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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best monitor for a 4690K and a 970?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

How does it compare to the BenQ 2420Z and the AOC G2770PQU?

Comment reply on dude9999's Build Guide: Best bang for buck gaming PC! (accidentally deleted)

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Sorry for late reply but a 290 is not $280...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9290aedfd

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131549&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Can't say I really would trust Linus's videos he has many build videos that are flat out terrible. (SSD in $400 PC....) I can't stop you from choosing the 8320, but if you do, you'll see for yourself that the i3 is better. The i3 is also $30 cheaper. The best bet would be to invest in a build with an i5. I mean, for less you can get 1080p/Ultra/60fps, something not possible with your build.

Comment reply on 65Wats's Build Guide: Gaming build with core i5 processor for under $600

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

An i5 and 750Ti are not a very good match. Downsizing the CPU and upgrading the GPU would offer much better price/performance. An i3/280X would be much better.

Comment reply on dude9999's Build Guide: Best bang for buck gaming PC! (accidentally deleted)

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Sorry, but this is certainly not the best bang for your buck.

No possible way it will ever beat this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $176.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus H81M-D PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $48.88 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.64 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $27.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $667.47
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $627.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-27 23:34 EDT-0400

Anyway, an i3 will beat a 8320 in gaming. Its about single core performance. Gaming mainly needs the 1-2 cores and the i3 has hyperthreading to function as a quad core. Its not as good as an i5, but its better than AMD's alternatives. Anyway, an i5 is much better. And a 290 is better than a 280X. There is no doubt. Changes that could be made are a more feature filled mobo and a higher wattage PSU. However, it will work like this. It's cheaper so there's room for things like that.

Comment reply on Necronomiconomist's Completed Build: Ozymandias

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy... 2 Headphones, and a headset, $3750 on audio alone. You've just spent triple my PC, OS, monitor, and rig, on audio. $3000 on monitors. And $230 on a mouse a keyboard? Not even an RGB? $140 on W7. $3140 on GPU, 1500W PSU, for $400!$440 on 32gb of ram! $480 mobo! $350 on storage. $1000 on the CPU. $90 on liquid cooling, I was expecting, like $500... And finally, $20 on the optical drive. Holy...

Comment reply on 50505050G's Completed Build: First gaming pc

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the temps for you 280X, and what kind of performance do you get?

Comment reply on av8rarky's Completed Build: Black-Knight

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you a pro photogpraher? Nice pics.

Comment reply on WartyFruitCake's Completed Build: The Black Hole

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Or use EVGA Step Up

Comment reply on WartyFruitCake's Completed Build: The Black Hole

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You should take advantage of EVGA's step up program and get a 970.

Comment reply on badaboom423's Completed Build: First Gaming pc (saying hello to the master race :D)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

With that budget I would've gone with 16gb of ram, and definetly done=e more with the cables.

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