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Comment reply on Forum Topic "full gaming setup for 1000$"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops, take this display: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sh38TW/aoc-g2460vq6-240-60hz-monitor-g2460vq6

27" is a bad fit for 1080p as it will stretch those pixels and rob the image sharpness. The AOC G2460 is 24" and sits very nicely with this resolution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "full gaming setup for 1000$"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can push the budget to $1050 excluding the headphones (temporarily using the display built-in audio or opting for cheap headphones), I would recommend the following:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $189.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $70.98 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power - S55 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8GB PULSE Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $49.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.62 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Monitor Acer - XF270H Bbmiiprzx 27.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $193.48 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1051.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-08 13:04 EDT-0400

If $1000 is absolute max, there are alternative options available, either opting for a cheaper 4 core CPU or lesser performing GPU. The above build also includes FREESYNC enabled display, hence a non-adaptive sync model will pan out cheaper too.

Let me know what you think

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pls suggest - if any change needed to lower my budget with equivalent system power"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the build for? (eg. gaming/streaming/editing/rendering/etc)

Preferred budget?

Also whats your displays model number?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "full gaming setup for 1000$"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the $1000 budget include the operating system, monitor, mouse and keyboard

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hypothetical build: $20000 CAD build (20 grand)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Knocked myself out and the hypothesis died with it :(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help review my first PC build please"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming and streaming you may prefer the 8-core Ryzen 2700X chip which will run seamlessly. If intel is preferred, maybe consider waiting a little longer for the anticipated 8-core i9-9900K chip which I believe is scheduled for release this month.

Does the Noctua meet all cooling concerns or should I look at supplementing it?

When it comes to performance, you don't need to look elsewhere. I'm not so big on the colour as it's a theme-jaw-breaker but if you don't mind Noctua odd colour arrangement, go for it! Other great options: Cryorig Ultimate R1 or Be quiet's Dark Rock Pro 4.

Really just took a stab at the case. Not sure if it fits the bill or if there is better bang for the buck

For the case, the Meshify C does it better with airflow which for you may be a positive considering you'll be overclocking the i7 and housing the RTX 2080 TI (a mini radiator).

If you fancy something a little more fancy looking, NZXTs H700 looks great with nice airflow too.

Do I need a soundcard?

Nope, you've got an integrated one!

Thinking of getting a mobo that is WiFi capable as i'm sure I wont always be around a modem

If the budget allows, go for it or you can always add a wifi PCI card later.

For further recommendations it would help if you can build your parts list here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ Once complete, you can share the link for review/parts recommendations. I can see a few already, for example the 970 Evo SSD won't do much in terms of added performance for your purpose of use and 650W power supply is more than sufficient.

EDIT: Both displays are great! If it fits the budget, have you considered an IPS panel? Something like this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ttnG3C/acer-monitor-xb271hubmiprz or https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XvfmP6/asus-monitor-pg279q

I currently own the Acer - FLAWLESSSSSS!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "opinions on this build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats the max budget? (the case and PSU prices are not listed)

Ideally for gaming you don't need more than 8GB RAM, 16GB is recommended for general system performance whilst gaming (for example, running background tasks, multi-tasking, etc). I would take 8GB RAM (single stick) and then upgrade to 16GB later and opt for a better GPU. For 1080p gaming, the superior RX 570/580 or GTX 1060 3GB/6GB will offer better gaming performance and will easily handle demanding games by maintaining 60fps.. You might want to check whether your display is FREESYNC or GSYNC enabled in order to choose the best card for best visual performance.

Not adding an SSD is inexcusable considering the sheer power these units add to the overall system performance. If tight on budget, take a 250/500GB SSD for now and should more storage be required later, you can always slip in a Hard drive later.

Just to show what the above can translate to, this would work better: (case/PSU untouched for now)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power - S55 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card $239.99 @ Amazon
Case BitFenix - Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply Cooler Master - MWE 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $558.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-07 14:11 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would appreciate your advice on my upgrade"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice....i7 it is!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor £439.94 @ AWD-IT
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler £47.94 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £142.97 @ More Computers
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £138.83 @ More Computers
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8GB Red Dragon Video Card £214.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Sound Card Creative Labs - Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1059.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-06 19:00 BST+0100
  • CPU cooler runs as good as the Noctua, possibly one of the best value for performance currently available.

  • Better mobo for overclocking

  • Superior GPU for those casual games! If your display is FREESYNC capable or non-adaptive, the 570/580 would either pair up beautifully or will serve as best value for performance. If its a GSYNC display, opt for the GTX 1060 3GB/6GB card.

I've left the case option open. Preferably something with improved airflow would be nice. Plenty of options available but depends on your aesthetic selection process. If overclocking, I would definitely focus on something with superior airflow. Judging by the above case link, if minimalism is priority, maybe take a look at the NZXT H500 case...although it appears deceiving, airflow on this unit is excellent!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is everything compatible?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The below spec is without the display. Can you confirm if $1400 includes the monitor as well? If not, i would take this one, a high refresh rate panel with GSYNC. It's currently out of stock but usually priced around $350-$375 (maybe look online to locate one)

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/R998TW/aoc-monitor-g2460pg

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $225.98 @ Newegg Business
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B360 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $81.42 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card $469.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.98 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.57 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1275.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-06 13:31 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need some opinions on my first PC build that i will probably buy soon"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's just gaming, the i7 won't make much of a difference as the i5 6 core chip delivers pretty much the same performance.

GSYNC display added

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor €337.99 @ Mindfactory
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler €44.90 @ Caseking
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €207.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €140.89 @ Alternate
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €55.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €57.88 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card €529.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case €92.89 @ Alternate
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply €94.92 @ Amazon Deutschland
Monitor AOC - G2460PG 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor €399.00 @ Amazon Deutschland
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1962.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-06 19:21 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need some opinions on my first PC build that i will probably buy soon"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Also do you really need an optical drive? If its rarely used, maybe opt for an external one? You don't need the lan/wifi card as the motherboard already supports 1GIG NIC + integrated wifi (comes with an antenna).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need some opinions on my first PC build that i will probably buy soon"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats your max budget including display? You should be able to squeeze in a GSYNC display if gaming is priority, especially if taking a cheaper air cooler which will perform just as good as the AIO.

Purpose of use?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would appreciate your advice on my upgrade"

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

What will you be using the machine for?

If gaming, whats the display resolution and refresh rate (eg. 1080p 60hz)?

Storage is definitely re-usable and 250GB SSD is more than enough for the OS and applications - so thats sorted!!

I would invest in a new case too with better airflow

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MC500M case and Gigabyte X399 board"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, not all E-ATX boards are sized the same and can vary at width. Looks like the X399 AORUS XTREME may be fattened up beyond the case's comfort-zone.

Whats the build for? The Ryzen 2700X outperforms the 1900X, OC's better too!. Or is the 1900X selection specifically based around Quad memory advantages / future proofing multi-GPU support?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Ever: Part list needed"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, the build looks FABULOUSSSS!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 7 build debate"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you using for your design work? Unless the 8-core chip will benefit your workflow, I'm warming more towards the i5's gaming performance. Most design applications will also favour intels faster single cores unless your software packages are multi-core/HT optimised in favour of Ryzen.

If sticking with the X-series Ryzen take an X470 motherboard. If overclocking is not of interest, a decent mid-tier B450 will run well too. These newer Zen+ chipsets come with additional perks and some added performance in support of the 2000-series AMD chips, hence I would avoid the B350. Plus you'll need to upgrade BIOS before you can use the newer Ryzen chips on the older sibling.

If it's just light workloads don't bother paying the added premium for 14CL sticks. These will make very little noticeable difference unless your workflow is Mem-intensive. 3000Mhz 15CL or 3200Mhz 16CL QVL approved sticks will run perfectly with gaming and on the most part are already a slight overkill considering the newer Zen+ Archi has ironed out RAM latency issues (QVL-appr)

Whats your displays resolution and refresh rate? If 1080p, for gaming performance the i5 is the best option - hands down!! If 1440p/4k - Ryzens workable considering value and matching performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Ever: Part list needed"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You want this cooler: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2RdFf7/nzxt-kraken-x62-rev-2-982-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-rl-krx62-02

The other one is the older version and oddly over-priced!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Ever: Part list needed"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve been hearing a Mobo with WiFi is much better than adapter and I wanted to know if it’s true

Not true!

Dedicated PCIE cards can be better depending on quality of range which comes at a cost. I would go with the cheapest option which is best for you. For example, since my router is next door, I've stuck with a mid-tier wifi integrated motherboard. Whereas, another machine in our home has a £60 3-antenna high-range PCIE card slotted in as the older motherboards integrated wifi is atrocious.

It depends on your budget, wifi interference, etc. Ideally I prefer the wifi integrated option as it invites one less card being displayed through the tampered glass for a cleaner looking build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Ever: Part list needed"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies for the late reply...had a tough few days!

Also for the Ryzen build it says I need a mounting adapter; is this true and where would I get it?

Don't worry about the compatibility warning, the listed seller "OutletPC" has the later batches of the H7 CPU cooler which come with the AM4 bracket, so you're covered. To double check, open the seller product page and check what is included in the package.

Also is their anything else I need when building a pc? I have a wireless adapter I’m gonna but, I’m still deciding on keyboard and mouse, and mousepad but do I need any software or something to do this build? I’m a. Student so I get windows for free

Just Windows and you'll be sorted. The only thing I would recommend is, after installing windows, don't run the Windows update. First, download the GPU manufacturers latest driver from their website and install it. Once done, than run Windows update.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming build - Help wanted!"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming, streaming and video editing build for $3000, you can easily squeeze in a GSYNC gaming panel for smoother frames and eliminating screen tearing.

Only go with a better CPU cooler than the one added below if you plan on overclocking as the H7 cooler run superbly at stock speeds and will allow a moderate-high OC too.

What about the case?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor $402.87 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.75 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $154.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $218.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $112.75 @ shopRBC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Xtreme Edition 11G Video Card $994.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.99 @ PC-Canada
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG278QR 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $799.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2911.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-05 13:18 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 WAR MACHINE!! Gaming PC"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $269.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $36.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.90 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $55.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB NITRO+ Video Card $509.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.16 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan -
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan -
Monitor AOC - AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $349.99 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1698.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 21:06 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 WAR MACHINE!! Gaming PC"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be easier if you could state your max budget incl. the display. Displays can get a little pricey depending on what you're looking for.

Areas which might be of interest

  • Resolution: 1080p/1440p/4K

  • Refresh rates: 60hz/75hz/144hz/etc

  • Panel size: 24"/27"/etc

  • Adaptive sync technologies: FreeSync/Gsync (great for smoother visuals and eliminating screen tearing)

If you have some idea where you want to be with the display option, let us know, otherwise I can work on the overall budget to suggest best performance for value.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Ever: Part list needed"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

24" 1080p 180hz GSYNC display paired up with a GTX 1080 + Intel i5-8600K

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $269.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $36.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.90 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card $469.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.16 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 180Hz Monitor $399.99 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1722.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 19:24 EDT-0400

[SECOND OPTION]

Sharper image 27" 1440p 144hz GSYNC display paired up with a GTX 1080 TI + Ryzen 2600

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $165.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $36.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card $704.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.16 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $459.02 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1853.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 19:27 EDT-0400

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Both options are great

The first will offer a longer future-proof gaming rig at the standard 1080p resolution range with a worthy overkill on the GPU (GTX 1080). Although it's an overkill, the display is capable of running 180fps hence the added headroom is put to use. Another plus point is the intel chip which delivers better performance at lower resolutions with its faster single cores.

The second spec boasts a larger screen with sharper image quality (1440p res) paired up with a GTX 1080 TI. In demanding games at top settings you might struggle with some titles in maintaining 144fps but should you be worried? Absolutely not! With GSYNC in the bag, even 90fps with adaptive sync enabled, the visual quality is as good as 144fps. The 2600 Ryzen chip runs as good as the i5 on higher resolutions hence a real contender! Although if you do fancy opting for the i5 for a $100 more, there is added performance available, especially in the long run but those margins won't make any real tangible difference other than 5-10fps more in games. I'd prefer Ryzen at this point as the upgrade path on AMD boards is open for the next GEN of chips too and its current performance for value is absolutely fantastic!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build :)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

If you have any queries feel free to drop me a line and i'll look into it from work in the afternoon. 2.30am here, gotto hit the sack.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build :)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah compared to the Nvidia line-up, these Vega or RX cards tend to chew up more power. With a 650W quality-bound PSU, you have nothing to worry about. More power or not, if you've got FREESYNC, the RX/VEGA is 100% worth adding to the electricity bill :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 WAR MACHINE!! Gaming PC"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The display plays a significant role in determining the best GPU option without going over-board with an overkill. What is your displays resolution and refresh rate? Freesync/Gsync enabled? If uncertain, display model number?

Also, are you planning on overclocking?

As for now:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $269.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $36.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.90 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card $494.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $98.87 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.85 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.85 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1433.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-02 21:20 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cpu (Fx-6300) or Gpu (R9 270x 2gb) upgrade"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind me asking, is your display FREESYNC included? If uncertain, whats the displays model number?

Also where are you from so we can work on the pricing per your region?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build :)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor £149.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard £99.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £132.00 @ SmartTeck.co.uk
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £52.62 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £50.34 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB NITRO+ Video Card £499.79 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan £10.21 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan £10.21 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1160.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 01:52 BST+0100

OPTIONAL:

  • CPU COOLER: The 2600 comes with a decent cooler for it's stock offerings (speeds). If you are planning on overclocking, I would add this bugger to the list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7

  • MOBO: Likewise, if overclocking, take either of these 3 gorgeous ladies - or if you simply prefer the aesthetics go for it:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Hy97YJ/msi-b450-tomahawk-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-tomahawk

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/XhZFf7/gigabyte-b450-aorus-pro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-aorus-pro

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/XQgzK8/asus-rog-strix-b450-f-gaming-atx-am4-motherboard-strix-b450-f-gaming

  • CASE: I've added the Meshify C - one of the best cases around (under 100 quid) with superbbb airflow and all the bells and whistles. Some alternative options if you fancy:

Minimalist aesthetics: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/p8x2FT/nzxt-h500-black-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h500b-b1 or in black/red (considering your initial choice) https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/q3smP6/nzxt-h500-blackred-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h500b-br

S340 ELITE: (I own this in black and white), simply ticks all the boxes as the above 2 options although the meshify C has a tiny advantage with airflow - not a huge deal: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/K8QRsY/nzxt-ca-s340w-b4-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-s340w-b4

Or if you fancy something with RGB - a very nice mid-tier recent release: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/w766Mp/phanteks-eclipse-p350x-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec350ptg_dbk

Or if you don't mind forking out more and want something with a loud bang and stunning aesthetics: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/kXhKHx/nzxt-h700-blackred-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h700b-br

(bottom line all the above cases are top in their game for great craftmanship, airflow, cable management, a breeze to work with and we all consider equally important - appearance!)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey guys! Not too well versed, but here is my starting Idea"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Purpose of use? (gaming/streaming/editing/rendering/etc)

Max budget?

Do you have the Mugen 5 cooler already? (top stuff)

850 evo SSD is the previous offering from Samsung (massively over-priced), current version: 860 Evo: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/yzfhP6/samsung-860-evo-1tb-25-solid-state-drive-mz-76e1t0bam

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build :)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh crap - i've got a bad habit of going over the budget but it's not a problem, we can always mellow down and revise the spec.

With a $1200 budget incl. video/image editing, I would take the i7-8700 chip for it's faster single cores and hyperthreading. Ryzen is 2700 is a nice option too for rendering but the i7 does offer the better overall package with snappier returns in active projects and better performance in gaming too.

  • CPU cooler

  • 2TB HD

Let me know what you think:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor £291.42 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler £23.45 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard ASRock - H370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £128.69 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £52.62 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £50.34 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB NITRO+ Video Card £499.79 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case £35.75 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan £10.21 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan £10.21 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1267.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 01:33 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this part list compatible?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can push that budget a little higher:

  • SSD added - it's no longer a choice, its that good! You can always add a second storage unit (HD) later for additional games/media.

  • Faster RAM - it's a must to get the best out of the Ryzen chip

  • Better GPU

  • Better case considering airflow

  • Better PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $165.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $70.98 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $68.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR OC Video Card $239.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $52.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $717.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-02 20:20 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build :)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a very decent entry level motherboard!

Lets see what we can add to the mix - what would be your max budget?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build :)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

OPTIONAL: Purely for performance @ £1036 (just a secondary option if it tickles yer fancy)

With a 4K panel incl. freesync in the bag - for a grand you have the option of taking an AMD VEGA 64 card (GTX 1080 equivalent)

Amended:

  • Form factor: Micro

  • 500GB SSD.

  • Vega 64 card

  • Better airflow case without all those drive bay obstructions

  • 550W PSU (more than enough). Although if you don't mind forking out a little more and see yourself upgrading early, 650W may be the better future proofer

  • Single fan for exhaust. Case comes with x2 intake

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor £149.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £66.00 @ Aria PC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £132.00 @ SmartTeck.co.uk
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £71.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB NITRO+ Video Card £499.79 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case £42.96 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £67.97 @ Aria PC
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53.0 CFM 120mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1036.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 01:05 BST+0100

Upgrade possibilities for later -

  • HD (removed from above unless it's absolutely vital from the get-go)

  • Better CPU cooler (you can get more out of the 2600 chip with a nice overclock)

  • fans -maybe!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cpu (Fx-6300) or Gpu (R9 270x 2gb) upgrade"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ideally CPU, Mobo and RAM first as a good GPU may be bottlenecked by the FX 6300.

Depending where you are based, you can possibly take a GPU too for 1080p gaming, pushing above 400. If it does undesirably overtake the budget, you have the option of selling your current parts to make some money back.

Eg. (based on UK pricing, just an example):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor £105.64 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £72.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £64.83 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB AMP! Edition Video Card £182.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £426.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-02 23:28 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Small Business PCs"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Slightly lower CAS latency for somewhat snappier access times / execute ops: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2gJkcf/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8gnt (I wouldn't worry about heatspreaders as the memory loads are less intensive)

i5 is a nice upgrade! These applications are inclined to faster cores! Although 4 cores are sufficient I can't argue the 6-core upgrade path as I'm an optimist for better software optimisation in the coming months/years or centuries (lol). Put's multi-tasking on a whole different and efficient level too!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Small Business PCs"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Tight budget and a great build list for the task! The i3-8100 is a ripper for these loads.

16GB of RAM should handle all of those programs and tabs with no issue.

Unless the excel data-sets are absolutely humongous with multiple feeds on the go - 8GB RAM would be sufficient. No harm going the extra mileage for future-proofing.

Curious to know if I could drop RAM speed a bit to reduce cost? 2400 should do?

I wouldn't worry about the MT/S rates either, 2400Mhz 14CL would run just the same and the minuscule speed margins between the 2 speeds, are negligible. This one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4QNypg/team-vulcan-8gb-2-x-4gb-ddr4-2400-memory-tlgd416g2400hc14dc01

They don't necessarily need the 1TB HDD as everything would fit on the SSD with probably about 80GB left. Thought I would include that for future use if it was ever to be needed. I thought about a 1-2TB HDD + optane?

Entirely depends on the users requirements. If these are dedicated machines running CRM/POS/Data sheets independently from server link ups, the added storage could serve as a back-up unit which may be essential to the users requirements. This would be something you may need to query with the client first as they may have some external/server-based solution at play already. 240GB sounds good but 500GB employs a safety net for future expansion, opportunities and other work-related storage requirements. Again, something you can run past them to see where they are with their requirements.

Case is older but it'll do the job.

The H15 is of poor quality, soft-strength exterior and just flimsy. Looks nice in the pics but in hand does drop in value. Not the best mesh either, prone to dents and scratches easy.

The H17 does it better: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JtWfrH/thermaltake-versa-h17-microatx-mini-tower-case-ca-1j1-00s1nn-00 (airflow is decent for the build at hand)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is everything compatible?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

There is always room for improvement but whether it's necessary depends on your use. What will you be using the build for? (gaming/streaming/editing/rendering/etc)

Max budget?

p.s. I would get a better case with improved airflow. For $60 there are some nice options available but will recommend when you reply to the above

Comment reply on Forum Topic "6700k vs 8600k vs 7600k"

  • 20 months ago
  • 5 points

8600K is the latest generation offering from intel and outperforms the previous 2. Plus, it's a 6-core chip opposed to the previous Gen 4-core offerings. So definitely go 8600K

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on $3k gaming/ML build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

excellent! Enjoy the build and hopefully share the pics too on PCPP

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black And Red"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want something thats going to stream and game well, this would be the better fit:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $165.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $76.51 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $38.99 @ Walmart
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 570 4GB ROG STRIX Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $52.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $679.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-01 20:22 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black And Red"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that budget flexible by any means?

Around the $700 mark, maybe a little higher. If yes, you can easily accommodate a current well-performing Ryzen 2600 for gaming and streaming + 16 GB RAM alongside a GTX 1060 card (possibly the 3GB variant) or RX 570/580 equivalent

Ask your friend if his display is FREESYNC compatible? or provide the displays model number. If yes to FreeSync, you definitely want to shift over to an AMD RX card but much better gaming visual performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for soft 4k"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It will play 4K but on lower settings. Maybe look into 1440p resolution? If you already have a display you can lower the resolution and adjust to a mix of medium to high settings to maintain 60fps. Although, in lower demanding games 4K will run nicely on similar in-game settings.

This would work better with a GTX 1080 + CPU cooler (amongst other amendments)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor €219.00
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler €24.60 @ Amazon Italia
Motherboard ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €81.89 @ Amazon Italia
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory €149.99 @ Amazon Italia
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €84.46 @ Amazon Italia
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini Video Card €537.10 @ Amazon Italia
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case €52.02 @ Amazon Italia
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1149.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-01 16:16 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video editing 4K"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

960 Evo is the older sibling from Samsung, you want 970 EVO https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/P4ZFf7/samsung-970-evo-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v7e500bw

You might want to hold off on the processor as Intel is close to launching their new 8 core 16 thread i9 chip. The 2700X is great for its rendering speeds (primarily export renders) whereas intel homes-in faster single cores for snappier active tool manipulations, on-screen rendering, etc etc. Basically the best of both worlds!!

3TB HDs tend to have a higher fail-rate, hence either go for a consumer-tier 2TB HD or a invest a little more for enterprise-pro level HD's @ 4TB and beyond.

PSU: Priced more affordably, and simply top notch when it comes to performance, efficiency and build quality: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx

OS: OEM versions of WIndows tie into a single motherboard and are non-transferable. Consider retail version with full transferable ownership: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Mk648d/microsoft-os-kw900265

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build help"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Its good but the suggested parts below would be better - for 24 quid on top, you get:

  • Micro form factor case + mobo

  • Faster processor for pulling more FPS performance

  • Better, newer, quieter and more effective cooling with the Cryorig M9i CPU cooler

  • Dual kit RAM as these are recommended for consistency/stability

  • Newer M.2 form factor SSD to make cable management easier. MX500 from Crucial is just as good as the Samsung 860 both in quality and performance

  • RX 580 8GB VRAM GPU. This ones a must as it will support FREESYNC with your display for smoother frames + eliminating screen tearing (stutters, lags, judders, scratched pacey or explosive scenes, etc). The RX 580 is the AMD equivalent of the GTX 1060 and any small marginal differences are ironed out hugely with the RX card offering FREESYNC.

  • Better quality PSU

  • A larger 24" 1080p panel, 75hz refresh rate + FREESYNC enabled

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor £155.45 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler £19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £72.63 @ Ebuyer
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £65.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £77.69 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS XXX ED Video Card £219.00 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case £42.96 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £67.97 @ Aria PC
Monitor AOC - G2460VQ6 24.0" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor £125.62 @ PC World Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £847.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-01 14:48 BST+0100

If you could push that budget a tiny bit more and prefer a display with better viewing angles and more natural colours, I would take this IPS panel: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Dnbkcf/lg-24mp59g-p-238-1920x1080-75hz-monitor-24mp59g-p

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2500"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor $318.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Xtreme Edition 11G Video Card $759.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $462.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer - BlackWidow X Tournament Edition Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $104.78 @ Walmart
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $49.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2502.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-01 08:40 EDT-0400

note: the AIO is an overkill but I noticed you had one added in your last thread. This ones super quiet with premium fans and hence worth the added $35

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on $3k gaming/ML build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good!

Better quality psu unit and you don't need more than 650W. Thats enough for overclocking and future upgrades whilst maintaining those power efficiency margins. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx

CASE: The Enthoo Pro M case is possibly one my best memorable cases I've used in the past. The only issue is, with todays abundant offerings and premium cases, there are better options especially surrounding "improved airflow". With a top-end consumer CPU and GPU under the good, the better the air intake volumes the cooler the temps. Hence I would consider this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nL7v6h/fractal-design-meshify-c-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-mesh-c-bko-tgl or if you want something fancy looking, this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8JNv6h/nzxt-h700-black-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h700b-b1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion Incomplete"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

....I do not care as I am financially stable.

Thats the spirit!!!

Whats the build for? (gaming/streaming/rendering/etc).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Threadripper Build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

2950X for streaming to youtube and twitch? Thats not an overkill, thats MURDERRRRRRing the overkill with an OVERKILLER!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help choosing Motherboard and CPU"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the ATX will fit

2 Reasons for the i5

  1. You mentioned a <$1000 budget

  2. The i5 and i7 performance for gaming is the same. Literally 1-2% difference between them. The i5 will chew up anything you throw at it. Demanding games @ ultra settings - no sweat, no problem!! The i7's advancing benefits are hyperthreading which is better suited for rendering/editing/hi-res streaming, etc etc

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