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Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Gaming build for a friend V2

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Just an FYI, only the 500W and 600W versions are manufactured by Andyson. The 650W, 750W, and 850W units are all made by HEC Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-bq-series-850w-psu,4842.html The 750W unit actually performs fine according to jonnyguru who also confirms this unit is made by HEC https://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2016/10/03/evga-750-bq-750w-power-supply/6/

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Gaming build for a friend V2

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Was really mostly by accident actually, just worked out nicely. The case was $10 cheaper for that color, the ram was the cheapest for the speed, and of course the vega 56 doesn't come in any other color currently. We changed that motherboard the day he bought parts just because of the color, and we changed the CPU cooler because of its better cooling performance over the H7 and the colors were a nice bonus.

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Gaming build for a friend V2

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

There really were so many options :p We changed from the 1070, to 980ti to vega 56, changed the cpu cooler the day he bought all the parts.

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Gaming build for a friend

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That was thankfully temporary :p

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Starter YT Setup"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response, my bad. Linux or Student/Employee keys are still an option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming mouse and Mechanical keyboard on a budget!"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Your problem is going to be getting uncharged by amazon or shipping. Here in the U.S. this mouse and keyboard is 103 dollars which converts to under 100 euros but Im not sure if you could get it at the same price (the same keyboard is 99 pounds in the UK). http://www.amazon.com/Redragon-K550-Customizable-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B00YMDYMYQ/ref=sr_1_22?srs=8400656011&ie=UTF8&qid=1457621681&sr=8-22

http://www.amazon.com/Redragon-CENTROPHORUS-2000-Gaming-Buttons-Weight-Tuning/dp/B00HTK1NCS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457621648&sr=8-1&keywords=redragon

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2000 dollar gaming pc."

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

For flat out gaming, this crushes it. The problem is that you sacrifice nice bells and whistles for raw fps. You only get a semi-modular power supply with only bronze efficiency, there is no SSD, only a 1tb hard drive, and no operating system which forces you to use something like r/softwareswap or get a student licence (if you are a student) or licence from work. On the bright side it has a cool black and white theme and will crush any game you throw at it. You just have to figure out what you want more: More fps, or Ease of use upgrades.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Enermax ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $141.46 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $70.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $648.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $648.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Inwin GT1 White ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1986.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-10 09:37 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Starter YT Setup"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Just read up on it, good point, and good build. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Starter YT Setup"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Why combine an apu with a graphics card that you cant use in dual graphics mode? A8 is a quad core, 6300 is a 6 core which will help a lot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with upgrade path"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats true, I forgot about that. I would either like i said go to a skylake i5 (which does mean getting a new motherboard and ram), or get a new gpu and wait for amd's zen processors. I feel like the new GPUs are more of a sure bet as a great upgrade while I still have lots of questions about zen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$1400 Budget League, Diablo, Overwatch 1080p 120hz high frames"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

1: The r9 fury is a completely different architecture than the r9 390. The 390 uses 8 gigs of GDDR5 while the fury uses 4 gigs of the newer and faster HBM memory. The fury is for sure a better card. Honestly I would stick with the 390 and wait for a new release down the line, but either way, please stop using that power supply.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 Gaming PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

A little over budget but you get a great graphics card and dual channel RAM. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $38.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380X 4GB NITRO Video Card $233.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $730.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-08 10:11 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$1400 Budget League, Diablo, Overwatch 1080p 120hz high frames"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not a bad build but I would change a few things. That power supply sucks, and you can get a better cooler than that for not too much. But it is a good template to start with that you can upgrade over time. You could do this and save $200 to save for a new gpu later PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $79.94 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $72.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1233.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-08 09:50 EST-0500

Or you could spend the $200 now and get a great gpu now PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $79.94 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $72.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card $518.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1422.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-08 09:53 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with upgrade path"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, your first priority is to get off of the dead end AMD socket. Upgrading to an 8350 would just delay that upgrade. I would jump to an i5/i7 with a nice motherboard and cooler. Go ahead and upgrade storage if you want but save what you can for a gpu upgrade later this year. There should be some really awesome graphics cards coming this year from both Nvidia and AMD. I would also consider if you can going to at least the micro atx size as this makes everything else easier. If not it should be fine, it just restricts options. If you want something still small, I would go for the corsair air 540, or try and get your hands on a cooltek w2 but the only place that might ship that is here http://www.quietpc.com/cooltek-jonsbo-w2 and shipping is probs a lot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4K editing machine $1500"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an adaptation of a thread here: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2661515/video-editing-build-1400.html PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $374.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $74.78 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $153.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $66.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $66.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card $339.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $18.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1564.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-08 09:13 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Gaming PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

1: FX does fine for most games 2: Cooler is pretty easy to upgrade, needed something cheap to fit the budget more, 212 works fine for now, but I am not completely sure of the benefits of the H7.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Gaming PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.03 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $99.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage PNY CS1111 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC Q2778VQE 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $249.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Thermaltake POSEIDON Z RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $99.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $58.94 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1349.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-07 15:56 EST-0500
Nice build with a 1440p monitor

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build Guide not showing up?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really considered priority right now i guess

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build Guide not showing up?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Mkay, will do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build Guide not showing up?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yesterday

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide: Double Trouble

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :)

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Gaming build for a friend

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

1: He doesn't play anything that is extremely cpu intensive 2: Even if he did, it would run fine, 6300 is a nice little cpu.

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Gaming build for a friend

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

:p We moved some cables around after that picture was taken. He just wanted to get it running but I couldn't stand cables being that bad.

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably the best place when you first start, it is a whole series that gives you the basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz522ZAs5aQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLmWVQsxi34bMYwAawZtzuptfMmszUa_tl

This is the mechanical numberpad: http://www.amazon.com/ADESSO-AKP-220B-Adesso-Mechanical-Numeric/dp/B0038KN3YY

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Max settings in dota,smite, and other less intensive games. GTAV is mostly maxed out except for AA (which is off).

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I use the numberpad for the rhythm game called OSU!

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion, I was thinking about the 212, I'l look more into the TX3

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) Can't wait to start upgrading this build a bit when I can

Comment reply on Blackspikes's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought I might as well make the most important part be the best. I was happy with the rest of my build so I went from a 270 or 270x to the 280x because there was a price drop from $245 to $210

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