Getting a new Rig

Your_Moms_Box

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So my PC that I built like 3.5 years ago is startign to have some lag and issues which I could probably fix by replacing my ram, but I'm lazy so I decided to start look into building a new one.

I was pricing everything out and came across the following and decided to say fuck it and just bought a pre-assembled rig for the first time in probably 15 year.

So what I ordered is this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229360

Plus I am adding another 16 Gigs of RAM (2 of the following) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148543


I also decided that rather than spend $200 on a better video card I would just SLI the same kind and grabbed - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130827


The PC should be here Friday, the ram/extra card Monday at the latest and maybe Friday.


What do you think.

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You could just get new RAM but you purchase a $1000 rig. I dont get it but hey, its your money.
 

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You could just get new RAM but you purchase a $1000 rig. I dont get it but hey, its your money.

I've also fried all of the side and front USB ports on my current MOBO.

I can't upgrade the graphics card because all the newer ones require PCIe x16 and mine is only a x2 (ok, I fried the x16)

The ram my MOBO supports would be half the cost of the new rig.


I'm actually surprised I didn't have to do this a year ago. I was swapping out a cable and forgot to unplug the power source and I got a nice pop fizz bad smell event.



The only thing I really feel silly about is getting 32 Gigs of ram from my current 8. But I am considering setting up a RAM DRIVE with a portion of it.
 

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I've also fried all of the side and front USB ports on my current MOBO.

I can't upgrade the graphics card because all the newer ones require PCIe x16 and mine is only a x2 (ok, I fried the x16)

The ram my MOBO supports would be half the cost of the new rig.


I'm actually surprised I didn't have to do this a year ago. I was swapping out a cable and forgot to unplug the power source and I got a nice pop fizz bad smell event.



The only thing I really feel silly about is getting 32 Gigs of ram from my current 8. But I am considering setting up a RAM DRIVE with a portion of it.
I had a similar event with my current box. I had to buy it in a pinch and found out that my PC only has 2 RAM slots, no PCI e slots, and basically no other expansion ports for an old USB card. I bought a housewife type computer. Im shocked its not a eMachine box.

I am an idiot.
 

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The only thing I really feel silly about is getting 32 Gigs of ram from my current 8. But I am considering setting up a RAM DRIVE with a portion of it.
This is a good idea. I put 32 gigs of RAM in my last build just because empty slots are for queers. Some Skittles eater could've stolen 16 and I doubt I would ever notice. Now I need to think of something good to use the RAM drive for. Maybe XBMC's database. Hmm...
 

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This is a good idea. I put 32 gigs of RAM in my last build just because empty slots are for queers. Some Skittles eater could've stolen 16 and I doubt I would ever notice. Now I need to think of something good to use the RAM drive for. Maybe XBMC's database. Hmm...

I was going to use it for secret porn storage.

The only reason I'm going 32GB is because quite often I stream shit on my TV from my computer via HDMI and at the same time I have web browsers and shit open on my monitor
 

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I installed a RAM drive called ImDrive. Here's some real world tests using a 7 GB DVD ISO image of a TV show and converting it to individual episode MKV files:

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3 TB drive to 3 TB drive 	4:16
single SSD			1:28
3 SSDs in RAID 0		1:03
RAM drive			1:00
I was surprised that the RAM drive barely outperformed SSDs in RAID. I'm sure there's still some good use for it.
 

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I installed a RAM drive called ImDrive. Here's some real world tests using a 7 GB DVD ISO image of a TV show and converting it to individual episode MKV files:

Code:
3 TB drive to 3 TB drive 4:16
single SSD 1:28
3 SSDs in RAID 0 1:03
RAM drive 1:00
I was surprised that the RAM drive barely outperformed SSDs in RAID. I'm sure there's still some good use for it.

Yeah, Plus ram is so damned cheap I figure I am somewhat future proofing, and if a stick or 2 go bad I will have enough to be able to just dispose of them.
 

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A RAM drive seems like a good place to store a VMware image. An entire Linux install running from RAM would be badass.
 

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Well.

I'm very happy with it.

My second graphics card and my extra 16gb ram come monday, but so far this thing is blazing.
 

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I've been told by the PC gaming Guru's that anything more than an I5, four core CPU is overkill. Save your money and get the biggest baddest Graphics card.
 

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I don't really game that much anymore. Most of the games I play are a few years old and this rig handles them fine. I really use it more as a media center than anything else.

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Seeing this thread then having to deal with my Sandy Bridge Pentium w/ 2gb RAM Dell piece of shit at work depresses me. Especially when I run the entire show off that purposely gimped machine.
 
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I've been told by the PC gaming Guru's that anything more than an I5, four core CPU is overkill. Save your money and get the biggest baddest Graphics card.
This.

I think the top end hardware other than GPU cards is really for professionals anymore. I think the hardware is way out in front of the needs of the average PC user and even gamers for that matter. Unless you are doing things like rendering a high end CPU is wasted on most things. I also see people talking about 16gb or even 32gb of RAM and wondering WTF??? I have 8gb and can not really tell the difference if I pull one of the 4gb sticks out even when I fire up Tomb Raider, Borderlands2 or Max Payne. Im sure I can open up enough stuff to be able to tell but then I would never realistically use a dozen apps at the same time anyway. Now the extra RAM for things like HBB was talking about does make sense considering you not spending that much more for the extra RAM today.
 

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Thread title is deceiving I thouht you were getting a new house nigger.