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Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500 - 1750$ build."

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Bump

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500 - 1750$ build."

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense, thanks. Other than that, it looks good?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Build - Need Opinions"

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, it does the job just as well as any other thermal compound.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Build - Need Opinions"

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

The cooler comes with thermal paste pre-applied and I would say ditch the soundcard, that board has good onboard sound anyways. And if you are really into video editing you should go with 16 GB sticks of RAM. But you can experiment first to find out how much you use, then buy another 2x4 kit if you find that you need more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2500 budget: Friend build"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, good luck on your build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2500 budget: Friend build"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless your friend does tons of video editing and such, it is a complete waste of money (even if that isn't a problem for you). I would say start out with a 2x8 kit and if he feels the need to add more, you do. With that in mind, I have revised your build to make a tad bit cheaper:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z87-G55 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $113.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $174.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $159.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital WD SE 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $177.65 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card $649.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $140.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $139.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.63 @ Mwave
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.63 @ Mwave
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard $119.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse $51.99 @ Amazon
Other Corsair MM200 Extended Gaming Mouse Pad $34.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $2365.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-09 11:22 EDT-0400

You can change the 780 Ti to whatever brand of your liking. I picked the Gigabyte version because not only is it the cheapest one, but also one with a aftermarket cooler. They do better than the referance versions.

Also there is cheaper RAM that will also match your coulor scheme if you want it: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c10d16gxm

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2500 budget: Friend build"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason for 32 gigs of RAM?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC-Suggestions"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Double-check the clearance between the RAM and the cooler. You might need to go low profile RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AVG, MSE, or avira?"

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Well, I'm a big fan of Avast. It's very user-friendly as well if the case is that your parents aren't so experienced around computers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What antivirus software do you use?"

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I use Avast, really happy with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "good deal on i7-4770K?"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I ordered just about every part of my PC from Amazon and had no problems whatsoever.

Comment reply on Marck527's Completed Build: Project X.P.K

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The colours are kinda pissing me off o.0 Anyway, the parts are good, +1.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone build me a gaming rig"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit over budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card $504.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $142.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1505.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 11:58 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Cosmic_Jester's Completed Build: The Chameleon ($1400 Build)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Some of your choices really boggle my mind. Like the disk-drives and your case and, well, a lot of things. It could have been so much more at this price range.

Also, never mix RAM sticks like that, specially ones with different voltage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what y'all think about this build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

You should definetely get an Antivirus. You can just stick with MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). That's microsofts own, free antivirus software.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what y'all think about this build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I would also go for the RM, if he has the budget that is. I just suggested some cheaper optoins that at least are better than a Raidmax :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need your opinion guys !"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what y'all think about this build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Just change the brand, not the power. Something like XFX, SeaSonic or corsair. Just don't get that Raidmax, it can ruin your whole system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want a 2nd opinion... AMD 8350, gigabyte 780 3 GB and more :)"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Get cheaper of, well, everything. 170 $ for 8 gigs of RAM is insane!

Wait, read now that you got it for 750 USD total? I'm confused....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

DO NOT get that PSU, it is extremely unreliable. It will ruin your entire system.

Also, this will be better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $98.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $152.86 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $199.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card $319.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1410.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 19:11 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming / Streaming rig (need opinions)"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx You could get this instead so you can have the option of SLI in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build - $2000"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What will you use it for?

I just realised that these were Australian prices so some things like the PSU you actually can't get cheaper, sorry about that.

The point of getting something cheaper? To save money, I think that's a viable reason. I'm not saying downgrade the performance, I'm saying downgrade the price. And that means that you will be able to upgrade other parts of the system where the performance does matter. This is all again relative to what you are using this system for.

But then again, at the time of my first comment, I did not realise that these were Australian prices, because most of these parts you can get much cheaper in the US.

Also, it's just my personal preference to not build in a case that is too big, I think it looks...too empty. Plus, It takes up a lot of unnecessary space.

Comment reply on smatdude13's Completed Build: Second PC build, Best so far for me!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I think the opposite of JailBreak, +1 for the case, I really love it! :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build - $2000"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a cheaper MB unless you have a specific reason to get the one listed. Get cheaper RAM. You could get a cheaper PSU. And I would personally downgrade the case as well. Now throw in a 780.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1ST Time Gaming PC Ultra-Build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you will still be good with 850 W.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1ST Time Gaming PC Ultra-Build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Dominator Platinum? Sure they're nice and all but so freakishly overpriced. Also don't assume the SLI Bridge comes with the card, mine didn't.

Comment reply on SirFluffy's Completed Build: The Fluffer!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Np.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer Build for Wife"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Please post in a better format that is easier for us to read. Copy everything from the ''PCPartpicker/Reddit Markup'' tab in the PC build screen and paste it here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final $1500 water cooling part list"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, sounds like a fun idea. Can't find any ways to make it cheaper though, without taking out the performance. But I don't know so much about different water cooling parts, so can't really help much there. Good luck anyway!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final $1500 water cooling part list"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good, although you could get a cheaper MB.

And personally, I wouldn't go custom loop at this budget, seeing as it's rather expensive, but it's your call.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3k Budget build parts list"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel that a PC with a 3k price tag at least should be able to fit a 780 Ti.

Comment reply on SirFluffy's Completed Build: The Fluffer!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Not had any problems yet. But I cannot comment on if the keys wear out, I have only had it for about a month or two so far.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1ST Time Gaming PC Ultra-Build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It's called an SLI Bridge, sometimes they are included sometimes they are not. You are gonna wanna check with the manufacturer if they do or not.

Also, about your build, I would drop to 16 GB of RAM and a 850 W PSU. It's plenty.

Comment reply on SirFluffy's Completed Build: The Fluffer!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't get me wrong, It's a great keyboard for the price and I don't regret my purchase of it. But you know, for gaming and given that it's not mechanical I kinda just gave one less star. Maybe I should have given it 5, but you know...meh. I would still recommend it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there anything wrong with this build?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Then go with the i7.

If you want 8 GB perhaps this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gao

If you want 16 right away for video editing purposes, then maybe this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d16gar

A good, reliable board for a great price is this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gaming

Really? I get it to 700, without any overclocks in mind, and that is still cutting in in my opinion... Anyway this is 850 W and barely more expensive than the the one you have listed: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx It's made by SeaSonic so it's super-reliable. (XFX PSU's are made by them)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How does this look"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Meh.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there anything wrong with this build?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What will you use it for?

Upgrade your RAM to at least 1600 Mhz, CAS 9 or lower. If this is a gaming rig, you will also do fine with only 8 gigs and upgrade to 16 when you need to.

Again, if for gaming, the i5 4670k is your best bet.

Do you have a reason to go with such an expensive MB? There are cheaper options.

Haven't heard much about that SSD so can't say anything about it.

If you want to SLI 780's, you are gonna want a 850 watt PSU.

And lastly, will you actually ever use that blu-ray reader?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Builder. Looking for Advice :)"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, if you do not want to overclock get the non ''K'' version. You can also ditch the aftermarket cooler because the one that comes with it is perfectly fine if you don't want to overclock. You can probably find some cheaper RAM as well. This for example: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbxl

With all these price cuts you will be able to slam a 780 in there if you want.

I think that he means that you will find the 128 GB version too small, there is no difference in performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Running upcoming GEN games / Build list HELP"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you already have peripherals or do you need those as well?

Do you mean that you already have the screens or that you need them included in the list?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GAMING RIG - 2014"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx just change to this PSU to save some cash.

Oh, and 16 GB of RAM is way overkill for gaming. And no SSD? At this price range you should definetely have one.

Lol just noticed, you forgot a case, unless you don't already have one ;P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2500 - Silence Optimized - Photo Editing | Video Editing | Medium Gaming"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

This is great actually, can't wait to see it completed :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500 $ max fps build intel , not amd parts"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

In the pc-build screen there is a button that says ''Pcpartpicker/Reddit Markup'' at the upper right hand of the screen. Click it and copy everything that shows up. Then you just paste everything into the comment.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't want to overclock get the non ''K'' version of that CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500 $ max fps build intel , not amd parts"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

No game requires over 5 GB of RAM, so getting 16 for gaming is just wasting money. 770 SLI probably is going to use 750 W so an 850 W PSU is plenty. I don't think that you should go 3-way SLI because the performance increase is minimum. By the time 2-way SLI isn't enough, you are better off getting a completely new card. Take a look st this parts list: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $146.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $101.94 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card $509.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $122.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $134.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1571.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 04:55 EDT-0400

It's a bit over 1500 but not much and fits a 780 and a watercooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2200 high end gaming and video editing"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx Go with this powersupply instead and it will be perfect :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500 $ max fps build intel , not amd parts"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Slow down there Mister. Why 16 GB of RAM? And for christ sake, get a lower wattage PSU.

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