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Comment reply on Forum Topic "PCMR Budget $600"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is something that will make it just fine. Pick the cheapest KB and mouse you can find to round the build up:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $189.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $64.99 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.89 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB SC GAMING Video Card $99.99 @ Amazon
Case *Rosewill - REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case $14.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC - i2267Fw 22.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $765.61
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $695.61
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 16:03 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a PSU with 2 6pin PCI-E connectors"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Orion - it's the 430 White (80+).

Cicero - I'll have a look at that, thanks.

Comment reply on EuroBudgetGamer's Completed Build: The Cogitator

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the RAM working indeed at 2993MHz. However I had to leave the CPU on default settings to do that. Any bump in CPU speed made the system crash either directly or during stress test. I'm fairly sure I will need to up the voltage as well (default is somewhere around 1.18something). However this is already a huge improvement over my previous machine that I don't feel yet the need to squeeze the last drop of performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I haven't built a PC before. This is what I came up with. Help?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

They will have to roll out the other versions of the Coffee Lake motherboards. Right now only the top level Z370 ones are on market. If you choose a locked CPU, you should also have a cheaper B or H version.

As for any surprises... we can only wait and see.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP! 1st Ever PC Build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

With your budget it might be better to get a second hand office machine from ebay (should find an i5 second to fourth gen with 8GB of RAM below £200). They come with Windows license too (even if it is Win7, you can use the key to upgrade to Win10). Add a 1050Ti and you're covered.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I haven't built a PC before. This is what I came up with. Help?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Buying a Skylake unlocked at this moment is a waste of money. The price for Coffee Lake is about the same and you get 2 extra cores. Let me see what I can find available at this moment.

A few more comments:

  • you don't need Win10 Pro. Home is more than enough for non-corporate users.
  • The PSU is overkill - you don't need that much power.

Edit: Here is an updated build that will give you more performance for less money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $414.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $163.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $194.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $148.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB LIGHTNING X Video Card -
Case NZXT - H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $86.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.89 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Creative Labs - Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $118.02 @ Newegg Marketplace
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $34.59 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $246.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Wired Optical Mouse $71.39 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1999.49
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1979.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-12 17:17 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1600 build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

For gaming only the best value at the moment is the new Coffee Lake platform (provided you can find the CPU on stock :P )

Here's something I propose as a starting point:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $279.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $163.88 @ OutletPC
Memory *G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $174.87 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $148.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $419.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1574.36
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1534.36
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-09 19:38 EST-0500

Left a bit of a wiggle room if what I selected is not to your liking. Or you can add a 2TB 7200rpm HDD for storing all the games - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbL7YJ/seagate-barracuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm006

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD ryzen 5 build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks fairly balanced to me. Personally I would have probably taken the 3GB version and probably put the difference in pushing for 16GB of RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on this gaming rig?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It's your money, you can do what you want with them :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on this gaming rig?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, I was away these days.

Here is an updated list that will give you similar performance while saving a good deal of money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $284.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $185.49 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $92.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 4GB GAMING X Video Card $259.68 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1235.87
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1185.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-07 15:05 EST-0500

You should be able to overclock the 1700 on the stock cooler to 3.7GHz. I haven't overclocked mine yet, cause I need it for my work and I don't have time to run stability tests. But all major tech tubers say it's doable. To go further, the performance gained is minimal while the cost of doing it (the water cooling) is way too much in my opinion. You can choose to do it at a later time if 3.7GHz is not enough for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If you keep an eye on the main retailers, they do bring new units every now and then

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Build Parts List opinions wanted"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I think something like this will give you a lot better performance and upgrade options:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £158.49 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 612 Ver.2 44.2 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler £38.49 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £124.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory Kingston - FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £85.12 @ CCL Computers
Storage Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £82.04 @ Ebuyer
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Dual Video Card £202.74 @ Aria PC
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £48.53 @ Box Limited
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £82.74 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £868.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-05 22:08 GMT+0000
  • The Coffee Lake i3 is equivalent to the previous gen i5 and you can upgrade later to the 6 cores options.
  • The SSD will give you a lot better speed. I'm using a standard SATA SSD, not even an M2 like this one and I would never go back to a HDD as primary drive. You can add storage space easily later
  • the 1060 3GB is a lot better value for money. The 6GB version is only at best 10% faster and it can't really make use of the extra memory anyway (it lacks the computing power to process all those textures at high levels of detail).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Last check before ordering parts tonight"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Have a look at this build:

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 NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $164.39 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $509.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $93.29 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1597.01
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1552.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-05 16:52 EST-0500

For less than $100 extra, you get two extra cores in the CPU. Plus the 1070Ti is a marketing gimminck. That card should not exist. You can get the 1080 for just pocket change extra.

Of course, the main problem with Coffee Lake is availability.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Input Request - PC for Music Production"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Go for the Coffee Lake platform, what you have there is now 2 gen old without being discounted too much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on my RGB list!"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Building any new PC with the G4560 today is a waste of money. The performance is too low compared to what is already available or coming) If you are really needing for cash, get a refurbished office machine with a second or third gen i5, add the 1050Ti and you will get at least the same performance for a lot less money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I get new RAM for my PC ?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

On that platform I don't think it matters that much the speed difference. Get more of what you have already.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "opinions?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice to me

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Desktop, Opinions Much Needed!"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

For high FPS you should go for Coffee Lake. You can't boost Ryzen chips enough to keep up at 165Hz, as far as I've seen on main techtuber channels. Also WD Black are not really worth the extra money over the Blue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Last check before ordering parts tonight"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you are dying to start gaming ASAP, you would be better served to look for a Coffee Lake combo. The price difference is not that large, but the performance one is a lot larger.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are not in a hurry, wait a bit for Coffee Lake to come back on stock. The price difference is not that large but the performance boost from those 2 extra cores will help you a lot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on this gaming rig?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planing to do other things than gaming? Do you plan to overclock? Do content creation or other non-gaming activities? Your build is a bit unbalanced, but without knowing the purpose, it's hard to suggest one thing or another. Here's a few highlights

  • if you only want to game, the 1700 is a bit overkill. Go with a 1600 or 1600X. Or wait a bit for the Coffee Lake to come back on stock. They are better value for gaming only.
  • Ryzen 7 1700 comes with a great stock cooler. There's not much reason for the big AIO unit
  • if you plan to overclock enough to need that AIO, go with a better chip (1700X or even 1800X) and a better motherboard. Cheapest ones don't necessarily have the best power distribution so the system won't be stable.

For anything more, you need to give more details about the purpose of that build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500-600 euro pc build Greece"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your best option would be to get a refurbished 2nd or 3rd gen Dell tower from eBay. Take advantage of the fact UK is still in the EU. You can find them for less than 200 euro - not sure how much postage is to Greece. All you have to do is slap a 1050Ti and (eventually, for your peace of mind), change the PSU.

Here's a suitable search query:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/PC-Desktops-All-in-Ones/179/i.html?_from=R40&Brand=Dell&_clu=2&_fcid=80&_localstpos&_stpos&gbr=1&_sop=15&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=i5%208gb&LH_PrefLoc=3&_dcat=179&rt=nc&Processor%2520Type=Intel%2520Core%2520i5%25202nd%2520Gen%252E%7CIntel%2520Core%2520i5%25203rd%2520Gen%252E%7CIntel%2520Core%2520i5%25204th%2520Gen%252E

On the other hand, if you prefer new parts, Amazon UK is your best bet again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Part List Wanted: Virtualization and Cisco VIRL."

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like this should serve you well enough as a starting point:

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 Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $312.40 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $233.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card *PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 4GB Red Dragon Video Card $254.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $109.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1691.20
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1671.20
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-30 16:23 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$600 Sim Racing/Editing PC"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

At this price range you will get a lot more bang for your buck by getting a used office machine like a Dell. Make sure to search for a full tower second or third gen i5 with 8GB of RAM - should be around $100-$200. Slap the 1050Ti and you have just as good for half the price. They usually come with a genuine license of Windows 7 or 10 and you can still upgrade for free to Win10 with a valid Win7 key.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is it a good budget pc for gaming?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't want to overclock and you prefer Ryzen, it might be better to go with the 1600X instead of the 1600. It has higher clocks out of the box, but it's a bit more expensive and you need to buy a separate cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£600-700"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Howdy! Here is something that would give you maximum gaming performance for your budget range. Is a little bit over your limit (£30 more) but it should give you plenty of bang.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor £188.99 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler £34.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard *MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £96.58 @ Amazon UK
Memory *Crucial - Ballistix Tactical 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £73.19 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £128.28 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card £130.68 @ Amazon UK
Case BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case £26.40 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £50.99 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £730.10
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-21 14:48 BST+0100

For something cheaper and a bit more versatile, you can go with the Ryzen platform:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor £178.50 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard £75.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory *Crucial - Ballistix Tactical 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £73.19 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £128.28 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card £130.68 @ Amazon UK
Case BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case £26.40 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £50.99 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £664.02
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-21 14:50 BST+0100

If you're swapping between a lot of games, you might consider adding later a 1TB or 2TB 7200rpm HDD for storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is it a good budget pc for gaming?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

You can get a lot more performance for that price range. If all you want to do is gaming, than the new Coffee Lake series is the best option. I also bumped your power supply because this platform is a bit more power hungry. You might also want a few days for the new Cooler Master MasterWatt series to be launched (on 25) - here's a nice pre-launch review of the 450W unit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_5f2mtf1Q0

Here is the build alternative I am proposing:

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 CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $111.78 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $88.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card $169.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $863.09
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $833.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-21 09:41 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Build"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

No... stock cooler fits with the standard mounting

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Build"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get the Ryzen5 1600 for the price of the 1500X and the Evo. The Wraith Spire cooler is easily on par with most aftermarket coolers and you won't need anything better unless you aim for overclocking over 3.7GHz. You might be able to save a few more bucks by going with a 3GB version of the 1060. Performance difference is only about 10% and the 1060 GPU can't really take advantage of the full 6GB of VRAM anyway. Nothing wrong with the 6GB version though.

Other than that everything looks OK to me.

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

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't be too picky on things you use to win your meal ticket. In the end time is money.

I'd say to stay away from the U processors. Mobile CPUs are already gutted to get lower power consumption levels. No need to shoot yourself in the foot even more.

Might be a good idea to check some online reviews sites like the ones below. It might give you tips to look in directions you didn't even consider before.

Ideally, if you can shoulder the bill, looking for a dedicated workstation laptop from Dell or Lenovo might be the best solution in the long term, as they don't cater to gaming trends and are optimized for max. performance. But it also depends on the type of work you do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

$450 for a 1070 is still too much in my opinion. For only $50 more you can get a 1080.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HDvZxr/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-8gb-turbo-oc-video-card-gv-n1080ttoc-8gd

Other than that, I can see nothing wrong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel gaming build for $500-$600"

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

For this price range (and wanting Intel), you might get better bang for your buck with a refurbished office machine from eBay ($100 - $150 for a second gen i5-2400). Slap a GTX 1050Ti inside and you get a gaming PC for less than $300.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Used Laptops to Look Out For?"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a lenovo ThinkPad x230. Great little machine, if you can live with a small display. Solid build, can take a beating and not overly heavy. You can find them on eBay for about 200GBP - https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?Memory=8GB&_sop=12&_sacat=177&_nkw=Thinkpad%20x230&_dcat=177

When I get some money I will replace the HDD with an SSD and it will be even better.

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

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Of the three you selected, I would say go to the i7/16GB one (second in the list). You can't upgrade a laptop like you would a desktop and if you are going to rue the day you decided to save a few bucks.

If you are a student, try and find a program that will give you discounts. If you code for a living, then write it down as an expense and go as high as you can.

Do you really need much mobility? Lighter laptops usually have lower powered components.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC under 500 dollars (PUBG, Fallout 4)"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a nice guide on how to search for one on eBay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_mJOsjB-mo Is a bit old, but the thinking process is the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC under 500 dollars (PUBG, Fallout 4)"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are really tight on money, you get a lot better deal buying a refurbished i5 machine from eBay. Look for a full tower one from a reputable seller. Second gen i5-2400 with 8GB of RAM are around $100-$150, add a 1050Ti for another $150 and you get the same (or better) gaming performance as the Ryzen 3 build. Best to avoid small form factor ones, as they can be a lot more tricky to customize.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 deep learning build"

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no idea what sort of computing power is needed for deep learning. Does it need more CPU? Or GPU like crypto mining? Without that sort of info we can't help much. And I doubt may people will drop everything to do research in your place :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Updated ~$1300 gaming rig"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Overall it looks solid to me. Unless you play a single game only, you will want to add some more storage - something like 1TB, 2TB or 4TB HDD.

As an alternative, you could wait a bit more for CoffeeLake to launch in a few days. It might be worth starting on the new platform.

Comment reply on EuroBudgetGamer's Completed Build: The Cogitator

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. I am more of a cat person, but I do find corgis to be awesome dogs.

As for the name - it is Cogitator. This is how computers are called in Warhammer 40K. If the drop of my Latin knowledge still holds true, it means "Logic Engine" or "Thinking Machine".

Comment reply on EuroBudgetGamer's Completed Build: The Cogitator

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I can play World of Tanks and World of Warships over 75fps at max details. Now, I just put the machine together so I didn't run too many test. I am planning to do that over the next few days. But overall I have no problem at 1080p with High or Very High settings so far.

Comment reply on EuroBudgetGamer's Completed Build: The Cogitator

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

What corgis?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for video/photo editing and play some videogames"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 5 is a much better option than any i5 at the moment. Here's what you can get for $800 and it beats the **** out of any similar Intel build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $197.65 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $111.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $149.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GAMING X 4G Video Card $189.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Directron
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $36.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $816.59
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $796.59
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-21 06:10 EDT-0400

Comment reply on kodybear557's Completed Build: Homosexual Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 7 points

It's a free world, just keep in mind some ports are never meant to connect. ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "QBX Case: Got a partial build list - couple of sticking points - will it work?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been using a Dell UltraSharp for about four years and I love it so far. Best investment I made in a monitor.

You can get a lot better drives than that WD Red. Toshiba X300 has 5TB at 7200rpm for about the same price and the benchmarks are great http://hdd.userbenchmark.com/Toshiba-X300-5TB/Rating/3593

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for gaming and video eiditing! Help would be appreciated"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep the unit on the table, not on the floor. It will help keep most of the hair out of it. If you have nothing else, use a hair drier on cold to blow the inside every couple of weeks. Otherwise you can get one of these - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00S7CH6FK/ I got one and it works wonders.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You will get a lot better performance with a Ryzen 3 build (and better upgrade options down the line):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card $209.68 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $38.88 @ OutletPC
Power Supply EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $574.49
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $564.49
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-14 04:41 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best 500 dollar build"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a $500 gaming build without Windows:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $59.85 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card *EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $144.88 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $38.88 @ OutletPC
Power Supply EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $517.46
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $507.46
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-12 15:26 EDT-0400

If you need Windows included, you will have to cut down to something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *ASRock - A320M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $59.85 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card *PNY - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card $104.99 @ Newegg
Case *DIYPC - MA01-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case $21.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - BV 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $21.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $532.66
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $497.66
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-12 15:41 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Blog Post "Fractal Design Meshify C Build"

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

The entire YouTube is full of builds in this case. Fractal Design went a bit overboard with the presentation :) That being said, the case looks great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build (need help)"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The R7 360 is roughly equivalent of the old 750Ti. Get only 8GB of RAM and upgrade to a 1050 or 1050Ti instead. With a few minor tweaks you can get this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard *ASRock - A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.49 @ Amazon
Video Card *EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $144.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Wired Network Adapter TP-Link - TG-3468 PCI-Express x1 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter $12.14 @ OutletPC
Other G.SKILL Aegis 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) $65.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $653.45
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $613.45
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-10 05:21 EDT-0400

As an alternative, if you don't want to bother about putting the PC together yourself, if you want system warranty, get this prebuilt Acer Aspire from Newegg and slap a 1050 or 1050Ti inside. In the unlikely case something goes wrong, you can just use your warranty and have less headaches.

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