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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Node 202 for gaming, Yes or no?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Node 202 for gaming, Yes or no?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Ultimate Gaming Pc"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome!

Just want to point out some things.. I didnt go with the MSI armor OC ( i know its black and white) but its a hard pill to swallow to pay that much money for a card that doesnt even come with a backplate. THe black and white part will be facing down so you will only look at the pcb. Also the asus Z170-a has an ugly brown pcb while the msi has a black pcb. If going with a liquid cooler get at least a 240mm radiator, smaller than that is not worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Here is my second build, opinions?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough.. It should last you long as it has a 10 year warranty.

Board doenst have wifi so you need a card (you have one already). I just like the gigabyte which is an excellent option.

I would start with 16gb for editing and if need more than get more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Ultimate Gaming Pc"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get a cheaper case

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Vpdqqs/nzxt-case-cas340ww1

Went with a black and white theme

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $349.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $147.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $71.99 @ B&H
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1672.30
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1642.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 17:22 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rip my gaming build apart."

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

If this is just for gaming an i5 is perfectly fine. The i7 will makes sense if doing stuff that benefits from hyper threading like rendering videos and heavy multitasking. Because as of right now a quad core is what you need for games there is little to no difference between i5 and i7.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9483/intel-skylake-review-6700k-6600k-ddr4-ddr3-ipc-6th-generation/22

Now at this point going with skylake and DDR4 makes more sense as you will get better performance and efficiency.

8 gb of ram is fine for gaming but around this budget you can go with 16gb.

You wont be able to select the Define S with this build because you have an optical drive which you wont be able to use.

So either you change the case or drop the optical drive. If you want a silent case the best one IMO is the define r5

That PSU is way overpriced and 650 watts would be more than fine even if you add another 1070 and overclock everything to the max

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $79.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $143.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $94.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $459.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $46.85 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $129.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC G2460PQU 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $225.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard $24.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Wired Laser Mouse $76.78 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair VOID 7.1 Channel Headset $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1976.28
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1936.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 16:59 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Advice & Criticism On This Build!"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

For a little more you can get a better PSU..

I think you should get a cheaper motherboard but im assuming its because of black and red? This is a nice board but black and green

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/NsL7YJ/gigabyte-motherboard-g1sniperb7rev10

I would go with 1X8gb ram. You would only need to buy an identical dimm to upgrade to 16gb. Also anything faster than 2133 will be downclocked with a non z170 board

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £177.90 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI H170 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £101.99 @ BT Shop
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £34.98 @ CCL Computers
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £38.20 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.58 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card £228.99 @ Ebuyer
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £58.65 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £58.30 @ CCL Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £27.57 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan £6.09 @ Ebuyer
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan £6.09 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £780.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 21:44 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just need a second set of eyes...."

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get the cryorig C7 for 30 bucks on amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Cryorig-CR-C7A-Flow-Heatsink-47mm/dp/B0177GTV9U/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470515558&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=cryorig+v%3Dc7

I would get a better PSU and the PNY SSD which is better.

Also go with the i5-6500 as you wont notice any difference.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $30.00
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $97.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS2211 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Mini Video Card $249.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Silverstone Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $45.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $842.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 16:34 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time builder."

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The NEX G1 is not a good choice. From EVGA good choices are (G2,P2,GS,PS,B2 and GQ) Corsair RMx 650 at 80 bucks with mail in rebate is a good deal.

I would get the PNY as the 850 evo is expensive for a 250gb ssd.

I would get the gigabyte card which is an excellent choice and cheaper. If you want a 360mm rad go with thermaltake or a 280mm rad (H115i or X61).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $107.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $21.55 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F043-PL14SW-B 51.1 CFM 140mm Fan $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1714.34
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1684.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 16:27 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Node 202 for gaming, Yes or no?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Its fine..

You can mount two fans below the GPU, so i doubt temps will be an issue.... overclocking the i7-6700K is not going to be a good idea.

Why do you need an i7 for a gaming rig? You can also get a locked cpu which would have a lower tdp (65 watts)..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Problems"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Problems"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Great that you have the fan hub already! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Problems"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

First thing is that if you check page (1-20) of motherboard's manual, you will see that eventhough you have two 4pin headers on your mobo (CPU_FAN and SYS_FAN1) ONLY CPU_fan is PWM. See that its the only one with control on 4th pin.

I assume you have the phanteks cooler connected to cpu_fan, and all other fans arctic connected to sysfan1. Arctic fans are also PWM so they will run at full speed when connected to a non pwm header.

You can get a pwm fan hub

https://www.amazon.com/Swiftech-8W-PWM-SPL-ST-Way-PWM-Splitter-Sata/dp/B00IF6R4C8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1470507598&sr=8-2&keywords=pwm+fan+hub

or

https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470507598&sr=8-1&keywords=pwm+fan+hub

You can connect up to 8 fans, just connect the fans on phanteks cooler on channel 1, and all the other arctic fans on other channels. Then connect the hub to cpu_fan. This way you will be able to apply a pwm setting to all fans inside the case.

CPU (OC to 4.2 GHz) idle: 25 degrees celcius CPU Under load: 40 degrees celcius (Honestly, I think my computer is reading its temps wrong...)

With AMD temps work different. You need AMD overdrive, here is a good read.

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2122665/understanding-temperature-amd-cpus-apus.html

Temps GPU idle: 30-40 degrees celcius GPU Under Load 70-85 degrees celcius

You can try creating a more aggressive fan profile with MSI afterburner to see if you can keep max temps at around 80c.. Set the fan speeds on gpu to 100% when gpu hits 70c.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best aftermarket version of the gtx 1070?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont get me wrong, Asus products are excellent, the problem is that with electronics anything can happen. EVGA will work hard to solve your issues, while Asus will work hard to convince you that the problem is elsewhere. Now if spending so much money on a card you would want the best warranty. With that said the strix is a great card and you might not even need to rma. I have an asus gtx 960 and its great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best aftermarket version of the gtx 1070?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Your nightmare would be if you have to RMA the card..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best aftermarket version of the gtx 1070?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

With motherboards im biased with gigabyte, my last 3 have been gigabyte and never had an issue. All 3 are still working. I had one which was damaged before those , and it was cause by a power outage. Sadly it was out of warranty so i just got another one to replace it. BUt based on other people's experiences gigabyte has a decent CS. Customer services that excel are EVGA and corsair.

I've bought plenty of Asus products.

My friend who got me into pcs ( as i was always a MAC guy), only buys ASUS products. Until now he hasnt experience any issues yet and well he is biased with them. He will tell you they are best and honestly their products are very good, only problem is when you have to RMA something. I do have an Asus GTX 960 which i bought over the EVGA because it looked better and has a backplate. I couldnt buy long cards because at that time i was using the elite 110 and it was the only itx card with backplate. Until now the card has been behaving good, had several issues with drivers though..

But if im spending a lot in a video card, i would buy the evga because why does it have to be so hard to rma something and the possibility for electronics to go bad is always there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new Photoshop rig"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Like Fellway mentioned 2000 is a lot. Went with a GTX 1070 but it still overkill for minor gaming, THe GTX 1060 or RX480 would be better choices IMO.

Didnt consider the Gigabyte Sumo 4192 as there are many limitations with that case. Its..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwn0R1PFUwU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $349.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $171.16 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $143.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.23 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $429.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1610.22
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1560.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 10:41 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Skylake MoBo?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The thing is you want a white one, those are limited..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best aftermarket version of the gtx 1070?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI looked very cool since I had a red & black themed build

I agree.. its probably one of the best looking cards with the new design.. The older was meh..

But i think when investing so much money in a gpu its always good to consider warranty and customer service. EVGA excels there.. I would probably put gigabyte second, then msi, then all the available brands and last asus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new Photoshop rig"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep even this build is waaay overkill for photoshop..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best aftermarket version of the gtx 1070?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

ASUS is also very slightly better than the gigabyte one.

When you take into consideration the bad customer service from asus.. gigabyte outshines. I prefer the gigabyte and the EVGA cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Skylake MoBo?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes that mobo is fine as you are going with a locked cpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Skylake MoBo?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Obviously when paired with a high end graphics like the GTX 1070 the i5 will perform much better than an i3. If you are playing games that are not cpu intensive then the i3 would be fine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz8aqG4s_BA

In games like GTA V when the i3 is reaching 100% (cpu usage), the i5 is around 70%..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Skylake MoBo?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You dont have to crossfire right now, but you will have that option available with most B150 or H170.. The B150M MORTAR ARCTIC supports crossfire. What this motherboards dont support is SLI and you are going with an AMD gpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Skylake MoBo?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going to overclock then it makes sense to go with a Z170. The other advantage is being able to SLI and the OP is buying an AMD card.

He is buying a locked cpu so it makes sense going with a B150 or H170 board.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Here is my second build, opinions?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The P2 is an excellent PSU. :) 1000 watts is way overkill for your build but if you already have it, its ok.

16gb is fine for this build. Get at least a 240mm liquid cooler. Smaller isnt worth it. Get a better wireless card. I would also get the cheaper krait 3x which is a great option, dont see the point of spending so much on the asus board.

You can also get the black and white pahnteks cooler.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/gc8Zxr/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12dxbk

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $147.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $282.97
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $272.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 08:48 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Potential PC"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Like Porkyville posted, your case includes 2 120mm fans on front panel, I would just get one 120mm fan for rear panel so it creates a good airflow inside the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Skylake MoBo?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the i5-6500 or i5-6400 if going with the 480 and the i3-6100 with the 470 to have a better balanced build.

The i3 is a great cpu but in cpu intensive games you will get better performance with the i5.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help choosing between 2 motherboards!!"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Both are very nice...

I would probably go with the krait because it has more black, but thats just me. If you are getting a white case the krait would look better but the asus would probably look better in a black case.

Just get the one you like best!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Here is my second build, opinions?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I already have the powersupply and RX 480.

Then you really only have the RX 480. I would advise you to get a good PSU, raidmax is synonym of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u06DpcFXc4U

Of all the 3 builds which one is the correct one? The 6600k doesnt seem to be the black and white theme build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would like to have some opinions on Improving my current list"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

With that motherboard you will need to update bios for newer 6800K to work..

The G1 NEX is not a good choice of psu, get the G2 which is an excellent unit. You can save some with the PNY which is a good ssd too.

The gigabyte gpu is a better choice in terms of price and performance will be the same.

In case you want a cheaper motherboard

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/4qRFf7/asus-x99-e-atx-lga2011-3-motherboard-x99-e

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $564.99 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $39.95 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus X99-A II ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $311.14 @ shopRBC
Memory G.Skill Aegis 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $91.63 @ NCIX
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.99 @ NCIX
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $568.50 @ Vuugo
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $129.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ NCIX
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $65.75 @ Vuugo
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $176.00 @ shopRBC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2332.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-05 23:22 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1400 Gaming Machine//Suggest Monitors and Mechanical Keyboards"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It would probably be a good idea to test the keyboard in store. Was checking reviews and some people complaining of the keys because a different feel compared with cherry switches. Some people really like it so better test it and see if you like it.

I too like logitech. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time Build ($2000 Budget)"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is.. I found the corsair RMX650 which is an excellent unit and also better at 80 bucks with mail in rebate. If you are ok with MIR this is an amazing deal..

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Rp8H99/corsair-power-supply-cp9020091na

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build critiques wanted, help on making cheaper"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This would be cheaper

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $65.38 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card $239.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $36.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $14.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $17.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $901.45
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $861.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-05 22:41 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build critiques wanted, help on making cheaper"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Delete your comment..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1400 Gaming Machine//Suggest Monitors and Mechanical Keyboards"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish the FTW cards were white this time around!

Its a more neutral color IMO...

The INFERIOR msi armor is black and white but has no backplate which is stupid when you pay this amount of money for a gpu. EVGA will always be the best choice as they have the best customer service.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/NJM323/msi-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-video-card-geforce-gtx-1070-armor-8g-oc

This is an extremely nice build!! I hope you post it when finished! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is this?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a nice build.

For gaming 8gb is fine so you can save money there. Also with a non Z170 board ram faster than 2133 will be downclocked, so i would just get 2133 ram

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jCL7YJ/gskill-memory-f42133c15d16gvr

I would get a better PSU

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

I would go with the 550 because of the small price difference.

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

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This build has no CPU... Which one are you planning on using?

You should also consider getting the RX 460 which should cost around 100 bucks.

I would get 1X8gb of ram which you can get for around 30 bucks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time Build ($2000 Budget)"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the PNY which is a better and faster SSD for the same price.

The H110i GT had issues and was replaced by the H110i GTX. The H110i GTX was replaced by the H115i. I would just get the newest H115i

You can also get cheaper ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $247.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-05 22:18 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build, need advice & constructive criticism!"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the i5-6500, you wont notice any difference and will save some.

I would go with 1X8gb, so if upgrading you just have to add another identical dimm.

Definitely get a better PSU. Other than that nice build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £177.90 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £88.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £34.98 @ CCL Computers
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £38.20 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.58 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card £228.99 @ Ebuyer
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £58.65 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £58.30 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan £10.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £738.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-06 03:09 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Potential PC"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

because I think 1060 is sufficient to run games from mid to ultra settings on 1080p(PLEASE DO CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG).

You are correct.. the 1070 is overkill for 1080P

Here is a better choice for SSD

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/7v38TW/pny-internal-hard-drive-ssd7cs1311240rb

You can save some with the i5-6500 which shouldnt really make a difference.

That is not a good PSU. This is a very good unit and at a good price. (NEwer CXM 450,550 and 650 are very good units)

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

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