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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Core i7-7700K vs Intel Core i5-7600K Best Bang For Your Buck?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

if you aren't overclocking a ton look for the cryorig h7 its 35 USD and does a phenomenal job.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Core i7-7700K vs Intel Core i5-7600K Best Bang For Your Buck?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

k series don't come with one

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Core i7-7700K vs Intel Core i5-7600K Best Bang For Your Buck?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, if just going for gaming then the i5 is much better for the price, however if you are doing other things that will require multiple threads/cores and would benefit then the i7 will outperform the i5 in that aspect (Streaming, Multitasking, Rendering, Etc.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level build - Budget $700 Au"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Most Actually Legal Places charge around the msrp because that's how much microsoft makes them charge by making it exorbitant. you can look around for windows 10 keys but just be wary because there's alot of people who'll sell you fake or bad keys and just take your money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level build - Budget $700 Au"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

unfortunately the only thing you may be able to go down on is down to 2133 mhz ram which might save you a few bucks and the motherboard could go down to like a b series board or something i suppose which would save you a few bucks but windows is really the killer. i don't do Pre-built because they use trash components and most of the time you can't upgrade stuff down the road (for example couldn't upgrade my mother in laws dell without going out and getting an old gtx 750ti because that's one of the only cards that their bios for her MB supported.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level build - Budget $700 Au"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah intel's cpus have integrated graphics, if you can afford an i5 and add a video card later you'll have a great gaming machine, the integrated graphics aren't great but they are good enough to play some games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level build - Budget $700 Au"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Alternatively, you could do this and use the integrated graphics for now and add a gpu later should you find it necessary, also if you aren't going to be gaming this would be great for everyday use.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $276.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard ASRock H270M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $150.70 @ Skycomp Technology
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $88.68 @ Skycomp Technology
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.00 @ IJK
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $48.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.00 @ Shopping Express
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $129.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $842.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-04 15:39 AEDT+1100

around the same price.

closer to 700 AUD this last one would work and once again you could add a video card later on should you find it necessary.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor $155.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard ASRock H270M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $150.70 @ Skycomp Technology
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $88.68 @ Skycomp Technology
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.00 @ IJK
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $48.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.00 @ Shopping Express
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $129.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $721.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-04 15:41 AEDT+1100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level build - Budget $700 Au"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

it's really fun and you'll feel very accomplished once you do it, just watch some videos and you'll make your way through it, also don't be afraid to read manuals and such if you are confused or have questions or hey get on here and ask someone.
This is about 170 AUD over your budget (windows accounted for 130 of that) but some adjustments can be made. This wont play everything on Max Settings but it should handle gaming pretty well and obviously everyday stuff without issue. Also theres room for upgrading down the line because its the newest intel line of products so it shouldn't become outdated too terribly quickly.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $75.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard ASRock H270M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $150.70 @ Skycomp Technology
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $88.68 @ Skycomp Technology
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.00 @ IJK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $229.00 @ Mwave Australia
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $48.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.00 @ Shopping Express
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $129.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $870.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-04 15:35 AEDT+1100

If you absolutely need it to be under the 700 AUD let me know and i'll drop some stuff and see what i can knock off to make it cheaper.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level build - Budget $700 Au"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

i'll take a crack at it. :D For Gaming i'm assuming or did you have something else you planned on doing primarily with it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone selling fully built gaming desktop?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a bit over the $550 CAD budget (Thanks Microsoft for making windows ridiculously overpriced) however the pentium i have in there is about 40% better in gaming applications than the mobile i7 in that laptop you mentioned (http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-G4560-vs-Intel-Core-i7-3520M/3892vsm50) and you get a 1050ti which is again significantly better than the 630M (http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-GeForce-GT-630M) and the same amount of System ram (And ddr4 so its faster) as well as twice as much video ram. AND the most important part, when it starts to age a bit instead of buying a whole new laptop he can just upgrade his cpu or video card which will save him money in the future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $93.00 @ shopRBC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H270M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $113.74 @ shopRBC
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.94 @ Vuugo
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $179.98 @ DirectCanada
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.98 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.00 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $714.62
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $694.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-03 21:39 EST-0500

Lastly if you wanted to compensate for the cost of windows you could always go with a regular 1050 or an amd card around that price point, maybe grab a used card on ebay, i've saved hundreds on video cards on there.

OH and Edit: this is also the newest Kaby Lake Platform so you're not buying outdated hardware.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For sale: High End Gaming PC"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Really want this but alas i lack the funds, so good luck on your endeavor sir.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking for anyone selling cases"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

yes i would prefer the red and black, white shows dirt and stuff too easily lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for an 1150 socket processor, nice looking atx cases & some ddr3 ram"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

i posted on your other post that I Have a black and red Noctis 450 that id be willing to trade for that Manta you have there if you'd be interested, i know its only acrylic and not tempered glass but its in overall great condition and i only used it for a few months.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking for anyone selling cases"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

white or black manta?
And i have a noctis 450 i'm no longer using and would be willing to trade possibly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I5 6600k fs and r9 390 US only"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

If Still For sale would definitely be interested in the cpu and possibly the gpu as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for my gf. Opinions???"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

yupp, its the newer line of the skylake processors, its about a 10% performance boost on average so if buying new like i said no point in not spending the extra few dollars. and if not overclocking feel free to grab the cheaper processor from the newer line even :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for my gf. Opinions???"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

looks okay to me, either go with a zseries motherboard or drop the k series cpu and cooler since you can't use/don't need them with the h110 board you have there.

Edit: Also you may as well go Kaby Lake if buying all new anyway since the price difference is usually 10-20 CAD on the newer cpu vs the older one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SFF Node 202, Semi-portable All-purpose Rig"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah looks like you're definitely getting a good build well under budget (yay more room for a monitor (maybe 1440p/100+hz :D) and shouldn't have any issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SFF Node 202, Semi-portable All-purpose Rig"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

and everything should fit with no problems :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SFF Node 202, Semi-portable All-purpose Rig"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

maybe a cheaper mini-itx case or a cheaper psu (EVGA G2 is my reccomendation.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SFF Node 202, Semi-portable All-purpose Rig"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

most everything looks pretty solid to me, i can double check that everything will fit but at first glance it seems like it will without issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts please....."

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good to me. you are correct, it comes with 2x 140mm fans preinstalled in front and 1 nin the rear with room for 3x 120mm on top or 2x 140mm on top as well as 2 120mm fan mounting spot on the bottom. You don't need to add any fans but i Personally i would add a fan to the top and bottom so you have 3 intakes and 2 outtake fans (intake on front and bottom and out fans on rear and top since heat rises and that should be plenty of airflow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trying to build an optimal $1700-$1800 Gaming/Editing PC"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah nzxts kraken is great, was gonna reccomended the predator from EK but they discontinued them. They have plenty of nice cases I used their noctis 450 and my wife has a phantom 410 from them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trying to build an optimal $1700-$1800 Gaming/Editing PC"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

here is a list with what you included plus a nice Red/Black Case, some Red Ram to match, a Well known great PSU (850W).

Now as far as Cooling, if looking to seriously overclock, try to spring for one of EKWB's Liquid Cooling Kits, they take all the guesswork out of setting up an actual liquid cooling loop and come prepackaged, this will get you the highest overclock (here's a link to the biggest best kit they offer) [https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-x360], alternatively in this list i include an NZXT Kraken x62, a closed loop liquid cooler that will work great for you for the price and is a bit cheaper than the equivalent EK Kits. If you're hell bent on air cooling you can also use something like a noctua NH-D15 [http://pcpartpicker.com/product/4vzv6h/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd15] or a cryorig H5 Ultimate [http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ztp323/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h5ultimate]

Cheers!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $344.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $159.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $249.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $609.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $93.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $107.90 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1756.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-16 22:48 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any free antivirus recommendations?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

wroks great, Avast kinda pushes you a little bit to ""buy the upgraded edition" but its not too bad or often tbh.
and they don't conflict with each other which is a bonus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any free antivirus recommendations?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

personally i use a combination of Avast and Malwarebytes usually. both have pretty solid free options.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

its ugly, but it works. for a few euros more you can get prettier ones.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Video Card do I need a new PSU?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

whathesaid^

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Video Card do I need a new PSU?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

the 520W "should" be enough, i don't know off hand what the actual power drops or ripple and whatnot is like on that model, i would go with something 600W or above though if you did want to replace it probably like a evga G2 or something along those lines.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol if you ever become a millionaire just remember me

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HyperX Cloud 2, under 100 bucks Yay or Nay?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i'm aware, i have tried my friends HD 598's and loved them as well as a pair of audio-technicas he had that were open back.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HyperX Cloud 2, under 100 bucks Yay or Nay?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm might go for the seperate mic and those, the reviews look phenomenal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

here is a full list of ones compatible with your motherboard, pick one you like the looks of and you should be fine, just make sure to check measurements of gpu and case you choose.

http://de.pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#f=7&sort=a8&page=1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HyperX Cloud 2, under 100 bucks Yay or Nay?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

ah gotcha, i knew it was simulated because i haven't seen actual surround on anything remotely close to that price range because its just not cost effective to even try.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HyperX Cloud 2, under 100 bucks Yay or Nay?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

also is 7.1 really a gimmick? i've noticed a good bit of difference when trying them out granted im hard of hearing to begin with.

Also my friend uses that Modmic with his AudioTechnicas/Sennheiser (not sure which he uses for gaming or music just know thats why he has 2) funny enough

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HyperX Cloud 2, under 100 bucks Yay or Nay?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

any comment on the kraken 7.1 Chromas for 76 bucks? i tend to stay away from their stuff because you're usually paying for a name but they have good reviews :-/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

everything will be labeled when you get your motherboard and power supply. there will also be instruction manuals.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

only has 0 rating because these series of motherboards just came out, the previous board that this one was designed from has between a 4 and 5 star rating most places.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't know, would depend on amazon and the seller.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

you can choose any case that will fit your parts, just find one you like the look of.
just follow instruction's/ directions and maybe watch a few videos and you'll do fine and you shouldn't need anything more than what was listed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sennheiser headphones with quality soundstage?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

just ordered a pair of hd 558's on best buy, they're on sale right now for 79.99 and are great headphones at that price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

do your OS on the Ssd and you can put some games as well, i have 5 or 6 games on my 250 Gb ssd along with my OS and the rest are on my Hdd.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

most stuff will work out of the box and drivers will automatically update once you connect it to the internet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

as long as its compatible with your motherboard you are fine. in the case of what we're recommending any ddr-4 Ram will do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

do 2x 8gb sticks and just pick one that looks nice they all work the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

i use both ssd and hdd, ssd for your operating system and the hdd for storing everything else.

yes i think if you can afford the extra 100 euros it would be worth it.

i recommend this one if available over there. http://pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help, have 700-800 € to build a very good PC, The best for it's price"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

the website didnt have them listed at Amazon Ger but i found them.

ssd is faster and lasts longer but much more expensive

and no the Cpu comes with a cooler that will work just fine.

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