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#1 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

Guy wants it to connect to his TV and run CAD/Photoshop/Etc. off of it.

It's got a spiffy i7 4770k in it that may or may not get overclocked, we're going to discuss coolers.

2TB Seagate media drive

240GB Seagate boot SSD.

8 GB of G.Skill Ripjaw memory 

It's all powered by a very nice platinum rated Corsair AX760 modular power supply and stuffed into a Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini-ITX case.

 

We're still discussing what video card he wants, if any, and the possibility of red lighting. 

 

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#2 Australopithecus afarensis

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:57 AM

Is there any particular reason you opted for a 240 gb boot ssd?

Maybe I am underestimating the size of some of the programs you are intending to put on the ssd, but it seems a tad excessive and wasteful to me.

Seems like even half that is more than enough. 


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Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

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#3 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:51 AM

He wants the full autodesk suit, which takes up quite a bit of space. I went with a 120gb one for my personal computer and I'm constantly having problems with keeping enough empty space on it.


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#4 Australopithecus afarensis

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

Fair enough. And there is no real downside to going bigger aside from startup cost, which does not appear to be a big issue in this case. Jealous of the i7 >.>


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


#5 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

Yeah, he didn't have a problem spending the money. >.>

 

Haha, I am too damn it. It's only an 84w TDP too. The fan barely has to move. 


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#6 Australopithecus afarensis

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:41 PM

Just price checked it.

Hm that... is not as expensive as I thought it would be. I may set aside some money and get me one >.>

Although what i should really upgrade is my video card...


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


#7 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:02 PM

What sort of video card are you running? The new Maxwell stuff looks nice, but it's not in the high end yet. 


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#8 Australopithecus afarensis

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:32 PM

Geforce 9800 gt. Had it for 3 or 4 years now. Thinking it is time to upgrade


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


#9 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

Yeah it is. >.>


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#10 Australopithecus afarensis

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:10 PM

Don't you get all computer snob on me :P Not all of us upgrade as soon as something better is on the market :P


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


#11 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:21 PM

He, I didn't either, mine were a few generations old too.

 

 

and red lighting

 

for style points, the most important spec :3

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Yes


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