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Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly nope. From what I can tell, your RAM is DDR3, but that mobo only takes DDR4 and DDR3L

Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Either way it can run them pretty well. The 1060 and 480 have pretty similar performance.

Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

1- The ADATA is an SSD, meaning it's faster but more expensive, while the Toshiba is an HDD, cheaper and slower. With this combo, you can install your Windows/core programs to the SSD for snapiness and speed, and put everything else on the HDD, with a comfortable amount of storage available.

2- none, i think. All the USB slots in the back in the case's pics are from the mobo, not the case itself. I do recommend going for a case that has some front USB ports for their convenience.

3- It doesn't. Your computer can take a maximum amount of power, when under heavy use. So all you need is a power supply with more wattage than your maximum draw, so that when you're squeezing your computer hard, it doesn't end up blowing up. 500W is usually enough, though a reminder to always look into getting a well reviewed PSU.

4- Drive bays are the physical slots where you install your storage devices. Basically the compatibility note is saying that your graphics card and hard drive might end up fight for space inside the case. But this shouldn't be a worry, as the case has 4 different hard drive slots, so you can just rearrange things as needed.

5- Sata 6Gb/s is how you connect your hard drives (usually) to your mobo. I don't see that referenced, but I doubt that'd be an issue. There are plenty of Sata 6gb/s and Sata 3gb/s slots, so just using a different one works fine.

Comment reply on manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rBQbxY here's a build list. Just changed out the PSU to a similarly great one that's cheaper, and a cheaper case. I also got a smaller SSD, but you can take that out completely if you want to. SSD's are nice and fast and snappy, but they don't affect performance. Personally I have a small SSD for the operating system (so that the computer feels fast), but an HDD for all my programs.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Gaming Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU cooler is not necessary, as all 'non-k' CPUs come with one included.

As far as RAM goes, just go for the cheapest possible, as it doesn't make a noticeable difference.

If you're trying to save money, you can go for a Pentium G4560 CPU and a B250 mobo (like in the above build). Otherwise, if you're looking for more power, you may consider a i5-6500 cpu + B150/H170 mobo or an i5-7500 cpu + B250/H270 mobo

Also, for the mobo, getting the cheapest option (within the correct chipset) works just fine. So if you're getting a i3-6100, the cheapest B150/H170 should work. If you go 7th gen (i5-7500/i3-7100), the cheapest B250/H270 would work.

For the GPU, if you can go for a Radeon RX 470, it's usually a little more expensive, but it's a LOT more powerful

Finally, for the PSU, check out some PSU tier lists online and make sure the one you use has good reviews. A bad PSU can risk ruining an entire PC, so make sure it's alright. Here's a tier list: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Gaming Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pJcGNN consider this one. It's an edited version of your build that's a bit cheaper, but performs better for gaming.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Gaming Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need the CPU cooler or thermal compound. Both come included. Also a 7200rpm HDD is faster AND cheaper.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Gaming Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It's $40 less for a very small difference in performance. The G4560 has hyperthreading too, which used to be the main advantage of i3's vs Pentiums

Comment reply on spymamma22's Build Guide: My version

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The H110M board isn't exactly compatible. The board would most likely need a BIOS update, which is less possible for some people than others. Also, out of my own experience, id swallow the $10 and upgrade to a 7200rpm hdd

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Gaming Build

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow wouldn't run steady 60fps at max settings in the newer areas/busy areas though. You'll probably get steady 60 FPS at a 7 or 8 in the settings.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great Gaming Build

  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

Well the advantage of a Z270 mobo is it supports overclocking unlocked 'k' CPUs like the i5-7600k. Since this CPU is not overclockable to begin with, the main advantage of a Z270 won't be used.

Comment reply on XscapingReality's Completed Build: Kinda First Budget Gaming Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, just curious why you went for the gtx 950 rather than a 1050 at the same price point?

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