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Comment reply on OfficialStrix's Completed Build: xXLadBibleBanterCheekyNandosHuarachesFifaHDXx

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1, will show the lads next time I'm over at 20 dale (ladbible HQ) ;-)

Comment reply on Ghraey's Completed Build: The Edge

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Lovely build - great job!

Comment reply on SpoonHandle's Completed Build: Leviathan MK II

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright no worries - I've heard it's generally not too harmful but I can't help but worry about it haha. The dowel rod is a good idea, I've tried tying mine but I don't have a drive cage or anything close enough to tie to!

I saw some Puget systems GPU brackets on /r/buildapc that looked pretty cool but haven't been able to get hold of one - plus it might interfere when I get a second 970.

Comment reply on SpoonHandle's Completed Build: Leviathan MK II

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Lovely build - great job.

Quick question, is the GPU sagging? I've currently got a 970 Strix which sags badly.. and deciding whether to go with another 970 for sli @ 1440p/144hz gsync or sell my 970 and buy a 980 ti.

If the 980 ti sags too I'll probably not bother due to the extra cost.

Comment reply on iKryten's Completed Build: Harley Quinn: Skylake Gaming Rig

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the handy dandy shelf!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ROG swift or...?"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

Freesync isn't an option as (correct me if I'm wrong) it's AMD only. I have a GTX 970 and getting a second ASAP.

Comment reply on mh7850's Completed Build: 918

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, absolutely love that case. Great job.

Comment reply on lossslesss's Completed Build: Fluorescent Adolescent

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Arctic Monkeys name, +2 for sexy build. Great job OP, she's a beauty.

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Dark Sapphire | My first build - developing & casual gaming

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

EDIT:::::

Sorry, I thought this comment was on my latest build, not my original. What I said below still applies but I'll feedback my thoughts on the Seasonic from this build, which is now my girlfriends PC. The model listed isn't the exact model I bought, that would be the 520W Seasonic Bronze S12II-520. It's a little trooper and has been used for heavy gaming, website development and general media daily since May 2014. It's not modular, and it's not very pretty. However it has fantastic build quality, WAY better than the Corsair CX in my latest build. I would recommend pretty much any Seasonic, just double check reviews before you buy.

Hi joxini! It's okay (Corsair CX600M, not the Seasonic you're referring to so feel free to ignore the following). It hasn't died or anything, but I would struggle to recommend it. I would focus less on the efficiency and more on the quality of the components. If I could go back and swap out for anything of the following, I would.

Seasonic based (by far the best, usually pay more) :

  • Seasonic S12II series

  • Seasonix X series

  • Antec Neo Eco (Seasonic made)

  • XFX Core/Pro series (basically same as the Seasonic SS-850HT's)

  • Corsair AX series (Seasonic made)

  • Corsair TX series (Seasonic made)

Non-Seasonic made (still quality, slightly cheaper) :

  • OCZ ZT/ZX

  • Rosewill RG

  • Rosewill Capstone

  • EVGA G2

  • Antec VP

That said, I personally haven't had an issue but I've heard from plenty of people who have, it's one of the often most overlooked components in a computer and consequently often skimped on. Don't skimp, buy quality and have peace of mind.

Comment reply on Lavins's Completed Build: Client Build: Crimson Rocket

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. Better performance-wise or better build quality/leak prevention?

Comment reply on Lavins's Completed Build: Client Build: Crimson Rocket

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Superb build! How're you finding the x31? Picking mine up Saturday :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is getting a faster boot-up off an SSD really worth the extra money?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks! It's bigger now

Comment reply on Forum Topic "As scary as this is to you guys, I think I'm going to do something HEAVILY frowned upon here..."

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Play on what you enjoy, the whole "pcmasterrace" ideology is that PC's in every way are technically better. But this doesn't matter, I have (in my opinion) a VERY good PC, yet I still play on my 360 sometimes because my old university mates do and it's the only way to catch up with them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is getting a faster boot-up off an SSD really worth the extra money?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes. SSD's don't just benefit boot-up times, have you seen how fast programs like the adobe suite load up? it's incredible. I wouldn't ever go back to mechanical drive for primary use. Even my work dev PC which is a Xeon ES 1650 v2 with 64gb ram and WD10k drive feels sluggish.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fallout 4"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Same, but I think there's a bigger gap in the Fallout series so it's more likely F4 will come become TES VI.

Either-or, both will make my year haha!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I would much appreciate it if you guys can look at my first ever cpu build <3 :D! Thanks in advance!!"

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Good solid parts choice, you could future proof by upgrading to a 970 if you're hell bent on nVidia, or a 280x (or 3xx if you want to wait a month) if you're happy to go with AMD. This will give you better performance per dollar and ensure you'll still be handling 1080p60fps for a couple of years. I don't suggest you SLI 960's, it's just not worth it. You'd be so much better off with a single 970 that will allow you to max 1080p for a long time, and give you the option of 1440p should you need it.

Personally I'd also get a 7200RPM 1TB HDD sooner rather than later - this will give you plenty of space for games/docs/storage and allow you to retain plenty of space for OS/Programs on C (SSD). You can pick up a WD blue for £45.

I feel like you could get a 27" 1080p monitor for much less, but unfortunately I'm only really clued up with 24" UK prices.. have a look around - I might be wrong, but I'd expect to spend around £140-160 (I don't work in USD sorry haha!).

The CPU, cooler, case, RAM, SSD and fans are all excellent choices - I wouldn't change any of those. I'm not familiar with the mobo, but for z97 I'd expect them all to be around $100+ so can't go wrong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Steeal series elite or HyperX cloud?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

HyperX Cloud (or Cloud II) is probably the best for the money.

Comment reply on joshumax's Completed Build: { Pureille v1.0 } - [The Completed Nullbox]

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This is SO sexy. Well done, love it.

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Re-Ascension - Asus GTX 970 Strix - Asus Maximus VII Ranger z97 - i5 4670k [old] - Corsair Vengance 2x4gb 1600

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

See above my latest build pics and details for the case I chose!

I'd highly recommend it.

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Re-Ascension - Asus GTX 970 Strix - Asus Maximus VII Ranger z97 - i5 4670k [old] - Corsair Vengance 2x4gb 1600

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick follow up to this, I've ordered an NZXT Source 340 Black w/window - after much research this seems to be a great quality case with low price and small size to go with it.

Just a suggestion if you were thinking of buying this case ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair H100i vs H100i GTX"

  • 53 months ago
  • 5 points

Couldn't this be achieved simply with case fans? Even with stock cooler and 1-2 case fans I've never seen a motherboard go much above ambient temp.

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Re-Ascension - Asus GTX 970 Strix - Asus Maximus VII Ranger z97 - i5 4670k [old] - Corsair Vengance 2x4gb 1600

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The build quality leaves something to be desired. Also, the lack of cable management and limited options with HDD's/SSD's is a factor, if that bothers you.

For the money, I can't complain - it's just not ideal, and I will be upgrading it.

For a budget/casual build, it's absolutely fine.

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Re-Ascension - Asus GTX 970 Strix - Asus Maximus VII Ranger z97 - i5 4670k [old] - Corsair Vengance 2x4gb 1600

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Brandon! Thanks for featuring my computer, just about to watch now.

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Re-Ascension - Asus GTX 970 Strix - Asus Maximus VII Ranger z97 - i5 4670k [old] - Corsair Vengance 2x4gb 1600

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yeah it is very cramped. I bought the case with the Strix 960 in mind so could really have done with going for something like a define R5 - probabaly do this next month.

There is some sagging, largely due to the weight. It's funny really, the back plate prevents the card itself from bending but doesn't do anything to prevent the card pulling on the MoBo and sagging there.

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Re-Ascension - Asus GTX 970 Strix - Asus Maximus VII Ranger z97 - i5 4670k [old] - Corsair Vengance 2x4gb 1600

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, the LED's you see are a visual seperation of the two pseudo-PCB's.

Comment reply on alnakib80's Completed Build: The Beast

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Lovely build - great job!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Getting Windows 8?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

...and the rest.

Comment reply on Spike116's Completed Build: 2014 Sovereignty

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think it's very odd given the price difference. Saving $10 over future proofing doesn't make much sense to me personally. I don't overclock mine, but I might one day.

Comment reply on hilyou's Completed Build: First Build! I call it Serenity

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Good idea with the 970 - they're fantastic. My Dad recently bought the MSI and said it's extremely quiet, very powerful, well built and cool. So much of a no-brainer that I can't wait for pay day haha.

Thanks for the explanation of the hue, I think I'll pick one of these up when I get a larger case - currently got an mATX tower (2m will swamp it).

Comment reply on hilyou's Completed Build: First Build! I call it Serenity

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build, great job.

I like your part choices, and the many pictures! :)

In the future do you plan to go down the SLI route, or upgrade to a 9-series card?

Would you mind explaining how exactly the NZXT hue works? You mentioned the LED strip isn't sticky. How long is it? Is it just one strip that connects into the hue controller?

Enjoy!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair CS650M or EVGA Supernova 650 ?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. I'm with Lukus on this OP.

I don't rate the Corsair PSU's very highly, although EVGA and XFX are pretty solid without spending crazy money on a SeaSonic.

Myles

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Dark Sapphire | My first build - developing & casual gaming

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Since the 9 series cards are out, swap the 290x for an MSI 970 4gb (~£260) and swap the 750W PSU (overkill) for an EVGA 650W supernova.

Puts the ideal build at around £900 with a bit of shopping around!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Install steam onto SSD and games on the HDD? Does it make any difference?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldn't make a huge difference. The only major benefit of running games from an SSD (assuming your PC is pretty powerful) is load times.

I have my OS on one 256 SSD and Steam games on another. Works for me ^

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Antivirus or no Antivirus?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't NEED to get one, but I've always run a light weight free one, just in case. Try AVG free, and turn off the automatic scanning. This coupled with Windows build in firewall (or a third party one) should be fine.

If you're still unsure about Malware you could get Malbytes anti-malware free and just run it every now and again to clean your system.

Good luck!

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Dark Sapphire | My first build - developing & casual gaming

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, at the time I had a budget and wanted to complete the build (including monitor and all peripherals) for under £1000.

The compromise on the motherboard seemed worthwhile, as it doesn't actually make any major difference to performance. I know it's nice to have extra sata/usb ports, and monitoring/oc'ing software etc. but it really wasn't needed.

I'm currently pricing up a new build, so that the Mrs can have this one.

So far I'm thinking....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £161.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £78.88 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £119.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £67.49 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £67.49 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card £387.58 @ More Computers
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case £84.98 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £80.46 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1048.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-15 11:15 BST+0100

Some of the parts I can pick up much cheaper than what's listed on here. No HDD/SSD required as I currently have two 240gb SSD's and a dump drive, so will just give the Mrs one of my SSD's or pick up a new one as and when.

Comment reply on MylesRawr's Completed Build: Dark Sapphire | My first build - developing & casual gaming

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very cool, and relatively quiet - hard to judge the noise as my Graphics card is so bloody noisy most of the time!

Given the price, I'd recommend it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO tricky install?"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I think if you've got a steady hand and allow yourself plenty of time, you'll be fine. As suggested before, watch a couple of builders on YouTube and see how it's done before trying your own. :)

Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "H80i High temp with stock i5 3570k"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not high, it's what you should expect. Stop worrying buddy :)

Comment reply on Guy691's Completed Build: "Jessie": Salvaged Optiplex 9020

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for awesome cable management! :)

Comment reply on mephyt's Completed Build: 2014 WS Build

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Don't assume the immediate OC simply because the CPU is unlocked. OP might just be future proofing.

Though I do agree, give it six months and OP will be sick of the noise generated by stock cooler ;D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do I have to close and Re-open chrome for my web pages to load properly?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Try clearing all of your cache. CTRL + SHIFT + DEL. Tick all and select "the beginning of time".

Failing that, re-install and double check your firewall/proxy settings.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor doesn't detect graphic card"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have on-board graphics? If so, plug the monitor into there. Then update the GPU drivers and re-try.

Comment reply on delpo's Completed Build: Trek

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's beautiful, great job! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build died after 1 week"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that's unlucky! Glad you got it sorted though.

Comment reply on holyjesus's Completed Build: WIFEBASHER2000

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, more pics = +1 from me ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions needed before I order (£500 gaming PC)"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor £73.10 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £61.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £30.96 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £30.96 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.50 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £44.39 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £45.78 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £11.74 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £52.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £498.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 15:49 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 4960K worth the money over a i5 4960?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with Vindex OP. Even if you don't plan to overclock now, you might in the future. Out of the box there is literally no difference except the ability to overclock, but for the sake of £15/$20 you might as well.

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Pokeball

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful. Every single on of your builds is simply awesome. Great job yet again Skemble! +1

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