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Comment reply on Forum Topic "A crash course please?"

  • 18 hours ago
  • 1 point

https://sites.google.com/site/526christianoffsite/system/app/pages/sitemap/hierarchy

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/215183-526christians-complementary-thread

This should cover just about everything. This is a LOT to take in. Like at least a couple month worth of information. But if you learn all of this you will be more knowledgeable than most people on the site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A crash course please?"

  • 18 hours ago
  • -1 points

match the GPU with the CPU (i3 wth 570 is good, but a 200GE with a 2070S is bad)

This is one of the biggest mistakes people make. You never ever do this. Instead choose the parts based on your needs. You should choose the CPU based on your FPS goal and the GPU based on the graphical performance you want. If your goal is 4K 60FPS Max a 1600 and a RTX 2080 Ti would be a good combo. Like wise a 9700K and a 1160 Super or even a RX 580 would good for a goal of 144-200FPS 1080P in games if you don't care about how it looks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking i5 6600k?"

  • 18 hours ago
  • 1 point

You can overclock via baseclock but you are going to literally fry that board and set it ablaze if you do. VRM's are not made equal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Scythe FUMA 2"

  • 18 hours ago
  • 1 point

Scythe needs to rerelease the OG Fuma. Still have mine and don't plan on ever selling it because its too damn good for a HSF.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is AMD the way or not? 3600x or i7 9700k"

  • 2 days ago
  • 4 points

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/What-is-the-Best-CPU-for-Photography-2019-1620/

The 3800X is basically the same CPU but .1Ghz faster. It should match or beat the 9700K in photoshop. From some research the 9700K and 3700X the 9700K will be equal or slightly better than the 3700X and same goes for blender. Now if you are going to render using the CPU the 3700X would easily beat the 9700K.

Overall they will trade blows with one being slightly better than the other in certain programs but when there is a large difference it is going to be from the extra cores on the 3700X which would allow it to run away from the 9700K. So get the 3700X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is AMD the way or not? 3600x or i7 9700k"

  • 2 days ago
  • 4 points

Why a 3600X instead of a 3700X?

For 1440p gaming its basically the same minus a few frames,

It is not. Resolution has nothing to do with CPU performance. The CPU will perform the same at 480P as it would at 16K. The only reason why you see results like that is because once you start going past 1080P you start becoming GPU bound at max settings which turns the CPU benchmark more or less into a GPU benchmark. This method works if your goal is just max settings and nothing else but if you have a particular FPS goal like most people do using GPU benchmarks to pick out the CPU is dangerous. You can get the same FPS as you do at 1080P at 4K if you adjust the settings. You need to keep the CPU in mind for FPS since while graphical settings are adjustable there isn't really anything you can do to make up for CPU performance outside buying a better CPU.

I will also be doing some content creation

With what programs?

. But I have seen people talking about how AMD has crappy drivers while being less dependable than Intel. Can this be true, will I eventually regret it?????

CPU's do not have drivers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on my very first PC?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Why go SATA?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming PC/Setup 1500$?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Those Youtubers are unethical and shouldn't be used as a source on this matter. The keys are not legit, they are cheap for a reason.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD FreeSync & Nvidia GPU?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

Its not "Gsync compatible" but freesync will work with it, its just a matter of how well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "can I use freesync on this with Nvidia GPU?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

Its not "Gsync compatible" but freesync will work with it, its just a matter of how well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Red RGB CPU Cooler"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Do you want red or RGB?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Current Dream PC"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ Walmart
Thermal Compound Noctua NT-H1 3.5 g Thermal Paste $7.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X470 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory -
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Crucial MX300 525 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $174.99 @ Amazon
Storage HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $108.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $1099.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case $161.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $179.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140 mm Fan $27.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.89 CFM 120 mm Fan $25.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.89 CFM 120 mm Fan $25.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.89 CFM 120 mm Fan $25.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Pressure RGB 35 CFM 120 mm Fan $46.74 @ Amazon
Monitor VIOTEK GN34CB 34.0" 3440x1440 100 Hz Monitor $379.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer V277U 27.0" 2560x1440 75 Hz Monitor $204.98 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $159.94 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer Naga Trinity Wired Optical Mouse $69.98 @ Amazon
Headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Headphones $99.00 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3460.23
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $3410.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-09 17:40 EST-0500

A combination of my current PC and adding a better, of course I would do a custom loop, sleeve the cables, add more storage, better GPU, better case, and replace my secondary monitor whose power button fell off. Sure I could go insane but this would be plenty for me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget build with Ryzen 7 2700"

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Note to OP: The value of new GPU's drops off a cliff once you go below a RX 570. If I was you I would just pick up a used GTX 1050 or something similar for like $50 or try to find a used GT 1030 for like $40 or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I would like suggestions on the parts listed in the description"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

The 650W PSU at the same price as I was planning on paying for the 750W platinum from Seasonic doesn't make much sense either.

It makes 100% sense you did not include that information in the build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is conservatism inherently bad?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 points

Alex jones, the definition of insane.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hi, my main account was deactivated"

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 points

inb4 philips lays down the truth

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I wanting to build my own pc, budget is £4000-4500"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Like Radox said you need to figure out what you want and are going to do before you drop this much money. Not entirely true, for just gaming they are just behind the 9700K and the 9900K although that may or may not matter depending on refresh rate and if you want to stream the advantage goes to Ryzen. Most games do not support SLI well or at all, do the games you plan on playing support it good? You could be wasting a lot of money here. I would honestly just suggest saving that 1K and spending it on a next gen flagship card provided your games don't support SLI well or at all. You shouldn't pick the monitor last, the build should be focused around hitting the max refresh rate of the monitor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Someone must prevent Trolling,i consider ..."

  • 8 days ago
  • 4 points

What is a web crime?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is conservatism inherently bad?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 5 points

I'm just here to see how long it takes before the thread turns into ****.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reasonable selling price for RX 580?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

In USD like $85, that is what they are selling for r/hardwareswap and that is like 65 quid. They have lost a lot of value with recent cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I wanting to build my own pc, budget is £4000-4500"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

4K is a joke for that PC.

The 10 series are a failure and Intels poor attempt at going up against 3rd gen threadripper. If you are looking a these CPU's you shouldn't be using them for a gaming build due to being able to get the same performance for less and for productivity Ryzen/Threadripper usually(not always though) comes out on top due to offering significantly more cores/threads. That CPU would be worse than a i9 9900K when it comes to gaming while costing a ton more.

The cooler isn't bad but I would want something better.

You don't need 32GB of RAM for gaming.

That GPU is crazy overpriced. 2080 Ti's cost literally half that much.

You don't need a 1000W PSU and once again they are charging you a arm and a leg for it.

That overclocking is snake oil, GPU boost 3.0 will boost your card automatically for you and overclocking a GPU is pretty easy.

A high end NVME SSD is a waste of money, even lower end ones are overkill as is. Only lower end ones only make sense to get since they cost as much as a decent SATA SSD.

Hybrid drives are basically obsolete now outside of limited drive space. Only 8GB of SSD cache. Fuzedrive, storemi, or any other similar software you can use between 250GB-1000GB worth of SSD space as your cache and any size HDD you want.

What all is this build for? What monitor are you using? Just to give a idea of how overpriced this PC is I threw together a comparable system for about 2K less.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming + Streaming & video editing (while playing at 140fps)"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Really all I use are CX's for budget PSU's, CXM's if I can't get a CX, and really nothing in between so I go straight the RMx, RM, G2, Focus, or Whisper M. There is really no competitiveness at the lower end, Corsair dominates that market with just two PSU's that have yet to be dethroned. Other companies try such as Evga but all of the attempts have been failures for various reasons. Or stuff such as the new S12III which lack reviews.

The PSU's you linked to in the tomshardware article are great but not all of them are cost effective.

Only the secondary side only

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/antec-hcg-620/4.html

Not a M12II but it uses the exact same platform so it might as well be.

In the secondary side we immediately noticed the two, only, toroidal coils in the filtering/rectification section of the DC outputs. This means that the PSU uses an outdated group regulated design, so don't expect top performance at crossload tests.

A easy way to tell if a PSU is group regulated or not if it the PSU can output all of its power on the 12V rail. The M12II can only do ~550W on the 12V rail despite being a 620W PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need to build scientific computer with CUDA implementation"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

1st and 2nd gen Ryzen CPU's are not jack of all trades CPU's like 3rd gen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming + Streaming & video editing (while playing at 140fps)"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Its still a M12II, iirc all they did with the Evo model was change the fan and the cables. Even if it was a totally different PSU (which its not) it has the exact same flaws.

It lacks OTP and OCP.

https://seasonic.com/m12ii-evo#specification

Also it does not work perfectly in 2010. A group regulated design is flawed, no matter how good the rest of the PSU being group regulated will be its downfall since it will heavily hurt performance.

https://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/psu/160/5

Group regulation is usually used in low capacity PSUs and budget ones. A fast way to identify group regulation is by checking the number of coils used in the secondary side. If you find only two then group regulation is present. The bigger coil is used for 12V/5V and the smaller one for 3.3V. In this regulation type +12V and 5V are generated together and both of them feed back their output voltage error to the regulator controller. This means that if the load is unbalanced between the rails, then the regulator controller has a really hard time to properly implement regulation (e.g. if the load at +12V is high and at 5V is low then the voltage on the second rail will be raised because the regulator controller tries to raise the +12 rail voltage, but since the latter is connected to 5V then both of them are raised.) This is why most group regulated PSUs fail to keep their rails within +/-5% tolerance at Crossload tests. In group regulation the 3.3V rail is usually regulated by a mag-amp post-regulator from 5V or from 12V (scarcely).

A good quality has all protections and isn't based on a group regulated design, both of which the M12II fails at.

Just because people use it doesn't make it a good choice. People use Logsyis PSU's, that doesn't mean they are good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fallout ibuypowercase pc build under 950 usd"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Why 32GB of RAM.

Way too much for that PSU.

What is this build for?

Too much for a 580.

No point in spending $87 on the CPU but over $200 on the board.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming + Streaming & video editing (while playing at 140fps)"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

The M12II is a bad PSU. It is group regulated which makes it not suitable for modern builds who will be under crossload whenever under load and it is also missing safety protections. Its nearly a decade old, its glory days are long behind it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming + Streaming & video editing (while playing at 140fps)"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

The M12II is a bad PSU. It is group regulated which makes it not suitable for modern builds who will be under crossload whenever under load and it is also missing safety protections. Its nearly a decade old, its glory days are long behind it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BIG CURIOSITY in many builds."

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Cable length is mostly irrelevant now since most builds are in mid tower cases and outside of SFX PSU's no PSU should run into cable length issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a high end motherboard important?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Well your board isn't compatible so you will need a new board.

Get a Gigabyte Aorus Elite, about the most board most people will ever need since it is so overbuilt for its price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is “comment karma”?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 points

Yes you have at least 1000 unless the grand karma counsel decides you are very worthy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer chair >300 lb?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Office-Control-Mechanism-Mounting/dp/B072YFNQSR

Rated for 500lb. You are going to have a very strong chair.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BIG CURIOSITY in many builds."

  • 10 days ago
  • 8 points

Its your fault if you don't ask for everything you need. There are guidelines for a reason. If you choose to ignore it that is on you and I'm sure as not going to try asking you since 99% of the time it is like pulling teeth out of people. I've been doing for years now and it is always the same. If OP didn't use the guidelines good luck getting information out of them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer chair >300 lb?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

https://www.amazon.com/DOZYANT-Replacement-Hydraulic-Pneumatic-Universal/dp/B078BPJ6W1

Buy whatever chair you want and install this instead of the stock one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is “comment karma”?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 points

You will revive a invitation from the grand karma counsel when they deem you are ready.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cant find the 8 pin cpu connector"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

It has a 4 pin at the top left.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is “comment karma”?"

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 points

Yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What Should I Upgrade First?"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Without a question the PSU, it is definitely some low end unit since it is a prebuilt.

Outside of that upgrading will all depend on what you are doing and what your goals are.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Do not cheap out on the PSU. That is group regulated and has no reviews out for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Budget Cyber Monday Build"

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 points

Just a FYI that site is bogus. It makes up all its benchmarks.

Our algorithms have been carefully designed and validated by studying the best graphics benchmarking review results in the web.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 build with dedicated gpu and rgb"

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Forget looks at this budget. Do you want a good looking turd that is super weak or a PC that play games decently (assuming that this is a gaming build)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team Elite Plus 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $28.79 @ Amazon
Storage Team L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $42.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card $119.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $52.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $401.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 21:36 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is “comment karma”?"

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 points

It is very useful, I got my RTX 2080 Ti from the karma store.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 1080p 144fps. Is it possible?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

QLC NVME is not ideal but it is still a better option than a SATA SSD and it is priced about the same as the bottom of the barrel SATA drives. If it was its normal price I would just say pay the ~$10 extra for a TLC or E12 based NVME SSD but this is a good deal at $82 and you double your storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Non-gaming Build for Mom who refuses to close tabs"

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $139.00 @ Walmart
Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $92.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $82.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $52.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $96.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9000V2 Wired Standard Keyboard $64.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $20.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $727.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 19:29 EST-0500

Choosing parts by is not a good idea.

4 cores 8 threads with integrated graphics for $140. This will handle absolutely anything she can throw at it.

32GB of RAM for all of those tabs.

It has a 1TB NVME SSD. Yes it is QLC and there is room in the budget for a better SSD but she really doesn't need one, this is overkill as is.

Basic case

Good PSU

It has a mechanical keyboard with cherry mx blues and it isn't tenkeyless.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 1080p 144fps. Is it possible?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

You would think they would pick less obvious user names.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 1080p 144fps. Is it possible?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 points

Ok troll

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 1080p 144fps. Is it possible?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $185.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $82.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case $41.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $8.80 @ Amazon
Monitor VIOTEK GN24CW 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $905.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 16:57 EST-0500

~$5 over. If that really breaks the bank I can make changes.

Went with a 3600 since the CPU matters just as much if not more than the GPU for a high FPS goal. Don't make the mistake of dumping most of your money into the GPU for a high FPS build.

It has a decent board with out of the box support for the CPU.

It has 3600Mhz RAM which is the sweet spot for the CPU.

It has a 1TB NVME SSD. Yes it is QLC but the price is too good to past up and it is still a better choice than a SATA SSD.

Went with a 1660S. Not a weak by any means and isn't very far behind the 2060(non super).

It has a case with tempered glass which is much more durable than a plastic window. It has a basement for good cable management. And it has a mesh front for good airflow. Can't beat this for under $60.

It has a great PSU. Easily the best PSU at its price point.

It has a 1080P 144Hz monitor that is VA and freesync.

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