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Comment reply on medwa4's Completed Build: "Unicorn Puke" - Carbon Fiber RGB NZXT S340 Elite

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Well thats a pretty build! Nice, clean setup!

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 is amazing! Very satisfied with the performance of the rig in general. The only real reason to go with skylake would be the DDR4 RAM though. At this time, I haven't noticed a difference (but I normally game with 16GB on my own setup).

The strength of the CPU is pretty typical. It follows the 5%-15% increase in performance to its predecessor. Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge and Haswell still perform just as well in most applications, so if you were to go cheaper on the budget, those are still valid options. Skylake does have more features, so the increase in costs might be worth it. Otherwise, wait til Kaby Lake or Cannon Lake since they will be direct improvements and should show up soon after the holidays!

Comment reply on funnytao's Completed Build: Lian Li TU-100 "Renegade"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend's lan rig just died after seeing this. DAMN!

Those handles are intense!

Great job man!

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

We are having issues trying to get the driver to read the video card. I'm hoping its only a matter of loose cables or pcie slot, and we tried what we could, but we're going to take it in and get it looked at.

On the operation side of the house, IT. IS. SO. FAST. And no noise what so ever! We had to remove the side just to hear the nano fans whirring. And the system runs really cool at idle, but that's not a fair judgement. When we get the video card working, we're going to throw some games at it. Hell, we'll throw all the games at it! xD

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i got the context, i was implying an agreement with you haha!

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

teehee thx for the cookie.

In all fairness, the nano isn't a "big" deal xP

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha ya hopefully thanks for the awkwardness

But more thankful for the compliment.

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build and hopefully...just hopefully...your 3 children will grow up in your shoes xD

This caught me as odd because I do have 3 kids >.<

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya with the tight constraints, I had staged most of the cables before installing the motherboard! Hopefully tmw we'll see how that pans out!

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback!

The cables from this PSU are extremely short, not sure about length but a quick google-fu will give ya the meat. Anyways there isn't really any way to tuck cables neatly behind the mobo tray as there is no "behind the mobo tray" so to speak. The best thing I could do with the current cables was make them get tucked in the upper right corner underneath the slim ODD bay (preferably remove the bay) for the top cables and in the bottom right corner under the projected airflow of the 120mm case fan in front.

I can assure you that between the PSU and the heat sink, there are no cables in the way so the air is passing from front to back.

If these cables were to get mod'd, it'd probably be increasing the length of the 24pin connector and lining it down along the mobo tray, underneath the video card (away from the nano's fan, duh) and up to the PSU. The CPU pin I would shrink by about half of it's current length since with the PSU attached, it's not really noticeable given the distance from the PSU and would keep slack from getting in the way. The PCIe cable I think would need to be slightly shortened so it goes directly from point A to point B and this would all still have cables that look messy to the viewer but are in fact super efficient for air flow.

But if you have any ideas I could try to figure the thesibility and weigh our options with my friend.

CPU was his idea (I wanted overkill to match the nano xP) and the RAM was mine :B

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, right?!

This is a pretty big step in innovation, if not to only showcase how possible and economic the future is with current technologies!

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Will update with bench's soon! Can't wait just been busy at work to bother my friend about it. Super fast and very well rounded parts. The only part I might be worried about is the case. Fabulously made but it takes a lot of patience getting the motherboard set and the cables plugged up. Super solid though. I think the only annoying part of this build was the lack of 1 more fan. I would've put a bottom-mounted fan and removed one of the 2.5" bays. We may mod the case by removing the two bays and cutting a hole for low-profile fan to go in for extra airflow.

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are really good temps if that's from benchmarking the CPU! Did you overclock it? We've yet to get windows installed, but will soon! I'm excited to get my friend's rig set up so I can test it and get temp readings, we've been busy at work :S.

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's very interesting! Still connected to the pcie bus too!

I chose this over a 2.5" drive to try to use space more efficiently (i.e. no cables)

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Why thank you! Yeah we'll be checking temps later when we get the OS from a military promo ($10. woot)

These fans are SOOOOO quiet! Love it!

Yes I was this close *pinches fingers together* from getting my ear lopped by the fan. I was freaking out I couldn't hear anything!

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they are cheap enough at the moment. He really likes the looks of the Corsair LPX so we might get another stick because... reasons.

Comment reply on vikingXcore's Completed Build: Well.. Got a Nano

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Eh, the case was his choice. He loves the portability and sturdiness as well as the looks. 0 cable mangt by the way, so I just tucked everything out of the way as best as I could.

We went with 1x8GB of RAM for expandability later on down in life and I am hoping (see: praying) that the SSD doesn't fry from lack of airflow. The other parts are blowing quite cool and silent though, so I'm happy about that!

I appreciate your feedback!

Comment reply on MrMoose88's Completed Build: Cybran Brain V2

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a 4820k running on air and it easily handles 4.3. You should over clock it to 4.7 if you can!

Comment reply on Klauth's Completed Build: Master case B&W

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

That case is amazing looking. Cooler Master did a really great job with it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intregrated Graphics Question"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey sorry to step on your toes vagabond139, but at the bottom of the review it did say:

"On the other hand if you building a very basic machine for office work web browsing media viewing and other light task a CX is perfectly FINE!."

But I don't feel comfortable with that statement.

Now, what I would agree with though is the fact that in the JohnnyGuru quote about temps is that this unit is just too much of a hassle to deal with. Quote of the quote:

"Guys, this thing is only rated to full power at thirty degrees. I've spoken about this kind of thing before, but not for a while, so here's my position on this: I have no use for anything that can't do full power at forty degrees or better, and I review these units accordingly. Computer cases routinely see temperatures higher than thirty at the power supply intake, and this becomes more and more of an issue the further south you live, depending on whether or not you're buying this budget unit so you can afford to run the AC...."

Comment reply on Forum Topic "cooling needed if not OC a i5-6600k?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Correct me if I'm wrong, but unless there was an update, there won't be a CPU cooler boxed with the K's.

Comment reply on cbuchhauser's Completed Build: Mini Beast - The Smallest Current Gaming Build ($1500)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

ah a metal shop great! Ya it's a pain trying to find a good low-profile fan. Was the fan you used touching the graphics card or did it have any space between the card and the fan?

Comment reply on cbuchhauser's Completed Build: Mini Beast - The Smallest Current Gaming Build ($1500)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Don't know if you check this site at all recently, but my friend and I are about to build in this case (TU100A, not B), and I was just wondering how you made the bottom 120mm fan mount. I wouldn't mind cutting into it, but this won't be my computer, it'd be my friend's. I would love to know how so that I could try to convince him on it. Would a standard case fan fit in the bottom with a R9 Nano or did you use a low-profile fan (sorry, haven't used the prolimatech fan before). I'm sure the fan bracket would be an easy find, but getting the hole cut is something i've never done before. Hope to hear from you soon!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade to Skylake?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

gtx 950 is nearly as good as a 960, which is good for med-high settings at 1080p@60fps in the newer games and high/ultra settings for older games. the AMD alternative is better than either of those (R9 370, 280, 285, 380 [the latter two being a higher tier than the former two and GTX 960/950).

EDIT: Basically GTX 950 is a good starting point for great gaming at a low cost

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI B150M Mortar Live Build "

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

thermals looked great from what i could see! Really not a bad motherboard. are you able to adjust the ram speed? I just noticed it was rated for 2133, but you had 2666. i didn't watch the whole thing just kind of glossed over for the key parts.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

950 runs almost as well as 960 while being cheaper. it's a pretty great card!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Gamming rig"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Storage devices should be backed up before formatting but I think the SSO you have will already be useful you can delete the copy of the OPERA on there after you have your computer running on a different copy

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Gamming rig"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not an expert on the OS part. I know that OS extracted from laptops/pre-made computers dont bc instead of keys those use certain parts' serial numbers for verification purposes. This also applies to OEM OSs. One should google-fu that or ask in OS forum (i bet there are answers for that question in there) as I got a non-OEM original copy, so i dont know. Long story short: if you have the key to the OS, yes. If not, then no. (Disclaimer: may be completely wrong)

2 more than likely yes. 3 or more I am hesitant to say. Generally for each video card working at their recommended resolution you want 1 monitor (of course less than one is ok). Look up 4-way SLI titan on ye olde youtube. They ran 5K (4 4K monitors) and it wouldnt be playavle for a lot of games that just came out. And those are 12GB Titan X's! Maybe itll be a different story with Dx3D 12. Idk. I think either a 4K and a 2K monitor or 2-3 2K monitors would be ideal.

That being said some games dont have SLI support or the forced SLI makes it difficult to play said game. (Ark). Ark was made with VR headsets in mind from the ground up and as of now cant support SLI. And 1 Titan X cant run 1080p well either. It will take two iterations of video cards to see What Ark is really like in Omgah 5K, 8K, whatever K.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Gamming rig"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Since you're going AIO loop cooling, the RAM... What I would do is swap the LPX for these puppies in there:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-blt2k8g4d26afta

Lower frequency on RAM makes for great overclocking headroom, whereas the higher frequency RAM makes lowering the timing on the RAM easier since they are higher binned (and more expensive).

Of course I wouldn't seriously recommend overclocking RAM without proper cooling because what!? That's crazy.

But as an aside: The main reason I would choose these or the Corsair Dominator Platinum is purely for looks. If you had a air-cooled heat sink RAM height would be a concern and warrant the low-profile RAM (LPX are an example) in a lot of cases. But if you want to run on water, then make them 6 inches tall for all I care! (A bit extreme, i know :S .)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Gamming rig"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

So I decided to give you an i7 option with 980 Ti's, so I had to:

Change i5 back to i7 = +$180

Changed CPU Cooler for the beautiful Cryorig R1 Universal (ram clearance for Univ. LP ram for Ultimate) = -$24ish

Changed RAM for better, faster RAM (which is insane btw)= +$60

Changed motherboard to a great EVGA one = -$50

Changed video cards to aircooled ones = -$82

Changed PSU to a great EVGA one (save a bit) = -$8ish

I was going for a black and chrome/silver scheme while making it an i7 again.

If you have any ideas yourself I can try to help however I can.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $359.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG R1 Universal 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $80.00
Motherboard EVGA Z170 FTW ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) $668.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) $668.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 760T Black V2 ATX Full Tower Case $156.75 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $121.11 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $93.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2509.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 15:20 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Gamming rig"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $248.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $96.48 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $249.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card (2-Way SLI) $709.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card (2-Way SLI) $709.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 760T Black V2 ATX Full Tower Case $156.75 @ Directron
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $93.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2495.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 14:57 EDT-0400

So here's what I changed:

i7 to an i5 (more on that later)

Gigabyte mobo to Asus Sabretooth because it's amazing

Removed storage as per your comment earlier

2 Gigabyte GTX 980's to 2 count them 2 EVGA 980 Ti Hybrids

Now I tried for a color scheme similar to the motherboard and video cards, but the Noctua fans may not match with that yucky brown-red. I would suggest the charcoal noctua fans for CPU cooler as well as filling out the case with fans, but there are other options too.

You wanted the 2 980 Ti's so I made the i7 to an i5 to help with budget constraints.

Now you can still easily get the i7, but you'd either need to sacrifice $100 in the video card dept or motherboard dept (also a cheaper heat sink could help too), but that is up to you. I just like the combo of skylake with those video cards yum.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Gamming rig"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow no storage needed?? pshhh. You could really do anything if set up right!

After considering what I said about the CPU/mobo stuff, do you still want skylake?

Comment reply on edgarszabo's Completed Build: College, Light gaming 1080p (6700K, GTX980)

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

I think a great upgrade would be your monitor. C'mon man get a 1080p@144Hz /1440p@60Hz+ (optionally with G-sync)! That Dark Rock Pro 3 is so smexy. People might complain about the RM650, but whatever this is still great. Good job on the nice clean build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Gamming rig"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $359.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $135.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $131.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $131.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $76.79 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card (2-Way SLI) $499.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card (2-Way SLI) $499.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 760T Black V2 ATX Full Tower Case $156.75 @ Directron
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $93.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2363.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 10:36 EDT-0400

So after I got your wants and needs I still had like $500 left over to play with, so I opted for an unlocked i7, the Cryorig CPU cooler (amazing quality, almost as good as noctua variant in performance and silence), added a second 850 Pro 256GB, because... reasons; and upgraded the case to something more pretty looking and amazing quality.

That being said, right now Haswell-E has more power than the mainstream skylake. You could either opt for more performance that you will undeniably not notice during gameplay or wait for Skylake-E in a year or less (which is basically the same idea with Haswell-E). If you do that, you would not be seeing the extras I put in there and still kept under budget; it would basically be at max budget or a bit less.

Another option is to have locked skylake i7, a mobo that doesn't SLI (maybe still crossfire) which would be one of the h170s at this moment in time, and go for either a 980 Ti or a 2-CF Fury and deal without one of the SSDs, maybe a cheaper case (plenty to choose that are still great looking).

Lots of options with a $2500 rig and not worrying about peripherals.

You should check out the H-frame from inwin. Yeah it's $2600, but if you saved up even like $700 for computer parts, no one would doubt you had the best case on the website xD. That's silly talk btw.

I know right now Ark is either not optimized, or ahead of its time (Think Crysis 1/2 when those games came out. There weren't any combination of pc parts that could run that game at 1080p@60fps). Don't expect Ark to run really well for at least another year, even more for 4K.

EDIT: Ark was created from the beginning with VR in mind. so it's probably future proofing itself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 High-Performance Gaming Computer (No Experience)"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1220 V3 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $182.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $293.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $92.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $994.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 09:33 EDT-0400

Well, I tried for a solid skylake build, but I didn't like the price point to toss it up to you for a look, so went back to haswell for a great, fast solid build that should last you a long time.

CPU: Awesome performer. Has hyper-threading and runs as well as the Haswell i7's. Meant for servers, not speed (but anything over 3.0GHz will not be a hindrance on this or any game by any stretch of the imagination when it comes to i5's and i7's), so it is locked, but can last for a long time.

MOBO: Great looking motherboard

RAM: Great RAM that matches mobo. cas 10 1.5v 1866MHz

SSD: Crucial makes excellent SSDs and this one hits that bang-for-buck pretty well.

HDD: Solid. Seagate is another option. My Seagate Barracuda has never given me problems, but didn't know if you were one of those leftists who has a disdain for Seagate because of there first batch.

Video Card: This one looks great and really shines in 1440p@60Hz and is overkill for the likes of 1080p. If you still prefer the nvidia, I would go for a 980 that matches (minor OCD about that since I tried for a matching build in this list xP).

Case: This I don't know about really. It's Phanteks which is generally built well and looks great for a good price.

PSU: Tier 2 on TH, but if that fact alone won't satisfy you, the reviews should with the use of google. This thing is a great fit and completely adequate with the rig.

I did forget the ODD: Did you need Blu ray or normal DVD burner? I stuck a solid DVD burner so I hope you enjoy that. Just barely under.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DOES THE INTEL PENTIUM g3260 HAVE A GOOD APU?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

if you mounted it upside-down (fan up) to allow for a vent on the top side, the PSU would be slightly shorter than any graphics card by less than an inch. it would also be the tallest part except for RAM maybe.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help me with my 1200 USDollar build"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I had that keyboard. It's ugly and has semi-adjustable red back lights. Not bad for the price, but mine did break after a year of use (Would like to blame my 3 and 4 yr old, but that's just my being human).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DOES THE INTEL PENTIUM g3260 HAVE A GOOD APU?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ya definitely. If a person required a gaming pc using a hard-cover book like LOTR (note to self: book case) and could only manage to fit an SFX PSU, mobo, cpu, ram, and M.2 SSD for OS, games, etc. disguised as a bookmark (omg I'm doing this), and money was no object and needed best performance possible that wasn't a console, then I would suggest a broadwell with iris pro.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "budget gaming pc CHALLENGE!"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The pentium will be great in a lot games 1080p@ ~45-60fps with a R9 270x at med-high settings, especially while overclocked. The aim would be single-threaded/light-threaded games (bioshock/tomb raider) over multi-threaded games (bf4, Crysis 3). Games nowadays are just now starting to heavily thread their applications, so any game from over a year or 2 ago a pentium/r7 360 combo could run games pretty well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "did they fix the divers for 300 series graphics cards"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

lol divers. what, were they not wearing regulation goggles and/or speedo?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DOES THE INTEL PENTIUM g3260 HAVE A GOOD APU?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

broadwell CPUs with iris pro graphics apparently have better i-gpu than any of what AMD is offering, including their APUs. Also much more expensive. tomshardware. Other than that, AMDs latest APUs are the best at a more affordable price

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Shorter Cables for TU-100B/A"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i forget, it consisted of a lot of google-fu though so I don't wanna source anything that could be a mistake.

Thank for referring to the cable set. Pretty cheap. I guess I'll look at the cables provided first and see if we really need to dump into the budget for shorter cables.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Shorter Cables for TU-100B/A"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i had picked the larger silverstone strider for the overhead, but i'll keep the fan size in perspective. Thanks for the reply!

Comment reply on av8rarky's Completed Build: Project-FROST

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

If that case had cheeks, I'd pinch them bc it's so cute. :3

This gets me pumped for the next build I'm helping a friend with because it'll be in the TU100B by Lian Li!

Were the stock PSU cables very long? I've been thinking about cable mangt in such a small case like this and wondering if I should replace them and whatnot.

Comment reply on datadyne112's Completed Build: My First AMD Build

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually used that PSU in a friend's build. Highly recommended. Here are some reviews showing the awesome residing within. Techreport kitguru hardwareheaven JohnnyGuru

We were doing a microcenter build and this PSU was priced at $80, which is fantastic value for the quality!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "League of Legends gaming computer"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-5675C 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.59 @ Amazon
Motherboard *ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *Kingston HyperX Fury White 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $22.89 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Rosewill 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $93.75 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $924.17
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-06 14:02 EDT-0400

The Broadwell CPUs are already dying out, but they are solid performers like the Haswells with a better i-GPU than AMD's APUs (<equivalent to ~R7 250 DDR3 version).

A non-gaming computer can run full settings on LoL at 1080p well over 60fps.

Mobo: Solid quality. mITX so small. has wifi included (possibly bluetooth as well).

RAM: it's RAM.

Storage: Decided to stack a 500GB Crucial SSD because OS = 20GB. LOL = what, 12GB? rest for other things.

Case: Small. Lots of air blowing through that 140mm fan. airflow is great, that being said it can be a dust magnet.

PSU: Have not heard anything bad about the ARC series by Rosewill. If anyone can correct me if I'm wrong in choosing this, go ahead.

OS: Most expensive home version to help you gauge price (the older ones are cheaper so you could buy those then upgrade to win10 from there).

Keyboard: Mechanical and decent for the price.

Mouse: Arguably the best all-arounder and fits all grip types. Has insanely high DPI/CPI (I think people prefer CPI nowadays for correct term.)

Instead you could get more bang for your buck by opting for Banshebot's build instead. Trust that the mobo (which I chose as well) has wifi and antennas included with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "League of Legends gaming computer"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

You really only need a potato to run it. Alternatively, you could try for a broadwell setup with iris pro graphics. For instance, an i5 5675C, H/Z 97 chipset, 8GB of RAM, a SSD, case, PSU. Set that rig in a mITX format with an included wifi. Done deal. Better than any of the APUs. The i-GPU in the 5675C is amazing compared to the A10 7###'s.

I don't know, just a suggestion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "From Zero to Even, I Can't"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Jest aside, I'd definitely consider an after-market good heat-sink after regularly seeing intel stock coolers touch 80-1000 C in stress-tests.. Do u think a locked i5 runs ice-cold during heavy gaming sessions ??

Well that is frightening, and did you include the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 just to show temps of the intel stock cooler, because that wouldn't fit in that case xD. For what he plays, I doubt he would break 60 in temps, but even 60 is a bit high for my liking, so I'll look into cheap low profile coolers whence we get this thing up and running and check temps (probably remove the stock paste and apply some Arctic V on there.)

I understand your point with the Z170 motherboard, but I can't see spending extra money on any features, especially paired with the i5-6500. If we are able to get money allocated for an unlocked i5, a Z170 mobo, and a Cryorig C7 cpu cooler, I will keep this in consideration since the price of the Asus gaming is really not a bad deal, and, of course, Asus quality.

The RAM would be a killer if I could get better than what was chosen, but at this point, it's what is cheapest at the moment. I'm just hoping the voltage isn't too high and the cas isn't too high at this time.

Yes, I've read all about the Dx3D12 news which is awesome and besides that, the Nano will never be changed for something of lesser performance, so no worries there :D.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "From Zero to Even, I Can't"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, it is a really niche device, but it will definitely come in handy.

He's looking to pick up a monitor later; I'm trying to convince him a 1080p@60Hz monitor is a complete waste of a nano, that it was meant for 2k+. Even being overkill for 1080p@144Hz in a lot of games. The prices currently for a 1440p monitor is still pretty high, so he might either wait til Black Friday or the Monday after to buy one, or get an Acer GN246HL or the Asus variant of the panel (high quality panel; I have the Acer myself) which is cheaper and make more sense than a standard 1080p@60Hz panel.

EDIT:Oh, I need to check connections to make sure I'm getting what I need from the Nano and monitor. Time for some google-fu!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "From Zero to Even, I Can't"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate your comments. I hope to have this build posted in completed builds section in the next month or two.

Are the 850 EVOs really reliable? I'm trying to comfort my friend about getting a 500/512GB (whatever the size is) that he could use everything. I know that SSDs were kind of garbage with the first couple of iterations, but nowadays with most of them having 5+ year warranties, it should be no big deal right?

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