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Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Correction?] Arctic Alpine 64 Plus - Update Pictures"

  • 19 hours ago
  • 1 point

The images in the current listing on PcPartPicker are the outdated pictures of the cooler, using the old logos and such (especially the first picture, still having the really old white Arctic logo)

What I mean is replace all of these outdated images on the PcPartPicker listing of the part, aka remove them, and replace them using the new and updated images in the Amazon part link

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate My Budget Gaming Build"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Pretty great

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are my parts powerful enough to stream and play games at the same time"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

As long as you set the bitrate to 5000 - 8000 (depending on your internet upload speed) and the encoder to NVENC in OBS, you should be fine for streaming at 60fps 720/1080p

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cereal or Milk first?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

Cereal first, you can put more cereal into the bowl than if you went with milk first

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Updating bios on b450 for Ryzen 3000"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yes, just be sure you have a graphics card installed since neither the Ryzen 3 1200 nor the Ryzen 5 3600 have integrated graphics

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What’s harder to lose. IRL friends or online friends?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Depends who I was friends with for longer

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[W] <$100 GPUs and SSDs"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You're asking less than $100 bucks and at least 1050 performance with new cards, beggars can't be choosers here at this price and performance demand bracket lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "**Stable Build?**"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is a good system

If you need a cheaper case, the Rosewill FBM-X2 will work, and it's a very compact mATX case too

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Non k cpu overclocking (i5 6600k vs i5 6400)"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Alright looks like Ryzen 3 is gonna be kinda outta the question until (or if) 7nm Ryzen 3 comes out

or the 12nm refresh is cheap

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Non k cpu overclocking (i5 6600k vs i5 6400)"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Soooooooo, Ryzen 3 is releasing on July 7th too on the 7nm process? Or no

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Non k cpu overclocking (i5 6600k vs i5 6400)"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

btw Zen 2 is releasing in July 7th, but not Ryzen 3. It's Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 to start with.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to improve my rig to reduce slowdowns in GTA 5 and Saints Row 3"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For GTA V, try alt-tabbing, open up task manager, go to "details", right click "gtav.exe" and set the priority to "high"

It may fix the issue you're having on that game

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many monitors do you use on your home and/or work computer"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

One. It's a 20" Dell E2011H, 1600x900 monitor, which I OC'd to 75hz. I also have the soundbar attached to it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How would you improve this build?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Zen2 is supported on B450 and X470, while only select few B350 and X370 may support Zen2, while A320 doesn't support Zen2

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How would you improve this build?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Um I'm going to assume you got a high end X470 because you're planning to upgrade to Zen2, sooo

I'd get some 16gb 2666mhz RAM for 15 bucks more I'd get an EVGA G2 550w since it's a better PSU, you don't need a 750w lol If you get a new case, aim for one with great airflow, like for something with a front mesh

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$20 or less Case Fan"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Arctic F12 PWM if u wanna save money, still quiet

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I3 2120 upgrade"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Try to get an i7 2600 if possible! If not, then what ImperiousBattlestar is good too. Also don't forget that Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge (3xxx) are compatible on the same board if you update the bios. So if you're up for that, I'd recommend doing that

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to upgrade my Grandparents' PC?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

What I'd do:

  • upgrade CPU to an Athlon II X4 or X6 (used, eBay)
  • upgrade the CPU's cooler to maybe this if you can find it for sale in europe https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yn3H99/arctic-alpine-am4-cpu-cooler-acalp00025a
  • upgrade the RAM to 8gb or higher, insanely cheap since it's DDR3 (used, eBay, just don't get any that says "ECC" since it won't work)
  • get a cheap 256gb+ SSD and install Win 7 64bit on it
  • not sure what the graphics card prices are like in your country but a RX 570 would work if it's cheap enough
  • a new PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time building PC"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

reminder that userbenchmark is an insanely unreliable and bad website for basing performance metrics and comparisons off of.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can cooler wires melt?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No. The rubber outside of the wires will melt at roughly 250 degrees C, over two times the limit at which your PC will force shut down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Spray Painting Brown Noctua Coolers?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The brown color doesn't affect the performance of the cooler. If you don't like the color, you can get one of those 92mm gray Noctua fans, or pretty much any other 92mm PWM fan to replace it with. Just note changing the fan will result in possibly louder noise and worse temps if the fan you chose is bad

Comment reply on Forum Topic "modest linux computer"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You will be fine without an optical drive, especially since you're installing Linux via USB drive.

After a quick google search, here are two USB WiFi dongles that'll work fine with Linux https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VEEBOPG/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EQT0YK2/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "modest linux computer"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Since it looks like you won't be dual booting on the machine, it'll be as easy as installing Windows

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The new Mac Pro."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Apple tax. They're only charging that high because of the brand, which they know people will pay for no matter how stupid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "modest linux computer"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

These are the changes I'd make

  • B450 board so you won't have to update the BIOS to support the CPU
  • Changed the HDD to an SSD, it'll make the install go super quick and usage in general will be super easy. Plus, if you're worried about your students dropping the HDD or something, there won't be any worry with the SSD
  • Better case
  • Better PSU I'd also suggest going with 8GB of RAM but since these are just basic lists for learning, you don't have to.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Athlon 220GE 3.4 GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $64.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $18.98 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - SU655 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $17.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool - MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $36.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $253.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-04 09:11 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please Add Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU's"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

They're not out yet for actual sale, so they can't be added yet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which cooler?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither, both are overpriced and weak for what you're paying for.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/8GBrxr/scythe-mugen-5-rev-b-512-cfm-cpu-cooler-scmg-5100

Better option

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No straight Corsair SATA cables?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The drawbacks of modern PSU's using ribbon-style cables. It sucks. Don't think I've found a ribbon-style cable PSU that has normal straight plugs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap cooler for 2200g"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Reminder for OP: both of these coolers, when mounted on AM4, will have the fan facing the top/bottom of the case, instead of the usual front/back

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build, what would you do differently, and do I need a dedicated cooler?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Both yours and his are way a bit much for an i5 9400f still. Great coolers, but a bad pair with a i5 9400f

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build, what would you do differently, and do I need a dedicated cooler?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build looks fine. You don't need an aftermarket cooler, but if you want to for the aesthetic and less noise, I'd just get this. Good cooler, yet won't be a waste of money. Good stock cooler replacement. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3jTmP6/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-ucacoap11301bua01

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build, what would you do differently, and do I need a dedicated cooler?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For an i5 9400f on an H310 motherboard, either one is a huge waste of money.

Only if he wants a cooler for the aesthetic, I'd recommend this one, since it's cheap yet a great cooler, as an Intel stock replacement. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3jTmP6/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-ucacoap11301bua01

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tool Kit"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks fine too

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tool Kit"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, good set, and cheezmeister is right

I would also get a cheap torx screwdriver for the rare occasion if you gotta deal with an OEM system (a size T-15 specifically)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tool Kit"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd just get a magnetic phillips head screwdriver, a long one at that, and two sizes, normal and small

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Broken CPU"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can turn it into a keychain / use as a paperweight / turn it into a hand warmer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw2p-Dmn48U / recycle it for money probably / figure out how to extract the hold

or just throw away

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Never built a PC, have no knowledge of PCs... want to build a durable rig for light gaming"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Higher rated yet over spending and under spending in areas, isn't a good idea on a budget yo

30+ dollars going to a case, which isn't even that good in the first place (terrible airflow, choked at the front)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Never built a PC, have no knowledge of PCs... want to build a durable rig for light gaming"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd honestly go with my build over the other two since I planned in some great upgradeability in-case you ever need to. Plus, best GPU out of the recommended bunch, two monitors, and the case does not choke the airflow as much as the NZXT S340 does. Only things I have noticed that I don't have in the list, are computer speakers (I don't know if you have any), and no Windows license. If you need those two things (You can use Windows without a license, just it has a watermark and restricts some things) then you can respond saying so.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Never built a PC, have no knowledge of PCs... want to build a durable rig for light gaming"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Good build but, he's still going to be paying 1000 dollars, and will have to wait about a business quarter to get his MIR money back. And for 1000 dollars, having a 70 dollar case and RX 570 is very strange. SSD can be cheaper too (Like the TEAM L5 Lite 3D)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Never built a PC, have no knowledge of PCs... want to build a durable rig for light gaming"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a better list I would go with, edited off of this guy's list. Better GPU, PSU, mouse, motherboard (better VRM cooling), and went with a good 2.5" SSD instead to save a bit of budget

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $72.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $51.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES.3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $43.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Sceptre - E248W-1920 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $94.00 @ Walmart
Monitor Sceptre - E248W-1920 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $94.00 @ Walmart
Keyboard Logitech - G213 PRODIGY Wired Gaming Keyboard $44.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $26.70 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1008.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-22 13:13 EDT-0400

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