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Comment reply on GoldenZamboni's Completed Build: The Dark Block

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build, thanks for posting!

I was searching for builds finding ways to get around the PSU clearance problem. I like your solution and will use it in my own build. Thank you!

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right and a great point! However, I built this 3 years ago when 4 GB RAM was considered sufficient.

The machine is still kicking believe it or not!

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't really put this rig under heavy load past benchmarking it as my parents have it...but from what I remember it seemed to be fairly quiet. It was a long time ago when I built it.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I haven't had any issues with it and it has good range. I'd give it a solid recommendation.

I would be sure you have the latest drivers installed (I think I pulled the one for mine off the web)...otherwise you'll run into issues.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a nice cooler. It does a great job with the overclocked CPU...but on a smaller MOBO, it looks a bit ridiculous and it was a REALLY tight fit.

If I had to do over again, I'd install a small CLC like the H50/55...it will fit MUCH better.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Already did :)

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It may need an update to the BIOS if it's an older version...but the MOBO is compatible.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It worked out of the box with my CPU (4670k).

However, this is not the most current Haswell refresh where you would potentially see a problem (4690k is the most recent).

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It's cool :)

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Read the description...

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I live really far away from my parents (CA vs FL). I wouldn't want to teach them how to use Linux from a distance and they're familiar with Windows. Plus, they wanted Windows and they know how to use it.

Regardless, good point.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: <$400 General Use mITX Build

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Eh, it's built and my parents don't need a ton of power. You make a good point though. Thanks for the suggestion!

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD works great. I just use it as my boot and general use drive, not gaming.

Speed is pretty good. I couldn't give you any benchmarks or numbers, but I've been happy with its speed for booting and loading programs so far.

I'd still recommend the Samsung EVO if you're debating between SSD's. Only reason I got this one is because of how cheap it was.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been working great so far! I have had zero issues with it. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it if you get it on sale.

However, if the Samsung EVO is in the same price range, I would get that instead (faster write speeds).

Comment reply on shoe59's Completed Build: 1st Build w/ *Free Dog Picture (tm)

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Very tidy and clean build. I would suggest getting a cheap stand to get your computer off the carpet...it helps with dust and such.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I just installed it two days ago and it's running great.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I've seen many different opinions on this subject. Personally, I really haven't seen any observable differences between Win 7 and 8/8.1 in terms of gaming (I've used both OS's for gaming purposes). It may be the case that one is superior than the other, but I just haven't seen any detriment to my gaming experience in W 8/8.1. I use my computer for work/light graphic editing and it works great with Win 8.1 as well.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks! the GPU can run the majority of games on ultra without any issue. I've been happy with it. I was tempted to sell it during the mining craze, but I decided to keep it since it does everything I want it to do.

As far as keyboards, both are pretty nice. The Sidewinder was great, but I jumped on the Steelseries because of a sale/student discount. I prefer the Steelseries though due to its size and feel. The Sidewinder turned into my office keyboard. You really can't go wrong with either of them.

Comment reply on L8r_Space_Cowboy's Completed Build: Midget-Machine - Mini-ITX Steam Machine

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the case, great build!

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I use Heaven Benchmark for the GPU and Intel Extreme Tuning Utility 's built in test for the CPU. I usually ran them for an hour or so.

Comment reply on ellevold's Completed Build: My first build! R4, i5, EVGA 780

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool, great job on the part choices and the cable management. +1 internet, good sir.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a nice monitor. It has great colors and viewing angles. Highly recommend it if you're looking for a cheaper IPS monitor.

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I just unscrewed any of the standoffs I didn't need. The ones that are removable aren't too hard to unscrew.

Comment reply on ars224ks's Completed Build: 2013 NZXT AMD Gaming PC (aka Sonny from iRobot)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised you didn't go with an FX-6300 at this price point. I rarely see an APU being used in sub $900-$1000 builds and odd considering you already have a GPU.

Also, you could have found a 7870 in the same price point as your 7850 (unless this was built in a different country, then I can understand).

The rest of the part choices are solid though. Overall, pretty good job...just needs more cable management. That case is a beast for it.

Comment reply on ibigbenis's Completed Build: Silent Mid-Range Build

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job, good part choices!

Comment reply on boxxybrownn's Completed Build: Struggle Sandwich

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I love these mini builds. Great job!

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I've liked it. It has a very good picture and the price was very reasonable for an IPS monitor. The colors are also pretty solid...I don't have any complaints.

Also, one of the primary reasons I got this monitor is because of the decent stand. It's much sturdier than the majority of the monitors I looked at (including ASUS and Samsung, which I found to be really wobbly.)

Comment reply on Lost2Frostbite's Completed Build: Frostbite's Blood

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, good part choices! I essentially followed Newegg's video guide to building and their build order. The only thing I skipped was the test boot.

The video can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I've liked it. It has a very good picture and the price was very reasonable for an IPS monitor. The only real bezel is on the bottom, the rest of the frame is pretty thin. The picture doesn't extend all the way to the edges on the top and sides, but it hasn't been a big issue.

Also, one of the primary reasons I got this monitor is because of the decent stand. It's much sturdier than the majority of the monitors I looked at (including ASUS and Samsung, which I found to be really wobbly.)

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Our builds are surprisingly similar!

The sound on my MOBO has been good...though I'm not much of an audiophile either. I have the sound playing through two speakers and a sub without any of the fancy software interfering...it has sounded pretty good to me so far.

Comment reply on st3's Completed Build: Great White - Final!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool, nice part choices!

Comment reply on Mrhighroad's Completed Build: The I need a bigger case build

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean and good part choices. Good job!

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Your build is very well put together too!!

I have not overclocked yet. I'm planning to sometime in the near future. I don't have an immediate urge/need to overclock right now...the components are currently performing very well at stock clocks/voltages for what I need them for.

Comment reply on Elx's Completed Build: Fractal Design build

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm sorry man, this build is very poor. You could have gotten much better value for the money you spent :(.

Edit** How/Why did you spend $250 on a GTX 560ti when you could have purchased a Radeon 7950 for $200?

Comment reply on sogden24's Completed Build: First Computer Build (~$1000, i5-4670k)

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

I'll post more as I add to the build (fans, SSD, etc.) Thanks!!

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