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Comment reply on LowkiGaming's Completed Build: Frost Bite super high end gaming and graphics/video editing powerhouse

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I wouldn't risk/like buying used components, but when some ppl are on a really tight budget, they might have to go this route in order to save more for other components.

Comment reply on degamega's Completed Build: VR Beast - Wallet not safe!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean 598 headphones?

Comment reply on LowkiGaming's Completed Build: Frost Bite super high end gaming and graphics/video editing powerhouse

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Refurbished doesn't always mean there was a problem, as the customer could have just returned it for another product, and even if there was a problem firsthand, the manufacturer would have fixed it and it would still be covered under warranty. If there's a problem with the refurbished product, it would be the manufacturers' responsibility to replace it, though I get why you would want to pay that bit extra for that peace of mind knowing your parts are brand new and not used by some random dude that could have messed it up in the past.

Comment reply on Killawatt's Completed Build: Codename: "Durandal"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops I might have misunderstood your wordings, but those GPUs with custom bioses and coolers don't guarantee speeds faster than the founder's edition, as like you (we?) said, the GPUs in both founder's edition and all cards (right now) aren't cherry-picked, and manufacturers actually state that the card's speeds may vary depending on system config and usage scenarios. And like I said, if you don't mind paying a slight bit more for the availability of the card, by all means you do what you did. I for one cannot bear that itch that needs to be scratched. I would just like to point out the fact that when it comes to pure OC potential, it is solely determined by the silicone lottery (unless cherry-picked GPUs come out).

Check this out: https://youtu.be/0rHjgnBtxhM?t=8m53s

Comment reply on NetBandit's Completed Build: 44 core workstation

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

820 for one of those beasts? Damn that's a sweet deal.

Comment reply on Killawatt's Completed Build: Codename: "Durandal"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I also forgot to mention how gd ur build looks, job well done man. Too bad I don't have the money, guts and hardware high-end enough to justify the high price of watercooling :(

Comment reply on Killawatt's Completed Build: Codename: "Durandal"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

To be perfectly honest, I could have purchased a $600 generic card and would have been just as happy since my video card is part of my loop, but the EVGA SC card was available first. Plus the slightly higher factor overclock guarantees at least that much OC potential, so why not?

A factory overclock doesn't guarantee better OCs, and neither do custom boards, cooling solutions or even cherry picked GPUs. It all comes down to the silicone lottery. I'm not saying those factors don't play a role in OC potential, but it's down to how good your silicone lottery luck is firsthand. By going with a cheap generic card you can save more money, but if it's because of supply and demand (which u mentioned), I totally get why you would want to get your hands on a 1080 first lol.

P.S. I absolutely hated gaming on my iGPU after selling my 980 to a friend and waiting for the 1080 lol.

Comment reply on LowkiGaming's Completed Build: Frost Bite super high end gaming and graphics/video editing powerhouse

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

"Refurbished" means fixed and renewed by the manufacturer. If it;s not functioning properly, the manufacturer will have to change it for a functional product.

Comment reply on Blayes's Completed Build: 250D Gaming Box

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Quiet fans? You might wanna check out fans from Be Quiet, EKWB and Fractal Design.

Comment reply on Angelangeline's Completed Build: Angelines first gaming build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO SLI can give tons of improvements, but only in certain scenarios, such as well optimized games, and definitely isn't a waste of money if your workload/games benefit from SLI. Secondly, Nvidia didn't block 3 and 4 way SLI, but stopped "recommending" it with their release of HB bridges only officially supporting 2 way SLI. Certain games and benchmarks can still use graphics cards in 3 and 4 way SLI, but it is up to the software development to implement it. Though I agree that an SSD, even a small one to store the OS can make the her (I'm guessing she's a female?) system much snappier. I for one get boot times of around 5-7 seconds not including the bios flashscreen. So far loving my SSD.

Comment reply on mhvuze's Completed Build: 2016 Overhaul - BW Gaming & Editing Rig

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx for description, at least Noctua fans now don't cause eye cancer XD

Comment reply on mhvuze's Completed Build: 2016 Overhaul - BW Gaming & Editing Rig

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those from Noctua or are they custom :P

Comment reply on mhvuze's Completed Build: 2016 Overhaul - BW Gaming & Editing Rig

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

All Noctua fans have been given the "chromax" treatment to fit my desired color scheme.

What's the chromax treatment? :P

Comment reply on Mind0verMatter's Completed Build: I LOVE GOOOLLLDDD!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, gr8 to hear that for you, I personally use Gelid Extreme as it's easier to work with and I am too scared to delid the cpu :P

Comment reply on Mind0verMatter's Completed Build: I LOVE GOOOLLLDDD!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

By delidded do you mean no IHS or replaced thermal paste? P.S.+1 for Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra themal paste. :)

Comment reply on fakelies6's Completed Build: First Gaming Build - i7 6700k and GTX 1080

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

In reality, i7s actually improve performance in certain games

Comment reply on f3lix's Completed Build: First build in 15 years!

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

Lol ur first build was b4 I was even born XD, have NO idea what a Geforce 4mx is :P

Comment reply on jmichael723's Completed Build: LightSaber

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow a pretty nice upgrade I'm guessing for little to no money. Kudos to u 4 switching to the PC Master Race XD

Comment reply on whreed's Completed Build: RedForce 1080 i7

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea they bought Hitachi, but Hitachi still MAKES the drives themselves

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Take 3D mark for example, we see the 970 slightly pulling ahead, and in AMD titles such as hoitman and ashes of the singularity the RX 480 wins, in nvidia titales.such as GTA V, the 970 pulls ahead, and IMO the buyer should buy the RX 480 because it is the cheaper option with negligible performance increases if he/she were to buy a 970, but that doesn't negate the fact that it was overhyped and we thought it would be able to at least beat a 980.

Comment reply on Darren3076's Completed Build: ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The pump is a premium one usually found in custom loops, therefore is surely powerful enough.

Comment reply on jmichael723's Completed Build: LightSaber

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to pay for this lol

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Please did you see my links? Most of the games in which the RX 480 perform better than the 970 and 980 are AMD titles (Hitman and Ashes of the Singularity e.g.). This means they are optimized for AMD video cards and they generally perform better when in those games. On the other hand games such as GTA V are Nvidia titles, and thus they 970 handily beats the RX 480. I'm not saying the RX 480 sucks and the 970 demolishes it, I'm just saying that they both trade blows, with each card edging out each other in different games optimized differently.

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

He is not "recommending" the products to anyone. He gives us reasons and the rationale behind the parts he choose, and see if we think it is justified. IMO it is completely fine that companies pay them to do reviews of their products in an unbiased way, and again, I emphasize that they all follow strict guidelines to how a review can be done.

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

https://youtu.be/ZbONfPkwa_s?list=PL8mG-RkN2uTzFS_ljRvTdL9rF6aAWf_Dx https://youtu.be/g7cQK8jFPzo?list=PL8mG-RkN2uTzFS_ljRvTdL9rF6aAWf_Dx https://youtu.be/Bteq-6D1srs?list=PL8mG-RkN2uTxmT6x4J3shO11iKb-2ZndP https://youtu.be/RWgQmpzdqpc?list=PL8mG-RkN2uTxmT6x4J3shO11iKb-2ZndP From here you can see that he actually reviews products from both companies and IMO gives pretty fair commentary in the video. Plus, I suggest that you go and dig deeper into the issue of the VRAM with the 970. Are you sure you know what really is happening inside the card?

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Now let me tell you. Almost all those sites and Youtube channels are unbiased. They know that it's illegal to such a thing and Nvidia also has strict rules to which they follow.

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me also clarify something. It's usually Linus who reaches out to different manufacturers to get review samples, and it's also absolutely normal for companies to reach out to Linus so they can showcase their products.

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The trusted reviews website is also highly biased and is written like that to give AMD an edge. Did you know all the games they ran are AMD titles, and work better with AMD cards? Compare the RX 480 in other games and it will lose to the 970 by just a small margin.

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Please PROVE that those websites you showed are unbiased. Do you know how they get their income? Also, the benchmarks are very vague, for example "over 15 games on average"

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Every large youtubers have lots of haters, be it linis or someone like pewdie pie. Note that those are personal opinions, and in here https://youtu.be/2GdfDCq86Gk Linus agrees that the RX 480 is a good investment, and in here, https://youtu.be/t73wXF8IF-8 he shows us how the LMG company makes money. Plus the r9 390 doesnt steaight up perform better than the 970, and neither does the 970 do that to the r9 390. I'd say they trade blows and it really comes down to the game that optimizes it better. Also they SPONSOR HIM TO DO THE BUILD, meaning they want Linis to showcase their products in an unbiased way, not praise it to heavenly glory. For example, he did criticize Nvidia for the 970 vram issue.

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry to break it to you, but what you said they did is 1st without proof, second ILLGAL. The have talked about this in the past and have told us the ways they make money, and sponsored UNBIASED PRODUCT REVIEWS take up very little of their income. Also, what makes you think that those ppl over ot the websites are clean from the dirt? Can you proove that they are unbiased? Please get gour facts straight before you try and argue

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

https://youtu.be/lRDgiWBfs5I?t=2m14s from JayzTwoCents https://youtu.be/2GdfDCq86Gk?t=4m19s from LinusTechTips https://youtu.be/-y6Ky_pCawQ?t=5m18s from Paul's Hardware https://youtu.be/IBwvFAlEKEY?t=4m10s from Awesomesauce Network

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Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

https://youtu.be/lRDgiWBfs5I?t=2m14s from JayzTwoCents https://youtu.be/2GdfDCq86Gk?t=4m19s from LinusTechTips https://youtu.be/-y6Ky_pCawQ?t=5m18s from Paul's Hardware https://youtu.be/IBwvFAlEKEY?t=4m10s from Awesomesauce Network You need proof? Here you go.

I read about it and apparently it has the performance of a 980/980Ti.

WTF where did you reat that from lol. Could you give me a link?

Comment reply on whreed's Completed Build: RedForce 1080 i7

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hitachi drives usually have a great lifespan as per tests, WD comes in next, with seagates drives coming in last.

Comment reply on RazerZ's Completed Build: My current setup

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

... I'm speechless lol

Comment reply on whreed's Completed Build: RedForce 1080 i7

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

They don't look bad at all I usually forget about it when gaming, but in side by side comparisons, an average IPS monitor will kick its butt.

Comment reply on 7necromancer's Completed Build: My First PC - 2012

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya might wanna upgrade that CPU, it isn't bad by all means, but it will really start to show its age once you put in a 1070.

Comment reply on RazerZ's Completed Build: My current setup

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard that some toothpastes serve as a better thermal compound than the intel stock heatpaste lol, so I guess you could give that a shot? JK don't try it

Comment reply on jsmaage's Completed Build: I'll take "What is a budget?" for $500, Alex.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

IKR, I agree that they are overpriced, but not overrated by any means. They look really good, but more importantly are comfortable to sit in.

Comment reply on acezone's Completed Build: Budget ArMDx480

  • 44 months ago
  • -1 points

The RX 480 probably won't be bottlenecked. FYI, it performs just slightly worse than a 970.

Comment reply on riandian's Completed Build: Xeon 3D Workstation

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not Quadros if you are doing pro-level work?

Comment reply on bmccarthy8989's Completed Build: White Widower

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Gee thank you it was very descriptive and detailed. Thx again ur the man XD

Comment reply on bmccarthy8989's Completed Build: White Widower

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Also may ik if I am going to be able to fit a 280 up front?

Comment reply on bmccarthy8989's Completed Build: White Widower

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

TY!

Comment reply on seanevan's Completed Build: G3258 Budget Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that PSU shroud removable?

Comment reply on bmccarthy8989's Completed Build: White Widower

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you share with us how u did the fan mod? I'm interested to know.

Comment reply on Mr.Alpaca's Completed Build: RGB STRIX

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I kinda wanna go SLI with this particular 1080, but I'm not sure if I can fir another one just right below it, as parts of the card are kinda sticking downwards from my view. Could you help me check if that's possible by lining up a ruler perpendicular to the PCI-e slot below it?

Comment reply on do_while's Completed Build: Destroyer of Games and Bank Accounts

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you feel about the large Evga logo on the side. I'm not sure if I should buy this or the MSI one

Comment reply on falmalki's Completed Build: Arch Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not quadros then?

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