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

  • 17 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

  • 17 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

  • 17 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

  • 17 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

  • 17 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..

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on AndysPizza's Completed Build: Over Night Overkill

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I think this system will be just fine for a few years, numbers or no numbers. +1

Comment reply on GQ_Gamer's Completed Build: First Build

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

That's because he bought a server-class HD made for always-on, constant read/ write ops. I can't wait until your build posts so I can comment on it.

Comment reply on theJRUHL's Completed Build: Gaming build from 2014 updated- FX8320, 16gb DDR3, 1070GTX OC, NZXT h500i, X52 Kraken

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah... I didn't see your comment until after I refreshed the page. I agree completely; I did exactly that with one of my old FX builds and made it a lot better. I think most of the nitpick will be about the AIO being upside down though.

Comment reply on theJRUHL's Completed Build: Gaming build from 2014 updated- FX8320, 16gb DDR3, 1070GTX OC, NZXT h500i, X52 Kraken

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I still get a lot of use out of my 8320, but I think that 1070 is a little too much card for that chip. Same with the AIO. You planning to upgrade to a Ryzen or 8700k? Might not be a bad idea...

Comment reply on Frimpy2's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600x Build, Black and white

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's my 2600 with the AMD logo clocked correctly (pics 6,7,10 and 11); the screw heads on the shroud are soft and the screws are tight and were so easy to strip that I don't think it was worth the effort.

Comment reply on Frimpy2's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 5 2600x Build, Black and white

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

You can clock the logo, but the shroud screws are soft and the heads are easy to strip. :( (From personal experience...)

Comment reply on ReeceX's Completed Build: Matt's Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Considering you were on a budget, this is an ok build, but... Ryzen runs better with faster RAM; DDR4-2666 would have been $10 more but 10% or so faster game performance. A 240 - 250GB SSD would have room for more games and the swap file; Frys had the 250GB 860 Evo (Samsung) on sale for $48 this week (well, with the promo code). And you have a MasterBox Lite for a case, so the cable management could be better (here's a build in a worse case but better cabling); if you're gonna have a window, you should clean up the wires. My R5-2600 isn't the best looking, and I reused a bunch of stuff (I upgraded an older build), but it's what I'm talking about as a minimum standard. Especially if you're building it for someone else.

Comment reply on ReeceX's Completed Build: Matt's Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

Stop trolling and be constructive, say why the RAM needs an upgrade (or overclock). Jeez.

Comment reply on oxz's Completed Build: Hybrid Passive Gaming PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, dude, needs inside pics to be believable...

Comment reply on twsahyoun's Completed Build: UFO

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I dunno... I'd be more impressed if you got all the spacecraft outta Area 51, not just the one you liked best... ;)

Comment reply on Electromaster232's Completed Build: Gaming/Editing Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I second Otterman366's comment about the RAM; check your motherboard manual to be sure, but I think you have both RAM sticks on the same channel. Also, if you're gonna sit the system on the carpet, flip the power supply so that the fan is pulling air from inside the case and not trying to suck carpet fibers thru the case filter under the box. Other than that, not a bad build. :)

Comment reply on Gooberdad's Completed Build: Dead to life; E for Excellence, emachines et1831-07

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad... I put in the wrong link for the upgrade. This is before, this is after the Ryzen install.

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: In ancient days, when we were beige...

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops... wrong system! This is the one I updated to Ryzen.

Comment reply on Hakuryx's Completed Build: FrankenPC Using Parts from Friends and Random bits from shops

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Better, although some of that wiring could go behind the motherboard. My workbench is just as messy though while building. :)

Comment reply on Gooberdad's Completed Build: Dead to life; E for Excellence, emachines et1831-07

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

If someone broke into your friend's house, they wouldn't steal this thing, they'd throw it in the dumpster for him. OMG, an Emachines box? And an ECS motherboard? I better never hear any smack about my old beige box with its ABIT motherboard; at least mine can run a browser and SETI. At the same time. On another note: I didn't know you were unvotified! Sorry to hear that, I just got a new upgrade posted, wanted to see what you thought.

Comment reply on dasauceboss's Completed Build: Under $500 AMD FX mish-mash of inherited and purchased parts

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I already had it. For 4 or 5 years now. That's why it was spare parts. :)

Comment reply on Rustez's Completed Build: Editing work station

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Not my build, dude. Just pointing out what's on the box.

Comment reply on LiquidArrogance's Completed Build: Kermit Farted

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not easy bleeding green... ;) Nice sleeving job.

Comment reply on dasauceboss's Completed Build: Under $500 AMD FX mish-mash of inherited and purchased parts

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

There's still some life left in the FX-8xxx chips; my everyday box is an FX-8120 spare parts machine and it flies with a Linux distro on it.

Comment reply on NitramX's Completed Build: Shadow Thunder

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Here's an FX spare parts build for nostalgia's sake, then ;)

Comment reply on NitramX's Completed Build: Shadow Thunder

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it will. Just did a Ryzen upgrade on one of my FX boxes. :D

Comment reply on NitramX's Completed Build: Shadow Thunder

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I've gotten 4+ years out of my FX.

Comment reply on NitramX's Completed Build: Shadow Thunder

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

1050Ti isn't a bad choice to pair your FX with (I've done the same here)

Comment reply on Rustez's Completed Build: Editing work station

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The box in the pics says 1070...

Comment reply on saracatlee's Completed Build: Project COMMANDER

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great... but IMO the GPU is way overkill for the rest of the system. Same with the Samsung SSD.

Comment reply on saracatlee's Completed Build: Project CRIMSON

  • 18 months ago
  • 4 points

Hmm... needs more interior pics.

Comment reply on tortman14's Completed Build: First Build (Looking for 7-10 Years of Play)

Comment reply on eggmcmuffin888's Completed Build: APU (Adequate for Parental Usage) Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

Dad taught you that Mom being happy was a good thing? Smart man. :)

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: Nichole's Rig

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Score one more for FX chips being great used parts builds! Problem I ran into was that it was so useful that I never sold it..! Other than the cooler (yeah, I have some of those floating around) and the PSU (I have a cheap-*** LEPA as a paperweight), only thing I'd nitpick is zip-tying the cables. Other than that, it's a decent spare-parts build. (oh, and +1 for actually plugging in the OOD!)

Comment reply on DarTroX's Completed Build: A Piece of Crap

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Just remember... if you live long enough, you too will be an old, outdated POC (if you're lucky). You could just drop a Linux install on it (Linux Lite or LXLE, or even Mint maybe?) and drop it of at Goodwill or something; I'm sure someone could use a cheap PC to run around the web with...

Comment reply on flashclash12's Completed Build: MY FIRST PC BUILD EVER

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Cable management? Where? :)

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: In ancient days, when we were beige...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly, I downed the system about a year ago, to save on my electric bill. I still have it though. I'm upgrading a different case (I hope to get done and posted this weekend) that will be just as much sleeper as this one could be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I built a new computer and now i cannot upgrade my pc from windows 7 to windows 10. (Details below)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm gonna assume you're doing a clean install on the old SSD and backed up all the stuff you wanna keep.

  • Sometimes, using a front panel USB port doesn't work because it's not on the primary USB controller; use one of the back panel ports. (You might have to use a USB 2.0 port instead of 3.0 for compatibility with your USB drive.)
  • "I tried inserting a thumb drive with windows 10 and booting from bios through the drive. I get an error." Try Googling that error.
  • Go here and follow whatever method makes sense to you create a new boot USB with a different USB drive and try booting from that.
  • Go here and follow the instructions to make a bootable Linux drive (you're not going to install it, just use it for testing) and use it to test boot your hardware (and maybe run some RAM tests while you're at it).

Just a few suggestions to get you going. Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible upgrade for the current box?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'd like GPU prices to drop some more before moving on to 1440p. Thanks for the comment!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible upgrade for the current box?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

$400 (US) tops while keeping as much of the current system as I can. I want to see what GPUs arrive in the next few months before replacing the 1050Ti and going for a higher refresh rate monitor or 1440p. Thanks for the comment!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible upgrade for the current box?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for replying! I thought so, but it's good to see other opinions. :)

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Meshify C Mini / X399 mATX Build"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You guys give up on the blog updates? GPU prices have dropped somewhat since March... I was looking forward to a new build (or the benchmarks for this one)...

Comment reply on RaylanGivens87's Completed Build: My First Custom Build Computer

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

My, oh my, that cable management... Well, if I'm gonna criticize, I should provide an example of what I'd like to see, so look here to see what I mean...

Comment reply on RaylanGivens87's Completed Build: My First Custom Build Computer

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Darn it, you Cable Management Patrol guys got here first; I was gonna warn the OP... ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Current CPU replacement for 4690k?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The above listed CPU will be faster than your 4690, yes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It'll work, but you'll have a LOT of room left over.

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Drachenklaue

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

An Asus Strix GTX960.

Comment reply on eopest's Completed Build: Drachenklaue

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Still haven't gotten around to building a new box yet, so I threw a 1050 Ti in it last week. So far it's been a good combo!

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