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Starting this back up since yesterday's bread got moldy.

Yesterday you guy's said my PC build was looking pretty good, but I have one last question:

I see an i5 4690k listed with (OEM/Tray) on it. I looked it up and OEM means it wont come with a heatsink, will this be a problem if I'm getting a custom cpu cooler?
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>>52424844
Nope. Your 3rd party cooler will completely replace the Intel stock cooler (if you had one). Just make sure you have thermal paste for the new cooler if it doesn't come with one
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>>52424912
The 212 evo does come with thermal paste
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>>52424941
Perfect. Going with the OEM/Tray version instead. Thanks /g/, you guy's are awesome to get advice from.
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>>52424844
Nice build man.

OEM is saving you money because you don't have to play for the stock cooler, which you wont use anyways because your 3rd party one replaces it
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I'm building a new computer for VR.

Is there anything I should change here? How much money would I save by waiting until March to buy it?
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>>52424844
Rate my build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bG7qnQ
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t6b86h
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I know in the past h motherboards made sense with non k cpu. But with skylake blck oc and higher speed ram showing improved fps in more cpu bound games. Is it still a good idea to buy a h170 instead of a z170 with a i5 6500?
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>>52425779
Sorry I forget to add my build with the post.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/QRV9Vn
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>>52425505
>not 6600k
>not Z170 chipset
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>pic related
any more money you spend for gayming youre better off going to /v/
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>>52426842
Would I be better off with this build? Will there be a significant price reduction by April?
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>>52425505
Up to a few hundred depending on how much info on Pascal/Polaris or Zen/intel's, especially if you'd want 2nd hand.
If no info you'd expect less 100 $
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>>52427002
If you're not willing to put in the time to overclock you were fine with the non-k processor and the other MoBo.
That 550W PSU is better suited for your needs though.
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>>52427002
>980 Ti
>buying Windows
>being an asus fuckboi

Nice gaymer build bro
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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Dragon123/saved/8bhfrH
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Dragon123/saved/rRTKHx

Still trying to decide between AMD and Intel, among other things. Also, is the GeForce 700 series still viable?
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>>52426932
>Being an Intel/Nvidia cuck instead of simply going with AMD

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FwhYMp
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What the fuck is thermal paste and do I need it for my CPU cooler?
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>>52427456
Go intel and Radeon, as its a better value
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DrRnYJ
Thoughts?
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>>52425627

>Z97 board
>locked i5

2/10

OCZ SSD is a gamble, if you're OK with that then go ahead.
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>>52425737

Buy a PSU.
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>>52427456

Depends what you're using it for.

380 is like 960 but good.

If you don't need muh very high quality 1080p 2015 gayms you can get away with a 950 or even 750ti. Other than that I'd go for the Intel + 380 one.

If you go for the AMD one get a lower wattage PSU, 850W is way too much for your needs.
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>>52428539

Other than the meme keyboard and the horrible case looks great.

>>52428050

Do you even google? Thermal paste is a highly heat conductive compound that allows to transfer heat between your CPU and your heatsink in an efficient way.

If you get a stock cooler you don't need to buy it, although you may want to replace it some time (like 2 years).

If you get an aftermarket cooler, chances are it comes with a thermal paste tube (the Hyper 212 EVO does); you should check nevertheless to avoid surprises.
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Are pre-built PCs really that bad? I haver no idea how to assemble a desktop and I found one at a really good deal.
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>>52428994
going from pre-built to self-assembled, yes they're that bad, assemble your own so you actually know the interior of your of computer
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>>52429013
Why are they bad? I have no idea how to build one. And it seems like a good deal. Here's the pre-built I want to get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883230099
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feedback pls
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>>52428539
If you're open to spending a few bucks more, your 128 GB SSD is a little small, though big enough to work. Once you have your OS + a few programs + 2 or 3 modern titles it will be close to full, and you'll have to move games back and forth between the SSD and HDD.
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>>52429099
Yeah thats not gonna be a problem thats why I got 3 TB HDD. Its not a big deal, but thanks for the suggestion
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>>52429047

Well let's see.

Overkill unlocked i7 with a h110 mobo.
Unknown PSU
Unknown SSD and HDD
Unknown mobo

Here you go:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/njbVMp

Cheaper, better and safer. Edit as you like if you can spare more/less money, I stuck to skylake but it's not really mandatory.
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>>52424844
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/seinthebear/saved/7Xz323

It'll be done on a few weeks, what do you guys think?
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>>52429183
The thing is I have no idea how to assemble a pc and I don't want to fuck up.
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>>52429218
Then pay someone else to do it.
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>>52429218

Then get someone to assemble it for you for $100.

Honestly it's piss easy to assemble one, just watch a video and go for it.

It's FUN and really hard to fuck up, like you have to be drunk or something. Also you'll be somewhat proud of yourself when you finish.

Sincerely why are normies so scared of this shit? It's not fucking nitroglicerine. Don't you want to LEARN?
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>>52429047
you don't know who made the RAM, is it some cheap chinese shit?
who made the HDD?
the SSD?
cheap case that's going to be audibly noisy as fuck when CPU is under load, there's no sound dampening in that case at all
and then there's the problem with Skylake and CPU coolers, where there is a risk of bent CPU when transporting it
also, noisy stock coolers
locked down BIOS, you run into BSOD and you're gonna have an annoying time troubleshooting
look at pic related, near equivalent price
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>>52429194

CPU looks overkill if you're only gaming on it, so does ram. It's fine.

>>52429261

>i7 and a 380

while it makes a good point on how prebuilts are shit, the build itself is horrible.
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>>52429255
>Sincerely why are normies so scared of this shit?
Because it's expensive and they treat it like a toy. You forget normies tend to be concerned about money yet still act retarded when it comes to wanting something.
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>>52429297
r9 380 is best bang for perf right now, r9 390 isn't worth it when you have polaris on the way
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>>52429297
RAM was on sale when I bought it, $60 on amazon
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>>52429218
You assemble your own PC so the money you save on labor can go into another part, and so you can handpick quality components
Get Alienware if you can't assemble by yourself but still want to pretend you know what parts you're talking about
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>>52429318

>you have X on the way!!

oooook...

>bang for perf
>buys an i7 for a clearly gaming only PC
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>>52429353
You do realize that some games require i7s right?
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>>52429365
>games
>requiring i7

Maybe if you're designing a chasse in CAD while playing Fallout 4 with godrays and tessellation on
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>>52429353
ffmpeg can use all 4 cores and 4 threads when converting to webm
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>>52429365
Go ahead and name one game that requires an i7.
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>>52429353

which ones please do show me

show me games that would benefit more from an i7 + 380 than an i5 + 390/970.

>inb4 4k ultra 123213hz

>>52429401

>10 seconds
>8 seconds

who cares breh.
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>>52429398
There's plenty of games that are CPU intensive requiring i7.
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>>52429420
>who cares breh
i obviously do, the extra threads came in handy
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Building first PC

rate pls

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/vtHnYJ
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>>52429365
>>52429420

for (you) obviously.
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>>52429423
Requiring?
Name a game that needs an i7 to run, and is unplayable on an i5
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>>52429419
Gee idk, like half if you want to run on max settings.
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>>52429434

Then good for you, but don't make someone else spend money on a negligible perfomance increase. Keep the autism to a minimum.
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>>52429437
>http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/vtHnYJ
I envy you, those prices look cheap. Change Seagate for Hitachi or WD.
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>>52429450

>this is what /v/ diaspora believes

ayyyyy
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Is the radeon 7970 still relevant for gaming at high settings, 1080P?

Would I notice the difference if I get instead a R9 280x?
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>>52429464
why
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>>52429484
stick with your 7970 and wait for pascal/polaris
7970 is still supported by AMD
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>>52429365

In what fucking planet is an i7 and a fucking 380 better than an i5 and a 390. Are you high son? or just from /v/ and trying to justify your cost inefficient build?
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>>52429499
No confidence in Seagate. Got a Maxtor, Plextor, Toshiba, Hitachi, WD, and Seagate here. Guess which one crapped out first? I would have thought the Maxtor since it's ancient shit but it still works.
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>>52429437

>r9 nano

RIP britbong
he got cleansed by fire
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dDKNK8

cpu upgrade down the line
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>>52429543
shut up, the nano is CUTE, CUTE I tell you
small cards are the CUTEST
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>>52429545
You'll need to upgrade literally everything as soon as you build it

Don't build a PC if you don't have the money to do it properly

>dual core

Are you fucking kidding me
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>>52429545
>memetium
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>>52429576

Ignore this /v/eddit user, he probably thinks more cores=more fps.

>>52429545

Good budget build, check out your mobo bios you may have to flash it to OC:

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2389948
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>>52429518
How long will that build last, if I was to upgrade to pascal later?
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>>52429576
upgrade it for what?
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>>52429638
A build that is not shit.
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>>52429630
thanks, I already have the computet built and I've got it up to 4.0 35 idle 50 load
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>>52429644
how is it shit?
it works for how I use it
>>>/r/pcmasterrace
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>>52429502
What's the release date for Pascal/polaris?
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>>52429686
You may as well have just bought a laptop with better specs for cheaper desu
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>>52429687
summer this year to end of year
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>>52429668

great, you may squeeze an additional 0.3 GHz at 1.2V but it's not going to make a big difference.

I built a similar PC for my cousin and he couldn't be happier. G3258s are truly a blessing for the budget builder.
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>>52429697
direct me to a laptop that can fit a full size gtx 950 oc for 500 dollaroos
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>>52429709
thanks for the advice senpai
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>>52429697

isn't about time you go to /v/ kid? there's not much going on here late night
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anyone? >>52429064
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>>52429064
Canadian prices are scary.
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>>52429749
it's just the generic i7 gtx 980 meme
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>>52429749

what's there to talk about? you bought an expensive PC, it should at the very least work properly.
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>>52429763
the prices are retarded, and I'm not even from Canada, all will actually cost a lot less for me
>>52429771
>it's a "___ meme" memepost
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>>52424844
Build for my girlfriend, light gaming. Recycling my two 560tis

how's it look? trying to keep it under $400, have all the other components I need.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YhstP6
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>>52429895

>i3
>z97
>650W PSU


I bet she's fat.
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>>52429919
:^)
desu
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>>52429919
what's wrong with those three?
Pretty decent price/performance. No need for more than 650w
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>>52428878
1080p gaming is what I'm aiming for, though I don't have much in the way of games (yet). I want this to be general purpose that just happens to do better in the FPS department then what I have now. As for the PSU, I might change that. According to another site, EVGA supposedly makes lower end units. I just wanted a higher wattage for future proofing. And I didn't want to take any chances. Isn't the general idea is to get at least 100w more then what your PC is expected to use?

Also, this is the site...

http://alltimevrecommendations.wikidot.com/wiki:pc-primer-test

Now then, how does one trick Windows 7 into being genuine? Rather not drop $140+ unless I have no other choice.

Finally, neither list is done. Missing a monitor, which'll most likely breach the projected $800 budget. And then there's the mouse, keyboard, and speakers...
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Looking into a new build.

I already had SSDs and HDDs and a nice Air 540 case. Looking to upgrade mobo/cpu and gpu to go to 2k gaming.

Anything I should change?
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>>52430163

yeah, 100w more, not 400w like in the AMD build. Unless you plan to SLI/CF and stuff get a smaller one.

Seriously how come you can assemble a PC and don't know how to pirate windows:

ISO:http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/56439-Windows-7-ultimate-x86-x64-ISO-Download

DAZLoader:http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/58464-Windows-Loader-Download

This shit should be in the OP already.

Your i3 list has a monitor.

>>52429971

you don't need a z97 for a locked CPU, let alone an ASSrock. Get "your girlfriend" a h81/b85/h97 mobo.

650W is way too much for that build. 500 should be more than enough. Used the saved money for a 120GB SSD and call it a day, "she" will be happy.

Also stop counting in rebates, it's a bad meme.

>>52430355

Solid meme build all around my friend, needs an exxxtreme mobo though.
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>>52430675
I'm very new at building. One of those two lists will be my first rig. If pirating Windows AND making it genuine is simple, I might not need an optical drive...actually, yes I do. If I start getting games I'd like them in physical form, if possible.

Also, I know of the discrepancy between the lists. I'm mulling over whether or not to ditch the monitor on account of my TV having an HDMI port. I'm just not comfortable with using a PC on a screen that big. Well, it looks big. According to the ruler its about 22'', which is odd. Either I should settle for a smaller monitor or the ruler's wrong somehow.

Anyways, I just need to make sure if the i3 is the right choice for my projected budget. Same goes for the motherboard. The current computer right now has an i5 but with no graphics card that might not be worth much.
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How does this look?
I'm not interested in buying a graphics card. Or at least not at this time.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Lc8x4D
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Someone please explain this stuff to me. I'm a tech noob but I'm doing my best trying to learn and understand.
How is AMD A10-7300 worse than i5-2410M?
The AMD is 3,2ghz quad core while the i5 is 2,9ghz dual?
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This is my current build plan I was going to borrow my roommates 660ti to wait and see if Pascal is worth waiting for.
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>>52431876
The makers of the benchmark software have a deal with Intel to artifically make all AMD CPUs appear slower then they really are.
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How did I do? just going off other builds in the same case and reviews etc. Aussie funbux $$ btw
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>>52432733
Surely it can't be because AMD CPUs have shit performance
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>>52432085
>K chip
>no cooler

Am I being trolled?
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>>52433341
That's just the parts I'm buying, already have the cooler.
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>>52433251
>6600k
>H170 chipset
Don't buy a 6600k unless you're going to OC, in which case you need a Z170 chipset mobo. Otherwise pretty standard / cookie cutter, but good.

>>52432085
Not a bad plan. 660ti should hold you over just fine until pascal. Pretty good otherwise, no complaints.

>>52431876
APU's are shit in CPU related tasks compared to dedicated CPU's. GHz is just a measure of frequency, not how much data can be processed in a single cycle.

>>52430355
You don't need an 80+ Platinum PSU, just save some money and settle on an 80+ gold.

>>52429895
Give her the SSD. Only other recommendation is to not get an EVGA NEX, only G2/P2.

>>52429261
Why do you need an i7?
Why are you pairing a mid tier GPU with a top tier CPU?
Also don't get an EVGA NEX PSU, Supernova G2/P2 only.

>>52429064
Why do you need an i7?
Why do you need an 850w PSU?

>>52427002
>Buying windows
Otherwise its fine.

>>52426932
Pretty ok for entry level gaymen, though if you can find one for the same price or within $10 I would get a 270x over a 750ti

>>52425505
Better get a Z170 chipset if you're getting a 6600k, otherwise you have no point in getting that CPU as its for OC'ing.
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>Don't buy a 6600k unless you're going to OC, in which case you need a Z170 chipset mobo. Otherwise pretty standard / cookie cutter, but good.

Any mini-itx boards good for overclocking that arent gonna cost me a fortune? Or should I just go for the non K version?
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Anyone know how much can i overclock my fx 6300 with stock cooler
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>>52433473
Unless you just want a petite build and thats of major importance to you, just go mATX. Less expensive in all ways. The price discrepancy of a k and non k is negligible at best, as the performance gain you can get from the k is far better.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kLJT6h

General purpose machine

Should I change the CPU?
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>>52434091
depending on the general purpose, you probably want an i3 or a lower end i5
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>>52434430
why?

Are there any downsides to this processor?

I'd go with AMD but I don't want to pay extra for the gfx, and this will run loonix.
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Workstation/gaming build
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>>52435225
>no link
>memelake
>980 sli
>1.5 TB SSD
>4 TB HDD

Kill yourself
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what kind of faggot am I if I paid an additional 45 bux to my online store so they build the PC for me?

I'd rather learn by taking existing things apart than by building things from scratch
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>>52436223
faggot
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>>52427456
AMD CPU/GPU combo is fine, but you need to get at least an i5 if you're going Intel.
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http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2TN2hM
Not asking for tips or approval, already have all these parts
Got a lot on sale so what's shown for price isn't accurate
>maplebux
At least I bought this when our dollar wasn't literal aids. Exception is a few recent upgrade parts such as card monitor the evo
R8 I guess, and bash me for having an expensive build I suppose
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>>52436344
>2800 bucks for that

What the fuck Canada get your shit together
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>>52436367
4770k is more expensive than the 4790k right now
They just increase the price since I don't believe they make it anymore and charge a premium. Regardless yea bretty pricey
Also got the monitor this black Friday for 450, that was a bretty gud. And the basis for getting a 980 ti
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>>52436388
Jk it isn't even taking price of the 4770k. Which you can still get off Newegg last I checked
Tldr even more expensive in total since some of the items aren't showing their price
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>>52424844
With that price on the i5, just get a Xeon 1231 V3. It's essentially an i7 for about the same price, and I believe has the same socket.
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>>52430355
>2K gaming
>Has 2.5K monitor
>Not knowing 1080p is 2K and 1440p is 2.5K
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>>52430853
>physical games
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>>52424844

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/DwVbBm
Work in progress - I already have the case.
Any suggestions on a cooler?
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first draft, would appreciate some insight
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>>52436344
Judge my build you fucking neckbeards
>>52436546
If you wanna clock that baby get the noctua d15
I've seen cases where people run it stable at 4.8 ghz
You're already gettin expensive parts so might as well not cheap out
If you want to cheap out just get the 212 evo
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>>52436612
Get 2x4 ram so you can optimize dual channel
Aldo your cpu cooler is shit
4790k is goat. Get a better cooler if you want to fully take advantage of its oc potential
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>>52436639
>Aldo your cpu cooler is shit
would a 212 EVO be a better choice?
I've been following the logical increments guide btw
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>>52436692
Price per performance yes
But overall the one you have listed likely outperforms it by a margin.
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>>52436745
ok, so the choice will have to be between
>i5-4690k
>cooler master 212 Evo

and
>i7-4790k
>shadow rock 2

is that correct?
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>>52436796
Looks fine to me
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>>52436616
That's the eventual plan.
4.8 would be pretty nice so it's worth considering, would you happen to know if there is a large difference between the D15 and D15?

Just need to select a PSU and I'm mostly good to go.
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>>52436823
As far as I'm aware the dh 15 has literally the absolute same performance as the dh 15
Glad I could help
All srsns look up Linus review on the dh15 he compares it to the 14 model
It has some noticeable improvements
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>>52436823
D15 & 212 EVO*

Looking like I'll go with the D15 anyway
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>>52436843
O I thought you wanted to compare d14 to 15
Yea the noctua btfos the 212 evo
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how much better is the R9 390 compared to the 380? i have enough for both but idk if the extra for the 390 justifies its performance.
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>>52437349
I'd go for it
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>>52424844
HELP ME /G/???
I need help deciding on parts. I have $1.5k(AUD) to spend and i want the best I can get. BTW, its going to be for gayming.
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>>52431790
Anyone?
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>>52437654
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/j4LfNG
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>>52437562
alright i think i will. i'm probably gonna go for a sapphire 390. with 1080p i hope to get near max at 60fps on most games, so here's hoping!
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>>52438183
1080p easily
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>>52438006
>980
>that cooler
Stop giving shit advice
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Beat this, faggots
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZLGVMp

>>52434459
please reply
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I have a 760k and cx430m PSU. I want to put my gtx 760 on this pc. Would I be fine with the cx430 (no OC'ing) or should I jump to a 650w?
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>>52438315
oh ok then sounds like i'm definitely going for that then! it'll be quite a step up from my integrated graphics from an i3 530 kek. thanks!
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>decent case/fan
>i7 6700k
>2 TB WD hdd
>120 gb Seagate ssd
> gtx970 4gb
>2x8gb ram
>z170 mobo
>off brand redcherry keyboard w/mouse

Trying to put together something that'll last me a little while here. Currently running on a ~1100$USD budget which this falls just under. Considering I'm starting from scratch, does that seem an appropriate price or am I scamming myself?
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I want to get a new monitor.

IPS, 5ms
or
TN, 1ms

yes, I play a lot of games
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>>52436527
Yes, I like physical books too. I don't want a bunch of beefy ISOs and whatnot lying around taking up space.
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>>52436298
I was afraid of that. Might lean to AMD after all. i5 is much too pricey.
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>>52439160
The Skylake i3s are great for gaming as gaming mostly depends on single core performance.
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I'm poor as hell and looking for a good cheap case to get started with my first build. Cooler Master? Thermaltake? someone
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>>52441175
Just get the cheapest one you can find. You can even run your computer without a case if you want.
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>>52441340
I'm worried about grounding problems with chinatech cases though
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dWcm6h
Help me for I am an ignorant pleb.
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>>52441380
you have to be older than 18 to post on this forum
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3w6m6h

How do I make this better?

It's also about a 1000 dollars cheaper than I originally planned and missing a power supply. It's gonna be for gaming and that's about it.
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>>52441471
stop posting
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I need a new PC.
>Main use are numerical simulations with MATLAB.
>PC should be very silent.
>Cost <800€.

Does anyone have a suggested build?
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>>52443524
I'd go with an AMD APU for MATLAB, but only if you're able to take advantage of OpenGL to skip the need of having a discreet graphics card. By itself, the AMD APU isn't up to par with four-core Hawells when it comes to MATLAB, the similarly priced i3 is not up to par with a proper four-core CPU in MATLAB. With MATLAB, stronger cores do make for better overall performance, so if you are willing to skip a discreet graphics card, buy a locked i5 (preferably the i5-6500) on an H110 micro-ATX board
If you want a quiet build that could still fit a graphics card into the budget, I'd go with the A10-7800 on a A78X motherboard and pair it with a 750 Ti or a 950. Skip the loud heatsink and buy an aftermarket air cooler with at least 8 heat-pipes (aka - four bent in a U) and can fit a fan larger than 92mm. A 120mm fan heatsink with 8 heatpipes should be more than sufficient to keep a 65W TDP APU cool with the fans running at 75% RPM.
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r8 plz

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8gM6kL
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>>52443524
Ideally, it should look like this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GgM6kL
Or this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VtDMLk
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yqpCHx

I love my love.
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>>52441436
So, $2400 budget?
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someone suggest to me a keyboard whose keys dont feel like total ass. I cannot come to a conclusion about this. Id be game for some lower end mechanical thing, but if anyone knows of a non-mechanical keyboard that isnt total ass and is /g/ approved....lemme know
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>>52445287
Happy Hacking Keyboard
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>>52445307
a little out of my price range, but thanks for the suggestion.
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>>52445287
>>52445325
CM Storm Quickfire XT
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>>52445257
Yeah basically
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Is this too much?

Gaming only computer

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/K2dgkL
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>>52445435
>Is this too much?
Depends on resoltion/how many fps you want.
Also you might consider a slightly bigger PSU if you want to overclock and a slightly better CPU cooler.
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built my PC in Decembet and man I love it. when you find all the best deals on the components you want and save tons of money, that feel is unbeatable anon.
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>>52445421
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LLt4rH
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>>52445605
This looks really good. Still a little bit cheaper than I planned for too. Any way to make it even better?
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>>52433485
None unless you want to burn your house down
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>>52445964
You have a good monitor already or a separate budget for it?
If yes, yeah i can make it better.
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>inb4 I fell for the dual Xeon meme
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XYyyjX
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>>52445987
Yeah I've already got mouse, monitor, keyboard and headset
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>>52446000
What's this? Looks interesting. Have any pics of the insides?
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>>52436612
Swap the seagate drive out for a WD blue
Get a gold rated PSU, dont cheap out.
Dont get a z97 board if youre buying a locked CPU
Cryorig H7 is better than the 212 EVO
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>>52446034
Soon™; I ordered the motherboard, Xeons, and RAM the other day. I'm not sure if the motherboard is actually ATX; dual socket motherboards love not being proper ATX or "E-ATX"
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>>52446012
Checking it again it would be better if you leave it like that.
You can add another videocard and get a 1KW PSU and another case, but thats it.
Its better to invest the money on more storage (Another SSD, probably a 1TB Extreme PRO and some WD Black HDDs)

If its not enough power for you there is the 2011 socket but your CPU is good enough already that wont be bottlenecked by any videocard.
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>>52445435
>i7
>Gaming
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>>52446245
I7 is fine for gaming meanwhile you have the money.
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>>52445435
definitely go and get the new i9 processor.
i7s just arent enough nowadays, especially when you have dual 980tis
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>>52446140
Okay cool. I guess I'll add a second graphics card and then a bIgger psu?
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I'm on the fence about buying an SSD. How much of a difference in load times does it make? 100$ is a lot to spend to get 20 second boot times vs 1 minute boot times. If I get the little 250GB one, I'd probably be putting my OS's and some programs like photoshop on it. Will that really save me significant amounts of time? I'm a poorfag, so I have some skepticism as to whether the difference is worth it, but I'm open to being sold on the idea.
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>>52446340
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pMfkVn
Goes $78 over the budget.

Instead adding a second GPU and a better PSU you should invest in storage, 500GB SSD is nothing.
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I already built my machine, but I'm wondering what you guys think of it.
>fx 8350
>212 evo for a light overclock
>8gb ram
>some cheap gigabyte mobo
>gtx 960 4gb
>some cheap ass HDD - will get a ssd later.

Been using it for fallout 4, WoW, Witcher 3, and a few other games. Only one that even starts to stess the system is witcher 3, and I still get about 55 fps on high preset with grass turned down.
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>>52446340
Like this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N6M2hM
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>>52446461

>960 4gb

rofl, hope it was the same price as the 2GB one
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>>52424844

Will an FX 8320e bottleneck an R9 380x?
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>all these builds with 212 Memevo
Is this a /v/ meme or something? Shit isn't even cheap.
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>>52446593
You are a /v/ meme. GTFO.
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>>52445435

>500GB EVO instead of 250GB PRO
>ASSrock mobo
>not even skylake

holy kek

>>52446263

nice english retard, are dual xeons good for gaming too?
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>>52446582

No.

My dick would bottleneck your mom though you fucking computer illiterate fuck
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>>52446570
I got it for $205 USD. Msi.
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>>52446613
You would have to dig hard to accomplish that.
But why are anons recommending i5s then? Apart from shilling that is.
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>>52446631
Not him but, the performance difference between I5 and I7 in games is really low to justify a $200 price difference.

But, if you have the money for it, you should go for it.
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>>52446631

Because they are the best option for "le gaymur rig". That doesn't mean that an 8320 would bottleneck a mid-end GPU.

Only times bottleneck happens is if you have stupidly inbalanced builds such as an i3 4170 + a 290x2 or a titan X. It's a bad meme.
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>>52446685
locked i5 4460 and FX 8350 are about the same price and perform about the same, but 8350 can overlock a LOT. Multi-threaded games like fallout can use the 8 cores too. And that's relevant because a lot of people are building pc's specifically to play fallout 4.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L29XjX

Ok trying this. I should add a double monitor setup that's a LG 24MP57VQ-P but the web doesn't have it.

I'm upgrading all my PC less drives and PSU, so what do you think?
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>>52446685
What if the difference was $50? Microcenter is selling Xeon for $210 and i5 for $160.
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>>52446685
I was talking 8320 vs an i5 of that price range.
>>52446845
Xeons are great.
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>>52446906
Because the I5-4590 single perfomance is way better than a FX 8320.
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>>52446906
most xeons perform as well as a same-generation i7 but for less. You cannot overclock, which may or may not be a downside for you. I know idiots that bought K-series i5's and don't OC them though. Keep in mind the list of compatible motherboards is different. different socket.
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>>52446470
>>52446395
Okay I guess this build is what I'm starting to get comfortable with

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pMfkVn

It needs a hdd for single player games and stuff that doesn't need to load fast.

I haven't built a computer in 5 years, is the one I posted using skylake?
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>>52447004
Yes.
I3 and I5-6XXX also all CPUs that use the 1151 socket are skylake.

I would insist to get the build with more storage, trust me is way better than having a second GPU since you will end changing the GPU eventually with the new cards that are going to be released this year.
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>>52447032
Alright I'll drop the gpu. Any suggestions for hard drives? My last was 2tb and got filled up
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Okay, /g/. Since people seem to discuss this a lot, what is the best, reasonably priced, intel processor one can get for gaming? I have a 4790k and people are saying it's the memecpu. What is the best then?
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>>52447089
2 Xeons
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>>52447075
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pmkR23

>>52447089
The one you are using is just perfect.
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>>52447113
>>52447075
You can remove the 960GB SSD if you want, i just added it as an extra.

The 500GB SSD+2TB WD Black should be more than enough.
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>>52447162
This looks amazing

Gotta go get some in n out so I'll be back later, I appreciate the help, thanks a bunch.
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>>52447162
>using WD black for storage
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>>52447233
>anime reaction images
Anyway, they are good for it.
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>>52424844

R8 and H8
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>>52447363
>3k pound build
>i5
why anon just why
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>>52447487

what's the benefit of hyperthreading senpai?
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>>52447498
10~20% performance difference.
No performance difference in games.
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Take the peripherals off the partpicker list so we can judge your actual budget for computer parts. This includes the monitor.

Also 6tb of storage seems super overkill unless you specifically need that much space for video editing / mass file storage. If you have an actual reason to need 6tb of storage then go for it.
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>>52447573

It's not really worth the price difference to be quite honest familioni

any other qualms with the build tho?
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>>52429749
I thought the whole tidal wave thing was a myth
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In >>52447578
I meant to reply to >>52447363.

>>52447590
It just seems silly that you're spending that much money and care about price to performance ratio at this point.
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>>52447681

the total comes down to 2085 without peripherals.
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>>52447700

forgot to attach image
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>>52446379
anyone?
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N4ZjwP

Rate my dream build and provide feedback.
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>>52448193
>http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N4ZjwP
From my own personal experience
>CPU
Fine
>CPU cooler
You may want something better than a Hyper 212 EVO. The 4790k still gets pretty warm when not overclocked but running on Turbo mode, so you'll see temps in the mid-to-high 70s depending on the ambient temperature.
Find a cooler that has at least two fans (120mm or larger) that can fit in your case if you want something that can keep the CPU at comfy temps, but is quieter than a single over-worked fan running at max RPM.
>mobo
Z97 is running out of stock, so I can't really fault you for your choice in mobos.
>RAM
Ditto
>Storage
For the SSD, I think the BX100 will suit you well. It's still a pretty fast SSD, but you're not wasting money on performance that you will never use or experience the benefits from. For $30 more, you can get an SSD that's double the capacity with nearly 90% of the read performance as the MX200.
And don't go Hybrid HDD. They're not as fast as advertised unless you play the same games off of it over and over again. The platter is usually a slower 5900rpm one, which absolutely kills read/write speeds that aren't pre-cached in the 8GB SSD portion. Save a few bucks and buy a cheap Toshiba or Hitachi 7200rpm drive. I'm fairly certain you can find a 3TB drive for that price.
>GPU
You could do better than the 390X. I'd say save a few more bucks on parts and upgrade to the Fury. I hear the Nano will go on for $499 soon, so you could also wait for that to come out. The 8GB RAM will almost never go fully utilized because the resolutions that need such high memory are more than a single Hawaii GPU can handle.
>Case
No opinion, as long as you know what you're buying.
>PSU
The NEX isn't one of EVGA's better offerings, but it's alright.
>Optical
Unless you absolutely need to write bluray discs, that drive is unnecessary.
>Wifi
Ethernet is much better
>Windows
Really?
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>>52449042
>Save money
>By buying a GPU that's 100+ USD more expensive
I can see your point about everything else, but that, I'm not completely sold on.
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>>52448193
>>52449042
>>52449302
Anyway... here's a new build, taking into account the suggestions.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f6dtP6

Still sticking with Windows, since I don't know dick about Linux, and I'd like to actually play some PC games, so a Macintosh OS is right the fuck out.

Decided to add an LCS instead, and I've read some promising things about the Cooler Master Nepton 240M. Switched to a SeaSonic Semi-modular PSU since I don't really hear anything bad about them, either.
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>>52449584
Swap the 212 EVO for a Cryorig H7 and choose a G2 or GS version of the EVGA SUPERNOVA (and preferably with a bit more headroom than 650w if you wanna OC)
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>>52449042
>Z97 is running out of stock

I thought that was only on my third world country. Not him, but I guess I'll go skylake build once the local vendor confirms that z97s are "phased out"
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Gonna need help to make this even more affordable, but keeping the CPU and GPU
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rVKpf7
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Seems the AMD FX CPU I'm mulling on might only be compatible with RAM with a 1866 clock speed. Please tell me its backwards compatible with 1600.
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any suggestions to optimize this build for gayming and browsing? should i get a soudcard to get good sound out of it while producing beats?
https://de.pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
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>>52449584
>http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f6dtP6
You can find a cheaper 240mm AIO than that. Hell, you can find an air cooler that performs the same as the AIO, but for half the rpice.
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>>52449947
>http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rVKpf7
>WD Black
Here's you first step: Ditch the WD Black for a 4TB Toshiba MD04. You save yourself a few bucks and get a whole 1TB more, while still getting an HDD with similar performance.
>R9 270X
At this price point, you can find an R9 380 or R9 380X.
>PSU
I'm more than certain that you can find a cheaper 80+ Gold PSU that's semi-modular. $100 seems like a lot for a semi-mod.
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I want to run Witcher 3 at 1440p maxed out. Can someone recommend a build? I have a case and hdd/ssds already. Thanks
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>please rate

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/RnsPRB
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>>52450712
I had a system with an FX6100 and used 1333 ram just fine.
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>>52449947

There you go:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cKJqTW

I'd put a z97 PC MATE but for some reason people get too anal about budget MSI mobos.

>>52450712

Yes, you can downclock it if your BIOS doesn't do it automatically

>>52452606

Nice one you retarded nazi.

>>52453469

Awful.
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>>52453590

What's wrong with this? >>52453469

Let me clarify, it's for my dad's office PC, it needs to be quiet and look premium.

What changes should I make?
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>>52453443

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/txPJcf

>>52453652

>dad's office

Is this for your dad or for your retard self? This is NOT an office PC.
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>>52453697

What would you recommend?
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>>52453738

Well what will you be using it for? Just browsing and office stuff, or also gayming? If so, which games and what quality? What's your budget? Do you have any "special" needs such as 3d rendering, several VMs or advanced simulations?
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>>52453769

It will be used for running financial software, plus the usual browser, word, excel, etc.I was hoping for it to be used for around 8 years without needing upgrades.

I've knocked the ram down to 8GB 2666, what motherboard and video card would you recommend?
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>>52453882

Also budget is not an issue but it needs to be quiet, fast and 'premium'.
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>>52427002
Is no one going to point out that he's wasting so much money buying a 980ti for a 1080p monitor? Save yourself $300 for the EXACT same performance and get a R9 390. You won't see any gains on a 1080p monitor.
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>>52453923

No gaming?

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/LCy9bv
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>>52454044
>>52453923

Also:

Choose a mouse that doesn't look like gaymur shit.

Get some case fans if that's your kind of thing.

I suspect that external hard drive is for back ups which is fine, but might as well buy another 1TB HDD and put it in RAID.

You can make do with a 120GB SSD but whatever.
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>>52454044

No gaming yet, maybe in a few years when my brother inherits it.

Should I change the graphics card to something cheaper? I want it to be able to run with out the fan moving so it is quiet.

>>52454087

What's a good mouse looks professional and is high quality?
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My 1080p gaming build.

Going Skylake for future proof. Anything I can improve?
Also, whats a good LG1151 socket CPU cooler? Cheers
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>>52454172

That 750ti will last for years, run VERY quiet, use very little power and it's enough for 2x1440p IF you don't game on it.

IMO CPU cooler is not needed, but if you want silence and that case that's what I would go for.

Just get a microsoft mouse, you don't need much for office work 2bh, you can go wireless for extra comfyness. You might want to invest in some mech keyboard since they're actually useful if you're typing 8-10 hours a day.

If your brother inherits it he might want to change GPUs and such but since that's not for some years (where much better tech will be available).

Don't buy windows, just pirate win 7 pro/ultimate, upgrade to win10 and you're golden and "professional" enough.

Good luck
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>>52454399

That's great, thanks for the info.

I'll be buying Win 7 since the business is paying for it and the custom financial software that will be used is not compatible with Windows 10 yet.
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>>52454228
raijintek aidos
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>>52454631
>raijintek aidos
looks good, nice reviews and the price is top notch. but it doesn't specify the lg1151 socket, only 1150 and 1155 but should be fine?
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>>52454228

Just like with corsair, I advice against thermaltake PSUs unless it's the premium line.

Just get an EVGA 650W gold for about 10 euros more, if you want to go bronze then seasonic m12iis are your best bet.
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>>52454676
lga 1151 uses the same mounting specifications, 1150 coolers all work with it.
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>>52454685
>EVGA 650W
Shit is €50 more expensive than the thermaltake, Are they just unreliable is what you're saying?

>>52454719
Oh alright, that makes picking one easier. But that raijintek is very attractable
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>>52453469
>>52454399

I've made a few changes, how does this look now?
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>>52454728
power supplies are super expensive in europe, stick with what you got.
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>>52454794
get two 4GBx2 sticks of ram for dual channel and you are golden

>>52454796
the thermaltake is 80+ bronze so should be fine I think. Plus has all the connectors I need without the need to buy adapters
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>>52454728

damn, that's more than what I expected. Yes, budget thermaltake PSUs are far from reliable just by looking at the parts.

Getting a bronze it's perfectly fine but try to go for Seasonic, XFX, Antec, etc. It's up to you really, that PSU may work just fine but it's always a gamble with budget TT and corsair. Link me to your store and I will find you a better one.

>>52454794

Looks fine, but you don't really need:

- a 500GB SSD unless you're using some kind of 100GB application, get a bigger HDD if that's what you need.

- an unlocked processor for office work. That's just overkill an i5 6600 or even i3 6100 + an h110m board is more than enough.

I mean it's fine if you just don't care about price but it's not optimal for the price. If your company is paying for it might as well go full retard an buy 980tis and shit.
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>>52454794
Ditch the PRO
It's the most overpriced meme SSD out there. A cheap 480GB Crucial BX100/OCZ ARC 100/SanDisc SSD Plus or 500GB Mushkin ECO2/Samsung 850 EVO is more than enough.
I've used both an 850 PRO, 850 EVO, and a Trion 100 as a boot drive. The differences in boot and loading times were so small, you'd need to go into the decimals to notice.
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>>52454918
I don't care for brand as long as it has all the connectors I need and it's reliable, will allow to power all my parts plus some overhead for OC and preferably cheap.
http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/1628/500+-+600+Watts.search

I'm buying in bulk from one site to save on deliveries.
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>>52454794
get a wd blue or a hitachi deskstar over that wd green.


Drop the cpu to a i5-6400
change mobo to like a msi h170a pc mate
change cpu cooler to something quiter like cryorig m9i
could go cheaper on the psu like
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/Non-Modular+650W+or+less/450W+XFX+Pro+Core+Edition+80PLUS+Bronze+Power+Supply+%5BP1-450S-X2B9%5D+?productId=53989&source=pcpartpicker

Whats he do anyway, does he need a lot of power on this thing?
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>>52454967
>The differences in boot and loading times were so small
>implying that is the only important thing for an SSD
might as well go with Kingston then, you dumb fuck
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>>52455117
Most Kingstons aren't bad, it's just the V300 that threw the rug under us. And the V300 is still noticeably faster than a 7200rpm HDD, dumbass. A proper drive like an OCZ ARC 100 or similar MLC NAND SSD with Micron (and later versions of the Sandforce) controllers are faster than the V300, but not by much. The differences in OS boot times (worst case scenario would be an old Vista or 7 OS filled with OEM bloatware) isn't even five seconds between the V300 and the ARC 100. Compare that with a nearly 12 second drop between a V300 and a WD Blue 500GB HDD. The faster you go, the less of a benefit you'll notice because the differences in read and write times scale down exponentially - a drive would have to be monumentally fast in order to make current SSDs look slow. PCIe NVMe SSDs are not quite there, although they do benefit immensely for heavy write scenarios (directly writing a 4K uncompressed video stream from a camera, for instance).
The V300 isn't bad, but it's not the best choice for the money. I don't recommend the V300 on performance for money when there are cheaper, ungimped SSDs with the same capaciry and faster performance available.
Same thing with the 850 PRO and the like - if you don't need it, don't waste your money on it.
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How's this for gaming at 1080p? Anything I might need to change?
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>>52454971

these are better

>http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/500+-+600+Watts/181165/Silverstone+SST-ST60F-ESB+Strider+Essential+Series+Bronze+-+600+Watt.article


>http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/500+-+600+Watts/72315/Seasonic+S12II-520%2C+520+Watt%2C+80PLUS+Bronze.article

>http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/500+-+600+Watts/141530/XFX+PRO550W+Core+Edition+Full+Wired+Power+Supply.article

>http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/500+-+600+Watts/72314/Seasonic+M12II-520%2C+520+Watt%2C+80PLUS+Bronze.article

>http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/500+-+600+Watts/82761/be+quiet%21+PURE+POWER+L8+600W.article

and around your budget.
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first budget build for decent gaming any things I should change.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/M6n6kL
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>>52455345

p33 is always a gamble and who buys windows anyway, other than that it looks based for a 390 build.

>>52455495

what's with the 660? getting it used?

Other than that either get a 4690 + H97 mobo or get the 4690k + an aftermarket cooler + Z97 mobo.

250GB SSD on a budget is retarded IMO. Also, get an 850 or an SSD Plus.
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>>52455437
>>http://www.hardwareversand.de/en/500+-+600+Watts/72315/Seasonic+S12II-520%2C+520+Watt%2C+80PLUS+Bronze.article
This is perfect. 2x 4 Pin Mini for my two HDD's and has the PCI express power pins I need for my GPU. Thanks a lot.

>>52455495
>4960k on H97 chip
won't be able to over clock it so either get a better mobo with a z97 or don't get a K CPU

>GTX660
Old card, just get a gtx 960/r9 380. For gaming GPU is more important than CPU

>SSD
id you are on a budget, don't buy one. Add that $91 to a GPU
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Aiming to build a portable machine which can still pack a punch. I'll add a monitor; it's not important right now. Critique my build.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/hwk7mG
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>>52455595
friend gave me their old 660 so yeah
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>>52455326
>A proper drive like an OCZ
>calling other people dumbasses
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>>52455656
Get a better video card.
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>>52455721
Should the video card match the CPU in price to be most suitable or should it cost more?
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>>52455326
>muh capacity and speed is all that matters
you really are a dumb fuck
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Am I being memed with dual channel memory or is it actually better than just slapping on 1 stick of RAM?
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>>52455741
The GPU should usually cost twice as much as the CPU if you mainly use the computer for gaming.
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>>52455716
OCZ turned their image around after Toshiba bought them out. Sure, the Trion 100 is a fucking abortion of a TLC NAND SSD, but everything else they make is pretty solid now.

>>52455742
I'm saying that speed doesn't make much of a difference after a certain point, dumbass.
Reliability, warranty period, and drive support is also important, but it varies from country to country. Mushkin has pretty good customer service from my past experience with them, PNY falling close behind. Corsair's CS and RMA was fucking atrocious. They make overpriced drives and expect you to front the cost of shipping your defective drive to their center and back. I'd rather buy another drive than RMA a fucking Corsair SSD.
I've yet to RMA a single OCZ SSD for any of my clients or my own builds. I've only had to return three Crucial drives, and that's because they were physically damaged during shipping.
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>>52455741

It should cost more if you care about gaming.

What's your top budget, what games, what resolution?
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>>52455741
Suitable depends on your monitor. There's no way I'd spend £100 such a weak card.
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>>52455656

you'd be better off with an i3 4170/6100 + h81/h110 and a r9 380.

People buy way too powerful CPUs nowadays.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8HXyjX
Knock about $50 off the price because of a Newegg combo. How'd I do for a server build?
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>>52455860
Also reused an old power supply
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>>52455789
>>52455808
I'm not going to use it for gaming exactly. I'll be playing a few games but nothing particularly demanding. Hearts of Iron III, Rise of Nations...emulated N64 games...

Ideal budget ceiling is £600 and monitor resolution will be 1920x1080.

>>52455850
I'll look into those.
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>>52455860
>http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8HXyjX
You won't need an SSD for the OS if all you're going to do is run a server off of it. Hell, you can install the OS on a flash drive or use a Type 1 Hypervisor with the VM running off the flash drive.
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>>52455850
>People buy way too powerful CPUs nowadays.
lmao, stop giving shitty advice, retard
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>>52455916
He's not wrong. A Skylake i3 is pretty GOAT for a dual-core and it doesn't hurt to save costs on the CPU for a much better graphics card.
Too bad it's still a dual core. If only Zen arrived last year...
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>>52455903
Honestly, I should have just reused a 64GB SSD I had lying around. Whatever, it's $40 of waste, and when I get to a point where I want to exhaust all the HDD slots in the case, I can just slip the SSD into the open space under the hard drive bays.
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Here it is guys, it'll be my main rig for gaming/general work. Budget isn't really an issue.. I can push a little higher if needed.
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>>52455916

It's true though, an i5 is ideal for gaming but not what this guy >>52455888 really needs. I get it, you're from /v/ and think there's some linear relation to cores/clock speed and le_fps but you're wrong. Stick to $1000+ builds where your memes fit in just fine.
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>>52455595
sweet thanks brah. the p33 a gamble because it's microatx? and I never realised how many people pirated windows lol. it's pretty cheap on that so so might as well get legit.
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>>52455953
>http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8HXyjX
You might be better off with a pre-soldered motherboard. There is an ITX board that has an A4-5000 with a 15W TDP for about $10 less than your motherboard. That's significantly lower energy consumption for a APU that's still a four-core with alright integrated graphics. You're not going to game on it anyway, so you might as well consider it if you're going to have it running 24/7.
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>>52455656
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/38xNK8
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>>52456028
The main concern is that it needs to be able to handle Plex transcodes for when I'm using my TV's Plex app. Needs a moderately capable GPU/APU.
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>>52456073
*Neglected to say - this is me updating the build list I posted earlier. Critique again, /g/
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>>52456096
>http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8HXyjX
That's why I recommended the A4-5000. There are Pentium and Celeron integrated CPU boards, but they all suck for moderately complex server usage. The A4-5000 is one of the better choices for a light-weight server build.
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>>52455888
The iGPU is good enough for that so remove the graphics card.
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>>52456073
>>52456104

If you're only emulating N64 and playing non demanding games might as well skip the GPU and get a better PSU. CXs are SHIT, SHIIIIIIIIT.

If you really want a 750ti then get the EVGA one, that ASUS is stupidly overpriced, it's not like the 750 needs much cooling anyway.
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>>52455976

>1900 bongbucks
>not even 1440p
>i7 for gaming

lmao why do normies try to build PCs anyway?
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>>52426842
He has the non k, I did a similar build
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>>52453484
>>52453590
So its simply the max RAM clock speed that CPU supports, not the required clock speed? Good. Keep reading there's no difference between the speeds unless I'm using integrated graphics (don't intend to). Also, as tempted as I am to get 16GB right off the bat, is it worth the extra cost or am I better off starting with two 4GB sticks (or just one 8GB stick) and buying more another time?
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Is the 212 EVO really a meme cooler?
But then what is a good alternative in that price range?
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>>52456349

Depends on prices and needs, most people get by with 8GB just fine.

I'm browsing, playing FO4 on and off and listening to music on foobar and it isn't even at 90%.

If you plan to set a RAMdisk, run a couple VMs or some shit you might use 16GB.

tl;dr get 8GB and add RAM as you need it.
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>>52456399

Yes, but it's a good meme.

Now kill yourself.
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Does the gpu really block some drive bays or is the half centimetre just a point of aesthetic?.. ways to knock down the price without loosong perfpmance are welcome http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/DJB9bv
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>>52456426
The issue is my browser. I have a tendency to hoard tabs and that takes a bit of a toll. A 1.7GB and counting toll. And the current laptop happens to have 8GB. The PC will be more or less a fresh start so I might curb that habit when the time comes and eventually expand to 16GB. Not as a ramdisk (thought you needed 32GB for that) but to run a VM.

Also, does brand matter? I was eyeing on Kingston but the local Micro Center doesn't have it.
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>>52456460

Holy shit that is one godawful build. Stop breathing.
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>>52456530
mmh what's the problem?
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>>52456520

No, I mean you can always hear stories about how mushkin or Gskill RAM fails here and there but so do Kingstons and there's no perfomance difference at same clock speed.

As of browsing, it's always useful to restart your browser (especially if using a FF fork) to prevent memory leaks. Now if you're using 2GB on browsing, a game takes no more than 3.5GB (AAA games) and other stuff down the line might take 1GB more. You still haven't used up all your RAM.

Honestly do whatever you think works best for you.
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>>52455595
>>52455627
Alright changed some things up also should I stick with the seagate HDD or should I go with something else.
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Any thing I should change?
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>>52456737
You could just swap the 840 EVO with a cheaper SSD.
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>>52456758
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>>52456768
crap forgot to change that to an 850 EVO which I already own.
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>>52456737

>le gaming mobo

Unless you specifically need one of its specs you'll be fine with a cheaper GAZ97X.

do not get the 840 SSD, they have a higher rate of failure than its 850 counterpart. You don't really need 250GB since games on an SSD (if on a budget) are an awful meme that needs to die.

PSU is way too big for those components (inb4 future proofing when new parts get lower and lower wattage requirements) but whatever.
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>>52456814
yeah the only reason I got that specific mobo was because a friend got 2 by accident and decided to give me one
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>>52456460
100€ cheaper and better in every way

http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/3VghVn
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>>52456910
Thx for the answer but I don't like the idea of having 2 288 pin slots
Wouldn't you recommend me the 4690k?
Tried a new build with the 980 and a msi board
https://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/xNF3hM
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>>52457407
>https://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/xNF3hM
Don't see anything wrong with it but maybe change that seagate to something else
>pic related
I tell everyone to stay away from seagate
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>>52457687
It's gotten better. I've been using four Seagates (mostly 2TB Barracudas and one Momentus) and they've yet to show a single error. I might have gotten really lucky though.
WD has been hit-and-miss with some of my clients, but those were mostly Green and Blue drives. For some reason, the Blue drives tend to die early from a faulty spindle, but the Greens just didn't spin up at all when they failed.
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