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About ProjectDiode

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  • Birthday October 27

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  • Gender
  • Location
    TX, USA


  • CPU
    AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core @ 3.5
  • Motherboard
    MSI 970 GAMING
  • RAM
    2 x Team Elite 4GB(1x4GB)
  • GPU
  • Case
    Zalman Z11 HF1 Mid-Tower
  • Storage
    WD Blue 1TB, Intel 2500 240GB SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX430
  • Display(s)
    LG 22MC57HQ-P
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Seidon 120V
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
  • Sound
    Speakers that 2004 wants back
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. Thanks everyone! Looks like I'll be going with the 290 and upgrading at least the power supply
  2. Obviously, the 290 is much more powerful than a 960, but would a 6300 be able to take much advantage from this? The 290 is the first reference design: Hot and loud, but it's $240 on Newegg, around the same price as MSI's 960 4GB model, and I can stand a quite loud noise. I could easily upgrade to an 8350 down the path, but I would prefer to not have to. My second concern: I only have a CX 430. Wayy not enough to power a 290, but I do have many more PSUs that I could ghetto rig up to the 290 and probably not have to worry about it. Though that said, are there any issues that come from doing something like this? I could probably get an 800W pretty quickly, but I'd want to see how it does first. For those who couldn't understand my mostly incoherent rant and/or don't know what I'm asking for: Given my system specs, what is my best option for a GPU? Grabbing an R9 290 now, then upgrading everything else later, or buying a 960 and calling it a day for that system and wait a couple years for a new system?
  3. As far as storage goes, I'm planning a RAID 1, and will be using that for backups, photos, videos, etc. I'm planning on running anywhere from 3-4 games at once, maybe pushing that number if I don't see any performance dips. Expensive Gbps is expensive, but AT&T GigaPower, Yo.
  4. Is there any benefit of going with one HDD over another? I've no experience with Hitachi, so I can't realy judge them, but doing research, more people tended to recommend WD. But as far as the dual CPUs go, is there any pitfall to them? Ala UEFI or general software troubles or anything of that nature? As far as I can tell, it's much more cost-efficient, but once it's up and running, is there anything I should be worried about?
  5. Done. (I realize the power supply wattage was way overkill, but I mainly got it for the 80+ Platinum efficiency.)
  6. Current specs are as listed: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dhwGCJ Intel Xeon E5-2667 V3 Cooler Master Hyper 212 ASRock X99 WS Kingston 32 GB(4x8GB) ECC Registered Memory 2x WD Red 4TB 5900RPM HDD Zotac Geforce GTX 750 Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Kingwin 500W 80+ Platinum Intel E1G42ETBLK(10/100/1000Mbps) EVGA SUPERNOVA 1600W 80+ Titanium Reference 980 Ti Again: Complete server newb. If anyone can tell me what I'm overspending on, what I should use instead, and general things I should think about whilst making a home game server, as well as if it's worth the investment as opposed to renting servers from hosts. I plan on having around 50-60 peak players on at a time, but probably around 20-30 most of the time, running Garry's Mod, Minecraft(Maybe, not really into it anymore, but I have some friends that are), CS:GO, and Battlefield(Preferably simultaneously, but not a requirement). My main concern is the GPU, I couldn't really find a straight answer as to whether or not I'd need one for hosting a game server. It made sense to me, which is why I included a powerful one, but not one with a custom design. I'd also like to learn what's more vital to the type of server I'm looking at: More cores, or more GHz. Thanks n.n -_Diode
  7. I really love the red strip along the outside of the notebook.