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Comment reply on vinnieANTMUNCHE's Completed Build: My First Budget Build

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an awesome first build. Down the line an NZXT AIO and a GPU upgrade will easily take this from budget to high end, but that's all in the future. Enjoy your computer! You could also get a 1080P 144Hz monitor and benefit from it with your current hardware, especially for the games you play.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Budget Ryzen 1080P Gaming PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, Meh. They don't come with 2 games or a direct warranty. I'ts just not a tradeoff I would make. I've bought plenty of used hardware, sometimes it's fine and you save money and sometimes it's awful and you're left having to deal with it. I didn't need to make that gamble.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Budget Ryzen 1080P Gaming PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! So basically with the Mobo I'm building another system with a Ryzen 1700 that came with a free B350 board and I applied the discount to this B450 Mobo instead. The 10$ is the price difference between the 2 boards. I probably would have gone with the RX 570 even if there were RX 580's in that price range but I haven't seen any RX 580's for 170$.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Budget Ryzen 1080P Gaming PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

That's used, and doesn't come with the games I wanted. The 580 is 15% faster but if you're buying it used there's a huge chance it's been used for mining. Not worth it to me.

Comment reply on AdamWinch21's Completed Build: White Lightning

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats what I'm talking about. I pretty much always buy used GPUs.

Comment reply on vonrockinstein's Completed Build: Mid-High End Ryzen Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Every build with RGB must be featured. We are failing the PCPP community otherwise.

Comment reply on blacklagann's Completed Build: Babycakes

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat build. Everything makes sense exept for the low profile noctua cooler, there's plenty of space for a beefier cooler or a 240mm AIO. As far as the headphones go, if they don't sound decent without a soundcard, a soundcard won't help much. That VEGA 64 sure is a clean looking GPU. I'm curious what that last picture is and why theres an RTX 2060 box and an Intel CPU laying around in the background. +1

Comment reply on Jafjaf5's Completed Build: KLAXXON (AMD Ryzen 2400g vega 11)

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

I have a HDD and a PSU leftover, might as well just build an entire computer. Haha that's my kind of logic. Not so sure you're going to have any leftover parts once that PSU decides to explode though. 2200G and 2400G are suprisingly good for casual gaming, multiple times better than the Jaguar APU's in our PS4's and Xbox's. +1

Comment reply on AdamWinch21's Completed Build: White Lightning

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

316$ For a GTX 1060 (PNY especially) is a big oof but it's still budgeted well overall and it looks insanely clean. Sweet setup. +1

Comment reply on tyfly6's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 2700x w/ Nvidia 1660 Ti

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I second that. Honestly very little to no reason to go X470 in this build.

Comment reply on alexdalusung's Completed Build: Vanitas (Prebuilt -> Builder)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Paul's Hardware, Bitwit, LTT etc must be giving out pretty good information based on how well put together your build is. My first was not nearly as good. (i7 2700k on cheap mobo with 750Ti.)

Comment reply on alexdalusung's Completed Build: Vanitas (Prebuilt -> Builder)

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

PSU's are most efficient at around half load so he/she actually got the perfect PSU.

Comment reply on MS3QT's Completed Build: Modern LANBOY – Budget, Ryzen, Linux – First Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that's what that is! Vintage feature.

Comment reply on MS3QT's Completed Build: Modern LANBOY – Budget, Ryzen, Linux – First Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

That case, especially in new condition, is seriously awesome. It may not have aged well in a few design aspects but I'm certainly envious that you have one in perfect condition. Awesome build! +1

Comment reply on Snowwwman_OG's Completed Build: My first budget gaming PC.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! You did really well keeping to a budget while building a system that is very open to upgrades. +1

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: O.C. 2200G

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, yes. Thanks for posting the source. That is SOC voltage which is separate from the Vcore voltage. Vcore voltage is generally safe at up to 1.35v, though many people run as high as 1.4v without damaging their components.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: O.C. 2200G

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have the source for that information regarding the memory controller degradation? That seems off considering 1.2v is a very mild voltage increase. I'm actually on the 2200G system right now to see if I can reach 1500 onl the GPU by bringing the CPU down to 3.5 locked. The PSU fan is audible but it's definitely not noisy. I dont use my computer with my ear pressed to the side panel so it's not an issue to me.

Comment reply on richi12's Completed Build: My First Personal Setup

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You're best off buying someone's old gaming system on Offerup. Coordinate with your parents on that, and see if there's an aging system around that you could repurpose.

Comment reply on ph2o's Completed Build: 2013 build finally complete.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. I bet this system and those prices have decent stories. Put some of that in the description! +1

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: O.C. 2200G

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD doesn't have any real competition for their APU's, and their CPU's compete fairly with intel in many categories, especially budget.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: O.C. 2200G

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. Even with the higher end CPU's, an aftermarket cooling solution will only yield a few Ghz increase. From my point of view that's good because it means we are able to access most of the overclock potential with the included cooler. Pretty awesome.

Comment reply on Carsonosu1's Completed Build: Small but mighty

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

About to build a budget system in this case. (R3 2200G + RX 480 8GB.) You have me really excited to start the build, your results were awesome. +1

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: 2200G Budget HTPC

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha seriously! This was my first mini ITX build and I couldn't get over how small everything was.

Comment reply on ApocPony's Completed Build: AMD Console Fusion

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Came here from your comment on my build. I feel safe about my 150W PSU looking at your data here, thanks for your input on that. This is seriously sweet work with the vinyl.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: 2200G Budget HTPC

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. ~110w is what I got calculating with voltages. Good to know my math is right.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: 2200G Budget HTPC

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

150W is "fine" for this build but not ideal. The PSU under load is at about 110W. I'm working at a more efficient overclock, like undervolting the CPU with more aggressive GPU clock. I just have to play with it. The PSU doesn't get very hot so I'm not concerned.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: 2200G Budget HTPC

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I did try to OC the memory to 3200 but it wasnt happy. As far as the GPU I may overclock it more in the future but I'm happy with 1300mhz considering I barely touched voltages. This system does need to stay power efficient with the 150W PSU. Thankyou for pointing out the VRAM discrepancy, I will benefit from disabling that.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: 2200G Budget HTPC

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh awesome, I didn't realize the Vega 8 could allocate memory as needed. I thought it could only use what you allocated. Thanks!

Comment reply on princeofkolkata's Completed Build: Updating my first build

  • 15 months ago
  • 5 points

A 2600k at 4.6Ghz is no joke, I really wish I had kept my 2700k from my first gaming rig. Holding on to that 2700k gives your system a lot of character, I hope you are able to hold out for longer with the CPU upgrade.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Dell Precision T3500

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! They make excellent systems. I bought a molex to 3x 3pin fan adapter. Here's the link to the one I ordered. [STAFF REMOVED] These fans are very quiet so absolutely no issue running them at full speed.

Comment reply on ethan_barmy's Completed Build: First PC - 13 y/o

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Image 2 Groot be looking sinister as hell.

Comment reply on ethan_barmy's Completed Build: First PC - 13 y/o

  • 15 months ago
  • 4 points

When I was 13 years old I had an unknown intel dual-core PC that I played Runescape with. It's nice to see that younger people getting into PC's are choosing AMD. Pretty solid build!

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

It does, I just painted it white. :)

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I set it to the aggressive preset, which is perfect. I can't hear it over my case fans at any point gaming.

Comment reply on DancingRain's Completed Build: Mid Tear

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, but I think a new case (NZXT H500 White comes to mind) would really help you clean up that cable management and really tie the whole system together.

Comment reply on BigBossJohnRoss's Completed Build: My First Build!!! Tell me what ya think!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. Great price on that Monitor, I paid 399$ for it myself and I'm still happy with that price. All I will say is that the 212 has an all black version that is a few dollars more but significantly better looking. There's nothing wrong with the standard 212 but it can give your computer a dated look.

Comment reply on BigBossJohnRoss's Completed Build: My First Build!!! Tell me what ya think!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Why a 27" monitor? 24" is plenty large if you sit up straight. 24" models cost significantly less and don't take up as much desk space.

Comment reply on MarketplaceResales's Completed Build: 8700k 1080 Ti

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Good looking build. Are these test results based on overclock performance?

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Stays very cool, doesn't exceed 58c under 100% load.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, cool. I thought you might be someone I knew from back when I was active on the forums. I tend to remember people by profile picture instead of username, which is a problem when people change their picture.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I switch between car and computer hobbies. I definitely can't afford both at once. I've finished up with the work on my truck so it's back to PCPP and computer builds :)

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou! It looks like you're in the process of building something similar. Make sure to link your build when It's complete.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You will want to mess with the GPU because NVIDIA didn't allow the aftermarket 1070Ti's to be sold with factory overclocks. It was to make sure that the launch of the 1070ti didn't immediately cannibalize 1080 sales. Once you get the EVGA Precision X OC software you can run a test that was designed specifically for the 1070ti and it will automatically set your speed. Mine set itself to 1911Mhz and it runs really cool.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I agree! Early on in the build I got the case for 90$ and it kind of pulled me in that direction. However, with the RAM I didnt have many options because memory was just expensive at the time. Overall I think 1257$ is reasonable for the desktop, but as I said in the build description I would normally achieve better price/performance.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Theres a lot of reflective surfaces. It turned out a lot better than I was expecting, considering it wasn't a predetermined build.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I might look into it since it looks fun and it's free but at the same time I'm moving away from Battle Royal genre of games.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Violet

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Oh, man that case is clean. Theres those thicc H100i tubes I was talking about, too! You should be able to hit 5.0 easily, I just popped into the BIOS, set the clock multiplier to 5, and enabled adaptive voltage. I'm quite sure I could get 5.2 stable but at 1440p the 1070ti is the bottleneck so there's no reason at the the moment. Anyway, +1 for a clean build!

Comment reply on CyberBuildsInc.'s Completed Build: First Custom PC

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely some strange decisions made with the budget, but it's a very clean build nonetheless and I'm willing to bet you got some of these parts for less than they show by default. What I will say is definitely buy a second stick of that memory, Dual Channel is vital for Ryzen. I was going to make fun of you for putting 10$ RGB frames on 6$ fans but it actually looks awesome and 16$ a fan is not bad. Nice build!

Comment reply on orangecroc's Completed Build: Budget Gamer

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome budget system! Make sure you watch some videos and tweak that 2200G to get the most out of it. It's pretty easy with AMD Ryzen Master. The 2200G also greatly benefits from faster memory, so if you can overclock your memory to 2666 that would give you a noticeable boost in performance.

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