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Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 build"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I realize the 1660Ti is good, but I'm still on the fence about it having 6 GB of VRAM rather than 8. They're also more expensive than the V 56, which can be undervolted or flashed to a 64. When I play GTA V, the memory usage estimate exceeds 6 GB as I run at 1440p max settings. He plans to get there eventually with minimal upgrades to the system itself.

Monitor and peripherals should be factored in as I'm not sure how long he will need to borrow my extra peripherals for. Windows shouldn't be an issue as I have a legit windows USB copy that I use for builds.

I realize I'm incurring more cost over time, but that is a very long way off. Given how Sandy Bridge-E currently performs, and the fact that there is an 8 core unlocked Xeon when 6 cores isn't enough, I think it works out nicely. I'm sure you can prove me wrong though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 build"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

My apologies, I thought it was understood that I would be buying mostly used. The new parts would be storage, case, cooler, and PSU.
Please don't take this the wrong way. While I really appreciate you taking the time to make a list, it's not for me. Sandy Bridge can equal and even exceed first gen Ryzen's capabilities, especially with slow 2400 MHz RAM. Additionally, B350 boards often have issues with the 8 core chips as their VRMs are not usually up to the task. The SSD is also too small. His requirement was SSD+ 1 TB HDD.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: Ascension

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Don’t bother with the Ryzen 2600 if you don’t have a lot of money.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: Ascension

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It works just fine, but this draws a lot less power than yours would.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: P1NNACL3

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

It has been a great mouse for me. Takes some getting used to but still a great mouse, and you can add weight to it.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: Ascension

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

It might, but I would get a more powerful PSU just to be safe.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: P1NNACL3

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it just might be an AsRock thing. Their boards can be very finicky. It's really up to you. I don't like Asus' customer service, so you best hope that if you go to the Hero, it works without any issues. They're both pretty good boards, I would just be wary and do a massive amount of research into the Ultimate before buying.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: Ascension

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the advice! I'll keep that in mind for the future, just the monitor I got for him doesn't support Freesync. It was originally just supposed to be a second monitor for me but I decided I'd give it to him so he doesn't have to play at 1024x768.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: Ascension

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I will for sure get more photos in. I just thought I had more than I did on my phone when I posted this.

Comment reply on Paladin2016's Completed Build: 2018 Custom Build - "Slow Burn"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

No reason to mess with the settings on the GPU anyway unless you want to max out power limit and heat limit. If you do that, it will overclock itself.

Comment reply on NewVoid's Completed Build: HYPERCELL. Machine of the Future

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

"Beats most if not all X470 I have seen" Did you mean B450? Because I'm sure my Taichi Ultimate would demolish that board. Regardless, congrats on the feature and glad to have you here.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: P1NNACL3

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I know I am. I'll have to check when I get a chance, but I know I at least updated the bios once or twice since I built it.

Comment reply on LatiosGaming's Completed Build: P1NNACL3

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Overclocks don't like to stick, and weird errors occasionally happen. It also took me 3 months of on and off troubleshooting before it magically POSTed out of nowhere.

Comment reply on Aoiree's Completed Build: Overly Ambitious SFF Gaming PC

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Zen 3 is a long way off and he primarily games. Even if he got into editing and such, all it takes is a 5 GHz OC to bite at the heels of the 2700X (stock) in editing. 6 blazing fast cores is plenty.

Comment reply on Aoiree's Completed Build: Overly Ambitious SFF Gaming PC

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

He did say it was for gaming though. The extra 4 threads the 2700X would provide aren't necessary for that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been looking into the idea of getting an HD 7970 GHz edition. It's above my current 430W PSU's capabilities, but I'm thinking if I sell it and get a slightly better PSU with the money I save from not getting a 960 4GB it may be worth it. What do you guys think?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason I want to keep costs down is because I have to fund this myself and my job doesn't quite pay enough for the more expensive cards. I sure wish I could afford another 1070 or similar, but I'm not so lucky.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend a 960 4GB?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought the 1050Ti/equivalent was able to maintain a constant 60 FPS at max settings. Isn't the 1060 6GB/RX 480/RX 580 a little bit too much?

Comment reply on fingerz1's Completed Build: Poseidon - I command water

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Not like he can please everyone.

Comment reply on voinyk's Completed Build: X99 AURA RGB

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty solid.

Comment reply on bglorioso7's Completed Build: Secondairy Gigabyte Gaming Computer

  • 14 months ago
  • -3 points

A 1080 and an overclocked G4560. Seems legit.

Comment reply on NeXTechNews's Completed Build: Custom Built Wooden NAS Case

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this. No wonder it got a feature, so unique and professionally done. The last picture is the icing in the cake, definitely deserves the spotlight. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 950"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I've done everything right and everything is plugged in as it should be. I've triple checked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 950"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now I'm testing it out of the case on top of the cardboard box the motherboard came in, which is on top of a wooden surface in a room with wooden flooring. Everything is plugged in as it should be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 950"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything is brand new. I couldn't have overclocked it if I tried, I haven't gotten it to post ever since I first put it together. RAM sticks are fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 950"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The board is brand new. I'm using a 2700X and an X470 Taichi Ultimate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 950"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The 950 is based on Excavator, which yes is a Bulldozer derivative, but is different than the Steamroller architecture used in the 860K.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 950"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Refuses to POST. I've gone through everything and at this point it's either the CPU or board itself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 950"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm having issues with my current build so I was going to buy the chip to make sure the CPU was not the issue and then use it for a guest PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 950"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm having issues with my current build so I was going to buy the chip to make sure the CPU was not the issue and then use it for a guest PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you all for the suggestions. I'll be ordering parts soon.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a pretty good build, I just really don't want to support Intel, not to start anything. It's more of a personal thing. I appreciate you taking the time to put that together though, I'll be sure to take the SSD into consideration.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8700k vs 2700x"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

The difference between the two is HUGE. The VRMs are killer on the Taichi Ultimate. The stock cooler is nothing amazing. I suggest getting an AIO as I have.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA White 430W.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an EVGA White 430W. Works just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8700k vs 2700x"

  • 15 months ago
  • 4 points

In my opinion you should always overclock if it's available to you. The 8700K is fast, but much better when overclocked. Same with the 2700X.

As for boards I recommend the X470 Taichi or the X470 Taichi Ultimate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8700k vs 2700x"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

The 2700X is a content creation powerhouse, yes. The difference in gaming is noticeable on a graph, but if you're playing at high frame rates it doesn't really make a whole lot of difference in my opinion. I would go for the 2700X, but it's up to you. I actually just got my motherboard in today, I can give you cinebench scores for the 2700X later today or tomorrow if you like. The 8700K is no joke, make no mistake. It has 6 cores and 12 threads that will shred through anything you throw at it. The difference between the two is just that one shreds through gaming faster and the other shreds through content creation faster.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not worried about a PSU, I have one laying around.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

An idea I had was replacing the 1050Ti with an RX 560 1024 and running in crossfire. I'm not all too familiar with crossfire as I've only used NVIDIA GPUs. Would that work or be worth it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8700k vs 2700x"

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

It comes down to how you define occasional. The 8700K is faster in gaming and always will be. But the 2700X murders the 8700K in editing and in streaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Legally yes. I'm just trying to spend as little as possible as this is coming out of my pocket. As a 16 year old there aren't many jobs available to me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not an installer that I downloaded, I just made one out of a flashdrive like lots of other people do and have done, from an activated WIN 10 copy I have.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Not too shabby. I'll keep this in mind and tweak it a bit. Thanks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guest PC"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I should have clarified. No, I don't need an OS as I have a WIN 10 installer and I can just run WIN 10 unactivated.

Comment reply on dhess34's Completed Build: The Ryzen Fall of the Intel Empire (In Win Chopin - HTPC)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

That's correct, they are having issues with 10nm and are having to release 14nm+++, or Whiskey Lake.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How drastic is the difference between RAM speeds?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

With Ryzen, you want your RAM to be as fast as possible. The infinity fabric communicates quickly, but is dependent upon RAM speed and timings. In all of the speeds you posted, there is a noticeable jump each time you go up the ladder.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM Question for Ryzen"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that's good to hear. The whole idea was to have a streaming rig that could bite at the heels of the 8700K in gaming once all parts capable of being overclocked were pushed to their limits. I didn't want to bother with X299 because of all the VRM issues and not to mention price. X99 is also a little old now.

Comment reply on Othercargo's Completed Build: Future-proofing Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

If the man doesn't need 16 cores he doesn't need 16 cores. Besides, a lot of games have issues with how many threads the 1950X has, requiring you to use game mode.

Comment reply on Othercargo's Completed Build: Future-proofing Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I would think at this price point you would want the best parts available, yes? Besides, nobody wants a disk failure. Generally HDDs have a higher failure risk than SSDs, because they have moving parts.

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