Journal #8640

Posted 6 years ago2015-12-17 00:27:58 UTC
TawnosPrime TawnosPrimeI...AM...CANADIAN!
The time has finally come. I will return to the upper ranks of the PC Master Race! After sliding down the ranks over the last few years with old faithful:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz
Motherboard: EVGA nForce 750I SLI FTW
Memory: 8GB DDR2 800 4x2GB (2 native, 2 overclocked)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card: XFX GeForce GTX 285 1GB
Case: Cooler Master Haf 922
Power Supply: Corsair TX850 850W
Keyboard: Generic Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX518

I've just ordered the parts to build my new rig, and it will be Glorious!!!

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII M4
Motherboard: MSI Z170M Mortar Micro ATX
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB 4x4GB DDR4 2400
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" SSD
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM HDD
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM HDD
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0
Case: Corsair Air 240
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wired Laser Mouse
Other: Razer Sabertooth

Before you say anything, yes, the HDDs will be in RAID 0, and while the risk of failure is greater, given their reputation and my personal experience, I'm willing to take the risk for the performance increase and reduced cost for my game installs.

12 Comments

Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 00:46:48 UTC Comment #51546
gosh, your 'old faithful' has 640GB storage? Man I'm still using an 80GB storage for my PC :P
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 01:44:07 UTC Comment #51541
That looks so fucking sweet, man! Congrats!

80GB?! That's like, two games by modern standards :|

Wish i was joking.
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 02:11:54 UTC Comment #51543
Two if you're lucky.

He hasn't told us if it's a hard drive or SSD though. It could be like mine, with a smaller SSD for Windows and clients (Steam/Origin/etc.), and high capacity storage for the games.
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 04:40:43 UTC Comment #51547
nah I've got a couple external drives I also use too :P
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 06:58:47 UTC Comment #51542
GTX 970
Been looking at these myself. Let us know how it goes!
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 10:13:49 UTC Comment #51550
"Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM HDD"
Id be careful with those, i had 2 new Red's fall out of a RAID that we bought this year. Only ~4-6 months of service. Granted they did not have any bad blocks or anything so we popped them back in and all is good, but if a drive drops out of RAID0 you're done.

On an unrelated note why not an i7 ? Or is it just me that i hate the number 5 ? :D
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 14:16:47 UTC Comment #51540
Welcome to the GTX 970 club. It's pretty in here.
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 20:10:06 UTC Comment #51544
"Welcome to the 970 Club. Please make yourself at home, just...stay off the carpet. I know it takes up an eighth of the room, but...there's no floor under it."

I went with the i5 because I didn't see a need to spend another $150, just for Hyper Threading and 0.5GHz. As for the drives, worst case scenario, I have to re-download my games. It would suck, but we've had serveral different levels of WD drives and a Seagate, and only the latter's failed.
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 20:37:21 UTC Comment #51551
Why Razer? That stuff is terrible. You should have gotten a Corsair mouse.
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 21:50:42 UTC Comment #51545
I don't have a problem with Razer products, and I wanted more that 2 side buttons, but not 12/15. Those MMO/MOBA mice are crazy.
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-17 22:40:34 UTC Comment #51549
Congrats on the rig. It should last you at least until the AI conquers humanity.
Commented 6 years ago2015-12-18 01:47:08 UTC Comment #51548
Such jealousy, you GTX970 pricks :P

Also that keyboard is hawt(and not cheap). Was looking at those and the Razer Chromas... very nice!

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