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Comment reply on aubry's Completed Build: Overkill Server Build Late 2014

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I really appreciate the kind words! Its still deployed at my uncle's business as their primary server! The only changes I've made to it were upgrading the RAM to 32GB as well as swapping all 4 harddrives out to 2x WD Red Pro 6TBs in a RAID1.

Everything has worked flawlessly and there has been zero instability the entire time. Its a great testament to buying quality gear!

Currently evaluating my options on building a second one of sorts and virtualizing the workload to make the setup more reliable. If I go this route, I will def make an update of some form :)

Comment reply on invictusok's Completed Build: The I Beat Depression Build!

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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Parting Out my Z97 For Skylake :D"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

G3258 and i7 price?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000$ Gaming PC - First build."

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you seen the G3258? It is a little beast. It is Haswell, not old at all. It can hang with a 970.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000$ Gaming PC - First build."

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6600K is fantastic, but it is expensive. By getting the Pentium, he could save on motherboard and RAM cost too. In addition to switching the cooler for a Hyper 212 EVO, he could have a very nice chunk of change to either save or spend on better storage, gpu, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000$ Gaming PC - First build."

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO for only gaming, you may br better off with a G3258 versus the i5 since its hella fast in games and is super cheap. Also, the G3258 uses DDR3 which is super cheap. Furthermore, I'd probably grab a GTX 970 instead of the AMD card, but thats just preference. Lastly, do yourself a favor and add yourself a 2TB or more HDD to put files and games on since that 250GB SSD won't be nearly enough space.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I do any better for with 800$ budget"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are serious at all about 3D work, you should get the 4790K at a minimum. If gaming is your biggest priority, then screw the i7 and grab the i5. If it were me, I'd screw gaming and grab a 5820K with 32GB of RAM for engineering work. That build would be a lil over budget, but depending how serious you are, it could be worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I do any better for with 800$ budget"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Too caught up in all the shininess of CPUs and GPUs I guess :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I do any better for with 800$ budget"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.44 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $77.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Mushkin Stealth 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $149.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $799.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-16 19:35 EST-0500

Ok, so here are some revisions. I got you an i7 which will be much better for 3D work. Also note that if you live near a Micro Center, you can get really good deals on this chip (as low as $250)and also generally save an additional 40$ on the motherboard of your choosing if you bundle it in store. I picked some cheaper RAM as RAM is generally RAM and as long if the speed is good then most of the time you'll be in good shape. Also got you a better CPU cooler and saved you some money by ditching aftermarket paste which won't make much of a difference. Furthermore, got you different storage that IMO is better, as well as a different case that is a bit more reputable. On the GPU side of things, I switched you over to team green as CUDA will probably help alot with whatever graphics work you do. Lastly, I forgot to add in the keyboard/mouse, as well as PSU, but your picks seem fine to me. Good luck on your build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "700£ Budget "gaming" PC"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor £52.96 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £26.49 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard Asus Z97-AR ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £85.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £28.98 @ Ebuyer
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £52.95 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £54.98 @ Novatech
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card £274.98 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £58.98 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £66.70 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor £219.98 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard £81.96 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1004.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-17 00:22 GMT+0000

Comment reply on aubry's Completed Build: Overkill Server Build Late 2014

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha lots n lots n lots :)

Comment reply on Jay.Dub's Completed Build: Main Production Rig

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I understand your logic. I definitely do not think that multiple workstations is the way to go. However, I do believe that getting a dedicated NAS system on a 10GB circuit would still be pretty beneficial. Another question, why not a Titan X?

Comment reply on Jay.Dub's Completed Build: Main Production Rig

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, but one question. Why not spend less on a more moderate build (about 5k or so), and make a good NAS and a powerful render box to do all of the render work?

Comment reply on aubry's Completed Build: Overkill Server Build Late 2014

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep me posted on what route you go! I'd love to see it all come together. I think any way you go will be great

Comment reply on aubry's Completed Build: Overkill Server Build Late 2014

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

That thing is a beast! it is massive. The server hasn't over heated and it is really quiet. I love it. It is not really ugly like it looks on pictures. It just looks like you jammed a tank in your computer due to the size. The installation was difficult and it required me to put all of my weight on it and the motherboard but it held up well.

Comment reply on aubry's Completed Build: Overkill Server Build Late 2014

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The Samsung is for the OS files. The RAID 1 Velociraptor array is used as a file server for a company. The Red array is for archives and stuff that isn't accessed often.

Thanks for checking it out! i wish you luck on your own

Comment reply on aubry's Completed Build: Overkill Server Build Late 2014

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I chose the G Skill due to price and I use the same model in my personal and its worked great. If I ever have any issues though, I'll definatrly cop some Kingston or Corsair.

Comment reply on aubry's Completed Build: Overkill Server Build Late 2014

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha! Nah, theyre actually pretty quiet

Comment reply on aubry's Completed Build: Overkill Server Build Late 2014

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel i7-4790k - Disabling Turbo Boost."

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

yes. in bios in advanced mode it is under one of the tabs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Server Build For Medium Business"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

If I was to use an APU that cost <110 would I suffer performance wise compared to the current setup? Also, the GPU will probably be borrowed off the main build in order to set everything up, and from there everything will be online so it wont need a GPU. (Plus I would never trust anyone working at the remote site with access to the server lol) I would really rather not stray away from RAID. The IT person for the company is familiar with RAID and I want maintenance, usage, and access easier just incase he needs to intervene in some way if i cant be there. Will FreeNAS support RAID though? The motherboard has built in RAID so that would be easy too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Server Build For Medium Business"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again for taking the time to help me out! Alright, I've confirmed that I can't spend 5k on this project. With the 30 camera system, I was just talking about daily archives of the DVR or something similar. Sorry I didn't clarify.

So if I wasn't to go with a RAID card and just used the X79's, if the power went out, would I lose everything or just the files being written at that time?

I would rather not have to have a dedicated RAID card since I want to keep costs as low as possible, but if it is absolutely crucial to the data, then I'll have to find some solution.

As for my idea on having a backup tower in another office, would this build work?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $84.73 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9a 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler $41.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $83.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.89 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.89 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 6450 1GB Video Card $29.99 @ Micro Center
Case Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $39.94 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-R8 PWM 31.4 CFM 80mm Fan $17.02 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $22.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $22.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $819.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-09 13:30 EDT-0400

My plan with this is to use the LogMeIn backup service to do automated nightly backups. I would also most likely get FreeNas on this machine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Server Build For Medium Business"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Both Units will be connected to UPSs, and there are generators on site at the main location if the power were to go out. Would it be all good if there was a UPS or does the RAID card need its own little battery backup?

Also, there might be new circumstances. At the site, there are 30 or so cameras going to a DVR. Would this machine have the read/write capability to manage all of those cameras if it needed to?

Another question is, I might be able to up my budget to 5k. What kind of specs would you recommend?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Server Build For Medium Business"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the such well thought out response! Im not really concerned with the RAM since the server they were used to had 4 GB or REALLY slow RAM with one of the slowest Xeons available, so 16 GB should serve them well for a long time. Furthermore, there probably wont ever really be much traffic going through the server at a time. My only concern now is the RAID situation. I'm not sure there will ever be a backup array in the tower itself, so I guess the 4 port will be fine. My plan was to also build a cheap tower with a couple of 3-4 TB drives to have in another office about an hour away to do nightly backups of the main unit. If I am going that route, do I still need to worry about security of having a nice RAID card? Again, thanks for your time. i really appreciate it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Server Build For Medium Business"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input! Im not concerned with CPu power. The Xeon should be almost triple of what they are expecting. I was even considering lowering down to a cheaper option. You think I need more than 16 GB of RAM? It will just be recording footage from a few cameras and pictures and word documents and such from around 20 employees. What RAID card would you suggest for my situation? All I need is 2 RAID 1 configs bare minimum and possibly later on another one for backups.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Server Build For Medium Business"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input! Im not certain that's the RAM I will buy, just using it as a placeholder for now.

Comment reply on NeilNjae's Completed Build: Work PC

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

On my old PC (an HP All in One with 2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo and 4GB RAM), I used the Adobe CS4 Suite and never had any performance issues except a long render time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sound Production / DJing Rack-mounted Compact Build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

On their website they only officially support Intel, but my FX6300 kills everything Serato throws at it. Its a little beast of a processor.I like the feel of Serato and almost any controller you get works great with Serato. Thanks for the input! I think that Corsair is the way for me to go. Should fit nicely in a rack with some brackets or I might just build a flight case for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sound Production / DJing Rack-mounted Compact Build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input! I'll probably go with a water cooler like that. As for the case, do you know of any rackmountable or under 19" length ones? Lastly, I beg to differ with you on the AMD thing. My main rig has a 6300 in it and Serato works flawlessly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first pc (limited budget sadly)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok so heres the changes and why I made them. The CPU you chose is pretty weak: mine is so much better for gaming and animation. The motherboard I chose is pretty much the best you can get for the price. It's what I have in my own build too with the 6300. RAM is RAM; the only reason this kind is super high speed is because its cheaper so I chose it. For storage, I upped you to a 2TB since animations take up a lot of space. I got a 660 since it plays almost every game at 1080p with decent framerate and it cost about half of the 280X. The 200R case is a great case with nice airflow and loads of cable management options. The PSU I chose is better since it is 80+ Gold certified for only $5 more. Your power bill will thank you for that one especially during big renders.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first pc (limited budget sadly)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $88.79 @ Amazon
Memory Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $81.69 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Micro Center
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $139.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TRENDnet TEW-643PI 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter $19.29 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $767.71

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first pc (limited budget sadly)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, whats all games do you play and is that a priority?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first pc (limited budget sadly)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Also do you have a space restriction for the monitor? I can get you a bigger one thats better

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building my first pc (limited budget sadly)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you set on that case or are you fine if it was a different one?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Troubles With My 840 EVO"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so I haven't ran any tests, but I did more tweaking in BIOS with some startup stuff and the boot time is now around 10 seconds. Thanks for the help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Troubles With My 840 EVO"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do the tests! Thanks! Ill let you know if it helps!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Troubles With My 840 EVO"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Then you might be having the same problem as me. Ive looked at alot of reviews and most of them say that Windows will boot in ~10 seconds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Troubles With My 840 EVO"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I will look into that. Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Troubles With My 840 EVO"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have it running 8.1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Troubles With My 840 EVO"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have Windows 8.1 though. Don't understand why it wont boot faster...

Comment reply on SpankysMonkey's Completed Build: STURMGEWEHR

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That's only for extreme gaming PCs. For what the OP is using it for, the 760 is great. He states that it plays them all on Ultra, so I don't see the need for a 780Ti.

Comment reply on ProgramXeon's Completed Build: Program's RIG

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, but dat PSU. That thing is a time bomb!

Comment reply on a.tunnard's Completed Build: First Build Green and white

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

They do make it in Black/Green now

Comment reply on Streyken's Completed Build: Hobby Video Editing and a Game

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Those fans! They suck! I'll do you a favor and take them off your hands... Haha! Nice build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Add "Overclockable" to CPU Parts Classification."

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Since there are non K processors that can be overclocked, having an extra check box should theoretically be simple to implement. I think that it is a much needed feature that would benefit a lot of users and provide more convenience. Also, it will keep more people on the site since they won't have to search through numerous sited to find the overclocking information. Thanks for all that you do!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 4670k vs AMD fX 8350? NOT FOR GAMING"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The integrated graphics are OK. You will be a whole lot better off with my version. The Integrated graphics on the 4670K will work just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Build Critique: £600 Gaming PC w/ i5-4670K, R9 270X"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Hey, with that reddit forum for software trading, are the Windows liscenses trial versions. My dad told me that the TechNet OS liscenses expire. Do you know if s5ean's OSs do the same?

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