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Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! There are different versions of the BitFenix Pandora, so when searching, make sure to get the correct one based off the description. They've branded this screen feature on the front as ICON 2.0. In the Windows OS, they offer an application that I believe just runs a code on the back end. When you drop an image file over this application icon, it changes that front screen to the image you placed. However, the screen itself isn't the highest quality and darker images tend to work best to be viewed from different angles. Hope this helps!

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I was too busy looking at the pictures :] Budget recommendations, if you'll hear me out :D

CPU Cooler - go for a Cooler Master 212 Evo, as everyone else will probably say. Cheap, efficient, usually has a rebate going around on consumer sites

RAM - 16GB is starting to become standard, but usually not necessary. I started with 8GB, had 0 problems and loaded up 25+ Google Chrome tabs & games. I only upgraded to 16GB when I got my 2nd card, and found out that wasn't even necessary, just a bug with Nvidia and its ShadowPlay feature. The overclock of RAM didn't change much for me, but I've read that AMD builds can get speed gains.

SSD - snag a $40-50 Sandisk or Kingston 120GB at certain places. I just picked one up for a build I'm making for a family member and Micro Center had a good deal. Depending on your OS too, you can install your OS on the SSD, redirect your user profile to the Seagate and have everything install there by default. Then, those certain programs you want on your SSD, just change the install location in the wizard.

Graphics - Nice choices ;]

PSU - Great choice as well. I just came across a platinum deal if you're interested: http://slickdeals.net/f/8117032-evga-650w-platinum-p2-fully-modular-psu-70-ar-model-220-p2-0650-x1

Keyboard, Mouse, & Headset - that's all your preference haha. Are you looking into mechanical?

Speakers - Logitech has decent basic speakers ranging between $30-$100. If you reach a budget for $100, get the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 over the Logitech alternative. Huge difference that I can say with experience and speaker changes I've gone through.

Check SlickDeals for computer hardware sales. The best time to buy would be Black Friday, which is coming up. You can find some really really good savings that day, usually online too.

Hope this helps out :D and you can PM if you need help finding parts.

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I feel ya. What are you looking to upgrade with your build? It looks great so far.

Comment reply on philphaser's Completed Build: Coconut Lime 1.2

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice setup! Audiophile much? And that Krait tho... :D

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha thanks :] I got my desk and lights from Amazon for pretty cheap! If you're interested:

Desk - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009YPRRZ8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

LED Lights - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UV9IB4W?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Didn't have to spend much to make it look nice :]

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm looking at the In Win 805 for my next build. When the black color becomes available, I'll have a mid tower that the Krait could sit in. That's the route I'm thinking :]

Comment reply on cmccarty's Completed Build: Poor Dude Build.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice budget build! I tend to trust people via eBay with used parts as well. Helps save a lot when you're on a budget. Case looks great, as well as the builder ;)

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I really appreciate that :]

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using this mount: http://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Articulating-STAND-V001/dp/B00B21TLQU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1442691025&sr=8-3&keywords=monitor+mount

It works for even the ultrawide monitor. It just has to be under 22lbs. These are single monitor mounts, one that I already had before doing upgrades. If you're looking for a dual monitor mount, I used this one at one point: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002R9HQLI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

That one worked with 2 24" ASUS gaming monitors. Hope this helps :]

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :D I tried haha

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Lmaooo me? Neverrr.

From what I see with the Krait, they only offer ATX, not mATX? This case is only for mATX mobos...but if there is a mATX you know of, I'd be down to change it out.

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Great desk and value, right? :D

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Glad you were able to identify that :D

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I stream sometimes, but its used more for chat. I have a gaming headset, but it gets pretty uncomfortable at times, considering how long I game. I got the Snowball for $25 from Radioshack because they were phasing them out for some reason. Paired with NoiseGator and VB Audio Cable freeware, I never have to wear a headset and my background sound doesn't bleed into the mic :]

BTW, that game is Final Fantasy XIV. The front LCD to my case has a photo of Heavensward, the recent expansion :D

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks so much! glad it's fap worthy :D

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :]

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The hardware is going to always be the hard part, but the desk and lighting (aesthetics setup) are pretty cheap! The L desk was about $90 and the lighting was only $15, all from Amazon :]

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! I tried hard to make it all work! However, I don't know why my EVGA SLI Bridge stopped lighting up, but it's supposed to, with the cards T_T

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I got the desk from Amazon :] can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009YPRRZ8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I think you are referring to the MMO with WOW, right? It's actually Final Fantasy XIV :]

Comment reply on krunchi's Completed Build: Upgrades Over Time Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! The game is Final Fantasy XIV, the MMO :]

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