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Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: RGB Redux

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not so strange. They just get 5v power to run at a constant RPM and move air through the case. The controller for the RGB has a remote. Motherboard fan headers supply the same 5v power, unless you have the 4th pin for PWM function to change RPM.

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: RGB Redux

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Power comes from the PSU hard drive connector.

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: RGB Redux

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No, they have an independent controller with remote, they are not PWM, just constant RPM. They have no connection to the MB at all. I did see a set on Newegg for a few bucks more recently that does sync, I think it was AIGO brand.

Comment reply on Tisleet's Completed Build: RGBlue

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this case. 3 fan radiator looks great in it, pretty much a necessity to make the case look right, but overkill for this and most builds, so probably blowing enough air out to keep the system cool. I would still hook up the sock rad fans blowing out the top for some more air flow until other fans are purchased (more RGB?). Good choice of components, how do you like the RTX2060?

Comment reply on Wheelman44's Completed Build: RED DRAGON BUILD

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

That case and everything looks really nice!

Comment reply on mgkhn's Completed Build: More MSI, More Corsair, so much RGB

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

What kit did you use to vertical mount the GPU in this case?

Comment reply on Cynqt's Completed Build: Aries - Ryzen 5 2600

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

Please provide evidence that the aforementioned site violates anything. I have purchased many licenses from there and to my knowledge they are all legitimate purchases. They are still working on my systems.

Comment reply on oWolfiezz's Completed Build: Black Friday $724 Beast

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Respectable build. I think I would have gone with the more current Ryzen 5 2600 over the older and more power hungry 1700X. Save $10 there, and the cooler was on sale at Amazon for $35 a few days ago if you were pinching pennies. Could have just gone with the 2600 and included stock cooler too, don't need liquid cooling on a lower wattage CPU. I've actually been reading up on the subject of cooling, and it seems the 120mm radiators really don't offer any advantages over a decent air cooler with good air flow through the case. They can also break/fail causing damage to the system, not to mention kind of bulky.

Used GPUs are stupid cheap right now from failed miners. I went for a RX 580 8gb on Ebay with the 15% discount = $117.

I've been checking out cases for an ITX build, that was a good deal on the Corsair, but I didn't go for it because I really love the look of the Phanteks Evolv Shift case.

Comment reply on Cynqt's Completed Build: Aries - Ryzen 5 2600

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd loop it up, then through the slot. the EVGA right-angle power things are pretty universal and moves the connection to the side of the card.

Comment reply on AMDPhenomDayz's Completed Build: Sleeping Modesty

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Sleepers are fun, but the fitment is a bit rough here. I remember building my C2Q6600 in an old eMachines case, loved it.

Comment reply on VR30's Completed Build: My first build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that proc has stock speed on RAM up to 2933, which is just below 3000, so I would just let it stay there. Good choices on the build.

Comment reply on TechSandwich's Completed Build: $600 Budget DeadPool Build (The best possible gaming build for under $600)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

The G5500 is the 8th Gen version of Pentium 2 cores with HT. Your G4560 is 6th Gen, and I have the G4600 7th Gen. There is a G5600, but it was $15 more for only .1 more Ghz. I am impressed with the new Pentium HT chips as well, I think of it like an I7 split in half. 4 threads is good enough for most things.

Comment reply on Prodifx's Completed Build: A Lucky Find

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Seems like a lot of money for dated hardware.

Comment reply on KylieChen98's Completed Build: Mid-Level Ryzen/AMD 1080p Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

250GB NVMe for $50-60, plenty for main system drive, then another $100 for a 1TB standard SSD, or cheap for spinners of large capacity for storage.

Comment reply on KylieChen98's Completed Build: Mid-Level Ryzen/AMD 1080p Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Installing programs, moving/copying files, opening large spreadsheets or files for photo/video editing, all of it is 3x faster or more.

Comment reply on ColdConduct's Completed Build: Rugged Ryzen - My Thousand Buck 'Budget' Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I've seen 240GB NVMe hovering around $50-60. There is a highly rated ADATA in that price right now, tested nearly as good speed as the Samsung 970s. Any of them will be faster than SATA though.

Comment reply on Majorkamo's Completed Build: 800 dollar build for a friend

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent combinations and value, most of the same or similar parts I have on my list. Used RX 580 GPUs are such a bargain right now, it could take $150 off the cost, but I see you sold him your old GPU at a fair price, and a little more performance.

Add a cheap RGB fan kit for more bling!

Comment reply on aza360's Completed Build: TV console PC for couch gaming

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to build similar, but a much smaller case. I'm in love with the Phanteks Evolv Shift itx case. No need for water cooling unless you want to get into pushing the OC limits, but I like the AMD Wraith LED cooler in cases where it is on display. That PSU is hugely overkill based on the rest of the choices, the Corsair SF450 would be fine to save a little $$.

Comment reply on s00lfly's Completed Build: Mini-ITX RIG - LZ7 / Ryzen 7 / ITX 1080

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build. Case looks like a 1980s space heater with that walnut fake wood.

Comment reply on Tommypop's Completed Build: Great All AMD Gaming and Streaming System

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Add another stick of RAM to benefit from Dual-Channel, or get 2x 4GB if price is the factor.

Replace SSD for M.2 NVMe system drive - much faster.

Comment reply on KylieChen98's Completed Build: Mid-Level Ryzen/AMD 1080p Build

  • 11 months ago
  • -2 points

Why, Why, Why are people still building with standard SSD rather than M.2 NVMe drives?!?!?!? Seems most everyone is making this mistake. For the same price you could have had one with 3x the speed of that SSD. Do people simply not know about the NVMe technology yet? The board supports 2 of them!

Other than that, I like the choices. I would have went for some RGB RAM and fans, but I see a blacked out theme here. RX580 8GB is worth the extra $$ or buy one used for cheap.

Comment reply on TechSandwich's Completed Build: $600 Budget DeadPool Build (The best possible gaming build for under $600)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Here is my Intel budget build. Current prices including one $15 rebate comes in at $579. It includes 240GB NVMe system drive + 1TB storage drive. I picked the Pentium Gold G5500. I'm running the G4600 and it's more than adequate in a similar build. 8th gen should get even better. 2 cores / 4 threads @ 3.8 Ghz and only 54 watts. The included stock cooler is plenty, absolutely no need for water cooling on these chips.

The Ryzen 2XXXG series has integrated but completely useless graphics if you want to play a game. I chose my RX 580 that is currently at $180, but I bought the same model used on Ebay for only $117, so knock it down close to only $500 build. I just picked any random $30 case with fans included. If I spent more time it could have some more fancy lighting and good looking case, I also have an old one sitting around that would be sufficient for free. The MoBo does have an RGB header for possible lighting, or add $25 3x RGB fan+controller kit from Amazon.

I'll admit, if starting from scratch right now, I'd go with the Ryzen 2600 setup for a few bucks extra.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cBQNTB

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: Affordable 2K Gaming and Editing, with good looks

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Good call buddy, I've been building PCs longer than this kid has been alive. Heck, I was a full time PC tech when he was still swimming in his daddy's junk. Don't go throwing out your uneducated opinion as fact with no first hand experience or even research. This build does everything I need it to do as a home workstation. It's wayyyy snappier than my old FX8350 build I used for about 5 years while experimenting with VMware ESXi installs, GNS3, and other virtualization where I needed the extra physical cores. It does meet the game performance I stated without any OC yet. Truth is that 90% of users would be fully served by a relatively quick 4 thread CPU, the rest is just waste and ego. If I was an obsessed gamer I have plenty of funds to build a monster, but I simply don't play that much, and it works pretty good if I choose to. Majority of my time on this PC is web surfing and keeping up with my accounts and spreadsheets. I do a little bit of photo and video editing, I have a nice Sony a6000 camera and a DJI Mavic drone. Trying to spend time learning that stuff more than playing games. Using Luminar 2018 photo software and it executes everything really fast, mostly I think due to the speed of the 970 Evo drive which is where the true computing bottleneck has existed for years. PCIE / NVMe drives are amazing, I can't understand why I'm still seeing so many builds with standard SSDs on boards that have multiple M.2 NVMe slots.

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: Affordable 2K Gaming and Editing, with good looks

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Look up any testing reviews out there, you will see a 580 does in fact play Battlefield 1 at the rates I stated in 1440p, which are what I observed while playing the game. That's the only game I tested so far, but it's a pretty recent one and supports HDR. Hope to try some more games when I have time.

I think it's more relevant to post all the part prices than to say something is free, it will help others determine the cost/performance. If I count the used values of all the parts I scavenged, then drop about $200 off the price tag. All of which can be found on Ebay. RX 580 is a steal used right now, about $125 or so with 2+ years of warranty left.

Comment reply on ColdConduct's Completed Build: Rugged Ryzen - My Thousand Buck 'Budget' Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Samsung 970 Evo NVMe 500GB only $117 right now. One of the best.

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: Affordable 2K Gaming and Editing, with good looks

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Everyone knocking the Pentium 2c/4t hasn't tried one. Guess what, you don't need 24 threads to play a game or most anything other than running a bunch of VMs. I originally planned to upgrade the CPU, but hey, it does its job very well and I don't see any need to burn a couple hundred more. It absolutely kills my old FX 8350 in normal use case performance feel. I bet the new Pentium Gold series is even better. I'll probably sell this after my next 2nd Gen Ryzen build, that's the only reason I decided to put it in this new case, because people on used crap shopping apps and sites only look at the pics with flashy lights for the most part. I may change out the fans for a cheap remote RGB set for a more up to date look.

Comment reply on ColdConduct's Completed Build: Rugged Ryzen - My Thousand Buck 'Budget' Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

The extra artwork paid off, it looks like something found in space like someone in the future discovered an old wreck rusting away. I don't understand why people are not using NVME drives on new builds, it makes a big difference.

Comment reply on joaquintrev34's Completed Build: First build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No need for the APU chip if you have separate GPU. Dual channel for RAM is always better. NVME drives are not much more than traditional SSD now and much faster.

Comment reply on twoscomplement's Completed Build: SFF Ncase M1 // Ryzen 5 2600X + GTX 1080Ti FE

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks nice, I'm a fan of SFF builds. I'm planning an itx build now with the Ryzen 2600 for low power and thermal. It has more power than anyone needs, there is no reason for 24 threads unless maybe you want to run a bunch of VMs. Maybe try a hybrid GPU with the radiator blowing out the top.

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: Affordable 2K Gaming and Editing, with good looks

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

And I assure you I'm staying above 60fps in 1440p Battfiled 1 max settings. I swapped out the 580 from a 570 that was dipping below 60 fps, but still looked fine to me, I'm not a big gamer.

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: Affordable 2K Gaming and Editing, with good looks

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Much of the parts were scavenged from parted out mining rigs and my old FX8350 build. MB, CPU, PSU and RX 580 from mining, matched the 8GB RAM from mining with another 8GB. I was going to upgrade the Pentium G4600 to a 7700, but it does everything I need to do right now and I'm planning a build with Ryzen 5 2600. The spinning drive is old, filled with pics and docs. The Samsung 970 Evo NVME drive was one of the few new parts I bought. I really like the case, it stays cool, glass on all sides, only $50 with LED fans. I just swapped everything from an old Cougar case to make it pretty. I need my DVD burner and card reader in front, options are limited now that they just assume nobody wants external drives in their case anymore.

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: Affordable 2K Gaming and Editing, with good looks

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

500GB Samsung 970 Evo NVME. The WD drive is just for storage of pics and documents and such.

Comment reply on jonUF02's Completed Build: Affordable 2K Gaming and Editing, with good looks

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Battfield 1 never drops below 60fps on max settings 1440p in HDR. average around 70-80fps

Comment reply on CircuitsUncensored's Completed Build: $1000 Gaming PC Build - What would you change?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go for the Ryzen 7 1700x currently on sale @ $150, or the Ryzen 5 2600 @ $160 with cooler over the chosen i5-8600. RGB lighting is the thing right now, but if it's not your thing I understand.

Definitely would go with NVMe system drive over older SSD, it's BLAZING fast, 3x speed or more.

I'm very happy with the Seasonic modular MII 620 EVO PSU, very affordable, good quality, and full modular.

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