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    Quote Originally Posted by Flcrewpolo View Post
    i posted a thread with the build a long time ago but thought i would throw it up here for new people

    this was a project i started and never fully finished here is the current parts list which will not match some of the pictures

    custom case from mountain mod with custom paint
    psu - seasonic 1250 gold
    mobo - asus maximus iv extreme z
    cpu - i7 2600k - 5.0ghz
    gpu 2x gtx titan
    ram - 64 gigs dom 2166mhz
    hdd - 2x caviar black 1tb in raid 0
    ssd - 2x samsung 840 pro 256g in raid 0
    cooling
    apogee rev 2 cpu block
    black ice 360 rad x2
    12x scythe gentle typhoon fans
    2x scythe 6way fan controller
    5port baybus for light switches
    everything is sleeved
    Out of curiosity, why 64GB of RAM? For my work I used some powerful PC's for video-editing with 16-24GB of high speed RAM. 16GB of RAM already felt like an overkill when working on full HD projects. So I gotta ask, what are you running that is using all that RAM?

    I can only think of playing 2 games simultaneously that you both record while editing a full HD movie, that or you are running Norton Anti Virus.

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    MSI HD 7970 OC 3072MB GDDR5 PCI
    Intel Core i5-3570K
    ASRock Z77 Pro4 Intel Z77
    Samsung Green 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
    Corsair Obsidian Series 550D PC case
    Samsung 250GB SSD
    Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB

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    Intel Core i5-3570K
    6GB DDR3
    ASUS HD 7850
    Samsung 500GB SSD

    + X360 .

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    New PC made (mostly) not done yet, need to get my fan controller, some more fans, a 2nd 760 superclocked, my H100 and some red LEDs to go inside. tho im like 90% done (apart from wireing in my speakers / 2nd monitor.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nohara View Post
    Out of curiosity, why 64GB of RAM? For my work I used some powerful PC's for video-editing with 16-24GB of high speed RAM. 16GB of RAM already felt like an overkill when working on full HD projects. So I gotta ask, what are you running that is using all that RAM?

    I can only think of playing 2 games simultaneously that you both record while editing a full HD movie, that or you are running Norton Anti Virus.
    Or he's doing real workstation tasks. :P Also, calling out Norton like that is a little unfair, since from what I've heard it isn't quite the same as it was, oh, 5 years ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nohara View Post
    Out of curiosity, why 64GB of RAM? For my work I used some powerful PC's for video-editing with 16-24GB of high speed RAM. 16GB of RAM already felt like an overkill when working on full HD projects. So I gotta ask, what are you running that is using all that RAM?

    I can only think of playing 2 games simultaneously that you both record while editing a full HD movie, that or you are running Norton Anti Virus.
    um mainly cause when i switched my mobo and cpu recently *i posted my old cpu/mobo by mistake my current is 3970x on a asus rampage iv extreme the 2600k is what is pictured*
    but when i switched my cpu/mobo i upgraded my ram at same time and got a steal on 64gigs vs 32gigs both are way overkill but my whole machine is overkill

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    Got a new case, Switch 810. My god I love it.... it's like owning an HDD, then getting an SSD and never wanting to go back. FULL TOWER FTW.

    http://i.imgur.com/RzxfoV4.jpg

    Build isn't done, have a few things arriving next week to finish up.

    - Swiftech MP655
    - Alphacool Repack Dual 5.25" Acrylic Reservoir
    Bleeding the XSPC pump/res. combo is impossible or something (pump is always noisy, slight hum). So I decided to get a new pump and res and will sell off the XSPC combo.
    - PrimoChill PRIMOFLEX™ Advanced LRT™ Elegant White
    - Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition x 2
    - Swiftech MCR220-QP 2X120mm Radiator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flcrewpolo View Post
    um mainly cause when i switched my mobo and cpu recently *i posted my old cpu/mobo by mistake my current is 3970x on a asus rampage iv extreme the 2600k is what is pictured*
    but when i switched my cpu/mobo i upgraded my ram at same time and got a steal on 64gigs vs 32gigs both are way overkill but my whole machine is overkill
    i was about to comment "you can't have 64GB on a 2600k"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    i was about to comment "you can't have 64GB on a 2600k"
    yea sandybridge fun huh cyanotical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flcrewpolo View Post
    yea sandybridge fun huh cyanotical
    idk if you noticed but SB-E is a whole different animal that SB, about all they really have in common is overclocking procedure, makes me curious about IB-E given that it's getting almost a year and a half of extra dev time over IB, much longer than the 10 months of extra dev time between SB and SB-E

    thinking about it, IB cores with HW performance and enterprise L3 and stability, along with rumors of Titan-2 and HD9970, we'll be seeing some pretty awesome setups in this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercs213 View Post
    Got a new case, Switch 810. My god I love it.... it's like owning an HDD, then getting an SSD and never wanting to go back. FULL TOWER FTW.

    http://i.imgur.com/RzxfoV4.jpg

    Build isn't done, have a few things arriving next week to finish up.

    - Swiftech MP655
    - Alphacool Repack Dual 5.25" Acrylic Reservoir
    Bleeding the XSPC pump/res. combo is impossible or something (pump is always noisy, slight hum). So I decided to get a new pump and res and will sell off the XSPC combo.
    - PrimoChill PRIMOFLEX™ Advanced LRT™ Elegant White
    - Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition x 2
    - Swiftech MCR220-QP 2X120mm Radiator
    Sexy! IMO that bottom rad would do better as intake, it will 1) make it positive pressure and 2) uses the cool air directly from outside to keep the rad cool instead of using the warmer air inside the case

  12. #11752
    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Sexy! IMO that bottom rad would do better as intake, it will 1) make it positive pressure and 2) uses the cool air directly from outside to keep the rad cool instead of using the warmer air inside the case
    True, I just had them positioned like that for the aesthetic value. I love the white rings! I may change them around next week.

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    I don't care what anyone says, I love my gaming laptop. I'm using it at a friend's house, and can stream anywhere I want... (Provided their interwebs are decent).

    But as for at-home stats:

    Intel Core i7 3630QM Quad
    DDR3 12GB
    GeForce GTX 670
    1980 x 1080 60hz Monitor, which cost a lot more than the smaller version of it ;'[

    Around 25-30mpbs DL, 10 upload (I can edit the link in when I'm home).
    The upload is amazing for streaming though.

    I just don't get why people really hate laptops. I plan on getting a full desktop rig as well when I have the money, but that's obviously only due to heat issues with the laptop. Portable gamezz iLove.

    http://www.bubblews.com/assets/image...1374149592.jpg

    Then again, I guess portability is a little bit inconvenient when a notebook weights over 9 pounds. ;p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuneree View Post
    I just don't get why people really hate laptops. I plan on getting a full desktop rig as well when I have the money, but that's obviously only due to heat issues with the laptop. Portable gamezz iLove.
    The hate for laptops is mostly gone as the mobile market has ROCKETED in recent years and portability has become more important than ever. Nowadays if you say "I need a laptop for portability" I highly doubt you're going to get idiots going "booo laptop sux desktop is BETTAR".
    E.g. for someone who hops between different houses a lot or needs to go on vacation but still wants to play PC games, a laptop is perfect because they don't have to lug-around a freaking case + monitor + keyboard + mouse + cables + etc every time, that's just not possible.

    Asus gaming laptops are great in general, decent power/stability albeit their 17" models can get really bulky (as you say)...but the point is you can still chuck it in a bag and carry it around, and it will run most games on decent settings
    Yeah sure you will always be able to build a vastly more powerful PC for the price of a gaming laptop, but what the hell, that's just the cost of an all-in-one portable system :P

    Also I think your GPU is a GTX670M, not GTX 670, there is a pretty huge difference :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Yeah sure you will always be able to build a vastly more powerful PC for the price of a gaming laptop, but what the hell, that's just the cost of an all-in-one portable system :P
    the reality is that price vs performance is really only a sales term, and the more people realize it the less they complain, in truth it's cost vs value, is the value of something to you worth the cost?, once you realise that, the price vs performance argument just seems like childish rhetoric

    for me it's worth it to spend more on something that is a better product

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    The hate for laptops is mostly gone as the mobile market has ROCKETED in recent years and portability has become more important than ever. Nowadays if you say "I need a laptop for portability" I highly doubt you're going to get idiots going "booo laptop sux desktop is BETTAR".
    E.g. for someone who hops between different houses a lot or needs to go on vacation but still wants to play PC games, a laptop is perfect because they don't have to lug-around a freaking case + monitor + keyboard + mouse + cables + etc every time, that's just not possible.

    Asus gaming laptops are great in general, decent power/stability albeit their 17" models can get really bulky (as you say)...but the point is you can still chuck it in a bag and carry it around, and it will run most games on decent settings
    Yeah sure you will always be able to build a vastly more powerful PC for the price of a gaming laptop, but what the hell, that's just the cost of an all-in-one portable system :P

    Also I think your GPU is a GTX670M, not GTX 670, there is a pretty huge difference :P
    You'd actually be incredibly surprised at some of the hate I receive for some reason haha. Even on stream when people ask for my comp specs, some people seem literally OFFENDED that I DARE use a laptop for gaming, (even if I do basically use it as a desktop).

    And as for the graphics card, I deffs knew that just forgot that the 670 isn't laptop haha. I've got the GTX 670MX.



  17. #11757
    actually, the biggest hate i have with laptops, and this is someone coming who had a laptop to begin with to game on, is how repairable they are, if something goes wrong, its hell to fix, the easiest ones to sort is HDD and ram. If one of the other parts fail, you can pretty much have a bricked laptop or send it in for repair which can take a while to do and left with what exactly?

    Also the portability only comes in for LAN parties, and ive tried to game on a train or coach, ye it doesnt work, that element is bull crap if anyone claims it can be done well in such environment.
    and as a result, just produces more cons for laptop gaming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorianrage View Post
    Also the portability only comes in for LAN parties, and ive tried to game on a train or coach, ye it doesnt work, that element is bull crap if anyone claims it can be done well in such environment.
    ...you really can't see any scenario other than LAN parties where a laptop's portability can come in handy? I know people who have their entire lifestyles revolving around carrying laptops, desktops are virtually irrelevant to them.

    In the latest Steam survey, by far the two most common resolutions are 1920x1080 (31%) and 1366x768 (21%). The latter resolution virtually doesn't exist on standalone monitors, 99% of the people who voted for that resolution are laptop gamers.
    Blizzard designs pretty much all their games to be incredibly laptop-friendly (or low-budget friendly :P) due to catering to such a colossal audience, a TON people who play WoW/Diablo/Starcraft do so on laptops.

    Hell I knew students back in university who would game on their laptop during breaks (or during particularly boring lectures :P) and then game on it some more at home because the laptop fulfilled all their work/gaming needs. They can just drop it anywhere, plug it in to power, plug in a handy mouse and work/play.

    LAN parties only, pffffft.
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2013-08-18 at 04:11 PM.

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    if its not taken around (portability) desktop is the better choice for gaming, work is another matter, working with excel spread sheets and calculations isnt hard to do on a train, but gaming isnt, this is experience, as these forums are mainly gaming, was only covering this aspect.
    also i stand by what i said at the first part of my post, as this also comes from experience, its an expensive risk to take if you buy a laptop that can run games well hardware wise.

    and i was a student at university as well so i know the drill :P, the only time you would need a a powerful laptop for uni imo is to run simulations such as air flow over an aerofoil if there isnt enough computers around, 16 xeon, 16 gb machines werent enough to go around :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorianrage View Post
    if its not taken around (portability) desktop is the better choice for gaming
    I don't think I ever refuted that fact -_-

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