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Comment reply on Killabyte's Completed Build: Used AMD Build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't look like you have any rear or top fans; did the case come with any front ones?

Comment reply on loner_dude's Completed Build: Girlfriend Repellent

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

In ancient times, when integer cores and floating point units could be on separate chips, the integer chip WAS the CPU. That's where AMD got that from. That's not the only factor in the difference in overall CPU efficiency between AMD's FX chips and Intel (things like lower IPC and a 32nm process come into play here) but it's usually cited as the biggest one. However, IMO being able to run each thread on its own core in hardware makes for more stable multitasking at a lower price point (gaming and streaming to Twitch at the same time, for example). You don't always have to watercool an FX to get decent overclocks though; I run an 8320 @ 4.3Ghz on a Hyper 212 air cooler. (I decided not to go farther than that until I get a better power supply.)

Comment reply on loner_dude's Completed Build: Girlfriend Repellent

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah... but did you repel her, or did she leave to build her own system? One that's better than yours? ;)

Comment reply on gazereths's Completed Build: H-FRACKINTOSH

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm usually not a fan of INWIN cases, but I like this one (I'd like it more if the I/O shield was in the case too, but hey, can't have everything, right?), I don't think I've seen it here in the US. Nice hardware recycle, too. +1

Comment reply on PhilMac's Completed Build: Another Budget build. AMD FX GTX 970.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Well... I like the build. You're right about the 970 card being a good value right now; I was looking at moving my 960 to my older build and getting a 970 for my current gaming PC. I think what's really gonna trigger some OCD around here is your cable management though; most commentators here will say it needs to look more like this, although mine isn't perfect by any means.

Comment reply on roddsteel's Completed Build: A Father and Son's 1st Build "Bumblebee"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool father & son project. +1

Comment reply on doaler4sback's Completed Build: The WORST Gaming PC + Setup Ever Known to Mankind (FX-8320E/750TI Build)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what it could have looked like. Or this with a little effort. Although... decent pics and ok cable management didn't get me featured or a bunch of views either, so you just might have a point. :)

Comment reply on doaler4sback's Completed Build: The WORST Gaming PC + Setup Ever Known to Mankind (FX-8320E/750TI Build)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Who you gonna find to combine that kind of cheap with that kind of crazy? :)

Comment reply on doaler4sback's Completed Build: The WORST Gaming PC + Setup Ever Known to Mankind (FX-8320E/750TI Build)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

reading this description makes me feel like I am nodding quietly as I listen to a client with full of complaints.

Ditto. :D

Comment reply on KSIMauser's Completed Build: Thoraxite

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just to do something with some spare parts I had I stuffed them into an old case I had sitting in storage. This is what I ended up with; what do you think?

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Some parts old, some are new, some parts borrowed, some are blue.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Have a safe move and hope your internet is back up soon.

Comment reply on Stereotypical_Whale's Completed Build: The Sexy Whale 2.0

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're gonna beat on that poor Pentium like that, you might want to think about getting that Hyper 212 back.

Comment reply on Stereotypical_Whale's Completed Build: The Sexy Whale 2.0

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but for multitasking with stuff other than just games, the FX-6300 is a better choice (my personal preference is to run all the threads I can in hardware).

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Some parts old, some are new, some parts borrowed, some are blue.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I think you have to be of a certain age to know where the misquote comes from.... :)

Comment reply on PartpickingGlory's Completed Build: Theodoric - A theoretical physics workstation

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta use all the budget you have; that way, next year you won't get less. Plus, if they do have you build it now, there's all that data they can crunch right away. :)

Comment reply on KSIMauser's Completed Build: Thoraxite

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Remember you asked me how I wrapped the cables up so neatly? Well... um... Frys carries spiral wrap, so if you live near one, stop by there. Or most auto parts stores or electrical supply stores or home centers carry split loom. (Enough said.) Otherwise, nice build; you might think about a SSD for the OS as an upgrade.

Comment reply on Kitzi's Completed Build: The Box Build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm... Nice setup so far. I think if I were mine I'd look at upgrading to a FX-8320 or 8350 (the extra threads will make editing go faster) and a SSD for the OS, 480 - 500GB (editing will go even faster, and Windows will be smoother and more responsive). Look at what I've done here; I've had it for almost 4 years and it's still a decent everyday machine. I also have this one as my game machine; I built it about 2 years ago and it's run fine all that time.

Your pictures could be better, I think. :)

Comment reply on PartpickingGlory's Completed Build: Theodoric - A theoretical physics workstation

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I dunno, seems like you might need more threads. ;)

The primary goal of this system is to run a plane wave density functional code VASP.

I'd like to ask WTH is that, but it sounds like something not readily explainable to normal humans... I need what brain I have not exploded all over the place. :) Interesting build though...

Comment reply on PartpickingGlory's Completed Build: Theodoric - A theoretical physics workstation

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Wrong. These are the same manufacturer, same model, bought at the same time with the same timings; they'll run (and have run for months) just fine together.

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

What I'm seeing is this: Build something different, make some mistakes and cop to them (see title of the post), get featured (wasn't his decision), and get fried for doing so. Hell, I though the same thing about the 390x (I don't have the money to park that thing on a shelf for just in case) and he way overpaid for the case (not a Deepcool fan here) and power supply (I bought mine for $85, had to return it because it wouldn't boot the system) and the cable management is crap, but the result was something you don't see everyday. Sometimes... it's not about the beast, it's about the beauty (or spectacular train wreck, take your pick).

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it all clashes well...

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that blinding yellow warty-looking case did it. :)

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, now for my comments... That's a lot for that p/s... (I had one, cost me $80, had to return it because it wouldn't boot the system) and where the heck did you get the case? I though you could only get or order those in Europe or Asia; and who gets to have a 390x just lying around wasting away on a shelf somewhere? What's up with that?

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds to me that building his PC in that case with that color isn't about what you like, it's about his desire to do something different. I have to agree with sPACerANGErtOm to a certain extent; build one of your better builds, post it, and let's see how you handle the comments. And remember, he wasn't the one who decided the build should be featured, the site staff did.

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow, you really triggered some folks sticking an i3 in this thing just to get it running... Me, I get it, the 390x is most of the performance anyway, so yeah, why not just drop in something to get it going and upgrade later if you decide to stick with it?

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I should point out that he's not the only build on this site that said they'd upgrade the chip later.

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your build got featured mostly because of that case and its color (congrats, by the way) which made me stop to think. I'm looking at using some parts I had stashed to build in an old Antec Solo case, but now I'm thinking I should drag out this Super Lanboy case I have and build in that instead... Thanks for the indecision, it's all your fault. :)

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That case scares me. On another topic, hopefully Zen will be good enough for Intel to have to drop prices on your upgrade when you get to it. If they don't change sockets by then. :)

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, I always thought those Deepcool cases looked... strange. And that yellow... It looks like a Minion with some kinda skin disease... that might be why no one read the part where you said you were going to upgrade the chip later. ;)

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think anyone read the part where you said you'll be upgrading the CPU later.

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

But would it be as... yellow?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When you are a newb and you have a build but don't know what to do..."

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep the case from your list; it's better looking than that Deepcool case in Mark's list, and looks like cable management will be easier. Both cases have windowed panels, so you might consider keeping the MSI motherboard; it also means that if you want to go to an unlocked SKU later on you won't need a new board to be able to overclock it. Here, try this on for size:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING Video Card $249.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $46.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.98 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans $25.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX248H 24.0" 60Hz Monitor $120.98 @ Newegg
Other Windows 10 Home $0.00
Other Cooler Master Devestator Keyboard/Mouse $30.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $971.54
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $921.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-12 03:42 EDT-0400

You could drop the extra fans as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "started to research adding a graphics card to an existing build"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you plan to plug in the WiFi card? there isn't anyplace I can see for it on the motherboard...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$450 Budget Gaming PC! Needs Some Fresh Eyes!"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No, his card selection is just fine (see here); I think the R9-380x runs about that same price so he could go with that too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build, or build this not; or wait for Zen?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my current game machine: Drachenklaue

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $87.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Patriot Viper 3 Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $39.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper 3 Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $143.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.23 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $268.34 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $108.41 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $129.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $17.55 @ OutletPC
Case Fan ARCTIC Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan $6.92 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1197.91
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1167.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 21:11 EDT-0400

So you see where I probably start thinking about upgrading.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need help with my build!"

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

Your MB choice is fine; that warning just means that board and chipset has been around for a while and if the board didn't come with the latest version it may need to be flashed. It should have the latest BIOS if you buy it new though. For general use and light gaming your config is fine.

Comment reply on ComplexIntel's Completed Build: Home Server

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, real life is there to be lived, right? ;) I have a couple of 3TB drives (but they're not WD Red) that I was thinking of using to build an NAS out of spares with and just wondered how you liked the OS, that's all. You got yours for $61; where, if I might ask?

Comment reply on IamThePancake's Completed Build: The Great Rig in the Sky: Upgraded

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok... why is there an ODD in the parts list that you didn't install? And why isn't the middle card (the XFX) in the parts list? And why an AIO when you have a custom loop for the cards?

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Drachenklaue

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. (It was old school, but I still had it handy. All the little electronics hobby stores near me are slowly going out of biz so I'll have to surf for it if I need more.)

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Drachenklaue

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

1/4", if I remember correctly. 1/8" was too small.

Comment reply on Billyharris123's Completed Build: PlayStation to PC: My conversion to the master race

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Go to your local hardware store and get these items: a precut shelf a little bigger than the footprint of your case; 4 small castors or wheels for furniture legs; a small bag of wood screws with enough diameter to hold the castors securely but not quite long enough to go all the way through the shelf; a small handle pull for a drawer or cabinet door (this is optional, however). Attach the castors to the corners of the bottom of the shelf with the screws you bought (or if the castors had included screws, use those) and the handle to the edge of the stand so you can use it to move your new CPU stand around. Enjoy! :)

Comment reply on ComplexIntel's Completed Build: Home Server

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You really should tape or Velcro that IDE drive down; I've lost drives where they were installed loose in the case and the case was moved while the drive was running. Otherwise, +1 for keeping old hardware out of the landfill (even if the p/s is a little OP). How do you like using Rockstor so far?

Comment reply on Taber-Sooth's Completed Build: The "Minecraft and Garry's Mod" Starter Pack

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No, Zen is supposed to be the (long-overdue) FX replacement. Hopefully it will be good, and fairly cheap and get Intel to lower their prices some. And I'm not the CMP, just the lookout... ;)

Comment reply on Taber-Sooth's Completed Build: The "Minecraft and Garry's Mod" Starter Pack

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

First, welcome to the FX8320 / GTX960 club; put together correctly, your new config will serve you well at least until Zen (finally) comes out. Second, you might wanna fix that cable management before the CMPolice show up and issue a warrant. A windowed case and sloppy wiring jobs don't really go together.

Comment reply on xxhansonmaxx's Completed Build: Project: N - Gaming/Editing Build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a decent build, but why is it featured? And why only a 1070 to go with a 5820k? I don't understand...

Comment reply on Mind0verMatter's Completed Build: I LOVE GOOOLLLDDD!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Loved the gold color. Liked the desk setup. (Clips for wire managenment, ok, been there.) BUT... Beats and Bose where they can see each other? ARRGGH. Then there's no shock mount and arm for the mic. AARRGGHH... Still, a gold computer is unique... +1

Comment reply on OllieManMan's Completed Build: First Time Family Dragon

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I run a MSI 970 GAMING board in my build... no problems yet, and I'm running a mild OC of 4.2 GHz with a FX-8320 on it. I've had some Gigabyte boards go boom on me in the past, I could say the same about them. Either way, you have the technology, you can rebuild it... :)

Comment reply on itsPATCHESS's Completed Build: Craigslist score

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess I just wasn't happy at the implication that a civilian took advantage to score a great deal (I'm a military brat; my mom and dad were Air Force, not at the same time though).

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