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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need urgent help! Gaming/performance Rig - $400-$600 CAD"

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

It would be a new i3 (or a cheap i5) and a Gigabyte Z77 UD3H probably.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need urgent help! Gaming/performance Rig - $400-$600 CAD"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

This should be good, it's a tad out of your range ($630), but I think it's worth it. Change the GPU to a 7770 if you really want it under $600.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11aSK

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Operating System"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Operating System"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

64-Bit, it's really the industry standard for computers now.

Comment reply on th3m4dh4tt3r's Completed Build: M-Zero

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

It's running great! No problems. I pushed my i5 to 4.73Ghz (VCore of 1.349) but the temps were so high, and the fans on the H100i were super loud, I took it back down to 4.5Ghz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To overclock or not to overclock?, that is the question"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Just use the CPU multiplier and VCore in BIOS to OC the CPU...it's really not that hard, and if you need help there are plenty of guides. For the GPU use MSI afterburner or EVGA precisionX.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To overclock or not to overclock?, that is the question"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if you already found this out somewhere else, but CPU and GPU clocks are independent of each other, and the CPU and GPU multipliers only apply for the CPU and GPU respectively.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard for a Phenom x4 965BE"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat legacy PCI.

Seriously though, this is a great board.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX Titan and Recommended PSU"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my, that's a lot of nice parts. What are you planning on doing with it? The corsair 1200i would be okay, it's a wonderful PSU, and should have plenty of wattage. Though if you overclock all your cards and your CPU it might get a tad close. The EVGA PSU is rock solid also, but would be kinda OP. I haven't sen anything about the enermax PSU recommended below, but you might wanna check that out also.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need i5-3570K or i3-3225"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

np. Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need i5-3570K or i3-3225"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Look on craigslist. Though $170 is probably the cheapest you're gonna get the i5 for.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Haven't seen too many builds with FX-4170, why is this?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard the 8350 OCs much more efficiently. (higher clock speeds at lower voltages). If you're overclocking go for the 8350, other than that they're pretty similar.

EDIT: Here's some benchmarks that show the difference between the 8320 and 8350 (not overclocked though).

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=697

Comment reply on Forum Topic "why are New Zealand parts WAY more expensive?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, it might cost less. (just kidding)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "why are New Zealand parts WAY more expensive?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I agree.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 144hz really that GPU intensive?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "why are New Zealand parts WAY more expensive?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Well there is more demand in the US (simply because there are more people), so there are more shipping facilities, more warehouses, it's just easier. In NZ, there's less of everything, so it costs more. At least, that's what I think accounts for it. I'm kind of curious also.

Comment reply on Justplayin000's Completed Build: Dad and sons first build!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

THis is awesome! It's the other way round for me though, lol. I built my dad a computer.

Comment reply on jimmythesnake's Completed Build: Briefcase Titan i7 3770K Portable Build (SnakeBox 2013 Build)

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy mother of god, this is beautiful!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Select a processor, between 3 model type K"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

2600k and 2700k are last gen. If you're getting an i7 then go for the 3770k, it's about the same price as the 2700k and 2600k, but current gen.

For gaming, get a 3570k, for video editing get a 3770k.

For your build, you probably want a better quality case, and maybe less RAM. You really don't need that much storage either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will a 64gb ssd be enough for windows 7/8(which ever one i choose)?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I like 7, but some people like 8 also. It's really personal preference. There's an update for 8 coming out that should fix a lot of things people have been complaining about, so maybe take a chance and go with 8.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 144hz really that GPU intensive?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Then if you have the money you might as well. What CS do you play? 1.6, source or GO?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will a 64gb ssd be enough for windows 7/8(which ever one i choose)?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, you should be good to go then :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 144hz really that GPU intensive?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor itself doesn't change your FPS, it just displays the frames your computer puts out. You are probably better off getting a 120Hz monitor, because in the most modern (current, 1 or 2 years old) games your GPU will probably push out around 80-100 FPS or less. More than 60 frames, but less than 144. If you play CS fairly competitively, the 144Hz monitor would be great. CS isn't very demanding on the GPU, so it would push out plenty of FPS. and a 144Hz monitor really improves your aim when you're getting all the frames needed to max out the refresh rate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will a 64gb ssd be enough for windows 7/8(which ever one i choose)?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but that will fill up fast. As long as you only use it for your OS you should be fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DREAM BUILD (GEFORCE MADNESS)"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

This, definitely this!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer Parts and Build Consultation"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have :D It's quite impressive!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer Parts and Build Consultation"

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

That's awesome! Very nice of you to do all that. I don't know what this community would do without you :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA 780!"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

BUt they're gonna lose so much market share to nvidia if they don't make some serious changes. Although, with the 780 costing so much, they might become even more appealing to those on a budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA 780!"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

np :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA 780!"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

That would be a stupid move on AMD's part.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA 780!"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Problem is, it's way more expensive than the 680 was when it launched, and the 770 is just a rebranded 680.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel i7-3970X"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

People who want to show off their system would might 2400Mhz memory. I mean, IT'S SO SEXY. You're right though, workstation wise 3930k is far superior. Whenever I see a 3970X system I always assume it's either used for show or benching...idk, I should probably have thought more about what you said.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel i7-3970X"

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Whenver people buy processors like the 3970X I usually assume they use them for benchmarking. Benching is not only to test your system, it's also quite competitive. For video editing (real world performance as I said) they probably do perform about the same, but in competitive benchmarking every little bit counts.

There is no reason to $1000 xeons unless you have a datacenter or some sort of server farm. They need special chipsets, and require ECC REG RAM, which is uber expensive. If you're getting a $1000 CPU, you might as well get a 3970/60X.

I assumed he was benching because, like you said, 2400Mhz RAM is not needed in the real world. In benchmarks though, everything matters, 2400Mhz RAM will perform better than 1866Mhz RAM, even if it seems the same when you're just using your desktop.

anyone who doesnt understand **** about computers wont understand what the different speeds mean (and anyone who does will just make fun of you)

What do you mean?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel i7-3970X"

  • 83 months ago
  • 4 points

3930k OC does not perform the same as a 3970x, and 2400Mhz RAM is noticeably faster than 1866Mhz RAM. Not in real world performance, but benchmark wise there's a difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel i7-3970X"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the recommended voltage, it should be fine @ 1.65V. But try overclocking @ 1.5V first, and then increase the voltage till you can get a stable OC. 2400Mhz RAM, should be okay below 1.65V.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BitFenix Prodigy Hackintosh Build!"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair H55 is outdated, go for the newer H60. No need for 16GB of RAM either. I know Kepler drivers for hackintoshes used to be spotty, however I'm not sure how it is now that Apple uses kepler GPUs in their computers. PSU is a solid choice, though you don't really need 750W.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommend me a 700-800w psu on budget...."

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, OCZ sometimes has problems with DOA stuff on certain products (or so I've heard). But it's a really solid PSU!

Comment reply on StickyJunk's Completed Build:

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I was just thinking these pics looked awfully familiar, then I saw the comments saying they were tetraninja's. There's a troll in the dungeon!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommend me a 700-800w psu on budget...."

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

FYI you probably don't need a 3770k unless you're video encoding/editing, or something like that. This is an amazing PSU, super quiet and works very well after 3 months! It's 80+ Gold, so it's very efficient.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-oczzx850w

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Accidental 32 GB Memory"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Have fun with all those VMs and RAM drives :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Accidental 32 GB Memory"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

32GB of RAM is not really future proof. By the time it's necessary to have 32GB of RAM the RAM will be so old it will be obsolete. Although if you have it now, you might as well use it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1600 vs. higher?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 gaming PC"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a very nice and balanced build! Maybe try and snag a 7950 instead of that 660 Ti? They are a bit more expensive than the 660 Ti, but offer performance on par with the 670 for less than a 670. You could also look at a 7870 XT, which is really a 7950 on a 7870 PCB.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1600 vs. higher?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Most of the components in a PC depend on a clock to tell them how fast to perform their function. Overclocking increases the speed of that clock. The clock speed is always measured in cycles per second or Hertz (Hz). CPUs operate at GigaHertz speeds (GigaHertz (Ghz) = 1 billion cycles per second/hertz). RAM and video cards operate in the MegaHertz range (MegaHertz (Mhz) = 1 million cycles per second/hertz).

NOTE: Clock speed is by no means the determining factor in a component's performance. There are many things that make up any individual component, and you should take as many as you can into account when comparing components.

Hope this helps :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Personal Gaming Computer"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Consider getting an SSD, and change the mobo like snowingairlines said

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Z87?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

That's awesome!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Z87?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, I haven't heard that, but I sure hope so! One thing I didn't add is that the thermals will be greatly improved because of the lower power consumption.

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