dogemasta117's Completed Build: my first real gaming PC ( i too am 14 )

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're still within window period for a refund on eBay, start a claim right now, get your money back, and keep the GPU. Phil's Computer Lab on YouTube has a guide to reflash the ROM of your card in order to get to GTX550Ti ROM. That way you avoid any issues when running some games since drivers are being installed on an incompatible architecture.

To other commenters, GTX750Tis with 1GB VRAM do exist, as well as 4GB variants as well.

Comment reply on DontLookAtMyUsername's Completed Build: Some Potato A 12 Year Old Built

  • 20 months ago
  • 7 points

I really hope I don't see anyone here raging over the fact that you didn't pick a Ryzen APU, being that you built this in January.

The gummy bears item was a nice detail, lol

Comment reply on Raulnor516's Completed Build: Ryzen 2200G NCase Build w/ Stock Cooler Overclock

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

I was about to scoff at the fact you made a budget build on such an expensive case, but when I read that you paid 75USD for an NCASE M1 I burst out in laughter. Savage deal, dude!

Comment reply on willfeltner's Completed Build: QBX KAZE Ryzen 1700

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The Poor Man's NCASE M1. I think Cougar really improved on the design of the original QBX with this revision.

All the component selection is flawless, IMO. Have my +1

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2018-001: Periodic Table Q

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If that was the case, I should've also listed a router and a table saw... ;)

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2018-001: Periodic Table Q

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I live in Buenos Aires. I could head to Paraguay and get some good deals to hustle, problem is, I need to leave the packaging behind and most of my purchases are with Credit Card, so it's not a resource I can make good use of.

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2018-001: Periodic Table Q

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Finding an SSD is easy; cramming it in will be the challenge. I might have to swap the USB 3.0 bay for one that has a 2.5" bracket as well. The higher clock rate the i3 has on the Pentium for me isn't that much of something to stress; most games my brother plays no longer benefit from higher IPC as much as they benefit from more threads, and since both chips are on the same ground concerning that, it's a negligible advantage for the i3.

Comment reply on sodom's Completed Build: New Love - H200i

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently I own a NZXT Manta and I have to say, judging by the pictures: what a worthy successor!

Comment reply on daes0707's Completed Build: Out with the Old; In with the New

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

It mostly depends on whether you will overclock the CPU or not. Being a Ryzen chip, 99% of builders and PC users, enthusiasts and gamers expect you to overclock because of the performance gains you get the closer you touch the 4Ghz mark.

Being said, most B350 boards are indeed a bit on the suckish side because their Power Delivery circuits were underdesigned, but you'll only notice that when overclocking or at extremely high loads. The main culprits are ASUS and GIGABYTE, and it's also on a per-motherboard basis.

As the commenter suggested, the ASRock B350M Pro4 is by far the best M-ATX B350 board, because of its stable and sensible Power Delivery design, the ease of overclock, and good price-quality ratio. It does what most other boards don't do: skimps on the flair and spends on performance and stability. A secondary recommendation from ASRock would be the B350M-HDV. And if you'll ever go the Mini ITX route, the AB350-ITX Gaming-ac is by far the best choice.

I will add as another recommendation the Bazooka/Mortar series of B350 boards by MSI as well as the PRO GAMING by them as well. Only avoid the VH series because it's too basic.

Comment reply on ravenousjoe's Completed Build: Budget build, turned imbalanced... for good!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Finally a sensible choice of 1300X and A320. Many people need to understand that no matter how much you get for free if you OC, not everyone wants to OC. Hope your friend is having a blast with this PC. Have my +1

Comment reply on TimoHalofan's Completed Build: Blast from the past!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

So refreshing to still see a Q6600 chugging along. They're getting a bit long in the tooth, OC or not, but still fancy to see one running in 2018. Have my +1

Comment reply on sluigi96's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G + ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The one point where I can say this makes the most sense (and is in fact where I want AMD to gain more marketshare because of the revenue it can create) is in those instances in which this chip gets installed in a Corporate Workstation like a DELL Optiplex or HP Prodesk of sorts, because in those they can simply drop in this chip and not care about a PCI-E slot at all.

Aside from that, while I can rant about the cache, the PCI-E and the TIM on the IHS, I shouldn't have the right to complain; for $99 this chip is brilliant.

Comment reply on sluigi96's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G + ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on the application. If you're gaming, the lesser amount of L3 is negligible. On more productive tasks, its on a case-by-case scenario. As for the PCI-E lanes, while I'm not saying or expecting a Ryzen G user to CF or SLI any cards, I do believe it's a bummer to have the bandwidth of, say 16x PCI-E 2.0 considering that while the bus isn't fully utilized by GPUs anyway, there is a negligible loss in performance.

Comment reply on sluigi96's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G + ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

While only one CCX is the definite reason for improvement in performance, it pains me a bit that L3 cache was halved here, same with PCI-E 3.0 lanes. But if indeed R3 1200 prices are higher than R3 2200G right now, then yes, indeed the APU is no-brainer,

Comment reply on sluigi96's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G + ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

Same here. A 1200 would've been a better choice, and since they are being discontinued in favour of the 2200G, they could've saved some extra cash because I'm sure the 1200s will be left at lower or clearance prices soon. The dedicated graphics at least mean that they won't be left stranded if they ever sell the GPU and can't find a better one for a decent price. But still...

Comment reply on heisian's Completed Build: Mini Budget Hackintosh

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand that macOS has Pascal support already; assuming that the software you use can make use of that architecture and can benefit from some extra CUDA cores, may I ask why you haven't chosen a substantially more powerful GT1030?

Comment reply on ryo4ever's Completed Build: Travel Mini-Workstation with Silverstone ML09b + Broadwell

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

While I think it would be a very expensive addition, I think you could make this even more portable by going for a WACOM Cintiq. Other than that, clean and nifty. SilverStone makes nice stuff, too bad the metal used at times is cheap and flimsy for what you're paying.

Comment reply on KevinMoondust's Completed Build: Build #2017-07: The Sarahah Brouhaha IBM Sleeper

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment.

The IBM case could do with some replacement, but the raison d'être for this PC is as a sleeper. There are other cases to choose from, but we stuck with this one because my friend is such a Deep Blue fanboi. So I'd still try to mod the case a bit.

As for the Floppy Mod, the idea behind it is to a) maintain the clean looks up front and b) give a purpose to that floppy slot instead of leaving it as something aesthetic. There are more straightforward solutions for the findings I've raised, but overall the idea behind is it to keep this PC looking understated and unassuming.

Finally, the reason for an aftermarket cooler is because down the line, probably another CPU would be installed, like say a Core i5 or a Core i7. While those CPUs aren't far off this Pentium in regards to TDP, the idea is cooler operation nonetheless, especially if in the future a bigger GPU takes its place.

Comment reply on DOGALD's Completed Build: "janky"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

This build kinda reminds me of the one I did for my brother for him to play Overwatch on it. Really love that 650Ti. Looks beautiful.

Comment reply on vlebouef's Completed Build: Affordable Beefy MiniPC

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you chose the wrong part or the GPU; that's the ROG STRIX GTX1060, not the DUAL.

As for the build itself, most cube ITX cases are a pain to work on, especially if you have big hands... I was considering the V1 but ended up getting the SG13. Yet still, this looks lovely.

Have my +1

Comment reply on plo1T's Completed Build: Ultimate Streaming, Gaming and Editing Compact PC

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, on most parts it copies the configuration of my White Elephant build. The only suggestion I'd give is: get sleeved custom cables for the SF600; at least in my experience, the stock ones are stiff as hell.

Comment reply on zDelusion's Completed Build: LANnister, a mITX Black and Yellow build

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Good to see the little Lian Li back again here. I had two of those and had to ditch them because the ZOTAC GTX1080Mini wouldn't fit. Now that the 1080 ITX by GIGABYTE is out, I'm reconsidering buying this case again and trying one more time... Have my +1.

Comment reply on Sensible_Systems's Completed Build: Sensible Systems: $200 for an i7 plus eSports gaming capability? Sure...

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Very impressive, sir, very impressive. Considering some people are talking about the PCI-E wattage limitation, I must assume some SFFs do have limits imposed on the slot, and some don't, because otherwise, I am finding it hard to see your GT1030 is excelling like that. Yet still, really neat. Have my +1

Comment reply on Sensible_Systems's Completed Build: Sensible Systems: Such Blue! Very Squint ;-|

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy *********! How can CoolerMaster be allowed to sell an 80+ PSU with those cables?! Are they bloody kidding me?

That much blue and Intel chip reminded me of this

Have my +1. The GTX960s I loved, especially when in SLI (not this case but I've seen them).

Comment reply on Lobsterareawesome's Completed Build: "Is it done yet?"- Build

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Don't forget that the only benefits of Dual-Channel when gaming on Intel systems are only seen when using the iGPU.

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