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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final build ( I think )"

  • 5 hours ago
  • 1 point

I pulled the manual for the B450M Pro. Looks like it has a total of 3 4-pin (PWM) fan headers and of course, 1 CPU fan header.

So if you have 5 fans, yes you will need either a splitter or fan hub of some kind.

You can see it here on page 4 and 5

http://asrock.pc.cdn.bitgravity.com/Manual/B450M%20Pro4.pdf

This will take care of that issue. You should not lose RGB capabilities but keep in mind the additional cables you'll have for RGB.

https://www.amazon.com/JBtek-Black-Sleeved-Splitter-Converter/dp/B01EF9OI0O/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=pwm+fan+splitter&qid=1575573894&sr=8-1

Other than that, your build looks good. I would personally opt for a faster SSD such as the MX500, 860 Evo, 660P, or even ADATA SU800. The A400 is terribly slow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What to upgrade for 144fps high settings"

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

A 2600X and 1080 should be able to do that.. I have a 2700X / 2070 and I get about 120 on mostly high settings with view distance maxed out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Build/Builder"

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

Needs a few changes.

  • You chose a 7700 which is a couple of generations old and that is not a good price for it. You can get a much, much better CPU for that price if not less. The 3600 is a great CPU that will perform better for everything such as gaming and editing.

  • I doubt you need 32GB of RAM. 16GB is more than enough for gaming, browsing, light-to-medium editing work, etc. You probably won't come close to utilizing close to 32GB. However, you can always add another 16GB later on.

  • The motherboard you chose is rather old. The motherboard in this list is much newer and will perform better. It notes that it's not compatible without a BIOS update but the Prime X470 is updated for Ryzen Zen 2.

  • The SSD I included is not only more convenient (because it's M.2) but it's also three times as fast for transfering data and costs less.

  • I bumped the GPU up to the 1660 Ti. It's a great GPU that will very easily play all titles at 1080p60 on high settings. If you wanted something capable of 144hz or 1440p gaming, I would suggest the 5700XT but that is nearly twice the price.

  • 750W PSU is a bit much. 650W is more than enough for the current hardware and will still be enough for plenty of upgrades.

  • I included a better case IMO.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $132.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $85.89 @ Walmart
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $274.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Eclipse P360X ATX Mid Tower Case $79.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $103.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $927.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-05 11:07 EST-0500

Comment reply on AySeaDee_Gaming's Completed Build: The Craptop

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

It's not in featured. Just one of the most recent builds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Stock Trading Desktop Computer Build - Black Friday/Cyber Monday"

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

$1500 is a bit overkill if you ask me. You could definitely spend that much but I don't feel that it's entirely necessary.

  • Ryzen 5 3600X. Great CPU with 6 cores.

  • 32GB of RAM. Should be plenty to have many tabs ran across 4 displays.

  • GPU might be overkill but I chose this one because it has 2 HDMIs and 2 DisplayPorts. You'll need see what inputs your monitors have. You could need two Displayport to HDMI adapters. Not many GPUs have 4 HDMis.

  • Very nice premium case with plenty of airflow. You could downgrade this if you don't care for anything flashy.

  • You might have different storage needs but I chose to include a 1TB NVMe SSD.

  • Reliable 650W fully modular PSU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $162.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $82.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card $299.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $98.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $104.95 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1089.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 13:35 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is My Build Ok for My Needs?"

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks good!

  • Only 120GB of storage? Witcher is a rather large game. I believe that by itself will use up most of your SSD especially after you install the OS and programs. I would consider adding a 1TB HDD to this or swapping over to a 500GB SSD at least.

  • Typically I would say the 2700X is overkill but you can't even come close to beating that price for the same level of performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC Build"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Must've read it wrong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC Build"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

You did not include a part list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "really need opinion on this build!!!"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks great!

I would consider a different PSU. That one is several years old and for a similar price, you can get a much newer unit as well as one that is fully modular and doesn't have mustard cables :p

Comment reply on Forum Topic "m-ITX build for 4k gaming?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks good.

  • The Kraken will most definitely come with thermal paste pre-applied. It's always good to keep some around in the event that you accidentally smear it or apply fresh paste later on.

  • I definitely agree with TheSingingCarrots, 32GB of RAM is way overkill. 16GB will do it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgraded CPU and motherboard, pc acting weird"

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 points

When you switched over, I assume you installed/updated all of the proper drivers? Did you delete the ones from your Intel setup?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on this PC?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh gotcha.

It's purely up to you. The 500GB and 1TB would be a good as well. I chose to go pure SSD because the 660p is an amazing value.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on this PC?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point
  • If this just for gaming, the 2700X is rather overkill although I know the price is very good. Just compare it to the R5 2600 because that would do just fine for a gaming rig.

  • The stock cooler that comes with the 2700X is probably just as good if not better than the Pure Rock Slim.

  • 3200mhz RAM will be just fine. Even 3000.

  • I would get something better than the A400. It's a terribly slow SSD but I know it's cheap. If you were thinking about using this as the boot drive, you'll definitely want something a bit faster.

  • Also, why a 250GB SSD, 500GB SSD and a 1TB HDD?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $114.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $110.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $82.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $84.98 @ NZXT
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $773.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-27 14:16 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Christmas Build"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

I think that's a perfect build for simple 1080p gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How good is this for the price"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

That's a great build for the price. Very good overall performance. There really isn't anything that you could do in order to shave a few bucks off. Everything you chose is about the best in its class for the price. I was going to suggest changing the SSD around but a 1TB NVMe drive for 80 bucks is phenomenal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "compatibilty problems HELP! WILL THESE AFFECT my build"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

It just means that PCPP doesn't have the physical dimensions of 1 or more of the components you selected. Meaning it's not able to tell you for sure if, for example, the ram wouldn't fit with a CPU cooler. Clearance of RAM with CPU coolers is actually one of the more important measurements to consider when planning a build.

This means that since you selected an M.2 SSD, it's going to share bandwidth with two of the SATA ports on the motherboard. Those will be disabled that way the M.2 drive can receive all the power it needs to run at full speeds. I wouldn't be too concerned about this unless you plan on using many, many storage drives.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just built first pc and help is needed"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

I took a look at your manual. Page 28.

http://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/E7B85v1.2.pdf

Looks like you have 4 fan headers. You'll just plug the fan(s) directly into those ports and they will have power. If you have more than 4 fans, you will need to get a fan hub which will plug into one of the headers as well as the PSU via SATA.

Are you sure about the AIO? It should most definitely come with the proper mount if you purchased it new. I had an H115i in my last Ryzen build and it included an AM4 mount. Just came preinstalled with an LGA mount.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on my next steps"

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

CPU -

The Ryzen 5 3600 would be a perfect choice for you. It's a fantastic 6 core / 12 thread CPU which will be more than capable of gaming and coding. Even a bit of editing work it can handle. Very solid CPU in all regards. Plus it's unlocked so you can overclock and lastly, it comes with a decent air cooler but you might upgrade if you're interested in overclocking.

GPU -

This really comes down to what kind of performance you're looking for. For a budget friendly build, you might consider the 1660 Ti which will provide you with enough performance to play most titles at 1080p60 with no hiccups. Probably on high(ish) settings. You could upgrade to something like an AMD 5700 or 5700 XT which is very good for the price, however, you'll be leaving that 'budget' category since those will start at like $450.

MISC -

PSU: You'll want something at least 550W and semi-modular. I would look at Corsair, EVGA, SeaSonic and Whisper for brands.

Case: The Fractal Meshify C is about the best case for the cost if you want something premium. Glass side panel, PSU shroud, etc. It's also very easy to build in. You have tons of options here.

CPU cooler: You could upgrade but you don't really need to unless you plan on overclocking or unless you just don't like the stock cooler. If this is your first build, I would use the stock cooler first to see if its good for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just built first pc and help is needed"

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

If there is no power to anything, there is definitely an issue with the PSU and/or the cables running to everything. I know that sometimes with a new PSU, the cables are rather stiff and hard to plug in so I would confirm that everything is plugged in properly.

Your main connections will be a 24-pin cable on the motherboard, typically 1 cable for the CPU (usually in the upper right or left of the motherboard) and then most likely, 1-3 cables for the GPU depending on what you have. After that, it's just cables for fans, storage devices unless M.2 and of course, case power but goes directly into the motherboard with no connection directly to the PSU.

For an AIO, you'll typically want that on top that way you have plenty of airflow coming in through the front and moving out of the back. An AIO on top makes the most sense but it's also fine in the front if it won't fit on top.

If you have any other questions, a part list of what you have would be very helpful.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500$ Budget. Casual Gaming. Mainly Browsing and Productivity"

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

In terms of assembly? The only thing I might consider is a fully modular PSU. Even then, a semi-modular certainly isn't bad in terms of assembly and cable management. Stay away from non modular.

There are differences between brands but it's mostly the same. Sure, the Red Devil will have a higher base and boost clock speed compared to the TUF X3 but then again, you can overclock the TUF X3 to match or go past the factory specs of the Red Devil. If you are concerned about it, I would just simply compare all of the 5700 XT's together and choose the one with the highest clock speeds with a similar price point. Or, you can pay more for it if you'd like.

Moral of the story: you can squeeze more out of the build but it'll be for more very marginal performance increases.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500$ Budget. Casual Gaming. Mainly Browsing and Productivity"

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

No worries, here's a motherboard with integrated WiFi.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $138.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.42 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card $389.99 @ Amazon
Case Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case $65.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $68.98 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1347.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 14:57 EST-0500

Comment reply on canilao's Completed Build: Project Callisto

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

That is stunning. I would never leave..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500$ Budget. Casual Gaming. Mainly Browsing and Productivity"

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

I think the 3600 and 5700 XT are perfect choices for what you want. Honestly, a PC like this will last you at least 5 years playing every AAA title at high frame rates for 1-3 hours on weekends. You could probably squeeze 10 years out of it if you wanted to.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $132.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.42 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card $389.99 @ Amazon
Case Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case $65.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $68.98 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1341.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 14:19 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This is for my 16 year old"

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

List looks good!

  • Honestly, for gaming, the 2700X is rather overkill and not needed. I only see a need for the 2700X if your son is also video editing, streaming, etc. The 2600X is still a 6 core / 12 thread CPU which is more than capable of playing games and even doing some light editing work.

As far as everything else, there's not much more you can downgrade without losing a good chunk of performance without going pre-owned.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $148.38 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $56.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card $349.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $44.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.00 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Deepcool RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans $32.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $991.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 10:50 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Problems"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

You might try following the guide below. Might help with making Premiere a bit more optimized. Although I do blame a portion of your performance issues on the GT640, you do have a proper CPU and amount of RAM.

If this doesn't work, I hate to say it but you may plan on doing a full system restore or uninstalling ALL drivers and updates that you've installed. If it helps, I typically stay away from the automatic update programs such as Geforce Experience. I prefer to uninstall and manually install each new driver that comes out. At least for the GPU.

https://blog.pond5.com/21645-how-to-optimize-performance-in-adobe-premiere-pro-cc/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DDR4-3200 for Ryzen 5 3600?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. While 3600 is the 'sweet spot' for Zen 2, you'll be just fine running 3200. In fact, 3200 with 15/16 CAS latency will be just as good as 3600 with 18/19 CAS latency at the end of the day.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Might Start Building Soon"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Definitely not the most cost effective - that's for sure. I don't really mind though. Sorry, realized that may have been a bit insensitive. Removed it.

Thanks for the input. I was primarily hesitant on X570 only because I feel that I truly don't need the extra features like WiFi 6 and PCIe gen 4. If I do spend the extra money for it, I just want to make sure that I can actually take advantage of those features.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do this?"

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Here's the way I look at it.

In the custom build,

  • More RAM

  • SSD

  • Faster CPU which also has more cores

  • Better CPU cooling

  • Brand name parts

  • Considerably easier to replace parts or upgrade**

  • Pleasure of doing it yourself

In the HP,

  • Better integrated graphics (you can change to the 2400G if you want)

** The HP will use a lot of custom and 'generic' parts such as a non-modular PSU, god only knows what kind of motherboard, ram, HDD and so on and so forth. That will make it rather difficult to upgrade later on. Who knows how much it can even be upgraded. The motherboard may only have 1x PCIe slot, it may only have two DIMM slots, it'll be limited in terms of fan headers, usb headers, etc etc. There are plenty of reasons to go with a custom build apart from performance.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $119.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link Archer T4E PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $24.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $572.91
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-07 15:25 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade options, all recommendations for upgrades parts on this build"

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Hmm, I mean you really shouldn't have any issues. You've got an SSD, 9th gen i5, 16GB of RAM and a 1660 Ti. I could understand if it was having an issue with editing, however, are we sure that it's not just your internet connection causing the buffering?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade options, all recommendations for upgrades parts on this build"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What are you wanting to upgrade exactly? Do you want more FPS? Does it struggle with certain tasks like video editing? Are you running out of RAM?

If FPS, what are you trying to achieve?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultimate PC Case with AIO + air cooling solution"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, are you just looking for a case and AIO that work well together? What length of AIO are you wanting? Big as possible?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Ever PC Build; Beginner With a $500-$700 Budget."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty good!

  • I'm hesitant about the RAM for two reasons. 1) single channel (only 1 stick) and 2) 2400mhz.

You'll cripple the performance of the PC if you run single channel as CPUs thrive off of dual channel memory which would be two sticks. Also, are you sure that 8GB is enough? I only use my PC for general web browsing and gaming and I can tell you that 8GB would not cut it for me. 16GB is considered your standard amount of RAM and even if you may not come close to using all 16GB of it, it'll surely be future-proofed when you're using this PC 3-5 years from now and programs/games have become more demanding.

Ryzen, specifically, thrives off of fast RAM and typically, I never suggest RAM slower than 3000mhz for a Ryzen based build. There are often some pretty drastic performance differences when you look at a Ryzen CPU running at 2400 vs something like 3200mhz.

  • You also might consider adding an SSD to hold the operating system along with all of your important files and/or programs.

Adding an SSD would make a HUGE difference in how the PC feels. From booting, opening programs, opening files, transfering files and even browsing the web will feel 1000% faster if the operating system were on an SSD rather than an HDD. It's much faster technology and honestly, adding a small SSD (<250GB) would be fairly inexpensive.

Honestly, other than that, I think you've done a good job of selecting parts and creating a very well-rounded PC build.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Ultimate SU800 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.90 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $184.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Zondda ATX Mid Tower Case $33.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $85.15 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $18.98 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN725N USB 2.0 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $7.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $685.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 15:46 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2K Best-Value Pure Gaming Rig 1440p 144-165hz"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You could do that - absolutely. I only chose M.2 drives because they are very similar in price and may as well have the 'convenience' of M.2 rather than worrying about the additional cables.3

As for the storage itself, that's why I mentioned that OP may need more storage and to change it if needed. Everybody has different needs when it comes to storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2K Best-Value Pure Gaming Rig 1440p 144-165hz"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If this were my budget, I would do something like this.

I also game in 1440p 144hz but with an RTX 2070. The 2070 comes very close to achieving the full 144FPS around medium settings so I have no doubt that a 2080 SUPER could handle it with ease even at high/max quality settings.

  • Ryzen 5 3600. Fantastic CPU with about the best price-to-performance ratio. With a light overclock, you'd have a great CPU that is capable of gaming or more if you wanted to.

  • 16GB of 3600mhz RAM. No more than 16GB is really necessary and 3600mhz is the 'sweet spot' for Ryzen Zen 2 CPUs.

  • 480GB NVMe boot drive + 1TB SSD for games. You may require more storage, you may not need this much. Either way, SSDs have become so cheap, I would avoid an HDD.

  • RTX 2080 SUPER. Very powerful GPU.

  • NZXT H510i case. Very good, premium case.

  • Quality and reliable 650W fully modular PSU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard $169.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $97.99 @ Walmart
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $749.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1643.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 11:37 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion about this two configs"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Both are good options but I would personally lean towards the Ryzen build due to its flexibility in terms of what it is capable of. It certainly opens up more options if you ever end up streaming, editing, etc. Plus, it's mostly on-par with performance of the i5 so I wouldn't worry about that as much.

I don't believe an i7 would be worth it over an i5 since this is just a gaming PC. The i5 and Ryzen 5 are very strong performers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "game's keep crashing!!!"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like a driver issue. I would use DDU to uninstall your current display drivers and start a fresh install of the latest driver.

https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need an upgrade"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I put together.

  • I agree with your choice of a Ryzen 5. It's perfect in terms of price-to-performance so I would definitely go there.

  • I disagree with your thought of RAID 0 SSD. That's unnecessary and won't benefit you unless transferring very large files. NVMe RAID 0 even more so. You just need a larger SSD with more cache.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor €143.89 @ Alternate Belgium
Motherboard Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €101.89 @ Alternate Belgium
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €79.95 @ Bytes At Work
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive €127.95 @ Bytes At Work
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €453.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-22 16:09 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I upgrade"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You shouldn't have any issues running AAA titles with an 8400 and Vega 56??

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is this build?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I just built a PC similar to this a few months ago.

I honestly see nothing that requires attention. I think you've done a good job with choosing parts. Seems like a very well-rounded build. You'll have no issue with achieving 1080p60 for all titles.

The Focus G Mini supports the following and includes the following fans. If it comes with two 120mm fans for the front, I would only see the need to add 1 fan on the rear in order to exhaust air. I would try to find the Fractal Design Silent Series LL 120 mm White LED that way it all matches up.


Front: 2 x 120mm (2 x Fractal Design Silent Series LL 120 mm White LED Included) / 140mm

Top: 2 x 120mm / 140mm with filter

Bottom: 1 x 120mm / 140mm with filter (requires removal/relocation of HDD cage)

Rear: 1 x 120mm


As for the monitor, are you just wanting something simple? 1080p60 or would you be interested in a 144hz monitor? Sure, a 2060 wouldn't take advantage of the 144hz monitor but I still believe it makes a difference. Plus, you can get one for a pretty reasonable price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking RAM with Asrock B450M Pro4"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hmm.

My only thought is that the B450 Pro4 memory controller(s) simply are not up for the task of 3000+ mhz on a dual channel configuration. Still not sure why ASRock would claim such a feat if they know it isn't capable of doing so. I mean, it's listed as one of the top features on the webpage for that board. "Supports DDR4 3200+ (OC)"

When you're attempting an overclock, are you manually entering voltages and timings or are you simply attempting to set XMP/DOCP?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "money sink"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No worries, it's easy to do! Spending just a couple bucks more for faster RAM is definitely worth it considering your CPU choice. B-Die is the best for overclocking/setting XMP (or DCOP) but honestly if you won't be doing that, tight timings and fast speed is simply all you need. I always suggest setting XMP at the least though. That way you get the advertised speed because RAM will never automatically go to its advertised speed unless that specific RAM (by model number) is listed on the motherboard QRL list.

For your uses, I really don't think the amount of cache would make a huge difference. Yes! You want some cache, but I wouldn't put a ton of thought and research into it. It's almost difficult to 'fill' an SSDs cache to the point where it begins to throttle (especially if said SSD has a lot of cache) and if you all you'll be doing is gaming, editing and of course, general computer use, I can't imagine that you'll run into a scenario where you fill it up and it slows down.

Now, you should probably know that the 660P is cheap for a reason. The 660P uses QLC NAND so its performance scales with the remaining amount of storage. Basically, the fuller it gets, the slower it gets but you won't actually see a performance difference until about 80% capacity and more. I use a similar SSD in my PC but since it's my boot drive and I have a secondary for my game library, I'm only utilizing like 30% of my 512GB so this doesn't affect me and I consistently get NVMe speeds when transfering files.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amazon Won't Sell Me A Keyboard..."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hmm. Not sure what's going on then. I've actually had pretty decent customer support from Amazon unlike others. Might be worth just a few moments of your time to see if you can instant message or call about it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amazon Won't Sell Me A Keyboard..."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Colorado here. Proceeding to order seems to work just fine for me. My guess is some stupid/weird state regulation. Maybe use another source such as eBay?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget gaming PC build"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Here you go. Should meet your requirements just fine! You mention wanting the OS to be W10 so I assume you don't have the OS yet. In that case, you'll have to add about $120 to your list unfortunately.

Not sure how the 2400G will handle video editing. That's a pretty daunting task for a quad-core CPU but as long as it's not professional work and if you aren't trying to edit 4K60 video, I still feel comfortable suggesting this CPU.

To turn this build from 'good' to 'great' I would consider upgrading to 16GB of RAM and adding a GPU down the line. Something like a RX 580, 1660 Ti, 2060, etc. That would allow you to basically play whatever you want at at least 60 FPS.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $120.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $39.98 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Ultimate SU800 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.47 @ Walmart
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $411.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 17:09 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "money sink"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I think that considering the games you play, the 2400G would be sufficient in providing at least a 720p60 experience. It should be capable of 1080p60 quite easily, maybe not at maxed out settings but around medium for sure.

There are tons of benchmarks and videos based on 2400G performance. Just take a look and see if it meets your requirements. You can always invest in an GPU later down the road when you need/want an upgrade in gaming performance.

  • You will definitely want faster RAM considering you'll be using an APU. 3000mhz at least, preferably 3200mhz. I found 3000mhz for only a couple more bucks.

  • Changed out the SSD. I don't believe you need a 970. I got you a 660P which is still NVMe so it's very quick, but a 'budget' SSD. Will serve your purposes just fine.

  • You chose a mid-tower ATX case but had a micro-atx MoBo. That's fine but the MoBo will look very small inside. I swapped to a premium micro-atx case but you're welcome to keep the P400S - I would just switch to an ATX motherboard if you do that.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $121.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $39.98 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $62.49 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case $87.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $476.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 17:05 EDT-0400

Comment reply on cags's Completed Build: Stinger

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ideas"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You should post the list right away otherwise your topic will get lost and you probably won't get a response.

If what you're talking about is your saved part list 'My Custom Build', it looks pretty good. Pretty awesome value.

My only two gripes would be the PSU and monitor.

  • The PSU is non-modular meaning that it will have all of the cables permanently soldered to it. So, there will most definitely be cables that you may not use and will have to stuff in the back somewhere. I almost always suggest at least semi-modular for convenience. I also haven't seen the greatest reviews on this unit. Doesn't seem to have the greatest reliability which could pose a serious issue later on if it decides to fail. PSUs can get expensive but they certainly aren't something to mess with. I typically stick with Corsair, EVGA, SeaSonic, Whisper, etc.

  • The monitor isn't even 1080p and while it's your choice, you probably will regret that decision once you see the image quality. 1080p monitors can be very cheap, even if you must buy a pre-owned one locally or on eBay, I would suggest that instead.

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