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Forum Topic "psu for rx 480 cf?"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 9 days ago

Personally planning to go with a 750 watt EVGA G2/G3. However, why are you wanting to get CrossFire 480's? Are you getting the two cards now, or like me and just an incase of upgrading to a second one in future? If two right away, then it'd be better to get just a single 1070, but if like me then you're fine.

deniro444's Completed Build: My 1st Build - Code name "Tea Bag"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 19 days ago

I don't think it was in the part list when I made the post... Also, if you check the pictures, there doesn't appear to be a GPU til picture 7.

manirelli's Build Guide: Excellent Gaming Build

AnyOtherWay 1 point 22 days ago

Looks good, but will mention - Since the CPU choice can't overclock, it'd be perfectly fine to stick with the one that comes with the CPU, and mayhaps spend a bit extra and get a B250 motherboard instead of a B150, like this one. Although I'm not sure if that'll actually do much and be worth the price increase though... So it'd be fine if you don't change motherboard.

manirelli's Build Guide: Excellent Gaming Build

AnyOtherWay 1 point 23 days ago

Mind linking the build list for the changes, because otherwise I can't tell you anything about how good it is.

manirelli's Build Guide: Excellent Gaming Build

AnyOtherWay 1 point 28 days ago

I'm gonna be honest... I really don't like a couple choices you made to be able to fit said monitor and G502. Before I say the bad choices though, I may as well help and let you know some of your good choices, butter you up a bit.

The CPU is newer and better, if only a little bit, and is similarly priced to what's on here, good on ya' for changing that. The case cheapening and storage decreasing for a price decrease are also good ideas, 1 TB is quite a bit and 120 GB's of SSD is small, and I sort of don't like the SSD in particular for some reason, but definitely enough for the OS and a AAA game or two, or quite a few indie's, and the case is also a really good one, and being cheaper is perfectly great at the price it's at. The slightly cheaper GPU is also nice. Ram is also just ram, so while I don't like the design of that ram it's a nice choice.

And to the bad. Really, at first glance I thought your choices were worse then they actually are, but really it's only 3 things that are bad choices to me. Those choices being the motherboard, power supply, and cooler.

The power supply isn't the worst unit ever, but it's not great. I believe, could be wrong, it's a tier 3 on tomshardware's PSU tier list, which is not too good. I'd definitely spend an extra $20 and get a 650W G2 over it, and I'd also suggest going with the 550W G2 over it if you can't spend the extra $20 there.

The motherboard choice... Makes your CPU choice pointless, I believe. It can't overclock(unless I'm mistaken and B150/B250 boards can overclock), which makes the use of a K processor, which is made to be overclocked, pointless. You may as well go with a 7500 and no cooler with the use it'll do ya'. Either spend an extra $30-40 and get a Z270, like the MSI Z270-A Pro, or go down in CPU to a 7500-7600 and skip out on CPU cooler.

The cooler choice isn't exactly a big deal, really it's only a half a problem, but I still don't like it. The Hyper 212 EVO is pointlessly popular at this point in time. The Cryorig H7 is priced the same, performs slightly better, is slightly smaller, has a better design, and should be easier to install. There is literally no reason to get the 212 EVO, unless at the time it's like, $5 less, and even then not so much in my opinion, which currently they are the exact same price.

So basically... Skip out on the mouse for now, use whatever mouse you're currently using and do these changes. Or you can pony up an extra $60 or so and be happier with yourself for making better choices.

Forum Topic "Case hunting"

Forum Topic "G2/G3 worth it over Corsair CXM?"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

30 bucks isn't that much more to spend, correct? So go with the G2/G3, especially since you wouldn't mind getting sleeved cables according to you.

Forum Topic "Case hunting"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Simple, go in the cases section of this site and find the "external 5.25 bays", and set it to a minimum of 1. Or, you could put an optical drive in your parts list, and because of how the site won't allow things that are incompatible with each other(unless you click the mark to remove that setting), it'll not allow cases that can't have an optical drive.

mack2331's Completed Build: Phanteks P400s-slight upgrades-Gaming Rig

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

Do you not know how to read a post before commenting, because it seems like you just checked the build, looked at the parts and their prices, and made this comment without knowing the reason for why he had it.

BigBoyMarky's Completed Build: Meet my new Waifu

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

Left comment on your build, very nice one btw.

i see you have a pic of my waifu for your profile pic. does she know you took this of her XD

She does not know I took a picture of her and then edited it to look artsy... At least, I don't think she knows I did that...

if your a Yuno fan...

Totally didn't just before find this pic somewhere and thought it looked cool and so saved the image and is now using it as profile pic here...

Although in seriousness, Yuno's pretty cool. I wouldn't call her a "waifu" of mine, but I do like her in the anime.

dog3pod's Completed Build: Console killere (my Waifu)

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

You have a lot of anime junk stuff there... And here I am with just a No Game No Life wall scroll...

I love the build though, always makes me happy to see a build from someone who watches anime and games like me, and I always find this weird joy and laughs from seeing a figure in a build, and the side of your case is very... Nice. Although having a boobie mousepad of Yoko, are you sure it's safe with your PC literally being Yuno?

Overall, +1.

Dinoctopusaurus's Completed Build: Console Meme

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

I gotta say, for the small size you have packed a lot into this - Two SSD's of pretty much a TB each, a 1080, an i7... All of it in such a small size makes me think you wanted to make this as amazing as possible, and then not upgrading it, or putting anything new into it. It is also quite amazing to me to see such a small form factor build with so much, because I don't think I could do it or anything similar... I really like this build, +1 to ya'.

insert console meme here

Dinoctopusaurus's Completed Build: Console Meme

AnyOtherWay 0 points 1 month ago

Unfortunately, with the C7 he has, he can't even overclock, it's not made to be able to handle higher wattages from the CPU. At best, it "might" be possible for a minor overclock, but it'd have to be minor, if at all...

Although if he upgrades the cooler(if it's even possible to get a cooler that could handle the higher TDP to overclock), then it could be interesting to see how hot it would run.

Forum Topic "Trying to get ideas for keyboard and mouse."

AnyOtherWay submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Uhh, you misunderstood what I meant... I don't want a mechanical not because it is the only one with high up keys, but all mechs do have high up keys. Like I said, I want a low profile keyboard, and those ones also have high keys and are not low profile.

Forum Topic "Trying to get ideas for keyboard and mouse."

AnyOtherWay submitter 1 point 1 month ago

As for the keyboard, there isn't really any point in going with a high end membrane when there are mech options like the G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 Qisan Magicforce and Ripjaws KM780R which are priced similarly to the G213

Both the G.Skill ones are priced similarly to the the Apex 350, $20 more then the G213, and the other one is cheaper by about $30(and lacks some things I want). And the Ripjaws 780's price for RGB disagrees with what I want, and none of their other colors fit my build... And the reason I plan to get a high end membrane is because I want the low profile keys, which I can't find with all the other specifications I want for cheaper. I "could" get a mechanical, but I don't "want" a mechanical, keys are too high for me, personally.

manirelli's Build Guide: Excellent Gaming Build

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

Most people fill a 1TB drive pretty quickly and having all of that storage in an SSD at this price range is overkill. (Not the best dollar for dollar expenditure.)

I thought 1 TB at this current point in time was the storage amount that most people are perfectly fine with, not filling it up too quick... And if they need more storage, they can add more later pretty cheaply with an HDD.

Besides, its always better to have your OS on a completely separate drive for failure security. Partitions are only so good. While the 480gb ssd would get MOST of the important things on it, the HDD would be great for non-essentials and less speed needy items. 3TB might have been a little overkill but the 2-3TB HDD's are kind of the sweet spot for pricing right now. 2TB versions were down around $50 during Christmas. Agree to disagree... its cool.

This is indeed true, I won't say that it isn't.

manirelli's Build Guide: Excellent Gaming Build

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Get the cheapest 2400MHz or faster RAM you can find that fits your aesthetic. You will literally never notice the difference in speed from 2400MHz to 3200MHz. Latency is actually far more important than speed anyways. If you're not sure about latency vs. speed do some research on what makes some memory "faster" than others.

Probably true, but I also said it would be a not very big difference between speeds.

Both of his monitor recommendations look decent but you will want to research the difference between 1080p vs 1440p and decide which is right for you. For me, I would rather have 1440p at 60Hz than 1080 at 144 mostly because I prefer larger screen sizes to higher refresh rates. To me, the price of 144Hz refresh rate does not justify lower resolutions. For games specifically its fine but for normal computer use I like the higher resolutions, particularly on larger screen sizes. If you're definitely going with a 24" or smaller screen, then 1080p will probably be fine.

Read a bit better, at the time for the price he wanted to spend on a monitor I couldn't find a 1440p 60HZ one.

manirelli's Build Guide: Excellent Gaming Build

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

I said about the cheaper air cooler for money saving reasons, and I even said it'll perform worse, as well as the choice not being inherently bad, just more expensive. Can also always upgrade later.

I was saying to get just an SSD, skipping out on HDD. An M.2 SSD would also be a good idea, but again the choice here isn't inherently bad, I just think a single about 1 TB SSD would be better then a 480 GB SSD and 3 TB HDD.

The PSU I said about was the G2, costing $40 more and is fully modular.

Faster ram is probably pointless, and the case is fine, I just said those would be "personal" changes that I'd probably do, maybe not in the case part but that's cause I'd research what I think would be the best case for me.

Forum Topic "Best Keyboard under $100"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Not that I am aware of.

Forum Topic "Best Keyboard under $100"

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

The question is not whether I think it is worth it, it's whether you think it's worth it.

BigBoyMarky's Completed Build: Meet my new Waifu

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

In this case it just about literally is "no waifu, no laifu".

Is beautiful, is quality, is greatness.

Forum Topic "Best Keyboard under $100"

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

All will be quite good keyboards, it just depends on whether the increase in price is worth it for you on the Strafe/Ripjaw. Their all quite a bit different, but all somewhat the same, being mechanical and keyboards. I'd not go with the Strafe, because it doesn't have any macro keys unlike the other two, though.

Forum Topic "Trying to get ideas for keyboard and mouse."

AnyOtherWay submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Oh wait, I forgot I wanted to ask about the "increasing of keyboard budget" part of your comment... Why should I? I can afford the Apex 350's $90 price tag, and I don't feel like there'd be any better keyboard for me, I'd just sort of think it'd be nice to be able to spend less then $90 on a keyboard... Really, if I put my budget elsewhere, peripheal wise at least, it'd be for the headset... Which I also recently changed from a Samson SR950 and ModMic 4.0 to a Corsair Void to save $40 or so there, but that's not too important. So I just don't understand the "increasing budget for keyboard" part of your comment.

Forum Topic "Trying to get ideas for keyboard and mouse."

AnyOtherWay submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Is this the mouse you're talking about? If so, it's a similar price to the Sabre, only $5 less, and review wise doesn't seem too great... So Sabre still seems like my current choice.

Forum Topic "Trying to get ideas for keyboard and mouse."

AnyOtherWay submitter 1 point 1 month ago

The Logitech G213 Prodigy, they have a Logitech G213 / G403 Prodigy kit at my local costco, my only beef w/ it - it's not a mech board it's "Mech-Dome" (aka mechanical-similar, mecha-membrane, mechanical-feel, etc.) where it's a scissor-switch on top of a plain-old rubber dome. Since they have it on display got to give it a try, It actually does not feel so bad - however with all the true-mech clone boards for only slightly more $, it's well spent on the real deal IMHO. The Redragon YAMA is a good budget pick IMHO

I mentioned it being easy to find keyboards that fit most of what I want, I mainly wanted keyboard suggestions for low profile keys, similar to a laptop.

As far as mice, check out the G403 - same awesome sensor as the g502 with a more deathadder-ish shape (great for palm-grip) and it is $5 cheaper on amazon at the moment.

I already knew of the G403, but I want some more buttons, especially with that price.

The sabre, I don't have any experience but it looks promising - noticed there are 2 flavors out, a laser w/ 10k dpi and optical with ~6k dpi, I would go for the optical one, it has favorable reviews and looks good for a palm grip.

Pretty sure there's also this 10K DPI optical sensor that was my plan with the Sabre, any link to those others? Don't recall ever noticing them.

There is also a budget version, the Corsair Harpoon RGB for $27, 6k dpi sensor (could not find any details on it yet), looks very comfortable for a palm grip. Could be a contender if you are looking to shave a few $

I noticed it already a couple days ago, seems pretty good, but I'd like more buttons and I'm fine with spending $40 or so.

Forum Topic "Best Keyboard under $100"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

I currently have the Redragon Yama saved as a link on my browser, actually. Personally, I wouldn't go with any of the other choices though. The individual volume keys are too important for me, and besides that the Yama also has 12 macro's and 3 profiles for said macro's, which is quite a bit.

Forum Topic "I swear, i never, ever in the history of my life think that i would ever ask this question"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

My brother actually has that Thermaltake you're thinking about, except the non RGB version. It's not too bad, I'd say, but I don't personally like typing on it, which is probably just due to me using a laptop currently, which has far lower down keys... Not a bad choice, just not a choice for me. However, I'm not sure how Thermaltake's other products are, and I don't even know if they sell webcams or mousepads... Personally, the only company's I can think of that sell just about all of those peripheals you mentioned are Razer, Logitech, Corsair, and Steelseries, and Razer I don't believe sell webcams and I also don't personally like Razer to much, who's keyboards also lack the multimedia keys, Logitech I don't remember ever noticing a mousepad by them, Corsair I don't believe have a webcam, and Steelseries don't sell mousepads and webcams, I believe... So getting all the products from the same manufacturer might not be too easy. The closest would be Corsair/Logitech, so perhaps mix and match? I don't know...

However, for a keyboard alone with all the features you want(except maybe one of the multimedia, which if not it should be able to set them with a macro since it has 22 of them), is the Steelseries Apex 350. 22 macris with 4 profiles, most/all the multimedia you want, and personally I plan to go with it. You can also get a mouse like their Rival 100/300/500/700 I believe are the numbers, and a headset like the Arctis 3/5/7, to go with the wanting of products from same manufacturer.

Forum Topic "no gimmicks no need for rgb cherry mx blues keyboard (no F*cks given about rgb)"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Just making sure, is this the keyboard your considering? If so, it looks not too bad, I guess. Not really something I'd use, I'd prefer lights and a volume control key, but it doesn't look bad. However, you don't mind me recommending one(which is mainly because I plan to go with it myself...), do you? The Steelseries Apex 350. Low down keys, 22 macro's with 4 profiles, a couple media keys, most importantly to me the volume keys, a larger spacebar, and two extra arrow keys for some extra directional capability or something.

Although I'm not sure how others would feel about it, and some of those features could be seen as unneeded features, I personally think it to be a great keyboard from how it seems.

Forum Topic "Good speakers £50"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

How do these look? I learned of these because of a review from a site I like, and personally plan to go with them if I get some speakers. Their about the price you want to spend, look cool, and seem to perform nicely.

lappel's Completed Build: First Red Build - Z170X & R9 Fury

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Pictures look nice, what camera did you use? And the setting of most of the pictures being on the roof gives a unique charm to the pictures, and the build itself is beautiful, mostly black and white with some red on the motherboard, as well as red lights, and overall is just plain clean. +1 for this beauty, that'll perform quite well.

Soulwraith's Completed Build: Currently Unnamed

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

Zoro and the Elric brothers wallpapers? Very nice. A really good build as well. Mayhaps you could name it... I don't know, been thinking on what to say for far to long. Phantom of the Opera, because of the NZXT Phantom 240? I just can't think of more...

YouTubear's Completed Build: Pixel

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

I like this build, very pretty. The people complaining about the A10 and how you could of done better should of checked out the build you said this was a successor to, Eclipse, and realize that you already had the A10. Although it does bring up the question of why you changed the motherboard, the ram, and removed the two 1 TB Barracuda's...

LBrown's Completed Build: Black & Blue

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Coming soon!

... To a theater near you?

To a computer near you?

To a house near you?

Coming soon to a coming soon near you?

...

Coming soon somewhere, but where!?

oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: The Unryzen

AnyOtherWay 2 points 1 month ago

Ooh, that 9590 and SLI 980ti combo... Are you sure the Sli 980ti's are fast enough to not be a bottleneck to the CPU?

Jokes aside, a very nice and interesting build, omega good job!

Forum Topic "I ducked up - urgent help needed"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

I don't believe you can, you'll have to redownload it completely.

Forum Topic "Games you've put hundreds of hours in but paid less than $5.00 for?"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

I haven't really bought any games that are $5 or less... I've played free games on a site called Kongregate, I have another couple free games like Brawlhalla and Elsword(both of which I enjoy), and really the cheapest and one of few games I've bought is Terraria for $10, which is my favorite game... Not a single one that's cheaper.

hops1's Completed Build: First Build

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

The more important question is why a Z170M motherboard and DDR3 ram, over an H170 and DDR4 ram?

GETCARTER's Completed Build: RGB Modern Retro Tetris Build

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

It does look beautiful and impressively Tetris looking, but... Is it even strong enough to play Tetris? I'm not sure...

+1

Forum Topic "need wifi ideas"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

If you'd like the best wireless adapter, it should be this. However, since you'll only be there for 3 weeks I doubt it'd be the best idea to spend $120 on it, and really the only reason I'd recommend to spend $120 on it is in case something happens again. Towards a $60-50 or so one I'd suggest these. And towards a $30 or so, I'm planning to go with the Rosewill N900.

Check out reviews for all of them, make decisions, just figure out which you'd think would work greatest for you.

Forum Topic "What have you learned in 2016"

AnyOtherWay 3 points 1 month ago

Although, to be serious, I actually learned stuff related to computers, from the computers themselves to the peripheals, and how what everyone considers the best isn't always what you want or consider best for you. I want a different $60 case then others, different keyboard, different headphones, etc etc.

I also learned about some other stuff then computer related, like what a wall scroll is, or that I like spriting again and am actually good at it for once, but really not much that I can remember, since I don't actively do the other stuff currently to remember.

Forum Topic "What have you learned in 2016"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

I learned absolutely nothing, like with all years!

Forum Topic "What should I upgrade here?"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

No, they are incredibly similar in speed - Some games the 480 will perform better, some the 1060 will perform better. Personally, at current time since they both can get 60 frames in just about all games in 1080p, I'd say the 480 is the better buy, with more VRAM allowing it to be more future proof/useable for longer, and CrossFire as a maybe upgrade path, since the 1060 lacks SLI.

Also, I'd say the 480 would also be better for the person who asked this question, since he has a three year old GPU, meaning he probably keeps the same GPU for a while if I was to guess, and with the 480's higher VRAM it'll be better if he keeps it for longer. However I'd still suggest a 1070, unless he can't afford that, of course.

Forum Topic "What should I upgrade here?"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

You should upgrade the GTX 760 to perhaps a 1070, which would leave you good to go for a while. Could also upgrade the CPU cooler to overclock your CPU better a bit, or some case fans, but really the GPU is the only upgrade "needed".

Forum Topic "Quiet keyboard"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

What's your budget, and what backlight color do you want? These would be helpful things to know... However, I'd just like to mention that I actually recently made a list of membrane keyboards, and since you think a mechanical would be wrong for you you might want to give it a read.

LotusComputers's Completed Build: Lotus Computer: Ten VR PCs for Flight Training

AnyOtherWay -4 points 1 month ago

You, uhh, didn't need to include the "AnyOtherWay" in your response, it actually looks sort of dumb... Which is just dumb because of my username, but still.

Also yeah, quite true they'd want the best of the best, I suppose.

Forum Topic "DECIDING ON DIFFERENT MONITOR OPTIONS"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Of your choices, I'd either get the single Asus monitor or the two Acer monitors. The 27 inch BenQ is, in my opinion, too big a size for a 1080p monitor, and it has less of a hz then the Asus as well as not having G-Sync, and I'd rather two monitors of the same kind if dealing with dual monitor, so a lower hz on one wouldn't be great to me. It'd be fine though, I'd just rather not.

However, I'd consider perhaps this AOC 1080p 144 hz G-Sync monitor, and getting a $100 dollar monitor with? Which goes against my "dual monitor, same kind" thought process, but... Ehh. Otherwise, no other input from me.

Forum Topic "What is a nice case to match the colour scheme of MSI's Black and Red?"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

NZXT S340/NZXT H440, perhaps, depending on how much you want to spend?

LotusComputers's Completed Build: Lotus Computer: Ten VR PCs for Flight Training

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Well damn, that is an impressive story to tell... Ten PC's more then good enough for most peoples needs... Damn impressive, +1.

Forum Topic "how should i upgrade my build?"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Well, depends on budget you have for the fans... Your going to want airflow fans, not static pressure though. Look at Noctua for $20-25 fans, and Corsair Air Series I believe have a high airflow version for $15, and for $10 or so I believe is the CoolerMaster Sickleflow, any less I wouldn't consider worth it.

Forum Topic "how should i upgrade my build?"

AnyOtherWay 1 point 1 month ago

Oh, I forgot to answer the fan question, whoops. No, a fan is not another word for a CPU cooler, a fan is a case fan. If you want a new CPU cooler, then budget makes it varied. Go for the Cryorig M9i, Cryorig H7, or the Scythe Fuma. However, how are temps on your CPU? It should be fine with the stock cooler, and it's not like it can be overclocked, so that shouldn't be a big problem temps wise...

For better airflow in the case you'll want a case fan, or a couple. Your case can use up to 6 120 mm fans, and comes with one - Do what you want with that info.

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