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About Qwweb

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    Platteville, Wisconsin
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    Robotics, Cars, Engineering, Technology, Backpacking, Mountain Climbing, Geography
  • Occupation
    Professional College Student/Instant Ramen Connesoir


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    DELL Laptop
  • RAM
    8 Gb Samsung
  • GPU
    512 Mb Nvidia NVS 4200M
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    256 Gb Samsung Pm8
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  • Display(s)
    Dell U2412M Docking Station
  • Cooling
    Laptop blower
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma X
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder Chroma
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional

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  1. This PC has been in planning way too long, to see it come to fruition has been a fun and enjoyable experience for a first build. The inspiration for the name is in part due to the outwardly plain and small form factor for the PC as I used the Corsair 400C for easy transportation and stowage (living at college means frequently moving the rig). However, the need for HEDT and large components resulted in a somewhat awkward build. Thus, the business up front, party in the back appearance of this computer was born. My focuses of study primarily rely on copious amounts of Photoshop, ArcGIS, QGIS, an
  2. I added the comment due to one of the types of courses he will be taking that will likely have him working with MRI and CAT files which can range into the realm of >15GB for instructional files.
  3. Yeah, but if internet goes down or I am doing field work I cannot access cloud storage so I never use it. My use case includes massive scan files that are stored as text files, LIDAR data for large project sites for use in cartography and research projects as well as environmental assessments and cultural landscape reports (each one is around a 1000-5000 page PDF). Trust me, the amount of text on this thing is absurd.
  4. I would suggest 1-3TB depending on if you mind storing stuff on multiple drives. I currently have 150GB of text files on my laptop with notes, reports, PDFs, etc. Most of my courses require 10-30 pages of reports per semester on top of an average of 2-5 pages of notes per day. It all adds up quick, I have less than 5GB left on my hard drive and am currently in sophomore year...
  5. Just get what will work while spending as little as possible. Pretty much anything you buy now will likely be obsolete after 7 years anyways unless you take very good care of it (typing this on an obsolete laptop that is 8 years old). I would also suggest looking at laptops first, expandable memory will be much more relevant than you think as you write more and more reports and dissertations.
  6. My point was that there is no reason to completely waste >$5000 on something that you know that you will never use to its potential.
  7. More like an under thought build, NVMe SSDs offer no advantage except for in professional workloads where data transfer rates matter for huge file sizes. Overall, this build is a complete waste of money seeing as your current build sounds like it will stay relevant well into the future. The PCIe lanes will be more than enough to support only 2 GPUs and 2 SSDs, but again it is a complete waste of money.
  8. After working with both 3D and 2D design programs for over 6 years now I can comfortably say that rendering 3D images in 4K offers little to no advantage over 1080p as the finalized fabricated product dimensions are independent of screen resolution. RAM usage for most programs is pretty modest, until you start dealing with larger file sizes (in excess of 8-10GB) but at that point you will likely be working in a professional field.
  9. Overspending on products that will give no advantage in performance Get a Seagate 2-3TB drive, it will save you ~$100 Get a 960 EVO, it will save you ~$100 (and has higher speeds) Get a 1080, will save you money Start out with 16GB of RAM until you know for sure you need more As I always say, spend smarter not more.
  10. Hey I was just wondering if anyone had experience with using ArcGIS and if so, what impacts the render times of data sets. I am currently at university and am running with a 8 year old laptop that renders a 52MB raster file in around 10-15 seconds when moving about (panning and zooming). In the next few years I am looking at file sizes that will wander into the range of 50-100GB of floating point cluster data (LIDAR and raster). I was planning something to the tune of: 7740X 32GB RAM GTX 1080 or 1080ti But I am unsure of how ArcGIS allocates resources to hardware.
  11. It would still cool do to the circulation of the liquid, it would just have a higher thermal equilibrium and reach equilibrium faster.
  12. What are you rendering and what program are you using? Depending on the file size and type as well as program, you may have overbuilt a bit. I also don't understand what you are asking in your question, if you have a radiator that works, then use it. I guess I don't understand why you are talking about two radiator sizes in this.
  13. This is exactly what you should do. My mom and I bought a Sony DSC H300 for my dad's birthday a few years back and it takes quite some fiddling to get pictures to turn out well seeing as the viewfinders are both digital and very slow. Overall a very "meh" camera, which is not ok for the price. The delay between the shutter release button and actuation is also abysmal, and I would highly recommend against the Sony for that reason, pictures of airplanes or anything moving fast will not look as good as they could.
  14. 10Gb/s home connection hype!

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  15. Personally, I would recommend starting out with a cheaper monitor. You can get some really good ones (1080p 60Hz IPS) for anywhere in the neighborhood of $150-250. That gives you a lot more room for other stuff in your budget. My personal philosophy is that you should prioritize computer first, monitors last. Sure something may not look quite as nice, but it is a lot easier to upgrade monitors than internal components.