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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this fit?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

could you give me a link to that page please?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey, Feedback appreciated"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $149.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.98 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card Asus Radeon R7 360 2GB Video Card $156.00 @ CPL Online
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $55.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $59.00 @ PCCaseGear
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $18.00 @ IJK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $659.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-18 11:32 AEDT+1100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best thermal paste?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

in the US 1 gram is like 11 USD...

GC Extreme, which doesn't cool as well.

did you even check the links I posted, there is one test that gelid and kryonaut had the same temps under load, there is even one test that noctua beats kryonaut by 1 degree. All those paste are the same, its like tinyvoices posted, the application matters most. 1 degree wont make a difference

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best thermal paste?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

But...but...a couple degrees C;)

nonsense.. its just like tinyvoices posted, as you can see in the links I posted, there is one test that noctua beats kyonaut by 1 degree and it comes free with noctua coolers, I have 2 tubes from 2 coolers I bought for different builds. It depends on the test and the application like tinyvoices posted. And because noctua beat kryonaut by 1 degree it doesn't mean im going to be posting its better because 1 degree wont matter. And to add that paste is very expensive in the US.. 1 gram in amazon is like 11 usd.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Negative or positive pressure in NZXT s340"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

hot air rises so that is the reason why the top and rear fan should be exhausting to help with the natural flow of air. I would put the radiator in front intaking air. The difference would be around 2 degrees.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first time making parts list will it do FHD at 120fps please let me know anything."

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

the OS installed in the SSD is much much much (now I stop) faster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84eEjP-RL4

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first ever build"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I would just get the DDR4 compatible motherboard and DDR4

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $81.97 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $26.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $903.69
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $853.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 13:24 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My 1st build for son"

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

went with the newer skylake and DDR4, this should be a great gaming machine and your son will be able to play most games 60 fps at 1080p

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $81.97 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $179.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan $16.89 @ B&H
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan $16.89 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Newegg
Speakers Logitech Z150 0W 2ch Speakers $19.99 @ Logitech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $871.44
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $801.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 12:27 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My 1st build for son"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

do you need windows and a monitor?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first time making parts list will it do FHD at 120fps please let me know anything."

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

this would be a cheaper and much better gaming machine. That is a crappy case that will leave you with no cable management and poor ventilation. Expensive PSU and with this budget you should be able to get a 980ti. Also the i5 would be more than fine for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $273.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $32.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $133.55 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Thermaltake Luna 12 LED 50.4 CFM 120mm Fan $13.01 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1635.61
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1615.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 11:54 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intake fan only running at 300-400rpm??"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

its not automatically controlled (PWM) but it could be set at a fixed speed in bios. Most motherboards will let you fix a speed on other non PWM headers for 3 pin fans on at least 1 system fan.

Check bios settings..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this play 1080p 60fps ?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

the 860k is basically the A10-7850k without integrated graphics.

Why don't you have a power supply in your build?

Comment reply on mator's Completed Build: Liquid Fire

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

wow that is great!!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best thermal paste?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

exactly!! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you power a Thin-mini ITX???"

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

laptop power brick needed to power it?

yes the same way you power a laptop. It needs a 19v DC. I would advise you to read manual

http://download.ecs.com.tw/dlfileecs/manual/mb/H87H3-TI/H87H3-TI%20V1.0_manual.pdf

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000+ pc build thoughts before buying"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

yep the i7 would be better if you are editing and rendering because of the hyper threading. I made some changes for the better and selected everything blue.

Went with a newer board that has USB 3.1. Went with ram with lower latency CAS 9 vs CAS 10. Changed the cooler for the X61, the pump has a led you can select blue. Went with a 980ti which IMO is better than 2 970s and change the PSU for an excellent one. If you want to add another 980ti later on just change the PSU for the EVGA G2 850. I dislike corsair fans so i change for the black and blue aerocool ds 140 (use 140mm fans instead of 120mm as they move more air at less rpms) your case takes 5 140mm fans so i put 5, you can use 2 on the kraken X61.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerocool-Dead-Silence-14cm-Material/dp/B00GK9JWHM/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1450358531&sr=8-3-fkmr1&keywords=aerocool+ds+140+blue

this are another option cougar blue 140mm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cougar-3514025-0042-LED-Fan-D14HB-B-140mm/dp/B00YMRJAIA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450358984&sr=8-1&keywords=cougar+140mm+blue

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £247.14 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £99.98 @ Novatech
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Extreme6/3.1 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £154.14 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £72.43 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £72.43 @ More Computers
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £112.28 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.96 @ Dabs
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card £519.95 @ Aria PC
Case NZXT H440 (Blue/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £84.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £67.98 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) -
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan -
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan -
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan -
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan -
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1467.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 13:30 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000+ pc build thoughts before buying"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

microcenter but pick up only

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000+ pc build thoughts before buying"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

if the build is strictly for gaming there won't be much sense in going with the i7, why? see it for yourself..

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

difference between i5 and i7 is 1 or 2 fps and 0 in some cases. Both have super strong cores, so hyper threading from i7 is not needed. It if was a weaker cpu like the i3, then it would use the hyper threading.

You are overpaying for some components there. Your build could be more cheaper, also corsair fans suck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help and opinions wanted"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

i see you changed from an excellent PSU EVGA G2 750 which is even cheaper to the RM650 which is average. The only RM which is worth buying is the 850 and its already outdated. If you need to buy corsair then you need the RMx or RMi which are excellent units, the only con is that they are more expensive. I would just settled with the EVGA G2 750 which is the best bang for your buck 750 watt psu with a 10 year warranty and can't be beaten at 89 bucks.

Like staffmike commented on your other topic, the X61 is a better choice but i know you want corsair so get the H110i GTX instead, i wouldn't spend my money on the H100i GTX.

Other than that this is a nice build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000+ pc build thoughts before buying"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say the 6600k or 4690k, but between the 4790k and 5820k definitely the 4790k because it has stronger cores while the 5820k has more cores but weaker. Games won't need more cores but stronger ones. The 4790k also will overlock better.

For heavy workloads rendering videos then the 5820k would be a better choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Busted 390 or is my build just in need of an upgrade"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry went to sleep early.. :(

but as razerZ commented there are bronze PSU that are better than gold, and the raidmax is bad tier 5 (the worst there is). He gave you an excellent option which is 62 on amazon, i think that is a great price.

If you have problems with your motherboard this one is a great option

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3r5

are you overclocking?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000+ pc build thoughts before buying"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are not planning on overclocking you can get a locked cpu like the XEON and a cheaper cooler unless you are getting it for looks.

In your build i would get the EVGA hybrid, change the fans for the aerocool, and get the 650 watts PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000+ pc build thoughts before buying"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

there is not 6700k available right now...Im guessing the OP wants to buy now. You even had to manually put the price for the i7

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 380 problem."

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

great!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for a new build"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

not necessarily asus.. It can be MSI, gigabyte which are also great options. The other difference is that you can only crossfire (AMD). This boards won't let you SLI (nvidia) but you are getting an AMD GPU.

Also would I need to change my RAM kit from the 2400MHz to a 2133MHz RAM kit?

the 2400 would work but it would be down clocked to 2133, so i would just get 2133.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it compatible?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it compatible?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

that case is only compatible with Micro-ATX / Mini-ITX motherboards and the asus motherboard is an ATX form factor so it won't fit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Busted 390 or is my build just in need of an upgrade"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

you had an average PSU the EVGA 600 watts bronze and you updated to a very dangerous Raidmax Vampire 700W. You went from average to worst. Honestly you need to change that PSU if you care about your components and don't want to start a fire.

What games are you playing? That is an excellent card, the MSI 390.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000+ pc build thoughts before buying"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

the 5820k will give you the benefit of 2 extra cores which will improve performance with heavy workloads while multitasking. For gaming the 4790k will be better and will overclock higher.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000+ pc build thoughts before buying"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I go with a skylake processor/motherboard or just stick with this build?

yes but its going to be difficult to get the i7-6700k so that would mean waiting.

I really like corsair so a lot of the parts are from them.

you made your point .....

I would get the EVGA hybrid card which is better than the MSI. Also i would get the black and white aerocool fans with white led which are way better than the corsair (only good thing with their fans is they look good). If you want to add another 980ti down the road get the 850 watts PSU, if not the 650 watts would be fine. Another option is going with 2011-3 . Something like this..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $374.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99S SLI Krait ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $183.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $103.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card $714.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Aerocool DS 120mm White 81.5 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm White 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $15.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm White 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $15.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm White 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $15.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm White 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $15.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Dell S2716DG 144Hz 27.0" Monitor $599.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K65 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $139.99
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse Purchased For $69.99
Headphones Logitech G230 Headset Purchased For $39.99
Other Corsair Mouse Mat MM300 $29.99
Other Canon PIXMA MG5720 Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3036.78
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $2986.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-16 19:42 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noctua NH-C14S - will it fit in a case with max 140mm in height"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

in this review they are using a noctua NH-u12s which is 158mm tall

http://www.dvtests.com/antec-gx300-test-review/

it doesn't show the case with the panel installed but i would like to say that the NH-C14s fits..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 380 problem."

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

try burning it in another computer, probably the HDD needs to be reformat.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Negative or positive pressure in NZXT s340"

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

you will have positive pressure, 2 140mm fans will intake more air than 1 140 and 1 120 exhausting. And all the intakes are filtered so i don't see a problem. I don't think that having a rad would be a problem, other components may run 2 or 3 degrees warmer but that won't be critical.

My experience with air coolers that blow air towards the motherboard and rads is that usually the motherboard components run warmer than when you use a tower cooler which blows the heat away. Another option is getting a tower cooler. Your case has a cpu clearance of 161mm. You can get the NH-D14 which will give you excellent overclock

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14

or the cheaper cryorig H7 which is an excellent cooler

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help Wanted"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing you have to think middle of january for the 6700k..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "new to building pcs. looking for a good gaming pc for around 500-600$ any advice?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $116.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $56.55 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $634.14
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $569.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-16 16:47 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU backplates"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

They increase the rigidity of the card making it more difficult to warp. It doesn't help cooling it though. And as you mentioned it definitely looks much better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Negative or positive pressure in NZXT s340"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

i would use 140mm fans as they move more air at less rpms translating to a more silent build if that matters. I would only use 1 120mm fan of the included

This case takes

Front: 2x 140 intaking air (or 280mm rad intaking air)

Top: 1x 140 exhausting air

Rear: 1x 120mm exhausting air

in theory you will have positive pressure as you will be intaking more than exhausting. I would just worried about filtering the intake fans and this case has filters for both front and bottom PSU. You should have decent airflow inside. If you use a rad, take into consideration that temps inside the case will be a little warmer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus Z170 Pro Gaming negative reviews?"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

in theory it should have less issues because its only compatible with 2133 ram, and many of the issues is with high speed ram. BUt the downside is that you wont be able to overclock, so getting a locked cpu would make more sense.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclockable locked Skylake Chips"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I do believe that K CPU sales

yes, sorry that's what I meant as those are the only ones that in theory could be overclocked..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclockable locked Skylake Chips"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

not only that... it will also hurt intel's i5 sales.. it beat the 4430

Comment reply on 0SiNoS0's Completed Build: First Intel Project (Mini Savage Devil)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a very nice build, this case looks simple but also nice... +1

that is a lot of thermal paste... I assure you that if you use the pea method ( drop the size of a grain of rice on center of cpu / it will spread evenly without creating bubbles) you will have better temps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Refurbished GPUs"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the warranties transfer with owners?

you would have to check with manufacturer, it may or may not

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Refurbished GPUs"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I have bought used on ebay, and most times they are still in warranty.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a 600$ PC Build (w/OS)"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $179.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $639.70
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $609.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-16 08:39 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help to confirm my build"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to change the PSU.. You can use your build with a Z97 motherboard, but if you don't want to overclock this build would be fine, I would change the case, the fractal is a much better case and better built. Another option is the phanteks enthoo pro which is also cheaper and better case. As for adding more fans, you should be fine but if you want to add get a fan controller

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-fan-controller-acsen3b1

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.15 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.88 @ Canada Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.15 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $429.98 @ NCIX
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $82.83 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $179.98 @ NCIX
Keyboard Logitech K740 Wired Slim Keyboard $68.56 @ DirectCanada
Mouse Corsair KATAR Wired Optical Mouse $46.98 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1428.49
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1408.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-16 08:32 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for a new build"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I mostly want it to be relatively easy to clean/dust proof and quiet (not necessarily silent).

the R5 is an excellent choice for your needs...

My motherboard choice is a bit random, as I was looking for upgrade-ability, price and ratings and sort of settled on the ASUS Z170-AR ATX LGA1151 Motherboard.

you are getting an unlocked i5 so you can save some money with an H170 or B150. I don't see much sense upgrading from the top of the line i5-6600 to the i5-6600k. Even with a newer CPU later one, i don't think you will need to upgrade unless you are needing an i7. That i5 will never bottleneck any high end GPU.

I have also been very indecisive about my GPU. I've been alternating between the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4GB Video Card and the Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card primarily.

for 1080 both are great GPUs, one will beat the other depending on the game.. SO i would google benchmarks for all games you play and make my decision based on that.

At higher resolutions the R9 390 would be a better choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nice 700$ Gaming pc build : ) ?!"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it looks pretty solid for the 700$ budget

that pentium is really a bad idea for gaming

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $36.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $189.99 @ NCIX US
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Other anti static - wrist strap $10.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $749.79
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $704.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-16 08:13 EST-0500

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