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Comment reply on Forum Topic "What CPU cooler would work good for the i7 8700k?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the clarification! Does this also apply to an opposite scenario ( ie if you install noctua fans on a different cooler all together can the fans make the cooler much stronger? )

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What CPU cooler would work good for the i7 8700k?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I might get it but now i have to figure out if i'd both of my hard drive cages if i install a 360mm rad or just one. Its difficult to find answers online so i guess ill dive into the user manual to figure it out,

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I cannot guarantee a 5.1GHz overclock even with the most expensive AIO on a delidded cpu. The silicon lottery is real and you can't guarantee anything above 4.8GHz with the i7 processors. But a case with optimal airflow and a fancy 280mm AIO are required Your case is good but im not too sure about the AIO i'd recommend the classic NZXT kraken x52 or x62 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $156.29 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $156.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 23:56 EDT-0400
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $149.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 23:57 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Color theme I do have a few questions however - What is your budget? - Do you plan to OverClock your CPU? and if so how much of an OverClock do you want to achieve? Here's what i'd recommend. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $360.98 @ Newegg Business
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN360EX 229.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $141.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $141.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING X Video Card $769.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $129.89 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $274.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $129.99 @ B&H
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $48.91 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2586.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 23:04 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel is better for gaming but in budget builds ryzen's value for the money truly shines. The only real disadvantage in pricing would be RAM costs.

Also if you want lighting in your case and for a similar price i'd recommend the Phanteks p400s

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $84.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 20:29 EDT-0400

The classic NZXT S340 is also a good choice

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $85.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $85.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 20:30 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for friend"

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

My friend flips Budget end PC's as a hobby and generally likes to buy old refurbished PCs on amazon change the PSU and generally adds a GPU, Ram and sometimes an SSD to make them into a budget gaming PC. If You don't mind buying a refurbished PC and updating it to the modern era than heres one slightly more than $700 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Memory G.Skill - Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $49.05 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $169.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ B&H
Monitor Sceptre - E248W-1920 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $89.00 @ Walmart
Keyboard Redragon - S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $35.99 @ Amazon
Other Dell OptiPlex 7010 Minitower Desktop PC - Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB DVD Windows 10 Professional (Certified Refurbishedd) $215.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $717.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 16:59 EDT-0400

I'd recommend you buy a SATA cable as well if you go with this list

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Other Cable Matters (3 Pack) Straight 6.0 Gbps SATA III Cable - 18 Inches $7.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $7.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 17:11 EDT-0400
  • If you want only new parts than here's a great budget alternative

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $98.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $76.51 @ OutletPC
Memory Patriot - Signature Line 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $28.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8GB Video Card $229.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ B&H
Monitor Acer - R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $35.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $808.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-20 17:08 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Gaming PC 1080p 144hz"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends, i chose the 2700 because its more future proof for future e-sports titles in terms of its 8 cores instead of 6 and it gives slightly more preformance than the 6 core 2600, if you wanted to save that money you could go with the 2600 and still have good performance. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $164.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $389.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $192.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1202.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-19 14:20 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a cheap but good cooler for the i7-8700"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I resend my recommendation i didn't do enough research on my part and i dont want you to buy the wrong CPU cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a cheap but good cooler for the i7-8700"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Noctua makes some pretty good CPU coolers ( Do not recommend ) https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xxphP6/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhl9i

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Gaming PC 1080p 144hz"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

For a PC including at least a 144hz monitor for e-sports titles at 1080p you don't need something like a gtx 1080 or 1080 ti. You can reasonably get over the 144hz threshold in most games at 1080p with a gtx 1070 and still stick to around the $1300 mark. Here's My List

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What motherboards would you recommend for Intels current Gen CPU's?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

8700k which is unlocked. I want to OC it as far as i can go

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Opinions on my first build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Should i go with the one i listed or https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rXCrxr/msi-z370-gaming-plus-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370-gaming-plus ? Or possibly get a different color theme ( because i want to have a consistent color theme in my build )

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Opinions on my first build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I probably will upgrade from 16gb in the future to 32 but i wont need 32 for now. But if the Adobe suite is better than intel than ill go with the i7 8700k as it's also slightly better at gaming than the r7 2700x.

I do have question however, if i get intel what are the performance loss if i go with 3000 ram instead of 3200? In both games and the adobe suite?

As that is in less than a week I would say that is a great idea. Too many unknowns for the new cards where I will never recommend pre-ordering because it would suck if you invest that much money into the unknown.

I do not like wasting my money so i never pre order. If RTX turns out to be worth the price increase i might get the 2080 or 2080ti but i also know Pascal is still a great option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Budget GPU thats comparable to intel integrated graphics?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Well there are two ryzen APU's which from what iv'e seen have better performance than intels integrated graphics with some calling ryzen 5 version a cheaper "gt 1030"

here is the ryzen 5 variant 2400g but there is a cheaper ryzen 3 here but if you really want a dedicated GPU get the before mentioned GT 1030 which i have linked here

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I run dual monitor?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what your using the monitors for, I currently have a similar dual monitor setup, one 1080p HDMI monitor i use for gaming/editing and other intensive tasks and have a small 4:3 720p VGA monitor for browsing the web and it runs fine on my integrated graphics CPU, i'd say unless your planning on using both of them for gaming the problem would arise from the CPU not GPU. To actually answer the question, if your using the 900p for simple tasks like web browsing then yes, if your using it for gaming you might need a better GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

If you plan on going for a 1070 go for the ATX option because you'll have a lot more upgradability. It will cost more up front but will give you more options for GPU's down the road. Although some micro atx cases dont have as much of a GPU clearance issue, some do but you can go up to a single fan micro 1060 such as this one without running into any clearance issues with micro atx cases.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good will this be for gaming?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for all the info! Hopefully your PC building business has great success in the future! I might be able to increase my budget in the near future and get some higher grade products! Not to mention where i live there's usually good sales around the 4th of july.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good will this be for gaming?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Im assuming the m.2 slot you mentioned before was a SATA m.2 SSD i think this is what you were referencing earlier. I will keep the NVME m.2 info in mind, i bet the SATA SSD's should be fast enough for general use. ( it currently takes around 3 minutes to load windows ) I understand that for games/other bulky items dont have better performance when you upgrade drives but the load times are usually exponentially faster depending on how fast the SSD is. ( i will have to put all of my videos/images/music/games etc on the HDD because it has the most storage )

When it comes to micro ATX mobos and cases will RAM slots and or RAM with tall heatsinks be an issue?

I saw the video and they seem to test it with reasonable hardware, not the typical 1080ti with 32gb of ram ( i don't think either of these CPU's would be a bottleneck for a 1080ti ) and the i5 8400 was on average around 10FPS faster on most of the games. But im wondering if the high CPU usage is because of the recording software as the video shows the i5 was above 80% usage on most of the games shown and wondering if this would be a problem because i do like the occasional multitasking, will this CPU be an issue if i want to have more than say just a game or just a single adobe or other productivity program running at once?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good will this be for gaming?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i currently have a pre built from dell and the only good part about it is the storage ( and windows 10 ) im pretty sure its rated at 7200rpm but boot times still take forever. I had been considering M.2 SSD's because i heard they are faster but if that's the case i might wait and buy a 1TB or a higher one in the future and use the 250GB 2.5in drive now ( one of the reasons why i went for ADATA was because of its cloning tool ) When it comes to Micro ATX mobos and cases they dont seem to have much GPU upgradability past the 1060, if this is not the case correct me, but i might buy the next gen whatever nvidia calls it next cards ( although if AMD makes a GPU that is more powerful than the mid range nvidia cards next generation i might consider it too ). I dont need the portability of micro atx builds and i would be willing to spend more upfront if i get more out of my money ( in atx mobos ).

Also one question how is the i5 8400 better than the ryzen 5 1600 or 2600? I mean ryzens have multi threading ( which wouldn't help for gaming but will for productivity ) and have a higher base clocks of 3.2GHz and 3.4GHz respectively and can be OC'ed with just the stock coolers. Where as the i5 8400GHz is locked at 2.8? Im just wondering. Do you have an intel or ryzen system yourself? Do you know the real differences between the two because iv'e only had intel's my whole life and they've only been lower end ones.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good will this be for gaming?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm impressed with your list,i will certainly look into it. I probably should've stated this before, that i will be using an old 900GB hard drive as my main storage drive. The case looks good and all but superbiiz tends to charge alot in shipping not to mention of their reputation for taking forever to ship. I had a friend who bought a NZXT H440 from superbiiz because it was listed for 79.99 but ended up paying 30 or 40 in shipping ( although i think he bought some sort of premium shipping ). As for the video card, im wondering if it would be worth the price to performance, the main reason why i choose the EVGA superclocked is because of how cheap it is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good will this be for gaming?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Its about $10 more for a second gen but since July is coming up i can hopefully get some good sales and save a bit. I have a some what fixed budget and i want to be as close to it as possible.

Also i think you would benefit more from dual channel RAM rather than 3200, because 2666 is still decent middle of the road.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good will this be for gaming?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I will keep that in mind, i have heard ryzens benefit more from faster RAM, but ill probably have to do more deal searching in order to stay within my price range. If i can get a good deal on a second gen ill go for it but the CPU will also be upgraded down the road.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good will this be for gaming?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How much better are the current gen ryzen CPU's compared to the 1st gen? If i can find a decent deal on RAM ill try to increase the speed, but that will most likely be one of the first things i upgrade once RAM prices drop to a reasonable price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC Builder, need opinions"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I would suggest this dual channel kit, its the same brand,same color, has the benefits of dual channel and has a rated clock speed for only $1 more than what your current RAM (memory) costs. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YzNypg/gskill-memory-f42666c15d8gvr

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what GPU you are planning to upgrade to and how large will it be...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to pc"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid and all round build, but get an SSD ( it makes everything load much faster ), here's one on the cheap. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2FDzK8/kingston-a400-120gb-25-solid-state-drive-sa400s37120g

Also this is personal preference but i think the Ryzen 5 1600 is worth the bit of extra money here > https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mV98TW/amd-ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbaebox

Do you have a set budget in mind?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate my current build"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The first thing i will upgrade is RAM but they are so overpriced i had to cut corners. Would you say that the build has a good price to performance ratio?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need tips for my wanted new gaming PC"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2TB HDD is a bit on the overpriced side I found one that is MUCH cheaper and from i heard is incredibly reliable https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbL7YJ/seagate-barracuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm006

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Pc gamer"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend getting a ( 2 x 4GB ) kit for the memory instead of a ( 1 x 8GB ) as it will run a bit faster and is worth the bit of extra money. Also i would get more storage down the road i'm not sure if only 240GB will be enough for lots of games. Other than that i like your part list!

Comment reply on YksiPieniSieni's Completed Build: TUF Ryzen

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Will the 1050ti run chrome at 4K though? Great build! Can't wait to see it with the new GPU!

Comment reply on ShrimpAllergy's Completed Build: Azarath Current

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Your build looks great! Especially with all the RGB you have and around the $1000 price point, it combines looks without eating away the wallet. I do have one question, is one 250GB SSD going to be enough for even some gaming and productivity?

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