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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone explain 60hz vs 120 hz and the way it works with a GPU"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically hz translates into fps (frames per second) if for example your graphics card was capable of 90fps on battlefield 4 but you only had a 60hz monitor then you would not get the benefit of that 90fps, if you had a 120hz monitor then you would.

That is how it was explained to me when I had a similar question

As you would expect 120hz monitors usually cost more but if you can afford it you might as well get it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Endless PC problems :("

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

could be a motherboard problem but i would try everything and double check your build before spending more money. no point spending more and finding out later it was a loose wire or front panel wires going to the wrong point on the motherboard that was causing the problems

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Endless PC problems :("

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you done all the windows updates and installed all the correct drivers?

Have you checked the motherboard to make sure your front panel connectors are in the correct place and you don't have any loose wires?

Do you have access to another keyboard and mouse to make sure it is not a problem with them and is definitely the PC?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hi, I am a first time builder. I need to know if $40 dollars can get me a good gpu. Like light gaming or COD on light settings. Thanks"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No, not good enough. The r7 250 is better and even that is a low end card. The OP should be able to pick one up for $40 used

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hi, I am a first time builder. I need to know if $40 dollars can get me a good gpu. Like light gaming or COD on light settings. Thanks"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

See if you can find either a GTX 650, r7 260 or even a r7 250. They will be able to play games on low to medium settings.

Might have to look around amazon or ebay and pick something up second hand for $40

Comment reply on Hallstro's Completed Build: Core i3 4330 for Everyday Use

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a shame about the case, 10 or 20 bucks more would have bought you a decent case with good cable management. Put it down to a lesson learnt.

Rest of the parts look solid

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Networking questions"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

you could run an ethernet cable like a washing line. that would be cheap. put a thin metal line from the house to the shed and cable tie the ethernet cable to the metal line.

if it has to be wifi then look at answer 1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What could I do to make it better and cheaper?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Gelid Solutions CC-Siberian-01 51.9 CFM CPU Cooler $8.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card $259.99 @ NCIX US
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $792.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-31 02:12 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How long do I run prime95 for?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

run it for as long as you would play games for, if that is 3 hours then run it for 3 hours. keep taking it up bit by bit.

4500 or 4600 would be about the max with an air cooler, i did see one guy take it up tp 5000 on youtube but he had water cooling and i dont think he ran it long

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About to Buy the Parts. Anyone see a place for better bang in the range?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

the mouse and keyboard they do with a blue lit background rather than the red if you want things to match your ram and motherboard, have a look for that one

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About to Buy the Parts. Anyone see a place for better bang in the range?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The ssd is a fast expensive type of drive used for storing windows and your main programs. it is faster but more expensive per GB.

The other is a normal hard drive, slower but cheaper per GB. use this one to store games and movies on

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About to Buy the Parts. Anyone see a place for better bang in the range?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $169.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $134.97 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.00 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $997.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-29 22:14 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "OCing Pentium G3258 with ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get the i3. by the time you have spend money on the cpu and the cooler it will be the same price as the i3 4130 and that will perform just as well if not better than the over clocked 3258

Comment reply on Forum Topic "**Can I get it any cheaper?**"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The mouse and keyboard are on the expensive side and are items that could be bought at a later date.

grab a cheap keboard and mouse bundle for $25 if you want to reduce costs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "amd fx 6300 build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This build would be fine for an everyday home PC for the purpose of web browsing but if you intend to do any gaming then the 4gb of ram and the gt210 video card will not cut it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a kingston 300 SSD slower than a 7200rpm HDD?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The kingston is slow compared to some other ssds but it will still be a lot faster than any 7200rpm hdd

Comment reply on Kentech99's Completed Build: Grandmas Christmas Build

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice of you, i am sure your grandma is very happy

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New i5 4690k or AMD 8350/8320 with GTX970?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

not sure, best to check out the ratings and you tube videos of the specific card to see what people who have bought it say about it

i have heard good things about the msi and the windforce one but i couldnt say for sure which is best

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ready to pull the trigger tonight. Just need a second opinion"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

it has a usb 3 header which can make use of the usb 3 on the front of the n200 case and that would be more important to me than the chipset. it is compatible and has usb 3 so that is all i would need to worry about

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New i5 4690k or AMD 8350/8320 with GTX970?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

the graphics card you have will be the biggest factor when you are gaming not the cpu. i just dont think it is worth changing the cpu and motherboard, better to spend that money on the best graphics card you can

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ready to pull the trigger tonight. Just need a second opinion"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

changed motherboard to one with usb 3 header, the rest seems fine

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor €89.90 @ Caseking
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard €51.89 @ Pixmania DE
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory €107.49 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card €109.90 @ Caseking
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case €37.62 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply Antec 450W ATX Power Supply -
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available €396.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-27 00:50 CET+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New i5 4690k or AMD 8350/8320 with GTX970?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

if you already have the 6300 i would just get the fx 8350 for about £130 and spend the rest on a new graphics card - gtx 970.

you could always sell the 6300 and r9 270x on ebay and get some money back from them too

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Australian PC first time builder"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

yep the r9 270 will perform a lot better than the r7 250

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Australian PC first time builder"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $129.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $27.00 @ IJK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $77.50 @ Centre Com
Memory Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $99.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $199.50 @ Centre Com
Case Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $119.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $21.90 @ Mwave Australia
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $802.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-26 14:20 EST+1100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$550 gaming pc opinions wanted"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

when you include wifi adapters and windows in your budget you will struggle to get something decent for 550. I would opt for a lesser graphics card for the short term and upgrade in the future. The 265 will out perform a 750ti so it is not bad and allows more for an i3 and better atx motherboard

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock B85 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $67.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card $124.99 @ Amazon
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $8.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $601.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-25 21:59 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Merry XMas! New PC Build Question..."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

building is not that hard, here is a video showing you what to do from start to finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwU-pPDzqA

also there is a section on this forum where people will put a part list together for you just state price and purpose in the create a part list section on this forum

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£600-700 gaming PC build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £167.50 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £25.50 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £64.74 @ Aria PC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £59.44 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card £159.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £43.48 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £44.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £10.46 @ Aria PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £612.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-23 04:31 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£600-700 gaming PC build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

change motherboard to z97 atx to allow you the option to over clock in future

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500-575$ PC WoW + other games build. First time"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.78 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $174.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $567.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-22 23:21 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500-575$ PC WoW + other games build. First time"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.78 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $66.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $194.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $526.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-22 22:04 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500-575$ PC WoW + other games build. First time"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Try to avoid going for a really expensive card and cheap everything else

drop down to a r9 280 or r9 270x and spend more on the motherboard and RAM

Look for an ATX motherboard with USB 3 headers

The case- storage- and CPU are all fine

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

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

The processor does not matter in terms of whether it is AMD or Intel. After market cooling and whether it is needed is all about over-clocking and whether you intend to do it. over-clocking usually requires more voltage and more voltage creates heat, the stock cooler cannot handle it and after market coolers are needed whether air coolers or water coolers. whether you intend to over clock your CPU should be what you think about when considering whether or not to look into water cooling

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

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

you should try to avoid using one stick of Ram but as long as you have two sticks then it is fine. 4 x 4 has no advantage over 2 x 8

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue Paint"

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

one thing i should have mentioned and that is primer comes in two forms, one for metal and the other for plastic. make sure you buy the right one depending on what you are spraying

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really cheap build. Will it work, and if so how okay would it be."

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Buy another 4gb of Ram and a graphics card at a later date

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $88.97 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $57.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $40.99 @ NCIX US
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $41.27 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $293.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-18 19:51 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really cheap build. Will it work, and if so how okay would it be."

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't bother with the graphics card until you have more money to spend.

it is not worth buying cheap everything else when the graphics card you have chosen is not very good anyway.

If 250-300 is what you have to spend at the moment then spend it on the other items and add a graphics card later when you have more money

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue Paint"

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

yep, just get rustoleum primer and the blue top coat, also some fine sand paper if you don't have any already.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

everything looks good for the purpose and budget

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to the board. First ever build proposal. Opinions, advice and wisdom requested."

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

cooler master 212 is a popular choice for people as it is cheap and decent for the money

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue Paint"

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

rustoleum is good spray paint

light sanding of the part and clean, spray primer, then top coat

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is mail-in rebate?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i think the idea is you pay the full price up front but you send a card into the store once you receive the items and you get some money back

personally i avoid them as it sounds like a pain but it is up to you

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to the board. First ever build proposal. Opinions, advice and wisdom requested."

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good, nothing needs to be changed, the sound card is not really needed but it is up to you whether to get it or not

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel or AMD?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The fx 8350 is a cheap option compared to the I7 and should have some benefits over the I5 for editing and rendering video

good choice for people who do not want to splash out on I7 processors but need to do editing and rendering

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What AMD procceser for 100$?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

not much, the 6350 is basically an over-clocked 6300

The 8350 or 8320 will make a difference but they are a bit more than $100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What AMD procceser for 100$?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

fx 6300 or fx 6350

Comment reply on MNParkRanger's Completed Build: First Build - Dinosaur Slayer

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

no usb3 on the front and not the best for cable management

i know it is cheap but i think there are other cheap cases with the features i mentioned - spec 01 by corsair for example

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quiet, moderate build - opinions, please"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $78.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $39.99 @ Micro Center
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $743.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-17 17:35 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~ $150 htpc"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

would you not be better just buying a second hand pc from ebay for this purpose

i picked one up for £70 which i took bits out of and used the windows 7 pro key in a different build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to look into getting an SSD for windows and your main programs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please Improve This."

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i did not change the monitor but it is 2ms. i chose the 8350 because i think it is the best bang for buck cpu and better than what you chose. you could go for an i5 and different motherboard if you wanted an intel option. i also added a 280 which will be better than the 270 you had

this build should have no problem maxing out games on a single 1080p monitor

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