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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best bang for the buck 2560x1080 (21x9) games machine."

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

For a "bang for the buck" build then centered around a monitor, it might be your best bet to wait for Vega GPUs for a high-end option that'll take advantage of FreeSync.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "900 dollar ish mini itx gtx 1070 build? also should i wait for ryzen"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be hesitant to compare the R5 1300 to an i7, but it'll probably cost the same as an i3 and perform about as well as an i5.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "900 dollar ish mini itx gtx 1070 build? also should i wait for ryzen"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Some settings are locked as well, have to use some loopholes to customize.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best part list for $800 USD"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Kaby Lake i5, RX 480. Great balanced gaming build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $196.33 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $52.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.63 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $169.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $840.61
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $795.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-23 19:02 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I start a ryzen build or just upgrade graphics card?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a pretty new build, I don't see why you should blow it up for Ryzen. A graphics card upgrade is always worthwhile, perhaps to a 1070 or 1080 for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time building a PC"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Oof, didn't see that pic. Thanks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time building a PC"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard R5s and R3s were going to drop at like... the end of March, jeez. That's a long wait.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time building a PC"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, I'd personally be waiting for Ryzen -- if it lives up to the hype, it'd be a much better value. I just can't make any recommendations without any benchmarks or reviews out whatsoever.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Computer $500 - $600"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, they're in stock on Newegg, Amazon, and B&H.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time building a PC"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, $500 and $700 are very different price points, especially with a monitor/OS/KBM. Monitor/OS is $200 on its own, so your towers actually become $300 and $500.

$500 all in isn't really usable for gaming, as you can't get a video card in that budget after the bare necessities.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $61.99 @ Jet
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $52.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Dell S2316M 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.33 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $516.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-23 13:07 EST-0500

With $700 all in, though, you have a great gaming build, you can play current and upcoming games on max settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $61.99 @ Jet
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $52.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $189.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Dell S2316M 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.33 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $706.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-23 13:09 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Computer $500 - $600"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The CXM also has higher-quality components, better overall build quality -- you can look at JonnyGURU for the rail testing and ripple suppression numbers, but I like to recommend it for the semi-modularity nonetheless. I have a semi-modular in my build, and that cable routing was annoying enough.

Also, in a purely gaming build, the 8G performs extremely similarly -- games won't be consistently be using >4G VRAM for a couple years.

The case was just on sale from a reputable brand, honestly. Step up from something like a Versa H15 in terms of build quality. Windows are hard to come by for under $50.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Computer $500 - $600"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend not putting the G4560 on an H110 board just to not have to go through the trouble of a BIOS flash. Also, that's an extremely expensive 1060 (and I'd recommend the 480 anyway for the DX12 performance and ReLive drivers.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB (US$ 405) or EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 (US$ 380) I'm going crazy. Please helpppp"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The performance is the same, although the EVGA comes with a higher factory overclock, and they historically have much more lenient customer service and great build quality. EVGA is your best bet. Asus and MSI are about the same in terms of customer service, etc.

There is no EVGA store anywhere anyway, it's a telephone/sending thing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB (US$ 405) or EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 (US$ 380) I'm going crazy. Please helpppp"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go for the SC Gaming for the higher base clock and EVGA build quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Computer $500 - $600"

  • 31 months ago
  • 4 points

Here's a fantastic build for ya. The newest-gen G4560 is the best bang for the buck CPU on the market, got you an RX 480, a fantastic case and PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $61.99 @ Jet
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $52.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.63 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $189.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.89 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $597.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-23 03:10 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Yet another build request, $1400"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for going a little over, but I wanted to get you some high quality components, not have any weak points.

7700K, 1080, 16GB RAM, red/white aesthetic.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.49 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.63 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $588.51 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $49.49 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1451.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-23 00:08 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tower build around 2k"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely jumping the gun on it, yeah, but the new demos today are seducing me.

Honestly, only took the 960 Evo because I saved lots of money from the 1800X/X370 and I was filling out the budget with some quality components.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tower build around 2k"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

We have the less cherry-picked demo benchmarks from the new videos released today, but the full NDA doesn't go up until 3/2.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming pc need some help"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait for the release of the Ryzen chips! The R7 1700 and R7 1700X might be great options for you, but I'd wait for the benchmarks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tower build around 2k"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The R7 1800X and X370 boards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC gaming and streaming rig for around 1000?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Prices aren't yet confirmed on R5, but yeah, this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800-850 Budget | Gaming w/ Monitor"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend just a couple small changes -- switching the SSD to something like the PNY CS1311 for about $2 more -- you picked the only SSD that is actually slower in real-world performance than all other SSDs.

Also, I'd replace the PSU with a Corsair CX450M. Better quality unit and semi-modularity for 10 more bucks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I could use some help/advice"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

With a Z170 motherboard already purchased and cooler in the part list, it would be absolutely worthless to get a locked processor. The Z170 chipset is only useful for overclocking an unlocked processor, so you should take $30 and put it towards an i5-6600K.

You can get that $30 and more from switching from your obscenely overpriced GTX 1060, and either getting a cheaper model that will perform identically, or, my personal recommendation, going for an RX 480 which is outperforming the 1060 with the latest drivers.

I'd put $5 extra to upgrade your cooler to a Cryorig H7 -- fantastic temps for the money.

I'd take the rest of the money to get you an SSD -- making your PC run much faster, as well as decreasing the load times of the games you put on it, and slightly upgrade your power supply to a higher quality unit.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $235.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00 @ B&H
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $189.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $57.92 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $836.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-21 03:29 EST-0500

What case are you thinking of buying?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advise before my wallet goes boom."

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgraded to the H100i v2 for better AIO cooling for the same price. A cheaper and overclocked GPU. I got you a newer model of case, the Phantom is older and has less new features, but it's an aesthetic choice, so you can go back for it. Better build quality PSU. Wireless adapter with the newest ac standard.

Saved about $200.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $348.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.00 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $96.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $379.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ B&H
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.95 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC55BT PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $31.90 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1619.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-16 18:51 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does my motherboard have a sound card or sound features"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It has onboard audio, yes. Just plug in the HD audio header from your case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen PC under USD$550"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

We do know DDR4, and you will definitely be able to use Nvidia cards, and I'd be extremely surprised if there were no SLI-compatible motherboards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Gaming PC for Under $800 usd"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

monitor

Windows 10

liquid cooling

under $800

Not even close. Remember, an $800 budget including an OS and monitor is a $600 tower. $600 is the high end of a budget system.

I'd highly recommend an RX 480 as opposed to an Nvidia card at that price point, as your option on the green team would be a 1060 3G. Decidedly outperformed by the RX 480 due to having 10% of its cores disabled. Also, games will only use more VRAM as time goes on. 3 is already pushing it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.89 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.62 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $189.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $41.45 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $57.15 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Monitor AOC i2267Fw 22.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $99.88 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $791.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-16 02:50 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone tell me if my build would run smooth"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

First of all, the Raidmax is a FAR lower quality unit than the Supernova G3. You really want to stick with that one.

Also, the Kingston V300 is basically the only SSD that is noticeably worse in real-world performance than other SSDs. Pick any other one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Greenlight for my first build ever. (3rd time is a charm)"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

No bottlenecks, but --

The motherboard should be a B250 chipset. The Z170 is unnecessary for a locked processor and also would require a BIOS flash. I would also replace the 550W GS for the 550W G2 -- a higher quality unit.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Motherboard Asus PRIME B250-PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.00 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.12 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $182.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-16 01:32 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$750 gaming computer budget"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No. You'd be better off putting that towards a better case, maybe an ATX motherboard as well. I'd recommend the NZXT S340 and ASRock B250 Pro4 respectively.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte themed Build"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure you can. I'm just fillin out the budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte themed Build"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It just doesn't say Auros on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte themed Build"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

i7-7700K, GTX 1070 with the black/orange theme, and the Auros build was already on PCPartPicker. Even had room in the budget for some black/orange high-quality RAM.

Aesthetics af.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $348.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $194.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $369.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.12 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1489.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 19:39 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Low Wattage PC [Prize to be given]"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

There's a noticeable difference when using an NVMe-based m.2 drive. The 850 EVO is a SATA-based drive. There's a small difference from a 2.5" drive, but not too much.

For the same price as the drive I put in before, you can get the 960 Pro, an NVMe-based drive with your desired amount of storage. It's also black, to keep in aesthetic.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 pc builds 600$ and 850$"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

By shifting your budget around, yes, you can upgrade to a GTX 1070. Massive boost in gaming performance there -- 60+ FPS on max settings in 1440p, 100+ FPS on max in 1080p.

Sacrificed only the form factor and the power supply to be the same as the cheap build's.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $201.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $379.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $41.45 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $57.55 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $936.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 19:10 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Low Wattage PC [Prize to be given]"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

On load temps, you'll probably see about 30 at idle and about 70 at load. The stock cooler is totally adequate on a locked chip.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Low Wattage PC [Prize to be given]"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

The Ryzen lineup hasn't been released yet, not even to reviewers -- reviewers should be getting their hands on them later this month or next month. There's speculation that the 6C/12T model (supposedly called the R5 1500) will match the i7 performance-wise, but I wouldn't place any bets. Same 65W power draw on that chip as well.

Yes, that SSD would be perfectly compatible. It is bright green in the middle of your build, though, if you care aesthetically.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Low Wattage PC [Prize to be given]"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice builds, but why a cooler on a locked processor?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Low Wattage PC [Prize to be given]"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

An overclockable processor in a low wattage build? A 1050 Ti in a $1200 build? A 400W Platinum PSU? An extremely overpriced 60Hz TN panel?

That's not a good allocation of your funds there. I'd highly recommend a locked processor and a higher end graphics card to fit the user's needs better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Low Wattage PC [Prize to be given]"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I've put together a build for you with a Kaby Lake i7 and a GTX 1070 that comes in at under 300W of total power draw at load, a whopping 73W at idle. This comes in at the high end of your budget, and will do absolutely anything you throw at it -- 1440p gaming on max settings, a good CPU for rendering and editing. Definitely 200, 250+ FPS on CSGO at 1080p.

If you're looking to save 30W on your power draw, you could theoretically use the low-wattage 7700T, although you take a significant performance hit, and I wouldn't recommend it.

I've given you a great black-and-white aesthetic using the S340, a wonderful motherboard from ASRock, and a nice looking but still lowest-TDP card by MSI.

16GB of RAM covers your Chrome tab needs. A full 1TB of SSD storage (plus a white/blue aesthetic!).

I've included a 24", 144Hz monitor for that sweet, sweet refresh rate. Very useful for CS:GO, as your monitor can keep up with the framerate. A noticeable and definite upgrade.

I believe I've covered all of your bases. Let me know if you have any questions!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $96.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 1.1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $269.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $394.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $57.55 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $197.98 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1485.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 18:39 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 or Less H1Z1 only computer build"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Best bang for the buck. RX 460 outperforms the GTX 1050 in most cases, no BIOS flash needed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.89 @ B&H
Motherboard *Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory *G.Skill Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $50.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 2GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $99.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $41.45 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $416.28
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 17:42 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$400 or Less H1Z1 only computer build"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

He'll have to BIOS flash that motherboard, it's not worth the trouble.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need an epic build for 4K Video Editing, Color Grading, and Rendering"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The build's pretty good, but why an overpriced membrane keyboard and silly mouse in that budget?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 Gaming PC"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that you do video editing and play Arma and Rust which are pretty CPU-intensive workloads. To fit into an $1000 budget ($900+OS), I went with a Xeon E3-1230 V5 for the performance of an i7 for about $100 cheaper. That goes on a C232 chipset. Needed RAM, an SSD for storage. Since the GTX 1070 was really pushing your budget to begin with, I went with the hyperthreaded Xeon and so I went with an 8G RX 480 to fill out your budget, which will perform perfectly well. Great case and PSU as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $271.67 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $135.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $50.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.12 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1041.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 17:32 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 budget "jack of all trades" PC build needed"

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

I just switched some parts around for personal preference, really.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $419.96 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X99 Taichi ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $129.99 @ B&H
Storage Crucial MX300 1.1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $269.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $569.20 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.47 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1981.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 17:22 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$750 gaming computer budget"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Kaby Lake i5, RX 480. Best bang for the buck.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $201.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $189.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $41.45 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $57.55 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $756.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 16:47 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need an epic build for 4K Video Editing, Color Grading, and Rendering"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Same build, one at the low end with a 6800K, one at the higher end with a 6900K. Cores on cores.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $419.96 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X99 Taichi ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $129.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $324.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $569.20 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.47 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2126.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 16:44 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6900K 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $1038.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X99 Taichi ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $129.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $324.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $569.20 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.47 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2745.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 16:44 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Gaming PC build for my son...PLEASE!!"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally would switch out the CPU to the G4560. The G4560 and the i5 perform very similarly in gaming, as they're mostly GPU-bound workloads. The RX 480 to the 1050 Ti would be a noticeable difference. The second build that InvaderGir listed is excellent for him.

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