GTX 1060 3GB or RX 480 4GB for $200? – Probing Paul #13

What’s up guys? Welcome to Probing Paul Episode #13. This is my baker’s dozen episode. This is my Q&A segment, I do it every month. And I answer the questions that you guys ask in the comment section, which many of you have done from last month’s, which was episode #12. You can see all the times of done this segment in the past. I’ve been doing this for, like, over a year now. That’s crazy! But let’s actually just dive right into it with the first question from Mr. Shah. “I’m looking at a new $200 GPU, should I get a GTX 1060 3 gig or an RX 480 4 gig?” That’s a very good question, and one that I’m sure lots of people have, since $200 is a pretty popular price to pay for a GPU. At least when you’re looking at a slightly more budget or more towards a budget-end rig. If you’re not going to be spending three or four hundred bucks. But I do want to point something out to you guys. This is an article, it’s linked in the description. We’ve talked about it on the live show on Tuesday, AMD is working on some refreshes of their current GPUs. And according to this rumor article on WCCFTech, so a whole barrel of salt to go along with this. But they have an RX 580 and an RX 570- Both are re-brands of the Polaris GPUs that the 480, 470, and 460 are based on. And they’re saying it’s been postponed until April 18th, in this article. So if that is truly the case, and if the article is true at all, then the 580 and 570 might be providing higher-clocked chips. And they also might be dropping the price of an 8 gig 580, Which would be would be the equivalent of an 8 gig 480, just a little bit faster, Down to $200. And that might be about a month away. So again, all this is rumors, so it’s hard to bank on it too much, but you might consider hanging out for a month or so. ‘Cause right now, you gotta pay about $250 for a GTX 1060 6 gig, and you gotta pay about $230 to $250 for an RX 480 8 gig. I would definitely recommend getting the larger memory capacity. If that’s something that you can afford, if you can fit it in the budget. So I’d look for a cheap RX 480 8 gig right now, Or hang out for a month or so, see if AMD does release those re-brands. And then maybe you’ll have some better options for you. You might even see NVIDIA respond with a price drop with the 1060. So then you’d have an option right there. If you’re just trying to choose between AMD and NVIDIA, consider your monitor. If you’re ever thinking about doing G-Sync or Free-Sync, You might lean towards AMD at that lower-end of the budget, because the monitors you can get with Free-Sync tend to be a lot less expensive. Thank you for the question, though. Next question, from Terranamics, three weeks ago. Are there still going to be lower-end Zen CPUs? And the answer here would be yes. And a lot of you guys might be already familiar with this, but let’s take a look at it real quick. This chip just dropped a couple days ago, AMD has released information about the Ryzen 5 CPUs. They should be available for sale April 11th, so just under a month away. It’s going to be available for $169, so there’s the whole product stack right there. 1400, 1500X, 1600, and 1600X. These are all still based on the same dies as the Ryzen 7, so they’re going to have cores disabled. But we’re told they’re still going to be using both CCX units. So, there’s still a lot of questions as far as performance goes, and particularly gaming performance, and that kinda thing. But yeah! To answer your question, yes. And you have quad-cores as well as six-cores with SMT multi-threading. To give you eight-threads with twelve-threads, for pretty reasonable prices. I feel like I can at this point, without havng tested or putting my hands on these CPUs at all, say that these’ll probably be pretty good options for multi-use computing. We’re definitely going to be hitting these pretty hard with gaming benchmarks, because that was one of the short-comings in CPU-limited situations with the Ryzen 7 CPUs. And since these are definitely geared more towards the lower-budget systems, The gamers might be more interested in the gaming performance, particularly at lower resolutions, where you can become more CPU-bound. This is going be a pretty important question. So, yes. Yes, is the answer to your question. Give us a few weeks until, hopefully, we can give you guys some reviews on those and talk about performance. Next question comes from YamiFrankc, “Paul, what difference does a chipset make?” Also a good question, if you’re not familiar with chipsets and how they work and what they do. There’s actually many different answers to this question, it’s not just the simple “here is exactly what they do”. I mean, the chipset gives you a bunch of additional inputs and outputs, so you can have what’s called a PCH, the peripheral controller hub, that’s part of the chipset that can control stuff like SATA ports and that thing. On the Intel-side, your chipset will determine whether or not you have unlocked overclocking support, or overclocking support for unlocked K-skewed processors. So if you have a 7700 K, for example, CPU, then you gotta have Z170 or Z270 chipset motherboard, in order to overclock it, the lower-end chipsets from Intel don’t allow for overclocking. AMD, of course, has a bunch of things as well. So here’s a quick chart of that, if you want to check it out. And I know this looks a little complex, so I’m not going to go through all of it right now, Suffice to say, the high-end chipsets are generally going to be in more expensive motherboards and have the vast-array of features or basically all the features that are going to be available for the platform, like the X370 on the AMD-side. You are able to split your PCIe lanes for graphics cards to 1×16 and 2×8, which will give you support for SLI or crossfire two-way. Also, for USB, you might get more USB 3.1 ports gen 2, USB 3.1 gen 1 ports, USB 2.0 ports, you can see the number of those all the way down the line. The number of SATA and NVMe devices that can be attached. The number of SATA express devices, those are stupid, so don’t worry about those. PCI express, SATA RAID, all that kinda stuff. So, pay attention to those charts, look at your budgets, and what your CPU is supposed to do and what you want to do with your computer. By and large, you can get away with the higher-end chipsets. If you start getting into more of the budget options, is where you really kinda see features disappear. And you might not get something that you might want, Like, say you want support for RAID 10 or something like that. Again, though, there’s lots of variances, So, there’s no quick and easy answer to this, but if you do want some additional viewing material, I’ll post the link in the comment for my “Should You Get a Budget Chipset Motherboard?” which is, gosh, couple years old now. But still very relevant. I even had, wow, look, that’s, like, before I built my set-up and my tables and everything. Look at how ghetto that looks. Horrible. Anyway, hopefully that should help you out, though. Next question from Mechragone. Mechragone? “Do you still use 3rd party antivirus or antimalware software? And why or why not? I… don- I was about to say, “No, I don’t.” My initial response was going to be, “No, I don’t.” And the reason why not would be because I’ve been using the internet for quite a few years now. Since the internet became something that the public had access to. Since, since AOL days let’s put it that way. Ummm… and I’ve just gotten used to, when browsing, you know, the shady stuff is often very evident, you know, when you click on something and you get a big pop-up that starts giving you an alert like, “YOU HAVE A VIRUS AND YOU HAVE TO CLICK HERE TO FIX IT!” or whatever, I know that’s BS. And I’m just going to, like, close out that window, or you know, that kinda thing. And that usually doesn’t happen, cause usually I don’t stray into the shadier parts of the internet. But, you know, you can. That can happen. You can click an arrant link, or something like that. So, when I thought about this again, I was like, “Actually, anti-malware, for sure.” And Malwarebytes is far and away my favorite for that Uh… The basic is free, it’s constantly updated, it’s really good at getting in there and rooting out stuff that might have infected your system, particularly when it comes to malware. So, I usually, when I have a new system, don’t have any anti-virus stuff installed. I’ll use the system for a while, if something happens that seems fishy to me, then I’ll usually get Malwarebytes. If I’m really suspicious I’ll boot into safe-mode, and run Malwarebytes there. And that can usually get rid of most stuff. That’s not, like, too terrible as far as having infected your system. But… yeah! That should hopefully answer your question. Next question from Tomas s, “What are some tips for people getting into custom water cooling?” Funny you should have asked this question a few weeks ago, because my most recent video, posted just a–what was that? Yesterday? Is about Arctic Panther, my water-cooled system that I built in 2015, which used to be back here behind me, has been relocated the computer room, and I’ve been using the crap out of it, but I also neglected to do the proper service and maintenance. So that would be my biggest tip right now, for people getting into custom water-cooling, is either don’t put any additives or opaque fluid or anything like that into your liquid itself. If you want something that’s going to run for a long time, and not require more maintenance, or if you do go that route, which I understand, there’s definitely some aesthetic appeal, in like, the opaque fluid and that kinda thing, and that’s why I did it, and I knew when I was doing it, that adding that stuff to it was going to potentially lead to, I won’t say problems, but just… It’s going to require more maintenance down the line. I neglected to do that, you should definitely flush your loop every six months regardless, and especially if you’re using something like opaque fluid. Beyond that, I would just say, generally speaking with water-cooling, with custom water-cooling, don’t do it if you’re on a strict budget, your money is much better spent getting higher-end hardware. Like, don’t water cool a GTX 1060 for example, just sell it and get a GTX 1070 or 1080, you’ll get more performance that way. Also, I only typically recommend water-cooling if you’ve built a system that’s really high-end. That’s kind of reaching towards the bleeding-edge of performance, and the only way you can get better performance is by water-cooling it and overclocking it more. It can also be a great option if you want something that’s really quiet, ’cause if you have a lot of radiators and slow-moving fans, and you have… …umm… …if your fin… density is low, so that the air can flow through easily. then you can end up with a very cool-running and very quiet system. But, yeah. Watch that maintenance… if you want more on that…. If you didn’t check it out already, I will also post a link to this video. “Restoring Arctic Panther!” Part of the epic Arctic Panther playlist, you guys should check that out. It’s been good so far. Okay, next question from aaaa… I’m going to call you Crafts Gaming. ‘Cause your actual username is just letters and numbers. “Paul, at what age did you start building computers, and what happened to your first computer?” So I guess I would say 14? Although that wouldn’t be strictly speaking building a computer. When I was about 13 or 14 I remember my dad and I went and got a Hewlett-Packard 486DX-based computer. You know, one of those desktop ones, beige box with CRT monitor on top and everything. And that was 14, and after using it for a while, I did a RAM upgrade on it, and that was my first dipping of my toe into the actually building your own computer thing. Wasn’t until I was, I think, 16 that I actually went to Fry’s and bought a bare-bones system and got the rest of the pieces to install everything and built what was my own computer that was just mine, and I sort of, I guess I sort of put it all together myself, even though it was a bare-bones system from Fry’s. Um… Although again, we had a Commodore 64, that really doesn’t count quite as much for building computers. What happened to my first computer? It probably got recycled at some point. Again that was that 486DX system, and… That was a really long time ago. And I’m not really sure what happened to it. At this point, yeah, if I could go back, I probably might have kept at least that first one. Just for nostalgia’s sake. But. But I didn’t. 🙁 So there it is. But thank you for your question, Crafts Gaming. And, next is Joona Knuutinen… Canoe… Joona Canoe… Joona Canoetinen… “How do you whitelist channels? I’m asking because a friend of mine wants to know?” Well, your friend’s a very nice person if they’re interested in whitelisting Lemme walk you guys through it real quick if you’re interested. And this is particularly for AdBlock. So I’ve already actually set it up on this, let me bring it down so you can see. I got the little green thumb-mark right there, for AdBlock. So the way you do this is you gotta go into AdBlock, and if you just open up AdBlock, it’ll give you the options for enabling or disabling AdBlock on a specific page or on a domain. But you don’t wanna have do that for every single YouTube video, and if you don’t wanna whitelist the entire YouTube website, which I’m guessing a lot of you probably don’t. Then, yeah, you have to this: Basically, you gotta go under settings, there’s an extra checkbox there in the settings menu, to specifically whitelist individual YouTube channels. This is the most standard AdBlock, by the way, So just go ahead and click that, restart your browser, and then you should be able to pull that back up, go in there, whitelist a YouTube channel, and then any page that is associated with that YouTube channel. Whether it be the channel page, or anything like that. You’ll still see the ads, and that means I will still get a little bit of money from you watching those ads. And I’m very grateful to you guys for that. Of course, if you want to run AdBlock, like, I really don’t mind that either, because I understand how intrusive and annoying ads can be at times. But yeah, that’s how you whitelist. At least with AdBlock. marmar040… This is the last question. And one that was clearly quite poopular with all the thumbs ups it got in the last video. “Do you look at your own poop before flushing it down?” Uhh, of course I do. It is a natural human instinct. To look at your own poop before, or like, after you’ve done it. And it’s built in, because you look at it, ’cause if it’s a strange color or something like that, or it looks really weird, then you know something’s wrong. Like, you got something wrong with your intestines. Or maybe it’s tied or you’ve been eating the wrong food, or perhaps you should stop drinking until you pass out every single night. That might be something to take into consideration. So, marmar, yes. To answer your question very specifically, I do. But guys, that’s all for this episode of Probing Paul! Thank you so much for probing me. And of course, if you guys want to ask me questions to be answered next month, please leave those down in the comment section down below. While you’re at it, hit the thumbs up button, and that’s all! Thanks for watching, we’ll see you next time.


  • Where does the signature shaved head soulpatch look come from? Why have you stuck with it for so long?

  • I have a HD 5670 🙂

  • Don't even need to watch the video. RX 480 all the way.

  • How about a:
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW+ – or – ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 480 8GB OC ??

    I just bought the Asus 480 8gb OC a few weeks ago… and now matter what (tried many things including contacting Asus) it keep crashing….. so going to return it and looking at the 1060… would like a 1070, but just cant do $400 right now.

  • Budget PC Gaming

    I sell computers and malware bytes is cancer if you use windows 10, please do not recommend it. You do not need additional virus software with Windows 10.

  • Zachary Buffone

    I got my RX 480 for $180 on clearance/open box. If you have a Micro Center near by, check out their clearance sections. If they are returned parts, a circuits team checks them and the manufacturer warranty still applies. Pretty good deals.

  • Paul – if most games are optimized for 4 cores would having an i7 offset the system operations to the hyper thread part of the core to leave the physical core to handle the game i'm playing? thinking of upgrading my i5

  • Question for the next episode: Can you use WD Purple drives in a NAS? we
    have been looking around for an answer, some say no some say why not
    but there are no real reasons as to why not. The drives are meant for
    24/7 operation which IMO would be perfect for a NAS. Can you cast some
    light on this Paul?

  • Hey Paul, big fan here from china . I've been watching your channel for over 1 year now. And here's the deal: currently my system is running on a 4790k overclocking to 4.7ghz with 2 gtx980Tis in sli . but i still experience some kind of stuttering while streaming in some games. I don't know if i should upgrade my cpu to a R7 1800x OR change my 980tis with a single gtx 1080ti(don't have budge for both changes). That would be lovely if give me some advise.

  • I'm planning to buy an MSI 1070 GPU and my question is will my processor bottleneck with this card.My processor is a i5 7500.thank you for those who answer 🙂

  • What do you do with your completed monthly builds when you're done benchmarking?

  • damn i was so excited seeing this video after debating over this for 2 month then finally going with an RX 480 4gb

  • Do you have a job outside of youtube?

  • I'm about to build a Ryzen rig (just waiting for more stock of the
    motherboard) and intend to run a three monitor extended desktop setup.
    Does anyone know the most practical way to do this? Two monitors is easy
    with one out of the HDMI, and another connected to the Display port,
    but how can I get a second working HDMI (for extended desktop) or
    Display port right off the case? Also, what video card would be necessary?

  • When you get advance access to review samples, how long to you usually get in advance?

  • i use mallware-bytes becouse it found some trojans on my pc and i need more protection on sites. im on the bad side of the internet to do the things that i want to do

  • Timothy Gonzalez

    r9 fury or rx480 same price watts do not matter its all about performance

  • Hello Paul I'd like to probe you on something I've got an interest in knowing the best way to upgrade the pc I build just over a year ago. It's the first one I've ever done and now getting itchy fingers to upgrade, so hopefully you can do a video on the things to think about when doing this. If you're done this link it to me cheers. I'm running i5k gtx 970 asus 170 deluxe water cooling coirsair 110 2 monitor set up both 60hrz. Looking forward to advice for a novice like myself👍

  • I got the RX 480 8g for $170, so i'm glad i saw this video cuz i was worried i could have done better for a budget ish build.

  • poop question. asking about the important stuff. good job sir

  • Joey Greathouse

    That's what I paid for 480 8GB

  • Martin Eriksson

    I'm looking into a build as silent as possible, willing to sacrifice some performance for a more silent build. Would you have any recommendations in terms of coolers, third party graphic cards etc?

  • Is 'Nvidia Fast-Sync' able to reduce screen tearing without any lag on a free-sync monitor? If so, how good is that compare to AMD cards?

  • These motherfucking gpu manufacturers won't let me buy shit. Already there prices are ridiculous in my country i somehow decided to buy a rx480 and now there are rumours of rx580. Fuck my life, i have been thinking of getting myself a pc for over an year now but these fucking manufacturers will keep confusing.

  • Anonymous Person

    I just got an MSI rx 480 4gb for $145 with doom. Yeah.

  • Anonymous Person

    Yay April 18 is my birthday! 🙂

  • Anonymous Person

    You are not currently in the computer room?!!?

  • betfinix aurora or phanteks p400 glass edition 😀 ?

  • Paul, can an i5-6500 bottleneck a GTX 1080Ti or future RX 570/RX580 ?

  • I'm slowly buying parts for a new system and was wondering, what parts should be bought first so that when the system is completed, very few parts have been replaced with a newer generation? Looking at about 1 part per month, midrange with an i5 and a GTX 1070. Thanks, love the channel!

  • If anyone is thinking of buying an RX 480 I have a few benchmarks on my channel.

  • FlippinFreds Free Form Factor

    My Official question to you Paul .Is . I need to reinstall Windows to get My Samsung 950 Pro. To become UEFI.?? It currently is not. Do I need to completely format the 950? If so. What should the drive be set as in the options?? Or if your feeling up to it. Give us all a step by step instruction so I will feel less stressed out about doing this.

  • WHo have payed more? nvidia or amd? 😀

  • I have a Z77 mobo with a water cooled i5 3570k turbo clocked to 4.2Ghz. Currently running a gtx 770 4gb. Mass Effect: Andromeda is kicking the crap out of my pgu on medium settings at 1080p. Should I get an RX 480 8Gb, splurge for a 1070, or wait for VEGA? Also would my CPU bottleneck a 1070 too much?

  • Big up for the MalwareBytes!

  • I was waiting for you to eat the sammich! It looked tasties!

  • need your advice guys. Current gaming setup i have is working oke for most of the games but games like BF1 won't run properly and is giving huge fps drops (20 or 30) so unplayable. Any advice/tips for upgrading?

    CPU: i5 4460 3.2ghz
    GPU: msi GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G
    MOBO: ASRock B85M Pro4
    RAM: 8gb RAM DDR3 1600
    CASE: Fractal Design Define Mini C
    resolution: 1920×1080
    windows 10

  • Paul why do you haunt my sexual nightmares?

  • My question is, can you play an Nvidia physx based game, like Alice Madness Returns, Borderlands 2, or Arkham Knight, on high, at 60fps, with a Ryzen processor and an RX480? Since the cpu would handle the physx part, how would 6 cores 12 threads handle those games? Or would it be better to use a 4 core 4 thread i5 processor? Thanks.

  • what kind of wallet do you use?

  • I recently upgraded from dual 1080p to dual 4K monitors running off of an EVGA 970 FTW. My main monitor. Monitors only support DisplayPort and HDMI but my 970 has 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, and 1 DisplayPort. I hooked up my primary via HDMI and secondary via DisplayPort and the primary screen has been turning on/off frequently and even after purchasing a new HDMI cable. Do you know what's causing this? Is my 970 unable to support dual 4Ks? No issues on the secondary monitor.

  • Why are we still using MHz for memory and GPUs? Wouldn't it make much more sense to use GHz just like we do with CPUs?

  • Arcanum Luminarium

    QUESTION – Exactly how many PCI-E Bus Lanes does a 6700k with a Asus Maximus 8 Extreme Motherboard. I have heard the chipset has some and the CPU also has its own. If so are they both the same for use. What happens if you use all the PCI-E bus Lanes. I am considering getting a 2nd 1080 to SLI. But also use an elgato hd pro card, and a firewire card to hook up my mixer. Also I am using a m2.2 using x4. Will i run out of Lanes, and what happens if this occurs. (I have never been able to get a clear answer on this). Thanks

  • Thank you Mr. Paul….all your vids totally helps.. did my first pc build and its totally excellent !! oh your latest vid on windows 10 guide totally helped once again thank you!

  • according2plan74

    Paul, when buying PC parts on Newegg and or Amazon, do you recommend adding there extended protection plans to critical part purchases?

  • I want to play cs go on my computer wich grapchics card should i buy. I need at least 250 fps

  • On alot of motherboards there is black ram slots and grey ram slots, can you use all or just one or 2?

  • I've been thinking about a 1050 ti for $145. I desperately need to upgrade my 750 ti. I can't seem to find one with external power like my 750 though. They all appear to draw power from the lane. I like to have external power for overvoltage.

  • Hey Paul, Could you do a video on your perferred anti virus and why? Im looking for one and im not sure whats good and not good.

  • thanks this helps, I see the 480 has dropped in price alot sense this video. I'll be going with an 8gb 480 when I have the money to start a new build

  • Hello Paul, I'm looking to build an new PC and I was thinking about an AMD build with Ryzen5 plus the upcoming RX580. The problem is about the possible optimisation of Adobe Premiere. Do you think for rendering purpose is better an AMD or an Nvidia GPU?

  • Future Retro Style

    Paul, what PSU would you recommend for a budget build with a EVGA 1060?

  • I watched the video twice because of the thumbnail

  • Just wanted ask a interesting question. What is the best value ? A 2500$ rendering beast or a 3300$ "gaming" Notebook. I want to hear you opinion, because a go on January 2018 on a 90 days tour.

  • Are you guaranteed to get higher overclock by reducing number of cores, If so by how much? (estimate)

  • I live in Bangladesh and I get less ads on YouTube. I white list all websites I use regularly. But some sites pop-up windows which is terrible.

  • Hey Paul i'm currenlty in the midst of building my first PC. Would like to know what kind of Stress Testing software do you use ? So I can say see if my system is stable after overclocking, since I am planning to overclock both the CPU and GPU.
    Your videos are always awesome man keep up the good work 😀

  • Vaibhav Singhal

    Are there any problems with 30$ windows from

  • Nice video +Paul's Hardware as always. Quick question, is it me or in the background there's a noise of somebody like breathing/snoring?

  • VOLTA? Will we see it in 2017? I am planning to upgrade my GPU (750 TI) within the year. It was my first real gaming card, and I have learned MUCH since then… So – wait for Volta or 1070?

  • I don't really care I just liked the thumbnail

  • Hey Paul, Why is there no DIY laptop market? I'd think it would be a great thing if manufacturers could just ship a skeleton with no RAM/storage and maybe have support for GPUs or not. I know upgrading RAM is fairly common, but it would be nice to have the option to upgrade the CPU and easy storage expansion or something.

  • WellBeSerious12

    "Probing Paul" in the title…

    The starting price on Newegg now is around $230, so might as well get GTX 1060 6GB:

  • Narish Do Urden

    Should just get a 1060 6gb, or save another paycheck for a 1070

  • ryzen 5 + rx 580 is gonna be insane value for a budget build

  • Hey paul, my Z170 motherboard has died on me and I was curious about if it would be worth it to purchase a Z270 board for my Skylake 6700k or if I should just pick up another Z170 board, would love to hear your thoughts on this, have a great day. 🙂

  • Alexthesniper19

    What is your opinion on the ryzen gaming performance?

  • hey paul, Is there a way to duplicate my 250gb ssd onto a partition on my 2tb hdd as a backup?

  • I still have a EVGA 750Ti SC. I can get the EVGA gtx 1060 3Gb SC for $165 or a MSI rx480 4Gb Gaming x $175 . So which should i get, i don't think either will come down much more.

  • There are already versions of the 8gb 480 going for $200 (plus a free $60 game). Problem is that I don't care about that game at all and was wondering how much the 480 would drop after the release of the 580.

  • A thought came into my head. If I wanted to install the CPU and the RAM to my motherboard. Can I leave it in a safe anti static / dust free enviroemnt? Will it degrade or break?

  • Love your stuff Paul, I used to watch you all the time on Newegg, but I got caught up in school for a while and came back to find you gone and now with your own channel. First off, congratulations, and secondly, I am looking to help build a computer for a friend and she is just starting to do website design with some light gaming. Her budget is tight and I was wondering if you could help explain to me what kinds of CPU with integrated graphics there are out there and how the performance is for them, and if there is any special upgrading difference when she does have the money for a graphics card.

  • (BIG ASS COMMENT COMING YOUR WAY) Hey man, a big fan of your work. You and Jayz have inspired me to run my own performance channel. (Might go with a different name, or might keep this name, IDK yet) But I want a quiet computer. So that way, when I am talking the fans on the computer aren't causing a distraction for the viewers. What would you recommend and why?
    I've been wanting to do a performance/gaming channel for awhile but seeing how you two are doing, it has inspired me. However, I will be doing stuff a bit different than you guys. My computer died, and I just have been trying to figure out the best solution for next gen hardware. So far, I've decided to get Ryzen R7 1700x, and I'm waiting for a 1080ti. I do not know how long it will to get these pc parts, but I'm really trying! I'm currently using a $350 laptop, and idk, I just miss having a beastly pc. lol.

  • Hey Paul, I've been wanting to build a budget ITX pc. But I was wondering if I should wait for Ryzen 3 or just go with Intel's budget oriented CPU's. Your thoughts? Thanks!

  • What are some well balanced CPU and GPU combinations, from R, G, and B teams, and across different price points?

  • Paul – What are your thoughts on full SSD based systems? I've got two 850 Evo 500GB drives in my rig, one for OS and programs, the other purely (just about) for games. Most of your builds (as well as Kyle/Jay/Linus/etc) use a standard HDD as storage for games, but I keep a pretty lean system and got a killer deal on two NIB drives which I've been using for a little over a year.

  • He answered a joke questions so seriously lol, gotta love Paul

  • in a water-coold pc why do you need a reservoir? why can't the water just circle around without a stop?

  • The trolls who gave this a thumbs down just need to GO AWAY FOREVER! We don't need your negativity! Paul's videos are informative, phunnie and FREE, so quit complaining about them and either thank him or go away! 🙂

  • I think the question about low end ryzen was referring to the ryzen 3 1100 ($130) & 1200X ($150) 4c/4t. I'm also waiting to see these and hopefully a new Athlon for under $100.

  • SatricalObservations

    Good ol poo

  • what is the best overclocking motherboard for Lga 1151

  • in ur opinion is better take 1060 3g or Rx470 for play in hight/very high?

  • Ok this is going to be a long question so bear with me. I am a budget gamer (extremely small budget) and I currently have a gtx 750 ti 4th gen Intel i3 system. I would like to do some sort of upgrade and the options that I am looking at are these;An ssd, but my disk drive boots windows in less than 15 secs, so I'm not sure I need this.
    Either a 4gb rx 480 or an rx 470
    A xeon e3 1231 v3
    Or the extreme option of saving up and buying a new PC with ryzen a ryzen 5 1500x 8gb ddr4, rx 470/480, etc.
    Thank you so much Paul! 😊

  • What would you recommend for an external optical drive solution? My case doesn't have 5.25" bays but I have old games on cd that I still like to play, blu-rays I like to watch, etc.

  • 6:38
    as a security analyst, the best practice is to run VMs. you will see a semi significant dent in your gaming performance but you will be safe for the rest of your life. There are open source linux flavors that will let you run windows VMs and you can pretty much do anything you want within those VMs. meaning you take a snap shot of your main OS and keep that up to date and never do any work with it. your life behind a PC happens on VMs 99.999% of the time.
    however not everyone has the knowledge or drive to setup virtualized environment at home for safe browsing.

  • With new benchmarks, the RX 480 outperforms the GTX 1060.

  • so youre telling me that i could have waited a bit linger and got a faster card for the same price?

  • Hey Mate , could you pleas give a link to that Malwarebytes ? i'm scared to download the wrong one and actually get a virus . Cheers

  • could u review somehow the amd firepro s9170? itd be fun xD

  • 10:55 I didn't think you were old enough to actually know about Bill and Ted but now I'm picturing a 14 year old that just finished the build going "Excellent!"

  • Devon Budzitowski

    can you do a video on the rx 580 4gb vs the 1060 6gb, everyone is benchmarking the rx580 8gb but no one has really benched the 4gb version, you can get both the 1060 6gb and rx580 4gb for a little over 200 dollars on pcpartpicker so I was wondering how their performance compares

  • RX 580 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB? Want the best future proofing for VR. I'm very neutral in the Red Vs Green team debate, so no major preference.

  • Jordan Sangster-Williams

    So Paul, i'm looking in to(and if you answer the question in video will probably have bought by now) buying new hdd's for my pc and i want to combine them all into one volume. I was wondering how this could be achieved?

  • Can you suggest a low price freesync monitor? I just ordered a 480 and would like to give it a shot

  • LobstersAreFabulouz

    that thumbnail is so good 😀

  • more than 4gb card is good investment, ghost recon wildland use more than 4gb vram for high-ultra preset, I don't know other games that also vram hungry like that, so in this case rx480 8gb is better investment because who know in future there will be more games like this that even require 4gb ram for medium setting of course when that kind of game exist both card already obsolete but at least you can still play it until you can afford new card

  • I hv dell i5 3570s 8gb ddr3 1600mhz soo suggestion me, which one is the best for next 2 year's…………………….?

  • I wil prob u.

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