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Forum Topic "Do I need an Optical Drive to use the Windows 10 OEM?"

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 24 minutes ago

As long the OEM product key hasn't been used on a different computer (as it's tied with the motherboard) then should be OK. So the main point is, if have a spare 8GB USB Flash Drive laying around or purchase a cheap one which is what I used for: Transcend 8GB and download the Windows 10 ISO disk image from Microsoft's website: Download Windows 10 -> Download tool now.

You use the media creation installer to create a Windows 10 installation disk image [into the USB flash drive] by doing this method without a need of an optical drive with a DVD. Even DVD users could do this too if they have an optical drive and a writable DVD, assuming they already purchased the Windows 10 Product Key online (a legit product key) but required a way to install the OS.

Eziw's Completed Build: Snow Trooper

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

No wonder why it felt like deja vu. Just curious why you re-posted your build twice? The only minor difference is your GPU on the list but probably a correction on your end. Plus a benchmark from Superpostion on your photos.

Otherwise enjoy your build and thanks for sharing.

HyperYveltal16's Completed Build: Cherri Pi

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 14 days ago

It's been harder than I thought it would be to complete this build, as I have never had to deal with a case system like this before, and I didn't have much of an idea of what I wanted it to be, but in the end, I worked out nicely.

I think it paid off and really great to see another Raspberry Pi 3. Looks great and love the red and clear combo on the case.

Special thanks to Eltech for helping me with parts!

And I'm extremely happy to see your cherri pi on here. Thank you for sharing your build. You got my support and do enjoy it!

Eltech's Completed Build: Shinpuru (????)

Eltech submitter 20 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

Hmm I think PCPARTPICKER had so many completed build posts now that your build got lost ti the back pages :(

It happens. Plus the build is pretty simple since it's not a gaming rig with pretty lights nor RGB or custom liquid cooling or a fancy looking case nor the latest tech release either so... oh yes the name means simple too haha... I'm bad with jokes. The crickets agree with their chirping.

Btw what happened to the previous post that was "deleted by staff"?

I have a feeling it's a deleted account again by Philip or one of the staff. Though I had no qualms with the person's comment so something else must've been a red flag and ran out x-amount of grace before the ban occurred. That is my guess.

Socialkonstruct's Completed Build: Nuka Cola Throwback (in progress)

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 15 days ago

I have a super rare limited edition NZXT case that the manufacturer collaborated with Bethesda to get the iconography of Fallout silkscreened onto the case side.I will be playing Fallout 76 on this build which is based on Fallout (so postmodern!)

Very cool about the case. And definitely will be playing Fallout 76 myself as well. Hopefully it'll be fun!

Using old school parts to get the job done.

It'll be great to see some old parts shine here. It's looking good so far so keep it up!

Eltech's Completed Build: Shinpuru (????)

Eltech submitter 20 Builds 2 points 15 days ago

Thanks a lot and just the build alone is under $400, not including the OS, monitor and peripherals. It was nice it accumulated that much despite how large the gap of purchasing my parts were. I was gulity snatching some deals overtime and re-purposed my GTX 750 Ti to new home. I'll clarify this better on my description so my bad. Again, thank you so much for the support.

PETER.COM's Completed Build: RedBreathe

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

A very interesting read up and also glad to know that Deepcool and Amazon did the right thing, especially Deepcool when your video card was damaged by their liquid cooler. Glad it was resolved despite the unfortunate event that occurred.

  • This is why I stopped myself from ordering the Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX liquid cooler because some reviews on Amazon reported the same issues. Saying leakages occurred and damaged their GPU or worse like also the RAM and Motherboard; however also mentioned Deepcool were legit about their customer services and kept their end of the deal to refund and replace the customer's parts.

Anyways, your build turned out lovely and great work with your mods. May you enjoy it for a long time! (I'm a sucker for black and red color schemes). +1

Varekai79's Completed Build: Black & Blue

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

You have a good build here. Also thanks for the explanations about your choice of parts. Good deal on the GTX 1080 and may your build serve you well for many more years to come. Nice work and thanks for sharing!

Tra6zon1uyum's Completed Build: Little Upgrade to my old Gaming Setup!

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

Awesome! You're the best, thank you. :)

ktran37's Completed Build: My second build gaming pc

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

Hey, no worries. I have my fair share of typos. Just had a feeling you meant the other so it's all good. :)

Enjoy your build and good work regardless.

Tra6zon1uyum's Completed Build: Little Upgrade to my old Gaming Setup!

Eltech 20 Builds 4 points 16 days ago

My theory is base upon their build histories, they seem to had the i7-7700K and the ASUS ROG STRIX Z270i GAMING MINI ITX since 2016. Must be working out for their needs so probably didn't spent much on their changes with some parts. Seems like the GPU and Liquid Cooler changed and also the Crucial M.2 SSD as well.

Tra6zon1uyum's Completed Build: Little Upgrade to my old Gaming Setup!

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 16 days ago

I hope you liked it and I would be glad if you would leave me a feedback there.

Great looking build, great setup and the clock grabs my attention the most. May it serve you well and plus one.

ktran37's Completed Build: My second build gaming pc

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

The only thing i am kinda regret is I should go with gtx 1060ti instead of gtx 1050ti

I think you meant the GTX 1060 3GB/6GB. There's been no release called a GTX 1060 Ti so far. I know the GTX 1050 3GB was early 2018 June but I doubt there's going to be more GTX 1000 series because of the RTX 2000 series is released already. I mean I could be wrong about that part, but certainly no GTX 1060 Ti exists at this time.

Eltech's Completed Build: Shinpuru (????)

Eltech submitter 20 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

Thank you so much! Happy to know.

Eltech's Completed Build: Shinpuru (????)

Eltech submitter 20 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

Thanks so much Gooberdad! Always appreciate your support as it means a lot.

louhis12's Completed Build: CSGO Rig

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 17 days ago

Yes I did. I didn't make it up. It's how you stated your comments is what took away your main points.

I get it, OP didn't need a powerful mid-range computer to play CS:GO, if only that game, and should pair with a 240Hz monitor as you stated. Yet it detracts your main points when you are being blunt and keep saying the person is stupid if that was the decision making.

Edit: furthermore you seem to misunderstand the points i was trying to make about the overspending of his PC and bare in mind the fact that while you also seem to now put this on me being discriminate towards disabled people for some reason, i had no actual context to what he used the PC for besides saying he plays CSGO. Since you cant take that into account yourself and now try and show me off as some bully when i was just trying to voice my opinion.. is also wrong

Again it's how you stated it. You could have approached the statements very differently. You didn't have to use the comment about a mental disability as a possible reason for their decision making.

Oh and if you want to talk about disabled people. Im very short sighted. I cant see more than a few feet in-front of me. I was born with breathing problems and my mother is extremely death and also to top it off was agonised and cured of some cancer i dont remember the name of, but possibly fatal.

I'm sorry to hear that. That can be very difficult, especially when cancer hits someone close to you. I hope she is having good treatment and some kind of comfort is being given to her.

My mom had breast cancer and manage to fight hers off. But yes it's more difficult when it's someone who may have a fatal condition and all I can say is enjoy the time together and offer comfort.

It's not easy. I had a friend died of cancer not too long ago, last week, and no it doesn't correlate with a relative but it's difficult. Best wishes and offer my prayers to you and your mother.

louhis12's Completed Build: CSGO Rig

Eltech 20 Builds 6 points 17 days ago

I just believe its a waste of money and that the decision to spend so much to play a game that requires so little is basically stupid. Unless they actually have some mental disability then i am sorry if i did offend them and i truly am. Its just common sense.

That's fine that it's your opinion but goodness, there are much better ways to state opinions. Constructive criticism is the best if you don't agree about something and without sounding like a jerk.

And second, don't go referring the mental disabled as an excuse for someone's decisions. I have a speech disorder which is Aphasia, minor osteoporosis and have Asthma.

Since the day I was born I had doctors saying that I wasn't suppose to walk and talk and be bound to a wheelchair for life. None of that became true thanks to my parents, especially my mom. I had therapists, tutors, even some teachers who didn't give up on me because they thought differently.

I'm 30 now and most people I work with have no idea. Now it can be noticed from time to time when I'm tired, but it doesn't completely hinder my understanding and ability to do the task. It's not an excuse, you work around the brick wall to make life work.

I highly doubt a mental disability is one of the reasons for someone's decision base upon their parts so please don't use such a reference again.

Lastly, If you seem so sensitive about other peoples opinions then why comment in the first place? This is just my opinion from 1 person at this time. Im sure others would agree but dont need to be so smug about yourself either.

It's what you commented and how you stated it. You're right that it's no better to be a jerk in return but you certainly started some sensitive remarks. OP's build will serve them well regardless on how they use it. And sounds like they do more than just CS:GO.

luial3's Completed Build: Deathsworn Build

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Wonderful to see another i7-5820K being used to this day. A nice read with your description and a lovely great build it is. Thanks for sharing this! You have my one and support.

Forum Topic "Can I run black ops 2"

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 23 days ago

I have a radeon hd 7850 1gb. I was wondering if I could run black ops 2 on it. If so, would there be any problems ??. What about frames ??. Thanks

It'll be somewhat difficult to give a more concrete answer base on not knowing about your "computer hardware spec"... but in theory it can be High graphics in 1080p 30~60 FPS or 1600x900 between 1366/768 and 720p in may be consistent 60 FPS with some graphic setting adjustments. Helps to have a decent quad-core paired with 8GB or 16GB of RAM. Knowing a recent processor like a Ryzen 3 or i3-8100. Pretty sure could get away with a Kaby Lake or Coffee Lake Pentium too but again with some graphic adjustments in High graphics @ 1080p. (Whatever the max graphic term is for it).

PCPartPicker Blog Post "charity: water Completion Report #10"

Eltech 20 Builds 6 points 25 days ago

Very happy to see another water project being complete and helping those in need of clean water. Way to go everyone and keep it up!

alexthaagod's Completed Build: BlueBerry Build (2018) 1000$

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

Aha, I see. Thanks for the clarification. You do have a good build so enjoy it.

alexthaagod's Completed Build: BlueBerry Build (2018) 1000$

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

Right. And that's good about your sister's build with the stock cooler being enough at the time until it was updated to the be quiet Pure Rock Slim. :)

alexthaagod's Completed Build: BlueBerry Build (2018) 1000$

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 29 days ago

Probably not because the i5-8400 comes with the stock cooler.

Only the i5-8400 (OEM) doesn't come with the intel stockfan. However, looking from what I see on OP's internal photo, it looks to me like an actually intel stockfan and not the Intel BXTS15A.

I know for certain the i5-8400 comes with an CPU Cooler with TIM pre-applied. Unless OP didn't update their build photos so for now I only see an intel stockfan.

Forum Topic "How long have you been PC gaming for? ( if at all )"

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I agree about SkiFree being the best.

I was so convinced there was a way to escape/dodge the yeti guy.

I failed miserably over and over again but couldn't stop playing the game.

I should clarify, I meant to say that I began some form of PC gaming when I was ages 5-6. I easily mix up my ages 4-5 because that's when I was into Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt from NES and with arcades it was Pacman, StreetFighter II, Killer Instinct, and Mortal Combat. So easy for me to misunderstood my age range at times because I started gaming at age 4 with arcades then home consoles.

My mistake but I was really not a tall girl either haha. It took me a while to be able to reach enough without requiring some kind of boost or a stool to reach the controls from an arcade machine between sitting on a chair to reach the peripherals. (About age 7 I no longer required some kind of boost).

alt-right's Completed Build: Cheap Gaming Setup for Son... Plays Fortnite at 50-60 FPS

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

You're most welcome and yes I certainly did enjoy your son's build so thanks for sharing about it. May your son enjoy his build.

...I see you have 19 builds,

I've technically built 21 computers. Two of my posted builds are revisions. Hopefully in due time I'll post maybe 3 builds in the future but my spare time is very limited at the moment.

alt-right's Completed Build: Cheap Gaming Setup for Son... Plays Fortnite at 50-60 FPS

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Awesome and sounds like your son is having a blast with his new computer for his games. Turned out great and nice work for your son saving his money for what he needs. Here's my plus one to you both.

meechiu's Completed Build: GIRL GAMER

Eltech 20 Builds 4 points 1 month ago

The build spec looks great and the setup is clean and lovely. Whenever you have time, could you please show an internal picture of the computer? Would truly appreciate it. Enjoy your build and thanks for sharing this! +1

I'm a gamer gal myself but in my current situation I can barely game at the moment. Go gamer girls/gals!

Forum Topic "How long have you been PC gaming for? ( if at all )"

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I would say about 1994 Q2/Q3.

My first exposure of Windows was Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 as I was allowed to play with my father while sitting on his lap since I couldn't reach the computer at age 4-5. I remember playing Solitaire, JezBall, Tetris, TetraVex, Rodent's Revenge, Pipe Dream, Chip's Challenge, sometimes Taipei and Minesweeper but I wasn't good with those two particular games. And of course the one game that used to scare me a lot because I hated that eerie snowman poking out of now and eating the ski man yet I loved the game at the same time was SkiFree.

When I was a little more old and could actually sit on the chair and reach keyboard and play with the keyboard and mouse on the computer was Windows 95 and Windows XP became a part of my life with some computer games which was a mix of floppy and discs. Overtime in 2008 I began to PC game more with my HP desktop and been heavy PC gaming at 2009 to the present. I cannot say that I have a large collection of PC games either.

Helloandgoodbye9's Completed Build: Original Build Design (Some things modified in finished pc)

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

TY for your kind comments of the build. These are old pictures that I took before cleaning and fixing them up to show how bad it got :). I published this exactly how I wrote/built it 5 years ago, I just simply made it public now.

Aha! No worries and thank you for the clarifications and the updating the information about the build. This makes more sense.

If I have some time next week I'll try to publish photos of what it looks like now.

That would be really awesome. I would love to see its current state.

PCPartPicker Blog Post "Charity:Water Completion Report #9"

Eltech 20 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

And thank you PCPP staff for continuing the charity for water for those in need of wells with clean water. Keep up the good work everyone!

Helloandgoodbye9's Completed Build: Original Build Design (Some things modified in finished pc)

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Don't get me wrong, I love seeing the Pentium G3258 for its well known overclocking abilities and of course seeing some older tech continue to be used. Seeing the internal spectrum, your computer needs to be disconnected from its location, taken outside safely or in the garage with the garage door open and Datavac the computer to get as much dust and dustballs out with the front and side panels removed. Need to remove optical drive first if removing the front panel.

And cable management would be ideal, doesn't need to be perfect since seeing the dangle wires with a window... is uncomfortable regardless its purpose is serving your needs.

Otherwise, thanks for sharing this and may it continue to serve you well.

Ezmoney2000's Completed Build: Solid Budget Gaming PC Special

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I've built with the Pentium G5400 before and the 8th generation processors is only compatibility for the 300 series motherboards.

The particular motherboard that OP has (ASROCK H110M-DVS) is only compatible for Skylake (6th generation) and with a BIOS update for Kaby Lake (7th generation) processors.

I think it's not legit for what is seen on here until they "update" their list and pictures again. Some of their part list such as the case (which looks like a Thermaltake H21 and not a H17), the CPU cooler is still Intel's heatsink AKA stockfan, PSU is certainly different, and even the case fan doesn't match either base upon their part list between their photos.

Will be sending one final pic as I finish with all the updates tonight so you can see GPU, CPU coole the effects and the monitor, keyboard and mouse all together.

I do admit and kindly say that I wouldn't recommend these particular parts from what I see here as a solid budget gaming computer:

D.Jamarart's Completed Build: Budget build but a lot of disappointment!

Eltech 20 Builds 4 points 1 month ago

No worries and may the new motherboard be a more pleasant process! Sorry about your situation.

D.Jamarart's Completed Build: Budget build but a lot of disappointment!

Eltech 20 Builds 7 points 1 month ago

If the internet is truly helpful, do I need to flash the bios before I waste more money or is it really true that this cpu and motherboard worked on the first go without flashing or using graphics card?

I'm certain you made many attempts with one of your connections to your monitor's VGA or HDMI? Is the monitor set to the correct display type? Sometimes the monitor is set to the wrong display type or oddly having to unplug and re-plug the monitor to reset itself can fix it (which I find it always annoying if so). Or sometimes it's a loose connection... or a dud cable.

The other major issue could be the BIOS might not support the 2nd generation Ryzen. Since AM4 300-Series Motherboards did require a BIOS update to support 2nd generation Ryzen processors.

For your particular motherboard, the GA-A320M-S2H needs to be at least BIOS F10 for Ryzen's 2nd generation processor to boot properly (as in seeing your screen lit up with a Gigabyte logo between the BIOS or an OS). You can contact AMD by applying to their AMD Warranty Form for a boot kit request.

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to AMD online warranty claims page: https://support.amd.com/en-us/warranty/rma
  2. Fill in your full contact and product details (2nd Gen Ryzen Processor OPN number and serial number)
  3. In the Problem Description field enter "Boot kit Required" (without quotes)

The other option is to purchase a cheap A6 or A8 processor for AM4 ($50~$60 or under) to boot and update your BIOS to the latest version to support your processor.

Edit: Or the worse case scenario is to quickly get a refund for your motherboard and/or purchase a 400 series motherboard if possible. Those motherboards support the 2nd generation Ryzen.

Forum Topic "Windows 10 Amazon Activation Key"

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

You're most welcome.

Forum Topic "Windows 10 Amazon Activation Key"

Eltech 20 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

I have many times and had no issues to report with the Windows 10 OEM product key. I buy them directly from Amazon (seller Amazon.com), not third-party sellers unless I check out their seller profile and see their activity, products, and feedback from buyers. And if I see no history and feedback then I avoid them completely. I'm also wary of user feedbacks because you can tell when it's a duplicate user by how they type and format their sentences along with their user profile and their activities too (it all looks too similar, no photos, lacks activity, profile creation etc.).

I used to buy from third-party sellers about 2 years ago and once last year and as long it's not below $80 then it's legit but you never know so make sure to test the OEM product key ASAP (assuming you have your CPU, RAM, motherboard, storage & PSU ready & working) under 30 days for a 100% refund if the key product doesn't activate because it isn't seen as an available key to be used which means it's already being used or it's a non-genuine key.

So from Amazon in the past through this year (July 2018), I haven't had issues with Windows 10 OEM product keys (both Home and Pro 64-bit). I can say the ones I have successfully installed and remain activated (even when I had to reinstall an OS once more for the same MOBO and still works). Just very aware of whom to purchase from and understand the OEM product key is tied to the motherboard once it's officially activated.

Forum Topic "How do you like your coffee?"

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Hot or warm black coffee. I'm just simple that way. I don't like a day old with grind coffee making it to the cup as that's not a pleasant taste and texture.

Gooberdad's Completed Build: Garretts first PC

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Very cool and certain your nephew is thrilled to have his first custom computer. He definitely has some upgrades left available when the time and money is available. I enjoyed reading the description and happy to see the continuation of helping family with computers. You've taken my one and my support to you all.

And really cool on how the "G" logo was created over the liquid cooler. Looks great.

daafisch's Completed Build: Node202 Mid-tier gaming build.

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Don't let your computer spin 360s on your chair, since that's how I got a scar on my chin. Just kidding! (I really did get a scar on my chin thanks to being a little girl who wouldn't stop spinning on the chair.)

Back to the main point, well done with your build and may it serve you well. (+1)

saracatlee's Completed Build: Project CRIMSON

Eltech 20 Builds 6 points 1 month ago

Some internal photos would make it better and appreciative. ;)

Whenever OP can upload some that is.

saracatlee's Completed Build: Project CRIMSON

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

(Specifically, what's your GPU?)

They are using their processor's integrated graphics called Radeon Vega 11.

Eltech's Completed Build: Leonard

Eltech submitter 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks! Certainly am so far and it's been great!

PCPartPicker Blog Post "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Benchmarks"

Eltech 20 Builds 4 points 1 month ago

Thanks so much for sharing these benchmarks. The more I view all three resolutions (1080p, 1440p, 2160p), the more I'm glad that I didn't purchase the RTX 2080 Ti. I don't see a major FPS difference between the GTX 1080 Ti and the RTX 2080 Ti. Plus the peak temperature differences is really interesting there * hint hint at GTX 1080 Ti * .

Maybe that'll change over time or its different results with the latest games as seen with the Shadow of Tomb Raider (plus some other older games yet varies there too) that can use some of the new features, but I'm not willing to spend that much either for a RTX 2080 Ti. I'm not really disappointed just thankful to see some benchmarks and confirming my decision to wait again. Thanks again for sharing this.

_Jaqueeze's Completed Build: First Gaming PC works great!

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you! I'm not a very big computer person and came into this knowing completely nothing, so it means a lot that someone that does know what they are doing thinks that I did a decent job.

Of course. Some jump ahead with statements without recognizing the additional peripherals, and monitor(s) between speakers, WiFi and case fans. I'm just not certain why the part list tends to be ignored (even the details) and is misunderstood when there's no set price yet by the user and hence the database on PCPP will determine a price base on what's available online from again their database.

I haven't worked on computers for 10 years but I've learned a lot for 4 years straight. Normally home/office between gaming or workstation computers. Plus I still build every now and then and hope to continue and fix any computers if possible.

And yes, the computer alone was around $870 at the time of the purchase of the parts but the little accessories really start to add up when you end up putting it down on paper. And yes, the computer alone was around $870 at the time of the purchase of the parts but the little accessories really start to add up when you end up putting it down on paper.

I had a feeling you may had spent less but I only guessed base by new parts with an OS from online/retail but I'm glad you found some awesome deals for the major components to build the computer. So nicely done with $870 total for the computer alone. And it's OK, I understand about the peripherals, monitor and other additional parts.

Majority of my posted builds will have something additional and includes the OS which some people tend to zero out or not even included it (maybe been helped or had it a while or something else..) but it's not rocket science to figure out the true estimates when building a new computer. And it all depends on the timing vice versa the prices (the economy, supply and demand, retail prices buys in bulk and needs to make a profit, etc.).

The majority of games that I play are not very graphically tolling games (WOW, League, Fortnite, etc.) so I did not invest as much in the graphics area but I am able to run all of those on max settings with no problems!

I believe you. Thankfully people don't need a new GTX 1060 or higher for good 1080p gaming because the GTX 1050 Ti can do a great or decent job there. Should easily play MOBA games and other games with no sweat. Glad your experience is a pleasant one. Nice work with your build and enjoy it!

Gooberdad's Completed Build: Dead to life; E for Excellence, emachines et1831-07

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Awesome work for repairing this E-machine Gooberdad! Sounds like your friend is very pleased and it's great you got this working once more. Thanks for sharing some old tech as I always find them fascinating. Keep up the good work! A plus one for your efforts and thank you for sharing this build.

jlspain1's Completed Build: Golden Elite Budget Build gift for my neighbor

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice! Thanks so much for the response and the estimate. Well done.

Eltech's Completed Build: Leonard

Eltech submitter 20 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I think you should've gotten a semi- or fully-modular power supply, live the EVGA B3 450W. Fully modular, $37 bucks. Would've saved a lot of time on cable management, but still a nice build!

But that's now and not back then when purchasing the PSU in July plus my boss purchased everything on Amazon. I had no problem cable managing but I understand a semi-modular and full modular are much easier but it was easy for me to cable manage this no modular. We did check other PSUs but it was bad timing unfortunately and stuck with the plan for the sake of quality with a budget. Plus the semi-modulars and full modulars were $15 between $30 more at the time, but regardless it worked out in the end.

I also don't see why you got a 250GB SSD and a hard drive of equal size. I think the HDD size should be at least 2 times the size of the SSD.

It's because it didn't cost a thing to have the additional hard drives for them and we barely use storage yet it's for per-caution for backup between storing files. The most common type of files we have are PDFs, Word, and Excel. And the total accumulation of our files including some photos from the previous pre-built computers were 7.65GB. This was six years worth and we have already back up these files.

We also use a networked 2TB external hard drive to backup all the files for the computers. We are doing good with storage wise and are very happy to have up to date, speedy computers.

jdubzisfaded's Completed Build: I always blow cash on this

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Just report it. The staff will check it out and handle this when they can.

jdubzisfaded's Completed Build: I always blow cash on this

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That's what report is for when we see any fake build, etc.

Troika's Completed Build: The budget build of budget builds

Eltech 20 Builds 6 points 2 months ago

PC gaming rig is only useful for 60+ fps on full 1080P or higher. anything less just I would stick with console.

Not everyone is just gaming on a PC at 1920x1080 resolution with 60 FPS+. I certainly don't just game at 1080p, (1440p and 2160p). And PC gaming rigs or not they offer more then this. Plus people can choose an ITX or MicroATX computers for portability these days as we are not limited to just ATX MOBOs. You won't see an Xbox have the capability to change nor upgrade a processor, RAM and the GPU. And sure there's only certain exclusives for both console and PC but that's the joy of choices.

I just don't agree with what you said because everyone's needs and wants are different. And... this is a PC community here so I'm pretty sure there's a reason why Troika posted this computer for re-purpose and not throwing away good working hardware. Pretty awesome Troika got this gaming to this day.