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Comment reply on Thereisoen's Completed Build: Sure.... Why TF not?.... Right?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Ergonomic tip: Don't have your two monitors on either side of your eye. Put one in the middle of your desk, and one next to it. Right now you have to hold your neck in one direction to face the monitor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RMx 750w vs RMx 850w - does future proofing make sense"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Short answer: No; get a 650 W unit and save yourself a small buck.

Long answer: The absolute most you're going to get out of it is an incrementally higher efficiency, which wont do you any noticeable good.

You could buy a 550W or 650W power supply and still be totally fine, as long as the model/line itself is good enough, and only reviews can tell you that.

In regards to future proofing; one can only really make a qualified guess as to what the power requirements will be in the future. Right now, the practically only use cases for 750W-850W power supplies are multi-GPU setups, which are getting less and less common with time, or Super-HEDT parts.

Even a 9900KS and RTX 2080 Ti setup wont reach above 650W without accounting for overclocking.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need a $600 Computer"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I don't think the budget's so low that a 3400G is appropriate, especially without needing an OS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB lights in black cases don't show that well?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Couple of things to note here...

  • You should use the M.2 heatsink that the motherboard comes with - it'll look better. If it can't fit with the SSD mounted there, put the SSD in another slot.

  • You could also consider getting red, red/black or red/white cable extensions. You can usually find them for <30 USD on Amazon in a variety of designs.

  • You should probably make swapping the PSU a priority...

  • Do you have a figurine or something like that to fill up some of the empty space in the case? Could help aesthetics a bit.

  • You could find a cheap LED strip to mount under the top rim. Would light up the heatsink and the cables, depending on what color you end up getting them in.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB lights in black cases don't show that well?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can you link the parts list?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What case for this mobo"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Mostly, yes. Like kschendel said, it doesn't have USB 2.0 in the front, but it does have USB 3.0 which is good enough for 99.9% of uses.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB lights in black cases don't show that well?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

White cable extensions, white fan accents like the Chromax corners, white heatsink covers, M.2 covers

Minor white elements that reflect the lighting

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The most expensive PC Build ever..."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just go to the site of the part itself and click "Add", and a second one will appear

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question about memory compatibility"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sweet! Thanks alot, man =)

First time I've ever heard about a memory QVL - guess I should look out for those

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should peripherals be included in Completed Build price?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

There's no need to remove parts entirely from parts lists in order to make this work. Just make a toggle, like the dark mode toggle but only on the Completed Builds tab, and when you turn it on, the price-display on builds only shows the price of the core components.

"Core components" can be user-specified on their profile page. PCPP categorizes parts automatically (CPU, Case Fans, Case, Etc.), and these sections should be enableable or disableable at will.

People who are concerned about helping people out in the Completed Builds section can choose to enable or disable the toggle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CASE FAN RGB"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What fans are they?

Have you plugged the RGB connectors (if there are any) into the motherboard?

Did you download Asus AURA?

What CPU cooler and memory do you have?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What happened to all the black/red GPUs with the newer generations?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Guess this is the age where PCs have to be turned on to look good. G r e a t

Comment reply on IvanNik's Completed Build: 2019 desktop AMD mini-ITX

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Didn't AMD get a ton of praise for not skimping out on stock coolers? Have heard more good things about them than bad, anyhow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help please"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Fortnite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh3zVLBkfaw - Fortnite seems to run at ~110 FPS with ~3400 MHz memory at 720p, but I'm not sure that PC has as fast memory, so I expect around 100 FPS.

https://www.techspot.com/review/1878-amd-ryzen-3400g/ - This review reached ~100 FPS using the 3200G's big brother, the 3400G.


Rust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDlrR4WD7yg - Rust doesn't seem to go above 40 FPS with 3000 MHz memory at 1080p with minimal settings. It would probably reach 60 FPS if you can play at 720p, though.


Rainbow Six Siege

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLEtHC036_4 - This guy hits ~70 FPS in R6S with 3000 MHz memory at 1080p.

https://www.techspot.com/review/1878-amd-ryzen-3400g/ - In this review with the 3400G they got 120 FPS on average.


Try searching around a bit for yourself and see if you can find some more data

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help please"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Post the build and games here and we'll find some benchmarks.

There's no single site that has a collection of all benchmarks or FPS data, but there are tons of review-sites. Just look up your graphics card or the games you play and see if you can find some.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should peripherals be included in Completed Build price?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Because I like to look at expensive builds once in a while? I don't see why I need a reason to use a sorting feature

Anyway, periphery components are a part of the setup, regardless

I guess that's a point

I'd still much rather, personally, have the option to sort by price based purely on the internal components

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should peripherals be included in Completed Build price?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorting; not judging.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first PC, need confirmation."

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Prefacing this by saying I'm not the most knowledgeable on SSD-techspec stuff. Intels 660p has very good value, and I've also read good things about the Crucial MX500 - both of which are half the price of the 970 Evo Plus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would Full Divr VR cause human extinction?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you were to give a rough estimate what percentage of people would stay in the real world instead of using these devices? 75 Percent maybe

99%

It'll never be that affordable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just tried to start my pc and ram isn't lighting up?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Take one memory stick out and try again. If it boots, the stick you took out might be faulty. If it doesn't boot, put the stick back in and take the other stick out, then try to boot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first PC, need confirmation."

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Do you have any specific reason for choosing the 970 Evo?

Otherwise, there are far cheaper but still excellent SSDs if you're just looking for loading times.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "pc building services"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

NZXT has a build service thing, which, from what I've heard from YouTube, has pretty good pricing since most parts are right from NZXT.

Link here: https://www.letsbld.com/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Latin"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I already know latin (grammartically), but my vocabulary is basically nonexistent

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I want second and third opinions,is that crazy and EFFECTIVE inspiration ?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No, I doubt you'll see any substantial performance increase. But you will end up with a very loud system.

Comment reply on Chadchops's Completed Build: Parvum Zero

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Fingers crossed for a feature

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You can never go wrong with clothing

Merchandise for stuff you're passionate about works too, like a cap or a t-shirt =)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I don't know if it's just the cultural differences (I'm not american), but I've personally never had "advanced ideas of pride in one's own country"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I don't understand where the constitution comes in when you're in high school or how it'd be helpful to have

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quick question regarding internal USB 3.1 ports"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

First link has been bookmarked in case I need more USB ports, thanks a lot =)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you transport you PC ? E.g. to new home"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'd take anything mounted on the PCI-E slots out, and potentially also the CPU cooler if it's a very large one - pack those in their original boxes, and bring them alongside. The rest should be fine just staying in the PC.

If you have a custom loop, it'd be an entirely different story; I'd drain the loop, remove the pump, and take out the tubing (you can reuse it afterwards).

If you're using a delivery or postal service, you can use packing foam or something like that inside the case. You can still dismount some of the things if you're going to be able to set it up afterwards - not the case if you're sending the PC away to someone who can't set it up on their own

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case and case fans"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for recommendations for a super high-performance RGB fan"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've considered that already, but the problem is that I'm not sure if I can mount both the Phanteks Halos and the fan grill on it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What wrist rests do people use? The ones I have aren't helping my wrist pain."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I bought a cheap HyperX one for like 20 bucks. It feels really smooth and nice, but I just did it because I like to keep my wrists raised above the keyboard for comfort, not for any health or ergonomic reasons.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noctua Fan + Phanteks Halos + Coldzero Fan Grill?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Cosmetics

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noctua Fan + Phanteks Halos + Coldzero Fan Grill?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It's not a dust filter

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Common Mistakes Regarding Part Lists"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Permalink is just a link to a certain comment in a post, but you'd have to save that link in a directory somewhere if you want to return to it in the future. Same goes for posts; if you want to save it for later, you have to write down the URL. Reddit's feature saves a post or comment to a "Saved" directory privately on your profile with the click of a button, so you don't have to save it yourself, and it has a very smooth UI.

Big issue, but some more serious subreddits have a harsh policy on memes ("low effort content").

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Common Mistakes Regarding Part Lists"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

This post makes me wish PCPartPicker had a Save Post function like Reddit does.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About the EPS 4 pin warning that comes up on x570 motherboards"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

"9900K LN2 pot" is a stretch. There's no certified standard or unit of measurement for "extreme high level overclocking", and you have to keep in mind that a meaningful portion of those who don't know what the warning means would probably be even more confused/worried by that kind of phrasing

I agree that some of the warnings, this one included, are worded in a way that makes it a bit difficult to understand, and, as such, it's difficult to know which to be alert of and which to dismiss. But it's necessary to word them meticulously to make sure that they're factually and concretely correct, otherwise, the admins are gonna get a lot of **** for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Answerrrrr!!!!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

At a $2600 budget, there's definitely something in there that isn't direly necessary, at least compared to games

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what cablemod cables should i use for this"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point
  • GPU: 8-pin PCI-E

  • CPU: 8-pin EPS

  • Mobo: 24-pin ATX Power

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what cablemod cables should i use for this"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on your budget. Buying full-length replacement cables probably isn't worth it, so extensions are your best bet. You can get some really cheap but functioning ones off Amazon in a lot of different colors; just make sure you get a set that includes cable combs.

Get something black, silver or gray with black or white cable combs - clear combs rarely look good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case Engraving"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are you located? Try searching for something general like "Glass etching service" and ask if they can do your specific job

Comment reply on Build Guide: Glorious Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

This system is good regardless of your experience in PC building. You should post on this forum if you want opinions on your own parts list, or you can post on this forum if you want someone to make a parts list for your specific needs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it okay if the wifi card goes into this pcie slot?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What WiFi card is it? If you're worried about airflow to the graphics card, you could try using one of the lower PCIe slots - but those usually have lower bandwith, and could bottleneck internet speeds

Comment reply on Forum Topic "fan question"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

First one is only an issue if you really want to push the overclock. Basically, the motherboard has an extra input for the CPU power, but the power supply doesn't have that extra cable. Regardless, the motherboard will work with just the single CPU power input.

Second and third notes are only an issue if you want to use more SATA-cable ports. What it means is that, while you have M.2 SSDs installed, some of the SATA-cable ports are disabled because they use the same bandwith. But you only need 1 SATA connection (for your HDD), so it's not an issue.

Fourth note isn't a problem; it just means that PCPartPicker can't automatically check if the CPU cooler is too large for the motherboard and memory. As you can see here, the cooler is able to fit with your memory just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "fan question"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MTJQzN

I think you should do this, but keep in mind that your needs might be quite specific, so change it as you like

I reduced the PSU to 650 W (which is all most people need) and to a unit of equal quality. I changed the 2TB SSD to a cheaper one; I'm not sure if it's faster or slower but I've heard good things about it regardless. Lastly, I added 4 fans; 2 120mm fans for the exhaust and 2 140mm fans for the front intake - all matching your Dark Rock Pro 4.

Should be solid

Comment reply on Forum Topic "fan question"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

5/6 fan slots;

  • 1x 120mm in the rear

  • 2x 120/140mm in the top

  • 3x 120mm / 2x 140mm in the front

You can add more if you want a quieter system or better temperatures. What parts are you planning to use? You can also either go the expensive fan route like the Noctua NF-S12As or get some budget ones like the Arctic F12s.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SECRETLABS TITAN OR NOBLECHAIRS HERO?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Go to your nearest furniture store - Ikea works - and sit in every single office chair there until you find one that's comfortable

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaby Lake vs. Coffee Lake CPUs"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

So Intel is going to be the first to reveal their new platform with next generation next year, right? And then AMD in 2021?

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