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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repost 1700 pound setup"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's smaller than most high-end air coolers, actually.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repost 1700 pound setup"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You honestly don't need to SLI. It's mostly unstable and buggy, and an SLI 950 (If you even can) won't be worth it. But if you still want to SLI, then get a GTX 1070. You could get a GTX 1060 for now, they're cheap and support multiple monitors, but they don't support multiple monitors. The Scythe FUMA is an air cooler, and should be available in the UK.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repost 1700 pound setup"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not getting good value by getting four 4 gig sticks. The difference between quad channel and dual channel are negligible. You're better off getting two 8 gig sticks. I would also recommend getting a 1tb HDD. 250gb will not last you long at all, and you don't want to fully fill your SSD, as that will affect its read/write performance by quite a bit. The GTX 950 isn't the greatest card around. The cheap 1050 ti is overall better. If you can fit in a RX 470, that would be even better. As far as CPU coolers go, I would recommend the Scythe FUMA. It's cheaper, and it contends even with some water coolers. Plus, you don't run the risk of leaks with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build alone."

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU No change needed. A beast CPU. Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler A beast CPU needs a beast cooler, and that is what this is. Great for its price. Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard I am getting the same mobo. Great pick. MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Jet
Memory Simple cheap, but good RAM GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card A great card. It gets good thermals so there is a good leeway for overclocking this monster. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card $309.88 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Rosewill 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1061.98
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1011.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-07 16:21 EST-0500

Other than those changes, it's a great system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey Im very new to pc-parts... Is my graphics card too good for my computer?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No, a 250gb SSD is pretty much all you'll need. It'd be fairly overkill to go any higher unless you're more than willing the spend the money.

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Get an RX 470 or a 1060 6gb, that'd be my recommendation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Let me build your dream computer!"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $80.88 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $7.59 @ Jet
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Jet
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Turbo Video Card $265.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan $24.99 @ NCIX US
Other Mastercase Maker 5t $249.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1340.28
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1320.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-07 15:58 EST-0500

That's what I plan to get plus these to go with it: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mmdwyf

It's extremely difficult to save up for this thing, and I would kill for this computer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey Im very new to pc-parts... Is my graphics card too good for my computer?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, mate! Always willing to help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey Im very new to pc-parts... Is my graphics card too good for my computer?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottleneck is widely misunderstood, but in this case, your CPU will not bottleneck. This is more powerful than the I5-6600k Skylake, and that CPU can run a 1080 with no issues. You'll be just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Completed build but need some fans"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a large 200mm fan in the front already, that's plenty of airflow. You won't need three fans. Just get a 120mm fan for exhaust and mount it on the top. You'll have ample airflow just from that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "noob needs advice hehe"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler A powerful CPU cooler. Should give you room to OC Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard The krait is a great motherboard for the price MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $122.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Cheapest RAM, will serve you well enough GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Didn't touch the storage, but I would highly recommend you also get a boot SSD. A 120gb one where you can just put your OS and chrome. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.60 @ OutletPC
Video Card It's not a 1070, but it definitely cuts the cost down. If you really are willing to spend an additional 150$, then good for you. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Turbo Video Card $265.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case A solid case that can fit your components Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply One of the best PSUs out there. 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) $1026.32
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1006.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-07 12:14 EST-0500

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

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.99 @ SuperBiiz
MemoryFor the same price, I got you 16gb of RAM GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.00 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Absolutely overkill for what you need, but you can use this thing for your next system build. It's one of the best PSUs out there. EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Other I removed your 200mm fan because your case doesn't support 200mm fans. Only 120mm.
Other I also removed that god-awful-in-value GPU. The IGPU (Integrated Graphics) in your CPU is more powerful than the card you chose. If you want a good-value card, get a 1050ti
Total $506.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-07 09:58 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build - Anything I should worry about?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant a wireless one would be better, not a wired, lol. I type too fast for my own good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "lower the price?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/X3zD7h I dropped the Rx 480 to a 470. It's only a 14% performance difference between the two. With this setup, you'll be able to run most games. For light video editing, this CPU will do fine. For heavier editing, it'll bog down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build - Anything I should worry about?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but don't get the wired adapter. I assume you want this thing for portability, so I wireless one would be better. For some reason it slapped a wired adapter in there by itself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Node 202 build."

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it won't bottleneck. If you had a 1080, then yes, it would. Good idea on getting an aftermarket cooler. The Node 202 can get rather toasty. I would personally advise a Noctua fan, but you're not overclocking, so that's not necessary.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build - Anything I should worry about?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand why people feel that all they need is an SSD. Unless you have a 1TB SSD, you're going to want an HDD. Anyway, I've made a couple changes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $262.94 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage A simple SSD for booting windows and one or two most played games or applications (Like Chrome) PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.50 @ Vuugo
Storage Mass storage for everything else Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.24 @ Vuugo
Video Card Better than the 1050 ti. Asus Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card $239.99 @ NCIX
Case BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case $52.80 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Memory Express
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $118.50 @ shopRBC
Wired Network Adapter Intel EXPI9301CTBLK PCI-Express x1 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter $38.98 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1013.93
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $993.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-06 23:09 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my motherboard dead?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Chances are, you need a new motherboard.

Comment reply on LostElement's Completed Build: My four year old PC

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, with a new Mobo, you would be able to change the CPU fan RPM. I do not care in the least bit about silent operation in a system like this. So, max RPM should keep it cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sub $500 Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Swap out the RX 460 with the 1050ti. It's not much more, but it performs a bit better. Roughly 25% better. And I would recommend getting a good Mouse over a keyboard, as any basic keyboard is as good as any when it comes to functionality. A good mouse goes a long way,

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Christmas Build for Dad"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $398.90 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ DirectCanada
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage If your father is doing editing of any sort, then mass storage is essential. Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card Since there's no gaming, then a simple card like the 750 ti will do you just fine. If you can get it into your budget, then fit in a 1050ti, which is better. EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $134.99 @ DirectCanada
Case A cheaper, but still capable, case. Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Cheaper PSU, but it's still good Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1011.58
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $991.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-06 12:50 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good Build?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1050ti makes a good difference, so that's well enough for the budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best For Price?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Air cooling, but it's pretty much just as good and it's cheaper. Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard ASRock Z170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $91.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card The video card you chose is known for bad thermals, so you couldn't overclock it if you wanted to. This one has excellent cooling and comes already overclocked. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card $309.88 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $990.81
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $950.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-06 10:56 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Gaming / Editing PC"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU The I5-6600k is a phenomenal CPU. You'd be saving a lot of money if you got this. Overclock it to get more performance Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler Noctua fans are great, this'll cool your CPU nice. Noctua NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler $59.85 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $204.99 @ Newegg Canada
MemoryCheaper LED ram Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage You were paying too much for storage. Cut down the SSD, just put an OS and a couple stuff onit PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.50 @ Vuugo
StorageIt's always a good idea to go for mass storage. Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.24 @ Vuugo
Video Card More than enough for your needs, this is a powerful card. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Turbo Video Card $356.98 @ DirectCanada
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $68.95 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Something slightly cheaper but just as capable. EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $111.42 @ DirectCanada
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $23.95 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1351.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-06 10:03 EST-0500

Comment reply on LostElement's Completed Build: My four year old PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Not looking to gain FPS. I am aiming to increase the lifespan of that PC. If the CPU runs cooler than it does now, it'll last longer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good Build?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you have a 950? The 1050ti is better. If you can afford it, the 1060 3gb is even better. Everything else looks okay, though I would get a better PSU if you can fit it in your budget. Since you're online gaming, try to use an Ethernet cord instead of wifi, so that will increase stability. If you can't use Ethernet, then wifi is fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats better amd fx 6300 or i3 6100 recording wise"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The I3 is better in every way. It's in total 30% better. Even with the six cores, the FX-6300 can't keep up. The I3-6100 has four virtual cores(threads) and each core on the I3-6100 is 57% faster.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Never built a computer. Suggestions appreciated"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This is very beefy system... But honestly, 64gb is RAM is absolutely excessive. Nothing in the PC world today, for what you'll be doing, will be getting close to that. A 16gb system would work just fine. 32gb for future-proofing. And I would recommend a CPU cooler with fans on it. Your CPU will be under a heavy load, and a heatsink only does so much. You might as well get an AIO system. As far as storage goes, I don't see the need for two 1 Terabyte SSDs. The motherboard is a lot, too. The MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON will be enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why an air cooler? Why not stay liquid? You should always provide a reason why.

Air coolers are reliable. There's only one component that can fail: The fans. The Scythe FUMA contends with most AIOs.

Water cooling has risks, but generally offer better temperatures. Those risks being the leaking and if one component fails on an AIO, everything fails.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Swap out that PSU for the EVGA SuperNova G2. The NEX is overpriced and outdated

Comment reply on LostElement's Completed Build: My four year old PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This PC could use a new Micro-ATX motherboard xD. A simple 30$ one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3d modeling/programming build."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU I 3D model as well. This CPU will be wonderous for it. Your budget can't fit in the I7-7600k, but that's fine. This one is a great CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Nothing too crazy. It's a solid cooler. You could also go for the Scythe FUMA CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound ARCTIC MX-2 4g Thermal Paste $5.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard A great overclockable board MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $122.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $80.99 @ Newegg
Storage Downgraded the size to cut costs. A good SSD. Just put your OS and a couple programs in it PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $41.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card You can always upgrade later. But this GPU will more than suit your needs for 3D modeling. Hell, a 1050ti would be just fine. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Dual Video Card $208.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Something cheaper. It's a good budget case. Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM 64-bit $83.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
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) $1059.71
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1049.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-05 18:47 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Going to eventually upgrade my current PC"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, a new CPU would require me to replace the motherboard. I'll keep the two 750TIs because why the hell not? I know a 1050ti is much better but meh

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming PC Build, Could I Get Some Opinions?"

  • 38 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 Since you're not looking to overclock, you don't need a motherboard that allows overclocking MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $98.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $92.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $42.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card The EVGA single-fan 1060 has bad thermals. This is a tad more, but better thermals. But it's a blower card, so its thermals won't be as good as some of the other ones, like the ASUS 1060 Strix Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Turbo Video Card $265.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $39.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply This is a very good PSU. Reliable, efficient, and modular. EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $10.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $10.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1024.39
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1004.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-05 16:46 EST-0500

Comment reply on LostElement's Completed Build: My four year old PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It does surprisingly well for what it is. I can run XCOM 2 on hybrid medium-high settings and average 24 FPS, 6FPS being the lowest and 49FPS being the highest.

Comment reply on LostElement's Completed Build: My four year old PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I read it. So the T2 fits clearance-wise. That's great. It's a 140mm tall cooler, which leaves me with some options. I am going to get the Zalman CNPS9500A and the cheap and simple Artic FX F8 80mm fan just so I can have a little more airflow in the case. I intend to drill bolts into the case and attach the fans that way.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this work"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I didn't save much, but at least it was lowered.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU The difference between the 6500 and 6600 is minor and not worth the cost difference. The 6500 is good enough. Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $191.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard A cheaper motherboard. Since you're not overclocking, you won't need a Z170 motherboard. MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $98.89 @ OutletPC
Memory It's better value to get one 8gb stick, though you won't take advantage of dual channel Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $41.98 @ Newegg
Storage Slightly cheaper and still very capable SSD PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $249.99 @ Jet
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $58.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply A got a better PSU because you should never cheap out. I personally believe you should always get the best PSU for your needs. The G2 is one of the best out there. Though, a cheaper PSU would be from Corsair, but it's still a good PSU. EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $936.07
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $896.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-04 21:00 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats better amd fx 6300 or i3 6100 recording wise"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it will. Zen has shown promise thus far. Whether or not it can compete with Kaby Lake is another question.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will i need some sort of Wireless Wifi Conntector / Wifi dongle?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I don 't know much about these things specifically, but this one has favourable reviews

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gWg323/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwn823n

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will i need some sort of Wireless Wifi Conntector / Wifi dongle?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm no expert on motherboards, but that board, I believe, isn't wireless. But it does have a wireless Ethernet installed. You may have to get a wifi card or USB

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats better amd fx 6300 or i3 6100 recording wise"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This. AMD products right now are greatly outclassed by Intel. Until Zen comes out, AMD isn't a good option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Help!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome, mate!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this work?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU You have a 2000 USD budget, so why not get this CPU? Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $342.79 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler This performs the same, if not better than that Noctua fan you chose. Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $93.99 @ Jet
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $164.99 @ B&H
Storage Mass Storage is always a great idea. Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $607.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $152.64 @ Amazon
Power Supply Even if you decide to SLI the 1080, you will still have enough headroom in the PSU EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $90.72 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1805.62
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1775.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-04 16:32 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Help!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's 50$ over your budget, but I will show you my justifications for this parts list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $106.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Same speed RAM, but cheaper. Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $41.98 @ Newegg
Storage Reduced the SSD to 120gb. Just put your OS and a couple programs or games you use most. PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Mass storage is always a good idea. 1TB HDD for everything that you don't put in your SSD Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.99 @ Newegg
Video Card The EVGA one has a better fan, so it runs a wee cooler. EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $144.89 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case $65.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair SF 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $89.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $652.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-04 16:21 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Here's meh parts list peeps... whatcha think?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, mate! And yeah, some are like that, lol. But you should always do your research. Great YouTubers are Bitwit, JayzTwoCents, LinusTechTips, Paul's Hardware...

There's likely more, but those are the ones I watch. Also, forums like these help.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Here's meh parts list peeps... whatcha think?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can afford the I7-6700k, then great. But you won't notice much increase in performance in games, but you will in programs like AutoCAD.

I can't speak for liquid coolers, but I am going to assume it's okay. I would personally go for the NZXT Kraken, but that's because it looks cool. Just my preference if I were to use liquid cooling :P

Good thermal compound.

RAM is cheap, fast, and low profile. Good pick.

Honestly, I would get a 250gb SSD and a HDD for mass storage.

1070 Strix is a nice and solid card. Nice pick.

Pricey (But yet again, I am going to buy a 250$ case, so I shouldn't be talking :P) but from what the review say, it's a nice and solid case. Looks elegant, too!

Excellent PSU choice. Though, that PSU is more than you will ever need. The 550 G2 SuperNOVA would be a good pick and still provide more than enough power for your build.

The Scythe Slipstream is okay. It doesn't last too long. The case comes with plenty fans, you don't need to get any more... yet.

I hear nothing but good things for this keyboard. Good pick.

Overall, it's a solid build you put together. Some minor changes that I would do, but that's just me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate my build - 500$ computer for light gaming and heavy web browsing."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The read speed is the one you want to look at. The EVO has a faster read speed than the ADATA one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate my build - 500$ computer for light gaming and heavy web browsing."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's best to utilize dual channel. Sure, the value isn't great, but at least if one stick fails, you still have the other.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate my build - 500$ computer for light gaming and heavy web browsing."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That be quiet! PSU you originally selected is a good PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this PC build ok? dual intel xeon"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I've read, the difference between water cooling and some of the best air coolers isn't a massive difference. It's not like water coolers are better then the best air coolers by a big margin.

The Scythe FUMA may be one of the best air-coolers out there. I believe you're underestimating air coolers :). If you really want to squeeze every bit out of performance out of a cooler, then you could go for water cooling. But the differences in performances aren't great between the two, so it boils down to a preference: Do you want water cooling or air cooling?

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