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Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Workstation Computer for Dad"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I originally had in the 1500x, but tossed that in as I figured I could make it work with budget. However, it is something I am still on the fence for. If I can grab him a nicer 27/29" monitor and drop the CPU down, will be something I will lean towards doing for sure! Thanks for input

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1200 $ CAD opinion wanted."

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad build. Spending 220 bucks on keyboard/headset seems excessive to me for this budget. I would look into buying a keyboard/mouse combo like the CM Devastator or Thermaltake combo to save 60 or 70 bucks. Also, the Cloud headset is cheaper and not much difference besides surround, which is not a massive improvement. I would look at upgrading these down the line if you want to save a few bucks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cut down, please"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

802 best I got.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $61.99 @ Jet
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.77 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $43.74 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO D5 OC Video Card $169.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS228T-P 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $93.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.99 @ SuperBiiz
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $39.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $847.23
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $802.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-16 12:56 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cut down, please"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Grab a gaming keyboard/mouse combo like the Devestator or Thermaltake set. Much cheaper to start and still works fine. I would get rid of the HDD to start and add it in when he gets a few more bucks as the first upgrade and just start with the SSD for his OS and favorite game or two. Look into seeing if he can get a copy of Windows through school or work. Depending on the games he plays, an RX 470 may work perfectly fine as well, or at least dropping down to a 4GB card. Hope a few of these changes help.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ideas / suggestions"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is the rough idea of your build with a few changes. As you want to keep it red/grey/black, I changed a few of the RGB components. Switched out the Pro Carbon for MSI Tomahawk, got Silver/Red Trident Z RAM at a faster speed, used an EVGA G3 PSU which is high quality and cheaper (can get away with a 550w as well), and threw in a generic SSD/HDD combo.

EDIT If you already have the custom sleeving for a Corsair PSU, can grab a RMx series as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $133.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $409.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1386.90
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1336.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-16 12:11 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Putting together a deep learning machine for neural networks"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy balls the price of that PSU. How NICX? Wish I lived in the US for this deal!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions For First Build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

koolkk has some good suggestions. I would look into a Cryorig H7, H5 or Scythe Fuma for the CPU cooler. All significantly better for slight price increase. Also, I could switch out SSD for a MX300, SK Hynix, or an AData. Cheaper prices for similar performance. Case fans could be looked at for different options, but build looks solid to say the least!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2500 ish First build for gaming/streaming"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

$200 in fans seems a little excessive. The 32gb of RAM is excessive, but can see you wanting to fill all of the slots. If you weren't attached to the RAM, could grab a 4x4 set (I love the Trident Z RAM) so could see wanting to keep it. I would look at switching the SSD out for an MX300 - 25GB more storage and save 15-20 bucks. I do agree with the others regarding the case, but that is solely personal preference as you are building in it and everyone has different tastes. Build will be one badass machine!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "re worked parts list"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

$35 more but better PSU, CPU cooler, unlocked CPU, slightly cheaper mobo and GPU, and different case. That is a gigantic case and without watercooling or going multi-gpu, don't see the point. The Phanteks is a much nicer case that is still a good size.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $343.33 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $56.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Patriot Viper 4 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.96 @ Jet
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $143.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $254.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Jet
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC E2476VWM6 23.6" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $134.80 @ B&H
Keyboard AZIO L70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $23.95 @ B&H
Mouse Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse $19.89 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1590.73
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1580.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 14:36 EST-0500

Comment reply on Stieber's Completed Build: Scarface

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredibly clean PC and desk setup. Huge fan of the aesthetics. Was BIOS update a pain in the ***? Reason for the Z170 over 270 (price/availability)? Also, what do you use the computer for - just wondering as it is a beautiful and powerful setup with only a 1050ti. Thanks and +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NOO0b"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad, but definitely wouldn't put an itx board in a ATX case. I would either grab an itx/micro case or get a bigger board. If you are getting it because of the built-in wifi, there are full size boards with that option as well. Or, can always add in a wireless card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My "Dream" PC. Is it too pricey?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

$130 keyboard in this price range to me doesn't make sense. I added a solid budget keyboard/mouse in which you can add your better board (if you still want to) a few months down the line when you can afford it again. This allows to put in an i5 processor, a small SSD for OS and favorite couple games, switched case to a tempered glass black/red S340, dropped PSU down as wattage was overkill, changed to RX480 8gb, but this is preference, all while keeping the black/red theme.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $188.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus PRIME B250-PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.00 @ B&H
Memory ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $55.98 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card $244.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $60.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $36.33 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1003.91
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $993.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 11:09 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions and Critics"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

What Crazy said. MSI has a great BIOS and will help with an automated OC. Some reviews have even said the automated one can hit 5-5.2ghz. Crazy. I wouldn't recommend anything nearing that high with the air cooler, but it will definitely let you push it to a comfortable mid-to-high 4ghz OC. There are a lot of videos on youtube if you want to see how it is done or works.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions and Critics"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

What I meant. Thanks for correcting

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions and Critics"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are keeping an unlocked CPU (k-series) you should be having a Z-series board to be able to OC and use it to its true potential. If you do not plan on overclocking, can drop down to a B150 board and grab a 7700 CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions and Critics"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Unlocked vs locked. k-series can be overclocked

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any opinions?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Had pretty much the exact same build but a different mobo/cpu cooler for $2 different. Solid suggestion

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions and Critics"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

If it is for gaming, the 7600k will perform more then well enough for you. Opened up some budget to upgrade to a GTX 1070 and double your SSD storage for all $6 more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor £217.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £48.33 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £127.90 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £117.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £69.77 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £44.99 @ Novatech
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card £395.99 @ Aria PC
Case Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case £138.96 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £89.01 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1250.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-14 19:36 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please Review My Gaming PC Parts List"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

That board will drop any speed down as it only can run at 2133 or 2400. So if you buy 3200, it will drop it down in speed anyways. I'm not sure if there would be any stability issues, don't know enough on the issue to give you proper info, but my buddy got 2400 ram for his H170 board and it caps it at 2133 with no issues. RAM rated above 2400 will still work and be compatible as long as they are DDR4, but will just slow down or cap the speed at 2133 or 2400.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any issues in my pc build?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Significant, probably not. Noticeable, most likely. If you are waiting for sales, might be able to scoop up some parts for less and throw the extra few bucks into the CPU cooler to grab something a little nicer like a be quiet dark rock 3 or noctua if you are staying with air cooling. Even a couple of the mid range phanteks coolers. Can probably find for 20-30 more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any issues in my pc build?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

There aren't a lot of reviews on many Z270 boards unless they are the high end ones. Being something newer, there won't be a ton of them, but based on the specs on their website and the limited ones that I have seen, hasn't been anything negative or lacking. The PC Mate line has been around for awhile now, so there won't be any issues there. However, it's your build/money, go with what you are comfortable with and what you would like.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please Review My Gaming PC Parts List"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I had it as a 1x8 because I had your micro-atx board in still when I made the change. It is much easier to upgrade when you have a 1x8 stick with less slots on the micro board. With the full ATX, can grab a 2x8 kit for dual channel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any issues in my pc build?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Sucks having limited options in Canada for budget CPU coolers and generally higher cost parts. I am also from there. Looks good to me, just keep in mind that board is with a $30 mail-in rebate. The CPU cooler is nothing special anymore as it is a bit dated, but will still do the trick until you choose to upgrade. Or, could put a few bucks more into it. Also, that board can handle much higher speeds for RAM. I would keep my eyes open for some sales and look to grab some faster speed for similar price!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please Review My Gaming PC Parts List"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Build runs few euro more, but geared a bit more towards a white/black theme. Changed to a full size ATX board for your case, have a better PSU, changed the RAM stick color and SSD to fit theme and save a few pounds. Not much of a change, but helps keep a theme and have a board that will fit and look nicer in that case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £188.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock B250 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £85.37 @ BT Shop
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £57.26 @ Amazon UK
Storage OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £69.77 @ Amazon UK
Storage *Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 480 4GB RS Video Card £189.98 @ Ebuyer
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £59.98 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £66.80 @ Alza
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £754.09
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 21:14 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any issues in my pc build?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Could change to a 7600k and grab an ASRock Z270 Pro4 board. Should offset to be the same price. Even a Z270 PC Mate should be similar.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build, need opinions."

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Changed the Kaby Lake. You had an unlocked CPU with a locked mobo, so if you are not planning to OC, going with the i5-7500 and removing the CPU cooler would be best option as it comes with a decent stock one. Got cheaper RAM, still red, still works fine. Added in an SSD. Slightly better PSU. Upgraded to 144Hz monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $268.99 @ PC Canada
Motherboard Asus PRIME B250-PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.99 @ PC Canada
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $115.48 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.99 @ PC Canada
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card $383.11 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $78.73 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Memory Express
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $121.27 @ Vuugo
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $47.22 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $262.48 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1609.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 15:36 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this would be compatible ?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgraded to newer gen CPU/mobo. Upgraded CPU cooler (currently on sale). Went to a cheaper motherboard that still fit the colour scheme and has many of the same features. CPU could be changed to a 7600k if this computer will be mainly used for gaming. Dropped to 16gb of RAM instead of 32 (unless this needs to be adjusted as you didn't specify what your uses were). More SSD space while saving a few bucks. Upgraded PSU. Added in a GTX 1080, even though this is not necessary depending the specs you plan on playing at. If you are planning on playing 1080p or 1440p 60hz, the 1070 would do fine and would not need the premium of the 1080.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $457.99 @ PC Canada
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $78.67 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ PC Canada
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $157.48 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $120.73 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.08 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $835.99 @ PC Canada
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $131.23 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $121.48 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $120.75 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2295.39
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $2280.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 13:14 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build(G4560). Need help."

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

H270 itx/ac board (as previously suggested) to avoid BIOS update. Much cheaper RAM. Bigger SSD while saving $10. Better PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $61.99 @ Jet
Motherboard ASRock H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $105.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $52.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition Mini ITX Tower Case $47.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $574.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 12:43 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rgb gaming rig, going to pull the trigger"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Gonna be one beautiful build. Could get away with a 650w PSU with only the one card. Also, could grab a cheaper motherboard and put that into an AIO cooler to help keep temps down and allow for better OC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB Build (Not performance oriented)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. Definitely some better alternatives then for a few parts!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. Looking for opinions."

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If only one monitor is for gaming, I would consider grabbing one NICE monitor and two 60hz monitors. Don't need the high refresh rate for twitch or youtube

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB Build (Not performance oriented)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

For an extra $700 bucks, many things could change with the build clearly. I would be happy to settle with the Carbon which is still an RGB board for the price difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB Build (Not performance oriented)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard is RGB?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finalizing Entry Gaming PC Build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks to be a solid build. SSD could be switched for another. The ASRock Pro4 micro board looks nicer and offers same features for same/similar price I believe. Your RAM doesn't include a price. Do you own it already or does that need to be taken into consideration?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Oriented $1600 Build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Newest gen CPU/mobo combo. Faster/nicer RAM. Newer and more efficient PSU. Took keyboard out and price is at 1540. So few parts can be adjusted to shave off a few bucks to offset cost on whatever board you decide to go with.

Edit realized your SSD listed did not have a price. Do you own one already or does this price need to be incorporated as few parts may need to change.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.84 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z270 SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $409.89 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Wired Network Adapter TP-Link TG-3468 PCI-Express x1 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter $11.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC E2425SWD 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $197.98 @ Directron
Mouse Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1542.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-09 10:30 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB Build (Not performance oriented)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Little bit more in cost but more RGB goodness and newer architecture.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.84 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $148.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $174.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $147.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card $299.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Thermaltake DPS G RGB 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.99 @ Newegg
Wired Network Adapter TP-Link TG-3468 PCI-Express x1 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter $11.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan NZXT Aer RGB120 (3-pack) 61.4 CFM 120mm Fans $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Accessory NZXT Hue+ LED Controller $50.88 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $169.99 @ Corsair
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $59.99 @ Corsair
Headphones Corsair VOID 7.1 Channel Headset $59.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1867.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-09 10:23 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mining Build?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

That build is now 2 generations old. Much better Kaby Lake CPU/mobo, DDR4 RAM, significantly better PSU, single stick of memory allowing you to add another 8 down the line.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $50.98 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card $148.89 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.89 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $512.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-09 10:09 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My get back into PC gaming build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is right at the top of your budget, but certain areas can all be adjusted to save cost. As it is a gaming computer, no need for the 7700k. Dropped down to a 7600k and jumped up to a GTX 1080 instead of 1070. Switched for an AIO cooler for temps and grabbed a Z270 board instead. Also adjusted the RAM to fit color scheme a bit more. Upgraded the PSU to EVGA's new G3 lineup and changed to a 650w just for a little headroom. Next, added in a 1440p 165hz G-Sync monitor to utilize your 1080. One of the nicest ones out there.

If you want to shave off a few bucks, the GPU is a bit on the high $$ end for 1080s, so can definitely get a cheaper one that performs just as good or even better. RAM could be decreased in price, there are a few motherboard options that are 10-40 bucks cheaper (Pro Carbon is a few bucks more for RGB effects) and the AIO could be changed to a Lepa Aquachanger or Arctic Freezer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $174.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $117.99 @ Jet
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $638.00 @ B&H
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.97 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Monitor Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $399.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1999.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-08 15:38 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help choose motherboard & Case! (i7-6700K + 1080)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I checked the clearance and there was room, albeit little. I was going to recommend an AIO to him as well, but after checking a few reviews, that Noctua seems to do an awesome job. The clearance of it could restrict a bit of airflow though. I put that motherboard in as it was in the middle of his price range, even though I agree with you that it is still overprices for the RGB option, even though built in wifi is a bonus feature. I see you use that mobo for a lot of recommendations and seems like a great bang for buck board, like the tomahawk for red builds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What CPU?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I would drop the CPU cooler and grab an i5-6500. If it is specifically gaming you are doing, I would drop down to 1 stick of 8gb of RAM for now and upgrade your GPU to a RX470 and the PSU to maybe a CX450M. Is the Optical drive necessary as well?

Comment reply on bnesti's Completed Build: First Build Ever (M.2/i7700k/Phanteks Case/1070 Graphics Card)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Specs of the build seem beautiful, but don't see a point of putting the time into a nice description without adding some pics. Wait and put it up all together. Will get my +1 when you show us the goods!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help choose motherboard & Case! (i7-6700K + 1080)"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

As the others have said, rolling the 7700k makes a lot of sense. I added in a Strix motherboard as it is cheaper than the Gaming 7 board and offers essentially all of the same features + wifi. A lot of the "gaming" boards have a premium because of the name. There are a couple other options you can pick like the Pro Carbon or Z270 Prime-A that are cheaper that have majority of the features besides wifi. A lot of choosing a motherboard has to do with what features you plan on utilizing. adjusted the PSU to something cheaper that still has the same, if not better quality. The Define C is a beautiful case, few nice upgrades over the Define S. Also adjusted the SSD to get it bigger and 10 bucks cheaper. The little bit of money being saved on PSU and SSD covers the upgrade to the 7700k.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $343.45 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $85.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $599.89 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $95.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1732.59
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1722.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-07 12:54 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question on build and possible upgrade?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

What budget are you working with and what do your primarily do with the build? Also, no need to buy a water cooler for a locked processor. Stock one works perfectly fine besides aesthetics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2nd gaming build want to stay under $1850 USD"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggested it moreso because I did not know a lot about the A40. Just read a few reviews and seems to be very solid and similar in price. Few reviews show it being quieter as the rad is thicker helping with fan noise and heat dissipation. Good on ya, I would probably stick with it. Lemme know how it works out! Might look into it when I switch out my Arctic Freezer

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time $800-$1000 build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd roll with Mark's list. Great overall performance with a few steals on some prices. Gives you best GPU and storage config as well as the i5 over the i3 processor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. Need some thoughts :D"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

What Ada said. If you could see yourself getting more serious about it, investing in the 7700k would be worth it. If it is going to be lightly used or a hobby, I would go with the 7600k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. Need some thoughts :D"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's for gaming only, don't need the 7700k. Dropped down to the 7600k, upgraded to CPU cooler, changed the motherboard to a Z270 series, got a cheaper/bigger SSD, got faster and cheaper RAM, upgraded the PSU to a better quality and fit in a 1070 which is a significant upgrade. Still with $100 to spare for your choosing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $232.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $379.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $93.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1211.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-06 14:10 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2nd gaming build want to stay under $1850 USD"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah those are a few things to put in description next time, such as the SSD and the RAM deal. Good on him and you for getting that for the price. Good luck

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