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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this build the best i can get for $700?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

As to your last question, the GHz edition will be better

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good monitor?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a great monitor, but I don't know where you got $140. The rebate card (from Asus) will bring it down to $150 if you can get it to work, but I just don't see where you got $140

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Ever Building a PC - Opinions/Suggestions Wanted"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

For that budget range, an AMD processor would be better. A FX-6300 is the same price as the i3-3220, and has better performance, especially in multi-threaded applications. Games are starting to utilize 4 cores now, and will eventually utilize all 6 that the FX-6300 has. You'd then need a new motherboard as well if you get that. You might also want to note that the only reason that video card is so cheap at the moment, is because it has a $20 promo code, which ends today, as well as a $20 MIR, which you may or may not eventually get. It's actually $160. As for the case, personally I'd go with the NZXT Source 210, but it's mostly personal preference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FIRST BUILD. NEED OPINIONS. FOR GAMING"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

From looking at his profile; I found this
sskinner, is this it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 first gaming build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks perfect

Comment reply on Forum Topic "**Critique my build please**"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're getting a discrete card, no reason to get the APU really. A FX-6300 is $10 cheaper and should perform a little better. Then, you could get cheaper ram and use that money elsewhere.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "650$ Budget Gaming PC for champs"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, might as well get a trusted hdd brand (WD or seagate) for $5 more

Comment reply on Forum Topic "650$ Budget Gaming PC for champs"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

That power supply will barely be able to power that build, and definitely won't be able to power 2 7870s. Additionally, CoolMax isn't generally a great power supply brand. Never cheap out on a psu!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 budget build for battlefield 4"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $172.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $69.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $189.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $22.49 @ Mwave
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.98 @ Outlet PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $96.98 @ Outlet PC
Keyboard Gigabyte KM7580 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers $17.99 @ Amazon
Other AOC e2252Swdn 22" LED monitor $99.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $908.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-28 20:39 EDT-0400

Slightly over budget, you could either get a cheaper processor (i3 maybe) or video card (perhaps a 7850). Or, you could go with an AMD processor - probably an FX-6300 - and then an Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard to go with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, suggestions?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone, any opinions? EDIT: I think I'll just make a new post...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my $600 rig"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend the NZXT Source 210 Elite. It comes with 2 fans, with room for 3 more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "shell shocker deal on newegg. Go for it or wait."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point. Not knowing some key specs of a machine would definitely make some people uneasy.

Comment reply on Beanboy112's Completed Build: Current Build

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker estimates 400W, so I'd go with at least 500W, preferably more. 600W should be plenty. Here's what looks like a nice 650W semi-modular power supply for $90. You might want to investigate it more though. 650W should also leave some upgrade room in the future (but remember, you won't be able to SLI unless you upgrade the motherboard).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "shell shocker deal on newegg. Go for it or wait."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but the i5 will likely outperform even an overclocked 6300 in most applications.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "COMPLETE MY BUILD PLEASE"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Easy to overlook, I just keep MIRs out of the price calculation by default. I'd guess some of the promo codes are from Newegg's Halloween promo thingy

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i need a $700 gaming pc please"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

You can edit the original post, you know. Also, do you need an OS?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "COMPLETE MY BUILD PLEASE"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

^ Note that this is $725 before rebates, and by the end of the month (4 days) it'll be $55 more expensive because all the promo codes will be gone, giving a total of $780 before rebates - a bit over budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Crossfire Vs. SLI which is better????? Or is it better to just have one card?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I've heard (never personally tried it) SLI works a little better than crossfire, but 1 single powerful card would be better.

Comment reply on Beanboy112's Completed Build: Current Build

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll probably need a new power supply as well, if you upgrade the GPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget CPU"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

But pentiums are dual core I thought, which is when he didn't want an APU?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How Much Video Memory For Streaming?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense

Comment reply on jclaudeinc's Completed Build: amd a10

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

An APU with discrete card is pointless IMO. A FX-6300 would be cheaper. Then you could get cheaper RAM. With those 2 savings you could've put it towards a better video card, reputable HDD, or just kept the money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A super fast, efficient and cheap computer for less than $500,00."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It's missing a video card, and a 10,000 rpm hdd is pointless IMO. Might as well get a 1TB hybrid drive for $100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A super fast, efficient and cheap computer for less than $500,00."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not a real build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A super fast, efficient and cheap computer for less than $500,00."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh... Where's the build?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really Budget Video Card"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the 6570 will likely be faster. They're pretty close though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How Much Video Memory For Streaming?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

For 2. why do you think that? I'm not disagreeing, just curious.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much wattage do I need?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

XFX is a generally trusted PSU brand, yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hi just looking for advise on my build.."

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good, but for that price range an FX-6300 and Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ would be better IMO. Although, it does depend on exactly what you're doing. If you really want Intel, I'd go with a Haswell 4130 which performs better than the 3240 and is less than $10 more. It also uses less power.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, suggestions?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Stretched my budget to ~$875. Here's something like my 50th revision:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $110.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $84.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card $129.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $22.49 @ Mwave
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 Refurbished @ Corsair's Outlet Store
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $39.99 Refurbished @ Corsair's Outlet Store
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $96.98 @ Outlet PC
Keyboard Gigabyte KM7580 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers $17.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC e2252Swdn 22" LED monitor $99.99 @ Microcenter
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $876.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 20:29 EDT-0400

Do you think getting a refurbished case & PSU is a bad thing?

EDIT: Don't need the monitor or speakers anymore, so I can get the case/PSU new now, and get the full version of Windows 8.1 (instead of OEM) and that'd leave me with ~$70 left to spend elsewhere. =D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my future budget build?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Even a regular monitor, likely the only place you'll find one at a decent resolution would be used on ebay

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is this for a 2k budget?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, but if it were me I'd get a single more powerful GPU instead of 2 weaker ones.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, suggestions?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh... At the moment, mostly just flash games or minecraft with a 128x tp. My current computer limits me to minecraft at low settings :(. If I had a computer that could handle more games though, I'd play them. In the future, I don't know what games I might want to play. It's definitely overkill for what I'll be using it for now, but in the near future It probably wont be so overkill.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon HD 7850 or GTX 650 Ti Boost"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think 2GB is necessary for 1 monitor at 1080p? Although that might be a different topic.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon HD 7850 or GTX 650 Ti Boost"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, now that GTX 650 Ti Boost is $173.99. The 1GB version is still $149.99 though. EDIT: I found a $135 EVGA 650 Ti Boost 1GB on Amazon EDIT2: There's a GTX 2GB Ti Boost for $144 on Newegg (again). This time it's an Asus

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon HD 7850 or GTX 650 Ti Boost"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That gives me another thing to think about. I won't be playing BF4, but it seems like other games would be using it soon too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Build $800~ (Need Help!)"

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good to me, although you might want to have 2 4GB RAM modules instead of 1 8GB one. this might be good. If you want black memory, then this maybe.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I get Windows 7 or Windows 8(.1)?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion it's mostly personal preference. Windows 8 will probably be better supported in the future. Windows 8 should also overall run with better performance than Windows 7. Personally, I like Windows 8.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon HD 7850 or GTX 650 Ti Boost"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Mantle sounds interesting. When is it coming out? And how long do you think it'll take for most games to use Mantle?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "which motherboard should i go with? newbie here"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know about the individual boards, but Asus is probably the most trusted motherboard brand there is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP!!! Gaming Rig for $6000"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You would get more fps than is playable with any monitor, also more than is viewable to the human eye.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "450 $ Gaming Computer FORM DAYZ"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need an OS/mouse/keyboard/monitor included in the $450?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would like to try to get under $850"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

How is this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $117.97 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $72.55 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card $89.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $14.99 @ Microcenter
Case Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $52.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard $23.92 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse $24.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $840.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-18 20:25 EDT-0400

And would it to be better to replace the 2GB 7750 with a 1GB 7770GHz Edition for $20?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would like to try to get under $850"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap Photography PC Build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

This should go in the "Part list opinions" section

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on $400 gaming rig?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

4GBs of RAM is enough for most things. Most games don't use up that much, and very few other applications do either (especially internet). The only reason you'd really need more than 4-6GB is if you're doing a lot of multitasking.

Comment reply on cliodude1's Completed Build: First Build! :')

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Google "AUD to USD" or "1000AUD to USD" or something like that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CAN I SPLIT THIS RAM 32gb CML32GX3M4A1600C10B"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that is 100% OK.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Build?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Any other opinions?

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