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Comment reply on BILLYDARK0's Completed Build: You're my boy Blue! You're my boy!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait... so you're using a kick-*** gaming system to stream gameplay from a console?

Comment reply on Solid_Gaming's Completed Build: Solid PC 2.0

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely true... Unless the game chokes on the 2gb memory (as I said)

Comment reply on Solid_Gaming's Completed Build: Solid PC 2.0

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Depends. The second the game uses over 2gb vram (as many games do), the 960 drops off a cliff. The 4gb 960 does beat the 280, however.

Comment reply on Solid_Gaming's Completed Build: Solid PC 2.0

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Even just the 280 (non x) at $180 beats out the 960

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Project PC: Case Suggentions?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

ahem I may or may not stolen the idea from the snakebox 2013 ahem

Can I connect my 970 to it?

Comment reply on Blog Post "AMD A10-7870K Godavari Release And Build Livestream"

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

They'll be fine.

By literally everyone I meant literally all consumers.

Comment reply on Blog Post "AMD A10-7870K Godavari Release And Build Livestream"

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree. AMD giving intel a kick in the sack via a new chip benefits literally everyone: AMD users get a shiny new chip, and intel has to step up its game to compete giving intel users a better product.

Comment reply on BuildGuide's Build Guide: $372 F*** THE WORLD PC

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait: it's non OC-able? I thought all FX chips were unlocked.

Comment reply on nick.mazzaia's Completed Build: First Build / G3258 Gaming

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Sorry to hear that.

Edit: About the pentium, not the wedding.

Comment reply on nick.mazzaia's Completed Build: First Build / G3258 Gaming

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Congratulations on (presumably) getting married soon!

Anyway, very nice budget gaming box. Plus one from me.

P.S. Make sure to O.C. the crap out of that Pentium and 750 ti.

Comment reply on Godzlegend1's Build Guide: A budget pc without looking like it! 400$

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

I'd do this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $70.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $44.79 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.75 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $113.98 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $32.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $397.47

It has a quad core processor (some games flat out will not run on dual-cores), and a 2gb 260x.

Comment reply on lilshatespug217's Build Guide: The Actual Console Killer

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I wouldn't thi nk this could run the most demanding of AAA games with this dual core (far cry 4 wont run, for example) but for most games will run fine, but maybe not maxxed out.

Comment reply on KrazyKazzyGuy's Completed Build: Blue Beauty / First Build (13 years old)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

$500 for a 760?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!?!? PLEASE tell me you payed less for that.

Comment reply on lilshatespug217's Build Guide: The Actual Console Killer

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

These prices are in dollars, not pounds. A $40 HDD is ~£26, The $30 ram is ~£20, the $40 case is ~£26.

In the usa, this build is $500 (£323.5)

Freakin' brits (jk, but really, read the currency types)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The best budget build you can do"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Skylords* if you are referencing the online strategy game no-one plays... :p

Yeah, I'd downgrade the gpu to a r9 280 or 280x and then get an OS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The best budget build you can do"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Some new games flat-out refuse to run on dual cores. We are now firmly in the quad-core+ age of PC gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU for New Games: i3 4160 vs FX-6300"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

fx-6300. Some games these days flat out refuse to even start up on dual-core processors. (Take that, you Pentium G3258 humping basta- ahem)

Comment reply on thecoreytyler's Completed Build: Marine's Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a r9 280 and thank me later. It takes a special kind of moron to buy a 960... (Unless they under-invested in a psu, then that's just a mistake, not being a moron.)

Edit: I just saw the 430 watt sketchy-low-end-corsair PSU. Sorry about the "special kind of moron" thing :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "IE is being attacked"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If they were the leading software security companies, they should have fixed windows by now (/sarcasm)

Honestly... it's sad that anyone still uses IE when there are better free alternatives.

Comment reply on resvez's Completed Build: Bear, the White - Gaming/Editing Medium range Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Slow/ Unusable:

=< 4gb RAM

=< Core 2 Duo

=< 250gb HDD

=< No dedicated or really old dedicated graphics

Low End:

=> 4gb RAM

=> Pentium, A4, A6 or Celeron

=> 500gb HDD

=> Integrated Graphics

Mid Range:

=> 8gb RAM

=> i3, A8, A10, FX-6300

=> 1tb HDD

=> Integrated graphics, or entry level card such as 750 ti or r9 270

High End:

=> 8gb RAM

=> FX 8350, i5, i7 (Quad Core)

=> 1tb HDD

=> 120gb SSD (Sometimes)

=> High end graphics, such as gtx 960/970 or r9 280/290

Enthusiast:

=> 16gb RAM

=> 6+ Core i7

=> 2tb HDD

=> 250gb SSD

=> Enthusiast graphics, such as gtx 980, gtx Titan X, r9 295x2, and maybe some SLI and Crossfire Configurations

Hope this clarified why people don't like this build being called "mid range"

Comment reply on Duboges's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What is?

Comment reply on jothoton's Completed Build: MEGATRON

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That 295x2... nmm...

Comment reply on sprinter461's Completed Build: Kubuntu G1 Sniper

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

With M$ locking down windows 10 as they are going to (needing to use windows store? Unbelievable.), I think it's a moderately unlikely but possible scenario valve says "up yours" to Microsoft and goes full on Linux only. That'd be interesting to see...

Comment reply on ClintonD's Completed Build: My first gammer build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Build! Nice and balanced.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows on the cheap."

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Thanks!

Comment reply on kronik's Completed Build: Chaser A-31

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure that PSU is not safe, as it is a tier 5... get a seasonic. evga, corsair, SOMETHING DECENT. NOW, DAMMIT! BEFORE YOUR HOUSE BURNS DOWN!

In all seriousness, PSUs that are that level of craptasticness are genuinely dangerous.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000.00 mini itx"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Not going to get into a "yuh huh, nuh uh" flame war, but objectively look into it. A LOT of new titles benefit from more threads.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000.00 mini itx"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Read the original post. He said he wanted a nVidia GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000.00 mini itx"

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

"an i7 will reap literally no benefits whatsoever" Console ports. 'nuff said.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000.00 mini itx"

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

Huh. In that case, tone down the titan to a 980, and get 2 1080p monitors. Just PLEASE don't go 4k with a single 980... please?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000.00 mini itx"

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

He didn't ask for peripherals, like mice, keyboard, whatever.

The i7 actually benefits a lot of new games, as they are optimized for 8 thread processors due to the new consoles.

He SAID he had $2,000 to spend on a mini ITX machine, so I gave him a monster GPU for a monster budget.

All in all... gg, but your argument is invalid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000.00 mini itx"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly. I can't possibly imagine needing to upgrade this for 5 years, if you ask me (unless we get a early-2000s esque processing power explosion again)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000.00 mini itx"

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

This is most likely overkill for your games, but you said you wanted to spend $2,000, and this is pretty damn future-proof.

CPU: Very fast. All you need for games, and even some rendering, ESPECIALLY when overclocked.

Cooler: Good for overclocking, and it has good reviews.

Mobo: Reliable, and it supports overclocking.

RAM/ Memory: 16gb of no frills, reliable ram.

Storage: 250gb blazing fast SSD + 2tb HDD should be plenty.

Graphics Card: Titan X because Titan X. Screw you all.

Case: What? It's a good case?

PSU: Reliable, semi-modular, no frills. Provides plenty of wattage.

Optical Drive: It's a disk drive. It reads and writes DVDs. What more do you want?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $326.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $92.53 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $119.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $106.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.95 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card $999.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case $80.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1979.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-20 12:11 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First AMD Build, please help."

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a Radeon 280x. It outperformes that 960.

Comment reply on Lost2Frostbite's Completed Build: [WIP] [Build Update] Frostbite’s Phanteks Evolv White-Out Version

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Bad skemble! No begging! insert rolled up newspaper joke here

Also, VERY nice build. @op

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ludicrously Low Budget, Away! (Looking to buy)"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. It came from the IBM PC, which was DOS based. (Then DOS became windows, and the rest is history)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ludicrously Low Budget, Away! (Looking to buy)"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh. I'll mention it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ludicrously Low Budget, Away! (Looking to buy)"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? I know there are official open source Radeon drivers, did not know nVidia released any.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ludicrously Low Budget, Away! (Looking to buy)"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a few old components I overlooked, actually. I just need a new psu, and a gfx card. (Gotta overlooking the bareley used g3258 box I have...) Anyway, my mob only has 2 slots of ram, and a 4gb stick is already in one. Would $10 for 2gb of ram work? (I get 6gb of ram, then... better than 4...)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ludicrously Low Budget, Away! (Looking to buy)"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Technically, you are correct (hence the upvote), but for the most part, people mean windows when they say PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD FX-6350 for sale/trade"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you want for it? I'm thinking of trying to "ghetto" together a uber-cheap machine for light gaming. This is not nessicarily an offer to buy (at least not right now) but I am potentially interested, if the price is right.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Determining value of old PC"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice! If I had the money, I think I'd pay somewhere around $500 for this. Idk.

However, I don't think it's for me. I am on the quest for a super-ghetto-literally-cheap-as-possible way to get my dad into playing some computer games... Even this looks out of budget. (Even this was not meant to be offensive. This looks like it was great at the time, but it is old now...)

Speaking of which... do you know any leads for the kind of thing I mentioned?

Comment reply on Skizzy's Build Guide: [Powerful] Gaming and home computer

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Hell no! The gt 730 is... horrifically bad, to say it nicely. And that first gen i7 has around the performance of a modern i3

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Determining value of old PC"

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Give the permalink, not the part list link. The part list like is blank for all but you.

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Photo Collider

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

3gb ram in 2003? Dang! Your aunt likes high end stuff, I see.

Comment reply on Jesus_Smith_Nandez's Completed Build: The Frankenputer

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Passports are available :p

In all seriousness... Does anyone know WHY outside us prices are so ludicrously high? (Inb4 taxes or something... But I don't lnow)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Computer Build - Want a Classy Gaming Rig"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Already not overkill for some "questionably optimized" AAA titles. cough Ubisoft cough

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