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Comment reply on bramabul5353's Completed Build: Classic Metal

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL, well, I've always had a knack for putting my foot in my mouth. I had no idea. XD

Comment reply on Bioniccommandox's Completed Build: Never too old.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 It always cool to see older hardware being re-purposed for a new life. That's a pretty decent savings on the CPU/MOBO. 4.5GHz is a very respectable OC! This thing must game like a champ.

Comment reply on vekspec's Completed Build: Draco Imperator

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, that's pretty much inarguable...

But can it run Crysis? ;)

Comment reply on bramabul5353's Completed Build: Classic Metal

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Also: What microphone is that? Very stylish.

Comment reply on bramabul5353's Completed Build: Classic Metal

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for sick lego support.

I'm also surprised you went with the 8350. Most builds around this price point almost exclusively use an i7-k. I doubt it will bottleneck anything though.

Comment reply on chris.etheredge's Completed Build: JRPaxter

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

"PSU: Non-modular PSUs are garbage. It was a living hell trying to contain the cable mess, especially the chain of Molex connectors we all know I'll never use. I'm getting a fully modular PSU after I get my SSD."

Words of the guy from the link. XD I'm pretty sure he might disagree with you slightly about the PSU's role in cable management. OP could definitely do some tidying up, but other than interweb credit I doubt it will affect performance in any way.

Comment reply on SpotYS's Completed Build: whiteSPOT evo

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build! Absolute overkill on the CPU cooler though.

Comment reply on DisneysBlam's Completed Build: Girlfriend's Steam Box

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! :)

Comment reply on Purbalox's Completed Build: $600 Budget PC for Gaming.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you live in a tropical climate I really don't think you will need anything other than the stock CPU cooler. You may as well save yourself 12 bucks and the hassle of installing an after market cooler. Unless you already have it, in which case you may as well use it.

The alternative is you spend about 25 bucks and buy a cooler with a 120mm fan which will be quieter and you could use for future builds. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

Comment reply on DisneysBlam's Completed Build: Girlfriend's Steam Box

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

FPS RPG's

LOL

Comment reply on Purbalox's Completed Build: $600 Budget PC for Gaming.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not my point, the point I was making was against games that require 4 cores not working on the i3. They do. A game cannot distinguish between 4 logical cores and 4 physical ones, so the game will startup and run. Albeit at a reduced performance compared to 4 physical cores.

So yes, if you're willing to spend an extra $100 the i5 is better, duh.

Comment reply on Purbalox's Completed Build: $600 Budget PC for Gaming.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, the 200R is a really great budget case.

Comment reply on Purbalox's Completed Build: $600 Budget PC for Gaming.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The i3 has hyper threading, so the computer will see 4 logical cores. That will work with the games that require 4 cores as it sees your computer as having 4 even though 2 of them are only threads. The issue he just listed will not materialize. Just FYI.

Comment reply on DisneysBlam's Completed Build: Girlfriend's Steam Box

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for having a GF who plays videogames.

Mine does too, but she hates RPGs and FPS's... and guess what games I like to play? XD

Comment reply on truephate's Completed Build: Toshiharu

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for life story

Just joshing you, nice build!

Comment reply on VivaFantana's Completed Build: The SR-71 Stealth Bomber

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I mean wait for benchmarks obvs. If this is anything like the 980/980ti situation I can only forsee you kicking yourself if you spring for a 1080 now. No idea when Nvidia will be releasing their consumer HBM cards. If nothing else AMD is supposedly releasing a Vega chip in october so perhaps competition will mean a price drop on the current lineup from Nvidia.

A man can dream, anyway. XD

Comment reply on Vinnan's Completed Build: TeratronT7 XTREME

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are some pretty good scores from the 380. I had no idea it was such a good 1080p card.

Well you get my +1, this is a good build

Comment reply on VivaFantana's Completed Build: The SR-71 Stealth Bomber

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but if you wait long enough the HBM cards will come out and be even better performing. 1080ti or bust.

Comment reply on VivaFantana's Completed Build: The SR-71 Stealth Bomber

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that is quite a jump from a GTX 760 to a 1070.

Comment reply on niklamacz's Completed Build: Powerful ITX build

  • 46 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 For having a cooler bigger than the motherboard.

Comment reply on EdInk's Completed Build: So you think you can penny-pinch : AMD media content creator

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Holy sh*te, you have some serious moxxy for getting a CPU that F'ed up and somehow getting it to work.

+1 For intense CPU surgery

Comment reply on gillettmi's Completed Build: $500 PC Build - My First Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, not for CPU. AMD has been behind Intel for everything but intensely threaded applications for a while now. They are releasing a new architecture in Q4 of this year called Zen with superior single threaded performance and 8 cores/16 threads. If you you mean to do an AMD build at some point, that is the CPU I would wait for.

Also: I didn't read the part where you said you would get a RX 480 in june, so derp. i r reed gud

Comment reply on cudafan3's Completed Build: Corsair 380T Gaming System

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

RGB Da ba dee da ba die. So blue... I like it!

Comment reply on gillettmi's Completed Build: $500 PC Build - My First Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on how GPU accelerated your video editor/renderer is you could save up $200 for the RX480. Which from firestrike leaks is between 980/fury non x in performance.

That's only if your program can do opencl GPU rendering. Both hitfilms and blender cannot. I wish they could... I'm guessing you're using Adobe Premiere pro, and I believe Prem pro allows for GPU acceleration, but I am by no means an expert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VzI901n29w

Comment reply on Dufsao15's Completed Build: My First Rig

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's your build man, if it works it works. Save the dosh for an upgrade.

Comment reply on Dufsao15's Completed Build: My First Rig

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well... the main point of the replacement was the fact a pin was snapped off... I'm pretty sure with that consideration it's quite a bit faster. Plus, it's an unlocked core, so it having a lower clock speed doesn't really mean much.

Comment reply on TheRaveTrooper's Completed Build: The Red Dragon! (Spooky)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

2 spoopy 4 me +1

Comment reply on Dufsao15's Completed Build: My First Rig

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Dayumn man, +1 for absolutely rocking that budget build. Going to upgrade to the RX 480 soon?

Comment reply on bigeman101's Completed Build: AMD FX-8320e + GTX 960 =$500!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad... a very respectable first build +1

Comment reply on SirTwiggy's Completed Build: Truly is Mini

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Computer so smoll

Liek little babby

Comment reply on northkinhang's Completed Build: The death of Mini-Me 2.0

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

But... but... You could have time traveled to the future to get an RX 480 for $200!!!1 :V

Nahhh, just kidding. TBH I think the 480 will be more of a side-grade to the GTX 970/980, that does not justify going a month without a GPU. I have a 980 and feel no need to get a 480. Sure as hell would've gotten one if it was out when I upgraded, but I don't anticipate it being much better than a 980 so I will likely wait for Vega/1080Ti to buy again.

I mean you got the 970 at a steal anyway. Plus, dat Shadowplay...

Comment reply on Mr_illicit6266's Completed Build: My Budget Build | Blue Sapphire

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a good idea. If it's not too much trouble you should probably do a fresh install of windows on the SSD. If you have windows 10, Microsoft gives you a tool for making installation discs. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/

One thing to note, however, is that if you're using an earlier version of windows you need to do the upgrade process first before doing a fresh install... it's weird but what it does is convert your win 7/8 key into a windows 10 one.

Comment reply on Miniitx's Completed Build: Fractal Design Node 202 (Mini ITX Build)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, hopefully a 1070 wont thermally throttle. You're going to use a blower style yes?

Is the GPU for raw power or efficiency? Depending on how thermally efficient the RX 480 is it might be a viable alternative.

Comment reply on gillettmi's Completed Build: $500 PC Build - My First Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, it's a great budget build for gaming. But video editing? I just started getting into video editing as a hobby with Hitfilm 4 Express and Blender, but from my experience a powerful CPU seems very important for rendering. (Well, at least for Blender VSE as it's a bit too dumb to use my GPU :V )

I get that the upgrade options are way better and you can always switch to an i7 later, but for $40 more dollars you could have gotten a FX-8350 with 8 cores. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ykphP6/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox

Eh, I think I'm being too critical, literally every other part of the build is fantastic. Just... Upgrade that CPU XD

Comment reply on Purbalox's Completed Build: $600 Budget Gaming PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with you on the the CPU and GPU, but the PSU and case selection baffle me.

You're going to swap out the 200R? Really? Very bad idea IMO. The 200R Is one of the best budget cases ever with excellent cable management, build construction, built in standoffs, and PSU filter. It's 100% worth the extra 20 bucks. It is a personal favorite of mine.

And going to Seasonic from EVGA is really more of a side-grade, especially since you're paying 5 bucks more for 80 watts less.

Comment reply on tombull89's Completed Build: The Orange Box

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your parts selection, a lot actually, butttt....

I'm not 100% on board with the mobo choice. It looks a bit too tiny. Also, it may have been worthwhile to get the athlon with the quiet cooler AMD came out with.

Comment reply on iElian's Completed Build: Clone- $500 Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 For overall excellent budget parts choice. My only advice is replace the godawful stock fan of the FX. I didn't even go a day before upgrading my 8350's fan to a evo 212, the stock fan sounds like a blender.

Not familiar with the GPU, but I know for a fact that jump from integrated GPU to discrete is a "wow" moment. When I went from my old crappy laptop with an A8 APU to a GTX 960 I was blown away. Now I can never go back XD I am addicted to the POWER!

Comment reply on Baesick's Completed Build: The Krait Box

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Personally, I'm biased towards AMD as they have done less shifty things than Nvidia recently. But honestly it just depends on what you're looking to use it for. Both chipsets have native H.265 encode/decode support for recording, but shadowplay is a way more matured program than raptr. I use a GTX 980 personally and have no complaints. You could just use OBS and take the CPU hit, it's not like you're lacking in CPU power. EDIT: Also, OC that sumbitch to 4GHz, you're using freakin' water cooling.

One word of warning! I think the 5820K Only has 24 PCI-e lanes, so if you were to go crossfire they would be at x8 instead of x16, not a major limitation but it would definitely cap your number of PCI devices. Plus, multi GPU support is garbage at the moment. Maybe DX12 will change that, but for now it's a much better idea to just buy one big GPU as opposed to 2 small ones. I think you should wait for AMD's high end Vega to release in october (assuming you can wait that long to upgrade XD) and see how it stacks up against the 1080 before you make a decision. It's always better to wait, as (hopefully) the retail price of the 1080 will drop in response to competition from AMD.

Comment reply on Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell me about it. I am probably going to buy Zen as soon as I see the benchmarks, even though I think my FX 8350 is doing fine at the moment. My excuse is that it's over 3 years old.

Comment reply on SethLaidacker's Completed Build: STORMTROOPER

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I like making videos (though I do not claim to be good at it) so extra CPU power is always desired for quick render times. I am actually very satisfied with my current CPU, I'm glad I got it over an i5 because those extra cores have been surprisingly useful for me.

Comment reply on Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Sick burn brosef.

Comment reply on Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, you already had my +1 from the story and the overkill AF build, but the ego compression joke made this a +2 build for me. XD I laughed out loud when I read that, it was very unexpected.

Great build!

Comment reply on SethLaidacker's Completed Build: STORMTROOPER

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably turn my old PC into some kind of server when I upgrade because I'm replacing pretty much everything but the GPU and the Storage.

Comment reply on SethLaidacker's Completed Build: STORMTROOPER

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMD is strong in this one....

I've had my FX8350 for about a year, and while I have no major complaints, I really want to upgrade to Zen. 16 threads plus 40% better IPC is too tempting to pass up!

Comment reply on APP's Completed Build: Blender Box

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, I see. For my use case for blender it makes more sense to multithread as I use my computer to record and edit gameplay stuff. And as a regular gamer I wouldn't be caught dead using an iGPU. XD So I didn't really factor that into my recommendation.

Since the VSE can't use the GPU at all I'm actually trying out other editors to find one that can make use of GPU acceleration in addition to multithreading.

Comment reply on APP's Completed Build: Blender Box

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 I am a big fan of Blender, although I mostly just use its Video Sequence Editor. Not to criticize too much, but for a blender workstation I think it would have been better to go with a Xeon 1231v3 or a FX8350, in my experience blender really benefits from those extra threads when it comes time to render!

Comment reply on Blog Post "Charity:Water Completion Report #5"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

In the time honored tradition of PCpartpicker I will now play our national anthem: "complaining about the Power supply selection"

Comment reply on iamuni's Completed Build: Your build isn't Mini-ITX enough.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

obligatory smoking is bad for you post

There, now that's out of the way, nice setup! Love the handle on it, look damn convenient for LAN parties.

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