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Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much is this worth please?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks insights

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much is this worth please?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

THanks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for wife $500-700"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey guys

Thanks so much for all the builds, lots of food for thoughts! I do think it is best to have a dedicated graphic card in that build (if only for future proofing) and I wld think 16GB is needed as well as is an SSD (on top of storage drive).

From what I can see looks like Ryzen is the way to go so will build around that I think. One thing I forgot to mention (I edited now) is that I need parts to be coming from Amazon, sry for that.

Comment reply on alistair.brogan's Completed Build: Lian Li PC-Q10 ITX fits just right!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the diablo 3 mouse pad ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Skylake - Ordering within 24 hours (First custom)"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think you need water cooling esp since you wont overclock the chip.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Skylake - Ordering within 24 hours (First custom)"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm u said "24h" and u lose patience after an hour...well...ppl are here to help, not to obey ;)

But yeah parts look good but i wld grab an after market cooler. A cryorig M9i for ex.

Have fun building!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i3 6100"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

With all the respect i have for Allan_M_Systems (providing he indeed said that) i would slightly didagree on the definition of bottleneck. To me the goal is not to have no bottleneck at all (or a system "infinitely fast") but to have a system with all components bottlenecking at the same time. As in it doesnt matter to get a faster gpu since the cpu is alrdy at its max and womt be able to use the additional power, but similarly a better cpu would do no good as the gpu is also working at its fastest, etc...so you could have a slow system with no 'bottlenecks' as all component will hit the wall at the same time.

Anyway, to get back to the topic, yeah i3 arent dead i think they are great choice for budget gaming !

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ram overclocking issue"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they are

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ram overclocking issue"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I did update it to the latest version and still no luck oc-ing the RAM :( I had hopes though ;) and at least everything went ok...

Any other idea or I just have a defective RAM?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ram overclocking issue"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks. Yeah I've been reluctant to update the bios as I've heard stories of ppl having big issues with their pc after such an update...but maybe it's just bc I'm new with this stuff...I'll try it thx man

Comment reply on majorburns13's Completed Build: first build ever switching over from consoles

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the nice build and +1 for diablo 2 ;) What a game it was !!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trying to Build the best gaming PC , advice needed !"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you really 'add parts without looking at the price' or did you look for the most expensive parts in each categories haha ;)

Otherwise the build looks pretty sick, enjoy !

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$5500 budget dual Xeon ECC RAM with dual GPUs and dual 4K monitors for Linux and must be silent"

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Please when you're done with your build, post it in the 'completed builds' section, would love to 'see' it, never seen a powerful build like this !!! ;)

Comment reply on Armha's Completed Build: I did it! - First gaming build ;)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man. Well currently yes as i need about 480W. Now i want to leave option for 2x980ti in sli and suddenly you're alrdy looking at 730W. Now add OC on both cpu (4.5Ghz) and 980ti (core at 1175Mhz on OC mode) and (according to extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp) you're looking at 880W on load so an 850W is barely enough. So not that much of an overkill anymore ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High Spec Skylake PC Build - A couple final questions on Motherboard , CPU Cooler and PSU"

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Just to make sure you're not confused: "skylake doesn't support quad channel memory" means your 4 sticks of RAM will not run in quad channel mode (and so wont benefit from the extra performance). However, you can put 4 sticks of RAM on your MB, and they will run in dual channel mode. The increase in perf between dual channel and quad channel is tiny anyway so it doesnt matter much. If you absolutely want your ram to run in quad channel mode, then go for x99 MB (so haswell-E cpu) or wait for skylake-E.

Hope this helps !

Comment reply on MattyC51237's Completed Build: Fenris - My First Higher-End PC Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

"Look at the parts & pictures" there is a 951 in the list but if you look at the pictures it's actually a 950...so I guess OP just messed up his part list.

Comment reply on Armha's Completed Build: I did it! - First gaming build ;)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx mate :) i took it for the keyboard as I already have the razer saga for the mouse and it was the cheapest & nicest looking red/black keyboard. So far so good, been gaming a bit with it and it's been great. No issue with lighting either in bith daylight and darkness. Pretty gd keybord so far and only $20 after the rebate (with a 'free' mouse _^).

Comment reply on Armha's Completed Build: I did it! - First gaming build ;)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah thats what i was afraid of, damn i knew i should have picked a few titans ! Yeah i know i should really update it....it's the next upgrade for sure

Comment reply on Armha's Completed Build: I did it! - First gaming build ;)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha pretty hilarious indeed, great minds ;)

Comment reply on nickpepp's Completed Build: My first build and it's a strong system!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to run UFO on medium settings relatively smoothly with this build. I would recommend adding a 2nd 980 Ti to run it on high? That game is ultra heavy on GPU ;)

PS: what an awesome game it was though ! And nice build +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking softwares"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

cool thanks man

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking softwares"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it does, i'm more looking for the after-OC as it is so easy to OC with that mobo (button on board).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking softwares"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the replies. I should have been more precise, I only plan on overclocking the CPU (will leave the GPU for now) and kinda know how to do it from the bios. The softwares would be to monitor that the system is 'stable'....I mean all I hear is people trying to find settings for a 'stable' overclocking, though I'm not so sure what it means !

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need your advice pls - fans"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks guys, yeah it was also for aesthetics using a red led fan, yet the side doesn't have a filter on it, so i'll see maybe i'll just leave it as is. Thanks again !

Comment reply on Forum Topic "how does it look? $2,000 AMD build (not yet built)"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit weird reasoning here, so you dont care about the performance of the cpu, only how long it will last? If you only care about longevity and 'looking cool in your living room' why the 16Gb of 2400 ram? Why the 980ti? There are cards that will last much longer and cost much less while still looking cool :)

Anyway it's your money ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another first time builder ;) budget ~2k$"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot guys, really appreciate the inputs !

My new build looks like that:

So i went with the skylake as recommended but i chose the i7...I know it's not necessary but i feel it could be a bit more future proof...I added a 1TB HDD for storage in case and dropped the sound card. I agree gaming over wifi is far from ideal but I don't have a choice at this time unfortunately...So I really need the wireless card. I sticked to the NZXT Phantom 410 but really appreciated the other choices, there were some good cases you guys recommended but i need that optical drive unfortunately...I feel like the mobo MSI M7 is too much and would have been happy to stick with the - 50$ less - M5 but reading recent reviews it seems to have some BiOS unstability while the M7 seems just as stable and pretty to install yourself. What do you think??

And a follow up question: do you think there's any benefit waiting for black friday and/or cyber monday to buy the parts? I'm new to this but historically have you seen any deals for one (or both) of these days?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $419.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $87.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $639.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $85.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $17.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $17.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.66 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2150.29
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $2075.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-23 21:18 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another first time builder ;) budget ~2k$"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for your input! Yeah i was under the impression that running a card on x8 would reduce the performances by half! How wrong! So I would def be looking at the Skylake then.

One follow up question on that though, the LGA 1151 socket from the Z170 mobo only allow for one x16 or two x8. Since i plan on running SLI cards later down the road, would the wireless card usage of x1 jeopardize this? Or can i still run my two 980 Ti on x8 and have that extra x1 for the wireless card? Or since the max PCI lanes supported by the CPU is 16, having that x1 from the wireless card would force the GPU to both work on x4?

Also just curious why the change in case (though it does look nicer!) and the change in CPU coller?

Thanks again!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another first time builder ;) budget ~2k$"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Bump. Any luck guys?? Thanks!

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