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Comment reply on Teve's Completed Build: Long overdue upgrades - stepping up to 8th gen!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Well to be fair the Intel stock cooler does work. It's not very pretty looking but it works.

Comment reply on SioWolf's Completed Build: Ultimate Gaming PC | My i7 6700K Monster PC

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It appears in the article he isn't changing the latency so of course 4000MHz at 15 CL (or whatever the CL is at that speed) is going to be faster than 2133MHz at 15 CL when in reality the latency scales with the speed.

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/memory-performance-speed-latency explains true latency well.

In my last build when I was using DDR3 2133 memory I tested using the Intel XMP at 2133 and then stock speed at 1600 and there was less than 1 FPS difference in gaming benchmarks.

Comment reply on sencronizer's Completed Build: Red & Black. Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what OP does of course, but that SSD is more than enough for just games.

Comment reply on sea_bass's Completed Build: Skylake in 2k

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

2K can refer to several resolutions but typically 2560 x 1440.

Comment reply on erwinhim's Completed Build: Build For Niece

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those custom cables from Ensourced?

Comment reply on darkclow's Completed Build: My Dream Budget Build - Went Lazy

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ark - Survival Evolved came out and this game WAS amazing.

Yes! I love Ark too. Awesome game.

Comment reply on epifalcon's Completed Build: Whale 2.0

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I have that monitor too! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Comment reply on srsgang's Completed Build: 1080p 2015 midrange Gaming

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I used to have that monitor. Very nice!

Comment reply on GaryTobias's Completed Build: My $850 Console Overkiller

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvidia site recommends 400W system power. (http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-960/specifications). As long as OP doesn't plan on upgrading to like a 980 or above he should be good. This system will run at about 200W at gaming load and using too high capacity PSU will result in less efficiency depending on the efficiency curve of this PSU.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I havent't really gamed on it since I gave it to my brother but looking at benchmarks for the GTX 960 it should be able to play most AAA games at 50 - 60 fps @ 1080p on high settings. It is a decently priced GPU for 1080p gaming.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

No it was pretty easy. Plenty of room in the case and this case, like most these days, has a pre-installed standoff peg to help you align the bug while you screw in the other MD screws.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree it does stand out too much against the white. I should have put it on top above the I/O because it has a black color finish up there. Oh well. Next time I suppose!

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. It may be off a little because we were so frustrated after about an hour of messing with it. I didn't really do a real Pro job with it but it was fun to try.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't heard any fan noise from the PSU. I can hear the case fans more than anything in the build.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest I'm not in love with the Controller being on the front the way it is. I originally planned on stamping out 3 clean holes to stick the dials through for a cleaner look, but I ended up scratching the hell out of the paint around the holes (people say the paint scratches easily on S340, oh yes it does!). So I just secured the faceplate around the dials to cover the scratches.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't have an issues with the slots, no. Not sure why that would happen.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right! I hate the stock fan but it does the job keeping a locked processor cool enough.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Brother is an NC State University student and can get Windows 10 (and other software) for free. Most universities will offer free software to students you just gotta look for it.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Brother is an NC State University student and can get Windows 10 (and other software) for free. Most universities will offer free software to students you just gotta look for it.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The motherboard is straight I think it's just how the heat sink assembly is secured to the board. It isn't reinforced very well but it's also a light card so it should be fine.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Storage has never really been an issue for me and and I confirmed with brother (the build is for him) about the storage. I see a lot of builds on PCPP.com that have the 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD combo which is fine for most people but I will never need that much storage. I store all photos, videos, etc. in Google Drive and all copies of important files on external HDD. SSDs are just nice for fast boot times, snappy OS performance, and faster game loading times. I only ever play like 2 games at a time and backup the others on external HDDs if I want to switch in Steam.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It does not. It is the NZXT Hue RBG Controller. It was a part I had lying around for about a year.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a bad experience with the R9 290X a while back and have always looked down upon AMD for that which I shouldn't do. I have a 970 in my system and I love the ease of Geforce Experience and Shadowplay. I'll wait to see what AMD does next generation to hopefully give Nvidia a run for their money.

And you're right about the motherboard. There are a couple parts in this build I could have gone cheaper but I love the color scheme of the motherboard and have always enjoyed MSI's boards and included software.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea i thought about that. The parts are all pretty low power so temps shouldn't be too much of an issue. I'll keep an eye on them and consider throwing some in the front. Thanks!

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: Black Friday Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Chase Freedom

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You can see in picture #3 that the water cooler is mounted off center. There isn't a lot of space between the top of case and top of motherboard so the heat sink gets in the way when mounting a water cooler up there. So i couldn't use the intended fan screw holes on top but since the fan grill is metal and perfect fit for screws I mounted cooler with just 2 screws on top and its pretty sturdy. The H100i is a 240mm cooler and barely fits so I don't think a 280mm would fit.

Comment reply on Ninja-Devastator's Completed Build: Gaming Rig

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

you can buy an adapter for wireless xbox 360 controllers http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-Windows/dp/B000HZFCT2 I bought one off eBay for $10

Comment reply on lolkrayd's Completed Build: I7 4770k + Gtx 770 Build

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

4670K same price as the 4770K? where?

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Build

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks kinda bad too... :( I'll fix them up soon because it looks sloppy.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Build

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

This case is so cool! I like the black or white color schemes I've seen here with other builds but I was attracted to the grey/red theme. The case uses SECC material so it feels and looks better than plastic cases. Fingerprint resistant which is nice. The side window panel is VERY dark so you can only see the components with lights on them. I will get some lights in there later to illuminate the inside.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Build

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm on fall break now and I'll be back at my apartment on Monday so I'll flip the PSU and work on the cable management. Thanks

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Build

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 8 Pro was only $70 for students on Microsoft.com and I heard its a little faster than Windows 7. As far as the RAM most people said 1600 was good enough for gaming but I also read that faster is better (like you said though it probably doesn't help at all). It was going for a decent price so I snatched them. Thanks for letting me know about the 4770K. I guess its a little too much and I spent a little more than I needed. I'll keep that in mind for my next build down the road. Thanks for the feedback.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Build

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be so nice! 1080p is pretty sweet for now. Over time, I will add parts and peripherals.

Comment reply on mpnx900's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Build

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm going to work on the cables and post some pics later. I just got excited and ignored the cable management I suppose.

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