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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel or AMD for FreeNAS server?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just looking at a upgrade to my old Linux/Docker/HAAS/Plex/Nextcloud/NAS. The key in my case is Price and processing power. In that case I was going to go with an AMD Ryzen 5 2400G just to keep the cost low and 16GB of RAM for the various dockers I run.

I recommend at least two Hard Drives of similar capacity (this case can hold 5) and a small SSD for boot. In fact the build below might be overkill. If you can you reuse old hardware.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $54.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $97.99 @ Newegg Business
Case BitFenix - Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case $72.54 @ Amazon
Power Supply *SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $388.50
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $358.50
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 12:21 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So, what do you all think about the new cards?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

$$$$$ + [Tech Mumbo Jumbo Marketing BS] + 20% more CUDA cores = Wait for Benchmarks

Without benchmarks I'm looking at $500-600 for a 2070 that's has more CUDA cores and a slower clock speed. Vs a 1070 I can get NOW for $400 or a 1070 TI (which has 5% more CUDA Cores) for $450. Then there is the whole RTX tech. Notice during the presentation that their was no FPS listed? and I don't know but the Video looked slower with Ray Tracing turned on.

Something is not adding up here so I'm advising waiting for the benchmarks before ordering.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RTX 2080 to be announced August 20th"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

RTX 2080 is Rumored to be $649 on launch. I wonder how the rest of the pricing breaks down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you reuse an old CPU?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, Currently I reusing an old Core 2 Duo E6400 for a Centos 7/Docker/Plex/Nextcloud server.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 1700x VS 2600x. And should i get the X model?"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

"However, keep in mind the 1700X costs way more than the 2600 and the 2600X"

In some markets that might not be the case: RYZEN 1700X $190 RYZEN 1700 $215 RYZEN 2600X $190 RYZEN 2600 $170

Granted that you'll have to purchase an aftermarket cooler for the 1700x but at that price it's very tempting to go with a 1700 or 1700x, especially if you already budgeted an aftermarket cooler into your build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pentium G4560 even worth buying? vs saving up for Ryzen 3 1200?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Sometimes your better off just spending extra money for the more frugal product. In this case spend the extra $50 and get the Ryzen 3 2200G (Currently $94.59) It's ~ 400 Mhz faster than the Ryzen 3 1200 and you don't have to use the onboard Vega. I would pair that with either a A320 or a B350 depending on if you need RAID or not. For a low end build I would just go with whatever the cheapest I can get. This also gives you an option to upgrade to the CPU once you get more $$$.

Here is a quick example build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.59 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $49.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $83.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage ADATA - Premier SP550 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Case Deepcool - DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.90 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $450.74
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $430.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-29 09:34 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Desktop Build Multimedia/Gaming rig, a few questions."

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

FYI your link doesn't work. Use the Permalink or one of the export options

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using old 650TX PSU in new build?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU are the most common reused part on builds. I have seen builds (include some of my own) that had 10+ year old high end PSU

That said PSU are cheap and modern PC don't require that much wattage like the use to.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can apple products get viruses?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I had multiple clients with infected Macs and iOS devices and it took me pulling a report from the firewall showing the infected Macs trying infect other devices. The one common thing about these Macs and iOS devices are that nobody ran updates on them in the misguided belief that updates will slow them down.

There are also Ransom-ware virus targeting Apple products since most Apple product owners tend to have more money than technical abilities.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Full Tower w/ at least 1 5.25 bay, good airflow, no window and EATX support"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I own the THOR V1 in black. Very similar to the V2. It's big and massive with very good airflow. It's also very heavy and has survived 4 moves in 6 years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Old pc, can I replace just....."

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Without details on what Motherboard or Case, or Powersupply we won't be able to do much. That said. We are talking about a 5+ yo computer so your best bet is to start from scratch

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $162.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $61.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $152.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $37.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $618.73
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $603.73
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-08 09:35 EDT-0400

This will give you a good base to start off of. The SSD (and m.2 because why not) will be used as your boot drive but you can drop that to save $80.

The philosophy behind this build is a Jack of all trades that can do almost anything just not well. It can game, code, and write a paper.

ProTip: since you are going back to school you can get Windows and Office from your Uni . Should be ~$20 As for OS Since you doing what sounds like a CIS class you want to install an Linux as the OS or dual boot. I recommend CentOS. It's the free version of RHEL and it will help you land a job easier if you already are familiar with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooler for gaming/streaming"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

the 212x is a bit old school. This should do better in CA: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7

Comment reply on thorkon77's Completed Build: Metroid: A 3D Printed Computer Case Build

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I just want to say WOW. That case is amazing. But I'm curious, why did you pair a Ryzen 5 1600X with a Asus Rog Strix X370? If I was pairing a CPU with a Mobo that expensive I would of gone Ryzen 7 1700X at least or gone with a Cheaper B350 ITX board like the Asus STRIX B350-F GAMING.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "550W or 600W?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

It all depends on one thing. Are you and Optimist or a Pessimist.

To run a PSU at Max efficiency you want some give.

If you are an Optimist you'll get something that's 20% more than the maximum estimated wattage. So in your build's case that's something around 550-600 watts. You want that wiggle room in-case you upgrade something but for me that's still to tight. I'm not an Optimist and I reuse my PSU if they are decent.

If you are a Pessimist you assume all parts are junk and get something 50% more powerful than you'll need. In your build's case that's something around 700-750 watts. You'll be able to reuse it for a couple of builds.

I usually go for 30-40% more than what I need since PSU's have gotten much better than when I started building. And power drain is so much lower than back in the day. So in your build that would be somewhere in between 600-650. This is a good compromise since it gives a lot of wiggle room for upgrades and reuse.

With that said now a days you can get a decent Seasonic 750 watt 80+Gold Semi Modular for $78, that's $3 more than it's 650 watt cousin.

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