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Comment reply on hex_535's Completed Build: Workstation For my younger brother

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How the hell is your GPU only 45°C under load?

Comment reply on Jayx20's Completed Build: Budget Ryzen - my first pc build

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

The 1050ti is actually terrible value at its current price. The RX 570 costs the same but outperforms the 1050ti by like 30-40%.

Comment reply on Flokke's Completed Build: The Deep Deep Blue wallet killer?!?!

  • 15 months ago
  • 6 points

Out of curiosity, what are the temperatures on the 9900k like? Are your temperatures as high as all the reviewers are getting?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a well ventilated case under $65"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Cougar MX330 seems pretty decent for that price. It has a mesh front panel, PSU shroud, and a magnetic top dust filter, might be worth looking into.

Comment reply on ZackT's Completed Build: First Computer Build: Stella Neutron

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

How are you finding that case? It really looks like an underrated gem at that price point, but there's hardly any in-depth reviews on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Narrowed down to two cases: Which will win!?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep in mind that quality varies greatly depending on the manufacturer. I've never used a Cougar case before, but Cougar products tend to be of relatively good quality for lower price points.

It really just depends on your budget. Personally, I'd just go with the Phanteks since it's the safer option. But if you do go with the MX330-G, make sure to tell us your opinion! Seriously, reviews for that case are like needles in a haystack.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will the cougar mx330 support the 212 led"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit off-topic, but how are you finding the MX330 so far? It seems like it has a lot of really good features for a cheap case, but it's not very popular and I can hardly find any reviews for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Motherboard for an Intel Core i3-7100? AUS"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The i3-7100 is simply not worth the price. As stated before, the Ryzen 3 1200 is cheaper, has a higher core count, and is unlocked. Another option is the Pentium G4560/G4600 - they both perform almost as well as the i3 7100 and cost $50 less. You might have to shop around a bit though, since they're almost always out of stock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will a Pentium G4560 bottleneck a GTX 970"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know if the mods have ever considered stickying that post? It just seems like a somewhat common question here that always gets the same answers.

Comment reply on Wopacha's Completed Build: Wife says get a new computer... now !!

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Any reasons why you went with an FX 9590 instead of one of the new Ryzen 7 CPU's?

Comment reply on atadams44's Completed Build: Budget-ish Gaming Build

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Please look up benchmarks before you assume things. That Pentium has hyperthreading and performs almost as well as an i3 for half the price. It's by far the most substantial thing that Kaby Lake has produced.

Comment reply on atadams44's Completed Build: Budget-ish Gaming Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on what you need the PC for. A G4560 and RX 480 is good enough for 1080p60 in most games. 16GB RAM in this build seems a little bit odd though.

Comment reply on Seikaiden's Completed Build: Melon PC 2017 First Build in 16 years

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably goes unnoticed by some people due to the Pentium's reputation as dual-core CPUs, the G4560 is really the CPU that Intel should've promoted, it's the most noteworthy thing to come with Kaby Lake.

With that being said, it's not better than the i3. It's better value for the money, but it is slightly outperformed by the i3.

Comment reply on lily1335's Completed Build: The white machine that glows red

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm just guessing, but they're probably using this PC for work related programs as well, especially considering that they have a Macbook Pro.

Comment reply on gyureeca's Completed Build: For my friend

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Never heard of Visiontek PSUs before, and I can't many good reviews on that particular model. Are you sure that PSU is reliable?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "deepcool pc case"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I used it in my first PC build and the only problem I've had with it is cable management. I think it's a good case for the price, especially if you get it on sale.

The front and top panels are plastic, while the bottom and back panels are metal. They collect smudges a bit, but they won't get any scratches, nor will the side window. The plastic has a "cheap" feeling, although it wasn't really an issue for me. With that said, it feels solid and didn't bend during the building process. There's also a lot of room inside, so I didn't have any problems with building, although cable management is a bit difficult with a non-modular PSU.

The fans are decent. They're not loud, but you'll hear them if you're in a silent room; if you listen to music or if you have a TV on, you probably won't notice them (unless you have them set to high). As for temperatures, the highest my GPU (R9 380) gets is 70°C and the highest the CPU (i3 6100) gets is 50°C, so I usually just set the fan controller off for less noise and dust. For a low-mid range build, five fans is probably a bit overkill.

Comment reply on Ecklest's Completed Build: Todd's White Horse

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Why don't you like Windows 10?

Comment reply on jordanebrown94's Completed Build: NIGHTHAWK - Gaming on a Budget

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

About the case, does the in-built fan controller on the front panel work if the fans are connected to the power supply, or do they have to be connected to motherboard chassis fan headers?

Comment reply on thesilentbarry123's Completed Build: Blue Bomber Budget Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

About the case, does the in-built fan controller on the front panel work if the fans are connected to the power supply, or do they have to be connected to motherboard chassis fan headers?

Comment reply on sHalliday19's Completed Build: The Sad Red Panda

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

About the case, does the in-built fan controller on the front panel work if the fans are connected to the power supply, or do they have to be connected to motherboard chassis fan headers?

Comment reply on cubbieblue's Completed Build: First Build for VR

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

About the case, does the in-built fan controller on the front panel work if the fans are connected to the power supply, or do they have to be connected to motherboard chassis fan headers?

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