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Posts posted by YT2002

  1. Hi all,


    I'm planning a new PC build, and I can't decide between the 1151 ASUS Z170-Deluxe (w/ Intel Core i7 6700K) or the 2011v3 ASUS X99-Deluxe (w/ Intel Core i7 5820K).


    Does anyone know the main pros and cons between the two, or which is the better setup for graphics design, gaming and the occasional bit of programming? I'm looking at having this build for as long as possible.


    If it helps, I'll be running 16GB of 2666 DDR4 Dominator Platinum, and a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 6GB.



    For graphic design the 5820k would benefit you more but in games the 6700k will be better and is slightly cheaper

  2. Depends on what kind of videos you want to record. A kit lens is most typically an 18-55 variable aperture lens. For a lot of situations it's good enough. Of course, recording video is not all about the camera and lens.

    You need to invest in:

    • Good external microphones
    • Lights and light modifiers
    • Perhaps a tripod and a fluid head for smooth panning and tilting motion, or even a shoulder mount rig
    Ok then. I have decent audio, a tripod and will be upgrading my lighting soon

  3. It's a firmware add-on that you can install on the memory card, and will add some additional useful features to improve your video recording experience.  It doesn't replace the firmware in the camera as it runs directly off the memory card, so if you remove the memory card (or delete the file off it) the camera reverts back to the official firmware.


    It adds some features that are more common to video cameras and not usually found in photo cameras, to help a videographer record better video.



    Cool. Do you think I should get the kit lens or get another lens myself?


    If your only choices are between these two models and your primary need is video, get the Canon.  Because:

    • You can use Magic Lantern
    • EF and EF-S mount lenses are compatible with a variety of other cameras that have EF-mounts
    • Nikon lenses can be mounted to Canon bodies with an adapter, and there are tons of old yet good Nikon glass out there on the second hand market.  A lot of those old glass will be manual lenses whether they are mounted on a Nikon body or any other camera body with an adapter.


    WHat is magic lantern?

  5. So, here is the original; it has a budget of £1120: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/zBc2dC

    What would you do improve it, i've done this:




    Those two are both adapted versions of the original, which do you think is better?


    Use: Heavy gaming, some development later possibly

    Already own: I already own the R9 390 GPU, but it is still in the £1120 budget.

    OC: I am going to overclock, but only lightly.


    And i'd like the build to have as easy an upgrade route possible, thanks!

    IF you are not doing any editing/3d rendering, get the 6600K system.

  6. I'm upgrading a PC with a 3rd gen cpu (i5 3470). The only pcie slot is 1.0 16x and I'm looking at a gtx950 to put in. Will it be bottlenecked by the pcie slot? Thanks

    What motherboard is it? IT shouldn't have a 16x 1.0 slot.

  7. Get a better power supply like the EVGA G2, BS or GS.


    Also no need for that cooler in unlocked CPU, unless he really needs silence. 

    Ok, is the SuperNEX bad, I was going to suggest that for a friend of mine. With the cooler, I did it for quietness, it was only $20. You may actually be able to take of the fan and have it passive, the skylake chips consume 65W

  8. Hi!


    It's going to be my first time building a PC and I would like some opinions on how to make it better/cheaper, as after picking parts the costs seems a little high when I've seen lower. Will be using this PC for watching shows, surfing web, playing games such as LoL and select AAA titles. Please let me know your thoughts and opinions, I'm going for a black-red build so it would be nice if you could suggest parts within that color scheme haha.

    I may also have to do some video/photo editing for college projects and presentations so it would be nice to have little to no lag for those, but certainly NOT PROFESSIONAL grade stuff. So I'd like to avoid paying a professional grade price :)




    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($215.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($109.99 @ Best Buy)

    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($144.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($84.99 @ Newegg)

    Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($116.63 @ Amazon)

    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card  ($144.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case  ($104.99 @ Micro Center)

    Power Supply: Corsair RM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($73.98 @ Newegg)

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($89.88 @ OutletPC)

    Total: $1166.42

    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-08 04:20 EST-0500


    **CPU** | [intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i56400) | $180.99 @ SuperBiiz 
    **CPU Cooler** | [be quiet! PURE ROCK 51.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk009) | $19.90 @ Newegg 
    **Motherboard** | [MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-b150gamingm3) | $91.98 @ Newegg 
    **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f42133c15d16gvr) | $84.99 @ Newegg 
    **Storage** | [Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct250bx100ssd1) | $79.99 @ SuperBiiz 
    **Storage** | [Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2003fzex) | $116.63 @ Amazon 
    **Video Card** | [XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9380p4255) | $172.98 @ Newegg 
    **Case** | [NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-cas340wbr1) | $79.98 @ Newegg 
    **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b10750vr) | $49.99 @ NCIX US 
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $89.88 @ OutletPC 
     | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
     | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1017.31
     | Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
     | **Total** | **$967.31**
     | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-11-08 04:26 EST-0500 |
    This PC is a much better value and performs better. :)
    Edit: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RnqDLk I swapped the Black drive for a green


    My old Zotac GTX 680 (Stock) is showing artifacts on screeen so I figured I'm due for an upgrade. And because of the layout of my Sharknoon case I can't really get a taller than stock card but I can get a longer one. So I figured Gigabyte G1 lineup had some nice offerings and seemingly efficient cooling.


    Now I'm torn between GTX 960, GTX 970 or GTX 980. Which one do you think is better for my specs?


    ASRock Z77 Pro4-m

    Intel Core i7 3770

    Patriot Viper 3 DDR3-2133 8GB

    Zotac Geforce GTX 680 (soon to be broken)

    Intel SSD 520 256GB



    Edit. Btw I live in norway so american and canadian prices aren't applicable to me


    A GTX 680 performs better than a 960. Probably the 970 or 980 but as said above, if you are getting the 980 consider the fury, i think Gigabyte has a model coming out of it.

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