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Comment reply on RhinoDM's Completed Build: The Grandparent Build (2nd Build)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

They're good, not much to say about the RAM and CPU, they are just what they are. The mobo is pretty nice, I like the MSI BIOS, most things are in a useful place, just the vertical USB 3.0 header is annoying as the cable isn't flexible at all, but all mITX boards seem to have it.

Comment reply on RhinoDM's Completed Build: The Grandparent Build (2nd Build)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

The only game they'll be playing is Solitare!

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Went with following:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6900K 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $999.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Jet
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $299.99 @ Jet
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $189.36 @ Jet
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ARMOR OCV1 Video Card $258.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $95.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $164.99 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 29UM68-P 29.0" 2560x1080 60Hz Monitor $249.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2966.27
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2946.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-21 14:31 EST-0500

Some parts would be used to upgrade my video editing PC, other bits to give to a friend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming and video editing/rendering build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an AIO (All In One) cooler, so you literally just install it and leave it, there's nothing else and no maintainance to do. (I have the H60 in my build, and haven't touched it since I built it in August) They tend to give better cooling than air at this quality. If you're still not happy, that's absolutely fine, get something like the Noctua NH-U12S or NH-U14S.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/wjmLrH/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu12s http://pcpartpicker.com/product/DMjG3C/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu14s

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming and video editing/rendering build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that's my bad, I just read '212' and assumed it was the Evo, as its so popular. I think with the other high end stuff in your build, I'd get a higher end cooler than either of the 212s.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming and video editing/rendering build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll get what you need for $3k, spending more would just be overkill and a waste of money. Currently your build will draw about 500W, so a 1000W PSU has plenty of headroom for overclocking.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Editing Only In Adobe Premiere/Lightroom/PS"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I like those changes, I'd also add a 1TB HDD, you'll soon run out of space on the SSD. The only thing I disagree on is the GPU, while OpenCL on an AMD card will work fine, Adobe likes CUDA, so an Nvida card might be the way forward. The 1050 Ti is great, and in theory will handle 4k when you move to it. The PSU is nice, though if you wanted top quality, consider an EVGA 550W G2.

What case do you have btw?

I'm currently editing 1080p footage on a 6700, and timeline stuff has been fine, and render times also decent. I'm planning to get a Mavic next month. The hyper threading will help, and Premiere Pro likes fast cores, so the 6700k is perfect for that. It will also handle 4k alongside the 1050 Ti, so the build would pretty much be ready for 4k, without any upgrades.

P.S. Nice vid!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming and video editing/rendering build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Assuming you'll be gaming at 1440p from the original post. A single GTX 1080 will be fine if you're aiming for 60 FPS. The R5 is a nice case for a quiet build, the other option is the NZXT H440.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6900K 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $1044.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard Asus X99-A II ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $233.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $179.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $164.99 @ Jet
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB CLASSIFIED GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card $760.45 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $170.48 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2928.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-12 22:06 EST-0500

6900k, as requested. The 212 Evo is popular, and great for the price, but you can do better. That Mobo has everything you wanted. You'll only really need 32GB of RAM, if you really need it, add another 32GB in the future. SSD for OS and some games, large capacity HDD for video storage. As I said before, the single 1080 should be fine for 1440p. The R5 is a nice case. High quality PSU.

There's no way you were going to get an 8 core CPU, SLI and 128GB of RAM for $3000. Total overkill, this is much more reasonable. And nicely on budget.

Comment reply on TheArtcore's Completed Build: Current PC Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

All this is good advice! The 1060 6GB is a great choice, got one myself. Made two lists of upgrades you can get for you so you can click through to product pages:

Cheapest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $42.98 @ PCM
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $61.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $441.82
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $431.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-07 11:41 EST-0500

More expensive:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $136.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $42.98 @ PCM
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.89 @ OutletPC
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $618.74
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $608.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-07 11:47 EST-0500

Feel free to mix and match from both to suit how much you want to spend, but be aware that the 6600k needs that CPU cooler as it doesn't come with one. You can swap the cooler for an AIO liquid cooler too if you wanted, like the NZXT X61 or Corsair H100i v2.

I almost want to say get a new case too, but at that point it's basically an entirely new build. I like the Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S, Fractal Design Define S and NZXT S340.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Portable HTPC for Mom Revision 2. Opinions and Suggestions Wanted !!"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the use is after the colon, the bits in brackets are just examples so people know what kind of thing to write.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Portable HTPC for Mom Revision 2. Opinions and Suggestions Wanted !!"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

So changing the PSU has been mentioned. You'd also be fine with 8GB of RAM and probably get away with an i3 6100... Get a large capacity HDD instead of the SSD (I assume the M.2 is the OS drive), far better value and there's no need for the SSD speed if it's just going to store movies etc. TBH, using a regular SATA SSD as the OS drive will be fine, and save even more money. You could use the stock cooler too, up to you.

Here's those suggestions in a list

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $36.67 @ NCIX US
Storage OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $65.90 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.68 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 380T Mini ITX Tower Case Purchased For $139.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan $20.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-LPRO-12025R-RP 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan $15.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus MX259H 25.0" 60Hz Monitor $199.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $910.05
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $900.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-02 21:00 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Portable HTPC for Mom Revision 2. Opinions and Suggestions Wanted !!"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Except its a HTPC, not for gaming/rendering, read it carefully!

Comment reply on Blog Post "ASUS ROG Giveaway"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Pity it's another thing that's North America only, which is not the centre of the known universe, despite what some people think. (Nothing against you PCPP though) My GTX 1060 Dual is arriving tomorrow, and by the time the contest ends I will have already got some extentions from CableMod, so if I could enter and somehow won, it would be too late and rather frustating, so maybe its a good thing I can't enter...

P.S. Perhaps mention in the article it's US/Canada only?

Comment reply on Jaime.g's Build Guide: The Game Extremest!!!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Not entirely sure what you need 37TB of storage for, even if you RAID it, unless you shoot a lot of video in 4k... I'll say the same thing for 64GB of RAM, espeically overpriced stuff like that Corsair LED... Other parts are also overpriced, but it's your build...

Comment reply on Blog Post "Pick Your Favorite MSI Components Giveaway"

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes please. ($3 under, phew!)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $427.04 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING 7 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $250.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston FURY 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $284.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.48 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $155.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $155.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $719.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $179.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2497.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 19:01 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Build - Need some feedback before I start buying everything!"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, would swap the 600B PSU for a 550 G2 though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to make a gaming, streaming, and rendering build around $1,200"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Went $100 over. Should run stuff at 1440p.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $142.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.48 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $429.00 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1347.57
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1302.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-30 18:19 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For my mom please evaluate"

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

You're literally throwing money away. Everyone here is telling you it's overkill. Add in a GPU and that turns into a serious gaming rig. Your mum doesn't need that kind of performance. By all means watercool it if you want to practice, but get an i3, 8GBs of RAM and a SATA SSD. You also might want to go ATX rather than ITX for water cooling as you'll have a lot more space to work with if you're practicing. (TBH, the kit you're getting is almost a slightly fancy AIO, hardly a full DIY watercooling thing)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hows My Setup?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, they use the same SATA connectors and the drive bays should have mounting points for the smaller 2.5" SSD as well as the 3.5" HDD. Make sure you choose the SSD when booting up for the first time to intall Windows on. Do some research and googling if you want to know more. That build looks great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£1200 Gaming/Editing PC - Black and White theme - need final thoughts"

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

WD Blue, got one in my build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hows My Setup?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

An SSD is much faster than a HDD. However, they are much more expensive per GB, so what a lot of people do, inculding myself, is have an SSD for the OS and Programs, and HDDs to store everything else like the video files. This way you get the best of both worlds, a faster computer, and keeping cheaper storage. You could keep your games on the SSD too, so you may want the 500GB version depending on the size of your games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hows My Setup?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed with the above, 16GB of RAM will be fine, and get a G2/P2 PSU. The cooler depends on how much OCing you want to do. I'd also get an SSD, like the 250GB Samsung 850 Evo for your OS and Programs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For my mom please evaluate"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's another suggested build, will do everyday things with ease. The 212 Evo is entirely optional, the stock cooler will be just fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $103.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $38.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $156.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.49 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell S2715H 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $279.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $983.97
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $953.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-30 14:14 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you stick to the budget? - £550"

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Few improvments, including adding an SSD. With an RX 460, assuming the games you play aren't that demanding.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £181.90 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £78.21 @ CCL Computers
Memory *Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £25.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £36.94 @ CCL Computers
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.78 @ Misco UK
Video Card *PowerColor Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card £98.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £36.10 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £49.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £553.90
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-30 19:06 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£1200 Gaming/Editing PC - Black and White theme - need final thoughts"

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good, I second getting a 7200rpm HDD. The EVGA card should match, they have a black backplate and rgb logo on the side, I'm planning to get one for my B + W build. Can't say I know much about the Corsair PSU, IK EVGA G2 and P2 PSUs have a very good reputation. And also heard decent things about cablemod, will be getting extentions from them soon.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this a good build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

In which case, you're looking at a GTX 950. You'll have to turn settings down to get smooth framerates in GTA V though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Budget Youtube/Photoshop"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad, as you're on a budget though, I feel inclined to say to go with a GTX 950, and just add it to the build I listed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My dream PC for now"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem, just get the 500GB 850 Evo!

My suggestion would be to store video and photo files on the HDD though, much cheaper to get more if you run out of room and need more storage, and you'll notice no difference in speed. (It's what I do)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for Gaming, Streaming, 4k Video editing"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That's fair enough, not many silver boards around!

I'd say you need a max of 2 SSDs, one for your OS, Programs and games etc and one as a scratch disk for editing. So you could get the 960GB SSD for OS etc, and use one of the 120GB that you already have as a scratch disk.

The other thing I noticed is you could save a little by getting this 850W PSU, which is quality: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/zhgPxr/evga-power-supply-220p20850x1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this a good build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that change things. Should have said to start with. I still think the RX 470 is a good choice: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/RvjWGX/powercolor-radeon-rx-470-4gb-red-devil-video-card-axrx-470-4gbd5-3dhoc

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Somewhat budget computer"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

6700k, sorry, typo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this a good build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Then it'll be $35 more expensive. Simple.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Budget Youtube/Photoshop"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2nd Gen i5s are 5 years old at this point. The i5 has 4 physical cores, whereas the i3 has 2 cores and hyperthreading. IDK when the sys reqs were last updated.

For uploading, only your internet speed is gonna matter. I think the HD60 should do the heavy lifting and the computer will just be sending it to Youtube. Can't say I know much about this stuff, hopefully someone who does know will come along. Are you planning to stream live or record and upload?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any thoughts on $1200 Canadian $ build?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Never said he was. And fair enough, if the newer ones are better, can't say cheap PSUs are an area of expertise...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this a good build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

And? He didn't specify a budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Somewhat budget computer"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed on the PSU recommendation, it's top quality and the one I have. I'm the same on the cooling, I went for a H60, partly for the looks as I didn't want a massive ugly heatsink, it's relatively quiet and is keeping my 6700 nice and cool.

The 600k is going to give you slightly better performance for steaming and editing due to hyperthreading etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any thoughts on $1200 Canadian $ build?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed on the i5 6500 and RAM. I'd go with an EVGA PSU though, which are usually quality, you don't want to skimp on the PSU. Options are the 430W B, 500W B and 550W G2 which is top quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this PC be good for..."

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, should be able to get ~60 FPS which is the max your monitor can do. Personally, I'd swap the PSU for the EVGA 550W G2, which I know is top quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this a good build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not get a skylake i3 6100? I assume you're playing at 1080p, but what games will you be playing?

Suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $38.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Devil Video Card $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $702.07
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $667.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-29 20:58 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with (Mostly) all white build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The Asus Z170 mobos have quite a lot of white on. And the NZXT H440 is also white inside.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just looking for a little parts advice"

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, 2GB 750 Ti, 2GB GTX 950, 4GB GTX 960. Which one you get just depends on how much you want to spend. A high end one will cost about the same as a low end of the next GPU up. Ususally worth going for the low end in that case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for Gaming, Streaming, 4k Video editing"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have 2 120GB SSDs, what's the 180GB for? I don't think you're gonna see any difference using a SATA SSD instead of the M.2 if its just got games on. Though that Intel one is the same price as a 1TB 850 Evo... Guess the money saving will come with not needing the expensive mobo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Budget Youtube/Photoshop"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

If you upgrade the 6100 to the 6500 in the list I posted, it comes out at $590, that could be an option too.

Edit: Just looked at the elgato website, it wants a 2nd gen i5, and we're on 6th gen now, I reckon you could get away with that i3...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Budget Youtube/Photoshop"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Build as I see it below looks good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $535.16
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $500.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-29 19:42 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please Help me get this price down to at least 860 without doing anything to SSD, RAM, and PSU"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I know you said not to change the PSU, but as there was the budget, I changed it to a much higher quality one. I also upgraded the case as there was budget for it. You'd be $10 over budget if you kept the Asus GPU, so that's up to you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $147.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $46.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $47.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $53.94 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $108.98 @ DirectCanada
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $24.98 @ NCIX
Other Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 3GB $269.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $880.33
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $845.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-29 19:35 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My dream PC for now"

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

My suggestions:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $142.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $38.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.48 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING Video Card $249.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1215.18
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1185.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-29 19:21 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First pc build +/- $2000 need help/advice"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 240GB SSD, currently my OS and programs take up 60GB. Depends on the size of the games if it'll be enough.

In terms of the 6600k vs 6700k, games don't really take advantage of hyperthreading, and overall the GPU is more important when it comes to FPS.

I like kongzombies list. The other changes I'd make is getting a 7200rpm drive, you can get a WD 3TB Black for about the same price. And it's up to you if you want an AIO liquid cooler, I have a Corsair H60 in my rig.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for Gaming, Streaming, 4k Video editing"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed on the PSU, perhaps this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jBZ2FT/evga-power-supply-220p20750x1

Is a 1TB M.2 drive really needed? Changing to a SATA SSD or HDD would also mean needing a less overkill mobo.

And for a little more than that air cooler, you could get a good AIO, like the Corsair H100i v2. Depends how much OCing you plan to do.

Love the choice of case, got the non TG version myself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which PC should I pick?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/kn7yKZ My suggestion is a combo from each, though I can't say I know which Mobo of the 3 is best.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just looking for a little parts advice"

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

For $150 (or slightly less depending on the model), you can get a GTX 950, or a 750 Ti for a bit cheaper.

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