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Xiee

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    Xiee got a reaction from BlackCoffee in Might not be the most colourful but its defiantly one of the quietest!   
    Love the Noctua fans.
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    Xiee reacted to BlackCoffee in Might not be the most colourful but its defiantly one of the quietest!   
    One of the quietest builds I have finished.
     
    SPECS:
    CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 @3.8
    RAM: 32gb lpx @3133
    MOBO: Asus Strix x370-f
    GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2070s @2070
    SSD: WD black nvme 250gb & Crucial MX300 1tb
    PSU: Corsair RM750i
    Case: Fractal Design Meshify C
     

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    Xiee got a reaction from Meowster in What was your first ever PC?   
    I remember having an IBM XT clone a while back that my dad used to tinker around with. Don't remember the specs but I clearly remembered it having an EGA monitor that had a whopping 16 colors. We ran MSDOS 3.0 at the time.
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    Xiee reacted to RonnieOP in EU plans 'right to repair' rules for phones and tablets   
    I think everyone should be allowed to repair their own stuff.
     
    But i also dont think they should be able to fuck up a product and then demand the company fixes it either.
     
    Thats what i think they mean by fine line.
     
    You should be able to change the oil on your car and keep warranty. But you shouldnt be allowed to replace your cars oil with pepsi and expect the warranty to cover it.
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    Xiee got a reaction from Tamesh16 in Have you had components explode or catch fire?   
    This is why you should have a CO2 extinguisher nearby. Something I learned from my dad (who's a safety freak). We have several CO2 extinguishers near electronics at all times.
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    Xiee got a reaction from NotABigGamer in Strix 5700xt   
    It's been fixed but, it depends on where you're buying yours. If they have older stock 5700XT Strixes that came out before the "washer" fix, you still might need to send the card to an authorized ASUS service center to have them installed.

    If I were you, I'd rather buy something else like Gigabyte or even the Red Devil 5700XTs and avoid Asus altogether.
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    Xiee got a reaction from soldier_ph in [CLOSED] Party Birb Community Humble Giveaway [69 Games!]   
    Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus

    Is this still available? I'd like it if it's still available.
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    Xiee got a reaction from lamhoangtung in Are there any conflicts with my build?   
    Then I see no problem with it then. Glad you cleared that up.
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    Xiee got a reaction from lamhoangtung in Are there any conflicts with my build?   
    Why the dual GTX1080TI? You doing an SLI setup? What are you using this for? Just games? If it's just games, this is unecessary. Just slap a 2070 Super on it and you'll be fine.
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    Xiee got a reaction from TVwazhere in Murica (But international) Parrot Gang   
    Jumping in on this.
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    Xiee got a reaction from soldier_ph in Murica (But international) Parrot Gang   
    Jumping in on this.
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    Xiee got a reaction from Eschew in Murica (But international) Parrot Gang   
    Jumping in on this.
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    Xiee reacted to FakeCIA in Murica (But international) Parrot Gang   
    Welcome.
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    Xiee got a reaction from Deli in corona virus   
    I've got several bottles of Isoprophyl Alcohol with me to use if washing hands are hard to come by.
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    Xiee reacted to aDoomGuy in My First PC Build! Any Tips You Would Like To Share?   
    Yes, a flashlight.. thing that you can wear on your head. Like a coal miner lol.. whats it called again? 
     
    Other than that, take your time to build it. check that things are seated properly.. so that you don't have to troubleshoot all the connections and stuff.
    You got a nice machine there. ?
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    Xiee reacted to merco in AMD or Intel   
    Fine let us again ignore that I said the AMD CPU is better value. 
     
    Let me take a less extreme very simple example. Let's assume AMD= 100 FPS Intel = 120 FPS; In this case Intel would win by 20% do you think you would notice the difference between 100 and 120 fps? Probably not. Is 20% better still approximately the same? Not really. We could argue semantics all you like but at the end of the day intel is slightly faster, and AMD is much better value, I feel like I'm repeating myself though. 
     
    I was just making an extreme example here to illustrate a point, If you want to spend 500€ instead of 300€ for 20% more fps in some games (even if it is on average more like 2-3% the argument still stands) then you basically wasted 200€ for a slight improvement. But some people don't care about 200€. They could have used those 200€ to fight global warming I guess, donate it somewhere. Not that it would take you very far, but that's beside the point isn't it?    
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    Xiee got a reaction from Kilrah in Could i run a home nas with a ryzen 1200?   
    Yes, I'm sure it will be great with that build. I've seen people do it with a Raspberry PI and it was good enough for them.
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    Xiee reacted to Lord Blue of Screenshire in Gaming PC for around €1,250 (mainly Cities: Skylines and Civilization VI)   
    As soon as you start adding mods to Cities Skylines you breach 16GB easily ?
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    Xiee got a reaction from Ben17 in New PC Making Buzzing Noise In Games   
    Buzzing noise? Could it be coil whine from the PSU?
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    Xiee got a reaction from xReyn in [Upgrade] CPU/Mobo/RAM   
    Nothing to add here. All looks good.
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    Xiee got a reaction from PhantomJaguar77 in corona virus   
    This sucks. So an announcement was made by the building administration where I work at. Someone on the upper floors tested positive for COVID.

    Everyone is on edge right now since we all use the same elevators. Sigh...

    I'm in the Philippines btw.
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    Xiee got a reaction from EspinalAndres in Sudden stuttering in logitech g903 wireless mouse   
    It's possible there's something interfering with the wireless signal nearby. Anything magnetic? Are there radios, microwave ovens or cordless phones nearby?
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    Xiee got a reaction from Nacht in corona virus   
    This sucks. So an announcement was made by the building administration where I work at. Someone on the upper floors tested positive for COVID.

    Everyone is on edge right now since we all use the same elevators. Sigh...

    I'm in the Philippines btw.
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    Xiee reacted to George Li in Dual Xeon 24-Core, 48 Thread Workstation Beast   
    Skip ahead if you don't want to hear the background!
    So after recently upgrading my workhorse commercial photography cameras to the Canon 5ds earlier last year and Hasselblad H6d-100 late last year, I've quickly come to the conclusion that my existing workstation just was not cutting it.
    When I moved recently to NYC, I decided to leave my old Broadwell- 12 core workstation back home in New Zealand, and just 'make do' with my surface and a cheap iMac ( and more recently a cheap pc) to handle my work. 
    Now after an insanely busy few months of travelling and shooting, I've given in and said enough is enough. My files are now in the ranges of 70-150mb raw, 300mb as a single layer tiff, and 800mb-1.5gb by the time the images were finished. Now multiply by hundreds of deliverables every week and you see why I was tearing my hair out!
     
    So now, short of buying a mac pro, I needed something that would work for the next 5+ years and just power through everything. GPU isn't important for my work except Capture One does gain a fair boost in speed with at least a single half decent card. But multithreading for heaps of tabs, windows and scrolling around high-resolution images is the key. This build is still in its infancy as one of the key considerations was minimum downtime while migrating to the new system so I took some shortcuts with coolers, fans and other non-essentials to ensure I had a working machine ASAP . And happy to say the build took 5 hours and we're back up to full speed!
     
    This build came to a total of $1300 USD, about the same price as a single cpu with the same performance as this machine. I've done some quick benchmarks while doing other stuff (read, not entirely accurate but ballpark) but the cpu benchmarks look like my goal was achieved. An entire build with High end cpu performance but less than the cost of the cpu alone.
    Will update as I do more.
    Cinebench r20:7105
    PassMark CPU: 26099.5
     
    Below I will list my parts and possible future upgrades as this year progresses.
    My parts are as follows:
    Mobo: AsRock Rack EP2C612 WS
    CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2680 V3, 12-core 2.5ghz | Future upgrade to 18, 20 or 22 core Xeon V4 Generation (not really necessary but would be fun when they get cheaper lol)
    Ram: 8x 4gb DDR4 RDIMM ECC 2133mHz | Future upgrade to 8gb or 16gb sticks. 32 is normally ok if I don't have too many photoshop tabs open, but more would be nice since there is practically no limit to how much RAM I can install with this build)
    Cooler: 2x Noctua Dx14 for Narrow ILM | Future upgrade to dual 320mm rads, but might be moving soon so didn't want the hassle.
    GPU: 1x Nividia GTX 980 | Future plan in the coming weeks and months upgrade to quad-sli 980. Not necessary, but with them so cheap, just wanted to play!
    PSU: EVGA G2 Gold 1000W | Probably need to bump up to 1600w for quad-sli...
    Case: Thermaltake View 71 Snow
    Storage: Just a little 240gb Sandisk SSD and the 1Tb HDD I pulled out of the old PC. Everything else is External and on NAS.
     
    Some notes during the build:
    Excuse the python of an atx cable going in a beeline from PSU to motherboard. Unfortunately this big case and monster SSI EEB sized motherboard didn't allow me to route it out the back.
    I have an longer cable coming in the mail tomorrow!
     
    Motherboard shorted on first start up due to some standoffs for a standard ATX board I left in.
     
    This case is an absolute delight to build in. It is so roomy as you can see by the massive gaps on the right, even with a EEB sized motherboard covering all but the bottom gromet. This is also why some of my cable routing is a bit ugly since there were no gromets to simply hide cables through. Some cable-tie cable combs were made on the back side to tidy things up, will add a photo of this tomorrow.
     
    Some ram didn't immediately register but after reseating, all is well.
     
    The bottom PCI-E slot won't hold a GPU because the headers are in the way, however this case has a vertical mount bracket which I plan on using later for sli.
     
     
    See below some images from the build! Feel free to ask any questions and suggest some improvements I could add.
    First image is my workstation, minus my 4k Eizo that normally sits in the middle but is currently packed in a Pelican to go on set tomorrow. Excuse the mess! Haven't completely cleaned up or cable managed after the new build.
    So this machine typically is driving 4 monitors. 1 at 4k, the wacom at 2.5k and then the 27"iMac and the cinema display monitors 3 and 4. (iMac is in target display mode)
     
     

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