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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer science"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the issue is that in general, unless you open your own shop as like a boutique PC builder, and you have to be damn good at it to succeed, then knowing PC hardware won't really get you very far in the world. You can use it as a stepping stone I suppose, but you would be better off learning general electrical engineering, and some coding. Something that's super easy and relatively inexpensive to get into these days is embedded microcontrollers. However, I would have to advise you to try to keep away from Arduino. It can help some on the logic side of programming but it won't get you anywhere in the real world.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Snow Build - 1800€ Budget - Gaming/Editing"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That all looks good to me! I would love to see it built, I've always had a love for white builds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finalizing Around $750 build, until new gpus come out later this year"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I would generally recommend a better motherboard, something like H170. Also, I would recommend a WD Caviar Blue, as I personally have had 2 Barracudas fail on me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time building without help."

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's the big issue with Noctuas, literally no one to ever live has liked the color scheme. They launched a "redux" line that's grey, but IIRC there were some downfalls to that too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time building without help."

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

In general from what I've heard Corsair is one of the better ones, with Noctuas being the holy grail of all fans.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just starting out need help"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok... Budget? Also, what are you planning on doing with this PC, such as what games?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Snow Build - 1800€ Budget - Gaming/Editing"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

At 1080p, IIRC they're both overkill. I know there's white Kingston Fury memory, but I'm not sure if it goes up to that speed. You might be stuck doing a custom job, though I doubt it would be all that bad. You could always go with pure black ram, as that would work too.

Edit: 980 Ti is in general better but at 1080p they're both more than good enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "750$ Gaming, video PC. Question also!"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermaltake is not known to make good PSUs, and it has no 80+ rating. 80+ Bronze or better is what I always go for, no matter what.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my 2k skylake build.. still new to PC"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems good here, but I would very much recommend a better KB/Mouse, and a headset if this is for gaming. A bad KB and mouse will ruin your day.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Very Low Budget Gaming PC"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just hit the PCPP markup button in the top-right corner of the parts list view, then copy-paste that into your post.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "750$ Gaming, video PC. Question also!"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 although would maybe recommend a better mobo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "750$ Gaming, video PC. Question also!"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

In general I would try to steer people away from something like the FX processors, due to the 8320 being released in 2012. However, they have been fine for many people, so it's your choice on that one. In general, everything else looks about good.

Edit: As tommy.tntxc said, the CX series isn't the best out there. Something from EVGA that's 80+ Bronze rated may be good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Very Low Budget Gaming PC"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, for games like those this should do fine. If he ever wants a better GPU, he should get something that can crossfire with the iGPU. Although I would recommend more memory, 4gb is a bit tight. Also, with APUs, if you can try to get something like 1866-2400 it may help marginally.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Very Low Budget Gaming PC"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If at all possible, try to get an 80+ Bronze or higher rated power supply from EVGA, Seasonic, or Corsair. Also, in general with hard drives the sweet spot is 1tb if you can budget for it. This should be able to run most source games, such as left for dead, however maxed is iffy. What specific games are you thinking of?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good PC for Genaral Gaming,video wacthing, and video editing?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Windows 10 can easily be installed with a flash drive, however if you have games on discs go ahead and get it I guess.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is this?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good in general, I would recommend a better motherboard though, something like an H170. Also, assuming this is for gaming, a cheap mouse will really make your day horrible. Try to spring for a budget gaming option from a known brand.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good PC for Genaral Gaming,video wacthing, and video editing?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

As an owner of a 250gb SSD and no mass storage, I can say that it gets pretty tight pretty quick. Looks good other than that, although the disc drive is usually unnecessary unless you have a specific use for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good PC for Genaral Gaming,video wacthing, and video editing?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can afford the 390, go ahead and get it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time building without help."

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

One more thing. Don't get the SickleFlow if you value your ears.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any thoughts or suggestions ?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... those Canadian prices though. I'm American so I don't know the prices as well for Canada, but in general the parts look like they should all work fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Snow Build - 1800€ Budget - Gaming/Editing"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good to me, I'm not acquainted with german prices, but in general the PSU looks a bit expensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any thoughts or suggestions ?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend linking to your partlist, or better yet using the PCPP markup button in the top-right to embed it in your post, so we can see the individual prices of parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming rig"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

A great alternative to shadowplay is Open Broadcaster Software, it's a little bit harder to set up but is overall much more capable, and it works regardless of GPU brand. Also, I can say that I have personally had that exact Seagate drive fail on me after 2 years of use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "**small and fun gaming system help**"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like a WD Black may not be worth the price, you could go with a Caviar Blue instead. Also, I would try to go with a cheap i3 instead of the APU, the only advantage with an APU is a good iGPU, but you're using a 750 Ti. Also, your memory is a bit on the expensive side.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Feedback wanted on a partlist"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

As a general thing, it's always best to hit the PCPP markup button in the top-right corner and embed that into your post. The SSD you chose is a bit slow, you could go with this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp550ss3240gmc Everything else looks about good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any suggestions?? trying to keep build under $500"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I would normally agree, but the game support on linux is just too slim at the moment. Wine is marginal, but still doesn't support most AAA games. Depends on what OP is playing I suppose.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any suggestions?? trying to keep build under $500"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need the disk drive? if you don't, you might be able to get a slightly better motherboard. As that processor is Haswell-Refresh, I don't believe it's officially supported by 8 series motherboards, try to get an H97 if at all possible. Afaik Xion's quality is marginal but it should do for a budget build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good gaming pc build for youtube? - Different than my last post."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got a 4790k at 4.5 with it right now.

Comment reply on Graestone45's Completed Build: Father/Son First Build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I found some isopropyl alcohol(70%) and cleaned it all off, changed the orientation so it's now going front to back, like you said it should. Load temps on Prime 95 are still around 85C

Comment reply on Graestone45's Completed Build: Father/Son First Build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Hm. I might have to wait to do that until I can get some isopropyl alcohol.

Comment reply on Graestone45's Completed Build: Father/Son First Build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It's currently pushing up, so yes I know the top fan is kind of redundant. I was going to mount that on the bottom as an intake, but I accidentally mounted it on the top and those rubber mounts are a pain to get off... Tomorrow when I clean up the cables and take some better photos I'll probably move it. Is there really any easy way to switch the orientation of the cooler?

Edit: Actually, I might just put it on as another CPU cooler fan. And yes the load temps are from Prime 95

Comment reply on Graestone45's Completed Build: Father/Son First Build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Graestone45's Completed Build: Father/Son First Build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I'll have to try that. Thanks!

Comment reply on PacmanGamez's Completed Build: My first ever PC Build- Built on July 13th, 2014.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm afraid I'll have to warn you away from seagate drives. After 2 years my Barracuda 2tb failed.

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

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Sooo what happened to what you were doing?

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

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm with some of the other people not liking how all of the part choosing pages are in a drop down kind of thing, it just doesn't seem intuitive to me.

Comment reply on bloodroses75's Build Guide: Pico size console replacement

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for a while my main GPU went out and I was stuck using HD 4000, and it could definitely play games at better settings than last-gen consoles.

Comment reply on Lachlantula's Completed Build: Illustrious Glory (2015)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Your story about the 2 stores reminds me of Best Buy compared to Microcenter. Microcenter is waaaayy better, there they'll actually tell you which is better and whatnot, Best Buy just wants you to get the most expensive thing.

Comment reply on Lachlantula's Completed Build: Illustrious Glory (2015)

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, apt-get is kinda important.

Comment reply on grrttweaver's Completed Build: Ultron

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're going to post crap like that, at least make it look legit. Who the hell are Ethan and Cindy? And by the way, nice grammar.

Comment reply on UTL's Completed Build: I will do Science ~~to~~ with it!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build, cable management is great, though back could be possibly cleaned up a little. +1 I have the same mouse.

Comment reply on GamingTurtle's Completed Build: GamingTurtle Main Rig Updated

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Go with Intel then, those games can't take advantage of many cores, so in general AMD won't be the best.

Comment reply on JMarimon's Completed Build: Silent Black/White Workstation

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems like everyone has my dream build but me...

Comment reply on Yoandry's Completed Build: Z97 Gaming PC Asus ROG. Nice and Clean

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Cable management is great. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How would that perform?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but the amount of cores doesn't accurately represent performance. Intel's CPUs have much more powerful per-core performance. And, the i7 has hyperthreading, making it able to represent more cores.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How would that perform?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't consider myself knowledgeable on those crashes, but I know that either way the Intel platform is much more up to date and is less likely to lose support within the near future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will any of these builds run Minecraft with shaders at medium-high settings?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Any Windows 8 compatible drivers will work with Windows 10, and all Windows 7 compatible with Windows 8, so therefore work with Windows 10. I can confirm that Windows 7 drivers are compatible, I'm currently using them on my laptop running Windows 10.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build, $1500-ish budget"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

So does anyone else have anything to say?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build, $1500-ish budget"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I won't have a window, so it doesn't matter all that much to me.

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