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Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: Budget Vega Build - Desk Mutilation Edition

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Reddit buildapcsales. Open box sale.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: Budget Vega Build - Desk Mutilation Edition

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

They're good. Under load the Vega keeps it under 65c, and the case has plenty of room for more 120mm fans.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: Budget Vega Build - Desk Mutilation Edition

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

I took a circular saw to the back of my desk and I keep the front cabinet open while gaming. Why is this a bad thing? I wanted to preserve the minimal look of my work station. I'm not a fan of the huge RGB seizure-inducing disco ball setups I always see.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: Budget Vega Build - Desk Mutilation Edition

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually like cable management lol, and (maybe) it helps with air flow?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FreeSync 1440p ultra-wide gaming on a BUDGET! Looking for criticism! All parts are bought and shipped!"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was poaching /r/buildapcsales. The Samsung was on sale, and then there was an additional promo code for using Google Express. I was so excited!!!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FreeSync 1440p ultra-wide gaming on a BUDGET! Looking for criticism! All parts are bought and shipped!"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the battle with budget builds. The Focus Plus was on sale for $70 the other day. I almost bought it, but we're talking about a $45 difference at that point.

With an extra $45, I could have jumped up to a better motherboard, maybe threw in a little more RAM, gotten a much bigger SSD? It's always a juggle with the dollars.

It's also important to remember that my case is closed so a fully modular PSU is wasted dollars.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FreeSync 1440p ultra-wide gaming on a BUDGET! Looking for criticism! All parts are bought and shipped!"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

This monitor IS FreeSync, homeboy. The PSU is very highly rated. It's normally $60, I got a good sale. As for the case, it's going into a "cabinet" in my desk that I'm modifying for intake/exhaust. I have a super minimalist setup, so I don't want the tower to even be seen. This was the cheapest case that fits my dimensions, and it's highly rated for the price.

I know it's not an i7 8700k / GTX 1080ti build, but c'mon, man!

Oh, and for the monitor, scroll down for the huge FreeSync advertisement: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074JKT894/

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: The 2017 Facelift!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

True that. When you're a kid, you've got all the time in the world to game but no money. When you're an adult, you have plenty of cash for a rig but no time to game. Such is life!

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: The 2017 Facelift!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

wat

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: The 2017 Facelift!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

My very first build was on the carpet. Reddit was not kind, but I learned my lesson. I got this plank cut (oak) from home depot for a few bucks.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: The 2017 Facelift!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!! I'm super happy with it, I also did a clean install of Windows so it even feels like a new PC. I'm really hoping to stick to this build for at least another year or two!

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: The 2017 Facelift!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! My motherboard and GPU kind of dictated the color scheme, and I stumbled on a big sale on the white S340 Elite-- the rest just sort of fell into place!

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: The 2017 Facelift!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: The 2017 Facelift!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Anything and everything, currently plugging away at Prey :D

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: The 2017 Facelift!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a long story of getting a defective unit, then an insignificant dead pixel on the new one, then STELLAR customer service

Comment reply on cosmicEXmachina's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Something looks off about that CPU cooler.... is that installed the right way? :-o

Comment reply on Dsmking90's Completed Build: Wifes Gaming Rig - S340 elite (white)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you get the cable extensions? I can only find really expensive like full $100 sets for fully modular PSU's. How do these work with semi-modular?

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: Ultra-Budget FreeSync Gaming ($550)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very much budget. It's perfect for my little nephew, who only plays Minecraft and the occasional lego game. It's the general consensus, though, that you should stretch your budget just a little further for a 470 because it VASTLY outperforms the 460. For my purposes and the goals of this build, I'm extremely happy with the 460, but I recommend a 470 for all-purpose gaming (they're not expensive, keep an eye on /r/buildapcsales)

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: Ultra-Budget FreeSync Gaming ($550)

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll probably get down voted here, but if you're just looking to stream movies and TV look into Android TV (Chromecast, Fire stick, Nvidia Shield TV, etc). HTPCs really serve no purpose unless you want to use it as a media server and need a huge amount of storage or if you want to play games locally and can't stream with a steam link.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: Ultra-Budget FreeSync Gaming ($550)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Not too much risk is a $27 investment, it's going to be a dump drive for games that just be redownloaded if the drive fails. Also, I've read VERY positive reviews on this particular refurb.

Comment reply on cgraham289's Completed Build: Lian Li Q37 GTX1080 Blue Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your temps on this? I'm considering doing the same sort of thing, water-cooling the CPU but letting the GPU do its thing. I have a Zotac AMP 1080 though, and this guy gets HOT.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: Ultra-Budget FreeSync Gaming ($550)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Refurbished plus a promo code. I always keep my eye on the new section of reddit's /r/buildapcsales

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra-budget FreeSync gaming. I have a few questions."

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

K. Anyways, if anyone else wants to post and address my questions I'd be appreciative. Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra-budget FreeSync gaming. I have a few questions."

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

....... Did you read my questions? It's not a completed build yet, and I still need advice. You changed my SSD around and reposted the same build. I didn't get it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra-budget FreeSync gaming. I have a few questions."

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

Not trying to be a ****, but your post makes no sense. It addressed none of my questions and you've saved $5 on a SSD with +$210 on missed sales.

I did buy the parts, but still want feedback as well as advice.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Manageable, I have the CPU oc'd to 4.2ghz and it hovers in the mid 70s during stress tests, 35 idle

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually no, it just kind of happened that way!

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a wireless keyboard with a touchpad

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's correct it's the student price right from Microsoft.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I grabbed a wireless Xbox controller I use with it, waiting on that Steam controller to release!!

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah this rig really surprised the hell out of me with how capable it is. It's quite awesome!

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

So far I've been playing:

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Kingdoms of Amular: Reckoning
  • Shadows of Mordor
  • Styx: Master of Shadow
  • Dark Souls

Also a bunch of non-demanding games like Super Meatboy, Mark of the Ninja, Braid, etc.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a TV- Samsung I believe 46"-- had it for years.

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I'm a total OC noob but this was EASY thanks to this motherboard. It was literally this simple: Go to the BIOS, click "oc tweaker," click "non-z oc" and there's a drop down menu. You literally click the speed you want.

Next just download some kind of program that will let you stress test it so you can watch your temps, I use Intel Extreme Tuning: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-boards-software-extreme-tuning-utility.html

Do a 20m stress test and watch the temps. That's it!

Comment reply on riskybiz1285's Completed Build: HTPC / Budget sofa gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it was on Newegg, it was $129.99 with a $30 MIR-- received the rebate today! Such an amazing deal!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget sofa gaming-- how'd I do?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't ever go back to HDD speeds for launchers, apps, and the OS-- especially when I scooped this one up for $50. It's big enough to put a whole bunch of my games on it. SSD is completely mandatory for me.

I really considered SteamOS, but I just can't trust it yet to run everything I'd need in media, as well as non-steam games like Blizzard stuff. When I found out I could get Win8.1 Pro for $69.99 I figured it'd be worth it. The metro desktop is gorgeous on a big screen and looks like it was made for an HDTV. If I wasn't able to get that student price I probably would have gone the Linux or SteamOS route.

As for 8gb to 4gb, that's be absolutely fine if I were only streaming-- but I feel like games would chug along when ran on this machine alone.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this cpu cooler fit into a mini itx (cooler master elite 130)"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think it factors in the PSU that is top mounted and directly above motherboard?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PURCHASED -- $600 USD budget gaming rig to also serve as an HTPC"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I initially intended to get a ~60gb SSD until I found /r/buildapcsales, where I found a Crucial 128gb going for a mere 50 bucks!! Insane!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this i5 budget build good? And any improvements? Trying to stay under $650"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No OS? I'd also save a few dollars for a cheap SSD to go on sale (I grabbed a 128GB Crucial for $50) to put the OS / Launchers on. Looks like a good build, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A $500 Build... to rule those in budgets!"

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Check out the benchmarks section:http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/6526/intel-pentium-g3258-haswell-20th-anniversary-cpu-gaming-performance/index.html

Obviously you get a much more powerful cpu when you overclock it, but the G3258 is nothing to scoff at with its $60 price tag.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Check... Gaming PC. Pros opinions needed!"

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

My build is virtually the same except you have a better motherboard-- you'll be pleased. I'm playing Inquisition maxed out at 60fps. It's amazing. Have fun.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A $500 Build... to rule those in budgets!"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's absolutely foolish and you need to read up. It's not an i7 but it's perfectly capable in a budget build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "a couple options budget gaming ITX build sub $400"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

For the Intel version I'd go with the G3258 CPU as it's neck in neck with the i3 you have listed, and make sure the motherboard allows overclocking it (there are plenty at the same price point)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A $500 Build... to rule those in budgets!"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The G3258 pretty much needs to be OC'd. While it's a relatively simple thing to do, people may not want to do that.

That's just false. Out of the box it's one of the best dollar to performance CPU's out there and is basically the staple CPU of the budget build. It's overclocking potential is phenomenal, but it's by no means mandatory.

I agree about the storage space, OP needs to throw in a cheap HDD into this build along with the SSD. Keep the SSD for the OS and launchers, and maybe a game or two, then a larger HDD for the other stuff. I got a Caviar Blue (1TB) on sale for $39.99 from bestbuy.com, it doesn't break the bank.

I also agree about the PSU. There are plenty of bronze semi-modular psu's at that price point if you factor in the MIR.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's a good mini-ITX motherboard I can overclock a G3258 with?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a decent price, but are you sure H97 can overclock?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on this HTPC / Light Gaming build"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate the fact that I'm spending so much on the motherboard, but people keep telling me that with the cheaper mobos I'd need to do a "BIOS update" to get that processor to work with it, which freaks me out because I have no idea how to do that.

Any recommendation on a mobo?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I really need help choosing a HDD"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at one now, but it's OEM. I have no experience with bare drives-- should my PSU or motherboard come with the needed cables?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pentium G3258-- do i need to buy a separate CPU cooler? Do you foresee bottleneck issues in my build?"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

As stated I want to play games up through Skyrim (unmodded) and Minecraft with shaders. An i3 won't do that.

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