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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it possible to update the Gigabyte B450 Aorus M BIOS without a CPU installed?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

you pretty much have to manually check every mobo you're considering, check if it supports ryzen 3rd gen with "all" of the BIOS versions in the compatibility lists they give

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it possible to update the Gigabyte B450 Aorus M BIOS without a CPU installed?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

the Asrock B450M AC also supports 3rd gen too

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What else do I need to build a PC?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Ayy you're welcome

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What else do I need to build a PC?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Hope you don't mind but I'm going to edit the list, it really could use some work to make sure you get the most performance for your money. I'll edit this post with the list when I'm done

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool Neptwin RGB 56.5 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory Team T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $118.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case $65.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $88.72 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1142.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-25 15:37 EST-0500

The i5 9600k and the R5 3600 are pretty much identical when it comes to gaming, but the motherboard for it is cheaper and still of very high quality, so I changed the i5 to a r5. Different RGB cooler for the same price, but much better cooling. 16gb of 3200Mhz RAM, you don't need 32gb of RAM unless if you're doing very memory intensive stuff like running servers or VMs. Much better SSD, has almost the same speeds as a Samsung 970 Evo, and much better than the Intel 660p. Better graphics card, since it fits the budget. Case that still has RGB fans and comes with a RGB hub, yet has muuuuch better airflow and better quality. Better power supply too, and removed the thermal paste since that comes with the cooler.

Overall much better performance for the same price. If you still need extra thermal paste, Kryonaut paste is $10.

Other than that, yeah you'll have everything you need to assemble and use this PC, assuming you have the mouse/keyboard, headphones/speakers, monitor, a flash drive of at least 8gb, and the cables associated. And a good, magnetic tip screwdriver :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you could have one super power, what would it be?"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

It's always been my dream to time travel pretty much. To experience all the different time periods in the past and future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic ""DRAM Cache" filter for SSDs?"

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

+1 agree

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wondering what's a fair price for my pc to sell"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

honestly, 2-3 grand for that build is a reasonable range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "upgrading from a i5-7500K"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Intel 8th / 9th gen is not supported on skylake / kabylake boards

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hyper 212 RGB or GAMMAXX GTE?"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

the two coolers are as good as a Hyper 212, just one is 30 bucks and the other is 40 bucks, get the Gamamxx

Comment reply on Forum Topic "November 8, 2019 prayer request for friend and his mother."

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 points

Not the right time to spam emoticons and "F"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X264 vs New Nvenc"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hm, they may be pretty even when it comes to streaming / recording.

Play around with either option when you build the PC. x264 (which is CPU encoding) or Nvenc (which is GPU encoding), and see which has the least performance hit while still looking good on stream

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dilemma, building a R7 v. 3600x v. 3600; cost benefits"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

A Ryzen 5 3600 plus an RGB air cooler: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yJJjcq would be a pretty good combo, unless if your son really needs the extra cores and threads that a Ryzen 7 3700x offers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PCIe or MOBO wifi?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Having a dedicated PCIe WiFi card is better since you can pick one best fit for your budget / use case, and not have to worry about getting an extremely expensive motherboard.

A good budget WiFi card that has 5ghz and bluetooth would be this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tTdqqs/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X264 vs New Nvenc"

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I've had a chance to try both X264 and Nvenc, and it depends on your CPU / GPU combo on which will be better. My PC is an i5 2500s and a GTX 670. Since the i5 2500s is pretty weak, I went with Nvenc and was able to stream / record with no performance hit.

What CPU / GPU do you have / going to buy? If your list that you have saved is what you have, then I'd recommend going for Nvenc for encoding, at around 5000 - 8000 bitrate, depending on your internet speed (at MINIMUM about 10 mbps upload for 1080p30 streaming, maybe 1080p60 if you keep the bitrate low. For 1440p60, then you should have roughly I'd say somewhere in the 20mbps and higher)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could you guys look at my build? I would really appreciate it."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would not go with the Hyper 212. I'd go for the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports for the same price. It's better than the 212 (shorter, better looks, slightly quieter fan, lil bit cooler too)

Everything else seems good though!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "the width of the page on this build is broken for me"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

what settings is chrome using for the zoom and font size? what is the screen resolution?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "the width of the page on this build is broken for me"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm not seeing it on a 1600x900 monitor using Chrome or Edge, no zooming with default font settings. What is your settings?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] Arctic F9 PWM PST / F8 PWM PST"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Heyo, I had a hard time finding the F9 PWM PST fan. For some reason, the F9 PWM PST on here is just called "F9 PWM" instead of "F9 PWM PST" https://pcpartpicker.com/product/p7Qypg/arctic-cooling-case-fan-af9pwm while the normal PWM, non PST F9 is named "ARCTIC F9 PWM Rev. 2" when it should be named "F9 PWM"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] Arctic F9 PWM PST / F8 PWM PST"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thank you!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3600X for 1080p video editing?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

"is a 3600x good for video editing"

"any modern cpu will work for video editing, some faster than others"

your answer is the most "no ****" I've ever seen.

An answer would be like "A 3600x is great at video editing, it renders stuff in x time / whatever" not "any cpu can video edit"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3600X for 1080p video editing?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That doesn't answer his question

You basically only commented with the most "no **** sherlock" comment ever

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Common Mistakes Regarding Part Lists"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Quite a good chunk of your post is just opinions, rather than actual mistakes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] Arctic F9 PWM PST / F8 PWM PST"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Bump, been a week and a half

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build 1 or build 2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

But no numpad eh

gotta give him both options

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build 1 or build 2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Since he wants RGB, only good cheap full size options are Rosewill and Redragon, they're solid budget boards yo

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build 1 or build 2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the incompatibility is wrong. It's saying the motherboard doesn't support the CPU because it needs a BIOS update. In reality, the motherboard supports the CPU out of the box, doesn't need a BIOS update.

Anne Pro is def a looker, just you really have to get used to having pretty much no keys outside of the letters and numrow, needing to memorize button combos / modifiers to use other buttons

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build 1 or build 2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So am I :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build 1 or build 2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Again, the original keyboard in the OP was full sized, so I recommended a full sized, and can safely assume OP wants a full sized board.

Not everyone wants mega tiny keyboards eh

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build 1 or build 2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I didn't link the Anne Pro 2 because the original lists in the OP have keyboards that are full sized. It's up to OP to clarify whether or not he wants an absolutely tiny keyboard or not.

Also, Anne Pro 2 is 100 bucks, not 80 :P Not the same price.

I'll edit the list to have a better PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build 1 or build 2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The SeaSonic S12III is a new unit, it's not the same as the S12II

Here's a better PSU if OP can afford it https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FdRFf7/corsair-cx-2017-550w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020121-na

Rosewill makes pretty good mechanical keyboards, they're priced pretty well compared to other options.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build 1 or build 2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Neither are really good options, so here's a better one I whipped up for you.

The motherboard supports 3rd gen Ryzen out of the box.

Better CPU, cooler, M.2 SSD for Windows, better PSU (can always get a much more expensive and better option), matching PWM fans as the cooler, better monitor, better keyboard, better mouse

If you want an RGB keyboard, let me know and I'll find a good one and send a link

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 CPU Cooler $32.17 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $33.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $45.98 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC51 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.65 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $9.34 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC ACFAN00133A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $9.34 @ Amazon
Monitor ViewSonic XG2402 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $239.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9000V2 BR Wired Standard Keyboard $76.89 @ OutletPC
Mouse Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $49.85 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1159.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-10 11:37 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Not sure whether to get g-sync or freesync?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

nvidia cards support freesync now I believe

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 1600"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yup yup

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I use bluetooth wireless keyboard & mouse for brand new pc?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You'll need a Bluetooth adapter to use Bluetooth devices

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New CPU troubles"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's a very weird issue. After reading all of the posts in here, sounds like either your motherboard or power supply have died.

Do you have any other power supplies to quickly hook up to the system to test?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New laptop !"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Honestly any Ryzen 3 or Ryzen 5 laptop will do you good, just be sure the laptop has 8GB of RAM and an SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New CPU troubles"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Replace the Ryzen 7 2700 with the Ryzen 3 1200. Use some other computer and a flash drive to download the motherboard's updated BIOS https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/AB350M%20Pro4/index.asp#BIOS

Once that's downloaded, plug the flash drive into your Ryzen machine, boot up and go into BIOS, and follow the steps that the website says to update the BIOS.

Once it's done, replace the Ryzen 3 1200 with the Ryzen 7 2700 and see if it works

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New CPU troubles"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like an issue of your motherboard not having its BIOS updated to support the 2nd gen Ryzen CPU.

Do you happen to have any 1st gen Ryzen CPU's on hand to boot up to update the motherboard's BIOS?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can this AiO run PCSX2?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

To add on: I've noticed a lot of PS2 games looking or even playing entirely broken when using the GPU to process the graphics, which the only fix is to run the game in software rendering, aka the CPU.

This system would seriously struggle with emulating the PS2, even for the most perfect of games on the emulator.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Estimate for how much I could sell this pc?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

about $500 if you dust it and fix the cable management

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Low Traffic Shaded Minecraft Server"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For a Minecraft server, since it's single threaded, having as much single-core power as you can get is a big benefit. But, if you're skeptical, use the machine with the i5 + more RAM and SSD and see how it performs before upgrading the CPU. Since you're using the machine as a standalone hosting computer, the i5 may be perfectly fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming PC Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes you can always get another cooler later.

You don't "need" to oc. If you want to squeeze more performance out of your CPU or GPU though, that's when you try to overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming PC Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes if you upload the pictures to Imgur

You can use the stock cooler if you want to, just go with whichever you prefer, fancy RGB water cooling or the stock cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming PC Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol order it again / cancel the cancellation, it's alright

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming PC Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Since you already ordered / plan on ordering the Antec K240 cooler, you don't need the stock cooler. You can either use the stock cooler until you get your new Antec one, or just trash it, sell it, or do whatever you want with the stock cooler, since you don't need it.

I'd sell the cooler, get a couple bucks from it :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming PC Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Everything else is perfect

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