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Comment reply on Forum Topic "G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB Compatibility Note"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell us what the motherboard is.

Comment reply on Dark_Wolf_XIII's Completed Build: First Build

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that the PC community can be a **** at times, but we do know that a Raidmax PSU is legitimately dangerous to your components. That has a very high chance of failing and when it does, it'll take all your other components with it and/or start a fire. I'm serious.

If you want a cheap quality PSU, the B2 750W from EVGA is a solid Tier 2 choice coming in under $60.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400/$500 build. what adjustments can I make"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The x4, when overclocked at least, will perform better than a FX 6300 per core.

Overclocking isn't some super-risky and difficult procedure. There's a ton of tutorials out there, and all it tells you to do is raise the clock multiplier one by one and raise the voltage a certain amount while doing so. Stop when max temps in AIDA/IBT/whatever other tester that's not Prime reach whatever you think is too high.

I'd say that the best all-round gaming PC budget is $1000. There, you can get a decent CPU with a decent GPU and a SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400/$500 build. what adjustments can I make"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Excuse me for my stupidity but what is a MIR? :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400/$500 build. what adjustments can I make"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you seriously suggesting that a last-gen R9 280 is better than the newer R9 380...like I thought the bigger numbers would tell something...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400/$500 build. what adjustments can I make"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $53.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $48.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $199.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $565.72
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $510.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-30 08:26 EDT-0400

Can you increase the budget to $550? Then I can add a cheap CPU cooler and this will perform a lot more nicely with the CPU overclocked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is the sound quality from GA-G1.SNIPER z97 on-board audio?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

For any casual headphone (Sennheiser Momentum, AT ATX-m50x) the motherboard's onboard sound will fully support it. If you have a very high resistance headphone (Sennheiser HD800, Beyerdynamic T1) and also need the highest possible sound accuracy, you'd get a sound card and DAC.

I think you'll be fine because I don't know a lot of people with headphones at that range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1700 All Out Gaming PC"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Missed the smiley face >.<

Comment reply on Cloudz2021's Completed Build: Define S Air Cooling build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

All that blue brings joy into my heart for some weird reason

Comment reply on jackie151296's Completed Build: FIrst Gaming PC BUILD (RED&BLACK)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

The fact that you're judging somebody based on his OS sucks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1700 All Out Gaming PC"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

...and you need to change that PSU. CX series are NOT by any way meant for a high-end rig like this.

The EVGA G2 750W would be a good PSU that I think would keep your build around the budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1700 All Out Gaming PC"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Feel like you sacrificed a lot to get those Furys in.

Personally, I'd get one Fury X/980 Ti and get better components overall, like a SSD, better case and a better PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking monitors"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, would've rather won the silicon lottery for my poor 5820k which just doesn't want to overclock very well :(

It's at 4.2 @ 1.2V but after this the voltage requirements just go through the roof..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking monitors"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I need IPS for some colour work, but I'd recommend it for sure for even a gamer or a casual user because the colours and viewing angles are very nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking monitors"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually don't. No tearing, glitching, nothing.

May have just won the monitor lottery :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HALP WITH RAM PLS ASAP, WANNA GAME NOW!!!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it turns out I failed to perform a rather simple task.

See this is why I shouldn't give advice when I'm busy/tired...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HALP WITH RAM PLS ASAP, WANNA GAME NOW!!!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Check your motherboard manual to make sure you plugged in your RAM into the correct slots for dual channel operation. I had the same problem as you with my quad channel kit and it turned out that I simply put two sticks too far to the left.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How Long Have You Been a Member of PC Part Picker?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

1 year, 4 months and 17 days.

I'm pretty sure during my first days I posted some false info or silly questions and I don't even remember.

Comment reply on Blog Post "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Released"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess it's a technology demonstration?

But it's just not living up to all the hype the 'leaked' benchmarks proved and the hype AMD drew upon themselves. So it'll basically be down to what brand you prefer and that's not what I wanted personally because I prefer nVidia (CUDA for Adobe is better, sorry).

Maybe someday AMD's tech will really ripen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Haswell e build for under 2500 dollars"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's kind of important because if you have a 1080p monitor all you'd need is a 980 to run all games at Ultra. If you had a surround setup or a 4K monitor there'd be a point getting two 980 Tis.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard USB issue?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The ports that worked before reboot are still working just fine so it seemed like that was the issue.

The funny thing is after I flashed the BIOS I searched it up on curiosity and a lot of people said the M-FLASH is unreliable and that there's no '99% safe' way of flashing the BIOS on a MSi motherboard...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard RAM Speed?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it's just a list of RAM timings the motherboard supports. It supports XMP profiles as well so all you have to do is go into the BIOS and enable that setting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Build Help"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You can skimp down to an EVGA GS 650W PSU (Tier 2 but Tier 1 isn't necessary at this budget) and get him a SSD. Trust me, for regular day-to-day use, a SSD will provide the most meaningful improvement in terms of speed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm in the UAE on Vacation and I am looking for suggestions on what I can build for my father who needs a general use computer."

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright, I live in Dubai and I built my PC by ordering from here, or rather from Korea and shipping them here and these are the things I've realised.

  1. Don't buy online from Dubai. The stores overprice everything by x2 or above and trust me they DO NOT come in 3-5 days (you should be happy if they come in 3-5 weeks).
  2. If you have to buy here, there is a computer plaza in Bur Dubai that sells all the standard PC parts (they don't have some companies for monitors, cases, SSDs, etc. but they have the parts). They'll add ~$30 or so to the price (or even more for the high end stuff) but you can try and bargain for $5-10. It's called Al Ain Computer Plaza; check it out on Google Maps.
  3. Ordering from the US is a pain in the ***. Newegg doesn't ship here and you can't ship certain PC parts out of the US due to some export law or something. Furthermore, I've had multiple instances where the transaction would be completed on my side (credit card) but not on the US side which led to a long and almost legal process of getting everything sorted. I even got one credit card blacklisted.

This is a message to everyone else that'll try and help him as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cant decide what graphics card i need"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually have a 5820K w/ a 960 for Maya, After effects and NUKE but I know for sure that a 380 will decimate a 960 because a 280 does the same thing.

128-bit isn't enough to actually handle 4GB in games that will actually use it. I guess it'll go up to...3.5GB ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Western Digital RE3 1TB complete rubbish or not?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The reviews claim that it has a 1-year warranty not 5 and some people said that they received a used drive.

I think it'll have a higher failure rate in the first few months than something like a WD Blue. Can't be sure though; all HDDs have some horror story that a lot of people experienced.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cant decide what graphics card i need"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The 128-bit bus renders the extra 2GB useless because the 960 can't handle that much memory bandwidth.

I have a R9 380 that has usable 4GB memory. It's $9 over OPs budget but this will decimate a 960.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr938g1gaming4gd

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I still use this slightly overweight CPU cooler?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

H97 is a board that has the clock multiplier locked preventing you from overclocking...but the H97 boards from the major companies (ASUS, Gigabyte, MSi) have BIOS updates that allow some overclocking. However, it's not as versatile in OCing as a Z97 board that is unlocked and packed with all the necessary settings for a proper overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU and MOBO"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If that motherboard has a PCIe slot that's PCIe 2.0 16x, 3.0 8x, or 3.0 16x it'll work. PCIe 2.0 16x will make the 970 run at a 3.0 8x (no performance decrease at all).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU and MOBO"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Just look at the PSU and tell us the name that's written on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic ""Buy All"/"Buy Build" Option"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That would take some serious collaboration from all the different vendors and it'd be very difficult to handle all the data. PCPP isn't like Amazon where it can 'securely' save all your info and track your orders. Furthermore, if anything went wrong the blame would go to PCPP not the actual vendor.

It's not a big deal to order one by one. Don't be lazy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I still use this slightly overweight CPU cooler?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny thing is that I never knew that.

It'll be 100% safe. I have a NH-D15 that's multiple times heavier than the Evo and it's not like it rips out the socket and comes crashing down or anything.

However why are you getting a CPU cooler on a locked motherboard? I know you can still OC on H97 but it won't be as high as what a Z97 mobo can go up to. I'd recommend a cheap Z97 board.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Haswell e build for under 2500 dollars"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor do you have?

Comment reply on tienhuy91's Completed Build: X99 - The Future Proof

  • 54 months ago
  • 6 points

Can't find anything wrong with it.

I'm serious. Really clean with great, balanced parts and a lovely setup. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How should I OC my 5820K?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try 4.3. Considering the current temps I think 4.3 will be the max.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would Like A New Internet Browser, Any Ideas?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Tried Edge on friend's PC that has Win 10 and it's surprisingly not bad at all. Then again, I can't ditch chrome.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Project XeonX: Opinions needed."

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

He will be upgrading the GPU down the road.

E3 is an i7 without overclocking abilities, and it performs as such. It is a fantastic balance between gaming/rendering for a good price.

Agree with the PSU. A GS650W PSU from EVGA would be a good Tier 2 PSU that still has room for a GPU upgrade.

There is no problem at all with the motherboard. B85 supports that Xeon perfectly well and it'll support everything else just fine. I'd even recommend H81 to lower the budget even further.

There are cheaper 8GB ram sets out there. Agreed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a 38-40C idle temp acceptable for stock 5820K?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I could swear it's more like 32-35C because I can barely handle it shirtless.

Oh Dubai..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Got a GPU/monitor problem on my new PC"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You know, the problem turned out to be in the RAM because I accidentally put two of them in the wrong DIMM slots. Stupid me xD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Am I the biggest Dumb-ass ever? Yes... Yes I am."

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

16x/4x/4x/4x

So a PCIe lane might be 16x but if the CPU/motherboard can't give 16x to multiple GPUs, it'll downgrade the bandwidth so every GPU can run at the same time. Has 0 performance difference whatsoever as long as it runs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Videography Workstation (Planned Build) - Opinions Wanted!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You might get into Adobe as well, and if you do so you'll thank your stars that you got 32GB of RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gaming pc"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Because it's more popular and more well known. Wattage might be a thing.

Look, 650W GS is the cheapest Tier 1 PSU and once a PSU is Tier 1 it is at the top.

Comment reply on Mannimedia's Completed Build: "Octane Box 3 (#OB3)" Monster Xeon Quad TITAN X Render Machine

  • 54 months ago
  • 7 points

He's GPU RENDERING. What does GPU rendering use? Oh I don't know, powerful GPUs?

Comment reply on Mannimedia's Completed Build: "Octane Box 3 (#OB3)" Monster Xeon Quad TITAN X Render Machine

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's here! The upgrade is finally here!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300-$1850 Gaming PC"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

He can get a student discount on the OS and lower the price by a lot.

In fact, I'll just get him a cheaper monitor.

EDIT: Now it isn't above the budget, is it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Videography Workstation (Planned Build) - Opinions Wanted!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well sorry, but refresh rates don't directly affect FPS as such. His monitor limits his maximum 'viewable' FPS to 60FPS but it doesn't prevent the GPU from pushing more frames.

970 would probs get 30-40FPS and would also run into VRAM problems with games like Shadow of Mordor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Videography Workstation (Planned Build) - Opinions Wanted!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting. Personally, I have 8GB and whenever I do anything in AE it'll infinitely loop saying "Not enough system memory" and crash. I know Adobe is very RAM-heavy so I thought it'd apply to Vegas as well but apparently not.

If you won't be gaming, I'd say you could downgrade the GPU to a 960 or even a 750 Ti because the software you'll be using doesn't use the GPU for much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This is my first build and would love it if i could drop the price a little bit more"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd say that you should if you want to overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Videography Workstation (Planned Build) - Opinions Wanted!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

As with all video editing rigs, I'd recommend 32GB of RAM. I know that AE just eats up every last bit of your RAM and then some and my research concludes that Vegas isn't much different. Furthermore, Vegas uses a rather unique system where you can optimize your RAM for smooth previews or rendering.

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