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GM Rod

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About GM Rod

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  • Birthday 1981-04-02

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Leeds
  • Occupation
    Music Producer

System

  • CPU
    Intel 5820K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Rampage V Extreme U3.1
  • RAM
    G.Skill - Aegis 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core Edition
  • Case
    be quiet! - Dark Base 900 (Black)
  • Storage
    950 PRO 512GB M.2 +4 SSDs + 1 3TB HD
  • PSU
    Corsair HX850
  • Display(s)
    ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115i
  • Keyboard
    Steelseries Apex M800
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 700
  • Sound
    Who cares
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64 bit Home Edition
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  1. So I'm fiddling with the parts I need to get. I switched up the RAM up to 3600MHz, but. Since the CPU is dual channel, AND I'd like to be able to go up to 128gb later, I want to put 2 32gb sticks in there. Except I can't find any 32gb sticks at 3600 anywhere... Do they not exist yet?
  2. Hmmm. So this is interesting: https://www.cgdirector.com/single-dual-quad-channel-memory-threadripper/ The test is on Threadripper but... looks like quad channel is NOT that big of a deal! Wasn't expecting this one.
  3. Alright, so here's what I think I'll be doing. MicroATX, because for some reason, pcpartpicker was saying MiniITX wasn't an option. I do like having 3 PCI slots though! And 4 RAM slots. You know, Ryzen likes quad channel. Thoughts? PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor £569.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.65 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £127.99 @ Amazon UK Motherboard ASRock X570M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £179.96 @ More Computers Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £304.79 @ Amazon UK Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Storage Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive £199.98 @ Aria PC Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB AMP Extreme Video Card Case NZXT H400i MicroATX Mini Tower Case £118.60 @ Amazon UK Power Supply Corsair Professional 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £83.00 @ Amazon UK Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100 Hz Monitor £815.98 @ Amazon UK Monitor LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor £269.00 @ Amazon UK Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total £2668.89 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-30 13:15 BST+0100
  4. Well thank you. Helped a LOT. I'll update this with whatever I end up doing with the system. Cheers!
  5. You make a lot of sense, sir!!! Ok so "substantial gains". Substantial enough for 4K? Hmm according to this, yes: http://hwbench.com/cpus/amd-ryzen-9-3900x-vs-intel-xeon-e5-2697-v2 Ryzen 9 will save me a LOT of money compared to Threadripper AND will let me go mITX. Cool. I intend on keeping the current M.2, yes. The memory money could pay for the NAS solution... right? I guess that'd be better spent. Maybe this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/QNAP-TS-431X2-2G-Desktop-10GbE-Compliant/dp/B072WCS754
  6. Thanks for the quick response. Let's see: I'm willing to go external on the network and capture cards if that means I can go ITX. The Mac pro has a Xeon E5-2697v2. The dual M.2 cache thing is a size, cable management and convenience thing. I'm trying to avoid having to mount two SSDs and run 4 cables in the system with this idea, and also having a stupid fast cache that regular SSDs can't do, BUT I'll let it go if it allows me to go small. I'm also concerned with how much space I'll have in a tiny case, considering I'll have an AIO 240mm and a huge ZOTAC board in there. The RAM is significantly slower than the recommended speeds for Ryzen are, right? 2400 vs 3200 seems like a big jump. And for video editing/rendering purposes this will make more of a difference than it would on the gaming side of things, right? Why is microATX dying... It serves such a great purpose!
  7. All right! So, this is my current PC: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.65 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £127.99 @ Amazon UK Motherboard Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard £440.05 @ Amazon UK Memory G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £146.06 @ Amazon UK Storage Samsung 840 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £76.10 @ Amazon UK Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage Toshiba N300 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £186.98 @ CCL Computers Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB AMP Extreme Video Card Case be quiet! Dark Base 900 ATX Full Tower Case £161.98 @ Laptops Direct Power Supply Corsair Professional 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £83.00 @ Amazon UK Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100 Hz Monitor £815.98 @ Amazon UK Monitor LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor £269.00 @ Amazon UK Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total £2307.14 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-29 19:41 BST+0100 I want to upgrade and downsize it at the same time. Here are the issues/goals: - It's too big. I no longer need an E-ATX motherboard. I want to go as small as possible. - Too many different sizes and generations of SSDs. I will be replacing all of them with ONE 2TB SSD. - I'd like the motherboard to have 3 M.2 slots, one for system and two for a RAID 0 cache for video editing. - I'll be moving both HDDs outside of the PC into a NAS. - I wanna go team red for cost effectiveness - I still want the PC to be quiet. This one is DEAD SILENT, I'd like to keep it that way. Ok so, considerations. I would like to go Mini ITX, but I can't because those motherboards only have one PCI expansion slot. I need three, because: - One slot is for the GPU - One slot is for a 10gbps network card (unless you guys know of a small form factor motherboard that has it onboard) - One slot is for an elGato 4k 60 Pro capture card This PC is used for gaming and streaming right now. I also edit video, but for that I use a trashcan 12-core 64gb RAM Mac Pro. So I need this PC to do all three things, and I need it to beat the mac at editing/rendering. To be more specific: - I game at 1440p. The 1080Ti still pulls off 100fps+ with everything at ultra for every game I play (Shadow of the Tomb Raider being currently the most demanding one). I probably don't need a new GPU. - My video content is shot at 2.7k (because I use GoPros. A 5 and a 7, and the 5 doesn't do stabilization at 4K, so I like to keep them both consistent). I export at 1440p, which is enough for my needs, BUT I'd like to future proof things and move up to a 4k workflow. I'll be replacing my GoPro 5 and getting a proper camera soon. So basically, I need some advice on: - Which AMD CPU to get (is Ryzen enough, or do I need Threadripper? Etc) - Which motherboard to get (do I need X570, can I make this work with a MiniITX and using an external 10gbps ethernet adapter, should I get an external capture card instead of PCI etc) - Recommend me a NAS that can do 10gbps and has space for future storage upgrades. I obviously have two different sized HDDs right now, but I'll be getting another 8TB one, possibly more - Do I need to replace anything else in the system besides the CPU and motherboard? Maybe faster RAM because AMD? - Cases. I've been looking at a LOT of tiny case videos, I'm leaning towards the aluminium ones, I really want a white or silver PC. Here are a few I've been looking at, the biggest potential issue being the huge ass GPU: https://hdplex.com/hdplex-h5-fanless-computer-case.html https://www.louqe.com/ http://www.ncases.com/ https://www.dan-cases.com/dana4.php https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/node/node-304/white/ https://streacom.com/products/da2-chassis/ Cheers!
  8. LUL! It actually outperforms the PC (it's a 12-core 64gb RAM beastie) when it comes to video editing... And running Pro Tools on Windows makes me wanna hurl so. That's what the three interfaces are for too, one is the mac sound, the other is the PC sound and the middle one is the source selector for the speakers
  9. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor $409.00 @ SuperBiiz CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.65 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $161.33 @ Amazon Motherboard Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard Memory G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg Storage Samsung 840 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $253.38 @ Amazon Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.99 @ Amazon Storage Toshiba N300 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB AMP Extreme Video Card $1199.99 @ Amazon Case be quiet! Dark Base 900 ATX Full Tower Case $199.90 @ Amazon Power Supply Corsair Professional 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.89 @ OutletPC Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100 Hz Monitor $796.42 @ PCM Monitor LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $289.00 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $3611.89 Mail-in rebates -$10.00 Total $3601.89 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 20:44 EDT-0400
  10. Alright guys. So I've added a DELL P2418HT to my system. I'm using it as a third monitor in the setup (the other two are a 4K and an UltraWide 1440p one) Because it's also a touchscreen, I have it off to my side and close to me so I can reach it and I've been LOVING using the thing. Now, there's a weird thing happening that I'm pretty sure is just some sort of configuration thing I'm not managing to figure out. Basically, when I actually use my finger on the screen, if I tap, it will accept the gesture as a click. But when dragging, it ALWAYS scrolls. So for instance, if I use Snip & Sketch and try to draw on a screenshot, it won't do it. All it does is drag the picture around. Now, there is this app called TouchMe Gesture Studio that I installed and that's supposed to allow me to set up the gestures, but... Nope. The system just seems to ignore whatever I set up in there. I'm sure I'm missing something... Help?
  11. But you have to connect those anyway, to the router... Meh
  12. I'll give you a reason: It would be great to have a router inside my PC so that I have one less cable to run between the PC and something else, and one less thing to have around, to gather dust and clean. Also, if it made use of my machine's resources I'd be able to pay a LOT less for something that does what I need it to do, and it'd also be part of the PC so if I take the PC anywhere... wouldn't it be nice for it to have its own router? Now, I have a big case, but imagine this happening in a Mini-ITX build (I know they only have one PCI slot but bear with me), that was tiny and had a carry handle. How cool and nice would it be to have a PC+router in a box? When on trips, I used to connect to the hotel's hardwired ethernet and share it via my Macbook's WiFi. It was grand. Instant wireless LAN for the gang. I just want to be able to do the same thing, but wired. Not so far fetched, is it? I know the link I posted is just a WiFi adapter card. But it IS the closest thing to what I was looking for. So it doesn't exist then... Shame.
  13. So today I had a random thought, and I'm amazed I hadn't thought of this before. But I'm sure someone else has. I have a big ass PC case with lots of expansion storage space. Why can't I just get a PCI network ROUTER card? As in, instead of having an external router? The slot would definitely have space for 4 RJ45s ports which is what most routers have anyway, and it'd be cheaper than an external solution... Would just need to connect antennae and BAYUM. Or not even! Maybe I just wanna use it wired. Does such a thing exist? I looked a little bit, and this is the closest thing I've found: ASUS PCI ROUTER But, it's only a wireless router. Anyone?
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