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Comment reply on Forum Topic "$350 Gaming PC not including storage"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on the dell specs you could just throw the 750ti in there and call it good?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This would be my little beast."

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Iirc the reviews around time of release the x99 platform offers basically zero gaming performance increase over a 1150 i7.

Transcend 370 ssd has substantially better real world performance as per the recent anandtech review - http://www.anandtech.com/show/8792/transcend-ssd370-128gb-256gb-512gb-review/3

Evga g2 PSU is pretty good but considering your budget i would want nothing but the absolute best, which imo is seasonics x series, the gold rated ones actually pass the platinum spec under most loads iirc. 650w example review - http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=332

Don't get fixated on this exact build, 7 months is a long time in the PC space.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need more eyes and suggestions on intended build."

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry about the delay.

Well... you get a cpu cooler in the cpu box that's perfectly fine at stock clock speeds, and as that chip is not overclockable the supplied cooler is fine.

16gig is overkill for a gaming build, useful if you're doing some heavy photoshop/video editing or whatever but gaming improvement over 8gig is pretty much non-existent.

650w is actually a little to high on the watts imo, that's getting close to 3x the estimated maximum load which, and I know this sounds totally counter intuitive, will actually be hurting your efficiency vs a lower watt unit.

Stock cooler + 8gig + 550w psu lets you take a big jump up gpu wise which is gonna have a much greater effect on your gaming performance than those 3 items.

Puts you in the gtx960/amd 285 ballpark

If you take a 960 option that drops the system draw again as nvidia is usually more power efficient than amd cards, estimated wattage for a 960 in the build is 278w so I would prolly drop another 100w off the psu too to bring that closer to the sweet spot.

You'll prolly need to add a couple more fans as that case only comes with one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $173.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $92.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Transcend SSD370 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.98 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $16.15 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $543.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-28 20:00 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need more eyes and suggestions on intended build."

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Intel cpus tend to perform better in a bunch of games - http://www.hardwarepal.com/best-cpu-gaming-9-processors-8-games-tested/

Dropped the cpu cooler as the 4150 is a locked processor so the stock fan is fine for it.

Opted for a nice z series mobo which gives you plenty of cpu upgrade options down the road including overclocking (appropriate cpus) and apparently compatibility with intels next wave of cpus.

A separate ssd & hdd costs the same but provides much better speeds (from the ssd anyway) and more storage than the 10k drive.

AMD gpus tend to perform better in a given price bracket but they do usually draw more power.

850w psu is way too high for the builds power draw, I selected a lower watt, but better manufacture, seasonic who make all xfx psus are one of the premier psu makers, gold rated unit that still gives you ~250w to overclock gpu if you wish.

I like a smaller case myself, I think a large tower looks a little empty with 1 gpu and not many drives in it, tho I know other folks prefer the spacious look tho so...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $92.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $67.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Transcend SSD370 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.49 @ Directron
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card $124.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case $94.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $61.08 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $16.15 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $709.61
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $674.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-25 22:05 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gaming pc"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't quite understand what you're saying but ok.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gaming pc"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems a little harsh if they're not trolls, build is not substantially different to others listed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gaming pc"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Why'd I get the downvote?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Custom Gaming PC Build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup.

Here's my suggestions

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage Transcend SSD370 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $61.08 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $134.07
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $119.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-25 14:47 EDT-0400

No reviews I can see for the model number xfx psu but it's made by seasonic who are one of the premier psu manufacturers.

You can also save a few bucks on same spec ram and a few more with a cheaper dvd drive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gaming pc"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure the mobo bios is updated so you can overclock the g3258 for extra performance - https://www.dropbox.com/s/0600jd5wbsathtw/E7817IMS.H30.zip

I'd also change to cheaper (but quicker) ram, and a better quality psu which let's you take a little jump up in gpu power to a 260x with an extra gig of ram which is always useful.

If you don't mind rebates you can get a very nice 550w gold rated psu for the same price as the corsair, it's a rosewill (newegg inhouse brand) unit and I pretty much always recommend seasonic made psus but the higher watt rosewill get's a really nice writeup at jonnyguru (top psu review site) so hopefully the 550w model is up to the same standards - http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=266

550w also gives you plenty of extra capacity to overclock cpu & gpu for a performance bump while the gold rating will be easier on your electricity bill & you get better power to your components so that's a win-win :D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H81M-E34 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.49 @ Directron
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $94.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $36.25 @ Directron
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.93 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $91.69 @ NCIX US
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Keyboard UtechSmart Saturn Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $0.00
Mouse UtechSmart 4000 DPI Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $551.31
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $501.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-25 14:31 EDT-0400

I love having a ssd in my builds but it depends on your budget ofc, this is a very nice performing budget drive if you're interested

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I... really need advice on my first ever build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

:thumbsup:

I wouldn't count on price drops tbh, black friday & when the parts are superseded is pretty much it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I... really need advice on my first ever build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, iirc the last w7 installer i grabbed was ~6gig which is why I mentioned it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I... really need advice on my first ever build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

NP :D

Well Godz covered it already but you just need a regular stick, prolly 8gig minimum to be on the safe side, then you use a program to write the disc image to it, here's the ms page about it - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

For the cpu you suggest...

You uh, might need to point out to me where I mentioned a different cpu (used the same one) :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I... really need advice on my first ever build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very nice overall for the budget, the cpu should be fine for most games (i think, not a PC gamer tbh) and when you do need to upgrade the motherboard is apparently compatible with Intel's next wave of chips so you should have a solid cpu upgrade path for the next 3-4 years or so (without having to go to secondhand).

There's a couple of points i think, you don't need the network card as that's built into the mobo and if you're only going to use the DVD to install windows you could drop it too if you can make a USB install stick for windows, much quicker loading too if you get a USB3 drive :-D

I would put that saved money towards a better PSU, this antec is made by seasonic who are one of the premier PSU manufacturers and it's got better power efficiency which I always think is nice :-D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $223.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard MSI Z97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.24 @ DirectCanada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.00 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $176.50 @ Vuugo
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.98 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $793.67
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $753.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-24 03:39 EDT-0400

I don't see a budget so here's a few upgrades :-D

SSDs bring the speed to a system, I'm only running mine on a sata2 connection and I never want to go back to using a regular hard drive for windows, I think they're awesome :-D

A imo nice looking little case without a DVD bay because why not if you don't need one? :-D tho it was the cheapest listed on site for this build it seems less costs more in this situation, yeah thanks PC industry :-\

A gold rated PSU saves you even more on your electricity bill and you get a better quality of power to your components which helps their reliability and life expectancy :-D 15% price promo is gonna run out quickly tho

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ NCIX
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $70.21 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $72.25 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $207.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-24 03:42 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i have never downloaded soft wear to fresh new computer before and i am bricking it, help pls"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Use a free program like SlimDrivers to update driver stuff, I've been using it for a few years on various systems and never had an issue with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my gaming system"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

For a gaming focused build the x99 platform doesn't really seem to offer any advantage, maybe a handful of fps over a 4790k in most cases going by this anandtech article - http://www.anandtech.com/show/8426/the-intel-haswell-e-cpu-review-core-i7-5960x-i7-5930k-i7-5820k-tested/6

Same story at bittech.net - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2014/09/03/intel-core-i7-5930k-and-core-i7-5820k-revie/7

If you really wanna spend ~3k I'd prolly switch to a 4790k build with a titan x

Also swapped out psu for a high end model (the company that makes that corsair rm is a well known, and not in a good way, budget manufacturer), and a better (iirc the reviews) water loop that's expandable incase they ever bring out a waterblock for the titan x :D Tho the swiftech is sold out at retail so ebay's prolly the best option.

And running all that, whichever build, on a cheap sub 22" monitor... yeah, no.

Had to cost reduce the case & storage options (left the k & m alone tho as i don't know anything about those areas tbh) a little to keep the price slightly under control. (edit. and there's prolly a little more to trim off the price with more economical but still good spec ram and mobo if necessary)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $198.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $150.98 @ Newegg
Storage Transcend SSD370 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $175.49 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $92.24 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card $999.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $117.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $39.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $135.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $229.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $208.95 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $64.79 @ Amazon
Other Swiftech h240x $170.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3049.38
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $3039.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-23 16:01 EDT-0400

Tho if you wanna get a high overclock on cpu/gpu you might wanna add another ~100w to the psu.

edit. and given the horsepower in the build you could prolly do with a greater than 60hz monitor, but I don't see any 120/144hz that are ips which is what I usually prefer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About to order this, please give your intake on this build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

OP's already said "I won't be OC'ing", it doesn't get much clearer than that! Not that ocing the intel build is even an option in this example.

There's a jonnyguru interview linked somewhere in the psu subforum where, iirc, he talks about how a good quality psu is perfectly fine running at near maximum load for it's lifespan.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About to order this, please give your intake on this build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

A seasonic psu isn't going to be up to spec? Sure... ... tbh I think you're one of the few posters, if not the first, I've seen ever question seasonics quality, and it's maybe a little ironic that you've recommended a psu brand that they also make... :D

~100w extra watts over site estimate, which considering that's full load & most pcs don't run at full load all the time (the exact opposite would be more common I think), coupled with no oc, seems fine to me tbh.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "you guys are the best PLEASE tell me what ya think"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks mostly good :D

An i7 & 16gig is apparently overkill (I know, I know, future proofing :D )for a pure gaming build (useful if recording/streaming gameplay tho) and 1000w psu is way overkill, like way way way overkill, estimated load is 349w so even allowing for a fierce overclock on both cpu & gpu I'd prolly go for something around the 650w range (I usually spec a 550w for an i5/970 build).

Usual recommendation is to get 1 big ssd vs 2 smaller ones, 850 evo 500gig is only $20 more than the 2 combined - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About to order this, please give your intake on this build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel cpus tend to perform better in a gaming build - http://www.hardwarepal.com/best-cpu-gaming-9-processors-8-games-tested/

500w psu is prolly a little high if anything as you don't plan to overclock, i'd prolly aim for something lower watt but better quality (I've seen some posts/links that seem to recommend avoiding the low end evga psus, didn't read em tho as I usually go with seasonic and the other brands they make).

... like this one :D - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss400etbronze

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overbuilt first PC?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Overbuilt?

Yes, very :D

Apart from the video editing bit a ~$300 pos build is perfectly fine for email etc etc. If you're not gaming you don't even need the gpu, cpu has a built in gpu part that's fine for non-gaming tasks.

There's also a little miss match going on with some of the hardware, z series mobo is for overclocking but you can't oc that chip very much as it's not a "k" version, hyper 212 evo is also redundant as the supplied cooler is perfectly fine at stock speeds and as that's all that cpu can do...

I know you tried to preempt this but a 750w psu is waaaay too high imo, I usually spec 550w for an overclocked i5/970 build, but the seasonic x range is super badass tho :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£700 build (UK)"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I remember you've said that before...

Any links to back that opinion up? :D

I'd like to see a counterpoint to the hardwarepal link in my previous post.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£700 build (UK)"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No piracy talk in the forums.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£700 build (UK)"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

New revision looks like a go to me :D

Maybe check into what chessel says about getting hold of a win key to reduce price a little, I've got no idea about that kinda thing tbh, and as pointed out you can instal it from a usb stick if you don't need the dvd drive for anything else.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£700 build (UK)"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You need a k series cpu to be able to get a good oc, adds 20 quid - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k

Sure get the 270x if it's in price range, in theory it should have a little more performance than the 270.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what do you guys think? small, quiet and efficient is what i need."

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends what you're using it for tbh (gaming, workstation etc etc etc).

Seasonic's platinum 400w psu is the only fanless model I know of the top of my head (expensive but super bad *** irrc), I guess there's others?

Newegg says that case is oos btw.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer in replacement for Car."

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

lol yeah something like that...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer in replacement for Car."

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

LOLZ?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A little help please"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks fine to me, maybe the ram & ssd are a little overpriced but that's about all I can see.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£700 build (UK)"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD gpus generally perform better for a given similar price point but they are more power hungry so it depends what your priorities are.

IMO the words "cheap" and "psu" should not be used in the same sentence together, the way I think about it is that's the bit that powers all the other bits, after the main performance parts (cpu/gpu) it's what i tend to put the most focus on for a quality part.

Anyway, tbh I was in a rush this morning and totally missed the bit about having a strict budget but now I've had a little time so maybe something like this would be good for you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £155.26 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £63.56 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £48.90 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage Transcend SSD370 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £71.04 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.97 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card £110.72 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £46.39 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Antec TruePower Classic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £51.93 @ Dabs
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £10.55 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £74.34 @ Aria PC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £9.79 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan £5.24 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan £5.24 @ CCL Computers
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £695.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-22 02:42 GMT+0000

z97 mobo is apparently gonna be compatible with intels next gen cpu (due later this year iirc) so in a year or 2 you could drop in an updated k suffix cpu that you could overclock, when you add the 212 evo (or whatever) back in as stock coolers tend to suck for oc'ing.

edit. Oh I changed the psu again :D Antec truepower classic is made by seasonic (like all xfx units) who are one of the premier psu manufacturers, it's almost the same price as the xfx (+1 pound) but the gold rating will save you money on your electricity bill & you get better power to your components which helps their reliability & life expectancy, win-win :D

edit. d'oh! no price for that keyb/mouse combo, but there is for the blue version, weird... - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgb3010kkmf1us

If that busts your budget I'd prolly drop down a little on the cpu, 4460 makes the total a hair under 710 or a 4370 makes it 690.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£700 build (UK)"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Your intel build was way better imo, a 8350 & 750ti is a pretty hefty miss-match, intels just flat out better for a gaming build in most cases - http://www.hardwarepal.com/best-cpu-gaming-9-processors-8-games-tested/

Transcend 370 ssd still beats the mx100 and the corsair psu is still bad...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How can i become a computer components expert?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Reading. Lots and lots of reading.

I use anandtech, tomshardware, jonnyguru, techreport, techpowerup, hardware.info and hardwaresecrets on a weekly basis, but there's plenty of others ofc.

edit. if anyone wants to add any killer sites I've missed please feel free, I'm always looking for new sites to add to my bookmarks :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need somebodys opinion on this build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If this a gaming build the cpu's a little weak, intel chips generally perform better for gaming, and you don't need 16gig for games either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video editing workstation"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

:thumbsup:

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build around 850-900 pounds"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah their TPC range is seasonic made as per the realhardx psu database - http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page673.htm

I take it with 750w you wanna oc cpu & gpu? If not you could prolly drop 100w without worrying.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Non Gaming Desktop Build - opinions please"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Water cooler is not required as you can't overclock that cpu, supplied cooler will be fine.

840 evo apparently has some issues with re-writing over the same data, or something like that I forget exactly, transcend 370 is a sweet new drive as per the anandtech review.

Z series mobo is not required as that's for overclocking & you can't oc that cpu.

PSU wattage is considerable overkill, to the extent that it'll be operating at reduced efficiency, seasonic (one of the premier psu manufacturers) have a nice 360w gold rated unit that's only ~5 quid more which will be much better for the build all round.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £151.14 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI B85I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard £63.43 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £52.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Transcend SSD370 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £71.04 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design Node 304 (White) Mini ITX Tower Case £54.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £54.42 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £448.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-21 00:08 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build around 850-900 pounds"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Transcend 370 ssd is a few quid cheaper and considerably better real world performance as per the anandtech review (storagebench2013 metric).

xfx and antec psus are around the same price and much better quality (both made by seasonic, tho not all antecs are), I tend to favour gold rated too as that saves you money in the long run via a cheaper electricity bill & you get better power to your components which helps their reliability & life expectancy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kids Homework and Basic Gaming Build ~$600 - Improvements Wanted"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Quicker ram is available for the same price, and a better psu like horus mentions and I'd call it good.

All xfx psus are made by seasonic who are one of the premier manufacturers.

Copy and paste the "markup" text from the link near the middle of the page above the parts list to get this -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $178.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.49 @ Directron
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $15.19 @ NCIX US
Speakers Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers $7.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $716.61
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $676.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-20 16:02 EDT-0400

You'll prolly need a few extra case fans as looking at the superbiiz page the case only comes with one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build w/ Three Monitors"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

3840 x 2160 = 8,294,400

1920 x 1080 x 3 = 6,220,800

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first pc, anything else I might need?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

All cables screws etc should be supplied with either case mobo or psu, tho you might need more sata data cables depending on how many drives you have and how many sata cables come with your mobo.

Like the others say it's not all that difficult, maybe watch a few build videos beforehand tho, newegg, techreport and about a billion others are all on youtube.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "graphics card that is compatible with my MSI 760gm p34 motherboard"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It's got a pcie (2.0) slot so any modern card will fit fine, tho newer cards have moved onto 3.0 spec there is, as I understand it (not a pc gamer tbh) minimal if any difference between them for a single card setup.

Nvidia is usually more power efficient than amd so I'd prolly look to a 750ti or 960 depending on budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Full Tower Case Optimized for Noise Reduction"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get acoustic padding online to help noise reduce any case - http://www.quietpc.com/acousticmaterials

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Warlords of Draenor Budget Build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah that's z series so you'll be able to oc k suffix cpus when you upgrade.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My potential next build, what do you think?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Transcends 370 ssd has considerably better real-world performance as per anandtech's storagebench2013 metric

16gig is overkill for a gaming build, unless you're doing some photo/video editing or gameplay recording/streaming 8 is still fine.

Antec (made by seasonic who one of the premier psu manufacturers) 750w gold rated psu is only ~$5 more, that'll help you save on your electricity bill & you get better power to your components which helps their reliability & life expectancy.

If you really wanna oc cpu & gpu you might wanna bump up another 100w, 290x is super power hungry & 750w is likely not enough to get max oc on both.

I like a smaller case myself, full towers are freaking huge and a single gpu system will easily fit into a mid tower or smaller depending on mobo size, I guess that's more a personal aesthetics thing tho.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gamer Build with future Water Cooling Feed Back"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a seasonic made psu, they do their own plus all xfx some antec and a few others I forget, tho considering the high end nature of the rest of your build I'd prolly get something in the seasonic x range, as per the jonnyguru (top psu review site) write up the gold x range will actually pass the platinum tests in some cases. I dunno if they go up to that wattage, tho tbh I think you'd be perfectly fine with something in the 900-1000w range.

Ah, I didn't realise that about the d14/15 notches... maybe get a cheap water loop to begin with? I've seen em for $40-50 and they definitely have clearance for ram :D

Or maybe check out the swiftech h220x/240x, that's an expandable prebuilt loop made of their custom loop components so it puts you part way to a full wc rig straight away.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. Seeking advice on improvements !!"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, I find it's often useful to mention things like that in the OP :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gamer Build with future Water Cooling Feed Back"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Water cooled or not there's simply no way you need an excess of nearly 1200w to oc a cpu/gpu, especially ones that are power efficient like intel/nvidia are.

On the upside a x99 5930k & 980 should last a very long time for a gaming build, depending on monitor rez & expected frame rate/graphical bling ofc.

Personally I like a smaller case than that but that's more of a personal aesthetics things I guess.

As you're thinking about wc'ing the cpu too I'd prolly be inclined to not drop that much on an air cooler, d14 is still super badass and about half the price of the 15 iirc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. Seeking advice on improvements !!"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks fine. I'm not a pc gamer but apparently an i7 & 16gig are overkill for gaming (if that's your main aim) unless you're streaming/recording gameplay at the same time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Warlords of Draenor Budget Build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I would just step up in watts for xfx psus, they're all made by seasonic who are one of the premier psu manufacturers but the xfxs are usually a little cheaper, a lot of antec units are made by seasonic too but you can check which ones at the realhardx psu manufacture/review database - http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/PSUReviewDatabase.html

SP600 ssd is getting on a bit iirc, transcends 370 is newer a few quid cheaper & prolly better performing, see the review at anandtech for the full run down

H series mobo is locked so that's no good for overclocking, afaik, with the possible exception of the g3258.

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