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Oct 12, 2019 08:40 |  #2101

That is what I have moved to. My OS drive and the main work drive are now both very fast m.2 drives with a new 4TB SSD as the main internal storage/backup. An older spare SSD dropped in just because it's there and the only spinner is the main external "grab and run" backup drive that everything is copied to. Apps are much faster and my service to the house is 400/25 so when Norton isn't choking things everything is lightning quick.

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I sure have, always used m.2 for my OS drive. I am currently toying with popping in my spare 256Evo SSD as a quick and easy scratch drive for tempory editing storage. then archive over to my spinners.


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Oct 12, 2019 13:20 |  #2102

urbanfreestyle wrote in post #18942331 (external link)
It's that time again... Updated my main rig...
Asus X99-S
Intel Core i7 5960X s2011 v3
Corsair H100i GTX Hydro Cooler
Corsair RMi 1000w
Cablemod Modmesh replacement cables
EVGA GTX 980Ti 6GB
8x 4gb Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 MHz
Startech PCI Express AC1200 Dual Band Wireless-AC
1x 512gb Samsung m.2
2x 3tb Constellation e.3
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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18942519 (external link)
That Motherboard looks amazing. I haven't seen 8 dimm slots on a board since my old SuperMicro server board.

Looking at that Main-board closer, noticing the number of SATA ports and that it can handle RAID 5 and RAID 10...
If I swapped to that motherboard I could dump my Adaptech raid card,. which would mean finally getting back to a reasonable boot time...

Hmmm...


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Oct 13, 2019 15:37 |  #2103

Well i do have a spare x99 board here that is sat doing nothing. Its the Asus x99-a board.
I love the 8 slot setup.
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Nov 14, 2019 18:33 |  #2104

My new build:

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (external link)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (external link)
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC MX-4 2019 Edition 4 g Thermal Paste (external link)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (external link)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (external link)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (external link)
Storage: Inland Premium 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (external link)
Storage: Inland Premium 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (external link)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 8 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (external link)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 8 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (external link)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card (external link)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (external link)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (external link)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit (external link)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.92 CFM 140 mm Fan (external link)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.92 CFM 140 mm Fan (external link)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120 mm Fan (external link)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120 mm Fan (external link)
Monitor: Dell U3219Q 31.5" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor (external link)




  
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Nov 14, 2019 22:52 |  #2105

Top shelf all the way. Nice.


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Nov 15, 2019 09:48 |  #2106

chuckmiller wrote in post #18960399 (external link)
Top shelf all the way. Nice.

Thanks. If I'm going to buy something, might as well be something that will last. My last system has been trucking along around 6 years. My current monitor is 11 or 12 years old. The memory is overkill for probably nearly everyone, but I also run a bunch of virtual machines that could easily eat up 50-80GB depending on what I have going. Not photography related. Not a huge game player, so no need for those crazy $1000 video cards!




  
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Nov 15, 2019 11:12 |  #2107

When does that monster become self aware? :eek:


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Nov 15, 2019 13:55 |  #2108

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When does that monster become self aware? :eek:

Haha...it's still sitting in boxes at the moment. The case won't be here until Monday of course :(




  
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Nov 25, 2019 15:44 |  #2109

Definitely a fine build. I see you went with the Fractal Design Meshify. They make some very nice cases and I was curious if you had considered their Define R6. The down side is that it's about $100 more than what you have but it's still a nice looking case.


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Nov 25, 2019 16:36 |  #2110

sapearl wrote in post #18965956 (external link)
Definitely a fine build. I see you went with the Fractal Design Meshify. They make some very nice cases and I was curious if you had considered their Define R6. The down side is that it's about $100 more than what you have but it's still a nice looking case.

I never considered it. I'm not really sure that it offers anything else that I need. I really like the looks of the Meshify. Noise wise, I selected components specifically for low noise. The Noctua fans and CPU cooler, GPU cooler design on the video card, as well as the PSU. Both the PSU and GPU are able to run with the fans completely stopped, and at low speed the Noctua fans are dead silent. I literally cannot tell the computer is on or not at idle or doing most tasks. The hard drives are louder than the fans when writing. I only can hear a slight fan noise when the CPU is under load.




  
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Nov 26, 2019 06:31 |  #2111

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I never considered it. I'm not really sure that it offers anything else that I need. I really like the looks of the Meshify. Noise wise, I selected components specifically for low noise. The Noctua fans and CPU cooler, GPU cooler design on the video card, as well as the PSU. Both the PSU and GPU are able to run with the fans completely stopped, and at low speed the Noctua fans are dead silent. I literally cannot tell the computer is on or not at idle or doing most tasks. The hard drives are louder than the fans when writing. I only can hear a slight fan noise when the CPU is under load.

I totally agree about how quiet the Noctua fans are. I put a few in my old Corsair 500R case and they barely whisper when I have full power applied. There's no question the Noctua CPU fan is excellent although they've always seemed a bit on the large size. On your build do they block any of the motherboard/RAM slots?

I'll have to take another look at the Meshify at the local store. They way they had it set up made it appear to have few/no drive trays, or maybe they just forgot to include them in the display. By contrast the Define R6 had all of them installed in a variety of positions.


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Nov 26, 2019 11:28 |  #2112

sapearl wrote in post #18966224 (external link)
I totally agree about how quiet the Noctua fans are. I put a few in my old Corsair 500R case and they barely whisper when I have full power applied. There's no question the Noctua CPU fan is excellent although they've always seemed a bit on the large size. On your build do they block any of the motherboard/RAM slots?

I'll have to take another look at the Meshify at the local store. They way they had it set up made it appear to have few/no drive trays, or maybe they just forgot to include them in the display. By contrast the Define R6 had all of them installed in a variety of positions.

The Meshify has no 5.25" bays, which I don't really care about. I can't remember the last time I needed a CD/DVD. I have an external USB adapter I can use if absolutely needed.

It does have 2 3.25" bays in a cage which is on the very bottom, inside the PSU enclosure. There is a panel that hides it from the left side of the case. It is removable so perhaps they did remove it. Then there are spots for 2 2.5" SSD's on a mounting plate behind the motherboard. I don't have anything on those, but just two M.2 SSD's and 2 3.25" HDD's. It's enough for my uses, but if you need more 3.25" drives, you will need a larger case.

The Noctua CPU cooler doesn't block anything on this motherboard completely, though it is not easy to get the RAM in or out with it installed. It is possible though. It also makes access to the upper M.2 slot a bit more difficult, but again still possible. The CPU power connector I would make sure is plugged in before installing the cooler, as it is tough to reach in this case.

The advantage of being so large is of course the cooling. It really cools well and doesn't need to ramp up speed very often to do so. I'm not overclocking at the moment though, but with how well this is performing I'm not sure I will bother.




  
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Dec 17, 2019 19:50 |  #2113

Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz Eight Core 16MB 95W
CPU

Noctua NH-U12S
CPU Cooling

Crucial DDR4-2666 16GB
Ram for a total of 64GB

Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 SSD
Hard Drive. Main system drive

3 Samsung 860 Pro 2TB SATA3 2.5inch SSD
Hard Drives that are combined making a Raid5
For my storage

Asus 16x Blu-ray Burner SATA (black)
CD / DVD Rom

NVIDIA Quadro P4000

Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Black
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Dec 18, 2019 21:55 |  #2114

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Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz Eight Core 16MB 95W
CPU

Noctua NH-U12S
CPU Cooling

Crucial DDR4-2666 16GB
Ram for a total of 64GB

Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 SSD
Hard Drive. Main system drive

3 Samsung 860 Pro 2TB SATA3 2.5inch SSD
Hard Drives that are combined making a Raid5
For my storage

Asus 16x Blu-ray Burner SATA (black)
CD / DVD Rom

NVIDIA Quadro P4000

Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Black
Case

BenQ 3200u calibrated with spyder


Welcome to POTN and thanks for posting your computer build. Which motherboard did you end up going with?


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Dec 19, 2019 11:41 |  #2115

In addition to my previous post for my Desktop machine that I built last year, I just replaced my old laptop as well. My old one was and I7-4770 processor with 16GB RAM. Below are the specs that it came with, but I have since replaced the 2.5" 1TB HD with a 4TB SSD and added two M.2 2TB drives, for a total of 8TB. I also changed out the RAM to 32GB @ 2666 MHz. I also upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro to match my other machines in the house. It screams now. I have partitioned the drives to exactly mirror my desktop (which also has 8TB in it) and then keep it synced every evening. Now, when I travel, I have a full up workhorse for Photoshop and Lightroom (no gaming here). By the way, I purchased it from Costco. They double the manufacturer warranty automatically. The base machine was right at $1300, plus tax.

My backup consists of two 8TB standard HDs in a ioSafe fireproof/waterproof case. Each night, all of my images are backed up to each drive. They are mirror images of each other. So, ALL of my photos, including raw, exist in four places. My desktop, my laptop and two fire/water resistant 8TB USB storage drives.

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Original Specs:
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Processor & Memory:
Intel® Core i7-8750H Processor at 2.2GHz
16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM

Drives:
1TB Hybrid Drive
No Optical Drive

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows 10 Home (64 bit)

Graphics & Video:
17.3" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) Display
8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Max-Q Graphics

Communications:
Killer 1550 802.11 Wireless-AC (2x2) + Bluetooth 5.0
Integrated FHD Camera
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet

Audio:
7.1 Digital Audio Out
2.0 Speaker Configuration

Keyboard:
4 Zone Backlit Keyboard

Ports & Slots:
1x USB 3.0 Superspeed
1x USB 3.0 Superspeed with PowerShare
1x USB 3.0 Superspeed Type-C™
1x Thunderbolt 3
1x HDMI
1x RJ-45
1x Audio Out (1/8" Port)
1x Headphone (1/8" Port)

Power Supply:
6-Cell 99W Hour Battery

Additional Information:
Dimensions: 16.69" x 13.07" x 1.18"
Approximate Weight: 9.74lbs


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