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Comment reply on bobdude_01's Completed Build: Retro PC

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm in the obligation to upvote this build, I really hope it still works! Add more pics, you seem to know how to take good ones.

Comment reply on collin.le.92's Completed Build: Guitar Case PC

  • 12 days ago
  • 3 points

I still do with my friends. It looks like 8-14 ppl in a hot and humid basement playing Starcraft, GTA2, Tetrinet, on beaten up P3, P4 (and now C2D - we ditched the P2's) pc's, and NES, SNES, Playstation, Karaoke and board games. With garden-LAN option if weather permits ('till neighbors start calling or showing up, because of noise). Yeah, we still do that!

If a device dies and we cannot make it work again, we destroy it with any or all the tools avaible from the basement. Sometimes pieces and parts fly out from the workshop room!! Security goggle required (or sunglasses).

Comment reply on collin.le.92's Completed Build: Guitar Case PC

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

I like it

Comment reply on BeefDaddy's Completed Build: R5 1600x Midrange Gaming PC

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Fury power plugs, lot of wattage! nice build

Comment reply on SamVenagance's Completed Build: VantaBlack

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

great!! by the picture I thought it was pulling hot air from inside the case.

Comment reply on SamVenagance's Completed Build: VantaBlack

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

congrats on your first build! I wish you many hours of gaming

Is there a specific reason to have the PSU breathe hot air from inside the case? I used to do that to exhaust more heat then found it's a bad iadea for 2 reasons and stopped doing it. (1. psu doesn't want hot air 2.more exhaust means negative pressure meaning more dust inside case)

Comment reply on bedeman's Completed Build: First time build

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

to avoid crossing fingers, plug everything and test before installing inside the case!

I have to admit that sometimes I find a problem after installing everything in the case because I didn't test everything properly.

Comment reply on lnd1437's Completed Build: Hydra Mini - ITX Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yes very neat "case". Any room for a gpu on that "case" if you want to add it later?

Comment reply on lsvgsmarc's Completed Build: Sleeper XPS

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I always love that kind of build

Comment reply on codyslittleman's Completed Build: Junk yard build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it is far from junkyard components!!

Comment reply on EzyPowa's Completed Build: CommerceH1Pu94Machine

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your CPU will struggle, you will need to learn Nvidia CUDA thing to use your GPU power for all your calculation.

Comment reply on KevinFriis's Completed Build: Room for upgrades

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sell that baby and build a new one from scratch! All advices above were good options.

Comment reply on Gnarkill012's Completed Build: Intel - Core i5-2500k Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That 5.25 dashboard looks complete!!! extensive features

Comment reply on Ev0014's Completed Build: The Snail

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the story. It needs more pics

Comment reply on codyslittleman's Completed Build: Very cheap PC/Possible Flip build #2?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Good gosh!! Probably stolen goods and he "needed" some cash badly.

Even without the monitors for 100$ it was already a very good deal.

Comment reply on Andragame's Completed Build: Core I5 8GB GTX 1050Ti 4GB

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently building from an i5-3450, they still make great computers!

Comment reply on nickynoodle16's Completed Build: Dell Dimension 3000 mod

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It's clearly not the first PC I would steal if I was breaking into a place. I would ignore it totally! Good sleeper build

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: Athlon II + GTX 645 in 2019?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not alone! I keep in circulation (and active service) a lot of these old rigs. Just last year I replaced my father's Athlon II 250 and I plan on making sure his old computer still lives for a while!

Comment reply on Reki's Completed Build: Dell Dimension-3000 Sleeper

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

USB 3.0 On a Dimension 3000, that looks fishy!! I love sleepers and your case is in such a good shape.

Comment reply on codyslittleman's Completed Build: Computer Flipper Build #1

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

nice flip indeed!

Comment reply on 80-wattHamster's Completed Build: Video Repository on the Cheap

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice adventure!! With bonus cat+dog pic. So you're telling you can get some air coming in somewhere from the 4 holes in the front?

Comment reply on wweis's Completed Build: Budget gaming pc

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see how you get bottlenecked by the RAM. G4560 can handle up to DDR4-2400 as well as the B250 chipset. If you use the slots to run in dual-channel mode you have access to the full ram potential. I think you're simply pushing your CPU to the limits, which is good, because you're not wasting it

nice little build! I currently have a B150 + G4560 and it's more than enough for my needs.

Comment reply on SpaceGoat78's Completed Build: "THE NAS"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

fast nas!!

the 40mm fan: noisy or not? And what is the pcie adapter you used?

Comment reply on thorkon77's Completed Build: Colorfall. A wall hanging 3D printed computer case.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not a big fan of RGB but I have to admit your wall of lights is beyond the RGB-for-computers concept. You derseve that feature for sure!

Comment reply on ApocPony's Completed Build: NASCAN the 3d printed NAS

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is perfect. I clicked on it because the wood caught my attention!! It's PLA but it looked like wood. So small, I just love it.

Comment reply on trcourtney's Completed Build: Budget Solid Works PC

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you have before that computer? Somebody asked me for a Solidworks build and I'm not familiar with Quadro features.

I might end up throwing in a gaming card (RX/GTX) and hope it has enough power for CAD works.

Comment reply on byzrk's Completed Build: The Green Lantern Cube - $300 Used Ryzen Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel so old when I see something like "selling their old Ryzen" because they aren't old yet, to me!

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Red VAIO: Windows 98 retro gaming PC / Pentium 4 531 + Radeon 9200

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

DC out 12V 1.2A could probably plug speakers psu in there

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Overkill Windows 98 VAIO retro gaming rig

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for your courage!

The lowest I would go is Windows XP. Compatibility issues and eternal reboots for every little change would steer me away from 98. I do use some 98 systems a couple times per year but I do not install that OS anymore!!

Comment reply on SumtinWong88's Completed Build: Walnut Wall-E

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! Very nice result, great work

as for temp-not-so-good that you mentioned: I think your psu exhaust is fighting off with the case fan intake at the bottom, am I wrong? The air is not flowing, so take that into consideration on your next version.

Comment reply on thorkon77's Completed Build: 8-Bit Black Mage (A build from 11 years ago!)

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

is it heavy? how much did it weight

Comment reply on OmarM619's Completed Build: C70 - Black/Blue

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I would totally game on that thing.

Comment reply on Ender14's Completed Build: Something for Nothing

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

My bad! Silly me, I didn't check the board hahahah you're so right about the no output.

Comment reply on Ender14's Completed Build: Something for Nothing

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I vote for the 970, it will pair well with the i5. I'm thinking the iGPU must be better than a 8800 GT anyways

Comment reply on nickynoodle16's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

You probably know it by now but you can change the jumpers on edie drives to set it to master/slave/cable select. Most of the time I place it on "cable select" and oly if I get trouble I set it manually to a fixed position.

generally master is the end of the ribbon, slave is the mid-connector.

Comment reply on Zambacan's Completed Build: A Ply'ed Technology

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm lazy, I don't post them all LOL And sometimes I just don't feel like they deserve to be here.

Comment reply on Mrmatej21's Completed Build: Rate my pc! my first pc! tell me how i did!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

for 5-6 frames I wouldn't change but 15-20, if it has a visible effect I would make the change for sure!

Comment reply on Zambacan's Completed Build: A Ply'ed Technology

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

how perfect it has to be to be called perfect? Come on!

Comment reply on Mrmatej21's Completed Build: Rate my pc! my first pc! tell me how i did!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish I could do as good as you did with 350$

take all the comments and use them for your next build, not this one.

ram: dual channel is over rated, real world performance in a gaming pc with a discrete gpu is a gain of approx +2% with dual channel ram. No need to get 2 sticks, 1 stick is perfectly fine.

cpu: 8th gen i3 is a quad core already, getting an i5 isn't a must at this point. I would be curious to know the real gain from i3 to i5 versus the game you play.

gpu: there probably is a difference from 3gb to 6gb, but I know from 4gb to 8gb there isn't much. You will have less vram to load textures, tune that down in your graphic settings and it should be ok. If the 1060 performance pleases you, 6gb isn'r a real worthy upgrade in my opinion.

psu: I'm not fond of Thermaltake TR2 series, I'm sure it will work well for a while, but there are better options at the same price point. I'm staying vague on this one, just saying "could have been better" but I've bought several TT-TR2 in the past as well. None of them destroyed my components, as far as I know.

There will ALWAYS be "you should have" and such and yes big bucks can always improve something computer-wise. What you did with 350$ is already a nice stunt! Just be proud of your work.

Comment reply on AceBalthazar's Completed Build: ASmall Rock

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

STX! So hard to find

Comment reply on Shakaron's Completed Build: Built to sell

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I love upcycle/recycle i7 3rd gen still good, don't throw them away!

Comment reply on Shakaron's Completed Build: Built to sell 2

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

that's what I do too, 99% of the time.

Comment reply on TettenMan's Completed Build: Project The Golden Tower

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

...for all the minutes you worked on that tower!

Comment reply on DeadGenesis518's Completed Build: My $400 Budget 4K Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

nothing wrong with the ram, it's an old board/cpu that has triple channel memory

Comment reply on McDarnclsnorf's Completed Build: Kachow

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

you tried and you built it, that's more than most will ever do

Comment reply on Lucas9810's Completed Build: My First PC

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with topic and choice of gpu! the ddr4 one is horrible (compared to gddr5).

Comment reply on Lucas9810's Completed Build: My First PC

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to build a minecraft computer for my daughter, not sure yet. But I have no idea what kind of GPU you need for that game although now I see you play with a GT710. I'm not familiar with Minecraft but all I know is I would leave it vanilla.

Comment reply on Jcw93's Completed Build: PhlegmaticCulture

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

not going to get banned, but you can edit the windows part of your parts/description before Staff does it. It will save them some time, too!

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish pcpp would offer a way to keep a tab on such projetcs. For now I use the good old brower's "bookmark" feature. Once in a while I stumble on build like yours and I find them inspiring, unusual, etc.

love it, great work!

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