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Comment reply on maurersr's Completed Build: 2013 LAN PC Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

i7-3770 and an HD 7770 built in 2013, that's a lot of..... 3's & 7's +1 to you for the build and -1 to me for being overly proud at a Queens of the Stone Age reference

Comment reply on Venenosa's Completed Build: First PC Build - Lil' Misty

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind me creeping 19 months after you posted this build I have a question for you. My friend has a similar build, an mITX with the Pentium G4560 and 8GB of DDR4-2133. Problem is they have a GTX 750 Ti and has been complaining that they really can't play much of anything new anymore. I've been searching online and I actually found someone selling that GPU, the Asus GTX 1060-3GB for $80 and was wondering how they paired together. You mention they worked together perfectly but did you do a lot of gaming? Did you find any bottlenecks or problems playing any games? The plan is for them to upgrade their CPU to in i5 in the future but that may not happen for a long time.

Comment reply on PhatChickenz's Completed Build: Sister's Computer

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I absolutely love this case, and funnily enough it also seems to be the family/ S.O. case because of it's price an aesthetic. Honestly look up other builds with this case it's almost always, "Build for my Mom, Grandma's first computer, Valentine's gift for my girlfriend, Built my boyfriend a rig so we can game together" But this isn't a knock at the case, I built my girlfriend her first gaming PC with this case, it's so customizable! We put the case feet on the other side and flipped the build upside down since her computer rests on the left of her desk and now she can still see inside!

Comment reply on HamFather's Completed Build: Liberty Reprimed (Ryzen 3000 Series)

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey... Go buy one. Seriously though an amazing chip

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Storage upgrade paths"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the Intel 660P drives are that bad? I'm seeing a 1TB model on sale now for about $110 now I know at the price point it can't be the fastest but it is an NVMe drive and that would be cheaper than WD 1TB Blue SSD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Storage upgrade paths"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I figured an NVMe drive wouldn't be much faster than a SATA SSD in Game and Boot times, but I really wanted my favorite games off my HDD. I guess my question should have been more specifically do I buy a bigger boot drive or just add an SSD and keep my current boot drive.

That being said would you still recommend adding a 1TB Crucial MX500?

Thanks again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rosewill high performance CPU Cooler with silent 92mm PWM Fan & 2 Direct Contact Heatpipe"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh agreed, it is not high performance by any means but ya know, it's cheap, I got one, and I wants it on me lists

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 2600 or wait for Zen2?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say depends on what you currently have, if you have a first gen Ryzen then wait, you won't see much of a performance jump between gen 1 and 2. If you're doing an entire system overhaul consider the Ryzen 1600, it's going for as low as $99, you'll get similar performance and then you'll have some money left over for when Zen2 launches.

Comment reply on Seabassi's Completed Build: Black Friday/Cyber Monday First PC Build!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

There were no Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals for a 2070, and the cheapest 2070 is still $100 more than his 1070 ti. AND only like 2 games currently support ray tracing and they suffer in performance immensely from using it. I'd be questioning more if he went for the 2070

Comment reply on TheOneCode's Completed Build: A new PC for my grandmother

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

It is, AMD claims to match it in CPU intensive tasks but at 3 times the graphical power with Vega 3 graphics. People were concerned that AMD compared it to the 4560 and not the 5400 but at least AMD didn't try to feed us BS claiming it was on par with Intel's latest budget Pentium. AMD also claims to be releasing two others, the 220GE and 240GE later this year but no information about the chips have been released yet. either way like the 4560 it's a great budget option and can even play some lite e-sports titles like League of Legends or Rocket League, albeit at reduced settings.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Biggest GPU without additional power"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Manufacturer? Model? I'm looking for a name of a specific card.

Comment reply on The_Hazard's Completed Build: My 2018 AM3 Build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

My Pleasure! Welcome! It's a great community filled with people who are always there to help! Good luck with your first build

Comment reply on The_Hazard's Completed Build: My 2018 AM3 Build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a pretty loaded question right there. Simply, the GPU on GTX cards are developed by nVidia and AMD makes Radeon. nVidia measures their performance in CUDA Cores and AMD measures in Stream Processors. Radeon cards are compatible with monitors that have Freesync and GTX cards support G-sync. Game companies can design their games to be more optimal for either side, where a radeon card may get more fps in one game, the same GTX card may get more fps in another. GTX cards dominate most of the market, mostly because at the same performance level of Radeon, they're card are usually more energy efficient and due to memory limits price effective as well. There is so much more but I feel these are the basics, at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. There are fanboys on each side who will always get one or the other regardless of performance and some people wait to see benchmark results when a card comes out and will choose based on which plays their favorite game better. As of now Radeons most current line up is the RX 500/RX Vega series and nVidia has their new RTX/GTX 2000 series

Comment reply on lexatron7's Completed Build: StormBreaker

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy Moley somebody finally did it. Over a year and someone actually built a system around that processor. Congratulations on being the first on this site, and hey can't blame you on wanting to build a system with an X series processor, always wanted to myself, but I'm so cheap that i would always look for a Core 2 Extreme QX6700 from 2006

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High end AM4 mATX motherboards"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your detailed response, but even as you mentioned, there are high end mITX boards out there. Obviously bigger boards get more features, more I/O, better cooling solutions, but manufacturers are putting they best of what they have into the smallest form factors, so why can't we have one or two mATX boards.

Part of the thing is I already have a mATX case from an older entry level build and I absolutely love it. I love the aesthetics, I really want to keep it for future upgrades to come, but again I would like more than one PCI-e slot so mITX is out of the question.

I'm probably out of luck, and I suppose that's okay, Hopefully there will eventually be some good B450 boards, I'll keep doing my research. Thanks again for the information

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU for Pentium G4400"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

He’s only charging $20 but I’m willing to spend up to $50

Comment reply on Karma_K's Completed Build: Craigslist Scavenging pt 8

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I truly miss when MSI card used to have this design, so much better looking than any of their designs today.

Comment reply on joker2042's Completed Build: Green Monster

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Those FX chips still give a bit of kick! Also I love the colors, all you need to do is clean up some of those cable and you have a seriously sweet machine on your hands!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM DDR4"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Any chance you'd be willing to split up a set? I have been looking everywhere for just a single 4GB stick of DDR4. I really don't want to pay over $40 for something I used to be able to get for $18. However I do get that demand is high and supply is low so of course I'm willing to adjust. would you be willing to part with a single stick for $25? $30?

Comment reply on Dem0nflare's Completed Build: Ryzen Red Gaming X SLI

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

It's funny, also coming from an FX-8000 series processor, I am currently also running an R5 1600, Hyper 212 Evo, ASRock - Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4, a non popular branded M.2 SSD and mismatching GTX 970's in SLI.

Never thought I'd see anyone else with such a similar config, I hope it's treating you as well as it is treating me, sorry about the dimm channel. +1

Comment reply on QuantumDucksQuark's Completed Build: Ryzen & Vega Dream Build

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

Ah as a mathematics graduate myself I actually miss LaTeX in my everyday life. +1 and welcome to the AMD life!

Comment reply on sluigi96's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G + ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti

  • 24 months ago
  • 6 points

Why in the world would you think that? The 2200g has a 300 MHz speed increase and is a revised and refreshed product. Saying they perform the same, well that would be like saying the i5-6500 and i5-7500 perform the same which is just not true.

Comment reply on Zoralelera's Completed Build: Daughters first computer!

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

Congrats on the first R3 2200G post on this site! I'm sure your daughter will love it and become a gamer in no time! +1

Comment reply on Shademob's Completed Build: My first pc build. Starting simple

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, why the X370 Mobo? Are you planning on getting a much stronger CPU down the road? the B350 boards overclock just as well and with an APU I highly doubt you're looking for for it's SLI capabilities in the future.

Comment reply on UKS-REAPER's Completed Build: Pretty :D

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the 970's in SLI, I'm rocking the same SLI setup myself. While I agree with other it won't compare to a 1080Ti I only spent $460 on the two and the performance is phenomenal. Personally I felt the Maxwell line benefited from SLI better than any generation, I can easily play any game at 1440p 60FPS and once SLI loses support across the board well then it will be time to upgrade but I will have gotten many years of amazing game play. Enjoy them, hold on to them as long as you can, and upgrade when it's time, even one 970 still performs great today. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DRAM SSDs"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Very interesting, thank you for your input!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DRAM SSDs"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "OEM RX 580 Performance"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't mine either but I thought I'd learn all I could, I'm using this for design (hence the 1800X) so I don't even need such a card, I was wondering if I should put it to use in a build for a friend or if I could make a few bucks selling it.

Thanks for the feedback!

Comment reply on OccamAsylum's Completed Build: The Turtle

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I have also temporarily ran a system with a G4400, GA-H100M-A, and GTX 970, this was because the motherboard for my FX-8350 died and wanted a cheap placeholder until Ryzen had come out. Loved the single core performance and performance with older games but I could not get over 15 FPS on Fallout 4 regardless of the settings and it was awful.

Great build, I would personally go Ryzen+ over Coffee lake especially if you want 6 cores and not break the bank, but that's just my opinion, I hope your build serves you well

+1

Comment reply on simohuns's Completed Build: Olga

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case, same CPU, same stock cooler, but two dual fan gtx 970's in SLI and I am having serious overheating problems with my GPU's, to the point after 30 minutes of online gameplay my screen blacks out and the computer freezes shortly thereafter. Any cooling tips? Anyone?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1100 series card release date??? Looking to upgrade from 970 and wondering when..."

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have the board for it, i would consider finding a second 970 used for cheap and going SLI, the GTX 970 is one of the best SLI scaling cards IMO, I can play any game at 1440p on highest settings at an average of 70 FPS. The 1070ti seems promising but at its current markup from MSRP for only about $30 you could get a 1080 with GDDR5X memory. The SLI would only be to hold you over until the next generation, Volta is supposed to be amazing, but even if SLI isn't your thing or you don't have the mobo for it I would still wait, maybe try overclocking your 970.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] Intel Core i5-8400, Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K Processors"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

So sorry, you also have the i3-8100 as a 6 core, which the i3's are 4 core chips

Comment reply on HetzYou's Completed Build: My first self build gaming pc

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

As said above, it looks beautiful! I wouldn't say you did anything wrong but the processor is very dated in 2017 and has no upgrade path. I still run an FX-8350 and I love it, so don't listen to the hate that may be coming your way for picking an AMD FX chip. And in time, with that water cooler, you could upgrade to an FX-9590 for a considerable upgrade.

But seriously great job! +1

Comment reply on audreyreenders's Completed Build: Intel Pentium Kaby Lake Micro-ITX NZXT Manta

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Why the Quadro? Why water cool a Pentium? Why an SSD twice the size of the HDD. +1 to this guy honestly for originality, we see too many R5 1600's and i7-7700K's, but I would love to go on the drug trip that was their thought process!

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: fn.sable()

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Been a long time fan of your scrapyard builds, I even have your profile page bookmarked to stay updated on all the latest ancient mashups! Hope you're enjoying parts from this decade, great job btw, and I'll agree, the 750 Ti still kicks ***! Looking forward to see more ancient build from that parts graveyard of yours! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] AM4 socket AMD Athlon Processors"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not true at all, these were always full AM4 processors, technically the first chips released on the AM4 platform but they were only sold in OEM units. Check AMD's site and Amazon, you could buy desktop towers with these exact processors months before the release of any Ryzen chip

Comment reply on EagleFriend1's Completed Build: The Not Vostro

  • 31 months ago
  • 9 points

I have made a very similar build for my office as well but I have to ask, why use the graphics card at all? The on board graphics of the i7-6700K completely outshine that of the GeForce 210, and your motherboard has just about the same display outputs. I would get rid of the card altogether, you'll see a significant boost in performance!

Comment reply on divergent0ne's Completed Build: Rain Rebuilt 2017

  • 32 months ago
  • 4 points

Did you read any of the description? It's a rebuild from a 2010 computer, obviously Ryzen wasn't an option

Comment reply on Andre21's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 1600

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I love everything about this build, thank you so much for being so informative! I too have been wanting a 1600 with a gtx 1070, but I have been finding so much debate on good ram and whether or not that CPU bottlenecks that GPU. You did an awesome job, can't wait to see the results of that stress test! +1000 if I could!

Comment reply on chaotichedgehog's Completed Build: 1500x

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

Small world, I'm doing the exact same, going from the 8350 to hopefully a Ryzen 5 1600, hoping to carry everything over with the obvious exception of the Mobo and ram. Hope you see a nice difference!

+1

Comment reply on KB_TheDireWolf's Completed Build: Project Red Husky | Ryzen 5 and GTX 1070 Custom Loop!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No one else has said it, Congrats on the first Ryzen 5 build! Nice loop, hope you love it, I can't wait to get my hands on the Ryzen 5 1600 myself!

Comment reply on eggbongo's Completed Build: Budget Baby

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Now that is devotion! most people would have given up with a project at this price point with as many problems you encountered so I commend you sir! good job! Just a side note, SebTheCat is right, you get an FX 4000 series chip for cheap, just note the FX series has no on board graphics so you would need a graphics card first! +1

Comment reply on Pfffmayne's Completed Build: 1700x = Broke

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to get that motherboard myself, liked the color scheme and the added wifi is a nice touch, but the price had me skeptical. How does it hold up, does it feel sturdy, any major issues? I see you got a decent overclock so that's a good sign. +1 overall, great job!

Comment reply on iwalkwithedead's Completed Build: Conop 8888 (AMD FX-8370)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

AMD Processor, AMD SSD, AMD Memory, Custom AMD cooling plate, This build is the definition of AMD fanboy and I love it. Would give more than one +1 if I could, love this build. Side note, how did you like working with that case and would you recommend it to someone wanting to do their own custom loop?

Comment reply on potuyit's Completed Build: The Ultimatum

  • 36 months ago
  • 5 points

LatamirDigital is right, ignore the hate. The people who say that AM3+ is a bad choice because it's a dead platform are the same people who look at an Intel LGA 1156 build and say what a great retro build they made. You did a good job. +1

Comment reply on Seatopen's Completed Build: Pocket Battleship

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely wonderful start. My Recommendations for parts would be as follows: The ever so popular Pentium 4560. Low price, Hyper Threading, good all around performer. The ASRock H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard. On board wifi and a slot for your boot drive. A GTX 1060 or an RX 470, a lot of different people will have an opinion on this one but either will be fine, the RX 470 will save you some money though and as for the RAM I'd say you'd only need 8GB, any brand would be fine but I would look for 1 8GB stick for upgrading possibilities and no more than 2400MHz as the board won't support it. Good luck, hope this helps!

Comment reply on bobdude_01's Completed Build: Budget Sleeper Build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build! I'm looking forward to putting a build inside the case of Dell Dimension 3000 that I got after I heard someone was just going to throw it away. Probably my Q6600. +1 for recycling!

Comment reply on Itsbubbaj's Completed Build: My assetto corsa /video/ gaming rig

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't listen to all the hate, the fact that you did this makes it stand out from the 100's of i7-7700K's and the GTX 1080's posted every day. This is YOUR build, no one else's, if you're happy with it then I applaud you sir for the creativity and resourcefulness! +1

Comment reply on bsmods's Completed Build: BSMODS - Zotac S8S

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Huge Zotac fan here, I won't get my GPU's from any other manufacturer, and while the SSD's may not be over the top I can't help but put those bad boy's in all of my builds, I wish they still made motherboards! Absolutely beautiful build, 100% jealous here but you certainly have sparked some ideas on a new Zotac theme build. Beautiful work!

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