A_Deep_Mushroom's forum posts

#1 Posted by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

@shaka999: You currently don't have a aftermarket cooler in your build to use the overclocking capability of your CPU.

I know a lot of people think overclocking is the shit, but it's really a useless premium for what you are going to be doing (which is gaming). Save $90 or more dollars and put that towards a better GPU or SSD. A better GPU or SSD will give you a far better performance increase then the measly 2 or 4 FPS you might get in a game by overclocking a CPU.

I put together this system, which I think gets you a better deal for the same price. The big difference being that you'll get a 120GB SSD for you OS and a few games. You put about 150 more watts to your PSU than the GPU's recommended power requirement. That requirement is given for people that buy off-band PSUs. The 500W bronze certified PSU in this new build is more than enough. A lot of first time builders spend more on their PSU than needed. I also got cheaper RAM, since you don't really need to spend more money for red RAM whose extra speed really isn't helpful to your needs. DDR3-1600 is quick enough for what you need.

Imo overclocking,while "cool", is a waste. You should really check out r/buildapc on Reddit and ask for their advice too.

#2 Posted by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

@monkeyking1969: What are you upgrading in the PC? The current hardware is capable even by today's standards. Only thing I can think of is the Hdd could use an upgrade since it's getting old.

#3 Posted by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

You could totally do a project about Dave Snider and his new venture "WebHooked".

#4 Edited by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

Rejection sucks, but I'd suggest not letting it get you down too much. Better to look forward to the next opportunity than mull over what you cannot change. I used to do that to an unhealthy level.

Also, I have yet to see this so...

#5 Edited by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

There's nothing like using something you made yourself, but @phileskyline's suggestion looks well enough. TBH you wouldn't even have to upgrade the PSU should you want to get a GPU that requires a 500W supply. Those min specs are usually for people who buy low quality PSUs.

Should you want to make a PC, here's one from r/PCMasterRace

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3101r

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.49 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Mwave)

Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)

Total: $589.42

#6 Posted by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

That's pretty sick duder! Any tips for someone who is just picking up the game?

#7 Edited by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

I already picked up the PC version for 599 Pesos, which was more of a steal when the Peso was weaker. Free is more of a steal than what I paid for, so it seems like a smart buy if you want an Xbone and Titanfall.

#8 Edited by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

I've never really had an attachment to Transformers at any point in time. The trailer looked interesting, but that's the point of them right? I'm sure it will be a somewhat average, high budget action movie. I'll redbox it sometime.

#9 Posted by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -
  1. Windows natively supports two monitors, so no special software is required. Just plug that extra cable into your GPU and set up the second monitor by pressing the Windows key and "P" until you've selected the extend option.
  2. Since you won't be doing eyefinity or whatnot this really won't cause any stress to the point of performance loss gaming wise.
#10 Posted by A_Deep_Mushroom (87 posts) -

Everything looks good except for the chosen PSU.

An established brand name (Corsair or Cooler Master to name two) or well reviewed should be used instead of the current one. Having that thing fail or be on the fritz is one of the more bothersome PC issues to have occur. The current wattage of the PSU is also far too high. Your graphics card's minimum requirement is only 450W and, for comparison, a GeForce 780 only requires 600W. While a 700W PSU is a bargain at $40, I'd question the quality of the product you're paying for.

Get a 500W or 550W PSU and you'll be fine for your gaming/overclocking needs.