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Comment reply on Forum Topic "[USA-NY] WTB: GTX 970"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I've purchased a reference card for $300 elsewhere, but thank you for the responses.

Comment reply on Kuochie's Completed Build: Senpai

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Your i5 is plenty of horsepower for what (I think) you'd need it for. Unless you're doing content creation or using programs with heavy multi-threading, an i7 will do nothing for you.

Comment reply on godofchuck's Completed Build: White Lightning v2 - Twitch streaming and gaming H440!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

750W should be fine for SLI, I have a pretty heavily overclocked i5/GTX 670 with a bunch of fans and hard drives and it pulls ~ 320W when gaming. I have it all hooked up to an LCD UPS and I can see it spike up and down when playing games, never seen it go above 350W. Adding a 2nd 770 should only add like 225W max if it's at full load.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't find any grey ASRock motherboards for Z97. Am I missing something?

I saw the UD3 and UD5 from Gigabyte are grey colored, but feature-wise they weren't as good as the Z97X I already have listed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Already have it =) It's been better, but when I can see task manager, RAM usage is still decently being used up. Not as high as before ENB Boost, but still enough that I would like to stick to 16GB in my system.

I have seen that before, but never used it. I'll see if it's a viable option, but it does require having to buy another water cooling system, right? Like another single or double rad? Or is it all inclusive?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you go into more detail about Link being broken? If it's really not where it is expected to be, getting non-Link parts will save at least $100 I'd expect.

I mean no offense to AMD, and I'm sure they're drivers have been better recently. From what I see from users on different forums though, it seems that they have much higher frame variance and deltas when gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I know Fractal is a good company, and I have never used their cases, but they just don't appeal to me. I'm sure they're fantastic, but every single one of their cases is just "meh" to me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes and yes =)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I usually clock my i5's to at least 4.5 GHz, and I kind of just wanted to dabble in water cooling as I've always been a high-end air cooler for all my builds.

I've used the 212 EVO and non-EVO in smaller builds for friends and it works great. I'm also using an EVGA Superclock with Noctua fans, so I am a little used to the sound levels being really low. I used a dB meter on my phone and at around 6-8 inches from the center of my case with the side panel off, I think it was like ~28 dB? So yeah, I figured the H100i would be the best bet for water cooling aside from a Kraken 60.

I know 16GB is overkill, but surprisingly with Windows 8.1 optimized very thin, when playing Skyrim my RAM usage goes up to like 6-7GB (I actually had low memory usage alerts back when one of my 8 gig sticks was bad and I was only running 8 GB in the system).

I saw the case when it was announced back at one of the conventions and I just loved the design. Originally I was going to go with a 650D, and I have used expensive cases in the past (HAF X mostly), but the 760T in white just caught my eye.

I picked the 770 for now, because knowing my luck, when this does come into fruition, the 800 series will be right around the corner. Also, I can't justify getting top end cards now that are $500+. I made that mistake when I got my X800 XT PE back in the HL2 days. They depreciate so quickly it's not worth the couple Benjamins to get them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p on a Samsung 46" LED TV. I don't have the setup to use it in an office with a proper 1440p monitor or anything.

I run Skyrim heavily modded (200+ mods) and my GTX 670 2GB is feeling the burn, which is why I chose a 4GB card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I have it hooked up to an Onkyo HT 5.1 system, and I use my Logitech G35's if I need to use headphones. But switching from a Creative X-Fi Titanium to the Asus Xonar D2 and now to onboard sound, I've hardly noticed a difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

See my edit above, should have clarified that I am sticking to Intel/nVidia for reasons of driver support from nVidia being much better and faster than AMD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The parts I am not trying to carry over I was trying to sell to put towards this one.

I understand I would ideally want to carry over as much as possible and only upgrade the core stuff, but here I am only carrying over the drives, OS, kb/mouse. No sound card, as I never really noticed a difference with it, so there's more money to be used for the upgrade!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014 Summer Dream Machine - Opinions"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

See my edit above.

I do see that the color of the mobo would clash a little bit, but I didn't find too many good mobos that were in the black/silver area that offered similar specs to the one I chose (especially ASRock). Unless I missed some, then by all means...

And yes, sleeved cables would be in eventually.

Comment reply on BooglesMcGee's Completed Build: Kronos

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but if I'm building a computer and I'm carrying over parts from an old build, I usually say I have already purchased it ($0.00). If people wanted to get the full price, I guess they could just add it up if they really want to know the "true" cost of the build.

Comment reply on Leftuppa's Completed Build: First self-build, made a lot easier by PCPartPicker

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

Every generation, the card 1 step below the flagship is the best for the money usually, therefore, GTX 770 is the one to get! =)

It can easily be overclocked to almost reach 780 speeds anyways...

Comment reply on BooglesMcGee's Completed Build: Kronos

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

It's best if you put in the actual price you paid for the parts, otherwise people are going to continue questioning you.

For instance, if your 9800 GTs were from another build, I would put it as $0.00 (purchased).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For trade Assassins Creed Black Flag & Splinter Cell Blacklist code and Final Fantasy XIV code"

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

If you still have Assassin's Creed, I can trade you Bioshock.

Comment reply on Dgo's Completed Build: Black and red

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It's ok, he's a special nugget pie ;)

Comment reply on Dgo's Completed Build: Black and red

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

You should move your card up to the first slot.. but good build ;)

Comment reply on lexus2k3's Completed Build: My first Pc build

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Good parts, but no description & overkill motherboard.

Comment reply on slykrysis's Completed Build: Brother's Friend's build

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, they give you minimum requirements because power supplies at that wattage usually will have a matching minimum amperage on the 12V rail. For the Corsair CX430, it had 32A. The card needs 450W and/or at least 24A on the 12V rail.

You could possibly even go lower in wattage, so long as you keep the 12V above the minimum. But no, no problems whatsoever in games or Furmark/Futuremark/Unigine. =)

Comment reply on alexbassman123's Completed Build: First (and possibly only) Build (June 14, 2013)

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Sorry, but there are so many things wrong here:

  • i7 for what reasons? Gaming? Rendering? If gaming, i5 Haswell would be better.
  • No I/O shield put on, why?
  • You bought top end water cooling but then decide not to overclock? Kind of defeats the purpose...
  • If you wanted to top mount the water cooling, you really should have looked into a better case better fitted for w/c (mid towers + water cooling = cramped anyways)
  • Laptop drives, although they work for you, are just resting sideways on each other. At least get proper brackets, or tape them somewhere stable so they won't move.
  • Monitor... it has terrible viewing angles because it's a TN panel. You want to look for IPS monitors instead, as they have 178/178 degree viewing angles.

Comment reply on nathancl_1st's Completed Build: First build (incomplete)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmarks and real world testing show that the Barracuda series is either right at or +/- 10% of the Blacks in some tests. The price/storage benefit the Seagate has while being so close to the Black in performance makes it a better choice imo.

Comment reply on nathancl_1st's Completed Build: First build (incomplete)

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Could have grabbed a 2TB Seagate for $99, just as good. Also, when was this built? As a Z87 + i5 4670k would have been more beneficial.

Comment reply on HalfGeneric's Completed Build: First Build - 1440p Mini-ITX

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have used a fully modular PSU so you could route cables easier, but hey, if it works it works. Did you get the new Splinter Cell game coupon with the card? (go register on EVGA if you haven't already!)

Also, on a completely random side of things, can you please explain to me how you got RealVision ENB installed? I have used ProjectENB before but I had to wipe my mods and reinstall everything (250+ mods). I have followed the instructions on the site but I took screenshots of before and after and nothing changed.

Comment reply on Stefan2305's Completed Build: Current Build from early 2012

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I assumed so, but I always approve consolidation!

Comment reply on joshdan's Completed Build: White Knight

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd say no, only because you don't have an unlocked CPU. If you wanted to overclock, than water cooling is definitely viable. But if you're on a locked CPU, medium-high end air cooling will do just fine.

Comment reply on TheDarkness's Completed Build: First high end gaming build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, but since he'll have 1 fan pulling for the PSU and 2 fans pulling into the graphics card, there'll be a dead zone at some point between them.

Comment reply on bobiroka's Completed Build: First PC Build in almost a decade...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Water cooling a locked CPU is kind of pointless. Also, like RyneSmith said, why 1 stick of RAM? You are limiting yourself to running it in single channel mode. You need to use a total of 2 or 4 sticks to run in dual channel as the CPU needs it. Other than that, looks ok.

Comment reply on Stefan2305's Completed Build: Current Build from early 2012

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Too many hard drives I think. I would consolidate everything onto 1 or 2 drives at most (either a 2TB or 3TB even). I'm not a fan of Hitachi's but maybe it worked out for you. Did you upgrade your RAM at a later time? I know brand doesn't matter for RAM as long as you have the same speed/type, but now you limited yourself to single channel since you have 3 sticks in instead of 2 or 4.

Comment reply on joshdan's Completed Build: White Knight

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I would just get a Cooler Master Hyper212 Evo / Pro and be done with it. Everything else looks good.

Comment reply on TheDarkness's Completed Build: First high end gaming build

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Flip the PSU around if it's not going to be directly on a thick carpet. You'll be able to hide more of the cables neater and you'll keep the PSU from creating negative pressure from the graphics cards.

Comment reply on philip's Completed Build: NZXT H630 Build / i7-3960X / 3-way GTX Titan

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably $1-2k cheaper, the RAM, GFX, and CPU will be the first to depreciate.

Comment reply on philip's Completed Build: NZXT H630 Build / i7-3960X / 3-way GTX Titan

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't care less about the hardware, but I REALLY want to upgrade my system to sleeved cables. =D

Comment reply on ThaLoneRanger's Completed Build: Current Build...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That was the holy grail for me when I found it too. But yeah, I would sell that PSU and go with a Corsair HX/AX 750/760 respectively.

Comment reply on Firebomber4's Completed Build: my $600 budget PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

It was slapped together for a test run he said in description.

Comment reply on relimitt's Completed Build: First Build/Budget gaming PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Flip the PSU around so the cables would be a little easier to manage towards to back panel of the case.

Comment reply on joe1134206's Completed Build: High end, but not insane

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMD chips tend to have a higher freq. than Intels, but it's the architecture that makes the Intels better performers. The i5 4670k since it's around the same price would most likely be the better choice all around.

Comment reply on joe1134206's Completed Build: High end, but not insane

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I've used the Evo in 1 build before and I kind of remember it sliding a little on the CPU. I did make sure it was straight though, just in case.

Comment reply on joe1134206's Completed Build: High end, but not insane

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Your cooler seems tilted to the right a little bit.

Comment reply on Jao247's Completed Build: The Black Dragon

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

I was going to downvote on the cables alone, but the part choice is good so I'm leaving it at neutral.

Spend a good hour or two and get those cables routed good sir.

Comment reply on Aidanvii's Completed Build: My PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

65C is pretty normal... I don't know where you've been. My 670 FTW levels out at 68-70C during high gaming.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Gaming PC Build - AMD FX-8350 / GTX 780 / Fractal Design R4"

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Any pricing info you can share with us on that? =D

Comment reply on Blog Post "Gaming PC Build - AMD FX-8350 / GTX 780 / Fractal Design R4"

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

It is, AS5 is one of the best and most consistently awarded thermal paste. I don't use anything else, honestly.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Gaming PC Build - AMD FX-8350 / GTX 780 / Fractal Design R4"

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

You'll see some names like IAmApropos and some other big guys on here a lot. I tend to be on here a good part of my day even though I don't have that many builds. But yes, PCPP is a fantastic community.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Gaming PC Build - AMD FX-8350 / GTX 780 / Fractal Design R4"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Happens to the best of us, but good build even though you had a few kinks.

Comment reply on slykrysis's Completed Build: Brother's Friend's build

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

It is, that picture was taken at my house, though. He has hardwood floors I believe, but I think it'll be alright. I told him to blow it out with a compressor every few months to keep it dust free.

Comment reply on kariukigrass's Completed Build: The Hornet

  • 76 months ago
  • 6 points

Those Corsair fans (the AF series) are for air flow and ventilation. If you used those fans on your rad, you should have bought the SP series fans. SP = static pressure and is good for blowing a ton of air across a dense grid of fins on a radiator. Not to say that the AF's won't cool it, but there won't be any static pressure to go through the radiator effectively.

Here is what you want: Corsair SP120

Comment reply on DJILLY's Completed Build: Unnamed 650D?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to assume he put in the 4x8 kit in the left side slots and the 4x4 in the right making it only detect 32

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