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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Rig $700-900 Budget"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

sure. that's what I meant. thanks for clarifying :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Rig $700-900 Budget"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

A locked 4590 is $160, cheaper than the one listed. Do you not have a Microcenter nearby?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build - suggestions please"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure that the GPUs' heat output is kept away and out of the case as quickly as possible to keep the MB cool. They will fry it if left unchecked because they are open-fan style coolers, which put the hot air into the rest of the system. Multiple case fans are a great idea. Also, check out HWMonitor and CPU/GPU-Z for temp readouts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC Build 600$"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

They must've dropped that then. I had my streak of bad luck about a year ago.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General Use/Gaming PC"

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

Bruh chill. This is an online PC build site, I'm not dissing your mom or anything. So your build is better, alright. Static you can choose whatever. It's your call

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General Use/Gaming PC"

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

So salty. Look, it was a hyperbole when I said no storage. 240GB is not going to hold a steam library, an OS, and everything else. You need a terabyte or so in there somewhere. Also, I noticed that the 9590 has a CPU cooler. Lovely, but it still goes toe to toe with an i5 that has a lot less heat output and plenty of room for OC. Also, the submitter wanted a sound system ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Rig $700-900 Budget"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not an i5-4590?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General Use/Gaming PC"

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

No storage, no CPU cooler (the 9590 doesnt come with one). This is terribly unbalanced. Also the case sucks. I have it, it is absolute garbage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC Build 600$"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lifetime. But still, it's a hassle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC Build 600$"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Do NOT buy XFX 280xs, I have gone through 3 DOAs IN A ROW. They have way too high of an overclock and are terribly unstable. Any low-clock 280x is fine, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC Build 600$"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $159.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $43.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.45 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $184.99 @ Micro Center
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Directron
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $607.38
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $587.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-04 14:00 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General Use/Gaming PC"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 113.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $74.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $177.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.45 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $87.98 @ OutletPC
Speakers Logitech Z323 30W 2.1ch Speakers $47.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1379.94
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1359.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-04 13:57 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beast Machine That Costs around $1000"

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.45 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1019.24
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $989.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-04 12:04 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming/streaming/video editing pc!"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I just realized that the EVGA PSU included above is a B2, not a Supernova. So actually that build is better than mine XP

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 Dollar Build"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Your call

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build - suggestions please"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the 2 GTX 570s will suit your son's gaming needs as none pf the games mentioned are GPU intensive. Everything looks good!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 Dollar Build"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This could run high/ultra at 1080p :)

I dont like the 280x because of unstable overclocks and terrible QC from distributers. I would recommend a GTX 770 but that's just me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming/streaming/video editing pc!"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Better than CX or Supernova, so yeah.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Build - Budget $1000 - Opinions?"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a reference design or underclock if you want a 280x. They are motorious for having unstable clock speeds (since they are just a rebranded 7970) and can have serious artifacting problems. I went through 3 in a row and they all were defective on arrival

Comment reply on Forum Topic "15k computer for streaming"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm confused. One, you don't have a build for me to make an opinion on, and two, any computer that costs $15000 is going to be able to do anything at any resolution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm getting my brothers new(ish) computer. Is this good?"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

More storage (WD Blue)

Better PSU (Corsair RM 750)

Dont get a DVD writer just for OS, you can download it as an ISO file onto a USB stick and boot from that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this practical? Are the parts compatible?"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

They are all compatible but there is barely any storage. You'll want to throw in a 1TB WD Blue hard drive to be safe.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for CG and Video Editing - First build (need feedback)"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is not necessarily good for, well, powering stuff. It will work, but it might not, if you know what I mean. Take a look at EVGA G2, B2, Seasonic, or XFX PSUs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Opinions Wanted"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $197.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $781.31
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $741.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-02 23:15 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Build that can be made so far!"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU could not support that, and neither could the mobo.

But I like the concept.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Pc --- Budget $2,500"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $299.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI X99S SLI Krait ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $222.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $174.72 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $168.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2511.02
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2491.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-02 23:07 EDT-0400

Will destroy anything.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build - ready to go?"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Its 12v rail has poor consistency in voltage regulation, so you may get sharp fluxuations in voltage which can damage components.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need opinions on my first build!"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $91.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $324.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H440 (Blue/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $952.39
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $932.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-02 11:55 EDT-0400

I color-matched the parts that weren't color matched ;) and also threw in a MUCH safer PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Entry Level Gaming Rig Advice Wanted"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $94.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $199.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $646.32
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $621.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-02 11:51 EDT-0400

Better CPU, GPU, PSU, and monitor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming/streaming/video editing pc!"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $299.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $84.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99S SLI Krait ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $222.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $174.72 @ B&H
Storage OCZ ARC 100 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $90.87 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.75 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $87.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1930.24
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1870.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-02 11:28 EDT-0400

Basically the same but a white color scheme and a better PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC budget $500"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $94.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $187.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $534.32
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $509.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-02 11:04 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best gaming pc"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.75 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard $54.72 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1017.27
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $977.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-01 20:27 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need build $2300-$2700 for cad station"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $628.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 93.3 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99S SLI Krait ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $174.72 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $549.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Dell S2415H 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $196.46 @ B&H
Monitor Dell S2415H 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $196.46 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2507.31
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $2467.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-01 11:50 EDT-0400

You can disable usage of cores for CAD, and use them for other processes that would enjoy them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Gaming PC"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $94.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $56.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $199.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $547.32
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $517.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 22:22 EDT-0400

Worse CPU but better GPU, RAM, and a safer PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have no clue about pc gaming .but I want play with friends. I am looking to spend 800-1000$"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $159.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $302.98 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Solar-M1-R ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $87.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer G227HQLbi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ Newegg
Headphones Logitech G230 Headset $32.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1124.24
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $1044.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 22:17 EDT-0400

Slightly over budget. Red/black color scheme. Better CPU than above, but that's what over-budget will get you. It depends on what kinds of games you'll be playing (ArmA likes a good CPU, for example)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best $1500 Gaming PC"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been told RM is okay, or at least better than CX abd EVGA Supernova. G2 is basically the best, sure, so it's MLG's call.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best $1500 Gaming PC"

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $241.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $138.23 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $177.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.67 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ NCIX US
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $52.39 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair Raptor HS40 7.1 Channel Headset $34.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1511.94
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1481.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-27 18:41 EDT-0400

No disk drive cuz u can put the OS on a USB stick from an ISO download online :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help picking out a Mobo!"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the card I put in would make the CPU/GPU combo $150. A decent i5 with integrated is about $180, so it's your call.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help picking out a Mobo!"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a build that works with yours:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4350 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $83.00 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $64.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $63.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $63.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.67 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon R7 250 1GB Video Card $64.99 @ Micro Center
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $56.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor $280.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $915.43
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $865.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-26 16:45 EDT-0400

You need a graphics card for a video output since that CPU does not have integrated graphics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Build: Gaming/Streaming/YouTube Uploading PC Budget= $700-$800"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $135.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $65.75 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $65.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.67 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $203.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair SP140 49.5 CFM 140mm Fan $15.89 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair SP140 49.5 CFM 140mm Fan $15.89 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $815.87
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $795.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-25 21:30 EDT-0400

This has a bit better of a CPU and a safer PSU. And underbudget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Build: Gaming/Streaming/YouTube Uploading PC Budget= $700-$800"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Right... Wrong list. Hold on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Build. For Gaming/streaming/video editing."

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's pretty much the best. $130 for Win7 though seems like a ripoff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Build. For Gaming/streaming/video editing."

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Why LGA-2011 paired with such a mediocre GPU? I mean it's good but the CPU platfomr is usually for enthusiasts (aka people who throw money at ut like it's gonna save their life). Get an LGA-1150 board with a 4790k and DDR3 RAM to save money and still have a kickass system. Here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.95 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1144.65
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1104.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-25 15:23 EDT-0400

Extra RAM too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General Use PC under 500 USD"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $85.50 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $56.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.60 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $527.04
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $482.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-25 14:46 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£1500 - £1750/ $2300 - $2700 MMO/ FPS Gaming PC"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you seem like you're not from the US, I'll hust list some hardware.

CPU: any i5 processor or FX-8000 series processor.

Mobo: choose Z97 for Intel if you want the bells and whistles, H97 if you want the same without overclocking capabilities, and anything else for budget. Doesn't matter for AMD, as overclocking on AMD takes pretty hardcore cooling.

CPU cooler (optional): get something quiet if you dont want OC: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro without fans installed would be optimal. For OC go with an H100i or NZXT Kraken coolers.

Storage: with your budget, you could buy 2 Intel 750 series SSDs in RAID 0 (make sure your mobo can support) and a 1TB WD Blue. Or 2 Samsung EVO SSDs. Just look up "fastest SSDs" and pick your favorite.

GPU: a GTX 970. A 980 is overkill and a Titan X could basically turn LoL into a fine paste, but you can afford it so it's your call.

PSU: stick with XFX or Seasonic, or high-end Corsair and EVGA (RM or AX Corsair, G2 EVGA)

Case: Plenty of options. If you want something small, a Corsair Air 240 is awesome, as well as the Enthoo Evolve Mini. With your budget you could do with an InWin case, which is pretty much the Bugatti of cases.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build (need help) Botleneck etc."

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That article actually shows lower idle temps on the 212 than both of those rads and only a few degrees higher on load. And in other cases it is shown that those single rads are worse in load compared with air cooler of the same price, like the Phanteks and Noctua coolers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build (need help) Botleneck etc."

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You cant be serious. That article actually shows lower temps on the 212 than both of those rads. Read the "lower is better" label above the graph.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HElP with Gaming/Video editing computer."

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You can render stuff in 4k but have a 1080p monitor. Invest in an ROG Swift monitor uf you want best of both worlds (its a 1440p 144 hz monitor)

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