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Comment reply on PsillyPseudonym's Completed Build: Penny Pincher Shoe String

  • 6 hours ago
  • 1 point

Edit: Sparkle SPI is actually part of the FSP group, which kind of makes me think, "Should I buy a Sparkle or should I avoid both Sparkle and FSP?"

Comment reply on aerys's Completed Build: Entry Gaming PC - 1st Build

  • 7 hours ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build. How loud is the fan?

Comment reply on Dermy's Completed Build: My First PC (RGB is Lit)

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

I shared your fears once, especially the leakage. I know that ARCTIC makes some water coolers, but if you want to avoid water cooling, then Noctua's beefier coolers should do it. I would also replace that video card with a better one from ASUS, XFX cards seem to have a heat problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mini Itx Build"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Not be used for gaming... what am I seeing on here... You can easily run 3 4K screens on Intel UHD 630, or at least that's what they claim. But AMD's got you backed up, and it's cheaper, so that's what I went with. It'll pull off all of that and is way, way, WAY under your budget. You can change parts as you need, too, but this should get you there. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $84.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Alpine AM4 LP CPU Cooler $8.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $20.99 @ Amazon
Storage Transcend 110S 128 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $28.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case $85.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 32-bit $119.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $529.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 17:52 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "400 pc build that can game"

  • 1 day ago
  • 2 points

This was from another "Create A Part List For Me" that should get you started. It'll depend on what games you play, but if you play modern games then by turning down the settings all the way (as well as the resolution, but maybe not all the way or maybe all the way), this can get you going for now. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon 3000G 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor $58.46 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Alpine Passive Fanless CPU Cooler $11.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $63.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $34.95 @ Adorama
Storage HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $38.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Custom Remove ALL Fans!
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $395.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 17:41 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Super basic, super cheap PC build"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

As mentioned, remove ALL fans for complete silence. The PSU fan shouldn't start until it hits 40% load or starts to get hot, and is semi-modular. My system is passively cooled, and it runs under 50C playing games. Probably avoid overclocking unless you don't mind adding a beefier cooler. It's also only designed to work and run quiet, not necessarily look pretty. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon 3000G 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor $58.46 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Alpine Passive Fanless CPU Cooler $11.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $63.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $34.95 @ Adorama
Storage HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $38.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Custom Remove ALL Fans!
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $395.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 17:39 EST-0500

Comment reply on SpaceAce38's Completed Build: Elite 110 build

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I never considered pricing. But even then, it is pretty nice as-is. Nice speedy reply.

Comment reply on mitchogaard@gmail.com's Completed Build: Lazy casual gaming

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

That part choice... it's amazing.

You may have been able to save a few bucks with the FOCUS Gold 450W semi-modular, but the one you have is fine.

Comment reply on Nuckles_56's Completed Build: Blackwood: An exercise in frustration and elation

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Not every day that you find a custom PC case that's also free of the unicorn barf (RGB). Each one I find is great, and this one is no exception.

Comment reply on Nuckles_56's Completed Build: Great Leap Forwards (An Office PC)

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

This. Is. LIT.

The only change I would have made was using an M.2 SSD. Saves cables (and thus airflow) and frustration. Kingston has them in the same 480GB for about $55. Or at least in the US. I don't know about Australia. I feel bad for your inflation, that's just ridiculous (and we thought US-China import/export taxes were bad).

Comment reply on dalieu's Completed Build: SOLD 2019.11.21 - Chuck 150

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Amazing stuff for the money, but you probably shouldn't have sold it to the guy with that Raidmax PSU in there, they have a tendency to break or catch fire.

Comment reply on SpaceAce38's Completed Build: Elite 110 build

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Decent choice. I would've gotten an M.2 NVMe SSD or something rather (HP has 250GB ones for $35) if the motherboard can support it. If you used a slightly lower power CPU (e.g. a 35W TDP CPU) you could grab ARCTIC's Alpine Passive and removed the front fan, then used a semi-modular PSU. Other than that, decent build.

Comment reply on billdcat4's Completed Build: Starter Office PC

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

You did it. Finally, a person who does it right, using a semi-modular PSU and only the pre-attached cables, with sensible parts selection. You have my undying respect for that.

(I know I have a somewhat strange building style, but I just like keeping it minimal.)

Comment reply on IamNotGoodWithUsernames's Completed Build: An emotional gift to my Grandparents.

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I seem to do that very often. I get that quite a bit. The build was actually mine and not my grandmas, but she had gotten a new PC. Since she just retired I might build one for her as the 63rd birthday / late retirement gift.

I'll go hunting for some cheap puzzle games, partly just for fun.

Comment reply on nthdegreeburns's Completed Build: Ryzen 2400G Mini-ITX Gaming Rig / Desktop PC

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

You can edit the build from your profile. Go to the Completed Builds section in your profile and find this one, then click the editing button.

Comment reply on nthdegreeburns's Completed Build: Ryzen 2400G Mini-ITX Gaming Rig / Desktop PC

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I would've gotten a single 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD instead of a 500GB and a 2.5" 1TB. It would have saved you a bit of pain on cables.

Comment reply on IamNotGoodWithUsernames's Completed Build: An emotional gift to my Grandparents.

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

My Athlon 200GE was able to handle all of that as well, surprisingly. You did mention a steam game, though. I told my grandma about INFRA since it was a next-level puzzle game and she's into that, but she's never really thought about it. (And it's expensive.)

Awesome light-speed reply.

Comment reply on TheOneCode's Completed Build: A new PC for my grandmother

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Instead of those two drives, you may have been able to just grab a cheap 250GB M.2 SSD. HP makes them for 35 bucks. That would've saved a ton of pain with cables. Otherwise, it was well made.

Comment reply on elliotz233's Completed Build: Granny's New Gaming Rig

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Hold up... Granny games?

Such a rare phenomenon for an old person to be into that...

Comment reply on IamNotGoodWithUsernames's Completed Build: An emotional gift to my Grandparents.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome stuff. Great choices of parts and your argument to not buy them a cheap prebuilt was solid.

What game did you think they would be interested in?

Comment reply on Chooko's Completed Build: Daughter's Computer

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Yee yee. Sorry for being 6 months late, though. Fast reply.

How loud are the Raidmax fans? I might grab some to throw in my system.

Comment reply on Chooko's Completed Build: Daughter's Computer

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Great choice of parts. But...

The Seagate M12 II PSU

hold up.

Comment reply on sirtheronww's Completed Build: RGB Portable Desktop Rig

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

If I ever get rich enough and have the will to try, I'll send you a link to the completed build.

Comment reply on Benjamin1966's Completed Build: Entry Level Gaming PC

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

But can it run Pong?

Comment reply on Preacher45's Completed Build: My one weakness

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Specific temps?

Looks beautiful.

Comment reply on sirtheronww's Completed Build: RGB Portable Desktop Rig

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I saw it too. My idea was of putting the computer into the laptop, though, which is a whole other level. But if I didn't mind modding an InWin Chopin or something rather, it could happen. That huge thing wouldn't fit. Looks definitely were worth it though.

Comment reply on sirtheronww's Completed Build: Budget Used Part Gaming/Workstation $500

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Life happens. Just continue playing the game if you wish.

No further questions about that.

Comment reply on sirtheronww's Completed Build: RGB Portable Desktop Rig

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

I had an idea for a custom laptop. Good to know that someone else had the same idea.

Comment reply on sirtheronww's Completed Build: Budget Used Part Gaming/Workstation $500

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Cool stuff. But...

my (now ex)

Ouch. Hopefully, it still works.

That was a fast reply.

Comment reply on sirtheronww's Completed Build: Budget Used Part Gaming/Workstation $500

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Who did you build this for?

Comment reply on PartPicker-Miller's Completed Build: PC Box

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Exchange the HDD for an M.2 SSD and it'll be even faster.

Might run some games at low settings. My Athlon 200GE crushes any low-requirement games like Half-Life and Portal, and obviously the 3400G is much better.

Comment reply on PartPicker-Miller's Completed Build: PC Box

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

With that PSU in there, it's probably not a good idea... yet.

Comment reply on sanyokr1's Completed Build: I need to get rid of these parts

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

That power supply needs to be exchanged.

Comment reply on mrskintman's Completed Build: Beastly Little Bastard

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

Only looking back at the pic makes me laugh along with you. Wow.

Comment reply on Glazinn's Completed Build: ALPHA: My first custom PC

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

It's called the CiT F3 here in the states, but I'll see if the DIYPC F2 is similar.

Comment reply on Townbeggar's Completed Build: First and not last

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

How loud is the cooler? Interested in using it for one of my machines.

Comment reply on Kreuzer's Completed Build: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX (Carbon Fiber and Led)

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome looking and probably awesome performance.

It's gonna suck when that PSU goes bad in a few years though... Raidmax is certainly far better than the rest of the basement brands (Logisys, Coolmax, Diablotek, etc.) but still not something I'd trust in my PC unless it was, like, $150. (Which, as it turns out, is impossible to build nowadays for brand new.)

Comment reply on MAGICMAN105's Completed Build: BackPack Build

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Wow, that was fast.

Comment reply on MAGICMAN105's Completed Build: BackPack Build

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

I guess going into a little more detail on the choices for the build, maybe about plans or what system you had before. Look at some other detailed descriptions and you may get the idea. A lot of people do them and a lot don't.

I'll look at the keyboard.

Comment reply on Sawant's Completed Build: Gaming@work

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

Good ideas. However, that combo would be more expensive than the 2400G and wouldn't be used to its full potential.

Comment reply on newoods23's Completed Build: 2019 AAA title budget build

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

True if you play a ton of AAA games, but with this just playing Fortnite, a GPU would be a decently sized money hole.

If OP plays bigger games or something rather, though, having no GPU may become a real problem.

Realistic advice, though.

Comment reply on bobman_99's Completed Build: Better than an HP Pavilion

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Man, this is nice! But I think if you just grabbed a 1TB Sabrent M.2 SSD, cables would be even better than they are.

So close... SOOOO close...

9.99999999/10 (-0.00000001 for not using a same-price NVMe M.2 to save on cables, might as well be 10/10).

Despite that, it's probably still mega fast. I've worked with SATA-based SSDs before, not nearly as fast but they are pretty good.

Comment reply on litgeek306's Completed Build: William - My First Build

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

MY NAME IS [see title]

It seems awesome, but the only thing I'd say is that you could likely have used an AMD Kaveri CPU and gotten some better performance.

Comment reply on DarTroX's Completed Build: I'm not being paid by Rosewill I swear

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome.

If I was doing it, I'd grab a Ryzen 2400G or something and an M.2 SSD. That would be my exact type of machine.

Aside from those potential changes, very well built.

Comment reply on DarTroX's Completed Build: I'm not being paid by Rosewill I swear

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Everyone says that it's not a good idea to do so. I wish they'd just buy a Seasonic and dump it in there, they don't have to keep advertising themselves even more by throwing a trash PSU in there.

Now, if your PC uses less than half the rated power, you might be okay, and Rosewill PSUs are much better than an Apex or Logisys. Otherwise, try to avoid them

Comment reply on snowdusk's Completed Build: Gemini

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the BIOS?

Not exactly the most reliable PSU and much better to grab a cheaper EVGA one, but that system probably pulls no more than half of its actual rating.

Comment reply on drew4thenation's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Esports Build

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

You may have a mobo compatibility issue.

Comment reply on legendarypoet's Completed Build: Étude Mini ITX/SFF HTPC

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

[eyes tearing up] It's... it's beautiful...

I wish I had this kind of thing.

Comment reply on legendarypoet's Completed Build: Étude Mini ITX/SFF HTPC

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

This may do games, actually. My Athlon 200GE plays older games easy, and the newer ones can play even newer games easily.

Comment reply on DiamondCubeMiner's Completed Build: Box full o' HDD

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't risk it with RAID 0. It's combined storage, but if one RAID card or drive fails, all of your data is done. Completely and entirely done for. You could even let the gods and all that is holy combine their powers to try, but no matter what, NONE of that data will be coming back. I'd rather just split it than risk all of my critical info and a huge library of pictures/memories and documents that took forever to create over combined drives. Unless you're lucky enough and you're Linus, who managed (after many hours and days of nonstop stressing and work) to revive his solid-state server, your data is probably better off in separate drives.

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