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Comment reply on Forum Topic "5-6k Budget I9 9900k with x2 2080ti's! Someone build something badass!! Thanks!!"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

I would save the money on the second GPU and put that to better use. Most of the developers of games are not adding support for Multi-GPU anymore.

I would also look into getting the 3900X over the 9900K. It's better value for the money.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $499.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99 @ Corsair
Motherboard MSI MEG X570 ACE ATX AM4 Motherboard $369.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $204.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $470.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $1219.99 @ Newegg
Case Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case $127.99 @ Adorama
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $199.99 @ Walmart
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $139.99 @ Other World Computing
Monitor LG 34GK950F-B 34.0" 3440x1440 144 Hz Monitor $924.44 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4327.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-11 00:02 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need Help Finding A Good Wireless Network Adapter!!!"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

If you can ever increase your budget to $50, this USB adapter is excellent:

Linksys

IIRC it was rated #1 in 2016 (at least the WUSB6100M was, not sure about max). I've used it before on a desktop where Ethernet Jack was too far away and had excellent speeds. The 6100M can be had for as little as $35.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I looked back and saw..."

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought some Dominator RAM here for 75 and sold it on /r/hardwareswap for 125. Oops.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What phone do you drive?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Galaxy S9.

I upgraded my HTC E8 in April '17 to an S8 and am on the yearly upgrade plan.

I really like the wider design than the skinny tall S8.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G Fuel?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Energy drinks tend to not work for me - the only effective solution I've found for myself is 5-Hour Energy. Conversely there are B12 pills if you need a sprint of caffeine. ,

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just wrote my first line of code in C++"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

My first programming language in the real world, not just college classes, was vbscript. Dear god I hate trying to write code in that language, but my senior coworker (who's been here 15 years) loves it. I rather use Powershell, much easier for me to comprehend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Slow internet - Solutions?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a lot of missing factors. What kind of internet plan are you paying for and who is your service provider? How far away from the router are you? How many devices are connected (I'm going to assume it's an all-in-one that does routing and wifi)? What do speed tests (google speed tests) say your up and download speeds are?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hard Drives for Plex Server"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

At the cost of those WD Reds, just get some WD Easystores and chuck them (easy process). They will almost always come with WD Reds at a lower cost, even if it has a white label.

Your RAID depends on how many you're thinking of purchasing. With 4 drives you're limited to Raid 0, 1, or 5, while just two drives you have Raid 0 or 1. I would advise against Raid 0 (no redundancy; if one drive fails, entire RAID is shot), unless you have a backup.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you all drive? (if you even do)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Mazda 3 (2012). Function over form. I am close to paying it off (could have it paid off already, but I'm making minimum payments). I've owned it for four years and plan on sometime down the road messing with it (probably new headers / exhaust).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm officially 16 years old today"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I took the home taught course when I was 15. When I was 16, I went to the DMV and took the online exam. After that, my mom checked the checkbox where I don't have to take a driving course to get my license.

Now a day things are much more strict.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm officially 16 years old today"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

When I was 15, I was so ready to drive. I was taking drivers ed immediately. I finished and complained to my mom why she wouldn't let me drive already.

Back then your parents could sign a waiver at the DMV stating you didn't need to take a driving course to get your license. $10 later I had my license. I definitely needed more experience - 3 months in I totaled my vehicle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming addiction to be classed as a mental dissorder in 2018"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the hack that allowed me to play the original AoE as the resolution of my monitor (1440p). Game looked so crisp.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a new chair for my desk"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I was going to recommend the Workpro 1000 which I got on a sale for $75 a year ago, but nevermind. Now it's > $200.

Yes, go into Staples and try on their 'mesh' chairs and see which one fits you best within your budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Echo Dot"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

The Philips Hue starter kit comes with 2 bulbs plus the bridge for $70 on google express: Link

That plus the dot would be cheaper than the echo plus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What did you get for Christmas?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the B&O E8 truly wireless earphones; have plans to use while running mainly. Already had to request an exchange from Amazon because the left earpiece would not connect with the software for Transparency Mode. Other items received; some clothes, a colored Philips hue lightbulb (already own a bridge), another computer kit (can never have too many tools), and a fruit/smoothie blender.

What I gave between my parents, step parents, and brother: 2 Home Mini's, 2 TP-Link Smart Plugs, 1 Echo Dot, Corsair MM300 Extended, Acoustic Foam Panels, 2 Hubsan entry-level drones, 2-pack Tile Pro, a Popovich poster, and a Bose 901 Equalizer to replace the one that was stolen so that my father can resetup his sound system.

My brother bought my mom a TV to replace her gym TV that had trouble with WiFi Signal and my dad bought him an XBOX One X (as much as we harp on consoles, it's good value for the money imo).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asking advice to Android power users"

  • 22 months ago
  • 5 points

You could always get a job like UberEats and then you will constantly be using your phone to search for deliveries to be made..

..then you will also be looking for the nearest phone charger, too!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Builders regret."

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a PC component, but I waited out several months for the U2715H monitor to go on sale. I would constantly see the U2515H.. I finally bit the bullet and paid full price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dumbest thing you've ever installed on a PC"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

$40 for a year of SpyHunter as an ad blocker :(

Comment reply on commodore64's Completed Build: [Insert creative PC name here]

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The legs are heavy aluminum, so not really. It's solid wood countertops not particle board. I'm also gonna install a fifth leg.

The chair is the workpro 1000 from staples. It was on sale at the time for $75. Comfortable enough, sometimes rides my thighs wearing shorts.

Comment reply on commodore64's Completed Build: [Insert creative PC name here]

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

2009 Corvette, 1985 Corvette, 2012 Mazda 3 (mine), BMW (z3?), Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi 3000gt, and an 08 Durango. And three motorcycles in the garage. I have slowly been trying to help my dad get rid of some of the vehicles.

Comment reply on commodore64's Completed Build: [Insert creative PC name here]

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, it happens. Thinking of a pop vinyl to hold it up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AT&T Troubles"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

When you tell them you are cancelling, they should try to keep your service in any way possible, and one of the most common followup question is always "what can we do to keep you as a customer?" At least in my experience.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 month old pc and already getting noticeably slow"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade to an SSD.

Check if you have ample cooling in your case. What kind of temps are you reaching?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to sell brand new Kraken x52"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This will sell quickly on /r/hardwareswap

Comment reply on Forum Topic "tips for braces!"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, but I made the mistake after my braces with my retainer. The teeth shift everyday even if it's very minor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone else into Drones???"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It's quite annoying that I have a drone that was given to me for Christmas that I want to try out yet I keep forgetting about it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "tips for braces!"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's an afterlife tip: Always always always wear the retainer. Nothing like skipping a day or two and then the retainer being loose. Luckily my dentist will tighten it for free. Also, make sure to buy the Retainer Cleaner (can be found at CVS), a brush and soap doesn't do it justice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good places to eat in downtown Austin, TX."

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Since Franklins is temporarily closed, try Salt Lick.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Post your Dream Build or Concept Build!!!"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Repost because deleted for some reason.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $979.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $147.20 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $335.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $324.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $324.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $299.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Purple NV 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Storage Western Digital - Red Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $259.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $794.88 @ OutletPC
Case be quiet! - Dark Base Pro 900 (Black/Silver) ATX Full Tower Case $219.90 @ Newegg Marketplace
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - U2717DA 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $799.99 @ Dell Small Business
Monitor Dell - U2717DA 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $799.99 @ Dell Small Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $5502.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-10 18:28 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For Sale: 2 Intel i7-6950X Processors - Paypal only $900 ea or best offer"

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Competition / new processors are nice, but RIP resale value :(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "selling intel i7 6800k cpu"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

These CPUs have already tanked with the newer Intel / AMD CPUs :(

My 6850K is rapidly losing value... and I want to sell it to move over to threadripper, but without taking a huge loss.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WTS i5 7600k 5.2 stable more info in post"

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

This is not worth $400, even if you are able to get it a 5.2 ghz stable. i5's from intel are a bad buy right now considering AMD's offerings.

Comment reply on drchoi21's Completed Build: Radeon-V

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

So, how much has your electricity bill gone up since?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's the next best phone for me?"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

S8

Note 8

LG V30

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's the next best phone for me?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

What is IP89 rating? Have only heard of IP57, 67, 68.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Post your Dream Build or Concept Build!!!"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno. No wonder I never got a notification.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Post your Dream Build or Concept Build!!!"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

If I was to build a new system right now, I'd do a lot of things differently. Instead of having a Mini-STX build for running Plex, an expensive Laptop, and a Desktop PC I'd sell it all, buy a cheap chromebook and build the following:

The goal for this build was to be able to handle anything I throw at it while keeping expandability/upgradability in mind. I also wanted to keep this system as un-flashy as possible and to the point. The PC will be running:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $999.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $343.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $299.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $299.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $299.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Purple NV 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Storage Western Digital - Red Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card $724.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case be quiet! - Dark Base Pro 900 (Black/Silver) ATX Full Tower Case $238.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $15.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $15.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $15.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $15.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $15.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell - U2717DA 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $799.99 @ Dell Small Business
Monitor Dell - U2717DA 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $799.99 @ Dell Small Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $5187.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-26 18:31 EDT-0400
  • Plex Server combined w/ Handbrake & MakeMKV software
  • IP Camera monitoring software
  • Video Editing
  • Other (Browsing/Light Gaming/VMs)

Clarification on some of the choices:

CPU

Since I will not be doing any modern gaming, Ryzen was the obvious choice.

Motherboard

Originally had the Asus X399, but AsRock has dual Ethernet incase I ever wanted to run pfSense

Case

I was debating on the case option; having a lot of room for 3.5 HDDs is needed.

Storage

  • 960 PRO for boot drive
  • 4 TB WD Red for Plex / Anything else
  • 4 TB WD Purple for Camera Setup

While I probably wouldn't need 4TB for the camera recordings, I hate having mismatch drive sizes.

Case Fans

I absolutely need PWM fans. The lowest I was able to curve my DC fans on current build is 60% which is still too loud for my taste, plus I love the plain look. Yes, I could have bought a Fan Controller but then I would have lost out on the RGB.

Monitors

The monitors would be an upgrade to my 2 U2715H for true edge-to-edge. First world problems, I know.

I'd probably include a UPS of sorts too, but my knowledge on them is limited. This would include a Network Switch as well for my cameras so I could have a separate VLAN and not have my camera traffic run through the same network as my internet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "computer desk"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I use a 20 year old desk that was purchased right around the time the house was purchased - solid wood desk. While it was built in the times where one monitor was the defacto standard, I was able to remove the top shelving unit and it's sturdy enough to handle:

2 27" monitors, laptop, desktop, DVR, Printer, Router/Modem, plus my weight if I stand on it. Company is still around but I don't think this model is:

Riverside Furniture Corp.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AIO PC?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought the Ryzen 7 1700 one. Dell rep was able to give me Military discount (dependant) and 10% off with tenoff code.

Only flaws: Lack of TB3 (Intel only) and no upgradable GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AIO PC?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone have any ideas of where to find this/release date?

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/pavilionaio/overview.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AIO PC?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just looking at the HP Pavilion - I don't know if I'd want to go as low as a 930MX though, but the price is definitely right.

I was looking at this one specifically - http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-pavilion-all-in-one---24-a210t

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AIO PC?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

An R5 1400 for > $1000 does not seem like a good deal; If it was 1600 I'd be all over that. I think I'll be contacting a Dell rep about the 1700 version.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AIO PC?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I realize that in the world of AIOs, iMacs reign supreme and she does own an iPad, but I'm not looking to throw that kind of money for name brand..

Seems like any other option though is more geared towards gamers or severely underpowered.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for $700"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $105.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Low Profile Video Card $69.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - B3 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $639.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-12 15:53 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "how can I get into the food section of pcpartpicker?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like sometimes they get extremely bored, so they make a bunch of hidden lists that nobody will find unless they ask or poke around.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$600 Server PC"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like Micro Center has been removed from pcpartpicker.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$600 Server PC"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't necessarily NEED a XEON processor to run Windows Server, but:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Xeon E5-2650L V3 1.8GHz 12-Core OEM/Tray Processor $104.36 @ Amazon
Motherboard EVGA - Micro 2 Micro ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $196.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $57.88 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $55.99 @ Amazon
Case Xion - XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $28.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $489.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-15 22:57 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Daphne: Another ryzen gaming/streaming build"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

IIRC, Ryzen has problems with memory over 2933, but I'm not sure if they've addressed that recently.

If you're going into youtube content creation and streaming, I'd probably go with the 1080ti if you have the cash to spare. Ideally, at some point you'd want to shoot/render/stream in 4K which the best card we have at the moment to do so (that isn't > $1000) is the 1080ti. Just my opinion however.

Also, the NEX is about the worst EVGA PSU you can buy - it's from their first gen and used crappy chinese capacitors. Look for a G2 or G3 model (or P2 for extended warranty).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you make me a HTPC for $500?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $61.60 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI - B250I PRO Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $83.69 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GT 1030 2GB SC Low Profile Video Card $79.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $503.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-15 21:34 EDT-0400

EDIT: The motherboard does not have bluetooth. There is the ASUS ROG Strix B250I which is considerably more expensive that has BT included. For streaming you don't need the Video Card, it's just an option, so you could get rid of that and get the Asus board.

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