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About TraskJ

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350M Mortar
  • RAM
    1x8gb 2666 DDR4
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1060
  • Case
    Thermaltake H Versa
  • Storage
    1tb HDD, 1.5tb HDD, 120gb SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 430W
  • Cooling
    1x case fan (don't judge me)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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    Provo, UT
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  1. I say the SSD is a must in this day and age. One that size? Maybe not, but hey, it's OP's money. Agree. OR you could save that extra cash and spend it on that potential upgrade down the line for more demanding games, or, if you don't need the upgrade, trick out the PC with some sick peripherals and RGB. Best of luck with the build!
  2. $350 for a gaming computer?

    Would you say that cutting the SSD and grabbing a 1050ti instead would be worth it?
  3. So, a friend has $350 and he wants to build a gaming computer, excluding peripherals. This was my suggestion. Any thoughts? I'm not really sure how SFF and graphics cards work... I think he would need low profile. Can anyone confirm? HP Workstation (i5-3470, 8gb DDR3, 500gb HDD) - $159.99 Low Profile GTX 1050 2gb - $125.54 Crucial BX300 SSD - $59.99 Total: $345.52 Links below. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=9SIA7RB5R96244 https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-Profile-Graphics-ZT-P10500E-10L/dp/B06XHJX4G8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510519135&sr=8-1&keywords=half+height+gtx+1050 https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-BX300-120GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B073W3Q96S/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1510519256&sr=1-6&keywords=SSD
  4. Planning a friend's build, need advice!

    Ah, that makes sense.
  5. Planning a friend's build, need advice!

    If at all possible, I would add an SSD. Also, do you really need an i7? 8gb of RAM isn't really the right amount for an i7. I would rather see i5 + 16gb of RAM + an SSD than i7 + 8 gb of RAM for gaming purposes, even if you're going with the T processor. The i7 is also kind of overkill for a 1060. Your power supply should be fine, but I would still recommend upgrading it down the line if at all possible. More reliable power supply = greater peace of mind IMO. Other than that, build looks good for 1080p 144fps or 1440p 60fps.
  6. I'd agree. 800-1200 USD, because you'll get decent longevity without overspending. Spending twice that doesn't get you twice the lifespan, more like 1.5x.
  7. First Build Help & Advice Needed

    Good points! I agree on all counts.
  8. First Build Help & Advice Needed

    A 1400 would be way overkill for that GPU. Max Ryzen you would need for a 1050ti would be a R3 1200. Intel's cheaper in this price point still, anyway. It might be worth it to wait for Coffe Lake Pentium chips. They look pretty cool, and they're coming out soonish if you're willing to wait.
  9. First Build Help & Advice Needed

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/F4xMzM It says there are potential incompatibilities because I chose an H110 board instead of a B250. The H110 should come with the updated BIOS, but if you don't want to risk it then go ahead and pick up a B250 board. It'll cost slightly more though.
  10. First Build Help & Advice Needed

    I got you fam. Gimme a minute to part everything out.
  11. Hard Drive Partition Error

    I've been working on it through Windows 10 on my Latitude because I'm more familiar with that OS. I'm not sure how I'd try a proper SATA connection, as my desktop is in storage currently.
  12. Hard Drive Partition Error

    I recently purchased a used Dell Latitude laptop. I put an SSD in it, and it runs wonderfully, but the hard disk that was in the computer before won't reformat. I've tried command prompt, and I get all the way up to the "select disk 1" command and when I type either "clean" or "create partition primary" the command window tells me "there is no disk selected to create a partition." Additionally, the hard drive shows up in disk manager as "Unreadable" though it also shows the disk as having four partitions, one of which is an OEM. When I try to format through the disk manager window, the disk manager crashes. Ideas, anyone? I can attach screenshots if they would be helpful. Anything is appreciated! PS: I'm using the disk via an external enclosure. I know the enclosure works because other hard drives connect just fine through it. PPS: I'm having a similar problem when I connect it to my MacBook Pro. Shows up as 0 bytes and unreadable.
  13. $400 budget pre-built

    If I were you, I would get an old Optiplex and put a 1050ti in it, along with an SSD. That $400 budget won't get you anything prebuilt that's worth your money. My advice? Save it, and spend $600+ later. Worst comes to worst? This. But please, for the love of whatever you believe in, don't buy that. I'll cry.
  14. A facebook machine

    If this will be primarily for web browsing and playing videos, I would shoot for an SSD. You don't need much space at all for Chrome or Firefox (I'm assuming Opera would be a bad choice), and the OS responsiveness might be nice to have. Other than that, your build looks fine to me. I'm not familiar with the parts, but they seem good enough for what you need. You could almost do this with a Raspberry Pi, and that would consume even less power, but I'm not sure if Linux is an option for you.