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Forum Topic "~$2,500 budget need monitors and case"

T_Payne 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I agree with soulventic. Don't pair a mid-range CPU with top-tier GPU.

TN vs IPS is constantly debated. I've summarized (to myself) as TN has the best/fastest response and is the go-to panel for FPS gamers. IPS has superior viewing quality and texture, usually at the expense of slower response time...better for workstation use or RPG type games. However, you can now buy higher quality IPS panels at 144Hz with Freesync/G-sync that make them great for FPS gaming also.

The motherboard is the nervous system of the PC. If anything, you should get a quality motherboard with a newer chipset if you want to slightly future-proof your build. You can always upgrade in a year to a better CPU and GPU if you have a good motherboard.

There is no need to get 2TB of M.2 storage. You really don't need to use M.2 for anything other than the main drive (OS and certain applications). For things like a steam library...it's better to save and get 1 or 2 TB HDDs at 7200RPM with 64Mb cache.

Forum Topic "~$2,500 budget need monitors and case"

T_Payne 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I'd recommend you up the processor to the 1700 or 1700x. With the 2 more cores/4 threads you will have significant multi-core performance improvements...and right now the costs are about the same as the 1600x. My favorite case is the Corsair Carbide 540 (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139022&ignorebbr=1) Lots of room for radiators, great air flow, and plenty of room for a custom loop if you decide to go that way in the future. If you change your storage solution to a 500Gb M.2 and a good storage HDD, you could afford a monitor like the LG 34UC89G. (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16824025121) It's a great picture IPS panel, but with G-sync and 144Hz RR...IMO this is the best monitor for any mixture of high-texture fast gaming and 1080p workstation use. Other things I noticed. Don't get ram over 3000MHz...Ryzen Zen only "supports" up to 2933, so anything above that is a waste (unless you really want to try OC'ing RAM with Ryzen and be special). You really shouldn't need any PSU above 700W, so save some money there. Last, you could save significantly by going 1070Ti and upgrading in the future to a 20 series GTX. It's likely going to be a few more months before games are fully optimized for the 20 series cards anywayz...

T_Payne's Completed Build: B&W Ryzen 1500X

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I'm sure. I'd never used one before--way different to span with a thumb.

T_Payne's Completed Build: B&W Ryzen 1500X

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha...yeah. Trackball. The picture wasn't the final setup. I assembled it at work (at fabrication shop), and that was the only spare mouse I could find.

Forum Topic "1050Ti 4GB vs 1060 3GB"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I've watched a few YouTube vids... I definitely agree. I had this presumption that VRAM size what indicative of performance. Whoa, I was wrong.

Forum Topic "1x16GB @ 2133 or 2x8 at 2666 DDR4"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I don't have a 144Hz monitor... and for gaming... I mostly play RPG/Stategy games like Dota2, Civ, and Witcher series. Not really into FPS.

Budget is very low (<1k). As you can see by the build list above, I'm restricted by the mobo. I have peripherals to use for the next couple months, until I can but more adequate stuff for gaming. $150 for 16GB seems legit, as a "good" 2x8 kit is closer to $200. I also thought that getting a 1x16 @ 2133 might open me up to buying another when the price drops, and run dual-channel at 2133 with 32GB.

The mobo supports 3200, but the Ryzen is (supposedly) finicky with achieving those speeds. So, I though getting 2133MHz, and OC'ing to 2600 might be possible.

Forum Topic "1x16GB @ 2133 or 2x8 at 2666 DDR4"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I'm doing an ASRock Pro4/Ryzen 1400 build (budget and all...I'm a student).

I don't feel the CPU will bottleneck either, but I could be wrong. Here's my current build list (as you can see the HDD/M.2/Mobo are already purchased):

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fJYTbj

I need to call them about timings... I didn't see on the package. I imagine it's 16-16-16-38 or similar. Maybe 17s for CAS... I'll check with them and repost.

Thanks for the reply.

Forum Topic "1050Ti 4GB vs 1060 3GB"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fJYTbj

That's my current build. As you can see, the HDD/M.2 are already purchased, as is the B350 Pro4 from ASRock. I AM planning to OC the Ryzen 1400, but do want a CPU that can "keep up" with the current AAA games and the GPU.

Forum Topic "1050Ti 4GB vs 1060 3GB"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Soooo, you’re saying Yes? I need to complete my Ryzen budget build for less than $1k... but I can cut out peripherals if a 1060 is that much better than a 1050Ti... for another $50. I have a keyboard/mouse, and can hard wire vice use WiFi.

Forum Topic "1050Ti 4GB vs 1060 3GB"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks for that posting! It definitely seems like 1060 is the way to go if I want to play AAA games. I would love to play AC:Orgins on my PC build... vice the Xbox One...

But it's primary purpose is definitely going to be school (college) related.

Forum Topic "1050Ti 4GB vs 1060 3GB"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I wish I would’ve pulled the trigger a month ago. But thanks to miners.... prices are absurd! And yeah, a non-mini/non-low profile 1060 is at least $240.

The 1050Ti is getting hit just as hard to get a deal. The ASUS 4GB was $140 two months ago... now it’s $205 0_o

Cutty1312's Completed Build: My First Gaming PC

T_Payne 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Very clean looking build. Were you able to get the Corsair LPX to 2933MHz? Or is it stuck at 2133?

PCBeginner24601's Completed Build: The Dreadnought

T_Payne 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build. +1 How do you like the P400 case? I think they look amazing.

There is a lot of stuff in the forum section about getting RAM to play nice with Ryzen. Look through there, and you might find some tips to get your speed up to 2666, 2933, or even 3200MHz.

Forum Topic "Mid-Budget Ryzen 3 build (Opinions)"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks. I'll look into these pieces. I appreciate your input

Forum Topic "Mid-Budget Ryzen 3 build (Opinions)"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Gotcha! Well, I appreciate the input, I added the PSU you recommended to the build.

To what type of wireless peripherals are you referring? I'm pretty solid on the $1000, but doesn't mean I can't pick up nice add-ons later down the road. Like a month or two.

Forum Topic "Mid-Budget Ryzen 3 build (Opinions)"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Awesome. So, a 550W PSU isn't overkill for this build? I don't plan on ever running SLI (not sure the mobs would even support it...). I do want to OC, for reasons I said above, and may upgrade to a Ryzen 7 in a year or two when prices drop.

I'll definitely have to get a 1050Ti. When I first looked at them they were around $220-240, so I went with the cheaper 1050. Thanks!

I'll keep your advice in mind for the keyboard/mouse, but I thought wireless would be nice because I could hook my TV into the HDMI of the GPU (the desk is 5 ft from the TV) and be lazy on the couch while still using the PC.

Forum Topic "Mid-Budget Ryzen 3 build (Opinions)"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks for the advice--I made those changes.

Forum Topic "Mid-Budget Ryzen 3 build (Opinions)"

T_Payne submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Ok. I was planning on Overclocking the 1200 (not that I necessarily NEED to, just wanted to play around with adjusting clock speed...never have before). If the included spire cooler can handle the OC'd CPU, I'll definitely remove the cooler and paste.

You have any recommendations for a more suitable PSU? Thanks.

Forum Topic "What anti-virus to get? Just finished first build."

T_Payne 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

I agree. I switched to Bitdefender 2 years ago, and I have been very happy with their Total Security package.

Miss_Mercedes's Completed Build: "DC-10-50TI" Flight Sim Rig

T_Payne 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Overall, nice build! What made you go with the mATX Pro4 vice the standard ATX form factor? As mentioned above ^^^^, definitely look to upgrade that PSU asap.

DatBackflipTho's Completed Build: Upgraded to a Spidey Themed Build

T_Payne 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Too strange... Maybe someone with more experience can chime in and explain that one of the pins/wires isn’t required. If it works, then hey! Go with it

DatBackflipTho's Completed Build: Upgraded to a Spidey Themed Build

T_Payne 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Very clean looking rig! +1 Outside of the GPUs...and why does it look like one cable is missing from the 24-pin?? 0_o

dylannandez's Completed Build: First PC Build

T_Payne 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Nice Build! You like the case? I was going to do a similar build in a Phanteks P400. You should (maybe?) get a RAM upgrade... 2x16 would be a better option. I know... budget! Overall, awesome!

Brandonbartholomew12's Completed Build: First ever build - RIP Budget

T_Payne 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I’m in the same boat. I work part-time IT and am doing my first build (I’ve saved parts for a budget and a dream build). Very sexy build! I like the CPU cooler! How does it handle OCs? I was thinking about doing a full water cooling loop. You spend that kinda cash, why the hell not?! Right??

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