add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

Comments

Comments

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't want to cheap out on the PSU at all. It's 60£, but the EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 is one of the best PSUs out there. It scored a 10/10 on jonnyguru.com. It'll more than suit your power needs, it's efficient and fully modular.

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like it. I don't know if that liquid cooler is good (So anyone who knows about AIO Coolers, correct me if I am wrong) But I do know that the Scythe FUMA is an excellent cooler.

Honestly, I think you'd be better off getting a single-CPU motherboard and go with the I7-6800k. According to several sites, it's simply an overall better CPU. Granted, you have two Xeons, but I still do not think it's worth the cost. But, if you really want it, then it should suit your needs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. Lower cost that runs BF1 smoothly."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That I3 has been tested to run BF1 at Ultra settings 70fps average. BF1 isn't that intensive.

Anyhow, switch out that 460 and get the 1050ti. You'll be able to run BF1 no problem with that card. I would also advise using a 2x4gb stick so you can take advantage of dual channel. If you can squeeze it in, get a 120gb SSD. Put your OS and BF1 in it. BF1 has long load times and an SSD should cut down those times. It's not required, just something you may want to consider.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lowering The Price"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome, mate!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lowering The Price"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

More VRAM generally means a faster card, but a 3gb 1060 is a great starting card. Later you can get a 6gb or a 1070.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lowering The Price"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

AutoCAD programs usually need a beefy CPU. The better the CPU, the better your PC can handle complex models and how fast it'll render.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU The programs you'll use, this CPU will do you well. For better performance, overclock it. Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $289.99 @ NCIX
CPU Cooler The Scythe FUMA doesn't seem to be available, and Noctua was pricey. So, put this in. Should leave room for OC Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ NCIX
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Swapped for cheaper RAM. If you're going to be using a lot of these programs, then you may want to consider getting 32gb of RAM down the line Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
StorageJust put your OS, a couple programs you use a lot and maybe some games. Should boot them up nice and fast. PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Mass storage will be essential. Those programs take a lot of space, and so do games. Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card Cut down 100$ by getting the 3gb 1060. MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING X 3G Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $67.98 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Cheaper PSU by corsair. Will more than suit your needs. Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1122.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-03 17:37 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming on a budget !"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem, mate! Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finally... Zen"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No, but that's what a few of my friends (Hardcore computer nerds) are saying.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build.. Kinda worried about the power supply.. I left only 50W headroom.."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Not only does it draw less power, that build is more powerful. The I3-6100 is 30% more powerful than the FX-6300.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Jupiter"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why windows 7?

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, mate. Look forward to it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wanted: Approval from the Community"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $220.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z170M Mortar Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $158.94 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $90.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $90.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Turbo Video Card $265.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $73.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $128.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $60.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan $9.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 34UM68 34.0" 2560x1080 75Hz Monitor -
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $119.99 @ B&H
Mouse Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse $65.95 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset $59.99 @ Newegg
Speakers Logitech Z333 40W 2.1ch Speakers $66.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1754.93
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1704.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-02 21:40 EST-0500

Swapped out for cheaper RAM, and a better CPU cooler. Your case doesn't support fan controllers, and the motherboard can only support up to about 3 fans. Two fans come preinstalled with this case, so I eliminated all but one fan. So, two intake and one exhaust.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finally... Zen"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, the I5-7600k is only 9% better than the 6600k. Zen CPUs are going to crush Skylake. Makes me wonder how powerful AMD's 250$ Zen CPU will be. I may actually have to go AMD for this one...

And how about that 32-core, 64-thread Zen Processor, tho?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Better?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes! Didn't catch that. Yes, he'll need something like the Scythe FUMA

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Better?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You'll do fine. Youn could probably find a cheaper PSU, but not a huge deal. I would recommend you at least get a 120gb SSD and put your OS in it. Boot times will be drastically reduced.

If you intend to run a lot of mods with texture packs for minecraft (When I mean a lot, I men 150-200+) then you will need 16gb of RAM. I know from experience that 8gb won't be enough :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe. But intel is going to release their new processors soon. The I7 is very powerful, but you won't really notice an increase in gaming performance over the 6600k. If you do professional work, then yes. The 6600k will be a CPU that will age fairly well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. The I3-6100 is capable of running Battlefield 1 at Ultra settings, and the I5 is much more powerful.

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I did. However, due to the layout of the case, getting every bit of dust proved to be not possible. I am not going to clean out the CPU cooler. I am going to replace it entirely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming on a budget !"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Much better. Good pick.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "extra $ is it worth it"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

IGPUs rely on fast RAM. If you got 16gb of 3000MHz RAM, the iGPU will perform better. The iGPU in the I7 isn't the worst thing ever. As far as IGPUs go, it's probably among the better ones.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first time budget gaming PC build."

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you should save up to 500 or even 600$. You can get a very viable build out of that budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming on a budget !"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, if you can do that, go for it! Just change the PSU. The NEX is overpriced for what it is. It's old. You can get a corsair PSU of the same price and have it perform much better.

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I am going to measure the clearance of my case to see what kind of cooler I can pop in there. The stock cooler is just loud and dreadful. I want to get something fairly cheap (30$ max). This PC will be eventually be handed off to my sister. So, keeping the CPU much cooler should ensure its longevity. I am going to apply new thermal compound to it as well. It has negative air-pressure. I think I am going to drill into the side panel and slap on a 120mm fan if I can. It had fairly large side vents.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Ever Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you fill up your SSD, it'll perform a bit worse. And from comparing the 1tb, 2tb, and 4tb versions of some SSDs, they all say they have the same Read/Write speeds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming on a budget !"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

The I3-6100 is about 20% better than the FX- 8320, anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building a gaming system for my son for christmas and we are clueless"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone with the Intel I3-6100 with the MSI B150 PC Mate and the cheapest DDR4 8gb RAM. The I3-6100 is about 15-20% better overall and it's the same price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's Budget Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU It's a superior CPU. AMD stuff is outdated, but they're going to release new stuff. For now, this CPU will do your friend well. Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard A good mobo for the price. Asus B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $91.99 @ Newegg
Memory DDR4 Memory. One stick, but your friend can get another later. Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.99 @ Jet
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $72.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Got you a better GPU Asus Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case I removed those case fans because you don't need them. This case comes with a positive air-flow setup. Rosewill GUNGNIR ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $678.82
Mail-in rebates -$95.00
Total $583.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-02 11:11 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will it work?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Just because you get the 6600k, doesn't mean you're entitles to overclock. The 6600k is a very powerful CPU. If you can afford it, definitely get it.

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's DDR3. That is what it says on the side of the RAM sticks.

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The fastest DDR3 RAM is DDR3-667

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time budget build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta love how optimized that game is, eh?

Comment reply on kmathieu2220's Completed Build: My Man Corner

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my. This is such a beautiful and clean build. Congratulations. May it serve you well, mate! +1

Comment reply on Zectur's Completed Build: My Christmas Present

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice, but I wouldn't have personally gone with AMD. Not with AM4 being very close to release. I would've gotten an I3-6100 with a B150 Mortar Motherboard and 8gb of DDR4 RAM. That's just me. Nevertheless, it looks very well built. Very clean, very nice. +1, Mate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need people opinions on my 600 dollar build. Thanks!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems like a solid build. For about 15-20$ more, you can get a 1TB HDD. You should eventually get a 120gb SSD to store your OS and one or two games into.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey. Back again, with a slightly modified part list."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Swapped out the CPU. It's more powerful and overclockable. Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $220.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler A very good cooler. Will give you OC room if you so choose. Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Swapped for a overclockable Mobo MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.17 @ Jet
Memory Faster and better looking RAM G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card I saved you a bit of money straight up by getting the 1060 Strix. This is still a very good card, and since you're only doing 1080p gaming, you shouldn't have issues with most games. Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card $309.88 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Swapped out the PSU to a better one. Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard I didn't change this, but a mouse is more important than a keyboard. Do you really want to spend this much on a keyboard? Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xRBR Wired Gaming Keyboard $89.98 @ OutletPC
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $57.51 @ Jet
Speakers Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers $17.99 @ Best Buy
Other Acer KA240H $74.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1288.33
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1258.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-02 00:05 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time budget build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Unless you're the kind of person to run 300 mods in a game with high end textures, 8gb is enough for gaming. But, if you can afford the 16gb, you might as well get it. It'll aid in future-proofing.

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I think I am going to get this cooler with some aftermarket thermal compound.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jbJwrH/zalman-cpu-cooler-cnps8900quiet

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

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Yeah, it before the 750 ti, it was slow. Never got RAM crashes unless it was serious. The iGPU is disabled (obviously since I installed the 750 ti) I'll get more pictures when I can.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Already ordered all parts but want a second opinion before I put it together incase I should make last second change"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Right. But filling up an SSD begins to slow it down more than it would slow down an HDD. 1tb HDD is only 50$

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Already ordered all parts but want a second opinion before I put it together incase I should make last second change"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have personally swapped out one of those M.2s for an HDD for mass storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming on a budget !"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

No... you're using bottleneck incorrectly. If you had a 1080 with an I3, then it would the GPU would slow down and wait for the I3 to catch up. If you have a 1050ti, there little to no bottleneck due to the I3 being a fast core. And you'll overall get less performance because you're using an outdated CPU using outdated motherboards and outdated RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming on a budget !"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't get AMD. They're outdated. Get the I3-6100, a mobo, a cheap one would be the B150 Mortar, and any DDR4 RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What to Upgrade Next?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

True enough

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What to Upgrade Next?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It will if he gets an I3-6100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What to Upgrade Next?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You're going to have to get a new CPU motherboard and RAM at the same time. Get the I3-6100 CPU, a cheap mobo (like a b150 mortar), and cheap DDR4 RAM of at least 8gb. Then I would either get a GTX 1050ti next or a 120gb SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Cooler"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I mainly like the Kraken for look of the water block.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Cooler"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know much about AIO coolers, but I've heard that Corsair is optimal. I also hear the NZXT Kraken does well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level gaming and video editing"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Avoid AMD until AM4 releases. Their stuff is outdated and isn't great. This I3 is more powerful than most AMD CPUs Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard A cheap mobo Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $50.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $41.99 @ Jet
Storage AMD Radeon R3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Storage If you're video editing, mass storage is more important. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.70 @ Amazon
Video Card Video Editing doesn't very powerful GPUs. The 1050ti will more then suit your needs Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case I chose a cheaper case. It's a decent one. Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Rosewill 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $544.63
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $504.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-01 11:35 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help building this pc"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I would want to increase my CPU's lifespan as much as possible by keeping it cooler. Scythe FUMA is an excellent cooler for its price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 <AUD$500 Builds for Home Office. Which one?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, the I3-6100 is a beast for its price. One of the Pentiums are good for their price, but it does not even compare to the power of the I3-6100.

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube