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Oct 12, 2015 04:07 |  #1636

AZGeorge wrote in post #17741659 (external link)
When you figure in the labor costs of waiting for a process to chug and of changing marginal systems you may even come out ahead in financial terms.

Depends on what you do. A 5960X will be almost twice as fast a 4790K or 6700K for encoding video and rendering, but a tad slower in everything else, unless you seriously like to multitask.
An Intel 750 SSD will boot up and perform menial tasks slower than other PCI-E or M.2 SSDs, but will wipe the floor with them when playing back several streams of 4K video at the same time.
RAM is never an issue until you don't have enough of it, but real-world tests have shown that when running Adobe creative suit applications, having more than 16GB doesn't really improve performance significantly, even with a RAM disk.


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Oct 30, 2015 17:43 |  #1637

Will keep this alive:

Rig #1
EVGA Z87 Classified
i7 4790s
16G G-Skill Trident 1866
EVGA GTX 260-C216 (back-up video card)
Corsair 750HX
Samsung 2-850 EVO 250G SSDs


Rig #2
MSI 990FX-GD80 V2
AMD 6350
8G G Skill Trident 2400
EVGA 560TI 448
EVGA 650 P2
Samsung 840 EVO 250G, Crucial MX100 256G SSDs

3T and 4T WD Green drives to swap between rigs.




  
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Nov 01, 2015 10:35 |  #1638

Gigabyte X58 V2 motherboard
Intel i7 920
2gb Radeon GPU
12gb DDR3 ram
Samsung 850 EVO 250gb SSD
Asus 27' IPS monitor
LG 17' LCD monitor


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Nov 19, 2015 21:53 |  #1639

Asus z97a motherboard

Intel Core i5-4590 processor

G.SKILL Sniper Series 2 x 4GB DDR3 1866 memory

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler

Thermaltake Core V51 ATX Mid Tower

SeaSonic Platinum PLATINUM-860 psu

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Nov 19, 2015 22:11 |  #1640

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17737301 (external link)
Any of those should be overkill for any game currently out and any game likely to come out in the next few years IMO. Most gamers just run an i5 4690k and that runs everything perfectly. These days your GPU has a much bigger impact on gaming.

And I suppose we might as well keep this thread going :)

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
ASUS M4N98TD-EVO
8GB Corsair 1333mhz RAM
Sapphire R9 280
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD
1TB HDD (can't remember the brand and too lazy to open the case atm :lol: )

Figured I'd update this to keep the thread alive ;)

I've now added 8 more GB of Corsair 1333mhz RAM (now 4x4 16GB, my mobos max) and an MSI R9 390 GPU :)

So current specs are;

Thermaltake V3 case (soon to be changed to something else I think for better cable management)
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (decided I'm going to wait for the new Zen CPU's to upgrade)
ASUS M4N98TD-EVO
16GB Corsair XMS3 RAM (4x4GB)
MSI Gaming R9 390
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD
1TB 7200rpm HDD
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Nov 19, 2015 23:11 |  #1641

Skynet's current incarnation

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Skynet is back and Madder than ever!

Skynet IV:

- Asus Z97Pro Mainboard

- Intel i7 "Devil's Canyon" Quad core 4GHz

- 4x Corsair Vengeance 1600 DDR3 8GB (32GB total)

- 2x 256GB Samsung EVO 850 Pro in RAID 1 for Boot drive and applications.

Soon to follow; 4x 3TB Seagate NAS drives in RAID 10

All of this wearing that old workstations knickers, a very loosely fitted CM Stacker full tower EATX case (talk about breathing room!)

Monitors remain, main screen SONY FW 900 AG 24" Wide screen CRT! (landscape)
Dell 24" IPS in portrait.


Oh, Windows 7 Pro :)

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Nov 20, 2015 10:20 |  #1642

I'm about to embark on a new build. The foundation will be the Caselab SMA8 case. This will be a gaming and editing machine. I am still researching which processor to get, but leaning towards either the 5280 or 5930. If anyone care to share their knowledge on which is best, please do. Note: I plan to go with 2-3 gpus (EVGA), 4k monitor and it will be water cooled if that helps. I will keep my existing unit, too. This will be a methodical build, so I am in no rush and will definitely be watching for sales around this time of the year.

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Nov 20, 2015 16:22 as a reply to  @ JohnTrav's post |  #1643

Looks like we have lot of common spec.
Mine looks like this: (built in 2008)
Gigabyte X58 UD3R motherboard
Intel i7 920 (overclked @ 3ghz)
2gb NVidia GPU
12gb DDR3 ram
Samsung pro 256gb SSD
Asus 24' IPS monitor
1TB Seagate HDD

Windows-10.


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Nov 24, 2015 18:53 |  #1644

I'm working on a new build.

Windows 10
Asus Z170-A MB
Intel i5 Skylake 6500 3.2ghz
2 GSkill Ripjaws 2x8 - 16gb 2400 DDR4
Samsung V-nand SSD 950 Pro M.2 256gb

Going to run video off the MB for now and look to upgrade that soon and add another SSD.


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Dec 01, 2015 13:56 |  #1645

My newly being built Desktop:
Corsair Tower
GX 650W Power supply
AMD FX-8320 Processor Bundle w/ MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard
AMD FX-8320 Processor 3.5GHz w/ 16MB Cache
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Asus STRIX GTX970 DirectCU II OC GeForce GTX 970 4GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB DDR3-1600MHz CL10 Dual Channel Kit (2x 4GB)
Samsung 850 EVO Series Solid State Drive, 250GB
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Low Profile PCI Sound Card w/ Headphone AMP

Already had in the build will be 500Gb SATA hard drive, DVD/CD Writer player. Monitors are LG L226WTQ (1680x1050@60Hz) BenQ GW2255 (1920x1080@59Hz)

Edit, will be running Windows 10, CS6, Lightroom 4, Canon ZoomEx...




  
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Dec 02, 2015 05:41 |  #1646

I have a Mid-Range Gaming PC Build

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K
Motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming M3
Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2133MHz
GPU: EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC Gaming ACX 2.0
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Boot Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
Optical Drive: OEM DVD Drive or OEM Blu Ray Drive
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
My OS is Windows 10 Home 64-bit




  
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Dec 02, 2015 21:11 |  #1647

maysheers wrote in post #17804324 (external link)
I have a Mid-Range Gaming PC Build

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K
Motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming M3
Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2133MHz
GPU: EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC Gaming ACX 2.0
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Boot Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
Optical Drive: OEM DVD Drive or OEM Blu Ray Drive
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
My OS is Windows 10 Home 64-bit

It's crazy that you consider that "mid-range", I must really be a cheapskate :lol: Is there any game out there that you can't run at 1080/60p? I imagine you can run most titles fairly well even at 4k with that setup.


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Dec 03, 2015 22:20 |  #1648

I recently built a new one. Went mATX this time, love the smaller form factor, challenge to build and I have to take the whole thing apart if I need to plug another SATA in or something but I like it. Sits on the desk very well compared to my old huge case.

CPU: Intel Core i7 - 6700k OC to 4.4GHz but want to push it further soon
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Gene
Memory: GSkill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8) DDR4 3200MHz
GPU: EVGA GTX 980ti Superclocked
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240
Boot Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD
Storage Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD
Storage Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
Storage Drive: Western Digital 2TB
Optical Drive: LOL no
PSU: EVGA 850W SuperNOVA P2
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105
OS: Windows 10 Pro

2 old Samsung 1080p monitors are about to turn into a nice 34" Ultrawide I think, just requires money right? :S

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Feb 26, 2016 21:39 |  #1649

My current build is below.

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Feb 29, 2016 05:08 |  #1650

Methodical wrote in post #17914501 (external link)
My current build is below.

New Build in Progress (external link)

Looks like an amazing setup. How are you liking the caselabs case? Thinking of picking Up a sma8 case for my new build.


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