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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want to upgrade"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Ignore the 980ti in the current, I must have never updated it when I got the 1080ti

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Near complete rig"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I won't get 800. Idk what the resell value is for everything so I posted to guage what I could get.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build help"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Id like to see more money allocated towards components vs peripherals/ looks. Like adding a SSD, and going i5 4690. The h440 is pretty expensive, in your budget you could go with a S340 for a similar look for almost half the price.

Comment reply on VVaId0's Completed Build: #'Merica

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I figured it out. The builds post is a little different than the normal posts like this one.

you gotta go to your account then completed builds and you can edit it from there.

Comment reply on VVaId0's Completed Build: #'Merica

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I had always been wondering about it but the way the cables were managed in the back made this slightly a pain to move (dang zipties). It was worth it tho.

Comment reply on VVaId0's Completed Build: #'Merica

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Good, point the camera does intensify it. I just moved that bar to the front on the top right behind the bezel and now it looks much better :]

https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=8B825FD1180D8E8E&resid=8B825FD1180D8E8E%21688&authkey=AIKDo1plXQcLaSw

Comment reply on VVaId0's Completed Build: #'Merica

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I just used that, Cpu is more like 25C normal, 40c under load, my GPU estimate was pretty accurate. Is that bad?

I don't know how to edit this post?

Comment reply on VVaId0's Completed Build: #'Merica

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I really kinda guestimated on the temps honestly. When I put my hand on the side of the case its actually colder than room temp.

The PSU I got on sale for $100 even. Perfectly quiet for me.

As for the white, I have the NZXT white led strip going around the window. Unfortunately I couldn't find some sort of programmable strip so I could choose the color of each light individually.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is good except the H97 board with the Overclockable cpu doesnt make much sense.

The same board but z97, is like $20 more, which is what I have and it is great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final touches for 1st build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, I think better refresh rate would be more beneficial than resolution. You can still run games in the higher resolutions with Nvidias DSR

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final touches for 1st build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I read that wrong lol, I read that as you were planning on SLI later. Regardless, when it comes to PSU, this tier list should help you out

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Set Up - Good Future Proof Build?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but games are starting to use more than 3GB of vram on higher settings.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Set Up - Good Future Proof Build?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with the regular 380, itll last longer than the weak *** consoles that are out right now.

Get some 140mm fans for the front of that case, I have that case and it definitely needs them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final touches for 1st build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, did you already buy the PSU? If youre planning on possible SLI later on, you might want to go ahead and get a little more Wattage,

Buying the new gpu will set you back enough, having to buy a new psu just to for it would put extra big hole in your wallet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Opinions on Builds"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The 980 build, not sure I get why 2 1tb HDD instead of just 1 2tb. Also I like the H440 way better than the Phantom. I think the rocketship type design gets cheesy after awhile.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "-=[Opinions needed - Feedback very appreciated!]=-"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont go for the 960 4gb, no point.

the 380 stomps the 960 at that price point.

I say that and I am biased toward Nvidia, but numbers and benchmarks dont lie.

Id like to see a SSD in this build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This Is My First Build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I own this case, youre going to want to invest in some case fans as it doesnt come with any for the front. 2 basic 140mm fans should be fine, no need to be fancy as they are hidden by the bezel for the most part. As for the PSU, if youre ok with the 600w one that is fine, more headroom is ok. Better to have too much than too little, you dont want it running at its max and hot, potential killer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The new build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

8gb is fine, hybrid drives are not ideal. I would suggest just an SSD and a HDD for storage , also look into the R9 380

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Part Opinions on Budget Gaming PC"

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Give yourself a buying timeframe if possible, youll be able to pick up your parts as they go on sale from time to time. Youll definitely be able to get your new list under that 875. Welcome to pc gaming, youll never look back.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Future Proof Build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering how underpowered this generations consoles are, youll be fine for a while with anything.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Comments and Suggestions on future build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with you, I have a 970 as the 390 was not out at the time, though I still might have chosen the 970 just because I am slightly biased toward Nvidia. Good point on the VRAM

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Comments and Suggestions on future build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

the 970 is great but not that great. Id go with 1 much better monitor with better refresh/better resolution and youd still prob save money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Building and I Know Nothing About it. Any Problems?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

No need for i7 or 16gb, get a better psu with more headroom

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Comments and Suggestions on future build"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The 970 does fine if you prefer Nvidia, not sure im understanding the triple monitor setup tho

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this parts list any good?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Im badly wanting to Get a 980ti

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you think?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, DO NOT go cheap on the PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this parts list any good?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely agree, just backing your statement up :)

I do prefer Nvidia to AMD but the 380 is better for that price point

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this parts list any good?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Definite no on the 960 4gb, there is no point in picking it at the price point it has.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "opinions"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely the second one. The 4gb version of the 960 is pointless.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this build looks great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "can this handle high settings on almost any game I want and can I edit videos well on it?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty good, go for the 850 evo instead of the 840, and id get a better PSU, i agree with thatguy34, a z97 board would be better

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Build- UE4 Development"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok lol, I was like do you plan on only using this for a month?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Build- UE4 Development"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

250gb will get filled pretty dang quick

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it good enough for current and potential video games within 3 years?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats true, depending on when purchase possible return?

SLI 970s would be fine tho

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it good enough for current and potential video games within 3 years?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU seems like slight overkill unless you plan on SLI in the future. I just am not comprehending a 2k budget and only having a single 970

the 1tb solid state is unnecessary, i7 unnecessary, 16gb of ram unnecessary big monitor with slow refresh rate. id rather have a 24" with 144hz

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $25.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $177.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $229.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $115.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $54.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1999.68
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1969.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-29 10:06 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build. Ready To Purchase, Want Review First."

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You got a monitor that supports over 200hz? o_O

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The New Excalibur18 Gaming Build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build dudes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP!!! will this graphics card fit into this case?!?!? i cant tell.... HELP THE NOOB!"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Look into the NZXT S340

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-cas340wb1

This is what I have, fantastic little case, sleek design and amazingly big window. Not the easiest to build in but the end result is a super clean looking build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP!!! will this graphics card fit into this case?!?!? i cant tell.... HELP THE NOOB!"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

the link you provided, takes us to our own partlist. use the permalink

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming rig build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Youre going to want more fans for the front to help pull air in, I didnt want to risk it with mine. The airflow on this case is not the best as the front as it is mostly solid steel with no mesh on the front face, just two openings at the top and bottom of the front panel.

They dont have to be anything fancy. I just got 2 plain black 140mm coolermaster fans, they get hidden by the bezel so theres not much point in having it look fancy. Just something good that is cheap would help tremendously

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT S340 with Nepton 240m"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

of the H440? yes, it supports up to 2 140mm fans, youd be fine

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT S340 with Nepton 240m"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The H440 is a great case but is quite a bit bigger than the S340. The reason I bought an S340 was due to its more compact form factor. If size isnt an issue I would have totally picked that instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT S340 with Nepton 240m"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an s340 and I have 2 140mm fans and in the front, 1 120mm on top and 1 on back back for exhaust, and a evo 212 with 2 120mm fans. The only real issue is the case doesnt come with fans for the front which is lame. You could totally mount the liquid cooler on the front. In theory you could do it on top but youre gonna have to drill some holes in the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General Use/Gaming PC"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

As the saying goes, its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

I dont overclock much but I have the parts needed for it, its nice just knowing I have the option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General Use/Gaming PC"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely a lot of bang for the buck on this build. You can probably get a 4690k for about $40 more as microcenter often sells it at $200.

Id say you can keep the 212. as the S340 does not have the best airflow as that is the same as my case, I added 2 140mm fans as the case doesnt come with any on the front which is much needed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help on build, ORDERING TOMMOROW"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues, great build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2016 Build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, between now and 2016 there could be changes in prices. Get a pretty good idea for a build you think you want and then also look at builds with slightly more expensive parts. Buy that little bit upgraded part when it goes on a good deal.

Dont just save up and buy all at once, pick up a part here and there. Some deals are too good to pass up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming rig build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Crossfire/sli is where you use multiple GPUs, say if you want to have multiple monitors. Or have them work together on the same monitor. Your single 980 ti should be sufficient for a long while

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