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Building the Wife a New Computer - FINISHED PICS; ADVENTURE TIME THEME
LunaC
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Yes, pictures please :)

I'll take some. I'm painting the box in places to look more "adventure time" with grass and landscape and adding the decals. They aren't made for permanent use so I'm going to use a satin clear coat over all the panels when I've finished painting/decorating them. When it's finished, fingers crossed, it should be pretty awesome and clean looking.

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LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-06-2017 07:41 PM)
If shes gaming in stream why didnt you go AMD? In stream a fx8530 will be cheaper and faster

He said "Steam" not "stream", but even the top FX chips have a hard time against the likes of the Skylake i5 chips - and that's coming from a dyed-in-the-wool AMD fanboy. The new AMD chips will make up some of that ground but it's going to be months until they come out. Even the i3-6100 kicks FX butt in gaming.

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Get a SSD or your bottleneck will be your hard drive. Samsung is my choice of SSD's.
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Even the PC master race is insistent on being brainwashed. My ADD is not so severe that I cannot wait 5-10 more seconds to enjoy something. When a game finishes loading its resources from the hard drive it's RAM all the way so technically I am gaming solid state memory. I don't care that it takes me a few extra seconds to get there because in my mind it isn't worth an extra few hundred dollars. There is no "Bottleneck" because when the CPU and GPU are working the greatest is when the hard drive is working least.

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Post: #35
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LunaC  Wrote: (01-06-2017 10:31 PM)
Even the PC master race is insistent on being brainwashed. My ADD is not so severe that I cannot wait 5-10 more seconds to enjoy something. When a game finishes loading its resources from the hard drive it's RAM all the way so technically I am gaming solid state memory. I don't care that it takes me a few extra seconds to get there because in my mind it isn't worth an extra few hundred dollars. There is no "Bottleneck" because when the CPU and GPU are working the greatest is when the hard drive is working least.

few hundred dollars...? 240gb ssds are $70.. 120's are $45..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CK4...MVC1FTQD6C
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-06-2017 09:50 PM)
Get a SSD or your bottleneck will be your hard drive. Samsung is my choice of SSD's.

Once you go SSD you'll be kicking yourself why you haven't done this before. You can NEVER go back. If your motherboard has an M.2 connection, an M.2 SDD is 10X faster still. PCI-e SSD boards are also much faster than a SATA III.
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-06-2017 10:44 PM)
few hundred dollars...? 240gb ssds are $70.. 120's are $45..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CK4...MVC1FTQD6C

You can get WD SSD right now 250GB for $80. Sure, yeah but then I'm either paying $50-60 more for a HDD to cover everything outside the OS and select programs on the first drive. Or I'm going to have to pay $80 X 4 if I want to have the 1Tb standard that I put on all my PC's for it to have full SSD storage. So. Do I want to pay $50-60 and lose 5-10 seconds. Pay $130-140 and get my OS booting quick so that one time I turn on my computer is faster? Or do I want to pay $320 and make everything on my computer marginally faster? I know my priorities and I know why I am using a high quality 1Tb HDD. I also know it will work just fine. :)

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LunaC  Wrote: (01-06-2017 07:24 PM)
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That's the case I chose. The image is misleading and the glass is clear and no lights standard with the case. Got a 2 pack of Corsair fans that have purple LED's for the front. A purple light bar to illuminate the inside too like the picture indicates. But now for the fun stuff.

Selected the SkyLake 3.5 GHz i5-6600 for her needs. Asus Z170-PRO motherboard. WD Black 1TB drive. I can harvest the RAM sticks from her old PC as they are going to suit because they were upgraded previously with the intention of meeting this rig. Need to finish picking out a video card but I am still on the fence whether I want to get the GTX 1050 or be nice and do the 1060. Today I ordered the case, fans, lights, cpu, board and hard drive.

A good start.

Linux or Windows ?

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Bicnarok  Wrote: (01-06-2017 10:57 PM)
Linux or Windows ?

Windows 10 Pro 64. It's for my wife to game on so she wouldn't know what to do with Linux.

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LunaC  Wrote: (01-06-2017 10:58 PM)
Bicnarok  Wrote: (01-06-2017 10:57 PM)
Linux or Windows ?

Windows 10 Pro 64. It's for my wife to game on so she wouldn't know what to do with Linux.

Fair enough, lucky lady she´s gonna love it chuckle

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LunaC  Wrote: (01-06-2017 10:49 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-06-2017 10:44 PM)
few hundred dollars...? 240gb ssds are $70.. 120's are $45..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CK4...MVC1FTQD6C

You can get WD SSD right now 250GB for $80. Sure, yeah but then I'm either paying $50-60 more for a HDD to cover everything outside the OS and select programs on the first drive. Or I'm going to have to pay $80 X 4 if I want to have the 1Tb standard that I put on all my PC's for it to have full SSD storage. So. Do I want to pay $50-60 and lose 5-10 seconds. Pay $130-140 and get my OS booting quick so that one time I turn on my computer is faster? Or do I want to pay $320 and make everything on my computer marginally faster? I know my priorities and I know why I am using a high quality 1Tb HDD. I also know it will work just fine. :)

SSD Storage...? lol Dafuq is that! Lmao

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6816124064

That's the next thing I buy for my puter. Already have one. 10 HDDs just isn't enough. Next stop, 14. Well, 13. 1 slot is for the BD-Rom.
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Bicnarok  Wrote: (01-06-2017 11:01 PM)
LunaC  Wrote: (01-06-2017 10:58 PM)
Windows 10 Pro 64. It's for my wife to game on so she wouldn't know what to do with Linux.

Fair enough, lucky lady she´s gonna love it chuckle

I hated Win10. I blew it out and went back to Linux.
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DirtyAnnie  Wrote: (01-06-2017 11:05 PM)
Bicnarok  Wrote: (01-06-2017 11:01 PM)
Fair enough, lucky lady she´s gonna love it chuckle

I hated Win10. I blew it out and went back to Linux.

I´ve just got Linux Mint, except my acer switch which I have windows 8 with classic shell, installing Linux on that doesn´t work.

If the OP´s lady is going to be just gaming on it etc, windows is ideal. No need to explain a new OS, even though Mint is straightforward.

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Building a new computer is fun. The last serious system I put together is just over 2 years old. I built it for editing video and ripping discs quickly. And I use it for a lot of transcoding video streams I.E. I can watch any of my ripped Blu-ray titles stored on my media server over the cellular network by using VLC on that system to transcode it down to 3-4 Mbps and to a format my Android can play. I also have a HDHomerun Tech teevee tuner on my network that can receive digital teevee broadcast streams on. It has really good reception with a modest high gain directional antenna. Those streams can contain multiple teevee broadcast channels, so the one you want to watch needs to be stripped out before you can watch it. The SD quality channels can be sent over cellular fine, but the HD channels need to be transcode down to SD bandwidth quality and that takes a lot of processor power for a live VOD or IPTV stream.

I build my serious systems in large cases, leaving plenty of room for extra fans and easy cabling. I use internal swap drive bays for all my drives, making it easy to swap one out. I install an external temperature monitoring unit too, and place sensors on various components that could possibly over heat. I've not yet built a liquid cooled system, but I suspect my next system build will need some kind of enhanced cooling system. I'm going to want some kind of hardware product to do my transcoding instead of bogging down the computer processor with that task. The problem with that is I've found none that are robust and fully loaded with every known codec I might ever need. And we got 4K to deal with now too.

At minimum, I want it to be able to transcode a dozen 1080p 40 Mbps video/audio streams down to maybe 720p 4 Mbps streams and utilize no more than 50% of the system's total processor power .. and near 0 (zero) if possible (and again, without codec limitations). If I have to keep using VLC, I will, but that sure consumes a lot of CPU power. Many of the hardware transcoding solutions have been disappointing. My next system may need an ice age to keep it cool.
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Gets some nice glowing valves in there and your golden

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