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Wanginator's Completed Build: THEBEAST

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Nice full AMD build. It is quite the beast.

Forum Topic "AMD FX Series DDR3 Budget Build."

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WbNPGf

Best I could do with your budget. I'd personally recommend a Pentium instead of an FX series chip but it's your choice.

Forum Topic "$80 Budget for Keyboard and mouse"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I'm a huge Corsair fan:

HARPOON RGB Gaming Mouse ($30)

K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard ($50)

Forum Topic "New Audio Setup"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

The Audio Technica + Modmic 5 sounds like a great combo, and definitely the more cost effective one.

If you want an external mic you can either get a USB one or an XLR that'll plug into an audio interface. A decent audio interface will run you around $100 right off the bat. Then you need an XLR cable and a nice microphone.

If you want to record nice voiceovers and stuff, I'd look into that. Otherwise, if you're just doing VOIP chat with friends, the Modmic will do just fine.

Forum Topic "Graphics card !!!!????"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

No, you cannot have two different video cards in the same system usually. Especially when one of them is AMD and the other is nVidia.

You could get another 470 if you wanted, but if I were you, I would sell the 470 and replace it with the 1070.

gsaiz85's Completed Build: My New Workstation

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Yup, AMD really outdid themselves.

Forum Topic "Should I buy a new case?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

If there's enough room to work inside, temps are reasonable, and you like the look of it, I see no reason to upgrade.

Forum Topic "Buy or wait"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

My philosophy is why wait weeks or even months for a slightly better deal when you can start gaming as soon as possible. There's always going to be something better down the road.

It all depends. I've heard people are having a few issues with their Ryzen chips taking ram correctly or something like that so sometimes it's better to buy the stuff that for sure will work perfectly.

Forum Topic "Case fan color matching?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

They'll probably be close enough that you wont be able to see a difference.

You can still use the stock Evo fan. It comes with extra mounts to mount two fans on either side of the heatsink.

Forum Topic "how much"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Well, 3 27 inch screens is gonna take up 81 inches or 6 feet, presumably. It also depends on if your PC is going to be on the desk as well or not.

Forum Topic "G4560, i3 6100, or i5 3470?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

The Pentium and the i3 6100 are pretty close in performance. You might benefit from the extra cores of that i5 for video editing and gaming. If I had the choice, I'd probably go for the i5.

un4given's Completed Build: HTPC for rare gaming sessions

Vairfoley 30 Builds 9 points 25 months ago

You'd be surprised how much performance you can squeeze out of those bad boys. Sure, maybe the budget could have been spent somewhere else but don't underestimate the newest generation of Pentiums.

Forum Topic "Small $500 build for a friend"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Awesome information, thanks a ton. I feel stupid now, hahaha. Welp, PC building is always learning about new things. I'll definitely check out professional PSU reviews from now on.

Thanks again!

Forum Topic "What is my build worth?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I'd say about $450-550 USD. Not sure where you're from.

Forum Topic "What is my build worth? (FX8350)"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

It has 2 SSDs and an AIO, I'd say around 700 most likely.

Forum Topic "Whole setup for 2500"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

It's really a hit or miss I guess. I got my Razer Anansi keyboard from a friend used. He already had it for 3 years and I've had it for 3 more and it still works like new. My Razer Imperiator has lasted me about 4 years now as well.

Dann_moore's Completed Build: Low Budget CAD/Gaming PC

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

It's the first time in a while a pentium has been a solid choice for gaming.

cjbconnor's Completed Build: Did someone say bottleneck?

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Dangit, I was gonna post my build on here and name it the same thing. (FX-8320 + GTX 1070)

You win the bottleneck contest, haha. Awesome build nonetheless!

NickTurkish's Completed Build: Black & White Budget Beast

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Very, very nice budget build. Looks super clean and you couldn't have done a better job choosing the parts. The Pentium + RX 470 combo imo is the best budget option you can get right now.

Awesome work! Congrats on your new PC! Enjoy!

Forum Topic "Small $500 build for a friend"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Well, I learned something new today. So you should buy PSUs based on trusted high quality brands then?

Forum Topic "Small $500 build for a friend"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Hmm, I didn't know that. I would think that the efficiency is a sign of good quality parts though.

Forum Topic "Can I run It?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I found the minimum requirements for The Division here.

System requirements lab is a really cool website to easily check if you can run games or not. Your RX 460 should be fine, but the minimum CPU requirement is an FX 6100, a slightly newer AMD CPU with 6 cores versus your quad core Athlon. It's a close call, but I think you'll be okay.

Forum Topic "Can I plug a audio and Mic plug into these?"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Yes, there's almost always one standard 3.5mm input and output. You should be all good!

Forum Topic "i7 6800K build advice"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

The best way to check compatibility is to make a partslist on here and it'll check for you automatically.

If you want your cpu to stay relevant for as long as possible, having more cores might give you an advantage in the long run as people start to optimize programs and games to use more cores.

Forum Topic "Need help buying a used PC (my first gaming PC)"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

If you wanna choose between those three, definitely go with the second one.

The CPU is a little outdated, but you're getting a pretty nice deal for that 970.

Forum Topic "Small $500 build for a friend"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

For a budget build, that H7 is a bit overkill. The stock cooler should do just fine and it'll save $30. With that extra money, maybe you could upgrade the PSU to something at least 80+ Bronze rated. You always wanna make sure you're putting enough money into a decent PSU.

Also, I would look into possibly getting a 470 instead of the 1050ti. I've heard it outperforms the 1050ti by a bit, and shaving off that $30 from the cooler, you could probably squeeze it into your budget.

Otherwise, everything looks good!

Forum Topic "$1500 Budget - Gaming, Recording/Editing Build (w/monitor, keyboard, mouse)"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Yeah, I agree. Solid parts list. You might be a little better off with a full atx mobo, but it's not too much of a bid deal.

LeMMingSlayeR's Completed Build: The Apogee

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

The motherboard, cooler, and ram combo looks astonishing. Absolutely gorgeous. If I end up upgrading to Ryzen, I'm gonna ditch my 212 EVO for the stock cooler because it just looks so damn good, haha.

Vairfoley's Completed Build: Zach's Rig

Vairfoley submitter 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

No problem! I love the H7.

lnnelui's Completed Build: !!!!!MY FIRST MODERATE BUILD!!!!!

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

ha. ha ha. oops.

lnnelui's Completed Build: !!!!!MY FIRST MODERATE BUILD!!!!!

Vairfoley 30 Builds 0 points 25 months ago

The intel 6400 can't be overclocked, it's a locked cpu. The 6600k can be. The K signifies whether it can be overclocked or not.

mujicama's Completed Build: Mini Gamer

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Yeah, don't worry too much about the benchmark numbers. You have a very solid build, nice work!

I would also have chose the RX 480 over the 1060, I agree with you there.

majinek's Completed Build: 4 years old rig still rocking :)

Vairfoley 30 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

Awesome! I love to see older rigs like this still holding their own.

mulletparty's Completed Build: Ryzen

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Yeah, the RX 480 is VR ready, especially paired with that R7 1700.

Kleon333's Completed Build: Water Chilled Ryzen Build

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Ah, good point. I can't wait to see the return of mainstream full AMD builds.

Stillmahn's Completed Build: Looking for suggestions on what to upgrade

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Yeah, I agree with this upgrade path. SSDs make a world of difference in boot/load times and a new GPU would increase performance in games. 8GB of ram will probably last you quite a while though.

Itsbubbaj's Completed Build: ?What's in the booooooooxxx!!!! V2.0?

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I was gonna ask why you didn't get a pentium for the same price, but then I saw that overclock. Wow.

Kleon333's Completed Build: Water Chilled Ryzen Build

Vairfoley 30 Builds 11 points 25 months ago

You have to protect your children and make sure they're safe

Kleon333's Completed Build: Water Chilled Ryzen Build

Vairfoley 30 Builds 6 points 25 months ago

First RYZEN build hype! I'm assuming a lot of people are waiting for the 1080ti release to build their new setups.

Congrats!

Forum Topic "Final Check of Components"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I didn't know that. a few hundred MHz wont make much of a difference, no. What would make a difference is getting the unlocked i3 if you wanted to overclock later on but if you're going for a budget build right now, I take it back. The Pentium is probably a good choice.

zeteczx3's Completed Build: A pc for a friend.

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Hey, if you got the money, might as well make it look nice.

Forum Topic "Final Check of Components"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Ooh, if you're open to saving up just a bit more I think it might be worth your while to get an i3 instead of that Pentium.

The newest generation of i3s are surprisingly powerful.

rogenfx's Completed Build: My girlfriend generic White Build!

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Gorgeous looking build. 16GB of ram might be a little overkill, but that's just me.

Nice work!

zeteczx3's Completed Build: A pc for a friend.

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

I think it's the AIO liquid cooler and the SSD bringing up the price. Maybe not necessary, but it looks cool and it'll be nice and quiet.

xxhypernerdxx's Completed Build: 2017 Intel crossfire build

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

The Cryorig H7 is my favorite air cooler of all time. I think it would look pretty sweet in your setup.

As for the refresh rate problem, I'm not very knowledgable about crossfire setups, I've never built one before. I'd hit up the forums, I bet someone could help you there.

Good luck and have fun with your new rig!

Forum Topic "Friends computer"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Do him a favor and upgrade him to Windows 10. You can still do it if you claim to use it for it's accessibility options, which I know you totally do all the time ... right?

Forum Topic "Final Check of Components"

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Everything looks pretty good. Have you considered the RX 460 instead of the 1050? I've heard it outperforms the 1050 for a cheaper price. Or, if you want to save up, grab a 1050TI or an RX 470.

Oh, also, I would highly, highly, highly recommend getting an SSD instead of that normal HDD. I wasn't sold at first, but since I upgraded I will never turn back. You could always get a small one for now and then add a bigger HDD later. I guarantee you will see the difference. It makes general Windows use so much smoother. Honestly, if you had to choose between a better processor or an SSD, you would notice more of a difference with an SSD.

But yeah, otherwise everything looks good!

Forum Topic "trying to get the build around $750. any hints on what i can do."

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kpQPcc

I switched out that i5 for an i3. The i3 is still a great chip. I don't know if you will see much of a difference between an i5 and an i3 in WoW but I would look at some benchmarks online to make sure.

Also, I opted for a single 240GB ssd vs the 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD. You can easily upgrade storage later if you need it. You could change it to a single 120GB ssd if you think that would last you just as long, but I know WoW is a gigantic download.

I kept in the 480. Don't worry about bottlenecking, people like to overuse that term. The i3 will keep up just fine with the 480. If you would like, you could grab the overclockable i3 to squeeze a bit more performance out of your rig.

Vairfoley's Completed Build: Zach's Rig

Vairfoley submitter 30 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

No, he does not play Overwatch. I'm assuming you could easily get 60+FPS on ultra settings. I know an older i5 and 970 combo can get 144fps, and this build has better components.

SkillfullyBad's Completed Build: There's a First Time for Everything

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Why not add the parts to the actual partslist instead of putting it in the description?

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