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Comment reply on Shaun_idealogy's Completed Build: ??????? aka Red Stinger

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

One might say a real blast from the past.

Comment reply on Eschaton's Completed Build: Midrange Gaming PC for Customer, with Video Guide

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Good deal on the GPU.

Great rig for just under 1k. Has decent PSU overhead so upgrading is simple, the 290 will play anything with a respectable framerate, good CPU for daily tasks and heavier processing, and a decent sized SSD for application and OS storage.

Very good all-around, +1.

Comment reply on skarklaw's Completed Build: Made My Son a Minecraft Box

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Parenting done RIGHT. Fantastic job on the build, you just entered your son into the infinitude that is PC Gaming. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st timer, need some help with parts list. $650 system"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

A have the exact same video card, paired with an Athlon x4 750k. I can say with utmost certainty that it will work perfectly fine for both minecraft and skyrim. Maybe getting 1600 or 1866 speed RAM would be beneficial, getting a cheaper WD Blue 1tb or Seagate Barracuda 1tb, and of personal preference, windows 8.

Hope this helps!

Comment reply on IIIAVIATORIII's Completed Build: Dad's Gaming PC/Productivity Build

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Accidentally fell on this build.

Love the case. Did you guys ever upgrade it since you put this build up on here? Like the graphics card or the CPU?

I know people will dislike this case but I think it looks very, very cool. Well done!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kabini"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I mean, the Kabini is also an Athlon, haha.

Comment reply on Markik56's Completed Build: First Build Success!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The soldering isn't the best, but I guess it easily beats the Tagan nightmare haha

http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTIyNTQwMTc3MHIwWnRGc2Z1bXRfM18xMV9sLmpwZw==

Comment reply on sassas1's Completed Build: I managed a deal or two.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope to upgrade the innards of this thing soon. I'm waiting for a DDR4 compatible i5 before I upgrade, windows 10, and the next series of AMD GPUs. This is mostly a for-now type of build. Love it every second though, this Athlon is more than what people give it credit for.

Comment reply on sassas1's Completed Build: I managed a deal or two.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Not quite yet. However, I can tell you, of all the games I've played (unturned, CSGO, Dota 2, TF2, Skyrim, Warframe, ETC), I've been pulling maxed 60+ fps @ 900p.

Comment reply on TheGingerBeard's Completed Build: TF2 Overkill Rig

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Good demos are rare, haha. Best of luck to ya

Comment reply on TheGingerBeard's Completed Build: TF2 Overkill Rig

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sniper/heavy. Looking to get into Highlander, seems fun.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 980Ti and 390X"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say near the end of Q1/Early Q2. Can't wait to see what it can do haha.

Comment reply on TheGingerBeard's Completed Build: TF2 Overkill Rig

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I only have 3,700 hours :D

Comment reply on lurch2824's Completed Build: New rig

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is actually a pretty good area to be in, with the price range and all.

Comment reply on lurch2824's Completed Build: New rig

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Love the White/Black color scheme.

Those 960s are wicked thin, looks amazing.

The only critique is the PSU, but I'm sure you've heard plenty enough of that haha.

+1

Comment reply on gabegabbert's Completed Build: BanaNas freeNas build

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

good use of an old processor. Just because it's old doesn't mean it can't be used, haha.

If the PSU ever does start giving out, however, and you need a cheap alternative, I suggest the following:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100n10400l1

+1

Comment reply on Malik959's Completed Build: Autobot

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic looking case. Looks a bit older from the looks of it, but that modification makes it look awesome, haha.

If you ever plan to beef up the GPU a bit, however, I would replace that PSU first.

+1

Comment reply on CardBoardPixel's Completed Build: My Gaming PC 2014

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

You lucky duck!

Comment reply on napster100's Completed Build: i3-4130 - GTX 750 Ti 2GB - 8GB RAM - 240GB SSD | Budget build

  • 63 months ago
  • 6 points

Though I agree it's quite high, it also gives upgradeability overhead and peace-of-mind.

Comment reply on EllwoodSouth's Completed Build: AMD Beast

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks fantastic, good build, good description. Yeah, if you showcase something, you may want to make sure people know what it is, and what the final product is haha.

Comment reply on awarbrick89's Completed Build: My Baby :-) (also known as my Beast)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Flamerino, That's what it WAS D:<

Comment reply on vvoozie's Completed Build: BEASTY - My First Build!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much haha

Comment reply on awarbrick89's Completed Build: My Baby :-) (also known as my Beast)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough. I agree that the FX is old - there's no denying that. And at 2,000 big ones, I'm sure you could've made a much better build, but it's too late for that now, eh? haha. What's important is that whoever built it was enjoyed the experience building and enjoys the build itself.

Comment reply on vvoozie's Completed Build: BEASTY - My First Build!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What I mean by Windows 8 being the Windows Vista of 2012 is because they're trying to force out ideas that aren't working out in the long run. Changing the functionality of an operating system this drastically obviously has some people's hair in a knot, and for awhile for me too. I would wait for windows 10, which should hopefully mix the worlds of windows 8 and windows 7 so that everyone can finally get along.

Comment reply on awarbrick89's Completed Build: My Baby :-) (also known as my Beast)

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

The power supply has plenty of wattage and efficiency to power the system, and the case certainly isn't low quality.

And to answer your "Bottleneck" point,

http://www.tweaktown.com/tweakipedia/55/amd-fx-8350-powering-gtx-780-sli-vs-gtx-980-sli-at-2560x1440/index.html

Comment reply on awarbrick89's Completed Build: My Baby :-) (also known as my Beast)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

that's not a great way to a respond to a post, no matter how ludicrous.

Comment reply on vvoozie's Completed Build: BEASTY - My First Build!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I would pick windows 7 over windows 8 due to ease-of-use. Windows 8 is kinda the Vista of 2012 haha.

Comment reply on EllwoodSouth's Completed Build: AMD Beast

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That description depresses me. Turn on a light, snap some picks, and go over why you picked these parts in the description.

Comment reply on 2002whitegt's Completed Build: Ditching the Alienware x51 - Corsair 240 - GTX 980 SC

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

hot diggity damn, that cable management is immaculate. Fantastic job, very nice build aesthetically and great part choice.

Comment reply on Obito831's Completed Build: OC CS:GO build

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sure this thing slaps CSGO in the face, though! haha

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Athlon X4 760K worry"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 760k and a 260x. Both work fantastic in unison.

Comment reply on Obito831's Completed Build: OC CS:GO build

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

I see people are criticizing the build, and most points are valid. However, I can say this is a great build, because of the amount of headroom you have for upgrading in the future.

Grab an i7, hdd, a couple of GPUs and a new Mobo and you're good to go, haha.

Comment reply on Obito831's Completed Build: OC CS:GO build

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

Say he wants to get quad SLI or Crossfire?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Minnesota makes me sad sometimes."

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

ಠ_ಠ

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Minnesota makes me sad sometimes."

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

A few computer components.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Minnesota makes me sad sometimes."

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Was actually the exact situation here aswell. Sloshy on christmas, almost -40 Wednesday with the windchill haha

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel RST install log -- did it fail? Win7 Pro 74-bit"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear everything worked out!

Comment reply on sdmf999's Completed Build: 2014 First build

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

It isn't, and they shouldn't do that. If people make a comment, as said above, it should be constructive, as well as respectful. Comments like "I don't like it" or "Cool" aren't constructive, and are generally covered by the voting option.

Comment reply on sdmf999's Completed Build: 2014 First build

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Downvoting simply means that you do not agree with the build for a reason, and people understand that. Saying -1 in the comments is unneeded, and very much a waste of a comment. If you want to comment on a build, it's best to keep it constructive, and explain why you dislike it. If you have no reason, or feel that you don't agree with it but can't explain why, you have the Downvote to explain your reaction to the build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please Help"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I would probably hit up a PSU that can output more juice. Otherwise, looks good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I not sure about my graphics card, plz help!"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing will do great for playing source games. I would expect it to cap out at 200+, haha. But there's little reason to go over 60 fps

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I not sure about my graphics card, plz help!"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 175+ FPS? The card can push CS:GO over more than the leaning tower of pisa, but I don't understand why you'd want 175+ fps haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my gaming pc - help needed!"

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

With the motherboard already coming with the Pentium CPU, you can upgrade the CPU with the motherboard you already have later down the line. Baby steps, start with the Pentium, then move on to the i7 later on :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming CPU"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. The best quad you can get for gaming is the i5 4670k/4690k! :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what do you guys think?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to help, and glad to hear. Throw me a PM if you have any more questions, and have fun with your computer build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what do you guys think?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, so I reformulated the parts list to fit under 800, have quick load times, and be able to high/ultra some-most games.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $84.49 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $60.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $776.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-18 12:59 EST-0500

Added an SSD, replace 970 with a 280x (Budget reasons) and made some other changes to save on costs.

If you want to do a sub-$1000 build, I can open the door to new opportunities haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what do you guys think?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to stick with a 6300 (which I totally understand), the 280x will do great in this situation, as well as save you a bit of dosh to put towards an SSD, which will greatly improve load times.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming CPU"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Fast single-core CPUs? I wouldn't suggest it. The CPU would max out much faster with a single core compared to a Duo, quad or octa core. Usually, the bare-minimum when it comes to gaming is a dual core, optimal is quad, and anything more is essentially gravy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what do you guys think?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can invest a tiny bit more money, go for this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $91.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $80.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $335.66 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $789.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-18 12:46 EST-0500

The GPU will perform better when paired with the 8320 compared to the 6300.

Comment reply on sdmf999's Completed Build: 2014 First build

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Then you should say that in the initial post, simply saying -1 isn't constructive in any way. It would've been easier just to downvote and move on.

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