Computer builds?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by KH-JonathanKW, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. KH-JonathanKW

    KH-JonathanKW Technical Support Staff Member

    What's everyone running here?

    What do you hope to eventually run?

    My current PC is dated, but based on information I've read the newer i7's are marginal/minimal differences in exceeding the current model.

    This actually makes me glad the gap isn't too huge, though a performance increase is obviously expected

    My future upgrades will be a higher output PSU and a decent bump in GPU.

    I've currently purchased a new case to move everything over too;

    Swapping from a dated Thermaltake Element S to a Corsair 540


    Future (this week??):

    The room for further advancement that I'm gaining in this new case is exciting. Big fan of proper cable management in custom builds, so I'm liking all the access to properly run cables.

    I've taken the step, who else is going to show off their stuff? :)
  2. DarkSorrow

    DarkSorrow New Member

    My workstation laptop is as follows.

    Chassis DRX
    Display 17.3" 3840x2160 G-SYNC - Matte
    Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8700K 6 Cores - 12 Threads - 4.7GHz
    Memory 64GB - 4x16GB - 2400MHz SODIMM
    Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB
    Networking Intel Wireless-AC 8260 Bluetooth V4.0
    Operating System Drive - SSD Samsung® 960 Pro - 2TB SSD - M.2 - PCI Express
    Data Drive - SSD Samsung® 960 Pro - 2TB SSD - M.2 - PCI Express
    Data Drive - SSD Samsung® 850 EVO - 4TB SSD - SATA
    Data Drive - SSD Samsung® 850 EVO - 4TB SSD - SATA
    Optical Drive LG 8x DVD Writer External
    64-Bit Operating System Windows 10 Enterprise
    External Storage Samsung® T5 - 2TB Portable - SSD
  3. doulos

    doulos Member

    Whoa, dude that's some serious money you put out for that rig.
  4. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    I use to go crazy with new builds, and I wish I could justify buying a kick ass gaming rig. :( All I really focus on for my work system is a good SSD, high frequency CPU over multiple cores, so I'm fine with an i3 3GHz, but of course more is better, and decent amount of RAM, at least 8GB, everything else I need comes standard usually these days. I use to have a good gaming system, but with work the little gaming time I get is fine on my XBox One. Eventually, when I retire, I hope to build gaming rigs again.
  5. WBW

    WBW Member

    Laptop, with 64GB RAM (4 sticks) and 4 internal drives?
    Have a picture of it?
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  6. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    I'm still kickin it pretty old school at home:

    i7-3770k OC to 4.5
    32G DDR3
    Couple of 512GB SSDs and some spinning drives

    Main monitor is a 27" 2560x1440 144Hz and other two monitors are run of the mill 24" 1080p.

    I have pretty good cable management and a positive air pressure case that's fully filtered so no dust :)

  7. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    With honesty upfront, I've pretty much bailed on the website design and hosting management gig now. I'm not even sure why I still have a VPS. haha

    But even back when I was really into, and even working for a web host, I've always used off-the-shelf Dells. No mods. Never needed them. In fact, the last two desktops have been scratch-and-dents from Dell Outlet. Each worked for 6+ years and I paid less that $200 for each.
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  8. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    Because you still want to be part of KH of course :D
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  9. doulos

    doulos Member

    Same here, but I use my VPS for personal and family websites, and for offsite backups - as well as accessing my files while I am away from home since my Comcast modem won't allow me to run a file server accessible from outside.

    Me, too. I also resurrect old systems and make them into linux servers for various uses.
  10. KH-DanielL

    KH-DanielL New Member Staff Member

    I'm late to the party :)

    • intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.5 GHz
    • Cryorig H7
    • Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
    • NVIDIA GTX 1070Ti Founder's Edition
    • 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT in Red
    • NZXT Manta White/Black
    • Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD for Windows 10 purposes
    • Sandisk 120GB SSD for Linux Purposes
    • WD Blue 500GB 5400RPM
    • EVGA 650 GQ Gold Semi-Modular PSU
    • NZXT Hue+
    My first Mini-ITX machine. Building it was challenging, even with a "big" premium case. This case is about as big as my previous mid tower that ran a normal ATX board. There are some more details at for all the nerds who want some other pictures and thoughts on the parts.

    Attached Files:

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  11. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    @KH-DanielL I'm jealous
    I can't seem to get mine to do anything at all...
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  12. KH-DanielL

    KH-DanielL New Member Staff Member

    @phpAddict hmm... looks like it might be locked up. Have you tried turning it off and on again?
  13. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    I've been holding the power button in for the last 3 hours to hard reset it and nothing's happening. :mad:
    I can't even find a power cord to unplug the damn thing. This thing is going in the recycle bin.

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