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  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

To store all my 100% legal Linux ISOs. Also I needed to move 3TB of data from my old PC from a different country. The easiest way was just getting another drive there, instead of moving a bunch of small drives, some of them still PATA. They are Reds because they didn't have Greens when I was buying the first one. The price was almost the same, and they work fine in stuff other than NAS. Second one I bought because I wanted it to match the first one.

I still wouldn't have been able to afford a 780, but now that I think of it 770 was a slightly better choice. The difference in performance is not big enough for me to worry about it though. 770 was pretty new when I was buying this and I somehow had "7970 = amazing card, get 7970" engraved in my mind for a while.

Corsair would have been fine too, but i wanted a white PSU to match the case and this one let me do it without sacrificing anything else.

I will try to get pictures of the inside and some better pics of the outside when in a few days when I get a new camera.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that explains it all. You live in the UK I guess? In the USA you can get a 780 for ~$650 (~£500) I'm also the kinda guy who'd sacrifice a little performance/reliability for style.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I moved to the Netherlands shortly before buying this PC. Buying from the UK was actually cheaper than getting it in the Netherlands.

I wouldn't really consider a NZXT power supply a sacrifice when it comes to performance and reliability.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, like I said, I'm a Corsair fanboy.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd never heard of superflower before they worked with NZXT, but apparently they're pretty good PSU manufacturer.

EDIT: Superflower is the NZXT OEM PSU supplier.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never heard of an illegal Linux ISO, considering it's an open source OS and most distributions are free.

Also, the difference in performance between a 770 and 780 is HUGE, just wanted to point that out.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm pretty sure an illegal Linux ISO is possible with some of the enterprise distributions. The answer to "why so much space" should be pretty obvious.

The difference between 770 and 780 is huge, but I was talking about the difference between 7970 and 770. That was the choice I had and the 780 was out of my price range.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a few I'm sure, but I don't think anyone would have questioned you if you said you had a bunch of linux ISOs. I personally understand the space thing.

And thanks for clearing that up, I assumed you meant between the 770 and 780. But between the 7970 and 770 you're correct. And considering the 7970 typically comes with a boatload of games, it seems the better value.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the license on the upstream versions of all linux distributions dictates that any modified versions of the OS must also be opensource and freeware. However this is circumvented carefully by the enterprise editions by the fact that no support is provided unless you pay for it. And the freeware DL locations are pretty difficult to find, but if you look hard enough you can find the RHEL distros from the RH website, its just rather difficult.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

What flavors do you have? I'm trying to get into Arch, but I never have the time

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, you got me. I need a big drive for ****, music and movies. I have no idea about linux.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, lol. At least you're honest :D You should get into linux! With that much storage you could have 100s of different flavors. **** would be crazy! Your bootloader would take 5 minutes to scroll through.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I could, but I don't really see the point. Windows is working fine for me and I don't have time to mess with Linux for fun.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, yeah. It does take time...I just started messing around again cause school let out.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

What's with those WD Red drives? They're designed for NAS. As cyberdark said, you could've improved this build quite a bit without those drives.

EDIT: Ah, I see.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Why so much HDD space? If you got two 1TB HDDs (Or one 2TB) you could've gotten a i7(If you're editing) or a GTX 780/770(If you're gaming). I would've wet for a Corsair PSU (I'm a Corsair fanboy) or something like that. Could we get pictures of the inside?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Uploaded some better pictures.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the Havik? I was thinking of getting the 120mm version.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Very happy with it. At idle I can't hear the PC at all. At full load it's ok. Would be much better if not for the IHS issues on Haswell. I didn't really like the rubbers that mount the fans but that's a one time annoyance.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The xigmatek dark knight performs better for the same price as the 120. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Xigmatek-Dark-Knight-Night-Hawk-Edition-CPU-Cooler-Review/1576/6

I know the benchmarks are for the 140, but I figure the 140 is better than the 120.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link! I was looking at the Dark Knight as well, but couldn't decide which. Helped a lot :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that headphone a sennheiser hd650?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. I don't have my old E-MU 1212m and headphone amp with me, so I'm using onboard sound for now. Looking into getting either a Creative ZX, or Asus Xonar ST.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build ! Also the CPU cooler is way overpriced and the 16GB are IMO not necessary, 8GB would have been plenty. A 770 would have indeed be a better choice IMO but that's just me. This NZXT PSU is indeed great especially considering its actual price in the US or in CA, a Corsair would have been good too but you would have paid a bit more I think.

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