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Any PC Builders Out There?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by neilbe4me, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Nov 24, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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    Sterdog

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    Yeah, for my HEDT programs I find Ram is extremely workload specific. I have 32 GB right now and that's usually lots for, say, a few hundred images being stitched together. However, when I do anything above 2000 images, I notice I start to reach a bottleneck around the Ram. Only thing is I want to wait a while to see what other vendors jump into making Ryzen specific Ram. Ideally I'd like a 3200 Mhz 128 GB Threadripper ready kit to come out, which I see coming out sometime next year.
     
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  2. Nov 25, 2017 at 12:35 AM
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    I’ve built every desktop PC I’ve ever owned. Started back in the mid 90’s. Most of my machines have been dual boot with seperate drives for Windows and MacOS.

    I do a little gaming here and there when I find the time. Starcraft, Sims, Sim City, GTA V, Tomb Raider and modded Minecraft.

    I have six builds I’m running currently. Five at home and one at work.

    My main rig:

    Case - Fractal Design Core 500
    Motherboard - GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
    CPU - Intel i7-6700k
    GPU - EVGA GTX 980 Ti FTW
    Cooler - Corsair H60
    Mac OS Drive - Crucial 256GB SSD
    Windows 10 Drive - SanDisk 240GB SSD
    Storage Drive -PNY 960GB SSD
    Power Supply - Corsair CX750
    Memory - Crucial 32GB RAM
    Keyboard - Moshi Luna
    Mouse - Logitech M500
    Monitor - HP ENVY 34C Ultra-Wide
    Sound - Vizio SB3821-C6

    My 12yo son is running one of my old i5-2500k builds from several years ago and he’s getting more into gaming lately, so soon I’ll pass this one on to him. I enjoy the build process so it gives me an excuse to do another one.
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    Something tells me this isn’t right ;)
     
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  4. Nov 25, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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    You’re right! Editing mistake, fixing now :D
     
  5. Dec 5, 2017 at 2:35 AM
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  6. Dec 5, 2017 at 2:58 AM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    I've been building pc's since about 1996.
    My 1st build was a kt7a raid board and a 1.33 thunderbird. Running 2x40 gig hard drives in raid 0,
    256 or 512 ram and voodoo banshee or 3dfx voodoo 1. It was like $500 in my local mall. Lol.

    And my current build which is a couple years old now. And I also have a pair of evga 4 gig, 770 superclocked cards for sale.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/mr-matics-gaming-pc-rig-build.297752/

     
  7. Dec 5, 2017 at 2:59 AM
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  8. Dec 7, 2017 at 2:47 AM
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    replica9000

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    I haven't built a new machine in a while. Here is my current build:


    My specs:
    Intel Core i7-4790k @ 4.8GHz
    Asus Sabertooth Z97
    Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler
    G.Skill Ripjaw Z series 8GB (x4)
    nVidia GTX 550 Ti
    Corsair TX750 PSU
    Fractal Arc Midi R2 case.
    Crucial M4 64GB SSD
    WD HDDs in RAID0 = 6TB
    LG Blu-ray optical drive.

    Cable management is not my strong point.
     
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  9. Dec 7, 2017 at 3:41 AM
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    Looks fine to me. That poor little SSD, though. “I’m just in here hanging out, yo!”
     
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  10. Dec 7, 2017 at 4:54 AM
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    Despite the much higher cost per gigabyte, I've considered replacing the internal HDDs with external USB 3.0 HDDs. One smaller cord per drive, and easier to swap in/out. I have 3 in a RAID-0 for backup, and it's faster than most SSDs.
     
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  11. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:17 AM
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    That cpu cooler is a monster! I thought my NH-U12S was large...
     
  12. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:19 AM
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    TacoCat These pretzels are making me thirsty

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    I never understood how RAID0 could be even considered a RAID... there's no redundancy. I run two 2TB drives in a RAID1 for backups and data, and have a drive that I drop into a USB3 dock to dump my acronis images to. So I guess I have a backup for my backup?
     
  13. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:20 AM
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    Definitely need a case with room for it. It keeps up with some of the smaller water coolers, without sounding like a jet engine.
     
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  14. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:21 AM
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    I don't overclock, so the one I picked was probably a bit overkill. The stock cooler probably wouldve done fine, but I hate the idea of the hot air being blown all over the inside of the case. I prefer the directional cooler that pushes the hot air toward the back for the rear case fan to pull out.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:24 AM
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    I have two external backups for my data. I was always told the redundancy in RAID shouldn't be considered a backup.
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:30 AM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  17. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:33 AM
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    I've always wanted to build a fancy PC of my own but I dont game on PC so I feel like it'd be a waste for me to sink that much into a computer just to browse the internet (which can be done on my phone) Maybe one day...
     
  18. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:43 AM
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    I used to be mainly a PC gamer, but consoles have stolen that from me over time. The only PC I bought was my first one, started adding/upgrading parts and then was hooked. I've been building my own since the mid-90's as well, and I was working at AMD when the original Athlon was released. Good times.

    My youngest daughter is mainly a PC gamer, so I still get to build systems every couple of years. We only run a couple of desktops, and I've been going with the mini-iTX form factor and small Cooler Master cube cases. Compact, quiet, and without the need for a bunch of optical drives, plenty of room for SSD and regular HDDs. You can't do dual video, but I just run one monitor off the integrated and one off of dedicated.

    I was a hardcore AMD guy (since I worked there), but was eventually a freelance software developer and had a bad experience trying to get a machine up and running to earn money. Switched back to Intel for stability. Not AMD's direct fault, really, just unstable mainboards at the time I needed stability.

    My current setup has been around for a while but was mainly built for video editing performance. I forget all the detail specs, but:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 @3.4, 4 cores 8 logical with the video-decoding/encoding extensions
    Mainboard: Gigabyte Z87N-WIFI
    Memory: 16GB
    Graphics: AMD Radeon 7700
    Disks: SSD Boot, 1TB fixed HDD, Blu-Ray burner

    It does the trick for now. My daughter's is newer (built last year) but is a mini as well with the latest Intel i7, chipset and nVidia video.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:32 AM
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    Or you could swap to a different case with more 5.25 bays and do a mobile rack.

    $63 Kingwin Aluminum Four Bay Hot Swap Mobile Rack For 3.5” SSD/HDD, Internal Tray-Less SATA Hard Drive Backplane Enclosure, Support SATA I/II/III & SAS I/II 6Gbps and [Optimized for 3.5” SSD/HDD]https://www.amazon.com/Kingwin-Tray-Less-Backplane-Enclosure-Optimized/dp/B01BMJ1YHK

    Or save space and do SSDs.

    $55 ICY DOCK 6 x 2.5" SATA /SAS HDD/SSD Hot Swap Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x 5.25" Drive Bay Comparable to Tray-less Design - ExpressCage MB326SP-Bhttps://www.amazon.com/ICY-DOCK-Mobile-Comparable-Tray-less/dp/B01M0BIPYC
     
  20. Dec 7, 2017 at 7:44 AM
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    I just put a 3TB home NAS thingy on the network for storing media files, backups, whatever. Easy peasy. Accessible from any network connected device (PS3, PS4, whatever).
     
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