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About jchenabc

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  1. Finally kind of got everything together. What's like a normal temp for the CPU. I am getting high 40s and low 50s in idle.. Seems a bit high for i5-8400 with a Noctua l9i. I replaced the stock fan with the Redux version. Does the direction of the fins matter?
  2. Well.. The only thing I am really suffering from is the RAM. Aside from that.. the system looks pretty good ?
  3. ha. 750 is not the GUP. I have a core i5- 750. It's the first gen core i5 haha.
  4. UPDATE: I BUILT IT! Build my system back in 2009 with that i5-750. upgrade graphics card a few times along a way. Still works pretty great with a GTX970 and a Samsung SSD. Haven't build a system for over 2 years, but holy cow things are expensive now. No idea the ram price has jumped to $200 for 16GB. 1. Budget & Location Around $1000, it's flexible 2. Aim I don't really see the appealing of overclocking, not a hardcore gamer nor do I do anything that's to computing intensive. I OC my 750, didn't really notice that big of a difference. More RAM and a nice
  5. A little update. CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.98 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon) Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Amazon) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($310.99 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.11 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA
  6. Budget: around 900, US Aim: Introducing a 14 years old into the PC master race? Nothing too crazy, I don't imagine he will be doing any sort of over clocking any time soon. 1080p 60+ FPS on most of the games for the next 2 or 3 years should be good enough. Monitor & Peripherals: Don't need any of that. This is the list I have right now, having a little difficulty cutting down the price. Co-worker(Possible future boss) only want to buy parts from Amazon. I kind of want to stick with the GTX 970, Really like the STRIX, I have one myself. The fan not turning on is prett
  7. Just wanna make sure my i5-750 won't be bottlenecking. A GTX 980Ti it is
  8. A little bit about my current setup. My over 5 years old desktop. i5-750, 8GB RAM and a 660Ti 2G that I upgraded to 2 years ago ? I run a 3440 by 1440 ultrawide I am planing on building a new computer when the holiday season comes. Maybe the new Skylake. with 980 Ti Should I get the 980 Ti now ? My machine struggle a little trying to run GTA at the native resolution. If I upgrade to 980Ti now, would I see that much of an improvement ? Or my CPU is just going to bottleneck it anyway ? Thanks !
  9. I was a left over from my last built. It was too tall for the Silverstone PS09B. PS09B is a surprisingly small case. Barely fit everything. I am going to pocket the EVO and use it on my Plex server.
  10. I sticked with the K processor, got a H60. and switched to a 620W Seasonic and lowered to a G.Skill Sniper 8 GB kit. Thanks a bunch for the help !
  11. This is like introducing them to the world of PCMasterRace, the kid is only like 15, who knowns ... he might be super into it. I don't want to limit his options. A little update : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bGG6f7
  12. Budget $1200. For my little cousin's friend. Switching from an old laptop and Playstation to this. I am just looking for opinions on the individual parts, see if anyone has bad experience with them. I can only buy from amazon or Newegg. since I am traveling for work soon. other places will take to long to ship. I don't see the kid upgrading or going crazy with over clocking anytime soon. Thanks for the feedback in advance. CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($241.98 @ Newegg) Cooler: A 212 EVO --- Already have laying around. Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro A
  13. Thanks for all the great feedbacks. I did switched to a Seasonic PSU, and the CM mouse/keyboard. I would go for the Xeon if it was for myself, but knowing my cousin, it's better off just stay with the i5. If the GPU dies unexpectedly he can still run it off the CUP for a bit. It's not like he will benefit from the Xeon anyway. I went back to the 960. The heat output of AMD is annoying. Never a fan of AMD driver. Financially speaking. AMD is in some black hole. I fallow their stock pretty closely, honestly, I don't know how much longer they will last. Sold my shares not too long ago. A li
  14. Wow... That is a damn good looking case.