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What sets your system apart?

I've seen a number of build requests here for Ryzen system, the vast majority are for that matter. All good, Ryzen is apparently the king of the hill right now, but I see a lot of near-identical builds for that matter as well (Ryzen, nVidia 20xx GPU, RGB out the ears, etc) but of course one size does not fit all, so, in your opinion, what sets your system apart from the next guy?

 

I'll start:

 

Dual Xeons

No RGB

Workstation GFX card (Amd Radeon Pro WX 7100)

4 NAS systems

4 internal drives on a SAS controller

5 m.2 drives on a PCIe controller

 

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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Very minimal RGB. Only the Raedon label on my GPU which you can't really see. Keyboard and mouse. 

Non tempered glass side panel. 

(Largish)ITX with full size GPU.

5800x and 6800 XT From AMD and not scalpers.

It's kind of a multitool of computers. Lots of screen space, ADIA64 panel if you want to know EVERYTHING it's doing. Editing/streaming capable. Audiophiles won't puke listening to it(Schiit stack and Massdrop Sennheiser 6xx).

RetroPi and Switch hooked up to capture card for playing when nothing else piques my interest.

As noted in the Battlestations thread. There's an Austrian made "airsoft" nearby always. 

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I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

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The amount of dust...

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The one bit of hardware that I think makes my PC fairly unique is the fact it has an I²S PCIe card in it for connecting to one of my DAC's, other than that it's a fairly average high-end rig.

 

It also drives a home theater that is much more expensive than it. Which I think is fairly rare.

 

4 minutes ago, Voluspa said:

Audiophiles won't puke listening to it

Good lad.

 

If you have any questions about ultra high end audio (Or any speakers or audio gear!), don't be afraid to shoot me a message, or mention me.

 

Spent over 960k on audio gear, still trying to increase sound quality.

 

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Just now, Derkoli said:

The one bit of hardware that I think makes my PC fairly unique is the fact it has an I²S PCIe card in it for connecting to one of my DAC's, other than that it's a fairly average high-end rig.

 

It also drives a home theater that is much more expensive than it. Which I think is fairly rare.

 

Good lad.

 

It's probably not up to your specs though 😉 I want to step up, but just not quite there yet. The Magni, Modi and Loki are all too new so other projects have to come first.

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

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Just now, Voluspa said:

It's probably not up to your specs though 😉 I want to step up, but just not quite there yet. The Magni, Modi and Loki are all too new so other projects have to come first.

Hey, you have HD6xx' which are damn near endgame for alot of audiophiles. It's far from a "gaming" headset lol.

If you have any questions about ultra high end audio (Or any speakers or audio gear!), don't be afraid to shoot me a message, or mention me.

 

Spent over 960k on audio gear, still trying to increase sound quality.

 

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2 minutes ago, Derkoli said:

Hey, you have HD6xx' which are damn near endgame for alot of audiophiles. It's far from a "gaming" headset lol.

They're a HUGE step up from from a Razer Kraken. I love them. There's just some...fine tuning... I need to get adjusted. Old lady gets spooked in a game while were in a call and it turns into a shrieking pain sound. Which, the majority of that is on her set up, but I can't get her to go to a full audio set up. I mitigated that mostly by turning windows way down. I'm sure there's just some simple settings on my end I still need to get going.

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1 minute ago, Voluspa said:

They're a HUGE step up from from a Razer Kraken. I love them. There's just some...fine tuning... I need to get adjusted. Old lady gets spooked in a game while were in a call and it turns into a shrieking pain sound. Which, the majority of that is on her set up, but I can't get her to go to a full audio set up. I mitigated that mostly by turning windows way down. I'm sure there's just some simple settings on my end I still need to get going.

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This is from 2 pc cases ago. Went from this to ITX i9 to ITX 5800x

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If you're willing to install some stuff, EqualizerAPO with a compression VST plugin would cut down on excessively loud noises. Compression just makes everything have a similar volume.

If you have any questions about ultra high end audio (Or any speakers or audio gear!), don't be afraid to shoot me a message, or mention me.

 

Spent over 960k on audio gear, still trying to increase sound quality.

 

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The pure pointlessness of the config. Ryzen 5 2600, GTX 1070, 32GB of RAM, ITX motherboard, and a 2x240mm custom loop with a mix of Noctua and EK fans.

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23 minutes ago, Grabhanem said:

The pure pointlessness of the config.

That's mine as well, I'm building the best Ivy Bridge Xeon build I can, my mobo can support 3/4 of a terabyte of RAM, and I"m seriously considering that, just because I could...

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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1 hour ago, Radium_Angel said:

so, in your opinion, what sets your system apart from the next guy?

It's one of the only AMD systems on the forum that's not Ryzen... and is probably the complete opposite of what Ryzen is today in terms of relative performance on the market.

 

1 hour ago, Radium_Angel said:

 but I see a lot of near-identical builds for that matter as well (Ryzen, nVidia 20xx GPU, RGB out the ears, etc)

I guess that's what happens when you ask the forum for build suggestions. It's like going to a car forum and ask how you should modify your car. You're just going to get the same few suggestions over and over again. Do anything that's outside of those suggestions and you'll be laughed at essentially. I've seen people berated for going for Intel builds these days. 

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59 minutes ago, emosun said:

mine uses a 12 year old motherboard and my dad and i made the case out of a pentium 4 gateway case and sheetmetal

I wanna see a picture. It sounds awesome.

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The sheer mass of hardware (from multiple generations) I have inside my case.

I've got a Ryzen 5 3600, a Thermaltake SpinQ++, 16GB DDR4-3200 CL14, and 2 GTX 650 Ti Boosts (separate).

I've also got dual optical drives, a floppy drive, a Zip drive, 4 hard drives (80GB, 250GB, 2TB, 3TB), 2 SSDs (128GB boot, 16GB Optane), and a lot of cables.

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1 minute ago, ragnarok0273 said:

The sheer mass of hardware (from multiple generations) I have inside my case.

I've got a Ryzen 5 3600, a Thermaltake SpinQ++, 16GB DDR4-3200 CL14, and 2 GTX 650 Ti Boosts (separate).

I've also got dual optical drives, a floppy drive, a Zip drive, 4 hard drives (80GB, 250GB, 2TB, 3TB), 2 SSDs (128GB boot, 16GB Optane), and a lot of cables.

Now is that floppy and Zip drive actually functional? How many PCI (not PCIe, old school PCI) cards did you have to use to get all of that to work?

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2 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Now is that floppy and Zip drive actually functional? How many PCI (not PCIe, old school PCI) cards did you have to use to get all of that to work?

Yep, they are.

And I have all PCIe cards because my B350 board doesn't have PCI.

I've got a PCIe 2.0 x1 card between my 2 GPUs with 1 IDE and 2 SATA, giving me 6 SATA ports.

This is just enough for my 6 SATA devices (4 HDD, 1 SSD, 1 Blu-Ray) and my 2 IDE devices (1 optical, 1 Zip).

My floppy drive runs off of one of those floppy-to-USB converters.

 

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The only two things nonfunctional in my case are the 25-pin serial port (I have a 9-pin plugged in) and my front eSATA port.

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Does having a dedicated Physics Processing Unit count as setting apart?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, ragnarok0273 said:

Yep, they are.

And I have all PCIe cards because my B350 board doesn't have PCI.

I've got a PCIe 2.0 x1 card between my 2 GPUs with 1 IDE and 2 SATA, giving me 6 SATA ports.

This is just enough for my 6 SATA devices (4 HDD, 1 SSD, 1 Blu-Ray) and my 2 IDE devices (1 optical, 1 Zip).

My floppy drive runs off of one of those floppy-to-USB converters.

 

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The only two things nonfunctional in my case are the 25-pin serial port (I have a 9-pin plugged in) and my front eSATA port.

I don't even want to imagine what that cable management is gonna be like hahahaa

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Just now, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

I don't even want to imagine what that cable management is gonna be like hahahaa

There is none.

My case has no room for it.

My cables are between my PSU and HDDs (towards the bottom of the case), then run across my GPUs and up towards the top, splitting off as they go.

My EPS cable goes on the opposite side, across my rear fan, and then my floppy/USB cable cuts straight across to the back.

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Just now, ragnarok0273 said:

There is none.

My case has no room for it.

My cables are between my PSU and HDDs (towards the bottom of the case), then run across my GPUs and up towards the top, splitting off as they go.

My EPS cable goes on the opposite side, across my rear fan, and then my floppy/USB cable cuts straight across to the back.

I hate to say this, but I'm curious now...

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

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Nothing, really, my computer is meant for work and play a couple of vidyas. The most, I use my tensor cores for machine learning and my laptop as a seedbox sometimes.

 

Well, the last laptop would zap the shit out of you from time to time when connected to the wall, but once you get used to it, it's a bit pleasant hehe.

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Just now, Voluspa said:

I hate to say this, but I'm curious now...

We might have to move that to the tech horrors thread

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Just now, Voluspa said:

I hate to say this, but I'm curious now...

Once I get bored of my Civ 6 game I'll show you.

 

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