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Aug 07, 2016 02:06 |  #1696

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18087616 (external link)
Technically you're supposed to pay those taxes either way ;)

So does the rich...but them loopholes. :p


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Aug 07, 2016 17:17 |  #1697

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7559)

i7 6700
16Gb Samsung DDR3L
1Tb SSHD
512Gb M2. Samsung EVO SSD
Geforce 960GT
Win 10
15" FHD

It's a laptop so it doesn't really qualify as a build, but since I haven't have a computer capable of running LR or PS handling the files from my 6D for a few years now, I feel compelled to contribute.

I'm very impressed with it, as I usually despise laptops for being weak. This one handles all my PP needs very nicely.

It also runs Crysis 3 with everything on max.


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Aug 08, 2016 01:25 |  #1698

the problem with laptops is you have to pay way more for the same performance as a regular desktop and they are almost as impossible to upgrade as the Macs...


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Aug 08, 2016 07:20 as a reply to  @ FuturamaJSP's post |  #1699

That's my opinion of them, also. But since I live half my life offshore, I need one unfortunately. We don't have the space for a desktop at home (we have, but would rather not spoil one of the reception rooms by making it resemble a teenager's bedroom) at the minute. Maybe once our eldest son moves out, I could set myself up a home office again.

For the meantime, I'm happy to tinker with this laptop and still have all the family together under one roof.


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Sep 04, 2016 14:23 |  #1700

Oh man, after thinking this through it is a little scary. I've been custom building machines since the 286 processor and use them for much much more than photo editing. Sooooo.....

Macs:
2012 15" MacBook Pro Retina fully loaded (for fun)
2015 15" MacBook Pro fully loaded (for work)
2010 Mac Pro

  • 3.46Ghz 6 core upgrade
  • 24GB RAM
  • GTX 680 GPU
  • 2TB RAID 0 SSD on Sonnet Plus controller card
  • 6TB RAID 10 (4x 3TB 7,200 RPM drives)

Home Network:
2012 Mac Mini (don't remember specs) with 8TB in Drobo S (photo backup) and 2x USB 3.0 6TB drives (family photos, movies, etc)
House entirely CAT6 wired with Gigabit hardware pushing signals around

PC:
  • Intel i7-4790K at 4.4GHz
  • Asus Maximus VII Z97 MB
  • 2x Asus GTX Titan GPUs in SLi
  • 2x Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB RAM
  • Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD
  • Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black
  • Corsair AX1200i PSU
  • Corsair Hydro H100i + lots of quiet fans
  • Corsair Obsidian 550D case
  • A bunch of fancy red cables to make it bling
  • Soundblaster ZxR Card attached to an old school home theatre system ;)


Not to mention all the kids' and wife's stuff.

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Sep 04, 2016 17:15 |  #1701

My current PC's

My main rig:

Gigabyte Z170X SOC Force Motherboard
Intel i7 6700k CPU OC'd to 4.7 GHz
32 GB G.Skill 3200MHz DDR4
Samsung 950 Pro 512 GB M.2 SSD X 2 RAID 0
Gigabyte GTX970 WF3OC X 2 SLI
eVGA Supernova G2 1300W P/S
Corsair 780T Case (Customized with all drive cages removed)
Asus PA248 1920X1200 IPS Monitor

Custom watercooling with dual radiators, EKWB CPU and GPU blocks, acrylic hard tube, D5 Pump/Bitspower tube res combo. All Corsair fans.

My main photo editing rig(formerly main rig)

Asus Z87 Maximus VI Formula Motherboard
Intel i7 4770k CPU OC'd to 4.5 GHz
16 GB Corsair Dominator 1866MHz DDR3
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD(OS/Apps)
Samsung 840 EVO 500 GB SSD(Storage)
WD Black 2GB HDD(Storage)
Asus GTX970 Strix
Seasonic 860W Platinum P/S
Corsair 760T Case
Asus PA248 1920X1200 IPS Monitor

Custom watercooling with dual radiators, EKWB CPU, GPU and Motherboard blocks, PETG hard tube and D5 Pump/Bitspower tube res combo. All Noctua fans.

Third PC, used as a storage server/HTPC.

Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 WIFI Black Motherboard
Intel i7 4790k CPU OC'd to 4.6GHz
16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3
Asus GTX750Ti Strix
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD(OS/Apps)
4 X WD Red 3 TB HDD's
2 X WD Red 2 TB HDD's
1 WD Black 2 TB HDD
1 Seagate 2 TB HDD
Corsair Professional Series AX850 W Gold P/S
Corsair 750D Case
Connected to a Panasonic 42" 1080p TV

Custom watercooling with dual radiators, EKWB CPU block, acrylic hard tube and D5 pump/Bitspower tube res combo. All Corsair fans.

Laptop:

MSI GE72 2QD Apache Pro Laptop
Intel i7 5700HQ CPU
32 GB Corsair 1600MHz DDR3L Sodimm
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Samsung 950 Pro 256 GB M.2 SSD
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Sep 04, 2016 18:27 |  #1702

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18089462 (external link)
the problem with laptops is you have to pay way more for the same performance as a regular desktop and they are almost as impossible to upgrade as the Macs...

Telling me. My daughter's MacBook Air hard drive just died and they want near $500 for a 256gb (the little Samsung stick of gum type, too) - that's more than 1/2 of what the crap thing cost. I got 500gb for my PC build for much less. I now call it the Mac Crap. Ironically, when I did a google, many folks have experienced the same thing with their MacBook Air HDs. As a matter of fact, they had a replacement program for those HD, but this one was just outside the program date. Because the HD is associated with a Mac, the price is crazy. I will hold on to it and if the price drops, I will get one and replace it. Piece of Crap. A barely used piece of crap, too. They won't get my money again.


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Sep 07, 2016 09:48 |  #1703

Current is a Dell XPS 8700, with I7, 12g RAM, 32 gig SSD for caching. My original HD was a 2TB which went south. I recovered and replaced
with just a 500 gig and re-installed everything. Use a number of extra internal/external drives for photo storage and backup.

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Sep 08, 2016 07:05 |  #1704

My new system, I've had it a couple of weeks is a Dell XPS 8900:

i7 6500 processor.
16 Gb RAM.
256 GB M2 SSD with OS/Programs/LR Catalogue.
2 TB HDD for data.
DVD RW.
Nvidia GTX 960 2GB GPU. (I need the dual DP1.2 ports to drive the monitor at 60Hz)
Various USB ports and memory card slots, including CF as well as SD.
Dell UP2715K 27" 5K (5120×2880) 10 bit, 98% aRGB monitor. I believe it is the same panel as in the 5K iMac.

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Sep 08, 2016 08:30 |  #1705

i5 3.2 Haswell
AS Rock M Board
32 gig ram
2 x ssd one OS X one lightroom libraries
4tb last 4 years photos
2 Tb lossless music part 1
500 gb home
The OS SSD needs replacing as its only 128gig need a 256gig
The Music HD and home will be merged in to a 5 or 6 Tb so I can bring the Jazz and Classical internal to the main box
All is backed up to USB3 drives and the cloud there is at any one time 10Tb of USB drives that get in the case of the photo drives swapped out every 4 wks stored off site well my dads house.


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Oct 01, 2016 16:29 |  #1706

Just got my first custum build done..

i wanted to build it myself .. but it was just a little too intimidating.. this time around ,, i do want to build the next one..(already planning it f0r 2018)

but for now settled on picking the parts and letting someone experienced do the build

i7 6800k
Asus Strix X99 motherboard
Asus Strix gtx 1070 8gb
32 Gigs -crucial dd4 2400(although only 24 showing ?.. builder said bring it back , probably not seated properly , or defective stick.. either way he'd fix it)

1TB Samsung 850 evo SSD
2TB Toshiba P300 HDD

Corsair 760t Case
Evga superNova 750watts
Corsair H110i liquid cooler

have only had it for 2 days.. runs like a champ.. LR , PS and premiere pro , all run very , very well .. although havent really pushed it in premiere pro



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Oct 01, 2016 22:08 |  #1707

texts are boring, where are the pics? lol

would love to see them too :)




  
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Oct 02, 2016 06:26 |  #1708

Was going to post a pic but right now its kind of hard to see , sitting on a temp stand between desk amd furniture..

But on my next weekend, ive got some wire management to tackle.. under my desk that is.. is a true rats nest of wires..im going to attempt to secure all power strips to the bottom side of desktop..or backside of desk
Still researghing what id need..


One that is done ,,then computer will go in a spot where it will be alot more visible



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Oct 04, 2016 01:31 |  #1709

unlike cameras and lenses a pic wouldnt say much about a computer. I mean i can pimp up a ten year old pc with LED and crap but it certainly wouldnt make it perform any faster


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Oct 05, 2016 10:12 |  #1710

Then you're using the wrong color LEDs.


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