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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone see any issues with this build?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but it's still a slow HDD. You could get faster ones for less than that one. And if you plan to SLI, then a 750 watt will probably be fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone see any issues with this build?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, for one, that case can support a maximum of four 140mm fans. You have two three packs. Really, all you need is three fans for a typical case. Two intake fans and one exhaust. This creates positive air pressure, which is good. As far as PSUs go, you're going pretty high on it. For that system, you'd only need a 650 watt. A 550 watt would even suffice. And that HDD you chose is bad. 5400 RPM is slow. The Seagate ST3000DM008 is a 3 TB storage, 7200RPM (Faster) and is cheaper.

Also--nice RAM. The Trident.Zs are among the best looking RAM sticks out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Gaming PC (opinions)"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $47.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Apevia X-Trooper-Jr (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply $32.57 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $402.39
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $387.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-27 15:51 EST-0500

It's a little pricier, but the I3-6100 performs better and supports DDR4 RAM. DDR3 damages skylake CPUs. You won't need a CPU cooler for this, the stock cooler is "good enough". Anyhow, this is what I would recommend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible gaming build, any way to trim the fat?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You can swap the motherboard and case for a micro-ATX, and wireless cards are cheap. Usually 10-20$. You can get a really small case from Thermaltake. The V21. This case is a standard Mid-Tower,

That case is 17.80" x 8.27" x 18.57" (H * W * D)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Budget Build - Overall Thoughts"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, mate! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible gaming build, any way to trim the fat?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have a GTX 1080, a very serious card, then your current CPU will probably bottleneck and your card won't reach its full potential. Here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU A more powerful CPU for a powerful GPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler If you do decide to overclock, this will give you some room to CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard More powerful, and an overclockable motherboard. MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $90.98 @ Newegg
Memory I had a feeling you're going with a blue theme, so blue Ripjaws. G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
StorageYou can always upgrade to a higher capacity SSD later, for now, a 120gb is enough for an OS and a few games. Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.88 @ OutletPC
Storage So you can store all of your other stuff and games Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case You have some room to change the case if you wish, but you had deepcool fans, so I figured you wouldn't mind a deepcool case. Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $35.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cheap, modular, and efficient. Rosewill 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan The case comes with two 120mm fans. One intake and one exhaust. Positive air flow is best, so two 120mm intakes and one exhaust. Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Other Phanteks PH-CB-Y4P 4.3" 4 Pin PWM- Y Splitter Fan Cable $5.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $635.66
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $595.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-26 20:34 EST-0500

I hope I helped!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Budget Build - Overall Thoughts"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Everything looks solid, though I have some advice. Get two sticks of DDR4-2133 RAM. Your mobo can only go as high as 2133, anyway. It's also best to utilize Dual Channel, so if one RAM stick fails, you still have the other. Dual Channel is also faster.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB NITRO+ Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $580.72
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $550.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-26 20:21 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "building a computer, would like some opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You're going to need DDR4 RAM because DDR3 will damage Skylake Processors. The 970 will be fine and runs most things for now, unless you really want to upgrade. You'll also want a 550 watt PSU. Full Modularity and 80+ Gold is a good plus.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $75.28 @ Jet
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $292.20 @ Jet
Case Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.58 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $926.89
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $886.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-26 17:59 EST-0500

Really, all you need to change is the Motherboard and the RAM. The PSU I put in there is just what I would recommend. It's a solid PSU, efficient, and easy to work with.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i buy anyhting else?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Avoid AMD for the time being, their CPU's are out of date as they don't support DDR4 yet. For the same price, you can get a more capable CPU, the I3-6100. The FX-8350 bottlenecks, and that's a better CPU than the one you have.

So yes, you are going to bottleneck, but I would advice swapping out your CPU, Motherboard, and RAM. Get the I3-6100, an LGA 1151 Mobo, and DDR4 RAM. DDR3 will damage these CPUs, so swapping the DDR3 for DDR4 would be a necessity.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this all fully compatible?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the site says there's no incompatibilities, so you're fine there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Triple Monitor Build - Non-Gaming"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The MSI GTX 1050ti can support three monitors according to the specifications on Newegg.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Triple Monitor Build - Non-Gaming"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1050ti can run a few games at medium settings at 1440p, and since you're not gaming, 1440p using browsers and other programs, which are more CPU based, shouldn't be an issue. However, if you want to be safe, you could always get a 1060 for about 100-150$ more

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Triple Monitor Build - Non-Gaming"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Then, you most definitely won't need an SLI of 1070s, that's just wasted money if you're not going game at all. A simple 1050ti, which is still way more than you need, would save you loads of money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overkill 1k $ build plan, is it good?"

  • 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 $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $50.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card $272.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Keyboard Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $33.09 @ Amazon
Other
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1073.75
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1018.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-26 14:24 EST-0500
It's cheaper and more powerful. It's not close to overkill, but it's still a powerful PC.

Stay away from AMD CPUs for now as they only support DDR3 memory.

This is an example of an overkill build btw: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/766Gnn

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is stronger for gaming"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Some advice: Don't go with AMD CPU's. They're outdated as they only support DDR3. Until AMD comes out with a new generation of CPU's, just stick with Intel. That I3-6100 is a small CPU that packs a big punch, its cost-to-performance is phenomenal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to upgrade my build"

  • 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 $284.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ NCIX
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $501.12 @ shopRBC
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $64.98 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.98 @ DirectCanada
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $21.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1380.96
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1370.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-25 19:35 EST-0500

Swapped out that overpriced CPU for the 6600k and gave you a CPU cooler. Swapped out the Mobo for one that supports DDR4 (Because DDR3 would damage this model of CPU) and put in some DDR4-2133 memory,

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice on this build. Trying to keep PC under $1000 with a GTX 1070. Any way I can cut costs?"

  • 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 $219.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.58 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Fractal Design HF14-BK 118.2 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1131.25
Mail-in rebates -$110.00
Total $1021.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-25 19:27 EST-0500

I couldn't exactly get it under 1000. If you really want to cut under 1k, then just get a GTX 1060. The 1070 performs, on average, 30% better but the 1060 will easily run any game out there. I've swapped out your 500gb SSD for a 120gb and then put in a 1tb HDD. You can always upgrade the SSD to a higher capacity one later. I personally avoid Alienware. Hell, I will always avoid prebuilt PCs when I can.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for Input and Opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You're not going to need 32gb of RAM, or a 860 watt PSU. A 650 watt will do just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Making some small upgrades to my PC, how dos it look so far?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend a 80+gold fully modular PSU. They're 60$, but they're a lot easier to work with, and are more energy efficient. Corsair has one for 60$

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my build too cheap?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

A 1050ti and an i3-6100 can do ultra 70fps at 1080p (from my research). So, I your setup should run it just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which RAM to go for?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll get about a 10-15% performance gain with dual channel. The load would be distributed to two sticks instead of the one. Plus, if one RAM stick fails, you have the other one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build need help!"

  • 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 $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $50.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $134.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $79.98 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VX238H-W 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $47.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1057.75
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1007.75
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-25 01:30 EST-0500

Your motherboard can't go all the way up to 2666, only 2133, so some lower frequency RAM sticks will do. A 960 is good, but the 1050ti is almost as good, and is significantly cheaper, plus the additional VRAM. I swapped out your PSU for a 80+ gold. It's more efficient, still fully modular, and around the same price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which RAM to go for?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

From my understanding, it's best if you utilize dual channel. So, two 8GB sticks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anything you would change?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually cases that support 140mm and 120mm are indicative of good cooling. NZXT usually makes good cases.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anything you would change?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If it were me, I would go with a different case. Mainly for personal preference, though. Since you're running a rather high performance system, I recommend, if your case provides, 2 140mm fans for intake, and 1 120mm fan for exhaust. CPU coolers always come with thermal paste. Other than that, you've got yourself a pretty good build from the looks of it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this be a problem?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It simply means that you may not be able to use your drive bays because you have such a large GPU. If you want a smaller GPU that might mitigate this issue, then you could go for the EVGA version of the 1070.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vengeance LED and the Dark Rock Pro 3"

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you for the detailed answer! It's very much appreciated!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Build - Opinions Needed!"

  • 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 $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $234.99 @ Newegg
Case Inwin 303 White ATX Mid Tower Case $73.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1048.55
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $978.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 19:54 EST-0500

There are 1060s out there for cheaper, but this one is still good. I don't think you plan to overclock, but if you do, it wouldn't hurt to get a better cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Im a noob"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That CPU is vastly outdated. For the same price, you can get the i7-6700k, which is substantially better. Here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB 6GT OC Video Card $258.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1027.81
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $987.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 19:46 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need help picking a power supply"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not overclocking, then 550 will be enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need help picking a power supply"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably the EVGA SuperNOVA 550w or EVGA SuperNOVA 650w

It's a tad pricey, but it's energy efficient and fully modular.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Final Opinions on My First Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to Overclock, you could go with a better CPU cooler. That one is pretty good, but there are better ones out there. And that GPU from EVGA tends to run very hot due to its single fan. You should also invest in an SSD, and put your OS and most played games on there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NEED ADVICE. I AM A NOOB"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, mate. This build isn't powerful enough to run minecraft or CS:GO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "second opinion?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

That PSU is way overkill for that system. a 550 watt will do just fine. If you want to upgrade in the future, a 650w. And there are cheaper 1060's out there, but if you want to keep that, that's fine. Did a little bit of digging. This is what the compatibility note means (probably)

"If you were to add a M.2 SSD you would disable two of the SATA ports. SATA ports are used to connect your SSHD, HDD, and SATA SSDs. BTW all the SATA ports in your motherboard are SATA 6Gb/s ports meaning they can transfer up to that speed if your storage is able to."

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My finalized build. Any last moment changes?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Again, until it's commercially available, and millions have tested it and some of given their two cents, I am going to stay on the safe-side and wait.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My finalized build. Any last moment changes?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

250$ is the most I am willing to spend for a CPU. I am not one to purchase a new product from the get-go when it releases. I wait to see the reviews on it. If it's great, then sure, I will go for it. If it's good, but has problems, I'll stick to 6600k until better ones come out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is an SSD really necessary for my pc build? PLEASE REPLY"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD's aren't required. You can run just fine with an HDD. They only difference between the two is that an SSD, although has less storage, loads anything stored into it significantly faster than any HDD can do. For example, if you have an OS in an HDD, PC boot time will be around 40 seconds to a minute. With an OS into an SSD, you can except boot times to drop to 10-15 seconds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I am about to purchase this custom build : Please feedback highly appreciated"

  • 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 $284.99 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ NCIX
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Corsair Force LE 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $144.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $568.99 @ NCIX
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.98 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $117.75 @ shopRBC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $19.82 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1521.49
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1471.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-21 15:12 EST-0500

Your motherboard's RAM frequency only goes up to 2133, the one you chose goes all the way up to 3000. So, got some RAM that's slightly cheaper. The EVO is good, but the Scythe FUMA has much better performance and has a great price, which would be around 60$. And since you're mainly gaming, I would highly recommend you get a 250gb SSD with 1 or 2tb HDD. A little more expensive overall, but you have more storage. All your most played games and the OS would go into the SSD, and everything else in the HDD. That's just me, though. More storage is always nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "cs:go 720p gaming"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not going to get anything good with that budget.

If you can increase your budget, you can get something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ₹9090.00 @ Amazon India
Motherboard MSI H110M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ₹9114.00 @ Amazon India
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ₹3639.00 @ Amazon India
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB ACX 2.0 Video Card -
Power Supply Corsair VS 350W ATX Power Supply ₹2549.00 @ Amazon India
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total ₹24392.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-21 21:24 IST+0530

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SO this is it.. still need feedback though.."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PNY is good. Samsung is better, but that SSD is good for its price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i get a different cpu?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're tight on your budget, I would save yourself 80$ and get the i3-6100. It's approximately 16% weaker than the 6500, anyway. It's still a powerful core. If you could squeeze in a 120gb SSD, that would be a bonus. You could just put in your OS and one or two most played games on there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SO this is it.. still need feedback though.."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $259.00
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $95.00
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $86.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $86.89 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Extreme Video Card $410.31 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 760T Black V2 ATX Full Tower Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $91.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $379.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1711.91
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1681.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-21 01:22 EST-0500

I would just recommend two sticks of RAM. You don't want to use all of your RAM slots. I also chose low-profile RAM for you. Since you say you do a lot of video editing, I put in a 120gb SSD, for the OS and initial editing program, and the 2 TB HDD for all your actual videos. The difference between 2133 and 2300 is almost unnoticeable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asking for your two cents on proposed upgrades to my build"

  • 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 $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.77 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card $254.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Jet
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $18.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan $21.48 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan $21.48 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1305.14
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1295.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-20 19:24 EST-0500

You said you didn't want to spend too much. This will more than fit the requirements for games like Battlefield 1, but if that's all you intend to play, and you don't want to really future-proof your PC, then you get get away with a 700$ PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How well can this run intensive programs?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I kind of have a 1300$ budget. I would like to have a larger one, but that simply isn't happening. And GPU's aren't used much in programs like Maya. A simple 750 ti is more than enough unless you're dealing with extreme textures, extensive bump mapping and such while in live mode.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I know people think this is a bad CPU but no one has been able to say why other than heat!!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, AMD CPU's always run hotter than their intel counterparts. But that CPU is almost no more powerful than an I3-6100, and that CPU is only around 100$. It's price to performance isn't great, but that CPU has good overclocking potential. A friend of mine overclocked his to 6.0 GHz. This CPU is a better workstation CPU than it is for gaming, if you're comparing it to the i3-6100. If you compare it to the 6600k, which is ~250$, it's much better gaming CPU. It consumes a boat-load of power. And heat does matter, if your CPU runs hot, it could seriously damage it.

Comment reply on TheBlackPython's Completed Build: Cold Water - My First Gaming Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! I plan on buying that case. It looks so good, and to me, it's worth the price. Very clean and very nice! I hope it serves you well!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build Opinions Needed - 1440p Gaming"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

550 watt is initially fine. If you really want to help in future-proofing it, or you're planning on upgrading it along the line, then a 650 wouldn't hurt.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My CPU runs very hot"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Can you make an educated guess on how much temperatures would improve with a new thermal compound?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My CPU runs very hot"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. I assume I should go ahead and reapply the thermal paste when I get the chance?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My CPU runs very hot"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting. Speccy says it runs at 90c, but on OverDrive, it's running at a cool 20c on Idle.

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