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ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

cotroneo 2 points 8 months ago

Absolutely love this build. I love that it is all Amazon Prime, too. Too often builds consist of mismatched retailers where some have insane shipping costs, while others don’t. Amazon’s return policy is the best in the world, and their 1 month coverage will get you through any problems that will occur early on.

Now you just need to buy a Windows 10 key that was salvaged from a free upgrade. ;)

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

cotroneo 4 points 8 months ago

The issue is the cost of the motherboard for the new chipset. 8100 is the best thing to happen in budget gaming, right next to Vega 11. But like I said, the cost of the motherboard winds up adding onto the extra cost of the CPU.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

cotroneo 0 points 14 months ago

Virtually every game on medium will give you a CONSTANT 60FPS, without any dips. Most games on high should give you 60FPS average, but will without a doubt have some dips to the high 40's, low 50's. Games like Overwatch, CS:GO, Rocket League, and other 'E-Sport' titles will bring you well above 60fps on Ultra settings. PUBG isn't the most optimized game, so frame rates in the 40's and 50's at medium isn't uncommon.

People that say things will run at 60fps almost always discount real world tests, and only judge by averages. For me to say a game runs at 60FPS, it needs to have averages above 60, and 1% lows above 60.

Those 1% lows are often caused by things like explosions/particles, and physics, which is hard to measure since it depends on what you're doing in the game. <- This is the biggest flaw with most benchmarks since even in-game benchmarks will only feature a few explosions or whatever.

Pay attention to 1% lows.

ItsMeAro's Completed Build: Snow White [White/ Black Themed Build]

cotroneo 1 point 22 months ago

Might want to adjust your Kijiji price, since that motherboard is $250 at CanadaComputers.

nicktf2's Completed Build: 2017 upgrade for 2013 in 2015 #current year (2016)

cotroneo 1 point 22 months ago

I think you might need a bit more storage. ;}

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Portable LAN Build

cotroneo 1 point 22 months ago

Why a 1070 for LAN?

Gabiche's Completed Build: "La station de travail" - a dual Xeon workstation for photography and video editing

cotroneo 0 points 22 months ago

Might want to use something that isn't Seagate.

Skraydd's Completed Build: Skraydd's build

cotroneo 1 point 22 months ago

I guess Windows 10 Pro couldn't fit in the budget. ;}

Smatei's Completed Build: The Cube - Mid Range Gaming - Made In Romania

cotroneo 1 point 22 months ago

I have a 660Ti I'm recycling and the same case. I have a remaining budget if $230 euros. I can't decide on the parts I should get with the remaining amount. I'm going for an ultra budget PC, but am super stumped on parts.

BeerzGod's Completed Build: N.A.P.E. (Not Another Phanteks Evolv)

cotroneo 2 points 23 months ago

You know those fancy aquariums that people spend 10s of thousands on? You managed to give the same feeling of one of those. But the difference is that you managed to work that awe-inspiring feel, while not making any sacrifices in performance.

Often, people will either go pretty, or performance, but you set a benchmark (no pun intended) for builds that can be perfect in both.

Like everybody's been saying: It's an insane build.

sanho's Completed Build: Simple & Cool

cotroneo 1 point 24 months ago

Literally. They're brown and cream. Noctua makes creamy poo fans.