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Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I could work that in here. my biggest issue was there wasn't a lot of z-motherboards that had green on em.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beat my iMac 27" - $3k - Android Studio"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

not entirely sure, im assuming towards the end of the year

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

P.S. Sorry for the wait ended up going straight to dinner with the family and didn't get a chance to post this for you earlier.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a black and green build for you right down to the cables.

Starting off i chose the newest i5 processor in the non k variant as you don't plan on overclocking and an i5 will be more than enough for your needs.

Next i found you a B150 Motherboard with a black and green theme. Couldn't Find much Green Ram that looked good so i put Kingston Hyper X Black In there there are plenty of tutorials on painting your ram heatsinks if you want to do so that's an option.

For storage i chose a 500Gb SSD for a boot drive and some applications you use alot, and a 1tb WD Green Drive (Because it's a green theme, Get it? XD)

For the video card i kept the 970 because there was a special edition released by msi which was black and green and had a green led on it, still available on amazon.co.uk for around 300 gbp so that'd be good for your theme if you can snag one.

Picked out a nice black and green case for you to put all of this in and got you a much better power supply, the CX Is not good for a gaming machine at all i would stay as far away from it as possible. Also threw in some custom sleeved black and green psu cables because they look sick, courtesy of Cablemods UK Branch.

Lastly threw in a generic blu-ray drive wifi card and windows 10 and came out under your original build price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £186.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper B7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £84.69 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £64.18 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £124.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital WD Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Case NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case £102.70 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer £49.99 @ Novatech
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) £74.99 @ Ebuyer
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £28.50 @ Amazon UK
Other Msi 100 Million Edition Gtx 970 £299.99
Other Black and Green Custom Cables £69.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1161.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 02:29 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah sorry time got away from me

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

i can probably make you one with a newer chipset that's equally as powerful or more powerful at the same price point just give me a few as I gotta drive home from work first.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

what will you be using it for? are our planning on overclocking? do you need the i7 for anything in particular?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water Cooled PC Build - $4k for PC parts"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm i'll consider it, DC Isn't too far away from me so that might be doable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beat my iMac 27" - $3k - Android Studio"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm yeah its the best gpu for gaming there is basically within a reasonable price point. the only other issue is that the 8 core intel processors run way more expensive like in the 1000 dollar range usually.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my first build skylake gaming pc"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I've become quite the intel fanboy tbh but I am extremely excited.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water Cooled PC Build - $4k for PC parts"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm what are your current rigs specs, how much did you want and what state do you live in?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beat my iMac 27" - $3k - Android Studio"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed, though this was a fun build to set up anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beat my iMac 27" - $3k - Android Studio"

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Here is a build that is both aesthetically pleasing, I made it a black and white build, with 32gb of ram expandable to 64gb (Black Ram with a white led because why not) should you find it necessary, a 500gb ssd with a 4tb Black drive (chose black over blue solely for the aesthetic of the build)
A Video Card that should work great for Gaming and I would imagine quite well for everything else as well. A 6 core over-clockable cpu (also room for an upgrade should you find that necessary down the road)
A Good Quiet Cpu Cooler in case you want to overclock a little bit.
Lastly a beastly 32" IPS 4K Resolution monitor with a brightness of 350/m And all under your $3k price limit, if you want to drop it under the $2750 you would have to settle for a 27" monitor but that's an option for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $374.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99A SLI KRAIT EDITION ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $249.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $151.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $196.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $639.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer B326HK YMJDPPHZ 60Hz 32.0" Monitor $884.99 @ Mac Mall
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2997.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 14:43 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my first build skylake gaming pc"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

you can but amd's newest chips are already hella old, if you're going to do that wait for their new zen lineup coming out later this year hopefully.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beat my iMac 27" - $3k - Android Studio"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

how big of an ssd would you need?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beat my iMac 27" - $3k - Android Studio"

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I think this is quite doable, hold on a few i'll make you a nice build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water Cooled PC Build - $4k for PC parts"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

fair nuff

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my first build skylake gaming pc"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

like I said the i5 will do fine, if you notice any issues you can always upgrade later on :3

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 hard drives"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

you have to format the second drive as your d or e drive so windows will show it and then separate programs will have their own locations usually like I have two libraries for steam games one on my ssd and one on my hdd.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water Cooled PC Build - $4k for PC parts"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

if you're gonna run a single x34 you could drop down to 1 980ti and it should run just fine. then you could use the difference towards the cost of the x34

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anything Needs Changing?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have any red mice suggestions, but I know you can get an RGB Azio MGK , for a bit cheaper than the razer chroma was on sale for under 100 dollars it's currently shown at $119 on pcpp. I have the white backlit addition and love it (so does my wife) so that's my keyboard recommendation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my first build skylake gaming pc"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

looks alright, should play most games on mid-high settings at 60+fps and a lot of games on ultra even. Booted up shadow of mordor on my msi r9 380 yesterday for the first time and it auto set to ultra settings.

Depending on how heavy your multitasking during streaming gets and if you set up a lot of layers on your streaming software you might notice a drop in performance but for light streaming you shouldn't notice it, I've always been recommended and used an i7 for streaming just because you are using a lot of different software and doing a lot of multitasking so the hyper-threading does help a bit, an i5 should do you fine though and you could always upgrade to the i7 once it drops in price if you find it necessary or start doing some heavier streaming.

Comment reply on kazini's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - Enthusiast Build for My Wife

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

checked yours out and dropped a comment, nice looking build btw. i normally grab the ripjaws but i LOVE The look of the geil super luce.

Comment reply on Sceritz's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide- "The Duality"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the krait mobo, this would make a gorgeous build :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "build me a gaming pc :D"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yes but he didn't specify what kind, speed/ddr3/4 etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "build me a gaming pc :D"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

what kind of ram, ddr3 or ddr4 also what speed?

Comment reply on kazini's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - Enthusiast Build for My Wife

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

had already read it actually and up-voted it, nice build btw.

Comment reply on kazini's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - Enthusiast Build for My Wife

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem bud :D and Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build ( Home use & Gaming )"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel Usually does them in 1 year cycles, however i don't think it would be worth waiting at this point for what you'll be purchasing for, skylake will still last quite a while regardless, so by the time this one becomes outdated or even remotely close to unusable, there'll be plently of upgrades you could make a few years down the road.

For example my primary gaming rig currently is running an i7-2600k which came out in 2011 and it still handles alot of new games perfectly fine so i wouldn't stress out about it too much, if you're getting a pc now go with skylake and if you want to wait you can but you'd be looking at possibly waiting until middle to end of next year at the soonest probably and i don't think that the difference in performance would be worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build ( Home use & Gaming )"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah its actually on sale in the uk it looks like too so that's a lower price than normal by a little bit.

Not a problem any other questions just ask :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build ( Home use & Gaming )"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

i mean alot of the extras do contribute, you might not need the Gpu i chose but i can verify that it will play most naything even newer games like Warhammer End Times Vermintide, Fallout 4, Etc at medium to high settings at 60 fps or higher, i have one in my fiancees current build and it's great, so if you can spare the money definitely go for it but if not go ahead and get the 750ti you had in your other build that one is still a great gpu you just might have to drop the setting a little on some newer games and might still be looking at 30-40 fps on some games which is still perfectly playable its all about how much you can spend and what kind of performance you want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build ( Home use & Gaming )"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you was about to say this and explain that's what i did in the part list i posted :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build ( Home use & Gaming )"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

No Problem, basically the cpu you chose was from the Haswell Era of Cpu's which is already a few years old (Released in june 2014 if i remember correctly) The newest chipset released was Named skylake it just came out last year and it can use faster ddr4 ram and outperform the one you chose for not too much more. Also it will last you longer before becoming outdated because of how much newer it is.
Long story shorti f you're going to spend 1000 GBP on a pc i would reccomend getting the most performance and future proofing out of your money and skylake would be the best route to do that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build ( Home use & Gaming )"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

For everything you mentioned this would be a much better way to spend your money, i went over by about 37 GBP but theres a few places where you could chop a little bit off if need be.
Gave you a much better power supply, a newer faster and stronger cpu, faster RAM, More Storage Space with a boot ssd, And a Much better video card.
Also if not overclocking no need for the K-series cpu in your list

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £172.79 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £93.67 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £35.49 @ Ebuyer
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £65.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £55.90 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card £156.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case £84.34 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £11.48 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) £74.99 @ Ebuyer
Software Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 -
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £24.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans £17.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Asus MX239H 23.0" Monitor £143.97 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard £13.34 @ More Computers
Mouse Logitech B120 Wired Optical Mouse £10.10 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1037.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-06 18:35 GMT+0000

Still included all your peripherals you had chosen and fit in a build that will outperform the one you had posted in pretty much every aspect. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions on my choices.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build ( Home use & Gaming )"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That psu is notorious for shorting out after a few weeks in gaming rigs or heavier use systems, i have some recommendations, also is there a reason you didn't go with skylake?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build ( Home use & Gaming )"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks alright, but please don't use the Corsair CX Psu for a build that will see heavy use/gaming. Also what's your budget?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Enthusiast Build Opinions Wanted."

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

true, i was more planning if i were buying it all 2000 for parts and whatever for cooling. Also m.2 + Raid1 makes sense.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming pc $1000-suggestions?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

this was going to be my next question.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming pc $1000-suggestions?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Well if you're not super familiar at all with it I highly recommend you watch some videos to find out exactly what you're looking at as well as what parts do what in a computer and even some guides on building them. It's not super complex but you should always be careful and do your research, which is true about most things.

As far as making a list of parts for you, what all did you guys need? do you already have keyboard/mouse and whatnot and a monitor?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this good?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Not super familiar with amd's lineup but please don't get the corsair cx power supply, especially not if you plan to be gaming with this build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£800 Gaming rig"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem any questions just ask :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£800 Gaming rig"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

or this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £186.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £84.31 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £42.98 @ Novatech
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £65.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.15 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card £156.99 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case £99.98 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Other Cryorig H7 £38.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £786.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-05 16:36 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£800 Gaming rig"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah something like this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £186.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £84.31 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £69.98 @ Novatech
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £65.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.15 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card £156.99 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case £99.98 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £774.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-05 16:34 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£800 Gaming rig"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah use that money for an 850 EVO SSD :D I Completely read over where you put OS in your original post.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£800 Gaming rig"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's an alright build within your budget.

If not overclocking no need to spend extra on an unlocked chip, also stock cooler would be fine if you're worried about heat grab a cryorig h7 available on amazon.co.uk for around 40 GBP

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £186.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £84.31 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £69.98 @ Novatech
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.15 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card £156.99 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case £99.98 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) £74.99 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £783.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-05 16:17 GMT+0000

Also should have dropped won to 8gb of ram my bad.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "(Kind of off-topic) How long did it take for you to build your first PC?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

My First one on my own when I was little took me a few hours but I was like 10, (or 11 maybe and was using mostly old gross used dell parts)

First build with mostly new parts, took me around an hour until I booted into bios.

EDIT: Not including Cleaning the case I bought used which took me a few hours and a few cans of air to make presentable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water Cooled PC Build - $4k for PC parts"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

sounds Great and please do! Had a ton of fun setting that up for you. Also if you don't mind go check out my MSI Dream Contest Build guide and vote up if you like it. if I win im probably going to liquid cool it :3

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/9gZxFT/msi-build-your-dream-pc-guide-enthusiast-build-for-my-wife

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Juuussttt in case I got incredibly lucky"

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty good, expensive psu but A great psu imo. should fit as far as I can tell.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New GAMING PC"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Also he didn't point it out but don't use the corsair cx. it's bad.

Comment reply on kazini's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide - Enthusiast Build for My Wife

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Also at this point looking at some other peoples upvotes i'm banking on just winning the random draw lol

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