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Forum Topic "What Motherboard should I use for this build"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I would recommend an MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard.

Its not the latest and best but its a solid motherboard and many people everywhere can vouch for it (just look at the reviews).

I use one personally and I find the debug LEDs helpful and easy temp reading too.

Also, it overclocks a 6600K nicely.

Forum Topic "Which GTX 970?"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Wouldn't a 960 4GB GPU be able to provide that same performance at that resolution?

Forum Topic "1500$ Gaming/Productivity/Development Build Turned 1700$, Need help getting it down"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

This could also work using a locked 6700K.

Of course, you would need a bit more times for heavy compiling/rendering but its still a great CPU nonetheless.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $307.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H170A PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.76 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.08 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card $666.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan $10.97 @ Mac Mall
Case Fan Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan $10.97 @ Mac Mall
Case Fan Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan $10.97 @ Mac Mall
Fan Controller Kingwin FPX-005 Fan Controller $15.74 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1499.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 16:14 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "CPU/GPU low load and low fps"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

What CPU are you using?

Forum Topic "CPU/GPU low load and low fps"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

might be time for an upgrade unless Legonate has another idea?

Forum Topic "CPU/GPU low load and low fps"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

That enever even hit my mind.

Its been such a long time since I saw DDR2 that I forgot the possibility could have occured.

Forum Topic "Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 can't use 980TI? Help!"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Without a parts list, its all conjunctions

Its a good thing PCPP doesnt validate your bank account too or most build lists wouldn't even exist lol

Forum Topic "Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 can't use 980TI? Help!"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

This or your case is too small to accomodate even the smallest 980Ti.

Either due to footprint or available back covers.

Forum Topic "LGA 1150 or 1151"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

For gaming, Skylake (1151) will give you the best performance out of the 2 for the same price if not less due to the lack of availability of some Haswell parts.

Forum Topic "Are You Excited For the Next Generation of GPU's?"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I doubt these will be the prices but we can hope right?

Forum Topic "First build, budget programming/gaming machine"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

My suggestion on your build would be as follows

  • Left the CPU untouched
  • Upgraded the motherboard to a B150 chipset that offers 4 dimms to be able to upgrade with another 2x4GB kit later on
  • Selected a different RAM model for the same price with heatsinks
  • Upgraded the GPU to a 4GB GTX 960
  • Cut down the case to a decent Silverstone model
  • Switched the PSU to a reliable Corsair 430W from their builder series

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $66.98 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $37.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Video Card $189.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $47.42 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $648.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 15:32 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Free FM2+ MOBO (Gigabyte GAF2A68MDS2H A68H mATX) [MicroCenter]"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Sounds like a list of do not buy these for your pc

Forum Topic "MSI Gaming 970 vs. Asus ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA AM3+"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

The stock cooler should be fine but if you want a cooler an Hyper 212 or a Cryorig H7 would be fine.

Forum Topic "Case size?"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Dont forrget to mention to get a pair of intake fans for the S340 though! :)

Forum Topic "Use current AIO or switch to air?"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I am so dumb I see the i7-4790K now.

Air cooler could be fine here.

A single radiator AIO cooler isn't better than air coolers.

Forum Topic "Best mother board for this price for gaming please (SKYLAKE) 1151"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Got your parts list?

Also, what will the PC be used for?

Forum Topic "z170m vs b150m. What's the difference?"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

The Z170 is the chipset aimed generally at gaming enthusiasts.

It features

  • Overclocking support
  • Faster DDR4 RAM support
  • Multi GPU support
  • Better power delivery phase designs
  • Better heatsink designs to overclock better
  • Often offers the highest amount of USB/Sata ports for a motherboard
  • Often offers the latest audio and ether chips

The other chipsets act in similar fashion but they have different things they support for sound ports and ethernet.

Its a matter of preferences and size for your neededs.

Note the Z170 motherboards are the ONLY motherboards who support non OC RAM faster than 2133 at the moment.

Forum Topic "CPU/GPU low load and low fps"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 3 points 36 months ago

Your GPU has its VRAM completely filled and cannot push out frames faster.

Have you tried overclocking the GPU VRAM to see if it helps?

If not, it may be time for an upgrade I think.

Forum Topic "Build for a grand"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

If you want to fill the budget completely, a 980 would fit in just as well. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.08 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $473.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $55.11 @ Mac Mall
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.89 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1001.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 13:22 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "1400 dollar budget. Plz Help!"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Even for that, an unlocked 6700K is not really needed.

If you are trying to push 2 1440P 144hz monitor that may be something else but dual 1080P 60hz monitor should be fine.

If you are not sure, you could fit in a 980 easily.

Forum Topic "1200$ gaming pc"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

Here you go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.08 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor $128.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1179.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 13:15 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Build for a grand"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

This would perform better for less.

If you have questions about any parts let me know.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.08 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $55.11 @ Mac Mall
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $868.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 13:11 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Which is better"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Skylake provides much better performance while gaming than a PC built on the older haswell.

Forum Topic "$2000 Red/White Gaming PC"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

You mean like this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $344.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14CS_RD 88.6 CFM CPU Cooler $64.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $131.49 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $149.45 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $308.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair SPEC-ALPHA ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply SeaSonic Snow Silent 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $155.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC G2460PF 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $261.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1684.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 12:50 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Case for University... abroad!"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

A nice case with a suprisingly small footprint (athough relatively tall) is a BitFenix Pandora.

Its built like a tube with nice airflow for a smaller footprint on your desk.

Forum Topic "Which is better"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Then what you are looking for is to build upon an Intel Skylake CPU.

For better performance in gaming and in general, you could do this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $27.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $796.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 12:39 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Which is better"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

What would the PC be used for exactly?

Forum Topic "Need Build Help"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

This would give you about the same gaming performance to be honest and is much cheaper.

The change to a 970 isn't necessary but it lowers the power draw which allows for a smaller & cheaper PSU for just about the same FPS in games.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.08 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $290.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design FD-CA-CORE-3300-BL ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ B&H
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $130.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $972.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 11:28 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "The Console Killer | $430 Gaming PC"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Im just glad this wasn't another AMD cringeworthy build to be honest hahaha!

Forum Topic "The Console Killer | $430 Gaming PC"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I know but sometimes, that $30.00 saved over a month means a year more life for the rig before having to update again.

That being said, the 750Ti would still work fine here.

Forum Topic "The Console Killer | $430 Gaming PC"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I would suggest a GTX 950 over a 750Ti.

The 950 beats the 750Ti by a decent margin.

Forum Topic "Use current AIO or switch to air?"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Air coolers are big and heavy and are not a good idea to keep installed when moving your case around in my opinion.

How long have you had your build made and what CPU what is matched it?

I take it you have cleaned the radiator/fans every 3-4 month or so?

Forum Topic "gtx 960 or amd r9 380"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I would say the least expensive 4GB one of the two since their FPS is about the same to be honest.

The R9 380 does give a bit more FPS but youll need a bigger PSU to keep it fed and the difference in FPS isn't that big to really matter.

Forum Topic "Need a 2K build including the shipping"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

I would use this with a large margin left for shipping fees.

The Asus Strix 980 is below $500.00 right now making it a good GPU to get for the price.

It will be able to feed both monitors here with no problem.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $305.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.89 @ OutletPC
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.08 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.77 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $473.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor $128.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor $128.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $58.90 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1592.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 11:01 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Opinions Needed for new build"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

This should perform just as good and even better with an R9 380.

  • I downgraded the motherboard to an H110M Eco from MSi
  • I changed your RAM to a 8GB stick to allow upgrades of a second stick for 16GB later
  • Removed the SSD at this price point (good upgrade to get at a later time since it is rather cheap)
  • Cut down the case a bit to a nice Silverstone one
  • Upgraded the PSU quality
  • Upgraded the GPU quality

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $111.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M ECO Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $27.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.77 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB NITRO Dual-X OC Video Card $208.89 @ OutletPC
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ B&H
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $570.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 10:23 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Cheap CD Key sites Any Good? Can anyone recomend one?"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I would stay away if I were you.

I tried to see if something large was behind it but theres no information about the operators for it.

Also, the CD Key for the new Doom at $37.00 looks pretty shady.

As a side note, these things should not be posted here. Manirelli doesn't like these kind of posts! :)

Forum Topic "Graphics Card dilemma"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

When we say the 390 beats the 970, its not by a super large margin.

The price point of the 970 makes it a great pick at this point.

Forum Topic "Gaming PC for a brother. 500$ or as cheap as possible."

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I agree but the case he picked isn't so great though.

Forum Topic "Need opinions about build"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

What do you plan on doing with your PC and what game(s) are you planning to play?

Forum Topic "Im building a PC for my bday... white theme... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Q8XPyc"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I would get the new Krait Gaming 3X from MSI which is on special right now and is just as good.

Also, I would suggest either the Cryorig H7 which is slightly better or going for one of Phanteks beautiful all white /bwhite & black coolers.

I would replace the PSU with an EVGA G2/P2 instead.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $131.49 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.77 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $589.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro OEM (64-bit) $49.99
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $63.78 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1344.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 10:13 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "50 degree idle temps."

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Did you apply thermal paste?

Did you remove the plastic sheet at the bottom of the heatsink?

Did thermal paste possibly sink into the socket?

What thermal paste did you use and what program did you use to get temps?

FLKnights's Completed Build: My First Build

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Forget the haters im sure its working fine! :)

Forum Topic "1400 dollar budget. Plz Help!"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Indeed.

Forum Topic "1400 dollar budget. Plz Help!"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

The thing is I dont know the peripherals or the software(s) that will be used.

I would rather leave more to adjust based on what is needed.

Personally, I would stick an 850 Pro in there with a pair of monitors like 1080P 60hz about 23".

Would make it easy to compile on one screen and program on the other.

Forum Topic "Top of Budget VR ready gaming rig"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Not sure why go for a 6700K purely for gaming or a pair of Titan X that yields no real improvement in gaming over a pair of 980Ti.

This would be arguably better with a much better motherboard for OCing your CPU and both of your GPU.

In terms of 980Ti, the MSI Lightning overclocks like a champ and it really deserves its price tag compared to other cards.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $289.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $87.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $849.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $849.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Mid Tower Case $138.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $45.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $85.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $399.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3514.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-18 22:41 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "1400 dollar budget. Plz Help!"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

You dont need a super $1400 budget to achieve your goals.

I am not sure why you seek an unlocked 6700K but it seems overblown here to my opinion.

Something like this would perform just as well for both programming and gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $307.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H170M ECO Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $290.99 @ B&H
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.89 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $864.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-18 22:33 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "New to this...."

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

The 390 exchange blows with the 970.

The 380 is more similar to the 960 in performance.

Forum Topic "Skylake Gaming Build Opinions Wanted"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

This would work with the same performance for about $25.00 less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $27.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $55.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.89 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $85.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $722.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-18 22:26 EDT-0400

Theres a few possible changes you could do if you wanted a better upgrade path but it depends on your budget.

Forum Topic "Price Drop?"

Chillsabre 2 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

They are apparently stopping production of 900 series which could mean a short stock and a price increase depending on demand and offer until the new models come in and then decrease.

Forum Topic "New to this...."

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

The R9 380 wont beat a 970...

Maybe a 390 but not a 380.

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