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Comment reply on Blog Post "Fractal Design Gaming PC Giveaway"

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I think Ryan's build looks good in my book. Well balanced and with a good amount of storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hello guys i want to know if it does not have any bottleneck as i want to build it as soon as possible and i want to liquid cool it fully help."

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome sounding rig.

Ok, so I have a few questions about this PC: what will you be using it for, i.e.: gaming, video editing, internet, etc? If this is only for a single purpose, it is excessive IMO.

Will you be over clocking? If not, that will help with part selection.

Also, your build only has a single monitor. Four 780 TI's in SLI is a lot of power that isn't needed on a single screen.

Also, you are going to need a much bigger PSU than the one listed in your parts selection, especially if over clocking.

What kind of home do you live in? is it a modern home or an old one? I ask cause from what I understand, with that kind of power draw can cause issues. In an older home, the wiring isn't set up for large power loads on a single circuit (?), newer homes can take a bit more load but you still should be careful. I'm no expert on electricity (definitely not), but I know that I have read something recently regarding that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$750 Gaming Build"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know if you were needing an OS as you didn't list one in your build, so I also omitted it. If an OS is needed, I would change the GPU to a R7 260x instead.

BTW, the price comes to $776 before MIR's. I try to not rely on those as they aren't always reliable and you still have to pay the upfront sale cost before you can receive the MIR.

Also, I'm not too familiar with monitors. Hope someone knows a good budget monitor around the $120 mark.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $77.55 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.99 @ Microcenter
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card $185.66 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $742.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-26 04:59 EST-0500

Edit: and just like that, not only have prices changed but I found a much better monitor for the price range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$600 ish pc build and optical drive help??"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Mid-tower Intel ATX build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $114.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $138.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $94.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $643.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 23:00 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$600 ish pc build and optical drive help??"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Mini ITX build. I will shortly make a midsize ATX tower build soon.

But what will you be doing with the computer, such as gaming, photo/video editing, productivity software, et al? Do you have all the needed peripherals and monitor? Do you have an OS or will you need one?

Also, will you be overclocking? And AMD based system would be better at this price range if so. Intel based systems at this price range don't/wont have any OC potential.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $119.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H81I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $66.15 @ Mwave
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $86.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 2GB Video Card $125.66 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $35.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $94.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $624.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 22:37 EST-0500

Instead of the AMD 7790 swap with an R7 260 or R7 260x as budget or availability allow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help please!! First build...general purpose PC."

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Holstoy101's build is quite good, especially with the price you bought your Intel 4670k CPU. However IMO, while the Fractal Design R4 is a very nice case, I believe that perhaps finding the budget to get a GPU would be nice, especially if you are into gaming or have children or friends who would like to game. It's nice to have one, even a weak one as a temporary solution to not having one.

Type|Item|Price Case | Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case | $53.98 @ Newegg

With the money saved, combined with the leftover budget and the savings between the CPU and case, you could afford a GPU. I would recommend an AMD 7750 or 7770 with at least 1GB of GDDR5 RAM. Make sure they aren't the GDDR3 versions. Any choice will do for the most part, and if you can afford the 2GB version, all the better.

Other than that, build looks solid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help please!! First build...general purpose PC."

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. A lot of those expansion cards can be transferred over the yeas to new builds and PC's. Your motherboard can't due to new CPU chipsets and RAM.

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