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Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to keep my room cooler?"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Turn up the AC and fan.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on this $800 build"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Please do not get that Hitachi HDD. It is used (its not new), its loud, no warranty from Hitachi, and it have reliability issues. Look at the reviews on it. This is a pattern across all cheap Hitachi HDD's, Hitachi doesn't even make HDD's anymore. In 2012 Hitachi sold off their HDD subsidiary named HGST to WD and in 2018 they phased out HGST.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Input/Criticism wanted: Building my first PC (Gaming + Workstation)"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I actually haven't used a numpad in so long, that it wasn't much of a factor for me. I'm not intentionally avoiding them though, as I will have space for a slightly larger keyboard. So if I find an equally good QWERTY keyboard that has one, I'd probably choose it.

Red dragon has the same board but with tenkey.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zwcMnQ/redragon-keyboard-b016m91ss0

So "grey to grey" is also known as ghosting, right?

Yes

Do you have any experience with using non-B-Die RAM with Ryzen 2000 series CPUs?

Personally experience? No, I'm running 3600mhz b-die ram on my 2600X. Although I know that its very unlikely you will get above 3000mhz-3200mhz with non b-die RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Input/Criticism wanted: Building my first PC (Gaming + Workstation)"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Your research paid off. No bad part choices.

I'm assuming you are ok with tenkeyless.

The Evo 860 is a great SSD but you should be able to get the MX500 for a bit less which is just as good.

save money by going with a TN panel (which has less lag anyway)

You are thinking of lower response time but response time isn't lag, its grey to grey time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER1YV42iqrE

Seagate 4 TB BarraCuda HDD to backup anything important from my SSD, plus put everything else on, especially my extensive photo collection.

If you want a backup as in for recovery you will not want to be on internal storage. Randsomware, fire, theft, etc could all wipe it out. You will want it on either removable or a separate PC/a cloud based solution.

Also if you want RGB without paying the premium for it on parts you could always grab a 5050 12V RGB strip/fans, a 5V addressable RGB strip/fans, or one of Corsair's products(the board has a built in Corsair RGB header).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My over budget first time build"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Click on the PCPP or reddit icon to get it nicely formatted.

I would suggest a Phanteks Pro M. The 750D has poor airflow and really isn't that good of a case for its size. Its really starting to show its age since it is 6 years old. The Pro M has similar looks and its smaller but it can hold just as much storage, it has tempered glass which is much more durable than plastic windows, better airflow, better cable management thanks to a basement, better AIO/water cooling support. Its not about the size, its about how you use it. Also don't let the mid vs. full fool you, the Pro M is on the larger size of mid tower cases. Its not compact like a H500 or Define C. I own one myself and I love it. I have gone through a few cases until I settled on it. Another good case to look at is the Define S2.

The cooler isn't bad at all but it performs about the same as the h115i platinum which has nice looking RGB and its cheaper. 280mm and 360mm AIO's usually are pretty even.

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3457-corsair-h115i-rgb-platinum-cooler-review-asetek-vs-coolit

You don't need a optical drive. You can install it via USB if you have access to a PC.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best and Worst Fast Food Place?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 3 points

Chipotle is pretty good.

Unpopular opinion but I love taco bell.

Raising Canes is pretty good too although their menu has no variety.

Another unpopular opinion but I'm not crazy about Chikfila. Its pretty meh to me, like I will eat there if someone wants to go there or someone gives me some food from there but I won't go out and get it on my own.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tragik Times is Hungry # 15 - BBQ"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

What are some of your favorite things to BBQ?

I love me some ribs.

Do you prefer BBQ sauce or no?

Yes, I LOVE BQQ sauce.

Chicken, Pork, Beef, something else?

Yes.

You are making me want to grill tomorrow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VPN Recommendations"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I always try to use proton and the free servers are slow and can't even load in a webpage.

There's your issue, you are using the free servers. You ain't gonna get a fast VPN for free. When it comes to free VPN's you are going to either something that is really slow or you are going to be the product aka they are going to collect data on your to sell to advertisers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i get this pretty RAM"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

That is not pretty RAM. It looks like a art project from a 5 year old who was told to make it look pretty. I will never ever in my life understand why G.Skill made this or why people like it. This RAM deeply bothers me on a level no other PC part has /rant

Anyways whatever floats your boat looks wise, its not me that will be looking at it. Performance wise it will be a small upgrade, probably not anything you will notice outside of direct comparison so it will really come down to it looks and you probably already know how I feel about so it comes down to if you want better looking RAM or not.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "custom cable sleeves.."

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Since budget is tight, which ones are the most important cables to get to pimp my rig?? obviously the gpu cable is one..

The 24 pin and the PCI-E cables, the EPS cable is nice but it won't be as noticeable as the other two. The SATA cable and whatever else are just luxury since no one will really see them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bronze PSU. How long does it last?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 4 points

The efficiency rating has nothing to do with build quality. Correlation is not causation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vybe stage 4 with overclock"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

I know people say it’s like LEGO’s but it’s not. At least to someone who has never even installed... anything really. Where does it all go? What if I put it together wrong? If it doesn’t work when I’m done, how do I figure out the bad piece or connection? I

Its not hard to be honest. The hard part is picking parts and this is coming from someone who has built around 10 PC's and probably has made at least 1000 part lists. You really can't put it together wrong if you watch some videos besides the front panel connector which I think everyone has managed to **** up but that no consequences, everything will only fit in one place. You troubleshoot. I have taught people how to build a PC on the spot before and we got it done in around a hour. If you watch videos and do your research/ask questions you can build a PC.

Also with my prebuilt I have 2 year warranty on parts, labor and tech support.

You will get at least a 2 year warranty on all of the parts in the build above with the CPU cooler having iirc 5 years and the PSU having 10 years. The warranty is usually a downside to prebuilts.

Crap I am probably right where they want me to be, ignorant and scared, but it is what it is.

Exactly, they have you right when they want you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vybe stage 4 with overclock"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

I would eat the restocking fee and call it a lesson learned. With only ~$2500 you could still build a better system. Plus even for $3000 they used cheap parts such as that board.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $399.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $199.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $1098.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design - Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case $154.36 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2567.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-17 23:36 EDT-0400

Didn't get the 9900K since for just gaming (what I'm assuming this is for) it has really no benefit over a 9600K/8700K/9700K since games can only use many threads and even a 9700K is more than plenty and is what I would call borderline overkill.

It has a better cooler than whatever AIO they slapped in. Plus this comes with some pretty nice RGB fans.

It has a motherboard that is light years better. Its like comparing a base model 35K BMW to a 500K rollsroyce.

I'm assuming they didn't give you 3200mhz since they would probably charge extra for that and would make sure to mention it in the specs. Plus this has RGB.

It has quadruple the SSD storage.

It has a RTX 2080 Ti which as you may know is the best GPU on the market currently unless you want to pay out of the *** for the RTX Titan for a minor upgrade in performance.

It has a much better case.

Don't you love it when you pay that much for a system only to get a mystery PSU which is probably some budget model. Not with this build. I went for a top of the line PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How bad is the AMD A-6-9600?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Its pretty bad. It is based on the same architecture as the FX CPU's despite being on the AM4 platform. Its why no one has really brought any 9000 series APU's. What games are we talking about?

Also FYI the 200GE is cheaper and better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Girlfriends New Gaming Build $3000-$4000"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

I know, I just have a very deep hatred of it haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Girlfriends New Gaming Build $3000-$4000"

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

The Trident Z Royal is also the craziest looking memory I've ever seen (saw it in person at Micro Center).

Not offense and this is just my opinion but I think it is the worse looking ram ever. Like they gave a 5 year old a bottle of hot glue and told them to make it look pretty. I don't understand why people like it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming + General Use PC for GF"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

You can do one for around $250 USD. You won't need crazy performance out of it and could do just the CPU. Not what I would recommend at your budget but you seem to highly prioritize looks and the system doesn't need to be super powerful for your needs.

Yes since PCPP doesn't support custom loops. You will have to do it old school style.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming + General Use PC for GF"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Only if you ever want to change colors, otherwise who cares if that parts are stained white.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming + General Use PC for GF"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

There is Mayhems Aurora which I think would be perfect but it is a major in pain in the *** when it come to maintenance since you will need to drain and clean out the blocks very frequently since it is made for shows and what not, not home usage. I would just stick to a normal white fluid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Flipping"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Real men can flip a full caselab tx10.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If You Ruled The World"

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

Its not really hard to do, we have plenty of nukes and could make even more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best price windows 7 pc you can make for video editing (after effects), 3d modeling and large psb photoshop file rendering."

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor £121.97 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard £75.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £73.98 @ Aria PC
Storage Crucial - BX500 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £17.49 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OC Video Card £124.97 @ CCL Computers
Case Zalman - S2 ATX Mid Tower Case £41.35 @ SmartTeck.co.uk
Power Supply RIOTORO - BUILDER 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £37.82 @ Aria PC
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £499.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-13 03:24 BST+0100

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor £121.97 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard £75.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £73.98 @ Aria PC
Storage Crucial - BX500 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £17.49 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.40 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Palit - GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB StormX Video Card £99.99 @ CCL Computers
Case Zalman - S2 ATX Mid Tower Case £41.35 @ SmartTeck.co.uk
Power Supply RIOTORO - BUILDER 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £37.82 @ Aria PC
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £508.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-13 03:25 BST+0100

Not sure if you want to reuse your current HDD or not.

32GB of RAM is honestly a bad idea with a 500 pound PC since while you would have a ton of RAM you aren't going to have that good of a CPU. Plus 16GB will still be a ton of RAM for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best price windows 7 pc you can make for video editing (after effects), 3d modeling and large psb photoshop file rendering."

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

Window 7 is really just not a option anymore since security updates will end soon and then you are going be at the mercy whatever comes you way. Would you buy a house with no doors or a house with doors. Plus no modern/recent platforms even support it anymore without some work arounds and even then you could have issues with no drivers available since some manufacturers have dropped support for Windows 7 altogether. For official full support you would actually have to buy parts that are used and ~5 years old or older (Haswell Refresh and Bulldozer) which give you a idea of how old Windows 7 is, it will be a decade old coming up very soon. Also that is not true.

Also Windows 7 is a poor choice for gaming since it means no MS games which will likely include Halo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 budget gaming pc, please help!"

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 points

You don't need 32GB of RAM. 16GB of RAM is plenty.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my system overclock compatible?"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

my CPU bottlenecks around 14%, which kinda annoys me.

that is not how bottlenecking works, bottlenecking all depends on the game and graphical settings. There is not a blanket answer to this and any CPU can bottleneck any GPU under the right circumstances. Bottlenecking is not a absolute thing or a yes or no thing like it is made out to be.

Also it is 100% meaningless to even think about provided you chose your parts right and get what you want. You should chose the CPU for the FPS you want and the GPU(s) for the graphical performance you want. If you are happy with what you get and meet your goals then why worry about something that is not impacting you?

Farther info: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/214851-on-cpugpu-bottlenecking-in-games

Is my system overclock compatible?

Can your parts be overclock? Yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much are these parts worth?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 points

I can post a GTX 480 for $5000, it doesn't mean anyone is gonna buy it. Look on r/hardware swap, you will see GTX 1060 3GB's going for around $100 all day.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time PC Builder 500$ budget"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

You can download and install it via USB for no cost, to actually use it(to get past the install screen) you will need to activate it to comply with the ToS. Like I said enforcement of this on Microsoft part is a entirely different story.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time PC Builder 500$ budget"

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 points

I will probably be building it in August/September so I will keep you up to date.

I would come back around then. No point in getting a part list now since prices are going drop and new stuff may be out. It will be a out dated part list by the time August/September rolls around.

Also, is it true I do not have to pay for windows when I build my pc? (Lol noob question)

No. You must pay for it according to the ToS since the ToS requires you to activate it which requires a key which costs money. Enforcement of that is a entirely different topic.

Also please do not fall for the scam of those ~$5-$20 Window keys on Ebay, G2A,whatever grey market site, etc. They aren't legit. Its like paid piracy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much are these parts worth?"

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

Charging $200 for a used GTX 1060 3GB in my book is ripping someone off. That is nearly double of what it goes for.

You clearly never navigate the used market so please don't talk about something you have no knowledge of

I'm not even gonna comment on this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much are these parts worth?"

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

A 3GB 1060 does not sell for $150-$200. You can get a GTX 1070 for $200. You can get a brand new 580 for around $170 and a brand new RX 570 for $130. It goes around $100 used.

The PSU costs like $60 brand new. You can get a similar PSU used for like $30.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Stomach pain"

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 points

Prescription: 3 spicy load nacho tacos from taco bell with a generous amount of diablo sauce on top.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cpu cooler under $50"

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4TCrxr/thermalright-cpu-cooler-machorevb

Yes it is about 3mm too tall but you could swap the fan with a 120mm with 120mm mounting RGB fan (the stock one is 120mm with 140mm mouting) it could probably fit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DHL Lost my PC --> New PC"

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

I have here 3 RAMs of 2GB each one (so 6GB in total), the optical drive, the hard drive (500GB, plus maybe, if it is possible to use on a PC, the one of my old laptop, which I bought not so long ago and it has 750GB) and the Graphic Card.

If those parts are ~10 years old just sell them. DRR4 RAM is current so DRR3 RAM won't work. Optical drive are fairly dead and near obsolete technology. That HDD is likely slow as molasses compared to a modern HDD. And modern integrated graphics are probably better than that CPU.

I have no idea which model is it, it was quite good when I bought the computer, but that was like 10 years ago.

If the PC was 10 years old you basically robbed them by getting 500 for it. Not sure of the exact parts of course but you would be lucky to get 75 for a year old PC if you were to sell it to someone.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VPN Recommendations"

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

Proton is a fortress when it comes to security. I use pia but I'm gonna try out proton

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do famous youtubers have PCPP accounts??"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

To save them you do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do famous youtubers have PCPP accounts??"

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

I know jay has one, I forgot what it was called.

I'm sure the other ones do too, it is way too convenient to not use to make and store part lists.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where to sell computer components evga GeForce GTX 1070 8GB DDR5 08G-P4-5170-KR"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

That is why no one is buying it. You are asking way too much. Why buy that when a RTX 2060 costs about the same and a GTX 1160 Ti is cheaper. You were asking nearly double of what it is worth.

What they are listed for new on newegg is not their actual value. They jack the prices up so either people won't buy since its out of stock and they don't want to remove or for supply and demand and they are hoping someone for some strange reason will buy one brand new even though you can get better cards for that much.

You can get a GTX 1160 Ti for like $270 which is on par with the 1070 and they go for like $200 used. Yes yours is brand new so you could ask for the upper end of the value of a used 1070 like $230 or so.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Banning political discussion?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 points

I think most people aren't idiots and know when and when not to talk politics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 3000 Info ?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 4 points

Nope, nothing is officially out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1660 Vs. AMD Navi"

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

Take leaks and rumors with a massive grain of salt. They can be and have been made up before.

Buy now if you need a PC now. Also if you want a bit more performance go pick up a GTX 1160 Ti which is on par with the 1070.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone switching to the next consoles when they are released?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

That is all rumors. We don't even know the full specs yet, pricing, release date,etc.

No one is gonna switch. PC is upgradable, you are still going to have a higher FPS since devs will still probably target 30FPS on consoles, zero tinkering with a brand new console, a PC can do a ton of other things, etc. I never heard of anyone switching from PC to console. If people want a console they won't give up their PC for it, they will just get a console to go along with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lost CPU"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, maybe its some sort of prank? Although then again on reddit I saw someone who did zero research before hand and didn't know what the CPU looked like and just assumed the cooler was the CPU and threw the actual CPU away.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just spent 900$ on a rig, what parts do I order to make it better?"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

You're gonna need a new CPU, RAM, motherboard to start off with. You will probably need a new PSU too since it is probably a super low end one. You will definitely want a SSD. You are probably wanting a better GPU too.

Honestly I would just build a new PC. The only things you will be reusing is the case and the HDD.

If you just brought this PC please return it since you paid way too much for it and for $1800 you can get something that is literal light years better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are you green?"

  • 17 days ago
  • 0 points

Its missing something, the sound of a internal combustion engine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Things that, for the life of you, you absolutely hate"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Just regular ones. Like the same applies to jackets and coats too. Either I look like a 90's gangster wearing 3XL or I risk ripping whatever I'm wearing if I move the wrong way or have sleeves that are too short. Being in between sizes is rough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R1 ultimate"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

You can get a brand new Scythe Mugen 5/Fuma, FSP Windale 6, Thermalright Macho, etc brand new for under $50. They all have comparable performance to the R1, D15, DRP4, etc. It will have to be a hell of a deal for it to worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What’s one of your favourite game boy/game boy colour game?"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Yugioh dark duel stores since it was my first game boy color game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LOL! Just found an old build."

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Just hope there are any hidden viruses on there!!!!

If it makes you feel any better the viruses would be from 2004 so modern anti virus software would easily catch them given that it has been 15 years and there is the issue of the virus even running on a Windows 10 PC without some tweaking. Windows XP is a open house when it comes vulnerabilities while Windows 10 is a fortress.

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