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NuclearFishin's Completed Build: Lazer3D Minimal HOTS Build

Farex 1 point 1 month ago

How are the settings at 1080p with the Vega 11?

BayBJay's Completed Build: The "Small With A Big Package" PC

Farex 2 points 1 month ago

What games do you play on this?

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Hey my man! Glad to hear it! I am happy that you have been able to put it together!

The i5 CPU doe have integrated graphics (higher end tier) so you can actually use your pc and game a bit without a GPU. :)

Keep me posted when you install the GPU!

Have fun!

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Well generally speaking you can use a different brand RAM, but you need to make sure it has the same speed (MHz) and Timing (CL).

https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/understanding-ram-timings/

Glad you like the parts, I think they will serve you well! Keep me posted on the progress!

The M.2 slot if used for a hard drive that is similar to a normal SSD (SATA connection) , but it is usually faster, smaller and a bit more expensive.

I would suggest for you to get a normal SATA SSD first like this one -

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam

You would want to install your windows on this drive and it will run your programs and windows very fast. I know you have an HDD on your current list, which is okay, but you would want to get an SSD when you can.

Also, just so you know. Running your games on an HDD is the same on an M.2 or SSD SATA so don't worry that, they will run great with an HDD!

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

So this just comes with a lot more components support than other motherboards. It will allow you to place up to 4 RAM sticks in it.

If you have only two for now, that is fine. You can just put them both in for now. Later on you might want more ram and you can just fill in the other 2 slots.

Just a small note, if you end up buying this, please make sure to read the guide / manual on where to place the RAM sticks. Usually they need to be inserted in specific slots. This is usually slots 2 and 4, BUT make sure to read the manual and see where you need to place them. :)

Also this mobo seems good and definitely offers a lot of things!

kiNGng3's Completed Build: Great White North

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

How are the GPU temps?

Forum Topic "first build opinions wanted"

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

I mean if you want to go for an Small case, totally go for it. I am actually planning a build in a similar case - NZXT H200 series.

You will always have higher temps overall in smaller cases but that is not the end of the world - you will just need to be more careful with what components you put in the said case.

Just go and have a look at cases and pick whatever you like in terms of looks - to me that is more important than brand, etc.

Have a look at these two and see if you like any:

Fractal Design Define S

Phanteks P400S

Forum Topic "first build opinions wanted"

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Looks good to me.

The only thing to consider is whether that MSI 580 will run not too hot in that case. Make sure to look for videos or other builds that might have used this case and GPU and see what temps it will be running at.

Everything else seems fine.

Forum Topic "First build could use some help!"

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Here is something you can take a look for about a 1000$ budget. The parts you listed are a bit old and there are way better new alternatives to pick from.

As this is for streaming you will want to grab a CPU with strong multitasking capabilities and the 2600x should be enough for this budget.

You also need a GPU and you did not list any under your parts.

Graphics Card: GTX 1060 6GB

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600X

CPU Cooler: Aftermarket.

Motherboard: ASrock | MSI | Gigabyte - B350

RAM: 16GB DDR4

Power Supply: EVGA 650W at least.

Everything else on the build you can pick yourself and depends on your needs and what's left on the budget. Make sure to research your case and that all components that you select can fit and have good clearance for air flow.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

I don't see why not.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

This card will not be enough. Are you asking for 144hz at 1080p or 1440p?

If at 1080p you might have a change with either the new 2080 series or atleast a 1080t Ti.

For 1440p I would say just forget about it.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Motherboards do not come with fans. I think you probably got confused by the Fan control section of the page.

At minimal you want to have two intake fans with either a single or double exhaust (1 rear - 1 top) ones.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Some people would go 1080p with a high refresh rate such as 144HZ and push the most FPS they can.

Other would go 1440p with either 60-75HZ or 144HZ, but with slightly lower settings and FPS.

Depends on you.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

If you have 800$, you can have a look at the other AMD build posted here.

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/vpYcCJ/modest-amd-gaming-build

I would definitely suggest this over the one you are looking at now, because you will get more out of your 800$. :)

The only change I would do to the build I linked you is to look for a "Sapphire RX 580" if you can fine it near you as it is one of the better non reference 580s.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

This is a very hard question to answer, because of few things:

  1. For future upgrading, your budget will most likely increase quite a bit. - you will need to buy more expensive parts which will support a wider range of other components. Mainly the motherboard.

  2. This will depend on your preferred resolution or what monitor / TV you will be playing on. Higher the resolution - the higher your budget will need to be.

  3. You will need to know that if you pick a specific socket, you will for most part need to stick with it for the future as well. i.e. AMD or Intel based.

This is a good base to start, BUT you need to know to what you will be upgrading in the future in order to buy/change the most relevant items.

Also, I don't understand why people are so afraid of building computers. If you take your time and look up some guides on how to build one, research ALL of your components one by one, read all of the available manufacturer manuals/guides - you should be fine.

Best advice I can give you is make sure to look on how to install the CPU and how to handle it with care. And to know that you don't need to force components to connect them, slight push is all that is needed in order to put anything on its slot. If you need to put more force to connect anything - make sure to check and look whether you are placing it correctly! :)

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

You should be looking into whether your motherboard will support the speed and RAM capacity rather than the CPU.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

I think you got confused, "parametric" means more like a "filter" here.

This isn't a brand, what it means is that they have placed some parameters for this system so that it shows you the best priced items under the specified "parameters".

For example for the GPU they have the

"Parametric filter" for any "Radeon RX 570" - meaning that it will list the cheapest non reference RX 570 card.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 2 points 2 months ago

I agree that the Pentium is a good performer for its price, but the difference is bigger than 10% please don't give people wrong information here.

It is also a bad advice to cheap out on a motherboard.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Depends on what resolution you are planning on playing or at least what monitor / TV you have. But generally this would be enough to run older-ish games at 1080p on high settings without any issues. :)

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 2 points 2 months ago

You have linked a 5,500 $ computer under a budget 500 $ listing? I don't think this is helpful to anyone.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Depends on what resolution, graphical settings, etc you are asking about?

For 1080p it should be fine, but I would suggest to add more RAM as 8GB is just at the "required" amount when I looked into FS 19.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Do you mean how to install it?

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 2 months ago

Can you link the Mobo? It might be that the motherboard you are talking just has more ram slots! :)

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

Good to hear.

The RAM looks good to me! :)

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Farex 2 points 3 months ago

Ah good, then you are all good! :)

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pFfWLJ

This list should be slightly better.

Full profile cooler (not much more expensive than the one before)

I have also put in a 650W PSU as it will be much better for this system, even if you plan to overclock the cpu in the future.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

Yes, please sent me the list so we can see if there would be any potential compatibility issues!

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

Hm, strange. Are you looking at the Cougar - MX330-G ATX Mid Tower case?

I wouldn't trust Amazon with this being 100% correct. If you look at the manufacturers website: https://cougargaming.com/products/cases/mx330_g/

if you scroll down to the "Specification" bit, on the cooling system row where it lists what fan support the case has, it only says "Pre-installed" on the rear fan.

You can go back and ask the Amazon seller it they have installed an additional fan in the front, but that doesn't seem to come standard from the factory if we are to trust the manufacturers website! :)

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Forum Topic "Overkill?"

Farex 2 points 3 months ago

Looking into the manufacturers website, the BenQ - XL2411 has DisplayPort 1.2.

The Gigabyte 2070 has DisplayPort 1.4 , but you should know that DisplayPort is backwards compatible so you are okay to use a DP 1.2 monitor with a DP 1.4 GPU output.

Make sure to use the cable that will come with the monitor to get the best results.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

The parts I suggested are going well into the midrange tier builds so it is normal for the price to bump quite a lot.

If you are planning on upgrading this type of a computer in less than a year after you bought it, then it might be worth considering if your budget will allow you to build a better machine outright now.

Forum Topic "Overkill?"

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

Sure my man, looks good to me. A build like this will pretty much destroy anything at 1080p 144hz and should be very much playable.

This will even run games at 1440p 144hz no problem. (obviously not all games and some of them not on ultra settings).

I would go with what you like, but the 2070 should give you want you need. :)

Forum Topic "Overkill?"

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

If you have made your mind on the i7, then go for it my man, don't spend too much thinking over what to pick, your budget is well enough for you to afford it. It should let you OC it quite well and should last many years.

I agree on the cooling, you should use a decent AIO if you wanna OC.

Usually storage doesn't play a big role in games, except for loading time. There isn't a big difference between Sata and NVMe specifically for gaming, but if you really want to maximize your storage speed and loading time in games then go for an NVMe drive - much more expensive though.

People use their SSD drives to install windows and "some" games on there so they load much faster, everything else such as pictures, movies, etc goes into a normal HDD. - Installing games on an NVMe or a SATA SSD will only make your games load faster, nothing else.

Forum Topic "Opinions/second set of eyes wanted"

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

I mean with the mentioned restrictions you have, I don't see anything with the build itself.]

Everything should be compatible.

Forum Topic "Overkill?"

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

GPU A 1070 should be plenty enough, I don't think you need a Ti. I would even go to say that a 1060/580 would suffice on lower tier settings in general.

CPU - You can also save a few bucks on this as well. A 9600k should be plenty enough as well.

RAM - Any specific reason to need 32GB of RAM on the build?

Mobo, cooling and all other small bits can also be changed depending on what you actually want to do.

Forum Topic "How is this build"

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

I am perplexed, you mentioned that you don't want to overclock, but then you said you might overclock?

The X740 should be a good base to have with your plans for future upgrades, I don't see anything wrong with that.

You should be thinking about case form factor as well, because if you decide to go for Mini/Micro ITX then you will have less variety there.

Forum Topic "Is My GPU Good Enough For 60 FPS At Least Gaming?"

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

These games should be playable, but that depends on the other components on your machine and what resolution you will be playing at as well.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

Make sure to check if that case comes with intake fans preinstalled. If it doesn't, please consider buying some as that will help case flow and overall temperature in a big way.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

In my optionion you will be looking to upgrade the system to a minimum of a GTX 1070 with a i5-8600k for example.

I don't think it will be worth upgrading to a AMD 580 or a GTX 1060 as they won't provide a massive upgrade to the current system.

PSU will depend on what GPU and CPU you pick as some tend to draw more power and some don't.

It will really depend on what resolution and what you are looking for when gaming - better quality, higher FPS, etc.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

You will be mainly looking at benchmarks for a system that has a combination of Ryzen 2600 and the RX 580.

Temperature wise really depends, but the 580 cards tend to run little bit hotter than the 1060 per say as they draw more power.

Also, the case in the current build does not come with front intake fans so if you want better temps, you will have to buy additional front intake fans.

The current RX model listed on this build is the XFX, but bare in mind that the non-reference cards tend to run at different temps and will have slightly different productivity. (but that is in the <1% so it wouldn't make a huge difference)

The best RX 580 I would recommend is the Sapphire (Nitro + model!) as they are the only partner manufacturer that has been approved by AMD.

Everything else on this build doesn't really matter in terms of FPS in games. You even have the dual channel RAM that is much needed for a Ryzen processor so you got all of the important aspects already in the build.

Here is an example video of game benchmarks for this system:

https://youtu.be/flqIaZR93jQ

Here is a quick rundown of the different 580s - https://youtu.be/g6n3hQlvkTk

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

Plenty of power for Overwatch as well!

If you are planning on playing at 1080p - you should be running this at more than 80 FPS on high.

At 1440p you could also run it, but you will need to bring some of the settings down to reach the 60+ fps.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

Yes, I would suggest putting in something as an intake, but most people don't have the budget for it.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Farex 2 points 3 months ago

Depends on what you are planning to upgrade it with.

Most important components to keep in mind are the Motherboard and PSU.

Depending on what parts you are going to buy next, you will need to take into account whether they will fit / be supported in the current Motherboard and then whether the PSU will be enough to power them.

After that you should be thinking about potential bottlenecks if you are picking up a faster CPU or GPU.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Farex 2 points 3 months ago

Looks good to me!

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

the current motherboard listed on the build does support M.2 so you should be fine with these if you want to swap.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

You can always save money on this build. What are you looking to get the pc for?

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

The CPU has a cooler provided in the packaging.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

You can get an NVMe drive if you need more space in the case, otherwise it doesn't make sense to get one.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

What kind of sound is it making? Are these beep sounds that are coming from the motherboard?

Are you tracking your temperatures whilst gaming /using the computer. It might have had problems with overheating and that can cause the system to shut down.

The GPU might have blown out, do you have any other way to test whether the computer itself is working fine?

If the computer itself does POST, then it might be the GPU.

If you don't have a proper way to test this and the GPU light is not working, then I suggest contacting the manufacturer or the place where you bought it from and ask them for a replacement.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

Farex 1 point 3 months ago

Create a bootable USB that you can just plug in and boot from it by changing the BIOS settings.

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