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Comment reply on thisjustanother's Completed Build: first gaming machine

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

Whenever I see the 7990, I wait for the downvote train. Your other parts are good, so have an up vote!

Comment reply on Jeenyus43's Completed Build: Kraken Beast

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

This build needs to be upvoted just because of the awesome color coordination.

Comment reply on BerenElendil's Completed Build: Beren's Barebones PC (No prior experience, 1st build, occasional BSOD)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMP is just a factory overclocked 650 ti, so an overclocked 650 ti boost will beat it. Also, if you spend a bit more you can get a 660 ti for $170ish.

Comment reply on BerenElendil's Completed Build: Beren's Barebones PC (No prior experience, 1st build, occasional BSOD)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Listen, the AMP version doesn't compare to the 650 ti boost. With the website you used to compare the 650's, the boost beat it. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-vs-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-Boost So that's enough of the AMP crap.

Comment reply on ceastwood's Completed Build: First Build (FrostBite)

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice camera.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Prodigy Mini ITX Gaming/Video Editing PC"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The massive cpu discounts and mobo combos.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Prodigy Mini ITX Gaming/Video Editing PC"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

For 5-10% performance? It's not worth it unless you live near a microcenter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I Have 3 Build To Choose From, What Would Your's Be? Put Yourself In My Position..."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor £143.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £130.67 @ Aria PC
Memory GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £40.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £44.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card £180.42 @ Ebuyer
Case Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case £49.97 @ Dabs
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £102.92 @ Ebuyer
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor £274.97 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £968.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 22:34 BST+0100

As for the OS,

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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build Help- $500-$600 Non-OC Gaming Build- Opinions?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Most likely

  2. Probably

  3. Yes

Save some money on the OS wink wink

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions please."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe you should get a 8320. The 8350 is better but it's your choice if the performance is worth the $30. The motherboard is pretty nice and you would benefit from the processor upgrade. Also here's some ram http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9 You would probably benefit from a nice CPU cooler when/if you overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions please."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea it will only give you maybe at most 5% in some applications. And it looks better ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions please."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not a lot but it's worth the $4 bucks. Realistically 16gb is only used if you use VM or if you do 3D modeling, video editing, etc. Basically only if you use intensive programs. Gaming use 8 or less.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions please."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Use two sticks of ram so you can you dual channel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Build, Easy to upgrade to a 3D Rendering/Editing Machine"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

1600 or 1866 ram, I would take advantage of the microcenter combo for the GA-Z87X-UD4H, maybe the 840 pro series(much faster write speed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming / Photoshop / Light 3D Work Build - ~$2100"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Post the permalink, you posted the wrong link.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, under 750$"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I just updated it to save the 9 bucks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build suggestions for a mid-high range video editing/3d rendering/udk level design"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

That motherboard isn't too great, I'd suggest the Gigabyte UD4H if you are planning on a micro center combo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, under 750$"

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $69.97 @ Outlet PC
Memory Kingston Blu 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $25.00 @ Best Buy
Memory Kingston Blu 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $25.00 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.23 @ Outlet PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $252.98 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $24.99 @ Microcenter
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $42.79 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $57.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Microcenter
Speakers Creative Labs A220 9W 2.1ch Speakers $25.56 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $728.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 14:18 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build 700 dollar budget"

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome! One thing that I would add is that you can crossfire with a 6670(although I would not recommend it based on microsutter. . And make sure to add a good 1080p monitor with more then 60hz refresh rate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finalising build..."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not the best, as I would recommend at least 2133. Refer to my last post on why.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finalising build..."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, anything higher then that is a waste for CPU's that don't have integrated graphics like the a10-6800k does. GDDR5 ram, which is what dedicated GPU's have, is much faster. So basically ram over 2133 is a kind of a waste, it gets way too expensive after that, but if you find a deal its worth it. The ram is very important in an APU build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build 700 dollar budget"

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

That build isn't very good at all, It uses a graphics card that can't do a thing, this build is much better. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17KRx PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $139.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 Motherboard $98.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.23 @ Outlet PC
Case NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case $47.06 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Microcenter
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $485.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 13:18 EDT-0400

Let me explain the parts: CPU: Current generation APU that will work for gaming, the integrated graphics are actually equivalent to about a 7850 (don't quote me on that), and destroys a 7770. The CPU part of it is actually not bad, especially compared to 965 Black.

Ram: High frequency, because APU's need a higher frequency to preform well.

Motherboard: Its a nice motherboard.

CPU Cooler: It's the best at the 30 dollar price range.

HDD: Just a regular hard drive.

Case: I personally like it.

PSU: Good quality and a nice efficiency.

DVD Player: It works.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finalising build..."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Get higher frequency ram, the APU doesn't have VRAM like a dedicated GPU has, so it needs higher Mhz ram to make up for not having GDDR5 ram.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 790???"

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

I have a friend who knows the guy who created linustechtips. There will be a 790.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Replacing thermal paste on the cpu die"

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that clears things up. Thanks for the info.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Replacing thermal paste on the cpu die"

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Would the thermal paste bond the IHS to the chip? You make it sound like it will.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Replacing thermal paste on the cpu die"

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I know that, but look when he puts the chip back into the socket. The IHS moves around and I don't really want to to happen to me. And I plan on using a high quality thermal paste.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Replacing thermal paste on the cpu die"

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like he doesn't either as he didn't glue the IHS to the cpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Replacing thermal paste on the cpu die"

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to replace the thermal paste between the die and the IHS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD FX-6350 vs i5-3570k"

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

With the microcenter i5 combo, you save like 30 bucks. And with that large amount of money its hard to upgrade from a 7870 xt.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1400 $ pc"

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get the extreme 6 motherboard instead of the extreme 4, its much better quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Attempting My First Build, (gaming/media/workflow). Thoughts/Suggestions?"

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I'd probably get the i7 3770k instead because you have a mobo that will overclock. It's only $30 more. Also maybe a better CPU cooler like the Thermalright Silver Arrow Extreme. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermalright-cpu-cooler-silverarrowsbeextreme

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which video card would be best for my build?"

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card. That's a pretty nice card, and can be overclocked to be almost as good as the 7950.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good is the Radeon 7750 HD"

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

videocardbenchmark.net Here you go, pick out the best one you can afford.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you think? $1300 gaming pc"

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Microcenter combos are great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 Build"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I uncheck NCIX because of the shipping. And it looks cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion wanted on this build"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard $94.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Wintec Value 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $50.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ Outlet PC
Case MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $373.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-16 20:52 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 Build"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I really only wanted that ram because it has high frequency and a high voltage. It was the cheapest that fit those requirements.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you think? $1300 gaming pc"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not get 2 2x4 packs for the same amount but higher speed? Also why not the h60 for the same price when it cools better?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "the best computational device this side of 2014"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Two 4gb sticks of 1866mhz ram, the 660 is worse than the Hd 7870 (XT too), GTX 480, 570, Hd 7950, and the 660 ti in that order. Usb wifi sucks, get the pci card kind. The ASROCK Extreme4 is better then the Asus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So...this part does what?!?"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $226.99 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.33 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Patriot Gamer 2 Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ Memory Express
Memory Patriot Gamer 2 Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.99 @ DirectCanada
Storage Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $80.00 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card $449.99 @ Memory Express
Case Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case $139.00 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ NCIX
Monitor Acer S231HLbid 23.0" Monitor $99.99 @ Memory Express
Keyboard Logitech Call of Duty: MW3 Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard $29.99 @ Amazon Canada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1431.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-27 18:50 EDT-0400

I'll let you pick out a mouse, that's the most personal part of a computer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Custom build for somewhat intensive video editing."

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe a HDD would help?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BUILD-OFF: Best Immersion Gaming (Everything Included) Mini-ITX Gaming Build below 1,600$"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $47.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Crucial V4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $164.98 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Netgear A6200-100NAS 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $60.57 @ Amazon
Case BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case $69.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $208.41 @ TigerDirect
Keyboard Logitech K270 Wireless Standard Keyboard $28.37 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse $39.99 @ Amazon
Other i5 3570k + ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Microcenter Combo $305.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1545.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 21:05 EDT-0400

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx Mobo and CPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st gaming build: See anything wrong?"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Torrent the OS then use the money for the monitor upgrade ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTPC - DVR - Blu Ray all-in-one"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Well for the same price, why not? Better performance and opening your movies quicker? I'm not too sure what the gains would be for streaming etc, but moving things to it would be faster.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTPC - DVR - Blu Ray all-in-one"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Change the HDD to one with 7200 rpm, such as http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Suggestions For Video Card"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the point? The i-5 is the best bang for your buck, plus it preforms WAAYY better then any amd chip.

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