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Comment reply on connor-heath's Build Guide: any tips this will be my first build and i need help

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

On this partlist, I moved you to some cheaper, but just as powerful parts. I swapped out the CPU Cooler for a Hyper EVO since it is one of the most recommended CPU coolers out there, and changed the motherboard and RAM to a cheaper brand with very similar performance. I also moved you to a SEMI-Modular power supply, as all it does is make the main power cable non-removable but keeps everything else modular. The WD Black hard drives are over priced for how they perform, so I swapped them out for the cheaper WD Blues, which have a much better price-to-performance ratio. And lastly, I paired you with a lower capacity SSD since the most common use for an SSD/HDD combo is to put only the operating system and a few choice programs onto the SSD, and use the other hard drive(s) just as storage.

Here is the link to the cheaper version. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZtdJdC

Comment reply on connor-heath's Build Guide: any tips this will be my first build and i need help

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The build looks really solid. The details were just things I needed to know so I could understand better. If you are in need of saving any money on this, but don't know where to start, I have a few suggestions if you want them. Otherwise, nicely done!

Comment reply on connor-heath's Build Guide: any tips this will be my first build and i need help

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to stay as original as possible to your build, I would recommended changing from an i5 to an i7 processor because video editing and rendering needs the extra threads. I would also recommend this CPU cooler instead of the one you chose, because it works VERY well and it is much cheaper. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2 Next, unless you are using 1 of the drives as a backup or running them in raid, I would replace them both with a 2TB drive instead of have 2 1TB drives. This will help save on cable management, and will allow for more room to upgrade later. And lastly, get a more powerful video card, like a GTX 970 or 960. Both of those cards will give you a much better performance than a 750 ti. As one last little note, I'm sure you could get a cheaper, but still as powerful motherboard, but since it fits the color scheme you have I wouldn't recommend changing it unless you have to save money on something.

Comment reply on connor-heath's Build Guide: any tips this will be my first build and i need help

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You're idea for the build wasn't bad; you had a good base idea. But if you're mostly going to be playing games on it, you're build would have been a little cluttered and over priced for what you could've gotten something similar for. My main goal with what I did was to save you money, and make it more efficient and objective focus build.

If you were going for a more powerful machine, this is the build I would recommend for you: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PJFfLk

The more powerful build is really only going to be needed if you plan on doing highly intensive processes like video editing, and extreme amounts of coding.

Comment reply on connor-heath's Build Guide: any tips this will be my first build and i need help

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tbtxqs I cleaned up your build a little, and removed the peripherals since the tower is the only thing that really matters. I was able to make the build cheaper, due to good research of parts. Now your games will play smoothly and your wallet will be happier. :D

Comment reply on ja227's Completed Build: Blue-Green Monster

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

If he's only gonna play games on low-medium settings, that card is just fine. Some people don't care if the graphics aren't on Ultra.

Comment reply on ja227's Completed Build: Blue-Green Monster

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

God job on the build. I personally love the 6300, how's it working for you? Later on, if you do plan on upgrading your GPU, I would recommend the 270X over a 750ti. The 270X has about a 30% performance boost over the 750ti, and they cost about the same. Hope to see more from you in the future!

Comment reply on ja227's Completed Build: Blue-Green Monster

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

He said that he found a great deal on the 650, and that he wasn't too picky about having something brand new. He also said he may upgrade later if he needs to. Did you even read the description?

Comment reply on joem19's Completed Build: Office build and Gaming Build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I have the same CPU/GPU combo. Even though you said you only want to do light gaming, you CAN do a lot more than just that. I have been able to play all my games on Ultra settings and get 50+ FPS, and that's even with doing a stress test with spawning in everything I could at once. Keep us updated if you upgrade this later on! +1

Comment reply on madmax_aut's Completed Build: NES Revival Rev.1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You have just given me a new project idea for my little cousins. They don't have any video games yet, and this would be absolutely perfect for them to start with. +9001 to you friend.

Comment reply on Computer_Monkey's Completed Build: Pretium et Euismod

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course! This website is like a second home for my computers now! :)

Comment reply on Computer_Monkey's Completed Build: Pretium et Euismod

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on doing a lot more than just that later on. I have big plan for the future. Thanks! I like the builds you've done too.

Comment reply on Computer_Monkey's Completed Build: Pretium et Euismod

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. The first thing im gonna replace is this motherboard. Thanks!

Comment reply on Computer_Monkey's Completed Build: Pretium et Euismod

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah. This is only part of it though. Me and my friend are running a computer business to get the rest of our required hours.

Comment reply on Computer_Monkey's Completed Build: Pretium et Euismod

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, upgradability was one thing I wanted with this computer.

Comment reply on Computer_Monkey's Completed Build: Pretium et Euismod

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I know, cables are a little messy, and I have looked at what others have done, and I have deduced that it's the motherboards placement of some of the inputs - mainly the 4-pin connector for the CPU power - that are causing some wild cables. Once I can, I'll be making changes. Thanks for the input though!

Comment reply on Computer_Monkey's Completed Build: Pretium et Euismod

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It definitely out performs the new consoles (I've tried them both). Yeah and as soon as I get the money I'm upgrading a few things.

Comment reply on Meithen's Completed Build: The Spectre Project (First Build)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You sir, have presented the best piece of computer p0rn on the internet. I only hope that I can be as cool as you one day...

Comment reply on taftw86's Completed Build: Enterprise - NCC1701

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay then... That was a little too much information...

Comment reply on Dukex1011's Completed Build: This is for you dad [First Time Build]

  • 80 months ago
  • 7 points

This computer is AMAZING! But costed almost three grand, and you're 15? Where did you get that kind of cash????

Comment reply on taftw86's Completed Build: Enterprise - NCC1701

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait. If you were willing to spend about $1000 on the Titan, why wouldn't you get more SSDs instead of HDDs? It would go much faster...

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