What is your setup?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Forodin, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Giving everyone a chance to flex their gear, all setups from budget to big pockets are welcome!

    My Rig:
    Motherboard : X570 Taichi
    CPU : AMD Ryzen 3700X
    GPU : AMD Radeon 5700XT
    Memory : 16 GB 3200 MHz
    OS: Windows
     
  2. 2017 5k iMac, few years old now.
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    and that mac hd is nvme 2500 read/write internal ssd
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    When i installed it in 2017 i made an effort with hue light strip and cable management to set it up nice and clean.
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    it's a bit more of a mess now hehe.
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    I am excited to see what apple m2 chips in the future might be for a mac mini, so i can replace this with a nice monitor and hang up the mac mini below the table and replace the table with a new wood plank with glass top table
     
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  3. ^ I ain't ready to share pictures but sure :D

    Case: Corsair 5000D Full ATX Tower
    MB: Literal Poop
    CPU: I7-8800k @4.1GHz
    RAM: 32 (8x4)GB DDR4 Corsair Vengence Pro RGB 3200MHz
    GPU: Asus RTX 2080
    Storage: 128GB Nvme, 2x1TB WD Blue HDD 7200 rpm, 1 1TB Samsung SSD
    Monitors: 1 Acer 24" @72hz, 1 (temp) HP 22" 22cwa @60hz, and 1 27" Samsung curved @72hz
    Keyboard: Corsair k95 rgb platinum
    Mouse: Corsair Harpoon RGB
    Headset: Corsair Virtuoso (only one that fits over my big ole ears smh)
    Mic: Blue yeti on a boom
    Cam: Logitech BRIO (4k, not that I use it [yet])
    Netcard: fenvi FV-AX3000R

    Extras:
    Some pretty string lights
    Wacom One graphics tablet
    Xbox One Controller but that silver faded one
    One bendy desk lamp light with white/day/night settings
    Arozzi v2 Veranda gaming char but in white
     
  4. Strahan

    Benefactor

    Case: Corsair Carbide Series AIR 540
    CPU: Core i7-7700K @ 5.2ghz
    Cooling: Corsair H100i AIO water cooling
    Mobo: ASUS Maximus ROG XI Hero
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB DDR4-3200
    GPU: ASUS GTX1080 ROG STRIX-OC
    PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W
    KB: Das Keyboard 4 Pro
    Mouse: Logitech G100S
    Comms: Plantronics 615M headset
    Storage:
    • 512GB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe, direct attach OS volume
    • 3 TB Seagate, direct attach "low performance bulk" drive
    • 42 TB HGST, network attach archival volume
    Displays:
    • ASUS VZ229H 22" IPS 1080p
    • ASUS VE248H 24" TN 1080p
    • AOC 2269W 22" IPS 1080p in portrait, mostly for email and comics
    • Dynex 46" 1080p LCD TV
    • ViewSonic VX3211-4K 32" VA 4k primary
    • HTC Vive Pro /w wireless conversion
    I'm really feeling the need to get more RAM, 16 is just not enough. Also wanna pick up a second M.2 and setup a RAID0 volume; may as well get some more fast local storage.

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  5. Doesn't that cpu go to 4.5 in turbo from 4.2, or you overclocking it to 5.2 ?
     
  6. Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M PRO
    CPU: Intel i7 3770k
    Memory: DDR3 32 GB
    GPU: Nvidia Quadro 2000 :(
    OS: I have triple boot Windows, Arch, Hackintosh
    Storage: 224 GB SSD + 3x 1 TB Hard Drive Raid 0

    Do you guys suggest a gpu for me i don't have too much budget.
     
  7. I have a hard time believing RAID 0 would make a significant difference, unless your motherboard can transfer data to the two M.2 devices in parallel.

    Also note that you're doubling the chance of catastrophic failure.
     
  8. I used to have an iMac (actually the exact model that mrfloris has, same specs), but these days, I condensed everything into a single MacBook for the sake of simplicity. Occasionally, I use a 27-inch monitor from LG if I need more screen real estate for specific projects/work.
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  9. OS: Windows 10 Home
    CPU: i7 7700K
    RAM: 2 * 16gb DDR4 3200MHz
    Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Extreme4
    Case: NZXT H440 Blue
    PSU: Corsair RM1000i
    Graphics:
    Display: 2 * BenQ RL2455
    GPU: AORUS RTX 2080ti​
    Storage:
    240GB Kingston SATA SSD
    1TB WD 7200RPM HDD
    480GB Samsung 960 EVO​
    Peripherals:
    Mouse: Razer Taipan
    Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Chroma v1
    Headset: Razer Nari Ultimate​
     
  10. Strahan

    Benefactor

    Overclocking. I wanted less noise so I bought an all-in-one water cooling kit and figured if I have that, I may as well try seeing to what level I can boost the CPU. I'm not really big into the OC scene, I'm not the type to sit here trying setting after setting to squeeze the best out of it so I just Googled and found the settings for someone at 5.2. Tried their config, tested it, was stable so I said cool and left it that way heh.

    The RAID0 isn't for performance, it's for aggregating capacity.

    The chance of failure is not that much of a worry. I've ran 18 drive RAID arrays for the last fourteen years and have only had to deal with a degraded array twice, and both times it wasn't a drive failure it was a communications problem. Pull drive tray, reseat, let array resync and all was fine again. So I'm not particularly sweating it. Especially as my system is backed up every night anyway, so if I do have a failure it's just replace drive, deploy a workstation build from WDS then restore data from backup. Wham, bam, thank ya' ma'am; back in business in less than 30 minutes ;)
     
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  11. Just get a 1 TB drive. Switching from non-RAID to RAID will wipe all the data on your current drive anyway. So just put in a bigger drive.
     
  12. Why don't people use Ryzen's CPUs :(
     
  13. I know many guy says that Ryzen tend to fail even if reasonably overclocked. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Benz56

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    CPU: Intel i9-9900k
    RAM: 32GB 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance XMP
    GPU: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Dual
    SSD: 512GB NVMe M.2 Samsung SSD 970 Evo+
    Motherboard: Asus Z390-E ROG Strix ATX
    Monitors: Triple Lenovo P27u 27" 4k monitors
    TV: LG 65" NanoCell
    Soundbar: JBL 5.1 Sorround Sound

    Looking into adding a few gadgets to give it some more functionality :cool:

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  15. Your "setup" is not complete unless it includes a cat and some Minecon badges/lanyards.


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  16. Strahan

    Benefactor

    Yea, I didn't phrase that well. When I said a second one I just meant switching to dual drives not buying another 512 GB drive. Cuz yea, given how cheap SSDs I wouldn't want to buy another small drive. I ended up splurging a little, as I was originally thinking 1 TB as well:
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  17. Two 2 TB drives?
     
  18. Strahan

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    Yea, I have two M.2 ports so it feels like a waste to let one idle :)
     
  19. Too secret for this :p
     
  20. Case: Antec P180
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3700X
    RAM: G.Skill Trident-Z [email protected]
    Screen: NEC PA301W + No-brand 7" HDMI Touchscreen
    Storage: 2x2TB WD-Red in Raid-1, 2x480GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD in Raid-0
    Mouse: Logitech G502
    Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB + IBM M Series
    ...plus some add-ons.