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In Topic: The age old question, a PC for the relos...

17 April 2017 - 12:37 PM

use to use thunderbird but these days i just use gmail it seems much simpler and has less problems

In Topic: The age old question, a PC for the relos...

15 April 2017 - 01:59 PM

the single core performance of the Celeron J3455 is around that of the old athlon x2 which will make things load a little slower with a ssd than it would with the pentium but otherwise it should operate fine

its a fair bit quicker than the old e350 atom build i replace with a i3 nuc

In Topic: Parts Guide

14 April 2017 - 02:09 PM

added a new build

AMD Gamer Updated 14/04/2017
CPU Ryzen 5 1600 3.2-3.6GHz 6\12 Core\Thread $319
MB ASUS Prime X370 Pro $228
RAM 3000c15\3200c16 2x8 16GB $159
GPU RX480 8GB $339 -OR- GTX 1070 8GB $548 -OR- GTX1080 8GB $699 -OR- GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB $999
SSD Crucial MX300 525GB $195
PSU XFX TS Series Gold 650W 5Y $129
CASE Deepcool Kendomen $63
HSF Noctua NH-D15 $115 Optional
TOTAL $1438-2213


updated it with faster ram as a option F4-3733C17D-16GTZA $243

the mb obviously cant handle 3733 but its one of the cheaper samsung b die kits available in au which oc well on amd systems and has a better chance of hitting 3200 stable than the corsair kit

for the extra $100 you could get a 8 core ryzen 1700 but for most current games the ram speed matters more than the extra cores

there has just been a bios released for ASUS Prime X370 Pro that seems to be helping with memory stability at higher speeds


performance wise amd 1600 trades blows with the 7600k

obviously the 7600k wins in any games without decent threading and the 1600 has a fair advantage in games that can make good use of more than 4 cores



still looking at mb options its a bit of a minefield at the moment with no perfect option all have there gremlins still largely bios related


ASRock AB350 Pro 4 $129 cheap with decent features and some reports of select ram kits hitting 2933

Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 $159 seems to have a small selection of 3000\3200 ram kits supported which is more than most in its price range

Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 $159 has alc 1220 audio but its ram qvl list is all but nonexistent however there is a few reports of improved results with the latest bios

In Topic: need a new GPU for my 3570k help

10 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

450-550w would be plenty for a rx 480

650w for overclocked ryzen and 1080ti

that cm has a longer warranty and higher quality caps than the corsair

the cm vanguard also has about the highest efficiency around in the low wattage range


16g is ample for games but if your using it for other work loads its worth considering

In Topic: AMD Zen

16 March 2017 - 06:27 AM



low clocks on the 1400\1500x is a shame but with some luck they will still hit 4ghz oc

looks like the 6 core cpu keeps the full 16m l3 cache but the 4 core disables the ccx leaving you with just 8m l3 which may also fix some of the latency related performance issues in games with ryzen