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Everything posted by Fireball927

  1. You underestimate the caliber of spreadsheets my Dad has made. Turns out the more math you use, the better CPU you need In all seriousness, I just wanted 4-6 cores to keep this thing relevant for 4-5 years.
  2. Hello yall! I am starting to piece together a PC for my parents to use for fairly basic tasks. For the most part, it will be used for web browsing, email, and office tasks. Really, the only noteworthy 'power' task is some pretty heavy spread-sheeting with lots of macros and data processing (my Dad is a systems engineer). I would like to use a Ryzen 5 3600 for the build since it has plenty of multi-threaded performance at it's price-point. Here is the build I have started: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Best Buy Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.98 @ Amazon Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Best Buy Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $59.99 Case Thermaltake Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ Best Buy Power Supply EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $45.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $490.92 Mail-in rebates -$10.00 Total $480.92 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 21:40 EST-0500 Due to my lack of knowledge with low end GPU's, I am struggling to pick one to keep this build under $500 without windows. Note I already have a Samsung 500gb SSD. I am looking for either GPU recommendations, or tweaks to the build that would suit this set of tasks well. I have toyed with the idea of using a R5 3400G, but am wondering if loosing two cores will make a large impact on performance. It would make the build a lot cheaper though. Thanks for your thoughts!
  3. Im perfectly fine with tight. As an engineer, tight just means it has small tolerance
  4. Recently I purchased parts for a new mini workstation and I've noticed a small issue: I bought a vega 56 card from Newegg (the XFX version) with a listed max length of 11.14in (283mm for all you normal folks). This induced panic in me as I read that regular vega reference cards are 267mm and designed my system to fit an H100i and the card in an inwin 301 case. Inwin claims a max GPU clearance of 330mm, and with a 283mm card + an H100i I am not sure there is enough room to fit both components. However, if my math is correct, a 267mm card will fit cozy with the H100i. So my question to you: All all vega cards with a reference cooler design the same length? As far as visuals tell, I do not notice any difference between gigabyte's vega 56 card, xfx's vega 56 card, powercolors vega 56 card, ect. Hoping for good news here folks! Thanks
  5. Fireball927


    Hello everyone, A few friends and I recently discovered this game called Epigenesis. It is a capture the flag, basketball, quitich, laser beams, and space stuff them up. However, this awesome game has one major flaw. NO ONE IS EVER ON. The point of this post is to band together the players of this game and hopefully get a party together to play. I love this game to bits and would highly recommend it to anyone. Anyone wanting to play, let me know. I want to raise awareness of this epic game and grow the community. GLHF,
  6. This is actually very sad. I'm disappointed. I was going to by a oil cooled pc in a few weeks as I want to upgrade my computer and give my current one to my younger brother. Hopefully I can get one of these
  7. Hello all! The holiday season is coming and I want to buy a mechanical keyboard. I am looking for a Cherry MX Brown keyboard with a full number pad for under $100. I would also like to have white or blue bbacklight seeing as it would go with my build Thanks!!
  8. Truth be told, the best part of the G3 is the "near stock (but better) software" between the look of the phone and the amount that can be changed... This might be the best phone ever
  9. Best notebook feature: Build quality and that sweet red backlit keyboard... And the IPS display is cool too.
  10. Truth be told, the best part of the G3 is the "near stock (but better) software" between the look of the phone and the amount that can be changed... This might be the best phone ever
  11. I have done a build with a dual 120mm rad and a single 120mm rad and it fit just fine. It was very tight though
  12. I know this is not what you instantly expected (Assuming you were expecting to see a all-in-one monitor and pc thingy) but allow me to explain. I need a machine that will "Do it all". Gaming, photoediting, Auto CAD, In house streeming (not to Nvidia Shield), and last but not least, it needs to be the ultimate LAN machine. Currently I am running a surround monitor setup with one 27inch 1440p monitor flanked by two 24inch 1080p monitors at home. So for gaming it needs to be able to atleast run the 1440p monitor on ultimate, 60 FPS in MOST games and all three monitors in some of the older games I play, such as just cause two. On the go however, I have a small 21 inch slim and portable gaming monitor for LAN parties . (If this machine can run the above, I think it will do just fine one one 1080p monitor :3). Anyway, back to the point, I have come up with a solution but I need advise on perfecting it: So here it is, The beast. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9y4n8d And in case you couldent tell, My budget is around $3,000... So have fun while it lasts. Thanks in advance, Me
  13. Thats realy helpful, thanks
  14. Resently I was browsing the wonders of amazon and came across this: http://www.amazon.com/HANNSPREE-HT231DPBU-WIDESCREEN-CERTIFIED-MOUNTABLE/dp/B00G6TPCN4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1401770559&sr=8-2&keywords=hanspree+touch+screen+monitor A 23 inch, 10 point multitouch monitor with a rezolution of 1920x1080 and it is only 180 bucks!! This all sounds to good to be true, so I would like to know if anyone has any experence with Hanspree (or Han's-G products for that matter) and If I should buy this "lovely" monitor. After reading multiple reviews, I have gotten mixed messages about the product leading me to belive that it could be "fake reviews" as sort of an advertisement campagin. That said, the question still remains, should I buy this monitor? Thanks for your opinion,
  15. I personally like these. They have a thin border making them great for surround gaming. http://www.amazon.com/AOC-i2367Fh-23-Inch-Screen-Monitor/dp/B009V8F700/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401750041&sr=8-1&keywords=aoc+monitor The only complaint I have about the monitors is the lack of VESA mounting, but that's not usually a problem. I like the panel that use and for $156, they are my best pick. Let me know what you think
  16. A 1440p monitor for me would be quite expensive considering the fact I'd have to buy a new GPU (upgrade from a 760) and the monitor. I'll probably get another 24inch then. And I guess that will set me up for a 3rd later :3
  17. Hello everyone I am consider buying a 27inch 1080p monitor to compliment my new ASUS 24 inch monitor. This would be my main monitor so I was wondering, is 1080p a high enough resolution for a larger monitor? I don't have the power to run a 1440p monitor, and quite frankly, just don't have the money. I am considering the following: AOC e2752she http://www.amazon.com/AOC-e2752She-Response-Earphone-Resolution/dp/B00CMKOVPQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1401559991&sr=8-8&keywords=27+inch+monitor Acer G276HL http://www.amazon.com/Acer-G276HL-Gbd-27-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00G5AEZOQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1401559991&sr=8-3&keywords=27+inch+monitor Thanks in advance
  18. I cant find a reasonable 1920x1200 monitor
  19. Do you happen to know of any good monitors for about $150 thats 1900x1200?
  20. Hello Everyone I am thinking of buying a second monitor to match the aspect ratio of a 1680x1050 monitor that I think is 21 inches. I would like to buy a 23.6 or 24 inch monitor depending on the aspect ratio and I am considering the following options: 24 Inches: Acer G246HL: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-G246HL-Abd-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B0098Y77OG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1401314501&sr=8-2&keywords=24inch+monitor 23.6 Inches: Asus VS247H-P: http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS248H-P-24-Inch-Full-HD-LED-lit/dp/B0058UUR6E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1401315249&sr=8-4&keywords=24inch+monitor As you can see, I am trying to stay around/under $150.00, However I do have some flexibilty if you are willing to help me find a monitor I would also like to know if aspect ratio is even important when pairing with a smaller moniotr Thanks in Advance
  21. My budget is about $450 but there is about a $50 wiggle room
  22. I am going itx for this build because I have a Silverstone itx case already. I am pretty sure there are no amd am3 itx motherboards