WhisperingKnickers

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About WhisperingKnickers

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System

  • CPU
    2x Xeon X5690
  • Motherboard
    Supermicro X8DTI-F
  • RAM
    64GB (8x8GB) ECC
  • GPU
    Probably going to get a 1080
  • Case
    NZXT S340
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD
  • PSU
    XFX 750W PRO Black Edition
  • Display(s)
    Old dell screen
  • Cooling
    Air cooling using the heatsinks that came with the board with two little fans I glued onto them
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600
  • Sound
    No sound. Need to get a sound card
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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    Male
  • Location
    Washington State
  • Occupation
    Marketing Specialist

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  1. If I were you I would save for a few months at least and try to get something around $400 or $500. After you get the money you can come on here and post asking for help with finding parts and tell us how much you want to spend and we can find a computer based around that amount of money
  2. I would save for as long as you can, if you save for an entire year you could buy a decent laptop or a decent little desktop. Anything for $100 or less is pretty much sure to be terrible
  3. Why do you need Bob? What on earth would you be using it for?
  4. He was making a model hydroelectric power plant with the help of my step dad who designed them for his work. I would go with the Merlin. It already gives you the two most important sides and it looks like the least flimsy of the bunch. Plus it gives you a place for one fan right off the bat so you don't need to worry about making that mount.
  5. Also legos can get really really hot so don't worry about that. I've seen the point when legos melt and as long as you have airflow similar to a normal case you will be fine. My brother once made a pelton wheel out of legos and the lego axle was spinning at about 8k rpm rubbing on the other leggos before it even got soft. I'm not sure what temperature that would be but it is way hotter than the air temp would be in there anyway.
  6. https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Pick-a-Brick That is a link to every brick lego sells so you can buy them in bulk. There are also third party sites if you want to save more money. I recommend using their technic pieces (the ones with holes, pins, and cross pieces) they will hold together a lot more solidly and they will be easier to glue after they are assembled because you won't need to take them apart. I do also recommend gluing them when you are done otherwise every time you move the case you risk stressing it and having things break etc. I had considered using legos for my case and let me warn you that it will be more expensive than you think but it should absolutely be possible. the link you had with that bare bones case is a great idea I wish I would have found that when I was considering a similar project. It will take a long time to plan and build but there is no reason it shouldn't work. If you want to plan ahead you can use the lego cad program found in the link below but fair warning the controls are really not good. http://ldd.lego.com/en-us/ Sorry the links are for the US but if that is a problem I am sure there is a CA equivalent.
  7. I have dual xeon x5690s. They are used and dated but at the time they were released they were the very top of the line and they still perform really really well. The motherboard I originally had was a dual lga 1366 socket and and I wanted the best available for that board. I didn't end up using that board but I already had the processors so I kept them and made my build around them.
  8. Do his existing monitors have vesa mounting points on them?
  9. I don't believe there are any "G-sync only" panels. Displayport isn't a Nividia product. Below I have a link to an adaptor. I would try it first before you do whatever it is you are trying to do. it should work just fine. G-sync is (to my knowledge) optional on the monitors it is on you don't actually have to use it. https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=StarTech+DisplayPort+to+HDMI+Video+Adapter+Converter+-+M%2FF
  10. What is the refresh rate on that? I looked on their website but I cant find it
  11. Thanks for the tip. I know several people who have been using passmark and I had started to but I will avoid it from now on. I've used cinebench that one is fun I am on the forums cinebench sheet. If I had a fresh install I could probably get a slightly better score. As far as side-by-side comparisons go I'll go with anandtech that seems to be what everyone recommends.
  12. What are your thoughts on PassMark?
  13. It depends on what style you are into, do you like simplistic or do you like cases with a "gamer aesthetic" Also it depends on the size you want, do you want a large medium or small case?
  14. I don't know if this is normal or not but I think it is a bit on the slow side probably. Neither am I familiar with this program but I do know that SSHDs are neat in that they will become faster for items you access often. The more you are using a particular file on your computer, the faster accessing it will be because the drive will learn what things you use most commonly and it will prioritize those things.
  15. far cry 4

    I might have to use this terminology in the future haha