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Comment reply on Forum Topic "anything better i could get? updated list"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That CPU can be overclocked.

The CPU will need a Z370 or maybe a Z390 board to realize the overclock though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anything better i could get? updated list"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It will work nicely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Family Living Room PC (Budget $800)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I did not see any graphics card or any integrated graphics. This tweak takes care of that.. It also doubles your RAM which may be nice for the light video/photo editing. It will be plenty for internet surfing and writing documents too. There's even room to add an optical drive if you want to use it to watch movies on disk. It can do some light to medium gaming too if you so desire.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $158.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $113.00 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 960 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $205.99 @ Amazon
Case Antec - ISK 300-150 Mini ITX Desktop Case w/150 W Power Supply $77.83 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Other Mounting Kit $7.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $777.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 16:51 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anything better i could get? updated list"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

An i5 would give you more to work with and better gaming. Without a k on the end of the identifier (i.e. i5-8600k), you have a CPU you can't overclock the easy way.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can mmy Pc be better for gaming?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be your current two choices.

The Ryzen 5 suggested will do quite well, and have some room, should you ever decide to do it, stream while playing.

The i5 I mentioned will do better than the i3 in modern games... but it does have its limitations.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anything better i could get? updated list"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The i3 you have chosen is a locked CPU, so you can't overclock it, and the cooling will keep it real cool. With that said, that will let you upgrade the CPU in the future without need of buying a new cooler or other parts unless Coffee Lake or Coffee Lake Refresh becomes impossible to find at a good price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "B450 ATX mobo?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't let the gaming nomenclature fool you. It will do well for business apps as well. However, you can downgrade the GPU if you like then... a GT1030, or RX560 would suffice if you don't need to render quickly in real-time... Otherwise you can do rendering in real time if you do model architecture/3D blueprints. The extra cores/threads may come in handy if you do any multitasking. You can also jump back to 4K in that case too, however a larger monitor may be nicer in the end.

This one will net you a larger monitor, handy if you need to show clients or see details a little better, more cores, basic graphics... strong multitasking, weak gaming/rendering...

Only catch is some of it, primarily the CPU will need to be obtained before Black Friday sales expire.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler AMD - Wraith Max 55.78 CFM CPU Cooler $53.80 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.25 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GT 1030 2 GB LP Video Card $69.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar - MX330-X ATX Mid Tower Case $45.56 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $37.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - ET430K wmiiqppx 43.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $499.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1237.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 16:03 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anything better i could get? updated list"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

This has been tweaked a little... and assumes a max budget of $1000 USD. Now you can actually overclock the CPU if you desire. Plus you have two more physical cores which can help out. For 1080p 144Hz, the 1070 will do well. If you're doing 2K/1440p or 4K, it will do 1440p, but not on the highest settings (the 1060 6GB would require lower settings yet)... 4K? barely.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $249.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.04 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $82.44 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $329.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC - Crystal-P3-RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $967.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 15:29 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can mmy Pc be better for gaming?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Your weakest link is that i3 dual core processor. If you just want to upgrade the CPU... for $250, you can upgrade to a Intel Core i5-7600... slightly slower clock, four real cores, slightly better IPC. It will show some improvement... but... you can do a little better... (note: coffee lake or coffee lake refresh prices out of your budget.)

That does leave AMD's offerings:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $0.00
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $0.00
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 470 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card -
Monitor Samsung - C24F390 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $0.00
Monitor Samsung - C24F390 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $249.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 15:21 EST-0500

Just be aware prices reflect some early Black Friday pricing

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Assistance with a ~$1,500 Ryzen Build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

That ASRock Motherboard isn't one of their best (that title belongs to the Taichi series) as such, the VRMs are not as good as they should be for overclocking. Otherwise than that... the build looks solid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please tell me if there is anything wrong with this build. Thanks"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks okay. The case you chose does have a couple of 2.5" mounting spots for an SSD, so you don't need any adapters.

I can be improved, imho, but you don't really have to do much as it is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice Required on my Part List"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I see... the build isn't all that bad. Your weakest piece is that ASRock Motherboard. It isn't one of the better units on the market. (Their Taichi line is fine, the rest are a bit weak in the VRM section.) Knowing your budget will help tweak the build to allow a better Motherboard. Did you intend to go ultra-wide 1080p? your GPU will support 1440p (2k) just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I buy protection plans that last about 2 or 4 years just for a few bucks?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For the most part, the protection plans/extended warranties are a waste of money for you, and extra profit for the reseller.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I change anything?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

This one fits the budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard $104.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.84 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Dual Video Card $180.00
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $46.98 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $699.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 14:14 EST-0500

Now... that GFX Card.... $180, fixed price... It's better than the current price we can find through here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "B450 ATX mobo?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Revised build... with all components... superior performance to original build. (4K gaming off a IGP? The built in Vega GPU is great for a built-in... but in no way will do 4K gaming. This update will get you into 2K gaming, although not at real high detail.

I also recommend NOT going with your $20 OS... unless you have a student price at someplace like DreamSpark through your school. Expect to pay around $100 otherwise for Windows 10 64-bit for a copy guaranteed to last the whole life of the OS.

You can drop the cooler if you don't mind running closer to rated speed under heavier loads.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $52.39 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 960 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $204.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR MK2 OC Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - ED323QUR Abidpx 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1277.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 12:56 EST-0500

An alternate build with more total storage overall:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $52.39 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.25 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR MK2 OC Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - ED323QUR Abidpx 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1243.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 13:04 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CAS latency. (What do I want?)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You want lower CAS latency numbers for whatever speed bracket (CL14 is faster than CL19 at 3200). It does play a role in access speed... just be prepared as many times the lower latency numbers will come at a premium. Just be aware too that you will need to adjust as kschendel has noted between different speeds to balance them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM and motherboard compatibility"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Only issue with QVL lists is they can be woefully incomplete: Motherboard manufacturer side or RAM side.

Yes, if its listed, you know 100% it will work, but there are many other RAM-Motherboard combinations that will work just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "16gb enough?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Between 3200 and 300? Quite a bit and quite noticeable. Between 3200 and 3000... probably not enough to really notice without benchmarks,

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worst timing ever"

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not keen on it, but pre-builts are the cheapest way for performance cards right now. These prices are definitely out of hand otherwise... unless you do get lucky and can pounce on a near regular price one as soon as it hits the shelves (virtual or otherwise.) It's just too bad some of the more affordable pre-builts aren't all that great in and of themselves.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1060 or RX580?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Either one will work well... as long as it isn't the GTX-1060 3GB combined with a handful of certain AAA titles which choke on 3GB of RAM so bad that even the 1050Ti with 4GB of RAM will outperform it. Of course the 1060 3GB model is a bit more of a comparison performance wise to the RX-570.

The 1060 6GB and the 580 trade blows pretty well. However, the 580 suffers from Etherium Miner demand, causing it to be more expensive. So... Get whichever one you can get the best deal on in that case. It of course depends on your demand/use of any adjustable/adaptive sync tech too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1060 5GB?!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The full GP-106 as found in the GTX-1060 6GB isn't constricted, agreed. The gimped GP-106 as found in the GTX-1060 3GB IS constricted to 3GB Max, in addition to being 10% slower than the 1060 6GB.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NCIX Supreme Bankruptcy Confirmed."

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that DirectCanada was one of "other companies" or subsidiarys/sister companies. There was at least one more though,

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NCIX Supreme Bankruptcy Confirmed."

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

The loss of NCIX will undoubtedly affect Canadian shoppers the most. The value of the Canadian dollar, which began falling 2014, could have contributed to NCIX’s demise. However, NCIX’s main competitor, Canada Computers, took over several of the closed retail locations in British Columbia and Newegg, which entered Canada in 2008, seems to be doing fine.

Computer Hardware Retailer NCIX Files For Bankruptcy by Leon Chan December 4, 2017 at 7:30 AM - http://www.tomshardware.com/news/hardware-retailer-ncix-files-bankruptcy,36040.html

We don’t know what caused the bankruptcy, but signs of trouble had already begun appearing in July when NCIX closed all its retail locations in Ontario. Shortly after, it closed a bunch of retail stores in its home market of British Columbia as well. By the end of November, all NCIX retail outlets had closed. The company also stopped fulfilling online orders around the same time and opened a thread on its forums for users to request refunds and cancellations.

Computer Hardware Retailer NCIX Files For Bankruptcy by Leon Chan December 4, 2017 at 7:30 AM - http://www.tomshardware.com/news/hardware-retailer-ncix-files-bankruptcy,36040.html

Looks like shutting down for good. However, that isn't to say that someone won't come along and buy the remaining assets and/or name.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1070 Ti specs (estimates, not exact.)"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know if it will be overclockable or not, but I do know NVidia won't let the manufacturers sell a 1070ti factory overclocked. We'll know more here in about a week though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1070 Ti specs (estimates, not exact.)"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not careful, you can fall into that trap easily. It's basically the same trap as holding off for the next new product because it will be here shortly, and it promises to beat the current generation, putting a buyer into a perpetual wait.

Be happy with what you got because it was the best for your needs at the time you got it, assuming you couldn't hold off any longer. Now, if you do have an eVGA card, when eVGA announces their release (and after you hear how it, the 1070ti, actually does perform in a few days to a little over a week) you might be able to take advantage of their step-up program and save some cash.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1070 Ti specs (estimates, not exact.)"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Officially, NVidia has put a choke-chain on card manufacturers. It cannot be sold clocked higher than the current 1070s. It does have more CUDA units and such (four of the five disabled units are now enabled.) I have a feeling that's intentional as to not cut into the 1080 as, as it stands the 1070, with a high enough overclock does match a 1080.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-ti,35773.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/790-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-ti-unboxing.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good used price? Strix rx 480 8gb $180"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm. I'm not so sure I like that the seller isn't passing on more info. Will they at least guarantee NO DOA? A short test drive in their system?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Geforce GTX 1060 3gb vs. Radeon RX 570 4gb"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX-1060 3GB is either misnamed or the GTX-1060 6GB is. The only clue you got about that is if you really look closely at the specs. the 1060 3GB is basically the same as the 1060 6GB other than the fact the GPU itself is cut down in the 3GB model. This cutting down makes the 3GB RAM for it, its maximum, not to mention the loss of shaders, ROPs, etc. Its 3GB of RAM can fill up too fast for a few games and choke performance on high settings.

The RX570 is of course a cut-down RX-580 GPU as well, but it has 1GB more RAM and games have no issues with 4GB... (if you go for the 8GB model, which is entirely possible, that is even less likely to become an issue.) The RX-570 also has a larger memory bus, and has the advantage in throughput.

And in titles like Doom, Hitman, and to a lesser extent, Rise of the Tomb Raider, the 3GB GeForce takes care of itself by running out of memory, even at 1920x1080. If you aren’t careful to manage the 1060’s detail settings, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti sometimes ends up faster thanks to its 4GB of GDDR5.

What we end up with, then, is a competition between Radeon RX 570 4GB (in our case, Asus’ $185 ROG Strix version) and a more expensive GeForce GTX 1060 3GB that ranges from $190 to $230. Given what we saw in our benchmarks, there’s just no way we’d recommend the 1060 for maxed-out quality at FHD. Much less so if you want to experiment with QHD. Regardless of whether Nvidia's card behaves well in the games you play today, there’s no guarantee it’ll continue serving you well tomorrow.

To be sure, AMD’s Radeon RX 570 wins this round.

Who, then, is going to buy it? The Radeon RX 570, like its predecessor, falls into a fairly dense mix of capable GPUs. Anyone with a QHD display determined to crank up the detail settings in their favorite games is going to go with a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/Radeon RX 580 or higher. Anyone playing at 1920x1080 and willing to compromise graphics quality to save some money can get away with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Enthusiasts who splurged on a GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390 last generation are still enjoying those cards and their ability to cut through 1080p with ease.

As a result, Radeon RX 570 appeals specifically to folks gunning for maxed-out details at 1920x1080 who, for some reason, didn't already jump on Radeon RX 470.

-- Tom's Hardware - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-570-4gb,5028-18.html

IMHO, you should clearly go with the RX-570. (If you had targeted the 580 vs 1060 6GB, this would be a harder decision, although you'd not be disappointed with either of those two.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good used price? Strix rx 480 8gb $180"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

New Pricing: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#m=8&c=370&r=8192

Doesn't sound too bad a price. I assume it hasn't been abused?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$750 gaming build"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Best I can do with your budget... while trying to get you medium - high graphics settings... with a MAYBE ultra in a handful of games AND include OS, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a headset.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B150M-DVS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $54.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC DIY-N8-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.88 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $58.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Monitor AOC G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Headphones Cyber Acoustics AC-202B Headset $9.97 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Base Price $750.61
Shipping $10.98
Total $761.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-03 14:36 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "350 dollars budget PC build"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Good. I hope you enjoy it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie call for help: PC build under 2000$ with GTX 1080 sli ?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Problem is NVidia cards with the "Founder's Edition" coolers are already throttling back because they can't keep up with cooling the card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "350 dollars budget PC build"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It helps us to know what country you live in so we can aim at the right currency... otherwise you'll run into availability issues as well as those cost differences.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "At home build..."

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Something I realized after submission: For your stated purposes, that SeaSonic 300W PSU is good, albeit harder on cable management (No removable cables.)

But... if you decide for more powerful graphics (using today's cards) you can't easily use anything greater than a GTX1050 or RX460 due to lack of PCIe connectors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "350 dollars budget PC build"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that would give more room for upgrades later... and really, based on room for a $400 ceiling, the other case can stay. Other than that, the current build may use between 25%-33% of the PSU's power limits.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "350 dollars budget PC build"

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

The Corsair Builder series PSUs are not very good. They have a reputation of failing as soon as their 3yr warranty expires.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "350 dollars budget PC build"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Within the $400 upper limit. Everything but OS, peripherals, SSD, and HDD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $46.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $46.97 @ Jet
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB SC GAMING Video Card $109.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $37.98 @ Newegg
Other Unknown HDD: Unknown SATA speed, RPM, and buffer Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $376.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-29 14:40 EST-0500

Note that the given PSU is good for this build. For an upgraded system, (especially upgrading the GPU,) it will need to be replaced with a more powerful and expensive unit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "350 dollars budget PC build"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you hear that?

1050 Beats the 460 soundly in DX11 1050 still beats (barely) the 460 in DX12 and Vulkan.

... at least 2 months ago. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti,4787.html

It's the only nVidia GPU that outperforms the AMD counterpart in all areas.

The 470 beats the 1050 easily, but it's closest rival is really the 1060 3GB (1060? 1058?)

The 480's counterpart is the 1060 6GB (1060Ti? 1060?... Get the feeling that I think the 1060 3GB is badly named... or is it the 1060 6GB badly named in comparison?)

with the 470 and 480, the 1060s (3GB, 6GB respectively) win in DX11, and lose in DX12 and Vulkan.

If the 460 has improved, It's probably closer to losing in DX11 and winning in DX12 and Vulkan.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "At home build..."

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay... second offering.... THIS one I can get to meet your budget.... ONLY by dropping to a Pentium CPU though. (I can add a SMALL SSD as well. Won't hold a whole lot. Primarily the OS and Office. More than that... well...)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $57.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $46.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $41.98 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $37.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $394.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-29 14:16 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "At home build..."

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Close as I can come using an i3. (No SSD)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $46.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $41.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $37.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $401.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-29 14:08 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie call for help: PC build under 2000$ with GTX 1080 sli ?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

As vgabond139 said, totally different units. The builder series only had a 3 yr warranty. The new CXM units have a 5 yr warranty. ( 5 yrs is basement level length for a decent ATX size PSU now days.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie call for help: PC build under 2000$ with GTX 1080 sli ?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The builder series also has had a lower than normal (30 instead of 40 degrees Celsius) heat rating and cheap caps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie call for help: PC build under 2000$ with GTX 1080 sli ?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Two 1070s will beat a 1080 in SLI... in games that SLI well... Games that Don't SLI well, or at all (and VR Games don't SLI at all) will make the 1080 come out on top.

For anything 1080p 144Hz, or 1440p 60Hz, the 1070 does well. for 1440p 144Hz, or 4K 60Hz, you will need that 1080, and even then you'll need the TitanX (pascal) for better than Good/Normal settings at 4K. When it comes to 1080P 60Hz, a 1060 6GB (or should it be called a 1060Ti) or RX-480 will work great at Ultra settings. (1060 is better @ DX11, 480 is better @ DX12 & Vulkan.) Sadly, it won't be for a week or so at the soonest (sometime Q1 2017) that AMD will finally have something that will be able to compete against the 1070 and up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie call for help: PC build under 2000$ with GTX 1080 sli ?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The CXM series (NOT the Builder Series CX or CX-M which have a reputation of failing as soon as the warranty expires) are better units, albeit they are only Bronze 80+ Rated. Sadly, pretty much all the EVGA Gen1 PSUs are mediocre at best and overpriced.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie call for help: PC build under 2000$ with GTX 1080 sli ?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

For only $25 over, you get the Operating System AND a WiFi card added into the build...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $113.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (2-Way SLI) $599.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (2-Way SLI) $599.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $46.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill N600PCE PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $28.49 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2024.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-28 14:34 EST-0500

Drop down to an i5-6500 instead (While keeping the cooler. You can't just dump the cooler as all K series CPUs don't include them anymore.)...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1984.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-28 14:36 EST-0500

Even cheaper if you drop the cooler too...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1934.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-28 14:40 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best $1000 gaming computer red theme"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking for a gaming computer with a black/red or white/red theme.

Not a problem

Will be used purely for gaming.

Good to know

Already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and mousepad.

It would be nice to know resolution and refresh frequency (720p (HD), 1050p 1080p (FHD), 1440p (2K, QHD), 2160p (4K, UHD)? 60Hz, 75Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz? Also, what connections on the keyboard and mouse? ( 2 PS2, 2 USB, or 1 each?)

I am looking for a computer that will look good and have a window case.

Not a problem.

Please make sure the computer is quiet as well because it will be 2 feet away from me.

A little tougher, but it can be balanced out for silence and performance. Although I might not have balanced it that well in this case. (I'm not making any guarantee.)

Please make sure I can buy the parts through amazon and preferably prime for 2 day shipping..

IMHO, you may be short-changing yourself here, but if that's what you want... I've expanded to include Newegg in addition to Amazon for the exact same build. This last price point leaves enough room to move to a NVidia GTX1060 6GB GPU card if you value DX11 over DX12 and Vulkan... OR if you value NVidia over AMD. Either GPU card will do you well at 1080p 60Hz though.

Thank you for your help!!! :)

Well, I hope I have helped. :)

AMAZON ONLY

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $207.45 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $44.47 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper B7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $110.88 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.97 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $95.52 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.01 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card $240.26 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $60.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $66.85 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1008.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-27 14:22 EST-0500

AMAZON and NEWEGG

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $44.47 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper B7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.01 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $46.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $956.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-27 14:24 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500-1800 gaming pc"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

AiO liquid cooling is pretty simple. It's just mount the components and try to let the hoses curve gently and not get hung up on anything. Most cases will allow enough space for it all without it feeling uncomfortable for the parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500-1800 gaming pc"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point
  • PSU power enough for SLI with the exact same GPU card.
  • FAST SSD for booting and major/priority apps and games.
  • Plenty of storage for everything.
  • OS included. Save money by dropping it if not needed.
  • 16GB of RAM, plenty for the most memory demanding game.
  • More than enough CPU. Can save about $80-$100 by dropping down to an i5-6600k if need be.
  • AiO liquid cooling. Can save about $50.00 if going for a CryOrig H5 Ultimate air cooler if need be.
  • 1440p @ 120+Hz should be possible on high or ultra settings. if all you want is 1440p 60Hz, a GTX-970 will save you $150-$200.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN360EX 229.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $103.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $148.47 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage MyDigitalSSD BPX 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $207.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $92.15 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card $580.81 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $60.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $93.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $86.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1785.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-23 14:07 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500-1800 gaming pc"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

There can be a difference. BUT... that difference favors two sticks over four in the 115x platforms: Overclocking. there's only two channels for memory anyway, and multiple sticks on the same channel can affect electrical characteristics enough where an overclock beyond the rated speed of the RAM is effected. Less sticks can equal faster overclocks on RAM.

Other than that, you are right: no difference at the same speed and timings.

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