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Comment reply on Sufyan's Completed Build: Bang for ya Buck - Gaming PC (Canadian Style)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Parts in Canada are super expensive and sometimes I visit the pcpartpicker american website by mistake, amazed at prices, then I switch to Canadian, everything is 200 more.

I hate when that happens... like above :D

Comment reply on Sufyan's Completed Build: Bang for ya Buck - Gaming PC (Canadian Style)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Go Canada! Nice D2D and Mid-High Gaming rig. Thank you for NOT buying a Z chipset with a locked processor (pet peeve) and just to clarify... the 960 beats the 280X and trades blows with it heavily. The R9 290 does beat it, but depending on the application frames can be fairly similar.

And just to clarify, I am seeing your total under $800 CAD, very nice build

Comment reply on Homewardfilly5's Completed Build: NanoGaming

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

$900 build... $600 Monitor :P

Very nice to see older hardware utilized. The old Core Duo's could do more than their share, jus needed a little "push".

+1

Comment reply on convertedconsolegamer_92's Completed Build: Athlon X4 860K (First self build)

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow... I need an education? Here's yours

First, this is a USD ($) PC... That mobo (in Pounds) is only about 70, or $110 USD... do your research. The reason it is high priced in the UK/Non North America's is shipping that you don't see and export cost's.

Secondly, By your advice i should put a $260 CPU in a $60-$70 motherboard. Problems that occur there... You are not looking at the Z97/Z87 series with any respectable capabilities (If at all unless a heck of a deal). And even then, Mobo will have minimal additions. If you want to consider nearly no fan headers, locked chipsets, poor VRM's (since you can't overclock anyway, well guess it doesn't matter), and poor audio as a "decent" motherboard, be my guest. And sorry, I am not buying an unlocked processor to put it on a locked Motherboard chipset.

R9 290, better yes... crazy better? http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=3114&cmp[]=2719 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrSkRC7QvIM

Not so much... for 125W on average less draw... I would go to the 960. And run the 960 vs the 290 on 3DMark 11... you will be very surprised.

the r9 290 may benchmark high okay, cool. oh and by the way:

the R9 290 does benchmark high FTFY

No... you actually pulled it out of context, as I was referring that it Benchmarks high, just in English not used by 3rd graders. It was used in referral, not in comparison.

Enjoy. And if you are always going to get this skirt-lifted by someone else's opinion then research a little please before going on a tangent with blindfolds on. Thank you

Comment reply on convertedconsolegamer_92's Completed Build: Athlon X4 860K (First self build)

  • 56 months ago
  • 7 points

3 rebuttals to your claim...

1) No water cooling/Aftermarket cooler=inferior overclocking potential. He may have lost the silicon lottery but would never have been able to overclock on the stock cooler (or most cheaper mobo's for that matter)

2) Motherboard was purchased for feature richness AND aesthetics. Cheaper Mobo's on the FM2+ chipset lack 3 essential things for true gaming rigs. High capacity VRM's, Fan plugins, and good quality onboard audio.

3) the R9 290 may benchmark high, but it's chipset actually is never truly utilized and is far too spread out to be considered more effective than the 9X0 series Nvidia cards. On top of that, the OP even stated he bought the GPU due primarily to Witcher 3 promotion. The R9 290 is aged in both structure and features.

OK... 4 things

4) i5-4690k is a fantastic processor... don't get me wrong. But the 860K is only a 17% drop in total core performance stock and 25% single threaded... for over 300% less ($80~ compared to $260~)... kinda no brainer

Comment reply on Dradonis's Completed Build: My Gaming Rig

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

I may cry a little. You have $4000 of hardware... on the carpet :'(... Other than that very nice build. The fan blocking the GPU isn't a personal favorite, but it does look nice. Highly agree on water cooling, The EVO is a solid cooler but not sufficient for the level I can imagine you want this hardware to run at. Maybe look at the AX760 PSU, modular and much easier to manage cabling when you only use what you need. And maybe it's just me, but I feel that case seems... "cheap" for the components inside it. But all in all very nice start

*edit didn't see that was the semi mod PSU... thought it was the bronze builder

Comment reply on xBlood_Monkey's Completed Build: Summer Temp Gaming PC

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty, figured it was Rainmeter but the skin is one i haven't come across. Mine is a mix of a few. But like the clean look of your for customers. May start including it in my base uploads

Comment reply on xBlood_Monkey's Completed Build: Summer Temp Gaming PC

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Which sys monitor gadget is that? love the look of that one. Also nice budget for mid-high performance. +1

Comment reply on JAR1337's Completed Build: Cowabunga Dude

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom faceplate for the H100? Maybe like an old school Pog face on it, since, he was the heart and wisdom that held everything together, CPU represents that well IMO. But otherwise fantastic blast from the past. +1

Comment reply on mouzzampk2014's Completed Build: Intel G3258 Gaming System (Red and Black)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I think this build is being a little over-picked apart. Obvious reasons, but nobody seems to see potential. OP even said he got the Pentium to overclock the piss outta it and GAME ONLY. Heck, I would too just to see how far it'll go. It's a $60 processor, and he has the Mobo to change to whatever 1150 series he pleases down the road. PSU is overkill, but the warranty and efficiency are hard to beat and gives headroom to do whatever they wish in the future. I see nothing but potential, entertainment and an all round easy to play with and optimize at your own pace build. And 100% agree with SSD's, HDD's buzzes and whirs drive me batty and I personally transfer too much data daily to even bother with HDD for anything but render storage. If I need 5TB, HDD. 1TB<, fie the cost SSD.

Summary; It's your build, you had a purpose. It looks amazing and I can see what the plan was. +1

Comment reply on tbuck24's Completed Build: Mid-Tier Gaming Build - The White Phantom

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

You are welcome :) Noctua, Corsair and SilenX are all good quiet fans that don't skimp on cooling.

Comment reply on tbuck24's Completed Build: Mid-Tier Gaming Build - The White Phantom

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice build, but word to the wise. As much of an AMD fanboy as I am, the 9590 is not a worthwhile upgrade. you can overclock the 8350 no problem and have lower TDP and keep similar/better performance. the 9590 is simply factory overclocked 8370. Love that case though, want to use the 630 Gunmetal in my next build. NZXT has that fluid look/feel that makes it look heavy custom. +1

Comment reply on bloken's Completed Build: Green Hornet Build

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Practice on old tin, and make sure to tape the cuts (if you fall off helps prevent scratching) steady hand and patience. I just am comfortable with it because of experience

Comment reply on bloken's Completed Build: Green Hornet Build

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

if you just want the case lighting as the backlight use a Dremel. Cut the slots for logo then cut the plexi to fit, lip the edge of the plexi and use a high bond poly adhesive... Voila! Or another poster suggestion, nearby college kid may do it with mill or lazec cutter can do that

Comment reply on Jesus_Smith_Nandez's Completed Build: The Frankenputer

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Exchange rate still puts me no better

Comment reply on dwhite7685's Completed Build: My Custom Build

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Lot of negativity here. The OP said he paid $500 less than suggested list and my guess is the second hard drive is a pull from the older unit hence the higher cost (Amazon only and powerful for its time) the PSU may be overkill but he can SLI whenever he wants without issue and its Platinum. can't really deny its good quality. He can overclock without issue and that's a solid Mobo. I think it's a solid build to be honest the part prices just need to be adjusted to reflect the value since people tend to forget to read descriptions

EDIT: $500 less Canadian, guess that is $1250 US

Comment reply on confuzledandlost's Completed Build: Seton's Streaming/Gaming Build

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I really should give the +1 for the charity mobo. Even I am not that generous. Well done and hope he enjoys it.

Comment reply on confuzledandlost's Completed Build: Seton's Streaming/Gaming Build

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe it was in... Rubels or something? :P

Comment reply on badsinger236@gmail.com's Completed Build: My First desktop build

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

And the best part, Canada just lost a retailer lol... Even if it was a sub par computer parts retailer. Best Buy, Mem express and NCIX are about the only three easy to get to, everybody else is pretty much online only for my neck of the woods

Comment reply on badsinger236@gmail.com's Completed Build: My First desktop build

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I have done the math, by the time I am said and done with exchange, duty and drive time to the border pickup (only about an hour to the border from here) I am $10 ahead... So yah, for $10 I will pay the mailman

Comment reply on badsinger236@gmail.com's Completed Build: My First desktop build

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't forget, can always edit pricing ;) but solid modern build and nice deal on the i7, I pay over $400 up here in Canuckland.

Comment reply on jonasbensimon's Completed Build: First build

  • 58 months ago
  • 0 points

I would say it's harder to put together anything from Ikea than it is to build a PC like this, and this is gorgeous. Well thought out, unique part selection and downright beautiful management and aesthetics. Well done.

Comment reply on John_gomez's Completed Build: My Friend's Asleep

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the look of that case, almost looks like a custom fab unit. Maybe it's jus some reminiscence on my part but love that stainless look. And yah, dang nice uncle to pass that buck along. Really unique

Comment reply on McMuscles2.0's Completed Build: Gaming on a budget

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fjVyc Sub $700 for generic user (non overclocker/nerd like us) that's what I typically try to give end users, then we tweak from there. But most that don't want to game I jus make what they want.

EDIT: for those that decide to go through my saved parts list, everything Below Render Unto are client proposals, everything above are my "preconfigured" builds

Comment reply on McMuscles2.0's Completed Build: Gaming on a budget

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It's in the same part of the contract as the remote access service plan and other information that can be shared/etc. and most people don't want someone else nose in their computer ;)

Comment reply on McMuscles2.0's Completed Build: Gaming on a budget

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It's all client builds and I have a disclaimer in my contracts. If they opt out then unfortunately I can't share :( and on top of that I want my first post to be... Something unique. The saved parts lists I have on here after discovering here are client base builds. I give them the hyperlink and they can modify or ask questions as they please

Comment reply on McMuscles2.0's Completed Build: Gaming on a budget

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

I highly agree on the APU part. Been using them almost religiously for HTPC/Console replacement builds. And just like you said, mid to high end GPU and done, full class sub $1000 gaming rig. And just a side note for you, not only does higher RAM help with GPU's (memory dedication) but faster RAM too. Been building my HTPC types with 1866 2x4 as a minimum. Able to tweak it a chunk and really get the APU to shine

Comment reply on Jesus_Smith_Nandez's Completed Build: The Frankenputer

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Exchange rate... AMD and Intel are US based... Nuff said. Doesn't matter where it's made, it's who's selling it

Comment reply on Ropota's Completed Build: Tiny Black Ice Box

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Ropota, I think you have nearly spent as much on cases as some spend on builds ;) but you never know what you like till it's there in front of you. Personally I preferred Red Fox, but I just... Don't like the "air" box cases. And yes, much better on the cables :)

Comment reply on Ricky_Math's Completed Build: TYR: Norse God of War.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build and good description, and what I like is that you were passionate about every dollar going into it so that you could get everything you could out of it. Agree with violet tho, gotta see in that case... That's what we all drool over :P

Comment reply on gunfart's Completed Build: The Little Engine That Could

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Better to over than under. Plus gives him crossfire room, audio, etc. Nothing wrong with too much power, unless its a bad model... then it's lots of bad power :P

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Photo Collider

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a feeling the term, "skemble'd" may come into play on this site... Jus saying. You always have fantastic builds and your professional experience shines through every photo. Actually, I take that back. I don't think this kind of quality is comparable nor able to be copied. Fantastic work, from one builder to another

Comment reply on rnaplus's Completed Build: Silencio (mATX)

  • 58 months ago
  • 4 points

"Even the box smelled like quality."

I... well... I'm going to shush

Comment reply on silvray's Completed Build: 2nd PC for the Local Orphanage

  • 58 months ago
  • 6 points

Volume Licensing for charitable acts/organizations through specified resellers. Actually a Microsoft initiative

Comment reply on Ropota's Completed Build: Red Fox

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

not really going bottleneck till the 970 or 280... 960 is a good budget choice but keep in mind it's still 2 GB VRAM. 750Ti will handle plenty thrown at it though, think about doing CPU/GPU in combo when the time comes

Comment reply on ArchaeusTX's Completed Build: Office Rig 2013

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Based on the fact this is still not only a valid modern setup, but a beast for its day... There are areas to improve. GPU, and the FX9xx0 series are public available now for a little more punch CPU wise. Not a huge advantage but stock overclocked. If doing either, just based on keeping things clean and fresh pick a 750w+ gold semi or full modular PSU and an SSD to hold OS and some other programs for boot times. And in terms of GPU, 980 for gaming and High def apps, 295x2 for rendering

Comment reply on raymondw's Completed Build: 3D Computer Aided Engineering Workstation

  • 58 months ago
  • 10 points

It's nice to see an industry rig. Don't see to many on this site. And jus for reference, these guys buying these cards are the reason we have such cheap gaming GPU's :). He gets a less powerful but higher longevity than with a top end gaming card but these cards were designed for these applications, not gaming. Ahh, the good old days when I used to render and application process drainage. $5000 desktop, couldn't play top games at gamer frame rates. As if I had time lol

Comment reply on mycologne's Completed Build: My First Custom Build

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

$2k, DVI to VGA Adapter to monitor :P and gripe gripe gripe PSU... Why complain when really... You want headroom, not max it to the brink all day long. good balance, well built. +1

Comment reply on Ropota's Completed Build: Red Fox

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Think you double posted RAM... Only see 2 DIMMS occupied. And good base everyday decent gaming. And I have the same ideal as you when it comes to building. Don't overbuild, future proof ;)

Comment reply on Night_Mares's Completed Build: First Gaming Pc (Giant leap from my macbook)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Jus 2 cents getting tossed here, I have played Skyrim at 40+FPS on a e8400 with 4 GB DDR2 800 at 720P Medium/High. Unless you have some high refresh rate or are detail obsessed gaming can be achieved smoothly with very little. It's all a matter of how much you want. More/Faster RAM is only needed if you have high requirements. Otherwise... It's just Random Memory not being used

Comment reply on pomerjon's Completed Build: Pazzuzu (PBox One)

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

2 things my good man...

1) Great price to performance ratio. I like when people don't really "theme" the build, just want bang for buck.

2) GET RID OF NORTON :)

+1

Comment reply on Night_Mares's Completed Build: First Gaming Pc (Giant leap from my macbook)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I really am equal to both sides GPU wise. They both have advantages and disadvantages. But I find that Nvidia has really stepped up their budget card game with the 750ti and the 960. only true limitation on those cards is the 2GB VRAM compared to comparable AMD GPU's

Comment reply on Night_Mares's Completed Build: First Gaming Pc (Giant leap from my macbook)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

750 Ti's don't SLI if I remember correctly, but I could be wrong. Plus that Mobo doesn't support it. Jus upgrade to a 900 series later

Comment reply on artofpj7's Completed Build: Ultimate Budget Build? (With OS)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That cpu is a little meanie for a sub $100 cpu, love it personally for budget builds. And your right, 750's price to power ratio is fantastic. Just sucks that the FM2+ chipset advancements are looking bleak... Would love to see a 6 or 8 core FM2+ processor in the future. But well built none the less. And from (assuming here) a 2 GHz dual core laptop with DDR2 2 GB RAM to this.... MAJOR upgrade! Sibling of the year award goes to... ;)

Comment reply on Night_Mares's Completed Build: First Gaming Pc (Giant leap from my macbook)

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

The way I see it, you built something continually expandable, solid for both entertainment and everyday use. Well done. Have plenty of room for everything as needed. Can upgrade cpu easily in the future, add more RAM and storage without concern. And yet it's all ready with a nice Blu Ray player and parts at this point are still a valid light gaming/general use machine. +1

Comment reply on awdterror's Completed Build: S340 FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh, the dreaded ºF :P well, more sense now made lol

Comment reply on CFS111's Completed Build: First build in 20 Years!!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Try playing, "flush the cables behind mobo tray and close the lid fast" :P also you can route from behind there where the 4 notches are on the back with the SATA cables so that they aren't zip-tie dangling off the upper fan. But price to performance, not too shabby. Nice to see peripherals and OS all included as well. And yah, unless doing obscene amounts of fans, the BIOS can handle and control most fan setups nowadays, unless you want that physical control factor. All in all well done +1

Comment reply on Pavlis50's Completed Build: My first custom PC

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Search alt codes. And believe me... It's a list lol

Comment reply on awdterror's Completed Build: S340 FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

HWMonitor has issues reading the AMD lines sometimes... try AMD Overdrive to get correct readings or look at BIOS, ASUS boards should have desktops BIOS.

Comment reply on Pavlis50's Completed Build: My first custom PC

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

the symbol °... done by ALT+0176... younguns and lack of code knowledge from the glory days. It's ƒúñ :P

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