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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just ordered all the parts...first pc...good?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I7 with a 1060 though? Please tell me you do content creation, otherwise an i5 would have been sufficient. Otherwise, that I7 should last more than a couple years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just ordered all the parts...first pc...good?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Can confirm. 1060 does great in 1080 at 60hz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ANOTHER all white build ($1500ish limit)"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Performance should be pretty close.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ANOTHER all white build ($1500ish limit)"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Sometimes that error is listed for the removal of drive bays. If you put your drives on the lowest bays in the case you shouldn't have any issue removing them without removing your video card as well. But it's hard to tell with that case. I would look up a build log of someone building in the case for more info on the orientation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ANOTHER all white build ($1500ish limit)"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/9qyV4C There. I think this is better. Keeps your case and mobo, gets rid of the water cooling cause its expensive and it gets you a great power supply that's all white and reliable from a great brand.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ANOTHER all white build ($1500ish limit)"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I just picked the motherboard cause it was white, lol. Since your stuck on the case and mobo you could keep those. The case I chose because I lust over it so much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ANOTHER all white build ($1500ish limit)"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $184.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $425.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $155.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1494.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 00:15 EDT-0400

PSU I listed will be MUCH better than yours. I7 will crush your rendering, 1070 will be great in VR.

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

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Upon closer inspection I see its cxm, not just cx. Your right. And I agree on the ram. But idk if he plans on doing more demanding tasks in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What CPU Should I Use For A $900-1000 AUD Build?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think the 15% price difference would equate to 15% performance. I would look up some benchmarks and see if it's worth it to you. I can't say for certain but I would go 6400 and use that $30 on something else.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So what do I change?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah. Thought it was just orange. Nifty.

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

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You could probably get a better PSU. Evga has some pretty good choices in that range. If all you need is 950 graphics I would go with an rx460, it will perform better in newer titles as well as having more vram. You could also get an SSD that's around 240gb for much faster experience and all around snappiness in the OS, but you'll have to upgrade storage in the future. The ram is OK, but I would probably recommend 2x4gb sticks since the mobo you picked has 4 slots, unless you plan on having 32gb at the end of upgrading in the future

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So what do I change?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

If you haven't bought the gpu yet, I think you can get one that has a white cooler on it that would match your theme better and make it pop a bit more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Color Scheme Advice"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Watercoolinf looks nice and has the potential for lower Temps, but at well over twice the price of the cryorig you picked, that cracked probably won't reach twice the cooling performance. It's looks vs price really.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What CPU Should I Use For A $900-1000 AUD Build?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you want it to last several years without an upgrade, go for the i5.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build - 1440p opinion needed"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't say. Not to knowledgeable about motherboards. They seem similar enough and similar price as well. Personal preference perhaps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 General Use Light Gaming Build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy hell, neither one of us had ram in the part list. Man i feel dumb. lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 General Use Light Gaming Build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't realize 960's came down so much since all the new GPU's launched. Makes it a prospect for a good budget card getting one used.

Edit: How about this. Theres a Microcenter near me so i can get a pretty good deal on the Mobo bundled with CPU. Used that extra savings towards more storage.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $24.99
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $58.98 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $95.00
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $376.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 15:58 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 General Use Light Gaming Build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

He has an 1TB external drive, and i have an internal 3.5" if he wants it. But yeah, storage is important.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 General Use Light Gaming Build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's used it may not come with a cooler, so i included one of the cheaper generally pretty decent cooler as an option if needed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build - 1440p opinion needed"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the cooler will work with that RAM. 1) If the fan get's in the way, you can probably switch it to the other side into a "pull" orientation through the Cooler. 2) I think since your using 2 RAM slots instead of the 4 on the mobo, usually the spot closest to the mobo is left open, you should be good on clearance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build guides"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Some kind of variety. HTPC's. Home NAS builds. Workstations. Basic Office PCs even? Or maybe like a weekly/monthly featured build that's different than your everyday gaming pc build guide. Do you guys still do the live PC builds on twitch/youtube? (cant remember which one was used if it was a live stream)

Comment reply on Stycks32's Completed Build: $300 Upgrade-Oriented Starter/Gaming Machine (Codename: Scrappy)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If I remember correctly it did have standoffs in the ATX spots pre-installed.

Comment reply on SamuraiHiroSan's Completed Build: Musashi Gaming 4K Gaming/Workstation

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Corsair and the green led lighted fans. - 1 for the milk crate pc stand. But man is that case bulky.

Comment reply on Kirshar's Completed Build: ULTIMATE SETUP: Caitlyn The Carbide Summer 2016

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Guys its for ****...

+1

Comment reply on lizardkingg's Completed Build: i3 + z170 *BUDGET* (light gaming + upgradeable + first full build)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't advertise that on this site. Fair warning.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc addiction"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the physical aspect and all the cool customizations people do with cases. One day I'll have a fancy looking beast pc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc addiction"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean if I'm going to be upgrading with evga step up program then I see your point about the 950, it'll go towards the upgrade and I would get better performance right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc addiction"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Was thinking of getting a 750TI FTW edition from evga, but I don't want to waste the money and be stuck with that of they don't announce the 1060 soon here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc addiction"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of this but I need to get a little bit of change saved up. Vacation is soon, so after that I can maybe save up for a 480. Or a 1060 if it's anywhere close to the RX

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc addiction"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, that I do. Almost everyday I check the completed builds. Just makes me want to build more. XD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc addiction"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Would be an option if I had a gpu. Overclocks seem to be fairly limited when I tried to flash an older bios on my i3.

Comment reply on DeadLeg's Completed Build: First Computer Build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

I can stand by the hyper X. Bought one a few years back and it's still fast.

Comment reply on ReVa's Completed Build: The Orange One (College/Home Build)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that wifi adaptor working for you?

Comment reply on FitEyes's Completed Build: My highest end build ever turned out to be my slowest PC :-(

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the one. There's a lot of things you mentioned in that original post that you left out of the pc build page. Any further luck in trouble shooting?

Comment reply on FitEyes's Completed Build: My highest end build ever turned out to be my slowest PC :-(

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just out of curiosity can you link me to the post?

Comment reply on FitEyes's Completed Build: My highest end build ever turned out to be my slowest PC :-(

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, just swapping won't be that easy since you only have ECC memory and idk what consumer boards support those cpu's you have. Worst case scenario you could grab the cheapest board that supports the rest of the hardware that you have there and see if that helps.

Comment reply on FitEyes's Completed Build: My highest end build ever turned out to be my slowest PC :-(

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Ddr3 has Cas latencies around 10. DDR4 is around 15. That doesn't make it inefficient. It's different architecture. He also has a Samsung m.2 ssd running the OS. Even if it was on the mushkin its still an SSD, so it shouldn't be as slow as he's reporting unless it's a bad drive. Nor gonna argue with the rest though. It seems like he didn't NEED this server hardware and just wanted to experiment and there's nothing wrong with that if he's got the money.

Comment reply on FitEyes's Completed Build: My highest end build ever turned out to be my slowest PC :-(

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If you haven't properly done troubleshooting I would do that. Take EVERYTHING out and boot the system with as little as you can. See if you can get the performance your looking for with one cpu, one stick of ram, one HDD installed (in your case the nvme ssd) and slowly add parts until you find out what's causing the performance issues.

I don't have any experience with server grade hardware so take my suggestion with a grain of salt. I hate to see someone spend this much money and not get the performance you expect for several months. My wallet cries for you, my friend.

Comment reply on Stycks32's Completed Build: $300 Upgrade-Oriented Starter/Gaming Machine (Codename: Scrappy)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I set up a custom fan curve in the bios so yeah it should be able to.

Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Cheaposaurus Rex - Customer Re-Build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet if you route the 8 pins for the GPU to the upper gromit it would help with sag. Might look a bit ghetto, but it would help till he gets a gpu support.

Comment reply on Maitha's Completed Build: my first PC steam punk

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

But really. That's an awesome build. Confused about the snakeskin though.

Comment reply on Maitha's Completed Build: my first PC steam punk

  • 48 months ago
  • -2 points

First!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any good anti virus for windows 10?"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the rest of the people say, common sense is best av. I like to have malwarebytes and a couple other programs for when I want to run a scan of check a file I just downloaded, but as for constant coverage I only use the built in av in Windows. No problem yet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Gaming Pc"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $68.99 @ NCIX US
Memory *G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $31.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply *EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $510.92
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-01 17:23 EDT-0400

It will play any game very well in 1080 on high/maxed settings. First thing i would upgrade though is a 1TB HD.

The Motherboard was a hard choice though. If you get an OEM windows license you'll have to get a new license if you upgrade the board. Depending on how much you want to upgrade, it may be worth it to spend a little extra for a Z170 board to leave the option for overclocking in the future without spending several hundred extra dollars.

Alternatively, if you won't be upgrading anytime really soon, you could go with a 1TB HDD instead of the SSD. That would give you more time to save up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Over the top 10-core i7 Build"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

All that performance and you only have a 1080 monitor. Tsk Tsk.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Was gonna build my first gaming pc but then I saw this..."

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/Jc3QzM

After a quick throw together i came up with this. Taking into account this doesn't have an OS yet, it will outperform the PC you linked in pretty much every game. If your gonna be doing any rendering or content creation then i would go with that i5. But the video card on that pre-built is out-classed by the one i linked. You could get rid of the Hard Drive and add the cost of an operating system and i would say you are better off. The pro's to building a system of your own is that you can have it custom tailored to yourself. If you don't want to go through all that though and just want to buy a system, then that system will be ok.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Over the top 10-core i7 Build"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's such a pretty build i must say. Only thing that would make it better would be a red/black MSI GTX1080. Get to it, MSI!!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Over the top 10-core i7 Build"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the best most state of the art operating system I could think of... Of course it's a joke. Lol. xD

On a side note i think Vista ruined my dad's faith in Windows OS upgrades. He won't upgrade to 10. I think it's fine.

Comment reply on talrave's Completed Build: Tiny PC (for general-use and some gaming)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of Temps are you getting under full load in say, the witcher 3?

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