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Comment reply on Aleneahx's Completed Build: my over killing creation

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that Captain 240? I don't see too many coolers outside of Corsair and NZXT these days, so it's refreshing to see someone trying out something a little different!

Comment reply on mandm8792's Completed Build: Saint Walker - First Time Builder

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks lovely!

Comment reply on gabeyo's Completed Build: B3B4 First Build!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That's nice computer! I have the same keyboard and video card, they're great. Are there plans for a new monitor in the future?

Comment reply on teenwent's Completed Build: Nobody cares

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

Duuude, you will be offending people if you don't start gaming on this PC!!

Comment reply on sdx91's Completed Build: first build ever - the BBC

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

So, is there a story behind "BBC?"

Comment reply on simulacrae's Completed Build: Skyfire

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent choice! I just finished a build with the GTX970 (Gigabyte's G1 card) and it is a wonderful piece of technology, personally I don't think you can go wrong with it! Eventually I'd love to get another and run a 2-way SLI setup with 970's. I don't know much about the Oculus's specs, but I bet you this computer ought to have no problem running it.

Thoughts on monitor, if wanted: I decided to jump on board with a relatively high-end monitor, the Asus VG248QE. It features a 144hz refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time. It is a pretty sweet monitor over all if you have the budget for it. Considering the power behind the GTX970, I figured I may as well buy a monitor that can get the most out of it!

Comment reply on simulacrae's Completed Build: Skyfire

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a nice looking PC! What's the GPU plan?

Comment reply on RunninUte's Completed Build: White Buffalo {First Build, ever}

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Very lovely PC, I enjoyed reading about it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate my first build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, I totally bought my CPU and motherboard at microcenter as a bundle! Haha anyways, I looked very closely into this myself and as far as I can tell the only difference between the two is that the Z97-A supports some extra video output option like DVI-D and RGB. (compare their specs for yourself if you'd like: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z97A/specifications/ ; http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z97AR/specifications/)

I always use the video output of my video card, so it doesn't matter to me whether my motherboard has it's own separate outputs or not.

Bottom line, if it's a great deal that would work for you I'd say go for it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate my first build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good motherboard you have chosen! I use the Z97-AR currently (which is basically identical) and I love it. It feels well built and offers tons of room for upgrades, but you already know this...

I'm with Xalian on the aftermarket cooler. I run the 4690K (non-overclocked)with it's stock cooler and it's temperatures are perfectly fine. I feel that there's not much need to overclock my 4690K with the games that are out currently, but later down the road the extra power might be nice.

Comment reply on didsum1saytacos's Completed Build: Firefly

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. That PC looks great!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Beast Gaming rig -Advice Needed-"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, in my opinion! Personally I'd prefer a better keyboard and mouse to bring out the most in my system, but these will probably work just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any suggestions are very welcomed - first timer here -"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the i5-4690K is worth getting. You already have an "unlocked" motherboard and a CPU cooler; with the i5-4690K you will be all set for any overclocking in case you change your mind about it in the future.

I got one from Microcenter the other week for about $195 with tax, and I think they're still going for that price. If you're near one this might be useful to know.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any suggestions are very welcomed - first timer here -"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

This motherboard is very good for the price if you don't mind the mail in rebate. It is well built and will be able to support SLI if you wish to upgrade in the future: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xsli

And this PSU is more power efficient and fully modular, again if you don't mind the rebate: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Purchased Parts for My 1st Build - What do you think? - [$1,000 Budget]"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for saying so! I've never used an SSD so luckily I don't mind going without until my budget can accommodate one!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "(MY NEW GAMING RIG) Guys im about to buy this !! The confirm button is ready PLEASE GIVE ME ANY IMPROVEMENT SUGGESTIONS BEFORE I PART WITH MY CASH"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, my only recommendation would be about the PSU. Seems great to me otherwise!

Comment reply on Blog Post "PCPartPicker Now Supports Amazon Smile Links"

  • 61 months ago
  • 6 points

This is great to know! I'm always happy to support a good cause.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This is my 1st Build. Opinions?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I chose the wrong RAM by accident. I'll have to look into that powersupply when I purchase. If it's still running at that price that's a damn good deal! There are so many parts out there, it's too easy to overlook good ones like this, so thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This is my 1st Build. Opinions?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes the RAM! I meant to have 2x4gb, must've selected the wrong one, thank you. As for the cooler it will definitely be added later before I overclock, I just want to drop money on what I'll need for now. Thanks for the tips!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build (3rd draft). Any concerns? - $1,000 (USD)"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, this instantly became my new GPU strategy as of a couple days ago! The GTX 970 is definitely going to be the card in my machine. Thanks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build (3rd draft). Any concerns? - $1,000 (USD)"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, that could save me a few bucks! It definitely seems like a perfectly good PSU, although isn't semi-modular like the Corsair. I'm going to keep this one in mind in case I decide the semi-modular feature isn't worth the extra ten dollars. I'll throw that sucker in my inventory, thanks!

An SSD is definitely something I'm going to add at some point, but I've decided since it's not absolutely essential I'm going to hold off on the purchase for now. I still need to buy a good monitor and keyboard with this build, and I just can't get myself to drop more money at once than I have too!

Thanks for the tips!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build (3rd draft). Any concerns? - $1,000 (USD)"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't even think of that actually, but you're right! Done.

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