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CNGaming38

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About CNGaming38

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  • Birthday 2000-06-10

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    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Gaming, although all I have that's currently capable of playing games is an xbox 360.
  • Biography
    I'm just a young kid with big dreams, looking to build a computer and start a youtube gaming channel, as so many have done before, and hopefully get some loyal fans. After my schooling is complete, I'd like to enroll in my nations Armed Forces, and serve a tour in the defence of my country.
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  1. I'm looking for suggestions, comments, and the like on the build i've designed for 1080p ultra gaming and productivity, I am 100% open to suggestions, and alternate part ideas, but i'd rather not have to change everything. Keep in mind if you design a build for me, make sure it fits into my $2000 Canadian budget, and make sure it includes all peripherals including a mouse, preferably a mechanical keyboard, and a pair of decent headphones, but alas, this is what I have so far (WARNING: WALL OF TEXT): PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/cXtDFT Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/cXtDFT/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($415.00 @ Canada Computers) --Solid hyperthreaded CPU with a good enough base clock that I may not even have to overclock, but I still likely will, and excellent productivity abilities due to hyperthreading. CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.75 @ Vuugo) --A good enough cooler that allows for some overclocking, although maybe not a rediculous overclock, all the reviews i've read prove it to be a reliable, solid cooler for the money. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.98 @ Newegg Canada) --A solid motherboard from a reputable brand, gives me all the bells and whistles I need for my purposes. Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($139.99 @ NCIX) --Just a solid 16GB kit of RAM, not much else to say. Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.98 @ DirectCanada) --Boot drive and essential programs that require the speed. Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($91.50 @ Vuugo) --Steam/Games library for faster game loading and such. Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.98 @ DirectCanada) --Mass storage for Movies, Pictures and music. Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($395.00 @ shopRBC) --A GTX 970 offers probably the best bang for your buck when it comes to gaming at 1080p, I doubt i'll ever upgrade my monitor to anything higher resolution, so this should work well for a while. Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Memory Express) --Just a solid case from a solid brand. Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX) --Excellent power supply from a super reliable OEM (Superflower) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.01 @ DirectCanada) --I just wanted extra airflow through my case, it fits into my budget anyway. Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.01 @ DirectCanada) --See above ^^ Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.00 @ NCIX) --Solid mechanical keyboard, has cherry MX Blues which I love, I was going to get the K70 RGB but it didn't come in Blues. Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse ($79.98 @ DirectCanada) --Just a decent mouse, looks pretty good, and feels great in my hand as i've used it at a friends house. Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) --Just your typical set of "Gaming" headphones, although I am going to remove the crap mic and replace it with my own. Total: $1952.14 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-04 13:43 EDT-0400
  2. Cause drive failure is a real thing with Seagate drives and I'd rather not have to re-download all my games again, especially with my crappy internet connection.
  3. I was going to get a Western Digital Black, but I opted against it as all i'm using that drive for is Steam Library/Games storage
  4. I've designed in my opinion the ultimate 1080p gaming/recording and rendering PC for a budget of $2000 Canadian, although I believe my build is fairly good, I'm looking for suggestions, opinions and comments, and I encourage you guys to design your own builds, as you may just sway my design ideas one way or another, keeping in mind that if your do design a build, make sure it includes a mouse, a mechanical keyboard (Preferably Cherry MX Blues or Browns) and a solid pair of headphones (Preferably Closed). So without further adieu, my designed build: PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/fH2c7P Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/fH2c7P/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($415.00 @ Canada Computers) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.75 @ Vuugo) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.98 @ Newegg Canada) Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.88 @ Canada Computers) Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.98 @ DirectCanada) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Vuugo) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.98 @ DirectCanada) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($395.00 @ shopRBC) Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ NCIX) Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.01 @ DirectCanada) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.01 @ DirectCanada) Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.00 @ NCIX) Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse ($79.98 @ DirectCanada) Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) Total: $1955.48 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-03 23:32 EDT-0400
  5. Storage: That's exactly what I was going to do, although I do now see the downsides of doing so, I'll likely keep one of the 2TB drives for mass storage, and replace the other one with a 1TB drive for solely game storage and such. Ram: I don't know why I chose the RAM I did, I feel like I liked the look of it better, but the Patriot RAM really is better overall. Motherboard: I've switched to a Gigabyte board, which I hear are like the best of the best boards around. Case: With the removal of the second 2TB drive, I've been able to fit the Enthoo Pro into my budget, which is pretty cool. But overall, my modified system build: PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/8kXrXL Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/8kXrXL/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($415.00 @ Canada Computers) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.75 @ Vuugo) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.98 @ Newegg Canada) Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.88 @ Canada Computers) Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.98 @ DirectCanada) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Vuugo) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.98 @ DirectCanada) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($395.00 @ shopRBC) Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX) Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ NCIX) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.01 @ DirectCanada) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.01 @ DirectCanada) Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.00 @ NCIX) Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse ($79.98 @ DirectCanada) Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) Total: $1955.48 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-03 18:49 EDT-0400
  6. So this is what I've designed as a reference, I feel it would work well for my purposes: PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Y3nvcf Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Y3nvcf/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($415.00 @ Canada Computers) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ DirectCanada) Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.98 @ DirectCanada) Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($139.99 @ NCIX) Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.98 @ DirectCanada) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.98 @ DirectCanada) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.98 @ DirectCanada) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($395.00 @ shopRBC) Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Memory Express) Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.01 @ DirectCanada) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.01 @ DirectCanada) Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.00 @ NCIX) Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse ($79.98 @ DirectCanada) Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) Total: $1972.85 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-03 18:01 EDT-0400 I know it's usually unnecessary to purchase additional case fans, but the case that I chose came without front panel intake fans, so I purchased some of my own.
  7. I'm liking this quite a bit, I may switch out the Keyboard and mouse, but otherwise it looks solid, as with the other post I replied to, I do have something I designed myself as a reference that I'd show you if you'd like.
  8. Yeah, you have some solid recommendations, I'm just waiting for a few more to come in before I make some comparisons. But if you want to see what I have so far, i'd be happy to post it.
  9. I'm going to upgrade to a second display later on, but for the near future i'll be using one, which I already have by the way. I don't need windows. I would greatly prefer easier CPU overclocking, as it would be my first time. I'd prefer my build to be gaming first, video editing and such second, as those features wont be used nearly as often. Lastly, I like the look of NZXT cases, but I also enjoy Fractal Design and Phanteks.
  10. I'm looking for a solid $2000 gaming/editing PC that will be reliable for gaming at 1080p ultra for the next 4+ years. This build must include all peripherals excluding a monitor, so that's a headset, a mouse (preferably one that doesn't look super gamer-y), and a mechanical keyboard with either Cherry MX Blues or Browns. I'm upgrading because my entire life on the internet, and in general with computing has been on a 2002 era Dell laptop, with onboard original Intel HD graphics, which isn't even enough to play minecraft at this point. So members of LinusTechTips, are you up to the challenge?
  11. Just for faster read's and writes, I'm not the most patient person, but I don't have the money to buy large capacity SSDs. I am going to invest in a single, very large drive, or even make a NAS for backups so I have no chance of Data loss.
  12. So I've designed a build, through my own opinions and several threads like these, and have come to a conclusion on a list of parts for my build, but I'd still like comments, suggestions, or anything related to my build. If you are making suggestions, please make sure you're looking in the to fit my $2000 Canadian budget. Warning: Wall of Text So, my build is as follows: PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/H49HK8 Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/H49HK8/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($417.25 @ shopRBC) --Solid hyperthreaded CPU with excellent overall performance, and good overclockability CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ DirectCanada) --Quite possibly the best tower cooler for under $50, just a highly rated, and excellently reviewed cooler. Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.98 @ DirectCanada) --Solid motherboard with SLI and Overclocking support, made by Asus so it's a known reputable brand. Memory (x4): Kingston Black Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Memory Express) --I've found that in Canada, it's cheaper to buy 4 sticks of 4GB ram than it is to but one 16GB kit, so that's what I did. Storage: Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($60.82 @ DirectCanada) --Boot drive with essential programs, apparently not as terrible as the price would suggest. Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ DirectCanada) --Steam library and other games Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.98 @ DirectCanada) --Will be running with the other 2TB drive in raid 0 for general storage and mass media. Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.98 @ DirectCanada) --See above ^ Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($411.90 @ DirectCanada) --Quite possibly the best bang for your buck card at 1080p for maxing out games, also means I have access to Shadowplay for nearly no performance loss when recording. Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Memory Express) --Solid case, looks pretty good, needs some front cooling fans though IMO. Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX) --Solid power supply, OEM is Super Flower, so it's a reliable piece of equipment. Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.06 @ DirectCanada) --Just used as intake fans on the NZXT S340 Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.06 @ DirectCanada) --See above ^ Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($144.98 @ DirectCanada) --Was going to go with the K70 RGB, but opted against it as this has Cherry MX Blues, which I prefer over the Cherry MX Browns found in the K70 RGB. Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse ($79.98 @ DirectCanada) --Just a pretty good mouse, all the reviews i've seen have been pretty good, pros seem to outweigh the cons, although I'd like someone who can confirm they own it's opinion. Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) --One of, if not the best pair of headphones available for under $100, all the reviews i've seen have been good. Total: $1977.87 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-02 21:50 EDT-0400
  13. I genuinely appreciate the huge suggestion list and revised build, I'm glad you spent the time to list the reasoning as to why you made the changes you made, and I appreciate it immensely, the only reason I had the three drives is to use only the 1TB drive as a solely game storage drive, as when the need arises, and should I ever have to change my PC completely, I can simply remove the drive and transfer the drive directly to my next computer, rather than download every game again. I can see your reasoning for utilising only two drives though, and I believe with my remaining budget, I may even be able to pick up the third drive again anyways. But alas, I genuinely do appreciate the comments and suggestions, thank you very much! Also, if you can even answer this question, how does the Deepcool cooler you suggested compare to the Hyper 212 evo? Would you recommend it over the EVO?
  14. Yeah, Canada is a shitty place to buy computer parts, it's MUCH more expensive here. It's a shame really.
  15. This is what I have so far for my $2000 Canadian gaming/video editing PC build. Note that this will be for gaming at 1080p, with a possible upgrade to 1440p later on. Also, Warning: Wall of text My designed build: PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/ptvQYJ Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/ptvQYJ/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($417.25 @ shopRBC) --Solid hyperthreaded CPU, should be good for a few years before needing an upgrade, so I should be alright. CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ DirectCanada) --It's a toss up between this and the CM Hyper 212 EVO, but I'd prefer the watercooling for cleanliness, that is unless the H80i doesn't justify the price differential. Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.98 @ DirectCanada) --It's just a well reviewed, SLI and overclocking capable motherboard. Memory: Kingston Black Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Memory) --Just times this by four because it's cheaper, by 10-20$ to buy sticks of ram separately here in Canada. Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.98 @ DirectCanada) --Just a well reviewed SSD for a boot drive with 1 or 2 essential programs on it. Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ DirectCanada) --Steam games library and other game storage, just a cheap reliable drive. Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Vuugo) I'll be running both the Blue drives in RAID 0 for optimal drive performance and just mass storage in general. Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Vuugo) --See above ^ Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($411.90 @ DirectCanada) --In my opinion the best budget card for 1080p gaming, roughly the same price as a R9 290 with the same-ish performance, better in some games, worse in others. Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX) --I like the cooling options, as well as just the look of this case, I know for this price I could've gone for an Define R4, or even an R5, but I like the form factor of this case more. Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply --Just a solid power supply, who's OEM is super reliable, and has enough room to run an SLI setup later on. Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($174.98 @ DirectCanada) --Solid, well reviewed keyboard with full RGB capabilities and MX Browns, while I would've preferred Blues, I don't believe they make an RGB keyboard with Blues. Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse ($79.98 @ DirectCanada) --I've seen only good reviews on this mouse, it has a solid sensor and a solid aluminium frame, which is a benefit as I enjoy heavier mice. Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) --Quite possibly the best headphones for under $100, although I am open to suggestions if you have them, I do enjoy closed headphones, and these offer all the things I'm looking for. Total: $1930.87 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-02 15:15 EDT-0400
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