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manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

mfskelly 1 Build 4 points 1 month ago

This is true, the 1070 is more powerful than the 590. The 590 is basically an overclocked 580. If you can afford a 1070, that would be better. However, you have to consider the cost of Gsync monitors vs Freesync monitors too. If on a budget, you can't go wrong with a 580 and a Freesync monitor.

DannyBorja's Completed Build: All Black AMD Build

mfskelly 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

I agree, although some people are hesitant on buying used PC parts, especially video cards. However, I recently found an ad on CL for a used EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB SC2 Gaming iCX asking $350. The guy was nice enough to invite me into his house, run a ton of benchmarks, showed me the invoice of buying it from Newegg in March 2018, and even helped in transferring the EVGA warranty into my name. Couldn't have gone any smother and I couldn't be more happy. Been running the card now for about a month and the thing is a beast. Had to couple it with a 1440p G-sync 165hz monitor, and it's like a whole new world of gaming. Moral of the story, be open to buying used video cards.

WakaRoman's Completed Build: mITX AMD R5 2600X 2.0

mfskelly 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Would you mind posting a link to the Reddit post you mentioned? I'm currently trying to decide between the 2600 or the 2600X. Thanks.

mfskelly's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 with MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR OC

mfskelly submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Hey just now seeing your post. The Armor floats around mid-70's celcius under full load. I use MSI Afterburner for my fan control and have the fans turn on 100% around 70° just to keep things cool. I also boost my chassis fans at that temp too, and with the case provides great airflow. Settings are all stock, no overclocking. If I were to build another budget build I wouldn't hesitate to use the same card again, been pretty happy with it

mfskelly's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 with MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR OC

mfskelly submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! Seriously, the case really completes the build. There's so much air flow through it. I also really like the fact that almost all the intake areas have a removable filter that I can remove and clean out. If I ever do another build I'm definitely doing with a Meshify C type case again.

mfskelly's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 with MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR OC

mfskelly submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

As I said in the description, I rarely ever hit above 50% of processor power, so why overclock? It just doesn't make sense to put extra strain and wear and tear on the processor if I'm not taking advantage of it.

mfskelly's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 with MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR OC

mfskelly submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I'm not sure what is, so no?

mfskelly's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 with MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR OC

mfskelly submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Well to be honest, I built this PC for my 13 yr old son and it seems to work for him. I will use his PC to game (because he has a better rig than me! :-/) and it bothers me too sometimes. I usually move the keyboard over to allow for more room.

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