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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good build for both gaming and scientific computing"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The build guide you looked at is a good one, made by one of the moderators himself, but it uses older hardware. You would be much better off going with something newer like an i5-6600k. I undersstand your want for cuda cores, and that is truly your choice to go with Nvidea, but I would like to point out that the R9-390 performs better than the GTX 970, especially at higher resolutions. Here is what I was able to put together for you. It is probably one of your best options at this price point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $254.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $299.99 @ NCIX US
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $972.57
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $892.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-06 18:25 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Contest Update"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops, my bad on the times, but the prices of the monitors changed on the 16th or 17th from the look of my part list price history. It would still suck if that means I can't win. I am only hoping for the random win.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Contest Update"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Philip, I had a question about the contest and I didn't know where to put it, so I put it here. I included two Acer monitors in my contest build that were priced around $100 each. As of noon on February 15 (when the contest ended), my build was still under $2000 by around $50 (so a total of $1950). Within the next 16 or so hours after the contest ended, those two monitors went up in price by $40 each, causing my build to be over $2000. You should be able to validate this using the part list price history. Would I be disqualified now, even though my build was under $2000 when the contest ended? Here is the build.

Thanks in advance Philip, you do a great job here and I feel bad for the crap people give you. You do what you can and people need to realize that. Anyway, thanks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Low budget build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, at this price point there is no reason to not go with an APU. The one I included is Quad-core, as opposed to any intel CPU at this price point. It alss has Radeon R7 250 Graphics Built in which is just as powerful as a GT 740. Essentially, it is double the CPU performance for the same price as an intel Celeron and GT 740. I also went for 8GB of RAM which means more RAM allocated to the integrated GPU. THis is probably the best you are going to get for $250. Hope you like it! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-7670K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus A68HM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $40.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $30.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $301.83
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $256.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-15 16:51 EST-0500

Comment reply on zeke15's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - The White Dragon Gaming PC v3.0 - Ultimate Gaming Performance

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, to be honest, I think that you deserve to win this competition more than anything. You are so active on here and support everyone. I see your post on everyone's builds and you are always so supportive and helpful. Thank you fo rbeing such a great member of PC Part Picker

Comment reply on zeke15's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - The White Dragon Gaming PC v2.0 - Ultimate Gaming Performance

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I went with the more expensive one for the liquid cooling and color mostly. It also has the highest core clock out of any of the MSI 980ti's. Where I am new to PC building, I wanted to not have to worry about installing aftermarket liquid cooling on the GPU and didn't want to overclock it myself, just to be safe.

Comment reply on vic485's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - The Modder

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That make a lot more sense. In that case, the 5820k was definitely the best choice.

Comment reply on vic485's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - The Modder

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

just to give my input, you would probably be better off with a skylake i7 6700k. the Twelve threads on that 5820k is overkill for gaming and will really only help if you do alot of rendering and physics based work. Also, I would gets some more reliable RAM. That G. Skill NT stuff isn't the best quality. Go for something like corsair Dominator or Kingston HyperX. Other than than, it looks pretty good. Could I urge you to check mine out too? The White Dragon Gaming PC

Comment reply on Whyamilagging's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide: maximum potential

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, 32 GB of ram will last for way more than 3 years, probably closer to 10years. Anyway, It looks pretty good, much like a lot of the other builds out there though. Could I get you to check mine out too? The White Dragon Gaming PC

Comment reply on shadowsok's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide – “Black And White 4k Dream”

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

The SLI was a nice touch, and I love the look in that case. I decided to go with the same color scheme, and I will agree, white and black look so pristine. https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/DXhPxr/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-the-white-dragon-gaming-pc-v20-ultimate-gaming-performance

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Upvote this comment so that more people, including msi see it

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

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

I really want to clear this up by getting a response from somone at MSi because I have found nothing conlcusive on the matter except for specualtion from other contest members. So, MSI representatives, do the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming Motherboards count. Please clarify as this could disqualify many of the builds out there and I know that I myself and many others have been trying to figure this out. Please answer this as soon as you can or maybe post an update about it in the contest rules.

Thanks

Comment reply on RhinoPC's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide: Icy Fire Extreme Gaming PC (white)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build man. I love the attention to aesthetics and the white color. I generally prefer white and blue builds anyway.

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