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Comment reply on Forum Topic "World Of Tanks Graphics Card Options"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao no problem

Comment reply on Blog Post "Site Update, Part 2"

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

The amount of scrolling now necessary to navigate the site is killing me. And it could be fixed so easily...why waste half half of my screen on every page with the ridiculously huge sidebar?

All that empty space on the left (and this effects a lot of pages) could be utilized and make it so I don't need to scroll nearly as much. There is never much information in the sidebar, so why not move it to the top of the page? It wouldn't look quite as nice, but would also spread everything out a lot better and make it so everything isn't awkwardly squished onto the right side of my screen. I'm currently on a 4:3 but I'd imagine it be even worse on a 16:9.

The amount of scrolling and the weird right-lopsided design is really subtracting from the user experience for me, and making the site a daily visit to an occasional one.

Perhaps you could have the sidebar be able to be hidden, like in the image below? Please? I think this is a very good compromise.

wasted space

hidden sidebar

I'd really like yours or the designer's input on this.

P.S. Other than this I love the new design, and the mobile site is the bomb-diggity.

Comment reply on booyaah's Completed Build: Project Maximus Red

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

get some backplates for those bad boys!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Monitor for Me?"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got one major choice: Image quality or responsiveness? If image quality (higher resolution and more accurate colors) is your priority, you're going to want to find an IPS panel. If responsiveness (fluid motion and no imput lag) is at all important, I would go for a TN panel with 1 ms GTG and a 120hz or higher refresh rate.

Some good choices: a 27" 1440p 60hz 5ms IPS display, a 24" 1080p 144hz 1ms TN display, or a 23" 1080p 60hz 5ms IPS display?

I can personally vouch for the last monitor, my friend has one he got for $120 (it frequently goes on sale for this price.) If you don't want to spend $50 over budget for the 1440p monitor, there's no reason to spend more than that on a 1080p monitor in my opinion. You could even afford two of them at this price if you want to try out a multi-monitor setup. If this were my choice personally, I would go for the 144hz monitor. Once you experience it, it's hard to ever go back.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overkill?"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Change out the motherboard for one with a Z97 chipset. Other than that, yes it's most likely overkill, but there's nothing wrong with that. That graphics card setup should be killer with those monitors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "World Of Tanks Graphics Card Options"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If gaming is what it's main purpose is, you'd be just fine dropping down to an i5-4690k and 8gb of ram. Then up the graphics card to a 970. IMO

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$4000 Gaming Build"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

no ****. I meant screen size. The 1080p monitors were 24" and the 2160p monitor is 28"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$4000 Gaming Build"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $380.00
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $100.00
Motherboard Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $360.00
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $250.00
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $420.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $100.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $570.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $570.00
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $100.00
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $195.00
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $610.00
Case Accessory NZXT Hue LED Controller $33.00
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $170.00
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $70.00
Headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones $120.00
Other Corsair Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), WHITE $80.00
Other Corsair Individually Sleeved 24pin ATX Cable (Generation 2), WHITE $20.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4165.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-13 09:53 EDT-0400

Switched out a few things based on comments in this thread....

-Changed from Raid 0 500GB SSDs to a single 1TB SSD

-Changed from a 760W PSU to a 1000W PSU for overclocking and future upgrade headroom

-Changed from dual 144hz 1080p monitors to a single, 60hz but slightly bigger 2160p monitor....still not sure about this one. Might flip a coin for it.

Any other suggestions?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trouble uploading images for completed build."

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello again!

Still having troubles with the same images, was wondering if any conclusion had been made? Haven't heard anything back

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 970 and 980 Megathread"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome, thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 970 and 980 Megathread"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0

P/N: 04G-P4-2978-KR

Don't believe it's for sale quite yet, but it's the card I'll be getting soon from EVGA's step up program and I wouldn't mind being able to add it to my part list.

Thanks. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trouble uploading images for completed build."

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

All from a desktop, although the pictures were originally taken on an Android.

Sent over a couple images

Comment reply on Blog Post "More Than Building Computers"

  • 66 months ago
  • 4 points

When you click on a link to a store on PcPartPicker (for a part or whatnot), PcPartPicker receives an affiliate bonus if you then purchase the product from that link....or so I assume.

Comment reply on Blog Post "More Than Building Computers"

  • 67 months ago
  • 5 points

I wish I would have known about PcPartPicker affiliate links, I would have clicked here before purchasing :(

Comment reply on Adi1008's Completed Build: Shadow

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't notice you got it for $180--very good price!

Edit: Actually where are you finding all these prices? The lowest I've seen the Z97-G55 is $115

Comment reply on Adi1008's Completed Build: Shadow

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant reasonable, technology-aware people.

But other than that, you can crossfire a 280x, and like I said if you're looking for brand specific features (like PhysX) I understand, I just would never make that sacrifice in performance myself.

Comment reply on Adi1008's Completed Build: Shadow

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Since my build is very similar I'm going to guess and say the reason is the 4670k is $30 cheaper than the 4690k and the 4690k provides very little of an advantage over the 4670k.

Comment reply on Adi1008's Completed Build: Shadow

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

Why would you sacrifice performance for a brand? Unless you're looking for specifice brand features, I see no reason not to get the card with the best overall performance per dollar.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon R9 290 4gb vs. Geforce GTX 770 4gb"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a nVidia fanboy but would still go for the 290, can't deny it being more powerful. Also, the 770 cannot effectively utilize 4Gb of VRAM.

Comment reply on medownyou's Completed Build: Family comp (recieves punishment)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, 1 TB is $7 more, although I doubt they really need the space.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "completed build photo errors"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

....kind of? Sometimes I'm able to upload a picture and other times the same picture will fail. No idea. I got my the build up but ended up deleting it cause I decided I want to change some things first.

Comment reply on mattk9609's Completed Build: Converting my first peasant (Nick's Build)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :)

Comment reply on langystar's Completed Build: Popped mt cherry!!!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Now get a mechanical keyboard and pop your other cherry [mx switch]

Comment reply on Forum Topic "does this site build computer for you?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You're going to build it, you DIY man, you!

Comment reply on Optimised's Completed Build: Budget Gaming PC ( $300+ )

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

It's okay man we were all new at one point :)

Comment reply on LukePRTR's Completed Build: My PC is approximately 100000x faster than my PS3!

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

Well I would have kept the 64GB of memory too so I guess you've at least got better morals than me

Comment reply on Optimised's Completed Build: Budget Gaming PC ( $300+ )

  • 68 months ago
  • 8 points

LEDs make your computer faster, don't you know?

Comment reply on Blog Post "PCPartPicker Mobile Site Now Available"

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

It's a mobile website, not an app. It works fine already on Android

Comment reply on Blog Post "PCPartPicker Mobile Site Now Available"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it be easier to at least add in the parts and categories first with a note stating that custom water cooling loop compatibility is not checked at this time?

Comment reply on javoltaire's Completed Build: Purple Killer

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda confused as to why this is getting so many upvotes while other builds with basically no description and only pictures of the exterior get bombarded with downvotes and "-1" comments.

Is it really only because it's purple?

Comment reply on powermaniac's Completed Build: H440 Red/Black

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I have that printer!

God it's terrible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Site Question"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually found some receipts in my email and was able to get the missing parts after awhile...thanks anyways philip!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Gaming Build"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

So after another day, this is what I've got:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $142.00
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $70.00
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $60.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.00
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $155.00
Case Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case $30.00
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $35.00
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $120.00
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard $57.00
Mouse Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn Wired Optical Mouse $16.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $735.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-17 18:16 EDT-0400

Changed the 660 out for the newer and better 270, and upgraded to a 8320 over the 6300, which he is convinced he needs....not as balanced as I'd prefer if it were my own build, but he says he will be using if for "other things then just gaming" sooooo...yeah. Asked him if he still wanted to put in an aftermarket cooler, but he'd rather pocket it and buy one later if the stock turns out to be too loud for him, which I get.

Just a final check to make sure I'm not missing anything obvious, as we will begin purchasing the first parts soon.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Gaming Build"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds great, I guess he'll be able to get an aftermarket cooler after all....thanks for your input.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Gaming Build"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya know what, I completely forgot about comparing to the AMD side....I'm liking the 270 over the 660. Benchmarks look favorable.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270acdfc

I have no personal experience with AMD GPUs though, this card is alright? I'll have to ask him what he thinks of it, although I have a feeling he will take my word for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "800$ Gaming build/ 1st build (final stage)"

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

770 is only 50$ more, but yes this would be able to play most new games high/1080p.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fatal1ty vs. Extreme4"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

oh snap, im sold

Comment reply on Forum Topic "(Gaming/Streaming/Editing) First Rig! $2,200"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

your memory is over the recommended voltage

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fatal1ty vs. Extreme4"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I bent some pins under the motherboard."

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe.

Post pictures.

Comment reply on IIIAVIATORIII's Completed Build: Unstoppable

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

pssh, SLI Titan Z is the only real way to do it. /s.

But honestly, great build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sound editing computer advice?"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Obviously not my line of work, more a guess, so thanks for educating me a bit too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sound editing computer advice?"

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

i would assume you would want a dedicated top of the line sound card, being a sound technician, no? or do you have an external solution? cpu has integrated graphics and that motherboard is overly expensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sound editing computer advice?"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $127.50 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $73.47 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.98 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 350W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Asus Xonar Essence 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $233.99 @ Mac Mall
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1011.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 11:00 EDT-0400

Comment reply on NakedSpaceMan's Completed Build: Current Build

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I hate that G.Skill is a reliable and good performing budget RAM too. People should just pick a brand out of a hat.

Comment reply on Threechlor's Completed Build: Shoebox Size Mini Gamer

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome cable management for that confined of a space....I would never have the patience for that!

Comment reply on Sierra032's Completed Build: Happy 18th Birthday to Myself

  • 70 months ago
  • 8 points

Cooler Master 212 Evo

Comment reply on Forum Topic ""The Cliche" - Opinions wanted on parts"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I would probably buy XFX psu before Corsair personally.

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