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    http://postimg.org/image/utebd61o3/

    Sorry for the below par camera quality, the phone is picky.

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    The left monitor is actually a 42'' TV.

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    Liking the Horde emblem.

    Mind me asking why 32GB?
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    I got some for my work ( I generally never use more than 20, actually, so yes it's a waste), and it was cheap at the time I bought it. I got it off local craiglist, tested it (maybe a year or so back now) and I figured, hey, 32gb for $80?

    I'd be a fool not to. Newegg has the same stuff up for $329, and so ... I'd never go out of my way to get 32gb.

    I don't really think more than 16gb is needed for a home machine (most of the time, depending on it's uses). Maybe someday I'll hand off half the memory to the bf when he does his build.
    Last edited by Sillychan; 2013-10-01 at 05:00 PM. Reason: Edited to clarify.

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    Depends what one does with a home-machine, of course.
    More RAM is useful when doing VM's, rendering or using RAM-disks.

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    That's very true. I expected that some of the simulations I would run would require it, as well as some of the hefty Excel projects. I've never maxed out the entity of 32gb.

    I should clarify, for a gaming dedicated machine, it's unlikely that you'll need more than 32gb of RAM. But, if a large portion of RAM falls into your lap like it did mine... don't fret over having too much of a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naer View Post
    That's very true. I expected that some of the simulations I would run would require it, as well as some of the hefty Excel projects. I've never maxed out the entity of 32gb.

    I should clarify, for a gaming dedicated machine, it's unlikely that you'll need more than 32gb of RAM. But, if a large portion of RAM falls into your lap like it did mine... don't fret over having too much of a good thing.
    Good resell value to as RAM prices are crazy high currently.

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    Yeah it's just nuts. I'm not willing to part with it, but it is going to cut the cost of the boyfriend's future build significantly as I also have an extra video card laying around for him that I've decided not to use (I upgraded).

    I tend to hang onto parts for a few years so I can get a budget build out of them for a friend too.

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    I see, a very good reason for the ram then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by looz View Post
    And of course, click to enlarge.
    Those headphones are....filthy.
    What happens in the 16x slot error or just nothing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lockedout View Post
    What happens in the 16x slot error or just nothing?
    Looking at its age, I'm going to say that the motherboard has its USB3.0 ports (if any) and additional s-ATA ports running off of the PCI-e lanes, which is what happens today as well, although now it's chipset PCI-E rather than CPU PCI-E.
    Changing that around in BIOS should make it work.

    Or, again looking at its age, it's simply not functioning anymore.

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    http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/365/2su2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterise View Post
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    You'd need an awfully tall chair to use the keyboard+mouse with that setup, plus there's nowhere to put your legs. How do you manage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Looking at its age, I'm going to say that the motherboard has its USB3.0 ports (if any) and additional s-ATA ports running off of the PCI-e lanes, which is what happens today as well, although now it's chipset PCI-E rather than CPU PCI-E.
    Changing that around in BIOS should make it work.

    Or, again looking at its age, it's simply not functioning anymore.
    I might look into that, but then again the GPU stays cool regardless. And when I first installed that sound card the mobo was almost new.

    Quote Originally Posted by lockedout View Post
    Those headphones are....filthy.
    What happens in the 16x slot error or just nothing?
    Filthy? No they're not, must be an illusion due to the flash.

    Nothing happens if I use the 16x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterise View Post
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    D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterise View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    You'd need an awfully tall chair to use the keyboard+mouse with that setup, plus there's nowhere to put your legs. How do you manage?
    Could be a standing "desk" setup (assuming it's tall enough). It's actually quite healthy, granted this doesn't really look quite like that option with the way the monitors are positioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Could be a standing "desk" setup (assuming it's tall enough). It's actually quite healthy, granted this doesn't really look quite like that option with the way the monitors are positioned.
    What is this, the Battlestar Pegasus?

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    I can't imagine standing for raid 5 hours straight. I'm a creature of comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naer View Post
    I can't imagine standing for raid 5 hours straight. I'm a creature of comfort.
    Google "standing desk benefits" and at least you wouldn't be damaging your body
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