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Juggles
post Apr 30 2009, 07:05 AM
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Just got a new one, so here goes!

Core I7 965 EE
12 gig trip channel ddr3
4 x samsung 1tb drives
2 x LG bluray burners
Nvidia GTX 295
Coolermaster HAF tower
Asus Rampage II Extreme MB

Running Vista x64 Ultimate, and windows 7 in dual boot
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post May 3 2009, 04:52 AM
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QUOTE (Juggles @ Apr 30 2009, 05:05 PM) *
Just got a new one, so here goes!

Core I7 965 EE
12 gig trip channel ddr3
4 x samsung 1tb drives
2 x LG bluray burners
Nvidia GTX 295
Coolermaster HAF tower
Asus Rampage II Extreme MB

Running Vista x64 Ultimate, and windows 7 in dual boot

If that was true, I can only say what a waste of money. No program would justify the use of 12gb, 4tb of space, 2 bluray burners and a high end graphic card. Somehow I doubt you do have it that type of rig.
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Lord d'Eath
post May 3 2009, 07:55 AM
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12GB RAM is pretty cheap (even DDR3), and decent operating systems (inc. Vista) will use whatever free RAM you have for caching. When I upgrade to a Core i7 system this summer/autumn, I'll no doubt get 12GB DDR3.

4TB space... I'd have to agree with you. I have 3.5TB in my server, but that's hosting half a dozen virtual machines and is full of backups of other machines. And some of that is mirrored in LVM, reducing the actual usable space. And there's over 1TB free space, too. In a desktop machine, 4TB is almost certainly a waste of money & electricity (even if the disks themselves aren't hugely expensive).

The two BluRay burners I can't figure out, either, unless he's planning on making a huge amount of discs and therefore wants to burn two at once...

What's wrong with the high end graphics card? Sure it's a waste of money, but hardcore gamers do that all the time.

I'm more concerned about the Core i7 965 EE. I dunno where Juggles lives, but here I'm looking at ~840 (US$1250) for one of those, compared to ~230 (US$340) for a Core i7 920, with there being surprisingly little performance difference between them (3.2GHz for the 965 vs 2.66GHz for the bottom-end 920). That is the biggest waste of money, here msn_wink.gif
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post May 4 2009, 11:40 AM
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QUOTE (Lord d'Eath @ May 3 2009, 05:55 PM) *
12GB RAM is pretty cheap (even DDR3), and decent operating systems (inc. Vista) will use whatever free RAM you have for caching. When I upgrade to a Core i7 system this summer/autumn, I'll no doubt get 12GB DDR3.

4TB space... I'd have to agree with you. I have 3.5TB in my server, but that's hosting half a dozen virtual machines and is full of backups of other machines. And some of that is mirrored in LVM, reducing the actual usable space. And there's over 1TB free space, too. In a desktop machine, 4TB is almost certainly a waste of money & electricity (even if the disks themselves aren't hugely expensive).

The two BluRay burners I can't figure out, either, unless he's planning on making a huge amount of discs and therefore wants to burn two at once...

What's wrong with the high end graphics card? Sure it's a waste of money, but hardcore gamers do that all the time.

I'm more concerned about the Core i7 965 EE. I dunno where Juggles lives, but here I'm looking at ~840 (US$1250) for one of those, compared to ~230 (US$340) for a Core i7 920, with there being surprisingly little performance difference between them (3.2GHz for the 965 vs 2.66GHz for the bottom-end 920). That is the biggest waste of money, here msn_wink.gif

I would be guessing with a lot of certainly with the demographics of this forum, that system is nothing but a dream for him msn_nerd.gif All well in good to have a high end graphics card but i was just doubting the whole rig itself. If anything it sounds like a piraters dream msn_wink.gif
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post May 4 2009, 01:16 PM
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If you want to copy discs, there are much better ways to do it than a PC with a couple of burners - there are specialised machines with half a dozen disc drives.

I'd have to agree with you in general, though msn_wink.gif
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