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How many of you is guilty of "I know this is way too overkill for me but I got it anyway" syndrome?

How many of you is guilty of "I know this is way too overkill for me but I got it anyway" syndrome?  

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Posted · Original PosterOP

How many of you is guilty of "I know this is way too overkill for me but I got it anyway" syndrome? I just realised that almost all of my money went into buying something tech related... 

Most of the time I buy something that is a bit more overkill for me....

 

Needs 8GB of RAM? Get 16G anyway. :/

 


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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Yeah I'm getting a PC that might just be a bit more than I need, but at least I know it will perform well.

 

Also, I need a 5GB or up flash drive for Windows and am getting a 16GB one, such overkill


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Yes, got a Hero Z170 when I could of saved with a Z170-A and got an 6700k (Not that makes much difference at 4K over an i5) and 750W G2 because less fan noise. 


Please quote our replys so we get a notification and can reply easily. Never cheap out on a PSU, or I will come to watch the fireworks. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Minibois said:

Also, I need a 5GB or up flash drive for Windows and am getting a 16GB one, such overkill

Having less than 3TB of storage files, bought a 4TB of HDD.... 

 

At least when the content grows I have a peace of mind.. :P


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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24 minutes ago, Denis Rakhmanov said:

only need 600W PSU. Bought 850W.

I bought a RM650 back in the day..... And I use a GTX780 and I don't overclock it.... 


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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Need an SSD

840Pro 256GB

 

Screw it, I'll take two.

Raided for Years now... just cos.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I kind of want to set the poll as "public" and let all the people who voted "I only get what I need" get questions by the others. xD

 


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Overkill suits me. Maximum longetivity out of a system, and no matter what I do, what I experiment with, I've got hardware that can handle it.


This is an '86

 

MUSTANG

 

Ya hear me?

It's a 5 point oh.

Sure, the hood scoop isn't functional

But it's a hood scoop!

 

 

 

Listen babe, I just wanted to let you know that you're one of my bros, just like my bros are my bros.

 

Pyo.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, SkilledRebuilds said:

 

I've been using a 840Pro for years. Really solid SSD though. 


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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Just now, mrchow19910319 said:

I've been using a 840Pro for years. Really solid SSD though. 

Absolutely, one has 24TB written, the other has 16TB written (They were not always in raid0)
Program Stats show V-Good condition still :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Drak3 said:

Overkill suits me. Maximum longetivity out of a system, and no matter what I do, what I experiment with, I've got hardware that can handle it.

"Dude I just bought a 15 inch macbook pro 2017 with 1TB of SSD and dGPU in it!"

 

"Cool! What you do with it?"

 

"Web development."

 

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If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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Just now, mrchow19910319 said:

"Dude I just bought a 15 inch macbook pro 2017 with 1TB of SSD and dGPU in it!"

 

"Cool! What you do with it?"

 

"Web development."

Having dabbled in some web development, that isn't a horrible choice in laptop. Depending on IDE.


This is an '86

 

MUSTANG

 

Ya hear me?

It's a 5 point oh.

Sure, the hood scoop isn't functional

But it's a hood scoop!

 

 

 

Listen babe, I just wanted to let you know that you're one of my bros, just like my bros are my bros.

 

Pyo.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Drak3 said:

Having dabbled in some web development, that isn't a horrible choice in laptop. Depending on IDE.

Yeah. Macs are best when it comes to programming. 

 

Or you can choose certain models of dell laptop (XPS series) and install linux on it.  


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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2 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Having dabbled in some web development, that isn't a horrible choice in laptop. Depending on IDE.

This is a clone project I did. http://unable-furniture.surge.sh/ 

I copied the design of the original webpage and re-built it myself. 


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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Just now, mrchow19910319 said:

Yeah. Macs are best when it comes to programming. 

 

Or you can choose certain models of dell laptop (XPS series) and install linux on it.  

Having done the second option, I'd rather pick up OSX again.


This is an '86

 

MUSTANG

 

Ya hear me?

It's a 5 point oh.

Sure, the hood scoop isn't functional

But it's a hood scoop!

 

 

 

Listen babe, I just wanted to let you know that you're one of my bros, just like my bros are my bros.

 

Pyo.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Drak3 said:

Having done the second option, I'd rather pick up OSX again.

Haha! True. Most of the programmer i've known all recommend OS X. COs you don't need to set up anything. 

Go straight to work. 


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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Just now, mrchow19910319 said:

Haha! True. Most of the programmer i've known all recommend OS X. COs you don't need to set up anything. 

Go straight to work. 

I don't mean from the amount of work it takes to start coding. I mean from the usability perspective. An IDE on a weaker laptop, Linux or Windows, is something I won't recommend. Having something powerful enough to warrant a dGPU is a much more preferable option.


This is an '86

 

MUSTANG

 

Ya hear me?

It's a 5 point oh.

Sure, the hood scoop isn't functional

But it's a hood scoop!

 

 

 

Listen babe, I just wanted to let you know that you're one of my bros, just like my bros are my bros.

 

Pyo.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Drak3 said:

I don't mean from the amount of work it takes to start coding. I mean from the usability perspective. An IDE on a weaker laptop, Linux or Windows, is something I won't recommend. Having something powerful enough to warrant a dGPU is a much more preferable option.

What IDE do you use? 


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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Just now, mrchow19910319 said:

What IDE do you use? 

I treid NetBeans, unstable.

I've used Dreamweaver. But I mainly use GEdit now.


This is an '86

 

MUSTANG

 

Ya hear me?

It's a 5 point oh.

Sure, the hood scoop isn't functional

But it's a hood scoop!

 

 

 

Listen babe, I just wanted to let you know that you're one of my bros, just like my bros are my bros.

 

Pyo.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Drak3 said:

I treid NetBeans, unstable.

I've used Dreamweaver. But I mainly use GEdit now.

Ah... use sublime text 3. Some people recommend atom, but it is too buggy for me. 


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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Overkill a totally unknown concept

There can never be too much memory in your computer
There can never be too much storage space on your computer
The computer can never be too "fast"

 

You can never have too many weapons in your cabinet
And not too much ammo for those weapons

 

The list could continue indefinitely, but ....
You probably got an idea why "overkill" is an unknown concept to me

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I'm not as bad as I used to be. In the old days I had a dual Xeon with 6800 Ultra as a file server, purely as it was too noisy for gaming :)

 

Now it is more about number of systems than what an individual system is. I keep thinking I need to reduce some of the older ones but I always run out of time before I dismantle it to sell selected components.


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