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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen RAM Compatibility - G Skill/Ryzen"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, I don't have firm answers but my Trident Z 3200mhz ran just fine with my old R3 1300X. I honestly wasn't really aware of RAM that is either compatible or not compatible with certain CPUs. As long as the advertised speed was compatible with the motherboard, I thought that's all that matters.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build for Gaming/Art/Streaming"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

That should definitely help but personally, considering how much you're spending here, I would just go ahead and get a new case along with everything else. That's just my opinion of course, you're more than welcome to build it inside of your current case. Regardless, fans will help.

16GB is quite a bit. You won't have any problems with needing more RAM. SSD makes a night and day difference between an HDD. 500GB will be more than enough for your OS, all of your programs, quite a few games and even enough room to work on your edits, modelling and rendering. But then, you have your 2TB HDD for everything else.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building My First PC"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. You won't have a problem with doing all of that. Depending on the programs you're talking about, maybe consider pulling the trigger on 16GB of RAM. Or, go with 8GB at first, and if you need another 8, toss another 2x4 kit in. Just make sure they are exactly the same of course.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build for Gaming/Art/Streaming"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I understand that you already own that case but I would really go a different route on that. Reason being, that case looks very restrictive as far as air flow is concerned. Packing an air cooled 8700K and a GTX 1080 into that could potentially have some heat issues. While you did choose a good air cooler, I still think that may not be enough to keep everything cool.

This is my version of a build within your budget and including a monitor.

  • I chose the H115i PRO AIO because of it's ability to stay at 20.4 dbA since you want something rather quiet.

  • I added three be quiet! fans for additional air flow and again, they stay around 16.4 dbA.

  • Do you really need 32GB of RAM?

  • I swapped the 1TB SSD for a 500GB SSD but I did add a 2TB HDD for mass storage. I downgraded the SSD purely for cost reasons.

  • I also changed the motherboard for cost reasons. The Z370-E also has WIFI and overclocks great. I have my i5-8600K at 5.0ghz no problem.

  • I chose a 1080p 144hz monitor. You mentioned using it for Art? I'm not sure if maybe you want a 1440p monitor? That will definitely add to price but a 1080 can very easily run 1080p144 at max settings for any game. I've also read some reviews and apparently color accuracy is quite good on this panel so again, that will be nice for the art segment of your build. I'm curious to know what kind of art you're doing?

  • Lastly, I chose the Meshify case for it's open front panel. It has good airflow as well a tempered glass side panel and it's great on cable management. I use the same one and I love mine. Fantastic build quality.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $339.69 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.32 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $174.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card $604.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan $18.29 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan $18.29 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan $18.29 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus - VG278Q 27.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $296.50 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2292.89
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $2242.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-03 11:40 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for gaming? Which build?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! I don't like the stock Intel one either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for gaming? Which build?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't really needed like it is on a Ryzen build. I would say to go with 2666-3000mhz but anything more than that is just overkill. Not to mention that you won't get the advertised speeds without overclocking anyway.

You could go with a cooler, although don't spend much on it since it's a locked CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $248.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $39.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.00 @ PCCaseGear
Memory Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $161.40 @ Umart
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $82.00 @ Umart
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card $489.00 @ Umart
Case NZXT - H400i MicroATX Mini Tower Case $179.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.00 @ Shopping Express
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1505.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-03 10:27 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I would spend a little more money for a better power supply and I would also really try and squeeze a 128-250GB SSD in there if you can go that route. Otherwise, it's all good!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $53.95 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.89 @ OutletPC
Other Acer KG221Q Frameless 21.5" Black FreeSync (AMD Adaptive Sync) $95.84 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $442.45
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $432.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-02 19:53 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 AUD Gaming PC"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $248.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M HD3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $128.00 @ Centre Com
Memory Kingston - FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $147.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.00 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.50 @ Shopping Express
Video Card GALAX - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB OC Video Card $445.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.01 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1258.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-03 09:48 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for gaming? Which build?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

For your uses, I would go with the i5-8400. Six cores and six threads will definitely last you for the next few years. If you were interested in streaming and stuff like that, I would suggest the Ryzen over the Intel chip. Everything else looks great though!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions needed"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That's correct. Go first gen Ryzen with your original build, X470 motherboard with your original build or look into contacting the manufacturer and see if they're able to do the bios update for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good or bad build?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It all looks very good. I'm very confused on your choice of motherboard. That seems incredibly overkill in every way. I would just call it a day with an Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E or something along those lines.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Let's say..."

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Won't be worth the risk when that build goes up in flames..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions needed"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

So, there's a couple things you can do.

  • Change components to counter the cost of an X470 board that will be compatible out of the box with the 2600X.

  • Go with a first generation Ryzen CPU and stick with your current build. A B350 or X370 board may need a BIOS update in order to work with the 2600X since that CPU is very much new. If you don't have another compatible CPU to use with the B350/X370 to update it, you're kind of out of luck. I've also heard of manufactures performing the update for you before they ship it to you, that's something you can look into. I've also heard of boot kits that they send you beforehand in order to make the update.

In this build, I went ahead and swapped out your PSU. Not only is this one better but it's also fully modular and cheaper - all at the same time. I swapped out RAM and tossed in the X470 board.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $228.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $130.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $164.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.29 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card $259.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $53.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan NZXT - RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT - RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC - i2367Fh 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $119.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1209.87
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1179.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-02 11:00 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Everything good and ready to buy?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that? My 1060 6GB barely gets past 80FPS in most games on high settings. Depending on the game of course.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Everything good and ready to buy?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600 3.1GHz 6-Core Processor $222.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $21.29 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $91.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - S340 (Matte White/Purple) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $53.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan NZXT - RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT - RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1017.89
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $987.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-01 19:42 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Everything good and ready to buy?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great. Few things to consider:

  • Rather than going with that motherboard and a WIFI adapter, you could spend a bit more for a motherboard with built in WIFI like the ASRock Z370 board. There's even a few B360s that are cheaper with built in WIFI.

  • 16GB is a bit overkill if you're only gaming and using photoshop lightly. You can play any AAA game with 8GB of RAM no problem. I would say to only go with 16GB if you use Photoshop very often. Keep in mind that at a later point, you can always toss in another 2x4GB kit for 16GB total if you truly need it.

  • 1060 6GB will run mostly everything on high at 1080p60 but mine has trouble with Ark haha. I use the Asus Dual Series 1060 and Ark gets about 45FPS on high. Just so you know. Everything else is great. On Ark, I run medium with render distance on high to achieve about 65FPS.

  • PSU is a bit overkill too. You could save a bit with the G3 550 and still have enough leftover for future upgrades.

EDIT: Also, Nullarc77's advice above is good too.

the 8400 is cheaper and the 300mhz difference is not tgat (that* :)) big

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Razer Blade like build quality."

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

XPS 15 is fantastic in both the battery and build quality departments but you're absolutely right, I really wish they packed a 1060 into that. Especially with that price tag..

I'm not sure of your budget but here's what I would look into:

Asus ZenBook Pro w/ 1050ti

Microsoft Surface Book 2 w/ 1060 6GB. Obviously, this is more of a 2in1 but offers great build quality, awesome battery life and a 1060 6GB. Keep in mind, you only get the dedicated graphics when docked to the keyboard. It switches to integrated when detached.

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin. 1060 6GB or 1070 8GB, 8th gen six-core coffeelake i7, near bezel-less screen, etc. Might lose some battery life with this option and according to reviews, it has great build quality besides some flex in the upper keyboard section. Personally, that's no big deal to me but your mileage may vary.

Now, take this with a grain of salt but even the new Alienware 13. Yes, you'll overpay for it but it does have great build quality, decent battery life and the OLED screen is beautiful.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Razer Blade like build quality."

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

LG Gram is good but I don't think I would say it's equal to or equivalent to the Razer Blade. From my experience, Razer is on Apple's level of build quality and that by itself is, unfortunately, much harder to find in the PC world.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First pc build possibility?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

So, I changed a few things.

  • With Ryzen, RAM speed is very important so for just a couple bucks more, I would bump up the RAM to 3000mhz.

  • I would really try and get a more 'brand name' SSD. I've never heard of the Team L5 LITE and can't seem to find many reviews. I'm not saying that it's bad but I know I would feel more comfortable with something like a Kingston.

  • I would also avoid the BT PSU as it hasn't had any professional reviews or stress tests. Again, not saying that it's bad, but it's just something to be cautious of. I replaced it with a SeaSonic Fully modular PSU for not much more. It's a bit older but still has all the same functions. Wattage is definitely overkill but hey, at least you have room to upgrade in the future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $174.79 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg Business
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.47 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $189.99 @ B&H
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $670.21
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $635.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-01 12:19 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 PC Build (Gaming, Video Editing)"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I went over a bit. This is the best I could come up with after redoing it a few times. Really tried to go with an 8th gen Core i5 with 16GB of RAM but I couldn't without being way over budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $133.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $108.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $133.00 @ Umart
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.00 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.50 @ Shopping Express
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GT OC Video Card $369.00 @ Scorptec
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $93.50 @ Shopping Express
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor Samsung - S24D300H 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $138.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1196.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-01 09:23 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder, not sure on a mobo"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good.

  • Bump RAM speed to 3000mhz. Ryzen thrives off of fast RAM.

  • You'll probably end up needing more storage. I would try and get another 500GB-1TB HDD in there. If you're gaming, 240GB doesn't last long. I won't change that in the build but that's just something to consider. That can also easily be installed in the future.

  • The G3 550 PSU is actually cheaper and is the newest iteration of the EVGA 550.

  • The motherboard isn't going to matter as much if you don't plan on overclocking just as Brett_5s stated. If you plan on overclocking, then definitely spend the money for a quality board.

This build will do you just fine depending on the motherboard. If overclocking, you'll want a good X370 versus a B350. You could go with an aftermarket cooler like the one that Brett_5s put in his build but the wraith that comes with the 1200 is good with clock speeds and decent with a slight overclock. Really no need to spend that money unless you want to.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $93.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card $259.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $851.63
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $796.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-30 18:33 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC mainly used for LoL and Fortnite"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not sure what cheap is but this would be a stellar system that would be very capable of just about everything. I chose the 8600K but if you don't plan on overclocking and want to save a few bucks, opt for the i5-8400 and get a cheaper motherboard. You could also drop down to a 1060 and use the stock cooler of the 8400 to save quite a bit of money. I'll leave that version below.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $237.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.32 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $163.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Adorama
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $504.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1407.89
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1387.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-30 18:26 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $178.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $163.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Adorama
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1025.68
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1005.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-30 18:27 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X-299 Motherboard Options?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as the power supply goes, that's definitely pushing it a little. I would look into a 1000W that way you have some headroom for future upgrades, overclocking or just so your PSU isn't constantly maxed out 24/7.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with build for gaming/Oculus Rift."

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! I wouldn't change anything. Although, as Isaac_The_Pooper stated, 140GB isn't going to hold much. After programs and OS, you may have room for 2 or 3 games. I would either try and squeeze a 500GB SSD into the budget otherwise, add a 1TB HDD for the majority of the games and put your most played on the SSD.

My 1060 6GB has no problem running my Oculus, you'll be just fine!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on an SFF build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, I can understand your reasoning for that. If all you're doing is occasional rendering and light gaming, a 1060 might be better suited for you. A 1070 is mostly for high refresh rate 1080p gaming or 1440p gaming while a 1060 is strictly 1080p. Honestly, that's probably enough for you in that case, my 1060 easily runs all AAA games in high details at or above 60fps. Plus, you'll have the i7 over my i5.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will this work?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Typically boot loops are caused by either a bad component or a driver issue. Honestly, I would check all your drivers, maybe delete them all and download the latest ones again. Otherwise, try performing a full reset on Windows before spending the money on a PSU. Just back up all of your stuff first. Unfortunately you'll have to download all the games again but I would give that a shot first, if it's not a constant issue, I'm willing to bet it's an issue with a driver(s). If the PSU is bad, I doubt you'd be able to turn the computer on at all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on an SFF build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point
  • If you drop the 960 EVO for a regular 2.5" SATA SSD and drop the Black Series HDD for a regular HDD, you can pack a 1070 into this build.

Worth it huh? RAM and CPU cooler should be fine. I had the LPX RAM in my last build and it's actually fairly low profile when you compare it to some others.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $339.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $63.29 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - Z370M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.79 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $484.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design - Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan $19.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan $18.29 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan $18.29 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1581.07
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1551.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-26 11:27 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please provide opinions on my part list"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh gotcha. Considering Ryzen 2 has a pretty steep TDP as well, absolutely go ahead and get a larger capacity PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will this work?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Like three days haha. But it's been great!

It's in a boot loop?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrades needed: Where to start?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

1) GPU. 1060 3GB. For the most noticeable performance with games.

2) CPU. i5-8400 + H360 motherboard / Ryzen 5 1600 W/ B350 or X370 board. For the most noticable difference in day-to-day tasks

3) RAM. 8-16GB. 3000-3200mhz. You'll need DDR4 with any modern motherboard.

That would be my order. But after all that, you almost may as well get a new PSU and case and make a completely new build haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Frankly, I think an SSD and even a newer CPU would be a wiser investment.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computersystem for 4k Video editing"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Here you go! PSU seems overkill but it's actually one of the best, least expensive options.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor €229.90 @ LDLC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard €144.90 @ LDLC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €139.30 @ Amazon France
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €50.79 @ Amazon France
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €40.24 @ Amazon France
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB G1 Gaming Video Card €269.90 @ Amazon France
Case Thermaltake - Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case €38.85 @ Amazon France
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply €71.99 @ Amazon France
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €985.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-26 06:58 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you actually purchase everything already?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Build - Audio Problems"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I guess so. I did send Fractal an email the same day just to see what they thought. Have yet to hear anything back. Thanks. Eventually I want to get a simple external DAC that will use the rear IO anyways so I won't need to use the front IO. Still, it's just a little frustrating. Besides that, it's the best case I've had!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Zenquality 2nd gen"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. I would just bump up RAM speed to 3000mhz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office PC"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

This should be more than enough for your needs. Honestly, an i5 will be too but the i7 fits the budget no problem so may as well. 8700 also has the UHD Graphics 630 so that will again, do what you need it to. I put 16GB of RAM in there that way you don't even need to worry about multitasking - even with two monitors. This motherboard has enough IO for dual monitors.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $299.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $162.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case $71.30 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $719.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-25 17:26 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will this work?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA G3 550.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Desktop for Photo Editing"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That's far more than enough.

Honestly, downgrade:

  • 32GB of RAM to 16GB.

  • Toss the 960 PRO and get a regular 2.5" SATA SSD.

  • Downgrade motherboard. No point in paying that much if you aren't gaming and overclocking.

  • Do you really need 8TB?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $299.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $87.10 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $162.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $121.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card $204.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $950.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-25 16:06 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrades for prebuilt opinions wanted"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. That should give you a huge boost in performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my gaming build for 1080p 60hz gaming"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

8600K will be just fine for your uses. Actually, more than enough. I have my 8600K at 5GHz with the Asus Z370-E and it was super easy to do. That motherboard should handle it. Personally, I would just go with the 3000mhz RAM, there's no need for 3600 at all with an Intel build. Plus, you can save about $40. I run 3200 with my setup.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First MicroATX Build, opinion/help?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries. Looks great though, enjoy!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First MicroATX Build, opinion/help?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! You should have no problem with 1080p60. I would very much recommend a very small >150GB SSD if at all possible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming PC for 1440p 144Hz Gaming"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Please format your builds in the future, makes it a little easier for us to follow.

That all looks awesome. You should have no trouble with achieving 1440p144. For that price of range of RGB strips, you can go with the Phantek strips on Amazon. Comes with two that are magnetic. For $50, you can go with Corsair's Lighting Node Pro if you want 4x strips, a controller and pretty good software to control all of it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with First Build! Absolutely clueless here."

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Storage would depend on your editing.

If you have a 250GB SSD,

  • Windows 10 will take about 15GB.

  • You'll want to account for your programs that you use. Look up the size requirements.

  • You'll also want to, of course, account for the edits. Are you keeping all the raw+edited reels on your computer? Are you deleting the raw after the edit and keeping the edit? Are you deleting everything after upload? This will be the most important factor in that decision. Can you get away with 250GB or should you just front the money for that extra 1TB HDD? Or maybe, get an even smaller 128ishGB SSD for purely the OS and programs and keep any and all footage off the SSD and on the HDD. That will counter the price of the HDD.

For RAM, I would definitely recommend spending the money for 16GB. Here's your build but with a smaller and cheaper SSD that counters the price of the 1TB HDD. Also includes 16GB of RAM. The Ripjaws V is actually cheaper than the 2x8 Vulcan.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $174.69 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $56.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $162.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $38.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $189.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - G246HLAbd 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master - Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $909.14
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $879.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-25 12:20 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Build 1440p 144hz"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Build 1440p 144hz"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Between the 1080 and 8700K, you should be able to achieve that. Especially on games like Fortnite and CS:GO.

However, I have a few edits of your build:

  • Better CPU cooler, especially if you plan on overclocking that 8700K. I would really recommend an AIO but it isn't needed.

  • Dual channel memory. Instead of 1x8, go 2x4. Increased speed a little bit. I would suggest 16GB for this price point but in reality, no more than 8 is needed for gaming.

  • Better PSU. BQ has not been professionally reviewed nor stressed. As far as PSU is concerned, you definitely want a quality one as it powers everything.

  • I would also suggest a different case but I left that alone. Fractal Design Meshify C or even the Focus G would be a better choice due to the open front. More airflow to that 8700K and 1080.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $339.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.39 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $101.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Samsung
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card $614.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB120 61.4 CFM 120mm Fan $26.79 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB120 (3-pack) 61.4 CFM 120mm Fans $62.94 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $369.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Bose - Companion 2 Series III 0W 2ch Speakers $99.00 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2270.52
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2240.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-25 12:00 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this any good?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Anytime!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build Feedback"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with everything here. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this any good?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Changed one thing:

  • i5-8600K is slightly better than the i7-7700K yet it's also quite a bit cheaper. Same goes for the motherboard. You'll also gain two extra cores which will help immensely for your editing and it's the newest generation so may as well.

As far as your SSD situation, you really won't notice the difference of boot times between the NVME and SATA SSD. It's barely an improvement as far as boot is concerned so honestly, I would take that £188.84 and apply it towards a regular 2TB SATA SSD or something else entirely. Maybe even the i7-8700K if you want some serious CPU power. The only time you should spend the money on NVME is if you truly need those transfer speeds. Which, if you're moving around a lot of 4K footage, it might be worth it in your case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor £202.90 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 360 273.4 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing Liquid CPU Cooler £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £185.00 @ Aria PC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £426.04 @ More Computers
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £188.84 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive £227.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card £805.79 @ SmartTeck.co.uk
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P Mesh White ATX Mid Tower Case £134.99 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £85.28 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit £184.98 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £2551.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-25 16:01 BST+0100

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