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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the memory enough? and is the PSU enough?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

overkill motherboard, but you do you. You could tune it down a bit depending on your monitor. 1080ti is way too overkill for 1080p and borderline overkill for 1440p. I would say that the 1080ti is fine with 4k or 1440p, but go to a 1070/ti for 1080p. I would recommend 16 gigs of memory and an SSD. Those last 2 things are a necessity, regardless of who you ask.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for friend"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

min 60fps 1080p. CSGO R6:S Gmod Half-Life 2 browser games

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New apartment build"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New apartment build"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

A few more questions. How are the onboard graphics with the G4560? I assume that the memory slots on the deskmini motherboard are the same as any other ddr4 board (240-pin I think)? Does it come with a power supply, and if not, what form factor PSU do I need?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New apartment build"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, I'm probably gonna up the SSD to 250 just for some breathing room. Any way we could go cheaper on the monitor?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New apartment build"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a copy of win. 10. This looks good! Thanks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on my Ryzen build before I pull the trigger"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

besides the obvious, maybe upgrade to a 1070ti? It has higher performance and value than the 1070

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Maxed Out Minecraft Rig"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think those 60 Hz monitors are gonna get 600FPS

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Maxed Out Minecraft Rig"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Minecraft is by no means a taxing game. Even with lots of mods, it should be fine. From what I can tell, you just need a mid-tier CPU, Graphics Card, and 16+ gigs of memory. Try a 1060 6gb, ryzen 1600 or better, 16+ gigs of memory.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommended Gaming Build?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Good on you for playing WoW. It is a true shame that old computers struggle with 40 man raid teams. Moving on... For a value based build, the R5 1600 is the best value chip that will be able to run a CPU taxing game like WoW or Skyrim. Stock cooler will be fine, but don't overclock with it. Motherboard is determined by price (I used a filter of 1-gigabit ethernet). Memory/Storage and PSU were the cheapest from a reputable brand. For Storage, you can go down to a 240gb SSD, and/or you can get a Hard drive to go with it. A good value GPU is the 1060 3gb. It should run fine for WoW and Skyrim and It ranks 3rd for most value on UserBenchmarks at time of posting this. If you want to go up in power, go for the 1060 6gb, which is about 70 USD more. It ranks just 13th for value. I don't know what your room looks like, so any case that you like should work. Here is the part list that I made: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $175.69 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME A320M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $54.76 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card $229.89 @ OutletPC
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $55.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $781.20
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $761.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-24 11:11 EDT-0400

Comment reply on nate.ste129's Completed Build: The Black and Silver Beast

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

No. The 6700k has served me well and nothing has broken.

Comment reply on jillybeann's Completed Build: i9 Custom

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

For your use, you could have much better performance with a titan V

Comment reply on jillybeann's Completed Build: i9 Custom

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

definitely could have gotten a better price by getting a different model of SSDs, but anything to be the most expensive build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VR, Video Editing, Gaming Machine. Opinion?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Having $425 left in the budget without the CPU or motherboard, you could comfortably get the 8700k. I would say to upgrade because you have the budget left. If things get tighter, then stick with the 1600. remember, you need a z370 mobo as well. You could also get another 8 gigs of memory, a liquid cooler for overclocking or work on some aesthetic with the leftover money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VR, Video Editing, Gaming Machine. Opinion?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

the 8700k is infinitely better than a ryzen, but is more expensive and has less value

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Parts List Opinion"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

it does come with 3 140mm fans. Also, The 1700x isn't much better than the 1700. you won't be able to overclock as much as a liquid cooler with the selected.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VR, Video Editing, Gaming Machine. Opinion?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Good price on the GPU. You won't be able to overclock much with the stock ryzen cooler, but you won't need to. everything else looks good

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monthly check in on GPU prices"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! especially for the details

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will this build look pretty with all the colors?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

If you sync up the lights then It will look good. take a case that matches the colors that you want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Updated first build - Ready to buy?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad! I was thinking of the i3-7350k v. it's Skylake counterpart, not its Coffee lake upgrade. The 8350k is a good quadcore chip for the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Updated first build - Ready to buy?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

My bad! I'm too used to intel making re branded CPU's and calling them something new

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Updated first build - Ready to buy?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

everything looks good except for the CPU. You won't be able to overclock very much on that cooler, and you are paying a premium for the Z370 Platform compared to z270. You could probably get similar performance with the i3-7350k and a z270 motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help for gaming build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you aren't overclocking, you might be able to save a buck and buy the 8700 (non-"K" variant) The 8700/K are similarly priced, check on the day that you buy. If the Non-K is around 20% cheaper, then you are getting better value. Looks good besides that!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need 200+ fps (CS:GO) build for < $300"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. But you need a monitor that can show you 300 FPS to see 300 FPS. Analogy: Say that I have a build that can run cs at 4k resolution. But my monitor is only a 1080p monitor. Why can't I play CS at 4k? I doubt that the submitter has a >500 dollar monitor that has the capability to show 300FPS but only has 300 for the computer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NEED HELP FIX THIS PLEASE"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't overclock on the 8700. You need the "K" variant

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NEED HELP FIX THIS PLEASE"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't overclock on the i7-8700. You need to get the version with the "K" after the numbers to do so. It's fine if you don't then you can save a buck on the CPU cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need 200+ fps (CS:GO) build for < $300"

  • 20 months ago
  • -2 points

Sorry to rain on your parade, but the average price for a monitor that can do 200 fps is about 600 dollars. A more reasonable number would be 60, or maybe even 128. Look at your current monitor's specs and you will see a number that looks like 60Hz, or 128 Hz. 60 Hz=max 60 fps. Do the math. You can't have more frames than Hz. If you have something onscreen that says 200FPS, you are still seeing the max for your monitor, but the game is outputting more than your monitor can show. That is a waste of money. You should probably look for full system offers on craigslist for the best deal. Look for a mid-tier ryzen chip (preferably a R5 1600 or better). For 60FPS 1080p, a 1060 3gb/RX 560 or better will be good. There are 2 models of the RX 560, an upper and a lower, so make sure you don't overpay. A 1050 ti will suffice, but may see performance drops. For 128FPS 1080p, look for a 1060 6gb/RX 570 or better. Lastly, you want an SSD, Windows 7/8/10 and a decent CPU cooler (not that you need to overclock or anything)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build i Will Make"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

(I am budgeting everything for a maximum total of 2150 USD) You could probably get a better system for your budget. You can easily upgrade to the 8700k, or even get up to the more premium LGA 2066 platform. Next: Drop the cooler. You are getting a high performance, overclockable CPU, to enable yourself to overclock it. Go with an AiO cooler. I recommend the Corsair H115i or the NZXT Kraken (either the unlabeled or revision 2). There will not be a performance difference, it just depends on your aesthetic. Moving down the list, you can get an ASUS Republic of Gamers Motherboard. I just like the aesthetic of them, and I also have a longstanding relationship with the ASUS warranty department. You can kinda go with whatever you want. You will not see a big difference in performance with memory speed. You can barely tell the difference between DDR4-2400 and DDR4-3666. Unless you are doing a cluster server or extreme supercomputing (coordinating your computer with hundreds of others to do complex calculations) You won't benefit from super-fast memory. Storage: Not sure why you have an m.2 and SATA SSD together If you put them together in a RAID formation, the m.2 will slow down and match the speed of the SATA SSD. You will be fine with just a SATA SSD. You can get a cheaper model of the 1080, but you would be fine with a 1060 6gb for a 1080p monitor. The case is expensive, but you do you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on this laptop need to order by end of week"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

My main job will be taking care of a database. I won't be getting up to fix computers or anything. I will be getting a 5-year warranty, but it will be done in the checkout phase, not with the laptop. I will take the SSD and ram facts under advisement. Thanks for the help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Questions and Opinions on my 570x build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

There is not going to be much of a performance difference. The 8x4 is more failsafe, if one of the sticks fails, you have 24gb left instead of 16. If you plan to install more ram later, you could go with the 2x16 set to save the hassle of selling the extra sticks that you would have with 4x8. It's not a problem with the m.2 port thing. Basically, the SATA ports all have bandwidth. One of the SATA ports shares its bandwidth with the m.2 port. So if you are using the m.2 port, then the SATA port is disabled. This isn't a problem because there are plenty more ports to use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on this laptop need to order by end of week"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build, Need Input"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. You can still use either, but you will get a performance difference between them

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build, Need Input"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good, but you could save a buck. Try the Samsung 850 evo instead of the 960 evo. There is a difference in speed, but it won't be noticeable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gtx 1060 Dual Display"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

try using 2 different display adapters. So 1 monitor is HDMI and 1 is DVI, 1 HDMI 1 DisplayPort, or 1 DVI and 1 Displayport

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can this run Overwatch at 1440p at 60+ fps"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Without a doubt, this will run Overwatch and most other games at 1440p 60FPS. The monitor is fine, but the GPU is what matters. That 1080 will serve you well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Questions and Opinions on my 570x build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

For memory, a 16x2 kit would allow for space to upgrade as you would still have 2 more memory slots. The benefit of a 4x8 kit would be if a stick of memory broke, or if a memory slot broke, then you would have 24 gigs of memory instead of 16. I know that larger SSDs run faster than lower capacity than lower capacity counterparts (all within the same line of SSDs; ex. 250gb 960 Evo vs 1tb 960 Evo). I don't know if this applies to memory and if it does, I can't say what the noticeable difference is. In my opinion: if you would benefit from having more memory for whatever you are doing and you are planning on getting it in the future, go for the 2x16. If not, stick with the 4x8. For the problem with M.2 Storage, it's not a glitch. Long story short, using the M.2 slot disables one of the onboard SATA ports. There are many more, so just read the manual for which is disabled while using your preferred M.2 port. Lastly, I don't know why I didn't mention this before but consider the i7-7740x. It is on the LGA 2066 socket and it is a great entry level overclocker.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Questions and Opinions on my 570x build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

As much as money is not an object, there is no need to waste it. 32 gigs of memory is more than enough. Unless you are going to make this build be a huge data server. G.Skill Trident Z RGB is good RGB memory, Corsair Dominator series or Vengence LPX are also good options. I recommend about 3000-3200 MHz on the memory, but there is little noticeable difference between the aforementioned and a 2400 kit. 2x16 would be a good option if you wanted to upgrade in the future, but you won't need to. A Samsung 960 Evo is a very fast SSD and if money is no object, then you can just get 2 of these and run RAID 0 for speed, or RAID 1 for data backup (look up a guide on that). Good high end PSU is Corsair AX series. 750 watts is way more than enough, but if you want silence (as in the fan never spins), look for higher wattage (1500w). Cooling- Consider a custom loop. They are a lot of work, but you could probably find someone to do it for you. They are awesome. I can't recommend the star wars collectors edition GPU in an RGB aesthetic, it ruins the looks of the GPU. look up good thermal paste, LEDs and cables

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need critique on my first PC build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It is an older CPU, but you aren't OCing, so no use in not using stock cooler

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best way to run 1 computer as 2?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. Thanks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best way to run 1 computer as 2?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

They are Apple all in ones. those computers are now about a decade old

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best way to run 1 computer as 2?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What they want is a machine that is fast, very small, aesthetically pleasing, silent, and can be used by both of them at the same time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best way to run 1 computer as 2?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I used poor phrasing. There will be 2 SSDs and 2 Hard drives, 1 SSD/HDD per instance. Would I need the drives to be the same to prevent one drive downclocking to meet the speed of the other one?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Pc Opions And Any Improvements"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

2 things to be improved. First, you might as well get a locked CPU if you are going to use that cooler. It will do no better than the stock intel cooler and you won't get good overclocking results. Go for something beefier, like the dark rock 3, or the Cooler Master 212 Evo. Second, get an SSD. You will have better performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For sale/trade 16gb mem"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to get more modules. I don't want a single stick. Rather, I would prefer 2 modules, regardless of if I trade for them or if I buy them. If you are interested in buying the module, then let me know.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone recommend this pc I'm on a budget"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Just looking at it, I'm calling BS. It is too good to be true. Try and get more proof (A video of him turning it on) For 320 pounds, you are getting a ton. The GPU isn't too good but for that cheap, you are practically paying for the CPU, mobo, and Ram, with a Liquid cooler, GPU, case, and HDD for free. If it's legit, you should get it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is my pc build compatible and okay to go forward with"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

As for compatibility, looks good. I have not personally used an AsRock motherboard for OCing or the MasterBox 5t. The only recommendations I can make are a bigger SSD and a higher efficiency PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC - $1750 max"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB could be added later. It would be weird for RAM as you would have to sell your old kit. As for GPU's I would wait a bit as GPU prices are positively correlated with Bitcoin value.

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