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Comment reply on bazerka's Completed Build: Mr. Clean

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

It's really pretty.

Comment reply on bazerka's Completed Build: Mr. Clean

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

He probably already had it.

Comment reply on foxfix1998's Completed Build: My 15th Birthday gift "The Noobtube" (First Build).

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

I think you could have saved some money on the mobo, but other than that, pretty nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "fx-8350 or i5-3470?"

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as you're not overclocking, yes, but if you do, then you'll need a better cooler, or you'll have to be brave enough to open the chip and change the thermal paste.

Comment reply on pahockey360's Completed Build: 2012 gaming build, i5-3570k bitfenix shinobi msi pe oc 670

  • 80 months ago
  • -2 points

770 is just an OCed 680, which isn't much better than a 670, and MSi's PE cards OC to the sky anyway

Comment reply on Forum Topic "fx-8350 or i5-3470?"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

If you do plan on going Intel, don't get the 3470. Haswell just came out and it has a few i5s. If you get something like the i5 4570 (replaces the 3470), you'll have the latest socket. I'm not saying you shouldn't go with AMD, I'm just saying that you don't have to get a CPU for a dead socket if you go with Intel.

Comment reply on Welcome Ryan Manirelli!

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Great, another staff member too help with a continuously growing site!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why AMD APUs are only for HTPCs"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Only if you use dual graphics mode, but that's for low end GPU, like Radeon 6670 (~$60-70) and below. Otherwise the integrated graphics are not used.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "haswell worth it or not!!"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

So What you're saying is that it's not worth it to upgrade from the last two generations, but it is for a new build?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "haswell worth it or not!!"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

But if you have Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge, and you don't plan to overclock your memory, why get Haswell? Sure you'll have the next socket, but why not wait and see if Broadwell and Skylake are worth it? If they are, get a later, possibly better motherboard rather than going with the new ones. Not that the new ones are bad, but you'll have more options then. Unless you have something before Sandy Bridge, it just doesn't seem worth it. Most people don't need to overclock memory, and if you want the newer socket, just wait for a processor that will actually give you a worthwhile performance boost.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "haswell worth it or not!!"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't plan to overclock, sure, but get the non-K version. If you plan to overclock, Ivy Bridge is better, and Sandy Bridge is best (but most people go with Ivy Bridge unless you're competing for clock records with your friends).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why AMD APUs are only for HTPCs"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I should have added that, thanks for that point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why AMD APUs are only for HTPCs"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice argument, and I see that the Pentium loses with higher end graphics, and it's really only effective on a budget with lower end GPUs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "haswell worth it or not!!"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The 4.4 and 4.6 weren't exact numbers, just an example, and yes, you can run lower voltages on Haswell, but what cooler did Paul and JJ use? I've read that Haswell gets alarmingly hot in a short period of time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "haswell worth it or not!!"

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

It has new overclock abilities, but all the reviews say it gets hotter than Ivy Bridge which means less overclocking. It does have about a 5-15% increase, depending on application, so even though it doesn't overclock as well, it will get similar performance. For example, let's say he's overclocked his 3770k to 4.6 Ghz, his cooler will let him OC a 4770k to 4.4 Ghz, but he'll get the same performance... it's a completely useless upgrade, and if he wants the right motherboard for Broadwell, he can get it when it comes out, since there may be better motherboard models by then.

Comment reply on TheNetromancer's Completed Build: The Thunderbolt PC

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you have a separate SSD, does the Seagate SSD+HDD Hybrid help HDD times?

Comment reply on billyevans's Completed Build: Corsair 350D + 280mm Rad + "The Mod"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Smart and effective way to save money

Comment reply on billyevans's Completed Build: Corsair 350D + 280mm Rad + "The Mod"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get everything so cheap?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming computer build opinions?"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend something like this. The 670 is very close to the 680 and 770, and when both are overclocked, the 670 is even closer for a good $50 less. The 670 I put in the part list is an MSI Power Edition, which overclocks amazingly, but if you want, from what I've heard to be, a slightly better cooler but not as great an overclocker, go with an Asus Direct CUII. The MSI also has a decent factory overclock. The H80i should also be better than the Intel cooler, but this cooler is only necessary for overclocking, a a high end air cooler will do better with good fans.

Comment reply on PirateZombieBazooka's Completed Build: MY 1st Gaming Build

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great cooler!

Comment reply on livy315's Completed Build: I call it Miracle (first build)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to see people trying dual graphics.

Comment reply on PirateZombieBazooka's Completed Build: MY 1st Gaming Build

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand your question. By framework, do you mean the Hyper 212 heatsink he got, or just my recommendation for a balanced cooling solution?

Comment reply on xbonics's Completed Build: Azura

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing this is an older build? Perhaps updated for the H100i. Great cable management too!

Comment reply on atg284's Completed Build: MegaShip

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! Nuff said

Comment reply on LegoPC's Completed Build: ELIZABETH - Build One

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, and I agree, 8320 is the better buy. You can overclock it within 100 Mhz of the 8350 with the same voltage. Excellent cable management as well.

Comment reply on NinjaSlayer69's Completed Build: The Elder Dragon

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering about that.

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

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice!

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Ultimate Grandparent PC

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Of course, my friend has an A6 and he loves it.

Comment reply on IronThunder77's Completed Build: ~$1500 holiday rig, Swordfish.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

The lighting outshines the awesomeness of the rest of the build

Comment reply on suihigh's Completed Build: *(unnamed)*

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and cheap :D Maybe a 6670 to add for dual graphics with the CPU?

Comment reply on Jbraggrep's Completed Build:

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm upvoting just for the cable management.

Comment reply on steegz's Completed Build: The Beast

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Pure awesome!

Comment reply on domzlol's Completed Build: Best for your 1200 dollhairs! <#

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It's great, but I would've gone with a 670 and a better case, but you are limited, so I won't judge.

Comment reply on AUChizad's Completed Build: Chad's Beast

  • 81 months ago
  • 4 points

Well if you're a light gamer, you went with one of the best cards for performance per watt

Comment reply on XHobbiesX's Completed Build: UltraViolet - Hobbies' Build

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, but I think the 7950 is a better value. By the way, purple LEDs are the sexiest.

Comment reply on AUChizad's Completed Build: Chad's Beast

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is a gaming build, you should've kept your RAM at 8 GB and spent more on the graphics card. The memory saved from RAM could have gotten you a 650Ti Boost

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Ultimate Grandparent PC

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite nice, but I would've chosen a Pentium. Love how small it is though.

Comment reply on hypertonio's Completed Build: my pc ;P

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how when you went for a non-overclocking board, you also didn't get an unlocked processor. Balanced.

Comment reply on domzlol's Completed Build: Budget Build. 5.23.10

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gotten a better case and PSU, but other than that, nice build.

Comment reply on samueljerri's Completed Build: Vagabond

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it, except for the motherboard, and the high-speed RAM. Why pay extra for those things?

Comment reply on Wareor's Completed Build: Good $1100 Gaming Rig

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should've gone with 8 GB of RAM and saved the money for an SSD. 16 GB of RAM won't feel faster unless you're video editing, but an SSD feels faster no matter what you're doing. Other than that, excellent build.

Comment reply on scuryvsailor's Completed Build: Cheap as I can get it

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it just me, or does AMD's stock cooler seem a bit nicer than Intel's?

Comment reply on domzlol's Completed Build: Just Sold $1799!! Budget Extreme PC

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Tomorrow? Wow

Comment reply on domzlol's Completed Build: Just Sold $1799!! Budget Extreme PC

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is purely for gaming, then two 7950s in SLI would've been the best choice. They compare very well to 2 7970s in Crysis 3, and any other game should run fine with them. 16 GB of RAM is useless, 8 would've been better.

Comment reply on bigsobes87's Completed Build: Blue AMDemon (kinda lol)

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

That just says Samsung, not Samsung 840 Pro. Which one are you talking about?

Comment reply on liljay14's Completed Build: No name... Yet -Gaming PC (First Build)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. The right CPU, cooler, RAM, and the best high end graphics value to get!

Comment reply on AnonymousMoose's Completed Build: Moose's Mighty Machine of Maximum Merriment

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see, the brand, not the GPU. Yeah, I don't like Powercolor's axial fans.

Comment reply on AnonymousMoose's Completed Build: Moose's Mighty Machine of Maximum Merriment

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

What's wrong with a 7950?

Comment reply on TheLaneDog's Completed Build: First Build CrossfireX, 4.4 GHz OC, 16 GB RAM, 120hz Monitor

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I read this article on Bit-Tech about how often lots of storage isn't necessary, so to keep things quieter, people could use older and cheaper SSDs. Plus, it will still be pretty fast for game boot times. Just thought I would throw that out since your HDD is loud. It's something that I think more builders should look into (as long as they don't have a ton of media) although it will definitely get pricy.

Comment reply on TheLaneDog's Completed Build: First Build CrossfireX, 4.4 GHz OC, 16 GB RAM, 120hz Monitor

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a nice looking cooler! I've never seen it before. Either way, very nice build.

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