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Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time budget build gaming PC"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MPUe

how about this?

its a FM2+ board which allows you to upgrade to a better APU like the A10-7850k or 7700k when you have a bigger budget

and 400W might be too close for the original build so i choose a bigger PSU so that you still have room to add more HDD or better GPU without the need to replace the PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3D Animator - First Time build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MPE4

here is my take of the build trying to follow closely to the HP workstation build

the reason why the price is high is because of the professional GPU

another item which will blow the budget to the roof is the HP Dreamcolor monitor

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hp-monitor-gv546a8aba

this monitor is colour calibrated to get the most accurate colour as possible for animations

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap AMD Gaming Computer"

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

try this instead

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MORn

will run much better in games compared to your choice

and you still can upgrade it down the road when you have the budget

Comment reply on Forum Topic "photo editing with Lightroom 4 and Photoshop"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

not sure if this suggestion may work

but which program you will be using most of the time?

Lightroom or Photoshop?

Lightroom will need a powerful CPU while Photoshop needs a balance of CPU with GPU power

personally I will cut back on the CPU and choose a i5 4670K and bump up the GPU to a Geforce GTX 770 for the CUDA which is helpful in Photoshop

but this is my suggestion, and I may be wrong

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3D Animator - First Time build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

well not sure if my suggestion helps

you might want to follow the configuration give by HP workstation

http://shopping1.hp.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WW-USSMBPublicStore-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start;sid=fGrmgs3VX3nwgp8lPhn5CxXarmTe89wSsbU=?ProductUUID=i1sQ7EN5N3wAAAFAnEYCyXGY&CatalogCategoryID=&JumpTo=OfferList

my temporary previous employment as a desktop support at a animation studio and the workstations are pretty much like the above but comes with 6 core Xeons and Quadro 6000 series GPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AeroCool DS Cube vs BitFenix Prodigy M"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

yea looks better that you can see the mobo along with your GPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AeroCool DS Cube vs BitFenix Prodigy M"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i have to agree with you point here

a front mounted PSU is weird

looks like the Cube DS will be the next buy

thanks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water cooling?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

"if i remember correctly"

the only way to cool the VRM is good old fashion RAM cooler heatsinks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help on first build 650$"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

yup all good

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Dark Fenix Build!"

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

if you do proper cable management

air flow should not be a problem

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Dark Fenix Build!"

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

RAM use 2x4GB kits for dual channel mode

otherwise looks good

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mini ITX Gaming/HTPC"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

for Intel you don't really need really fast RAM

1600MHz are more than enough for most system unless it is the AMD APU builds

if you go for a cheaper RAM you could spend the difference on a better PSU which is at least gold rated from Seasonic

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New build."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO i think you could invest on a GTX770

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Schoolwork/Gaming PC"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

this will be a much better build compare to your original

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IPuQ

the minimum builds are at least 4 cores for the everyday multitasker

that SSD won't get you far if you install games and download music

1TB will be good, added a SSD ReadyCache for slightly faster bootup and loading times

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Schoolwork/Gaming PC"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

question, whats game you are playing?

and the max budget?

there might be issues with your build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Computer shuts off randomly"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

could you link us with your system build?

also have you update your drivers?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A Noob's Gaming Build"

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

if you budget allows

get a slightly bigger PSU like 500W+

430W might be a bit too close

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for my Sis"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

do note the 32Gb SanDisk drive is meant for caching

not for OS installation

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad679kwohlbox

NCIX has a sale for the A10-6790K might be a better performer compare to the 5800k

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 280X or R9 290"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

yea the R9 290 might be a better option since you are running multi displays

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What single GPU is SLI 760s approximately equivalent to?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

so it may be a good idea to go single GPU instead of SLi

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What single GPU is SLI 760s approximately equivalent to?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_sli_review,19.html

another review to support findings

SLi potential can only be harness with high res 2560x1440 monitors or nVidia Surround displays.

Power draw from 2 760s is more than a single powerful 780Ti

Noise and heat from 2 GPU will fry your system early if your casing isn't good with airflow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amd vs Nvidia: Mantle"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

thx for pointing out

dang just because of BitCoin or LiteCoin mining, prices of R9 280X gone up

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amd vs Nvidia: Mantle"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Mantle API idealy works best with AMD systems like AMD CPU and GPU combo

claims to give up to 45% boost in graphics performance

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf4gd5oc

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-112210140g

both are 400 dollars card and they are pretty close in terms of performance but the R9 280X might edge out a bit in real world gaming while GTX770 has better benchmark scores.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aftermarket CPU Cooler help! (First time using one)"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

use the Evo dimensions and use a plastic ruler to measure the depth of the casing starting from the CPU socket.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD video cards"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanic_Islands_%28GPU_family%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units

look at the 2 links

they give details of the GPU type and which model is similar to which

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aftermarket CPU Cooler help! (First time using one)"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

the evo and the x difference is in the fan unit used

the X has a longer life fan and better airflow

http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-212x/

http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-212-evo/

check the above links for the dimensions

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aftermarket CPU Cooler help! (First time using one)"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

yea don't need it after all

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I want YOUR opinion. NOW!!"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

i would choose the i5 variant

but i would choose a PSU with at least 500W just for the extra upgrade options down the road

go for 1600MHz RAMs and Western Digital Blue 1TB is good enough

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aftermarket CPU Cooler help! (First time using one)"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i completely forget about that

doh!!! >.<

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aftermarket CPU Cooler help! (First time using one)"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

well he intends to install a new CPU cooler

so the stock thermal compound that was stuck on the stock AMD cooler is quite poor IMO and will affect the thermal performance of the new cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aftermarket CPU Cooler help! (First time using one)"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

that i not really sure about as i from asia

and usually i buy from my local stores

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aftermarket CPU Cooler help! (First time using one)"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

both are good

but just choose which is cheaper

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aftermarket CPU Cooler help! (First time using one)"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

answers to all your questions

1: yes it a good air cooler 2: yes they usually come with mountings for AMD or Intel Boards 3: don't need to, you just need to access your back of the motherboard to access the CPU mounting bracket. 4: yes, the stock thermal paste will dry up after subjected to high heat, so you will need to clean off the old thermal paste and re-apply new thermal paste to improve contact with the copper plate of the new cooler. Use alcohol wipes to carefully rub it off and do it a few times to make sure all residue of the old thermal paste are removed. Follow the instructions of the thermal compound manufacturer to apply the paste on the CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dell XPS 8700 Cas upgrade"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www1.pcmag.com/media/images/334023-dell-xps-8700-special-edition-open.jpg

heres the inside of the desktop

its a ATX size mainboard

so you will need a case which fits the ATX size and above

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sweet spot graphics card"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

easily the R9 280X

it like a HD7970 and if you OC it you will get better framerate compare to GTX770

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm a Complete Noob. Need Opinions."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HgH0

I made some changed to the build you friend suggested

might be slightly over the budget but this will let you game and multitask no problem

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm a Complete Noob. Need Opinions."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

yikes

your friend should not use slow memory, 1333MHz RAMs will limit the inbuild graphics performance very badly.

And I will worry about the power supply unit as those have a high chance of failure. Look for proper branded ones like Corsair,Seasonic & CoolerMaster

There are better hard disk drives which are better than Seagates, I have a few Seagate External drive which died on me and all my videos and pictures are gone. Suggest go for brands like Toshiba or Western Digital

do you need a wireless network adapter for you system?

I find it strange you friend chose a high end board but pair it with a CPU which is not able to OC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p gaming build will be putting order in monday looking for feedback ty"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

as of now crossfire for AMD is not 100% stable and you will get the micro stutter when gaming.

Either going single GPU like the R9 290X Windforce OC from Gigabyte or SLi using Geforce GTX 780s but that will drive up the total cost of the system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hows this for my budget gaming rig?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

you could get the R9 270X Hawk from MSI

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9270xhawk

cheaper than the GTX 760 and will trade blows in terms of gaming performance

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the best chipset for gaming?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

ah look at this video from LinusTechTips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeuJAOVRoA0

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the best chipset for gaming?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a good question

but i would say it will be based preference of chipset

you can use the B85 or H61 chipset based mainboard for your desktop and still play great games.

the main factor which determines what game you can play are your GPU, CPU and RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are DDr3-2400's ok to use with AMD cpu's?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

the link which you pointed me to do state that 2400MHz memory works but the writer pointed out that graphics performance was somehow limited to the memory controller and reach the upper limit of the A10-5800K at 2133MHz.

if it was the Richland or Kaveri, it might benefit from the 2400MHz memory better

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will the APU in this build work for me?"

  • 77 months ago
  • -1 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/dragoon20005/saved/3rV5

you could try my APU build

although it is still a work in progress it could play BF4 on med

you could drop the expensive water cooler,my HDD and casing

in order to use the full power of your RAM

you will need at least the A10-6800k or A10-7700k or A10-7850k

and that mainboard do not support the speed your ram is running, you need the A88X series chipset based mainboard

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Random restarts during games. Can't identify problem."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

woah didn't expect the audio drivers can crash the whole desktop

and we all suspected it was the PSU.

silly of us.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are DDr3-2400's ok to use with AMD cpu's?"

  • 77 months ago
  • -1 points

well AMD have already told me officially that certain brands and model of 2400MHz RAM may work but it is a hit or miss affair for the A10-5800K Trinity APUs

if you want your 2400MHz RAM to work at 100%

get at least the RichLand A10-6800K

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, have I completely overpowered this?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

if its the APU series

here is mine own take of the A10-7850K

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2G8f9

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Random restarts during games. Can't identify problem."

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i didn't know about their reputation,

sorry if i gave the wrong recommendation of PSU

i only have experience with Seasonic and CoolerMaster PSUs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are DDr3-2400's ok to use with AMD cpu's?"

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

could you show me link as in where i can see the A10-5800K using 2400MHz memory?

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