Just an FYI, I can't respond to Paul's post because they banned me for questioning the review. It's after they banned me that they responded to my questions. :/
While it's unfortunate, I could help steer you to any proper Cooler Master product and you're right on the money when you see we are improving. JonnyGuru has a much more structured test that shows the VSM series performing very well.
Haha, that's good to know because I was just curious about the comparison between the NZXT phantom 630, and Corsair Obsidian 800D.
They both have similar specs in terms of internal setup and airflow. But the 800D does offer a couple of extra perks with it, I just don't know if its worth the additional $100-150, unless you really need them.
Hey I was wondering when build thing the computer and doing the external build, it sounds stupid but how you turn on the computer. I have a msi fm2 a75ma e35. I heard you have to spark something with a screwdriver to turn on. Please help man thanks
Hey Danny, If I remember correctly you used to have a post that you'd update with all the different pc builds by range of price... which you updated regularly. Do you still have that?
It's been about 3-4 years since my last build and it's time for me to research all the best parts and what to get, hopefully within a week I'll make purchases. I'm willing to put down $1k-1.2k. I'd like it to play BF3, Diablo 3, pretty much any big name game for 2012. I usually use ardforums, Ars technica, and now recently reddit as a hub for guides. If you know of any other resources please let me know.
Hey Dan you were a great help in my deceison for chosing the right PSU . I want to to thank you for that .
if you feel in the mood sometime you could teach me greenhorn a couple o things ...lets say via Facebook ....my account name there is bob loblaw
just wanted to stop by and leave you some props. Damn near every new build post I've gone to has some very helpful feedback from you and we all hella (yes I still use "hella") appreciate it. So thanks!
Btw just to let you know, I've been very impressed with your professionalism and helpfulness, which is rare across these forums as we well know (people even on this site used to be a lot ruder a few years ago)... just wanted to personally thank you from one professional to another, and if you ever need any advice/help in, well, not computers, LOL (altho it is part of my full and part time job, scary huh, welcome to S. Florida), but golf, tennis, psychology or whatever, feel free to ask me... jus wanted to let u know I dont enjoy being a freeloader when you seem to be doing a great job for nothing in return but a little traffic to this site. Thanks again and I am sure I will be posting something else very soon.
Just stopped by to sign your yearbook and say thanks for all the build advice. My computer is officially up and running, got a few kinks to work out but I'm real happy with the results. Thanks for answering my myriad of questions. I feel like a slightly more capable human being now thanks to you!
Just wanted to send a bit of random appreciation your way. I've not made a thread here in some time, but you've been a help in the past, and I always see you helping so, so many others around here. It really is amazing of you! Thanks for all that you do for everyone. <3
Hey Danny, just wanted to extend a huge thanks for all the help in selecting different parts for my build. I can't wait to begin (it is kind of driving me looney ) You're knowledge has been an invaluable resource. Thanks again.
Thnx for the reply Danny. If he gets this 20" lcd Would a 5770/6770 be enough to run just about any game(I am recommending the i3 2100) these days or should we be looking more @ a gtx 460/radeon6850? He already has an Antec HCG 520w psu. Will his hcg 520w be strong enough for the i32100 4 gigs ram 1 hd 1 optical and a 6870?
good morning Danny-Bui, I need some input. I have a buddy in Iowa who is looking to do an $800 build for gaming. He needs a new monitor I suggested 20" and win7 64-bit in that budget. Im looking at either a radeon 5770, new 5830, gtx 460 or radeon 6850 as the gpu. Cheap 4 gig ram kit. So I am having the toughest time picking between amd and intel for the cpu/mobo. I was thinking that an am3+ board and and phenom II x2 and go unlock? This seems to bea cheaper by about $30-40. I would liek him to have sata3 and usb3 is possible. Sata3 is more important than usb3 for him.
hey Danny I am making a recommendation to a buddy for a psu. Its looking like either the Antec HCG 620w or the Corsair GS 600w. He's running an amd x6 1055t (soon to be oc'd) 2 optical drives, 1 hd and a gtx 280 and 4 case fans. The best info I can get on the requirements for the 280 are a minimum 40amps, both of these psu's have 48 amps.
Is this enough for this, and which one should he get? The Antec is $88 and the Corsair is $79 both @ his local shop.