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Comment reply on Build Guide: FX-8350 / R9 390

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I'd spring the extra $10 or so and drop the 8350, and swap to a i5-4460. You'd end up spending a little less, getting an H97 board instead of the more expensive overclocking option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$1250 (USD) Gaming PC"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely black and orange.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$1250 (USD) Gaming PC"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $216.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $166.98 @ Directron
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $77.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.66 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $396.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT H440 (Orange/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1245.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-30 01:43 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Build Guide: FX-8350 / R9 390

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't have chosen the fx 8350 at all, especially since the i5-4460 is only $8 more, and doesn't need to be overclocked to reach it's potential. Also, good luck achieving a decent overclock with the stock cooler,

Comment reply on 6lotek9's Completed Build: Full Intel System - Price Performance King for Under $1000 (bang for buck)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious, how do you feel about the MSI H81M-P33? Considering buying it for a friend, with the intention of eventually dropping a Intel i5-4460 into it.

Did you have to flash the bios, or did it boot up right away? Any other steps needed for it to work to it's full potential?

Comment reply on Archgaull's Build Guide: ~$700 build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a VERY weird glitch. I originally picked the Corsair Vengeance, then I saw that G.SKILL Ares was the same price, so I removed the Corsair, then chose the G.SKILL. No idea why both showed up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest HTCP you would go for"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems interesting though, thank you for mentioning that too me. I'll definitely remember to keep it in mind.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest HTCP you would go for"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't heard of that, and have no experience with it, what is it?

After a few minutes of checking, it doesn't seem like it would work for me. I've got about 700 gigs of media as it is, and I'm not even close to being done converting everything. It seems like the main storage space source is either a SD card, or a USB External Hard Drive. Since a SD card isn't viable, and a USB External 2TB drive costs around $90 from my preferred brand of WD, that would be around $100 for storage if you include shipping, plus around $40 for the Raspberry Pi 2 plus shipping, it comes out to around $140 for everything, and I'd rather go with the HTCP for a little more expensive in that case, since I could always upgrade the HTCP if I ever decide to go that route.

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Added several more pics finally. School has been a *****.

Comment reply on sealboi's Completed Build: Main Home Computer

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Why go with 1 stick of 8gb RAM when you could have gone 2x4gb for cheaper? Just out of curiosity.

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not strictly for gaming though. It's the only computer I have, so I have to use it for everything, especially schoolwork and home work.

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU has been solid so far, so I'm not too concerned about it.

As for the 750 ti, it's actually a good deal stronger than what I expected or hoped for. When I ordered it, I was hoping it would play Skyrim on high, maybe with a couple gameplay mods. It runs Skyrim on ultra with plenty of 2k textures, my last mod count was sitting at 52 I certainly never thought I'd be able to run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but it runs it on high with no frame drops to speak of.

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't think you were paying attention when you looked at prices. $210 is nowhere near $270, and I don't think the 4690K has ever been $270

Besides, I'd rather have a solid CPU, especially since the 4690K was on sale, and the GPU wasn't on sale.

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to add more pictures eventually, I just have it in my desk and hooked up to my TV, so it'd be a pain in the *** to unhook it. Once I stop feeling lazy, which will probably be in a couple hours, I'll get some proper pics up of how the Mobo sits and the side paneling. I should note that because it's daytime and bright, the glow doesn't look that bright from the fan in the front. It's actually pretty damn pronounced when it isn't full daytime.

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's possible he switched from 32 to 64 bit, and if he had say 8 gigs of ram, I'd assume he would see a performance increase since 32 bit only supports like 3 gb of ram.

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely, I'm completely satisfied not only with the board and software, but I had some issues with the rebate and they worked quickly to resolve the issue, so I'm happy with their customer support as well.

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

We already had a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, I used what I had rather than ordering something new

Comment reply on Archgaull's Completed Build: My first gaming computer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Felt damn good. My computer before this was a media PC from 1999, and even then it was considered a budget pc, so being able to even go on youtube is great.

As for the board, I'm a huge fan of it. It's been great so far, and the BIOS is set up in a way that makes it perfect for more than just OCing.

And no, although it was a Christmas gift, we didn't wait for the actual day to start building it, we had it set up the day the parts arrived. Funnily enough, my order was large enough for it to necessitate shipping in 2 parts, one via UPS and one via Fedex. Even though they shipped from the same place on the same day, Fedex came about 30 hours earlier than UPS.

As for the SSD, I didn't mean for the price to show. I fixed it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion on Budget build."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, good to know. And my apologies, I am new to this particular forum and unused to the format.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion on Budget build."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

@NanoTechno, what would be the max game that setup can run? Just out of curiosity.

Also, could I substitute the case you select for the one I picked? I actually rather like it, especially since it keeps the system cool so efficiently, which is a necessity for my room which is constantly hot as hell.

Comment reply on Zero_Shinji's Completed Build: My Family's Friendly Custom Build

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you like the 6450? Do you think it might be game ready if paired with a AMD Athlon X4 750k?

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