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Forum Topic "my first build"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

I got you a better CPU, faster RAM, a better case, and a better PSU. It's $100 more than your original partslist, but it's considerably better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.99 @ Canada Computers
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.90 @ Vuugo
Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $127.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $199.00 @ Canada Computers
Case Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Gray) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply *SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Canada Computers
Monitor BenQ - GW2270 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $806.85
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $731.85
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-07 11:51 EDT-0400

If you need it cheaper, I'd stick with the 8GB for now, but make sure it's a 2x4 kit so you can have dual channel memory. 3000Mhz or above, 3200 is ideal. You might be able to get away with a lesser power supply, but keep in mind you might have to replace it within a few years. Something like the one I added will last much longer than that.

Forum Topic "Feedback needed on assembling components for my first PC build"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 17 days ago

I have the Define C full tower for my main build and I've used it in quite a few different builds. Sure, it's not quite as good for cooling as some other cases but you don't have to worry about overheating or anything.

Otherwise, that partslist looks great!

Forum Topic "Any suggestions on this build?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

For $100 more I got you RBG RAM and a better RGB GPU. Your motherboard is already RGB. If you wanna throw in some RGB fans later, that would work too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage *ADATA - SU655 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.85 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB AORUS Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply *Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $916.67
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $901.67
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-06 11:16 EDT-0400

Mnpctech's Completed Build: Metro Exodus Gaming PC

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

Unbelievable. The smoker is so incredibly over the top, I love it. Along with the gear/fan thing in the front.

Great work as always.

Forum Topic "DEDICATED STREAMING PC"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

This looks great, but since there's room in the budget, I added a faster SSD and RAM:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $159.85 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $85.98 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake - Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $57.10 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.96 @ Newegg
Other Elgato Stream Deck Mini - Live Content Creation Controller with 6 customizable LCD keys for Windows 10 and macOS 10.11 or later and Elgato Game Capture HD60 S - Stream. $231.22 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $763.09
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $748.09
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-04 11:28 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Need a Gaming PC"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

This looks like a great build, but I wouldn't expect 144fps+ in every game maxed out. Even in 1080p, that's a tall order for AAA titles. For games like Overwatch and HotS, you'll be perfectly fine.

Forum Topic "Any suggestions on this build?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Here's what I came up with off the top of my head:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage *SanDisk - SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.39 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $55.98 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply *Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $825.30
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $800.30
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-04 11:15 EDT-0400

Got you a second generation Ryzen CPU with 12 threads instead of 4 along with a better more recent video card. I changed the case to a cheaper but in my opinion better case and just made some minor adjustments to other parts on the list. I added parametric filters so if you save the link to that list, the part/prices will change depending on what's available.

Forum Topic "Feedback needed on assembling components for my first PC build"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

I would definitely get the 16GB of RAM to start out with. With the prices near you right now, it's going to be the most cost effective by a lot since there aren't too many good single modules available. You'll almost certainly need the 16GB in the future, and if you get it now, you'll never have to worry about it.

You can expect any quality component to operate for probably around 10 years or more without issues. But just because it operates doesn't mean it's usable. What I meant by compatibility was if you wanted to upgrade to a new processor 10 years from now, it would definitely not be compatible with the motherboard. Once you get a new motherboard. the RAm could very well not be compatible anymore either. So I guess around 10 years is the point where to upgrade, you're going to have to pretty much start from scratch. But that also depends what you're trying to do with it, like I said before.

I might have misspoken. The power supply won't be likely to get outdated, persay, but you never want to keep a powersupply for over 10 years or so. All these components do have a certain lifetime, and with something as important as a powersupply, I would recommend switching it out every 6 or 7 years possibly. Just to make sure everything is working as best as it can and you won't run into any issues. powersupplies are a pretty painless upgrade so it's never a bad idea.

You can get whatever case you want, that's all up to your personal preference. As for the video card, it's really the best deal right now. You can't really get a better card for that price.

Forum Topic "$1000 Gaming/Streaming PC. Need help building one."

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

This is what I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $128.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $95.98 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.49 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $75.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply *Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1023.78
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $998.78
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-03 20:37 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Gaming up to £1900 Intel 9700k /RTX 2080"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

Looks pretty good. Since you're so close to the 2000 mark, here's another option you could take a look at.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £169.94 @ AWD-IT
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler £64.20 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard £130.76 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £126.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £77.50 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.18 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card £1007.40 @ Alza
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £57.95 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply *Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Novatech
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Logitech - G910 Orion Spark Wired Gaming Keyboard £142.50 @ Amazon UK
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse £65.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £2038.39
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-04 01:30 BST+0100

Forum Topic "Feedback needed on assembling components for my first PC build"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 21 days ago

Unfortunately, there is no way I'm going to be able to find you a motherboard or powersupply that will last anywhere near 25 years. 10 years is fantastic for any component.

I'm not saying they would stop working in 25 years, but they are going to be incredibly outdated and incompatible with nearly all software and hardware 25 years from now. I'd say the average lifetime for a component is around 5 years until you really start to have compatibility issues.

The motherboard and power supply I chose are both quality units, but how long they remain relevant relies on exactly what you use them for. For instance, your CPU would probably still work great for basic use in 10 years, but it likely wouldn't be able to run the newest titles of 2030.

I made a few small changes according to what you've told me so far:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor €179.00 @ Paradigit
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €89.00 @ Paradigit
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €139.00 @ Paradigit
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive €129.00 @ Paradigit
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card €299.00 @ Paradigit
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case €45.00 @ Paradigit
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply €84.99 @ Paradigit
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €964.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-04 02:21 CEST+0200

I would recommend going with the 16GB right off the bat. Your budget allows it no problem. I gave you a larger SSD, removed the HDD and Windows, and gave you an even high quality power supply.

I would say this would be able to handle pretty much any game you throw at it for at least 3-4 years or so. After that, you could grab a better CPU and the newest GPU and you'd be set for another 5 years.

Forum Topic "<$1500 build for a friend switching from Xbox to PC"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

Faster memory might be a good idea, but otherwise that looks good.

Forum Topic "I want to start deep so learning"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

This guy knows what he's talking about. This build will work great.

pugetsystems.com also has some great insight on deep learning rig specifications.

Forum Topic "Build a Workstation PC for me"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

This will work perfectly.

Forum Topic "IT IS DONE"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

Just get yourself some DDR4-3200 RAM instead of 3000 and you'll be all set to go! You just want the fastest RAM possible for Ryzen. It helps out a lot.

Forum Topic "Feedback needed on assembling components for my first PC build"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 22 days ago

Go ahead and click on the link below to see the part list I just threw together for you. To post it in a comment, choose the PCPP markup.

It's a little bit over $1000. Unfortunetely, I couldn't find any 580 or 570 cards in your area which is what I would have chosen for your budget. My only 2 options were either the 1050 Ti or the 1660 Ti. The 1660 Ti is a bit pricier, but it's going to be much better value and last you quite a long time.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor €179.00 @ Paradigit
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €75.00 @ Paradigit
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €139.00 @ Paradigit
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €64.99 @ Paradigit
Storage Toshiba - X300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €114.99 @ Paradigit
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card €299.00 @ Paradigit
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case €45.00 @ Paradigit
Power Supply Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply €69.99 @ Paradigit
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit €109.00 @ Paradigit
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1095.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-02 17:27 CEST+0200

Forum Topic "What should i get?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 23 days ago

It will fit into your motherboard, but you'll have to do some measuring to make sure it will fit in the case.

Forum Topic "What should i get?"

Roenshinigami's Completed Build: The Man in Black

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 23 days ago

Great looking build, great parts. Looks great, too.

Forum Topic "Feedback needed on assembling components for my first PC build"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 23 days ago

Have you thrown a list together on here? That would make it a lot easier to find the lowest prices for all of your parts and a lot easier for people to look at your part lists.

Where are you located and what's your budget?

Forum Topic "Help me with building my first gaming computer"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 23 days ago

Wouldn't have done anything different myself. This will work great.

Forum Topic "What should i get?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 23 days ago

You could probably grab something like a used GTX 960 4GB for around $80. Your CPU should be able to keep up for a good while longer.

Forum Topic "This is for 4K & 1080p (Plex) movie playback"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 23 days ago

If I'm not mistaken, I believe the CPU performance is more important than GPU power for encoding with Plex, at least. I also got you a much faster SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $404.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $31.00 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3466 Memory $125.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Phoenix Fan Edition Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $106.95 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - B3 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - Archer T6E AC1300 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $39.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - ML120 75 CFM 120mm Fans $29.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - K400 Plus Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad $24.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1373.76
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1333.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-01 12:14 EDT-0400

RZEX's Completed Build: Watercooling Ncase M1

Vairfoley 30 Builds 3 points 26 days ago

I like to think the Noctuas are a mark of someone who cares much more about the performance rather than aesthetics and I respect that. Otherwise, there's no window on the case anyways.

Radstar's Completed Build: Sandy Bridge Blue Resurection

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Awesome build. Way to rock the 2600K! That CPU still has quite a bit life left in it for 1080p gaming!

Forum Topic "Opinions before I buy this gaming build?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 27 days ago

I'm pretty sure you'll be alright as long as you don't mind messing with a few settings here and there. Maybe you'll have to turn down a few more things for some games. I'd look up some in detail benchmarks.

Worst case scenario, you can always upgrade later!

Forum Topic "Opinions before I buy this gaming build?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

Oh, there's really not much of a reason I would choose the Dell I didn't realize that monitor had G-SYNC. That one will work just fine.

Forum Topic "Opinions before I buy this gaming build?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

If you want 100+ in most games at 1440p, I'd probably recommend a 2080. You'll get 70 to 80 with the 2060 in the most intensive games.

Here's what I came up with after a few adjustments. I made sure you got a G-SYNC panel to make sure any frames under 144hz (or in this case, 165hz) will be as smooth as possible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £141.50 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard £89.79 @ Amazon UK
Memory *Kingston - HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £94.38 @ Amazon UK
Storage *ADATA - ULTIMATE SU650 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £94.59 @ Ebuyer
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card £341.92 @ More Computers
Case be quiet! - Silent Base 600 w/Window (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case £88.37 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply *Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £64.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor *Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor £389.97 @ Laptops Direct
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1305.51
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 16:20 GMT+0000

Forum Topic "Trying to make a budget gaming system."

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

At that price, I'd recommend looking on craigslist/ebay for good deals. I'd recommend ebay over craigslist just because of return policies.

I bet you could get something with a 4th gen i5 or greater along with some kind of 900 series GPU.

Forum Topic "Will these play well together?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

Yeah, the 2700X and the 2080 Ti should work nicely. Cool build!

Forum Topic "$1000 Gaming PC"

Forum Topic "overkill? Streaming/Gaming/Workstation/Productivity"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

You could save a good chuck of change with a Threadripper CPU. I'm assuming having more threads is going to be a bit more beneficial to you vs IPC/clock speed:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1920X 3.5 GHz 12-Core Processor $396.52 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $209.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard $379.88 @ Canada Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $366.67 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card $999.00 @ Canada Computers
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 678C ATX Mid Tower Case $229.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - RMx White 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2782.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 12:49 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "$1000 Gaming PC"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

All black, pure gaming. Best performance I could do for the price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $134.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Hitachi - Deskstar 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.15 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $349.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $75.99 @ B&H
Power Supply *Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1028.36
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $998.36
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 11:20 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "should I upgrade?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

It sounds like it's working perfectly fine for you besides your bad luck with the SSDs. If it's running everything you need it to, why upgrade? (Unless you have some money to burn and you want the best of the best)

If anything, grab a 4th gen i7 for some more threads and you'll be set to go for a good while longer.

Forum Topic "Help is appreciated"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

I agree with this. Make sure you have the fastest memory possible for your 1200 and then put whatever you can into a graphics card. That's going to give you the biggest and most noticeable gain in performance especially in titles where the CPU doesn't have to work too hard (like in Overwatch.)

Forum Topic "First time builder, looking for advice."

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 29 days ago

Any reason you prefer Intel over AMD? This is what I was able to do with a 2600 over the 9600K. Twice the amount of processing threads for a considerably lower price which allows for a better GPU.

I also switched my country to the Netherlands so it shows the prices that you will actually get since some parts might not be available.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor €179.00 @ Paradigit
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard €183.00 @ Paradigit
Memory Kingston - HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €139.00 @ Paradigit
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €36.99 @ Paradigit
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €45.90 @ Paradigit
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card €389.00 @ Paradigit
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case €79.90 @ Paradigit
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply €79.95 @ Paradigit
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1132.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 15:41 CET+0100

Forum Topic "First time builder, looking for advice."

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 29 days ago

This is a solid build.

Forum Topic "Upgrade recommendations"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

I'd upgrade to a 4th gen i7 like the 4770 or 4790. Unlocked or locked, doesn't matter too much. Then get the best GPU you can get on your budget. i wouldn't get anything more powerful than a GTX 1080 to limit bottlenecks as much as possible.

Forum Topic "RBG Budget Build"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Here what I came up with from your budget. fast CPU and better GPU. You won't be able to see the power supply anyway, so I got you a much more reliable unit. Let me know what you think.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $134.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $44.84 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ROG STRIX Video Card $193.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $75.99 @ B&H
Power Supply *Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Razer - Ornata Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $95.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Mouse $49.49 @ Amazon
Other LEDdess Wireless RGB LED 120mm Case Fan with Controller for PC Cases, CPU Coolers, Radiators system (3pcs rgb fans, 2pcs led strips, RF Remote Control, A Series ) $39.50 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $968.54
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $918.54
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 13:42 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "$500-$600 Budget Build Suggestions?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

This is what I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $134.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory *Team - T-Force Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team - L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card *XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card $187.89 @ OutletPC
Case *Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $33.26 @ Amazon
Power Supply *Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $673.89
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $593.89
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 11:22 EDT-0400

Only 8GB of RAM right now, but it's nice and fast. upgrading to 16GB will be super easy later on by just throwing in a few extra sticks. Huge amount of room to upgrade, too.

Jaguar1233's Completed Build: Pegasus

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Super clean and very sensible build. Great choice of parts. Awesome work! Just goes to show you can get a great looking and performing build without spending a fortune.

(You should adjust the AMD logo on the cooler so it's facing upright. That's my only "complaint," haha)

Vairfoley's Completed Build: Compaq Revival

Vairfoley submitter 30 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah, it should be able to do that no problem.

Vairfoley's Completed Build: Compaq Revival

Vairfoley submitter 30 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Sorry for the late reply. This computer is for very basic home office use. Surfing the internet and word documents. Might not even be streaming any video.

Vairfoley's Completed Build: Compaq Revival

Vairfoley submitter 30 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Haha, there's always someone with a better GPU than you, but there's also always someone with something worse!

Vairfoley's Completed Build: Compaq Revival

Vairfoley submitter 30 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I didn't have the time to run any on this specific machine but I do have some results from a run I did with the same CPU in a different system:

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16998546

42gilbert's Completed Build: Budget Black and Blue Build

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Very clean build and setup. It doesn't look like a budget build at all!

princeofkolkata's Completed Build: Updating my first build

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Whoops, should have read more.

Vairfoley's Completed Build: Remachine VIII

Vairfoley submitter 30 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Hm, that's interesting. What games was he playing? Did he have anything in the background? From the benchmarks I've looked at, it seems like it holds it's own decently.

Next time, I might try and put in something different. There's just such a big price difference between 4 and 6 cores. Maybe I should try and find some Zeons...

princeofkolkata's Completed Build: Updating my first build

Vairfoley 30 Builds 0 points 1 month ago

Do you have the CPU overclocked? I bet that'll help it keep up.

PsillyPseudonym's Completed Build: Penny Pincher Shoe String

Vairfoley 30 Builds 5 points 2 months ago

It will for sure play them. Maybe not max settings, but it's a great low powered budget card.

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