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Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

I bought some cheap leather wallets from a dollar store, took them apart, flattened them under a book. Then I cut them to size using the original grommets as templates and sewed them together.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, but the ones I got from MainFrameCustom were "walnut (25ft)" and "moss (25ft)."

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know how to use Linux yet or which one I'm going for, currently I'm using Windows 10.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Untitled Goose Game

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct. Most of the time, the GPU hardly registers. Maybe I'd like something with more memory because I read that was useful somewhere (4k?), but nothing beats free from not having to buy a new one, haha.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I've been meaning to. It's mostly one of those things that have been sitting at the bottom of a to-do list: learning how to dual boot and use Linux. I'll get to it someday!

Comment reply on ZeroKing's Completed Build: First Complete Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on your first build! And +1 on that monitor for your next upgrade.

Comment reply on quadcrazy's Completed Build: Hello World

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on making one of your own cat proof build. Do you have any pets? The way the motherboard cables go around the tubes is just so nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "photoshop desktop for my mom"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They'll see your comment easier if you reply to them, but about the ssd, those are just some nice brands. You won't really notice a difference unless you're benchmarking or something (it's a 50mb difference but like I said that's testing and not like a live use case/regular usage scenario), you won't even have time to grab a cup of coffee before your computer boots up, so I wouldn't worry about it. As long as it has some good reviews, which it does, I'd trust the SSD they picked out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "pc building services"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yikes, whatever your reasons for not building it yourself, I would suggest this: buy a prebuilt instead of using a pc building service. There are quite a few prebuilts I've seen at my local Best Buy, even the ones with nice windows and display. If you've been learning anything on this site, you'll most likely be familiar with what price range you can see with which specs, so you won't just be ripped off getting a prebuilt. You will for sure pay more than necessary for build services.

With PC building services, they're going to ask you what parts you want anyways, so why not pick the parts you want, then have a friend or family put it together for you?

You seem to very insist on not building it yourself, so I'll give you some tips for picking out a prebuilt in a regular store.

Start with your budget, find all the computers in the store that are within the budget. Then pick the ones with the best cpu, a dedicated gpu, then finally whatever space you'll need and at least 12gb ram in that price range. I spent my time looking for a computer for my bro this way when I didn't want to bother building anything.

Comment reply on Merlac's Completed Build: Apple Birch (for parents)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The wrap was done so beautifully. Thanks for the hair dryer tip!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cases?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Which case would end up with more dust inside, I can't say.

However, in terms of ease to clean. I would probably go with the Corsair. The Fractal has mesh on the front and the top meaning it's got more nooks and crannies for dust to settle in (that you can see - Corsair has a dust filter inside of the front but you won't see it plus you can remove it). I'm not a fan of ports on top, but that can be fixed with some dust plugs, but still annoying to clean around because dust goes downward.

Comment reply on sclingan's Completed Build: Toilet Paper Roll.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

coming to realization that I won't need to deal with freezing anymore :)

The best feeling

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much! Didn't mean to come off humblebragging, my bad. You're right, this PC is pretty darn sweet, and for being a second build, I think I was better at doing things than last time. I bought this PC in a hurry, so there were a few parts here and there I could have looked into more. I do wish I gave Ryzen a look for example, I had no idea they were really good now for the price. Right after I bought the CPU I asked for a price adjust because this intel cpu became $60~ cheaper due to competition from Ryzen. I mostly went around blindly selecting all the top rated parts on PCPartpicker. However I am very happy with my choices as they are all tried and true.

I think, if you did buy all the same parts, the build would be mostly black and white, but you would end up with chocolate/poopy fans that are mismatched. I thought sleeving was going to be hard, but I'm glad I decided to learn how to do it. I probably would have ended up buying black fans and ending up with a very b+w build if I wanted everything to match.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you for the compliments. I hope it inspires more people who like the light aesthetic. I think there has been a slight trend going on in r/battlestations where instead of the usual dark and glowy rooms, people have been going for the fake Ikea plants and more cozy look.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you! Noctua fans have been affectionately called "poopoo fans" by users who love them so I know what you mean. x'D

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Rowlet

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yea for sure! Both make for excellent discussion. I've been to overclocking forums and it seems they don't care which one as long as you squeeze out every last bit of power using what you have.

AIO cooler would make an excellent upgrade path for me. The case was designed together w/ der8auer so it was definitely made with liquid in mind. The glass makes it a huge echo chamber, and because it's pretty, I don't exactly want to stash it under the table like with my last build. Liquid has also become super affordable now.

Leaking was a concern. I think I mostly ended up with air due to liking the aesthetic and it was what I was most familiar with. Longevity was in mind since liquid cooling had more points of failure, pumps, joints, etc. I try to keep my pc running for more than 10 years, but I noticed with my last build, making your own pc, you really have a lot of control over the quality.

Comment reply on marky5575's Completed Build: gotham city pc build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That is some mad skills! At first I thought it was some kind of decal, but you painstakingly painted this, great job!

Comment reply on Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Yup, that's what it's saying. Any board with B365 is fine because they can use the newer Intel 9xxx CPUs. Don't go with the B360 because you may have to update BIOS.

The "original" one they are referring to is the "ASRock B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard" but you can pick any other B365 boards with the features you need.

Comment reply on Logarythym's Completed Build: Mr. Coffee PC

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice execution! Do you put your your actual coffee there - is steam an issue? The coffee sounds is an excellent touch.

Comment reply on sayakei's Completed Build: First Ever Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The paint job looks really good! Congrats on your first build.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea! Just use a lot of painters/masking tape!

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't used it for After Effects very much, but it works fine for me on Premier Pro CS4. My friend uses Premier Pro CC on her surface tablet, so I don't see why not, it doesn't seem to hog as many resources as I would think. Video playback is fine, adding effect layers and masking is fine, it takes me about 15 minutes to export a 30 minute video. It's more than enough to do the job.

Back in 2013 when I built this computer, the general advice was to have a dedicated workstation card. I assume someone could be using this card for both gaming and recording.

I can't say this card is the "best" because of how relatively little I know about GPUs, but it completely meets the requirements needed by both programs and I've used it with Premier Pro completely fine.

Hope that helps.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a Black Friday build! Everything was cheap. I bought them separately over time at their lowest price using PCpartpicker, and the CPU I won a bid on Ebay. The SSD I bought off craigslist. You can also stalk /r/buildapcsales. Also, art competitions give out free tablets all the time, although I bought mine.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the compliment.

This build is already 2-3 years old now. It was especially great because of it's price point, and there are probably better things out there now. Maybe it can help serve as a template for you.

Have fun with your build!

Comment reply on Blog Post "Site Update, Part 2"

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

I want to balance all the complaints you got in the last week by saying: thank you for continuing to work on the site! May the staff continue to bring many more improvements to PCPP.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for best malware removal software Paid or Free (need recommendations)"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I have used SuperAntiSpyware (free version) to remove things that Malwarebytes couldn't remove before.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I hate pages!!"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, a long single list would be better for printing as well. I hope things can be worked out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can't seem to find hide items with no price."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

We received a TON of requests from users to add parts to the site that were hidden due to lack of pricing. With the faster layout there is no need to hide them any more [...]

??? I'm not understanding your question. It seems to be working as implemented? I thought it was supposed to include parts with no price.

Are you guys talking about these? ( O_o)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can't seem to find hide items with no price."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for answering to the requests. It helped greatly because a lot of people probably had older parts that weren't showing up before, or just wanted to see them for comparison.

I think Xytrios has an issue because the slider is not permanent. It resets every single time. Would it be feasible to add an option in preferences to "Hide items with no price data." as a compromise?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Feedback on New Site"

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

There are so many threads now with error reports and critiques on the new site layout. I made a post, but it was kinda in the wrong topic. I'm awkwardly lost. Perhaps, it would be more organized and easier to see what everyone's suggestions are if everything was all in one post.

Since there is no such thread, I hope you don't mind if I simply replied to yours.

I agree with you, the sidebar is an issue being on the left side. First of all, in forums, it interferes with the flow of the eyes. Second of all, when browsing for parts, the filters are on the left creating more distance to go back to the scroll bar after selecting filters.

The reason why you are getting dizzy is because the layout causes your eyes to jump back and forth to various parts. I have created a diagram illustrating the problem. Diagram 2.

I know the staff has been working hard on this new layout, so don't get me wrong - I appreciate the new layout, it's really refreshing. I just hope they continue to work on it and fix the various issues brought up. Thanks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favourite games?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Bastion.

Mogeko Castle. It's free! Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea is also a nice one. I like sprites.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, there is a reason why. It isn't noise that is the problem. It's the reviews that say it has a higher failure rate than WD or Hitachi. You still want to pick a Seagate that has good reviews. For example, the 4TBs have less of an annual failure rate than 2-3TB drives. Even though some resources say it may have a higher failure rate, WD, Hitachi, and Seagate are still among the top three brands. You want to worry a little bit, but you don't want to worry so much that you completely ignore a perfectly good drive. I hope that helps. I just want to give you an honest and unbiased opinion. I still really like the drives I bought and I hope you consider them. :D

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah thank you. To answer your question, no, it doesn't. I have two of them now, a 2TB and a 3TB one. Both of them combined do not make noise that's louder than my fans, even when transferring files. I think a lot of HDDs these days are quiet. I like Seagates for their prices.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I am scared!"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

My advice is to not install every single part all at once. I learned this from Newegg, although I installed it in the case.

Install the core components first: CPU/GPU, CPU cooler, Motherboard, Memory, Power Supply. Then you can start up your computer and see if there are any problems with those parts. You can always install the storage, adapter, fans, etc later. The most important part is getting to the BIOS screen first. If you install everything all at once and go, you might have more trouble figuring out which part is the problem/deal with more cables.

Have fun building!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wi-Fi adapter out. Driver issue or OS?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! Is there any other information you can provide? Such as the make/model of the adapter. What are some of the things you've tried already? Are there any instructions that require installing/using it with the ethernet disconnected? Is your ethernet connection taking precedence over the wifi option?

Did you install the wifi adapter from the installation disk or one you downloaded from the internet? I installed a wifi adapter on my computer, but I thought the packaged CD it came with was junk bloatware, so I downloaded one from their website. It only worked when I installed the drivers from the installation disk.

I don't have any other suggestions, but it's more likely a driver issue than OS issue. Hope you can get it fixed!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "After the build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's pretty good! Recommended by WarTurtle as well. As long as you follow the instructions and not go crazy deleting important system folders/registry keys, it's great for removing things after uninstalling software and emptying temporary files. I included the link in the list, but here it is again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "After the build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

There's ebay. If you don't like ebay, there is also this set on Amazon. :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "After the build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Drivers, drivers, drivers.

I just reinstalled my OS, so I can share my list of what I'm doing, if I haven't done already.
Share on PCpartpicker.
Overclocked.
Configure BIOS. Stress test.
Set up hard drives, drive letters, partitions.
Graphics card drivers. Disabled graphics card context menus. Fix any overscan issues.
Disable UAC.
Registry hacks and tweaks.
Modified Pagefile & Hibersys.
Moved storage folders off SSD.
CCleaner
Install system monitors HDDhealth, Core Temp
Set up Libraries.
More drivers.
Installed browsers.
Install addons for browsers. Adblock first and always.
Control panel comb through.
Windows firewall
Advanced System settings.
Antivirus.
CCleaner
Msconfig.
Startup programs.
Disable unnecessary services
Turn off unneccessary windows features, I didn't use IE, WMP
Customize icons
CCleaner
Install fonts. Set up language packs.
Theme and skin my OS.
Install programs.
Install all the updates. Eat breakfast, lunch, dinner.
CCleaner
Create a clean system restore point.
Speed up computer registry tweaks.
Speed up Firefox/Chrome about:config
CCleaner for good measure.
Mod and skin programs.
Sort start menu shortcuts. There seems to be two locations for programs.
Organize files.
Transfer.
Backup.
Set up user password. Re-enable UAC.
Account Lockout Threshold
Install games.
Buy USB dust plugs and plug any unused ports.
Fortify network and internet.
Change power settings.
Download kitten wallpapers.

Hmm... And whatever else I'm forgetting. Although this should be pretty thorough. Can google for anything I forgot to mention. Would likely be a little bit different for windows 10.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "600W PSU?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

The website reads that it requires a 750 watt minimum. PCPartpicker swears by their Estimated Wattage, and manufacturers mostly overestimate to cover their asses. 600 is likely enough. A computer using a wattage meter will be closer to PCP's estimation. PSUs also operate at the highest efficiency when they are under 50 – 60% load. 650-700W is good.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure what you mean by great quality video...do you mean watching movies and stuff? For playback and watching movies and stuff, you don't need a lot. But for video editing and the sort, you do need a graphics card. This is my workstation so it's nowhere near as graphics intensive as it needs to be for video, but it runs graphics programs beautifully.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. :)

To answer your question, it was a larger case, colder climate. Also, not pushing it that far. This CPU can go even higher with better coolers. 4.4 to 4.7 looks about average. :D

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, art related programs are less dependent on graphics cards than you might think. Doing video, however, is a different story. I make illustrations that take advantage of having a faster CPU, but I don't make enough videos at the moment to take advantage of a better GPU.

However I've been saving up to get a graphics card later in order to work on animation. Hope that explains it. :)

I tried out a few graphics cards, but they were mostly old parts from friends. Never got around to updating this though, since they were all temporary. Currently using: ASUS 7770 HD / 1GB @ 1020 Mhz.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx! It's done with spray paint and some painters tape. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dissapointing Emails..."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Oo I see. Was it because of those fancy new price history charts you guys were working on? Those are amazing!
Some of the graphs still have super low prices on the date 12/6/2013 at the veeery edge of the chart when you hover over.

The inconvenience wasn't too bad when you get AWESOME NEW CHARTS.

Comment reply on Spirafall's Completed Build: Yatagarasu

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahaha thanks! It actually does have graphics support through the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. It supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 (two monitors) limited by the motherboard. You can actually play games with this, but you really can't compare this to playing with an actual dedicated graphics card - you can get 33-45 frames per second on the lowest settings. However, watching movies and making art, there are no problems. :)

Actually looking into deals for a nice graphics card this holiday season. d(ouo)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3570K vs. 4670k? (Yes I know this has been asked a lot)"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

The reason why I think it is better for the "newer builds" is because it is, indeed, newer. The 3570k uses older LGA1155 while 4670k uses LGA1150. 4670k is more future proof which is better for upgrades and stuff if you need it.

It uses less power, has a higher maximum operating temperature, 5% better turbo clock speed, better cinebench scores, and a very slightly better value for performance. [Source]

The 4670k, in almost every way, is better than the 3570K ever so slightly, but if you find a 3570K that fits your budget (it's still very good) and these differences aren't enough, it's your build, so make what you will. :)

Comment reply on mayalass's Completed Build: Mom & kids 1st build, $600 Gaming Machine

  • 76 months ago
  • 7 points

Very educational for the kids and a very nice way to spend time together! The part choices are very sound, and definitely good patience with the prices.

One suggestion I have for any future builds, is to tie back your hair! XD I've had the unfortunate experience of a single hair falling under the heatsink, so hahaha.

I read some reviews about the mobo where the ram doesn't run at 1866, so it might be a good idea to check your RAM speed if you haven't already. It might run at a default 1333 or 1600, which is no problem, but just thought I'd mention it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good PSU or bad PSU?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

If you may be wrong, why not go research it? (owo)

Personally, I advise against using price as a determining factor for quality. The best practice is to simply do your own research. Read the reviews, go to HardwareSecrets. Also, if you look on Newegg, Corsair actually comes out on top with 242 ratings, while EVGA only has 19 ratings averaging up to 4 eggs, so if you are going to look for ratings, you know how to compare them. Hope this helps.

Comment reply on fasterblue's Completed Build: Vida

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Drilling holes is okay, but make sure you carefully contain any metal shavings! Loose metal shavings can wreak havoc on your system.

This is a worthy computer to a worthy cause. Good cable management in a case that otherwise doesn't have any. I hope your donation serves them well!

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