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Comment reply on berlinger99's Completed Build: Frostbyte - Budget Sandy Bridge i5/GTX 950 Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Q2gLrH I guess I did not list the cpu but it was a 2400. I bought the 950 upgrade.

Comment reply on berlinger99's Completed Build: Frostbyte - Budget Sandy Bridge i5/GTX 950 Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice scores on parts. I have to say that little 2400 can really hold it's own in gaming. I also made a 2400/950 build.
Witcher 3 plays nicely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vP4uhdGSDs Worthy gaming rig for he $$ Nice job!

Comment reply on Expod's Completed Build: Diaper Money Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice for the $$. Always a fan of budget builds that can actually play games well.
I guess I ma the only one that hated building in that case. Maybe I just got a crappy QC one.
Great job! +1

Comment reply on duckS23's Completed Build: My First PC Build - $800

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

nice picks for parts. way to stay on a reasonable budget. I always look at how other people did cable management on the case I am using to get some tips and ideas.
It takes a bit of research to do nice cable management with a budget case especially for your first build. I look back on some of my early builds and cringe :)
You really did not make any mistakes on part choices. Well done! +1

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Mizell --i3-6100

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lots of reasons for worthy feature build but really...why have I never though of using heat shrink to cover up those wires before???????????????
Going to be standard practice from now on.
Nice efforts on mods for the case, using what you had instead of the easy route of buying a new case. Define the "hobby" part of building.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "windows 10 shutting down (not crashing)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a nice spare psu, just don't want to go through the hassle. Not BSOD just shutting off so don't think it is the main system, gotta be a power or short issue

Comment reply on Forum Topic "windows 10 shutting down (not crashing)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking the same thing earlier today and did just that. Got it working OK after thinking it was an unstable OC. Put all back together. changed the "what does the power button do?" to nothing. Thought I was all set. Boom just shut down, but this time like the power supply shut down. Guess I will have to change to PSU much to my dismay.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPUs on eBay?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Although I have bought eBay items from Asia, I would NOT buy anything like a cpu/mobo or other high end tech.
That being said, some high end items like carbon fiber bike frames and wheels are very popular and have very good reviews and you could actually die from a catastrophic failure :)

Comment reply on Shakaron's Completed Build: Refurbished Home PC

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

had the same set up with a 4350 card for my home theater for many years. Streamed movies great until the power supply company fried my whole house.

Comment reply on rah350z's Completed Build: RGB Madness

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

gorgeous. needs a feature!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are the main disadvantages of trial windows vs the full version?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I only use defender now. I mean unless you are on **** sites downloading naughties :( you should be fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Better?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You will need a CPU cooler as well.

Comment reply on jeep0073's Completed Build: Green Monsta

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought the distressed look of the psu was on purpose, I like it.
Congrats on feature!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD or no SSD?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I would do this: OS, favorite and most used programs like your browser and 1-2 games that constantly load new material (like WoW) and everything else on the HDD. Just be sure to adjust windows settings so that the HDD is the default settings for these files. Make sure most of your steam games are saving to the HDD not the SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD or no SSD?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

A $200 build with an SSD will "feel" much faster than a $1000 build without an SSD.
It's like driving a sports car with a cop behind you, you don't even get to 1 MPH over the speed limit and it sucks. SSD is like you turned onto the freeway and he did not follow :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Did I damage my PC?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be concerned with the PSU. 460 watt for that much PC seems low even with the new tech. I bet it is the weak, cheap part in the PC.
I'd return it.
I am sure Microcenter has better options for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G4500 vs. i3-6100"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You will need to get the i3 for those games. I can max out an i7 on Witcher 3.

If you really are on a strict budget, don't be afraid to look at used rigs. You can get something really nice for $400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cpu for Home/Office Use, Opinions/Help. ( Present for Christmas)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

G4400 is a little beast, pair it with a nice SSD and elegant case. If you want more, then I would suggest the i3 6100.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.97 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI H110I Pro Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $67.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $127.99 @ Amazon
Case Lian-Li PC-Q28B Mini ITX Tower Case $88.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill 550W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $17.72 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $481.64
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $446.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-01 22:25 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are the main disadvantages of trial windows vs the full version?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't have a windows 10 license, you get a watermark in the lower right-hand corner and you can't personalize the desktop or screen saver. All updates are fine and windows defender works well too. The Watermark can be a pain though and it still shows up in some games (Rise of the Tomb raider. WOT) but not all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unfortunate: NO FPS's."

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

No recommendations but I'll give you credit for obeying your parents. If you start a YouTube channel, send me the link and I'll subscribe to get you started :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Driver Crash In-Game"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The same thing happened a while back to me with the 770 and windows 7.
New drivers crashed my system so bad, I had to install a new boot drive and install Windows 10. First time in my life I ever had to give up on a repair and it was my own PC!!!
Looked on forums and tried everything with no luck but seemed to be a chronic issue. Once I installed Windows 10, I never had an issue with the card or drivers.

If you can, wipe the drive and start over.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "7950 lost its mind"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I have not been able to find another image of the same bracket. Looks like it was for securing it in the PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "7950 lost its mind"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

About what you would imagine :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "7950 lost its mind"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

He used the spare EVO cooler screws to hold the case sides on. In doing this, he stripped out the standard screw holes. Now regular screws don't fit.

Comment reply on McCoonMark's Completed Build: $$$Super Cheap Build for High settings on almost all games$$$

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can get 4.2 on stock voltage stable, that is a nice OC to stay at for that CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "7950 lost its mind"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah the HDD has the click of death, it's dead. Reset BIOS on mobo and new CPU. Mobo is dead. I got a 5800k cpu, nice monitor, 16GB RAM, OK case (but he even f'd that up, and a new EVO 212 cooler and usable PSU. All in all I paid $250 plus $10 gas. I can probably recoup $175. Not every deal works out. But look through my builds and realize just how many times I have made out big.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard destroyed by static shock, are my other components destroyed too?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

should not be, I have seen lots of strange screws in used systems. Just not ideal if the standoffs get stripped.

Could just have been a freak thing too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard destroyed by static shock, are my other components destroyed too?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

so when you get the mobo back, just be sure you have the right number of standoffs in the right place. I double triple check now after I screwed up years ago, that and my dyslexia and OCD :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "7950 lost its mind"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, he was clearly an idiot.
The PSU did not have the original modular cables so he just "found" one that clearly did not fit. Forced it in but I can't imagine it provided the correct if any power to the GPU. I also wonder if he tried to update the BIOS and bricked it. Seems like the BIOS would communicate with the motherboard and windows.
First time I got really burned on Craigslist. I'll just sell it on eBay for parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard destroyed by static shock, are my other components destroyed too?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

is it possible you have an extra standoff still installed that is not being used? I fried a motherboard once like that.
Many times standoffs are preinstalled but not in the configuration needed for you particular motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "7950 lost its mind"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, fan spins just not adjusting when windows is loaded. When overheated at boot up spins at 100%. Then after it is cooled, does not adjust to rising temps.

tried on multiple motherboards

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard destroyed by static shock, are my other components destroyed too?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points
  1. don't tell Gigabyte anything other than it does not work.
  2. if it is the mobo, it's likely the other parts are ok
  3. Still might be the PSU, just because it turns on does not mean it is functional.
  4. get a new GF
  5. When you get the mobo back, take everything out of the case and test with minimal items connected to rule out a short.
  6. Case is supposed to protect the electronics from static like a Faraday cage, curious to know exactly where the static discharge hit (maybe through a USB port?)

Comment reply on peacewalker345's Completed Build: White Skylake build - November 2016

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case, cpu and gpu. It's a great combo. I play Witcher on 1440p near full untra at 60 fps +1

Comment reply on Smurphy456's Completed Build: First Build | Aero

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I am a big fan of budget builds. I love this!

Comment reply on CallumJParker's Completed Build: Glass and Aluminium

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the straight lines of the tubes a lot. More pics please!!!!!!!

+1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

you made a good choice, bought the same one last year for my husband at xmas and it is great!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD A10 upgrade?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just get the GPU upgrade maybe a 1050 TI and if you don't have already, an SSD. Playing those games with an SSD is like night and day due to all the screen loading.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i3 or i5"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an i7 3770/1060 3GB combo that does as well as my 6600k/1060 6GB combo. I also have a 4430/1060 3GB combo that performs very well in modern titles. The CPU cranks out at close to 100% though.
New Skylake or used Haswell? Depends on budget and how good the deal is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 6500 iGPU vs Pentium G4500 w/ 1050ti"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I replied below but I actually much prefer the i3/1050 suggestion. You will be very happy with that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 6500 iGPU vs Pentium G4500 w/ 1050ti"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

If you can get an i5 6400/6500, you can find a super cheap used GPU to use for now that will be much better than the IGPU.
You should be able to find a GPU under $50 on eBay or Craigslist

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-HD-530-Desktop-Skylake-vs-Nvidia-GTX-550-Ti/m33102vs3161

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Athlon x4 860k vs 880k"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The i3 6100 would be the best for both gaming and editing for the cheapest $$. Has high single thread performance for gaming but also has hyper threading for better performance in multi core editing programs. The g4400 is a great little chip for sure but I think you will be struggling on editing. Get a $50 board. That gives you the upgrade to the 6700 i7. If you get a Z170 board up front you can upgrade to the k series chips as well.

The i3 will also hold its value pretty well for resale if you do upgrade.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading current PC with $80"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get the SSD first, then the case and cooler. I just bought a Hynix SSD that Tom's Hardware gave a great review on. 500GB for $80 on Newegg. Now they are $125. ADATA has always been a good SSD for me as well.
Here is the 250GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820329009

Comment reply on McCoonMark's Completed Build: $$$Super Cheap Build for High settings on almost all games$$$

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the budget build. The new 1050/1050ti will not need additional PSU connection either and would be a great upgrade for games that love single core performance without adding much heat.
What did you OC the G3258 to??

Comment reply on JCezz's Completed Build: Entry level gaming build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build for the budget. good to know the tip on CS:GO about playing at 200-300 fps.

Comment reply on astracat's Completed Build: The BH4 Challenge: Lumière

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What was the first CPU you ever used?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

well my first computer was a TI 99/4A I bought in 1983/4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_TMS9900
I then had a laptop in the early 90's that probably had a 80286/386 mobile type CPU. I now it had 1MB RAM :P maybe it was a Cyrix chip

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