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Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming / Steaming build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly gaming - just 1080p60 on high settings. If you're looking for something rather quiet, I would look elsewhere honestly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How'd I do? :-)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Your list looks good overall.

  • I personally wouldn't get a blower-style card.

  • That case, while cool looking, is rather old and dated. You may consider something that is newer for compatibility with newer hardware.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $249.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $127.98 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.50 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card $529.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $350.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1672.42
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $1657.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-24 21:05 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming / Steaming build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great!

  • If you don't need the NVME speeds, you could spend far less and get a regular 2.5" SATA SSD.

  • I used to own that model of 1080. It's a great card but it can be noisy when under load.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build (Around 2200$)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That's very true. Regardless what everyone says, I know I saw a major improvement when I first tried a 144hz monitor. I'm really just curious as to why someone would suggest a super high refresh rate monitor for video editing and graphic design. I may have to research that further.

What are you wanting information on?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build (Around 2200$)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm, I'm pretty neutral about them. I've used both, I enjoy both. They just have different uses and budgets. Right now, I'm using a Ryzen 7 2700X and love it.

If you want that high of a refresh rate, you'll be stuck with 1080p. 1440p has up to 165hz available (when overclocked) and 4K has 144hz available but those will be about $2,000 for just the monitor. Also, no GPU that exists will be able to push a true 4K 144 anyways.

Why 240hz if you don't mind my asking? It's going to be very difficult to tell the difference from a 144-165hz to a 240hz monitor. You'll also need a lot more power to push that many frames.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build (Around 2200$)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the budget also including monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS or just for the computer itself? If you wanted a really well rounded computer for video editing and gaming, $1,000 would get you a pretty sweet setup.

I would start here. I wouldn't advice the 7700K just because it's last generation hardware and since then, you can get the newer 8700K or go with Ryzen. Typically, Ryzen offers way better value and is cheaper but still, they are fantastic CPUs. You just give up the faster cores found on an Intel CPU.

I won't suggest a monitor until I know a bit more about what you're wanting to do and let me know if I need to include the OS, keyboard and mouse.

  • R5 2600. Six core and twelve thread CPU. Great for editing 1080p video but if you're editing 4K, I would suggest the R7.

  • Matched that with a B450 motherboard. If you're wanting to overclock a lot, consider an X470 instead.

  • 16GB of 3000mhz 15CAS RAM. It's a 2x8 kit so if you need more in the future, you still have 2 available DIMM slots.

  • 500GB NVME SSD for super fast transfer speeds. 2TB HDD for mass storage and games.

  • 1070ti is really cheap right now and offers GREAT value. Capable of 1080p60 max settings or 1080p144 at lower settings. Can even handle a bit of 1440p60 probably around medium settings.

  • Premium case for durability and longevity. Also offers plenty of upgrade paths and has an open front panel for airflow.

  • 650W fully modular PSU so you'll be good if you ever upgrade.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $160.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg Business
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $116.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING Video Card $389.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1056.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-24 14:39 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "can someone make me a 144hz 1080p ultra settings pc"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Here's a cheaper option than the build above. Still more than capable of running 1080p144 maxed out.

  • The price difference is fairly minimal between the 9700K and 8700K, so that's purely your choice but just know that 8 cores isn't exactly needed for gaming at all plus you do gain hyperthreading since Intel decided to reserve that for the 9900K. If you'll be editing or using intensive programs, that can definitely help.

  • Dropped down to 16GB of RAM. No game comes even close to utilizing 16GB especially 32.

  • Added an extra TB of storage.

  • Changed the GPU.

  • I believe the Meshify would be a better purchase than the H500 for the price. However, the Meshify is a bit smaller but I believe it has a better build quality and you gain the open front panel for better airflow. Which will be rather important considering an 8700k/9700k + 2080 will be inside.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $52.39 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - TUF Z370 Plus Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $131.93 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card $789.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1678.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-24 11:25 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Advice for a Monitor"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, tell me about it. You can always look at different sources. I found mine listed on eBay as "open-box" and it was discounted down to $260 + like $24 for shipping. It was a steal I think.

Definitely go for the Mugen 5 then! No problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC Canada budget $700"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the i5-8400 if you don't mind my asking? You can get way more bang for your buck by going with a Ryzen based system. Just so you know.

Anyways, I would probably start here. Just start comparing deals and see what you can do with it. I did go a bit over but there's a few things you can do to decrease price. I included a more premium case just because it wasn't much more than a cheaper entry-level case so I just went with it. Plus, that's also a great price for the Meshify C. If this is just for gaming, you could also get away with 8GB of RAM for now and wait until you need it to toss another kit in.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $242.99 @ PC-Canada
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $26.72 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $119.99 @ Canada Computers
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.59 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Founders Edition Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.60 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $767.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-23 14:36 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Advice for a Monitor"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, after seeing that, I would probably try and get a 1440p high refresh monitor just like that Dell. Matching a 2080 with a 1080p144 monitor would obviously take full advantage of it but I think you'd be wasting a little bit of that GPUs capability so 1440p would be the sweet spot. My 2070 plays most games around 80-110 FPS on high settings so again, I believe a 2080 would be a perfect match.

With your build,

  • The stock cooler that comes with the R7 2700X is probably close to being on par with that Pure Rock Slim so personally, I would either stick with the stock cooler or spend more for a good cooler or AIO. Something like the Scythe Mugen 5, Noctua NH-D15S, Corsair H100i PRO, etc.

  • You could get the G3 version of that PSU which would be a newer model, however, I have heard that in some cases, the G2 is better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for family member"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

First off, a 1060 will have no issue running the majority of games around medium to high settings for at least 60FPS. That goes for Minecraft and AAA titles - it's a great beginners card.

For the list,

  • For streaming, you'll want something a bit better than the i5-8400. That's a 6 core / 6 thread CPU so I switched you over to the R5 1600 which is a 6 core / 12 thread CPU. Should be more capable for streaming games. It's also unlocked and comes with a better CPU cooler than the Intel CPU.

  • Got you faster RAM for cheaper. With a Ryzen build, you'll want at least 3000mhz RAM.

  • Swapped out the GPU only because I used to own the Dual 1060 and it was great. Your choice on that.

  • Does for family member need W10 Pro? Typically, very specific uses require Pro so I swapped that out for the regular Home version.

  • I chose a better, more premium case but again, that's all you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Dual Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $21.65 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $6.39 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $6.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $165.00 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $34.99 @ Newegg
Headphones Kingston - HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset $74.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1286.20
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1246.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-23 13:32 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Advice for a Monitor"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I just bought that exact S2417DG for my latest build and it's FANTASTIC! I love it. There is a 27" variant if you wanted something a bit bigger but the build quality is solid, the stand is very adjustable, the colors are great and it's awesome for gaming. 144hz is standard but it's overclockable to 165hz.

Since you have some 1080p 240hz monitors and a 1440p 165hz - what components are in your build? You don't want to get a 1440p 165hz monitor if you only have a 1060 but you also don't want a 1080p144 monitor if you have a 2080ti.

Comment reply on ProbablyProdigy's Completed Build: Third Time's a Charm!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's probably my favorite case now! Definitely get it - it's meant for liquid cooling.

Comment reply on ProbablyProdigy's Completed Build: Third Time's a Charm!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p 144hz pc"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I run a 2070 with the 24" model of that monitor. I average probably 80-110 FPS depending on the game I play. If you don't mind turning settings down and even turning G-Sync off sometimes, you'll be able to push it all the way out to 144. You'll probably want a 2080 if you're wanting to lock in 144 FPS on high/ultra settings.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Gaming Build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldn't affect performance but it may affect stability I suppose. You could always find other choices around that price point if you wanted to.

Lower latency probably wouldn't benefit you. As long as speed as 3000-3200 for a Ryzen CPU, you should be okay. Very specific use cases require low latency RAM.

It definitely is good enough I believe. My 2700X stays nice and cool using it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Gaming Build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. I run the 24" version of that monitor with an RTX 2070 and it does very well for gaming. I'm unable to push a true 144fps but it gets pretty close. Typically, on high or ultra settings 1440p w/ g-sync on, I average about 80-100FPS. The RTX 2080 should definitely give you that bit of extra power to get there.

  • I'd drop the AIO. The cooler that comes with the R7 2700X will definitely do the job unless you're planning to overclock a lot. If anything, get a Noctua NH-D15S, Mugen 5 or something along those lines.

  • You're definitely going to be paying the Asus tax with that mobo. Consider this one.

  • Swapped ram out. Half the price for the same specs.

  • Do you need an NVME drive? Consider a regular 2.5" or even an M.2 SATA.

  • I didn't change these but you could also drop down to a 650w PSU and of course, a cheaper case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card *Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $699.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg Business
Monitor Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $461.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer - DeathStalker Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse SteelSeries - Rival 600 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ SteelSeries
Headphones Sennheiser - GAME ONE Headset $119.68 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2257.49
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $2222.49
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-22 13:53 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Decent 1080p build?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Went a bit over the budget but this would certainly be one hell of a setup. 2080 is definitely overkill for 1080p even when maxed out at 144hz. You may consider a 1440p 144hz monitor if possible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $339.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Corsair - Obsidian Series 500D ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ B&H
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $204.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1116.32
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1061.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-22 13:46 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I buy protection plans that last about 2 or 4 years just for a few bucks?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

SquareTrade is a pretty decent warranty company from the research that I've done but I still don't really know if it would be worth it. I'd be more focused on the warranty that the product comes with from the manufacturer and see if that would be good enough. Typically, they take care of manufacturer defects within a certain time frame but almost never covers accidental damage which makes sense. I think if I were to purchase a warranty on anything, it would be the monitor just because of the possibility of dead pixels, burn in, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I buy protection plans that last about 2 or 4 years just for a few bucks?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you purchasing a pre-built? I would say that it would depend on what it covers exactly. Sometimes those warranties don't do a whole lot. Can you provide a link to the terms and conditions?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please tell me if there is anything wrong with this build. Thanks"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Build looks great. I suppose you could just lay it down underneath the HDD but I wouldn't suggest that of course. You also shouldn't have to buy a bracket, that case should have multiple brackets for 2.5" drives. Sometimes in the front by the motherboard, sometimes in the rear. It'll include screws to do that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC build for mom."

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That'll depend. If it's the full version of W10, it should be transferable although I'm unsure of that process. If it's an OEM version, it locks to the motherboard and you'll have to purchase it again if you swap the board.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help me with this build. Thanks"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Lot of sources are saying that the 212 evo includes the AM4 mounting bracket so you should be okay. PCPP is just letting you know that it might not fit without that adapter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC build for mom."

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll be out of budget a bit especially when needing an OS. Windows 10 will be the most expensive component unfortunately. This is probably where I would start in terms of a cheap, entry level PC that would probably be more than enough for her needs.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $46.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar - MX340 ATX Mid Tower Case $42.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $486.73
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $441.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 11:14 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help me with this build. Thanks"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What will this be used for? Gaming? Your list looks pretty good.

  • You should REALLY consider spending a bit more in order to fit an SSD into the budget. Without an SSD, it doesn't really matter what hardware you're running - it will feel rather sluggish and slow when booting, transfering files and opening programs. A ~250GB SSD runs pretty cheap.

  • Also, the Seagate Barracuda outperforms the WD Blue for the same price so I would also switch that.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $46.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card $184.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus - VP228H 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $874.80
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $834.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 11:09 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build! Going out on Black Friday! Need Opinions!"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you have a good list.

  • If you'll be overclocking, you may consider something a bit better than the Pure Rock, however, if you'll just run it at base speeds or even with a mild overclock, that'll do the job.

  • The A400 is a pretty slow SSD. You won't see a huge difference unless you're going to be transferring large files but I can't imagine you will be considering it's 120GB. If you want to spend a bit more for something way faster, I'd consider the Crucial MX500 or Samsung 860. Get the Samsung if price is really similar.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1700x or 2700x for Vega Build?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries. Even if you don't have interest or know how to overclock, you should see about at least syncing the cores together that way when the CPU boosts, it does so on all 8 cores rather than 1 or 2. That can make a difference in heavier workloads so I would at least try that if possible. With my i5-8600K in my last build, a 5GHz overclock was a bit too much for my cooling solution so I did that and it seemed to be great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What would you build?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably what I would go for as a strictly gaming PC.

  • i5-8400 6 core / 6 thread CPU. Perfect for gaming but its locked so no overclocking.

  • B360 motherboard + 16GB RAM.

  • 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD.

  • 1070ti GPU for 1080p maxed out gaming.

  • 550W PSU for future upgrades.

  • Quality case for durability, compatibility and longevity.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor £199.98 @ Novatech
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler £23.45 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M HD3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £63.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston - FURY 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £46.28 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £50.34 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card £431.28 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design - Define Mini C TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case £76.97 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £80.01 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1072.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 22:51 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1700x or 2700x for Vega Build?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Both are 8 core / 16 thread CPUs but the advantage of the newer 2700 is fairly minimal. You get a slightly higher base clock and boost clock, XFR capabilities which is great if you don't plan on overclocking and also keep in mind that the 1700X does not come with a CPU cooler while the 2700X comes with a pretty good Wraith Prism RGB cooler. If you're gaming in 1080p, you may see a few more FPS on the 2700 but if you're going to be gaming in 1440p+, the difference will become very minimal.

If you're in the US, the price different right now is about $160 which I don't believe is worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "450€"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What country are you in?

Do you need a keyboard/mouse/monitor?

Do you need an OS?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case and CPU cooler opinions needed"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For the cooler, don't get the H60. Pretty much every 120mm AIO has pretty bad performance for the cost and if you're concerned about noise, that's another reason to not get an AIO since the pump can be rather noisy - especially on a lower end AIO. The 212 EVO would suffice for a base clock i5 but I would actually go with the Cryorig M9i since it's a lot newer, bigger and better. That should keep it cooler which results in less noise since the fans/cooler won't have to work as hard plus the M9i could definitely support an overclock if you ever wanted to.

For cases, I would suggest the Fractal Design S, C or R6 depending.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $249.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $41.73 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Purchased For $140.06
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $137.91
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card Purchased For $646.48
Case Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $88.98 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1475.14
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1455.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 16:12 EST-0500

Comment reply on ProbablyProdigy's Completed Build: Third Time's a Charm!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I never actually applied the ADATA heatsink since my motherboard supplied a much beefier one. Picture 6 page 5 for reference. I can take a look at it later after work!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc Upgrades?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's all up to you but,

Adding an SSD will make a huge difference in boot times, transfer speeds, and opening times of your browser and applications. Overall, it just makes everything feel incredibly snappy compared to an HDD so that would be a huge benefit for you I believe. The only thing to consider is that you'll have to transfer your OS which is a pain. I generally suggest doing a full restore and start over with the OS, programs and games if your internet is fairly fast. Sometimes a clean slate is good anyways.

The R5 1600 would be an excellent choice if you do decide to start streaming. You're going to want a 12 thread CPU as the R3 definitely could not handle streaming. It would also benefit you in terms of power and longevity that way your next upgrade can be focused on the GPU if you wanted more power for games. With the specs on the R5 1600, that will definitely last you a few years if all you do is general web surfing, gaming and some streaming.

Having 16GB of RAM will also be nice for streaming and again, longevity. It would allow you to run more intensive programs and multitask alot if that's ever of interest. I would typically suggest faster ram for a Ryzen build though. 3000mhz is the sweet spot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc Upgrades?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you uses for this? I'd personally say to upgrade the CPU, double ram and add an SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $76.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $276.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 12:26 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS Prime Z370-P II mother board"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, absolutely. Both show support for older and 8th gen Intel CPUs - it just adds compatibility with 9th gen whether that's what you're going with now or maybe a future upgrade. That link I included is a direct comparison on Asus's website.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS Prime Z370-P II mother board"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like the Z370-P II is just the newer iteration of the same board.

The Z370-P II supports: (over the Z370-P)

4K @ 30hz rather than 24hz

9th generation Intel CPUs

"Intel® CPU with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology support (RAID 0 & RAID 1)"

"PCIEX16_1 slot supports up to 3 Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs via a Hyper M.2 X16 series Card"

https://www.asus.com/us/Product-Compare/?products=ktMThDIXNT6U7qo8,Vri01eEypEN1dggO&b=0

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this good for streaming games at 1080p 60fps? while playing"

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

Way overkill for just streaming 1080p60. Secondly, you have an ATX case matched with an SFX PSU and a micro atx motherboard. I also took out your WIFI adapter and replaced it with a motherboard that has built in WIFI.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $409.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $69.59 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS GAMING WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $183.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $299.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba - 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.00 @ Other World Computing
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB DUKE Video Card $354.99 @ Newegg Business
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $70.46 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.33 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120mm Fans $109.43 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 180 Hz Monitor $428.24 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair - K70 RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G703 (White) Wireless Optical Mouse $95.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2529.66
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $2454.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 11:11 EST-0500

Also, this is more along the lines of what you would need for gaming/streaming. This is even pretty overkill.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS GAMING WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $183.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $409.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.33 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ - XL2411 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $249.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $124.96 @ OutletPC
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $43.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1918.89
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $1838.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-20 11:15 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with upgrading my current PC"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are pretty much the cheapest options that I put above, however, you may be able to find something pre-owned if you wanted. For Intel, I'd stick with B360 rather than X370/X390 and for Ryzen, I would stay with B450 rather than B350/X370/X470. Some motherboards are expensive because of the crazy VRM cooling for overclocking or features or ports or or or. Some even have built in water blocks for custom loops so they get pretty high end.

Personally, I would. If you go Ryzen and use that RAM, you'll probably be really limiting the power of the CPU because it's actually that important when it comes to Ryzen. For Intel, you may do some research to see if that'll work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to build my first gaming Desktop"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I think that looks great.

  • Typically, the Seagate Barracuda HDD runs the same price as the WD Blue and outperforms it. I may consider that instead.

  • Keep in mind that an OEM version of W10 will lock to your motherboard. That's okay if you don't plan to swap it out for quite a while but $40ish more will get you the full W10 which will allow you to transfer it if need be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with upgrading my current PC"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You would need to get another motherboard with both options. That's an LGA1151 socket so it wouldn't support Ryzen's AM4 CPU socket and that motherboard is too old to support the new coffeelake on Intel's side.

You can use your ram but if you go with Ryzen, you probably won't want any RAM that's less than 3000mhz in speed. Ryzen requires fast ram because of infinity fabric. The faster the ram, the faster the cores inside a Ryzen CPU are able to communicate with each other. Essentially. I could go more in depth but I don't want to confuse anything.

With Intel, your ram is probably okay as fast ram doesn't really improve an Intel CPU that much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with upgrading my current PC"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For Intel: you're going to have to get the i7-8700 or 8700k depending on if you want locked or unlocked.

For AMD: you will want at least the Ryzen 5 2600.

Both the i7-8700/8700K and Ryzen 5 2600 are six core and 12 thread CPUs so they would be sufficient for streaming gameplay. You could go the Ryzen 7 2700 route (I just got one - it kicks ***) but it may be overkill for just streaming 1080p gameplay. That's an 8 core and 16 thread CPU.

I'm unsure of your other specs but this is where you'll want to start.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $474.99 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $99.95 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $157.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING Video Card $555.78 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1393.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-19 15:45 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $364.67 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $157.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING Video Card $555.78 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1208.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-19 15:46 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with upgrading my current PC"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your budget for the upgrade?

Right now is actually a great time for the 10-series GPUs just because they are already marked down since the launch of RTX plus you'll probably find some even better deals during Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Additionally, you may even consider a 1070ti if the cost difference is great between that and a 1080. An overclocked 1070ti would definitely be on par with a 1080 for the most part.

I would suggest Ryzen if you're on a tight budget just because they are overall cheaper but also they have far better value in my opinion. They all come unlocked, Ryzen 5 and up have hyperthreading and they come with a pretty good cooler as long as you aren't going to be overclocking a lot.

However, Intel CPUs are faster and would add some FPS to any game over the Ryzen counterpart - especially at 1080p. The difference becomes less noticeable at higher resolutions. For streaming, you would absolutely need to have the i7 so again, it'll be far more expensive with Intel and then you still need to factor in an aftermarket cooler as well. And then pay extra for an unlocked CPU if you want to overclock.

All-in-all, in my opinion, get Intel if the budget allows but if not, Ryzen is great and will get the job done for sure.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1K Full Set up for a friend"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always had good experiences. Seems to have excellent reviews pretty much everywhere as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1K Full Set up for a friend"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good. The only thing I changed was the HDD. Seagate Barracuda would be a better choice for the same price.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $52.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Gigabyte - UD PRO 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Gaming 8G Video Card $199.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $55.71 @ Walmart
Power Supply EVGA - BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.79 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG - 24MP59G-P 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $132.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $29.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $24.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston - HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset $49.95 @ Amazon
Other Windows 10 $15.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1012.06
Mail-in rebates -$92.00
Total $920.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-18 20:06 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder - AMD Build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what you're looking for. A 1070 is capable of running just about every game at maximum settings for 1080p60. I would probably get the 1080 if I were wanting to game in 1440p or high refresh rate 1080p.

You could also meet in the middle. Get a 1070ti and overclock it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder - AMD Build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great.

  • I would personally go for the Seagate Barracuda HDD. Outperforms the WD Blue for the same price.

  • Just keep in mind that an OEM version of Windows will lock to your motherboard. That's fine as long as you don't plan to swap it out for some time. Consider the full version and about $40 more if you'd like to have the ability of transferring it.

Comment reply on ProbablyProdigy's Completed Build: Third Time's a Charm!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Sent them an email. We'll see what they come back with.

Comment reply on ProbablyProdigy's Completed Build: Third Time's a Charm!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha no. I'm pretty neutral about Intel and Ryzen. I've used both, I like both, they're just for different purposes and budgets if you ask me.

Comment reply on ProbablyProdigy's Completed Build: Third Time's a Charm!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! More to come!

Comment reply on ProbablyProdigy's Completed Build: Third Time's a Charm!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha you're welcome. I thought that would be a welcome addition.

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