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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Appreciate all your help. 😬
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Yeah, as the current ITX landscape comes clearer, it is seeming like I'll get better overall value from a Ryzen setup. I bet in six months or so it will be a different story, but that's just the way it goes, I guess.
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Haha, we just cross-messaged. But thank you for this info! Hmm, DDR5 just seems prohibitively expensive right now for the benefit I would get. What about the other Alder Lake boards? H670, etc.? I think I'm pretty set on the IQUNIX case [I might consider the Lian-Li A4 H20 if it comes in stock]...
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Oh, awesome. I'm glad you said that because I'd much rather use the EK Basic if I could. I'd read some older posts where people couldn't get the LGA 1700 kits to fit properly, but maybe they've sorted the issue by now. Thanks again. Edit: Oh, the case I'm looking at is the IQUNIX ZX-1, a pretty...
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Haha, well, I'm already on Win11, so I hope the reverse is true, too. Appreciate the help! Edit: Oh, since you mentioned the energy efficiency, do you think a 240 AIO is enough to manage the 12700 in an ITX enclosure? I haven't found that much about the temperature differences.
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Awesome, thank you. When I discovered that the 5900X could be had for such a reasonable price, I thought I'd surely go Ryzen, but these Alder Lake chips have legitimately surprised me! I have read on another forum that Alder Lake also plays better on Win11—or, to be accurate, that Ryzen plays...
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    Little PC build for design work: 12700 or 5900X?

    Hello, I just got a new job as a contractor doing multimedia design work, and as the workload seems a bit more intense, I think it feels like time to upgrade my system—I'm currently running a 4790K + GTX 970, which has served me well. 😊 It may not matter much, but for what it's worth, I'm most...
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    Help with a new budget build

    No worries, glad to do it. Danny's the man. Good luck with your build!
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    Help with a new budget build

    Oh, well, I don't know about major! :p I do think the build I provided is more on the "GPU-oriented" side of things, whereas Danny's build is better balanced. But in terms of budget gaming builds, I normally try to get high-quality parts for the core hardware, while still saving money for where...
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    Help with a new budget build

    Danny's builds are always top-notch, so I would consider his very closely, but here is another option, if you don't mind going a step down in terms of CPU performance. I personally think the P2X4 955 is still a great value. You could trade out the graphics for something with a bit more bite, and...
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    Proposed Gaming Rig: Thoughts/Suggestions

    I do love the Mini P180, also, but the swinging door has become something of a mild nuisance. For the price I paid, though [$69.99], it was far and away the most sleek, feature-rich Micro ATX case I could find, and it has served me quite well. That said, I have built computers for...
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    Proposed Gaming Rig: Thoughts/Suggestions

    I have the Mini P180, and I'm not sure about the relative dimensions, but I can say for sure that if you are using fewer than three hard drives, there's a superfluous hard drive cage, right where most graphics cards would run into trouble. I have removed that cage, and I'd say there has to be...
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    My Final x79 Build, lots of advice CRUCIAL

    Heh, I'm sure they are beneficial, but my point was that it seems like your budget is quite expansive, and yet you have a cost issue with a $200 case. Certainly, you can do whatever you want, but there seems to be a disconnect somewhere. Cheers!
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    My Final x79 Build, lots of advice CRUCIAL

    Sorry about that. I guess I find it a little confusing that you would cringe at a $150 computer case (FT03), and yet consider a 512GB solid state drive for storage. If budget is a concern, why not go with Danny's Hitachi drive, and pocket the change? There's your $250 case right there, plus a...
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    My Final x79 Build, lots of advice CRUCIAL

    Oh, I'm glad this came up. Danny, how would you compare the price/performance between the M4, and say a Corsair Force GT? Or the 120GB Vertex 3 drives? Aside from a few benchmarks, it's been hard to find a good real world comparison.
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    My Final x79 Build, lots of advice CRUCIAL

    Also, I think the Silverstone Fortress cases (FT02 and FT03) are worth a look, if sleek is what you seek.
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    My Final x79 Build, lots of advice CRUCIAL

    Hmm, I have never heard anyone describe that particular Seasonic PSU as "noisy". Their reputation is quite to the contrary, as they are even known to build quiet PSU's for other companies. I don't think you'll find a more reputable source for PSU reviews than Oklahoma Wolf via jonnyguru.com: I...
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    My Final x79 Build, lots of advice CRUCIAL

    +1. That's a great deal.
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    Please help review my build

    Thanks, as always.
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    Please help review my build

    Ah, very cool. Yes, I do remember that, and I guess I can't believe so much time has passed! I'll read up a bit, but that's great to know about these new Hitachi drives.
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    Please help review my build

    Hey Danny! Been a while, but I'm getting the bug again, lately, so I've started to frequent these forums more and more. Just posting here because this is the first time I recall seeing you recommend a Hitachi drive over a Seagate/WD/Samsung. I know the hard drive landscape is kind of nuts right...
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    Weird .dll problems after moving programs with PCmover

    Heh, I appreciate your help, but I don't appreciate the suggestion that I wouldn't have Googled it by now! Seriously? :confused: I find that issues like this are best worked out one-to-one, normally. But still, yes, I realize it is an OS issue. I only posted it because it is an OS issue...
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    Weird .dll problems after moving programs with PCmover

    No, my desktop is running Windows 7, still. So any Windows 7 advice would be helpful. The whole reason for the file transfer was to keep my important stuff on a W7 machine. Windows 8 is running only on my laptop. And I guess I can see your point about moving the post. I only put it here because...
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    Weird .dll problems after moving programs with PCmover

    So, yeah, I probably should have seen it coming, but I am sometimes adventurous to the point of being irrational. I tried out this utility called PCmover a few days ago to move a lot of my old games over from my laptop to my desktop (trying out Windows 8 on the laptop for a little bit). Most of...
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    Workstation for audio recording; DAW under $1200

    We had a 17" MBP. It crumbled under the load. Of course, technology is always advancing, I suppose. Heh, isn't that what I'm doing? Haha. A 6670 is hardly a monster. :D Sounds good, but I'd like to point that our instruments are apparently a far cry from "most VST's". Honestly, I hate most...
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    Workstation for audio recording; DAW under $1200

    Good info, here, gents. I'll be excited to see how it all shakes out in the rebuild after work. Got your PM, bytheway, enginurd. Get back to you ASAP.
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    Workstation for audio recording; DAW under $1200

    I'd forgotten about the 600T! It looks very nice, and fully featured, but also pretty large, even for an ATX enclosure. The FT02 is a great-looking case, but more expensive. Does Velocity Micro have any more cases? They look promising. Anyway, thanks, very overview of the chassis landscape...
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    Workstation for audio recording; DAW under $1200

    Hmm, really good question. I'll have to admit, this is the one area where I have allowed aesthetics to creep in and affect my better judgment. I do like the Mac Pro style cues, and the materials used. I'm not terribly concerned about the size, itself. I would actually have been happy to see a...
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    Workstation for audio recording; DAW under $1200

    My fault, Danny. I didn't update the initial post on this "interesting" issue. Basically, my partner has spoken with some *apparently* power users, who admittedly have some good work, and they claim to have dramatically improved their performance by maxing out the RAM in their systems (24GB and...
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    Workstation for audio recording; DAW under $1200

    Here, I found someone in an audio forum posting it.
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    Workstation for audio recording; DAW under $1200

    We have been using an HD192 for some time, and it is MOTU, I believe. Also, no one said anything about Windows. :D :o Additionally, latency was not really an issue, for us. Our problems were something much more pronounced than that, I think. I would activate a plug-in (like our piano software...
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    Should I upgrade?

    Seems like you are leaving out some information. Modern Warfare 2 is much less resource intensive than, say, Crysis 2. Or BFBC2. In other words, what specific games do you want to play?
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    Workstation for audio recording; DAW under $1200

    Heh, Danny rightly pointed out that my old DAW blog with an unlimited budget is really different enough by now, that I need to start a new thread. So, what have we, now? 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? This build will be for an audio workstation. We will...
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    Dynamite digital audio workstation; unlimited budget

    I am looking to go in the next two weeks. I am not really one to wait for new tech, usually, and I wouldn't really describe the immediate build as super-high-end. Probably around $1200 for this one. I'd like to go a little nicer on the power supply, but I want to use the Silverstone cabling kit...
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    Dynamite digital audio workstation; unlimited budget

    Well, I am looking to go in the next two weeks. I am not really one to wait for new tech, usually, and I wouldn't really describe the immediate build as super-high-end. Probably around $1200 for this one.
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    Dynamite digital audio workstation; unlimited budget

    Well, I guess I'll probably go with a Sandy Bridge build. Pretty quiet day, today.
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