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Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$1000 Gaming Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So it seems like the best options are either stick with stock or go liquid. Of those two which would you suggest for me? I'd rather not spend the 50 unless there's a good reason to.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$1000 Gaming Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I was told that it's worth upgrading to at least a decent aftermarket air cooler over the stock even if not overclocking, is this true? And if so, is it worth upgrading to the Noctua over the 212 EVO which I was originally going to get?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$1000 Gaming Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor is basic 1080p.

Do I really need a liquid cooler if I'm not overclocking?

Comment reply on DexterW's Completed Build: Za'Kir 4.0

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I peed a little

Comment reply on amukid92's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the same problem with the case, although not my fault. My dog decided it was a good idea to see if we could dig a hole in the side of the case where the window is, so now I got some nice scratches going on.

Comment reply on Justplayin000's Completed Build: Dad and sons first build!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

That kid must be ecstatic, I know I would be. It's awesome that you guys built this together, I hope he really enjoys it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need an aftermarket heatsink?"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

No the stock is fine, but like Noob said, you should strongly consider getting a reliable PSU like a Corsair or Seasonic.

Comment reply on malinman100's Completed Build: New Gaming Pc

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Really solid build for the price. I just can't believe how much RAM costs now when I got my 8GB for $45 only 4 months ago! :o

The only thing I would say is to maybe work on the cable management a little.

Comment reply on amukid92's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 74 months ago
  • -3 points

I just need to say: The Extreme 4 is not a cheaply made board and is just as high quality as the board he chose, if not better. In addition, it's also extremely reliable: I have 3 of them running right now and none of them have had problems. This is actually the first time I've seen someone not recommend the Extreme 4 on this site so I'm a little surprised you said that.

Comment reply on StickyJunk's Completed Build:

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

While I sort of agree with Spirafall here, there's just one thing I have to say. There is a difference between extravagant spending to get the best parts, and just wasting money. A build with identical specs to this build could have been made for well under $5000. Now again, that's not to say it's a bad build - clearly it's a beast - but it just seems like the builder spent money just to spend it on some areas of the build, and not to get the best possible product.

But for the builder: I REALLY like the color scheme in the case, it looks like a boss in there. And I'm sure this thing eats everything you do with it alive, so enjoy your beast of a computer.

Comment reply on amukid92's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

The only things I would change are a better SSD, the ASRock Extreme 4 Mobo (usually under $130 on newegg or Microcenter), and a better priced 7970. Also, you won't really notice much of a difference between the 2400 RAM and the 1600 RAM, which probably could have saved you 120 dollars if you got 8GB.

But with that being said it's still a really nice build and looks pretty sweet in that case.

Comment reply on Justin95's Completed Build: First Build: Mid-Level Gaming

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, sorry I haven't responded in so long (although it's probably better because you get a long-term opinion). It's holding up really well. I haven't done any overclocking as of yet, but after playing games for a few hours on max settings the highest I've seen it go was 43C. So I'd say it's doing its job.

Comment reply on afakhry98's Completed Build: Multi-Purpose High Performance

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I can vouch for that, I have the same setup, along with another with a 3570K and 7870 and I get about 150-200 with everything maxed out.

Comment reply on Justin95's Completed Build: First Build: Mid-Level Gaming

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. :)

Comment reply on Justin95's Completed Build: First Build: Mid-Level Gaming

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, my brother played some Minecraft with it and it runs pretty sweet. :p Inspiration for his build I guess.

Comment reply on Justin95's Completed Build: First Build: Mid-Level Gaming

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the cables look a little bunched up and such, but I did what I could. I'll work on it when I get a chance.

Comment reply on Justin95's Completed Build: First Build: Mid-Level Gaming

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. :)

Comment reply on Justin95's Completed Build: First Build: Mid-Level Gaming

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

Comment reply on Justin95's Completed Build: First Build: Mid-Level Gaming

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

LEDs actually, but I still like them. :p

Comment reply on bigspooky's Completed Build: My gaming machine.

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

Be back in a second, have to go change my boxers...

Comment reply on StoweSkier's Completed Build: Nephew's first Gaming Rigs, Quality Parts, Neat Wiring

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I just built mine this Saturday actually with the same cooler/motherboard. The Ripjaws X fit under the fan, as lutzee said.

Comment reply on StoweSkier's Completed Build: Nephew's first Gaming Rigs, Quality Parts, Neat Wiring

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build overall. Does that 212 cooler cover your first RAM slot?

Comment reply on exmakina's Completed Build:

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Was there a reason for W7 Ultimate? And why 16GB of RAM?

Comment reply on jar003's Completed Build: 1st Time Build

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Even so, it's a $10 difference.

Comment reply on govind_997's Completed Build: Red Monster

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand the reasoning behind the motherboard choice and the overpriced RAM. It's still a very nice build, you spent a lot of unneeded money here.

Comment reply on sumoera's Completed Build: 5 year PC build (hopefully) (1st time build)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Other than the wasted money on the motherboard, looks like a really solid build. The fan controller looks pretty cool on the front as well. :p

Comment reply on Obosoddjobs's Completed Build: THOR!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel like this might be a troll build. Either way the part selection and cable management are a little iffy.

Comment reply on Invictus350's Completed Build: Invictus Gamer 2012

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Jealous of that monitor. Nice balanced build though. Cable management is lacking a little.

Comment reply on Xareh's Completed Build: My first build...

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

No SSD? That's a little bit of a shame. :(

Comment reply on Fan0packers's Completed Build: Black November Build

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

RAID 0 with SSDs is a little silly. It cuts the reliability in half, and then you lose everything if one of them dies.

Comment reply on 1quickv6's Completed Build: Scout Trooper

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

There might be a problem with the HDD. Grinding noises doesn't sound good.

Comment reply on 1quickv6's Completed Build: Scout Trooper

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have just gotten one high-end card instead of 2 mediocre 560s. Other than that looks pretty nice. The case is pretty sweet. :p

Comment reply on slykrysis's Completed Build: Gaming build for friend

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks.

Comment reply on Corkeda's Completed Build:

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It's $10 more.

Comment reply on slykrysis's Completed Build: Gaming build for friend

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

What keyboard is that?

Comment reply on Corkeda's Completed Build:

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand why you got a case with a PSU and then got a PSU double the wattage you actually need? You overpaid for that motherboard, and probably should have gone with 8GB of memory. And no SSD? The saved money on the PSU and motherboard could have been used to upgrade the GPU and maybe buy an SSD. You should have gotten an Ivy Bridge processor as well.

Comment reply on WareIsChris's Completed Build: Source 210 Awesome build with crazy sales

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

This is practically the exact same build as the one I have planned, minus a few minor choices. Looks like a really great build for the price you got it at. Only thing I would say is the cables are a little messy.

Comment reply on kj22679's Completed Build: Gaming PC for a friend in need

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

It's awesome that you built this for him, really nice gesture. I hope your friend is doing well, and enjoy gaming with him. Oh, and nice build too. :p

Comment reply on Jlmichaud's Completed Build: First build ever.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, although you spent a little much on the motherboard.

Comment reply on demiipoet's Completed Build: First PC Build

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm surprised you didn't get at least a 7200rpm HDD or an SSD to go along with the Green, especially if this is a gaming rig. Other than that it looks pretty nice.

Comment reply on meleniumshane90's Completed Build: NCC-1701D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

This is quite the build. 4 awesome monitors to go along with it just adds to it. Nice job. :)

Comment reply on Painarasz's Completed Build: Gaming Machine

  • 80 months ago
  • -2 points

@OP

I see a lot of responses to questions about spending extra money on parts saying "money wasn't an issue."

There's a difference between a non-budget build and just blatantly wasting money. This is the latter.

An i5 3570K would be $100 less, and would perform exactly the same if not better in games than your i7. You will never use 8Gb in gaming, let alone 16 (useless 1866MHz I might add), another $45 wasted. There are dozens of motherboards that perform exactly the same as yours for ~120-140, another $60-80 wasted. So for the exact same system performance, you could have saved upwards of $250.

Sorry if that seems like an angry rant, but it just seems like you threw away money simply because "it wasn't a budget build."

That being said, it's still a really nice build with nice parts in it.

Comment reply on ninja00058's Completed Build: phantom, budget build

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, but usually people go ahead and change it, especially when water cooling.

Comment reply on ninja00058's Completed Build: phantom, budget build

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choices across the board. The only thing I would say: water cooling but no overclock?

Comment reply on tjoy123's Completed Build: First Build (gaming)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

But then he needs a new motherboard too.

Comment reply on missiongo2183's Completed Build: Nine Hundred

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Well seeing as it was built 5 years ago, it's not too bad. But the thing i don't understand is, why 4 x 1GB RAM, instead of 2 x 2GB?

Comment reply on Edmundoh's Completed Build: workload and gaming - First ever build

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Yes, and why get a nice house? You can easily just "make space" in the house instead of getting one that's big enough for you. I'm not saying having a nice house isn't nice, but you can easily just buy a smaller one.

Comment reply on Edmundoh's Completed Build: workload and gaming - First ever build

  • 80 months ago
  • 7 points

There's really no need to comment on the case in my opinion. The case is the one part that has no effect on the computer's performance, and is really just an expression of how the builder wants their computer to look.

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