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Posts posted by TalkyRaptor

  1. 10 hours ago, Blue4130 said:

    Huh? In this post you say it isn't an ssd then it is an ssd.... 


    To the OP... The sas will be faster than the sata HDD because it's a 10k rpm enterprise drive. But it will be louder. 


    Assuming all are the same size, the ssd wins hands down... But you don't mention the price. The ssd is going to cost substantially more than the sata HDD option. 

    The links are to amazon pages. $120 for the nvme ssd, $45 for the sas hdd plus a $20 add in card, and $40 for the sata hdd plus $45 for a 256gb nvme ssd. Noise does not matter to me.

  2. If you have the budget or when prices fall then get an RTX 3060 as because if you upgrade to 1440p, 4k, and/or high refresh rate monitors in the future the graphics card will be good for it. If on a budget, a RTX 2060 is a good bet or 1660 super if you don't care about being able to get a better monitor or run ultra graphics settings. If going AMD, RX 6600/6600xt for the first option. For the second a 5600/5600xt will do, and the last option, a 580/590 would have similar performance. Prices are bad all round as a GT 710, a horrible graphics card is going for $70 usd when it should be like $30-35 usd.

  3. 2 minutes ago, ET_Explorer said:

    I would go with option 2, rather than the other options, option three is more for enterprise server solutions than for gaming. SSD's are preferred over Hard Drives, because The SSD uses flash memory to store data, which provides better performance and reliability over an HDD. HDD - The HDD has moving parts and magnetic platters, meaning the more use they get, the faster they wear down and fail.

    Thank you. I do also what to know if the sas drive is slower or faster than the sata hdd. Thanks for the help.

  4. You cpu is using Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and is speeding up under load to preform better for a short period of time before falling back a little depending on you cooling. It is perfectly normal and is good to help speed up short tasks like opening a new tab.

  5. Hello,

    I built a pc and realized I need to upgrade storage and have found 3 options. My pc is used for gaming and everyday tasks. If needed the specifications are here:

    CPU: i5-11400

    GPU:RTX 3060(after shortage, igpu used now)

    Ram: 16gb 3200 mhz

    SSD: 512gb entry level nvme (read/writes around 1,000)


    My options I found are:


    Option One:


    1tb hdd like 



    and 256gb pcie 4.0 ssd like 




    Option Two:

    1tb nvme ssd like 




    Option Three: 

    SAS 10k rpm 900gb drive like 



    and nvme sdd like in option one. Thanks if you read the entire thing and responded.




  6. 3 hours ago, Analog said:


    With budget cases, there usually aren't any features to speak of so you should buy the one that ahs the better airflow characteristics and you also personally find better looking.


    Regarding the CPU clearance, as a rule of thumb, the biggest cooler you can fit in a case will be dictated by the size of the exhaust fan size the case supports. Meaning, if the case supports a 120mm exhaust fan in the back, then pretty much any cooler that has fan(s) with 120mm size will fit. Same goes if the back opening is 140mm or 80mm, etc.. you get the point. 


    Considering that you are building a budget rig, based on the case choices, I really doubt that you will be getting an NHD-15 or a Dark Rock Pro 4 that easily cost 3-4 times the price of those cases. 

    Thank you, I am using the Vetroo V5 

  7. 3 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

    I just googled your exact product names. 


    First one I got their website and just scrolled down a bit to find



    Second one came up with multiple hits for the product name, but the Amazon page had this on it:


    While this one is very not clear with what the dimensions are referencing, I can tell you the 160mm is standard ATX tower cooler height limits so it's safe to say it's 160mm. 


    Whichever one you want. Both are fine cases; they're steel boxes with mesh fronts, side glass and have pre installed fans. For most gamers, that's all they need. 


  8. Two quick question:

    I am building a pc and want to know what case to use, these are the two cases:

    Montech Air X Black


    Musetex Mesh ATX Black

    Which one should I use?

    And want is the cpu cooler clearance on both cases because I can not find it anywhere?

  9. 1 hour ago, EKWorks said:

    Try going for a 600w PSU imho. And if you want to build the PC right now, try coping an RX570 or GTX 1060. Managed to get an RX570 4GB ROG STRIX one for $190 (US) and now just waiting for GPU prices to drop

    A friend has a ton of RX 580s that he would sell to me for $200 usd per or I am just going to use the integrated gpu until prices drop. Would an Antec 550w 80+ Bronze PSU work?

  10. 9 hours ago, tdkid said:

    if you are planing on overclocking, you are going to need to get a Z series board as the B series can not be overclocked

    I am not going to overclock, only going to use turbo and ASRock’s BFB. 

  11. 7 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

    I added more to that post after you wrote that I’m afraid.  

    Three things: 

    1: Buying without integrated WiFi 

    2: Am not worried about pcie boards as I am only going to use one x16 slot for gpu and that is it.

    3:Found out the b560 board has pcie 4.0 so I am going to get it as my board

  12. 1 minute ago, Bombastinator said:

    The h series’s chipset is going to be cheaper than the b series chipset so if they cost the same it could be because the h series one is either popular enough to demand a premium of have better bits on it or something.  The H for example might have say, newer wifi bits or better ports or something.  It’s all about use case.  The H might be better for your use case if it has something the B board doesnt.  It’s possible the B board has better memory speed stuff for example which you might not need.  Without a use case I really can’t tell you much. I remember the b450 tomahawk Max was very well liked because it had good VRM so it could handle heavy duty chips and was cheap.  It didn’t have wifi on it though and adding a pcie board to it could produce issues because of the nature of b450

    I get it thanks a lot! 

  13. 1 minute ago, Bombastinator said:

    Ah.  B is considered better than H. Neither are the top end which is Z. Only Z will allow overclocking.  There are some CPUs where people will suggest z instead of b even for non-k chips because of memory behavior.  Not too sure what the specific differences are between an H470 or a B560 would be.  That stuff tends to change along with processors.  The 4 instead of the 5 implies h470 is older than b560.  It’s not necessarily hard and fast though.   I haven’t had a lot of reason to pay much attention myself to the most recent iterations of intel stuff though so I can’t tell you off the top of my head.  Block diagrams might help.  They’re graphical representations of how various chipsets are laid out.  One thing to watch out for with intel is socket compatibility can be tight. 

    I Checked compatibility and the boards are the same price so I just wanted to know. Probably going to get the B560 then.

  14. 11 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

    I see more builds called “steel legend” than I do h470.  There could be more than one “steel legend”though.  The question for me is which fits your use case better? 

    Two things I mean either the H470 Steel Legend or B560 Steel Legend The question I am asking is what chipset is better as I am new to pc building. My use case is 1080p gaming and went with ASRock because of the good budget MB with good RGB/ARGB support which I need for my case and my cooler.

  15. 3 minutes ago, SorryClaire said:

    By the time market normalize, 3060Ti should be at your budget if you have an income, so thats where i would go for. But i would go for 550 or even 600 instead of 500W PSU.

    Okay but I looked into a couple calculators for psu and I thought 500w would have been good. Is this true as there will be no OC? I probably just put the money into it anyways for upgrades at a later date.

  16. I am building a budget ATX system for 1080p gaming. I am going to buy a GPU after the prices fix themselves but want to know if I should go for a high end 2060, low end 2070, or a 3060? Here are my specs:

    MB: ASRock H470 or B560 steel legend
    CPU: core i5-11400

    RAM: teamgroup T-Force Vulcan Z 8x2gb 3200 MHz


    PSU: EVGA 500w 80+ Bronze

    Case: Montech Air X black

    Storage: 512gb SSD

    Cooler: Thermaltake UX100

  17. I am going to build a new computer (I know bad idea right now) and am going to use a ASRock MB. Should I choose the H470 or B560 steel legend? Here is my hardware list:

    CPU: core i5-11400

    RAM: teamgroup T-Force Vulcan Z 8x2gb 3200 MHz

    GPU: will be a RTX 3060 after prices fix themselves 

    PSU: EVGA 500w 80+ Bronze

    Case: Montech Air X black

    Storage: 512gb SSD

    Cooler: Thermaltake UX100