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Comment reply on Azure_123's Completed Build: Azure's Pc Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not too often I see an Intel build on here without a GPU. I like it. Nice work!

Comment reply on Digital_Ronin's Completed Build: Birthday Budget Box

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice budget build. Awesome work!

Comment reply on Ka0sGh0sT's Completed Build: Mike

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice used parts budget rig. Great work!

Comment reply on HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good to know, I was wondering how you packaged them not to damage the internals.

Comment reply on Jeffinthebox96's Completed Build: My second build! Good Deals?

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah, I'd say you got some damn good deals. You should invest in an SSD. It'll make a world of difference.

Comment reply on HTownHeff's Completed Build: Custom Workstation for GIS Mapping

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! What is your shipping process for desktops?

Comment reply on Flika1999's Completed Build: Chicken Coop - First Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on your first build! I think I was also about 14 when I built my first. It also just had an AMD APU until I scrounged up enough money for a GPU.

Nice work! Enjoy!

Comment reply on kwinn's Completed Build: Ah gotta love upgrading before and after

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What were the specs before?

Comment reply on Razorbomb2's Completed Build: V56

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Very quality build. Nicely done.

Comment reply on Othercargo's Completed Build: Quick Custom Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU is a little dated for gaming, but it's enough to push out multiple monitors along with that Ryzen CPU making for a pretty nice workstation.

Nice build!

Comment reply on Othercargo's Completed Build: Future-proofing Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build. nicely done!

Comment reply on genki831's Completed Build: Tyler's eSports Machine

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No, that series of Intel chips is only DDR3.

Comment reply on genki831's Completed Build: Tyler's eSports Machine

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome budget build. That i5-3570 definitely has some life left in it. If he ever wants an upgrade down the road, something like a 1050ti would work perfectly in that system.

Comment reply on LollyPC's Completed Build: My First PC Build

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on your first build! Enjoy!

Comment reply on puppy_punter's Completed Build: Old and gold budget beast

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice budget build! The FX-6300 still has some life left in it, for sure.

Comment reply on Coz1213's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice budget build. Welcome to the community!

Comment reply on squatchenstein's Completed Build: Prime Cooler

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, nice work! Technology sure has advanced, hasn't it? Haha.

Comment reply on Redstarfreedom's Completed Build: Corsair 500D i7-8700K

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Very cool! Nice of your friend to get you those cards.

If you ever want to upgrade, all you'll need is a new video card since that i7 will last you quite a long time.

Congratulations on your first build!

Comment reply on Punchy506's Completed Build: Coder by Day, RGB Gamer by Night

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the EXACT same RGB idea for my Define C! Looks awesome!

Comment reply on guitpicker007's Completed Build: Cruise

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build as always. Great work!

Comment reply on Gidbrel's Completed Build: Camo

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Super solid build. Nice work!

Comment reply on Ryfael's Completed Build: RX-78

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Way to rock that old hardware!

How was that upgrade from the 460 to the 1070? Did you notice a difference? HAHA

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Acer Aspire "No Bootable Device" Error?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, that's a 2.5" laptop HDD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying a Used PC. Need help."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say that's a great deal for $550.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A humble man wandering to new horizons."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need the sound card or the Ethernet card. Your motherboard will have all of that stuff on it already.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice and opinion on my first build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you get an i3-8100 and go down to 8GB (you can always upgrade that later if you need to), you can make room in your budget for a 1060 6GB.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $113.74 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $67.66 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $71.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $37.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $825.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-15 21:28 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice and opinion on my first build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a solid baseline build.

If I were you, I would get a slightly different, cheaper CPU and get a slightly better GPU. But, with the build you have right now, you can upgrade just the GPU later.

Comment reply on badwrds's Completed Build: Financial Mistake in 4k

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man, the 4790K is still a great CPU. I bet it keeps up with those 1080s just fine, especially since it's overlclocked.

Comment reply on jj16802's Completed Build: jj16802's 2018 side-grade

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

I wouldn't call that a sidegrade. When I upgraded from my 8320 to my 8700K it felt like a whole new computer!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The case and PSU are good, so don't worry about those.

I brought you down to an i5-8600 instead of the i7 so there'd be enough room in your budget for a 1060 6GB. If you're just gaming, you're not going to need the i7.

Comment reply on Masaaki14's Completed Build: 2018 upgrade from a macbook pro

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats! Nice build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Yellow DRAM LED stays on, new PC won't boot."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

There could be a problem with that second RAM slot, yes.

If either RAM stick works in the 4th slot, but neither work in the 2nd alone or together (with the other in the 4th slot), then it's likely a problem with the motherboard.

Hopefully, that makes sense. It's just process of elimination. if both of the RAM sticks work by themselves, then it's likely the motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Acer Aspire "No Bootable Device" Error?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Any laptop 2.5" drive will work.

Comment reply on midshipjl's Completed Build: First PC Build - 2018

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, that's a fantastic deal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where do I plug in front panel stuff?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I ran into this same problem with my first build. Turns out the power button was bad.

Just for fun, try putting the reset button headers onto the power button pins and see if pressing the reset button will make it turn on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Yellow DRAM LED stays on, new PC won't boot."

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

The user manual should have a key for any LED codes your motherboard would give you. Sounds like a RAM problem, for sure.

Try:

  • Making sure the DIMMs are in their recommended configuration slot on the motherboard

  • Re-seat the RAM ensuring they're making full contact with the pins in the slot

  • Try one stick at a time to test if one or both DIMMs are giving you the error

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Acer Aspire "No Bootable Device" Error?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you already reset the BIOS, then it's more than likely the HDD...

Comment reply on Hayterssss's Completed Build: i5 MONSTA

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

4th gen i5s still rock!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The El Cheapo, featuring the APU"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Never underestimate the power of old hardware! The i5-2500K is still good and so is the GTX 960 (only 1 generation old!)

An SSD is going to make his rig feel like a brand new computer. And, if he still wants more performance, throw in a 1060 or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buy now or wait..?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're willing to, I'd definitely wait for the Ryzen 2600 and how it stacks up to the competition.

Seems like Ice-Lake is going to be a while, though. And by the time Ice Lake drops, AMD will be working on something. Etc, etc, etc...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions needed"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks damn good to me! Killer build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Non Gaming pc build tips"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU I'd recommend all depends what socket the motherboard you have right now is. You can get by today with 4GB of ram and two cores just fine for basic internet browsing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions for first time build."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I second this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading build what do you think"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd definetely look into getting an SSD over a HDD. You won't regret it. Just like your RAM, get a 240GB SSD to get yourself started, and add the 1TB in later.

I'd go with the 1060 over the 570. The 570 is just too expensive to be worth it, unfortunately.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The El Cheapo, featuring the APU"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Does he have an SSD in his old build? Adding an SSD would make the most noticable jump in performace in normal use over any other part. The i5-2500K is still a great CPU.

I'd say, with a budget in mind, just throwing in an SSD and upgrading the GPU would be more than enough to breathe some new life into the system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "cheapest way to complete this build?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $140.00
CPU Cooler ARCTIC - Alpine 11 GT Rev. 2 28.6 CFM CPU Cooler $6.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $59.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Purchased For $90.00
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Purchased For $106.00
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card Purchased For $25.00
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA - BQ 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ B&H
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $40.00
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $18.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $525.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-13 09:18 EDT-0400

I'm assuming you don't have a heatsink for the i5.

Comment reply on Robert99's Completed Build: Ryzen 3 battle station

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build. Nice work!

Comment reply on Arramall's Completed Build: First PC, Upgraded

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You set yourself up for a nice upgrade path. Great build!

Comment reply on guitpicker007's Completed Build: Tiny Tim

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Great work on a budget, as always. Where'd you get the deal on that 1050ti?

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