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Comment reply on Forum Topic "First pc build, all parts have been purchased...."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes everything should work if you put it together right, kind of a bit late to ask for opinions though. One suggestion would be to get a 2TB HDD, around 50-60 dollars.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading GT 630 - Need help finding replacement"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

a gt 630 takes 65 watts, I looked through all cards that don't take more than that and it seems that the best one is a gtx 750ti. Not a great card but not awful either, a GTX1050Ti is cheaper but takes just a tiny bit more wattage, so you could buy a 1050Ti, and if it takes up just too much wattage return it and buy the 750ti

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading GT 630 - Need help finding replacement"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I did build a whole new computer, yes, this is the build if you're interested (I since replaced the PSU but was too lazy to update it)...come to think of it I'm not sure whether or not your computer will be able to use a 1050ti or 1060, the reason I built a new one instead of just a new card was A: the case was really small so there wouldn't be room and B: the PSU was low wattage and had no PCIe cables so it wouldn't support it.

If there is room in the case you could get a GTX 1050 and a 50$ PSU for ~200$, there is a chance that you can get a new GPU without a new PSU but since it's a pre-built that's not super likely. Also GTX 1050s and 1050Ti cards won't need PCIe cables but I believe a 1060 would need one. If you don't know what those cords look like, they are tiny 3 by 2 cords that are plugged into the top of some GPUs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HARDWARE REQUIRED FOR FORTNITE?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

buys Titan V to play fortnite 4K 120fps

instant regret

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading GT 630 - Need help finding replacement"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

My old computer had an (outdated) i7 and a gt 640, so we have similar situations. For 200 dollars I would recommend a GTX1050Ti, which is also what I got. You could also consider a GTX 1060 3GB but that might be hard to find for less than ~220

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8 GB or 16 GB 2400 or 3200"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd get the 8GB's of RAM, for general usage that should easily be enough. Get faster RAM too since Ryzen CPUs should be coupled with faster RAM. 2666Mhz should be fine but 3000Mhz or 3200Mhz is better, though for general usage it probably won't make too much of a difference anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build... Any Suggestions???"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, though it is odd that you put down the cooler as being purchased for free...if possible I would recommend 16GB of RAM but at this price you're better off getting the 1060 6GB and i3, anything less would be a worse deal

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really hot idle"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

37c at idle is good. You could try speeding up the fan and/or lowering the OC...it probably won't make a huge difference if you don't achieve that overclock anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trouble on deciding on a newer Intel or AMD processor"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

if you can afford a a sufficient cooling solution that is

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really hot idle"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

low 50's is high for idle. Idle idle temps are 30's (or 20's, but that's hard to achieve without 100+ dollar water coolers, or living in a tundra, though to be fair I live in Iowa, which sure feels like a tundra at points, and don't get that low temps).

'my 2400g at 4Ghz should be running in the 20's' per whom? Who said this? One possibility is that they were simply wrong, but you must also consider that not all CPU's run as cool as others, even when they are the same module, one 2400g can possibly achieve overclocks that another can not, simply because of luck. Why? I don't know to be honest, but it is what it is.

I assume you are measuring in Celsius

Comment reply on Angelomiller777's Completed Build: My 1st build update !

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, those temps' aren't awful, but are a bit high

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Samsung Odyssey VR Gaming PC? (newbie's first build)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

quite a good deal over-budget though

Comment reply on Angelomiller777's Completed Build: My 1st build update !

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Your CPU runs between 73c and 80c? I hope you mean that at full load it runs that hot, if so than it's not awful but I'd probably reduce the OC a bit cause that is a bit high, but that's your call. If you mean that when you're doing nothing it's 73c and under heavy load it's 80c then that's...interesting. 73c idle is horrible, but at the same time a 7c difference between idle and heavy load is tremendous.

I do however believe you mean that its 73-80c under heavy load, in which case as I said earlier I'd maybe take a bit off of the OC. The coffee lake i7 processors are infamous for getting hot easily, so you may consider a better cooler if you want to get the highest OC possible, though if we are honest, it probably won't make a huge difference in your performance for anything but benchmarks

Comment reply on Angelomiller777's Completed Build: My 1st build update !

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

he means that replaced it with a new one

Comment reply on eliasnesta's Completed Build: Budget 4th Gen Build: Shiden

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it, it's a bit out dated, but that gives it an old school vibe

Comment reply on Forum Topic "can someone tell me how good or bad my part list is?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The one entitled dream build, correct? That is a a very good build (assuming your purpose is gaming). It would work great for 2k or even 4k resolution games

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I could use some help"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

if you get a locked cooler and a locked mobo, why even buy an aftermarket cooler. Contrary to popular belief, the stock cooler works just fine if you aren't overclocking (which I know from personal experience so I don't care how many statistics, reviews, or studies you throw at me)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need to finalise build - better value? ($1300 AUD Gaming and 3D)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess it might be, but it shouldn't make much of a difference

Comment reply on Forum Topic "UK build in the US?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU might be an issue, but I'd imagine you can buy a power outlet adapter, that I what I did when I went to South America (long story). Other than that everything will work fine, of course

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need to finalise build - better value? ($1300 AUD Gaming and 3D)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need to buy the thermal paste since the stock cooler should have some pre-applied. Other than this I approve

Comment reply on mjcallisonjr's Completed Build: Just Another Red and Black Build

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Picture 11: HOLY CRAP THAT CASE IS HUGE

Picture 12: Oh, its on a stand...

Comment reply on mjcallisonjr's Completed Build: Just Another Red and Black Build

  • 20 months ago
  • 5 points

Behold, the ultimate computer.

Wow

Also, that is a crap ton of case fans

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD or Intel Build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

for pure gaming I recommend Intel

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need a CPU cooler for my gaming PC?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Short answer: you can just use the stock cooler that comes with the CPU...of course it would be foolhardy not to use a CPU cooler at all, but the stock cooler isn't awful and should do fine

Long answer: If you want to overclock then you can maybe get a little extra juice out of it, but if you want to overclock very much then yes, I'd get one. If you don't want to overclock much or at all then you can just skip out on buying an aftermarket cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is DDR4-2400MHz fine for an Intel 8700k?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Short answer: yes

Long answer: yes

TD;RL

Yes

Comment reply on anassiri's Completed Build: ~The Frosted Apple~

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Great to see a budget build get featured, this is a great build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Got a used computer, want to upgrade it"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that's...a lot. If anyone understands it then kudos for being a genius. From what I understand it's archaic and if you want to use modern parts then probably only the case is re-usable, though you could maybe keep the HDD and optical drive if there is one, but I wouldn't be surprised if they use older connectors and you need adapters. I didn't read the whole thing so I could be wrong.

Maybe a more...normal parts list would be better

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080Ti with Some Streaming on the Side"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I would probably buy and aftermarket cooler, but other than that it's fine.

Comment reply on bugboy94's Completed Build: plexitower v2: the redux

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the reflection of you taking a photo

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a 550 watt power supply run a gtx 1080 SC"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Easy to answer. Put all the parts into a list on this website, and check the estimated wattage it will consume, and then you will know whether or not 550 watts will be enough (note: overclocking components can increase the wattage they consume, so keep that in mind if you plan to overclock anything)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Slow Wifi, but fast LAN? Do i need a new router?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

By LAN you mean wired internet? If so then that's not LAN. If that's the issue than it is probably the router, but it could be the wifi adapters.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Opinions On This Build! Is It Worth $800?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It has recently (as in withing the past 2 minutes) come to my attention that a 120mm AIO is not worth it and you should get air cooling instead, so I'd recommend you do that.

Honestly you probably own't even need to OC that CPU for most uses, I own one and for heavy gaming (though most of my gaming isn't heavy) it never reaches about ~70% usage, per MSI afterburner

The PSU needs to be better, it's something you should never cheap out on. I honestly don't know much about them, but you should get a good quality 80+ bronze (at this budget anyways), idk much about which ones are better than others, but a google search can help with that.

You could get a GTX1050Ti for like 20 bucks more, which is well worth it IMO

Comment reply on Forum Topic "games ramdonly crash when putting ram 3200mhz?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You could do that, but the BIOS probably has a built in reset option, which is easier since you don't have to deal with the hardware

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible build for a friend"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

1: To a certain degree you are correct. But you put on standards for them to meet. You can look through the list yourself and choose a better one if you really want to, but using a filter give you the cheapest option, and for parts such as RAM or HDDs you probably won't notice much of a difference anyways. It's not like I'm doing it to the PSU or the cooler.

2: speaking of the cooler, I will admit I don't know much about them, I simply choose one around the price range that has good reviews.

3: the particular drive isn't questionable, but spending 250 dollars on a single drive sure is. Makes a lot more sense to spend 100 dollars left and get a 500GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. You could even get 2 500GBs SSD and get the same storage for a smaller price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build Me A Gaming/Streaming/Editing PC"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $209.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard $133.17 @ Amazon
Memory *Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 3D 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX Video Card $529.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ Adorama
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $12.19 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $12.19 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1409.37
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-08 19:05 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor $259.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $17.90 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard $133.17 @ Amazon
Memory *Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 3D 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card $459.00 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ Adorama
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $12.19 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $12.19 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1406.38
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-08 19:08 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $209.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard $133.17 @ Amazon
Memory *Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 3D 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card $459.00 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ Adorama
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $12.19 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $12.19 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1338.38
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-08 19:09 EDT-0400

The first one is probably the best of the 3. The second is similar but with a better CPU, however a worse GPU. It is better for gaming, as for streaming I'm mostly confident that it will do better than the second one. The third is the worst of all of them, but is cheaper

Comment reply on Forum Topic "games ramdonly crash when putting ram 3200mhz?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

this is your RAM, correct? Don't ask how I know, I'm psychic*. You could contact the manufacturers, or bring the RAM back down to 2666mhz (shouldn't make too much of a difference anyways). Could also be unrelated (not very likely), and is something else with the BIOS update. You could consider resetting the BIOS and then setting the RAM to what you want, and if applicable putting all overclocks back the way they were, then trying again

*I actually just looked at your profile and saw your parts list to find them

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you guys check this for me?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

At the top of your partlist, I didn't even see that cause why would I look there? You should have just put it in the forum post

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on this $600 Budget PC Build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

As for the GPU, just get the cheapest 1060 6GBs available. AS for the motherboard, I don't know much about AMD boards, but I'd imagine you can just do it now, motherboards do generally cause too much difference in performance

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anti-Static Mats/Bracelets"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I built my computer on a wood table in a garage with concrete flooring, no socks, no wrist bands. Just touch some grounded metal and don't tough any fluffy stuff (weird term). If you are nervous then touch some grounded metal before touching the MOBO, but is is indeed hard to accidentally damage components with static without being an idiot

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with wifi disconnecting"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

check for wifi driver updates

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Build Help."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good to me

Comment reply on ScuzzyGunk's Completed Build: First Timer

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

first time build you spend almost 8000$

you have 3 comments

you have no comment karma

first time you do a custom loop, and you don't even mention overclocking in the 'details' section (or the desc.)

you only have 1 photo

I'm not saying its not real, I'm just saying it's...suspicious

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is the best bang for buck."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

B360 is meant for lesser, cheaper boards and builds. I would get the list of all B360 MOBOs and sort by either A: cheapest price or B: best reviews

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need to Upgrade Router?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is 100 mb so it's probably your router

edit: and that's wireless. In theory my internet could support 12.5MB/s so if I used Ethernet it would, most likely, be even faster than that

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beginner PC builder. Need advice"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $174.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage *ADATA - SU800 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB WINDFORCE Video Card $459.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool - EARLKASE RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $56.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1184.70
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-07 19:19 EDT-0400

this is what I would do

Comment reply on Andrizzle123's Completed Build: 2nd PC Build - Red/White/Black Theme

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

but then its not the same resolution, so he should have said so (plus we don't know whether or not he has multiple)

Comment reply on Andrizzle123's Completed Build: 2nd PC Build - Red/White/Black Theme

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean multiple monitors all running 1080p? Then that's not really the same thing if you think about it. If you have 2 monitors at 1920x1080 then its 3840x1080, which is a huge difference

Comment reply on ScuzzyGunk's Completed Build: First Timer

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not convinced

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