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Comment reply on ChandlerRhee's Completed Build: AMD Gigabyte Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

The first picture is a work of art.. upvoted..

Oh, and the PC looks neat

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is 350$ a fair price for a very gently used i7-5930k"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I got one for £100 off CeX. It runs @ 4.40 GHz with 1.25V (doesn't like 4.5 under "safe voltage), with cache @ 4.00, 1.17V.

You should be looking at no more than US$150 considering your chip is slightly better quality than mine. Finding an X99 motherboard for it is another tough one and likely not too cheap.. I had to pay £266 for an "Open Box" Asus Strix X99.

Comment reply on BorntoPlay's Completed Build: My Gaming PC Build 2015-2016

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Just came on here browsing and wow - reminds me of my old PC. You have the exact same case and optical drive it had!

My current PC which I built two years ago has a Ryzen 7 + GTX 1080 (you can see if you're interested...) and a CM Mastercase Pro 5 but it's on the desk and I feel less bonded to the case than I did on my old PC...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Some recently added components do not show up if you type their name in the search bar."

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup this happened to be the next time I checked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Some recently added components do not show up if you type their name in the search bar."

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Woohoo! Seems to be fixed - But the new Corsair AX850 only shows up if you put "AX" or AX 850 (with a space). These products never showed when I searched them before though so that's great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] Edifier S880DB"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

Comment reply on gwoodtamu's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 2700x - Node 202 Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Your PC being the size of a console yet this powerful is awesome... I'm still a mid-tower person..

Comment reply on gwoodtamu's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 2700x - Node 202 Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Great!

I built my system back in May '17 with a GTX 1080 but I sense that if I built it now, the R VII is the GPU I'd want ;D

AMD GPUs tend to age better than Nvidia GPUs as I've noticed, for example when comparing the R9 200 series with the GTX 700 series in many modern games.

16GB HBM2 as well... hmmm... if I load up my modded Skyrim SE packed with 4K textures it really kills my VRAM. I'm sure it won't seem like complete overkill for a future proof gaming PC.

Comment reply on gwoodtamu's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 2700x - Node 202 Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

That's a cool little powerhouse.

But where's the Radeon VII? You say it's a Vega 64 and looks like a Vega 64.

Comment reply on toucanf16's Completed Build: Tall but small... a gaming/editing computer

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Just looked around the site for some cool looking Mini-ITX cases and came across this - I'm absolutely stunned by your build and your pictures. :D

You also mention Hong Kong's computer shopping arcades which I'm completely familiar with as I used to live there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. I want the best. Here's what I've chosen. Help me?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No, XMP memory profiles won't make everything too hot on a decent motherboard and Intel K-CPU with decent cooling.

Waiting for Coffee is a good idea if possible. I'm sure it will be good now that AMD are back in the game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. I want the best. Here's what I've chosen. Help me?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That is only the case when the GPU is the bottleneck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rendering machine based on AMD 16 Core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you don't need a high-end GPU or monitor, an £2500 1950X build seems doable.

Here's my suggestion, though all from Ebuyer as that's where I buy from, it's reliable and it's convenient to get everything from the same merchant. (I live in southern England) If you don't mind shopping around, just refine the list to include all merchants and you might be able to save a little.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor £997.98 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £124.96 @ Box Limited
Motherboard MSI - X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX TR4 Motherboard £339.99 @ Box Limited
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £228.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £219.79 @ Box Limited
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £80.86 @ Box Limited
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card £134.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case £109.72 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £107.99 @ Ebuyer
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £100.48 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £2445.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-24 17:41 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. I want the best. Here's what I've chosen. Help me?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

eXtreme Memory Profile. It's very simple to enable, just go to memory settings in your board's BIOS and you should see it, enable "Profile1". it will read the RAM's XMP profile on it's SPD. The 3200 MHz RAM will be great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build. I want the best. Here's what I've chosen. Help me?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

The DDR4-3200/ C16 RAM will perform a lot better than DDR4-2133/ C14 RAM. Just activate the XMP memory profile.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rendering machine based on AMD 16 Core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the list need to include an OS, monitor or other peripherals? Or just the computer itself?

Comment reply on neo239's Completed Build: HT Box One

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

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Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Build (Gaming/Graphics Design/Editing)"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

See the PCPP logo on the "Markup" section at the top of the screen? That will copy the build and so just paste it here. BB code is also available.

I have that KB & M set and the mouse feels fine for its price. Been using it regularly for 3 months and it is still in good shape, so I would certainly suggest holding off on buying another till you really need it.

PSU - Yes, you want a better one than the one you originally had in there. It was non-modular, so tons of cables. Plus, I happened to have had one of those power supplies in a previous build and it failed on me after 2 years. I replaced it with an Antec HCG-620M

I have myself a Ryzen system (See this list) and I must say I can't regret choosing a better motherboard. Higher quality on-board audio and VRMs were well worth the extra. I also have an AIO which I'm using to push 1.3V through my CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Build (Gaming/Graphics Design/Editing)"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Big tip: You cannot run anything higher than DDR4-2400 on B250. No point in investing in liquid cooling unless you want to get your 7700K to 4.8 or beyond, again on Z270 only.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Build (Gaming/Graphics Design/Editing)"

  • 30 months ago
  • 0 points

It looks good, but I would suggest this modification:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $458.00 @ Umart
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $89.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $275.00 @ PCCaseGear
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $215.00 @ Umart
Storage Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $215.00 @ IJK
Storage Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $121.00 @ IJK
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Turbo OC Video Card $749.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Inwin - GR One ATX Full Tower Case $129.00 @ Umart
Power Supply Antec - EDGE 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $147.40 @ Skycomp Technology
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $135.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor AOC - G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $379.00 @ IJK
Keyboard Cooler Master - Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $47.00 @ Shopping Express
Headphones Thermaltake - Cronos Headset $58.00 @ Umart
Speakers Logitech - Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $98.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3115.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-12 22:44 AEST+1000

Saves money by removing the mouse and getting air cooling instead and upgrades the motherboard, power supply and RAM speed. I've got a lot to say about why I suggest this change, and if you are interested, feel free to ask any questions.

Cheers :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I7-6700K"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I think the new Intel mainstream line-up will be like this:

Intel Celeron - Dual Core

Intel Pentium - Dual Core w/ HT

Intel Core i3 - Quad Core (yes, it won't have HT despite seeing a 4C/ 8T i3-8300)

Intel Core i5 - Hexa Core

Intel Core i7 - Hexa Core w/ HT

So, yeah. Kaby Lake i5 and i7 buyers will feel rather pissed but at least Intel is having their butts kicked by AMD again. Healthy competition.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I7-6700K"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

ASRock have claimed Coffee Lake will need new motherboards, perhaps even if the old LGA1151 CPUs will run on the new platform.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen X370 Motherboard"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

ASRock X370 Taichi or Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 / K7.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "OVERWHELMED"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, an i5-7400 shows good gaming performance, and that is a big plus here. It will even beat a fully OCed 1500X in most gaming scenarios. And no, the RAM isn't overpriced for Aussie standards. This is not a high-end build either. It is a mid-range gaming PC.

In order to be considered "High-end" it ought to be at least as good as my personal system. (Ryzen 7 1700X, GTX 1080, 32GB RAM, NVME SSD, 144 Hz 1440p monitor)

OP wanted a PC which would be very potent for gaming at that price, and that is exactly what this build achieves.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "OVERWHELMED"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest this would do the trick:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard ASRock - B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $108.00 @ IJK
Memory G.Skill - Flare X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $185.00 @ Umart
Storage ADATA - Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $115.98 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $92.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $559.90 @ Newegg Australia
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3 (Windowed) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $49.00 @ Umart
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $95.00 @ Shopping Express
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer $18.00 @ PLE Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $128.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1589.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-08 21:59 AEST+1000

Any questions, just ask :)

Comment reply on xenonxen's Completed Build: Asus STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes some people have mentioned having problems with the SPD corrupting itself on the TridentZ RGB models. It's well rated though, so I think this is just a whole load of hogwash. It's simply people trying to run speeds and timings which are unstable on their system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AM4 motherboard"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not BCLK overclocking, then Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 is a good mid-high range overclocker. Not the K5 though.

Nice on-board audio as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel i3 Versus Amd FX"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel Pentium G4560. About as fast as i3-6100 and costs much less.

AMD FX series are dated, and were never that great, unlike the new AMD Ryzen CPUs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Okay, so does the Samsung s7 have a FM radio receiver or not?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

My lower end Samsung Galaxy A7 receives it as long as there are headphones connected.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AM4 motherboard"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

How much are you looking to spend? Do you plan on BCLK overclocking as well?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC build in the 2000 $ range for star citizen"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the best single GPU you can get. If you go for 2, it'll give you more trouble.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC build in the 2000 $ range for star citizen"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The one in the configuration I posted is good, but there are more

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC build in the 2000 $ range for star citizen"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

All gaming GPUs have DDR5 these days. ;)

The 1080 and 1080 Ti run GDDR5X, even faster than standard GDDR5.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC build in the 2000 $ range for star citizen"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

DDR5 is only found on GPUs. CPUs don't run DDR5 RAM and these motherboards you are talking about don't exist.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Visual Effects And AVID Editing PC Build / Gaming Lol"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Really, just get a decent motherboard, like Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 or K7(but not K5) or ASRock Gaming K4, Taichi) and don't go crazy on CPU and RAM overclocking (Say, run the CPU at 3.7 GHz 1.250~1.275V and RAM at 2400 if it's 32GB - and it'll be juuuuust fine and will run fast. You can get a decent 8 Core/ 16 Thread Ryzen CPU for just $300 which will well outperform a 7700K when doing heavily threaded tasks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC build in the 2000 $ range for star citizen"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't mention whether you needed an OS, Monitor, Keyboard/ mouse etc... so I assume just the PC.

Something like this for gaming:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $154.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $244.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX300 1.1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $289.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card $704.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2000.90
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1970.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-20 17:03 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for minecraft"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This, as I feel minecraft would prefer the intel route especially for low budget builds. Wi-Fi AC motherboard and a monitor has your said needs covered.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7600 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $208.89 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B250I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card $93.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - G236HLBbd 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $740.61
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $705.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-17 11:18 EDT-0400

Edit: Forgot Power Supply

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 1400 Or Core i5-7500?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd also say 1500X, better stock frequency and retains the full amount of cache, while the 1400's is halved which has been proven to deduct from performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 7600 or R5 1600?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 1600. Gaming performance at 1440p will generally be GPU bottlenecked with a GTX 1080 on any of these CPUs, and when you do get CPU bound, i5 will never be significantly faster, and more often in these cases, the Ryzen performs better and manages to avoid stuttering found in some titles, while being at much lower utilisation. It's a far more flexible option will all those threads.

I have a 1700X at a mild 3.7 GHz with 2400 MHz RAM, and all my games (Inc. Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3 and GTA V) are GPU limited with my MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X PLUS, and gameplay is smoooooooth. CPU usage is generally around 35%.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 1500x OC 3.9ghz @ 1.362v - 1.373v. I'm new on overclocking... need opinion and comments."

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

Most Ryzens should run 3.70 GHz stable at a lowly 1.25V - very cool, also good for VRM temps, especially on lower quality boards. Is it really worth fiddling for an extra 200 MHz? Or ~5-6% extra performance in synthetic benchmarks, and likely less in real world use?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the ryzen 5 1500x steam worthy?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 1600 really out of reach?

Although the 1500X should stream alright, it will be potentially quite a lot better with the 12 threads of the 1600 rather than 8 threads with the 1500X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget £500 console killer"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

C'mon, this is from the US. OP is in UK. Your prices over there are lower.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget £500 console killer"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor £53.65 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B250I PRO Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard £80.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.50 @ Ebuyer
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card £148.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case £34.07 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £49.97 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £494.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-24 16:45 BST+0100

^ Weaker GPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget £500 console killer"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Mini ITX motherboards start at higher prices, so you'll have to downgrade something in order to keep it around 500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget £500 console killer"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the motherboard won't fit in Mini ITX cases.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget £500 console killer"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The 580 is a bit more expensive (check prices yourself) and is ~15% faster in general.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget £500 console killer"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, but they are not likely to be and I wouldn't count on it. B250 boards are better anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget £500 console killer"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If the MasterBox Lite 3 will fit in your space, this would be the best option:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor £55.80 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £68.08 @ Ebuyer
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.50 @ Ebuyer
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card £164.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3 (Windowless) MicroATX Mini Tower Case £36.46 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £49.97 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £501.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-24 12:08 BST+0100

The build posted by rosswalker won't actually work unless you have a Skylake CPU lying around - that H110 board will need a BIOS update before it will work with a G4560.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 6 (Blue and Red versions)"

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah. It's available in Europe and here in Hong Kong as far as I know. It is a pretty nice case, so I was thinking they could add it to PCPP where it's avaiable now and update their pages with US prices when they finally start retailing in the US.

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