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Feb 18, 2014 17:59 |  #1576

silvrr wrote in post #16699342 (external link)
Nice build, what is it used for? Photo editing, video editing, gaming?

Photo Editing, AutoCad for my wife and general computing (internet, office, ect)

Using Lightroom, Photoshop CC, Nik Collection, Photomatix. Its amazing that a process that would take 30s to 45s using my laptop is done is 5s or so with this new machine.

The video card is not good but fine for what I am using the computer for.


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Feb 18, 2014 19:49 as a reply to  @ post 16699916 |  #1577

Got bored....
Updated, new stuff in RED

Computer name: Tubig (filipino for water)
CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.8Ghz
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
GPU: PNY GTX GTX 780 x 3
RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)

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Raid Controller: LSI 9260-8i w/ Fasthpath
SSD/HD:
Intel SSD 520 240GB x 4 in Raid 0
Intel SSD 530 250GB x 2 in Raid 0
OCZ Vertex 4 240GB x 2 in Raid 0
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 2 TB x 2 in Raid 1
Seagate Constellation ES 2TB x 2 in Raid 1
Toshiba 2.5" 1TB x 2 in Raid 0
PSU: Enermax EMR1350EWT Maxrevo 1350W
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Case: CaseLabs TH10 - Standard, Black
Display: Lenovo ThinkVision LT3053p 30-inch WQXGA IPS LED Backlit LCD Professional Monitor
Display: Dell 2005FPW - Inverted Portrait
Photo related: PS LR, Delkin USB 3.0 Universal Card Reader, ColorVision Spyder 3 Pro
Sorry for the bad pics...my 7D is down and in for service at the time..lazy to retake photos

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Feb 18, 2014 19:58 |  #1578

i7-2600 (2nd gen from late 2011)
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Feb 18, 2014 20:15 |  #1579

Nice setup. Can't imagine your light bill:lol:...

YP5 Toronto wrote in post #16700203 (external link)
Got bored....
Updated, new stuff in RED

Computer name: Tubig (filipino for water)
CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.8Ghz
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
GPU: PNY GTX GTX 780 x 3
RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)

Water Stuff
XSPC EX480 Quad 120mm Low Profile Split Fin Radiator x 4
Ek Multioption Res X2 400 x 1
Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25" Reservoir
TFC - Triebwerk 55mm Optimized Radiator 61CFM @ 21dB (TK-121) x 16
DazMode STORM D5 VARIO 8-24V Pump (D5T VARIO) x 2
Koolance CPU-370
Koolance MB-ASR4E
XSPC Razor GeForce GTX 780 Full Cover x 3
XSPC Backplate x3

Raid Controller: LSI 9260-8i w/ Fasthpath
SSD/HD:
Intel SSD 520 240GB x 4 in Raid 0
Intel SSD 530 250GB x 2 in Raid 0
OCZ Vertex 4 240GB x 2 in Raid 0
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 2 TB x 2 in Raid 1
Seagate Constellation ES 2TB x 2 in Raid 1
Toshiba 2.5" 1TB x 2 in Raid 0
PSU: Enermax EMR1350EWT Maxrevo 1350W
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Case: CaseLabs TH10 - Standard, Black
Display: Lenovo ThinkVision LT3053p 30-inch WQXGA IPS LED Backlit LCD Professional Monitor
Display: Dell 2005FPW - Inverted Portrait
Photo related: PS LR, Delkin USB 3.0 Universal Card Reader, ColorVision Spyder 3 Pro
Sorry for the bad pics...my 7D is down and in for service at the time..lazy to retake photos

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Feb 19, 2014 10:20 as a reply to  @ Lt Colonel's post |  #1580

Question. Is 32gb of ram worth it these days. I currently have 16gb of ram - been thinking of upgrading. Thoughts

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Feb 19, 2014 10:36 |  #1581

From my experience 32GB Ram is nice if you have the extra $$$ but 16GB should be good enough. Example is when I render a large video file it does take less time for complete the rendering but only see the ram being utilized around 40%.


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Feb 19, 2014 11:03 |  #1582

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Question. Is 32gb of ram worth it these days. I currently have 16gb of ram - been thinking of upgrading. Thoughts

What are you using the computer for (photo/video editing and which programs)?
Are all your programs set to use the full 16 GB you have currently?
Do you monitor your RAM usage and fine your are getting close to using 16GB?


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Feb 19, 2014 11:38 |  #1583

I have never seen my RAM usage at more than 50% and I have 12GB. I recently had Aftershot Pro, Canon DPP, Photoshop, PSP, 12 browser windows open and streaming music playing and I was at 4GB of usage. I doubt even 1/100 people would even make use of 8GB of RAM.

Not to mention if you have an SSD, you won't even notice a little paging on the rare possibility that you do run out.

However, if you really want to know if it is worth it for you, check your RAM used during heavy computer loads. If It's not near 100%, then buying more RAM will do NOTHING for your performance. RAM only benefits you if it is being used. It's like disk space in that sense. Is 4TB better than 2TB? Well not if you only have 500GB of data.


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Feb 20, 2014 01:09 |  #1584

OuttaCtrl wrote in post #16701454 (external link)
From my experience 32GB Ram is nice if you have the extra $$$ but 16GB should be good enough. Example is when I render a large video file it does take less time for complete the rendering but only see the ram being utilized around 40%.

silvrr wrote in post #16701510 (external link)
What are you using the computer for (photo/video editing and which programs)?
Are all your programs set to use the full 16 GB you have currently?
Do you monitor your RAM usage and fine your are getting close to using 16GB?

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I have never seen my RAM usage at more than 50% and I have 12GB. I recently had Aftershot Pro, Canon DPP, Photoshop, PSP, 12 browser windows open and streaming music playing and I was at 4GB of usage. I doubt even 1/100 people would even make use of 8GB of RAM.

Not to mention if you have an SSD, you won't even notice a little paging on the rare possibility that you do run out.

However, if you really want to know if it is worth it for you, check your RAM used during heavy computer loads. If It's not near 100%, then buying more RAM will do NOTHING for your performance. RAM only benefits you if it is being used. It's like disk space in that sense. Is 4TB better than 2TB? Well not if you only have 500GB of data.

I have not monitored the RAM useage in a long time, so I will start there. From what I recall, it never was near 100%.

I use the computer for photo editing (LR5, PSE), gaming and general computing, so it's probably not maxing out.

Thanks for the input.

Al

Update: Oh man, I didn't realize the price of memory these days. I see the 32gb Corsair Vengence version of the 16gb I currently have is almost $400. I only paid $85 for the 16gb. OuttaCtrl, now I see what you mean if I have the extra $$$$. I didn't realize the prices have gone up quite a bit. I'll just stick with the 16gb for now. I'll go back in my hole for now.


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Feb 20, 2014 08:57 |  #1585

I realize this may not be a totally appropriate question for this discussion (doing a search reveals other threads) but for those who have built their own, for backup drive storage solutions has anybody considered using the DROBO products?


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Feb 20, 2014 15:58 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #1586

My new rig for photo editing, CAD and a little gaming.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB
Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
Power Supply: Corsair HX750
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
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Feb 21, 2014 09:10 |  #1587

My system is a Toshiba laptop with the following config:

Intel Haswell i7 4700MQ processor
24Gb DDR3L PC3-12800 1600MHz RAM
Samsung 840 EVo 256Gb SSD drive,
+ WD Black 750Gb 7200RPM,
both SATA-III @ 6Gbps
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Feb 23, 2014 16:37 |  #1588

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I realize this may not be a totally appropriate question for this discussion (doing a search reveals other threads) but for those who have built their own, for backup drive storage solutions has anybody considered using the DROBO products?

I use a QNap NAS and backup the NAS via eSATA to External drives.


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Feb 23, 2014 17:47 |  #1589

sapearl wrote in post #16703880 (external link)
I realize this may not be a totally appropriate question for this discussion (doing a search reveals other threads) but for those who have built their own, for backup drive storage solutions has anybody considered using the DROBO products?

I haven't.

I build all of my systems with Adaptec RAID 5 solutions and use them for on-site backup. Offsite is done with various external drives.

Nothing wrong with NAS, but I figure if I'm building multiple useful systems anyway... :)


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Feb 23, 2014 22:16 |  #1590

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I haven't.

I build all of my systems with Adaptec RAID 5 solutions and use them for on-site backup. Offsite is done with various external drives.

Nothing wrong with NAS, but I figure if I'm building multiple useful systems anyway... :)

Thanks Erik, I appreciate the input. DROBO uses their own flavor of RAID5 which has the flexibility of adding different sized drives. Others may also do this but they do it in a sort of no-muss-no-fuss arrangement with some other useful features.


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