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Comment reply on kylebronsdon's Completed Build: The Feral Angel: Linux live video streaming DAW

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I sure appreciate it, biggles - I worked with the latest Ubuntu MATE for a couple weeks and became quite fond of it but when I broke down yesterday and put Windows 10 on the machine, I got the rig I paid for. Simply no contest. Shadow of Mordor loaded up at ULTRA settings which was more surprising to me than the low defaults I got with Linux. Every cam got the resolution and frame rate I expected soon as I plugged em in. My $2k audio interface had full functionality. Even my notoriously unreliable ISP behaved!

I'll keep my MATE partition on the old lappy (because I expect Windows 7 to kick it, since I used the serial number to get the 10 iso file) but I'm not ready for Linux yet :)

Comment reply on kylebronsdon's Completed Build: The Feral Angel: Linux live video streaming DAW

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

OMFG no way lol - I gave it a try, a couple times from scratch and once with Architect, Arch is so not gonna happen for me anytime soon! I can't even get my hardware behaving properly on the hand-holding Ubuntu MATE 15.10 yet. I came so close to pulling the plug and installing Windows 7 yesterday. The most frustrating element is that 90% of the applications I want are either tragically outdated or simply just disappeared from the web.

But I slept on it and my goal today is what should be (and has proven not to be) a modest one of getting either OBS, which I'm used to, or the very exciting and totally undocumented WebcamStudio to use the camera preferences I set up in guvcview.

Comment reply on kylebronsdon's Completed Build: The Feral Angel: Linux live video streaming DAW

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally wanna do that!

Comment reply on kylebronsdon's Completed Build: The Feral Angel: Linux live video streaming DAW

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually really lazy with the cable management when I first put it together because I was pretty sure I'd be getting the Noctua fans, which I just added yesterday. I redid all the cabling then, you shoulda seen it before lol - but I took out all the drive cages, so the case is half empty!

Comment reply on kylebronsdon's Completed Build: The Feral Angel: Linux live video streaming DAW

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It IS crazy, I freakin' love it lol - and it works!

Comment reply on kylebronsdon's Completed Build: The Feral Angel: Linux live video streaming DAW

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I keep seeing Arch and liking what I see - It's great that Ubuntu is so ubiquitous, but Dancing with the Stars is really popular too heh - I don't see nearly so many outdated references and broken links with Arch. I'm really glad I run Ubuntu on my web/streaming server, I was at least a little familiar with Linux file structure and terminal commands. I think you've given me the little push I need to at least try out a live USB of Arch.

If I ever get that refund for the Seasonic, I might try another - from a different seller!

Comment reply on kylebronsdon's Completed Build: The Feral Angel: Linux live video streaming DAW

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the temps I've noted say it all! 95% of the time the only chassis fan going is the one on the back just behind the cooler, lazily (and silently) venting out what doesn't convect out the top, at around 300 RPM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - Live video streaming DAW"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I've committed now! Amazon had the deals I was waiting for on a Strix 970 (You somehow talked me into it, staffsMike lol) and, perhaps most frightening, an ATX mobo. So now I'm going to have to figure out how to enclose this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $331.49 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D9L 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler $54.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $139.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card Purchased For $306.99
Power Supply Silverstone 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $94.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM (64-bit) $128.97 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor $239.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1547.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-10 17:06 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - Live video streaming DAW"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on, sir :) I am quite tight on space, width is not the problem of the other dimensions when it comes to finding a factory case, but I'd like to keep it under 18". To leave it any room at all to breathe and for peripherals cables, I'm thinking I have to keep it down to 12" deep by 6" high - it's a fall-front desk which is usually open, and the rackmount gear on one side seems to run at okay temps.

Here's the alternative I'm playing with at the moment, bumping up the GPU and far more futureproofing at the expense of my awesome power profile while still probably keeping it under $1500 come cyber Monday heh

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $331.49 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler $42.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY CS1111 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $144.00 @ Amazon
Storage PNY CS1111 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $144.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Silverstone 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $94.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM (64-bit) $128.97 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor $239.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1575.90
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1555.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-10 12:48 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - Live video streaming DAW"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I'll clarify: I occasionally stream Second Life, a notorious resource hog, but it's certainly nowhere near the action of a first-person shooter - also, I should have mentioned that this all takes place in a very compact recording studio, so my priorities are 1) quiet, 2) cool, and 3) portable, which I could perhaps sum up with the word "efficient".

It's really tough to beat that Strix 750ti at 65W - Power quite literally translates to heat, which will require more cooling and thus more noise. I'd rather save money on the GPU and have completely silent drives. The laptop had the kind of storage setup you describe, a boot/programs SSD and files HDD, because at the time the reliability of SSDs were still iffy. But I've never had a problem with mine and boy do I love that zippy boot time and SILENCE!

You're quite right about the H97 limitation, which is why I was also looking at the Z97 board in the interest of futureproofing. As you can see by my example of a heavy load for me, I'm big on multitasking, so I totally agree with your choice to max out the memory, but that's also why I want to go big on processor power.

I've actually started toying with a variation of this list using an ATX board to accommodate more futureproofing and more airflow. The space I'd like to fit the machine into is about 14" deep and only 8" high! The more I look at it, the more I suspect I'll have to fabricate a custom case.

Thanks again!

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