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Comment reply on CowBamBoom's Completed Build: Ryzen 5 Gaming build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if he only wanted to game he should've gone for a unlocked i5. Higher fps in almost every game.The reason to gat a 1600 is because you get much more multitasking performance and about 85% of the gaming performance. Makes no sense to get the ryzen I this situation (although I'd always recommend it because a couple of tabs in the background when gaming means more cpu & ram usage which is never normally factored into benchmarks).

More ram, more cores = real life workload

Comment reply on CowBamBoom's Completed Build: Ryzen 5 Gaming build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I would say with the 1600 (multi-threaded beast) to have 16gbs of ram to make the most of the processing power. Apart form that great stuff

Comment reply on maddr98's Completed Build: G R A D U A T I O N

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too, but tbh the 1050ti is fine for most games, and the cpu is mega powerful, so should last for years. If he needs to upgrade gpu it'll be much cheaper next year anyway (gpu architecture seems to be moving much faster than cpu tech)

Comment reply on maddr98's Completed Build: G R A D U A T I O N

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this PC. Its the right way around. The CPU is far more powerful than the gpu. All you need to do is swap out the GPU (easy) and the cpu should last for years. The RGB ram + the cpu farn looks awesome in the case.

and tbh the rx 560 probably isnt bad for most stuff

Comment reply on maddr98's Completed Build: G R A D U A T I O N

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The overclock is perfect for that cooler

Comment reply on sillygamemod's Completed Build: from i5 to RYZEN #upgrade 2017

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. You may actually notice a slight drop in game FSP, but in terms of multi core processes this thing is a beast. Gaming plus other tasks should be easy, unlike the i5.

I'd highly recommend an ssd though. biggest bottle neck

Comment reply on iuhtkth's Completed Build: First PC in a long time

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, good choice in monitor. I use both mac and windows and windows has come a long way in the last few years

Comment reply on JRTheus's Completed Build: First Budget PC Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD's transform builds. Make sure if you switch motherboard to reinstall windows and drivers. Really bad experience otherwise. The Ryzen 1700 is my next CPU i think :)

8 cores :o

Comment reply on riflema's Completed Build: Gullveig

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, but your main rig will make this painful to use :P

Comment reply on wendigoprime's Completed Build: Wendigo's First Build in Over a Decade: Mid-range budget build

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Good parts, I hope it works well.

SSD + 1600 + 1060 6g = all rounder

Comment reply on nummyfx's Completed Build: Ryzen Whitewalker

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

A hyper 212 and a cheaper MOBO wouldve gotten you a 1080ti. Good build otherwise, I like the NVME drive

Comment reply on riflema's Completed Build: Gullveig

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Frankly Id have just bought a used OEM workstation off of eBay. The processor in this is pretty weak, and you wouldnt have to build it/ install windows

Comment reply on JRTheus's Completed Build: First Budget PC Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

I saw the the AM3 chipset and wanted to hate it. But tbh, the build is pretty decent. You'll be able to play most games pretty damn well, and at that price its not bad, even though slightly older.

It wouldve been great is ryzen 3 was about because youd be able to build on AM4 (much longer upgrade path). But ow well, this will do you well for know.

P.s. I ALWAYS recommend an SSD ;P

Comment reply on jervez911's Completed Build: Customers Office PC build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Tbh if you were ever going to use a i3 7100, this is when (office PC)

The i3 7100 has a gpu is around 30% better than the g4560's. So it will be considerably more powerful in 3 years time. The build also is good. The SSD is the best part

Comment reply on Creatium's Completed Build: Silent yet powerful PC build - my first build ever

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

For a first build this is SPOT ON :D

No wasting money on stupid things, super fast, good parts (SSD/i7)

Well done!

Comment reply on themoosemessiah's Completed Build: "The Catharsis" my first gaming build

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I think this build is great. The CPU will last for a long time, and you got the motherboard at a good price.

I personally have had a bad time with ASROCK MOBO's, so I always go with ASUS ones (much better imo)

One thing I'd say is get audio straight from the pc and use a DVI cable if the HDMI isnt working. The other issue may be that you havent got the right drivers installed.

Also get a cheap SSD to boot off of. That 6600k will fly then

Comment reply on Scottiedoesknow's Completed Build: Welcome to the Machine

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like a good idea. You could play 1440p on pretty much every game

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: Attempt #2: Mini ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right I just couldnt find the stock cooler :P

Comment reply on Scottiedoesknow's Completed Build: Welcome to the Machine

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. It should last for years :) Which monitor do you use?

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: Attempt #2: Mini ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally agree. And installing drivers >.<

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: Attempt #2: Mini ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks I'll have a look. Tbh I think I'd go for an ips 1440p screen. I'm not really an GPs guy

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: Attempt #2: Mini ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I did take a chance with the zotac card, as their coolers aren't known for being great. But as the card uses so little power (powered off the motherboard) the card is almost silent even when gaming. If I got a 1070 for example I'd go for a better cooler, but for a 1050ti this one is honestly great :)

Also I think I am going to go with a noctua as they cool modern chips very very well and it's so silent (an half the price)

Although the kraken x62 is stunning, best looking cooler available

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: Attempt #2: Mini ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

That's great to know, I had heard that they were cheap. Same goes for noctua as they're an austrian brand

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: Attempt #2: Mini ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I would go for a single gpu because I've got a mini itx mobo (only one expansion slot).

As far as the Kraken do you know if its as quiet as an air cooler (e.g. Noctua d15). My last AIO was a corsair H80i gt which was really loud.

Also the kraken is £140 in the UK (very expensive)

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: Attempt #2: Mini ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a h80i v2 in my first build. It cooled very well but the pump was so loud. It really put me off AIO's

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: Attempt #2: Mini ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Any suggested upgrades to my build would always be welcome! :)

  • I want a better monitor as this one is only 60hz. But I really don't like the idea of a TN panel
  • I am going to get a kabylake 7600k soon, any ideas for coolers?

Again thanks for reading!

Comment reply on aminter's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously solid build. The i3 is probably fine tbh, but thats the one bit id change if i had the money. Top notch rig. I bet they love it :)

Comment reply on Sirbobson's Completed Build: First Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice :) Any reason for the Haswell chip? :)

Comment reply on DasLeo's Completed Build: My Wife's Mini-ITX Gaming PC

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build

Comment reply on bunionboy's Completed Build: First Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome rig :)

Comment reply on bunionboy's Completed Build: First Build

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That 1080 will take a fat **** on League. You could run it at 4K easy

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh, ow well. Its my first build and its working fine so no biggy. I'm getting 60fps on GTA so im happy. But for some reason my pc wont turn off using the software button. Only the physical button, slightly concerning.....

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Aesthetics are always expensive tbh

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh agreed i would build it like this if i did it agian PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor £145.96 @ More Computers
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.95 @ Novatech
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £31.49 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £36.40 @ Dabs
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.98 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card £256.79 @ Aria PC
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £64.62 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £72.98 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £9.00 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £677.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-03 07:15 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh i know lol. I think im not sure though, the 390 looks good too

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I think added cooler was a good idea, but the one i got was overkill. I shouldve just got a CM 212 evo

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeh 100% agree. If i did it again I would do it like this PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor £145.96 @ More Computers
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.95 @ Novatech
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £31.49 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £36.40 @ Dabs
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.98 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card £256.79 @ Aria PC
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £64.62 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £72.98 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £9.00 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £677.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-03 07:15 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you man. There are some fairly naive purchases in here, but a fun build none the less :)

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I dunked mine in the toilet and its fine

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah youre wrong, its the power of the card that will be its downfall. 2GBs is enough for what its for

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not going to lie i went for 100% looks (stupid). If i did it again i wouldve saved in other areas and bought a 970 or a 390

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine are low 60-65C at its highest

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The case itself would pretty much reach its cooling potential if you put a rear exhaust fan at the back and dual 140 Static Pressure fans at the front instead of the stock fan. After then extra fans dont really add much cooling.

So hot gpu's like the 290x will run fine, but a little hot. Tbh a card like that runs hot in most cases so its more the GPU thats the issue than the case

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I agree great case, only one bit of hindsight is that mini itx builds are slightly more expensive than others like micro ITX, but still the case its self is very stylish, well designed and affordable. :)

And agreed nice pin placement very easy. The cables werent great first build :P

Comment reply on Fraglepuss's Completed Build: My first build/ ITX build OPPERATION BLOW STUDENT LOAN

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The temps are always very low. The 960 is a fairly low power/ cool card so its fine with this smaller type of case. (max of around 65oC)

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