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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Roughly $400 Christmas build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd upgrade to something even more powerful just so you Don't end up having to upgrade AGAIN in a relatively short period of time. GTX 760, r9 280 might be good choices.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tek Syndicate Console Killer My take on it"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. I need to stop being so hesitant around budget mobos. Still far better quality than a dell :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Roughly $400 Christmas build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks Ballin. Now this is more of a "Upgrade build". The 7850K is a somewhat entry level CPU with r7 250 graphics.

You'll want to upgrade as soon as your budget allows to a Mid-high end dedicated GPU. I wouldn't even worry too much about losing the iGPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Roughly $400 Christmas build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the difference between the 500 and the 1tb drive is 5 dollars so it might not be worth it in the long run.

IIRC Thats not how APUs work. They like Fast low latency RAM. More RAM might help but I don't think you need it.

By the time you wan't to upgrade you might just completly disable the iGPU and use a Mid-end GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Roughly $400 Christmas build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the 7850K IS the 860K with the Integrated GPU. Considering that that your build features the r7 250 its better to stick with the APU for future upgradability.

Heres what I came up with:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n6prP6

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tek Syndicate Console Killer My take on it"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Less on the PSU so you can actually get a MOBO. I put very little faith on a 38 dolla mobo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD- GAMING BUILD"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

750TI FTW is a smart choice considering power constraints.

Maybe a 270 if you want a bit more performance but then you'd cut it close with power if you OC the 8320.

I think the Zotac 760 is very close to that budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD- GAMING BUILD"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want a rendering build dont skip out on CPU power. Especially when all you have is the 750ti.

Go for the 8 cores on the FX 8320.

Also its a power hog so you'll need to spend a bit more on a better motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help popping my PC Building cherry."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

:D I live several hundred miles away!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help popping my PC Building cherry."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What city/providence? Im right by the border in terms of states. :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help popping my PC Building cherry."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, just cross the border! :D

(Assuming you are Canadian)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help popping my PC Building cherry."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Apparently its a newegg deal. For 22 dollars off the list price of 150.

So yes It would only be applicable for the US and it ends today. If you're already decided on your build then you might as well get it before the promo ends :P but its no huge loss if you miss out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is Windows 10 good enough for day-to-day use yet?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't have problems with windows 8 dev release when I tried that.

Although being the smart guy I am. I already had Linux as my daily driver and that makes it uber easy to dual boot in between.

Comment reply on thepope27's Completed Build: Blue Jet PC

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

--(siren noises)--

GRAMMAR ENFORCEMENT! GET DOWN, YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Constructive criticism please. AMD Build. Thinking of water cooling the videocard as well."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The E3 Xeons are simply i7s (Non K) without Integrated graphics and some server/workstation bits glued on.

I'd only recommend them if you want to keep cutting on the price without sacrificing much performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help popping my PC Building cherry."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I just saw the Mobo is on Promo today. If you get it with ze newegg deal then its superb.

Otherwise there are very lucrative mobos in the zz97 Mobos 110-120 range.

Comment reply on dabasepc's Completed Build: 650D Gaming/3D

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Fukton of money = WHY NOT?!1112!11

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help popping my PC Building cherry."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like things got... steamy real quik.

GJ with this one. The MOBO and PSU might be overkill, but who cares?!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Constructive criticism please. AMD Build. Thinking of water cooling the videocard as well."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FsDZjX

Is what I managed to do.

Intel is MASSIVELY cooler than the AMD build so you can also cut down on the cooler if you want to go back to 4TB of storage.

Also I forgot to mention: If you don't care much for overclocking there are equivalent Xeons.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Constructive criticism please. AMD Build. Thinking of water cooling the videocard as well."

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

:P thats one of the reasons I recommended a intel build it reduces the estimated wattage by about 100W. Which should give him some headroom for OC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Might make this build. What is it capable of?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Well just understand that GPU power is far more important for gaming than CPU speeds (With few exceptions). Cut down a bit on the Motherboard, SSD and PSU for a stronger card. a r9 280X, r9 290 or GTX 970 are some examples of very nice cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Constructive criticism please. AMD Build. Thinking of water cooling the videocard as well."

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Might as well go Intel when on that budget. Unless you have a specific reason for AMD. The Single threaded performance is simply too weak on the FX line compared to an Unlocked i5. Compare Intel's 22nm to AMD's 32.

If you really like the idea of moar cores you can easily fit the i7 in there if you sacrifice a bit on cooling and/or storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Might make this build. What is it capable of?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This doesn't seem very balanced. Your focusing far too much on the CPU and a OC if this is intended to be a gaming build.

In fact even if this is supposed to be a OC/Render Rig you might want to reconsider your choice of PSU. You don't need a Platinum Rated fully modular PSU. In fact it's probably better just to go with a cheaper 750W or a 600W.

Also the case is VERY questionable. You're considering spending so much on the PSU, storage and motherboard but the case is only 24 dollars. Its a poor quality case considering everything you have.

This might be a very capable render rig. But for gaming a 270X simply falls flat for your budget of 1K.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400-$450 Budget ^_^"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Streaming would be difficult. You can downgrade for cheaper RAM (About 15 dollars cheaper) and a cheaper EVGA 500W psu (Save 5 dollars).

I'd just continue saving until you can build something more worthwhile for streaming.

Gl and may your framerates be high and temperatures low.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My FIRST gaming PC build ($600-$650) Please tell me what you think or advice!"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go for the 8320 simply because the 8 cores means that when streaming you should be able to tell your encoder/recorder to the last 4 cores and set the game to run on the first 4. If the two programs don't conflict then they should run flawlessly with the r9 270X. At least this is my logic. I'd love if someone could find a flaw.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel VS AMD (yes I wanna start a war ;D)"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i5s easily out perform the 9590. But if you are rendering I'd go for a xeon. They are specifically workstation and server CPUs. Most of them are just i7s w/o integrated graphics and with some server whistles glued on. Not having integrated graphics really bring the cost down and you won't use it at all if you have a dedicated GPU.

Comment reply on cg1717's Completed Build: I don't know what I'm doing!!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Building a beastly rig. Thats whatcha doin.

You probably have an Uberkill (One tier above OverKill) Motherboard. Especially if its causing crashes like that. I'd talk to support immediately. You should not have to deal with crashes after spending that amount.

You probably also want a 1-2TB HDD as a near future upgrade. You'll eventually run out of space on that SSD for documents.

The case looks amazing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G3258 Overclocking problem!"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I was worried for a sec. But under load that's normal. Seems like you just got a bit of a weaker chip. :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is There Anything Wrong with G.Skill Value?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Its exactly how it sounds: Its value ram.

You won't get superbly fast RAM and CAS latency isn't too high. RAM in this case is just RAM.

Dont use it with a APU but it should hold just fine for any build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G3258 Overclocking problem!"

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

Probably Nothing. Its a 50 dollar chip. Seems like you didn't get a "Golden" chip.

Just incase: How are your temperatures btw?

Comment reply on pascalaspirot's Completed Build: My dream machine

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

AW BBY THIS IS ZE BUILD. ZE GUD BUILD. Pure Insanity buddy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD_ $600-650$ GAMING BUILD"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If your budget is truly 650 then you can push for the r9 280 or the FX 8320.

In honesty theirs no reason to go with the an "Expensive" motherboard if the 6300 is all you want :P

With the 8320 you get 2 more cores and if your a heavy multitasker or want this rig to be a "workstation" Thats great.

The 750TI FTW delivers respectable speeds for your gaming but you might want something more beastly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD_ $600-650$ GAMING BUILD"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty :D

May I ask how your current part list looks like?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD_ $600-650$ GAMING BUILD"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Two different form factors. If you plan to keep the ATX build then the MSI would be great (If you plan on a microATX build then the Gigabyte is the only option :P).

The MSI will suite you just fine. IIRC Apparently 9XX chipsets are better than the 760G's On the gigabyte.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD_ $600-650$ GAMING BUILD"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure but you might as well take the 8320 if you plan to spend 120 on the mobo. You can get a decent mobo to OC the 6300 for only 70-80 and use the 40 in saving to buy a much more beastly card. The r9 280 would be a nice step up.

Also you probably "Want" a stronger PSU. 600w Maybe.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD_ $600-650$ GAMING BUILD"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Naw Im saying you don't need such a strong CPU when your GPU is a bit on the entry side.

Unless you have a specific reason to use the AMD 8320 then its better to go cheaper on the CPU/CPU cooling/MOBO side for a stronger GPU.

Comment reply on XxDubAddictxX's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Red

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont see why he went with the 500 drive instead of a 1TB however uh seagate and WD Caviar Blue are the same ****** crap. It's all pointless brand preference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So i just registered to this site. help me build a gaming pc!!!"

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

He doesn't need a SSD for his first build. hes more than fine with just the HDD. I'd use the extra fiddy (Or twenty if he want's to remain under budget) on either a better case or a after market CPU cooler.

I like the component selection though. 6300 w/ r9 290 under $700 seems like a steal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Christmas Build - Under 700$"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats because he imbalanced CPU and GPU power. He can still get a i5 4670 (Locked) w/ the GTX 760 and remain far under budget. Al though he would have to take a bit in rebates to make it fall under his budget.

The 6300 is still nice but AMD has fallen quite a bit. They can barely compete at the lower ends of the spectrum now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level home office w/ future gaming"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the feels.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry level home office w/ future gaming"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

never a good reason to use the PSU included with a case. Always buy them separate.

The i3 should be fine but you could also go for an A10 Build. At least the APUS have a bit more in terms of integrated graphics. I think the i3's integrated would be fine as a daily driver until you upgrade but eeyyyy laaaamo. Happy buildin?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Christmas Build - Under 700$"

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

No.

Unbalanced for gaming. You have a very strong CPU when a gaming build would be more dictated by GPU speeds. The r7 250X is far too weak considering your budget.

Your Mobo choice is also questionable. You have an unlocked rig when your mother board isint even capable of an OC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Christmas Build - Under 700$"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel can still be far better choice in this budget range. IMHO

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD_ $600-650$ GAMING BUILD"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the 8320 w/ 750TI is unbalanced for a PURE gaming build.

Even for minecraft the decision is questionable because only a bit of the game can utilize multiple cores.

An intel i5 build is going to do better for minecraft and the gaming that require strong per-core power ( A majority of em'). Even a locked intel chip performs on a different league compared to AMDs FX line. You can utilize the budget for a stronger GPU when you don't have to worry bout' much heat from Intel.

If you want more of a monster for the graphically intensive games then the 6300 paired with a r9 280X -> 290 would crush your current build in gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions On My One Grand Rig?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Good component selection but the CPU seems "weak" especially for production.

Some questions:

Do you need a Bluray drive ( I don't know if you'll be frequently writing on disks)?

Are you sure that the Sound card is plentiful?

Do you greatly value the looks of the peripherals and case?

Do you plan to CrossFire in the future?

You probably already have a 1TB+ HDD but I wouldn't rely on only an SSD for any type of production. You'd run out of space for documents pretty quickly.

The A10 is probably weak for a workstation when alternatives such as the 8320 or an i5/Xeon exist.

The PSU is absolute overkill unless you plan to Crossfire those Cards in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A reasonable PC build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually a trivial matter on budget builds :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Very close similar builds, which one should I build? Building REAL soon. i7 k vs i5 k"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy buildin. And may your temperatures be low and frame rates high.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A reasonable PC build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Heres how Vega's build would run based on another video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF5x8O2Yow8

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A reasonable PC build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2blRYVdP0A

Apparently. Yes.

you Could still go for the 280 If your budget allows.

Vega's 290 6300 build would also run the game without hiccup.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A reasonable PC build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This is with rebates BTW:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $186.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Value 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $23.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Other SteelSeries QcK Mini Mouse Pad $7.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $698.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 18:37 EST-0500

Intel is still likely your best bet. I can get you get AMD 8320 equivalent for about 20 dollars cheaper, twice the cores but out-dated architecture.

The 760 is only included here because the 280 while slightly more powerful is as of today 20 dollars more expensive(Usually its the other way around, but meh).

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