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Comment reply on Jinair's Completed Build: B L A C K T O W E R

  • 4 hours ago
  • 1 point

Ah, assimilation...that explains Noctua's massive following in the world of CPU cooling.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 3600 Build Recommendations"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Front-mounted radiator exhaust?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Kyle, from Bitwit on YouTube, posted a video a couple years ago about radiator placement in a build (in this case front mounted vs. top mounted) and tested temperatures of the CPU and GPU under load with different configurations (radiator placement as well as GPU type [open shroud vs. blower style]). I linked it below for reference if you want to check it out. His final findings are around the 12 minute mark. But he did find that the placement impacted the CPU noticeably while the GPU remained largely unaffected (change of 2°C or so).

(https://youtu.be/xNAMxZgvves)

Also, good luck with your build. :)

Comment reply on Klaazzz's Completed Build: Black & Green

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build. So clean!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "H115i PRO at the top, intake or outtake?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I would mount the radiator on the front intake. You'll see a better drop with CPU temps with no real impact on the GPU. I've linked a video from a couple years ago by Bitwit where he tests CPU and GPU temps with an AIO in different configs below. The results are at about the 12 minute mark. (https://youtu.be/xNAMxZgvves)

Comment reply on PootieThief's Completed Build: B&W Corsair Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Clean build. I like it. I'd give you another +1 if I could for your awesome desktop background.

Comment reply on JailBreak's Completed Build: Yeti

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! The H440 is my absolute favorite case. This case has an awesome, sleek look to begin with and the cable management and part selection you have only enhanced that clean look. Well done! +1 (more if I could :)

Comment reply on Yevonizer's Completed Build: PROJECT REDRUM

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

No...words...Outstanding build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build, Under $700"

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know how you feel about AMD builds (some people have very strong opinions one way or the other) but here is an alternate build that I saw (mostly) on youtube.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $98.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X Video Card $200.66 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $624.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-07 11:19 EDT-0400

The case is just a budget one, but you can find others for about the same price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "which 970 graphic card is best?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, if you don't overclock it, I believe the Gigabyte G1 Gaming 970 (1.18Ghz I believe) has the highest factory clock of the cards currently available.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you guys think about this budget gaming pc build? What kind of FPS?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Jackfrags has a "budget" build he made in a video that is very similar to yours: http://youtu.be/7WQxr59KRto?list=UUw7FkXsC00lH2v2yB5LQoYA

The only real difference is in the GPU. With a r9 270x and 8GB of dual channel RAM, he was able to get battlefield 4 on high/very high up to 70fps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build for gaming"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you using for storage?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd also switch out the single stick of 8GB RAM for two 4GB sticks. You'll get better performance running dual channel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Homing in on the final build picks !"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Tomshardware reported that windows 9 (now announced as Windows 10 for whatever reason) will be available to Windows 8.1 users for free and will be available to Windows 7 users for $30.

source: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-windows-platfrom-upgrade-threshold,27779.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good gaming pc for $1100??"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

More of just an aesthetic recommendation, you have a windowed case with a mobo that doesn't match any of your other parts (i.e. GPU, RAM). But again, it's your build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Powerful All-Rounder Build"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend getting 2x4GB memory as opposed to the single 8GB stick just so you can take advantage of the dual channel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice needed on first build ever (mITX)."

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice on cooling. You've definitely given me some great options to consider.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice needed on first build ever (mITX)."

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and also, thanks in advance for your input (as well as for taking the time to read my thread!).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, advice? want to game at top quality and good FPS <$1000"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Best advice I can give, price vs. performance, is to switch out the GTX 770 for a GTX 970. It's roughly the same price, but considerably more powerful. You can see some of the benchmarks here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-970-maxwell,3941-8.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Casual gamer with everyday usage"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

With the new 900 series just releasing from Nvidia, I would ditch the GTX 770 and go with a GTX 970. It's cheaper and considerably more powerful.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "970 CPU help"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a round-up of all the board partners from Tomshardware: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-gtx-980-970-roundup,27716.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build V8.0"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never personally owned a Seagate HDD, but I've heard that they have a higher failure rate than Western Digital. So perhaps go for a WD Caviar Blue HDD. It's roughly the same price (+/- $10).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyway to make this cheaper better but not compromising efficiency"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, as you haven't posted the part list yet, I thought I'd help out with the monitor selection. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01 I've seen a number of people recommend this particular monitor as a great budget monitor and it has come down in price recently (was over $300).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need a GPU!!"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with the GTX 970. Personally, I'm waiting for EVGA's GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 to release for ~$360.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How can I make this build cheaper?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind stepping down to a 24" monitor, I've heard really good things about this monitor (and it's almost $200 cheaper): https://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How can I make this Cost Less w/o Decreasing Quality?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. And for the -$200 difference, you're getting almost the same performance as the GTX 780 ti.

edit: Also, by switching to the GTX 970, you'll be reducing your TDP which would likely allow you to buy a smaller load PSU, also shaving off some cost.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "280 vs 280x"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I also wanted to say that I was in the process of creating a new build with the 280x until I saw this review yesterday and the 970's performance for the price just can't be matched right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "280 vs 280x"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can save up around 100 pounds, I would try to get a new GTX 970. It's a bit more on the cost side, but it far out-performs the 280x. If you want to see some comparative benchmarks, check out this review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-970-maxwell,3941.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$800 gaming build. Let me know what you think!"

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Feedback on R9 280 GPU Parts list"

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

The only concern I would have with the power supply is that the manufacturer recommends a minimum of 750W for that particular GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder needs honest opinions."

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been able to increase my budget a little bit, so I made some modifications to the part list I posted above. As this is my first ever build, I would appreciate some honest feedback on what I've come up with. Thanks in advance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.70 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $5.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $78.30 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $778.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-10 10:29 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder needs honest opinions."

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder needs honest opinions."

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

One other thing, as far as the case goes (BitFenix Comrade) I've heard good and bad about it. If anyone has personal experience with this case I'd love to hear about it.

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