Your PC

Discussion in 'Technology Talk' started by Kioskask, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. PixelVixen

    PixelVixen Guest

    OwO Holy motherboards!

    I have:
    A 21.5 inch monitor
    A HP tower with (frankly) not enough RAM to do what I need...
    Mouse (Squeak! Squeak!)
    XP-Pen Star Series Graphics Tablet

    *Looks around for any redeeming piece of gadgetry to impress the furs...*

    *Pails into insignificance* XD
  2. -AlphaLupi

    -AlphaLupi The Fennec

    I'll have to post a pic of my rig later, cureently using a Obutto Ozone with upgrades and a custom PC build. Playing Star Citizen in VR (through Virtual Desktop) is incredible. Absolutely breathtaking.
  3. Caecus

    Caecus My goals have no limits!

    I5 3570K
    gtx 660
    Samsung evo 850 128gb
    Caviar black 1tb
    Caviar blue 1tb
    Nexus 500W psu

    Operating system: arch linux

    Blackstorm mouse
    Logitech waterproof keyboard
    Razer charcaisis
    Huion H610

    Philips 4K 60hz 40"
    Fujitsu 22"
    Asus 22"
  4. Liam The Red

    Liam The Red "Dad" Fox

    Asus motherboard
    32G ram
    Samsung 850 evo 480GB SSD
    Dual Nvidia GTX 950
    3- samsung 27" monitors ands one 42" (for watching movies while I game)

    Dell poweredge T610
    dual xeon CPU
    128 GB ram
    22 TB storage for Media (video/audio/etc)

    (I have numerous and multiple other piles of crap laying around as well. Did I mention I'm a professional nerd?)
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  5. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    a bit cluttered right now but here's my current build its about a decade old now when i move back home i'll have more freedom to get a gucci "office" set up it still runs everything under the sun on max for the most part but its just getting worn out now

    CPU: i7 930
    GPU: GTX 660
    Memory: 12 gig DDR3 triple channel (yes its that old)
    HDD: 1.5 TB (barra)
    Mobo: Gigabyte ultra durable

    and this is part of my new build i'm keeping it at my family's place in my old bedroom

    CPU: i7 7700k
    GPU: MSI GTX 1070 8gb
    Memory: 16 gig DDR4
    HDD: 3tb barracuda
    SSD: samsung 960 Evo 250gig
    Mobo: MSI Z270 gaming M5
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  6. Liam The Red

    Liam The Red "Dad" Fox

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  7. ACaracalFromWork

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  8. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    i was gutted when i heard that cause i already got my motherboard but nah i wont

    Linus did a good talk about it

    its another server level CPU that the average consumer wont have a need for my new build is supposed to be future proof so it may sound like the i9 would be a good choice but im still running a i7 930.... and it runs everything fine (ish) after 10 years so i figure the 7700k will be the same
  9. Liam The Red

    Liam The Red "Dad" Fox

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  10. Saiko

    Saiko GTWT Survivor

    Your stipulation about your 930 is correct. Having a brand new flagship processor is currently not necessary for a future-proof machine because desktop CPU tech makes very little progress in computational power these days. This means the maximum CPU overhead of consumer-grade software isn't able to increase very fast, and it's often limited by more stringent mobile constraints anyway. The bigger concern in future-proofing your desktop is in the GPU where performance is still following Moore's law, allowing exponentially more GPU overhead for games and the like. Unless they're running a large scale cloud service, multiple virtual machines, or highly parallelized and intensive computations, a consumer won't benefit from one of these i9's for an incredibly long time.
  11. Liam The Red

    Liam The Red "Dad" Fox

    Very true. Besides, what application have you heard of that's optimized for 18 physical cores/36 threads? There are barely even now any that are optimized for using the 4 physical cores that are common now.
  12. ACaracalFromWork

    ACaracalFromWork Pending Deletion

    Ughh, what's wrong with you poeple I had to clean my desk to show your my picture
    That small box on the floor is the computer, I need to get a stand for it.
    16 gigs ram
    Graphics card MSI 1050 TI
    Samsung SDD 500 gigs for main
    Toshiba HDD 2T for games
    Mouse Evega Toro x10
    Corsair Gaming keyboard K55 RGB
    motherboard ASRock Z270M-ITX/ac LGA 1151
    LG blue ray drive

    I wanted a small ITX computer with Bluetooth and wifi enabled so I could easily bring the computer everywhere I wanted.
    I highly recommend if you want to build your own ITX is make sure the case has a handle but it's eh you know.
  13. Saiko

    Saiko GTWT Survivor

    Exactly, consumer grade software is typically too simple for that much parallelism. It'd have to be purpose-built software on a purpose-built machine.

    I'm of the opinion that the true purpose of these devices is to demonstrate tangible, marketable progress in CPU design to investors and software devs rather than be used in actual machines. There's probably an element of "because it's cool" from the engineers buried in there too lol.
  14. Liam The Red

    Liam The Red "Dad" Fox

    Actually, we DO use them in virtualized server environments. It's awfully nice to be able to spin up another virtual machine whenever you want and have it powerful enough to do what you need without having to worry.
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  15. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    yeah but my PC is a decade old its literally worn out i need to upgrade
  16. Liam The Red

    Liam The Red "Dad" Fox

    It sounds like you're off to a good start though. Should give you another several years of use.
  17. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    for $2500 i hope so...
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  18. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member


    a couple hours later
  19. ACaracalFromWork

    ACaracalFromWork Pending Deletion

    ooo fancy.
  20. Saiko

    Saiko GTWT Survivor

    Wait, that fan/radiator configuration is weird. Usually the radiator blows out the back or top, and the front is the intake. You have the radiator blowing out the front and either no intake, an obstructed front intake, or the top as the intake. Which direction are those top fans blowing?
  21. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    the front has two vents on ontop one at the bottom so it actually is taking in air it looks obstructed but it has a rather big empty chamber on the front so it works same as if you took the front pannel off (ive tested this)

    i may change the two radiator fans though cause i got 3 fans for the front originally but then i found out that Kaby Lake CPUs are known to overheat so i opted for watercooling but the 3 original fans are better than the 2 radiator fans they have a higher RPM and they have more airflow

    the two fans at the top and the one at the back are exhaust

    the CPU water cool fan is a unique design because instead of just cooling the CPU it blows cool air on the mobo and the reduces the case's overall temp

    here's a video with more in depth
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  22. GigaBit

    GigaBit A hyperactive computer lovin' nerd.

    It took me THIS freakin' long to finally get off my lazy butt and take pictures!
    Main PC: [Upgraded] Dell Optiplex 380
    Here's my main battle station. 2 Monitors, really awesome Bose speakers (My neighbor gave me them for free along with the Samsung monitor in the picture!), Dell Keyboard, Blackweb Mouse, and "Gary" the fox plushie.

    The computer isn't really anything special, just an average office computer from 2010 with some upgrades.

    The computer came with no HDD when I got it. So I found one: a 250gb HDD. I later put in a SSD which you can see "hanging around" in the bottom 5.25 in. drive bay.
    Secondary PC: [Upgraded] Dell Dimension E521
    I know what your're thinking: He's using a CRT monitor when there's a perfectly good LCD behind it!
    There's a story behind that CRT. Not a very good one, but a story.
    I recently picked up that monitor at a thrift store for $2. It's a pretty good monitor for $2. So I brought it home and decided to test it. When I started to test it, I fell in love with the crisp image the monitor provides. So that reason PLUS me being lazy, I've kept it there. (The other CRT I use for my wii.)

    Here's the PC itself. Nothing much, just a Dell dimension E521 (Thank God that's a "5" not a "6".) with a few tweaks, like: New PSU, 6GBs of RAM, and Windows 7.

    Here's the insides. Nothing much to marvel at, except that "sexy" cable work. Heh... heh...
    Emulating PC: Custom Built
    Here it is in all it's glory! The fabled "Emulating PC". I don't have any pictures of the insides, mostly due to how much of a pain the computer is to pull out. I did get a picture of it running Super Mario World though!

    The computer was built with some spare parts I had lying around, most of them being from a custom built somebody gave me.

    The moment of truth! The computer handles emulation very well, even though the fans are as loud as "HECK" sometimes.
    It also plays this when it boots up:
  23. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    are they work PCs or are they just everyday PCs?
  24. GigaBit

    GigaBit A hyperactive computer lovin' nerd.

    Everyday PCs.
    Although the Emulating machine has no connection to the internet at all. It's job is strictly playing retro games.
  25. Experimentonomen

    Experimentonomen Lazy Fox

    I spent the weekend building a new desk:

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