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Comment reply on Jefferysuckssalt's Completed Build: Budget Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree. It's great how much PC gaming can be done on a budget these days too!

Comment reply on Maxman1x2's Completed Build: First PC Build / Budget PC

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome budget build! I love that it's mini ITX. Looks like you spent the your money exactly where it counts.

Comment reply on deandabeanuk's Completed Build: HTPC Build for Family

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build. Good for basic computing and lots of upgrade room if desired.

Comment reply on jnanof's Completed Build: My best deal yet

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome find! How much did you sell it for?

Comment reply on LogicBomb's Completed Build: SFX Tricky

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I don't think I would do much of anything different for a build like this. Nice small case, plenty of CPU upgrade potential and plenty of current power. Perfect. Nice job!

Comment reply on LogicBomb's Completed Build: SFX Tricky

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why specifically would you choose one of the RX cards?

I agree with the choice the builder made because the 1060 is faster with DX 11 games and it has lower power consumption (which keeps heat down in a small case).

Comment reply on DragoHi5's Completed Build: AMD A10-7860k Dual graphics HTPC

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice little build. I'm glad to hear you aren't planning on gaming with dual graphics. I've read pretty bad things about how that isn't working very well yet.

Screen size doesn't matter at all for power consumption with the GPU. Only the resolution matters and only slightly if you aren't gaming.

Comment reply on TheSneakss's Completed Build: AMD Gaming Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Great mid-range build. Perfect for a starter gaming computer. You must have tons of parts if this was all in a bin.

Comment reply on starpilot149's Completed Build: Ashes of Eden

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this case. VR for Grandpa! Fantastic! Great Build!

Comment reply on starpilot149's Completed Build: Zero Wing

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet. What will this baby be used for?

Comment reply on Killabyte's Completed Build: TJ's $600-700 Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

AM4 is expected to come out in December. There is no hard date at this time, but that is probably a good bet. If not this year, it should be early next year. Article: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-apu-pro-bristol-ridge,32786.html

Comment reply on Diamondgolem16's Completed Build: Blood dragon

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You certainly spent money in the right places to get a great price to performance ratio. Fantastic job! I love it!

Comment reply on cranialcraft's Completed Build: My budget gaming pc

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't think the AM1 platform was really made for intense gaming, but I'm sure it runs Minecraft and the like just fine. Congrats on the build!

Comment reply on blaine244's Completed Build: Custom sleeved living room build (updated Pictures)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the use of space in this case. Colored power cables make it look nice too! Great build!

Comment reply on Killabyte's Completed Build: TJ's $600-700 Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

I love this build. Great bang for the buck with every component. Awesome job!

Comment reply on Killabyte's Completed Build: TJ's $600-700 Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

I feel like it was mentioned in the processor comments. It is a great processor for the money today. It competes well above it's price range.

Personally, I wouldn't go for an AMD processor with AM4 around the corner, but there is no question value for performance, the FX-8300 is fantastic.

Comment reply on majdyakoub's Completed Build: 'PEACE MACHINE' First Custom PC - 2016!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Those are some bright lights in the case! Nice Build!

Comment reply on l3tz's Completed Build: Mini portable Gamer for the desk

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I've been thinking of doing something like this for awhile. I love the concept and I think you did a great job with component choices. Sweet!

Comment reply on Xflamewithin's Completed Build: The Poor Man's GTX 1060 gaming rig ($350 CAD)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The card is a beast! 55C sounds about right gaming at 1080p. The card only sips 120 watts at full load. There is no reason to push it if you are maxing out your frame rate. If you find a game where the FPS is lower than you like, then overclock. At 55C you surely have some headroom. You'll probably become TDP limited before heat limited.

Comment reply on Xflamewithin's Completed Build: The Poor Man's GTX 1060 gaming rig ($350 CAD)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

From what I can tell, the only limit in Gears of War 4 with the 3GB 1060 is you can't go to 4k resolution (based on this video comparing the two GPU's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie-6y8m6Ogw). I wouldn't even try to go past 1080p with the 1060 personally (I like high FPS over eye candy if I had to choose).

I'd say Vulkan is too early to count as much of an advantage yet. DX12 certainly evens up the playing field between the two. Though there is a good chance Nvidia will improve DX12 performance once it becomes more widely adopted.

I agree Crossfire and FreeSync being good reasons to choose the RX470.

Both are good choices. While my money would go with Nvidia, my heart is with AMD. I think it is very important to have AMD in a strong position to strongly compete with Nvidia. Same thing with AMD and Intel. I hope I can justify a Zen upgrade.

Comment reply on Xflamewithin's Completed Build: The Poor Man's GTX 1060 gaming rig ($350 CAD)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this build! How does it run for you? I love the mix of parts. I doubt the i5-2400 will hurt you much. I'm still running a 2600k (@4.4GHz) and feel no need to upgrade. +1 love for Sandy Bridge

Comment reply on Xflamewithin's Completed Build: The Poor Man's GTX 1060 gaming rig ($350 CAD)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious why you say the RX 470 is a better choice over the 3GB 1060.

I would go with the 1060 for a few reasons. First, it it a decent bit faster on DX11 games and DX12 examples so far have the cards neck and neck. Second, Nvidia's cards take some load off the CPU, which in this build I would say is an important factor. Lastly, and its a small difference, the 1060 is more power efficient.

From what I've seen, the extra 1GB only makes a difference when texture sizes are pushed to the max, and only a few games (Digital Foundry tested this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1RWItff0eQ). If its my money I pick the 1060 over the RX 470 every time.

Comment reply on WtR's Completed Build: Wooden Custom Case Build. [First Build]

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Make sure to post your build! I love first time builds.

Comment reply on bloob002's Completed Build: Lugo - ITX Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree. Has to be one of the best looking sub $500 builds I've seen. Nice job!

Comment reply on Carroll's Completed Build: Darkness inside - First Built

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice component choices! I love the clean sleek look.

Comment reply on DrDad's Completed Build: Upgrade on the Cheap

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I like the extra room in the case for GPU + buying used parts to save $$. Nice choices.

Comment reply on Monitor's Completed Build: Compacted Energy

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! What I really like about this build is it has good current performance with tons of upgrade head-room a few years down the road. Nice job.

Comment reply on rzaksharif's Completed Build: Budget Linux System

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the first build! Nice looking setup. Enjoy the flavors of linux! Xubuntu is my personal favorite.

Comment reply on aventador18's Completed Build: First windows pc ever

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If the 460 gets you by for a few years, great! You would have a lot more GPU options at that point and a powerful enough CPU to handle a large upgrade.

Comment reply on aventador18's Completed Build: First windows pc ever

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Good PC to learn Windows with! Great upgrade potential with just a GPU swap if desired. I like this build a lot.

Comment reply on joshking403's Completed Build: PROJECT FLAT REZ

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing! Simply stunning.

Comment reply on FriedFruit's Completed Build: Box O' Fun

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I love powerful mini-ITX builds. Very Nice! I second more pictures of the box.

Comment reply on ticonus's Completed Build: Australian budget gaming PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build! I'd love to that CPU paired with a Hyper 212 Evo (or the like) and pushed up over 4Ghz!

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