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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap list opinions needed ($1100 AUD)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree an ssd boot is almost a requirment in a build now days i originally had one listed but the buyer was reluctant at first he was going to just buy a 500gb hdd but i had my brother the middle man talk him into atleast getting a 1tb since literally had no downside.

Yeah he is pretty stuck to the idea of upgradibility hence i went with the atx board, games are already reaching the 16gb requirement for ram so hopefully a micro atx 8x2 should be enough upgradibility.

I ran the setup through a couple bottle neck calculators and the 2200g hits a bottle neck of 13% on average compared to the 8% of the I3 setup but i've no experience with setups running anything less then an i5 or ryzen 5 so this is new ground for me as to how much bottlenecks will holed back the setup

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap list opinions needed ($1100 AUD)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking this might be a better choice but from what i can find the Ryzen does decrease performance a small amount but in the overall it's 50 bucks less for a minor performance difference and a newer chip

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $139.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $75.50 @ Amazon Australia
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.50 @ Shopping Express
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $299.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Deepcool - D-Shield V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.00 @ Scorptec
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.00 @ Shopping Express
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $132.00 @ Amazon Australia
Monitor Asus - VP228H 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $147.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1104.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-20 00:16 AEDT+1100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New build for another mate Budget $1,500 USD"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking 1600 and maybe a 1070

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for a mate final thoughts needed."

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Looked it over and yeah the AMD will offer a lot better performance for the price point, had to change out the mobo and cooler as they where in compat raising the price by 20 which is fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $297.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $88.50 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.00 @ IJK
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $94.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card $429.00 @ Scorptec
Case NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $105.00 @ Scorptec
Power Supply Cooler Master - VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $135.00 @ Mwave Australia
Monitor Asus - VX238H 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor $229.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1635.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-22 01:50 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Eternal-1-1's Completed Build: Latest Personal Rig and Setup

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Good point that honestly skipped my mind :'D I'll have to reverse that later today

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for a brother"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

As I said for the list above is a decent list the 10 series are a great choice for anything 1080+ but price point is a tad high for this one especially with a monitor which was specified ($1200 Interior and Monitor) so that would put price around 1,600/1,700 If it was me paying I would of put it higher but this is him paying I'm just putting it together on paper and once it arrives

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for a brother"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the list, would be pretty good for 1080p but a monitor was specified ($1200 Interior and Monitor) For a decent one would push price point up a extra 200/300.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for a brother"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Majority of the games he/we run are all optimised for Nvidia. The mates I have that run AMD all run into graphical problems on a regular enough basis and 6 or so years back I used to run a AMD rig with my brother while in high school and ran into many problems so it's a brand I have lack of faith in and choose to avoid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for a brother"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate you putting a list together and don't mean to be rude but I did specify (MUST BE NVIDIA)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2016 High End Build *Opinions*"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a update I caved in and Switched to a PG279Q over the 278Q and will have to get a second one of them later in the year

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2016 High End Build *Opinions*"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Keyboard and OS personal choice

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap/decent parts"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha Yeah the R9 270 was actually the card I was planning on getting just wasn't to sure on my choice since I haven't ever done a build for less then 2k

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap/decent parts"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I know it's running

MB: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX CPU: I5-4690k

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows XP Backdoors? **URGENT**"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Bios Version : NT94510J.86A.3814.2006.0414.1513

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2.5k Build for a mate"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha yeah in the revised I actually did chuck an asrock in it last night

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $333.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $169.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $164.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $105.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $457.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $457.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Chaser MK-I ATX Full Tower Case $119.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $164.99 @ Mwave
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $249.23 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech G19s Wired Gaming Keyboard $131.98 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech G602 Wireless Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Best Buy
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $2638.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 00:49 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2.5k Build for a mate"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello Taco I normally would of put a 4770K in didn't realise I miss clicked the 4820k ^ Guess that's what happens when you put a computer together at 5am. As for the use of the computer it will be getting used for recording, video editing and perhaps minor server hosting. I believe Ram can be drawn pretty thin when under that load so that's why I tried to up it as much as possible. But I do agree with you about dual 290's over a 290x and will implement that. The mother board I believe is a bit to dark unfortunately my mate being the **** he is wants it all a light blue -- Makes me wonder why I don't hit him more often.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Around 2k gaming rig"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Really..... no other opinions?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on the Logitech G602 Mouse"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Cost of batteries is basically zero to me I have 8 rechargeable batteries and always keep them fully charged. "I used to play Xbox 360 so I am used to wireless"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Around 2k gaming rig"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers I switched to the Evo 250Gb

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building a under 1k Gaming rig for a mate"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the input and thank you for pointing out a flaw i made. When i put the build together before bed I was tired and only selected one Kingston card but meant to kick it up to 16 gig for video editing and processing. As far as the GPU goes I will have to ask my mate he prefers AMD over Nvidia and I am the same but I am aware of the power difference between the 270X and the 770

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building a under 1k Gaming rig for a mate"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Really need some more opinions to streamline this build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building a under 1k Gaming rig for a mate"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I realize I have got parts from them before

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building a under 1k Gaming rig for a mate"

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

No usually i get the parts shipped over due to living in australia and things being cheaper to get shipped

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Around 2K build (Intel Core i7, 16GB Ram, Radeon R9 290X)"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the prices are so messed up >.< Only way to get around it would be buy it there and have it shipped but that adds extra costs and last time I had a piece shipped it was broken in travel so I would have to put extra costs on it which last time I checked care delivery adds about an extra hundred. pretty **** so yeah I'll stick with the Radeon R9 290X which has better performance stock anyway because I don't want to OC it so in the end every aspect of the R9 290X is more suited for me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Around 2K build (Intel Core i7, 16GB Ram, Radeon R9 290X)"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vz7XWUBwBQ)

(http://www.hwcompare.com/16369/geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-radeon-r9-290x/)

From what I have seen the $300 price difference here in Australia against how much you get out of both cards is just way to much the 780Ti doesn't give that much more for that much more money

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Around 2K build (Intel Core i7, 16GB Ram, Radeon R9 290X)"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Down the line I might overclock it but for now I believe the performance from this set up doesn't require it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Around 2K build (Intel Core i7, 16GB Ram, Radeon R9 290X)"

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright points noted and from what I know that seems reasonable I have switched it to a H100I

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Around 2K build (Intel Core i7, 16GB Ram, Radeon R9 290X)"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would that be? A H80I Seems more then enough to keep it running cool

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st time gaming PC (Opinions needed)"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I would prefer to not overclock

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st Time Gaming rig build"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that personal preference or is windows 7 currently better? From everything I have heard Windows 8 would be the better one for a gaming set up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st Time Gaming rig build"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Also what is better Windows 7 or 8? I've always used windows 7 and everyone I know that uses 8 finds it not very user friendly and just a pain in the *** to use

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Build First Time"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'll stick with AMD I don't really like Nvidia. I'll keep asking around to get a few ideas from a few more people just to be certain

Thanks for all your assistance sorry I'm such a newb :S

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Build First Time"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply I was busy working.

According to the PCPartPicker I can't use anything other than a AMD CPU all the others are incompatible.

My brother suggested I overclock it but I don't know if I will need to as long as I get a steady FPS in games preferably as High as possible I'm happy and with what this will have I am unsure if I will need to overclock it.

I use Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset would I need it for that or can that all be handled by the CPU or Motherboard?

Preferably cheaper than $1,600 I presumed with a build like this I could just upgrade later or swap parts out later when I have more money.

I made a few changes is this any better?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wtMx Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wtMx/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wtMx/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.98 @ OutletPC)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Microcenter)

Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($126.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($158.23 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Adorama)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($384.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($158.86 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)

Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $1479.94 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-06 02:02 EST-0500)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Build First Time"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Besides Gaming just general internet surfing, As far as gaming goes I play a lot of Arma 2/3, Wargame, World in Conflict, DCS World and games like that. From what I know Arma can be a pretty Intensive game on the CPU.

Second Question. I'm only 17 and paying for it on my own so my budget wouldn't exceed $1,600

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