i second this... if your looking for a budget cpu cooler, get h7...
thisis coming from a h7 user
cryorig h7.. assuming its price is back to below $100 lol...
from my experience: quiet, even at full load... and my cpu never goes above 60C at full load..
i just played insurgency sandstorm for 2 hrs at high settings, and highest temp on one of my cpu cores is 52C.. this is for a ~3.5yr old pc..
and i almost forgot, ram clearance is good that i'm currently using all 4 ram slots... vertical gpu clearance on the other, depends on yourcase lol
when does sale ends?
wow definitely alot of room...
could definitely fit in a custom loop and maybe a vertical gpu riser
what you think of my cable management so far?? decent? lol could be better??
yeah i thought of using my college university's internet to upload to youtube..
my primary concern is storage space, which is why im considering any methods to reduce a 12gig size to as much as possible with not alot of quality loss
around 3tb of recorded gameplay and i want it to be cut in half if possible.. i know its going to get filled soon as im still continuing to record gameplays..
what margin would you recommend though??
wow lol.. we have the same case, same cpu, same ssd, and also using 980ti lol.. almost the same ram stick as well, albeit at different speeds
im wondering if you have OC'ed your cpu and or gpu..
so if quality loss is acceptable to lower the file size of a 1hr video from 12gigs to under 1 gig, what settings should i go??
so i guess you can say im out of luck, except buying a large storage space?!?!
with lets play videos, im starting to realize that 1 TB is no longer enough as it can fill up in no time just for 1 game.. add to it alot of games, and it will fill even faster.. i wonder how much gigs lets play videos of youtubers eat up, just for 1 game??
so i was googling and i found a software called Handbrake.. anyone had experience with this??
so now i ordered ad 700x since it is on sale for $95 on amazon... now i got my mic and headset.. i still want pc37x, and will likely get it if price drops to under $100...
so now what i'm looking for is possibly a dac to go along with the 700x.. i'm looking for under $100 preferably, but would consider $100-$200 if the quality is superb
so i'm back again... and black friday is right around the corner...
right now pc37x is my top option, followed by ad700x, akg7xx, and hd 6xx... i'm still trying to hear opinions from those who have owned these cans..
i'm also considering a dedicated mic: blue yeti silver, samson g-track pro, and fifine k670 are my top options.. bestbuy currently selss silver blue yeti for $100, and im trying to decide if i should pull the trigger now before sale ends or wait for black friday..
these are the qualifications i'm looking for a dedicated mic:
quality mics that are withing the $50 price range
quality mics that are over $50, but less than $150
crisp quality voice for seperate gameplay audio commentary
preferably a mic that doesn't pic up background noises..
i'm also looking at possible amp/dacs if needed to improve further audio quality.. i prefer something under $100, but might consider those between $100-$200
so right now i can just select pc37x and be done with it, but i'm also looking at other options on which one likely would be high quality options, and at the same time not too expensive lol... spending only around $100
go with something like ad700x($95 in amazon)+ blue yeti($99 in bestbuy).. spending around $200
go smething like one of the 700x, akg 7xx, hd6xx and fifine k670($48 on amazon).. possibly spending under $200
any additional insights are greatly appreciated..
the 700x and 900x are definitely within my budget... i have to do furthere research with those 2....
so what are your experience with those 2 so far??
so after doing some youtube research reviews, my conclusion is that only logitech g pro gaming headset or cloud alpha is the options from the list i provided... with logitech having the better mic and cloud alpha having the better sounds...
but the mass drop x sennheiser pc37x is definitely now my most top options and i'm leaning towards it..
i'm thinking of buying a dedicated headset for gaming listening.. preferrably good ones that you can hear footsteps very accurately(as if you have wallhacks lol)
and i'm thinking of buying a seperate dedicated mic.. i'm leaning towards modmic for now..
so what about the hd6xx, akg 7xx, ath m50x, dt 1990??? anyone experienced using this headsets???
yeah i read on another review that the stabilizers on gmmk is not great, so i might lean towards the ducky.... how bad are the stabiliziers on gmmk??
ducky one 2 rgb has a software right where i can control rgb setup o nkeys???
also for some reason i cant find ducky one 2 rgb on amazon or newegg... newegg has the mini, and amazon doesn't have ducky one 2 rgb.... i would prefer getting from amazon or newegg, coz it means i dont have to create another new account.. is there a massdrop version of ducky one 2 rgb??
can you possibly recommend me coolermaster keyboards..
and also i did some research regarding Ducky one 2 rgb and so far i liked what i've found from the reviews...
is the keys replacable like the Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard??? it feels like the 2 are nearly the same..
when i look at reviews, i look at recent reviews to get an indication of current quality of items...
and some of the negative reviews that caught my attention was:
* keys not responsive after buying it recently.. not lasting a few months
firmware support questionable( maybe coz of being a chinese brand; no racist offense, since im asian too lol.. its just chinese products have a negative stigma of questionable reliability)
lights dying out less than a year of usage..
maybe i'm just being nitpicky, but i'm always looking at negative reviews to determine the quality of a product....
so does this keyboard has replacable keycaps???
i checked this one... definitely seems promising... i will have to research this one more..
i checked this on Amazon Prime... looks interesting, including the features, unfortunately the reviews are not encouraging... still going to add this on my watch list if a good price drop comes by...
yes both zenjiro and tooth are right, i want to stresstest and benchmark my pc.. since im still a newbie when it comes to pc building, im not going to fully stresstest my pc, its just some kind of benchmarking/stresstesting to determine the max temp it can reach while having near full load while at factory settings.. once i get familiarized with my pc, i will venture into OC'ing the cpu/gpu, and then stresstesting for stability issues..
ive read somewhere that you dont have to run your new pc into a stresstest software like prime95/furmark, since the simulations these kind of software does not often reflect what you would encounter in an everyday setting... which is y im asking the community for a first time builder if i need these kind of software, or just run a game at max settings, and observe the results...
so now i do believe that i have updated the drivers i needed.. now my question is what software do i use just to stresstest/benchmark my cpu and gpu??
alot are recommending prime95 for cpu strestest and it seems to be the most popular...
for gpu 3dmark seems to be one i should use based from googling, since it seems to simulate playing a game at max settings.. furmark was highly suggested, but it seems to be non-realistic settings and could lead to damaging your gpu??
what you guys recommend?? and how long should i be stresstesing the cpu and gpu??
i got pix and will share my experience with the community once i got everything up and running normally lol... in the meantime my goal is to get the necessary drivers downloaded...
mobo manual says insert disk and it will tell me what drivers i needed.. but the problem i have is i dont have an optical drive lol... i dont want to copy that disk into a usb, so im going through the gigabyte website and check which drivers to get, which is why i listed the options on the support that i can download...
lol im worried about getting shocked by doing the paperclip test... does it matter which black wire i connect the other part of the paperclip with the psu om getting???
also the tv where im planning to hook up my comp is located in a room that has a carpet lol... only the kitchen area has no carpet, and its where im planning to build the comp.. gonna be a pain in the *** to move it..
hopefully no parts are DOA for me lol... how often does items comes in DOA, especially from someone like newegg or amazon???
only this im waiting for right now is the 8.1 OS.. outletpc shipped it to usps, and usps doesnt seem to deliver it at front door like fedex/ups.. so gotta contact usps, which mailbox they sent it, since i checked our po box and it wasnt there...
i know this sounds dumb, but since i only have a usb-powered keyboard/mouse, would that work when i navigate the bios screen, even without the OS???
also any good step-by-step guide videos out there that are recent??
yeah.. im gonna wait out too... only the mobo and the 6700k are the parts i needed... the 6600k is in stock though, but i want the i7 :)
any idea when it will newegg have it back in stock?? found soimething in amazon for the same mobo+i7 combo i want, but nearly 100 bucks more
that is wishful thinking lol... after reading other posts about blackfriday from other forums, idk if aany recent tech is going to get heavy discounts lol...
yeah im on the fence on this one too... wait for blackfriday/cybermonday or get now while supplies last???!??!!
do you think with my build, i'd need a 850w psu or the 750w psu is ok???
im planning to OC the cpu down the line once i get comfy with building my own pc... not going to likely liquid cooler for now, and still undecided if i would want to in the future... 980ti sli sounds great, but the price is a turn off so likely no sli; just upgrade to best single gpu..
also what you think of this psu?? http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-V750-Compact-Generation/dp/B00ISCG6MI/ref=cm_wl_huc_item
slightly a few bucks cheaper, and read on some forums it is one of the top tier psu's lol
and whats the difference between the evga supernova p2 and g2??
still leaning towards the one you recommended me now lol..
why you consider it a mid range psu?? i thought xfx is one of the high quality psu makers..
can u recommend a good high quality psu than this one?? at least 750w for my build and posibly for future OC...
this for the comment guys...
aside from the 850evo, do u guys have any good 250gb ssd recommendation that are similar to the price of this mushkin?? cheaper the better lol
well the 250gb version of the evo series is more expensive than the mushkin one, thats the reasoning why i went with the mushkin.. if ican get a combo for the evo, i'd consider it...
so your opinion regarding this specific ssd?? good, bad, average, above-average??
idk if the jetflos are too loud or not... on my custom laptop cpoler, the 5 jetflos(using the max rpm) definitely sounded like a hair dryer when your nearby.. but walking outside of my room even with doors open, i can barely here the jetflos.. so i guess they are not too loud as i thought... too bad the noctuas are too expensive for me lol
for those who have owned or currently own a noctis 450, does it provide adequae cooling while gaming??? someone told me that with the build im planning to do, the 6700k+980ti, the noctis 450 isnt going t oprovide me adequate cooling while under load...
is this modular version a good replacement for the one i listed on OP??? idk if paying 10bucks more is worth it for the ability to be modable??
can anyone elaborate on that madular part if the price increase is worth it??
so wat u guys think??? abit over the budget i originally have in mind, but this is the price to pay for joining the master GabeN race lol.. plus i didnt got any b-day presents this past summer, so gonna treat myself lol...
motherboard = i went with this one over the asus pro you guys recommended me coz i did find it cheaper, so i can squeeze a few more bucks to maybe something else i want... read the reviews on amazon and newegg, and so far looks good.. what u guys think??
ssd = i originally going with the 850evo, but someone recommended me this mushkin.. read the reviews on amazon/newegg and so far reading positives.. what you guys think??
psu = i orignally thought of going iwth the evga 850W gold, but went with the xfx since it is cheaper :p read the reviews and so far it seems positive reviews.. what you guys think of the psu???
any insights are greatly appreciated...
So i was looking at the i7 6700k and noticed it has no stock cpu cooler?? would that be an issue?? thats the reason why im currently leaning towards the 4790k..
about psu, not too familiar with which ones are good quality...
ive read on other forums that this psu is one of the best http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-po...ly-220g20850xr
and to stay away from corsair cx series or evga nex series...
and ive heard that evga supernova series are top quality..
for the gpu, can anyone tell me performance wise between these 2 gpu's
one of the comments on msi is that it seems to run hotter than the other versions.. mediocre fan on that card???
newegg is having a sale right now... not sure if i should start now or wait till blackfriday/cyber..
also any advice for first time builders, regarding do's and don'ts???