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Gooberdad's Completed Build: 1983 Apple IIe

Jazzy663 1 point 39 months ago

It never ceases to amaze me how many expansion slots these old PCs tend to have.

CommunistNinja's Completed Build: The HTPC and Server

Jazzy663 1 point 39 months ago

Good god, even with all that use, I can't fathom using that much storage for anything.

karkaran117's Completed Build: Basic, aging gaming PC

Jazzy663 3 points 40 months ago

An interesting little blast from the past. Were that my machine, I think I'd swap out the 560 for a 750 Ti or 950 to squeeze a few more years out of it. And, as fn230 suggested, throw in a cheap sound card.

manirelli's Build Guide: FX-6300 / GTX 960 Gaming PC

Jazzy663 -4 points 44 months ago

None of that matters.

cdawg92's Completed Build: SharpShooter Build

Jazzy663 2 points 47 months ago

I have to be (brutally) honest here, I wouldn't call your build very well-balanced. You are right in saying Asus boards are reputable, but you are also right in saying that it is overkill. I would never pair a G3258 with a motherboard of that caliber, particularly because it is only 2-core/2-thread; games are being written for more cores nowadays. I'd have stepped the chip up to at least a Haswell i3, preferably an i5. I say this because in early 2014 I built a rig with an FX chip for roughly $250 less... oddly enough, that FX chip is better than the G3258 for gaming. I paired it with a GTX 760 and it was a pretty good pair, but a weaker chip with a stronger (960) card doesn't bode well, at least in my book.

I also have to express concern about the power supply. Tom's Hardware has the unit you have listed as Tier 3 if I am reading the list right, meaning it's not for serious overclocking. It looks like you have that G3258 overclocked by about 800Mhz. I don't think you'll have any problems, but it's something I thought I'd mention.

I hate to be brutal, and I don't mean any disrespect, so please don't take any offense.

Other than those things though, you've got some quality parts. I agree with your choice of motherboard, overkill as it may be, and Corsair generally makes good cases. I have to admit that I didn't know EVGA made memory, haha.

bad_replay's Completed Build: It's Just a Flesh Wound!

Jazzy663 2 points 48 months ago

Heh, I've been procrastinating doing so. I'll get around to it when I'm not busy.

bad_replay's Completed Build: It's Just a Flesh Wound!

Jazzy663 2 points 49 months ago

You know, every day I look at my rig. And I think, "yeah, I've got a pretty decent build." But then I look at beautiful builds like these and think, "damn, that makes my rig look like crap, even though performance-wise it's not that different."

Nice work, +1.

bloken's Completed Build: Green Hornet Build

Jazzy663 1 point 49 months ago

This might be the first I've ever heard of someone putting 650 Ti Boosts in SLI. But dang does that look nice! After those upgrades you'll have some nice spare parts for a secondary rig.

Blog Post "Site Update, Part 2"

Jazzy663 1 point 50 months ago

Prefer the old design. But, beggars can't be choosers, I guess. Thanks for actively working to improve PCPP.

Felix_conker's Completed Build: My brother's Girlfriend Budget Build

Jazzy663 1 point 51 months ago

Very accurately matched parts. I like the choice of motherboard as well

angryirishman's Completed Build: Old Fart's first build.

Jazzy663 1 point 51 months ago

Not a bad build. The CPU and GPU are a good match for each other. A bit overkill on the memory though.

Jazzy663's Completed Build: Sharpshooter

Jazzy663 submitter 1 point 53 months ago

Whoops! Saved over my completed build! That's not right!

gordonpn's Completed Build: Basic PC for the clinic office

Jazzy663 2 points 53 months ago

Nicely done. A lot better than most things I see in offices still running XP. I've heard some bad things about Kingston's V300 SSDs, though.

AceOfF3ar's Completed Build: First "Budget" Build

Jazzy663 1 point 54 months ago

That's a pretty nice build for the price... where did you get a 270x for $90...?

trickster2078's Completed Build: My PC Dream came true - First Build

Jazzy663 1 point 54 months ago

Oh, that is beautiful. Congratulations, man.

Jazzy663's Completed Build: Sharpshooter

Jazzy663 submitter 2 points 55 months ago

Do you have anything to recommend for an SSD on a SATA 2 interface? I'm looking for one to extend the life of my laptop; everything's pre-fail on my current mechanical HDD.

Jazzy663's Completed Build: Sharpshooter

Jazzy663 submitter 1 point 55 months ago

Sorry about that. Fixed the memory. I have two sticks, 4gb each.

Jazzy663's Completed Build: Sharpshooter

Jazzy663 submitter 1 point 55 months ago

That's a mistake. I did actually use the XPG V1.0 sticks, two of them at 4GB each.

Jazzy663's Completed Build: Sharpshooter

Jazzy663 submitter 1 point 55 months ago

Yeah, I'm aware of that now. This is my first build, so for all intents and purposes I really didn't know any better. Still, I have had zero problems with the PSU pertaining to performance or reliability.

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