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Comment reply on alextargaryen's Completed Build: Custom Desk PC

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I figured you just used the back tray from that old Dell just for ease and practicality. I feel it'd look awesome and much cleaner with a wooden cutout of one but that's a lot of measurements.

Do you have any plans to fill in the void?

Comment reply on TitusHutch's Completed Build: TitusHutch

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Huwge

Comment reply on pdschmidt's Completed Build: Ryzen Micro ITX Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

That mesh job is sooo goood, would you be able to fit a dual fan gpu if you were to use a sfx psu?

Comment reply on A2minater's Completed Build: Brother's Christmas Gift

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I can appreciate this, nice thinking on the sshd, with the current prices of storage devices now, its practically the best choice

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommended Sub $600 Laptop for below usage"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

$600 is just enough to find laptops with 1050s, as well as i5s and 8gb or ram. I'd try to take a look see

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$300 Budget PC"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16883101626

Just go prebuilt, this is a better speced PC then building.

But I do recommend a fresh format into windows again, just to remove any bloatware they may have

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Build under 450 possible?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16883101626

You could try going prebuilt here, this one costs just above $300 and you get a full PC with an i3 7100, 8gb of ddr4 ram and a the HDD with Windows 10

You could spend the extra money on a 256 or even 500gb SSD, or a GTX 1050

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP!!! Monitor delimma..."

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Welll....yes I suppose but curved ultrawides would certainly be quite something

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP!!! Monitor delimma..."

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Triple As would look nice on all three screens if the game allows it, for MMOs and fps games I'd think you'd would prefer the single monitor experience more.

So for the trifecta monitor setup you have dreaming of I'm not sure you'll find it as practical as you'd think.

I'd personally would think that having a gaming orientated monitor as your main, a secondary ips panel, preferably 4k if you're doing visual work or for spreadsheets maybe just an cheap ultrawide vertical style, and finally Netflix on a TV to chill and watch from the bed, would sound pretty neat.

That's just my two cents on it, with the setup I've describe you'd probably have more utilization of the money spent on the monitors besides being stuck with needless desktop space that's kinda overwhelming side by side

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Low cost 1080p 60hz"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

There's several ips 23" monitors over at acerrecertified website, about so and so $70 to $80 you could snag. They're slightly scuffed but the screen is unhindered and perfect

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dell Monitor Difference"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The p2317h is Dell's professional oriented monitor, as prefixed by the P The other two are top of the line monitors , with the U in front.

The later is the latest version, as mentioned by the uxx17x part.

All are pretty expensive for just 1080p panels

You can use this form for more info on Dell's monitor prefixes and suffixes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "USB/PCIe wifi adapter for gaming with phone"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh I remember those days of satalite internet, where I was given an allowance of 15gb per month and had ping upwards or 400ms plus... tethering was the best way to go about it and play some league.

In my case, if you were to tethered wirelessly it's basically portable wifi, so any basic adaptor should work. I didn't noted any sort of ping spikes differences between the two, only when the cell tower was down or a lot of downloads were happening on my connection, then both suckked.

If you were to look around I'd get something at least realitively recent like with capabilities for AC signals.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 8400 question"

  • 28 months ago
  • 6 points

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-coffee-lake-core-i5-8400-cpu,5281.html

It's a great chip, it's only labeled as 2.8ghz base clock to squeeze into it's rating of 65w.

But it's newer turbo boast 2.0 clocks changes things quite a bit, from 4.0ghz on one core, 3.9ghz on two and four cores and 3.8ghz on all 6 cores which is a lot more aggressive then the i5 7400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Choose me a case"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular price or asthethic you're looking for? In general most cases that are mid to full towers provides the same general cooling.

I'd just pick one based on whichever suits your fancy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "updated partlist"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The build looks very good, for others, here it is~~

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.86 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $76.87 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $92.88 @ OutletPC
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $59.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $879.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-10 00:30 EST-0500

For the ssd you could spend a bit more and get twice the size with the SanDisk - X400 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

And theres a r3 1300x on sale for about $110 here

The power supply seems a bit over spent for the budget but besides that its good)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Planning a build for my friend - opinions wanted"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think a 1050ti is a good contender for it's price per performance ratio. Just get a 1050, or muster for a 1060 3gb by going a bit cheaper on the CPU, ram and Mobo.

The r3 1200 is a good contender oc'ed , and there is some ddr4 2666 8gb ram for a few dollars less, as well as a cheaper b350 Mobo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I get 500 watts"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

you should be dandy with just a 450w psu

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Constructive Criticism on my budget gaming bulid"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Given your partlist, everything looks good, but I'd go with a 1050 instead of a 1050ti, the 50% price increase isn't worth it.

With that money saved you could go with a 256gb ssd and a tb hdd, as well as get a nicer case. Also just get one stick of ram, its not significant in performance impact, if any at all, unless you were running on integrated graphics

Comment reply on TheEdvinazard's Completed Build: The Zen Build

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Whoa those pics are so clean!

Comment reply on ItsHam's Completed Build: The Console Pleb Switch

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The Source 210 was always a nifty looking budget case back then

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Internet box for 300"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

There's some really nice ones I'm seeing around Newegg with 4th gen haswells i5s ,8gb of ram and a 128gb SSD.

But I feel you if you'd rather get a desktop. The pentium g4560 is pretty good

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Internet box for 300"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not just get a laptop in this range, then you wouldn't have to worry about the perifs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "#Fustrated This makes me so angry"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You could try osu! Lmao

Comment reply on BEEFJERKEY's Completed Build: Frankinputer 2.0

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah the r9 280 was a mid tier to upper tier card back in the days, around the placement of a 1060(with its cost), but nowadays its like a 1050ti in comparison to actual performance and not hierarchy

I remembered 280xs and 290s or gtx 770s being in the $300 range, good times

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dan Case A4 with custom power button."

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

its the v1 version, never thought too much about it, but I couldn't currently use it because of my gpu is just a few mm's too long

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dan Case A4 with custom power button."

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Not yet, but I can once I get back from School

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Torn on cpu choice I7 7700k, i5-8600K, Ryzen R7 1700x"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Best choice logically is to just get a 7700k, the amount of money spent for the other two isn't worth it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "cant decide"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't get either of those, The ASUS VG248QE is a well regarded monitor but its ancient tech, The BenQ is generally overpriced for its rep as well.

Try the Acer - XF240H, it goes on sale often though so wait a bit For example

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Something better than this Prebuilt? (with same price)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

In all fairness, we can all probably build something with similar components for a tab bit less, not by much, but just a bit.

The thing is is that it includes a mouse + kb (so and so $20 garbage but something), An AC wireless adaptor (a good $30 there), some nice looking led fans (probably $40 assuming $10 a piece, but that's not really the case) and Windows.

The psu even seems decent, I doubt they picked something dirt cheap considering it has sheaving.

The deal's.....okay, Prebuilts have their place in this world I guess.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help upgrading processor"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll need a new Motherboard, Ram, Cpu cooler along with paste if you want to get a i9 7900x. You'll probably want a new psu too since its pretty aged but nice aesthetic seasonic unit, its pretty unique actually, for its performance compared to how it looks. Statemate after the untrue fact stands but you can still use it

Quite a lotta monnies

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap Desktop Computer Build For Parent(s)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $108.88 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - FireCuda 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $62.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Silent Low Profile Video Card $69.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $37.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $499.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-28 04:30 EDT-0400

This is probably your best bet, as comparatively to a kaby lake g4560 build, with a dualcore hypertreaded, or a i3 8100, both of which I tried to build with integrated graphics, were to theoretically perform less than this build.

Going coffeelake was a problem because of the current limited motherboard selection, and going with a g4560 felt icky since its priced to high now (normally $60)

EDIT: oh jeez I didn't fully read the prompt, You'll want to run windows without a liscense for a while if you don't think you'd mind that, as for the cd drive, you could probably just place a regular 1tb instead and use the extra money for a external Dvd drive. but this build should point you in the right direction.

Its might be a lot of power for your parents, but its pretty effective for its price. If you wanted to switch it around a bit you could just get a g4560, as well get a cheaper mobo, netting $40, remove the ssd completely as the SSHD is pretty good by its lonesome nowadays, and use that money for windows if desirable.

Formfactor was a afterthought, I didn't want to pick too much of a "gamery" case, mini itx builds I attempted skimped too much on performance for me to think it was a good idea( due to the shifting in money spent for that mini itx tax), and good quality microatx cases that lives up to their name in size are a little too intolerably more expensive than just this case

Good alternatives for a more office look would be something like the:

Fractal Design - Core 1000

Deepcool - Frame which actually looks super nice. comes with a card reader, naisu!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "It's time to replace my pc-Any help is appreciated!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You said it yourself, bottlenecking is present in every computer therefore its a norm, and should be understood as such, but simply saying bottlenecks as a phrase isn't the same as, significantly hinders the capabilities of this pc, in say a fx 4100 paired with a gtx 1080ti, but the r3 1200 dosen't hinders a rx 580, which was my first point.

I was only confused by your earlier point

The R3 lacks single core performance and some quad core performance (due to lack of hyperthreading) and so it isn't as good as you think.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "It's time to replace my pc-Any help is appreciated!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hold on, Hyperthreading is design to simulate additional cores, same with amd's simultaneous threading, the r3 1200 is a a true quad core, thats comparable to skylake's or the i5 6400, which also doesn't have hyperthreading.

The rx 580 is only a midrange card, comparable to a gtx 1060, 1070 and above is more highend now a days.

I've actually tried this, in my experience, I stuck a pentium g4560 with a gtx 1070 and it still gamed with everything at maxed.

Bottlenecking is a thrown around term that isn't very helpful

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget PC V2"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

its just a 4 pin for rgb on the motherboard, as long as it has that it should be compatible.

Yeah that mobo has features called "RGB LED" which is fine, its the same pins and should be supported

I'm 98% sure

edit WAIT This kit is to be attached to the case, and the colors are controlled via the case, not the motherboard, I'm not sure how you'll be able to have them in sync

Comment reply on Forum Topic "It's time to replace my pc-Any help is appreciated!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep your ssd, they're really pricey nowadays, you probably want to keep your psu and case too if you could, they're both pretty good components

you could sell your case if you really want to liven up the whole revamping of your main pc

Comment reply on Forum Topic "It's time to replace my pc-Any help is appreciated!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

:thinking:

I don't think that going to bottle neck a mid range card like a 580. The r3 1200 is similar to a i5 skylake varient

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget PC V2"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You're probably right on the case part, the only viable contender would be the inwin 301 for $66 as a micro atx case. But even then, the only reason to go micro atx, given its also limited motherboard selection, is for 4 dimm slots, which you already have thoughts of.

As for the LEDs you'll want to get this kit from phanteks themselves

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, would appreciate some feedback :)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're in it for the case I recommend you go you~! I remembered that case, NZXT phantom series was legendary. Be mindful though, since itts a full tower, I've built my full tower a couple of years ago and while it has like some 11 fans, I kept to one gpu and its just a behemoth on my desk, taking up space.

Considering the case cost, cutting a little on the cpu is fine, the ryzen 5 1500x isn't anything much better than the 1400 besides being able to have automatic overclocking based on your cooling solution (Which is what the X is)

You could use faster ram, since ryzen perfers it, but its so expensive nowadays its questionable.

for your wireless you could just use the Edimax - EW-7822PIC PCI-Express x1 instead for the same price but better capabilities

Besides that everything looks dandy, and fully upgradable

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to pcs."

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone's just blasting you with build lists without really helping you.

As a start, we can go over your list here: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $119.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid 120 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $197.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury White 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Amazon
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $83.94 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card $156.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master - HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case $89.93 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.49 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $39.00 @ B&H
Case Fan BitFenix - Spectre Pro 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $946.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-22 11:44 EDT-0400

AM3 is a aged, really aged platform that isn't recommend anymore ever since ryzen, it used to be highly sought for some 6 years ago for its performance via core ratio and its price, but this was against Intel's Ivy bridge sandy bridge whoa platform (ie ix-3xxx series) and even then it was a streach, I got my FX 8320 some 4 years ago when haswell was out and I loved it but its just not viable anymore.

If you're lucky, some FX 8320e and other variants can be found for like 40~60 bucks, thats how bad they've become.

Newer gpus along with cpus nowadays consume less power, so its most likely you don't need a beefy powersupply anymore as well as your liquid cooler. Gaming performance you should probably be more akin for a better gpu then the others.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget PC V2"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

If you wanted to save a bit of money you could go with the ryzen 5 1400 variant, it still overclocks but its just not automatic (which is what the X is for.

The ram may be fast, but being single channel will limit it a bit. I'll have to do more research.

The powersupply is fine, dosen't seem overprice.

I'm guessing you want mini itx for the size, although the evolv itx is pretty large for a itx case, just a heads up. It might be cheaper to go micro but everything isn't substantial in savings

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PUBG 370$ Budget pc for a Video"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeaahh..you don't want 4gb of ram, I've recently done it with my Frankenstein PC build in a g4560, sshd and 280x, and it was awfully sluggish somehow.

Stuck 16gigs in and it was running perfectly fine.

Besides, that's not the actual price for that ram. It's been like that forever

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Epic mini ITX Gaming rig help"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Np. On second thought your case isn't that bad if you put a sfx psu instead. I think that increases clearance to 280mm. Just enough for two fan gpus.

Heads up, there's not to many 1440p 144hz gsync monitors but wait for a sale on Dell's 27in one. They usually hit 450 occasionally and based off the 24in variation I have, the colors are amazing for a tn panel

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Epic mini ITX Gaming rig help"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a older case so I'd be mindful. It looks to only fit 170mm gpus which are usually mini itx gpus. I think this case was ment more of a budget build option for it's tiny size but limited capabilities. I'd stay away unless you have good ideas for it

And yeah the evolve it is nice for cooling. It's just it's bigger brother downsized so building in it is like building in a atx tower

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Epic mini ITX Gaming rig help"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a few suggested cases for you:

The Phanteks - ENTHOO EVOLV SHIFT is probably my favorite itx pick since you don't mind too much on volume but has a really nice and small footprint, but most all its really ment for the living room. The case supports two 140mm fans up front and a 140mm fan on bottom.

The Lian-Li - PC-Q37 is a high quality case coming from lian-li, that's really pleasing to the eye and on the desk. Downsides to it is its limited cooling options somewhat, with only dual 120mm fans on top and dual 80mm fans for the rear.

The Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV ITX TG is a nice case, but I've heard reports the front intake is somewhat hindered by the solid front panel. Pretty big for a itx but still small, comparable in size to a microatx case, but at least it has good cooling options.

The Fractal Design - Node 304 and the Silverstone - SG08B-LITE are shoebox cases that has more limited cooling options, but are pretty dandy in size and really nice to have on the desk. Both are able to fit modern gpus.

Some honorable mentions that arn't mini itx are...

The Thermaltake - Core G3 is a slim atx tower that's neat so it fits a atx board and is plausible to upgrade, the footprint is smaller but maybe you should go with the evolve shift instead if you're looking at this one

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Epic mini ITX Gaming rig help"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Something a s t h e t h I c ? I got you I actually have several cases that should prop your fancy. Let me hop on my pc real quick

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Epic mini ITX Gaming rig help"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

A majority of them do, usually comes with the territory. But it's only in increments depending on size.

I wanted a mini itx build just like you and I settled on a Silverstone sugoi sg08 build that's only 15 liters. It's a shoebox build but yeaahh inserting a 310mm gpu was tough as heck. For experience sake it was my 4th PC build, but first time itx

I travel with it around so its worth it.

I can formulate a chart of cases since that's the most important thing atm.

Your not traveling from my guess so I'm assuming you want something with a smaller footprint to set on your desk? Regardless of volume?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Epic mini ITX Gaming rig help"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Your in luck though! Many modern, smaller mini itx cases can fit gpus of about 300 to 320mm in length while still retaining the smaller size.

I dunno the design of the NZXT manta is pretty redundant since cases slightly smaller than it can house a full at board and still water cool.

The RAIJINTEK - Thetis is an example that's actually only 27 liters and is one of the smallest atx cases I know that has support for all of that

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Epic mini ITX Gaming rig help"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

In perspective, the NZXT s340 is 38.5 liters aha, just in case you didn't know

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