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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Alternative to pre-built Office PC"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks very good. I modified your list slightly because the power supply isn't available in my location and it needed a CPU cooler. I like the idea of more RAM. It might not need a GPU but I like the idea of the graphics on a different chip to everything else, and the CUDA cores may be useful... Slightly altered list

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget work-from-home machine"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

That's exactly what I did in the end (Root_User's second option)... put linux on a separate SSD (dual boot). When I'm working on Ubuntu I won't need Windows, and vice versa. I haven't used the Linux side that much yet but it seems to work well when either side is booted up... the only slight glitch is that it freezes when restarting one to work on the other, maybe it needs powering off/on instead.

Thanks again everyone.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are your thoughts on this build?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

2 cents... If I was going to spend that amount of money on a computer I wouldn't want any HDDs in it. There is the speed but also there's nothing worse than hitting a bad sector and potentially either losing that data or having a lot of hassle trying to recover it. This is just my opinion based on your budget, I don't have any HDDs in my main computer and it's probably similar or less money than yours when I built it. I don't know what the chances of getting a bad sector are but I've had two in the past and it wasn't nice either time. HDDs are fine for budget builds but once you get above a certain level money-wise I wouldn't recommend them. Even if you have everything backed up it would still be hassle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget work-from-home machine"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, no laptops please! Space-wise a VM/dual boot makes sense, thinking about it. Thank you. Then, instead of having a 2nd monitor for a separate machine, I can just have the two set up together.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget work-from-home machine"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks guys. I was thinking about using the spare case in the garage and setting up two rigs in here but a VM/dual boot would be much better thinking about it. Like you say, I wouldn't be using both at once. My main rig is an i7-6700K with 16GB RAM. Buying an extra SSD and setting up a VM sounds like it's the best option.

Comment reply on eddie_the_eaglecuzidied's Completed Build: Knife Lamp in the Balloon Drawer

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for a nice Phenom II X4 955 build. A GPU like the GTX 1060 is probably the perfect Nvidia card to go with it. That system can still run a lot of modern games in 2018.

Comment reply on yveshe's Completed Build: Sister's Build

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

The white case with the blue mobo and the ketchup and mustard cables looks quite pretty!

I feel your pain about the high prices outside the US.

Nice work!

Comment reply on tech_geek100's Completed Build: My First Ever Build!!!!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work!

I shouldn't worry too much about the mobo, it means you can get a smaller case in future if you want.

It sounds like you're getting an AIO as a gift. You could just upgrade from the stock cooler to a decent air cooler, 212 evo or something, if you wanted.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is X79 a bad investment in 2018?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

As well as all this, there are not likely to be any BIOS updates for Spectre for a 7-year-old mobo. Existing CPU/mobo combos will have the Spectre flaw that can be fixed to a degree by BIOS updates. Hopefully, the next wave of CPUs will have the issue fixed in the hardware.

Comment reply on MarcusWorland's Completed Build: Office PC for my Parents

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work! I'd go with a wired connection but digging tiles up seems a bit drastic.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I7-6700K v Ryzen"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know, thank you!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I7-6700K v Ryzen"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that they thought they'd be able to fix Spectre eventually... but only through the BIOS. Like you say, whatever the fix it would only be a software fix to a hardware problem. That's fair enough, thank you.

I was actually interested in the "i7-6700K v Ryzen" thing aswell though. My thoughts are that for most office-type software it would probably seem like a downgrade. The i7-6700K is fine at the moment so I should probably upgrade the HTPC/second machine as cheaply as possible in a few months. If I wanted to use it for rendering I think a 6+ core Ryzen would be a good fit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I7-6700K v Ryzen"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Right, but the two main ones recently (meltdown and spectre), I believe one can be fixed by updating the operating system and the other is only fixed with a BIOS update. I'm sure the BIOS updates have not been created by the manufacturers yet but my old HTPC mobo has about 0% chance of ever getting updated because the last BIOS update for it was 2011.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Help With Updating my bios"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It should be pretty easy once you get the file on a USB and find the right part of the UEFI BIOS for "flashing", but read the warning etc.

Comment reply on sodom's Completed Build: MacKiller

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks very clean and tidy, nice work!

You didn't go crazy with the parts but it shows how the accessories can bump the price up.

Comment reply on NerdTaco's Completed Build: Lucy

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Description too long, glad you have a TLDR section :)

Nice part choices! My main rig is similar, albeit pre-Ryzen.

Good job +1

Comment reply on M0R3LL4M4X's Completed Build: Welcome Back to 2018 - SuperDuperClocked Edition

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same PSU (and also tried the Corsair adaptor bracket) in my old PC. Long lost twin? Cable-wise the SFX PSUs probably meant for tiny cases (smaller than yours). But, having said that I know what you mean about the SATA cables.

Nice work!

Comment reply on Yolopeep107's Completed Build: Upgrading from 10 year old pc

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Non-modular just means that all the power cables are permanently attached to the power supply, as opposed to detachable. Not necessary at all. Most important thing with a power supply is that it won't explode, imo. EVGA (or Corsair) are good brands so you should be ok!

Nice work!

Comment reply on Hansdergerman's Completed Build: budgetbox1.0

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work!

I didn't know some Athlons used the AM4 socket. Learned something!

Comment reply on elimcfly's Completed Build: pc build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a lot of bang for buck. Nice work!

I didn't even know there was a 6-core i5. Wow. Thanks Ryzen!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 on old CPU/mobile?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

Yeah, I'm hesitant about wanting Windows 10 on another machine after all the update issues but Windows is still the best platform for software and the hardware I want to use on it. I use Linux for work so I wouldn't mind having it on as a dual boot but I think I need Windows for compatibility.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 on old CPU/mobile?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks.

Definitely worth a go!

Comment reply on Eltech's Completed Build: Cosmo

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work!

With so many photos it'd be nice to see a few more with the side panel on :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 on old CPU/mobile?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

Comment reply on beroy2000's Completed Build: Eternal Desktop Upgrade

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

No need, unless... 1) you have too much money or 2) you want to go through the hassle of selling your intel chip/mobo. Next upgrade should be your GPU, imho.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 on old CPU/mobile?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, thanks!

Comment reply on beroy2000's Completed Build: Eternal Desktop Upgrade

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

You realize there's a GTX 1060 in your parts list!?

Nice work!

Comment reply on Evilernut08's Completed Build: Joe's PC

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm triggered by that glass of water!

Nice build!

Comment reply on masterkickass7's Completed Build: Csgo Potatoe

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Even though the CPU and GPU are roughly comparable that FPS sure beats a Phenom II X4 955 and an RX 460 4GB.

Comment reply on Dhai's Completed Build: ReddiWhip (First PC Build)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Well researched... and you got yourself 6 cores! Congrats, nice build!

Comment reply on Jsahgal's Completed Build: [OLD POST] Building my friend a Gaming PC

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same PSU!

Do you have an update on the build? Everyone still happy?

Comment reply on spydo111's Completed Build: My own simple build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that's just the best PCPP price (New Egg) to buy it now.

Comment reply on VaseemA319's Completed Build: Storm Trooper Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount the AIO to the GPU? +1

Comment reply on Tetsuclaw's Completed Build: Delicious Raspberry Pi

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an older Raspberry Pi and that thing definitely got warm, especially inside a case.

Nice work! +1

Comment reply on houdam26's Completed Build: Big Red (Ryzen)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Photoshop can utilize the CUDA cores of a GPU. I guess, this system is more designed to use the 6 cores of the CPU .

Comment reply on 2021109's Completed Build: Randy's Budget PC

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work! An SSD would definitely improve on that 50 seconds. +1

Comment reply on Govizlora's Completed Build: SHIFT with 8350K and Z370

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's nice to see something get featured that isn't completely overkill (just the SSD and RAM). Nice work! Pretty pictures!

Comment reply on pjcwilliamson's Completed Build: First build - parts bought at microcenter - low end gaming

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

I had strange errors like that when my graphics driver had some issues. Maybe double check it in the Radeon software. If there are issues with graphics driver you may have to completely remove it before doing a fresh driver install, can be fiddly. Do more research first though.

Comment reply on Fishpasta's Completed Build: First PC

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The storage and optical drive are easy to upgrade if you want. Nice work! +1

Comment reply on PeekOfGaming's Completed Build: Deafening Silence: The Budget and Noise Friendly HTPC

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

No point in spending a fortune if it's just for Netflix, etc. Nice work!

Comment reply on mtghzwd's Completed Build: Um...

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

With the cost of the computer, I'm a little disappointed at the monitor. If I'm buying 2x 1080Ti's I think I'd want to be rocking a 4K at least.

Comment reply on Tarawa566's Completed Build: First Build

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

I like seeing a computer under the desk. Nice work! +1

Comment reply on b.wallenhaupt's Completed Build: Super-Budget Gamer Refresh

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Separated at birth?? (:

The 460 is great! For an older CPU where I didn't want to spend a lot on a GPU it plays most games pretty well. I just went for the 4gb for open world stuff like GTA V but I'm not sure there's a massive difference.

Comment reply on rwenite's Completed Build: frugal-v1

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

You might be able to reduce the noise by getting a non-stock CPU cooler if that's what gets loud. Nice work! +1

Comment reply on Dugn8r's Completed Build: HYPERPC Gladiator

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Needs more photos. What do you use it for? (:

Comment reply on ship11's Completed Build: Budget Build, Nothing pretty but powerful for my needs

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm more impressed by this kind of thing than with someone spending loads and getting the best of everything. As you have the RX 580, I'd say it might be difficult to get everything else with current gen components from new for $310. Nice work!

Comment reply on b.wallenhaupt's Completed Build: Super-Budget Gamer Refresh

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work! I have a very similar setup for my HTPC. Perfect to use as a Steam machine with the advantage of being able to do Windows stuff on it too.

Comment reply on guitpicker007's Completed Build: Sith Lord

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Father-in-law a gamer?

Comment reply on electron_'s Completed Build: Mom's Office PC

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you consider a motherboard with built-in wifi?

Nice work! +1

Comment reply on djunqueiro's Completed Build: The Current Budget Rig

  • 33 months ago
  • 5 points

I'm not sure you'll see a huge amount of difference with more RAM. I'd put that SSD up top on your list with monitor second. Then with a bigger monitor or higher refresh rate you might need a better GPU. You might not see a lot of difference in performance with the RAM, case and PSU.

Nice build +1

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