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Comment reply on Forum Topic "It seams I can't post back to my thread "On Cheap CD key Sites""

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It most likely got locked.

These discussions are usually not accepted here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need a gaming pc with a 980 ti and intel 6600k under 1500"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

As color coordinated as you can get to be honest!

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 Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $289.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ TRION 150 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $229.99 @ Amazon
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 PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $103.60 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro OEM (64-bit) $49.99
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 $1679.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-19 19:03 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, budget programming/gaming machine"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The Corsair Builder series (not the regular CX series) are actually good rated PSU for their price (as you can see).

With a power draw of 280W with a locked CPU and a GTX 960 which doesn't has much TDP also, then a 430W unit is more than fine here and saves money.

If we had an AMD GPU, I would have gone with a slightly more expensive Seasonic unit instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What Motherboard should I use for this build"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which GTX 970?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU/GPU low load and low fps"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What CPU are you using?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU/GPU low load and low fps"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU/GPU low load and low fps"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That enever even hit my mind.

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

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Either due to footprint or available back covers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LGA 1150 or 1151"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, budget programming/gaming machine"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case size?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Use current AIO or switch to air?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Got your parts list?

Also, what will the PC be used for?

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU/GPU low load and low fps"

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for a grand"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1400 dollar budget. Plz Help!"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1200$ gaming pc"

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for a grand"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Red/White Gaming PC"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case for University... abroad!"

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What would the PC be used for exactly?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Build Help"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Console Killer | $430 Gaming PC"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Console Killer | $430 Gaming PC"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Console Killer | $430 Gaming PC"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest a GTX 950 over a 750Ti.

The 950 beats the 750Ti by a decent margin.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Use current AIO or switch to air?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gtx 960 or amd r9 380"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a 2K build including the shipping"

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions Needed for new build"

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

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

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Graphics Card dilemma"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions about build"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "50 degree idle temps."

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

Comment reply on FLKnights's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Forget the haters im sure its working fine! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1400 dollar budget. Plz Help!"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1400 dollar budget. Plz Help!"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Top of Budget VR ready gaming rig"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1400 dollar budget. Plz Help!"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this...."

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The 390 exchange blows with the 970.

The 380 is more similar to the 960 in performance.

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