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Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 Gaming PC"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This seems like too low end of a cpu for a $1k build. But I'm not familiar with that particular one off the top of my head.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ultimate console killer/ htpc"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have $50 leftover to spend, I'd try and move up your gpu, even though that 280 is pretty solid.

Comment reply on Nebbo's Completed Build: Photek

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Always spend the most on your gpu. For 1080p gaming, I think an nvidia 770+ (maybe even a 670?) will pretty much will max out most any game at that resolution.

Comment reply on Larswick's Completed Build: Gaming build for son.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet machine, but too bad you couldn't have squeaked out a bit more dinero for the 760 gpu. But might not be an issue depending on the games played on it.

Comment reply on Mahm's Completed Build: Intel Beast - Mat's Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

8.1>7>8 (8.1 brought back the Start button, so almost identical to 7)

But windows 8 has always had a slight speed advantage over 7 from the get go. Irrelevant soon with windows 10 destroying them both in speed, using less resources, and bringing DX12 in tow.

Comment reply on Hennessy's Completed Build: My PC

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a build from 2013 and reposted which explains the pricing. Which begs the question, why bother posting this, especially with no description?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Parts List for an Upper-Middle Class Gaming Machine"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

760x2 is a horrible choice. 780ti or 290 by far. Also your don't need even 16gb of ram, let alone 32gb. Im starting to think this is a fake build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3K Gaming Rig, LF Suggestions/Recommedations"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't sli 770 off the bat like that, especially when you say your not on a budget. It's a great 1080p card but meh beyond that.

And friends don't let friends buy poo colored Noctua fans. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214055

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Build"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Heres a hybrid 780 asus card that lets you choose between air or water cooling. http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/12/20/asus-announces-poseidon-gtx-780-with-hybrid-air-and-water-cooling/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling or air cooling with many fans?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

They wouldn't sell you something that would fry....in the first year anyway. Stock coolers just don't cool very well, so it's going to run hotter=shorter lifespan. From what I read, AMD run hotter than intel, so ditching the stock fan is more important on those.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling or air cooling with many fans?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Both small liquid and a nice aftermarket cooler will have very similar performace, with the liquid being slightly better. Both will max out stock cooling and do some good light or medium overclocking.

So what it really comes down, is your budget and personal aesthetics choice. I despise the looks of the cm evo 212, since it's gaudy huge and it as wide as your case. I like the corsair H60 or the Enermax http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214055

But just something I prefer, its up to you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone want to help me pick out some parts?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Seasonic psu are the best (but expensive), but everyone says the XFX psu are just rebadged seasonics at a lower price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming Build Feedback wanted"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, but if you can afford a 770, hit that up. Depends on what games your playing too. PSU seems kinda low end, never heard of that brand.

Also consider an IPS monitor for the improved contracts and colors, if your not doing some highly competitive FPS online tournaments.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming Build Feedback wanted"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Instead of replacing win8, they are actually updating it and adding things that should never have been taken out in the first place. Like now with 8.1 they brought back the Start button. Rumors seem to be pointing to an early 2015 release for win9 (but nothing is official), but you generally don't want to get a new OS for the first few months anyway. So really windows 9 is still a pretty long ways off.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 $650 PC Builds: Which should I build?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You want 600watt for a gaming rig, plus more headroom if you want a more powerful gpu down the road.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you make it better? Can you make it cheaper? Both?!?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup psu is a solid choice. If you sli a 770, gunna be iffy if 650watts is enough, Id say prolly no. If you live by a Microcenter store, you can get the i5 cpu for $159.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone make a $600 gaming PartPicker for me?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

430w is too low of a psu for a gaming rig especially for future gpu upgrades. You want 25-50% above our full load watts. I wouldn't go lower than 500, but personally Id suggest a 600watt psu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone make a $600 gaming PartPicker for me?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are some real solid suggestions, but you'd really get a bump in performance if you could go up a class in your gpu (number 1 component in gaming). So NVidia would be a 760 and AMD a 270x or a 280.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good $2500 gaming rig?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

780ti outperforms the 290x and does so while running cooler. Very typical of amd vs NVidia showdowns. Nvidia will perform a little better, run cooler, and usually use less watts, but will cost more. So bsacially amd does offer the better cost to performance ratio in that aspect at the cost of running hotter (in which case I don't see a reason why not OC the NVidia even more if your wanting it running hotter). http://hardocp.com/article/2014/04/14/gigabyte_r9_290x_oc_asus_gtx_780_ti_dcuii_review/10

Also the only place I seen the amd 295x2 were on amazon and newegg for $1500 which is quite a bit more. (but it did come with that sweet lil water cooler, similar to a $60 corsair H60) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=amd+295x&N=-1&isNodeId=1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want someone too look over this"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

600 watt psu. 270X gpu

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions Please! :)"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Id go up to a 600watt psu, no reason to go so low as a 500watt (especially if you want to upgrade in the future). And I think ram works better in pairs, so youd be better off with 2 sticks of 4gb.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "League of Legends build"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

For LoL you don't need a 770, can easily max it out with a 760 card and you can also go down to a 600watt psu. Last you can save by getting a cpu cooler cm 212 evo for $35 or a Corsair H60.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4770k for gaming?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

"I purchased a i7 4770k and i know the 3930k is much better for gaming"

Which game is it better for? Never heard of any game that uses that much cpu power.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 4770k now or wait?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The longer you wait, parts will always get cheaper unless you find some uber sale.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mid-Range Gaming Machine"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

760 is a fair amount slower than the 770, but damn $159 is smoking hot price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need help choosing a gpu..."

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Both of those are nice cards and you cant go wrong either way. AMD always runs hotter and if you need that tiny of a bump in performance, just OC the 770 to run faster and hotter like the AMD. SO idk its meh w/e. Nvidia has free shadowplay, but I don't do record gameplay so meh not for me, but you might be into that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building a High-End PC (Non-Gaming)"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it look like I have a job to know things not related to gaming?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 Gaming Build (First Time Build)"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel flavor: i5 4570: $159 http://www.microcenter.com/product/413255/Intel_Core_i5-4570_32GHz_Boxed_Processor GPU: 760 would be the obvious choice and you'd max out the games you listed, but if you want a little more headroom for future games, 770 is a solid buy

AMD flavor: GPU: 280 or 280X

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Build"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure of any game that would benefit from OC that cpu yet. It's already pretty blazing fast. Plus games run mostly off your gpu anyways. Additional case fans are pretty irrelevant.

I personally didn't care for the h100i because the fans were too loud and its unnecessary unless you overclock heavily. I prefer the H60 or Im currently using the litte water cooler and its nearly silent http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214055

Also you wont see any benefit from doing sli 770 cards with that single 1080p monitor. That's an overkill unless your are doing 1440p or 4k resolutions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Click here and get a MILLION DOLLARS (just kidding... please help me)"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta spend more on the gpu and get a 2gb card. Number 1 most important component to gaming. Need at least a 265 or 750ti to do any amount of respectable resolutions for gaming. Go to a 3rd gen i5 or amd and save money there if need be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 LoL Build"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good but if you could squeeze out a bit more jump up the next gpu level 265 or 270 it's always adviseable to spend as much as you can in that area because it's the number 1 most important thing for gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help on building my first PC? (Budget: $600)"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

660 is a bad price/performance ratio and is nearly a 2year old gpu. Id highly recommend a 760 over that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build for General Computer Use."

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya drop down to a 600watt psu, but otherwise that's a legit gaming rig.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "decent & functional desktop"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

$250 is a waste of time. Save up more monies or get a console for that price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "OPINIONS OPINIONS!"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ya that's faster than anything amd puts out. but if your not going to overclock, could drop the "k" cpu. also you don't really don't that many case fans, unless ou like that look of it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mid level gaming build, am I missing anything?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The case fans that come with your case will already do a fine job especially since your cpu will be water cooled, so your basically creating a wind tunnel for nothing.

I would recommend spending less on your ram and getting either a 3gb 780 card or a higher factory overclocked 770 like the EVGA with ACX cooling.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st Build - Gaming (minor), Media Usage/Storage (gaming)"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming, i5 is better choice than i3. The 750 is a total joke and a rip off when you can buy a 2gb 750ti for almost the same price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487024

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me reduce reduce the price of this build"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Id wouldn't ever recommend using a stock cooler. $35 is a very good investment for a CM 212 evo to keep it cooler even if your don't ever overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me reduce reduce the price of this build"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You wont need to overclock that cpu, for a long time or maybe ever. It's already super fast and most of the gaming processing is done from your gpu, so you could save monies by getting the locked version (drops the letter "K" in it). $159 http://www.microcenter.com/product/413255/Intel_Core_i5-4570_32GHz_Boxed_Processor

Also newegg has some cheaper EVGA 770 cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=evga%20770&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noob questions for first build"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

1.) To get wifi on a desktop yes you will need a separate adaptor, but the wired port is standard on motherboards 2.) yes you need to buy a standard hdmi cord, but you could just use dvi 3.) your motherboard will already put out sound for your monitor or separare speaker, it just wont be super high quality or surround sound.

***please do not buy that 750 its really a joke and a scam at that price. For the same price your can get a 2gb 750ti. Should be a total no brainer. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487024

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future Proof PC"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You really hit a gaming sweet spot for pc gaming at that price. You should have no problems with 1080p ultra vs ps4 playing 1080p low-medium settings.

However, Id really recommend upsizing your monitor choice to a 23" monitor and consider an IPS too. These offer superior color/contrast, but typically have slightly more lag but majority of gamers wont notice unless you play like competitive FPS tournaments. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236288

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's First Build. Suggestions?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks real solid for the money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need cables?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope all good in the hood for cables (your motherboard and psu comes with all of them you need). But you do need to upgrade that gpu to at least a 270X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build for Gaming and Rendering (~$1000)"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Id recommend a 600watts psu for the 770gpu and also because you picked a cpu to overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Attempt"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

755m in sli performs similar to a 770M and a 770M laptop gpu is far less than a deskptop gpu. Prolly less than a 660 card. http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-755M-SLI.106493.0.html

You buying a laptop for portability, but getting less performance, so there's no apples to apples comparison because desktops are far faster and you can replace parts on them when they go bad. Basically, you wouldn't ever choose a laptop to play in your livingroom at home over a desktop. Your paying a premium price for the laptop because you can take it on the go, and are willing to sacrifice performance to do that.

Comment reply on ItsSynth's Completed Build: First Build - Sheeeela

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't ever sli cards anyways, let alone a low-mid ranged card. Seems pointless to me.

Also maybe there's no option for a plugged in connection in the room he's in to be plugged into. So both of your points are pretty irrelevant to be honest.

Comment reply on WinterRain's Completed Build: Project: Enduring Freedom

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well color me jealous.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm hoping to build a pc"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

As a few others have asked, what's your budget because that's a pretty low end gpu. The gpu is the first place I'd spend more money on, since it's the number 1 most important component to gaming. Look at AMD 270X or 280. For Nvidia 750ti (go from 1gb 750 to the 2gb 750ti version is huge) or the 760. That upgrade would be a pretty huge bump in gaming performance in your system.

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