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Comment reply on Brandonply's Completed Build: New build 2016 $3000 Gaming PC Setup

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )

Comment reply on Lavins's Completed Build: Official Corsair Build - PAX East 2016

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous!

Comment reply on Cfisk90's Completed Build: The White Rabbit

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa that GPU sag.

Great build, though. Looks pretty.

Comment reply on exalsis's Completed Build: Infinity

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Did great on the water cooling from what I could tell.

Awesome build :)

Comment reply on Britain0's Completed Build: Green Gaming Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Always loved the way that Enthoo EVOLV looked. Great color choice!

Nice build

Comment reply on RustySmith's Completed Build: AIO Cooled 980 ti SLI (2-way)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp, I'm jealous.

Comment reply on Best_Pork_NA's Completed Build: The "DTBD"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Very pretty pictures. Nice build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder...opinions appreciated!"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I'd suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.44 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $189.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $20.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $7.99
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $7.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $969.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-15 11:13 EST-0500

Getting the newer-generation i5-6600K is the better way to go, despite the $30 difference between the older chip equivalent.

I also exchanged the GTX 950 with a 960 instead, because the price difference is pretty negligible (similar to the 6600K | 4690K situation).

Buying an OEM key for Win10 retail isn't the best, you could buy it elsewhere for much less money (no piracy included). Not sure if you were actually planning to buy it retail, but I thought I'd suggest that since if you didn't, you'd save around $70, making the final price of that list below $950.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gpu help please"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting a single card will save you from some of the shortcomings of SLI/CrossFire that you may, or may not encounter. If I'm not mistaken a 390 is better than SLI 960's anyways.

Comment reply on lukeb1216's Completed Build: FS2015 Build - First Time Builder

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for cat

Comment reply on WesleyB77's Completed Build: My First Custom Gaming PC

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd of just bought a 6600K, it would have worked really well with that NH-D15. Though, I'm not sure if you bought that 4690K some time ago or not. DDR4 is pretty cheap now, and the 6600K would have only costed about $10-$30 more. Could have bought an OEM key for Win10 for a lot cheaper as well, and could have used that saved money for the DDR4 memory and that Skylake CPU. Everything else seems okay though, love Noctua.

Comment reply on Thecautiousone's Completed Build: The Division (Complete)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

What an awesome pc, good job

Comment reply on Blog Post "Multi-CPU Support, ECC, Registered RAM & More"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Always love seeing new additions like this to the site. Always getting better =D

Comment reply on roemhildtg's Completed Build: Be green in 2015!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice little build. I like the green color scheme!

Comment reply on warmon6's Completed Build: traveling raven

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build man

Comment reply on nem2k's Completed Build: Bumblebee X99 Watercooled Workstation

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice system! +1 looks sexy

Comment reply on madmax_aut's Completed Build: NES Revival Rev.1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

EPIC!

Comment reply on ArchiMarK's Completed Build: First Build: Project Icebreaker - Stryker, 4790K, GTX 970, H100i

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build I'd say. Very thorough description. +1

Comment reply on natz1396's Completed Build: It's ugly but it works - "Kinda" High End - Gaming

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh alright that explains it haha, my bad. Welp, GTX 780 Ti is still pretty good so I'm sure you're happy either way :D

Comment reply on natz1396's Completed Build: It's ugly but it works - "Kinda" High End - Gaming

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I think spending a bit more to get a GTX 980 would have been better, at least in my opinion. Could have bought a Zotac AMP! card for about $40 more or so. I just say that because you don't seem to be on a serious budget, and it wouldn't necessarily be overkill for 1440p gaming plus having the extra gig of vram and power that maxwell cards provide it would have secured you a bit more for later. Hopefully you don't take that as some insult like some people seem to on here. I don't know the specifics like how the shipping is to Australia for things like that, whatever else. Good built though, I like it. +1

Comment reply on Meithen's Completed Build: The Spectre Project (First Build)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This is such a badass build. +1...

Comment reply on Staeni's Completed Build: X99 / Maxwell gaming rig

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

Straight awesome. Great build. +1

Comment reply on faelan's Completed Build: bloo

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I hope it's serving you well! +1

Comment reply on bobtherock's Completed Build: First build with source 220/ H105 case mod

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad build but the four separate purchases of RAM? What?

Comment reply on kalmado's Completed Build: 1.21 GIGAWATTS! Flux Capacitor!

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

lol that OS choice, rip

Comment reply on Chibodee88's Completed Build: Corsair and more

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This is beautiful. I love Corsair! Awesome build my man.

+1

Comment reply on mojobear's Completed Build: 4-Way R9 290

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome.

Comment reply on fuzzygoat's Completed Build: Who's that lady? First Build

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad. The system looks very pretty in my opinion. I hope that Strix is doing you well :D +1

Comment reply on dak000's Completed Build: Vivid V2.0

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Aha I like the picture with the little alien on the cpu block, bright tubing I like it +1

Comment reply on alnakib80's Completed Build: The Beast

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

nice color scheme, looks clean!

Comment reply on JayzTwoCents's Saved Part List: Jayz Build

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

GLORIOUS

Comment reply on mattyts's Completed Build: First high performance PC

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one heck of a 14th birthday present.

Comment reply on acfotiou's Completed Build: AMD Build for WoW & Multimedia

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. I'm sure this will do what you need :)

Comment reply on Wiggles5289's Completed Build: Scooty Puff Jr.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I-It's beautiful.

Comment reply on Homey's Completed Build: ASUS X99 Deluxe: 74.26TB Monster Machine

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Sweet mother of storage

Comment reply on octonion's Completed Build: Personal Supercomputer

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

A Model M, interesting. I'm not really sure what this system is supposed to be used for but I [i]assume[/i] it's going to be used for something like intensive work with programming or heavy video/photo editing, etc. I really wish people would make at least a decent effort to put even a paragraph of information justifying their part choices when publishing these types of builds. And if you were to say "well i plan to put a description later" then why publish it, getting people kind of annoyed from the mystery that is this machine and choices, just for the sake of people being able to view the part list and a picture?

I can't really say much for part choices other than yeah, why didn't you buy an SSD with this system? It almost is like a mental block of some form for something this expensive to not include one these days, even more so when the build only contains 4TB of storage on a sub $5,000 computer.

Either way, I'd be interested to see what this thing is supposed to be used for since it's not obvious and could be used for tons of different tasks.

Comment reply on Silent_Assassin's Completed Build: Crystal Blue

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

wow very pretty +1

Comment reply on HWS's Completed Build: My Shrine

Comment reply on sglords's Completed Build: ASUS ROG Theme 250D Mod

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

SICK!! I love it +1

Comment reply on Mannimedia's Completed Build: Octane Box 2

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

My god. Awesome build. +1/+1

Comment reply on Berzerker's Completed Build: Red, White, and Black Beast

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably one of my favorite builds I've come across so far. I wish there were more pics.

Looks super clean... that desk <3

+1

Comment reply on gugu96's Completed Build: The Zero Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice

Comment reply on aPost23's Completed Build: Improved First Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build. The red is awesome _ +1

Comment reply on obiggy's Completed Build: AMD BUILD

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol "AMD BUILD" "Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE" k

Comment reply on jokudolo's Completed Build: Bumblebee

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I bet you are loving it! haha

Well I'm glad you are getting a nice experience man. Thanks for the reply btw.

Comment reply on Stanbery's Completed Build: Fortissimus Cerebrum

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh I see. And awesome, I plan to get a new PC with a GTX 970 but MSI's Twin Frozr one and I plan to play Skyrim with heavy graphic mods like ENB's and textures etc on 1080p, presumably just like you. So it's good to know it handles it pretty well :D

Comment reply on jokudolo's Completed Build: Bumblebee

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

So how is that 970 performing in games in comparison to your old HP laptop? Nice build btw I like it.

+1

Comment reply on Stanbery's Completed Build: Fortissimus Cerebrum

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I really like this build. It caught my eye in the newest listings. Pretty awesome choices. Any reason you went with a 21.5" monitor? Did you just not mind the smaller screen and didn't see the point in paying the extra money to get a 24"? Just curious, that's all. Also how is that GTX 970 running games?

+1

Comment reply on keyesus's Completed Build: New PC

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Best desktop

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