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Comment reply on FatBoyJD's Completed Build: AMD "Game^Cube" (Budget Ryzen 3 update)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I do the same myself.

I'm definitely going to swap those out with Red LED fans. It's a shame I can't upload the video, my motherboard does RGB but pulses through each color, it's cool.

Comment reply on FatBoyJD's Completed Build: AMD "Game^Cube" (Budget Ryzen 3 update)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I was a little disappointed (yet pleasantly surprised) by the fans, with the LEDs being permanent and not programmable. Since the motherboard has RGB it works, but I'm getting red LED fans and keeping the board to its default red. This RX 560 is the 2nd revision, so it doesn't use the 6-pin connector. Honestly, it performs marginally worse than the 1st revision so it's not much of a loss there. This case was my dream, I saw it on a budget build video and found the Snow Edition. I needed it in my life.

Comment reply on NeXTechNews's Completed Build: Wooden Case Designed and Built (CNC Router Table)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This. Is. So. Beautiful. Just.. Shut up and take my money.

Comment reply on aiden77's Completed Build: The North (My First Build)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I have rev 2.0, which doesn't use a 6-pin connection to the PSU. I honestly don't mind it since the clocks are marginally lower.

Comment reply on FatBoyJD's Completed Build: $435 Budget Ryzen 3 Cube (Initial Build)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! This case in particular could fit a Micro ATX board in it, but you'd be presented with a problem or two: GPU alignment with the dedicated PCIe slot for a single PCIe motherboard. Two slots would be an absolute nightmare. I saw an ASRock H110M-HDS R3.0 LGA 1151 Micro ATX that looks like it'd fit, but I'd be concerned with aligning the GPU. The ASUS PRIME B250M-K has perfect alignment for the GPU, but its extra width might pose a challenge. There are Micro ATX boards that have screws aligned for Mini ITX solutions like those two, so it's a matter of GPU alignment and additional width. The PCIe slot on the board should align with the first pair of screws/sockets on the left. The ASUS has that alignment, though I wonder if it aligns with the elevated bumpers that you'd place the board on. What I can say is it'll hold an RX 580 like it's nobody's business. I will be posting the updated build with my RX 560 in it soon.

Comment reply on aiden77's Completed Build: The North (My First Build)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Big reason why I like Thermaltake's Core cases: they're basically frames with grills all over.

Comment reply on aiden77's Completed Build: The North (My First Build)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem. Just note the 2nd revision doesn't connect to the PSU, it draws power straight for the PCIe slot. The 1st revision still uses a 6-pin connector and has a slightly higher clock as a result.

Comment reply on pedroakimbo's Completed Build: $450 Super-Saver ITX Hypercube

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

My build utilizes the snow edition of that case.. With my RX 560 and all, it looks so tame compared to your beast. Maybe I should let loose some cables and slap an RX 580 in mine. Am I the only guy that's hyped about another person having a similar build?

Comment reply on hollywood750's Completed Build: D50 Portable Gaming Handheld Eliminator

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a literal Car Insurer's nightmare. I love it! If only I could spam that like button....

Comment reply on TheTrippyTree's Completed Build: Literal Garbage

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

When you tried to get Xibit to Pimp My Ride.... And Vanilla Ice showed up instead.

"I'm sure it'll be fine."

Comment reply on aiden77's Completed Build: The North (My First Build)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. I got a used GIGABYTE RX 560 4GB OC (rev 2.0) for $121.50USD. New RX 560 cards go anywhere between $129.99-$169.99USD. AMD and Nvidia have developers that favor their cards respectively, so it's about an even match between the RX 560 and 1050Ti, with the 1050Ti edging out the 560 in some respects. Also, the 1050Ti averages $200-$260USD, so I'd go with the RX 560 for a more AMD-friendly build.

Comment reply on puppy_punter's Completed Build: Old and gold budget beast

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This build has me feeling very nostalgic. I remember the hype behind FX and the unknown future of AMD APUs. Love this build.

Comment reply on FatBoyJD's Completed Build: $435 Budget Ryzen 3 Cube (Initial Build)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I realized after the purchase that I ordered the Blue and not the Caviar-Blue (7200RPM model). They were the same price, too. Either way, I'm looking to getting an M.2 2280 SSD to use as the boot drive. I do have an RX 560 4GB OC I bought used for $121.50, I'll post that soon, I just completed the entire build now. As for that Ryzen 7, I'm looking towards the 2nd Gen so it'll be awhile before I do that kind of upgrade. Possibly once I get an RX 570/580 at a fair price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I build a PC with an old hard drive?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to use the same hard drive, just make sure to download the new drivers you'll need for the new motherboard. You already have the driver for your 1050Ti, so it's basically plug-and-play if you're keeping the hard drive.

Comment reply on Fishboy9449's Completed Build: Mini ITX Build 1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely! And thanks! I don't doubt you'd edge me out in gaming performance as Nvidia GPUs hold up better in higher temps than AMD. My Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming Laptop edges out my rig (when plugged in) with its i5-7400H and 1050Ti using a single 8GB RAM. So I'm somewhat aware of the slight disparity in performance in certain respects. This Ryzen is pretty hungry for dual channel memory, so I'm upgrading real soon. As for the PSU, I've seen estimates that wouldn't put my build to anywhere near 450W, I'll be lucky if I draw over 300W right now. I've seen a couple of your other builds and I'm impressed by them! Definitely taking notes on those Intel solutions you got there. I built this AMD since I opted for an Intel/Nvidia Laptop over a Ryzen 5 Lenovo, to which I have no regrets. I'd love to make an Intel/Nvidia or even a Ryzen/Nvidia build at some point. I'm not too sure about using an i3/i5 with an AMD though.

Comment reply on Fishboy9449's Completed Build: Mini ITX Build 1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm mad I wrote GB, I meant to type TB. No problem, I just finished my Mini ITX build. I'm about to update my specs (once my build is approved by a moderator) to reflect the RX 560 I installed. Here's my current/updated specs to compare:

Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition Mini ITX $44.99 CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G $104.99 MB: GIGABYTE GA-AB350N-Gaming WiFi (rev 1.0) Mini ITX AM4 $92.49 GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX 560 1024 4GB GAMING OC rev 2.0 $121.50 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4-2400 C16 $87.99 Storage: WD Blue 1TB 3.5" HDD 5400 RPM $45.99 (wish I got the 7200RPM SeaGate) PSU: EVGA B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX $49.70 Total: $547.65

Cable management was relatively simple since I have a decent bit of space by the PSU (it's located at the very bottom) and air flow is wonderful. I'm definitely taking some pics later once I finally get off this thing. I wonder how my build compares to yours, given your GPU is superior to mine yet I have the CPU advantage.

Comment reply on Fishboy9449's Completed Build: Mini ITX Build 1

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

That's a pretty budget savvy build you got there, offsetting the inflated cost of the 1050Ti with your choice of RAM, CPU, and even the case (I've never seen it lower than $40, good job). I'm a bit surprised you went with 2x4GB instead of a single 8GB, just for the sake of a future upgrade though that's a preference of mine. That BarraCuda is nice, a WD Blue goes for about the same anyway, I was tempted by the 2GB BarraCuda though. Another shocker was the CPU itself, but Intel CPUs are a bit costly for more recent models and Ryzen 3 would cost you at least another $40 new. I wonder what a Core2Duo would've cost you. Your power supply should hold out for some time, it's good. I chose the Thermaltake Core V1 over that Cooler Master because I favored its dimensions better. Seriously, this thing makes cable management much easier by comparison and airflow is hardly an issue. It's that spacious. But I'm giving up as much as 90mm of length for the GPU.

Good build, kind of wish I were a bit more savvy with my own. Does your motherboard support M.2? I can only think of an M.2 upgrade for a boot drive, if not getting an extra SSD/HDD for an upgrade in the near future.

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