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Comment reply on Ultra55371's Completed Build: My Gaming Rig 2015

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

IF all those sickleflows are at 100% it must sound like a jet engine.

Comment reply on dimasimr's Completed Build: Princess Scout Advanced x9999

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

Why an APU with a dedicated GPU?

Comment reply on Dango's Completed Build: XBOX1000 (Yes, very original)

  • 63 months ago
  • 5 points

Run the GPU power cable from above, through the hole by the big motherboard connector, and use it to support the video card. That will get rid of the video card sagging.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much GHZ should i overclock to?"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The Noctua is very quiet though. I replaced most of my fans with Noctuas, including the one on my Hyper 212 EVO.

Comment reply on kevkevxd's Completed Build: Game of Thrones build!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That's some horrible luck with parts, failure rates are only supposed to be around 2-4%. I like the finished build though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI GeForce GTX 970"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Most 970's will also overclock to almost the performance of 980's. The benchmarks in the link are just a baseline. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2014/09/19/nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-review/12

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What GTX 980?"

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

The Twin Frozr IV can reliably cool my heavily overclocked GTX 770 which has a 230W TDP. The MSI GTX 980 is only rated at 165W TDP and sports the brand new Twin Frozr V cooling system. I'd venture to say that you'd have zero heat problems if you chose to go with MSI. I can't really give you an opinion on the customer service, I've never had any problems with my card and never needed to contact them. Newegg is only pricing them at $580 right now, but they are out of stock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FX 4300 for $89.99 on amazon"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're thinking about doing that, just get an FX-6300. They were only 110 last time i looked

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New GeFore GTX 970/980!"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The new cards are crazy powerful. Both the 970 and 980 matched or beat the 780ti and titan in guru3D's benchmark tests all while using less power than a 760. I wish I had a 1440p monitor so I could actually take advantage of the new cards. Although, I'd love to see benchmarks with a 3 monitor 5760 x 1080 setup.

Comment reply on zabb74's Completed Build: The Budget Hulk

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm happy with the Xornet

Comment reply on Forum Topic "System keeps crashing after a few minutes of gaming."

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually a bit surprised he was able to run a GTX 770 without the same problem. The 230W power consumption on the 770 should have overloaded those 150W-ish rails too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on upgrading Videocard for a 3-monitor Setup"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I didn't completely understand how SLI works. Ok, so with the combined 512bit memory bus will SLI 4GB 770's be able to utilize all 4GB on each card(totalling 8GB between them)?

I'd love to find a benchmark comparing SLI 2GB 770's vs. SLI 4GB 770's for gaming on 5760x1080 resolutions, but I guess it's just a bit too specific for the bench-marking websites to get into.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on upgrading Videocard for a 3-monitor Setup"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

If you mean SLI 770's being able to utilize the 2GB from each card(totaling 4GB) then you're correct. I must have misspoke in my original post.

From the benchmarks I've seen, a single 4GB 770 gets a 0-3 FPS boost over a 2GB while running games in 5760x1080. I can't find any benchmarks for SLI 4GB 770's, but I'd think that they'd get the same (near nothing) boost over SLI 2GB cards.

Basically, a 4GB 770 isn't ever worth the extra money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on upgrading Videocard for a 3-monitor Setup"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX 770's don't have the memory bandwidth to utilize 4GB of Vram, so getting the 4GB cards is pointless. SlI 770's would give you playable framerates on a tri-monitor setup for most games, but you aren't going to be able to crank the AA all the way up. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_770_sli_review,23.html Check out this review for a bit more info on framerates for different card combinations.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD series Sudden FPS drops"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any FPS drop problems. I'm running an overclocked FX-6300 @ 4.5ghz paired with an overclocked GTX 770. Getting between 45-60 FPS in Tomb Raider with the game maxed besides shadow res and Maxing every other game I've played.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel or AMD for my gaming build?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

You'd be good with a 6300. I'm running a similar build, but with a GTX 770 and I can max out most games without problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "550W Seasonic G series enough for this build?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd get at least a 650W just to be safe.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone recommend a Video Card for my build?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had zero problems with my card getting hot, I even have it overclocked by 50mhz on the core and 500mhz on the memory. My card is set to downclock at 80C, but I haven't even hit 70C while gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone recommend a Video Card for my build?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc Spend the extra 20 buck on this card, you won't regret it. I'm using the same card in my current rig.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone recommend a Video Card for my build?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How much are you looking to spend? A GTX 770 would go pretty well with that rig.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help for a gaming PC"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with at least a 600W PSU. It gives you enough headroom to overclock everything pretty heavily and have a bit of power left over.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650xxxb9

Try this one. XFX power supplies are OEM Seasonic, one of the best manufacturers out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading - Is this priced accurately?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus, Gigabyte, EVGA, and MSI cards are all pretty similar. They each have different coolers on their cards, but they perform pretty similarly with maybe a 5C difference between the "best" and the "worst." They all use custom PCB's that have higher quality components than the reference design from Nvidia. Honestly, the difference between the custom PCB's between each manufacturer is a bit over my head, but they have better power delivery than the Nvidia design.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading - Is this priced accurately?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd use the credit for RAM. I'd go with this Asus 770 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2oc2gd5. It's just about the least expensive option from the good manufacturers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "780 ti or wait?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know about feature wise, but the 800 series is going to be a pretty significant performance bump over the 700. Just look at the 750ti that came out recently. It's about got a 30% increase in performance from the 650ti, and the 750ti is still on the old 28nm manufacturing process.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Air Cooler for AMD FX-6300"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's probably the least bulky of the good quality air coolers. It's also pretty awesome on the FX-6300; mine's overclocked to 4.5ghz with a bit of temp headroom to go higher.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I-5 OR I-7 for gaming"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd get a slightly larger PSU if you plan on overclocking anything. You're already pretty close to the max output of that corsair PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Im ready to Crossfire, but..."

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, GPU mining will negatively effect the life of the card. They basically run those cards at fill tilt for extremely long periods of time. I wouldn't but any used card that was used for currency mining or that you think was used for mining.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 4430 or Amd fx 6300 for gaming?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using this combo, it's pretty freakin awesome.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Single card or SLI/Crossfire?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

1920x1080

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Single card or SLI/Crossfire?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not, but it wouldn't really have helped anyway. The 770 doesn't have the memory bandwidth to take advantage of 4GB. Oh, and I was talking about running Skrim on a 1920x1080 monitor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Got 4 dimm slots using only 2."

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

With my Asus motherboard you install the ram in slots of the same color to take advantage of the dual channel capability.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 Single card or SLI/Crossfire?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running a GTX 770, and I've run out of Vram just playing Skyrim with HD texture mods. I actually had to downgrade a lot of my textures to their "lite" versions. I use EVGA's software to monitor resource usage, and if I went into a detail heavy area I'd see the ram usage max out at 2Gb. When that happened my frame-rates would get cut in half and the game would start stuttering like crazy. I kinda wish I would have went with the 780 for this reason.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Prime95 Restarted - Fx-6300 After 3 Hours of Stability"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

MY Vcore is at 1.404 after LLC kicks in, and 1.38 before, same basic setup as you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD FX 6300 and General CPU Questions"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My FX-6300 has been pretty awesome and it's an overclocking monster. I'm sitting at 4.5 ghz, 1.404 Vcore, and only 52C at load. Pretty sure I could take it higher too. It isn't bottle-necking my GTX 770 at all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need video card suggestions for my gaming rig!"

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

It might use more power (50W higher TDP to be exact), but it isn't that much more powerful. The GTX 780 also runs cooler and quieter. It's also slightly cheaper than the 290x right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need video card suggestions for my gaming rig!"

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

IF you do that you could also pick up a nice MSI GTX 780.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n780tf3gd5oc

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any changes before i hit the buy buttons on a 2k budget build"

  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

Do not get a rosewill PSU, they are not a reputable PSU manufacturer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for light web browsing and media consumption."

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

I'd still recommend the A10.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for light web browsing and media consumption."

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to check pricing before you post next time, 8Gb 2133mhz memory kits are only 10 bucks more than 1600mhz ram.

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9d8gxl

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-memory-md8192kd31600x9 (this was the cheapest 1600mhz ram I could find.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for light web browsing and media consumption."

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

The HD 7660D graphics that come with the A10 are going to outperform any mobo integrated graphics. If you get some fast ram (2133mhz-ish)you can do some gaming with the A10 too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for light web browsing and media consumption."

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Get the A10-5800K, the fx-6300 does not come with integrated graphics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help is this a good first build"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My only change would be to a GTX 760. The 660 doesn't have a large enough memory interface to utilize 2G of vram.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any improvements for this build?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go slightly larger on the SSD, but other that that, great build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "6300, 8320, or ???/intel."

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor £76.79 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £25.45 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £64.76 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £53.79 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.09 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card £202.99 @ Novatech
Case BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case £49.99 @ Aria PC
Power Supply XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £69.78 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter £7.91 @ Aria PC
Other got os on disk Purchased
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £591.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 20:29 BST+0100

This would be a great build, and at the same price point as your other one. You should be able to overclock the processor to 4.5 ghz (stable) on that motherboard and with the Hyper 212 EVO (I did). You get a much better Video card with the money you saved on the Mobo and CPU. The PSU is just a rebranded Seasonic, so its very reliable. Although you don't really need 750W, it costs the same as the 650W so why not get it. The semi-modular cables won't be a problem. I use a similar PSU, and I have zero unused cables just sitting in my case. All-in-all, a much more balanced build for the same price point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Save money on a 770 or go ahead with a 780"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the 780. I'm running 2-24" monitors also, and I find myself running out of Vram on my 770 while playing Skyrim w/HD mods. The 780 has a larger amount of Vram and a larger memory bandwidth so it can actually utilized it, it should prevent a problem similar to mine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU 4 vs 8 pin connector"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The 4 pins in a line connectors you are talking about are called molex connectors and they're only used for older tech and to hook up fan controllers. Also, most power supplies will come with both 4 pin and 8 pin connectors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking for a red led keyboard"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I also have that keyboard, pretty freakin awesome

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will I need more power?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend a 650W, it give you room to overclock in the future and give you headroom after that. I have a similar build and its runs 500W max; I wouldn't feel safe running a 500W power supply. Go with the Seasonic 650W that you currently have on the parts list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I want to prepare to overclock the whole rig in the future. Will 850watt PSU do?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You might have a point here, so we kinda should know what the OP plans to do with his rig. If it's just gaming he's going to be fine with a 750W. Unless he's running a 3 monitor setup, I seriously doubt he'll even push both cards to 100%.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I want to prepare to overclock the whole rig in the future. Will 850watt PSU do?"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, to hit 663W he has to tax EVERY component to 100%, with literally will never happen unless he's running some very specific benchmark tests like OCCT's PSU test. Which, spoiler alert, you shouldn't run unless you are extremely confident in the reliability of your PSU and/or you are testing the max power consumption of your system.

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