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Comment reply on wimpSquad's Completed Build: The Octoclock: Nipped and Tucked

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure enough. Quick sanity check:

  • motherboard
  • processor
  • RAM (memory)
  • hard drive(s)
  • graphics card (though not always necessary to just have a working computer)
  • PSU (power supply unit)
  • case to put it all in
  • operating system

It's important to get the correct combination of motherboard and processor. When in doubt, buy a combo.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Comment reply on wimpSquad's Completed Build: The Octoclock: Nipped and Tucked

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the S340 is awesome. It's really versatile and can accommodate a lot of different configurations. With all of the slots, channels, and the cable management bar, it's easy to make your build look clean too.

Comment reply on Jelman21's Completed Build: My AMD PC

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, at least the video card is AMD.

The i5 is a good processor. Just know that come time to go Vega/Ryzen, you'll be able to use your case, PSU, and HDD (assuming the OS is on the SSD).

You'll need a new motherboard, RAM, and of course CPU/GPU when the upgrade comes, in addition to needing to reinstall your operating system. Do yourself a favor and move anything needed from your SSD to your HDD beforehand, because it'll get wiped.

Cheers on the PC. Don't be afraid to ask anyone here if you need some advice or assistance.

Comment reply on mrjoeyjiffy's Completed Build: Naked and Afraid

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

ooooooooo THAT CASE! Every time I see it I need to wipe up my own drool.

Without a doubt, I'll be wall-mounting my Ryzen/Vega build in that case :)

Comment reply on Klarfnog's Completed Build: VR/ Productivity AMD Build

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, unfortunately a lot of it relies on MoBo capabilities. Best of luck!

Don't forget to OC the RAM too :)

Comment reply on wimpSquad's Completed Build: The Octoclock: Some Christmas Lipstick

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha! Thanks!

I hadn't heard that about the WD Blues. I'll need to figure out a good backup solution in case it does go (should probably have that anyway).

Comment reply on zuneFX's Completed Build: First time build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey zune-- a little cable management goes a long way. I'd like to see it cleaned up a bit, but if this is your first build and it works then you are off to a great start.

Comment reply on wimpSquad's Completed Build: The Octoclock: Some Christmas Lipstick

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the roll was 15 feet. I used maybe 1/4 of it... trying to figure out where else I can use them.

Comment reply on wimpSquad's Completed Build: The Octoclock: Some Christmas Lipstick

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on sidou's Completed Build: first build ever ladies and gentleman here's "Aphrodite"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

First step to overclocking: put a Viper inside the case.

Comment reply on Sir_Hedge's Completed Build: My AMD build. I love it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Point taken-- but "gaming benchmarks" shouldn't be the only consideration when buying a PC, unless all you would possibly do with it is game.

AMD suits me fine as the cheaper option for more cores.

And so the battle of Red vs Blue rages on

Comment reply on pk5524's Completed Build: 780 AMD Black and Blue Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm getting sick to my stomach thinking about selling mine... I'll probably just give it to my wife.

I have kids though... know of anyone buying small children?

Comment reply on pk5524's Completed Build: 780 AMD Black and Blue Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Hm. Given any thought to Zen? Those look slick. I'm looking forward to building a new flagship AMD box when that hits

Comment reply on Sir_Hedge's Completed Build: My AMD build. I love it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

troll

"I had one for years"... so, not this CPU :-)

Comment reply on Sir_Hedge's Completed Build: My AMD build. I love it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

So... AMD offers a $200-$250 CPU? This FX-8350 is (was?) a flagship 8-core processor and has always been in the $150 department.

The AMD/Intel beef has been real since day 1. For gaming, where games are developed for single-core performance, most intel CPUs will beat out a competing AMD CPU. The problem here is that unless all you do is game (or media), intel just isn't worth the premium. The performance differences everywhere else are NOT significant enough to justify the more expensive CPU, more expensive MoBo with the appropriate sockets, the more expensive RAM to "take advantage" of the specialized i-something capabilities, and be a part of the i-Crew. I have a laptop with an i7 and it crushes, but my desktops will remain AMD because I prefer the better overall performance and significantly lower price :: performance ratio.

Comment reply on pk5524's Completed Build: 780 AMD Black and Blue Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that APU perform? I've always been a little leery of those... but I'm not sure why.

Comment reply on Junknut69's Completed Build: Budget Gaming/School Desktop

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build-- looks like it'll be plenty for the user. Good work.

Comment reply on Klarfnog's Completed Build: VR/ Productivity AMD Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice AMD build bro-- that 8350 is a monster.

Have you tried doing a manual OC? Just hitting stability problems or what?

Comment reply on Klarfnog's Completed Build: VR/ Productivity AMD Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

That 8350 won't bottleneck on anything less than a 4k attempt.

Monitor on the parts list is 1080p @60Hz, no way that 8350 is even close to choking out the 980's throughput

Comment reply on Klarfnog's Completed Build: VR/ Productivity AMD Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

From my experience, anything with an AMD CPU can/should be called an AMD build.

Comment reply on Kitsunemimi's Completed Build: Ramiko - Tri-SLI Madness

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Truly lovely build. Super clean... you have my +1

Getting this thing off the carpet an inch or two would help with cooling, and as a result, probably help with fan noise.

Comment reply on JustinBetch's Completed Build: Wind Waker

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha

Comment reply on JustinBetch's Completed Build: Wind Waker

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice AMD build-- +1!

<troll> Also, funny looking yellow teddy bear on the bookshelf. Looks as though it may be conductive. </troll>

Comment reply on Downrightpinoy's Completed Build: My project for the horde!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

... but can it run Crysis

Comment reply on krigera08's Completed Build: Silent Night

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. I'm assuming you are into some sort of photo/video editing? It would take me longer to clean up 1 photo than it would to build the entire rig and install the OS.

Comment reply on krigera08's Completed Build: Silent Night

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I would usually call a build with pictures this clean a "troll build".... but somehow I believe you.

+1 and my trust.

Comment reply on chlorophil's Completed Build: Heisenberg

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

say my name

Comment reply on Vengeance1871's Completed Build: Luna: Phenomenal power, itty-bitty living space

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

6.2 is hot! Mine would run (and run she did, believe me) for about 20 minutes before I started getting up in the 80 degrees territory. I'm not willing to burn up a chip for some bragging rights and a little more oomph on a machine that was overkill out of the box.

I read up on some of those phase change coolers... some get down into the single digits (Celsius) even under load. Wow.

Comment reply on ncw2727's Completed Build: The Apparition

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! Nothing like being able to look at something you created and being happy with it. That goes for PC's too :) +1

The view in that last picture looks decidedly not at all like a US city. Asia?

Comment reply on nicholas.festa's Completed Build: Bugout Bag LAN system

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your service! +1

Awesome concept here-- beats the hell out of lugging a full-form-factor desktop and all the other crap at the same time.

Comment reply on Vengeance1871's Completed Build: Luna: Phenomenal power, itty-bitty living space

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

8350 FTW

I've gotten mine up to 6.2 but couldn't get it stable. I'm not as talented as some.

Comment reply on Bouowmx's Completed Build: Distributed computing, old

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I think Gooberdad hit it right on the head... "neat". I love some old tech.

Comment reply on muticous's Completed Build: The Topher Effect

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

yay AMD!

I'm a little jealous of that CPU block.... +1

Comment reply on stankattack's Completed Build: Gaming & Chilling

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Interesting build-- I don't see a lot of these components often. If you aren't satisfied with your video card, just return it. $400 is too much money on anything to not be completely satisfied with it. Jewelsmaster's comment about picking up a 1070 for a few bucks more makes sense, and especially with shopping season hitting you should get a great deal on an exchange.

How is that ASRock MoBo? I've not had good experiences with them. Of the 3 ASRock boards I've ordered over the years, 2 showed up DOA the first time around, and I've never been able to get their support to answer (phone or email). For me, if I'm ordering components I'm ready to build the day they come in.

Comment reply on lx003n's Completed Build: Recycled htpc amd

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting setup here. I'm curious to know more about the build.

Comment reply on pcTek's Completed Build: Evolution of a Pc

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

What a transformation. Looks good!

Comment reply on mmmmmTasty's Completed Build: Project Murder

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough. In my mind 1TB is still this gargantuan amount of space that could never be used by one person. I forget that a lot of people run a 500GB+ SSD, then 3-4TB worth of HDD's. I've had a 1TB HDD for 6 years and only used like 40% of it.

Comment reply on LinShanify's Completed Build: Ultimate TriStellar

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh look, a 6700K!

Ditto on the MoBo?

Comment reply on TheSuspect777's Completed Build: Swaz

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

6700K/HyperX/Krait/1070? Yeah I'd say "it gets the job done"

More pictures please! Based on parts list... Nice build +1

Comment reply on nicktf2's Completed Build: 2017 upgrade for 2013 in 2015 #current year (2016)

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Wait... what year is it?

Good looking build. Good call with the 2x4's :) +1

Comment reply on mmmmmTasty's Completed Build: Project Murder

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

1.5TB is "low storage"?

I have one 256GB SSD in mine =)

Comment reply on BillNyeTheRussianSpy's Completed Build: Stormtrooper [First Build]

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a lot of stormtrooper builds, but this one is super clean and I like it.

+1

Comment reply on OneYouHate's Completed Build: SnowFlake

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

troll build?

although I heard that Antec PSU got 200 FPS on Crysis.

Comment reply on Chrisabaty's Completed Build: Arch & Gaming Rig

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Build date was January-- Pascal wasn't out yet.

Still though, I bet you could sell those Titan X's and pick up at least a couple 1070's, and it would crush that fire strike score

Comment reply on KenpoJujitsu3's Completed Build: The Second Wife

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense. I'm a very light-weight storage user... everything I have worth holding on to is on a free cloud drive. As a matter of fact, I built a machine this summer with a 256GB SSD, and I still have over 100GB free.

Comment reply on chuckthetruck's Completed Build: My First PC Build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Behold the curse of the AIO. Hey, you made it work. Maybe with some sophisticated mirror work you could make it look right-side-up :]

Comment reply on MinishMan's Completed Build: VR Box

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm having a hard time believing nobody has commented on this build. I love that your description took us on the journey of this build, and is representative of what a purpose-built machine's story should be.

+1

Comment reply on ComputerVortex's Completed Build: The PHOENIX

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. NZXT has my attention (and business) forever thanks to that case.

Comment reply on KenpoJujitsu3's Completed Build: The Second Wife

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy storage, Batman!

I'm glad you opted for "one PC to rule them all" rather than a gaming rig, streaming rig, editing rig, etc...

How do you handle backups? Because I wouldn't be able to sleep at night with that much storage in one place without knowing it was copied somewhere.

+1

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