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Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3500 Workstation for VRay (AMD TR?)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the comments. That really helps out. Is there any reason you wouldn't go ahead and run the two GPUs in SLI/NVlink?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3500 Workstation for VRay (AMD TR?)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for putting this together. I've noticed that the Gigabyte X399 is being recommended a lot. Why is that? Is it clearly better than other mobos?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3500 Workstation for VRay (AMD TR?)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the list. Is there a reason you chose the Radeon over a 2080? Also, do you think 64 GB of RAM will make a big difference? I'm not super familiar with how VRay uses resources. Thanks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3500 Workstation for VRay (AMD TR?)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the list! It seems like the AMD TR 2950X is the way to go.

Comment reply on benckend's Completed Build: Monolith of Darkness: My Foray into PC Building

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The RX 580 and Ryzen 5 2600 have been handling my CAD programs very well. No complaints at all!

Hope your build goes well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget CAD/Drawing Desktop"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Thanks. I'll definitely look into the refurbished market. Never thought to consider them. I really appreciate it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget CAD/Drawing Desktop"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much! I was really curious to see if I needed a separate GPU or if AMD's internal processors would be enough. That definitely saves some money. I appreciate the part list.

Comment reply on benckend's Completed Build: Monolith of Darkness: My Foray into PC Building

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty close. I thought about getting a 1TB SSD but went with the setup I have since it saved me about $20 and gave me 50% more storage. I originally planned on a 500GB SSD and a 2TB HDD which would be a big price difference.

Comment reply on benckend's Completed Build: Monolith of Darkness: My Foray into PC Building

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliments! I did manage to snag the MSI B450 before it disappeared. I honestly looked at the Sapphire RX 580 for a long time. It seems like a slick GPU. Went with the XFX due to price and solid black theme but I've only heard good things about Sapphire's stuff.

Just take your time with the wiring and plan where you'll run cables as you build. I was surprised by how easy cable management was. That's probably due to NZXT's awesome case though. Hope your build goes well!

Comment reply on benckend's Completed Build: Monolith of Darkness: My Foray into PC Building

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

So true. I was really hyped for CES 2019 and disappointed that the new Ryzen products weren't displayed. I think AMD has some solid competition getting going for Intel. For me, the price difference and thread count won me over.

Comment reply on benckend's Completed Build: Monolith of Darkness: My Foray into PC Building

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah! It's a slick card. It hadn't come out yet when I put my build together or I probably would have bought it. How do you like it? What CPU are you running with it and what kind of fps are you getting?

Comment reply on benckend's Completed Build: Monolith of Darkness: My Foray into PC Building

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I agree. AMD was such a good bargain for this build. Really happy with everything. :)

Comment reply on benckend's Completed Build: Monolith of Darkness: My Foray into PC Building

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I tried for a good price/performance balance. And yes, I'm sold out on the PC platform.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First keyboard: Budget mechanical or quality membrane?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I agree with you on the wrist rest. I don't mind waiting and finding out if I want one. Right now I'm really torn between the Redragon K556 with brown switches and the HyperX elite Alloy with Cherry MX browns. Both are the same price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First keyboard: Budget mechanical or quality membrane?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input! I'm definitely leaning towards Redragon as they seem very popular. Do you think I'll need a wrist rest? What model do you have?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First keyboard: Budget mechanical or quality membrane?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the k552 come with brown or red switches? Thanks for the input btw!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First keyboard: Budget mechanical or quality membrane?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'll look into the Logitech and Cooler Master both!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final review before purchasing: Ryzen 5 2600 build"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Thanks. I'd been looking at either the Saphire or XFX. How does the XXX version compare to the Nitro+?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final review before purchasing: Ryzen 5 2600 build"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I thought it went well with my budget build. Appreciate the feedback.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "60Hz vs 75Hz vs 144Hz"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the input. I will definitely look into the 75-144Hz monitors more!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wattage and PSU selection"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I also appreciate the fan recommendations!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wattage and PSU selection"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Would 650W be enough for future upgrades to CPU and GPU?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "x470 vs b450 for 2600x"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm trying to make the same decision. I think the biggest differences between the two are that X470s have multi-GPU support, better power, and more I/O options.

I only plan on using one GPU and don't think I need more USB ports etc. so I'm leaning towards the B450 myself. I'd love to hear feedback on how each board will handle newer CPU's (when I eventually upgrade).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU to buy knowing new tech is releasing mid-2019"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

True. It's probably better to just jump in. Thanks for the input!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "580 recommendations"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help! I heard that buying used GPUs was a bad idea. Especially with the whole mining thing going on. Thoughts?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU to buy knowing new tech is releasing mid-2019"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear it. I wasn't sure how it performed since all the gamers seem to be hardcore intel folks. Appreciate the input.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU to buy knowing new tech is releasing mid-2019"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I do like how AMD is keeping the AM4 sockets. Have you used AMD CPUs before?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU to buy knowing new tech is releasing mid-2019"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input. Why did you change your mind and want AMD?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU to buy knowing new tech is releasing mid-2019"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It is easy to always want the newest tech. I just wasn't sure if 7nm chips would make a big difference in the pc world.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mobo for R5 2600"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mobo for R5 2600"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I don't own it. It's just the one I've picked out to buy. What does the X470 do that the B450 doesn't?

Again, thanks for helping me out!

Comment reply on Pedroroac's Completed Build: My first gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! How does the Ryzen 5 2600 handle games? What FPS are you getting?

Comment reply on SeanN1312's Completed Build: Gaming desktop to replace my crappy laptop

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! What FPS are you getting?

Comment reply on SilveryWaffle's Completed Build: 9+ months and almost $1400 dollars later...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I'm interested in getting the Ryzen 5 2600 over the Intel i5-9600k. What games do you play and what FPS do you get? Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the clarification. SolidWorks can create a pretty heavy workload for sure! Was the Intel computer using a similar range CPU as the AMD build?

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info. Hard to find people who've used SolidWorks. What GPU and CPU are you using? Do you do any gaming? I like the affordability of AMD A LOT (saving me $200 right now) but so many people say that Intel i5 stuff beats all the extra threads and gaming with AMD is pretty bad.

Love the help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Again, thanks for the clarification. I have ruled out the i5-8400 now and am only really considering the Ryzen 5 2600 or the i5-9600k. The final build difference is about $200 which is pretty significant. It sounds like you think the threads are more important than FPS. I'll have to look into that.

All the help is fantastic for a first-time builder like myself!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input! I'm pretty torn between the two. I have a lot of friends who say the Intel build really outperforms because of the higher single core speed (particularly if you bump it up to the 9600k). But the R5 2600 is so much cheaper and the higher thread count is really nice.

Also, thanks for the comments on the build list, GPU, and PSU. I appreciate that a lot!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This really helps a lot. I've heard a lot about the extra core speed of Intel chips balancing out the thread count of the AMD chips. I actually put together an i5-9600k build last night which is super similar. Would you mind looking at it? I'd really like to know why you chose that Mobo, SSD, and GPU!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XG9nq4

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2600 cooler seems to be awesome! I definitely like the boost to workstation capability of the 2600 for sure. Why do you think that so many people like the i5-8400 more? Is there something that makes it really stand out?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the input. It seems that the i5-8400 is very solid despite the lack of 6 threads but the stock cooler of the 2600 is a pretty substantial component. I'll definitely have to consider these!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for First Build (~$1000)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Super appreciate the input!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel i5-8400"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input! What are your reasons for choosing the Intel build? I chose the 580 because it was so cheap compared to 1060s (~$300). Do you have any recommendations or places I can find a good deal? I know the Ryzen 5 2600 is a little worse at gaming but will the i5-8400 handle the CAD software well?

Really appreciate the help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for First Build (~$1000)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I just put together a budget AMD build and it seems pretty slick. I swapped the 1070 for a 580 (major step down I know) and the price difference is pretty substantial.

Would you mind looking at it?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BWrpnH

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for First Build (~$1000)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback! I've just started looking into AMD and I'm not near as familiar with them. I'll definitely check out the Ryzen 5 2600X!

Also, why get the Ryzen 5 2600 instead of the Intel i5-8400?

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