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Everything posted by Philostic

  1. Those elves are going to melt to death. Or possibly just get really gross with mineral oil.
  2. The rebate is most likely provided by the manufacturer, so it'll still be there even when the product goes off sale on newegg. You're fine.
  3. The mail in rebate will last though the sale. The name implies that you get it in the mail (even if it's online, that's just how they used to work), they're not going to put a time limit on it.
  4. Typically, you send off the rebate after you get your item, as the rebate comes with your item. I don't see how you could have the rebate without buying the product? Could you possibly look at your receipts and see if it lists your product's serial number? The rebate will still work after Newegg's sale ends.
  5. Tbh, corsair vengeance is priced pretty reasonably. In USD, there's a $20 difference between the RGB and non-RGB models. Keep in mind, the 8600k is on a different socket type than that of your current cpu, so you will be needing a new mobo as well.
  6. I'll look around. I keep linking PC part picker for a reason, it's a pretty useful resource. I'd try looking for stuff there.
  7. So from what I'm piecing together, this is a VR-intended rig for work, which needs to be small format for portability, and you need multiple PCI slots on the board for various cards? You may have to jump over to an intel CPU to get what you want. An intel i5-8600k will give you very similar performance to the Ryzen 2700x, for a similar price. It sounds like you're in development work for VR, the 8600k will be enough to run VR games and do all the compiling you need. The main benefit to the Ryzen CPUs is multi-core performance, which doesn't really show in games anyways. The 8600k has a faster single-core speed at the base clock, so it'll be better for games. If you can afford it, get an 8700k. (Note, for the 8600k or 8700k, you will need to purchase your own cooler, as they do not come with stock coolers.) The reason I say you need to switch to intel is because, quite simply, there aren't any mATX wifi boards available for ryzen (AM4), and that's the only way for you to get all the slots you need, excluding PCIe riser cards, which wouldn't fit in a mATX form factor anyways, and would split your bandwidth. So back up top, you'll get the best performance from a Z370 board, but if you're trying to keep a budget, a B360 board will do well too. Don't get any H310 boards, as (from my understanding and limited research) they have reduced bandwidth to their PCIe lanes. Sparing no expense, go for the MSI Z370 Gaming PRO AC, a mATX board with built-in wifi, and four PCIe lanes: two full-length and two small PCIe slots. Comes USB 3.1 slots in the back, as well as one USB 3.1 Type C. If you need to save a bit, maybe the EVGA Z370 Micro ATX. Hope this helps!
  8. I think they still need an extra PCI slot after WiFi for a VR headset adapter of some sort? And the USB hub. All the ITX/ac boards are only going to have 1 PCIe x16 slot for their GPU.
  9. @Jurrunio is right on the money. Unfortunately, ITX boards are usually more expensive. I'm used to building budget so I'm coming into this at a bit of a different angle. Not sure what card you're talking about? I would recommend something from this list. All ryzen chips can be overclocked, so they both can be overclocked. X just overclocks more.
  10. So what do you need in total? For the USB 3.0 you can find a case with USB3 front I/O and use a Mobo with a few USB 3.0 in the rear, that shouldnt be an issue. So you need one slot for a wifi adapter, one for the vive? Was talking about the wifi card, not GPU.
  11. Yeah, i think there's just some confusion on the boards. Like Jurrunio said, most mATX boards have multiple PCI slots. Unless your card needs a full-length PCIe x16 slot? Is that what you're saying?
  12. I think he's just looking for mATX boards that have multiple PCI slots for both the graphics card and WiFi card. (Also you keep beating me to these posts. I might need to get off my phone and actually go to my desk ?)
  13. You sure? Check PC Part picker, there's plenty of them available. MSI B360M Pro MSI Z370M Mortar Gigabyte B360M Or, get a board with built in wifi, like a MSI Z370M AC.
  14. Seems like a good plan, but depends on what you're focusing on. Any modern i5 equivalent CPU worth it's salt will be a good upgrade, but you want to try to squeeze the most out of this upgrade to prevent having to come back and upgrade again later. If you go ryzen, try to stretch for the 2700 or 2700X. If not, get an 8600k or try to stretch the extra for an 8700k. You'll get better single-core (gaming) performance from an 8600k, but the 2700 will give you a nice boost for your photo editing. I'd recommend the 8600k outright, but I'm a bit of an Intel purist so take that as you may.
  15. They have it secured at four corners. Looks solid to me ?
  16. Haha, honestly I don't mind the one with the figures, if it weren't some proprietary system that looks like it's ripped out of a Dell (unless I'm wrong, but that PSU and those cables just scream Optiplex or something similar to me). They'd most likely float in mineral oil though
  17. Exactly. It all comes down to how important overclocking is to you. An 8600k should be more than enough for most of your applications at base clock speed, assuming this is for gaming + homework. Even if you plan on streaming or you have computer-intensive classes like coding or engineering it'll be good.
  18. As far as features, maybe look into a B board instead of a enthusiast-level Z board. Something like a B360-A Prime or MSI Mortar B360 if you want to save. The main thing you miss out on is overclocking potential, but keep in mind the 8600k still turbos to a decent speed without overclocking.
  19. Wondering if anyone else has seen a build that sends a tingle down their spine. Something like these:
  20. Main thing I see is the 1TB SSD, you could get more for your money with a 250GB SSD as a boot drive and a 2TB Hard drive. Both are around $50 US, so you'll get twice the long-term storage, and keep the quick boot times for your OS and big files (like games).
  21. The cheapest on PCPP is equal (+/- $5) to that last ebay listing, so if its just a matter of price and not wanting to risk buying on ebay from a Chinese distributor, it's an option. Buying for legacy parts is rough to begin with. Have you looked for anything locally? If you have any big repair shops in your area that may be worth a shot.
  22. Check PCPP. Sort by price to find all boards currently for sale and listed on their site.