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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend Recommended this Build. Is it Good Enough ?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure thing! You're welcome, mate

Comment reply on checksix89's Completed Build: "Ohhhhhh great another Stormtrooper build"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything is good except for the PSU. You should replace it with the SuperNOVA G2 as it scored a 10/10 on Jonnyguru. Other than that, fantastic and sexy build, mate! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fan Setup"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Simple laws of thermodynamics states that heat rises. So, to make it a little easier for heat to escape, I would put the exhaust fan on top. And if it's on the bottom, it should be fine, so long as there's room for air to move around the GPU. As far as your water cooler goes I am not entirely sure. Some say it doesn't matter, others say go for push. A lot say try to go with Push/pull if you can. I would personally go with pull if I couldn't Push/pull, in the end it may not even matter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this PC good? Any Improvements?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Much better processor. AMD is outdated, at least until Zen comes out Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £107.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard A simple microATX case. Good for the budget. MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £58.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory Cheapest memory stick I could find. Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £42.46 @ Amazon UK
Storage I couldn't fit an SSD in your build, but I would highly recommend you save up an extra 50£ and get a 120gb boot SSD and put your OS in that, Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Cheaper 1050 ti Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card £140.40 @ Aria PC
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £33.48 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Not optimal, but it fits your budget. EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £34.79 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £454.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-09 21:41 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Photographer needs help with first build."

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU An extremely powerful CPU which will more than supply your husband's needs. Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.44 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler The CPU can run hot when overclocked (if he ever decides to OC), this cooler will keep it in check. Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Always a good motherboard to have. It's overclockable, should he decide to. MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $122.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Cheap, and it's 32gb of RAM. Not pretty, but it definitely gets the job done Crucial 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $160.98 @ Directron
Storage Install the OS and the programs in here for a speedy boot up. Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Everything else, like the photos can go into this HDD Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Video Card You didn't say if he games, but this 1060 should not only help with the programs, but if he games or doesn't and decides to, he can. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card $309.88 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT makes simple but amazing cases. NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply The best PSU money can buy EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.30 @ OutletPC
Operating System I know you said you like windows 7, but Windows 10 is, in my opinion, better. It is similar to that of windows 7 but more features. It also supports DX12 (Mainly a gaming thing, but it leaves the option open) If you really don't want it, you can simply get a Windows 7 license instead. Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $119.00 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter I suspect he'll need to connect to the internet... TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $37.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1511.08
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1471.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-09 16:30 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fan Setup"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I would personally have an exhaust fan at the top. Heat rises, might as well make it easier for heat to escape. The coldest air is at the bottom, so definitely install fans at the bottom for intake.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend Recommended this Build. Is it Good Enough ?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $291.74 @ Vuugo
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $43.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Much cheaper RAM that's just as capable GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Cut down the SSD for the 250gb Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ DirectCanada
Storage Added in a 1tb HDD for mass storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.24 @ Vuugo
Video Card it can get loud, but it's the cheapest 1070. Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $509.75 @ Vuugo
Case Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply The best PSU money can buy EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1358.19
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1313.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-09 16:12 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you beat this for the same price?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You should never cheap out on the PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you guys think?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks pretty great, actually. Just two changes I would suggest:

Ditch the two Sickleflows and get one of these and mount it onto the front. And get a b150 motherboard or something. You have a locked processor, so a Z170 board won't help you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Almost done"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely ditch the NEX. get the SuperNOVA g2, as it's the best PSU money can buy for the time being.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Graphics card won't fit in square"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Edit:

Is there anything in the case that's preventing the card from going in? or like Aludka said, there may be a misalignment.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help me find the right gpu for my build, t'is the last piece! ($250-$300 range)"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX 1060 6gb is a good choice. The ASUS strix is one of the better 1060s, supporting superior cooling. It's only slightly more than 300$

Comment reply on Forum Topic "**STOP Signs n"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Mate, you're going to have the ditch the case. It's waaaaaay overpriced and it's not even that great. I would also ditch the CPU cooler as you're not going for an unlocked processor. Switch your PSU the the EVGA G2 superNOVA, as that's the best PSU money can buy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First-Time Build! Video/Motion Graphics Machine. Looking for opinion!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.44 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler I don't know much about AIOs, but from what I've read, this is one of the better ones Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $134.99 @ Newegg
Memory Slightly cheapened up the RAM. It's "Slower" but honestly, the difference between 3000 and 3200 RAM is next to nothing G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.09 @ B&H
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.09 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card $199.99 @ Jet
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case $79.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Cheaper but slightly better PSU. The G2 is one of the best out there. EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.30 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1495.03
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1485.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-09 11:19 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Build for starters"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend getting an HDD for mass storage and changing your motherboard to a non-Z170 board, as your locked processor can't benefit from it. However, if you don't mind spending some more money, you can get the I5-6600k, which can overclock, but that would mean you would have to invest in a decent CPU cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finishing Touches (Noob PC Builder)"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

For 20$ more, you can get the SuperNOVA g2. It's one of the best PSUs out there (Avoid the NEX!) and if you can squeeze in another 40$, you can get a simple 120gb boot SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which one is better? Can't decide..."

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

They're both solid cards. It ultimately boils down to what you think looks best. I would personally go for the Strix (Because when it comes to GPUs, I will generally choose ASUS) but the MSI performs just as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinion for my first build"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome, mate!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinion for my first build"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $191.91 @ Jet
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR ARCTIC Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $91.98 @ Newegg
Memory Cheaper RAM, but it also looks cool with LEDs Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage I dropped the 240gb for a 120gb to save some money. This SSD can be a boot, put your OS, your web browser, and one or two games in this for a quick boot up. You can always get another SSD later. Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $42.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card I went with this card because the white fits with your motherboard, and this one has 6gb of VRAM. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card $259.00 @ Amazon
Case Corsair SPEC-ALPHA ATX Mid Tower Case $78.35 @ Amazon
Power Supply The Zalman PSU you had wasn't great. This PSU, however, is one of the best. If this isn't available to you, you can try to get the next best thing which is the corsair CMx(Something like that) series PSU. EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $902.49
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $882.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-09 10:04 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build tips ? [:"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

A dedicated GPU never hurts. At the very least you should get a 750 ti. For a little more, a 1050ti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget i7 for Streaming thoughts????"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is better. And the SSD will help you. Put your OS in it and maybe some applications. Other than that, seems solid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget i7 for Streaming thoughts????"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Never cheap out on the PSU. It will come back to bite you in the ***. There's two things I would do here:

I would get a cheap 120gb SSD to put your OS in, because it's an absolute pain to transfer the OS from the HDD to the SSD. I would also go ahead and get a better PSU. If you're willing to spend a bit, the 550watt G2 is fantastic and one of the best PSUs out there At the very least get a 50$ Corsair PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm 400$ over budget. Need help lowering the price"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This. The G2 is one of the best PSUs money can buy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level gaming pc budget build"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome, mate!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level gaming pc budget build"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Mass storage is more important than speed. Plus, you don't want to fill up an SSD too much or its performance will suffer. It's really just better to compromise and get both and HDD and SSD. The 120gb SSD is simply a boot SSD. Not meant to store a lot of stuff. Later down the line, you can get another SSD to store even more games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level gaming pc budget build"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh bloody hell xD. Could've sworn I switch it to Canada. was wondering why it seemed so cheap...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level gaming pc budget build"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU A cheap little CPU that packs a huge punch Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard The Mortar is always a good micro-ATX pick MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $75.28 @ Jet
Memory 8gb of memory. 16gb is not needed. Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $41.89 @ OutletPC
StorageJust put your OS, web browser, and one or two games in here. PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $45.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Mass storage. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.60 @ OutletPC
Video CardA very powerful card, should play overwatch fairly easily. PowerColor Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Dragon Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case There's probably better cases out there, but it's a good enough budget case. Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Cheap, semi-modular, and performs well enough Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Optical Drive It's an optical drive. Not much to say. Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $16.79 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $708.97
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $698.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 17:06 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my Best Friend a PC for his Birthday 1200$ MAX Opinions wanted"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Because unlocked processors do not come with the stock CPU cooler. And that 50$ cooler is an absolute bargain for how good it performs. If he ever decides to overclock, this cooler will allow a bit of room to do so.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my Best Friend a PC for his Birthday 1200$ MAX Opinions wanted"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

7$ over budget, but I think that's okay PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Beast CPU with a lot of overclock capability. Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler A fantastic cooler for just 50$ Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard got you a better motherboard MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $101.89 @ OutletPC
Memory 16gb of RAM will help you down the line Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Boot SSD. Put your OS, web browser and a game or two on here PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $45.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card You won't have a 1070, but this 1060 is still very powerful and will meet your needs nicely. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card $309.88 @ OutletPC
Case Rosewill Stryker M ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply The NEX is overpriced and outdated. The G2 here is one of the best PSUs you can buy EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS228T-P 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $94.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1267.45
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1207.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 16:35 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest Possible Gaming Rig for Modded Minecraft"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The four cores on that thing is very weak. Enough to run MC? Vanilla, sure. Modded? No, not really.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest Possible Gaming Rig for Modded Minecraft"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU The iGPU in there is more than enough to run MC Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Good budget board ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.98 @ Newegg
Memory 16gb on a modded Minecraft will do WONDERS. Trust me, 8gb is not enough Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage No SSD, but you can get that later. Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Case A cheap but good budget case Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Cheap and good. Rosewill 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $362.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 12:47 EST-0500

I recommend you get a 1050ti later down the line

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Home web server"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Massive companies like EA, Bethesda, Microsoft or even Steam can't even protect against DDOS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4000£ Dream gaming pc ¬500£ extra"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU An absolute monster CPU. Will last through the years Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $414.79 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler A beast CPU cooler. I would've done water, but I don't know what AIO is good and what's not. Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Probably a bit much, but this is a good board Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare EX ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $418.95 @ B&H
Memory 32gb of DDR4 RAM from good ol G.Skill G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage Insanely fast SSD. Put your OS in this, and I'll bet it'll boot much faster than majority of SSDs out there Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-E Solid State Drive $319.99 @ Jet
Storage Another beast SSD Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $425.99 @ Newegg
Storage 4tb sounds like alot, but what the hell? Am I right? Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card I know you don't like SLI, but you tried to SLI cards that couldn't SLI. These ones are designed for SLI, and won't blow up. They're stupidly powerful cards that will defintely last you years. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT rarely fails to deliver epic cases. This one is a great one. NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.73 @ B&H
Power Supply The P2 is one of the best PSUs out there. EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $137.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor 1440p monitor clocked at 144Hz for a silky smooth experience. Asus MG278Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $485.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $4097.28
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $4077.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 11:26 EST-0500

It's fun to go crazy on high budget builds on this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD server. I need help!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I am not honestly sure about the FTP server, but I can tell you it'll do better than that AMD processor your selected. Garry's mod should be no problem, I can't say for Insurgency, but it should extremely easily run MC, even on a server.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4000£ Dream gaming pc ¬500£ extra"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Some cards aren't SLI compatible, like the 750 ti. The GTX 1070 and 1080 can SLI because they're made to.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD server. I need help!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Avoid AMD for now. They're outclassed at the moment. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Significantly more powerful CPU, and the iGPU is good. Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard A capable and cheap mobo ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.98 @ Newegg
Memory 16gb of DDR4 memory. You'll need it for MC Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.83 @ B&H
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $36.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $390.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 11:11 EST-0500

That's about all I changed. A major performance increase without too much of a cost increase. I don't know if it'll run Arma, though. You may need a dedicated GPU for that. If you can fit it in your budget, get a 1050ti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4000£ Dream gaming pc ¬500£ extra"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

SLI often presents many problems and is touchy. For inexperienced PC users, it can be hell.

Comment reply on tdakov's Completed Build: Skylike (Black Label) Budget Desktop $300

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That's because the hardware to play on ultra is becoming cheaper. But it's still not easy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much RAM should I need?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I use three different Autodesk programs:

Inventor, 3DS Max, and Maya. I also use Photoshop when I am texturing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want to upgrade"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The 970 is still a good card, but I would recommend upgrading. You said you have roughly 900£ to spend. So here's the parts list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage 500gb storage and it's fast Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £143.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card The mighty 1080, a much more powerful card. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card £638.99 @ Aria PC
Power Supply One of the best PSUs out there. EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £82.94 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £865.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 14:56 GMT+0000

Comment reply on tdakov's Completed Build: Skylike (Black Label) Budget Desktop $300

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, but the better choice is to get a 1050ti. With the I3-6100 and the 1050ti, you'll be able to play games like Battlefield 1 on ultra settings.

I am not sure on the PSU. I never like to cheap out on the PSU as if it dies, there's a good chance it takes the whole PC with it.

Other than that, it's a nice and cheap build!

Comment reply on teh_uNborn's Completed Build: teh_uNborn's RIG : Skylake update*

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my... such a nice build. Great job! +1(00000)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm 400$ over budget. Need help lowering the price"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Cut your costs by 400$ PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Upgraded your CPU. Very powerful. I ditched the CPU cooler because the stock cooler is good enough Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $259.75 @ Vuugo
Motherboard You were overpaying for that board. This simple B150 from MSI is good enough for your needs. MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $146.79 @ Amazon Canada
Memory 8gb of RAM, which is mostly fine. You can always get another 8gb stick later. Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card Cheapened up the 1060 with the ASUS turbo. It's a good card. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Turbo Video Card $349.99 @ NCIX
Case Cheapened up the case with this. It's a nice case. Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $68.95 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.98 @ DirectCanada
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ DirectCanada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $117.98 @ DirectCanada
Wireless Network Adapter Good reviews and cheaper Rosewill RNX-N150PCe PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $14.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fan Take the preinstalled case fan from your case and mount it in the back as exhaust. Then take this fan and mount in the front as intake. From there, you can achieve positive airflow. You can get more fans later. Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $249.99 @ Newegg Canada
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset $109.22 @ DirectCanada
Keyboard Sorry that I removed your keyboard, but here is my reasoning. Keyboards are not essential devices. You can get a simple basic one you get from prebuilt HP PCs and it'll work pretty much just as well. You'd be better off investing in a gaming mouse than a gaming keyboard. If you cannot absolutely live without the keyboard, then you can go ahead and get it.
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1599.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 09:22 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just an experiment"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

For 62$? Yes, it is.

In general, it's okay. The best component in that build is the GPU. Everything else is below par.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone Check to make sure this is all good!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks solid. Since you have a locked processor, I would save the 20$ and ditch the CPU cooler, as locked CPUs come with the stock cooler. With how much you're putting into the build, I would advice putting that extra 20$ into 16gb of RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this good urgent"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Do not get the NEX. It's a bad and outdated PSU. The a CXM series, or if you can afford it, the G2 SuperNOVA.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need a better machine i ned opinions asap"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Then a 1050 ti will do fine, if that's the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have been researching for days and I think I finally have the build I want (Just want to know for sure I am getting all the right parts)"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't get the EVGA NEX. It's outdated. Get the G2 SuperNOVA, as its one of the best PSU's out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repost 1700 pound setup"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

A microATX mobo doesn't generally support SLI. You're going to have to get a ATX case and an ATX motherboard. Here's a cheap ATX motherboard that supports SLI : https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8q38TW/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz170xpsli

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repost 1700 pound setup"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and another thing: The board you selected doesn't support SLI; only Crossfire

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