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Comment reply on Forum Topic "G.Skill KM780 RGB MX Blue"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

Comment reply on PrezCarter's Completed Build: 13 Year Old's 2nd Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Way cleaner cable management than I was doing at that age. Props.

Comment reply on uswg01's Completed Build: BK's Tiny Build - Bitcoin?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That's fair; I personally use their competitor Kryptex, and there's another competitor set to be released soon that pays Bitcoin Cash instead of BTC.

Comment reply on uswg01's Completed Build: BK's Tiny Build - Bitcoin?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Bitcoin hasn't been mineable on GPUs or CPUs since early 2013. At this point if you want to break into the Bitcoin mining space you need to drop at least 2k on a specialized piece of hardware called an "ASIC," which also takes about 1200W-1500W at the wall and is noisy as hell (think a reference card then multiply that by 3 or 4 and you're close to what a Bitcoin miner sounds like). In short, home miners basically aren't a thing anymore.

However, you could mine an altcoin such as Ethereum or Monero that is still profitable on a CPU or GPU, or you could use software like NiceHash that sells your hashing power for whatever algorithm is most profitable and then pays you in Bitcoin.

Nice build.

Comment reply on CthulhuSaves's Completed Build: ODIN, God of War

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, if you ever still check this account, I'd like to enquire as to how you managed to mount the slim fan to the radiator. I have the same AIO (H75) and I'm planning a similar build, but the long screws that come with the AIO are too long to use with a slim fan without piercing the radiator itself, which is no good. How did you manage it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] EVGA 1080Ti GAMING and Hydro Copper cards"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

You & me both. Nothing we can do but voice our opinion.

Comment reply on beaverpound's Completed Build: Ftw3 hybrid nano s build

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok good. Good to know.

Comment reply on beaverpound's Completed Build: Ftw3 hybrid nano s build

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks for the answer. I'm still confused on the front cover issue because I can't wording, though, so I'll phrase it differently:

In the Nano S there is the option to mount the front fans outside of the "case" and inside the front cover thing that you snap on to make it look like it has a solid front. If you were putting your fans inside the front cover, it would go fans | front panel (not the very front panel of the case, the thing inside of that which you screw the fans into) | radiator, whereas if you weren't it would go front panel | fans | radiator. Which is it?

Comment reply on beaverpound's Completed Build: Ftw3 hybrid nano s build

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks like an insanely tight fit between the GPU and the CPU rad. Is there any physical contact or scraping going on or is there enough clearance and it just looks like that?

(Also, I have to ask, but are you putting the rad fans inside the front cover, using slim fans, or doing something else that would alter the profile of the radiator?)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Question] Why is there no EKWB parts in the pcpartpicker database?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How the fresh hell do you get to all of those?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Change pricing info for GTX Titan Xp (Pascal)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably something similar happened as with Microcenter and PCPP couldn't reach an agreement with nV to fetch the pricing metadata from the product page and so nV isn't a supported retailer. That'd be my guess.

Comment reply on beaverpound's Completed Build: Ftw3 hybrid nano s build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much man. Really helps.

Because I've heard that the GPU just spins its fans at a constant speed I'll just buy one that's already quiet like an F12 and use the voltage throttler.

Comment reply on beaverpound's Completed Build: Ftw3 hybrid nano s build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing! Just to clarify, does that mean they actually turn on and spin or did you just try plugging them in?

Comment reply on beaverpound's Completed Build: Ftw3 hybrid nano s build

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

That would be A+. Could you just try plugging one of your normal 3- or 4-pin case fans into it and say if that works?

Comment reply on beaverpound's Completed Build: Ftw3 hybrid nano s build

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey, you seem to be pretty active in answering questions, so I have one of my own: I'm thinking of buying a FTW3 hybrid but I would want to replace the crappy EVGA fan with a Noctua, probably F12 PWM. I can't get a reliable answer out of EVGA as to whether fans can be replaced or what the pinout on the fan header is. Could you tell me?

Comment reply on Beazermyst's Completed Build: HTPC Nano S Build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, if you're still watching this build, I'm planning on building in this case with this PSU - why did you choose to flip it fan up?

Comment reply on SwiggityDerpy's Completed Build: Invictus

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's great! The only thing I'd have to warn against is that 165Hz + G-Sync really spoils you - even 144Hz without G-Sync will look choppy after you've used it for awhile. The small size + 1440p is really great because it brings out the 1440p quality better than a huge panel with lower pixel density.

The only thing I could actually knock it for is that the contrast is pretty low, even for a TN panel - so it looks somewhat washed out in games with a lot of deep colors. However, this isn't really a thing you notice when using it day-to-day, you just think "oh wow this is much better" if you use another monitor with better contrast. I don't think it's a dealbreaker, but I do think that if you're used to great contrast and deep colors then the transition might be rocky.

Comment reply on SwiggityDerpy's Completed Build: Invictus

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, noticed it a few secs after I took the pics but the entire thing has to be unscrewed and re-affixed in order to right it, so I'm waiting till I have some other excuse to get in there.

Comment reply on SwiggityDerpy's Completed Build: Downsize = Upgrade (Client Build #3)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly word-of-mouth advertising - if I overhear someone talking about buying a new gaming machine I'll insert myself into the conversation and give 'em the usual "PC is superior for X, Y & Z reasons, would you like me to build you one" spiel. A lot of my friends who know I'm good with PC will also contact me if they want something built or fixed.

Comment reply on SwiggityDerpy's Completed Build: Downsize = Upgrade (Client Build #3)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. What stopped you?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Calling PCPP staffers - why are some NVMe SSDs incompatible with this motherboard (Z270N-WIFI)?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I just downloaded & examined Gigabyte's SSD QVL for the motherboard, and the M8PeG (which PCPP claims is incompatible) is listed in all capacities. The SM961 1TB (pre-production version of 960 PRO / EVO) is also present.

The more I examine this the more I'm convinced that it's a PCPP fluke.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Calling PCPP staffers - why are some NVMe SSDs incompatible with this motherboard (Z270N-WIFI)?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Just tried Newegg compare, they're completely identical in dimensions, interface, slot key and mounting pattern. What else could possibly be different between them?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Calling PCPP staffers - why are some NVMe SSDs incompatible with this motherboard (Z270N-WIFI)?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The most similar one I can find (to the 960) is the Corsair MP500, which is NVMe, 2280, M-key, and has no backside componentry and is compatible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard quality question"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have a locked Kaby Lake CPU, you're not going to be loading your PC 100% 24/7, and you don't need particularly good audio and / or you have a USB headset with its own DAC, it will work.

Comment reply on spastek's Completed Build: Kozy Kaby

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the Z270N treating you? I'm thinking of buying this board with a 7600K and I might attempt a light overclock (300MHz or so) but nothing more than that. Under a stress test, does it throttle your 7700K or keep it from hitting rated boost speeds at all? I hear a lot of complaining with the WIFI boards that the bare VRMs throttle K CPUs at stock, but accounts vary heavily. I'd be using the same or a similar cooler most likely.

Comment reply on Viperspider's Completed Build: FN-2187, My First PC Build

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Flip the PSU so that the fan points downwards - your GPU fans won't have to work as hard and your PSU temps will improve.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Correction] Silverstone SG13 series"

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool!! Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Correction] Silverstone SG13 series"

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Perhaps you could look into setting up a new dependent clause (like the current "GPUs longer than X will fit but may block drive bays")? Such as "PSUs longer than 140mm will fit but may block drive bays"?

Comment reply on mellowz's Completed Build: SFF Gaming PC (Fractal Node 202)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Might as well unscrew the GPU backplate, if you're using it in a closed case where it doesn't contribute to aesthetics then it's just preventing PCB ventilation and creating hotspots.

Otherwise, great build, love to see what people can do with small cases.

Comment reply on Inori's Completed Build: My Quiet Little Box - "The Node7"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

you've probably long forgotten about this build and this site, but on the odd chance you read this, thank you so much for that PSU comment - I had this exact question and you were a huge help

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] Lian-Li PC-K5"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Newegg isn't a supported retailer??

Comment reply on Forum Topic "150mm ATX PSU + 3.5" HD + 120mm rad in SG13"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I said that PP05 was a possibility and I'm fairly sure it's a moot-point anyways because it only works with Silverstone PSU. You make valid points, and I'll think about it but if the case can support an ATX PSU then I am damn sure gonna try to use that support.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "150mm ATX PSU + 3.5" HD + 120mm rad in SG13"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

no semi-passive, more expensive, less wattage, shorter warranty

GPU Boost 3 is great but it can't do its thing if you only give it like 50W of headroom to work with

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case for turning ATX into HTPC?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Silverstone's GD09 is exactly 170mm, could you squeeze it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Correction] MSI H170i Pro AC"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H170I Pro AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Intel 600p Series 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $92.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $401.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-25 13:17 EST-0500

Comment reply on AndrewWorkman_'s Completed Build: First Build at 18 years old!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

built my first when I was 12, and it barely took 2 hours

literally is legos

Comment reply on Dtm209's Completed Build: Perfect Size Perfect Performance

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Beg pardon, this is an extremely silly question but would you be willing to measure the height of your RAM sticks for me? I'm planning on building with this RAM in Define Nano S which has a maximum 35mm RAM clearance if you want to install water-cooling.

Thank you!!

Comment reply on flyingtaco98's Completed Build: Mid-range Budget Build Gaming PC. Red and Black Theme.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thinking of building something similar to this (DDR4-2400 RAM on a mobo that only supports 2133). Obviously, since you are posting this I presume that the build works, but how exactly does it work? Does it simply down-clock to support the mobo and show as 2133MHz in the system?

Comment reply on Firstpc2002's Completed Build: PCMR SETUP

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of temps do you get with that cooler and CPU under typical gaming? Considering a build with 6500/T2 but not sure if it's worth the money.

Comment reply on whatsthegoss's Completed Build: My VR Machine

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your temps while gaming with the 6500 and T2? I'm thinking of doing a build almost exactly like this one (same case, same CPU, same cooler, almost same GPU in terms of TDP [RX 480]) and I don't trust the stock cooler but also don't know whether or not to trust the T2. What's the highest temp you've ever read and what's average while gaming, and would you recommend the cooler?

Comment reply on SwiggityDerpy's Completed Build: Fast & Deadly Gaming Machine (Client Build #1)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good but my client is keeping most of his games on the SSD so the HDD really isn't under heavy stress. And also, I wouldn't start judging HDD reliability after only half a year.

Comment reply on mbroadwell's Build Guide: PC master gaming build for the PC master race

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point
  • No need for CPU cooler, and anyway, the one you picked will have very marginal differences over the stock cooler.

  • Overspending on mobo

  • 320GB HDD? ******* really? You can get a 1TB for like $15 more. If you are going to use this PC for any kind of gaming, that is gonna fill up way too fast.

  • R9 380 is significantly better than 960 at the same price point

  • MicroATX mobo with full-ATX case, pointless. You could save up to $20 on the case and put that into an HDD that can actually hold some decent sized games.

  • Incredibly ****** PSU, never cheap out on PSU, can blow up your whole system. Related 1 Related 2

  • A working Windows copy can be found "grey market" for as low as $20, I have personal experience buying it like this and it works every time.

  • Absolutely no need for the fans, nearly all modern cases come packaged with good ones.

9/10 effort and guide, 8/10 logic, 6/10 build

Comment reply on SwiggityDerpy's Completed Build: The PS5 (Client Build #2)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, absolutely. I haven't used anything like a kill-a-watt meter, but PCPP puts this build at just over 300W. Considering the CPU is 85W and you have to take maybe 60W for the motherboard and hard drives, about 150W of that belongs to the 970–which matches up with NVIDIA's official TDP for the card.

Now, I know that TDP=/=actual power consumption, but still, 300W estimate on a 450W PSU? I think that 150W is a fairly large margin of error to leave. You'll be fine.

Comment reply on mh7850's Completed Build: 918

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, you already owned the 740 in question? Smart choice to use it then. Although, you might achieve only slightly worse performance by simply using your Intel IGP...

Comment reply on mh7850's Completed Build: 918

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably could've got a GTX 750 or R7 260X/360 for pennies more. :P

Comment reply on SwiggityDerpy's Completed Build: Fast & Deadly Gaming Machine (Client Build #1)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Go into BIOS, there should be an option called "XMP" (for an Intel CPU) or "AMP" (for an AMD CPU). Open the drop-down menu, there should be two options "off" and "Profile 1". Enable Profile 1 and you're working with XMP/AMP.

HOWEVER, keep in mind that XMP is only required for RAM with speeds 1866MHz and up. For your run-of-the-mill 1600/1333MHz, it's not needed.

Comment reply on SwiggityDerpy's Completed Build: Fast & Deadly Gaming Machine (Client Build #1)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

True. I'm using the G100s right now (which is basically the wired version of the G602 with slightly different ergonomics) and I have to say, given that I got it for $20 I'm very satisfied. But considering my friend got his G602 for a full $70, I have to say that the price/performance/featureset ratio is not great. I mean, half the time he has his mouse within 10 feet of the wireless transceiver anyway :P

Also *you're

Comment reply on mbroadwell's Build Guide: Budget Budget Budget

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

MS ToS=Microsoft Terms of Service. Like I said, Microsoft doesn't agree with the way that the keys are distributed, but your copy of Windows is still legit in the sense that it verifies itself as genuine.

I'll let you make the choice of whether it's worth it to pay $80 extra in order to avoid a minor terms-of-service violation.

Comment reply on Build Guide: A10-7870K / GD09B HTPC

  • 52 months ago
  • 10 points

Look at the data, my son. The APU in the PS4 is a gimped 7870, and one step down from the 7870 (roughly where the PS4 sits) is the 7850. Since the 260X is a direct rebadge of the 7850, yeah...:P Also the CPU in the PS4 is a 1.6GHz (IIRC) AMD that's actually quite a step down from the 3.5GHz 6300. Don't even get me started on the XB1, which is even less powerful with a gimped 7790 and a 1.85GHz AMD that's easily outstripped by a 260 non-X or 250X (roughly the GPU in this 7870K).

Considering that Sony sells the PS4 for ~$450 with Blu-Ray drive and includes a controller (while still making healthy profits on the whole thing) I don't see how they'd be able to include much more than a $100 graphics card (price point of the 260X).

What do you believe would be the PC CPU/GPU equivalent of a PS4, if not a 6300/260X?

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