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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer Shuts Off Randomly But There's a Catch"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What troubleshooting steps have you taken? Can you easily replicate the results? Does it happen when doing other tasks?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "motherboard issue"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The 10-1 header is actually 2 4 pin connectors put together. I am not very good when it comes to electrical and specific pin voltages etc so this comes directly from a different post:

“You can use the front panel USB ports just fine. A motherboard USB header with 9 pins is actually two rows of 4 pins, plus one pin and an empty slot to provide proper orientation for a dual (double row) USB header. What you've got is a single USB port that is 4-pin and you can install it on the motherboard header as long as you're careful to get the ground correct. You can connect your 4-pin front USB connector to either 1-3-5-7 or 2-4-6-8 and it will work. Make sure the ground (usually the black wire) is on pin #7 or #8. If you have two 4-pin front USB connectors, you can connect them both to a single motherboard USB header.”

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mic on new build not working"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you gone into your recording devices and enabled/set as preferred? Also, in that same place, have you set the voice levels, you may need to increase it if it’s too low and others can’t hear you.

Also, what kind of headphones/earbuds are you using? Do they have separate dedicated audio/mic cables? Or is it a single cable?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High-end gaming pc - OPINIONS WANTED"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

For the amount of money your already investing in this build, it’s silly not to invest in an m.2 drive with at least 500gb of storage for games. If that is out of your price range, I would still look into a newer model Samsung ssd with 500gb to 1tb if storage. Don’t cheap out on the ssd drive and have the read/write times be crap or have it break from cheap construction.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Threadripper 2950X Build Help!"

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

For the kind of power a setup like this will consume, id look for platinum/titanium rated psu’s with a little higher wattage to leave some wiggle room. Keep in mind “boost clocks” or overclocking will increase the “estimated wattage”. Also, depending on the amount of 8k video you plan to edit and store, your going to eat through 1tb of data very fast. I’d recommend investing in some high capacity nas/server rated hdd or if you can afford it, ssd.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another Request for Help"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Your welcome :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Builds - Need 2nd Opinions"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

In terms of “best gaming computer I can buy” I’d say you’ve pretty much achieved that. If your looking for value per dollar, there are a couple suggestions I would make.

For your friends build, I would highly suggest looking towards Ryzen for that price point. Almost $200 for that cpu is laughable when you compare what you can get for the same money with Ryzen.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $165.99 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $165.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-16 02:36 EDT-0400

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $197.83 @ Newegg Marketplace
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $197.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-16 02:35 EDT-0400

Not to mention the Ryzen comes with a far better heat sink and has the amd equivalent of hyperthreading

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another Request for Help"

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Based on the general info provided by amazon, Motherboard size should be supported, PSU size should be supported, gpu length should be supported, and hdd mounting should be supported.

Those are the main things you want to check. Check for the mobo form factor (atx, matx, itx, etc) the PSU form factor (almost always atx for modern builds, but there are other types), the length of your gpu before interfering with the hdd cage or anything else towards the front of the case, and that there are sufficient hdd/ssd mounting locations. There are other things to keep in mind, but those are the big ones. If you had a cpu cooler in your list, I would have included support for types and sizes of those in the “big ones”.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Editing PC Build Plan"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

If money isn’t a problem get either a single 1080 ti/titan or get 2 of one and sli. Keep in mind sli support is dying but when it is supported, can provided huge performance boosts. Also, if money is no object, go ahead and get the top tier intel chips. Personally, I would recommend threadripper 2; for much better performance for the money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Portable Desktop"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Desktops are intended to be left at a desk. They are not designed to moved, especially often for a “portable” build. You can find some decent laptops with 1060/1070s in them, those are truly intended to be portable. You could also invest in a laptop with a good cpu but lesser graphics and get an external enclosure for a desktop gpu. This would be the best “portable” option for thermals since the card would have plenty of space to breath and has the full heatsink/fans. It would also be rather expenses.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need feedback on my first gaming pc."

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest you look towards a Ryzen cpu. In this curcumstance, it’s base clock is going to be higher pretty much no matter what model you choose; not to mention you’ll be able to overclock it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Modest+ Gaming/Video Editing Desktop. Looking for feedback"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You could go Ryzen and with the money saved get a 1070. Any particular reason you chose inte?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need a prebuilt"

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

Only thing I would say is maybe look towards Ryzen too. You can find some really good deals on first gen Ryzen, even cheaper than what’s currently listed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a part list for a streaming PC/video editing PC."

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Evga makes some great PSUs...just like Corsair you need to pick the right models. Also, the cxm line from Corsair is one of the “lower tier” models they offer. You wanna looks towards the rm, hx, and ax variants.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4K gaming system with (2) Titan XP Star wars edition"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This was my exact thought.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for opinions and optimizations for my first PC build"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason you went for that cpu over Ryzen? You can a lot better value with a last gen or current gen Ryzen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Audio Input Switch"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Audio Input Switch"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

My headphones use a 3.5mm connector. My pc can take 3.5mm, optical, or usb. PS4 is optical unless it supports audio over its USB ports. Mic I’m not worried about, I use a standalone one. Right now I’m looking to do just 2 devices. I may add more but that’s a problem for another day. If whatever way I can get this to work supports more, that’s fine.

What’s a realalistic budget for something like this? I don’t know a whole lot about audio equipment. I guess I’d be looking to spend no more than about $100, but if that’s not possible, I can go higher.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming and Streaming PC- $2500 Budget without peripherals"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The 7820x isn’t relevant anymore unless you can get a good deal on it. The 2700x is pretty much on par and $150 less. Not to mention the “premium” paid on intel compatible boards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming and Streaming PC- $2500 Budget without peripherals"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

There both good cpus. The 8700k will give you better single core performance which is typically better for gaming applications. The Ryzen is cheaper and has more cores and pcie lanes. If you plan on doing a lot of multitasking the Ryzen might serve you better. If you plan to have a lot of pcie cards, the Ryzen will also help with 4 extra 3.0 lanes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Planned Build, Looking for Opinions/Advice?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Without doing to much research, from what I can see, both of those motherboards don’t have onboard WiFi. This leaves two practical options, you can get either a pcie or usb WiFi adapter or you can look into Ethernet over power options.

As for the build, any extra money you can put towards the GPU will help your gaming performance. The 1050ti is a good 1080p card, but I still wanted to mention that. You won’t see any bottlenecking from a Ryzen 5, so you could throw really anything you can afford in there. Just keep in mind the size requirements of your case.

Lastly, I’m not a Ryzen expert so I don’t know if the top of my head, but sometimes Ryzen can be picky with the ram it works best with. I’m not familiar with the group you mentioned that you got the list from, so I don’t know if that was taken into consideration.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Build Need Help!"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can afford the 1080, go for it. It will give you better performance. If you plan to just game at 1080p, the 1070 is more than capable.

Also, I see you have 3 drives in that list. I’m guessing your looking to do an OS drive, game drive, and extra storage? Depending on the size of your game library (or your anticipated size), I might recommend either just going for a large ssd now such as a 1tb (if budget permits) or one large “C” drive and a 2+tb hdd. 500gb will go very fast, I’m currently using over a terabyte of storage just for games and my library is not extremely big compared to some. There are fairly cheap ways to speed up a HDD and they are much cheaper. If you can withstand a few extra seconds of load screens, that might be a good option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2nd build!"

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

To add, with the psu, unless the budget is extremely strict and there is no room, it’s much easier to work with a fully modular PSU too. You can find great quality psus from evga and Corsair too that may be slightly cheaper. Seasonic tends to be slightly more since it is known as the “gold standard”.

Take a look here for some other options: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My workstation: The Battleship"

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

My recommendation would be to put any extra money you can to a higher tier gpu. The 1070 is a powerful card but a 1080 or 1080 ti will go the extra mile to push 2k/4K at higher refresh rates and graphic settings.

As a side note, I would hold off any any “top tier” monitors for now. There’s a a bunch of new high quality 4K monitors coming out soon that may interest you. If not, they could drop the prices of previous gen monitors after they release. I would recommend a high refresh rate 1080p monitor then see what comes out in the next month or two.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommendations on my future build?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

“Low and safe temps” and “OCing” usually don’t appear in the same sentence unless your looking to do light overclocks. Typically, overclocking requires adjusting the voltage of the cpu to make higher speeds stable. Increasing the voltage will increase the temp of your cpu. The art of overclocking (along with the silicon lottery) is balancing speeds, voltage, and temp until you get something stable. Speed and voltage are easy to set a predefined value, temp is usually the limiting factor, especially when you say you live in a hot climate. If you don’t get limited by temp first, the higher voltages required to maintain a stable speed will start to get out of the comfort zone.

You will most likely find yourself needed to try out different speeds and voltages while watching temps for a few hours until you find a happy medium. I suggest researching what other people are getting for temps, speeds and voltages and start a little bit below that average. Then slowly adjust your speed up before adjusting voltage. Once you get an unstable speed, slightly increase the voltage until your happy with the results or your temps get out of control. I would also do a little research into what people are suggesting for a max temp and voltage for your specific cpu. Typically anything in the 90+ temp zone is considered too high and voltages above 1.3v are considered to become “riskier”.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My workstation: The Battleship"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s your budget?

Also, in further researching your list, you have both a high refresh rate 1440p monitor and a 4K monitor. What is the main use of this “workstation”?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 2 Compatible ITX Motherboard"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

So all previous gen boards need an old Ryzen cpu to flash then? Damn, that’s unfortunate.

I saw this board; I prefer ordering on amazon and it’s not there yet. I don’t need all the premium X470 features so I guess I might as well wait for B450.

Thank you for the info.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrades needed: Where to start?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the budget?

Also, it helps if you use PCPP's "system build" section to create a parts list with your current build. That way we have direct links if need be and can even use that parts list to swap parts in and out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All around setup for 1400-1600, hopefully 'future proof'"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Building off this, when are you looking to build? With your budget and the current gpu market, you may be better off waiting until either Nvidia or AMD release a new card (and drop the current cards prices, hopefully below MSRP), or until the market just becomes more stable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming/gaming build"

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Keep in mind the current gpu market, that gpu should be priced around $200-$300 cheaper.

Case is completely up to you, I really just put a filler in there. Just do a little research on gpu/water cooling support (if you decide in the future to get an aio or even do a loop). Some cases will only support certain gpus if things like HDD cages are removed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $214.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $229.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $1044.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $209.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2318.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-26 02:02 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000 to $2,300 build."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I would highly discourage a full loop for a first time builder, even if you plan to do it later. I would look for a case you like with AIO compatibility. There are a couple AIO's out there that allow you to expand on them. I would recommend those first if you really want to try more than just an AIO cooler in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Old to new need help"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

What brand/model and how old is the PSU? Many people don't know, but PSU's can be a cause for blue screens. Especially if they are of lower quality and are older.

I don't want to see you buy all this new gear only to put in the original PSU and potentially have it cause problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FIRST build need advice for parts (APO military address)"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Based on your description, both your wife and you will be using this build? Photo/video editing have some different requirements than pure gaming. Not to mention she's looking to work on 4k video. Do you need a 4k monitor as well?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen Build for 1200 dollars? (all periphals excluding OS required)"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Define "good" in terms of your peripherals. I recommend going cheaper on those and putting the money into the build. It's much easier to upgrade peripherals in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Pc ever"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Sata SSD is going to be cheaper than an M.2 drive. You'll be able to get a drive with a higher capacity for a similar price if you go Sata SSD instead.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $248.50 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler $48.00 @ IJK
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $167.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $179.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $730.00 @ IJK
Case Cooler Master - N300 ATX Mid Tower Case $58.00 @ Scorptec
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply -
Monitor Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1589.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-15 17:52 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC BUILD NEED HELP"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

With the current market for RAM and GPU's, you might have to browse the used market to get what your looking for. 8gb of RAM alone is going to cost at least $50, leaving $250 for everything else. While this is possible, from the sound of it, i'm guessing your looking for more performance than what that is going to offer.

You say you have a high gift card balance on Amazon. Is that balance the $300?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black and White themed build, need suggestions"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the main use? If it's purely gaming, you can get away with 8gb of RAM and put that money elsewhere.

Also, peripherals and cases are mostly user preference. I don't have any experience with those exact ones. I do have experience with other razer products. The hardware is great, but the software can be pretty buggy in terms of lighting effects.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first pc build everything look good?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

What's your actual budget? I presume $1500 and that includes peripherals.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much is my custom built gaming pc worth resale?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Take off about 15%-30% of what you paid for it and thats what your looking at. The older the computer, the higher the percentage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Sale] Custom Samsung MILLENNIUM Giveaway, Powered by ORIGIN PC and LevelCapGaming 1,500$"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

What were they thinking when they built that pc...I hope the parts were supplied by the vendors and not specifically chosen. A 5930k paired with a 980? 1300w PSU? Terrible balance of hardware.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Professional Workstation/Enthusiast Gaming PC for sale"

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a quick note, you may have more luck making a parts list and posting it (via pcpartpicker format) into your classified. Having a large block of text as the parts list probably deters a decent amount of people.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For Sale - The Most Powerful Gaming Computer You Have Ever Seen!"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, you can post where you want. You never know, you may just get lucky. I was more just giving a warning that you may not find the results your looking for. As for where to list, that's a difficult one since you don't want to ship. Most local areas will have apps/websites dedicated to selling and trading items with local people.

I know what you mean about eBay, I've sold a bunch of parts on there. I don't even want to think about how much I've lost to that 10% fee.

I'd say see if you can find what the popular "craiglist alternatives" are in the areas your willing to drive to and start from there. You could even visit local repair/part stores and see if any are willing to help in anyway. They may let you advertise/sell there for a smaller fee than eBay.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For Sale - The Most Powerful Gaming Computer You Have Ever Seen!"

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Most of the people on this site, as said, are enthusiasts. Enthusiasts like the challenge of building a pc on their own, spending hours on the cable management, getting the best possible overclock, and finally, spending hours benchmarking and stability testing.

In terms of a start up business, I agree that charging for your service is fine. Like Wolfemane said, there are plenty of people who don’t want that challenge. They just want to hit the button and start gaming. But a site like this is not the target market for your business; unless you can offer something unique.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FS: Apple macBook pro laptop with retainer display"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ll offer, $free.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NAS/unRAID "Budget" Build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I have made a few edits to the list. Any input is appreciated.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NAS/unRAID "Budget" Build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The Ryzen 5s don't have integrated graphics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading processor/mobo/ram"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love this to be a beast... but I do not want to spend another $1000 on parts.

What do you want to spend then?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Suggestions for Motherboard and rest of build"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

What about the mobo do you want to know? I have an Asus x299 Strix-e board and its great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good build?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if Intel had a decent single core performance lead, which it does in some situations, the pricing of ryzen makes it a great choice a majority of the time.

I chose to ignore AMD's price to performance benefit when purchasing my 7820x not because AMD/Ryzen is bad, but because i wanted the challenge of overclocking since i'm confident i can get some good results on this chip. Not to mention i'm simply just an enthusiast ;)

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