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Comment reply on Curcuma506's Completed Build: Great Ol' Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. My 760 ti replacement, for 80$, was awesomely awesome! Runs Overwatch like a pro.

Comment reply on foolsgold46's Completed Build: Electric Black First Build

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

"I'm loving the PC Master race I've converted to" ... welcome to the better world!

Comment reply on wRsmus's Completed Build: Kinda capable budget second hand box

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Just moved my old build from this case to a newer one!

Very good quality case for the time, just not very nice in terms of airflow (but if you don't need it, it's alright!). And the front "door panel" was making vibration noise all the time :P.

Comment reply on Curcuma506's Completed Build: The Nomad Soul

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaah this is it then. Thanks for the info! The more recent version is definitely better...

Comment reply on Curcuma506's Completed Build: The Nomad Soul

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Curcuma506's Completed Build: The Nomad Soul

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm... Well, to be more precise, it fits without the cables plugged in. But in no way it could fit with them. I can't explain. Are there different versions of Prodigys or of this PSU maybe?

Comment reply on green6284's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well. I recently updated my old i5-750 build with a GTX 660 ti that I got used for 80$. It is still a very viable PC! Plays Overwatch easy. And my i7/980 build is well... Still as good as it can be. However some changes are coming. I'm going to transform my i7/980 into a mini itx/prodigy build since I often use it these days for lans (well, where LAN means bring your PC to a friend's place and play dark souls in co-op).

So... I'm sadly going to change my Asus z97A Mobo for a H97 Gigabyte board... Z97 itx boards just don't exist anymore (or cost 500$). Even the H97 I had to get it from eBay... Doesn't bother me a lot though. I'm not into overclocking ( I bought the 4790k "just in case", and also it has a higher base clock speed).

So I'll probably put my i5-750 into the Arc Midi case and transfer my storage hard drives in it. Going to be the home streamer + occasional gamer.

Long story lol

Comment reply on green6284's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

i3-6100 with 1060 3gb totally makes sense to me. You saved a lot of money there and you still should have a very capable machine.

Enjoy!

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I see we don't agree. If my engine is fine as it is for the competition (i.e. the games I play)... then the steering wheel becomes important. To have better control.

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes down to preference I think. It's like gadgets in a car vs quality of engine. Some people will prefer a quality/powerfull engine over a comfortable/super equipped habitacle if they have to make the choice.

Again... if I use my car for transit, in traffic... I don't care about power of engine. I will want the best habitacle though.

Same thing for PC. Get the engine you need for your purpose. Then, keyboard/mouse makes the experience better/worse, independently from CPU.

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see a problem here.

Comment reply on Liam_Sullins's Completed Build: The Here and there and back again.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand most comments on this build.

CPU : fine for the price. If it does the job, it does the job. GPU : same comment as CPU RAM : I agree that 8gb would be enough. but eh, it's not a deal breaker... and you don't get a far superior CPU or GPU if you take this money and use it to upgrade CPU/GPU... so no problem here PSU : ok for this budget build. I agree should be changed if upgrade... but eh, why upgrade if this machine serves your needs? Keyboard : what's the problem with having a very good keyboard? if CPU/GPU combo is enough for the games you play, well, why upgrade? however, a keyboard is your main input device (with mouse)... so... I kind of like the idea of having a very good input device, whatever the CPU/GPU you have (same for the mouse; I have this combo of keyboard/mouse... very pleasant to use :))

Only thing I would have done differently, is using a SSD. Like... remove the ballistix 8gb ram, maybe go for a still very good but cheaper keyboard/mouse (it's a personal choice; SSD vs good keyboard/mouse comes back to preference). Or, keep everything but raise your budget. Any super cheap 240gb SSD for windows/apps would make this build more awesome.

Comment reply on npgnpatrick's Completed Build: My first P?o?t?a?t?o? PC Build (Brand New Parts <$350)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info! It's still good value for 86$ though :-)

Comment reply on npgnpatrick's Completed Build: My first P?o?t?a?t?o? PC Build (Brand New Parts <$350)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the R7 260X for this price is very good. It scores higer than a GTX 750 Ti on Futuremark.

Comment reply on TechyinAZ's Completed Build: Old Doesn't Mean It's Slow

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it too!

Comment reply on kappeal's Completed Build: Pentium Power

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool! I'm interested in knowing how CS:GO runs on the integrated graphics. I think it's pretty good for the price.

Comment reply on haroldj97's Completed Build: Sub £300 Office PC Build

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice little build. As you said maybe the cpu isn't the perfect choice, however it's still cheap for the performance, so good I guess for your budget build.

Comment reply on Sudaksis's Completed Build: The Phendrana Drifter

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the well thought out name!

Comment reply on Sudaksis's Completed Build: The Phendrana Drifter

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the well thought out name!

Comment reply on JCYP's Completed Build: I spent more than I should have

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! That's a hell of a gift! Enjoy :)

Comment reply on JCYP's Completed Build: I spent more than I should have

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What are those speakers? Sound nice? I've the same kind of setup (small desk with two bookshelf speakers). Looks and sounds much better than tiny plastic/metal pc speakers.

Comment reply on ObsidianDrone's Completed Build: Drone 1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

:P Decacore is a user (comment "above" sorry; actually first commenter). As for the ram, I'd stay with your 2 x 4 gb. From what I've heard more than 8gb is only usefull if you have a lot of apps running in the background (a LOT) while you're playing games. Even 4gb can be enough if you close all apps while gaming (and you can keep some chrome tabs open no problem)...

Comment reply on Tealke5232's Completed Build: First Gaming PC, Budget Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool! It's amazing how the 750 Ti seems to be all one needs for most gaming.

Comment reply on ObsidianDrone's Completed Build: Drone 1

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Not that these advices aren't good, but here's my take on them : 1. I've heard somewhere that the CX 430 is not so bad compared to the others in the series (500, 600, 750, etc.) (need source, I'm not sure of what I advance; I think it's something tiny_voices said in a comment sometime ago) 2. Switching to Intel cpu is indeed a possible "upgrade" path, however you'll need a new motherboard, and ususally it costs more for the same performance (but they consume less power than AMD). What I mean is, a good upgrade path is only good if it fits your needs and budget...

I agree with Decacore comment below.

Comment reply on random_system_builder's Completed Build: Build-Blue

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive. Must have been fun. The result looks very good. Must be rewarding! +1

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

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

True! i5 can easily be overkill depending on your needs.

Comment reply on ellowel's Completed Build: Small Gaming PC(2014)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the look of the Noctua NH-L9i. It fits really nice in ITX cases and mobos. I have a build in mind that would use it and a GTX 570 because I could find some GTX 570s for 40$-60$ second-hand (canadian $) and I think it's kind of powerful for that price (and I guess it could be bargained a bit).

Nice build! +1 for reuse of this 570.

Comment reply on ellowel's Completed Build: Small Gaming PC(2014)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I played those games with a Radeon HD 5770 with pretty good FPS (over 40 if I remember) at mostly high settings. I guess then that the GTX 570 will run those pretty well.

Comment reply on megaiceteaman's Completed Build: First foray into PC building

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

Didn't really know anything about the custom PC's when I started so I had a lot of fun researching and learning about all the parts and of course building the actual PC.

Indeed it's a lot of fun! It's hard not to think about the next project... Must. Not. Spend. Money. Have. A. Great. PC. Already.

Comment reply on jellobeast's Completed Build: No Woman No Cry

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Seems pretty much like a kamikaze modification to me :P ! I would really like to try it though, it's intriguing, but I don't have this money to put at risk, and even if I had, I don't want to take the time to do it :)

Comment reply on jellobeast's Completed Build: No Woman No Cry

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm intrigued by the G3258 performance. I'm definitely considering it for a budget gaming/htpc build.

Comment reply on jellobeast's Completed Build: No Woman No Cry

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build. Wise choices.

Comment reply on pdids81's Completed Build: Audio Production/light gaming Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one of the best $/performance I've seen around here (if not the best). +1

If I were you I'd definitely add a SSD though.

Comment reply on TFutomaki's Completed Build: My Budget Computer (229.20$CAD)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

From Futuremark, GTX 260 has a 3DMark score of 2390, while HD 5770 has 2620. Kind of in the same performance range. Just for the sake of comparison, the popular GTX 970 scores 15890.

Comment reply on Curcuma506's Completed Build: Great Ol' Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Dirty bomb runs perfectly. Haven't looked at FPS, but was looking smooth enough.

Comment reply on TFutomaki's Completed Build: My Budget Computer (229.20$CAD)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it's fair for the price. I got a PC in 2009 with twice the cpu power you got (i5-750), with a Radeon HD 5770 (comparable to the GTX 260 I think), and it cost me around 1000$ back then (build here, still in operation! slightly modified).

Soooo, basically you have a 5-6 years old 900$-1000$ build (canadian) for 230$. I guess it's fair?

+1 for the low price and the fact it seems to fulfill your needs!

Comment reply on maxhinator123's Completed Build: Gerald the Wooden Computing Box

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude! Wow! Perfection!

Comment reply on 5digitping's Completed Build: (first build) 980 Ti on a budget

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

i7-47*90K ... I always make this mistake

Comment reply on 5digitping's Completed Build: (first build) 980 Ti on a budget

  • 58 months ago
  • 4 points

He got a locked i5, a CM Evo, a modest MOBO, 8gb of ram, only one modest SSD, an unexpensive case, a cheap PSU.

To me these are compromises that can fit in the "budget" concept. He could have made choices like : i7-4690K, Noctua NH-D14, Maximus MOBO (or something in the 175$-225$ range), 16gb of ram, more expensive case, better PSU, buy his WDblack rightaway...

He saved a lot by making these choices.

+1 for focusing on th GPU!

Comment reply on Redstriker's Completed Build: Mirror's Edge Catalyst Build

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 because, obvious

Comment reply on HalfNakedWalrus's Completed Build: The Walrus V.2 (Table V.1)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Just thinking, you could add a custom case part on your parts list.

Comment reply on HalfNakedWalrus's Completed Build: The Walrus V.2 (Table V.1)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooooooooooool

Comment reply on Formentul's Completed Build: First Build Personal Gaming Rig!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you I'd run to the store and buy myself a 120/240 gb ssd for Windows and apps/games. It's really missing in there!

Otherwise, this is going to rock the hell out of CS:GO!

Comment reply on Mk_BreakOut's Completed Build: What to upgrade??

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 1st : SSD for OS and main apps and games (cheapest ssd around with 120gb (I prefer 240 personally) is going to do the job really fine)
  • 2nd : do you play games demanding more than what your 750 Ti can give? If so, then GPU upgrade (GTX 960/970 depending on budget)

If you plan on overclocking or SLI :

  • 3rd : good CPU cooler
  • 4th : stronger PSU (750 watts?)

...otherwise stick with the 550W and the stock cooler, it's well enough. In this case, if you really want to still upgrade, then CPU cooler. Gives nices look and makes PC more quiet.

Comment reply on a.sutherland's Completed Build: Clean Quiet Cube

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!!! +1

Comment reply on PeppermintFangs's Completed Build: Gaming Minimalist

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

So true. Tx :P

Comment reply on PeppermintFangs's Completed Build: Gaming Minimalist

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you running SteamOS or just Steam in big picture? If it's OS, how do you like it?

Comment reply on bond22's Completed Build: The Craptop Replacement

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! I like your mission. Nice little build.

Comment reply on ritzbitz69's Completed Build: Project RedDragon

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is indeed awesome! You could remove the middle hard drives section for better airflow. If you need a HDD, I'd put it in the bottom section and would relocate one of the SSDs.

Nice build!

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