Hey guys, this is Austin
and welcome to the Positron 2.0. As my first build of 2016,
I wanted to kick it off with a bang, and what
better way than to start with the most requested build
I’ve had in a long time? The biggest upgrade is on the CPU side. We’re now using an Intel Core i5-6500. As one of Intel’s new Skylake
processors, not only is it still a quad-core chip that can
clock well over 3 gigahertz, it’s also based on the new
Skylake architecture, which is two generations newer than
what was in the old Positron. One of the nice parts
about this chip is that it is much less expensive
than its bigger brother. Now, part of this is due to the fact that it’s not overclockable,
however it’s still fairly fast, and one of the most important things is is that you can still
upgrade in the future. So with our Z170
motherboard, if you ever want to go to, say, an unlocked Core i5, or even a Core i7, it’s
a super simple upgrade. The real heart of the build though, is the MSI Radeon R9 390 graphics card. Compared to the GTX 970
in the original Positron, it’s able to outperform in
benchmarks like Fire Strike. However, the real advantage
is having that whopping eight gigabytes of GDDR5 memory. Get into games and as you would
expect, this thing is no joke. So in Grand Theft Auto
5, you’re easily able to run at 1440p, very high
settings, and you’re still getting roughly around
60 frames per second. Move over to Metro Last
Light Redux, and again, it’s easily playable at 1440p, and you’re still getting some really
rock solid frame rates. Shadow of Mordor is
another demanding game, and here again we’re able
to play on ultra settings at 1440p with just over
50 frames per second. While 1440p really is a
sweet spot for this system, you can play games at 4K as well. The Witcher 3 is playable
on medium settings, around 30 frames per second, which, while it might not be
ideal, is totally playable, especially if you want those extra pixels. Now while usually I
focus on the gaming side of these systems, you
can also do video editing on the Positron 2.0 as well. I loaded up some 4K Sony
FS7 footage using Premiere, and it handles it reasonably well. If this was a dedicated
editing PC, I would probably bump it up to a Core
i7 and 16 gigs of RAM, but considering that it
can handle 4K footage right out of the box is not too bad. And speaking of the box, I’m kind of partial to the NZXT S340 case. It’s got a big window to
show off your build in all of its glory, well, depending
on your cable management. But it’s got really good
cable management as well to kinda help things be
nice and neat, and on top of that, it has this awesome
red and black finish. Seriously, this is one sexy looking PC. And of course, going through
the rest of the system we do have eight gigabytes
of Corsair DDR4 memory. For storage we’re using
a 250 gigabyte Crucial BX100 SSD alongside a one
terabyte WD Blue hard drive. This is a great combo for
giving you not only that SSD speed that you really should
have in a system like this, but also giving you plenty of storage for your extra files and media. On top of that, the combo is really not that expensive either. And powering the build is a 600 watt Corsair CX600 power supply. Pretty standard stuff, but
it’ll get the job done. Put it all together, and the Positron 2.0 is a build I’m really happy with. As always, I’ll have all
the links you guys need in the description of this video, and I will catch you in the next one. However, with that extra
memory it means that you can do other stuff that I
haven’t really remembered. It can do stuff though, probably.

Positron 2.0 $1000 Gaming PC Build – January 2016
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100 thoughts on “Positron 2.0 $1000 Gaming PC Build – January 2016

  • November 28, 2016 at 2:47 am
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    alright i have some questions… I plan on building this PC, but this is my first gaming PC build, I was wondering if all the parts i need are in the description or if there were anymore I needed?

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  • November 28, 2016 at 4:25 am
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    Is the power supply module?

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  • November 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm
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    can someone plz tell me if this is a good pc build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jWnsnn

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  • December 2, 2016 at 7:49 pm
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    Can this handle overwatch at high fps?

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  • December 3, 2016 at 10:59 pm
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    Put a GTX 1060 in it now, it's better than the R9 390, and cheaper in some cases too. Just make sure you get a 3 gig variant, unless you actually need the 6 gigs, the cost difference is huge.

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  • December 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm
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    can this run crazy craft

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  • December 9, 2016 at 4:00 am
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    hey i got a question im new to compuets will two 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4's fit into this motherboard?

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  • December 11, 2016 at 5:26 am
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322356077393?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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  • December 11, 2016 at 8:45 am
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    musnt it include a proceesor

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  • December 11, 2016 at 8:53 am
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    in India it costs more than 1100 dollar

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  • December 12, 2016 at 4:11 pm
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    we need an update on the 1000 dollar build

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  • December 13, 2016 at 12:20 am
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    > $1000
    > Core i5

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  • December 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm
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    POSITRON 3.0 FOR 2017

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  • December 16, 2016 at 3:52 am
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    I'm supposed to be playing game of war, but this one player keeps kicking my ass!

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  • December 17, 2016 at 3:46 am
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    Hey Austin are u going to do a positron 3.0 soon?
    I dont want to start a build for 2.0 if ur going to show a 3.0

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  • December 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm
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    you are big fan of amd i think so

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  • December 22, 2016 at 12:10 am
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    Can that case fit micro atx

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  • December 23, 2016 at 9:51 am
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    Can I use gtx 1060 for the graphics card?

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  • December 26, 2016 at 6:31 am
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    if i want to build a computer for$1000 Canadian dollar for as good as possible gaming experience can you have me some advice for the parts i should get?(include screen keyboard mouse upgrade system)

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  • December 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm
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    I have a pc with similar specs, but for $800

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  • December 28, 2016 at 6:41 am
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    If I get everything listed in the description I'm able to build it right like its everything I need for it to work?

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  • December 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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    Positron 3.0 for 3rd of January 2017

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  • January 1, 2017 at 4:55 am
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    Glad to be here Positron

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  • January 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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    Is the core i5 6600k about the same as the core i7 6700k unlocked

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  • January 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm
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    Does core i7 and gtx 1060 require more than a 500 w psu

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  • January 3, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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    when the 750 build is beter then the 1000 one, ps… update this one austin

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  • January 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm
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    2017???????

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  • January 18, 2017 at 7:18 am
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    the graphics card is literally 1000 dollars
    1 new from CDN$ 1,017.78
    like wtf

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  • January 19, 2017 at 4:20 am
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    6th Gen. Intel Core i5-6600K
    MSI AERO 8GB OC GTX 1070
    2 x 8GB G.Skill 3,000 DDR4 Ram Memory
    MSI PC MATE Z170A MoBo 
    Cool Master Evo 212 Cooler
    Win 10 Home 64-bit OS
    Crucial MTFDDAK480MAV-1AE12ABYY Micron M500 480GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5 Internal SSD
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 7,200RPM HDD
    Asus 24x DVDRW Drive
    802.11b/g/n Wireless
    2 Standard Case Fans
    500W 80+ Bronze PSU 

    All this in a prebuilt pc for $1,075.99 is a great deal!!

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  • January 20, 2017 at 3:55 am
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    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/jkinderman047/saved/#view=frRgsY
    is this a good build

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:17 am
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    hey guys has Austin ever pinned someone's comment before??

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  • January 26, 2017 at 11:15 pm
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    ha i build a gaming rig for 1000$ and its better then yours im getting 40-50 FPS on witcher 3 on high

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  • February 6, 2017 at 10:06 am
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    build the electron

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  • February 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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    Would this still be a good system for 2017?

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  • February 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm
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    Build Positron 3.0
    Please

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  • February 12, 2017 at 3:42 am
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    I like how a year later, you can build a stronger PC for half the price as seen in the Boson XD

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  • February 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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    this seems so little for 1000$, 8 gigs of ram, 6500 with stock cooler.. I know that the rx480 wasn't out then but still…

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  • February 16, 2017 at 5:20 am
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    what do you do with all these pc's lol

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  • February 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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    Can I use a z170a pc mate with a gtx 1050 ti, i3 6100, in a raidmax viper gx case?

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  • February 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm
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    do u guys recommend a monitor

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  • February 25, 2017 at 6:00 am
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    Hey Austin this is guys

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  • February 26, 2017 at 5:04 pm
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    Guys, this is Only about 940$

    MSI B150M-MORTAR (motherboard)

    WD Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB (storage)

    CORSAIR CARBIDE SERIES SPEC-01 (tower/box)

    CORSAIR VS SERIES VS550 (power-suply)

    CORSAIR AIR SERIES LED AF120 QUIET EDITION (2 Fans)

    CORSAIR VALUE SELECT DDR4 – 8 GB (ram)

    Intel Core i5 6400 – 2.7 GHz (cpu)

    MSI GeForce® GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G (graphics card)

    Kingston SSDNow V300 (ssd)

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  • March 2, 2017 at 11:56 pm
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    Hey Austin it's been a year since you made the positron 2.0. If you have time You should make an update 3.0 . Please reply!

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  • March 4, 2017 at 12:58 am
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    Oh may gawd!! 4K isn't everything!!! I play gta5 at 720p and it gets like 130 fps

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  • March 5, 2017 at 2:23 am
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    why cant u overclock?? :C

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  • March 16, 2017 at 4:29 am
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    im looking for a pc around 1300. what other parts should i get to fill up the rest of my budget

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  • March 26, 2017 at 11:45 am
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    Hey austin,this is guys.

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  • March 26, 2017 at 6:35 pm
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    Update this Austin!!

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  • April 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm
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    So many numbers

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  • April 9, 2017 at 5:53 pm
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    Use microcenter

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  • April 10, 2017 at 2:58 am
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    Here's a better build for April 2017 https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JLfdcc

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  • April 10, 2017 at 3:17 am
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    Here's a build that would have been better back then https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Qdfdcc

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  • April 10, 2017 at 8:59 am
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    Sut out

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  • April 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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    fwowrtween fwordy pee 😂

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  • April 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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    if you buy all the components in the description, will it include all the wires necessary??

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  • April 18, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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    I built this system about 6 months ago. It works great!

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  • April 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm
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    Positron 3.0 pls

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  • April 27, 2017 at 11:29 am
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    Time lapse wise, my all time PC build went from $1000 to $700! I love that case, by the way. Also that GPU is…

    E X T R A T H I C C

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  • April 30, 2017 at 4:05 am
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    now it would be a 7500k and a rx 580

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  • May 3, 2017 at 9:25 am
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    900-1000$ pc build 2017 WHY ISNT THAT OUT YET ?!

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  • May 4, 2017 at 3:26 am
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    I would have left out the SSD and used that money for the 6600k

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  • May 9, 2017 at 11:55 am
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    Don't do this build u can get a pc for 1000$ for a i7 and a bvidia GeForce 1070

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  • May 12, 2017 at 11:00 am
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    this or neuron 3.0

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  • May 14, 2017 at 3:22 am
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    When this video was posted that day I broke my leg!!

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  • May 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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    I'm thinking about making this build but with a gtx 1070 8gb.

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  • May 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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    who is watching in 2019

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  • June 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm
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    This was posted on my last years birthday 3rd of January

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  • June 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm
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    Can you video edit with this build

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  • June 12, 2017 at 2:46 am
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    lol my 750 dollar build has a higher 3D Mark Firestrike score

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  • June 16, 2017 at 11:44 am
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    Hey Austin this is guys

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  • June 20, 2017 at 5:49 pm
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    I built a PC for $850 with GTX 1060 and i5 7400!! 12gb ram

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  • June 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm
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    is the 1-6500 on the lg1151?

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  • June 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm
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    How much frames per second would this get in mine craft?

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  • July 3, 2017 at 3:31 am
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    Where's 3.0 for 2017

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  • July 3, 2017 at 9:39 am
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    i bet mkbhd will love it

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  • July 18, 2017 at 2:23 am
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    Hey Guy this is FlavorTown

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  • July 21, 2017 at 5:14 pm
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    How does this build do at gaming in 1080p

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  • July 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm
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    The Photon 3.0 at literally half the price runs SoM at 90-100 fps, and this only does 60? Keep in mind, the photon 3.0 is HALF THE PRICE.

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  • August 2, 2017 at 2:07 am
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    What monitor is that?

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  • August 21, 2017 at 10:22 am
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    Do another positron

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  • August 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm
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    can anyone tell me if this PC parts are good for the price or if i have to change something

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  • September 29, 2017 at 11:50 am
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    worst choices ever made

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  • October 1, 2017 at 12:44 am
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    Positron 3.0 please!

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  • October 15, 2017 at 5:50 am
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    Will this be good for editing and live streaming?

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  • October 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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    Cool

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  • October 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm
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    I have better guide to build it

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  • November 8, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    should i build positron 2.0 or the original positron?

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  • November 10, 2017 at 1:38 am
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    Can this run Overwatch?

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  • November 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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    Can we have a positron 3.0?

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  • December 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    Austin evans,can you do the positron 3.0

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  • December 21, 2017 at 12:45 am
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    I'm pretty sure Austin won't be replying to this, but to anyone with knowledge of this PC; please tell me why the hell it doesn't work worth a damn. I have been back and forth trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with this pc, and after doing a fill system wipe, an reinstalling everything all over again, it's now telling me that the Windows Copy I have isn't genuine which it is, and I can't even get a Portable DVD drive to pill up on this damn thing. This pc has just been sitting in my room like a huge unused block because I have spent this entire year trying to get it up and running, but now what I'm having the most difficulty with is the portable DVD drive not showing up.

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  • December 30, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    Hey Austin can you make a video on intel 8th gen processor on 4th/6th gen mother boards or 6th/7th gen processor on 8th gen mother board

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  • January 29, 2018 at 11:44 am
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    All PC names ended with Tron tron bla
    bla

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  • May 26, 2018 at 4:54 am
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    is there any chance that I can buy the generation 2.0 Positron

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  • July 2, 2018 at 2:20 am
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    Updated 1000$ build for 2018 needed

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  • August 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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    Off topic, but does anyone know the name of the song in this video?

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  • September 2, 2018 at 5:15 am
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    1037$ 9/2/18

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  • April 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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    You sound similar to Ed Helms

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  • May 26, 2019 at 10:46 am
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    Why is this the same as the Neutron 2.0 $750

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