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Fenris95's Completed Build: Office Meeting Room PC

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

For me it's not my boss, it's the corporation we work under. We have to use what equipment they approve. So yeah, I'm stuck using a HP laptop but it at least has an I5 and a SSD. The two units out front are those ****** Dell tiny box things.

Forum Topic "HP Pavilion 32" 2560x1440 monitor"

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Love me please!

Forum Topic "XFX RX Vega 64 Limited Edition"

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

No love?

Forum Topic "XFX RX Vega 64 Limited Edition"

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Bump?

Forum Topic "HP Pavilion 32" 2560x1440 monitor"

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Bump?

professorprofessorson's Completed Build: FX Tear Drinker

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I've worked with the FX-8320e a lot and it's an excellent budget CPU if it's found for cheap. But if it's retail it's smarter to go with baby Ryzen or an I3 for a similar price. You also need to be comfortable with overclocking a FX chip. The performance gain from stock to a strong OC is very noticeable. So it would be best to at the very least have a Cooler Master 212 cooler.

NnoNno's Completed Build: Dawn (First Pc Build)

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Are your cable extensions Silverstone by chance? I have some that look identical! Good looking clean build!

Hakuryx's Completed Build: FrankenPC made of parts from friends and bits I bought in shops

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

First priority, if this was my build, would be a new PSU. Not sure what the PSU is in your box but it doesn't look like what you linked. I'm sure you could get a decent overclock on the CPU, but you NEED a better PSU.

Forum Topic "DIYPC IllusionII-BR Black Dual USB3.0 Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower"

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Bump? Looks like this got overlooked. Would staff like me to list all the new DIYPC cases in one thread? As I said in the OP, there are a lot of cases from them not listed.

Forum Topic "APEX 21N-01 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case"

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Bump?

Forum Topic "EVGA 450 BT, 80+ Bronze 450W Power Supply"

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I haven't been actively building in awhile so the only PSU's I've bought have been personal and higher end. However, this 450 BT was on sale through Amazon for only $10 after rebate. No brainer to get to do a budget build. I plan on using it with a G4560 and a 1050.

atomicus's Completed Build: Murder on the Carbon Fibre Dancefloor

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Those psu cables are slick.

aether_tech's Completed Build: HiFi/Home Theater [ "My Speakers Are WAY To Big" ;) ]

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

I recently did a build with that same case, but mine is windowed. It's such a, um, different(?) case. I didn't hate it, but I don't think I'd use it again. I do however love the hard drive bays and psu slot. I just thought the cutouts for wires were poor.

Khaosix's Completed Build: Thunderbolt - Personal Rebuild (Courtesy of the USPS)

CQC 11 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

I've been using the same case for roughly three years as my HTPC and I really enjoyed it. My cable management wasn't nearly as good as yours though! It's an excellent case for darn near any entertainment center. Company always would say, "Why do you have a VHS player?" which my wife and I would get a good laugh from.

Hulkamania's Completed Build: 2K 2 Furious: Skylake \ Fiji Pro TJ-08

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Price to performance is extremely hard to beat. It's an incredible gpu!

henrybigh's Completed Build: Inwin blue baby

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Picture 4 shows EVGA SLI 980ti. What's going on there?

bighairybeastie's Completed Build: Silent Strike

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

dem prices tho...

quananh's Completed Build: my 1st serious upgrade

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

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Firewalp's Completed Build: RedWings ;)

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Excellent job! Very clean looking and a nice flair. Never heard of that ram or power supply. US or other?

caldergsu's Completed Build: Calder's Red Theme Build

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

That's impressive on the cpu integrated graphics! I agree with you on the ram! The more I read about how speed truly doesn't matter the more I plan to go with whatever is cheapest. Good build!

DanMorriis's Completed Build: Hot Cube

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Dem prices and dat psu tho.... :(

Robolon's Completed Build: Budget gaming

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Custom Quality Computers.

Robolon's Completed Build: Budget gaming

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Now I feel like I should change my name! Just kidding. It's the abbreviation from my now dead business. :)

Robolon's Completed Build: Budget gaming

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

All good! And about gpu, I just snagged a Gigabyte 760-4gbOC for a deal. Running some quick benchmarks on Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution at 1080p it's definitely showing it's age, but still can work. If looking at the used market and you're in the US, may I suggest reddit's hardwareswap. Video cards are always up and for good prices. While waiting for AMD's higher end offerings I snagged two HD 7970s for $100 each. Good luck!

noseonarug17's Completed Build: Grawp

CQC 11 Builds 4 points 29 months ago

That was a crazy deal on the Fury. Wish I would've gotten in on that deal. Good build!

Robolon's Completed Build: Budget gaming

CQC 11 Builds 3 points 29 months ago

Nice cpu overclock!

deano833456's Completed Build: streaming setup

CQC 11 Builds 3 points 29 months ago

I'm so glad you posted this! I thought I missed these same exact parts when you posted:

The Beast!! https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7RQV3C

Gaming Monster https://pcpartpicker.com/b/893Ff7

I really hope you post another completed build with the same parts and 1-2 pics so we can all drool over your builds!!!

ReverseDoge's Completed Build: Caribbean Rig

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Upvoted (even though I'm sure I'll get downvoted) because you're looking out for OP's best interest. Only thing I'd do different is offer suggestions. So...

OP, when you get to Tampa and you can order parts for decent prices, for a new power supply look for EVGA P2/B2/G2/GS, XFX, Antec, newer Corsair, and Seasonic units. There are some other brands/units that are solid, but the mentioned are the most common that go on sale for decent prices. Happy Gaming!

Karovan's Completed Build: My Boy Blue(Wife Build)

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Slick build for sure. I hear ya on the cooler. I do a lot of AMD FX builds and I try to only pick coolers I can use that mount horizontal. Solid parts overall. Are those the prices you paid?

timmy007's Completed Build: (Name Pending would love suggestions) PC Gaming Budget Build

CQC 11 Builds 3 points 29 months ago

Third for the psu. EVGA G2/P2/B2/GS are strong units. Also, $1400 "budget build"? I7 & budget build usually aren't in the same conversation.

Hunter1226's Completed Build: Beast

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Same pic of the case is used here I believe: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Js3Ff7

ballrogz's Completed Build: First Build i3-6100 / GTX 950

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Really hope you didn't pay those prices for the psu, case, and gpu. The build itself isn't bad, but those prices are awful.

evanino's Completed Build: The Beast

CQC 11 Builds 3 points 33 months ago

If getting a higher end gpu I would also replace that psu. It earned HardOCP fail for a reason. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/01/21/corsair_cx750_750w_power_supply_review/9#.VvgTPOIrLAQ

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

No heat issues and I just used what the card came with and the G10. And yes I'm using the H50 with it. Only thing I dislike about the H50 is short tubing but for $40 after rebate I really can't complain.

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Not at all!

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Installation was very easy and I've never installed a Kraken G10 before. Very glad to keep the backplate on. So far no issues with Vram. I'll keep monitoring though.

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Yes I was very excited to receive it for the price. I tested xm blues and they were too clicky for me. I really lucked out on the purchase.

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

A lot of people say Redemption is better but I prefer 2. I really like the story and the action is just incredible. That fight scene (wallpaper) was so incredible.

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Yes they do! I ran the Asus before I received the XFX and it would easily get up to 92c. I may add another Kraken/H50 down the line. Performance has been incredible at 4k with applicable games.

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Yes. Silverstone from Amazon. Very reasonably priced too!

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Appreciate it and fixed what I could.

CQC's Completed Build: My wife does not approve of my obsession.

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Bleh my formatting did not work as planned. I do not know how ya'll get the parts review with the stars. If I can edit it to that I definitely will.

nsahawks7's Completed Build: The $260 "Shouldn't Have Happened" PC - Athlon 860K, GTX 465, 8GB DDR3 w/ Benchmarks!

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Very nice. If you can get a decent cpu cooler and OC. I'm willing to bet you would see some great improvements! I too love builds like this because this truly is the market most people are in and they feel they can't make a capable gaming pc. Kudos to you and your build!

KO_Builds's Completed Build: GLaDOS 2.0

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

How on this planet do you plan for 2.5 years, get such high end parts for everything, but end up with a Coolmax power supply? GLaDOS has a sad.

CQC's Completed Build: Leftovers

CQC submitter 11 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

I am not. Just an acronym that will be dead once 2016 is upon us.

CQC's Completed Build: Blue Meanie

CQC submitter 11 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I sold this build quite some time ago and haven't heard from the buyer so it leaves me to assume all is fine. I mainly went with that psu because of price and being semi modular. Now I'd probably go with something else. With a 4.3ghz overclock on the cpu it's using roughly 305w. That psu should be fine, but again I'd choose something different looking back at it.

Silveth's Completed Build: White Optimization

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

While the reports do not include all 1TB drives, Hitachi and HGST have shown more reliable than both WD and Seagate in their higher TB drives per backblaze's reports. I'm always trying to learn more so if you have some info showing the 1TB WD Blue being better I'd love to read about it as I'm a fan of that drive as well.

Pooters's Completed Build: My First Built PC

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

I can definitely appreciate the humility in admitting you spent too much. It's great to see you're continuously learning. I would like to mention when upgrading the PSU look to Antec, EVGA G2/B2/GS, Seasonic, and XFX. Corsair's RM line is ok, but you will get much better value for a similar if not less price with the units mentioned.

I'm also somewhat hesitant with the GTX 960 as AMD's offerings around that level have continuously better and cheaper. I would look at going from a 760 to a 960 more of a side grade. Look to at least a GTX 970 or R9 280x/380/390 for an upgrade on the gpu. +1. Keep learning!

Niffum's Completed Build: Budget Red

CQC 11 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

XFX 550w TS Series for $27 after rebate/coupon via Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&cm_re=xfx_550w-_-17-207-013-_-Product

It's Seasonic OEM and going off of the price listed $17 less. It's my go to psu when available for this price which is usually at least once a month.

Niffum's Completed Build: Budget Red

CQC 11 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

For the price and getting Skylake you did a great job! Only thing I think you could've saved money on was the psu, but there isn't anything wrong with that one for this build. Look for a SSD for your first upgrade. Have fun!

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