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Comment reply on EclipseHD's Completed Build: Frost (Second Build)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That's why you work in highschool while school is easy and boring and buy everything you want.

Comment reply on shreduhsoreus's Completed Build: White Widow

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

A Cryorig H7 would really complement the aesthetics, although you don't really need. I like your color scheme and component selection.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Eclipse

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Dayz doesn't really gain much from multi-core rendering, most of the load comes from texture unpacking, open world rendering, and lighting/shading. The 2 physical cores with their threads can easily keep up with the 3D rendering and physics.

Comment reply on EclipseHD's Completed Build: Frost (Second Build)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha same for me. My mom runs a house-cleaning business and I used to tag along when work slowed down in the summer.

Comment reply on EclipseHD's Completed Build: Frost (Second Build)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Restaurant jobs are what I recommend. Bike to work, eat at a discounted or price-free rate, do simple, repetitive tasks and build reputation as a hard and responsible worker. One restaurant I worked at when I was 19 (last year) liked to send the dishwashers to the local community college and pay to have them trained to make desserts, so keep in mind even the minimum wage jobs can grow into something a lot better if you want.

I would say make a simple, classy resume and print out 10, put them in a folder and go to 10 restaurants in person. (I don't recommend fast food). Ask if there's anyone there you can briefly speak to about employment. For this reason, try to come in while it's slow (Monday-Thursday 2-5PM)

Also try Snagajob, I actually got a pretty decent sales representative job through the website.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Eclipse

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Difficulties have been very limited for me. I tried to mod Skyrim with a crazy amount of ENB's and Shaders and suffered frame rate loss, but I mean I had 116 graphical mods running as well as texture enhancers and improved physics. Honestly any limitations I've encountered with the i3 6100 is most likely from the R9 380 I have it paired with.

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Eclipse

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually at tech school right now, far away from my gaming system, and I haven't been home since august 28th. The i3-6100 performs amazingly, and I only have an outdated R9 380 to pair it with. If you have an i3-6100 and a Gtx 1060 or 1070, you are SET. I can't say I know everything, or that the i3 is a better choice than an i5, but I know that the i3 is absolutely not a bad choice. It's price/performance is ridiculous. The i3 won't get the praise it deserves on a computer enthusiast site where overclocking and core count are over glorified, but don't be afraid to try it, it's a great chip.

Comment reply on gundam254's Completed Build: Cold Zero

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

A great computer and an amazing first build. Even more so for under 500$.

What component did you have to return?

Comment reply on gundam254's Completed Build: Cold Zero

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Her powersupply and GPU alone cost ~500$. Not everyone is going for price/performance.

Edit: Nevermind, saw what you were referring to in the description.

Comment reply on evalonso's Completed Build: i7 6700K/ GTX 1070 white

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

There should be a mesh grill under your power supply so that you can flip the powersupply upside down allow it to exhaust its hot air outside of the case. I also recommend moving your 1070 to the upper x16 slot on the motherboard. Nice color scheme and computer!

Comment reply on dingodile's Completed Build: My First Build!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I have gone through every free anti-malware software, and I recommend AVG. Once you get it setup and disable a few of its features you never notice its there.

Edit* Oh you bought Bitdefender Total Security. Nothing wrong there, just use that. I'd probably just ignore Swaggy, his comments on other builds are equally pointless.

Comment reply on Ryanmcostello's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Budget doesn't imply low cost. This is a good ~1,400$ budget build.

I was going to says something about the case and power supply but I read the description and you covered it. The 1070 is a very capable card at 1440p so I hope that you or your step son intends to make use of that. Nice work.

Comment reply on mkchampion's Completed Build: The Procrastinator-inator

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. Consider flipping your h115i around so that the tubing has more slack, it will look a little nicer.

Comment reply on TheAcornBender's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a mature and functionalist build. +1

Love the screenshot as well! Have you messed with the "Tetrachromatic ENB"? If you like "Realvision" I wouldn't recommend it since it's a pain to balance lighting, saturation, and contrast, but if you get it right it is absolutely stunning! I recommend "Dynavision" and "Autumn of Whiterun" as well.

Comment reply on jnanof's Completed Build: parts buyback and used craigslist deals

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotta love customer buybacks! Sold a guy my 13 month old 750ti FTW & CX430 PSU for 130$ (What I paid for them including shipping) and then he got the bug to upgrade about two weeks later and messages me that he bought a 950 and wants to sell me back the 750Ti for 40$. Ended up convincing him to return the 950 and keep the 750Ti but he then bought my corsair spec-01 with a front mounted H100i for 160$... There's so much money to be made in the business as i'm sure you know. It's fun haha. Not really an AMD fan but +1 for being in the business.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Paragon"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good thing. Right now I have too much free time on my hands, but I have bootcamp in a month.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Paragon"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha tell that to Epic Studios, they might hire me. Paragon is very fun but the first few days was a grind. The rangers take a LOT of accuracy to use, and the "travel mode" mechanic of the game is very different. I still play League from time to time because I am really good at league and I need to go on a rampage every so often , but paragon offers a lot. dont forget to add me when you create an account!

Comment reply on AidinLMcLaurin's Completed Build: Eclipse

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You are correct. I was in need of a decent graphics card about 3 months ago, so I decided to get the R9 380 instead of waiting and not having a gaming capable rig in the meantime.

The H7 is a sick cooler. It performs significantly better than the 212 Evo and is superior in compact size, noise levels, and in my opinion, aesthetic design.

Comment reply on shahin90's Completed Build: Beast Gaming Mode inside Fractal Design Node 202

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Bad advice. Custom coolers (aka open air coolers) disperse hot air into the case, which is not ideal at all in cases like the 202 which are compact and airflow is limited. Blower-style (closed air coolers) are not as effective as open air coolers in cases with good airflow, but in compact cases like the 202, the blower style cooler is quite important to have.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Once more I need opinions"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the Cryorig H7 for like 30$ a couple months ago, why is it 80$ here?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Infinite Boot Loop"

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Most likely a dead motherboard. CPU's generally don't die as much as other components. Try to locate the CMOS battery on your motherboard, its a large silver and circular battery that is usually easy to find. After powering off your system, unplugging it from the wall, and pressing the power button a few times to discharge any stored electricity, remove that battery and wait about 20 minutes before placing it back in the system. If that fails, a new motherboard is my next best suggestion.

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an EVGA 750TI FTW in one of my rigs myself. It is a low end card by today's standards nonetheless, despite being the budget king.

Comment reply on hypeserver's Completed Build: Renatus 2.0

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

DAT SEXY SANDY BRIDGE

I'm still running a 2700k myself.

Comment reply on urge2urkel's Completed Build: The Gooty Monsta

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I can confirm that it is boards in general. Actually it is the case, even the slightest warp in the backplate makes it hard to align all of the standoffs.

Comment reply on urge2urkel's Completed Build: The Gooty Monsta

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

He plays Overwatch, he doesn't need a GTX 970. I didn't know RAM broke easily, do you punch your RAM?

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I laughed at that too. He must use google chrome!

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is not ghetto at all, it is very clean and proper.

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

750ti is actually far superior to the GPU built into PS4's, sadly enough.

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

"I had 2 cores and some ****** graphics card, that thing could not even handle minecraft. Then two years later I found myself with" 2 cores and some ****** graphics card

Haha all jokes aside, don't sell this computer. Sell the crucial ram, the Pentium, and the 750ti. Upgrade to an i5 4690k and get a GTX 1070 or 1060 and upgrade your power supply as soon as you can after that.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The link I sent you was the i5-2400. The comment about my i7 had nothing to do with the comparison between the i5 and the X4. Looks like you have issues paying attention.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 2400 is about 25% faster than your mentioned X4 CPUs in gaming.

Comment reply on rtb8's Completed Build: World of Tanks / 2560×1440 resolution @ 60FPS / Maximum graphics settings

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm with you there. I prefer War Thunder's physics engine and Im not 100% sure but I think War Thunder has better graphics maxed out than World of Tanks. Either way it's cool that you can play as aircraft periodically. Pretty much the same game though, I wouldn't switch and restart my progress just for the few differences.

Comment reply on rtb8's Completed Build: World of Tanks / 2560×1440 resolution @ 60FPS / Maximum graphics settings

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

There is definitely no bottleneck in that system.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Spokane, WA. Prices for computer components are better here but it's offset by gas money that I put towards going to Canada! :D

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to say "nice build" by the way. I5 2400 might be a stronger chip, but you bought newer components in new condition so honestly there was little point in me saying so.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-2400-vs-AMD-Athlon-II-X4-860K/803vs3265

Definitely not true. It's ok to be a fan of AMD, as I used to be, but sandy bridge wins. I'll put my 5Ghz I7-2700k (150$ used) against any AMD processor and win.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xm9KHx/asus-motherboard-p8h61mlecsmr20 These seem to always be in stock. I use an Asrock Z77 for my I7-2700k. The Z77 board is constantly in stock on Newegg.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It's old, but I wouldn't say outdated. Especially for the price of 80$, an i5 2400 is an especially good deal for budget builds. I still have my i7-2700k, got it for 150$ used and have had it water cooled at 5Ghz for 2 years since. A 6700k would surely be better in performance, but especially for gaming I'd rather buy a used and older chip and put the saved money towards the GPU. In my 800$ PC I have a GTX 970 FTW and an i7-2700k.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

They aren't new for 80$. However, as a locked sandy bridge chip used in a mid-end workstation, they are one of the safest chips to buy used.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of 2011-2013 Dell Optiplex workstations had them. For the past couple years I've been able to get them on amazon for around 80$.

Comment reply on nightrook's Completed Build: ~$500 CAD Budget Gaming Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Used i5 2400 costs the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Turning my prebuilt asus M32 into a gaming pc for my sis"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I transferred someones skylake Asus M32 into a Corsair Spec-01, it worked just fine. ASUS isn't like Dell in that regards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Turning my prebuilt asus M32 into a gaming pc for my sis"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't underestimate the Asus M32-33 series cases. I use one with my rig. By the way, with a 92mm to 120mm fan adapter you could have an H60 in the front. The front draws in air via the bottom front corner. Tested it myself!

In this case I run: i7 2700k (3.9Ghz) R9 390x (1.65Ghz) EVGA 550 G2 PSU Cooled by: 2x 92mm Fractal fans Cryorig H7 CPU cooler

I even have a red led strip that makes the mesh panel on the side look super cool, and I can see my motherboard.

Comment reply on jarvik7's Completed Build: Unit 147

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I will say that it is not ideal to pair a non-k processor with an expensive CPU cooler and overclocking motherboard, but they are quality components nonetheless and perhaps you will want to upgrade to an unlocked processor in the future.

I notice a lot about this build I would change, but that's why it's your build and not mine!

Comment reply on jarvik7's Completed Build: Unit 147

  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

FX-9590 came out in 2013 and gets beaten in single core performance by a 2011 I5-2400. The i5-6500 came out in 2015 and beats the FX-9590 in every gaming application, even where multi-threading is applicable. Not to mention the i5-6500 comes with DDR4 memory, as well as superior chip design, temperature, power consumption, and even price. Please don't give out advice when you clearly have no knowledge on the topic.

Comment reply on Purbalox's Completed Build: $600 Budget Console Crusher

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Look into a used i5-2400 on amazon. A ton of Dell Optiplex's had them so they sell especially cheap for around 75$ And it looks like you want a GTX 950 to play Fallout4 comftorably at high settings without having an overkill card for the other titles.

Comment reply on Ropota's Completed Build: Prepare for Pascal!!!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Why: Because he's 13 and he can't win a ruler challenge, so he does this instead.

Comment reply on Ropota's Completed Build: Prepare for Pascal!!!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. I see.

Comment reply on Ropota's Completed Build: Prepare for Pascal!!!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I for one, found it interesting. 20+ Others agree. It's a nice build as is anyways.

Comment reply on fundando's Completed Build: Phantastic! - White/Black AMD Mini ITX for Bedroom Projection

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

APU's are CPU's with GPU's built into them. So you only need 1 PCIE Slot to crossfire with an APU. Dual Graphics is the term associated with Cross-firing an APU. To be honest the builder would have been better off with a proper CPU but the APU could easily meet all of his gaming needs.

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