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Comment reply on jakebryla10's Completed Build: First PC

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you use a Micro-ATX board in an ATX tower? Nice build all the same.

Comment reply on Kiramashu's Completed Build: Maragon (First Gaming PC)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

True, but I am an Australian obsessed with STEM so I make my own rules ;)

Comment reply on Kiramashu's Completed Build: Maragon (First Gaming PC)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2000$ gaming build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Try this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $334.99 @ Memory Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.75 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $216.75 @ Vuugo
Memory Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $192.75 @ Vuugo
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $125.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $78.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $573.33 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $164.99 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $116.75 @ Vuugo
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $23.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1994.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-07 18:07 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I've got 1.200 to 1500 dollars to spend on a new gaming machine, if anyone could recomend parts for building one please!!"

  • 29 months ago
  • -1 points

The PSU isn't completely mediocre, and I agree, the HDD is old, but it should still work...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will there be in problem with this build"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Only things I might recommend is getting the S340 Elite and a CPU cooler like the Dark Rock 3 so you can overclock better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I've got 1.200 to 1500 dollars to spend on a new gaming machine, if anyone could recomend parts for building one please!!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Hi OK, so first of all: You don't need a 1080Ti for 1080p gaming. Unless you have a 240Hz monitor, you won't be using it to its full potential. I would usually recommend Coffee Lake, but the 7700K will do just fine for 1080p gaming. Most people's storage needs differ, but a 250 GB boot SSD and a 2 TB storage drive should do fine. The 1070Ti will match the 1080 when overclocked, so you will be getting 100+ FPS in the most demanding of games. I just did it in a simple black and white theme.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $318.46 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $58.38 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $143.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $174.99 @ Amazon
Storage *SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage *Seagate - Constellation ES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $469.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $80.65 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fans $22.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1493.32
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-06 23:46 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on first build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This is better for video editing, but pricier. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $399.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $344.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $71.00 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING X Video Card $774.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $93.50 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2203.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-05 01:50 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on first build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know at the time that the build was also for Video Editing, it only said Gaming in the description. No, lots of people have benched the 8400 and 7700K and the 8400 outperforms the 7700K in gaming benchmarks. Because no budget was given I tried to keep the price around what it was originally, and the 8600K was the best Coffee Lake chip I could get. Storage is often a personal need and so I left the same SSD in thinking that 250 GB was enough. RAM speeds make little difference in gaming, and the 3200 Mhz RAM was cheap and within the colour scheme. If I had of known this would be used for editing, the build would look rather different indeed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on first build?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, for Gaming, you DO NOT need 32 gigabytes of RAM. That is overkill. Your cooler probably won't be sufficient for the i7, that is a monster of a processor to cool. Also, Coffee Lake has make Kaby Lake redundant, and an i5-8400 will outperform the i7 in all games, tests and benchmarks. Also, you might want to get the S340 Elite, it has a tempered glass panel, it has better dust filters and front IO. Your power supply could be upgraded also, maybe a 550 Watt with better efficiency. Do you really need Windows 10 pro? Also, sometimes you can get it for free or discounted through a school, uni or work so that might be good. You can also get free versions online (but probably not the best option)!

With the money saved, I have added red LED case fans (because I am guessing that is your colour scheme) and a 1080 Ti.

Try this; PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $279.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $141.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING X Video Card $774.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1795.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-04 04:26 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A second (or third, or fourth, or fifth) opinion might be nice"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

To my knowledge, none of the programs I run will benefit from higher frequency RAM. I understand that the Turbo is similar to a reference card, but I have a friend who has the Asus GTX 1060 Turbo and his temps are fairly good. I will look into a twin fan version. Sites like Amazon and Newegg have free shipping to Australia so that isn't a problem, it is just minor retailers that have higher shipping. From what I know, VAT taxation is always lower than the GST of 10% in Australia, so I don't see a problem there. If anyone knows otherwise, please tell me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A second (or third, or fourth, or fifth) opinion might be nice"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

That was the idea, either Raid 0 or Unraid

Comment reply on skygunner27's Completed Build: C700P Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

For a $400 case you might expect more HDD bays... Nice build! I wish I had that sort of money to spend on a PC.

Comment reply on soviet_potato's Completed Build: flight sim pc

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Same. I bet this would have 100+ FPS in FSX:SE, but X-plane might be a different story.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500-$600 Compact 11" thin and light ultrabook"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably the best I can recccomend is the Dell Inspiron 3000 2-in-1: http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-11-3179-2-in-1-laptop/pd?oc=smz511243au&model_id=inspiron-11-3179-2-in-1-laptop

This is cheaper, but not as good: https://www3.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-100/Lenovo-IdeaPad-120S-14IAP/p/88IP10S0892 It is also 14 inch.

At that price point these are probably your best options, you could also go for a more expensive computer on sale. Lenovo frequently have large discounts on their computers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time PC"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need a PSU with 650 Watt, get a 500 or even 450 watt one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WHICH ONE IS BETTER????"

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

OK, the first is better. A Ryzen 3 will outperform the i3, no matter how much of an Intel fan I might be. However, I think stretching for a coffee lake i3-8350K will give you a sizable performance increase, even if the mobo and upgrade cost is almost a third of the original build. Also, an SSD will give you a HUGE boot time increase, and will positively contribute to the feeling and responsiveness of your system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $22.69 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $41.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $154.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - NAUTILUS ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Other Wooden Mouse and keyboard lap stand Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $734.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-25 05:20 EDT-0400

If your budget cannot strech for this, then go with your Ryzen system + SSD.

Comment reply on IronWheel's Completed Build: Custom Water cooled Gaming PC RGB lighting i7-6850K GTX1080 32 GB RAM

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Wow... I would be afraid to be in the same room as this because of epilepsy warnings...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1250 gaming pc"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I just did this in USD, I hope it is similar enough to your currency. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $199.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $121.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $149.00 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $169.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $264.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair - Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $95.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1257.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-13 00:08 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1250 gaming pc"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

$1250 USD, CAD, AUD, Pounds etc?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First ever build. Basically need a lot of guidance"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi,

What you have is very good, however with some compromises here and there, you can get a better GPU and storage. Hope this helps: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $243.25 @ shopRBC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-H270-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.99 @ Amazon Canada
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $185.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Kingston - SSDNow UV400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card $325.00 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $94.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $60.99 @ PC Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $114.75 @ Vuugo
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $24.50 @ Vuugo
Monitor AOC - G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor $159.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard Microsoft - ANB-00001 Wired Slim Keyboard $17.99 @ Newegg Canada
Mouse Kensington - K72356US Wired Optical Mouse $9.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1516.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-12 23:50 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Skraydd's Completed Build: Snowz'

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Do you have clearance issues with the cooler? NZXT only have official support for 161 mm tall coolers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 CAD Video Editing PC and Gaming on the Side (PLEASE MAKE A PART LIST FOR ME)!"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This was a challenge. It really was. At first I thought there was NO WAY you could do this, however, once I tried my luck with Ryzen we hit gold. If you want 4K, go get a bigger budget. There is no way in earth that you could even get a computer capable of doing anything in 4K but stare at your desktop. A highly detailed, good looking desktop, but a desktop all the same.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $130.75 @ shopRBC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $117.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Crucial - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $79.82 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Kingston - SSDNow UV400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $182.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $114.50 @ Vuugo
Monitor AOC - i2267Fw 22.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon Canada
Keyboard G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $129.99 @ Newegg Canada
Mouse Corsair - Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse $46.43 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1236.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-08 00:23 EDT-0400

Comment reply on spezialemic's Completed Build: Amazing VR Machine (Mostly for X-Plane)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! My old gaming laptop barely chugs through X-Plane, but VR with it would be a whole other level... Did you purposely wait for Coffee Lake to come out so that Kaby Lake prices went down?

Comment reply on Shotties's Completed Build: Wifeys Wow Rig

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Go coffee lake!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3000 AUD Gaming/Productivity"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this be a good "first time building a pc" setup"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor €163.60 @ Amazon Deutschland
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler €38.72 @ Amazon Deutschland
Motherboard Asus - STRIX H270F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €125.84 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €166.94 @ Mindfactory
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €94.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card €443.97 @ Mindfactory
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case €60.89 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply EVGA - 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply €74.90 @ Caseking
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1169.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-07 10:55 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this be a good "first time building a pc" setup"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I just put a generic case in there.

That's okay!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this be a good "first time building a pc" setup"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you do the formatting to get the list inside the post?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this be a good "first time building a pc" setup"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful, we still don't have it in Australia.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this be a good "first time building a pc" setup"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Try this, but replace any current gen stuff with the new 8th gen stuff.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/FHw3LD

Sorry that it's Australian, I just can't be bothered changing location.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this be a good "first time building a pc" setup"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't understand Intel's naming conventions then I suggest you have a look at their website for more details. I personally recommend waiting until coffee lake comes out in your area and then going for an i5-8400, which LTT shows in their video yesterday outperforms the i7 in some games, which comes as a surprise. The i5 will allow you to get the most out of your gpu, but I still think unless you go for an i7 you will get a bottleneck. The GTX1060 might be a better option depending if your budget can accomodate an i7.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this be a good "first time building a pc" setup"

  • 30 months ago
  • 0 points

I detect a slight bottleneck in the CPU...

Comment reply on LehsGo's Completed Build: Small Bedroom Build (First PC Build)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello I am hearing mixed reviews about the S2417DG and I am wondering if it's worth the price tag. Do you recommend?

Comment reply on Andgid's Completed Build: Copycat

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a friend with an 7700 and a 1060 that he uses for video editing and casual gaming... Anyways, the cable management needs DESPERATE work. Also, why did you not get a boot SSD? You could have saved on the HDD and cooler for a cheap 120 gb SATA SSD that would dramatically increase performance.

Comment reply on J.udz's Completed Build: first gaming pc

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build! I personally would have gone with a cheaper Corsair water cooler and an i7-7700K, but good job all the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 1700x(1800x) or 8700K for gaming and streaming"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen is definitely better than Intel in terms of physical core amounts (a 6 core processor for $250 is undeniably good value), however, Intel consistently comes on top in gaming and benchmarking and is definitely the way to go, especially considering the price point of this rig. Intel also has Hyperthreading instead of AMD's Simultaneous Multi-Threading and that can be worth the money. Intel processors also have a lower TDP, meaning that the extra money spent for the processor can be saved in the CPU cooler. However, the extra cores in the Ryzen might help with your streaming capabilities whilst gaming without the need for a second PC.

Just saying, I am an Intel fan and my thoughts on this topic may be biased.

Please do not quote me on this

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need G-Sync"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

At 144Hz, you might not need G-Sync, as with higher end GPU's and monitors you achieve a smooth frame transition anyways. So long as you use Display port connectors or cables that can support the higher data transfers you should be fine. I suggest looking at some more forums and potentially contacting good ol' Youtube. LTT have probably done a video on G-Sync, so I really do suggest having a look and maybe doing some research. A 1070 paired with a 144Hz G-Sync monitor would be an absolute DREAM to play on, so I definitely think you should go for a G-Sync if your wallet can take the beating.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Working laptop as a software developper"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the Asus Zenbook UX330UA. It works REALLY well, the SATA SSD boots quickly, the i7 and 8gb ram work fine for the Java I use for heavy robotics programming. Battery life is AMAZING coming from a Toshiba that barely lasted 30 minutes... I use it all day and most often don't need to charge it at night. It is also much lighter then what the other options are. The anti-glare screen is a bit of an aquired taste, but colors are good and the speakers are half decent for a cheap 13 inch. Really recommended for $1300 AUD, which is similar to CAD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build updated need advice"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have even more time to wait before you build, wait until Jan 2018 when Cannon Lake is expected to come out with 10 nm Silicon processes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build updated need advice"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You can probably save a bit by getting DDR4-2400 mHZ RAM, the 3000 mHZ is unnessecary. Linus Tech Tips have a few videos on RAM speeds, check that out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need an Intel gaming rig ($850 budget)(USD)"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the best I can get you, I am not sure how much the Asus PCI-E thunderbolt extension costs so you might have to do some research on that.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/6nqtzM

Hope this helps

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need an Intel gaming rig ($850 budget)(USD)"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you want an unlocked CPU?

Comment reply on alexyes's Completed Build: RGB makes everything better

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, like the RGB, but why did you choose to get the i7 and only a GTX 1060? Also, the RAM you chose is RGB and very nice, but the 3200 MHz clock rate does not give you notable performance increases. It could have been better to save on the RAM and invest in a better GPU. Otherwise, great build!

Comment reply on Sqiggleyjeff's Completed Build: I need a bigger desk now

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. I want to do a build with a custom watercooling loop but cost and problems like what you said are causing me to look elsewhere for cooling ideas. Great build! That RGB lighting is AMAZING.

Comment reply on cchilds's Completed Build: Kraken Evolv'ed - $2400 4K Gaming

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good to see an Apple user switching to windows. Very nice build, cable management far better then I could ever expect to do. Does the Z270-A support NVME M.2 SSD's? I am wondering if the motherboard is bottlenecking it, as the Z270 is my mobo of choice and the 960 Pro is, like you said, "Stupid Fast". Thanks

Comment reply on cchilds's Completed Build: Kraken Evolv'ed - $2400 4K Gaming

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good to see an Apple user switching to windows. Very nice build, cable management far better then I could ever expect to do. Does the Z270-A support NVME M.2 SSD's? I am wondering if the motherboard is bottlenecking it, as the Z270 is my mobo of choice and the 960 Pro is, like you said, "Stupid Fast". Thanks

Comment reply on orbitalwalsh's Completed Build: Magnus

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

;) Named after me love the lighting

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