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Comment reply on Apropo's Completed Build: Upgraded Apropos Gaming Machine

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

since they were either sent to me as review samples or gifts I didn't spend anything on them therefor I put them as $0.00

Comment reply on Apropo's Completed Build: Upgraded Apropos Gaming Machine

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I've since swapped it out for the Noctua NH-D15 and it works fine but anything less and the temps are just far too hot.

Comment reply on Apropo's Completed Build: Upgraded Apropos Gaming Machine

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

up until last month I was live broadcasting all of those games excluding Skyrim on this machine without any issues. However the CPU is getting a little dated and it can be seen in games like Fallout 4 and Black Ops 3 as I'm currently comparing it to a skylake i5.

Comment reply on Apropo's Completed Build: Upgraded Apropos Gaming Machine

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

remembering how we met! You rock Dmoney.

Comment reply on Apropo's Completed Build: Upgraded Apropos Gaming Machine

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

hope so but haven't been told I'm on any mailing list yet.

Comment reply on Apropo's Completed Build: Upgraded Apropos Gaming Machine

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

3570k which I still have a system running that but with an R9 285 ASUS Strix GPU. My main rig now has the FX 9590 with an R9 290x soon to be upgraded to the newly released AMD card. I plan on building another system with skylake mini ITX when its available that way I can have a easily portable system for live events and LAN parties.

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

how do you feel now that you got that fanboy comment out of the way?

Comment reply on Dan366's Completed Build: I call this one Monochrome

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build Dan! can't argue against wanting the best of the best. In a good way I'm jealous of your build and happy for you that you have it! Happy gaming and what ever else you plan on doing with this amazing machine! Love the pictures, great cable management too.

Comment reply on Apropo's Completed Build: Upgraded Apropos Gaming Machine

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

long story short I accidentally saved over an intel build with the AMD build

I use AMD and Intel as well as Nvidia

Comment reply on IamApropos's Saved Part List: My Current System

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the message! I'm glad you enjoyed the builds. Just to clarify being part of AMD red Team Plus does not mean we only ever use AMD and are limited to only AMD products. I personally feel the best way to avoid being a fan boy is to have a good understanding with hands on testing where each fit into the market with performance. This way I build all types of machines and recommend based on what is best for the person and their budget not only limited to AMD. I advocate AMD and accepted their offer to be on the Red Team Plus because I believe and love what they do as a company and their products. <3 AMDFTW Hope that clarifies things a little.

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

average around 90+ FPS in BF4 with all options turned on and maxed in very demanding situations at 1080p

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

We are good buds. hope you enjoyed the build.

Comment reply on nathanbishop's Completed Build: Shamballa 4k gaming

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

and that extra money could be spent on a far more powerful graphics card! which is exactly what the builder did.

Comment reply on travackerman's Completed Build: Gaming Rig I Built For A Client

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed buckeyefan63 and if I started gaming and ever looked at ram usage and noticed I never come close to touching 8GB of memory and if I did a little research and found out that anything over 1600mhz memory does not provide a single noticeable difference in game play I'd be very upset. Especially if I ever saw a price comparison. If the prices are even close to what was spent there is at least $200 spent on items that will not provide any benefit for a so called gaming computer which all that extra money could have been dumped into an even more powerful graphics card.

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Rice Cooker

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

hi :)

Comment reply on Barrett1285's Completed Build: First Build!!!(AMD)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

First off it makes me happy seeing more people giving AMD a fair shake since even though the FX chips are getting a little old they still are worth their weight in performance. Happy gaming!

I suppose you prove the old saying "Your Mileage May Vary" Because over the last 2 years I've built 200+ systems for clients using the GIGABYTE board without the need to RMA a single unit yet within that same time frame the 50 systems I've built using the ASUS board 8 of them had to be RMA'd.

just FYI for anyone reading this, GIGAYBTE has the absolute lowest RMA% on the market for motherboards with both AMD and Intel meaning you have the least amount of chance of it breaking or not working over any other brand. http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2013/05/gigabyte-motherboards-have-lowest-rma.html

Comment reply on ubuntuaddicted's Completed Build: Ubu's Trusty Beast

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

hey UBU nice of you to share your build here with the interwebs! Always good to see a friend come around pcpartpicker I suggest sharing more info about your build and what you do with links and stuff in your description.

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

overclocked from factory

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

good performance and reliability with an amazing LIFE TIME warranty in North America you can't beat XFX

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

it has the room but not the mounting positions.

Comment reply on Blog Post "September Build Guides"

  • 67 months ago
  • 4 points

sadly the Intel influence is strong here...

Comment reply on tyshelton24's Completed Build: AMD ALL THE WAY! 8350 R9 280x Gaming system.

  • 68 months ago
  • 10 points

LOVE to see AMD builds!!

Curious how come you didn't get 2 x 4gb 1600 memory to run on dual channel which is more optimal for performance over a single stick which does not benefit from dual channel?

Aside from that great build and welcome to the Red Team!

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You are too kind :D

I'm looking at doing some minor upgrades such as the Swiftech H220-X and maybe some sleeved cables red / black.

Thanks again for that awesome power supply!!

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: IamApropos - AMD Test Drive Build

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

its a solid unit and has given me no cause for concern over a year now running strong. Thanks for the kind words.

Comment reply on Apropo's Completed Build: Upgraded Apropos Gaming Machine

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

IF this is only for gaming you wont notice any differnce going higher than 1600mhz for anything else if the memory works at 1866mhz no need to buy 1866mhz.

Comment reply on ElTrio1's Completed Build: Luna

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

This case provided holes all around where the motherboard sits in which cables are supposed to be routed to uhm prevent such a cable disaster.. I'm assuming that CS5.5 benefits from cuda?

Comment reply on Shi's Completed Build: $1000+ Gaming/Multi-Tasking Monster

  • 68 months ago
  • -1 points

Trying to figure out this build and part choices confuses me completely... Are a lot of the parts being used from a previous build or purchased brand new for this build?

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing too crazy but I'm looking at getting something I can use for VLOGS, Pictures of hardware and such. Jerry / Barnacules uses this one specific setup that is pretty awesome for $300

http://www.hdhatstore.com/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-WX80-Complete-Real-Estate-Video-Kit.html

Unless I can find something better or similar for cheaper.

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks bud, I don't have a fancy camera to take awesome pictures like you but maybe soon ;)

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Pokeball

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

Ya I'm hanging out a little more often now, trying to help the community.

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Pokeball

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

Some review sites have stated its the best case of 2014. I'd have to agree with them.

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Pokeball

  • 69 months ago
  • 14 points

All that AMD makes me happy! Great build as always Skemble and your pictures... just amazing!

Comment reply on ExarKun's Completed Build: Good PC for friend

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The market constantly changes.

Comment reply on ExarKun's Completed Build: Good PC for friend

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

What part of my reply wasn't true? Though you have valid points out of context of what I posted. I suppose I was assuming this build was mainly for gaming.

Comment reply on ExarKun's Completed Build: Good PC for friend

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll admit a few years ago AMD had driver issues, was plagued with instability and game compatability problems. However over the last two years AMD has been able to pride themselves on their drivers and performance. They have proven to be more stable and provide even a smoother single and even dual graphics card performance over Nvidia. Most review sites overall agree AMD is the better graphics card choice for nearly all price tiers. If you ever had a chance to test them without the past negative bias I'd assume you'd be very impressed as these changes have moved me to try and help those who had the past bad experiences learn about how great the experience is now. Nonetheless hope your friend enjoys his system.

Comment reply on ExarKun's Completed Build: Good PC for friend

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

some people just prefer brand loyalty over better performance, better driver experience and better price that AMD offers...

Comment reply on Aftermath's Completed Build: 4th of July present to myself

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Some PC Power & cooling PSU's are "up there with seasonic" because they are in fact made by Seasonic. However this one is made by Sirtec.

Who's who of psu: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-8.html

Comment reply on el1t's Completed Build: Potato (First build)

  • 69 months ago
  • -1 points

This video should help you understand if a discrete audio card provides much of a benefit for gaming over on board audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1rXcJuEsy0

Comment reply on jojo9752's Completed Build: BluePhantom

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

I completely agree, as would most professional computer builders would agree with your comment "Wouldn't feel comfortable letting that psu be the heart of my system"

What I find a little childish is how nobody is providing any debate to disprove what I've stated and yet they down vote my comment...

Comment reply on jojo9752's Completed Build: BluePhantom

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

For $100 you can purchase a great power supply. Reputations don't build themselves. There is a reason why Raidmax is at Tier 5 (Replace immediately): https://community.newegg.com/eggxpert/computer_hardware/f/135081/t/45344.aspx They are known to fail! this isn't a secret within the industry. Most review websites tend to agree Raidmax is a scary brand to have as a PSU. Cheaping out on a PSU with such high end parts just doesn't make sense to me at all. But for $100 there are far more reputable and higher quality built power supplies available on the market.

Comment reply on Ginsu's Completed Build: Gene

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I figured you might react this way. So instead of wasting my time trying to prove to you with accurate information from countless hours of research, hands on testing, 100's of client reports, I'll just leave you with: Happy gaming...

Comment reply on Ginsu's Completed Build: Gene

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

I use both on a daily basis and yes a lot of my clients report back to me on a weekly / monthly basis. I'm not talking a small group of 5-10 people with a very limited amount of graphics cards either. I have quite a large test pool of different varying ranges in graphics card owners whom I talk with on a regular basis.

Nvidia for the last 2 years has been building a bad reputation for driver crashes and instability while AMD has been building a great reputation on having a better driver experience.

Comment reply on Ginsu's Completed Build: Gene

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

ah well if I knew a shield was in the equation that'd make a bit of a difference.

Comment reply on Ginsu's Completed Build: Gene

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Just FYI, you can get the same if not more performance depending on the game, compared with a 290x at a way lower price than a 780ti. And with AMD you'll have far less potential driver issues with a single card as Nvidia, in the last 2 years is becoming known for having horrible driver problems.

Gaming performance comparisons:

Far Cry 3 http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/GPU/R9-290-XFX/R9-290-XFX-33.jpg

Metro Last Light http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/GPU/R9-290-XFX/R9-290-XFX-36.jpg

Tomb Raider: http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/GPU/R9-290-XFX/R9-290-XFX-37.jpg

I could list quite a few more where the performance is within margin of error and near equal to each other with very few popular games having the 780 ti having a noticeable performance win over the 290x.

Currently the cheapest of either card:

780ti = $625 https://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt7050610p

290x = $485 https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929xoc4gd

$140 difference, I don't know about you but without a noticeable performance gain from the 780 ti in the majority of games that $140 isn't worth it to me.

one other key factor - as mantle keeps maturing it allows for some amazing growth in games being ported easier from console to PC with higher quality and better graphics control for AMD hardware.

Enjoy your build.

Comment reply on IamApropos's Completed Build: Current AMD Gaming, Streaming, Video Making Build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

They invited me from noticing online activity I did in the past.

Comment reply on Fluther's Completed Build: Nosilla's Prismatic Sapphire

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Those two 290's really make the build stand out ;)!! great work.

Comment reply on CSWiseman's Completed Build: BitFenix 2014 (I still need to name it)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Non of the prices indicate what you just explained so there was no way for me nor anyone else to know what you paid based on the prices listed since you don't indicate you paid different in the description.

Comment reply on CSWiseman's Completed Build: BitFenix 2014 (I still need to name it)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build though some notes I'd have looked at for a "Gaming Build"

8gb alone is far more than enough for any gaming system and the extra money spent on the additional 8gb would have allowed for a far better GPU. The difference being 16gb of memory, 8gb being totally useless / unutilized in a gaming system even if doing youtube videos / live streaming games. Whereas a higher end GPU 280 / 280x or even a 290 could have been afforded which most definitely would have provided not only higher performance but a longer life to the system without the need of early upgrade.

Just an example of a high end GPU that most definitely could have been afforded if only 8gb of memory was purchased AND would have been within the same total system budget: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929wf34gd

The 760 though its a good card, don't get me wrong, it just seems a lot of the system budget was put into components for a "gaming build" that add absolutely no performance to the system.

Comment reply on Ginsu's Completed Build: Gene

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

There needs to be more description because - This build looks like a prebuilt "gaming computers" mock up. seeing how a high end CPU is paired with a entry level low end gpu.

But we can't know this because there is no detailed description.

Looking at the parts I see a high end i7 with 16gb of memory and a low end GPU. My first thoughts are not gaming but kind of work station. Because if gaming an FX 8350 / i5 with 8gb memory and a higher end gpu would be preferred. FX 8350 being more useful for live streaming games, gaming youtube videos and so forth. Just my thoughts nonetheless enjoy your new computer.

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