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    posted a message on Can anyone build a stable computer for me?
    Quote from Tykyah»

    Just highlighted lies/misinformed rabble, there is a point, as he could watercool the i5 + put more money into HDD/SSD's (which will be more important for games than an i7 vs i5. He could even buy a few games with it.

    http://answers.ea.com/t5/Dragon-Age-Inquisition/Dragon-Age-Inquisition-won-t-start/m-p/4034345/highlight/true#M12418 (may have been patched, not sure).

    Also, there is less than a hundred dollars difference in price between an i7 and an i5 (i7, i5). Not gonna get much extra from that. He can already afford 2tb+ of storage space and a cool 240 GB SSD. I haven't really kept up with AIO cooling options these days, but last I checked for the most part there weren't really many good options and there is almost no way you can get a good custom loop with $100.

    Again, I stand by my point, there is little reason not to get an i7 in my opinion. Ultimately OP could go either way and get a good PC. I'm just saying that's what I would do personally.


    I now remember why I left this forum, because nearly everyone here is insanely elitist and doesn't listen to other peoples opinions.
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    posted a message on Can anyone build a stable computer for me?
    Quote from Tykyah»

    Oh my god? an i5 gives 6+ years (look at the 2500k, dimwit) You think you know, but by evidence you really, really don't. Only a handful of games use more than two cores, and even then the i5 can handle the 4 cores. an i7 has more threads, not cores and will not give a performance boost in games.

    fgs

    Dragon Age inquisition won't even run if your CPU has less than 4 cores. Most AAA titles coming out are actually making use of more cores.


    Personally, I believe this is happening because of consoles. Say what you will about them, but publishers have to start making use of more than 4 cores if consoles are going to stay relevant for any significant amount of time. Which means that PC's will obviously get better support for 4+ cores.


    I'm not saying the i5 is a bad CPU, it most certainly is not. But with a $1500 budget, seriously, what else would you pick up? My thought process is he's got all this money, he may as well just get an i7. There is no point in NOT getting an i7. Also if OP would like to do serious video rendering or something akin to that the extra threads could come in handy.


    Also I don't take kindly to being a called a dimwit, please keep it civil yo, we don't need to get nasty.
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    posted a message on Can anyone build a stable computer for me?
    Quote from DahGreatPro»
    None of you are very good at this stuff...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1532.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-28 00:22 EST-0500

    To be honest, I didn't even know there was a 4790k before seeing this and would agree that it is a superior choice to my option. Though I also see that your build has no wifi adapter (the motherboard I chose has one built in). Also unable to confirm if that motherboard supports SLI, though, there is basically no way OP would SLI given the cost of a 980. Which brings me to my next complaint, the 980 is extremely expensive. $550, for about 10%-20% more performance than the R9 290. I also can't imagine that OP will be gaming at 4k in the near future so the performance difference is negligible anyways, see as the only time it will ever matter is at 4k.


    Also the last thing about your build is the lack of windows and an optical drive. The lack of an optical drive can be forgiven as it isn't really necessary, but windows will push it over budget. Also I might be wrong, but I don't think that OP intends to OC so the inclusion of a CPU cooler is unnecessary.


    A good build, but overbudget unnecessarily.
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    posted a message on Can anyone build a stable computer for me?
    Quote from Avilius»
    ...Getting an i7 won't future proof anything. In a couple of years a current generation i7 will probably be completely irrelevant. You're living in a fantasy world.

    Yes, it most certainly will help future proof his PC.


    More and more games are supporting 4+ cores. The hyperthreading on the i7 will keep it much more relevant than an i5 in years to come.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($307.99 @ Directron)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX AC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($294.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($81.69 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.17 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1288.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-27 22:55 EST-0500





    OP, this is what I personally would get if I were in your situation. But it's all up to you. Later down the line, you can either get another 290 or upgrade your GPU but you'll be looking at a good 4+ years out of this build.
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    posted a message on What computer/computer specs will I need to get 200 FPS+ on Minecraft?
    Quote from karlzhao314»

    For Minecraft, that's not necessary at all. i5s will perform the same fps-wise for less money.

    For any game that isn't Arma 3 really. An i7 will only get maybe 1-2 FPS more than an i5.
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    posted a message on Is this the best Pre built for the money?
    Quote from Ryuku»

    Do you think we have fun saying BUILD IT BUILD IT. And do it just to annoy everyone? We aren't shoving a hammer in his hand and forcing him to build it. We say it because it is cheaper for the money, and you get what you want.

    FFS. I'm a big supporter of building your own PC, but I bought a pre built last year because I got a good deal. If you know what to look for and where to look, Prebuilts don't cost more than building your own PC. Also, it's not a great ball of flaming fire like everyone seems to suggest that prebuilts are.
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    posted a message on Brand new graphics card having issues, not sure if drivers or if unity is faulty.
    Alright so I just bought an Nvidia GT 730 (yes, a 730. Shut up).





    On my third day of usage (today) a minute or so after I started my computer the driver crashed, then recovered. Then crashed against and didn't recover. I restarted my computer, driver crashed immediately after booting up. My GPU worked pretty much perfectly for the first 2 days. Not sure if I have a faulty unit or if this is a driver issue, currently running nVidia drivers 344.11. I'm redownloading and installing them right now (using integrated graphics) to make sure something didn't get broken, then afterwards if I am still having issues I'll use the drivers that came with my GPU (337.something) and if that doesn't work, then I have no idea. Should I return the card?
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    posted a message on Help me avoid Windows 8.1 before it's too late!
    My guess is that when you first upgraded HP didn't have all the right drivers available for 8.1, whereas now they should. Everything should be fine this time around.
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    posted a message on Pre built PCs
    Quote from EGoDKrypton»

    I've never built a PC and I would only build if you think it would be easy and it would be a better PC than the one you are showing me for the same price

    It's not terribly hard to build. Personally I would build just to get better build quality and the choice to handpick my parts, but honestly, the computer he linked is actually pretty good for the price.
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    posted a message on AMD FX-9590 vs. Intel Core i7-4790k Haswell
    Quote from MomnopTheDwarf»

    Ok, I really like your build, so I grabbed it and did some custom tweaks to it:


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WgW9nQ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WgW9nQ/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.94 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($208.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($174.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Dell Small Business)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($414.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($414.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($164.95 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($264.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition 63.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.04 @ NCIX US)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $2545.73
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-10 16:39 EDT-0400

    Tell me what you guys think :P

    I would personally go with an air CPU cooler but whatever floats your boat, heck, if you don't plan on overclocking just go with a stock cooler and get am i7 4770. Can't really comment on the motherboard as I don't know much about them. 16 GB of RAM is overkill, but again whatever floats your boat. You have plenty of budget to work with. I personally would go for one 290x over 2 of them as Crossfire can have issues that can be annoying to deal with, a 290x is extremely powerful by itself anyways. Can't really comment on the power supply, as I don't know much about them either. I'd go for a 120hz monitor if you can find one for cheaper, you really can't tell the difference between 120 and 144. Most people can't even tell the difference between 60 and 120 anyways. Heck, you could even go for a 2560x1440 monitor if you felt like it. I believe some of the cheaper ones are around $300-$400, haven't checked on prices though lately. Case fans are kind of useless as the ones included with the case are fine.
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    posted a message on What Gaming Laptop Should i get?
    Quote from Afootpluto»

    Razor is almost as overpriced as alienware.

    I suggest the lenovo Y50

    Yes Razer is definitely overpriced. But it brings the benefit of being light, small and having a longer battery life. I also suggest the Lenovo Y50 as it is the most reasonable gaming laptop of the ones listed.
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    posted a message on What Gaming Laptop Should i get?
    Oh my lands.



    The Razer Blade is not a ball of fire like everyone seems to suggest. The temperatures are quite reasonable (a 96-97c from the tests I've seen on the internet) during STRESS TESTS. These are supposed to make it overheat, and it does not make it hot enough to throttle. So while it is lacking compared to other laptops, during gaming you should be for the most part fine with it.



    I would never in good faith recommend the Alienware M18x because 18 inches is literally stupidly large. The thing weighs like 10 pounds and is massive. Laptops should never exceed 15 inches or there is really no point in getting them. all in all though, the Alienware series are overpriced as heck and offer no real benefits over competitors.



    Also for size reasons, I would not recommend the MSI GT70.



    This leaves the Razer Blade and the Lenovo Y50 in question. I would heartily recommend the Lenovo as I have personally used several and never had any issues. It is fairly reasonably priced and has a decent size and battery life. It also has better cooling than the Blade.
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    posted a message on Getting a New Computer..
    Quote from scarymonkies»
    I did some narrowing down the parts and got this...

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

    Opinions?

    That link doesn't work.
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    posted a message on Looking for a cheap 1080p monitor
    So I'm looking to upgrade to a 1080p monitor now (using 1280x1024 right now, yes I'm a scrub).



    Can anyone recommend a good, cheap monitor? I'm mainly looking for it to last several years and it doesn't have to have the best quality visuals (as long as they are not to bad, I've been a CRT user for a long time so I'd like for it to be similar quality if possible, but not sure if it is). My maximum budget is $140. I'd like to buy from Newegg or Amazon.
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    posted a message on Getting a New Computer..
    Quote from scarymonkies»
    Would the Radeon HD 7850 run most games, like titanfall and Minecraft, at a good framerate, and how much framerate?

    The 7850 would easily be able to play Minecraft at 60 FPS. For a game like Titanfall? You could get in the range of 40-50 FPS on high settings at 1080p.
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