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

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

APUs graphics are very weak at this time. I'm interested in what Raven Ridge will bring but unless you can't afford to spend more than $300 on your PC I wouldn't recommend an APU

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: *Dat MSI Giveaway*----------- Meet: **FENRIR**

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't realize people actually win these xD. Nice build dude, 'grats on the massive W right here

Comment reply on allur4's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't get the gigabyte version if I did it over again. So here's the deal, the 1050 and the 460 are in this very close flux range atm. I would recommend going here: http://overclocking.guide/amd-radeon-rx-460-unlocking-1024-stream-processors/ Scroll to the bottom and check through the cards that are verified as working. I would recommend one of those, or if you don't feel comfortable with that kinda stuff, get a 1050. I guess it also depends on your budget too

Comment reply on camrjamer's Completed Build: [EPIC] Gaming Rig

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the world of PC gaming! I only wish I could've helped with your part list. imo your psu is overkill. besides that, well done!

Comment reply on joshuanjy's Completed Build: First Build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm confused as well because AMD cpus start melting at 62C because of the materials, if he's regularly hitting 75 he shouldn't have an 8350 anymore

Comment reply on wwalt02's Completed Build: GTX 1050 budget build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy **** dude nice. That's some major good luck

Comment reply on wwalt02's Completed Build: GTX 1050 budget build

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

nice build, but don't spend so much on your mobo, ram, or your case next time you do a "budget" build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build, need help please"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they're "fine" but the cooler will barely outperform an intel stock cooler and you could get a larger ssd with faster read/write speeds easily.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build, need help please"

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

take out the razer **** and this is pretty good. Nice catch on the wifi adapter. Wouldn't recommend a 4k monitor tho. Remember this build wasn't super serious about gaming, 1080 isn't necessary and gives him room for a better SSD and a way better cpu cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build, need help please"

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

If you're looking to save some cash, my main recommendations would be to get a cheaper kind of ssd, a cheaper case(look around 50-80 dollars), you can get a windows key, legally, for about 20-30 dollars, I wouldn't recommend an ultrawide for these tasks, although that is more personal preference, and potentially getting a 6700k and a z170 board instead, really depends on how important the z270 features are to you considering you'd get almost the same performance and you'd have room for a better cooler for more OC potential

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best $460 part list?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You can easily BCLK OC the pentium if you have a decent cooler. The 7970 is an interesting proposition though

Comment reply on jacobhaire's Completed Build: current csgorig

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

If you looked at the parts list you'd notice there's a ton of stuff that shouldn't be there. He messed up clearly

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU significantly stronger than GPU for gaming-when it could make sense?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

When I talk about bottlenecking, I'm talking about getting lower fps than the CPU is capable of because of a weaker GPU. I'm fully aware of how lower refresh rate monitors are bad for eSports games, but depending on the physics engine, lower fps is still worse. Thanks for the feedback :D

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This will easily get 60+fps in eSports games and it could potentially get that mark in some AAA titles. You underrate the 470 or the i3, not sure which, but the i3's HT makes a big difference, where the i7's doesn't so much, in terms of gaming. The 470 is only 5-10% slower than the 480 which is the "budget VR card." The 470 is literally the "1080p gaming card," designed to get 60+fps on high/ultra settings at 1080p on almost all games. There could be a bottleneck from the cpu in some games, but it's unlikely, as even in games like Ashes of the Singularity, which is very cpu intensive while still requiring some graphics firepower, the i3 is only about 2-5% slower in DX12, and 20-30% slower in DX11 compared to the mighty i7-6700k.

Source: https://youtu.be/4Jc_2EQb658?t=366

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the G4400 is unlocked and yes it's very simple, even though it's an unusual way to OC for non-k

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU questions"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're saying I could use the 6 and leave the 2 pin dangling?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU questions"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Not super worried about that. It has at least 100w of headroom, and I'm confident in EVGA. Used their PSUs before. Thanks for the feedback

EDIT: based on tdp, about 150w of headroom. not gonna be doing any OCs and I usually turn stuff like turbo boost off, so I should be fine

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k HTPC / Computer Repair Build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah hate alienware but they're still good computers, just way overpriced. Nice deal lol.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to upgrade my build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choice. The MSI gaming X is one of the best 480s according to userbenchmark.com ; I would definitely recommend it

Comment reply on allur4's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes this build is designed for 1080p eSports gaming. That said, if you have access to a microcenter I would recommend getting an i3 instead

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Questions about my build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure about smaller cases with similar designs, but I can say that the coolermaster masterboxes are really popular

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help on mid-level budget gaming build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD's improve boot times and can improve performance while recording. I would recommend upgrading to an ssd down the line, but only if the things I mentioned above might be a problem for you

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you think?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I was saying he shouldn't get h170, that he should get a cheaper mobo cuz it's money that could be spent somewhere else

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to upgrade my build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the 280 performs similarly to the 1050 ti, although I think it's closer to the price range of an RX 470. I would recommend a 470. Normally I'd say a 480, but I've heard those get a hefty premium outside of the US

EDIT: just realized you are in the US, get a 4gb 480, it's only around $210 and it's significantly faster than the $200 1060-3gb and the $185 470

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How does it look?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

2x4 isn't "a lot" better than 1x8. It is better, but 1x8 isn't gonna be significantly slower than 2x4.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 budget for friend"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you really only need 1tb if you're doing some major workstation stuff, recording/streaming a lot, or playing a ton of AAA titles, none of which he'd be able to do. Even if he gets every eSports game out rn, he still won't go over 500gb

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How does it look?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Well idk about AU prices but the 1050 is not a very good value. I would recommend getting 1x8gb instead of 2x4gb, because it will make it much easier to upgrade in the future. Everything else is good

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Basic setup - Getting started - Opinions wanted"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

No reason to get z170 now unless you plan on getting a overclockable cpu soon or plan on doing some non-"k" overclocking. This i3 will struggle with rendering, since it only has 2 physical cores and 4 logical cores. That said, this build is more than serviceable for what you want now, which is light gaming and school work

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 budget for friend"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you're not planning to OC that pentium. It'll run just fine on stock cooler which can save you some cash, because you can't OC on h110 mobos, just z170. Also, he won't need 1tb of storage just yet, you can get 500gb or even 320gb and save 20-30 bucks. That's pretty much all of my notes. The pentium is a dark horse beast. The 1050 is a good little card, not great, but good enough for eSports games and some entry-level AAA titles.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to upgrade my build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Well how much were you spending on that 280? Because the 280 isn't good anymore and it's still pretty high-priced

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

idk about H1Z1 but this would easily get 60+ fps. The i3 will probably be your limiting factor, but not by much because the i3 is really strong. The 470 is about 40% more powerful than the 460, which, when it is the limiting factor, still achieves 60+ fps in Overwatch

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Connect the monitor directly to the gpu instead of the mobo. If you're still having problems, try reinstalling the drivers.

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't get an optical drive, you can buy a portable one and return it when you're done with it, or you can use another computer to copy the .iso file onto a usb drive and plug the usb into your computer.

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

You're looking at $160 unless you want to get a mini-itx board, so I would recommend just getting a separate wifi card, as they only run about $20

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

gpu.userbenchmark.com

You can see each specific gpu and which brands perform better if you click on a specific one

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build-- Using some used parts and going for Budget"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is sus, GPU will bottleneck that i5, and the case is small(I've used it). So any of those three I would recommend. If you upgrade the gpu, you'll probably need a psu upgrade, and if anything goes wrong, I would check your psu first

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's still good lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best $1000 gaming computer red theme"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I win!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best $1000 gaming computer red theme"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/y49rpb Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/y49rpb/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.45 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 67.8 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($49.50 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI B150M Gaming Pro Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.54 @ Amazon)

Memory: Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($46.18 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.44 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card ($360.58 @ Amazon)

Case: Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.34 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $994.01

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-27 00:04 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reasonable build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Spending way too much on case and psu, other than that, solid build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080p video editing/rendering/gaming"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

1080's not overkill, but the case and cpu cooler are. You can easily OC for way cheaper and good cases can easily be found around $50. This is a fantastic build tho, wish I could afford it tbh

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading Motherboard"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldn't be any problems. I don't think you'll have to reinstall but if you run into issues that's the first thing I'd do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Now you're packin some serious heat. This thing will smash through every game and program you throw at it. Good luck with the contest!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which build is the best bang for buck"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

8gb of ram isn't the problem. To get 60+fps in those games you'll need an i5 or i7 and at least a 480 8gb or 1060 6gb, if not more performance. But 8gb of ram is the standard rn, it should be enough for everything you're doing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help on mid-level budget gaming build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This won't be able to touch AAA titles but it will be more than serviceable in Overwatch. My recommendation is to get a 500gb HDD(about $30) since a) 120gb won't be enough; and b) you need a stronger gpu for AAA titles and we need to cut down somewhere. I would also recommend dropping the case down to the lesser Tesseract version, currently running about $30. Those savings($30 so far) plus the fact that you're alread about $50 under budget gives us room to upgrade that 460 to a 470, which will do significantly better on those AAA titles while totally smashing Overwatch.

EDIT: Get the Corsair vengeance. It's faster than Avexir, and because of the insane shipping charge it's $6 less

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which build is the best bang for buck"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Why'd you delete your old thread? The budget build is a way better price-performance ratio, considering it will give similar, if not the same performance, in games(ignoring recording and streaming), while being $300 less. That said, if you want 60+fps in those games, you're gonna have to stretch your budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build 800$ budget build opinions wanted"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes this should smash through those games. Only recommendation would be to go with a cheaper case and psu and upgrade your 480 to one of the better versions. The three best aftermarket 480s are: Gigabyte G1, MSI Gaming red, and the Sapphire nitro. Or just go with a cheaper case and psu and enjoy the cash you didn't spend

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which GPU should i get"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1060 is 250 and the 1070 is about 450. Anyway, the blower-style is good for SLI, but the single cards are at such a disadvantage that it's still better to get aftermarket coolers. That said, I would recommend getting the Fury X right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150742&cm_re=r9_fury-_-14-150-742-_-Product because it's 320 and it's significantly faster than the 1060, as well as giving you watercooling which is the best possible cooling for XFire or SLI setups

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