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Postby erolz66 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:03 pm

Decided it was time to build myself a new PC. Its all built now and its pretty kick ass :)

Asus X99-A Intel X99 (Socket 2011) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Intel 5820K 3.30GHz (Haswell-E) Socket LGA2011-V3 (6core / 12 thread overclocked to 3.875mhz 125*31)
Corsair Hydro H90 140mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 PC4-21300C16 2666MHz Quad Channel Kit
Inno3D GeForce GTX 970 OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Samsung 512GB SSD 850 PRO SATA 6Gbps 3D NAND Solid State Drive
Corsair RM Series RM 750 '80+ Gold' 750W Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (yes I actually pay for windows OS !)

All in an coolermaster 932haf case.

Pretty dam sweet if I say so myself.

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But my real pride an joy is my Oculus Rift DK2 headset :)

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Re: My new PC

Postby Sotos » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:51 pm

Thats a lot of processing power! What is it for? Games? But a case with a window and LEDs?!? And that room of yours ... if I didn't know you I would think you were a 16 year old ;) And the Oculus Rift is cool ... but unless you are a game developer it seems to me like a waste of money. A year from now there will be several products like that out, better and cheaper... and at the moment it seems that all you can do is play some demos and mini games... or did they make something better by now?
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Re: My new PC

Postby Get Real! » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:54 pm

Very nice setup… my only criticism of games machines is the deafening fan noise which I can’t stand for more than like half an hour! :lol:
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Re: My new PC

Postby kurupetos » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:47 am

How much did it cost, erol?
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Re: My new PC

Postby Sotos » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:21 am

Probably about €2000 ... but I wonder what he is using it for and if he will actually notice any benefit from the 6 core CPU and 16GB of DDR4.
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Re: My new PC

Postby erolz66 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:51 pm

To answer a few questions.

Yes I play games of course but I also do video encoding work , or re encoding to be more accurate and sometime do some 3D modelling. For these later tasks my new PC is around 30% faster than my previous one (first generation i7 920 overclocked to 3.675) and I can run more multiple sessions of my encoding software on the new machine because of the extra cores, so over all I can pretty much get twice as much encoding done in the same time as my previous machine. As to the RAM, it makes no sense to use less than 4GB chips and I want the benefits of quad channel so 16GB is actually pretty much the minimum sensible ram to put in such a machine in my view. I did consider going for 8GB chips and having a total ram of 32GB but decided that was excessive :)

As to the oculus rift no I am not currently a games developer but in the past I was. Right now I am using it primarily to play Elite Dangerous (beta - soon to go gamma) which actually has very good support for it right now. I am also playing the early alpha of Star Citizen that does not currently have DK2 support but should have soon. However I did not buy it as a 'finished product' ready to use with a range of top tier games in place that support it, because it is not.
I knew it was and is an early prototype aimed at developers and I bought it as such and enjoy it as such.

As for my choice of case, well unlike all the internals it is not viable to have a case shipped here from the UK, the size and weight of it makes the shipping more expensive than the case itself, so it was the most suitable one given the limited local options available to me. If I had been in the UK it would not have been my first choice.

As to noise, actually the machine is very quiet, it has two 240mm fans on the case that are near silent , the cpu is cooled by a water block with a 120mm fan on the radiator. Most noise is from the two fans on the GPU under heavy load but even then the nvidia 970 (and more expensive 980) is actually very efficient in terms of heat (and therefore noise) to power relative to both earlier generations of nvidia cards and even more so relative to current AMD equivalents.

As to what it cost the components listed above - the case were £1273.27.

OK they were £1273.27 + 19% vat as well = £1515.19

OK they were £1515.19 + £79 shipping = just under £1600.
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Re: My new PC

Postby Sotos » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:56 pm

What are you using for 3D modeling? I upgraded my computer a few years ago to increase 3D rendering speed (i7 2600K @ 4.6GHz). At eshop they have many good cases and some of them are at good prices and there is no shipping when you pick up from the stores. http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/shop?id=121
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Re: My new PC

Postby erolz66 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:40 pm

Sotos wrote:What are you using for 3D modeling? I upgraded my computer a few years ago to increase 3D rendering speed (i7 2600K @ 4.6GHz). At eshop they have many good cases and some of them are at good prices and there is no shipping when you pick up from the stores. http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/shop?id=121


Well its been a while since I did any to be honest and have not got anything installed on the new machine to date. I first used many moons ago what is now light wave back in the 'video toaster' days on an Amiga computer and have continued to dabble with that over the years. Have also tried most of the main free / open source ones at various times. Blender, Autodesk , Bryce - stuff like that.

The 'toy' I want but do not yet have is a 3D printer. I like the idea at least of making a 3D model using the OR and some kind of glove input device and suitable interface to actual 'mould' and 'twist' and 'stretch' and generally manipulate primitives in 3D and then print it out into the real world with 3D printer.

Thanks for the tip re eshopcy - I really do not know any PC places in the South - I have been using the same suppliers in the UK for so many years now both before and after I moved to Cyprus. Shame (for me) that the website does not have an English version.
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Re: My new PC

Postby Sotos » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:39 pm

erolz66 wrote:
Sotos wrote:What are you using for 3D modeling? I upgraded my computer a few years ago to increase 3D rendering speed (i7 2600K @ 4.6GHz). At eshop they have many good cases and some of them are at good prices and there is no shipping when you pick up from the stores. http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/shop?id=121


Well its been a while since I did any to be honest and have not got anything installed on the new machine to date. I first used many moons ago what is now light wave back in the 'video toaster' days on an Amiga computer and have continued to dabble with that over the years. Have also tried most of the main free / open source ones at various times. Blender, Autodesk , Bryce - stuff like that.

The 'toy' I want but do not yet have is a 3D printer. I like the idea at least of making a 3D model using the OR and some kind of glove input device and suitable interface to actual 'mould' and 'twist' and 'stretch' and generally manipulate primitives in 3D and then print it out into the real world with 3D printer.

Thanks for the tip re eshopcy - I really do not know any PC places in the South - I have been using the same suppliers in the UK for so many years now both before and after I moved to Cyprus. Shame (for me) that the website does not have an English version.


You just seem to like gadgets ;) I like them too, but I try to restrain myself... like I am trying NOT to buy one of those quadcopters with cameras for aerial photography and video. About eshop ... it is in Greek but the products are in English, so it is not hard to find what you want. They have over 600 PC cases there, which they can bring within 10 days without the expensive shipping of importing one on your own. I ordered from non English no Greek websites without problems. For example I found products that are cheaper at Amazon.de, Amazon.it or Amazon.es than they are at Amazon.co.uk (there is also Amazon.fr) and the support is the same Amazon one. I once had a problem with an order from Amazon.de and I wrote them in English, they replied to me in English and everything was sorted.
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