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Forum Topic "Workstation Build"

Smily submitter 1 point 15 months ago

Huh, okay. They do have a failure rate of 0 -- but after only 1.44 months. Contrast that with 0.6% after 4 years, and, well, it's hard to say.

And good thought. I'll go with the 10TB ones.

Forum Topic "Workstation Build"

Smily submitter 1 point 15 months ago

Sequential bandwidth is not a concern. Thanks, this is exactly the kind of think I was looking for.

As far as drives go, I was planning to get with the HDS5C4040ALE630. Looking at this

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-benchmark-stats-2016/

It seems like it has an extremely low failure rate of only 0.6% over nearly 4 years, which is awesome. I couldn't find any similar numbers on that drive you recommended.

Also, would you recommend two 4TB drives or one 8TB drive?

Forum Topic "Workstation Build"

Smily submitter 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks, but I'm not sure a single Seagate 10TB hard drive meets my requirement of reliability.

Forum Topic "Workstation Build"

Smily submitter 1 point 15 months ago

Looks pretty good. Mind if I link to this comment from the storage forum to get their ideas?

Forum Topic "Best Intel Gaming PC -- $1100"

Smily 1 point 53 months ago

450W? I haven't kept up to date on PC parts, but 450W for a 970?

Forum Topic "GTX 970 build for <$1000 USD"

Smily submitter 1 point 53 months ago

the OCZ PSU is concerning as well

Forum Topic "Help me"

Smily submitter 1 point 60 months ago

This is a decent solution... but I have plans to build a mid/full ATX PC down the road. This is why I'm considering going with an internal 3.5" HDD and an enclosure.

Forum Topic "Help me"

Smily submitter 1 point 60 months ago

SSDs are too expensive. I just need a lot of storage.

I'm using my headset when I'm playing games, which is nearly all I need the extra storage for.

Forum Topic "Help me"

Smily submitter 1 point 60 months ago

2.5" drive. DOn't want to spend $150 for 1250 GB more, and it'll be a lot slower.

DaxTee's Completed Build: First-time build. - i5 4670k, GTX 780

Smily -7 points 60 months ago

Nobody likes Fnatic

MikeyTen4's Completed Build: Ravedigga Studio - 4770K @ 4.2GHz / 4.3GHz turbo

Smily 1 point 63 months ago

2fast

wingson010's Completed Build: Merry Xmas to myself (Dec 2013)

Smily 1 point 63 months ago

Uh, we don't discuss 50% in these parts.

daes79's Completed Build: Baby Red Video Editing Rig/Audio Engineering Rig/Gaming Rig

Smily 1 point 64 months ago

It's perfect. The colors are perfect. The cooling is perfect. I love the way you bent the tubes. It makes it look so much cleaner!

Can I have it?

Forum Topic "Asus 290x VS MSI 290x"

Smily 1 point 64 months ago

Lol. Unless you're doing some serious overclocking, you won't notice a difference. But it might last longer, who knows :P

hersy81's Completed Build: KingKronas

Smily 3 points 64 months ago

I would have gone with an R9 290 or R9 280X, but your frame rate will still be great. Great build!

Forum Topic "Asus 290x VS MSI 290x"

Smily 1 point 64 months ago

If you really care about performance, go with Asus. MSi uses Elpida RAM while Asus uses far superior Samsung RAM. The difference in performance is only really noticeable if you try to overclock VRAM a lot. Samsung RAM will reach higher frequencies.

Mincading's Completed Build: LinusCatNips

Smily 1 point 64 months ago

I would have recommended the 280X if it was actually in existence at the time of the comment :/

ilai456's Completed Build: My new comp for BF4

Smily 4 points 65 months ago

Good luck running Minecraft with that card.

Forum Topic "New Mac pro"

Smily submitter 3 points 65 months ago

Don't think that would be possible, considering Apple designed and built the components custom. I don't see the advantage of having one big fan rather than a ton of small fans, but oh well. Apple will make it look good and it will sell well to people who could run the same programs on a Macbook Air.

Forum Topic "Need help choosing between two 770's"

Smily 1 point 66 months ago

I would go with the Gigabyte purely because I have seen more people pick their Windforce cooler over MSi's, but the MSi one is still a great option. Basically, which one do you think looks better?

Forum Topic "is the i5-3570 unlocked?"

Smily 2 points 66 months ago

If it has a K in the name (at least for Intel processors) then it is. Therefore, the i5 3570 is not unlocked, but the i5 3570k is.

If it is locked, you might be able to overclock a little bit, but hardly anything. If you plan to overclock, buy an unlocked processor.

If it is locked, there is currently and probably never will be a way to unlock it.

DH28Hockey's Completed Build: First Build, 4670k and 7970

Smily 1 point 66 months ago

Doubt it. If he overheated, he probably would have elaborated a bit more and said that the pc isn't working...

ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

Smily 1 point 66 months ago

So the price we consider the CX to be at is the highest part of the range, while it is the lowest for the XFX? Yeah, that's fair.

ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

Smily 1 point 66 months ago

But they're not that same price.

ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

Smily 1 point 66 months ago

Waited for prices to fluctuate to make my post? Are you kidding me? I responded to your most recent post as soon as I was online.

My point about value is not misguided. He wanted to save money, and he did. I don't see the problem with it. Due to the low temp caps it in, how long is it going to last? 5 years? 6 years? We don't know, but it's going to last longer than he's going to have this PC. The 760 will be long obsolete by the time the PSU dies.

I do agree that a good PSU is a priority, however, I think that the CX is a decent enough PSU for a $1000 build.

ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

Smily 1 point 66 months ago

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Fatal1ty-Modular-Gaming-compatible/dp/B001MTYS06/ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

Couldn't find the 550W ModStream.

They cost almost 50% more than the one he chose. For a PSU that he's not going to experience any issues with, it's not worth it. The CX500 is now down at $40. You can't beat that value.

In addition, on the Eggxpert PSU tier list, ModXStream is listed at tier 3 along with the CX.

ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

Smily 1 point 66 months ago

I looked around and couldn't find a cheaper decent quality PSU. I know what you're saying, and I agree, but CX is fine. I guarantee you he's not going to have any issues with it.

ptrulock's Completed Build: Gaming Rig & Hackintosh

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

Hm, I would have gone for a better graphics card and a lower motherboard and cooler, and one SSD, but who knows what you use it for? Maybe you actually can use the two SSDs. Regardless, nice looking build, gets my upvote.

BetaKeja's Completed Build: First Build. A sub-$1000 VR gaming machine.

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

Meh, it has a 37A 12v rail. Should be fine unless he does some serious overclocking.

ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

Yeah, but it was a $57 power supply. I'd like to see you do better for that much.

StogeP's Completed Build: The Xbox One Thousand- Beast PC Build for 2014

Smily 3 points 67 months ago

Why the fluorescent liquid in the cooling loop? Because it looks awesome. Say what you want about the value of a Sabertooth, but it looks awesome, and works well in this build!

ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

Smily 2 points 67 months ago

No, the problem has nothing to do with how many Watts it is, although I probably would have gone with around 600 for this, they have to do with Corsair CX. For some reason, everyone has started hating CX because they're not top notch PSU, but I don't think it's that bad for $57.

Forum Topic "8gb of Memory Recommended for BF4"

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

Nah, 8 should be enough. BF3 doesn't get me up to 4, and I doubt BF4 is going to be any different.

VeteranHeroes's Completed Build: My First Build

Smily 2 points 67 months ago

Why $750 for the 780?

Forum Topic "Is an SSD even worth it?"

Smily 3 points 67 months ago

I don't think so. I have a 256GB 840 pro. I don't regret buying it, but it's not as impressive as you might think. But maybe I'll change my opinion when I go back to HDD read/write times.

Forum Topic "~$110 Extra for 5 FPS?"

Smily 2 points 67 months ago

In my opinion, the 8 cores aspect of the 8350 is a downside. It shows that, as a whole, it is a powerful and capable processor, but each core is, individually, weak. It's only power is that they slapped a bunch of these cores down on a piece of silicon. But it does perform pretty well in games, but I'm going with the 4670K because it has better single threaded performance. In heavily multi-threaded games like Battlefield 3, etc, the game uses a lot of the processors cores, and thus the processor with a bunch of high frequency cores wins. But when you compare one core of the 4670K vs one of the 8350, the 4670K clearly wins. I dunno, I've always had Intel products, I feel safe buying something from Intel. I didn't give AMD a fair chance, but their processor in my cheap laptop overheated a few years ago. I bought a nice gaming laptop with an i7 in it, though, so yeah. My comparison isn't fair. But this is just my opinion.

And to the other guy: don't think that really has anything to do with this. If you're buying a processor for gaming, you're probably not concerned with the integrated graphics performance. And that 50% better is vs the previous generations.

nathanmarculis's Completed Build: My First Gaming Build

Smily 0 points 67 months ago

Why the H100i? You're not going to have heat issues like that laptop. See, the laptop is on the stove, and is thus very prone to heat issues.

All jokes aside, nice build. I might have put a bit more into the GPU and less into CPU, but that's all my opinion! Great cable management. Nice job!

hanss's Completed Build: A 14 year old's first computer setup.

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

Oh, I see.

hanss's Completed Build: A 14 year old's first computer setup.

Smily 2 points 67 months ago

What's wrong with CX? I know they're not top of the line, but they're not bad.

Kofey's Completed Build: First PC (gaming) - 3570 & 660

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

Quality. Good job with the non-modular cables too, excellent first build.

Forum Topic "$2,000 Build Suggestions"

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1BqAP

I think this is what you would want.

Forum Topic "$2,000 Build Suggestions"

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

He wants NVIDIA for After Effects.

Nexusmerlin's Completed Build: The Black Beast . 1st father/son build.

Smily 2 points 67 months ago

Probably. They'll be running at 100% load for extended periods of time if you leave them like that. Only 40% load or so with lower temperatures with Vsync.

wvondrak's Completed Build: 64Gb Ram Multi-taksing and VM Force

Smily -5 points 67 months ago

Why only a $200 case?

Forum Topic "Search for Builds by Name and Description"

Smily submitter 2 points 67 months ago

I do understand the massive amount of work that would be required to add this feature, so I won't be surprised if you decide it is not worth the effort.

ljc29922's Completed Build: First Desktop-Only paid $512

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

Ah, anyway, I think the 8000 series comes out, which is exactly the same as the 7000 series, and I don't think consumers will even be able to buy them. The 9000 series comes out first half of 2014 (I think), and that'll be interesting.

ljc29922's Completed Build: First Desktop-Only paid $512

Smily 4 points 67 months ago

uh, 1st half of 2013 is over

Forum Topic "HD 8970"

Smily submitter 1 point 67 months ago

Ah, I didn't know. So I guess it's all NVIDIA for the next year or so. That'll be interesting. I was kinda waiting on an AMD card to drive down the price on the 780.

BranToast75's Completed Build: Current Rig: Update #3

Smily 3 points 67 months ago

I believe he means that the fans on top of your rad are pushing into the rad and the fans on the bottom of it are pushing into it, too. Right? That's what it looks like from the pictures.

jaabez's Completed Build: smash on o'leary

Smily 1 point 67 months ago

Nah. I wanted a picture perpendicular to your motherboard that truly showed your cables. Otherwise, they were obscured by the video card or drive bay. Do you have something to hide? Lol

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