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Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is. It handles everything that I can throw at it.

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I am glad you are doing this! I was just a little rushed. Once you get a good PC you can never go back!

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The 9590 may have a faster clock speed but the xeon still has better performance in single-core and the fx 9590 only barely beats it in multi-core. Plus it is more expensive than the xeon.

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I spent months researching this I obviously knew I had hyperthreading because that is the whole reason I bought. I don't know why you don't think I know maybe I should have been more clear?

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I did know of hyperthreading that's why I chose this over the i5 4690k

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Another reason I chose the xeon is in real life I am already maxing out all games even cpu dependent ones like arma III. The xeon is a better all-around desktop processor. Yeah the i5 4690k may be better at gaming but I don't see the point since I am already maxing them out at 60fps and it can't get more maxed out as I am already at the limit.

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Exactly that is why I chose it in this case +1

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

One reason that I went with the xeon was because I don't want to overclock and in order to get the full benefit you have to get a z97 board which is more. The xeon is actually only $10 more in this case that the 4690k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Engineering Student/Gaming Build $1000 Help please"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The 960 could play games at high at least 50 fps but if you want you could go with a gtx 970 like this:https://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixgtx970dc2oc4gd5 and instead go with a xeon e3-1231 v3 which has hyperthreading but no integrated gpu https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646e31231v3

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Engineering Student/Gaming Build $1000 Help please"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a build that fits your needs. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $309.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $199.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $972.92
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $957.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-02 17:53 EDT-0400

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The IPS monitor is great! My eyes like that white looks like white and colors look like they're supposed to look like. In my opinion after 60 fps you can't tell the difference unless you are extremely competitive at e-sports but even then its not that useful.

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

Comment reply on eyeshinobi's Completed Build: Current Rig

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx!

Comment reply on eyeshinobi's Completed Build: Current Rig

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW! I just completed a build to and I have a xeon e3-1231 and gtx 970 strix too! Good job! Have you tested it with firestrike? If so could you post your score?

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Your psu is VERY bad and your gpu is demolished compared to this one. At that price it would have been better to go withy an a10 apu from amd.

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

The amd fx series is aging and when it comes to gaming an intel cpu is much better.

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

As someone else said the e3 is up there with the i7 4790 except no integrated graphics(which is useless to me) Thank You!

Comment reply on GoldenGamer's Completed Build: My first PC build

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes exactly

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Part list please"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

2 reasons:

  1. The watercooling pump can die out leaving you with only the stock cooler

  2. The i5 will be much more capable than an fx-6300 even when overclocked for the same price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Part list please"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be fast for 2 years but it will then slow down but you could play games for about 5 years. You could make it last longer by not getting the water cooling and just getting a locked i5 like the 4460.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "300$ "Gaming" PC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

That wasn't me but I'll upvote it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "300$ "Gaming" PC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I see now thanks for the advice and I withdraw what I said thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400-$450 non gaming build (A mom PC)"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good choice!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[I need more opinions] Micro ATX CAD / Gaming / Rendering Build (Node 804)"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That gpu is overpriced don't get it! Get an r9 290 instead for the same price which can compete with a gtx 970.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "300$ "Gaming" PC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

With stuff at this low end pretty much everything will have a low price/performance ratio compared to sweetspot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "300$ "Gaming" PC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

With a $300 PC, unfortunately there is no real upgrade path. But, a couple options could be that you add a graphics card and run crossfire.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "300$ "Gaming" PC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

1600 ram will do fine and especially at this budget you can't get much better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Opinion before Pulling the trigger"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I will definitely take that into consideration when buying.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Version (last minuite opinions)"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the clock speed does not determine how fats the cpu is as that is only how many cycles happen per second but the fx-6300 has more cycles and more cores and it is actually the same price so it is better in every way. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Version (last minuite opinions)"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to spend an extra 18 CAD to get an fx-6300, also you might want to look for a r9 280x as that will outperform the 960 and is about the same cost sometimes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good White and Black Setup?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not sure but they are probably black

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thinking of buying a gaming pc, need opinions"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be a great option! That computer is actually a very good deal as it has high quality components. I would recommend buying it and adding in a graphics card. Good Find!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good White and Black Setup?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you could get some for $90

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Advice"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Here are a couple options:

-Since you have a h97 mobo you don't need a cpu cooler or unlocked cpu

-the case could be cut down to the similar looking phantom 240

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $176.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.00 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $150.00
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $713.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-11 20:10 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good White and Black Setup?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you are doing editing you don't need 16 gb of ram. Also you might want to go for dual channel 16gb if you need it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thinking of buying a gaming pc, need opinions"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Although for the money that is a good deal

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thinking of buying a gaming pc, need opinions"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The individual parts in that build might cost more than the computer but a 120 pound case is to much you could go for a 50 pound one if you get parts yourself. Also you couldn't use the computer at all until you get a gpu. Here is an alternative: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor £124.97 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard £75.92 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £46.34 @ More Computers
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £47.89 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.64 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £49.68 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £57.98 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £444.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-12 01:02 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "300$ "Gaming" PC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

This should be decent at those games:

-a capable amd apu

-500gb of storage

-4gb of ram

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.94 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus A68HM-Plus Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $38.00 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $316.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-11 17:02 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water cool build with NZXT S340 White Steel ATX Mid Tower Case"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Here is a build to consider:

-A powerful cooler for a strong overclock

-an unlocked cpu

-16gb of ram

-powerful graphics card

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $115.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $329.99 @ Directron
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 700W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1185.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-10 18:59 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "600$ First gaming PC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes that would be better for you.

Comment reply on LBrown's Completed Build: 1st Build - i7-940/X58 (2010-2015)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Judging by the title it was built in 2010, that's why

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Under $900 First Gaming PC build help?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

This build should be very capable of gaming

-An r9 290 is ~$50 cheaper than the r9 290x but very similar performance

-An i5 4690k and z97 but no aftermarket cooler

Note:Don't overclock until you get a cooler but if you don't plan on getting one then get a locked cpu like an i5 4590

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $48.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB TurboDuo Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 240 (Black/Gray) ATX Mid Tower Case $58.50 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $98.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $906.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-09 19:47 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800-$1000 Gaming PC build"

  • 50 months ago
  • 0 points

Air cooling has much more price/performance. The liquid cooling could easily be swapped out with an air half the cost and still perform well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "600$ First gaming PC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok sorry. Here is an updated build in CAD

-A 1080p capable GPU

-overclockable CPU (You should first get a decent cooler though like the hyper 212 evo)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $86.99 @ NCIX
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $59.98 @ DirectCanada
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $62.99 @ NCIX
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card HIS Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card $180.94 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $85.00 @ Vuugo
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $63.98 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $597.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-09 19:29 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Part list please"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That I am not sure of but I would think probably not.

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