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  1. You've got a point there. Well I guess I have waited this long to upgrade the GPU so what's another month or so. Any thoughts on whether or not it would be worth it to upgrade the CPU while I'm at it? In what I typically do, I haven't noticed the CPU being the bottleneck but if I'm planning on swapping to the new graphics card that may no longer be the case.
  2. Thanks. I'd heard that the next gen was coming soon but I wasn't sure whether it would be worth it or not. I guess I could always pick up a 2070S after the next gen is released for a considerable discount. I hadn't tried overclocking the RAM yet but I might look into that. The only place I've notice any major bottleneck so far is the GPU but it might be worth looking into for certain applications
  3. Thanks. I'd heard that the next gen was coming soon but I wasn't sure whether it would be worth it or not. I guess I could always pick up a 2070S after the next gen is released for a considerable discount. I hadn't tried overclocking the RAM yet but I might look into that. The only place I've notice any major bottleneck so far is the GPU but it might be worth looking into for certain applications.
  4. Budget (including currency): $1,000 - $1,500 Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Photo and Video Editing, flight simulators, light other gaming Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): I have been looking at GPU upgrades for a little while now and have been debating on reworking the bulk of my main computer. Below is my current setup. PCPartPicker Part List Ty
  5. I did a lot of research on this and I'm thinking this would be a good solution for us. I actually found a video demonstrating the management software and they set up almost exactly what we would need. Obviously I would need to get the budget for something like that cleared but it would be really nice to have that flexibility. Now to figure out what kind of budget I would have to work with and what that budget would get me. Thank you everyone for your replies on this. Hopefully I'll be able to get this worked out soon.
  6. I'm thinking that might be the way to go. I'll get with them and find out what we can afford and whether or not they think it would be worth it. I definitely agree. Much to the same point you made above. If anything goes wrong, I'm to blame and I definitely don't know enough to feel comfortable taking on that responsibility. I'll talk to them and get a rough idea of what kind of a budget we are thinking and then we can possibly go from there.
  7. I'm not sure of a dollar figure for a budget but since it is for a church, my guess would be as inexpensive as possible while still getting the job done. It's good to know that it can be done that way. Now I guess my next step would be to find out how to do it and how much it would cost to get everything up and running. I set up an old PC at home using freenas more as a fun project than anything actually useful but I imagine I could do something similar. I'm thinking that a RAID 5 setup with 20TB of usable space should be enough to handle what we need for the time being. I wonder if it would
  8. I recently took over leading the photography team for my church and we have been struggling with getting all of the photos in one place efficiently and keeping them organized. We have tried numerous solutions like Google Drive and other similar things but it's a real pain and I'm thinking there has to be a better way. I thought that Adobe LR would be perfect because of the new(ish) cloud features but shared photos are limited in resolution and I was told by an adobe rep that the only way to get the originals would be to give my adobe account ID and password to everyone on the team so that they
  9. Just placed the orders for all of the parts. I might start a build log thread when I get everything in and get it set up. Thank you to everyone for your help with this.
  10. I had a complete brain fart with that mobo swap. Support for SLI was the entire reason that I switched over to the X370 in the first place and I couldn't even remember why (I need to start writing things down) Way too many people have told me to get the 850 evo for me not to listen so I'm swapping that out as well. In looking at a lot more reviews of cases I can see where you're coming from with the S340 Elite. I'm still not 100% sold on it but I'm thinking that the meshify C would be a decent route (among many others) With the case switched out that gives m
  11. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4y2Rr7 After doing a little more looking and listening to what some of you have said I'm leaning towards this setup. Still looking at whether or not to go with a larger SSD in the build. I want to keep it open to expansion so the 1070 and 650W power supply will allow me to go for SLI in the future if I decide to do so. I also know I could go cheaper on the 1070 but I don't want to get a mini card and I'm not too crazy about the blower style of cooler so I figured if I was already pretty close to spending the same amount I might as well get one that wil
  12. I like the switch to the Seagate Barracuda. I have a couple of other seagate drives and they have served me well and its a great price. Throughout the planning of this build I have gone back and forth between the Strix B350 and the ASRock X370 many times. In the end I feel like I would be more than satisfied with either one. I was thinking of dropping the X62 cooler and using that extra room in the budget for upgrading to the 1070. I would like to keep it open to upgrading to SLI Later down the road. I may never do it but it would be nice to have the room to do so. I had looked at the meshify
  13. I have reconciled myself that if the only reason I have for putting it in the build is that it looks cool I probably shouldn't be putting it in the build so I'm ditching the cooler and running stock for now. I could definitely go cheaper on the PSU but I want to make sure I have the headroom for future upgrades if needed as well as getting something that is going to work well for me. For the RAM that was basically the cheapest 16GB 3000 kit available. From what I have read, Ryzen runs a little better on slightly faster memory (if I'm wrong please correct me) and I am using all 16GB of DDR3 tha
  14. I was also toying with the idea of going with a 128GB M.2 on the system as well. Any thoughts?
  15. I had been debating about whether or not to get the X62 and honestly that was in there mostly because I like the look of it. I'll probably hold off on it though. I have looked at the Dark Rock 3 and it says that the height is 160mm and the case can only support 161mm. Would that be cutting it too close? The I have considered a 1070 and I guess if I eliminate the X62 then I could put the extra money towards that just so I have room to go SLI if I wanted to down the road. Probably wouldn't make the most sense for what I'm doing but it would be good to keep that option open. Probably could go che
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