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Comment reply on Magstervin's Completed Build: Glacial Thunder (great $1500 set up)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

My cousin just got the one mentioned above, and he loves it. It's pretty quiet and performs great!

Comment reply on gpanozzo's Completed Build: BF4 Computer - Upgrades

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure you can play BF4? ;)

But seriously, wicked build.

Comment reply on texasmayne's Completed Build: 1st Gen Gaming Rig FTW (For The Wife)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

That is Juan mighty fine looking pi. Can I put some whip cream on it for added sweetness?

Comment reply on Kevers003's Completed Build: My White Knight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No. It is pretty dang silent, I haven't had any issues with it either.

Comment reply on Quickie's Completed Build: Iron Lantern

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

I really like the green <3 +1

Comment reply on deashunboi's Completed Build: My little old build

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build dude especially for the parts being so old. I couldn't tell ;)

Not sure if you don't know of the sub reddit hardwareswap But honestly, go on reddit and search for the sub reddit "hardwareswap" (no spaces) and you can get 660 ti's for like $80. :) I ended up getting an MSI 290 for about $200 there.

Cheers!

Comment reply on random_system_builder's Completed Build: Build-Blue

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice PSU ;) And wonderful close! +1

Comment reply on bakedfreshdaily's Completed Build: {Nintendo Super Cube} -Gaming / Photo Editing / HTPC / LAN Rig- [First Time Build]

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Childhood compete. Amazing build dude. My GameCube was one of the coolest gifts I ever received and this inspires me to build something like this down the road :)

Comment reply on cdwood84's Completed Build: Emerald (Skylake)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the xfx TS and it has been great for me.

Comment reply on cdwood84's Completed Build: Emerald (Skylake)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build I love the green! :)

Comment reply on DrTarte's Completed Build: My First Beast

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Good specs besides the Psu (I don't date for Corsairs Psu's) but more picsssss please!

Comment reply on Kevers003's Completed Build: My White Knight

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably... 20 FPS on low... So high would be about .793 FPS

Comment reply on JLMCS2012's Completed Build: CaseLabs S8S (A Classy Green Devil)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

But... Can it even play Minecraft?

Comment reply on Dukanater's Completed Build: SoulEater

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Teehee

( ~.o)

Comment reply on Dukanater's Completed Build: SoulEater

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Can....can...can I... Touch it?

Comment reply on Build Guide: FX-6300 / GTX 960 Gaming PC

  • 45 months ago
  • -1 points

Nice build! I like the 4460. Very solid CPU

Comment reply on Kevers003's Completed Build: My White Knight

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah man! Gotta take pride in your work :)

And I knowwwwww! I have work till 3 though :(

Comment reply on Kevers003's Completed Build: My White Knight

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

And thanks :)

Comment reply on Kevers003's Completed Build: My White Knight

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahahahahaha. My hindsight was telling me that someone would comment about that xD

Comment reply on DropDeus's Completed Build: Would you believe me if I told you..

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome story.

Good luck with trouble shooting. Perhaps you need to unplug everything then reinstall it. Or perhaps a new boot drive? Maybe the RAM is faulty and should be replaced.

Just a couple ideas :D

Comment reply on xDefine's Completed Build: Little Lion

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Breh, how did you get SSD to work? My silicon power failed epically and my PC wouldn't even register it.

Comment reply on MamatAtip's Completed Build: My First Gaming Rig

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for username.

Comment reply on MamatAtip's Completed Build: My First Gaming Rig

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Get on the Reddit Hardware swap. Just saw a gtx 770 sell for $125 and a 7970 for $110.

Comment reply on Lolzakai's Completed Build: Goodbye Consoles!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to the PC Club :) nice build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie: Need help. Home Media Streaming, Ripping, Encoding"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not a problem :) just glad I could help!

And yeah, personally I just take a general consensus of what others say about motherboards then make a decision. It really won't matter if one motherboard is "better" than the other one if it checks out for what you need and is cost effective.

That makes sense about the Xeon, in your case stability is more important than high performance that could potentially crash. :P

And nice! Good idea with having a backup.

And oh well, deals will come and go. The same thing has happened to me as well.

But yeah, give me a message if you need anything and best of luck. Cheers! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie: Need help. Home Media Streaming, Ripping, Encoding"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that looks like the perfect build for what you need while maintaining a good price! Plus a $35 rebate on the mobo is nice as well :)

I'm not sure if you will need two hard drives with 2TB each. You could always start out with one and then go from there and add more if need be? Then again if you have 100's upon 100's of movies then it would probably be worth it to have the two :)

TLDR: Go for it!

Comment reply on djjohnny00's Completed Build: Budget HTPC, Gaming, and Graphic Design PC (First Build)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

A very solid budget build :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie: Need help. Home Media Streaming, Ripping, Encoding"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, research is key ;) but it's not a problem at all! I hop your build goes well, make sure to post pics when you are done ;P haha

But yeah, you want stability over extra power that could overheat or shut off randomly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie: Need help. Home Media Streaming, Ripping, Encoding"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Both are good combos: I would go with whichever one aesthetically pleases you and the theme you want. The audio may be better than MSI, but I bet it won't be that much more amazing. Personally I don't know much about their differences in audio quality so maybe some research would be good? I doubt it is going to be that much more amazing due to them being the same price.

And yeah, that does make sense. So I would say go with the 1600 then. My mistake lol :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie: Need help. Home Media Streaming, Ripping, Encoding"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well...accidentally clicked refresh and it deleted everything so here is my reply again...

MOBO: I love MSI, they are my first choice, and then Gigabyte at a close second. I never go with Asus because their support is spotty and unreliable. Plus I feel like MSI has better performance anyways.

RAM: 16 is fine, but you could do 8 GB, and then test from there and see if you need more. However I suggest grabbing the 1866 over the 1600 due to a faster processing rate which could help with running servers and multitasking.

SSD: good idea for going with a 128GB SSD, and you can always upgrade to a 256, but I doubt you will need to do that. And I always, always, alwayssss go with WD.

Case: I like the blue and orange, it should look pretty slick.

Overall: a solid build for what you need at the $900 range. I wouldn't change a thing about it besides the RAM (as noted above).

Cheers! And let me know if you need any help. :)

Comment reply on Damnation's Completed Build: First Build - Budget Gaming

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Surprisingly. I really like that case :) good stuff!

Comment reply on Srtpower's Completed Build: First ever PC Build ($900)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

That is some of the cleanest cable management I have seen in a longggg time. Very nice :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need feedback for gaming PC build"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need feedback for gaming PC build"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good to me but I would change the PSU to the EVGA GS. It's more stable than the corsair and higher quality. You can read more here as to why you should have a corsair PSU. (http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx)

Overall though it is a very good build for gaming at 1080P.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build advice wanted!"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

As suggested I changed your CPU to the Xeon because it is very stable and pretty quiet, and you don't have to worry about keeping it cool because it's fans do a good job. It's also better for running servers and from my knowledge video editing as well. Think of it as an i7 that can't overclock. However it can hyper thread which for your situation I would imagine could be useful.

I'm not sure if you need to have an SSD that big? But better safe than sorry. :) Kind of surprised you didn't have a storage unit behind it, but you probably have more knowledge than I do with what you need.

Your motherboard is a good choice due to your needs, but not sure if you need something that expensive, but I elected to not change it because that MOBO is a beast.

Everything else looks good, you may want to get 1866 RAM vs the 1600 because you are going to be using this computer a ton. The 1866 has around a 5% performance boost over the 1600, but that difference could help you a lot for your needs.

Cheers and happy building!

Edit: going to the Xeon also saved you about $60 or so as well. :p

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $208.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $94.99 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $332.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $127.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Antec SONATA III 500 ATX Mid Tower Case w/500W Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro OEM (64-bit) $131.65 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1377.96
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1317.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-11 18:57 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie: Need help. Home Media Streaming, Ripping, Encoding"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I would definitely go with Xeon in your situation: it has more stability and slightly less power, but definitely worth it. I would imagine for what you need that hyper threading will be very useful. :)

Secondly, I would maybe get a cheap-o graphics card, nothing too fancy since you won't be gaming :P i think you could get this graphics card and it would be just fine (http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Profile-PCI-Express-R6450-MD1GD3-LP/dp/B004X6ABTM). It's not on here, but has great reviews.

MOBO and PSU: don't ever go cheap on a motherboard or power supply: honestly these are the two most common devices that can **** up your machine. You could fry your machine without a powerful enough or high quality MOBO and PSU. I love MSI's MOBOS because they are really good, and efficient, personally I always stay away from Asus's MOBOS due to issues with the company. Secondly, the EVGA GS PSU is one of the best you can get because it is powerful and quiet. (Don't get a corsair PSU, you can read more here http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx)

I went with a 128GB SSD, because you can get the 128 for like $5 more or less than the 64gb thus doubling the capacity for the same size. I also went with the WD Caviar Blue storage unit because it is one of th most popular and reliable storages you can get. I figured 1 TB would be enough, but you can always grab another or an external hard drive if need be.

RAM: I chose the Kingston hyper fury 1866 because one... It is priced well with a ton of positive reviews, two matches with the blue theme, and thirdly it will do very well for encoding due to being the 1866. I figured 8GB of RAM would be ample enough, but you can always add in another 4, 8, or up to 32 GB if you need more power. :)

CASE: I love the Apevia Snipr because it is sleek, blue (you can get red and green as well), and wonderful cable management with plenty of room. And not badly priced either.

OD: and yeah, the optical drive you chose was a good choice.

All in all this is around $700, but it is better to invest in good products. The Amazon graphics card I suggested is also $10 less than the 2GB version on here.

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy building!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 6450 2GB Video Card $49.99 @ Best Buy
Case Apevia X-SNIPER2-BL ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $49.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.75 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $721.14
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $701.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-11 18:50 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is this for gaming?"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Good planning :) definitely makes sense!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build advice wanted!"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I don't think you will really need to overclock, so that is why I suggest the Xeon 1231v3. It's a very good match especially for hosting servers, and editing videos, etc. it's pretty much an i7 but $100 less. :) could I have a link to your build?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is this for gaming?"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I don't know if you need that expensive of a cooler, but better safe than sorry? :3

I personally always suggest getting an SSD: it keeps your operating system clean of your gems and what not. Doesn't really help with games, but it will help with overall processing speed.

No personally I really like this case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/apevia-case-xsniper2bl

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need feedback for gaming PC build"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I have the link to the build??

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion needed"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, but if you plan to overclock you will want a CPU cooler. However, I suggest getting the regular 4690 with no overclock, but that is just my .02. Lol :)

R9380, it tests higher than the 960 (just look up the benchmarks).

On top of that get rid of that PSU and get the EVGA GS as your PSU: the corsair has been having issues with their power supply units. Read more here (http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie: Need help. Home Media Streaming, Ripping, Encoding"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and I suggest getting the Xeon 1231v3 for your processor. It's great for what you want to do, and can run for a longggg time because it is made for running servers. It's only about $40 more than the i5 you want but packs way more punch because it is pretty much an i7 that cannot over clock, but it has no graphics cards integrated with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newbie: Need help. Home Media Streaming, Ripping, Encoding"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Can we please have the link to your build? :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time budget gaming build."

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Well if you can afford to upgrade to the 970 I would. :P But the 960 will do just as well, or even the AMD 380.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 Budget Gaming PC"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem :D Let me know if you have any questions! Cheers

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time budget gaming build."

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it, but I one change... and depending on how expensive your OS and monitor are you could always upgrade to a 970,

  1. Changed PSU to the GS model due to word on the street that it is better than the other models.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $179.99 @ NCIX US
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $779.30
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $734.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-11 00:05 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 Budget Gaming PC"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good however there are a few things you could do to change it...

  1. I took out the CPU cooler, you don't need a cooler on that i5 because it isn't a K model and cannot overclock.

  2. I changed the PSU because that model of Corsair isn't very good (you can read more here http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx). I was recommended the GS model of the EVGA and it has very good reviews.

  3. I also changed your storage to the Caviar Blue because I have read in forums that it has a longer life span along with fewer errors, but I am sure either would do.

The changes I made ended up being $7 less as well. ;)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $176.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $199.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $699.36
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $679.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 23:57 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budgeting Gamer 3000"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, that is one pimped out build! Thank you veery much :) I saved it as the "ultimate budget master 3000". Haha

Thank you again :) I really like it, and pretty decked out for only being $900 after rebates!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budgeting Gamer 3000"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Good idea. :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budgeting Gamer 3000"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your build as well!

Could I do video and audio editing with the i5? And yeah the Strix 960 looks real good as well! I think I will go with that one.

I kept my same RAM on it as well (plus I am going for blue instead of red.) ;)

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