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Smithpachi's Completed Build: Asus ROG Evolve

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 1 hour ago

Do you remember when you didn't have to secure a mortgage to buy a graphics card?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

omario10's Completed Build: First Build (X299)

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 6 points 3 hours ago

Great build! Personally, I think you have a little bit of a bottleneck there though.

You should probably think about upgrading that CPU, it might not be able to keep up with the HD5770...

Benchmarks

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

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 8 hours ago

Most users buying the lowest-priced processor on the line aren't going to be utilizing all the PCI lanes anyway, as you probably aren't going to crossfire or SLI anything on this system. I would say that the lesser amount of L3 will likely be offset by the increased performance of a single CCX.

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

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 12 hours ago

I've ran the benchmarks on that particular site with every computer I've built (quite a few) and I have found it to be very accurate in terms of measuring overall performance. If I put all my builds in a line according to those reported scores, I would see a definite scaling from best to worst in terms of performance. What I like about Userbenchmark is that you actually download a benchmarking tool to your computer and run it. It tests the major components in your system and breaks down performance of the CPU, memory, storage drives, and graphics giving you performance metrics of each component.

I understand that these tests are overly broad and not specific to each individual user-task. That being said, it is a very good overall test to gauge a computer's relative performance in common tasks.

You may be thinking of sites like GPUBoss, yes I agree those are way off a lot of the time and do not actually test individual systems, rather they draw data from other sites and pretty much just mash them all up together.

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

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 13 hours ago

It's possible prices will drop on the 1200 soon, but right now the 2200G is actually $5 cheaper and still performs (CPU only of course) about 10% better overall compared to the 1200. For the here and now, I would definitely go with the 2200g. even if you don't plan on using the iGPU, it is there and basically free when compared with the 1200.

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

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 5 points 13 hours ago

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-3-2200G-vs-AMD-Ryzen-3-1200/m441832vs3931

The 2200G is $5 cheaper than the Ryzen 1200 and performs 10% better. Even if you don't plan on using the integrated Vega graphics, it's still a really good quad-core for the price. And it sure doesn't hurt to have a backup graphics solution on hand in case something happens to the 1050ti.

G_rot777's Completed Build: Subreme Meme Browsing Machine

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 22 hours ago

Love the build! $213 for that 980 Ti is a great deal!

+1 just for Wheeljack

plsinsertname's Completed Build: MacBook Pro 13" 2012

plsinsertname's Completed Build: MacBook Pro 13" 2012

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

My wife has an i5-3320M in her Sony Vaio laptop with 8GB of DDR3 1600 and a WD Black 7200RPM HDD. She edits 4k GoPro videos and I can tell you it will be "ok", but if you do a lot of timeline scrubbing you will have a very choppy and slowly responding system with this setup. It will work, but for 4k editing you would be much better off with a desktop computer, even a cheap Hackintosh with a newer non-mobile i3 for $300-400 would probably work better for your intended use.

tydowntyty's Completed Build: Jankiest build ever!

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 3 points 1 day ago

Most... Accurate... Build name.

Ever.

Of all time.

guitpicker007's Completed Build: Larry

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

Hi Larry.

alejcho's Completed Build: AZEND Mini - Ryzen SFF eSports HTPC Build

vortice93's Completed Build: My Little Beast 2.0

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 3 days ago

Good God. This is a perfect echo of my build from 2015. I had an FX8350, and the exact same motherboard, SSD, graphics card, and power supply. I mean even the same brands. I also had the Logitech G105 (MW3 edition) and a SteelSeries mouse. Eerie.

+1 and I'm a little nostalgic about the whole thing.

altin102931's Completed Build: AMD A8 serries Budget PUBG build

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

That being said, you would have a much better gaming experience upgrading to a 1050ti and just using the 7650k as a CPU. I know it would defeat the purpose of using that APU, but the fact is the 7650k/R7 240 combo was "ok" in 2015 for budget gaming and hasn't aged well. Trust me, when you are ready for an upgrade, ditch the 240 and find a 1050ti for under $200. You will have a much better gaming experience.

Not trying to be negative, in fact I had an a10-6800k in my daughters old computer with an R7 250 and it was fine for what she used it for and the games she played. But today's games are just too much for that setup.

p0Pe's Completed Build: Rhino - A super overkill quad SLI build

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

All those sleeved cables made me tingle...

Seatown's Completed Build: From console to gaming PC

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 3 points 5 days ago

That's $80 more than my 1070 was last May... Damn.

koojo's Completed Build: Content

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Yeah. Graphics card prices have to come down, I just don't see how this market is sustainable. I got my EVGA GTX 1070 for $399 last May and it came with a free game. The fact that retailers like PCOutlet are currently selling this exact same card for $899 and have the audacity to mark it "on sale - reg. $1199" just blows my mind.

https://www.outletpc.com/od8572-evga-08gp46173kr-geforce-gtx-1070-sc-gaming-acx.html?utm_source=od8572-evga-08gp46173kr-geforce-gtx-1070-sc-gaming-acx&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=pcpartpicker&utm_content=EVGA%2B-%2BVideo%20Cards

Reptagon's Completed Build: MonoChrome Build

Reptagon's Completed Build: MonoChrome Build

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/amd-radeon-rx-480-review/1100-6441354/

Was a pretty good article and they benched some games at maxed out settings. The RX480 ran Shadow of Mordor at maxed settings 4k and got 30FPS.

It also got 35FPS on Witcher 3 at 1440p, but that was with the settings maxed out. Just using the high settings preset (or a custom mix of medium/high) will make all the difference with higher resolutions and get you either to 60FPS or very close.

I would probably choose medium/high settings at 1440p over ultra settings at 1080p for most games, all other things being equal.

zknicho1's Completed Build: First Build/Lights are Nice

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

XD

zknicho1's Completed Build: First Build/Lights are Nice

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

Yes. And don't come back until you have at least 10 pieces of RGB.

zknicho1's Completed Build: First Build/Lights are Nice

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

You used the cable grommets, and routed the CPU power cable behind the motherboard... You're doing alright.

zknicho1's Completed Build: First Build/Lights are Nice

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 4 points 7 days ago

I see my playful sarcasm went over your head.

 This is my first build so feel free to destroy me.

Since there's nothing wrong with this build, I decided to make a joking nitpick just to indulge the builder's wishes.

No need to be upset about it.

zknicho1's Completed Build: First Build/Lights are Nice

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 4 points 7 days ago

Your RAM and motherboard aren't color-coordinated.

Consider yourself destroyed.

Air_Wizardo's Completed Build: pickle_3

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

I have three NF-F12s installed in my case now, the three NF-a14s I ordered will be here Monday. I do love them for quiet airflow.

Air_Wizardo's Completed Build: pickle_3

nicrm2007's Completed Build: My Ivy Bridge PC Build

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 9 days ago
 only single GPU (not including Titans) that can game in 4k with 60+ fps.

Not really true. Even the 1070/1080 can game perfectly well at 4k 60FPS, just not at high or ultra settings on a lot of games. For most games out now (with the exception of card killers like GR: Wildlands, Deus EX, etc...) picking medium preset graphics options will result in 60FPS (or very close to) at 4k with a GTX1070.

Case in point, I played Gears of War Ultimate Edition on my 4k TV and my old GTX970 had no problem hitting 60FPS, just at the medium preset. If I tried to go to the high preset though my frames dumped down to the 30s and 40s.

That being said, I would completely agree that if you're talking 4k, 60FPS, at high or Ultra settings... Yeah it's pretty much 1080ti for a single-card solution.

mikev909's Completed Build: Blasted for the past

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 9 days ago
 I build this computer... was in 2007

Wait... 2007?

Mason54's Completed Build: Fr0st Bite

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

Probably won't be the last time I'll see Vaseline on a parts list here, seeing as it comes bundled with GTX 1080s now...

gormern69's Completed Build: Yllrig

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 11 days ago

I've seen DIY computer cases (not the brand) made out of all different types of material, but I gotta say this is the only one I've ever seen that's made out of OSB. Kudos!

LeMMingSlayeR's Completed Build: Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue.

LeMMingSlayeR submitter 15 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

It's a real thing, since long before there were TVs.

This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme ("Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe"), and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on her wedding day. They are basically good luck charms. They are the symbolic tokens of love from the Bride's mother, sister, other relatives, and attendants will give these to her at the eleventh hour. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.

Of course I named the build this because it's parts fit the rhyme more literally, not any kind of metaphor.

LeMMingSlayeR's Completed Build: Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue.

LeMMingSlayeR submitter 15 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Thank you! Yeah, it's a hobby for me. I have a few boxes in the garage of just old parts waiting for a project to go into. I even have an old Nvidia GT 120 card, I only kept it because it was one of the first cards I ever saw that had an HDMI and I thought it was neat.

LeMMingSlayeR's Completed Build: Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue.

LeMMingSlayeR submitter 15 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Thank you! The Fractal case is a nightmare for cable management, but I actually like it for smaller builds. I do also like top-mounted PSUs for no other reason than they further assist case airflow by pulling air out.

LeMMingSlayeR's Completed Build: Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue.

LeMMingSlayeR submitter 15 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

I did a quick eBay search to look for something cheap and non-OEM, I'll do a little digging later but it's nothing I want to spend a lot of money on. Just for future tinkering.

p0Pe's Completed Build: Benchy McBenchface

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 44 points 12 days ago

Its so... beautiful.

Also, best named PC.

Ever.

Of all time.

+1

KobeWazHere's Completed Build: 15 Year Old 1st PC Build

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

I got mine from Best Buy last May for $399, came with free copy of Mass Effect: Andromeda. I can't believe I'm referring to 2017 as the "good old days"...

KobeWazHere's Completed Build: 15 Year Old 1st PC Build

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

It throttles at 60c? I have the EVGA 1070 SC and my fans don't even come on until it hits 60c, running at 2000mhz on the core and my temps max out at 64c with no throttling. Did you adjust the voltage when you overclocked? Even Founder's Edition 1070s will coast along at 80c no problem.

Chipsaru's Completed Build: Air 240 Micro ATX Custom Loop

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 4 points 12 days ago

It reminds me of Crystal Pepsi.

Beautifully clear, and yet subconsciously unnerving.

Beauty of a build you ended up with.

+1

tarkett's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 1700 Build

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

Very nice build! I upgraded from my old FX8350 to the Ryzen 1700 at launch and I completely agree, it was and is a night-and-day difference. I primarily game on my machine (and occasionally edit 4k video from my wife's GoPro Hero5) and there isn't anything I've been able to do to this processor to slow it down.

+1

guitpicker007's Completed Build: Blister

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 4 points 13 days ago

Price to performance win! In a few months he can get a nice $50 EVGA (or preferred brand 80+) power supply, a cheap tower cooler (Hyper 212 or similar) to cut down CPU fan noise and give a nice OC bonus, and maybe an SSD. If the deals are right for another $100(ish) he can really make this old FX system cool and fast.

+1

dingdongmycatisgone's Completed Build: "Big Boy" V1

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 13 days ago
 I'm experiencing random shut-downs

Have you flashed your motherboard BIOS to the most current version? Another thing you can check is to remove one memory module at a time and use the computer to see if it reoccurs. I had random blue screens and shutdowns on my son's old AM3+ computer and finally tracked it down to a bad memory stick, but only when it accessed a certain part of the memory.

Also, you can get a cheap fan hub like this one, I use the same one and have three Noctua NF-F12s running off of one motherboard fan header.

DoHbOyBlAzEd's Completed Build: I'm out of names, seriously.

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

I could believe that would be the case, except that even on Nvidia's website these cards are still at their original MSRP when in stock. And that's selling directly to the public, even if Retailers are paying MSRP for cards does it justify a 100% markup? Most retail electronics have a very low markup from wholesale to consumer, 10-12% is not uncommon. I find it hard to believe that Newegg or Microcenter is paying more than $500 per card for a bulk order of GTX 1070s.

DoHbOyBlAzEd's Completed Build: I'm out of names, seriously.

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 13 days ago

You're telling me. I got an EVGA GTX 1070 SC last May for $399 from Best Buy, and it even came with a free copy of Mass Effect: Andromeda. That same card a few weeks ago couldn't be found for less than $800. I think it's criminal how even retailers are gouging prices on graphics cards right now.

DoHbOyBlAzEd's Completed Build: I'm out of names, seriously.

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

Yeah, the graphics card market is all over the place right now. The used cards are really the best deals out there now, on eBay you can get a used GTX970 for about $250 if you're patient, and $300 isn't too bad for a used GTX980. They might not be quite as fast as they were comparatively two years ago, but still not bad cards and handle 1080p gaming just fine.

raisedwizardry's Completed Build: Mini Home Sever Upgrade - Misty Mountain

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

Nice to see an old Trinity APU. I have an A10-6800k in the garage that I'm pairing with an old GTX470 for a sub-$100 budget gaming build. I was really and truly impressed with the integrated graphics of the A10 series APUs when they came out, and even today they aren't bad on their own for older or light games.

+1

Wheres_His_Leash's Completed Build: Kinda like Fire

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 3 points 13 days ago

Those hose clamps, tho...

Kinda janky.

I like janky.

+1

SnowbigdealSubieKid's Completed Build: X99 Refresh

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

Here is the brand of filters I put in my build. my Air 540 sits on carpet and I have three kids and four cats. I usually clean the filters our about every three months and my components are dust and hair free. They're a little pricy, but I've had mine in there for over two years now and I swear by them.

jlsez's Completed Build: Nova Lite

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 14 days ago

Very nice build! I love that case, and very clean cable management you have there as well.

It's a shame about graphics card prices now, I have that same EVGA card and in May of last year it was $399 at Best Buy with a free copy of Mass Effect: Andromeda. In all honesty though $529 is actually a very good price right now, as crazy as that sounds.

 the ram sits so tight against the 24 pin power cable

Definitely the motherboard thats the problem there, the 24pin connector is just too close to the DIMM slot.

+1

SnowbigdealSubieKid's Completed Build: X99 Refresh

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 2 points 14 days ago

Very nice build! I have the Air 540 case (love it) and that 740 is very appealing. I also had all Corsair AF series LED fans but now am in the process of switching over to all Noctua fans (the 3 140mms are in the mail now), I like the AFs but with the dust filters I use they were just too loud at speeds required for good air pressure.

jeffm's Completed Build: Build from 2012 - Updating soon to another PC

LeMMingSlayeR 15 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

Go in peace, faithful build. Go in peace.

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