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Is that my old GTX480 ? I sold it to someone here when I got the 570 about 3 years ago. I'm too lazy to look up who it was.
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Actually only about $150! Frame rates are nearly doubled in every game I play, so I came out on top for the power to performance ratio

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Yyyyyep!
Cool. Glad to see she's still getting the job done for you!

It's kinda neat seeing a picture of it again - in its new home. I haven seen that card in 3 years.

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Actually only about $150! Frame rates are nearly doubled in every game I play, so I came out on top for the power to performance ratio
A dual GPU setup will do that. It's like adding a SC to our 4.6s

Personally though, I'd rather do a single high end GPU over a dual GPU setup. .....That is unless the GPU is already the high end GPU and a second one is needed, lol.

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A dual GPU setup will do that. It's like adding a SC to our 4.6s

Personally though, I'd rather do a single high end GPU over a dual GPU setup. .....That is unless the GPU is already the high end GPU and a second one is needed, lol.
I bought this computer off someone for cheaper than it would be to build it, but they had a 650TI Boost in there. Found one on Ebay for fairly cheap (~$150) and now I have about GTX 770 out of my setup for an extra 150. It maxes everything I can throw at it for now. But I plan on going to the EVGA 780 6GB edition when I get the money.

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I bought this computer off someone for cheaper than it would be to build it, but they had a 650TI Boost in there. Found one on Ebay for fairly cheap (~$150) and now I have about GTX 770 out of my setup for an extra 150. It maxes everything I can throw at it for now. But I plan on going to the EVGA 780 6GB edition when I get the money.
When I was your age, the best GPU on the market was the GeForce 7900 GTX. I never had one, but I did get a secondhand 7900 GT for $150 when I did my first system build a year later. It was a good feeling.

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Too bad hard drives haven't advanced (at least in terms of speed) at the same rate processors and video cards have in the last 5 years...

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Too bad hard drives haven't advanced (at least in terms of speed) at the same rate processors and video cards have in the last 5 years...
Get a Solid State Drive and be amazed!

Hard drives are history! They're not going to get any better in terms of speed.

I'm just glad to see that their reliability has gotten so much better along with their capacity increases over the years along with a nice steady decrease in price vs.capacity.

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Get a Solid State Drive and be amazed!

Hard drives are history! They're not going to get any better in terms of speed.

I'm just glad to see that their reliability has gotten so much better along with their capacity increases over the years along with a nice steady decrease in price vs.capacity.
I've had one since 2011.

I have my OS only on it (about 1/3 space used). Programs, page file, other data is all stored on platters. I think it's a good compromise.

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Get a Solid State Drive and be amazed!

Hard drives are history! They're not going to get any better in terms of speed.

I'm just glad to see that their reliability has gotten so much better along with their capacity increases over the years along with a nice steady decrease in price vs.capacity.
While this is true for laptops and tablets, I'm not so sure that magnetic media is "history" and will be around for quite a while.

Most folks (myself included) cannot afford to buy terabytes worth of SSDs to store entertainment media (video, etc). Furthermore, for a PC that sits in a closet acting as a home server, it's not really necessary.

With 3TB drives under <$100 now, you can easily buy two of them and setup any stupid machine to mirror the drives and have fully backed up (although wasteful) storage for less than what a 500GB SSD would run you.

That's not a bad deal.
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I've had one since 2011.

I have my OS only on it (about 1/3 space used). Programs, page file, other data is all stored on platters. I think it's a good compromise.
If you have enough RAM in your system, 8GB (minimum) or more for most people, then a page file really isn't needed unless a program complains about there not being a page file.

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Most folks (myself included) cannot afford to buy terabytes worth of SSDs to store entertainment media (video, etc). Furthermore, for a PC that sits in a closet acting as a home server, it's not really necessary.

With 3TB drives under <$100 now, you can easily buy two of them and setup any stupid machine to mirror the drives and have fully backed up (although wasteful) storage for less than what a 500GB SSD would run you.

That's not a bad deal.
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If I had the funds, 2x 240GB - 256GB SSDs RAID 0 for OS, 2x 512GB SSDs RAID 0 for games, 5x 4TB RAID 5 in a NAS for storage .

Last time I priced something like that out, it came out to something like $2,500 just for the storage devices....

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I've had one since 2011.

I have my OS only on it (about 1/3 space used). Programs, page file, other data is all stored on platters. I think it's a good compromise.
I run my OS and programs off of my 250GB SSD (73% utilization) that I installed in January of this year, with other data stored on platters.

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Get a Solid State Drive and be amazed!

Hard drives are history! They're not going to get any better in terms of speed.

I'm just glad to see that their reliability has gotten so much better along with their capacity increases over the years along with a nice steady decrease in price vs.capacity.
While this is true for laptops and tablets, I'm not so sure that magnetic media is "history" and will be around for quite a while.

Most folks (myself included) cannot afford to buy terabytes worth of SSDs to store entertainment media (video, etc). Furthermore, for a PC that sits in a closet acting as a home server, it's not really necessary.

With 3TB drives under <$100 now, you can easily buy two of them and setup any stupid machine to mirror the drives and have fully backed up (although wasteful) storage for less than what a 500GB SSD would run you.

That's not a bad deal.
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Yes, I agree. Thanks for expanding upon what I said.

I understand that SSDs are pricy and that speed for general storage isn't really necessary. You're preaching to the choir.

What I said is that magnetic media is "history" as far as having reached its relative speed pinnacle compared to Solid State Drives.

"Hard drives are history! They're not going to get any better in terms of speed. " -tm

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If I had the funds, 2x 240GB - 256GB SSDs RAID 0 for OS, 2x 512GB SSDs RAID 0 for games, 5x 4TB RAID 5 in a NAS for storage .
I had dreams of large storage, once upon a time.. those data requirements have since joined the way of sdr-SDRAM (edit - forgot 'sdram' is still technically correct, just I think 'ddr' is more used than the other) in recent years (gone). Since a large raid5 was mentioned here, a little long but definitely worth a read: http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1670144

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Spinning disks have gotten so large in capacity, but improvements in error rates have not kept pace or not improved at all. This increases the likelihood of a rebuild failure as the size of the array grows. Raid5 is 1 disk-equivalent of parity, Raid6 is 2.

Seagate 4GB ST34321A error rate is 1e-14
Seagate 4TB ST4000DM000 error rate is 1e-14.

That's 3 orders of magnitude increase in size with no increase in reliability of reads.



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We finished it up about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Many thanks to Red97Tbird for his help and expertise and most of all patience!

First of all the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard that I got was to big to fit in my tower apparently it has an "M" board in it so we had to get a GIGABYTE Z87M-D3H board to take it's place.

We had a compatibility issue with the card reader we were trying to install and had to back up and punt. The guy at INTREX computers wanted to see the issue so we had to drag my case over there and "show" him.

He gave us another card reader off the shelf to try and it did the same thing so it was a compatibility issue and not a problem with the card reader itself.

I must say the new CPU and 16 GB of RAM at 2133 Mhz kicks azz! I'll upgrade the GPU later this year and probably add another 16 GB of RAM bringing the total up to 32 GB.

So here's the final build:
  • Alienware Aurora Case
  • GIGABYTE Z87M-D3H Motherboad
  • Intel Quad-Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W - Not Overclocked
  • 16GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM @ 2133 MHz (PC3 17000) Timing: 10-12-12-28
  • NVIDIA Titan X
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card
  • CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler
  • 850W Power Supply

...
Some of you had asked, so here's a picture of my new build. Still plenty of room to grow. I like this Alienware tower.

Thanks again to Red97Tbird for putting it together for me.


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Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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Wow! Nice rig Grog.

... In related computer news I stumbled upon this article today. Scary things are a foot!

IBM = Cyberdyne!

We're still a long way from brain level computing but they're working on it!

Reminds me of this:


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Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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Wow! Nice rig Grog.

... In related computer news I stumbled upon this article today. Scary things are a foot!

IBM = Cyberdyne!

We're still a long way from brain level computing but they're working on it!

Reminds me of this:

Ron that is pretty wild, also reminds me of when I stumbled upon this, oh the irony...those Japanese.

http://www.cyberdyne.jp/english/

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Ron that is pretty wild, also reminds me of when I stumbled upon this, oh the irony...those Japanese.

http://www.cyberdyne.jp/english/
I actually met a marketing representative from that company a few years ago when I used to work in the Industrial PC / Data storage enclosure company, HabeyUSA.

He told my collegues and I that the Terminator movies is where they got the name for the company since they were a robotics company. They felt it went in line with their products.

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About to start building my new rig.. Going to probably take 2 months to get it all done. Water cooling my current rig. Going to use ridged tubing ( acrylic hard tubing). Also using acrylic to cover all the cables in the case. So there will be no visible cables when looking in the side window of the case.
Here is my current parts so far.
3930k Intel Hex core @4.7ghz
4x4gigs ram Quad channel
dual amd 290's 4gig .. Soon to be tripple
Gigabyte ga-x79-ud5 Mother Board
EVGA 1300 G2 PSU
96gig SSD at the moment about to upgrade to a 256 SSD
Huge 9x140mm Radiator love this thing lol larger then most car radiators lol

Just got a 21:9 ratio monitor 29inch, 2560x1080.. Love love this monitor.

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LOL No doubt about the size of that car radiator~! I never imagined that you could cool a PC with a car sized radiator until I saw yours!

Tell me more about your new monitor ... I'm wanting to add another monitor to my set up.

Oh, and BTW, did you put that motherboard I left you in your wife's PC? Is it working good for her?

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Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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Haha yea it's a little big but cool's nice and quiet. The new monitor is great. Perfect color out of the box. Calibrated the contrast and brightness a bit. But other then that great monitor. You would love it because it's so wide it's like having 2 17 inch monitors side by side with no bar in the middle. Comes with a program so you can click it and it will take 2 programs and split them down the middle or up to 4 programs. Work well for your video editing. It's a LG 29UM65-p. On sale right now at best buy for 399 usually 499, got one open box for 335.

Yea I put that board in my wife's computer...
msi z87-g45 Gaming
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LG blu-ray drive.
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Yes my wife games lol Was kicking my ass in Plants VS zombies garden warfare tonight.

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LOL

One of my Co-workers is a big fan of that game. I watched him play for a few hours one night laughing my ass off the whole time.

Did you figure out what's going on with your home theater? Your projector didn't take a crap did it?

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
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Yea I had a hdmi cable on the tv upstairs that wasn't making a good connection messing up the whole system. Unplugged and replugged and works fine now. I hate hdmi hand shaking. That game is fun. I have a copy on xbox one for my son and 2 copies on pc one for my wife and one for me. It's on sale for 18 bucks right now great game.

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Do you have steam? Silly question probably!

What games do you usually play? Hopefully not some crap like World of Tanks.

I also have Garden Warfare, really fun game!

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Yea I put that board in my wife's computer...
msi z87-g45 Gaming
CPU pentium g3258@4.5ghz Killer fast for the 50 bucks I paid for the cpu
8 gigs of ram
96gig ssd
amd 270x 2gig video card
corsair 750watt PSU
LG blu-ray drive.
Corsair H50 all in one water cooler
Rack mounted case

Yes my wife games lol Was kicking my ass in Plants VS zombies garden warfare tonight.
Although it's a good performer for its value, the CPU is still bottlnecking the video card for gaming. Later on, I'd say upgrade her at least to an i5-4670 or i5-4670k to open up the GPU .

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So far the cpu has only been sitting around 50% usage. Havnt seen it bottle neck on anything she plays yet. If it starts to I'll toss something bigger in there. Plants vs zombies runs on the same engine as battle field 4 so I think she is good for a while. Granted that's running mantel and not dx11.

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Guys, this is what I use to rate my systems:

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

ftp://ftp.cpuid.com/cpu-z/cpu-z_1.70-setup-en.exe for Windows...

My current setup; back to stock until I get thru with some DVD operations, lol.
http://valid.x86.fr/p15xiu
Man, I feel bad.

No one even mentioned the 1203.16 MHz (12 * 100.26 MHz) speed reported on that link, lol.

It slows down if it isn't doing much; like browsing.

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