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Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I'm gonna ride this 8320 until it dies, ahah. And yeah, that 16GBs has been doing good for me so far. My old RAM is finding a happy new home in another system I'm working on right now.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again!

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The right pad haptic-feedback-whatever-you-call-it works really well. Very similar to using a mousepad. Then the triggers are left and right click. But of course, you can change any of the buttons to do anything you want, INCLUDING macros. It's awesome.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: Josie's Rig

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, there's nowhere to route the cables behind the case. I did the best I could.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, that explains why all the graphics cards flew off the shelves of my local Best Buy. I remember seeing that same 1070 for $399 with the free game code. Then like a week later, all of the cards were gone.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That means a lot, thank you!

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! I appreciate it!

I had to google what price-hiking was, ahah. I got mine for $399 in February. I had around $400 and I wanted an upgrade. I decided that just putting it all into a graphics card would be the most cost-efficient decision.

And about the steam controller, I personally like it a lot, although there are a few games where not having a physical right analog stick becomes a problem. Using it in the "trackball" mode is really nice in most games with a free camera. Otherwise, when a game just doesn't feel right with it, I'll go back to the Xbox.

Where the Steam controller really shines is being able to use it on the desktop. When I'm sitting on the couch and I want to browse Youtube, for example, I can use my steam controller to navigate it. You can use the steam controller for anything. I turn my second monitor around towards my drums and navigate through my music recording software when I'm behind my drumset.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I'm happily surprised on how nice the comments have been.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I've been pondering this question for a while. My thing is I'm not sure if $400 dollars for a new MOBO, RAM and CPU is worth it for less frame stuttering, which I don't notice too often. By the time I'm unsatisfied with the performance my computer is getting, I'll probably be due for an entire system overhaul.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard something like that. Four of them are real cores that each have some separate half-core or something? I have no idea.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It does choke out my GPU in some games. I did some playing around with PrecisionX after I bought it. GTA V and Rise of the Tomb Raider are the only two I found with a bottleneck.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

My camera isn't good in low-light. It's actually Silver. I got it for 5 bucks. Turns out it doesn't work, but it matches the silver of the BitFenix emblem and it adds kind of a retro feel to my build so I kinda like it.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I tried my best. The Shinobi Window isn't the greatest for cable management. Or maybe I'm just not that great, who knows?

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! the UMC1820 is going great. I'm probably never going to need another audio interface. I would totally recommend it. Buy it from Sweetwater, they literally sent me candy with it. Fast shipping too.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it!

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: ...what's a bottleneck?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Comment reply on Night.Elf.Ranger's Completed Build: Updated my rig

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

So clean... very nice work. Looks amazing.

Comment reply on ch1cken_dude's Completed Build: Black 'n' White

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, for sure.

Comment reply on ch1cken_dude's Completed Build: Black 'n' White

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

I didn't mean to attack you like that, sorry, ahah. Glad someone can appriciate those bulldozers.

Comment reply on idrum88's Completed Build: HP workstation from hell

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I've wanted to do this so bad. I love how they made the low profile 1050 Ti. Sooo badass.

Comment reply on ch1cken_dude's Completed Build: Black 'n' White

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

He said he got some parts for cheaper. $80 is still pretty cheap for an 8 core CPU. People rip on FX series chips too much.

The real waste of money FX series chips are the FX-9XXX ones. Those are way overpriced and under performing. 8XXX series are fine IMO.

Comment reply on Horsman4James's Completed Build: New/Used Gaming PC | Sub $400

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That plain green mobo looks so weird in that case...

I like it. Very unique build.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: Zach's Rig

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I'm really late to this. Nope, it worked just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Audio Technica PDG1 or G4me One (HD598)?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

To me, it looks like the PDG1 is $130 while the G4ME One is $250. To me, they look like they are about the same quality, so I'd go with the PDG1.

Comment reply on Dánny_Arizona's Completed Build: 2016 - 2017 AM3+ Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

People don't give the FX-Series chips enough credit.

+1

Comment reply on PC_Mate's Completed Build: Red Dragon

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome looking/performing build for the price. Excellent work, man.

Comment reply on Boba__Brett's Completed Build: Doom Box 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the decal, more pictures please!

Comment reply on UMTechRescue's Completed Build: Blue Bomber

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build. You did a great job!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will this work?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The one Rainbow chose is considerably cheaper. Otherwise, you won't notice a difference. They're both 7200 RPM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$250 - $375 PC for GTA V"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd go with this one. Nice job on the parts-list, man.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VM/Hackintosh First build"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't think you want windows, I'd definitely go the Hackintosh route versus a VM.

As for your partslist, if you're just going to be web browsing, you don't need the 16GB of ram or the 1TB. I switched you to an SSD. It will make a huge difference in speed versus a normal HDD. Then, I brought you down to 8GB of ram. I stream and play games on my rig with 8GB of ram just fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $108.79 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $54.77 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY - CS1111 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $81.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone - RVZ02B HTPC Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone - 300W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply $48.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor LG - 32MA68HY-P 32.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $199.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Das Keyboard - 4 Professional Wired Standard Keyboard $161.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - MX Master Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse $66.92 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $895.90
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $885.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-18 12:50 EDT-0400

Let me know if you have any questions/concerns. I'm happy to help.

Comment reply on edl's Completed Build: First Build Tiny Web Browsing PC for my In-laws

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I love how you pulled the Intel sticker off the stock cooler. It looks bad-***.

Nice build!

Comment reply on dOOOmm's Completed Build: MiniITX Budget Gaming - 1080 - Console - 590€

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it, looks awesome! Some people don't like big picture mode, but I think it's great. Do you have it plugged into a TV for couch gaming? I'm interested to see what your setup is like.

You did a great job picking the parts for a budget build, by the way. Very nice work.

Also, I would recommend getting a Steam Controller. I've had mine for almost 2 years now and I love it. You should look into it. They're great for HTPCs, you can use it as a mouse and keyboard to do whatever you need to do.

Comment reply on spawn01's Completed Build: Budget build from spare parts

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW, that's one heck of a spare parts build. Awesome work, man.

Comment reply on Sensible_Systems's Completed Build: Sensible Systems deluxe build (2)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, looks cool. Very performance orientated. You didn't cut any corners, you got the parts you needed for the performance you wanted. No unnecessary/overkill parts.

Awesome job!

Comment reply on SaintsFan76's Completed Build: My Son's Bumblebee PC

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one kick-*** family pc, ahah. Awesome work.

Comment reply on vlorg's Completed Build: Ryzen "I'll just upgrade my case" Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I love your setup. Very clean. nice work!

Comment reply on gormanjames7's Completed Build: Craiglist build

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice! I also live in Madison, makes me want to search for some deals.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Build"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good to me! The only thing I'm questioning is the amount of fans. I'm not completely sure if you'll need all of those but hey, why not right? Hahah

Comment reply on carloosarias's Completed Build: Pentium Machine

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous budget build, wow. Awesome price too. Excellent work.

Comment reply on ElJuego1977's Completed Build: Projyct: Sloo-Vearn

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice budget build, you found some great deals. Great work!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first pc/workstation for gaming and streaming"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, maybe. just make sure you have enough room for that giant radiator.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overwatch and Media Center build"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

This is what I came up with. I'm kinda a Corsair fanboy. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $316.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $108.29 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $126.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $81.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card $228.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $57.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.49 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive $16.39 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $86.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $229.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire XT Wired Slim Keyboard $71.19 @ Amazon
Other Corsair CH-9301011-NA Gaming Harpoon RGB Gaming Mouse, Backlit RGB LED, 6000 DPI, Optical $29.09 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1568.15
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1543.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-01 12:33 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I can thank my cousin for getting me into PC building. We would dig through old computers I had lying around and he'd show me what each of the components were and what they did. Then, he helped me build my first pc on this website. IT was sooo much fun. And now I'm addicted.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first pc/workstation for gaming and streaming"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that is one badass rig. You can't go wrong with the Corsair H100i for OCing that i7. It's about the same price as that air cooler too.

Comment reply on yung9630's Completed Build: Just wanted to build something

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that Athlon + Mobo combo is a really nice deal. nice build!

Comment reply on ronanplayz's Completed Build: £900 Ryzen Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

MORE PICTURES PLEASE! The LEDS look incredible.

Comment reply on daarmoredcreeper_Gaming's Completed Build: Little Red (First PC)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome budget setup you have there. Enjoy your PC!

Comment reply on Papayo's Completed Build: Ml08b recycled build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm loving the Steam Controller. Awesome cheap HTPC solution to use with a console. Nice work.

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