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Comment reply on jimmoua95's Completed Build: FIRST BUILD - Used parts for EXTREME Performance/Dollar

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply; It's single fan, but I keep it pretty well ventilated with two 120mm fans. I also rarely play something that strains it, so I may be on the lower side.

Comment reply on Cubano's Completed Build: Dreamhack BYOC LAN PC build

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

My pleasure!

Comment reply on thedemondeacon's Completed Build: Dark Phantom

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's two 980 Tis, OP made a mistake in the parts list.

Comment reply on Cubano's Completed Build: Dreamhack BYOC LAN PC build

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, and great photography! Take my +1

Comment reply on Jackmazz1's Completed Build: The Dark Side

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess it depends, as the CPU needs to process all the frames being rendered by the GPU. So the higher the FPS, the harder the CPU has to work.

Comment reply on Jackmazz1's Completed Build: The Dark Side

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p 144hz is quite CPU-dependant, but doesn't really need more than a GTX 1070 in most games, so I think OP is fine.

Comment reply on pcbpoppy's Completed Build: Tux

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, no worries :) They're very close in performance, but (for now at least), the 1050's pulling ahead in benchmarks.

Comment reply on pcbpoppy's Completed Build: Tux

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1050 is faster than the RX 460, though, so if anything, OP should go for the 1050.

Comment reply on shadrack97's Completed Build: Stiff Chocolate Gaming & Workstation PC

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Uhh, he does have a GTX 1070, so...

Comment reply on DominusDeus's Completed Build: Scavanged

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Me too :P

Comment reply on DominusDeus's Completed Build: Scavanged

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want to use other coolers for SFF builds, Antec has a retention bracket designed to be an adapter for LGA-2011-V3 liquid coolers to be used on motherboards like yours.

Otherwise, like your build!

Comment reply on detwolverine's Completed Build: Rigel

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks good, and besides the Microcenter deal that detwolverine suggested, I'd also suggest replacing that GPU with a GTX 1050, which is more powerful and slightly cheaper.

Comment reply on Lager11B's Completed Build: Super Original First Build Name

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as it suits you, it's serving it's purpose! I'm happy with my 1060 SC :)

Comment reply on Lager11B's Completed Build: Super Original First Build Name

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, I had to choose between P400/400C too, and ended up going for the 400C because of the less "futuristic" look.

Comment reply on Lager11B's Completed Build: Super Original First Build Name

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your thoughts on the PNY XLR8? I haven't seen the lineup being used that often. Otherwise, solid build! +1

Comment reply on Lager11B's Completed Build: Super Original First Build Name

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Not OP, but what's wrong with the P400? I own a 400C too, and while it's an awesome case, I don't see what exactly makes it a better buy (except maybe for the latch-openable window and slightly more understated design).

Comment reply on Sharnerean's Completed Build: Unsung

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, and all the best for your back surgery/recovery!

Comment reply on Sharnerean's Completed Build: Unsung

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

OP explains the monitor choice in his description.

Comment reply on johnsonlumia's Completed Build: my low profile dorm build

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

There's no need for any kind of liquid cooling on a locked Intel processor. A simple cooler like the Cryorig M9i already keeps an i5-6500 at ~30C idle, and stock isn't that bad itself (just noisy).

Comment reply on Biggage's Completed Build: Atmo

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome rig, and great photos! ༼ つ o_o ༽つ+1

Comment reply on michaelmuccioli's Completed Build: Project Frostbite

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

An awesome little build! +1

Comment reply on pockchicken's Completed Build: First Custom Hardline Watercooling Build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. Guess it depends on your use case.

Comment reply on pockchicken's Completed Build: First Custom Hardline Watercooling Build

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

True, however at the same time, many new games are starting to be able to utilize more cores (BF1, as an example), and you have rather minimal returns once you start overclocking past ~4GHz.

Comment reply on Jay.Dub's Completed Build: Main Production Rig

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the same guy, lol. I was never talking to the guy who built the PC in this post. The guy I was talking to was just another random.

Comment reply on Jay.Dub's Completed Build: Main Production Rig

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, he never had them when he posted :/ Could you link the build/photos for me?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case/PSU/cooler to finish upgrade? (aka Hello i7 6700k goodbye Q6600!!)"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Old case fan connectors are 3 pin, mobo needs 4 pin.

The 3-pin fans work on 4-pin headers.

ATX_13V_2x4 connector is 8 pin, I have 2x4 pin connectors but not sure if that's compatible (they fit but haven't checked polarity/voltage yet).

Yes, the 2x4 pin will fit fine with the 8-pin CPU power.

The Cryorig H7 is an awsome cooler at $35, and should allow for a decent overclock on your CPU.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Corsair Crystal 570X RGB Live Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :)

Comment reply on Blog Post "Corsair Crystal 570X RGB Live Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to see a dual RX 480 build, BitWit on YouTube recently made his AMD build, which includes two RX 480s in CrossFire.

Comment reply on Jay.Dub's Completed Build: Main Production Rig

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I doubt you actually built that. You just filtered by "Most Expensive" and put it in a parts list :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Photography PC needed"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like you've got it figured out! Glad I could help, and feel free to ask any more questions!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Photography PC needed"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, but there's a couple of things I'd change:

  • Change the RAM to a dual-channel kit like this one, as it'l help with video editing (it's cheaper too).

  • The CPU cooler is kind of overrated, the H7 would be perform better and quieter for $5 more.

  • While the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini will be perfectly fine, you seem to want to be utilizing it quite a bit quite often, so I'd suggest a dual-/tri-fan GTX 1070 like this one.

Hope this helps, and feel free to ask any more questions!

P.S. All those parts will work fine together.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Corsair Crystal 460X RGB Live Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the Primo is ginormous. They look pretty cool, I just don't have enough space on my desk for any full tower :P

Comment reply on Durdledonk's Completed Build: Purple Nurple

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

It got featured :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Photography PC needed"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Obviously the 1080 is stronger but is it worth the additional $200, and will I need it for my photo/video intensive editing?

According to Puget Systems (here's the article: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/GTX-1070-and-GTX-1080-Premiere-Pro-Performance-810/), the GTX 1080 doesn't have much of a boost over the GTX 1070, but your results may vary.

Will any of these GPUs and the i5 CPU need an upgrade for my motherboard from the second config you suggested, i.e "ASRock H110M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard"

Well, to overclock, you'll need a Z170 motherboard, so I would suggest getting one (like the Gigabyte Z170N-WiFi).

and will I need a cooler with the i5?]

Yes, you'll need to buy separately, as the Skylake 'K' chips don't come with their own.

Hope this helps, and feel free to ask any more questions!

Comment reply on Blog Post "Corsair Crystal 460X RGB Live Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The Luxe is just too big for me lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Photography PC needed"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $303.77 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $66.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $86.93 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.49
Storage Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $344.81
Case Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA BQ 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $55.25
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $109.98 @ B&H
Keyboard Redragon S102 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $40.42 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1177.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-03 19:22 EST-0500

I downgraded the CPU to the locked i7-6700, and changed the motherboard to a cheaper one that has no support for overclocking. I also downgraded the GPU to the GTX 1070, which is still a really good card. Lastly, I removed the cooler (the i7-6700 comes with a bare-bones one), and downgraded the keyboard/mouse to something cheaper.

Anything cheaper and you'd start to lose a large amount of video-editing horsepower.

Hope this helps, and feel free to ask any more questions!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Photography PC needed"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this matches all your criteria:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard ASRock Z170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.49
Storage Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card $509.00
Case Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA BQ 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $55.25
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $109.98 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master Lite L Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $59.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1466.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-02 21:17 EST-0500

The CPU, GPU, and RAM are overclockable, and should provide plenty of horsepower for editing. I went for a Mini ITX build since you wanted a small form-factor. The keyboard has hybrid mechanical switches (you can see a review of it and the mouse here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSiyRI11E3Q).

For the custom prices, you can buy them from Jet.com and use code TRIPLE15 at checkout.

Hope this helps, and feel free to ask any questions!

Comment reply on Blog Post "Corsair Crystal 460X RGB Live Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Excuse me asking, but what custom case?

Comment reply on Ppennini's Completed Build: First build dubbed Birfrost.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Not OP, but you can get it from Newegg, Superbizz, and OutletPC right now.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Corsair Crystal 460X RGB Live Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing beats Phanteks EVOLV TG :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Workstation and Gaming Rig Feedback"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The X99A Gaming Pro carbon is very similar to the X99-A II, except it is black with RGB instead of predominantly white, and it may provide slightly better overclocks. I personally prefer Asus for their better QC and for their BIOS (the latter of which is purely preference).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Workstation and Gaming Rig Feedback"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, I wouldn't say it's worth the extra cash unless you need some of the frills such as the thunderbolt 3 card (which can be bough separately), and some other little features. I would say the X99-A II is a much better value for money, and has USB Type-C as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Workstation and Gaming Rig Feedback"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The X99-A II also has Type-C, and costs a bit less than the X99 TUF.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Workstation and Gaming Rig Feedback"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks solid! If you're willing to include some more black in the build, though, the Asus X99-A II and Asus X99 -Deluxe II are predominantly white, but comes with some added features such as USB Type-C.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Workstation and Gaming Rig Feedback"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The "Dominator Platinums are best for X99" is mostly a marketing gimmick. The Vengeance LPX is just as reliable as the Platinums, but it has a different aesthetic. Most programs don't benefit much from high RAM speeds, 2666mhz should be enough for most programs.

The 960 Evo is faster than the 950 Pro, while being a tad cheaper, so I thought it was a good choice.

The Seasonic Prime series are about as reliable as you can get, and this particular unit got a 10/10 rating from JonnyGuru, which is considered the best PSU review site.

Hope this helps, and feel free to ask any questions!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Workstation and Gaming Rig Feedback"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks solid, but I'd replace the RAM, PSU, and M.2 SSD with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $179.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME 750W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ B&H
Other SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E250BW $129.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $469.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 19:25 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First attempt at a gaming PC. Criticism welcome!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think an 8GB GPU will be necessary for a while, unless you plan to play at 1440p or higher.

Comment reply on szeater's Completed Build: Evolv ATX TG Custom Loop - Black & Orange

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool! (Pun not intended :P)

Comment reply on szeater's Completed Build: Evolv ATX TG Custom Loop - Black & Orange

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! Quick question: does the 600p have any heating issues? I've heard a lot of NVMe drives have that problem.

Comment reply on CodeGrue's Completed Build: Node 202 VR System

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I've never used anything higher than 60hz either :)

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