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Forum Topic "1440p 60 hz vs 1080p 144hz Gsync"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 14 hours ago

It depends if you want quality or performance.

Forum Topic "White Gaming Build: Any Suggestions?"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 14 hours ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B250 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ B&H
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.59 @ B&H
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $58.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.97 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $90.72 @ Amazon
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BK 2 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan $17.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $144.32 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard $82.00 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset $79.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1198.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-22 15:58 EST-0500

I chose a cheaper but still great SSD. I chose a better video card than isn't insanely overpriced and is way cheaper. Lastly, I chose a cheaper monitor.

Forum Topic "Are these deals worth it?"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 1 day ago

You're welcome! I would also recommend this PSU over the one you chose.

wilhelmpeltzer's Completed Build: My First Gaming Build - (Still waiting on parts)

BalloonMatrix 1 point 1 day ago

The M9i is quiet.

Forum Topic "Need advice on Console Kiler"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 1 day ago

Yeah, but it would help a ton if he could spare the extra money. Nice build BTW.

Forum Topic "Are these deals worth it?"

Forum Topic "Need advice on Console Kiler"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 1 day ago

The extra money for an RX 470 would definitely be worth it.

wilhelmpeltzer's Completed Build: My First Gaming Build - (Still waiting on parts)

BalloonMatrix 1 point 1 day ago

A better cooler would be the CRYORIG M9i.

wilhelmpeltzer's Completed Build: My First Gaming Build - (Still waiting on parts)

BalloonMatrix 1 point 1 day ago

Don't upgrade your Cooler since you have a locked CPU.

Forum Topic "i7-7700K vs i7-6850K vs i7-5960X vs i7-6900K vs i7-6950X"

BalloonMatrix submitter 1 point 1 day ago

Providing you can get an good overclock, have no budget, and valuing rendering and editing and streaming over gaming.

Forum Topic "What should I do differently 10k budget"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 2 days ago

OK.

Forum Topic "What should I do differently 10k budget"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 2 days ago

What do you mean by unique?

Forum Topic "What should I do differently 10k budget"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 2 days ago

Amazing build (+1), but why the G3 over the RMx?

Forum Topic "Building first PC around $800 budget"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 2 days ago

You don't need a Z170 or a Z270 for the processor since it can't overclock. I would recommend an SSD. The RX 480 outperforms the GTX 1060 and I would make the extra investment to get a better case.

Forum Topic "Is This a Good Gaming Budget Build?"

BalloonMatrix 2 points 2 days ago

Logysis' power supplies are extremely dangerous and you should never recommend him one. It is like recommending him a grenade inside his PC.

Dangerously_Sketchy's Completed Build: JuicyGrapes

BalloonMatrix 1 point 2 days ago

Would a custom Mountain Dew loop work?

Dangerously_Sketchy's Completed Build: JuicyGrapes

BalloonMatrix 2 points 2 days ago

1070 - 1080p 144Hz or 1440p 60Hz

1080 - 1440p 144Hz or 4K 60Hz

Forum Topic "Graphic design/web development/music production PC"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 3 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $409.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $102.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock X99 Taichi ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $194.97 @ Jet
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $82.48 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card $254.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.89 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $46.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $129.77 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 34UM94-P 34.0" 3440x1440 60Hz Monitor $679.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Corsair
Mouse Corsair Sabre RGB Wired Optical Mouse $44.99 @ Jet
Headphones Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 32 Headphones $146.43 @ Amazon
Other Krk rokit 5 g3 $300.00
Other Focusrite 2i2 $150.00
Other Creatieve cloud $230.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3386.33
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $3361.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-19 10:27 EST-0500

Forum Topic "Opinions on build wanted; Also kind of a build guide"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 4 days ago

Ok. Seems fair.

Forum Topic "Opinions on build wanted; Also kind of a build guide"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 4 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $309.69 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B250 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Blue 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $234.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $62.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1246.40
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1236.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-18 22:54 EST-0500

As mark5916 said, you probably want an i7. I chose a chose a better video card and a better PSU. I also chose an SSD.

Why you should choose an SSD: I once had a hard drive only computer, and whenever I had to open something, create a new account, etc, it took forever. I later added an SSD and my PC was way faster. You are only hindering yourself not using an SSD.

Ratlor's Completed Build: Yin The White Tiger

BalloonMatrix 2 points 4 days ago

+1 for the PSU + the Taichi.

Forum Topic "Tired of buying and want to build..."

BalloonMatrix 1 point 5 days ago

1080p 144Hz or 1080p 60Hz?

Forum Topic "Pretty new to this..."

BalloonMatrix 1 point 5 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.66 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $428.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $198.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $132.99 @ Best Buy
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset $90.40 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1624.86
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1614.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-17 10:26 EST-0500

Forum Topic "Entry Gaming and modelling PC for 1000-1200$"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 6 days ago

The RX 480 4GB version outperforms the GTX 1060 3GB version and is on par with the GTX 1060 6GB version. The RX 480 8GB version outperforms the GTX 1060 6GB version. If you can go a little over your budget, go for the RX 480 8GB.

Forum Topic "Entry Gaming and modelling PC for 1000-1200$"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 7 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $306.95 @ shopRBC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $36.85 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $177.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card $278.00 @ Vuugo
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $118.98 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1426.19
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1396.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-16 01:43 EST-0500

I chose a cheaper but still great Motherboard, cheaper RAM, but I got an INSANELY better GPU and a better PSU.

Forum Topic "Making a gaming setup with no price limit"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 8 days ago

How do you add food? I want to...

Forum Topic "Making a gaming setup with no price limit"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 8 days ago

I don't need more than that.

Forum Topic "Making a gaming setup with no price limit"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 8 days ago

My personal dream setup:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $563.19 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme 3.5g Thermal Paste $11.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock X99 Taichi ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $299.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $213.62 @ Jet
Storage Samsung 850 PRO 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $846.00 @ Adorama
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $1299.99 @ B&H
Video Card NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1603.44 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1603.44 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $197.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $310.38 @ Jet
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $129.77 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $734.99 @ Jet
Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $734.99 @ Jet
Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $734.99 @ Jet
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse $122.19 @ Newegg
Controller Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller $134.95 @ Amazon
Headphones Beats Studio Wireless Headphones
CPU Cooler Custom Loop
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $9921.78
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $9911.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-14 12:26 EST-0500

Forum Topic "Anything i should do differently before i go ahead?"

BalloonMatrix 2 points 9 days ago

What is this for?

Forum Topic "first ever PC build for just over $900"

BalloonMatrix 2 points 10 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ B&H
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $112.97 @ Jet
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $41.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $921.60
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $911.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-13 00:56 EST-0500

I chose a Kaby Lake CPU and a cheaper Motherboard. The Video Card you chose was very overpriced and the RX 480 anyways performs better. The PSU you chose was bad, and I picked one of the best PSUs in the world.

Forum Topic "Good (Not Great) Gaming PC with Intel Xeon E5-2695 V3?"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 10 days ago

You will get like 2,000 dollars from selling it, then you could build a beast gaming PC setup with that type of money.

Forum Topic "final check before i order everything!"

BalloonMatrix 3 points 10 days ago

I would recommend the G2 550W over the GS.

Forum Topic "Good (Not Great) Gaming PC with Intel Xeon E5-2695 V3?"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 10 days ago

Yes. Sell it.

Forum Topic "400-450 Laptop"

BalloonMatrix submitter 1 point 10 days ago

This is not for gaming so he doesn't need a graphics card but thx for the help anyways.

Forum Topic "400-450 Laptop"

BalloonMatrix submitter 1 point 10 days ago

I know but that is his max budget.

Forum Topic "White/Black motherboard -170 dollars. (z270), I've seen a bunch of white and black ones from asrock, but barely anyone buys from them and I dont know what the bios looks like either."

BalloonMatrix 2 points 10 days ago

The ASRock Z270 Extreme4.

Forum Topic "Gaming Computer Build. (Made some changes since my last post). Looking for any advice on improving build."

BalloonMatrix 1 point 10 days ago

Forum Topic "Power supply matching?"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 10 days ago

RX 480 is better, and if you don't live in the US, why is you part list in USD?

Forum Topic "Linux Programming Build Opinions Please!"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 11 days ago

You're welcome! :D

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-MAXIMUS-IX-CODE/

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z270-TOMAHAWK.html#productFeature-section

Look at the features, and if you think the Asus one is worth the extra 162 dollars, go for it!

Forum Topic "Linux Programming Build Opinions Please!"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 11 days ago

Ah ok. I understand now!

Forum Topic "Linux Programming Build Opinions Please!"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 11 days ago

Just a quick question: Why are you considering Linux over Windows 10?

Forum Topic "Linux Programming Build Opinions Please!"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 11 days ago

OK. The RX 470 will probably reach 60 FPS in those games.

Forum Topic "Linux Programming Build Opinions Please!"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 11 days ago

The RX 470 will probably do very well on those games.

Forum Topic "Linux Programming Build Opinions Please!"

BalloonMatrix 2 points 11 days ago

You're welcome!

P.S. BTW, what is the most intensive game you plan on playing and what resolution do you want your monitors to be? Also, do you plan on overclocking?

Forum Topic "Linux Programming Build Opinions Please!"

BalloonMatrix 3 points 11 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $349.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $189.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $124.99 @ Jet
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB Gaming X Video Card $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1278.42
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1268.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-11 22:09 EST-0500

The RX 470 is probably overkill for your needs, but it is a very good GPU. The Hyper 212 EVO is beat by coolers such as the CRYORIG H7, which I included in my build. The Motherboard you chose seemed very overkill, so I downgraded it. I upgraded your case to the Elite version, which has tempered glass. I also changed your PSU because it was overkill.

ryanwu2010's Completed Build: Coolest Looking PC Build For All Around Gaming

BalloonMatrix 5 points 11 days ago

Definitely not first Kaby Lake build.

Forum Topic "Help me reduce price?"

BalloonMatrix 0 points 11 days ago

facepalm

There is more than one page.

Forum Topic "Help me reduce price?"

Forum Topic "Power supply matching?"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 11 days ago

For starters, the value of your video card is downright terrible. A much better card for the same price would be the PowerColor Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Devil.

Forum Topic "Power supply matching?"

BalloonMatrix 1 point 11 days ago

Dude you have no case...

Answer vagabond139's questions first then we will answer yours.

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