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Comment reply on Forum Topic "please help for budget build $500"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Mini w/WIFI:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $123.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $30.49 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card *EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $502.22
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-27 10:32 EST-0500

H170:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $123.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $30.49 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card *EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Directron
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $511.22
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-27 10:34 EST-0500

Squeeze the mobo down w/380:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $123.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Memory *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $30.49 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $188.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $522.12
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-27 10:38 EST-0500

i5/950

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Memory *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $30.49 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $529.33
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-27 10:40 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you knock this below 2000$???"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably would want to throw a couple of extra 120mm fans in this one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you knock this below 2000$???"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheaper option w/ R9 390, or swap back to 970...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $343.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $72.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $218.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $47.21 @ DirectCanada
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.99 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.25 @ Vuugo
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $431.65 @ Newegg Canada
Case BitFenix Prodigy (Red) Mini ITX Tower Case $29.88 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Rosewill 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.98 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $127.99 @ Newegg Canada
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $367.24 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1899.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-27 00:15 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you knock this below 2000$???"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $343.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $72.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $218.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $99.99 @ Canada Computers
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $117.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.25 @ Vuugo
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $462.98 @ DirectCanada
Case BitFenix Prodigy (Red) Mini ITX Tower Case $29.88 @ Canada Computers
Go mini?
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.98 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $127.99 @ Newegg Canada
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $367.24 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2000.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-27 00:06 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build ever, teenager, not a ton of money"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your build, and your tenacity! I just don't personally agree with Haswell right now. Should of stopped there. Have a nice day!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build ever, teenager, not a ton of money"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I know these things because I didn't just start programming yesterday. Obviously, my ten year old can teach you MANY things. She can color her hat whatever color she wants, and no expert would discredit it.

None of that would qualify as experience in the real world, so I don't recommend putting it on your resume. If you think your "experience" qualifies you as an expert, good luck in life. "I once fixed a driver issue" well, I guess you'll be wanting a participation ribbon, then?

"Want to know why? Cause AMD"- That's cute, thanks for clearing that up for me.

Yes 10% Integer and 15% floating point computational power increase is "literally next to no difference" SMH, you must work for AMD with that logic.

I get it, you're right, I'm wrong, and you're right even when you're wrong.

Nice build though, Nate. I'd love to stay and chat, but I have to get back to work. Those 386's aren't going to drop themselves into their sockets...

Comment reply on jggorman's Completed Build: VR Gaming Mini-ITX

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build ever, teenager, not a ton of money"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

So you recommend not only a 2GB 380, but in an ITX form factor? Good luck with that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build ever, teenager, not a ton of money"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

My build right above is skylake i3.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build ever, teenager, not a ton of money"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No the i3 won't "bottleneck" the 380. But that is a very poor choice of 380. $10 more will net you a 4GB model and one that won't throttle itself constantly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build ever, teenager, not a ton of money"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Skylake:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $123.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $30.49 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card *EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $499.22
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-26 13:33 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build ever, teenager, not a ton of money"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out a couple of my $500 builds here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/tangoXomega/saved/#view=qVYv6h You will find more for your money. A couple don't have wifi, but can be added for $30ish. There's a skylake i3/gtx 950 combo, 860k/380 combo, 860k/gtx 950 itx combo, and fx 8320/750ti combo

Comment reply on IwannaPC's Build Guide: The Original Don't Buy Guide.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

K... Who tested that?

Black= 5 Year warranty, likely last 20 years. Seagate= 2 year warranty, likely last 20 months.

The black isn't about speed. Endurance, shock resistance, odd placement. It has much more value than the Seagate just on piece of mind alone. It is the PRO choice for a reason. Important DATA is far more valuable than saving a few dollars.

Comment reply on tangoXomega's Build Guide: Don't waste your money on Haswell.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Good choice! There are definitely good reasons to still go with Haswell. I should have clarified that this was a response to the $800 feature build. The 4790k and even the 4460 are great CPUs! The 6700K definitely is a costlier system right now. Around at least a $100 or more depending on what a person is looking for, so I understand the Haswell i7. A 4790k and 960/380 combo should be about the same as an i5 and 970/390 combo for people needing to prioritize multitasking or editing over gaming.

The E3-12xx V3 Xeons are still excellent performers too for a lower budget friendly multitask rig, and can be built at the same cost as a new locked down i5 build. It's just that Haswell i5 vs Skylake i5 costs about the same unless going with lower end motherboards. So there isn't much reason to go with Haswell on that level in my opinion. If a person had no intention to upgrade, and was on a make or break budget I would recommend Haswell i5 over Skylake i3.

I personally like the idea of only getting a 250ish+ GB SSD at the beginning of a build so a person can focus that money towards a better power supply or nicer case instead of an added mass storage drive. The HDD can always be tossed in later, and really aren't expensive in the bigger picture.

Comment reply on akaakaharu's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide – i5-6600K / GeForce GTX 980 Ti SLI - Skylake Dream Cloud Edition

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Dang near the same as mine, but my PSU shot through the roof unfortunately in price. +2 On 2 980Ti's, haha!

Comment reply on Build Guide: i5-4460 / Radeon R9 390 Gaming PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Seriously, You can fit an i5-6500, H170 mobo, and DDR4 at this price point. You don't even have to stick with the i5-6400. I don't get it either.

Comment reply on Build Guide: i5-4460 / Radeon R9 390 Gaming PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have gone Skylake at this price.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide Contest"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

So many submissions, hard to get any love... A lot of good builds going around though!

Comment reply on Sonicator's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide – “Sleeper Beast”

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang I just posted a similar twin 980Ti build earlier.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All MSI Contest builds EXACTLY the same..."

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine's not the same as everyone else, it has two 980Ti's in it.

Comment reply on tangoXomega's Completed Build: Daughter's $300 bday First build

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks guys, This build couldn't have been done without my normally way overpriced local shop. Honestly, I would have bought their whole inventory if it weren't for the fact you were limited to buy only one of each item at sale price. I honestly thought Newegg was going to be my go to for 90% of the parts Haha. Parts were only bench tested to make certain of no doa's since my daughter probably would be disappointed if something stopped her first build from going smooth. She doesn't care about things like framerates or seeing your reflection on a water droplet a mile away in skyrim, so these parts definitely will accomplish the mission I think. Will post build picks after her bday. I'm totally stoked about both system builds I acquired over the holiday season. I wish the same to future builds for everyone!

Comment reply on tangoXomega's Completed Build: War Machine

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

To clarify about the Rosewill PSU It was $55 and a $25 rebate, so only $30 of a gamble for what should otherwise be solid specs. We'll see how it turns out. My system at max requires about 600w so hopefully the gold rating is accurate and it's capable of it's 87-92% consistent

Comment reply on tangoXomega's Completed Build: War Machine

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I wasn't terribly excited about the rosewill psu history reports, but I figured for the $55 I spent on it with a $25 mail in rebate and it being 80+GOLD It was worth the risk. But yeah you guys are right, Most of the deals were smoking. I didn't realize ddr3 had gone up so much from a little over a year ago so it didn't seem that great a deal to me, but when comparing it to prior and today's prices of $150ish it was for sure. Another bonus find was a logitech driving force gt pc/ps3 steering wheel that I found practically gathering dust with gran turismo 5 package for $17 at kmart! Don't really care about the game but that's a bargain for the wheel!

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