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home server / gaming pc / work vm server

friend asked about mismatched hdd's heres explination

hdds are mixes due to different needs, old pc had cav black for os (fast drive, then barracuda for fast mass data store, then a green for basic store (greens were given to brothers pc)) so im using 2x mix matched 3.5"'s + the 2 new 3.5" barracuda 3tb's , then as i have a hot swap bay at the top (for ssd's ect, my old external drives whos caddys broke are now internal hot swap drives (hence deckstar / blue scorp) the space the 2.5"'s take up (1x 5.25" bay) gives me better space / cable management and lets me mod the case further by removing bays / caddys that are not needed opening up better air flow,

Part List
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.3GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load69.0° C
MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.06Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load66.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Performance Preset ScoreP16634
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superninjaleprechaun 4 points 19 months ago

when overkill is barely enough...

talby [9 Builds] 2 points 19 months ago

if you can have one workstation take the place of several running as VMs, overkill is never enough lol.

Personally I have been there, using a "there can be only one" workstation as your central everything can get painful, something as simple as a OS update / reboot you need to take the whole shebang offline. For me, freenas can simplify your storage needs and ESXi for all your VMs are preferred. But I still fire up vbox once in a while just to test out the latest linux distro, why not :P

PickItApart 4 points 19 months ago

Why isn't the NH-D14 positioned parallel to the ground?

nukem2000 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 19 months ago

it is? for top exhausting through the 2 x 200mm's

deadlyhooves 3 points 19 months ago

Great computer! You'll be set for a long while I think lol.

Bgwood91 3 points 19 months ago


martijnseijger 2 points 19 months ago

awsome pc love the 3 monitors

Norm101 [2 Builds] 2 points 19 months ago

I wonder why people keep saying "overkill" on the storage. I would argue that "overkill applied to elements that aren't benefited by more. Like RAM that won't be used, or a CPU far beyond the needs of the user.

What people seem to be saying is that "you closet is too big". Seriously?

How do you know how much he has to store? I have 4Tb on my system and it is 80% full. I know people who store videos/video clips and have 12Tb of storage and they are full.

So it seems rather ridiculous to make that comment.

peterzhu2118 [1 Build] 0 points 19 months ago

Data that you usually dont use can be stored on a NAS or a external HDD!

Norm101 [2 Builds] 2 points 19 months ago

That is an assumption that it isn't used.

Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

I've heard mixed reviews of those speakers. How do they sound?

nukem2000 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

for the price good, any 5.1 for that price is usable, got a nice headset i also use so no issue either way.

Mleibowitz97 [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

****....thats a lot of storage space....What are you even going to use it for? everything looks great though

Chava990x 1 point 19 months ago

Daaaayuum nice rig!!11!

peterzhu2118 [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

Well, thats 8.8 TB, who needs that much. My new build (built it yesterday)only has an 180GB SSD and an 2TB caviar black!

Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

Mine only has a 256gb ssd. but a 2tb cloud. The cloud is very slow though so i only use it for movies/ music/ pictures/ backups.

brightshade782 1 point 17 months ago

I'm thinking of getting the 2450HM monitor. How good is it for gaming?

nukem2000 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

its good for response time, as its not ips and brightness is great, the inbuilt "dynamics" mode sets up more contrast which is usefull for atmosphere.

however i have noticed that the colors (if doing photoshop work) the gradients arnt the best and can sorta merge into one color if they are verry close colors, (could be my colorblindness howerver)

brightshade782 1 point 17 months ago

That's great, I wanted something with good response AND good blacks. The colours will be fine I'm sure. Thanks for responding =]

bastille 1 point 7 months ago

so beautiful ;)

jeffreyyi -1 points 19 months ago

Great build, little overload with the storage. Great choice of the CPU cooler & monitor

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peterzhu2118 [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

Yeah, server for google, LOL

Psymon -1 points 19 months ago

Overkill on the storage.