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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me with these builds"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd definitely go with the RX 580 over the 1050.

If you want value, I'd go with ryzen over Intel for sure. After changing the CPU, I was able to bump up to 16GB of RAM and a better PSU as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard *ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.89 @ OutletPC
Memory *Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $204.89 @ OutletPC
Power Supply *SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $35.06 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $644.81
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $584.81
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-10 15:50 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for streaming ps4 vr contact"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $54.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $19.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply *SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $95.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor *Sceptre - E225W-1920 22.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $74.70 @ Walmart
Keyboard *Verbatim - 99201 Wired Standard Keyboard $9.99 @ Amazon
Mouse *Verbatim - Bravo Wired Optical Mouse $4.14 @ Amazon
Other Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro, stream and record in 1080p60, superior low latency technology, H.264 hardware encoding, PCIe $178.90 @ Amazon
Other Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Microphone - White $49.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $770.56
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $730.56
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-10 12:43 EST-0500

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: The Beloved Source 210

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion, people tend to worry about powersupplies more than they need to. I've had quite a few power supplies blow on me and they have never bricked the system. Any moderately new hardware has plenty of failsafes in place to prevent overvolting, etc. Sure, a bad power supply might not last as long and you should get the best one you can get in your budget, but if it's from a reliable brand you're probably alright.

Comment reply on lieutenantkhaos's Completed Build: My First Gaming Rig

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Going with that 6700K will help you out in the long run, for sure. You could go through 1-2 more new GPUs before having to upgrade anything else. It'll definitely be able to keep up.

Comment reply on Jnathanroy's Completed Build: Ailurus .

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean build with quality parts. Enjoy!

Comment reply on gingepeedle's Completed Build: £300 Budget Fortnite Black Knight PC

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Sandy Bridge rocks! Nice build!

Comment reply on rgpsoccer's Completed Build: Built From Spare Parts

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great. Nice work!

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: The Beloved Source 210

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I had a lot of fun. I would have liked to go with faster RAM, but I was working on a budget. For right now, I don't think it will make much of a difference in the workloads this rig will be under. Just some light-medium gaming and video editing a few times a year, haha.

Comment reply on Uchenskoya's Completed Build: Toxic

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the paint job. Do you have a picture of the finished product with the 1070? How are the temps on that?

Comment reply on META--'s Completed Build: Geminorum Junius

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Sandy Bridge ROCKS!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cases that use Riser Cards/GPU Vertical Mount Options"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually ITX, but I'm not worried if it looks a little goofy. If you can think of any other cases besides the R6, let me know.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$900 pc + monitor"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Without any issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for Darksouls, LoL, Dota kind of games"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I'd recommend:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $269.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $39.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *Gigabyte - Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card *PNY - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB XLR8 Video Card $293.18 @ PCM
Case *Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Yellow) ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply *SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.90 @ B&H
Monitor *AOC - G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $199.01 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1194.93
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1164.93
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 09:39 EST-0500

144hz and 1ms really helps for competitive games. The GTX 1080 and the 9600K should have no issues pushing out 144FPS in e-sports titles.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£350 PC Build UK"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This might be your best bet. You could also look on eBay for used OEM systems with a decent CPU. Then, put in a nice GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$900 pc + monitor"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, 1080p FreeSync for $200? That's a great deal. Hopefully 8GB of RAM will be enough for most games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$900 pc + monitor"

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

AMD CPU's are a much better value right now, so with $900, I would really recommend a Ryzen 5 CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Windforce OC Video Card $349.99 @ Newegg
Case *Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Yellow) ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply *EVGA - BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor *Asus - VP228H 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $962.72
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $902.72
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 09:22 EST-0500

With Intel, in the same price range, you get 4 cores vs the 6 cores and 12 threads of the Ryzen CPU:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $129.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard *ASRock - H370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $87.98 @ Newegg
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Windforce OC Video Card $349.99 @ Newegg
Case *Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Yellow) ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply *EVGA - BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor *Asus - VP228H 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $955.61
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $900.61
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 09:26 EST-0500

Comment reply on LeMMingSlayeR's Completed Build: Karma.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you check the BIOS for some kind of setting that disables the hardware warnings? I recently scrapped an Alienware ITX build that used an external power supply. I had to disable a setting in the BIOS before I could power it with a normal ATX PSU.

Great build, nonetheless.

Comment reply on HotShot_01's Completed Build: My Sisters PC (upgraded)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, it's just THAT FAST

Comment reply on e38327's Completed Build: The $160 OfferUp Machine

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, if you don't have any use for it, I'd totally sell it. You could probably get $500-$700 for it.

Comment reply on Nullarc77's Completed Build: Grandparent's web browsing PC.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Great deal on all of the components. Can't go wrong with the price. Should work great for them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows wont boot from ssd"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll likely need to make a Windows 10 recovery media device to boot into the recovery options.

If the system was turned off during an update, that almost certainly corrupted something even if the files look okay to you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New build won't power on - Help, pls."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a good guide. Explained it better than I could have.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Temperature Alarm before POST"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd try updating the BIOS as a first step. It sounds like it's some freak thing with the motherboard or the CPU.

I wouldn't worry too much about it if you're confident your temperatures are good the rest of the time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "new built pc blackscreen"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure there's no little speaker included with your motherboard? I would think there would be. Also, are there any indicator lights on the motherboard that can tell you something? I would take a look in the manual.

Otherwise, it sounds like a GPU error. I have to ask this: are you plugging into the GPU or the motherboard? You have to plug it in to the GPU ports in order to get a signal. Make sure the GPU is plugged into power and all of that stuff, too.

Comment reply on Andrew6437's Completed Build: My First Budget Gaming PC

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

That i5-3470 is still a reasonable CPU. If you ever want to upgrade something like a 1050 Ti or an RX 580 would give you a nice jump in performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build,buy online, or buy used.Decision decisions.."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

there's quite a few buisnesses who specializee in custom computer building and they'll be able to help you. I would do some research and see if any local buyisinesses are near you.

Otherwise, prebuilts are an option. You might not be getting as much value, but if you don't want to build it yourself, you might as well.

PC building can be a challenge, but everybody here would be eager to teach you a thing or two and point you in the right direction.

Where about are you located? If you're in southern Wisconsin, I can hook you up, haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Destiny 2 is now free until 18 November"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm confused as to what this means. They're now pushing this new expansion but only letting you buy the base game with the expansion now?

How much content do we get in the free version? Just as much as when it originally launched?

Comment reply on L1qu1dBlue's Completed Build: Tiny Titan

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the detailed pictures. I'm planning to do a build in that case soon and I was wondering exactly how the GPU is mounted and how much clearance there is.

Great build as well!

Comment reply on PotatoSa1ad's Completed Build: New Workstation/ Gaming build

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

How are the temps on the VEGA? I can't tell where it's taking air in.

Comment reply on DeyzisAregud123's Completed Build: 600 Dollar Budget Build

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice parts choice. I'd definitely look into an SSD at some point, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap build help"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Totally spaced that out. 3000MHz would definitely be a better option.

Comment reply on tiny_voices's Completed Build: Stop Gap with Ebay Custom Loop

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Very unique build. Are you overclocking at all?

Comment reply on fmarcoux2604's Completed Build: Budget Ryzen Work PC

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

That's true. I did a 2600 build with a B350 chipset not too long ago and I was able to get the ram up to speed right away without any updates, maybe because it was shipped with the updates already installed.

But, with an 1800X build I did, we had to update the BIOS before we could get the RAM up to speed, and it still has intermittent issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Rig AUS $1500-2000"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It might be a good idea to upgrade to 32GB since OP says they're running out of RAM while multitasking.

Maybe switch to a 2600X/2700 and a cheaper cooler?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help choosing cpu and gpu"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2700X and the 1080 will come out to $720 as well if I'm doing my math right. I'd say a 1080 with either the 2700X or 8600K depending on what you're doing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first ever PC"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say this is a nice starting point. The CPU can be easily upgraded to something more powerful later.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap build help"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I'd recommend:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $158.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $68.99 @ B&H
Memory *GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 3D 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $33.49 @ Amazon
Power Supply *Cooler Master - MWE Bronze 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $14.60 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $390.95
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $370.95
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-05 11:51 EST-0500

The 2400G's integrated graphics are just slightly less powerful, but it will save you some money and work very nicely with a new GPU when you feel the need to upgrade.

I also switched you to an SSD. If I were you, I'd see how long the 240GB lasts. It's very easy to throw in a standard HDD later.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "sff build"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You could always try and find a slightly smaller radiator, as well.

Comment reply on fmarcoux2604's Completed Build: Budget Ryzen Work PC

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Would that apply to the B450 chipset, though? 2nd gen Ryzen has been a lot better.

Comment reply on 69DodgeDart's Completed Build: William

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, very cool. Open air cases look really nice when done right.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Havent built for 15 years. An advice welcome. Point cloud and CAD rig."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks good. Do you know if your software would work faster with a Quadro card? You might want to consider that over the 2080 Ti if so.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Streaming pc"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You're likely going to have to buy used if you want a good streaming experience. This is what I could put together with what's available through PCPP, but I would search eBay for better deals.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - FX-8350 4GHz 8-Core Processor $75.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $56.50 @ B&H
Memory Patriot - Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.99 @ Amazon
Storage Addlink - S10 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $36.88 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 560 - 1024 4GB AERO ITX Video Card $133.98 @ Newegg
Case Logisys - CS136BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply $28.93 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $94.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $489.16
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $469.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-03 10:56 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming editing streaming monster"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend the Ryzen 7 2700X to leave some room in your budget for a better GPU. It's up to you, though. The Ryzen CPU is much better value.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor $424.79 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i PRO 75.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $134.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $214.99 @ Amazon Canada
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $358.99 @ PC-Canada
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $179.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GAMING AMP Video Card $999.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $119.50 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2665.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-03 10:51 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI or Asus?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

You really can't go wrong with either. I'd choose whatever motherboard has the features you have and a style that you like.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5000 CAD Gaming Rig"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say you might as well get 32GB. Why not? You can do a lot with 5000 CAD.

Everything else looks great, this will be a killer build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i need pc that run fortnite real good"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably your best option. You'll definitely have to dive into the used market and find some deals.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Glorious Nippon Gaming Build"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Impossible to tell. It all depends on the components and the retailer.

  • It depends if you want on-board Wifi or not. If you really want the "best" motherboard you can get, you could get the MAXIMUS XI FORMULA

  • Once again, impossible to tell, unfortunately. If you want 8 cores and 16 threads, I'd go with the Ryzen 2700X which is much more likely to be in stock.

  • I'm not a monitor expert, so I'll let someone else give their two cents.

  • At your budget, I'd say "why not" just to make everything match.

What exactly are you using this computer for? Depending on exactly what your budget is, you might get better performance out of a different configuration than a 9900K and a 1080.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for $1000 US AMD Photoshop Build"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

He says there aren't any available where he lives, unfortunately.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for $1000 US AMD Photoshop Build"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Either an RX 560 or a GTX 1050 Ti would work great. The 1050 Ti will be a bit better, so I would get that if you can.

Comment reply on bulletsponge514's Completed Build: First One.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, you did a great job for your first build. Looks super clean.

Why did you decide to go with the 8086K over the 9700K? More threads?

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