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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good budget "entry level" 1440p GPU help (no intel)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHrQPrY1tio

The GTX 1660 Ti is a very capable card. Sometimes it doesn't reach 60 FPS and the RTX 2060 does. You really can't go wrong with either option for budget 1440p gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "rtx 2080, vs rtx 2080 super"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The Strix is already overclocked. You should be able to push it a little more to get closer to the tiny FPS bump of the Super. I personally wouldn't bother overclocking. Your card is very nice already.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "rtx 2080, vs rtx 2080 super"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I posted a benchmark link in the first post. The Super gets an extra 3 to 9 FPS depending on the game. That is pretty small and not noticeable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "rtx 2080, vs rtx 2080 super"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not worth upgrading to the Super if you already own the 2080. The performance difference is small. The normal 2080 already gets great performance at 1440p. The 2080 Ti is the only upgrade worth considering if your 1440p monitor has a high refresh rate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFoTPNx4tq8

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC - $2000CAD Budget"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $339.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i 104.65 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $219.00 @ Amazon Canada
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $148.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.88 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $659.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $114.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Canada Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $115.00 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2011.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-09 20:04 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC not booting up after installing used RX 580"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have another PC to test it on? My GTX 980 Ti died on me yesterday. My PC suddenly shut off and wouldn't turn back on. I thought it was the motherboard at first. I tried two PCs with and without the GPU installed. They both wouldn't boot with the card installed and worked perfectly fine with it out. It's now an almost $670 paperweight. I'm now using my old GTX 660 Ti and it works great until I can save up for an RTX 2080 Ti. Just make sure you properly connected the PSU to the card and it's seated in the PCI-E slot good. Try removing and reinstalling it just in case that helps. If nothing gets it working then the card is probably dead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "can you suggsted me the best gaMEPLAY,,, Graphics, performance, total overhauls, quests, even things mods for alien isolation"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The only mod I use is Alias Isolation. The built in AA in this game isn't very good. Even 8K with 2x AA doesn't remove the jags. This mod perfectly removes them making the game look great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2500$ (canadian$) setup"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Intel is the best option for 1080p 144Hz gaming and overclocks better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $418.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler $179.96 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $243.05 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $152.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB AORUS Video Card $579.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H700 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $124.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Monitor LG - 24GM79G-B 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $196.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard $109.99 @ Corsair
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $44.97 @ Walmart
Headphones Corsair - VOID PRO RGB USB (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset $59.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2501.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-12 20:59 EDT-0400

edit:

Somehow the list changed back to USA while I was creating it and it went over budget because of that. Here is a cheaper and similar option in Canadian. The i5-9600K is also a great CPU for 1080p 144Hz and overclocking. I'm leaving the other list up incase you are interested.

The OS doesn't have a price. You would need to spend more to get that. I don't recommend trying to make the build any cheaper to fit in the OS. This is the full USB version which can be installed by USB and used again if you change motherboards.

Both of these monitors support FreeSync which normally only works on AMD GPUs. You can use them fine without the FreeSync feature enabled. It costs much more to get a G-Sync monitor. NVIDIA is allowing sync support on FreeSync monitors now though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $329.00 @ Powertop
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $159.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $249.00 @ Canada Computers
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $170.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $107.75 @ Vuugo
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.99 @ Powertop
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $659.00 @ Canada Computers
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Canada Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit -
Monitor Dell - S2419HGF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $223.99 @ Amazon Canada
Keyboard Corsair - K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.80 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones Corsair - VOID PRO RGB USB (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset $101.06 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2502.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-12 21:23 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2080ti i9 build!"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $509.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $235.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming Advanced Video Card $1329.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT - H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $173.42 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $108.40 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2890.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-18 19:11 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with my first real build! (HARD cap at $2k USD)"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This would give you both great gaming and music production with an eight core sixteen thread CPU and RTX 2080.

This BenQ 1440p monitor is IPS for great image quality. You could get the LG 27UD58-B 4K IPS and still be in budget if you want. The RTX 2080 is great for 4K or 1440p. The RTX 2070 is great for 1440p if you want to cut costs.

This optical drive only supports DVD/CD reading and writing. Change it to a Blu-Ray drive if you want.

This motherboard has wireless network support.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $169.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $706.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $21.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Monitor BenQ - GW2765HT 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor $297.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Rosewill - NEON K85 RGB BR Wired Gaming Keyboard $54.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1998.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-21 17:26 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a $2000-$3000 gaming computer HELP"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want cheaper then change the CPU to the i5-9600K and if even cheaper then the GPU to the RTX 2070.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $658.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Thermaltake - Floe Riing RGB 280 TT Premium Edition 63.19 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $175.00 @ Umart
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $274.00 @ IJK
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $255.00 @ Umart
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $118.00 @ Austin Computers
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $1134.84 @ Amazon Australia
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $149.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $164.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3006.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 15:24 AEDT+1100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Gaming PC Build w/ Peripherals for 2000 AUD or Less"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

The RX 580 is very close in performance to the 590 and cheaper if needed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e82KXmAuFaA

This doesn't have any Wi-Fi support. You would need to pick a B450 or X470 motherboard with Wi-Fi support or add a wireless network adapter like the TP-Link Archer T6E AC1300 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter. It's better to use a wired connection for gaming if you can.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $255.20 @ Newegg Australia
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $185.00 @ Umart
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $206.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $91.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 590 8 GB FATBOY OC+ Video Card $449.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case Thermaltake - Versa J24 TG RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $98.00 @ Shopping Express
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.00 @ Shopping Express
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $157.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor LG - 24MP59G-P 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $249.00 @ Mwave Australia
Keyboard Cooler Master - Lite L Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $78.00 @ Shopping Express
Headphones Logitech - G230 Headset $70.49 @ Amazon Australia
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2016.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-07 11:40 AEDT+1100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£2000 - UK - Gaming"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You could replace the rear stock exhaust fan with a 120mm Riing RGB fan for better balance with the 360mm Riing fanned cooler in the front. If you don't like RGB then change to parts with less or none and turn it off on parts that still have it. It's not much more to get a 3TB or 4TB HDD. I just tried to stay close to budget with the 2TB. I went with 16GB RAM to keep cost down. It's good for most uses. You can add more to get to 32GB later or change the kit now if needed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £389.95 @ AWD-IT
CPU Cooler Thermaltake - Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition 42.34 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £169.49 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £181.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £150.78 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £72.19 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £54.97 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card £474.98 @ Box Limited
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case £113.40 @ Alza
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £93.99 @ Box Limited
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £104.29 @ PC World Business
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor £209.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £2016.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-06 21:25 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'd like to see what you guys come up with"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $429.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $208.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $315.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $659.00 @ Canada Computers
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Memory Express
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $145.00 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor BenQ - GW2765HT 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon Canada
Keyboard Rosewill - NEON K85 RGB BR Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2503.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-25 01:43 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need help"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

This goes a little over the budget and has a decent amount more performance. The 8 core/16 thread 9900K is the best gaming CPU and better for streaming compared to the i5. You can save a decent amount with the Ryzen 2700 or 2700X which are also 8 cores and 16 threads. Even cheaper is the Ryzen 1700 8c/16t. Intel is better for 144Hz+ monitors. If you want 4K 60Hz gaming then both Ryzen or Intel will perform the same. The RTX 2080 is good for 4K 60Hz or 1080p/1440p 144Hz. You could go cheaper on the GPU depending on what monitor you will use. Check benchmarks to see what is best for you. The GTX 1070 Ti is good for 1080p 144Hz or 1440p 60Hz or the newer RTX 2070.

This Intel option has very little RGB. It has the best CPU though. This TXM 750W PSU is a good deal.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $528.90 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $130.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Black Video Card $704.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $139.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2023.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-17 01:21 EST-0500

This Ryzen option has more RGB and the CPU is still great. This also has the better and more expensive Meshify case. This also has a better triple fan RTX 2080 vs the cheaper dual fan card on the other list. The 9900K is so expensive. I had to make cuts while trying to keep things decent. Ryzen is much better priced. You don't really need liquid cooling for Ryzen. A good air cooler is enough. The Kraken is just for more RGB and better aesthetic. I think it looks great. You can save some using the decent stock cooler which also has RGB or stick to cheaper Corsair AIOs. I went with the Gigabyte RTX 2080 for the triple fans and better price. A better match is the Asus Strix for Aura Sync with the Strix motherboard and Trident Z RGB RAM. It currently costs much more at the time of this post. The NZXT Hue+is pretty nice for RGB lovers. It can even come with Aer RGB fans in 120mm and 140mm.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $289.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $138.59 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard $189.89 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $789.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $96.85 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $139.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2004.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-17 01:31 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for Gaming/Editing in 4K!"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

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

https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3009-amd-r7-1700-vs-i7-7700k-144hz-gaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sYdbUwok7g

The 1700 has eight cores and AMD's version of hyper-threading. The i7-9700K has eight cores and no hyper-threading. The 1700 is very close in performance to the 9700K in just about every benchmark and priced much better to help get a more powerful GPU for 4K gaming. A better GPU gives better 4K performance, not the CPU. You are GPU bound at 4K and all CPUs pretty much get the same FPS at 4K unless the CPU is really bad. Most CPUs are capable of 60 FPS though. It would have to be pretty terrible to not get that. The only time the new Intel CPUs are better would be high refresh rate gaming. The OP will only be gaming at 60Hz at 4K with this budget. It's pretty hard to get higher than 60 FPS at 4K with any GPU anyway unless the game is pretty old.

I should also mention GPU rendering is much faster than CPU rendering. The OP should look into using the RTX 2080 for CUDA acceleration to speed up rendering videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7cQK8jFPzo&t=259s

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for Gaming/Editing in 4K!"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't really need the Pro version of Windows 10 then I recommend getting the Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout TG case or change the CPU to the 2700 or 2700X. The H500 is a popular cheaper option. The R6 has sound dampening material and supports more internal storage drives or you could get external drives. The 1700 is at a great price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $179.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $249.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $117.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $749.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $189.00 @ B&H
Monitor Sceptre - U275W-4000R 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $179.73 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2016.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-30 22:06 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build (Around 2200$)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

This monitor will give you a bit of everything in a single display. It is 1440p, 27", IPS, 165Hz and supports G-Sync. Otherwise look into some 4K IPS options with or without G-Sync. You can find good deals on 4K IPS FreeSync monitors for about $350. FreeSync only works with AMD GPUs. The monitors can still be used with NVIDIA with FreeSync disabled. I'm personally using the Asus MX27UC 4K 60Hz IPS 27".

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Monitor Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $649.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $649.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-24 17:37 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build (Around 2200$)"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The new i7-9700K or i9-9900K would be great for video editing and 240Hz gaming. The RTX 2080 is about the same performance as the 1080 Ti and supports newer features. It would be good for 240Hz or 4K gaming. The RTX 2080 Ti would give you the best performance. Increase the RAM to 32GB if you think you'll need it or add more later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $569.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $116.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $819.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $93.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2210.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-24 16:02 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey Guys Please Help Me Build A £1000 - £1200 Gaming PC."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with the cheaper 1700 to put budget into other parts for a better overall build. This goes over budget a little to get the Tomahawk motherboard. It's one of the best B450 mobos. You could get the cheaper ASRock B450 Pro4.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor £163.19 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard £99.27 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £131.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £42.98 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £50.34 @ Aria PC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Mini Video Card £599.98 @ Ebuyer
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £69.98 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £64.99 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1222.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 00:37 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5000 CAD Gaming Rig"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

You would be much better off with a single RTX 2080 Ti. Most games don't support SLI and CrossFire. The i9-9900K is better than the 2700X. You don't need more than 16GB RAM for gaming and streaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $663.99 @ PC-Canada
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler $238.19 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard Asus - ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $367.99 @ PC-Canada
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $217.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $499.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $1721.28
Case NZXT - H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $239.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Titanium 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $209.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4359.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-01 16:26 EDT-0400

You could get a beast new monitor if the storage was cheaper.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $663.99 @ PC-Canada
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler $238.19 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard Asus - ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $367.99 @ PC-Canada
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $217.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital - Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $224.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $1721.28
Case NZXT - H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $239.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Titanium 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $209.99 @ Newegg Canada
Monitor Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $899.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4984.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-01 16:35 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel i5-4690k (new in computers)"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The Z97 motherboards have an updated BIOS for the i5-4690K. You would have to get the i5-4670K or i7-4770K for Z87 if you don't want to deal with updating.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming/Editing Build (Around 2500 CAD Budget)."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor $289.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $101.99 @ PC-Canada
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $356.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA - XPG 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $125.98 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.50 @ shopRBC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Mini Video Card $839.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Case Fractal Design - Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ PC-Canada
Monitor AOC - AG241QX 23.8" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $391.50 @ Vuugo
Keyboard Rosewill - NEON K51B Wired Gaming Keyboard $34.99 @ Newegg Canada
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $74.70 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2510.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-31 04:14 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "6700k build for Emulators"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6700K is fine if you already have it. Emulators only use from one to two cores. I'm not aware of an emulator that can use more. They are single core heavy. I never had trouble with my old quad core i5-4670K. The 8600K adds more cores the emulator won't use. Get it if you want. You would be fine with the cheaper i3-8350K.

The 2TB Barracuda is decent. Their 3TB had high failure rates. There is a newer version of it. I don't know what the failure rate is on that. I personally like Western Digital Black. They cost much more.

These AIO liquid coolers are fairly simple to install. A beefy air cooler can be about as good as an AIO if you can fit one into an ITX case. The H200 has fairly good CPU cooler compatibility. The Dark Rock Pro 4 will barely fit or get the smaller Dark Rock 4.

I don't know what country you live in. This at least gives you an idea of what to do.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $269.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $178.69 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $91.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $81.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB STRIX Video Card $209.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H200 (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $71.11 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1137.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-02 16:06 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "6700k build for Emulators"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

It doesn't take much RAM or GPU to play emulators. I put more focus on quality parts and overclocking. If you want more GPU then look for a founder's edition/blower GTX 1060 6GB or 1070 Ti 8GB. Partpicker will let you know if there is any issue with a card fitting the case or look up what the case can support with the CPU cooler and get the card size. This is an open air Strix 1050 Ti. It's pretty nice, but not founders/blower. I can't find a cooler like that for the 1050 Ti. Blower cards exhaust heat out of the case which is nice for small ITX builds. Open air cards just blow heat into the system which is fine if the case has decent airflow. You can see how different cards handle different emulators on YouTube.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-6700K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $100.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.00 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $87.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $81.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB STRIX Video Card $209.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H200 (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $71.11 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $839.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-01 20:51 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Editing pictures & video in 4K"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought the R6 was great for you in particular because it is optimized for silence with high-density industrial dampening on side, top and front panels and supports adding a bunch of storage. I figured you might want even more storage at some point and might even RAID. You could get external hard drives. It's also high quality and looks nice. Make sure you pick a case that suits your needs. Some video editors get annoyed hearing system fans and hard drives while editing. They want everything silent. You could pick a case without a side panel window if any LEDs inside the system will bother you.

The stock cooler is said to be noisier and run hotter. It will work fine if you want to cut costs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Editing pictures & video in 4K"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

This only supports dual channel memory. You would have to go higher to Intel X299 or AMD X399 for quad channel. There isn't much of a performance difference between dual and quad channel. The biggest leap is from single to dual channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq6f9LNOd64

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Editing pictures & video in 4K"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You could save some with the TXM 550W, a B450 motherboard like the ASRock B450 Pro4 and use the stock CPU cooler. The H7 is better and matches aesthetic. I believe it will come with an AM4 mounting bracket by now or else you can get one easily from their website. You could even go down to the GTX 1060 6GB if this is only for photo and video editing and not gaming. The 1070 Ti has 8GB VRAM and more CUDA cores though. The GTX 1060 is the lowest card I see recommended for 4K video editing. There is the cheaper 2700 without the X. The monitor is FreeSync which doesnt work with NVIDIA cards. You can still use it fine without FreeSync which is a gaming thing anyway. This monitor is IPS which has good color quality and viewing angles.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor £281.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler £34.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard £164.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £298.10 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £135.59 @ Aria PC
Storage Toshiba - X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £105.70 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Titanium Video Card £381.73 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case £109.98 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit £89.00
Monitor LG - 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor £310.44 @ More Computers
Keyboard Logitech - K120 - UK Layout Wired Standard Keyboard £9.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Mouse Asus - UX300 Wired Optical Mouse £12.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £2010.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-01 00:27 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "favorite unknown game(s)"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Splatter Zombie Apocalypse (Blood Red Edition)

I got this on Steam for $0.49. I had some change and was looking for a cheap game that didn't suck. This is actually a fun game. I don't even like those top down/sky camera kind of games and like this. I'd imagine most people never heard of it. I sure haven't.

Project Freedom

This is on Steam for $2.99. It's actually pretty fun. I also got this when there was a little change left and searched for something cheap. One downside is it has poor resolution support and I can't find a solution for that.

Shmadow

This is on Steam for $1.99 and I got it with spare change once again. This game is difficult for me. It's pretty crazy and fun though.

Hydrophobia Prophecy

This is only $4.99 and pretty decent if you have some change to blow. I still need to play more. I keep putting it off with the intention of coming back to it and always play something else. I will get to it eventually.

Legendary

This is $2.99 and pretty good. I also keep putting this off and need to play more. I'm just weird like that sometimes. There is no reason I haven't already beaten it.

Here are some that are better known. I want to mention them anyway. They aren't exactly huge titles and many may have missed them. These gems need to be played by everybody and some might not of heard of them yet. I found them randomly or got them from giveaways.

LIMBO

Little Nightmares

Killer is Dead

I Am Alive

Lucius

The Darkness II

Steamworld Dig

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 gaming build"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The X470 boards have the best overclocking potential and SLI/CrossFire support. It's best to check reviews for any mobo you are considering.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 gaming build"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU cooler, motherboard, RAM and case have RGB.

If you want to stream and video render then go for the Ryzen 2700 or 2700X and the GPU could be lowered to the 1070 Ti or something depending on what monitor you will use.

The 1080 Ti is great for 4K and 1440p. The 1070 Ti is best for 1440p or lower. This MSI 1080 Ti doesn't have RGB. There are other cards that do. It is black with three fans and a backplate and good price. The only RGB card that would fit this budget with everything else is the Gigabyte Aorus which has orange on it. The Asus Strix would be a nice pair with this motherboard if you can get it at a decent price. It would sync with Asus Aura. The Trident Z RGB RAM can also sync with Aura.

You could get something like the Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5 RGB. It doesn't have very good airflow. The H500i has a bit better airflow and good quality. NZXT make great cases. Another option is the Corsair 460X which is expensive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 Quad Lumi 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $59.85 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $123.91 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card $654.98 @ Newegg Business
Case NZXT - H500i (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1494.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-22 01:05 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 - Create a parts list for me"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $219.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg Business
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $140.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card $654.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1506.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-21 00:31 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC for $2000 AUD"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It can handle some overclocking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjWzQOWcr0M

You would need something better like the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B or Cryorig H5 to attempt a higher OC than what the stock cooler can handle. Make sure your RAM and CPU cooler have good clearance or just pick a low profile kit of RAM like Corsair LPX. The Mugen 5 Rev. B and H5 Universal both have good memory clearance/compatibility. You could even go for something like the NZXT Kraken X52, but Ryzen doesn't really need liquid. Getting an AIO would have better aesthetic if you want. I figured it was good bang for the buck just using the stock cooler and putting budget elsewhere.

You could also look into the new RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti cards. I figured it was best to get a 10 series. They are cheaper and have good availability. The new cards will be almost impossible to get for a while once released and price gouged.

Make sure the PSU is good enough for whatever you get with consideration for overclocking and a possible more powerful and power hungry GPU in the future. These two lists are fine with a 550W. You could go for a 650W like the SeaSonic Focus Plus Gold. It costs more. I like to have about 150W of headroom from the estimated power consumption. The top right of a build list on PCPP shows estimated power consumption.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC for $2000 AUD"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $378.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $208.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $244.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $132.00 @ IJK
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card $710.00 @ Umart
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $148.82 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2006.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-29 11:33 AEST+1000

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $378.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $155.00 @ Umart
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $244.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB DUKE Video Card $649.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $148.82 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.00 @ Shopping Express
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $152.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1998.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-29 11:38 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trying to setup 2001 windows XP machine"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

From my experience cyclic redundancy check errors have been caused by a bad disc or optical drive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need an Upgrade"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5-8400 is a little cheaper if you want and just as good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8500 3GHz 6-Core Processor $204.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $48.28 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - H370M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Define Mini C TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $686.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-08 01:34 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BIOS Update"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD released newer B450 motherboards. I would change the PSU to the Corsair CX450M. It's not much more for a 2666 memory kit or spend more for a 3200 kit. Faster memory gives a performance boost to the CPU. You would have to enable the higher memory speed in the UEFI/BIOS.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr-dram-faq,4154.html#p5

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $91.99 @ PC-Canada
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $105.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GAMING X 4G Video Card $229.99 @ Memory Express
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.96 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $750.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-07 21:43 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AUD$3500 PC Gaming Set Up Help :) No perifs required"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The Asus Strix GTX 1080 Ti can sync with the motherboard if you spend more. I went with the EVGA FTW3. It's very nice and cheaper. Another idea is a 1TB SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $518.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $198.83 @ Amazon Australia
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $308.00 @ Centre Com
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $282.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $155.00 @ BudgetPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $122.00 @ PLE Computers
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $1174.89 @ Amazon Australia
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $139.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.00 @ Scorptec
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $131.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3178.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-01 11:08 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dolphin emulator build"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

yep

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dolphin emulator build"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

They would handle that fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dolphin emulator build"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

These are both capable of 1080p 60 FPS based on YouTube benchmark videos. I used USA for location. Part availability could be different if you live somewhere else. I wouldn't go lower than the GTX 1050. I seen a video with the Ryzen 2400G and it wasn't able to hold 60 FPS with V-Sync on in some games. It capped to 30 in some and 60 in others. The GTX 1050 seems to do a great job. The GTX 1050 Ti is the much more popular card used in most videos.

"Which CPU should I use?

Dolphin is a dual core application that relies upon IPC (Instructions Per Clock) and clockspeed for performance. Additional cores will not make Dolphin go any faster, though an "extra" core that Dolphin isn’t using may help slightly by keeping background tasks from using the same cores as Dolphin.

Accordingly, the perfect CPU for Dolphin has high IPC, a high clock rate, and four cores or more. With four cores, Dolphin has two cores for the main emulation threads, a third core for other tasks, and another core for the operating system and background tasks to run without taking resources from the emulator.

Intel: For the most part, newer is better when it comes to Intel processors. Within a single generation of processors, the difference between i5 and i7 (hyperthreading/extra core counts) don't affect Dolphin very much. Newer generations will give higher performance per clock, and K series processors will allow for overclocking to gain extra performance. Be wary of U and Y series processors, as their reduced clockspeeds often struggle with Dolphin's workload.

AMD: Dolphin's workload didn't match the strengths of AMD processors until the Ryzen line. As such, we can only recommend Ryzen or newer for Dolphin among AMD's line of processors."

"Which GPU do I need?

Choosing a GPU for Dolphin is a fairly simple task. The more powerful the graphics card, the more pixels and enhancements you can throw at it before you’ll see slowdown. However, the biggest thing to watch for is making sure the GPU supports DirectX11.1 and OpenGL 4.4. Dolphin emulates a console that functions very differently from a traditional PC, and uses the latest D3D and OGL features to reduce overhead. If you do not have those extensions, performance will suffer.

NVIDIA: Any modern mid-range or better NVIDIA GPU will be able to play Dolphin in HD resolutions with Ubershaders quite well. Old (6+ years) and/or low end GPUs may struggle, and are not recommended.

AMD: Any modern mid-range or better AMD GPU will perform well in Dolphin with Ubershaders. AMD generally favors D3D over OpenGL, so we recommend D3D for these GPUs. Old (6+ years) and/or low end GPUs may struggle, and are not recommended.

Intel: Iris Pro iGPUs will handle Dolphin well in D3D in Windows, though there are driver issues with the other graphics backends on that OS. A full fledged discrete graphics card is still highly recommended. IGPs older than the HD4000 are not supported."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rkoeqb0txs&t=18s

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.90 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston - FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $98.21 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $103.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC Edition Video Card $174.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $760.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-20 21:09 EDT-0400

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpJjGJe2gKc&t=36s

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.90 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston - FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $98.21 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.35 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB OC Video Card $139.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $665.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-20 22:36 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for $2500 build (+/- $500)"

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I used USA because you didn't specify location. It can be adjusted if needed. This is a 1440p 144Hz G-Sync monitor. You could save some by getting a cheaper 1080p 144Hz if you want. Higher resolution makes a great difference to the gaming experience.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $166.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $175.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $117.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card $751.34 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Monitor Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $460.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $88.26 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2513.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-17 21:03 EDT-0400

This is a 27" 1080p 240Hz G-Sync monitor. This was also changed to more RGB and a liquid cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $142.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $166.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $117.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card $751.34 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Monitor Acer - Predator XB272 bmiprz 27.0" 1920x1080 240Hz Monitor $369.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $88.26 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2490.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-17 21:44 EDT-0400

This one goes over by about $50. This Asus Strix GTX 1080 Ti has a backplate and RGB that can sync with the motherboard with Asus Aura.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $142.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $166.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $117.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $809.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Monitor Acer - Predator XB272 bmiprz 27.0" 1920x1080 240Hz Monitor $369.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $88.26 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2549.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-17 22:14 EDT-0400

This goes over even more. This motherboard has onboard WiFi support.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $142.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $198.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $117.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $809.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Monitor Acer - Predator XB272 bmiprz 27.0" 1920x1080 240Hz Monitor $369.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $88.26 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2581.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-17 22:20 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help for new pc worth $2000"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5-8600K and a GTX 1080 or 1070 Ti would also perform great for 1080p 144Hz gaming. I went max performance with the i7 and 1080 Ti.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $347.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $166.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $190.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $117.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $82.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card $702.00 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $83.57 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1951.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-13 17:56 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Xxplosive's Completed Build: Project 3

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It's keeping it pretty cool. I just played some Battlefield 1 at 4K on max settings and 66c was the highest it went to on one of the cores. The other cores averaged closer to 60c. One of the cores only went to 58c. It idles around 33c. I haven't tried overclocking. There is headroom to do some.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Under $2800 Gaming/Multitasking Build"

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

I changed it to an air cooler and reduced the RGB. Just about all parts have RGB these days. You can disable RGB LEDs with the software that controls whatever parts lighting. The motherboard and GPU still have RGB. You can disable that with Asus Aura lighting control software. The G502 also has RGB that can be disabled with Logitech Gaming Software.

This optical drive supports 4K and 1080p Blu-Ray, DVD and CD reading and writing.

This sound card has RGB you could disable or change it to the Creative ZXR which is also a great card and doesn't have RGB. Asus has a couple of interesting cards called Xonar Essence STX II and STRIX RAID DLX. I've personally only ever had Creative products for sound cards.

The tower's power supply doesn't matter for how many monitors you have. The only thing that matters is how many the GPU supports and how you connect them all (DisplayPort and HDMI etc).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $347.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $213.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $237.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $829.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Pioneer - BDR-211UBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $111.90 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Sound Card Creative Labs - Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card $145.01 @ Newegg Marketplace
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2477.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-28 15:48 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Under $2800 Gaming/Multitasking Build"

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I play many old games on Windows 10 fine. You would be restricted to older hardware with 7. New hardware doesn't support 7. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but extended support won't end until January 14, 2020. This applies as long as you have Service Pack 1 installed. The integrated audio is pretty good on this motherboard. Tweak the equalizer for best sound. I suggest trying that first and then decide if you still want a dedicated sound card. Re-use your current sound card if you want. It appears to have a Windows 10 driver.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $347.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $145.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $215.80 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $237.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $829.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.95 @ Trusted Tech Team
Sound Card Creative Labs - Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card $145.01 @ Newegg Marketplace
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2466.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-27 20:09 EDT-0400

You have to go all the way back to Skylake for Windows 7 support.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/windows-processor-requirements

https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln304217/microsoft-windows-operating-system-support-for-intel-kaby-lake-and-later-processors?lang=en

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-6700K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor $383.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $145.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $379.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $215.80 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $237.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $829.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.19 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 64-bit $109.89 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Creative Labs - Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card $145.01 @ Newegg Marketplace
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2706.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-27 20:24 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Xxplosive's Completed Build: Project 3

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

You should watch a bunch of Carey Holzman videos. I watched his videos for months before building. It's pretty simple to build a PC though. Cables only plug in a certain way and look a certain way. Things can be keyed etc. It can help to have a magnetic screwdriver. I manage with a simple Philips #2. Don't over tighten the screws. They just need to be snug. I hold parts by their sides avoiding touching PCB etc. There is a triangle on the CPU and a dot on the socket to install the CPU correctly. The mobo manual is helpful to install RAM correctly and connect the front panel connectors. Make sure cables are plugged in good and snug, not loose. Watching good build videos will teach you these things. Carey is great at showing and explaining everything. Building a PC is mostly easy. The hard part for me has been stupid stuff like the CPU cooler being in the way while plugging in the CPU power cable or the 24 pin not wanting to plug in. I have to keep trying until it goes in. It's even more difficult to unplug them because of the clips that hold them on.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWNCO9wSjzOz1UV8jCvIHA

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2300-$2400 Gaming PC"

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $324.99 @ Memory Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $62.75 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $214.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $229.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $102.50 @ shopRBC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $634.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ PC-Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $191.94 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Monitor Acer - XFA240 bmjdpr 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $268.99 @ PC-Canada
Keyboard Redragon - DEVARAIAS K556 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $87.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2406.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-15 21:44 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mini ITX Work Rig"

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

The mobo should be changed to H370 for RAID. The B360 boards don't support hardware RAID. Software RAID is an option though.

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