Carson Chang

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    Carson Chang reacted to sam.chen in NEED HELP WITH CUSTOM BUILD   
    What @auldgrunt said above. You either need to change that CPU to a HEDT CPU, so i7-5820K, i7-5930K, i7-5960X, etc. or you need to go get a Z97 board and some DDR3 memory. 
    Also, you have both a Sentey and a Corsair case in your cart. You only need one case. I'd pick the Corsair. FYI the H100i will come with thermal compound pre-applied which is actually decent. You'll only need additional if you plan to remove the original. 
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    Carson Chang reacted to auldgrunt in NEED HELP WITH CUSTOM BUILD   
    The 4790K is a DDR3 Processor and your motherboard is DDR4
    If you go DDR3 then the MSI Z97 offers 2 way SLI/crossfire.
    Also if you choose DDR3 have a look at Xeon Processors (providing it's a more editing PC) 4790K is the top of the range DDR3.
     
    You would either have to change the board to Z97 or equivalent
    Or you can upgrade your processor change to the intel DDR4 range i.e. 5820K 
    The x99 boards have decent audio to start with but if you feel you need the separate card then go for it!
     
    I am doing a similar build but DDR3. I'm opting for the HX series supply over the CX as it's more efficient and has additional connectors.
     
    Cost swung me to DDR3 as RAM, Processor & motherboards are far more expensive. Maybe next time though!
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    Carson Chang reacted to MAnaMaNA911 in NEED HELP WITH CUSTOM BUILD   
    https://amzn.com/w/1HCTK19XFJYH6
    Hopfully the link works. Please let me know if I have anything incorrect or need something else.
    Was going for a 4k gaming/video editing computer. (I love BF4 and other popular games)       -Thanks
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    Carson Chang reacted to Alex Lin in Top Free to Play Game List   
    I decided on creating a video list of some free to play games that are on the top of my most frequently played games. I would love to get some feedback and also hear from yall what f2p games you guys enjoy playing. 
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    Carson Chang reacted to auldgrunt in i7 Build   
    Working on a new build and would appreciate any input you guys would have.
     
    Currently running an i5 alienware x51 and decided i needed something a bit more flexible so i could upgrade/change thing with ease as the x51 is very compact and physically limits the components that will fit in the case.
     
    Wanting this build to be some what future proof so if i wanted to 2 ways SLI or add additional cards for video/audio.
     
    CPU: Inter i7 4790k
    CPU Cooler undecided but was thing a fanless heat sink with 2 fans in the top of the case
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5 ATX LGA2011
    Memory: 2x8GB  Corsair Vengance DDR3 1886Hz
    Storage 1: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO - OS & core programs
    Storage 2: 2TB Western Digital Black 3.5'"- Steam, games, file storage
    Video Card: MSI GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V
    Case - Thermaltake A31 Chaser 
    Power Supply - Corsair HX750i Platinum
    OS - Windows 7 64 bit - Unsure if i should go for Home premium or Professional 
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    Carson Chang reacted to sam.chen in i7 Build   
    Hmmm... Not much I'd change. Build looks great to me.
    For the cooler, I'd say the Hyper 212 EVO is a good choice. It's cheap. It performs well. You can also get an AIO water cooling unit, but it costs a lot more for slightly better performance depending on the model. 
    As for the OS, the difference between Home Premium and Professional is that professional is more designed for users on an active domain environment. Probably don't need it for a home gaming system. It's also needed if you're planning on getting more than 16GB of memory. Looks like you're only putting 16GB in there so you're good. That said, if you do decide to go 32GB, it's a simple one click upgrade to Professional, so I'd probably get Home Premium since it's cheaper. 
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    Carson Chang reacted to sam.chen in Building new custom pc   
    Looks great to me. 
    Only thing which is personal for me is I like the MSI GTX 970 Gaming better. Quieter since it uses two larger fans but more importantly it'll match the blue/black color scheme of the motherboard. Looks like you were trying to do that with the memory as well. 
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    Carson Chang got a reaction from jvlapple in Need comments about my future custom portable pc build   
    Hi jvlapple,
    You're probably good getting 2 Sticks of 4 GB RAM right now and upgrading to 4 sticks later because 16 GB is more than enough RAM. \
    As for the SSD, honestly I have to agree with Sam here. Transcend is not the best and Samsung currently is one of the best if not the best on the market right now. Its worth the extra money. 
    You can find cheap HDD's too so that shouldn't be much of a problem.
    Also you may need a disk drive to install Windows unless you're getting the USB install version.
    Lastly, the stock processor fan may not be good enough considering the case is so small. But I may be wrong. 
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    Carson Chang reacted to jvlapple in Need comments about my future custom portable pc build   
    Thanks PenGaBear.
    For this build, Its not possible to get more than 2 stick rams as its on the mini-itx ASUS MAXIMUS IMPACT VI mobo which only allowed maximum of 2 ram stick.
    About the SSD, i will consider getting like you guys recommended.
    What do you recommend for the CPU cooler apart from the stock one that will fit within the mobo and small space consider that this case has limited space in it.
    Thank you.
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    Carson Chang reacted to sam.chen in Need comments about my future custom portable pc build   
    Well, the Silverstone RVZ01 can support coolers up to 83mm which isn't bad. What I'm worried about is the motherboard. That Maximum Impact VI is just so full of stuff. If you have somewhere with a good return policy, I'd try the Noctua NH-L9I. I've had some good experience with that, but it depends on if your motherboard will work with it. Silverstone also has some good low profile coolers. I think the AR04, AR05, AR06 should fit. 
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    Carson Chang reacted to jvlapple in Need comments about my future custom portable pc build   
    Thanks for the input. Well, I was only using single slot 8gb because i was planning to upgrade later on by adding another 8gb ram. But i am not pretty sure whether 16gb ram will be worth it because ive read somewhere stated that his pc hardly get 8gb ram usage while he has almost the same build as i will. If not then i will gor for 4gbx2.
    About the SSD, I am choosing the transcend because it's cheaper than most of the SSD in our country. The SSD that you recommended which is Samsung 850 EVO are expensive here. 128gb would cost approx 84$ (if converted from malaysia currency to USD). While the Transcend 128gb would only cost approx 58$. So thats why..
    About the hdd, i will look up for it.
    I do not need the use of disk drive. If anything need for example installation from cd or dvd, i will just make an .ISO using my laptop and run it virtually on the desktop.
    Also, do you think that the stock processor fan will sufficient to get the processor working in low temp under heavy load? Or should I get better cooling system for it. Im never going to OC my processor althought i'm choose the MAXIMUS VI IMPACT mobo its mainly because it has a nice soundcard build in. I am not the type of person who like to run games at crazy setting like ultra or 4k res. 1080p is more than enough for me.
    Thanks,
     
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    Carson Chang reacted to sam.chen in Need comments about my future custom portable pc build   
    Not bad. Just a couple things I'd like to add. 
    1. Go with 2x4GB rather than 1x8GB. Your CPU/motherboard uses dual channel memory so your ram will be running at half speed if you only run a single stick. Run either two or four for best performance. 
    2. I'm not sure why you chose that Transcend SSD, but the Samsung 850 EVO is what you want. 250GB can be picked up for <$100 these days. I'd personally go with the 500GB and ditch that HDD. 
    3. Speaking of HDDs. That HDD is designed for HTPC, IPTV, video recording applications and is not suited for your use. Personally I'd go with as large of a SSD as financially possible to remove the HDD altogether. That specific case you chose may have issues with airflow if you went with a traditional 3.5" HDD. The 3.5" HDD bay sits right on top of the PSU and the heat from that combined with the HDD's own heat may cause premature drive failure. If you really want a HDD, I'd recommend getting a 2.5" laptop HDD. That way it can sit next to the SSD. Something like the HGST Travelstar 7K1000. 
    4. Did you need a disk drive? If you do, remember to get a slim loader. 
     
    Good luck!
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    Carson Chang reacted to jvlapple in Need comments about my future custom portable pc build   
    Hello, im new here and not so pro at PC customization. Hope you guys can give me guidance toward my PC build. 
    Well, heres the part that comes up in my mind.
     
    CPU casing- Silverstone Raven RVZ01 http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Mini-ITX-Computer-RVZ01B/dp/B00I3EKXDE
    PSU- SilverStone Technology 600W SFX http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Factor-Modular-SX600-G/dp/B00MO675S8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1437154812&sr=1-1&keywords=SilverStone++SFX+600W
    MOBO- ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_17?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=asus+maximus+vi+mini+itx&sprefix=ASUS+MAXIMUS+VI+M%2Celectronics%2C581&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Aasus+maximus+vi+mini+itx
    PROCESSOR- Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz LGA 1150 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Quad-Core-Processor-Graphics-BX80646I54570/dp/B00CO8TA4I/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1437154930&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Intel+Core+i5-4570+Desktop+Processor+(3.20Ghz%2C6MB+Cache%2C4C%2F4...&pebp=1437154939316&perid=1DANNB6WNQY78Z142E0X
    RAM- Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB x1- http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-FURY-2x4GB-1866MHz/dp/B00J8E91T0/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1437155056&sr=1-3&keywords=Kingston+HyperX+FURY&pebp=1437155122851&perid=0WG9C0C4XB4G62BZCJW7
    SSD (FOR WINDOW)- TRANSCEND SSD 370 Premium 128GB http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-128GB-SSD370-0O/dp/B00PF1YC30/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1437155289&sr=1-1&keywords=TRANSCEND+SSD+370+Premium+128
    HDD (FOR STORING GAME INSTALLATION AND FILES)- http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Pipeline-5900RPM-Internal-ST31000322CS/dp/B002DFODN0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1437155477&sr=1-1&keywords=SEAGATE+PIPELINE+HD+1TB+5900RPM+8MB
    GPU- Gonna be- ZOTAC ZT-90201-10P GeForce GTX 980 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5  (WILL BUY AND INSTALL LATER ON AFTER MY BUILD COMPLETELY DONE)- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500358
    What you guys think about it? I will be making this PC for portable use mainly for gaming. I have all the budget right now its just a matter of whether i am ready for it or not to buy all of the parts. Will all of this parts suit for each other? Is there any part that I should change because of incompatibility or not suitable? Thank you. Any comment is really appreciated.
     
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    Carson Chang got a reaction from HowardGex in The Future of the Forums   
    SAM! I know the forum is very inactive, you should try to promote it. I don't know how or even if you want to, but I really liked this forum back when it was 'active'. So please man, if there's anything you can do, or that anyone else can do, do it or let me know because I don't wanna see this forum die out.
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    Carson Chang got a reaction from Ekbergsic in The Future of the Forums   
    SAM! I know the forum is very inactive, you should try to promote it. I don't know how or even if you want to, but I really liked this forum back when it was 'active'. So please man, if there's anything you can do, or that anyone else can do, do it or let me know because I don't wanna see this forum die out.
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    Carson Chang got a reaction from sarinap in Hellooo   
    Welcome to the forums. :D