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Nov 13, 2017 21:27:24   #
Merlin1300 Loc: New England, But Now & Forever SoTX
 
Topic created just to highlight the flexibility of an open OS like Winblows
I don't trust microsnot any further than their bank account - - but using their OS I can build stuff for half the price of equivalent crapple stuff.
Oh yeah - - crapple is closed box - - you CAN'T build their stuff
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This is my box created in May 2015. Any Mac is a tiny moon on an asteroid far outside this solar system. It should last me at least 10 years - -
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Asrock X99 40-lane PCIE MoBo
Unlocked Intel i7 5930K 6-core processor
16 GB DDR4 Corsair 2x4GB (x2) Paired Memory
2x512GB Crucial SSD system drive in RAID1
120 GB OCZ SSD Swap / Scratch Drive
4x3TB WD Red NAS HDD in RAID5 Data/Program Drive (9TB accessible)
1300W G2 Gold EVGA Power Supply
3x ASUS STRIX GTX 970 Video in SLI
LG 34UM95-P IPS 34" Ultra Wide-screen Monitor
ASUS BW-12B1ST 12x Blue-Ray Writer
Vantec USB 3.0 MultiCard Reader Model UGT-CR935
Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 Computer Case
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MoBo & HDD/SSDs in the box
MoBo & HDD/SSDs in the box...
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Graphics Cards x3 in SLI
Graphics Cards x3 in SLI...
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Configuring the BIOS, RAID, and the OS
Configuring the BIOS, RAID, and the OS...
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Nov 14, 2017 11:13:49   #
John_F Loc: Minneapolis, MN
 
Well, those with the talent, knowledge, tools, and know-how can build a special computer with special capabilities. How does the cost of your rig compare to that of the nearest-capability commercial frame computer?

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Nov 14, 2017 15:34:06   #
Paul Buckhiester Loc: Columbus, GA USA
 
Now install Mac OS and you’ll have a real machine.

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Nov 14, 2017 21:51:17   #
Merlin1300 Loc: New England, But Now & Forever SoTX
 
John_F wrote:
How does the cost of your rig compare to that of the nearest-capability commercial frame computer?
Well - - it's one I've been saving up a year or more to build as well.
There is no commercial equivalent as mine is geared toward Gaming, but commercial HDD are typically 3x the price of consumer grade - even the NAS versions.
I could have built it cheaper - less redundancy, fewer disk drives, and would have saved $700 by only having a single video card instead of 3 in SLI
But then the computer I built in the 1990s still runs - Windows 3.11 and Ami Pro word processing - -
I almost lost my data drive in the late 1990's - - and swore I'd never come that close again
If my house catches fire - my 12 TB network server where all is backed up is coming with me - -

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Nov 14, 2017 21:57:08   #
Merlin1300 Loc: New England, But Now & Forever SoTX
 
Paul Buckhiester wrote:
Now install Mac OS and you’ll have a real machine.
I don't think the MAC OS could handle my machine.
I have 7 HDD; 4 rotating disks in RAID-5, 2 SSDs in RAID-1 and the 7th is a small SSD used as a swap file.
I have 3 NVidia STRIX GTX 970 in SLI - - all running a 34" high-res monitor.
MAC doesn't build such a beast - nor will they permit any end user to build an equivalent.
For those who prefer everything built in - no thought required - - crapple is your huckleberry
Those of us who build our own - microsnot is the only choice - - UNLESS you're a true geek - -
THEN you go Linux (I'm not there yet)

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Nov 16, 2017 03:07:13   #
Captkirk Loc: Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand
 
Just built a system for a friend with a Ryzen 5 CPU from AMD. Nothing else over the top. Nvidia video card, 16 gig of RAM, 256gig SSD and 6T HDD. Does all he wants and thats all you can ask really but It is QUICK!!
Merlin1300 wrote:
Well - - it's one I've been saving up a year or more to build as well.
There is no commercial equivalent as mine is geared toward Gaming, but commercial HDD are typically 3x the price of consumer grade - even the NAS versions.
I could have built it cheaper - less redundancy, fewer disk drives, and would have saved $700 by only having a single video card instead of 3 in SLI
But then the computer I built in the 1990s still runs - Windows 3.11 and Ami Pro word processing - -
I almost lost my data drive in the late 1990's - - and swore I'd never come that close again
If my house catches fire - my 12 TB network server where all is backed up is coming with me - -
Well - - it's one I've been saving up a year or mo... (show quote)

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Nov 16, 2017 20:54:37   #
Merlin1300 Loc: New England, But Now & Forever SoTX
 
Captkirk wrote:
Just built a system for a friend with a Ryzen 5 CPU from AMD. Does all he wants and thats all you can ask really but It is QUICK!!
Yep - - I understand the need for speed. My old computer was taking 5 minutes to boot Win Vista (total crap OS).
My new one boots Win 10 in 30 sec, loads PS (off the SSD - one of the few apps loaded on the system drive) in 5 sec.

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Feb 24, 2018 15:51:06   #
hookedupin2005 Loc: Northwestern New Mexico
 
Merlin1300 wrote:
Topic created just to highlight the flexibility of an open OS like Winblows
I don't trust microsnot any further than their bank account - - but using their OS I can build stuff for half the price of equivalent crapple stuff.
Oh yeah - - crapple is closed box - - you CAN'T build their stuff
-
This is my box created in May 2015. Any Mac is a tiny moon on an asteroid far outside this solar system. It should last me at least 10 years - -
-
Asrock X99 40-lane PCIE MoBo
Unlocked Intel i7 5930K 6-core processor
16 GB DDR4 Corsair 2x4GB (x2) Paired Memory
2x512GB Crucial SSD system drive in RAID1
120 GB OCZ SSD Swap / Scratch Drive
4x3TB WD Red NAS HDD in RAID5 Data/Program Drive (9TB accessible)
1300W G2 Gold EVGA Power Supply
3x ASUS STRIX GTX 970 Video in SLI
LG 34UM95-P IPS 34" Ultra Wide-screen Monitor
ASUS BW-12B1ST 12x Blue-Ray Writer
Vantec USB 3.0 MultiCard Reader Model UGT-CR935
Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 Computer Case
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Topic created just to highlight the flexibility of... (show quote)


Wow! You have some SERIOUS storage room there!

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Feb 24, 2018 16:01:05   #
Merlin1300 Loc: New England, But Now & Forever SoTX
 
hookedupin2005 wrote:
Wow! You have some SERIOUS storage room there!
Check !!
And it's backed up to my 12TB QNAP 451 NAS (also RAID-5)
And the NAS is backed up (every Sunday) to an external 12 TB JBOD array.

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Apr 4, 2019 22:32:58   #
Merlin1300 Loc: New England, But Now & Forever SoTX
 
Merlin1300 wrote:
And it's backed up to my 12TB QNAP 451 NAS (also RAID-5)
And the NAS is backed up (every Sunday) to an external 12 TB JBOD array.
Update: The backup is now also a 16TB RAID5 array (12TB accessible)

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