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Jun 21, 2018 19:06 |  #1981

pbrimages wrote in post #18647581 (external link)
I second that emotion. Around Christmas time, I put a couple of sticks of memory to expand my aging Macbook Pro. I went through several rounds with two other manufacturers (including Kensington)with both having problems every time. The first would arbitrarily cause the computer to crash every other day or so, and the second manuf (don't remember which) wouldn't even allow the laptop to boot without crashing halfway through. I was about to give up. Enter Corsair. Actually saw them on sale at a local retailer and figured I'd give them one last try. Got a couple of sticks, popped them in, and haven't had a problem since. They'll definitely be first on the list the next time around.

When I worked in IT in the early 2000s, Crucial never let us down. No idea how many old sticks I replaced over those years with Crucial upgrades....it was a bunch. Haven't followed them as closely over the past 6-8 yrs, but they still seem to be trucking along just fine as a top-tier memory company. Now, I did have a problem with a Crucial SSD a number of years ago...but they replaced it no-questions asked since it happened within warranty.

Corsair, Crucial, G. Skill, Geil, Kingston (Hyper) and Patriot are all tried-n-true MEM companies that have been around. Have used them all at some point, and never a problem. Newer brands that seem to be pretty good are TeamGroup and Ballistix. It's always possible to get a dead stick even with these good brands, but generally speaking I wouldn't buy anything other than these top brands.


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Jun 21, 2018 19:16 |  #1982

I tend to always go for Corsair and Crucial but there are plenty of good choices.

Anyway, I'm finally eyeing a new build. I'm still running this i7 build with a few minor upgrades: Shortly after I built it I added a Crucial 256GB SSD (forget the model). In more recent years I've upgrade to a Noctual 120mm air cooler, added a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, and I've been running an EVGA 1070FTW for about two years now.

I've been patiently waiting to achieve my goal of more faster cores, not just faster cores or more cores. With the pressure AMD is putting on Intel I figure I'll be looking to make that jump about a year from now. I'm expecting an entirely new build as I'll want to replace hard drives (they'll be 6.5 years old at that point and I need more space), consolidate SSDs, and take advantage of some ergonomic improvements in cases, etc. I'll probably also consider a new card if the new 11 series nVidias or newer AMDs are out by then as my 1070FTW will be three years old.

Needless to say, I don't expect it to be a cheap build and I'll probably need to be budgeting nearly $2k to do things how I'll want to do them. Oh yeah, hoping RAM comes down in price by then too. I can't believe 32GB of RAM now, or at least the modern equivalent to the 32GB I bought back in 2012, costs more than twice as much as I paid then. That's just insane.


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Jul 25, 2018 02:12 |  #1983

Computer Name: My Precious

CPU: Intel i7 8700K delided with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid metal thermal paste - @4.8GHz (stable overclock)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 gaming 5

GPU: GeForce 1080 ti 11gb

Memory: Corsair Vengence 16GB 3200mhz

Hard Drives:
2x Samsung 960 EVO Series - 500GB NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD
1x Crucial SSD 2TB
1x WD caviar 2TB

Power Supply: 1300W EVGA SuperNova G2

Case: Corsair 570X Crystal with 6 LL120 RGB fans

Displays: Samsung 32" CHG70 (x2)

Speakers: Creative SoundWorks 7.1 Surround

I/O Devices:
Corsair K70 LUX RGB keyboard
Corsair M65 PRO RGB mouse
Corsair Void PRO wireless headphones
Epson XP-830 printer/scanner
Canon PRO100 photo printer
Brother HL-L6200 laser printer


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Jul 25, 2018 05:35 |  #1984

My workstation just went through a bit of a rebuild, so time for a third update.

I started with a 386, then a Pentium, followed by an AMD Athalon, then this Intel Q6600 based rig: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?p=6406970
Which evolved into this Intel i7 2600K based rig: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=12417746

The i7 based rig had evolved to have 16GB of ram, 3 SSD's, and 4 Hard drives, two of which were 4TB each, with another two 4TB as external back ups.


It has all evolved again:


CPU: Intel i7 8700K all cores sync'd @5GHz (at 5.1Ghz temps are getting to high)

CPU Cooler: Noctua D15 Elite

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

GPU: Gigabyte Geforce GTX1060 6GB

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platnium 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200mhz

Hard Drives:
1x Samsung 960 EVO 250GB m.2 NVMe
2x Samsung 830 EVO 250GB
1x Crucial MX500 500GB
1x Seagate Barracuda 1TB (will become junk when SSD prices fall again).

Storage:
Synology DS1817+ 8GB
5 discs making 6TB in SHR2 (2 disk failure redundancy)
3 discs making 4TB in SHR
This was populated with a combination of old discs, and 2 new ones.
6TB in external enclosure for off site back up
Plus a cloud based back up service

Power Supply: 750w Thermaltake EVO

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 silent

Displays:
2x Dell 2711
1x Dell 2412
(spare Dell 2410)

Extras:
Spyder 4 Pro calibration
Supermicro dual Intel NIC PCI Network card (with teaming it enables 3Gb connection to the server)
TP-Link managed switch


I/O Devices:
Corsair K70 LUX RGB keyboard
Logitech G700 mouse
Wacom Intous Pro Touch
Canon ip4700 printer (I think it still works....)


OS: Win 10 64bit

Photo Related Software:
Adobe Creative Suite - full subscription


The last set up evolved over a period of 7 years, and still performed very well. The i7 2600k, m/b and ram have been rehoused into new computer for a young creative on a tight budget, so will hopefully see lots more work yet.
But the new set up is so much faster, especially with the over clock and all cores synced. Combined with moving the storage onto the much faster NAS, LR has become a lot more usable again, especially when working on large numbers of images at once.


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Aug 06, 2018 02:15 |  #1985

Computer Name: Hulk
CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4GHz 1.225v
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Plus
GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
Hard Drives:
1x Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD (OS)
2x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD (GAMES)
1x 4TB Seagate Barracuda (MEDIA)
1x 3TB Seagate (MEDIA)
2x 2TB Western Digital (MISC MEDIA & BACKUP)
1x 1TB Western Digital External (PHOTO BACKUP)
PSU: Corsair 650W 80+ Bronze
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62
Display: ASUS MX279H 27" (Main) | Samsung 32" TV (Secondary)
Speakers: M-Audio AV40 + Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX | FiiO E10K + Beyerdynamic DT 880
I/O Devices: Logitech G710+, Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Photo Related Software: Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC

The case, cpu cooler, and case I've been using for the past seven years but recently upgraded the CPU, RAM, MOBO, and NVMe SSD and slowly upgraded the HDDs with SSDs as well as the GPU over that span of time. I'll replace the PSU and case eventually but they're doing just fine for right now.


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Aug 12, 2018 19:39 |  #1986

My first build... Just collected the components, and the build is coming in the next day or so...

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus - CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX AM4
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
Drives: Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280, Seagate Barracuda 3TB
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular


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Aug 17, 2018 19:22 |  #1987

Just picked up a Surface Go (8GB/128GB). Lightroom Classic 2018 works surprisingly well. Not going to be as fast as a modern desktop/notebook with a i5/i7 processor, but will work great for vacation/travel photo editing/processing.


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Aug 17, 2018 19:45 |  #1988

kiapolo wrote in post #18686315 (external link)
Just picked up a Surface Go (8GB/128GB). Lightroom Classic 2018 works surprisingly well. Not going to be as fast as a modern desktop/notebook with a i5/i7 processor, but will work great for vacation/travel photo editing/processing.

I just got the Surface Book 2 13.5" model (i7/8gb/GTX1050) and I'm surprised at how quick it is. It's making me realize that it's probably time for a new CPU in my desktop... :lol:


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Aug 17, 2018 21:09 |  #1989

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18686329 (external link)
I just got the Surface Book 2 13.5" model (i7/8gb/GTX1050) and I'm surprised at how quick it is. It's making me realize that it's probably time for a new CPU in my desktop... :lol:

You got me thinking the same thing, now. I built my main rig in 2012 and have only updated to SSD and added RAM since then. Might be time to convert my main rig into a HTPC and build out a new PC.


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Aug 28, 2018 06:58 |  #1990

Upgraded again 3 months ago, latest build:

EVGA DG-87 case
i7-7700k
Corsair Hydro H100i
Corsair HX1000 PSU
MSI Gaming M7 z270 mobo
GSkill Ripjaw 64gb DDR4 3600
MSI 1080 Ti Duke
Samsung 960 EVO m2 ssd 500gb(OS and Adobe Creative Suite/Resolve)
Samsung 860 EVO 500gb SSD (scratch disk/cache files)
Crucial MX500 1tb SSD (games)
4x Toshiba 5tb 7200rpm drives (photos, backups, movies/music, video clips)
Soundblaster Zx soundcard
Sennhaiser Game One headset
Corsair Gaming M65 mouse
Razer BlackWidow Tournament keyboard
Asus MX27UC 4k ips monitor (main monitor)
HP Elitedisplay E202 ips monitor (got this because it could rotate for my Bridge monitor)

already looking for something new now that the new GPU's are out (and I'm regretting not going 7820x), but I think this'll last for at least a year




  
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Sep 16, 2018 19:18 |  #1991

Case:
Trevor Pro
Motherboard:
MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX
Processor:
Intel® Eight Core™ i7-7820X Processor
Processor OC:
Overclock Processor
Memory:
(8x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz G.SKILL Trident Z-64GB ( 64GB (8x8GB) )
Power Supply:
Corsair RM850X Power Supply
Optical Drive:
12X BD-RW Combo
Wireless:
TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Card
Sound Cards:
Onboard Audio
Graphics Card:
NVIDIA RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 PREORDER 9/20
HDD/SSD:
None
2nd HDD:
Western Digital Black 6TB ( 6TB HDD )
3rd HDD:
Western Digital Black 6TB ( 6TB HDD )
m.2 SSD:
Samsung 970 PRO NVME 1TB M.2 SSD ( 1TB M.2 )
Optane:
None
CPU Delidding Service:
None
Laser engraving :
None
CPU Cooling:
Alphacool Eisbaer 360MM Liquid cooler
CPU Paste:
Standard CPU Thermal Paste
GPU Paste:
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OS:
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Sep 21, 2018 00:10 |  #1992

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Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
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System Model: B250M-HD3
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Nov 02, 2018 21:37 |  #1993

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X
CPU Cooler: Custom Water loop
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VII x470
GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2
Memory: 16GB GSkill RGB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
Hard Drives:
1x Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
1x 2TB Western Digital
PSU: EVGA G3 750w
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Case: LIAN LI PC-011D
Display: ASUS PG279Q 27" (Main) | ASUS VG278Q 27" (Secondary)

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Nov 09, 2018 00:10 as a reply to  @ post 18644528 |  #1994

That’s what I use. 32Gigs x4. She’s running them at 14-14-14-32-t1 @3200 ;-)a


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Nov 20, 2018 13:26 |  #1995

After 4 years with Intel I'm heading back to AMD..

Spec's:
Ryzen 1700X ($149 pre black Friday to hold me over till next Gen)
Asus Crosshair VII Hero MB
Powercolor Vega 64 flashed to liquid cooling
G.Skill Ripjaws V series 16gb of Samsung B die @ 14-14-14-34 @ 3200mhz
Samsung 970 Evo 500gb NVMe SSD
Samsung 850 Evo 500gb SSD's x2
Seasonic 750w Prime Ultra Gold PSU

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Swiftech Apogee XL CPU block (with ROG & AMD back lit cutouts)
EK Vega full cover water block
Pair of Hardware Labs Black Ice Extreme 360mm radiators with 12 fans in push/pull
Monsoon Compression fittings (7/16" tubing)
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Aquacomputer Aqualis DDC 150 ml Res.

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