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Comment reply on Forum Topic "750 watt PSU with both 8 pin and 4 pin CPU cable"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

The absolute best will be the seasonic prime. I'm not sure about the connectors as I haven't researched them but I expect they are like the other lines.

Seasonic X series is supports MoBos with dual CPUs and the PSU comes with an 8 pin EPS style CPU connector and a 4+4 pin CPU connector.

I have several X-650 ( gold ) and one SS-760XP platinum and they are great power supplies.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Migrating everything over to a new SSD"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE CLONING !!!

Acronis is good. The WD version is free if you have a WD drive in the system.

As long as your HDD has less on it than the size of the SSD you will be fine.

You want to also clone the other partitions (boot, recovery etc)

BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE CLONING !!!

Oh, and one more reminder...

BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE CLONING !!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX-1070 upgrade on an i7-4770K"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

4770K overclocked is not going to bottleneck a GTX 1070.

a 6700K vs the 4770K might be a few FPS faster at times.

What GPU do you have now?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Air or Liquid cooling on an Intel core i5 6600K?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running a 6700K at 4.8Ghz on air. Cryorig R1 universal. No complaints. Dead quiet at idle. This is a build that I'm still tuning that is not for me but I really wish it was mine.

my daily driver is a 4790K that will do 4.8Ghz. but I run it either at 4.5 or 4.7 depending on my mood and needs. ( It is 4.7 right now). Also air cooled, but with a Cryorig R1 ultimate with Phantek fans instead of the Cryorig XF 140s. This is dead silent at idle stays in the high 60s / low 70s ( peak cpu core temps) under heavy load or a reasonable stress test. ( I no longer stress with P95)

getting the hot air out of the case is also key to successful cooling.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want: 6600K OC to 4.3 GHz, Air cooled, 50-ish under load"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree with what the others have said.

I recently built a pair of 6700K / Z170 and went with the Cryorig R1 universal. I have the R1 ultimate on my Z97/4790K.

The advantage of the Universal is memory clearance.

The other ones fellway mentioned are also good. There is also the Phanteks PH-TC14PE that ranks right in there too.

Also with your Fractal S, you will want to add some case fans. I suggest three intakes and one or two bottom, and remove the unused PCI blanks to get the hot air out of the case. If you have four to five intakes you might not even need the exhaust.

I can't comment on your motherboard selection first hand, but I've read is less favorable comments and reviews for MSI vs Gigabyte or Asus. I love MSI graphics cards, but I'm not too sure about their MoBos.

I'm a long time Gigabyte fan, but recently went with Asus and I am quite impressed with the board. I picked up the ROG Maxiumus Hero VIII and it is doing really well.

Along with low temperatures, do you value quiet?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Test Your Processor Against AMD Ryzen (Comment your time)"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Putting all three systems in one post.

  • 6700K 4.7Ghz - 48.38
  • 4790K 4.5Ghz - 57.13
  • 3770 3.4Ghz - 1:23

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What kind of PSU do I need? Information below."

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

What I mean is some of the older systems predate ATX 12V 2.2 or 2.3 and had higher current demands to the MoBo on the 5V and 3.3V rails than the newer ATX 12V v2.3 PSUs deliver. The trend was toward more 12V power and less 3.3 and 5V power.

That H55 board is probably OK with a newer unit, but I would look at the specs of the Mobo and the specs of the PSU and make sure the PSU has enough amps/watts on the lesser voltage rails ( the 5V and 3.3V).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What kind of PSU do I need? Information below."

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

You have to watch the older systems and make sure a newer PSU has enough power on the 3.3V and 5V rails.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seasonic X-650 is $49 after rebate for Dec 31 only."

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

OK.

Few will see it here until after the sale is over, but anyone looking to buy a PSU today will see it in the PSU section.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seasonic X-650 is $49 after rebate for Dec 31 only."

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This is without a doubt the best price ever and a solid full modular 80 plus gold unit.

I own three X650s, and a platinum 760 and they are excellent.

I know there is a deals area, but anyone thinking about a PSU in the next 23 hours might consider this one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many sata data cables?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That motherboard comes with two SATA cables.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is the best Fractal Design Case?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What Vagabond said, with one difference of opinion.

the S has better intake airflow, but not as good exhaust without cutting or drilling vent holes for the air to get out. The S was made for dual long radiators for water cooling.

If you remove the HDD cages from the R5, and mount any spinning hard drives in the optical bays with extra sound dampening, I think it will be the quietest, and with two front 140mm and two bottom 140mm intakes it will flow plenty of air.

checkout my build to see an R5

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I run dual monitors with i5-6600 without a GPU?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The integrated graphics will work.

Or, used GTX 745 4GB can be found for $30 to $50 on eBay and will do better than the integrated graphics.

Also, there is little reason to buy a Z170 MoBo with an locked processor. an H170 or B150 will do the job just as well.

FL Studio has fairly low system demands. Not sure about Reaper.

Integrated graphics won't hurt the CPU at all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will putting my computer next to a window make it run cooler?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your fans setup on the Fractal S? It shouldn't need "cold" air to run cool.

If you work out the airflow of the case it should be fine even if the room is toasty warm.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Samsung 850 EVO vs other SSD's"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What build? what games?

Have your run resmon and perfmon while starting games to see what is running and what is slow?

It might be the SSD. It might be something else.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ram is 1866mhz, Motherboard supports up to 1600mhz, ram clocked at 1333mhz"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Often memory will initially be clocked to 1333 Mhz if for some reason the MoBo/CPU and Memory don't sync up automagically.

Go into BIOS, and see if you can set the memory up to 1600. The CPU supports the faster Memory, but the MoBo may not go beyond 1600.

If you can't get it to run at 1600, get on MSI's support forum and ask why.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Air or Water cooling?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

agree on the H7 as a much better budget cooler than the Evo 212

A case with very good air flow is also needed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cpu for Home/Office Use, Opinions/Help. ( Present for Christmas)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

cheers :beer: <- that's a toast to the holidays.

Perhaps I'm not describing the experience very well.

I really like the G3258, but I was disappointed when multi-tasking. I suppose if I were coming from a really old P4 or a core2 duo it would be an improvement.

Can't speak to the celerons as I've not used any in recent history.

Happy Holidays !

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD or no SSD?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

yes. spinning HDD vs SSD

edit: so my setup on my main workstation is 500GB for OS, all programs and one game that I never get time to play.

Photos, large blocks of data, backups, virtual machine images go on a fast 1TB hard drive.

A second hard drive is used for the windows shadow volume backups (aka file history). This drive is older and a hand-me-down and slower than the fast 1TB drive.

Also, the SSDs perform best when they are not full. I was surprised at the difference from a 90% full SSD and a 70% full SSD. This is on a samsung 850 evo, so every month or so I archive older stuff from the SSD to the HDD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD or no SSD?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

I like 500GB drives and put OS, programs and active saves of stuff and then archive the larger stuff to a spinner.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cpu for Home/Office Use, Opinions/Help. ( Present for Christmas)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

you are assuming I don't know what I was was doing. There were not post-install updates running.

After the initial setup I tried to run Prime95 and during the stress test the onboard graphics were unresponsive. So I installed a spare GT 630 graphics card and ran a 24 hour run of prime95. I wasn't sure the OC was going to be stable with only 1.2V vcore ( budget B85 board is voltage limited in BIOS)

After all this was done I put it on my network and used it for a couple of hours out of curiousity knowing I had very little invested. It was OK, but not as good as a five year old laptop with a second gen core i3.

YMMV

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cpu for Home/Office Use, Opinions/Help. ( Present for Christmas)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The G3258 didn't really do well as a desktop in my opinion, even running at 4.2Ghz it was not smooth opening a browser and opening an windows file explorer window.

It ran benchmarks well, but only two cores seemed to be limiting.

I have to say I only ran windows on it for a few hours making sure temps and all were in order before installing linux.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cpu for Home/Office Use, Opinions/Help. ( Present for Christmas)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an overclocked G3258 and when benchmarking it it was not very fluid running Windows 8.1 pro. It had a lackluster graphics card but still it was not as fluid as a second gen core i3 laptop.

It runs linux now and screams but it is a headless server.

I would step it up and go with an i3 6100.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats the difference between these two boards?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

-A has a Motherboard DVI and VGA port.

Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB/DisplayPort ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz - Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz

-AR does not have DVI or VGA (aka RGB) additional video connectors.

Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM vs GIGABYTE Z170X GAMING 7"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

the Gigabyte GA170X is $159 after $20 MIR at newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128835

There are a few complaints about the audio on the Gaming 7, but it appears to be a very high-end audio with components usually found on add-on sound gards.

The Gaming 5 is the next step down and it has Realtek ALC1150 audio, and is a little less audacious looking vs the Gaming 7.

I have the GA Z97X Gaming 5 and the board is solid.

The Gigabyte Z170X Ultra Gaming has lesser grade Audio; ALC 892. I'd drop that one from the list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ive been stuck on choosing a motherboard for 3 weeks need help!"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for gettging a MoBo with better onboard Audio.

The Gigabyte does a nice job. my GA Z97X Gaming 5 has the same audio as on the H170 Gaming 3.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryorig R1 Universal or Noctua NHD-15s"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The R1 universal will clear any RAM on a Z170 board, however reviews on the thin XT140 fan on the front of the universal are not as favorable as the XF140 fan, which is used on both front and middle of the R1 ultimate.

I have the R1 ultimate and it clears my non-low-profile G.skill ram. I removed the top fins but the memory is still fairly tall. I moved the front fan up about 3/8 inch, and it clears the R5 case with ease.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7-6700 vs i7-6700k??"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

what is your overall budget?

do you have a starting point build?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case fan configuration"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

For starters, 2x120mm front intake 1x120mm bottom intake 1x120mm rear exhaust

software fan control like speedfan can read GPU temps and control fans based on those temps, but the headers on the card are nice too.

What MoBo? how many PWM headers vs voltage controlled headers?

What CPU cooler?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Cpu cooler for i5 6600k (planning 4ghz oc)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If your system is getting hot over long gaming systems, the fault is with your case cooling, and maybe not your CPU cooler.

Is the build you linked what you have? or what you are planning?

If you setup the Phantek's case correctly, even a low-end cooler will be the same after 5 mins and 5 hours.

If the temps are climbing over time, don't blame your CPU cooler, blame your case and case fans.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7-6700 vs i7-6700k??"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure I agree. see my post below.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7-6700 vs i7-6700k??"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

6700K is faster even if not overclocked than the 6700, almost 17.6% faster in fact.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6700K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-6700

You will need a CPU cooler with the K, so that adds to the cost, but a solid cooler like the cryorig h7 is $35.

So yes, you don't need a Z170 if you plan stay at stock speeds, but I'd go for the 6700K and spend as much as you can on fast solid state storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windowed Case - ATX Size"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass is drool worthy.

I don't see it listed for sale yet anywhere. It was recently announced.

http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Luxe-TemperedGlass.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "are there any silent cpu air coolers that don't look like someones sprayed whipped cream on shit, (couch couch noctua)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I own the R1 ultimate, and it is not silent.

It was fairly quiet with the stock fans, but my system sits on top of my desk and I could hear the CPU fans at idle. I replaced the fans with Phantek F140HP http://www.phanteks.com/PH-F140HP2.html and now it is silent at idle, as the fans will spin down slower than the Cryorig fans.

The PWM fan header on my Mobo can slow the Phantek down to 625 RPM, yet the Cryorig fans would only slow to about 770 RPM and this was enough of a difference. Idle temps are the same, around 28C on the warmest core.

Best I can tell the top-end cooling is the same. I made other changes since I Stress / Temp tested the Cryorig fans so it would not be fair to compare now vs then.

Other than the cost of replacing the fans it is an excellent cooler. If you are thinking to go this route, you might consider the R1 universal which is offset to the rear of the case slightly and even with a full width fan you may get better memory clearance ( which is something to consider)

also, these are HUGE and won't fit in all cases.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When is the best time to buy SSD drives?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-850-Evo-500GB-vs-Crucial-MX300-525GB/3477vs3643

If you are coming from a hard drive, the speed differences will be hard to tell the difference.

I tend to wait and pickup the Samsung 850s when they go on sale but the Crucial MX300 is not bad.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "are there any silent cpu air coolers that don't look like someones sprayed whipped cream on shit, (couch couch noctua)"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You must have meant whipped cream on "Cake", because pie only has three letters not four ****

And why are you putting Whipped Cream and Cake on your Noctua "Couch" ;) :D ?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5 vs Asus Z170 Pro or Aura vs ??? for 6700K"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Can you provide specifics or details that I might overlook reading the reviews.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5 vs Asus Z170 Pro or Aura vs ??? for 6700K"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Can you provide specifics or details that I might overlook reading the reviews.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5 vs Asus Z170 Pro or Aura vs ??? for 6700K"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Can you provide specifics or details that I might overlook reading the reviews.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryorig R1 Universal or Noctua NHD-15s"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What motherboard? What Ram ?

R1 ultimate cools Excellent.

checkout my build. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XvgLrH

You can move the fan up a bit in the R5 case to clear taller RAM.

Newegg has both the ultimate and the universal on sale for $69. sale ends Saturday.

Cryorig H5 if you are on a budget.

Comment reply on felohany's Completed Build: A Temp build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Corsair 300R working out for you?

Comment reply on Slasher_10000's Completed Build: Midnight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Corsair 300R working out for you? Would you buy it again?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good PSU."

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the seasonic prime.

What is the rest of the build that needs 850W ?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me choose please."

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I like high quality 650W PSUs. in the end, they are $10 or $20 more and step into a much better class of electronics. the EVGA G2, or Seasonic X or XFX are solid units.

comments on your build: you have a K series CPU on an H170 MoBo that won't over clock it. I would step up to a Z170 Mobo, and get a better CPU cooler like a Cryorig H7.

Also, I think I'd go with 500 GB of SATA III SSD vs 128GB of PCIe x4 speed, but that's just my opinion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD Decision"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree SATA 3 for your needs.

my .02 is I like the 2.5 inch format as they work great for hand-me-downs into other systems or as secondary drives later.

Also, the M.2's also run hotter from what I've read.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best 850w+ PSU with flat/ribbon cables?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

edit: the prime is without a doubt, the "best", but another that is really good is the Seasonic X-850 Gold.e day.

One day shell shocker...

Tuesday, Oct 11, shell shocker new-egg sale ( if my sources can be trusted ).

850 Watt SeaSonic X-850 80 Plus Gold Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply (SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) [newegg.com] $94.99 - $15.00 Rebate = $79.99 AR + Free Shipping

link to rebate.

http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/SeasonicUSA17-151-102Oct11Oct1116mw55.pdf

in the sub $100 range, this is really hard to beat.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "850W PSU - Gold or Platinum?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

but the prime might be...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best budget cpu for minecraft?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

My kids played this on second gen core i3 laptops for years.

I built a minecraft server for very cheap

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/G43Ff7

that system and a $30 used GPU is fine. B85 and H81 MoBos are getting hard to find so an i3 6300 and a newer Mobo might be cheaper.

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