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Forum Topic "GTX 1080 ti now VS 2080 Later"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 6 points 13 hours ago

Wait for benchmarks.
Nobody actually knows how they will perform yet.

Forum Topic "8700k+Gtx1070"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 2 days ago

It would completely depend on what resolution and refresh you want to play at, and in what games at what settings.
Bottlenecking is extremely situational.

Forum Topic "$600 Workstation build that play games at decent frame rate."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 2 days ago

Upvoted for the SSD & HDD comment. I used a 120GB SSD+1TB HDD combo for a few years and it really sucked.

Forum Topic "$1,250 gaming cumpter?"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 0 points 2 days ago

Not much need for a 8 core CPU in a game that can only really use 1-2. Also, WoW leans pretty heavily on the CPU, the GPU doesn't have to be that powerful.

Forum Topic "$1,250 gaming cumpter?"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 0 points 2 days ago

A fairly basic version:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $197.83 @ Newegg Marketplace
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $49.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - H370M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $75.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Windforce OC Video Card $166.72 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $31.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.83 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.39 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Case Fan Noctua - NF-S12B redux-1200 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $13.85 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $950.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-18 18:57 EDT-0400

Has 4x USB 3 and 2x USB 2 on motherboard, 1x each on case front.

Closer to budget with more power:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $248.90 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI - H370M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $179.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR OC Video Card $229.99 @ Walmart
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $31.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.38 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.39 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Case Fan Noctua - NF-S12B redux-1200 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $13.85 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1214.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-18 19:01 EDT-0400

The NVMe SSD won't make a huge difference, but a 5% off loading screens adds up over a long play time.

Forum Topic "All this crazy mumbo-jumbo..."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

Depends on the type of productivity, really. Some software works better with more CPU cores, some with faster cores. (And a few with more GPU power.)

Forum Topic "All this crazy mumbo-jumbo..."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 2 points 3 days ago

I think we have a very different understanding of "quality, then". For you, quality means playing at Ultra. Quality for me, means being able to play at 30 FPS/1080p like in the PS4, on a computer.

Some people like to push framerates to the maximum so they can play their reflex based games as effectively as possible, some people like to push games to look as good as possible, and some people (like you I'm guessing) don't care about the framerate or the eye candy as long as the game is fun.

Some games I try to maximize my 144Hz screen because I want feedback as soon as possible, some games I'm fine with 40-60fps because they play much slower and just try to make them look as good as i can. It's all just a matter of preference.

Maximum clutter looks nice, but I'm not that or affected by it. It is not going to change the way I enjoy the game.

Great, you can get by with a pretty basic build then. No need buying high end parts if you don't care for the extra performance.

Forum Topic "RAM FOR MY LENOVO M91p"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

You can find it here, or look for used ones on Ebay, r/hardwareswap, etc. (Which would likely be cheaper.)

Forum Topic "Where is the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC?"

Forum Topic "Building a pc for the first time. Need Help!"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Need to know your budget, currency, and intended use.

Forum Topic "threadripper or i7 for gaming..."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Would Threadripper be better for my webdevelopment and photoshop work?

Can't speak for web stuff, but Photoshop uses single core for the vast majority of operations. So again, i7 would be better for that.

Forum Topic "Can I OC my CPU? (Help)"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Yes, but that cooler isn't going to offer a lot of headroom in terms of heat.

Forum Topic "Dell Optiplex Ram Compatible with aftermarket Mobos?"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 13 days ago

Don't see why it wouldn't be. It's in a standard form factor, and running at a pretty normal speed.

Forum Topic "Is this overkill for my first gaming build?"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 15 days ago

Is there a reason why you choose a ITX mobo over a mATX?

Because the Strix is one of Asus's better product lines, and it fit your case. mATX would be fine as well.

Forum Topic "Which GPU should I buy to game in a 1050p monitor?"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 2 points 15 days ago

GTX-1050 Ti should hit the spot, maybe a RX-570/GTX-1060-3gb for a bit more power.

Forum Topic "Is this overkill for my first gaming build?"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 16 days ago

The 8700K mainly just adds extra threads, which don't help in most games. I've heard good things about ASUS's Aura software, why get two SSD's when you can get one bigger one for less. A GTX 1070-Ti should be fine for your uses. PSA on EVGA's G3 series.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $249.00 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $103.59 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $178.93 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $180.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $189.11 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ARMOR Video Card $454.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV TG (Gray) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $134.92 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB120 (3-pack) 61.4 CFM 120mm Fans $62.89 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer - Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 120Hz Monitor $999.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2740.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-04 22:37 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Alright, how is my build so far"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 16 days ago

The stock cooler is fine for the 2200G, B450 board so you don't have to worry about BIOS flashing, cheap and good SSD.
No RAM? The motherboard you mentioned uses DDR3 which won't work with the 2200G.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI - B450M PRO-M2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ B&H
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.72 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair - SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply XFX - TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive LG - UH12NS40 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Acer - G246HLAbd 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $307.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-04 22:14 EDT-0400

Picked fast RAM for better APU performance, you could use 2133-2666MHz RAM if you don't care about gaming performance.

Forum Topic "No Clue Where To Start.."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 2 points 19 days ago

This is a great place to learn both the basics and details of computers. I can't think of any YouTube channels off the top of my head.

Didn't know the OS was so expensive, damn.

It is, yea. You can get a cheaper OEM version, but it is limited to one motherboard making transfers/re-installs a unreliable process. Check with your school if applicable as they will sometimes offer licenses to students.

Forum Topic "First time building a tower"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Since I'm replacing my 2011 Toshiba laptop, what do you think about removing the 5400 RPM SATA HDD included and use it?

Might as well. But if it's making grinding noises I wouldn't store critical files on it. Use a SSD as your main drive, though.

Forum Topic "Opinions wanted on my FROST build"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

No issues I can see.
You can get a better PSU for cheaper than the TXM though.

Forum Topic "No Clue Where To Start.."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Fairly fast 6c-12t CPU for gaming & streaming, solid video card for 1080p max settings, mATX because I like that sort of thing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $268.78 @ Memory Express
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $128.78 @ Memory Express
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $210.54 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $141.10 @ PC-Canada
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.94 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card $425.58 @ Amazon Canada
Case Thermaltake - Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $95.18 @ PC-Canada
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $110.86 @ PC-Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $146.16 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1582.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-01 22:32 EDT-0400

Included a Windows license just in case, bit of budget left over for keyboard/mouse if needed.

Forum Topic "Opinions wanted on my first gaming PC build"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

For a APU build, fast RAM will make a huge difference, so I added a 3000MHz 2x4 pair.
Never cheap out on the PSU, it's the one part that can take your whole computer with it if it fails.
Added cheaper keyboard+mouse combo.
Case is cheap, small, and has two fans included.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $80.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.95 @ Newegg Marketplace
Case DIYPC - MA01-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.82 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Encore - ENEWI-1XN42 PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $17.20 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $464.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-01 22:12 EDT-0400

I'd strongly suggest using an SSD instead of the mechanical drive, but they are a bit more expensive.

Forum Topic "Which psu is better"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

The M12II is outdated, the 600B is meh. A Corsair CXM is decent and in the same price range.

Forum Topic "Want to put Everyones mind at ease"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

Something similar to this came up a while back, if you're curious: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/258974-psa-full-vs-oem

Forum Topic "Any Good Pre-built PC Websites"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 5 points 21 days ago

It's not really possible for an OEM to sell PC's (with off-the-shelf parts) for less than what it would cost you to build build it. They'll get discounts for large orders of parts, but they still have overhead in terms of assembly/marketing etc.
At best you might find some for about the same price as you could build it.

OEM's like HP/Dell are able to make their computers cheaper by using custom (and usually pretty ******) parts.

Forum Topic "What should I change if looking for best Gaming Pc with a willing to spend $40 more"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

It could do 60-100Hz reliably.

Forum Topic "Help with pc build/s"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Fast single core performance seems to be what works best for Starcraft, (from the benchmarks i saw at least.) That means list #4 (8600K with good cooler for overclocking) is probably your best option.

Forum Topic "What should I change if looking for best Gaming Pc with a willing to spend $40 more"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Both have significantly better single core performance, which is still the most important factor for gaming. (Especially for high framerates.) The 8350K is the best in terms of single core when overclocked, but is a bit expensive for what it is. The 8400 is a good balance of single & multi core performance.

Both are more expensive than the 1200 though.

Benchmarks comparing the i3-8350K, i5-8400, and R3-1200. (Skip to about 8 min in for game benchmarks.)

Forum Topic "Upgrading path opinions needed."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Those upgrades look good, no real changes I can suggest.
Most 144Hz monitors I've seen are freesync enabled, so the RX-570/580 route would be my first choice.

Forum Topic "Help with pc build/s"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Revised list #1:

The hyper 212 is very outdated, added better option in the same price range. Thermal paste is included with CPU cooler.
Cheaper RAM, Video card.
Slightly better SSD.
I've heard negative rumblings about the G3 recently, and the Focus plus is cheaper anyway.
Other notes; for just 60Hz gaming, a i5-8400 would work just as well as a 8600K.

Revised list #2:

No point in getting a Kaby Lake CPU when Coffee Lake is out and better.
Hyper 212 again, the M9i offers about the same performance for cheaper.
See list #1 for other changes.

Revised list #3:

Swiched to the new gen of Ryzen, stock cooler is decent enough by itself.
Cheaper RAM, Video card.
The Seasonic M12II is pretty outdated, swapped for a Focus Plus.
Full version of windows. (transferable)
Other notes; would add an SSD to this build.

Revised list #4:

Better CPU cooler for overclocking.
Cheaper RAM, SSD and Video card. (why put RGB RAM in a case with no side window?)
Bit better case in the same style.
See list #3 for PSU change.

Forum Topic "m.2 and hard drive"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

The benefit to SATA M.2 is that it requires no cables and is much quicker and easier to install. It is also more expensive than 2.5" SSDs.

Not necessarily, often there will be both a 2.5" and M.2 version of the same drive for roughly the same price. Like the MX500.

Forum Topic "How's my PC holding up."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Yea, unless you're looking to get a 1440p-144Hz or 4K screen there really isn't any need to upgrade.

Forum Topic "First time building a pc any advice?"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Yes, I linked the Corsiar CXM-450W in my post above.

Forum Topic "What should I change if looking for best Gaming Pc with a willing to spend $40 more"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

It's not a matter of syncing, just the CPU's ability to push frames to the GPU.
The R3-1200 should hit 60-75fps in any game, in E-sports type games (like CS:GO) 144fps should be possible. If you want the ability to push 144fps in any game something like a i3-8350K or i5-8400 would be a better choice.

Forum Topic "Possible upgrade"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

For a cheap upgrade get something like a FUMA and overclock the 6700K.
Other than that, the only significant upgrade would be a better CPU/video card:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $347.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $166.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ACX 3.0 Video Card $499.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1014.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-29 00:01 EDT-0400

Or:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor $319.79 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $154.90 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ARMOR Video Card $704.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1179.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-29 00:02 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "i5 6600K Upgrade"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

If you can find a used 6700K/7700K for ~$200 it would probably be worth it. If not, I'd just go for a new motherboard and a i5-8600K or R5-2600X depending on whether you want single core or multi-thread performance more.

Forum Topic "Final check on my first build"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

At this price point, I'd actually recommend a refurbished PC plus a GTX-1030.

4gb RAM just isn't enough anymore, and there are too many sacrifices in quality at that price point.

Forum Topic "Opinion on my parts"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Tried to squeeze a bit better motherboard and a SSD in there:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $199.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $77.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $72.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $92.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card $249.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $896.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-28 23:40 EDT-0400

CPU cooler is optional, however the stock cooler runs loud and struggles with the boost clock of the 8400.
This should be a great 1080p-60/100fps gaming rig for a few years, adding extra storage past the 500gb SSD would be my suggested first upgrade.

Forum Topic "First time builder, need help"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 2 points 23 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $347.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $184.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ACX 3.0 Video Card $499.89 @ OutletPC
Case Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV ATX ATX Mid Tower Case $134.89 @ OutletPC
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $272.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer - Huntsman Wired Gaming Keyboard $140.04 @ Walmart
Speakers Logitech - Z200 0W 2ch Speakers $21.75 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2239.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-28 23:31 EDT-0400

Bit better CPU, better Video card. Cheaper SSD, smaller case, cheaper PSU and full version of windows.

Forum Topic "First time building a pc any advice?"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Looks pretty good, would go for a better PSU.

Forum Topic "New Gaming Rig keep it under 1300"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Cheaper with better CPU and full windows license:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $199.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - H370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $100.40 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $189.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $92.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card $249.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1132.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-28 23:00 EDT-0400

CPU cooler is purely decorative, a $25 air cooler would work just fine.
A GTX 1060 and RX 580 are about the same in terms of performance, the 580 is just a bit cheaper here.
The S-cases are quieter but also have **** airflow. The non-S version should be a bit better.
There have been some questions as to whether the G3 is still a good PSU choice.

Forum Topic "TELL ME IF MY $400 BUDGET PC IS ANY GOOD PLZ"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

$20 under budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium Gold G5400 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $60.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte - H310M S2P Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $59.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.09 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Video Card $89.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $379.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-28 22:48 EDT-0400

$5 over budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium Gold G5400 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $60.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte - H310M S2P Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $59.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $70.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.09 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB AERO ITX Video Card $124.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $405.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-28 22:52 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "What should I change if looking for best Gaming Pc with a willing to spend $40 more"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Better CPU, RAM, and PSU. Switched case to mATX to fit the motherboard, added filter for cheapest GTX-1060/RX-580.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $80.98 @ Newegg
Video Card *Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card $249.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $179.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech - K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $8.99 @ Target
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $749.91
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-28 22:35 EDT-0400

You will likely have a hard time hitting 144fps with that CPU, depending on what games you play.

Forum Topic "Opinions on Ryzen Build thanks."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

There's like half a dozen Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB's, from multiple brands. Is there a difference?

Cooler design, nothing else. They will all perform about the same, but dual/triple fan coolers will (generally) run cooler and quieter than single fan/blower type coolers.

A couple notes on that monitor; depending on what games & settings you play at, a 1060 will have a very hard time with a 1440p-165Hz screen. Same goes for the 2600X, but to a lesser degree.
For max settings in newer games a GTX 1080Ti & i5-8600K would be the best for 1440p-165Hz. If you're playing older games or at low settings the 1060 could probably be made to work though.

Is there gonna be some sort of compatibility issue running Windows 7?

I was running 7 up untill about a year ago, and switched to 10 because I was having serious issues finding NVIDIA drivers for my card. Fallout 4 had serious graphical glitches, DOOM 2016 refused to launch. That was just my experience though.

Forum Topic "550w EVGA G3"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

I run a i7-6700K @4.6GHz and a GTX 1080 off of that PSU on a daily basis with no issue. My part list says I should use about 425W.

Forum Topic "How's my PC holding up."

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 5 points 24 days ago

That list is kinda unreadable, so I formatted it for you:

CPU: Intel i7 5930K
CPU Cooler: Digital Storm Vortex 240mm AIO
Mobo: ASUS X99-DELUXE
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
SSD: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
HDD: 1TB Seagate
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 980 4GB
PSU: 750W Corsair CX750M
Wireless: PCI-E ASUS PCE-N53

Let me know what y'all think and is it time to upgrade??

That's a pretty solid build, really. The only reason I'd see to upgrade is if it's no longer giving the performance you want.
What do you use this for? What would a new build (potentially) do that this can't?

Forum Topic "Budget Gaming Pc"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 29 days ago

Should I try to go cheaper for the 350, or save up for the 1000 to run games better?

If you have the money, a $800-$1000 PC will run more and last longer. You can build for $350-$500 but it would be a pretty bare-bones rig.

Also, should I spend my money (if I do decide to go with the 1000 option) on a better graphics card or cpu?

Depends on what games you want to play, and whether you want to prioritize graphics/resolution or framerate more.

Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build-Help, stranded on laptop ATM"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Suggestion for better price/performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $347.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $148.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $97.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ARMOR Video Card $722.39 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $170.18 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.59 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.2 CFM 120mm Fans $119.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1980.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-22 04:56 EDT-0400

The ML240L is a decent cooler, but if you're planning on heavy overclocking something a bit beefier would be a good idea.

Forum Topic "Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi on 8700k"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

The standard H7 would be fine for a non-OC 8700K, but if you want more enthusiastic cooling a Mugen 5 would also fit.

Forum Topic "NEED HELP WITH NEW PC PLEASE!"

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

make sure the cable is plugged into the video card not the monitor.

Just noticed I made a mistake- that's supposed to say motherboard not monitor.

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