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Comment reply on AJMosley345's Completed Build: Latest Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That Tomahawk board is a good base to build from. I like mine, I'm sure yours will serve well with a few upgrades. :)

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Something Borrowed, Version 2.5 - The Ultimate Upgrade..?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm still getting use outta this box, I just haven't changed the parts list. After I put my 8320 on this board, I moved my GTX1060 3GB here (I sent my cousin the FX8120/ 1050Ti combo to play Rocket League with) from my R5-2600 game machine. Why? That box got a GTX1660 to play with. :)

Comment reply on obliteron's Completed Build: Sub-$700 Budget AMD Build from early 2019. New, Used, & Salvaged Parts

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Good luck if you ever have to return that case to Frys. Glad to see another spare parts build keeping stuff out of the landfill. (Mine is older than yours.) I'm still using mine.

Comment reply on Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thermal paste comes pre-applied to the cooler that is in the box with the CPU.

Comment reply on Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

According to the CPU Support List on Gigabyte's website, this MB can take a R5-2600. Not sure what's going on with Amazon.

Comment reply on Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No, you could go with a 250GB now. If you can get the 500GB, I'd go for that so as to have the extra room you might need already on hand (for save games, replays and the like).

Comment reply on f56jcw's Completed Build: The Death Star

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

"We've analyzed their attack, sir, and there is a danger. Should I have your ship standing by?" :)

Comment reply on PlaZtaZtik's Completed Build: First Time AMD Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Only a couple of comments (for now :) ). In order to run the RAM in dual-channel mode, you should install the DIMMs in the even-numbered slots. (You have yours in the odd-numbered slots.) You really should save up for a SSD to run the OS from and just use the HD for data storage (make that change and you won't want to go back), it'll be the next best thing you can do to overclocking your system. GL and have fun! EDIT: Stick with the 140mm fans unless you need RGB or they prove unreliable; they'll be quieter than the 120s.

Comment reply on austin_0912's Completed Build: First PC Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I think you misunderstood, I didn't buy all of that at once. I upgraded a previous build to get to where it is now. I also added things like the headphones and speakers I already had (which is why I had to add the prices separately) to show the whole setup as it currently is, not to discourage others from building more modestly. If you look around this site, you'll see plenty of 1st-time builders with modest PCs who built because they were moving from (or adding to) console gaming. Encourage the builds you want to see more of by giving them the likes and comments they need to be more visible. A lot of good, solid, modest builds get passed over because a lot of viewers will just blow right by a good effort that has no views or comments yet. And don't forget to keep your comments constructive and not toxic.

(Plus, it's a B450 board. Overkill would be dropping a 3700X, RTX2060 and another 16GB of LPX into it just to play @1080p. ;) )

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Retiring my FX workhorse..!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Your build never got approved because you never included pics with the post. :0

Comment reply on austin_0912's Completed Build: First PC Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The variations can be boring though; here's my example: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/gwKBD3 (always cite your sources :) ).

Comment reply on austin_0912's Completed Build: First PC Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Along those lines, here's my R5 upgrade/ build from last year so I can emphasize the point about seeking approval. :)

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Retiring my FX workhorse..!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well, stuff has happened since I last was here; I dropped my Kindle and cracked the screen so I don't have to charge that anymore: I got a GTX1660 because the $70 premium (at the time I bought it) for the Ti version wasn't worth the small performance delta: I was having what I thought were power issues so I swapped the p/s out for a Corsair CX750M to check, and it turned out that it was my Cyberpower surge protector was failing: I swapped the RAM to 16GB of Vengeance LPX (DDR4-3000) because it just works and fits under the Pure Rock. Been running this way for a few months and the setup has been solid all this time.

Comment reply on h4lf_gr33k's Completed Build: The Swordsman

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Custom list entries are your friend for obscure parts. pcpartpicker has no way to keep a part list of everything ever produced on the planet that might get used in a pc somewhere. EDIT: phooeyptooey brought this up. Never mind. Props for keeping hardware out of the landfill and reusing stuff. (The pc I'm typing on right now is just that; re-used parts.)

Comment reply on AilynRhys's Completed Build: Digital Sculpting and Gaming Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok... so I hit Wikipedia for a description of what you do, and the example pic is 10 years old (from a Flickr user) and looks it. With this setup you have, I bet your stuff is way better. Nice build.

Comment reply on austin_0912's Completed Build: First PC Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

People are all about the eye candy, bright, saturated colors and water cooling loops that take loads of money (see the current featured build for what I mean); that's what gets the attention and views and ego strokes from commentators, not the well-done first attempts or creativity on a budget.

Comment reply on nikon331's Completed Build: Ghost S1 pt.2

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm not so sure that bottom Noctua shouldn't be pulling air into the case, but, hey, if your temps stay down it's a win. Love the cable management. Does the case come with a recommended wiring diagram? Nice build, I don't have the patience for trying to build in that small a space.

Comment reply on SaintKaden's Completed Build: My $2000 PC

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Clean, simple, functional. I like it. What do you play with it? And what are your temps like in that case?

Comment reply on Rone410's Completed Build: No Limits

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Love the hardware choices, no kill like overkill, I say! The tube routing is a little... busy for my taste, though. It looks like you're trying to channel something Singularity Computers would do, but on the cheap. (That's ok, though. I can't afford his work nor your build, so much for my thoughts.) Congrats on the feature!

Comment reply on Rone410's Completed Build: No Limits

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Um... why not?

Comment reply on Rone410's Completed Build: No Limits

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Neither could I. Strange.

Comment reply on bayker's Completed Build: AMD First Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Might wanna do some cable management before the CMP show up. (Cable Management Patrol) Otherwise, looks like a good, solid build.

Comment reply on bayker's Completed Build: AMD First Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No... he said he didn't install his OS on the SSD.

Comment reply on MarkyIsTrash's Completed Build: Budget PC build for Gaming

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that if you were trying to save money on the GPU, a 1660 (I don't think GDDR6 on the 1660Ti is worth the meh performance bump and price increase) would have been the way to go. The Kingston could be a 500GB as well, they're cheap. The only other issue I'll point out is the... cable management... could be better. Still, not my system, I don't have to look at it every day. Overall, decent specs and a base to expand from.

Comment reply on kyle2018kyle's Completed Build: Cheap and speedy

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

New Egg has the incorrect open-side pic for the system listed; I just noticed that! I agree that getting a refurb office PC and adding a decent card to it might be a way to go though.

Comment reply on PatrickMc's Completed Build: My Workstation

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah... had the same problem building in a case with no cable management. Here you go, feel free to borrow anything I tried. I still have the case; I moved the build to a different case to upgrade the airflow.

Comment reply on PatrickMc's Completed Build: My Workstation

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. It also means an excellent foundation to upgrade the rest of the system with. :)

Comment reply on PatrickMc's Completed Build: My Workstation

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to be able to drop a 2700 into it if he needs the extra threads... :)

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Something Borrowed, Version 2.5 - The Ultimate Upgrade..?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Well... I moved my FX-8320 to this build as well, and it makes a good combo with the 1050 Ti (the bump to 4GB of VRAM made running World of Tanks on medium a lot smoother, with framerates in the 90+ range) for the things I do and play. I have an Athlon X2 6000 that the 7850 might end up with as a retro game box. It's not going away just yet. :)

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Something Borrowed, Version 2.5 - The Ultimate Upgrade..?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I need to update the list, it has a 1050 Ti in it now.

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Retiring my FX workhorse..!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Rock solid, quiet, has handled everything I've thrown at it. I'm gonna up the RAM now that prices have dropped, and save for a 1070 and a NVMe M.2 and after that I will be set for a while.

Comment reply on thoragh's Completed Build: AMD RGB mid budget gaming build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics, and maybe some cable management before the CMP (Cable Management Patrol) show up...

Comment reply on AurelPC's Completed Build: E-machines Ryzen 3 2200G

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised that e-machines case has the airflow for a modern cpu. Love the cable management (even though there's no window) with the looms. Only thing I could see that might be sketchy is that old p/s; who knows when it'll give up the ghost? Otherwise, I like the build. +1

Comment reply on peacewalker345's Completed Build: Black AMD build - November 2018

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, very nice. I used a Pure Rock for my build; big mistake, it can only be installed horizontally on an AM4 socket. Otherwise, I like the look.

Comment reply on Juzam's Completed Build: Windows XP Gaming PC

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Are there any BF2:SF servers still out there? OMG!

Comment reply on cheeseandcereal's Completed Build: 126TB NAS + Proxmox Virtualization Server

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

This is way-over-my-head-next-level stuff. The only thing I know for sure is that you managed to get all of Noctua's ugliest fans into the same build at one time. +1 :)

Comment reply on cheeseandcereal's Completed Build: 126TB NAS + Proxmox Virtualization Server

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a gaming rig, dude. It's a server. -_-

Comment reply on cheeseandcereal's Completed Build: 126TB NAS + Proxmox Virtualization Server

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah... but you're strange. ;)

Comment reply on Lohk22's Completed Build: My AMD Rebuild into The Tower 900

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, ok. I was thinking they might be a NAS or a Hot Swap Mobile Rack Backplane because of the bay covers.

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Retiring my FX workhorse..!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I did before the run. I have no idea why the speed shows up that way.

Comment reply on DChar96's Completed Build: Threadripper 2 Graphic Design and Video Editing Rig

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

"Excuse me ma'am, I got a call to crush workloads. Could you direct me to the correct floor, please?" said the the modest, powerful system to the AI receptionist...

Nice. Very nice system, Clean and to the point. I like it.

Comment reply on chicoready's Completed Build: Chicoready Gaming Rig

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock cooler is fine if you're only gonna OC it a little; it's better than the stock Intel hsf by a mile. You don't have to go with an AIO to OC a 2600 and keep it quiet; I went with a be quiet PURE ROCK air cooler for mine.

Comment reply on wonkyjon's Completed Build: Overkill Office PC

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I like that the wiring got cleaner as the build evolved. :)

Comment reply on stankb0t's Completed Build: Ryzen Begins to Shine - A full fat AMD build

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, stuff seems expensive Down Under! (You don't corner Cyborg, Cyborg corners you. ;) ) Interesting that the G.Skill isn't on the compatibility list, as I'm running 8GB of Ripjaws 4 in my 2600 build and it's been running fine on the XMP profile. Not directly comparable, I know, but the whole point of waiting for the updated Ryzen chips (for me, anyway) was to get access to more RAM sets. Still, nice build!

Comment reply on Lohk22's Completed Build: My AMD Rebuild into The Tower 900

  • 13 months ago
  • 5 points

I can see some things not on the parts list; that Thermaltake fancontroller: that Silverstone NAS (or hotswap bays, hard to tell); the fittings, waterblocks, rads, etc. What's their story? Why are they there? Why the cream-colored fluid instead of something more (or less) contrast-y? I spent 8+ years as a slot machine tech and 7 more as an IT tech; if you didn't document it, you didn't buy it, install it, or do it. It's an interesting-looking build, people are gonna wanna know these things... :)

Comment reply on Nembourgh's Completed Build: White knight

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I used this same board for my upgrade build; how do you like yours so far?

Comment reply on Qufy's Completed Build: My first custom built PC

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yours is a lot like mine except I used a newer MB.

Comment reply on Tycoll's Completed Build: Ryzen Rig

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM prices are still kinda crazy (AFAIC), so I went a little differently with my build. Still, I like how you thought; how long ago did you actually start the build?

Comment reply on TheKingOfHardcore's Completed Build: Good Moderate Gaming/School Work Computer

  • 13 months ago
  • 6 points

Like the specs and description, but your pics could use some work. Come on, put some effort into showing off your handiwork!

Comment reply on kbracing6's Completed Build: My 2018 Gaming Rig..

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice specs, but needs more pics and a description. Maybe like this?

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