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Comment reply on trollwholikespie's Completed Build: Corsair 280X Build

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

why would you get a 1050ti instead of an rx 570 ?

Comment reply on CaisonJ86's Completed Build: Arctic - 2nd PC Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 7 1700's are only 200 bucks lately, coulda gotten 2 more cores and 10 more threads if you went that route, seeing you're doing a lot of multitasking.

Comment reply on yin.padfoot's Completed Build: ITX Mid-range build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

RX 580s can be bought for as little as 200 dollars and generally perform better than 1060s, so you could have gone that route and saved some cash.

Comment reply on Morrowj's Completed Build: Budget Intel 8th Gen Complete System

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

For the GPU an RX 570 would have honestly been better. For the same price or even cheaper you can get around 30% more performance compared to the 1050Ti. The 8100 is a very powerful CPU and wouldn't have been bottlenecked much.

Comment reply on Dizzlepop12's Completed Build: ORION 2.0 ~ Red / White Music Production / Gaming Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to find a good deal on RAM nowadays. Back in my day, 32GB costed 150 dollars.

Comment reply on Dizzlepop12's Completed Build: ORION 2.0 ~ Red / White Music Production / Gaming Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You should post your build, i wanna see it

Comment reply on young99ha's Completed Build: MUSIC PRODUCTION/GAMING/VIDEO PRODUCTION BUILD - my first build lol

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

i dig the FTP stickers, and you're using FL so mad props. you have a soundcloud or youtube channel with your music? also, how's the monitor? I've been wanting to pick one up

Comment reply on Dizzlepop12's Completed Build: ORION 2.0 ~ Red / White Music Production / Gaming Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda, but not really.

Comment reply on Dizzlepop12's Completed Build: ORION 2.0 ~ Red / White Music Production / Gaming Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not wrong, but if I find a good deal I'd definitely upgrade to a 32GB set. It's arguably the best looking RAM on the market, even though it's overpriced.

Comment reply on Dizzlepop12's Completed Build: ORION 2.0 ~ Red / White Music Production / Gaming Build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It was my brother's old RAM, so I have no clue. If it was up to me, I would have bought some Dominator Platinums to match the rest of the build and so I could get it to post at the right frequency.

Comment reply on Xokkanti's Completed Build: IBuyPower EXTREMELY Upgraded

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

shoulda put the CPU money towards a better GPU my guy. An 8600K and a 1070 or even an RX 580 8GB would have been better. A 1060 3GB for 230 dollars is a horrible price.

Comment reply on MineMineMelon's Completed Build: The Storm

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

4.1 seems to be out of the picture for me. Tried it at 1.45 volts and I thought I had it, but it turned out to be unstable so I went back to 4.0 and kept reducing the voltage, and ended up getting it stable at stock voltages. I might even try to undervolt it, too.

Comment reply on ulam1's Completed Build: Black Friday 2018 - Ryzen 1700X / GTX 1080 Ti SC2

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What voltage is your 1700X at?

Comment reply on MineMineMelon's Completed Build: The Storm

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

What voltage is your 1700x at? I managed to keep mine at 1.35 with 4.0GHz stable

Comment reply on DLPM's Completed Build: Deep Learning Rig

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

but what about an 8 core for 325?

Comment reply on jennagracex's Completed Build: Rainbow Hyrle

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

Why the 7820X? With the flack it's receiving, I usually expect a Ryzen chip.

Comment reply on exii's Completed Build: Venom the green beast

  • 28 months ago
  • -1 points

Why the 7900X? For the same price you could pickup a TR 1950X on August 10th. 6 more cores and freaking 12 more threads...

Comment reply on D-Gudman's Completed Build: My first self build pc

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to record and produce music, why not get an R5 1600 instead of a 7700K? Then you could spend 100 more for a better GPU. 1080 + 1600 >1070 + 7700K, for virtually the same price (If not cheaper, due to the inflated GTX 1070 prices)

Comment reply on xenonxen's Completed Build: Asus STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX

  • 28 months ago
  • 4 points

low budget gaming

Uh huh. Sure. I use X299 as a budget option all the time.

Really though, why did you buy a 7740X? I'm just curious on that choice, nobody recommends those.

Comment reply on nijunhiju's Completed Build: Osiris (The Sky Dragon)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

No pictures of the PC turned on? :(

Still, a beautiful PC, good work!

Comment reply on XDensityZ's Completed Build: First Budget PC Build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Strange part choice, but not bad. I think an R5 1600 paired with a 1070 would have given better performance for basically the same price, which kinda makes the an 7700K inferior option for all GPUs below the 1080Ti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How capable are ryzen 5 1600 + r9 380x of streaming games ?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Streaming is CPU intensive, and the R5 1600 does a damn good job at it. The R9 380X is still a very capable GPU, especially for ESports titles.

Comment reply on Mikey96p's Completed Build: "PERRIN" Build; My First Build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you, I would have gotten an R5 1600, and a GTX 1070. 2 more cores and 4 more threads, but more GPU power from the 1070, so it's a win-win.

Comment reply on fragment's Completed Build: ORION - Ryzen Gaming Rig

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

You stole my build name! Nah just kidding, have a +1.

Comment reply on jpcoker3's Completed Build: My First Build: The Glacier

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Why the I7 over an R7 1700? If you're editing and rendering, it's better in every way.

Comment reply on gts250gamer101's Completed Build: "Fyre and Ice" Budget Home & Gaming PC

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're using it for streaming, wouldn't the 1500X or the 1400 be the better choice? Those extra threads would kick the I5's butt in streaming.

Comment reply on Rufio1337's Completed Build: Arctic Fox

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, but if I were you I would have gotten an R5 1600 for 100 dollars less, and used the extra 100 dollars towards a 1080Ti. Better multi-threaded performance and better gaming performance for less / the same price.

Comment reply on brayberg26's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not a R5 1600, and have the extra 100 dollars go toward a 1080? More cores / threads, and better performance in games.

Comment reply on BrutalDeluxe's Completed Build: Brutal Deluxe

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 6850K instead of a Ryzen chip? Overall it's still beautiful build.

Comment reply on Josiahll's Completed Build: Micro ATX Asus Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not a Ryzen 5 or 7 chip? They're much more capable of streaming than a 7700K. An R5 1600 would have allowed you to spend the extra 100 dollars towards a 1080.

Comment reply on TheInaudibleGamer's Completed Build: The Beast

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. And, uh, expensive to say the least, lol. If I were you, I would have gotten an R5 1600 and used the extra 100 dollars towards a 1080 Ti. Amazing nonetheless, though.

Comment reply on bigjimmy's Completed Build: Hackintosh Power Mini

  • 30 months ago
  • 0 points

You need a dedicated video card with Ryzen...

Comment reply on wtjwillis's Completed Build: 4K Gaming Rig

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I mean, he does have 3 closed loop coolers in there, after all.

Comment reply on Slayner's Completed Build: Clean Home Gaming / Mass Storage PC

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 7600K instead of a 1600? It's marginally better than the 7600k at editing and streaming videos. Otherwise, it's a great looking build, and a clean setup.

Comment reply on jimgravina's Completed Build: Layne's Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Why didn't you go with a Ryzen CPU of some sort? Otherwise, the build looks great. It's nice to see a black/white build on the site once in a while, and this one is one of the best.

Comment reply on Laceyn56's Completed Build: $800 Gaming PC

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The 7350K is pretty much known as the worst price/performance CPU, so I'm not sure about that advice. 2 cores is also just not enough anymore...

Comment reply on Laceyn56's Completed Build: $800 Gaming PC

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If you wanted more cores, why not get a 1600 or a 1500X?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A good microphone for gaming ?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You can find some pretty cheap condenser microphones on Amazon for around 30 bucks, and they're pretty good when paired with a decent preAmp. They're not the highest quality, and they come from some pretty shady companies in China, but for 90 dollars you can pair a BM-800 microphone or something similar with a Behringer UM2 and get some great sound quality out of it.

For something long-term that's bound to be really good, the Blue-Yeti is a very well-received microphone that will set you back about 120 dollars, and you don't need a preAmp for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wait for 8th gen or buy 7th gen"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the 7700K beats it in raw gaming performance, but it only makes a huge difference if you're playing games above 144Hz at 1080P and lower resolutions.

Considering you have a 1440P 144Hz monitor, the performance difference will be minimal between the two chips. Editing and streaming performance is superior on the Ryzen 7, and even on some Ryzen 5 chips.

Judging by your game list, the Ryzen 7 seems like the best choice overall, but the choice is yours. Basically, if you're gonna be streaming with the 7700K, you're bound to get several dropped frames and the experience wouldn't be as pleasant compared to the Ryzen 7 chip.

I'm also worried about AMD's supposed overheating factor.

The overheating factor isn't nearly as much of a problem with Ryzen as it was with FX. In fact, the 7700K has more overheating problems than Ryzen does, due to the higher TDP and lower quality paste used on the 7700K.

I think you should get the Ryzen 7 chip. Just based off of what you're doing with your PC, it would be the best investment overall; but again, it's your choice. Just don't base your decision off of brand loyalty.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7-7700K vs R7 1700 - Streaming"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1700 takes a very slight FPS hit compared to the 7700K, but there are zero dropped frames while streaming, making it the better buy. When streaming, less dropped frames are more important than framerate, usually.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "x299 & i9s"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but Threadripper is rumored to only cost $850 for the flagship 16C/32T model, and it has more PCIE lanes, AND the IHS is soldered on, not held on with toothpaste... not very justified on Intel's side.

Comment reply on kprose10's Completed Build: Intel Broadwell-E Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

DATE BUILT: Dec. 31, 2016

READ. BOI.

Comment reply on brayan56's Completed Build: First Build: Made the switch from PS4

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. It would have made more sense to get a 1400 and an AM4 mobo so he doesn't have to pay as much to upgrade in the future, but it's his choice and his rig still looks sick!

Comment reply on brayan56's Completed Build: First Build: Made the switch from PS4

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I know and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, but I've made the same mistake. I bought a 760T for my case and an AMD A10 6800K as my CPU originally, and I regret that decision, because I could have saved money on the case and gotten a much better CPU / mobo.

Comment reply on brayan56's Completed Build: First Build: Made the switch from PS4

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

A Phanteks P400 TG would have been an excellent alternative, and the rest could have gone towards a Ryzen 5 chip. It's basically known as the best case for the price, as it has features that 120 dollar cases have for half the price. I also think it's better than your current case in some ways, if I'm being honest. Better cooling, PSU shroud, better cable management, etc.

As an 8320 user, I'm telling you right now, especially during this new generation of AMD CPUs; you're going to regret buying an 8350.

Comment reply on dlbucko's Completed Build: fRAG ARTiSTRY 6

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

NEEDS MORE UPVOTES!!!!

Comment reply on c.giff89's Completed Build: Late 2017 Gaming

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. someone downvoted you for complimenting his build? Some of the people on this website are so damn dense sometimes...

Comment reply on TekJunkies's Completed Build: Phanteks Blanc

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Why X99 instead of Ryzen, considering it's mainly a workstation PC? Overall, it looks fantastic! I like the green cables, it really looks well with the silver/black case.

Comment reply on torque154's Completed Build: TRIFORCE V1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Not for long :P

...Threadripper

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