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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you check if my PC parts are compatible with each other? Many thanks."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

As PanXter said. The site features a Compatibility filter.

I'd recommend the GTX 970 or the AMD 290X instead of the 770. They are the exact same price but just... better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sub-$800 Gaming Build?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Look great m8. You might wan't to consider a SSD.

Comment reply on chrislevinebiz's Completed Build: Minimum Parts for My Video Editor / Gamer

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Its literally INSANITY the kind of Mobo he chose. A 40 buck Mobo would have been plenty for the specs hes gotten.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High End Rendering/Editing/Gaming Build"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hazard and Lord both have exceptional builds. It all boils down to whether you need those 2 extra cores.

Lord's is probably a far-far greater gaming build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Gaming With OS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if thats the card you wanted to add it would both: Be far over his budget, and require far much more wattage. Ideally OP would go with a AMD 860k or FX 6300 and a 270 or r9 280.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mid-Range gaming PC under $900 built for MMOs"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow. Thats an decent amount of data.

Do you have a NAS server, bunch of HDDs or just using the cloud?

Comment reply on viven44's Completed Build: PS4/Xbox One Killer

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Console Killer? You must be humble. Thats essentially a r9 280 in a 400 dollar build. Thats insanity. Console Melter or the Console Shredder would be appropriate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mid-Range gaming PC under $900 built for MMOs"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd think about incorporating a nicer Case. :P Theres some very nice ITX cases.

And I agree; ditch the water cooling unit. You don't need it.

Finally, HDD space if often over looked but I can imagine you running out of 256GBs within a year. Keep that in mind with this build, you'll probably be wanting to run a 1TB drive with it when you eventually run out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Gaming With OS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

This is defiantly one of the greater builds on here. I'd put the 20 left over into a better motherboard (Assuming that you live next to a micro center).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Gaming With OS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Over-budget and I don't see the appeal of a windows trial version.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Gaming With OS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I honestly don't know what Victor was thinking.

For a 550 rendering rig I'd go with a 8320 for the sheer amount of cores and for a gaming rig It would have to be the 860K and r9 280 (Non X).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Gaming With OS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats simply the worst GPU and CPU combo I've seen. Horrendous for a gaming build.

A AMD 7850K would literally compete with it and save 200 dollars.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Gaming With OS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Its the equivalent of a r7 250. So not the greatest but you can check out information about the r7 250.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Gaming With OS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont make the conversion if you strictly plan to play games on wine.

Newer games can suffer heavily whine on wine and its not full proof.

Check out what games are available today on the Steam for linux platform and try to refrain for using wine.

So if you're looking to play BF4 and CoD: AW I'd stay away for now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 for Gaming?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep. Its simply a Locked i7 without integrated graphics. It will be gud.

Comment reply on Bl4ckFour's Completed Build: The Architect

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU choice might be questionable for CAD work.

I think the i5 was a good fit but more cores/hyperthreading might have been more useful than the horsepower from a Over clock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD VS Intel Steam machine something hopefully better and cheaper than Alienware Alpha."

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Dis. Although he should probably go with a cheaper MOBO to cut on the cost.

A AMD 860K build would work as well. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MLD3Bm

And heat on the APUs isn't much of an issue. They are pretty decent at it. Going with intel has other things going for it. Intel generally has better support within the linux community.

Comment reply on kevin_xd1996's Completed Build: AntiMatter v1.0

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hopefully not.

Anti-Matter destroys itself when it comes into contact with matter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500-600$ price point. Best bang for my buck."

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a GAMMMMMINNNNNG build. Unless the only game he plays 24/7 is minecraft then a build should always carry a GPU preference.

Your first build was without a doubt unbalanced. Its not even justifiable within the realms of what OP wanted.

A Intel Anniversary/i3 or the AMD 860K would have let him feature a decent video card capable of playing the games he wanted.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500-600$ price point. Best bang for my buck."

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a weird choice. He might as well go for just one stronger card. Maybe the 750 TI as crossfired 7770s are comparable to the 750 non TI.

Comment reply on s0prano's Completed Build: The Icebox

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Its def in the high end sect but how he classifies it doesn't matter. It doesn't take away anything from the quality of this Post IMHO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Modest Nvidia-based KSP STREAMING PC - Does this look good?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I understand that. But for streaming he either want's to rely on the GPU or the CPU.

It might be his BEST option to go with the r9 270 but completely rely on the CPU to stream. Since the CPU is throttled he'll easily be able to dedicate 4 cores to stream.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Modest Nvidia-based KSP STREAMING PC - Does this look good?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Not entirely. I mean objectively its better but I don't think it accomplishes all your main goals.

You still want a far more powerful CPU. I think the SSD can be a future upgrade. Boot times are nice but if you're on a budget it might not be necessary.

Also the is purely esthetics but I can see how you'd want to spend 100 on the case in this budget.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7jBdt6

Sample AMD build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Modest Nvidia-based KSP STREAMING PC - Does this look good?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh lol his part list mentions a 760.

AMD has raptr but I wouldn't trust it. At this point I'm just worried KSP might not be able to run well on the 760K and the GPU won't really do much to help.

I guess he can downgrade to the 750ti, downgrade PSU, downgrade RAM and take off the SSD so that he can get a faster INTEL or AM3+ AMD chip. Maybe get a cheap capture card off of Ebay or something. Not sure how the streaming bit would work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Modest Nvidia-based KSP STREAMING PC - Does this look good?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't upgrade the CPU. Thats a MUCH worse cpu mate. Price =/= Performance.

Huehuehue.

A true upgrade would be to the FX 6300 (need a different mobo) or FX 8320.

Your only real options lie outside of the FM2 line of motherboards if your looking to upgrade

The 760k/860k are fine CPUs but My experience with KSP is limited and something suggests you need more CPU power.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Modest Nvidia-based KSP STREAMING PC - Does this look good?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you do Shadowplay you might be able to manage with the 760K.

DISCLAIMER: I do not know of anyone who has tried this.

EDIT: Oh wow. uh nvm your playing KSP. If the Physics are truly intensive as I've heard. Then you might want to downgrade the 760 and RAM and get a FX 8320 CPU.

Make it so that KSP takes 4 cores and your encoder another 4.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Its unnecessary for a beastly OC on the Pentium but if he doesn't really care much about the budget then he can get a very decent z97 MOBO for just 20 more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which would be better for my build a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM or a Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM"

  • 62 months ago
  • -1 points

Or neither and go for the 1TB Caviar Blue.

The Black is more reliable than the Seagate but All hard drives are pretty unreliable so the trade off is a bit awkward.

If you need a lot of storage sea gate. But if for some reason you want to feel 15% safer then get the black.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Athlon or FX?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

On tight budget its def the 860K

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FX-8350 Temps normal?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much. But haswell supposedly has much better heat tolerance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FX-8350 Temps normal?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

They Seem normal. Gotta remember that AMD likes to start fires. :p Although I'm not an Overclocking Enthusiast so don't take my word for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC On a Console Budget (not counting price drops)"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, well that makes sense.

But yes, OutOfTheBlue, if you plan to stretch your budget to 600-700 the builds potential is phenomenal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC On a Console Budget (not counting price drops)"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree with the APU choice. For fiddy more (And hes willing to stretch his budget to 700). You can go with the 860K and a far better GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm going to buy this prebuilt opinions on it?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks fine. But theres honestly 0 reason to buy a prebuilt than just building the rig itself.

Comment reply on FiXxReact's Completed Build: The Underdog

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Moar pics sir. The part selection looks juicy.

Comment reply on YukiSorrelwood's Completed Build: Mini-Fridge or Computer?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea ditto about the memory being from 2 different batchs. Would not trust.

He could need the memory for multimedia and rendering, the 8320 is a very capable Rendering CPU.

Comment reply on YukiSorrelwood's Completed Build: Mini-Fridge or Computer?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

With both an AMD card and AMD cpu I think it would function better as a toaster or a cook oven.

nice build m9. Aside from the GPU: gorgeous part selection!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$450-500 gaming"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $77.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus A55BM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $179.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $495.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-25 19:53 EST-0500

Maybe dis. The Mobo isn't the greatest and the PSU is barely adequate for the job.

Here comes the Pentium G3258 Fanboys. I can hear them already.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 build for gaming, need opinions on what to change or add"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Anything but the Intel Celeron!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion for GPU"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

All the 970 cards are essentially the same thing. You'll run BF4 at ultra at about 60 fps MIN and 77 Average.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build $500 gaming PC"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll be fine. Just don't put many documents or none at all on it.

Just the OS and a few games until you get the 1TB WD drive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion for GPU"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep that's the card you wan't to go for. ACX 2.0 is a great cooler from what I've heard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If the CPU doesn't have integrated graphics, would I need a graphics card?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Unless the motherboard carries on board graphics. Most do not. Especially FM2 Boards or Modern Intel Boards.

If you wan't to use the 860K w/o a dedicated card then go for the A10 6800 or the A10 7850K. The a10 and 860K are the same chip but the a10 7850K is a APU and the 860K had its graphics disabled.

Comment reply on XRDBlade's Completed Build: Hydra One, Budget mATX

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I read that as (D:)

:/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions wanted! - First Build - Video Editing, Streaming, Gaming, and Portability."

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well tomorrow/today is Christmas. So prices are expected to fall pretty soon. I'm not sure about the exact period you'd buy but prices are about to fall for clearance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions wanted! - First Build - Video Editing, Streaming, Gaming, and Portability."

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

If you truly need to be portable all the time the the ITX build might be necessary. There also a few good ITX (But expensive) cases with Stable handles that the Tek covered a bit back.

But if you don't NEED the portability of itx then matx would just be easier down the line for you to manage.

All builds so far look fine for your usage. Although I'm still worried about video card space on the ITX after watching Hardware Canuck's vid on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions wanted! - First Build - Video Editing, Streaming, Gaming, and Portability."

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great. Although the MOBO might be on the cheap side.

The 1X8GB could be quite slow, but I'm not sure if you'd care.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions wanted! - First Build - Video Editing, Streaming, Gaming, and Portability."

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Equally. Al tough dependent on the case you might not be able to fit in big air coolers and/or big video cards.

Another thing to consider is the fact that some mITX cases ((cought)) Prodigy are bigger than some Micro ATX.

Comment reply on Jako's Completed Build: White and purple! Corsair Air 240 I7-4790K GTX980 1080p first time build

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well yes but historically green has been used as a complementary color to purple. Just like Blue and orange have a frequent usage.

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