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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on First Build"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You could probably go with a cheaper cpu cooler, unless you're going to be doing a lot of overclocking. Also if you're doing video editing, you're going to want more RAM, at least 16GB, possibly 32. That sort of stuff eats up your memory. You might also consider going for a hexacore cpu rather then a quadcore, that will make things more expensive though - so you might have to skimp out in other areas if you go that route. Splatterlord's suggested build has some good changes I'd definitely consider.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "opinion on my potential first build"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What will you be using the pc for? This seems pretty decent for a 1080p 60+fps gaming machine, especially with the nice video card discount. If you plan on doing any heavy processing with it (non gaming, think like video editing, or compiling large programs), you may want to go with an i7 instead. If this is going to be mostly office gaming stuff though, you're pretty good.

I would probably get a larger wattage power supply, probably say like 600w, for future proofing say like this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Cfw323 (has a really nice sale on new egg at the moment too). And personally I go for cheapo cases, because I'm poor and don't care what it looks like as long as it has good airflow, won't break and holds all my parts.

Also you don't have any harddrives. Gunna need some of those. I'd go with a 240gb ssd, and then like a 2 TB 7200 disk drive. Like maybe this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $77.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $35.98 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card Purchased For $170.00
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $92.50
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $36.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $770.32
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $740.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 00:43 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "800$ Gaming Desktop"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is slightly overbudget, hope that's okay. If not, there's lots of easy little changes we could do to drop it $30.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $64.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $30.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $144.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $83.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer UM.VV6AA.C01 23.0" 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $906.28
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $836.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 00:20 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Low budget HTPC and Steam Stream"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems okay, not sure if a similar intel cpu might perform better or not, have to benchmark it to be sure. You might want to consider getting a psu seperate from the case, just so you can upgrade it in the future if you wanted to.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quick Thoughts on my Build - Gaming Greatness or Bust?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't mind me, just making it easier for everyone to see:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $185.50 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $68.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard MSI A88XM GAMING Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $151.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Memory Express
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Memory Express
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $969.00 @ Canada Computers
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $95.00 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.98 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.50 @ shopRBC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1915.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 00:04 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "10 PC Games You Constantly Play? And why(very important)."

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. If it helps, most of the games I listed are old enough that you can pretty much get them for free. Jedi Academy is also usually only $2 during steam sales. My games don't cost very much cuz im a cheapo :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer for photo editing - First Attempt"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, I still think the alternate one I made is overkill, but hey no kill like the overkill right? :P

Just as a note, if you do end up going with what I suggested, you don't necessarily need to stick to my exact build as is. It's possible for instance you might want a slightly better cooler or find a better video card for the same price. Check the specifications on that case and motherboard too, to make sure things aren't going to be too tight and hard to work with. Give yourself a bit of wiggle room if possible. Another thing to consider is if you end up wanting to turn it into a gaming machine, all you really have to change is the graphic card, so the upgrade should be fairly cheap compared to the rest.

You may also want to add a few more case fans, to help manage the 6 cores heat. Also if you want to make sure the cpu stays cool this liquid cooler might be a better way to go, but it's a bit pricier: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/FFFPxr/nzxt-cpu-cooler-rlkrx6101

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Help Choosing! | $1k 2016 Build"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to be using it for music production I'd at least get an i7, possibly even a hex or octocore cpu if you can afford it - it'll make a difference when you have 100's of vst plugins running at once. Just that single 1tb harddrive is going to get full real fast as well. I'd also maybe consider 32 GB RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First try."

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

If this is going to be used for gaming couple of suggestions:
-i7 will give you little to no benefit on most games, give yourself more money for a better graphic card by getting an i5
-You probably want to get a secondary storage harddrive, in addition to your ssd, so you have a place to store your games
-Mcafee is the devil and I would never waste money on it, there are plenty of other free antivirus programs out there that much better
-When online gaming, using ethernet will give you a better latency/ping so you may not really want to do the wireless adapter.
-Motherboard seems a bit overpriced, ASRock usually has cheaper ones that perform better or the same

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer for photo editing - First Attempt"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

For others:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $344.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $72.19 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $269.99 @ NCIX US
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $73.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $144.99 @ B&H
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $57.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $129.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1623.54
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1568.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 18:54 EDT-0400

Okay so a few notes. You've gone with an overclocked processor, so unless you plan on overclocking, it is going to just be throwing away money. It certainly could be useful, but you might be better off with a larger core processor. However, unless you're also doing video editing, that would probably be completely overkill. I'd also recommend you go with at least 32GB of RAM, since photoshopping will eat up your RAM. The video card is also completely overkill if you're not going to be gaming. Your power supply is also much bigger than you need it to be, unless you plan on doing a lot of overclocking and eventually upgrading parts. This is what I'd recommend for a photoshopping machine close to your original price (note: it's still way overkill for photoshopping and you really don't need a great video card for that):
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $422.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.49 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $174.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $112.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $111.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $85.00 @ Adorama
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $163.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $73.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $57.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $129.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1576.16
Mail-in rebates -$95.00
Total $1481.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 19:14 EDT-0400

Notes with this build:
If you can find a cheaper OEM/Tray version of the CPU go for it as the one I selected comes with a cooler which we won't be using. However, they're very rare right now. You may want a larger SSD, but that will get exponentially more expensive. The video card is still probably overkill for what you're planning on doing. I stuck with an overclockable cpu, since that's what you had originally, but if you're not going to overclock, you may just want to go for the cheaper non-k version. If you don't overclock, the powersupply I selected is also pretty overkill.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "nephews presents"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of games will you be playing? Are you going for 1080p 60fps gaming, 4k 144fps, what should we be shooting for here? You said no peripherals, does this mean you have a monitor already, or as in you don't have one and want us to include that in your budget limit?

Here's a high end 1080p gaming build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor $192.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $9.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $29.99 @ Adorama
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $36.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $249.88 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake VP300A5W2N ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $13.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $83.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $871.47
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $826.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 18:19 EDT-0400

If you want to do higher resolution or 144+ fps, then I recommend going with this video card instead: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/YpH48d/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-g1-gaming-video-card-gv-n1070g1-gaming-8gd Keep in mind, however, it is considerably more expensive, though you do get hellagood performance out of that card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "750 Dollar gaming build"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular things you want to be able to play it with (games you plan on playing)? Are you trying to go for 1080p single 60hz monitor or something better? Will you be using it for anything else?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "10 PC Games You Constantly Play? And why(very important)."

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Disclaimer: Some of these are console games, but I emulate so...pcmasterrace wins.

-Mechwarrior Online - Grew up on Battletech and I like FPSes, but not things like counter-strike or call of duty, as it's the same old thing we've had since forever and it's full of whiny 12 year olds. MWO is oddly full of a bunch of older mature people and so the community is great, the devs are slow, but gradually improve the game and add new features over the years. The game itself has a weird balance of strategy, teamwork, and twitch skill all in one nice packages. Also mechs are just awesome.

-Final Fantasy Tactics - Probably my favorite game ever made. It's a tactical grid based strategy game, with little 16 bit sprites. It has one of the best skill/class based systems ever. Although it can be easy, there are plenty of ways to make it difficult such as imposing a set of rules on yourself to beat the game (beat it using only a particular class etc), that make it Nintendo hard. The story line is awesome and has very dark themes that explore what makes a real hero and the hypocrisy of how sometimes villains get all the credit. Also one of my favorite game soundtracks ever. In addition there's a cool modding community called final fantasy hacktics, which make hacked iso, etc. to make the game more challenging/completely new storylines, etc.

-League of Legends - I hate this game, but for some reason I play it. I blame my friends.

-Skyrim - This game is mainly awesome because you can mod the hell out of it. With all the mods it makes my pc hotter than even Witcher 3 does. It's mostly fun to me to just spend hours screwing around, not following the quests. Knocking companions off mountaintops, trying to hop on dragon backs, taking advantage of npc glitches and harassing the hell out of them, etc.

-Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - An old classic, built on a modified quake3 engine. Has the best sword (lightsaber) mechanics I've ever played. More importantly the plethora of mods available for it (check out jkhub.org for mods), and active modding community that continues to this day make it new fresh, and exciting. This is the game that got me into modding and set me on the pathway of becoming a software developer. If you have a chance check out the mod I helped make, Jedi Knight Galaxies sometime.

-Dynasty Warriors 4 - Classical hacknslash game, the versus mode on this is particularly fun and has some pretty cool duel mechanics. Most of the various iterations of this franchise are the same though, so I'm sure most of them are just as enjoyable.

-Soul Calibur 2 - My favorite arcade style fighting game. Xianghua is love.

-Super Smash Bros Melee - (Although I like pretty much all of them, this is just the best one). Great for just hanging out with some friends and casually using Kirby to annoy the hell out of people.

To be completely honest though, I'm big into modding and making my own games, I probably spend more time going through code in visual studio and editing script files then I do actually gaming. Making mods is what I constantly play the most. :D

Comment reply on mrtravis2772's Completed Build: Personal 10 core editing machine

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

That's one hella expensive CPU, but I bet it processes like a god. I imagine I could probably get some of my compile times to some ludicrous speeds with that. The build looks nice and clean too, sweet stuff!

Comment reply on Seajae's Completed Build: First Self-Built Gaming/Streaming PC - $1400 + Periphs/Accessories

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a great build, personally I would have opted for slightly cheaper parts myself, but that's because I'm a poor person. :P

Just FYI you mention "I've only seen highs between 35-40 while playing Overwatch on ultra with a few tabs open", if this is the highest temps you've seen while under load, your cooler is doing it's job perfectly. Granted, gaming doesn't usually put the CPU under load (unless the game is mainly CPU bound), so you may want to try benchmarking it with something like the heavy load tool: https://www.jam-software.com/heavyload/ (it's free and you can just unzip it to your desktop and then delete it when you're done). Most people can expect their CPUs to run between 50-70C and still have optimal performance, most CPUs don't usually experience problems till you're past 90C.

Comment reply on SayHiToBob's Completed Build: My first PC build!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU temps are fine, usually most CPUs can go into the upper 90C's before they get shut off, so if you're not even breaking 60 under load that's great.

The video cards are definitely a little on the high end though, you won't do anything dangerous to them till you get a bit past 85C, so it isn't a big deal. Try and maybe increase the airflow if possible, first try and see if you get lower temps with the case cover off, if you do that's a sign you probably have some bad airflow, in which case you may want to consider adding another case fan. From what I read on the internet, those particular cards due tend to run a little hot, I don't own any myself though.

Comment reply on Altenater's Completed Build: White Walker

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah dang, whoever your working for has damn good deals.

Comment reply on Altenater's Completed Build: White Walker

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How'd you get the CPU so cheaply? Usually they go for more then double the price you got listed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Forum Formatting Guide"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you that damn new line triple spacing trick took me forever to work out on my own, hoping some poor soul will find this guide and benefit.

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