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Just curious on what a dream computer is to others. Cant build mine at the moment because I cant afford it hence the (dream), and some of the components cant be bought yet. x99 chipset and the cpu to go with it. Apart from that.

1.) a custom case, that uses novec 7000 as an immersion coolant
2.) 6 Samsung 850 1 TB drives
3.) 2 Blue ray burners
4.) 4 way Crossfire with the top of the line card ( sorry, hadn't done the research yet, this was a spur of the moment post)
5.) a 300watt PSU ( For the fancy light show )
6.) 64 Gigs DDR4
7.) USB pet rock
8.) all in one flash reader with FLOPPY !
9.) 4 monitors but 1 has to be monochrome


Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:30 am
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I converted to Macfag, so my dream PC is one of those trashcan shaped Mac Pro computers. And maybe one of those new MacBook Pro laptops with a high PPI screen and dedicated graphics.


Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:36 am
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I pretty much have the computer that I need and wouldn't benefit from more. Modern CPUs like the i7-4790 are only maybe 20% faster at best in some benchmarks than my i7-2600; more like 5% in plenty of others. Doesn't really seem all that attractive until we can get something that's a solid at least 30% faster across the board. I don't need much in a graphics card. RAM is cheap and easily available, storage is cheap, etc.

My current build I'm looking towards is more storage based:
low power Atom or i3/i5
maybe 4-8GB RAM, possibly loading OS in to RAM.
boatloads of hard disks + OS on small, fast SSD, or CF card or my old SSD something if it's being loaded in to RAM.
probably some kind of decent power supply to supply all the disks, might even set up a system where the disks can be on some kind of electrically latching power buttons or something or timed start system, but I doubt I'll have more than like 6 or 8 disks so that'd just be overkill, hehe.
for a case, I've found some kind of cheapie but should be OK removable hard disk caddies, 4x3.5" disks per 3x 5.25" bay. Found a few cases with 6+ 5.25" bays, and when I go to build this, I'm sure there will be some available.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:29 pm
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someone wrote:
>powerful cpu
>6 ssd
>4 "top of the line" ATI cards
>300W

hahahahhahahahaha

hahahaha
haha


You're looking at 2KW bro, not 300.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:54 am
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An adequate PSU will not give me the fancy lightshow :mrgreen:

Oh, and im adding a 5 1/4 floppy to my list


Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:32 am
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someone wrote:
An adequate PSU will not give me the fancy lightshow :mrgreen:

Oh, and im adding a 5 1/4 floppy to my list

Why not 8"? Go big or go home.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:47 am
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Why not 8"? Go big or go home.


No kidding, I have found a kit to convert a 5 1/4" drive to usb. No such luck for an 8" ( Been looking tough )


Oh, and I have noticed when I (quote) it just has (quote) in my post. However others have quoted others, and it has ( so-and-so wrote ) How do you do that? :?:


Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:34 am
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Oh, and I have noticed when I (quote) it just has (quote) in my post. However others have quoted others, and it has ( so-and-so wrote ) How do you do that? :?:

Dark magicks.

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You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


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Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:37 am
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MWA HA HA :twisted:


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