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Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 Budget, GTX 1080. Please help! :)"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want $1200 and a GTX 1080, you should really wait a few weeks to a month for prices to come down from the stupid high levels that they are at at the moment

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to fix my computers overheating?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8OmkmluAYAQ

Hardly affects temps. Better thermal compound is also not going to help much if he is thermal throttling

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU coil whine under load, need opinions."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

They wont be able to do anything to fix the PSU at the store

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Difference between formatting and deleting a hard drive?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend running a quick format on the HDD and not installing it ij your build until after you have installed windows on your ssd

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Difference between formatting and deleting a hard drive?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This could cause issues if you don't format the HDD before installing windows on the ssd

Comment reply on Forum Topic "built the pc but"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you confirm that the VGA is seated in the pcie slot and that the pcie lock is engaged?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "why is my PC getting awful performance for the setup?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

First I would check if you are thermal throttling on anything, then I would check the spec of more motherboard to make sure that the pcie slot you are using is at least PCIe 8x electrical. Also, I would recommend benching your games against settings that you see in s review of a GTX 980 ti in order to see how much performance you are "missing".

It would be helpful if you could post your whole build here also

Comment reply on Forum Topic "why is my PC getting awful performance for the setup?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. If they were running integrated graphics, those fps numbers would be much, much lower

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to fix my computers overheating?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What temps are you actually hitting?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to fix my computers overheating?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

More case fans doesn't correlate with lower temps

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus Sabertooth X99 No POST"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No bent pins

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus Sabertooth X99 No POST"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have another CPU, DOA MoBo is what I suspected the issue was. I have ran stress tests on another system using the PSU with no issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus Sabertooth X99 No POST"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Tried this

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus Sabertooth X99 No POST"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, and tried without the gpu connected

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 Gaming PC Entry Level"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Austin evens' builds are always horrible value though, watch Linus TechTips to get people that actually understand technology

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 Gaming PC Entry Level"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I built a $2000 PC for $1200 and it is still going strong a year later.... Test the parts before you buy them, check how the manufacturer handles warranty claims and the transfer of warranties.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 Gaming PC Entry Level"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

At this price point, you are going to get much better value from used parts. You should check out Craigslist in your area. I did a build at a $200 price point (no OS or monitor) and it turned out pretty well (you can look at it on my build page). If I were you, I would try to find a fairly cheap z87 MoBo and a haswell i5, or an and 8350 and a 990fx MoBo. For gpu, you should have a few choices, the GTX 580 that I put I my build should be fine for the settings you want to play at, but you may be able to squeeze a 760 or 770 in there. For storage, 128 Gb SSDs are only $30ish dollars and do more to speed up a computer in daily activity than almost anything else, I highly recommend getting one, and an additional 1ish Tb HDD. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or PM me! I would love to help

Comment reply on YuhsienLin's Completed Build: KARMA

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Didn't water cool RAM? No effort, -1 from me.

JK JK, I love computer **** as much as the next bloke

Comment reply on ricepickerrr's Completed Build: First Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually just completed a build in the same case as you :P

Comment reply on gillettmi's Completed Build: $500 PC Build - My First Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It is obviously best if you can test before buying, but I have bought 3 GPU's used now (GTX 980, GTX 580, 9800 GT) and all 3 of them work perfectly. I would recommend just looking around craigslist.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 to $1000 Build for Programming & Design"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Having more threads will be super helpful when programming since you can dedicate more threads to VMs and still have your main OS run smoothly

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 to $1000 Build for Programming & Design"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Something like this would be pretty baller.... You could save some money by getting a hard drive instead of a second SSD, but hard drives are loud and slow...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $257.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $131.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.69 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case $87.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $95.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans $26.54 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1061.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-12 21:53 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help to not overspend?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really speak in pounds, but I would recommend getting the fractal design node 202, a xeon 1231, at least a gtx 970, and a Silverstone sfx power supply.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 to $1000 Build for Programming & Design"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. There is a separate forum section for opinions on parts lists
  2. Any particular reason you got an mATX board for a full tower chassis?
  3. I would consider the Xeon 1231 instead of the i5 since you have dedicated graphics anyways (this will mean getting a different MoBo and DDR3 instead of DDR4)
  4. I would recommend checking out Craigslist in your area to see if you can get some good deals on hardware. This is super helpful and for me turned a $2000 build into a $1200 one.

Comment reply on nsyochum's Completed Build: Do you even value, br0?

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Just did this ghetto mod, holy hell, coolest thing ever, totally worked!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 Gaaming PC"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That isn't true at all... Go take a look at my main build vs what it would cost new. I got my tower for $1200 using components that would have cost $2000 to get new at the time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 Gaaming PC"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You are still missing the point, I am not telling the OP to buy something exactly like my build, I am just showing that it is possible to get much better performance out of used parts in this price range than new parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 Gaaming PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You completely missed my point... My point was that I only spent $200 and the OP has a budget of $400. The fact that my $200 build is even competitive with a $450 new build shows the value of buying used if on a low budget. My entire point was that the OP will get much better value if they buy used parts than new parts. For anyone who wants a good performing gaming rig at 1080p, I would recommend at least a sandy bridge i5 and at least a GTX 680/770/960.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 Gaaming PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

1) those comparison websites are always ********. 2) the Q6600 is overclockable 3) I spent $200 and not $450

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first build - high end 4k gaming pc"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6700k actually has newer architecture than the 6800k or 6850k. For low/single threaded workloads (i.e., most games) the single core performance of the 6700k will be better than more cores that are slower.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$450 Gaming PC With OS"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend getting all the parts used on craigslist since this is such a low budget build. You are going to have about $350 to spend on components. I would recommend looking at a Core 2 Quad system (make sure to get an overclockable MoBo), 8 Gb of RAM, a 120 Gb SSD with a 1 Tb HDD. Try and get everything except the graphics card at first, and then spend the rest of your budget on the best GPU that you can get.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build My Build with Your Build Building Build Capabilities"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is a bit overkill. The SSD is basically top of the line, as is the HDD. CS:GO is a heavily CPU intensive game, so having the 6700k in there will definitely help out. I picked red for the color of the build as that is the color of Corsair's on-RGB keyboards, and they tend to have the best mech keyboards. The monitor that I threw in there is the one that basically everyone that games 144Hz 1080p uses.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $150.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $299.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $80.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.91 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $11.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair SP140 49.5 CFM 140mm Fans $24.65 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $264.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $54.73 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2011.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-10 14:48 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build My Build with Your Build Building Build Capabilities"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, I am sorry, my friend. I assumed that it was legit since paul's hardware made a video on it. Thank you for informing me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming for a Low End PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should take a look at used hardware in your area (such as Craigslist). I was able to build a pretty decent computer for $200 (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HcJV3C) and with an extra $200, you could easily get a sandy bridge i7 in there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time, Budget Build for Gaming ($400-$600, + the cost for an OS)"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I would totally recommend buying used hardware from Craigslist for your build, just look at what I did with $200: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HcJV3C I tested this build in OW and was getting 60+ FPS on high settings @ 1080p, it also can get 100ish FPS in CS:GO (which is more CPU bound title). If you enjoy playing CS:GO competitively, I would strongly recommend against getting a duel core system such as a Pentium, even an older, quad core such as the Core 2 Quad will beat a Pentium in CS:GO

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time, Budget Build for Gaming ($400-$600, + the cost for an OS)"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That Pentium will get owned by CS:GO....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 Gaaming PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

For that budget, I would def recommend getting used parts. I built this computer for $200, and it can compete with the build that RaspberryPiFan put together: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HcJV3C

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Build, Need Help"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a small form factor build that will serve you well in 1080p. I would recommend looking for parts on your local Craigslist as well (GTX 980s are $300 used where I live). I would not recommend buying storage used, and buy items together if you can, so that you can test them before you buy (Works best if you buy Memory, CPU, and MoBo together). For monitor, there are basically 2 ways you can go. If you are into FPS games and other competitive games, then a 144Hz, low latency monitor like the Asus one below is the way to go, if you want the best experience for adventure games and casual games, then a widescreen IPS monitor is what you should get.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $257.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler $42.34 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $95.25 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $48.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.69 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.44 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $299.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case $87.58 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $95.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans $26.54 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $264.98 @ Newegg
Monitor LG 29UB55-B 29.0" 60Hz Monitor $279.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1650.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-10 02:45 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual Monitor PC Build for $300 or lower?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually just built a super value build a few days ago: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HcJV3C You can get a pretty good idea from that as to how good of a computer you can really get for $300. I would say probably a first or second gen i5/i7 and 8 Gb of RAM is not unreasonable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I want to upgrade my PC parts"

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend spending $10-$20 and find an 8 Gb stick of RAM used on Craigslist and then spend however much budget you have left over on getting a new GPU (in my area, GTX 980s are around $300 used, so you may be able to get that or a 980 Ti)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I74790k budget build, is it possible?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

If you really want the best value, you should check craigslist in your area.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build - 2d/3d animation - under $1,000"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $257.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $95.25 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $48.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $154.62 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.44 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case $87.58 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $95.98 @ Newegg
Other Radeon RX 480 $200.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1003.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-10 02:05 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual Monitor PC Build for $300 or lower?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend looking at used parts on craigslist in your area. Anything Core 2 Quad or newer should be fine, just make sure the system has an SSD, and then get a cheap single slot old GPU and throw that in there.

Comment reply on nsyochum's Completed Build: Do you even value, br0?

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

That is my point :P

Comment reply on nsyochum's Completed Build: Do you even value, br0?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, I've used this system a lot the last few days browsing the web and the like while waiting for drivers to download and install and it works great.

Comment reply on nsyochum's Completed Build: Do you even value, br0?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=259

I would argue that my PSU is more overkill. Wattage and efficiency rating don't necessarily imply a higher quality PSU

Comment reply on nsyochum's Completed Build: Do you even value, br0?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, that is awesome, reminds me of the old athlon pencil mod, thank you

Comment reply on gillettmi's Completed Build: $500 PC Build - My First Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend looking at used GPUs in your area

Comment reply on Tappy.'s Completed Build: The Best Beginner's Basic Base Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

or a used GTX 760 or 770

Comment reply on nsyochum's Completed Build: Do you even value, br0?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, do you want to trade PSUs?

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