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Comment reply on CaptainMazda's Completed Build: Workstation & Gaming Rig 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, i've been really busy though, and the 1080 ti is wonderful. It might be a while before I post it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Canadian gaming rig 1440P 144hz high settings 2500-3000 budget."

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that makes sense.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Canadian gaming rig 1440P 144hz high settings 2500-3000 budget."

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I don't trust this sites reviews, most of the reviews are based off of completed, working builds. I use Newegg for the reviews, B&H if that isn't an option, and my last, and unwanted, option is Amazon. Also, you shouldn't trust my taste of aesthetics, as I prefer less expensive products over good looking (excluding the case).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Canadian gaming rig 1440P 144hz high settings 2500-3000 budget."

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I worded that wrong, the duke, the gigabyte 1080 ti, and the liquid coolers you chose are all rated lower, that's what I meant. The dark+rgb theme might just require lower rated parts, sadly :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Canadian gaming rig 1440P 144hz high settings 2500-3000 budget."

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't get the duke, I dont trust the quality, instead, try this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KBtWGX/evga-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-ftw-gaming-icx-video-card-11g-p4-6696-kr

For the liquid cooler, if you don't mind the abscense of the software, get the h105, it's higher quality and is actually cheaper.

Comment reply on CaptainMazda's Completed Build: Workstation & Gaming Rig 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be posting it thursday (maybe tomorrow), i'll reply to you with a link so you can check it out when I post it!

Comment reply on CaptainMazda's Completed Build: Workstation & Gaming Rig 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't installed or used it yet, since my new case hasn't arrived. But it looks beautiful and the reviews are amazing, apparently this one is relatively easier to OC and the temps are lower than other 1080 ti's. I, myself, won't be OC anything though. I got it for $780 USD. People say stock condition can hold its own at 60fps on 4k, but I think you want higher.

Comment reply on CaptainMazda's Completed Build: Workstation & Gaming Rig 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, how much did you get it for?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on following setup"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If possible, try to go for AMD Ryzen, as that will help you in the AutoCAD/Inventor category. You will lose a little bit of game performance on most games though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder needs advice"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

And he'll get a lot more replies and options, as that forum is popular as all h*ll.

Comment reply on allouticey's Completed Build: Time for an Upgrade in 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that sucks, all other high end liquid coolers seem to be rated 4 stars. Hopefully you can find another 5 star AIO. I use Newegg for the ratings BTW.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Making my first pc here, looking for opinions or information to help me"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, that's true, but I don't know if he wants to play better or enjoy the games graphics more. He could go for both, but that's going to cost an extra few hundred dollars.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any Complains?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, good luck, have fun!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any Complains?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess that works, but you have limited space for future upgrades.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anything I could change?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Get the corsair h105 (its rated higher) & you can spend quite a bit less money of the same amount + speed ram.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Checking for issues. Not getting even BIOS"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The problem is probably the MOBO, you should get a z270 chip. I've heard some z170s need a bios update.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Making my first pc here, looking for opinions or information to help me"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

For the monitor get this (not as much pixels, but you want a higher refresh rate): https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on first PC gaming build ever"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, hell of a lot more expensive, but he wouldn't need to upgrade for a long time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on first PC gaming build ever"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, he could get an i9 :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on first PC gaming build ever"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on first PC gaming build ever"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If he wants better performance in most games he should go intel, wish he said what he is using it for.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hello there fellow PC Gamers"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You should change the cooler to the h105, the h100i is loud and less effective than the newer versions. The h105 is rated very highly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any Complains?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You have the cpu cooler right? It's not on the list. Also, Get a bigger case, with at least 310mm with drive cages (check specs). You won't be able to have as many hard drives/ssd's because you will need to remove drive cages in order to fit your GPU.

Comment reply on allouticey's Completed Build: Time for an Upgrade in 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the h105, it doesn't have the software, but it's rated higher and is newer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with Case Fan Placement"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks for the help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with Case Fan Placement"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I should have worded it better. The case comes with 3 preinstalled fans, 2 in the front and one on the back. I have 2 case fans and a 240mm liquid cooler (liquid cooler fills up the top). I was wondering where to place those 2 fans I bought and which direction to have each of the fans blowing (intake or outlet).

I was thinking of having the two fans in the front as intake, one on the bottom-front as intake, one exhaust fan on the back top, and the two exhaust fans on the liquid cooler on the top. And keep the other one I bought as a backup. Would that work?

Comment reply on CaptainMazda's Completed Build: Workstation & Gaming Rig 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, I thought the 1080 ti could do it :/. Also, I have a laptop with an 840m hooked up to a 1080p 144hz and it runs fine... Although I have to use low settings in all games, and my laptop started freezing randomly about 2 months ago (got the monitor 2 days ago).

Comment reply on CaptainMazda's Completed Build: Workstation & Gaming Rig 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I didn't really think of the time, dumb of me. Also, the 1080 you have could probably run the 4k monitor (i'm not sure though, you'd have to look it up). Apparently the 1080 ti is just as good as the Titan X, and I know the Titan X can handle it. If you are looking to upgrade the GPU, go for the 1080 ti, it's a lot cheaper too.

Comment reply on CaptainMazda's Completed Build: Workstation & Gaming Rig 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't you have gotten a 1080 ti for the same price you got that 1080? I'm not familiar with CAD, but converted to US Dollars it says it's ~$750 and you can get a 1080 ti for that price. Also, why the different types of SSDs, i'm not judging you or anything, just interested.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New (And First) High End Build; Looking For Feedback?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, I have both of them in my build. Although I haven't built it yet, from my research and all the time spent making my build, I know it'll save me money in the future and be effective. From the reviews on the i9, an air cooler won't cut it, and I plan on upgrading my build over time and the i9 will definitely be part of it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New (And First) High End Build; Looking For Feedback?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are looking for high end, get a liquid cooler and a 1080 ti GPU. Liquid cooling will set you for upgrading to an i9 or any other liquid-cooling-necessary CPUs when you want to upgrade in the future. The normal 1080 is the 6th best GPU on the market, but the 1080 ti is the second best. You're pretty much saving $500 in the future if you go straight for the 1080 ti, it's only $200 more right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build never done one before any opinions are welcome!"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you on a budget? If not and this computer is for gaming, up that graphics card to a 1080 ti (or a titan x if you have the money), and also get a liquid cpu cooler if you plan on upgrading to a i9 sometime in the future. What you think may be overkill now will help for future upgrades. Another thing, DO NOT get anything from Superbiiz or Outlet PC, i've heard that their customer support is trash and they overcharge for shipping (they don't even tell you the price until the final checkout). If possible, go through all your parts and try to find a part that is rated 5 eggs on newegg. You might have to pass on that rule with the motherboard though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on the GPU+Monitor selection, please"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's going to be a major improvement, mines from the end of 2013. I'll get to you with feedback on tuesday of next week (first impression) and a week after that (update).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fist PC build Help"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, the single 1080 ti is way cheaper than dual 1080s.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts and Suggestions on New PC (First Build)"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Tip: don't get anything from Superbiiz or Outlet Pc, both of them have horrible customer support from what ive heard, and very expensive shipping that isn't even shown until you checkout (unless it's free shipping). I have a similar list, but with a corsair h105 and a normal $250 144 refresh rate, 1080p monitor. Also I have a way less expensive (but highly rated) motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on the GPU+Monitor selection, please"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Get at least a 144 refresh rate on monitors for gaming, there's an asus one for about $250. You can also cut a LOT of cost off of the power supply and put that towards a 1080 ti, from what I heard, it's worth it. I've ordered a 1080 ti and it's coming next tuesday, if you need, I can respond and tell you how good it is. Keep in mind, i'm coming from a laptop with an 840m.

Comment reply on WTFLLama's Completed Build: Traitor (First Build)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

7700k, I meant, I suck with the details.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Compatibility Check"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense, is the M.2 any faster, or is it the same 6 Gb/s? I can't trust the MOBO, especially when ALL of asus's MOBOs aren't highly rated. The MOBO I have had only one 1 star review, and there are 44 in all. The overall rating is also 5 stars, so i'll stick with that + the wifi adaptor. Going to talk to someone in the near future who has plenty of experience with building PCs, hopefully i'll get everything perfect.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Compatibility Check"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

How would that save cables (i'm definitely not the best at this)? Also, if I use an M.2 I get two incompatibility errors, 1 saying 1 sata port will be blocked and the other says 2 sata ports will be blocked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Compatibility Check"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Im really confused now, before I read articles saying that m.2 doesn't affect speed, now I just read otherwise.

Edit: Apparently that person was wrong, only PCIe based m.2 are faster and they are more than $100 more expensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Compatibility Check"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The problem with the M.2 is that it costs so much more if you want to get a faster one. M.2 is just the size, the same storage costs about $100 more if you want to get a faster one. I'll think about the MOBO, not having to buy/install sounds... interesting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Compatibility Check"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

For the MOBO, if you check the Newegg reviews, it's quite bad. Both having to fix it upon arrival combined with a supposed crappy wifi adapter. The one I have on my list is 5 eggs. BTW, HUGE thanks for the video card change. The duke was 5 eggs on newegg, but it only had 8 reviews, 2 of which were 3 eggs. Could've just wasted $730... For the power supplies, I can't find anything rated as highly as the G3 and other EVGA power supplies, at least around that wattage range. I've been wondering, is the wifi adapter I have in the list compatible with the build, that was one of the main reasons I posted this discussion. The reason I stuck with the cooler is that it has 1 year longer in its warranty, and they replace the ENTIRE computer if it gets damaged from a leak. I plan on using this build and upgrading as the need arises, probably won't be starting any NEW builds for a good 5+ years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Compatibility Check"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for that, I took a few suggestions, but i'm going to stick with the cooler + motherboard, although I found a similar named power supply with better ratings. Don't know if it's the one you put there though. Probably just improved my build a lot just for ~$10 more, thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Compatibility Check"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll check it out, thanks!

Comment reply on WTFLLama's Completed Build: Traitor (First Build)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, wasn't paying attention to the date XD

Comment reply on WTFLLama's Completed Build: Traitor (First Build)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didn't you get the intel i7-7700 4.2ghz, it's cheaper than the cpu you got... At least what you bought it for.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DDR4-3000 vs. DDR4-3200?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks for all of the help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DDR4-3000 vs. DDR4-3200?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

They both say 16. So go with the DDR4-3000?

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