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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Workstation Build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Workstation Build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Workstation Build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Workstation Build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Intel Gaming PC -- $1100"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 970 build for <$1000 USD"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

the OCZ PSU is concerning as well

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

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

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus 290x VS MSI 290x"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on hersy81's Completed Build: KingKronas

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus 290x VS MSI 290x"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Mincading's Completed Build: LinusCatNips

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on ilai456's Completed Build: My new comp for BF4

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

Good luck running Minecraft with that card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Mac pro"

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help choosing between two 770's"

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is the i5-3570 unlocked?"

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

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

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

But they're not that same price.

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on ptrulock's Completed Build: Gaming Rig & Hackintosh

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

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!

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8gb of Memory Recommended for BF4"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on VeteranHeroes's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Why $750 for the 780?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is an SSD even worth it?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$110 Extra for 5 FPS?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

Comment reply on nathanmarculis's Completed Build: My First Gaming Build

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

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!

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

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I see.

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

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

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

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

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000 Build Suggestions"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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

I think this is what you would want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2,000 Build Suggestions"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

He wants NVIDIA for After Effects.

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

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

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

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Search for Builds by Name and Description"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

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

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

uh, 1st half of 2013 is over

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HD 8970"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on BranToast75's Completed Build: Current Rig: Update #3

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

Comment reply on jaabez's Completed Build: smash on o'leary

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

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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