New build

New build

Postby Futurepast » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:39 pm

Just finished the last of it. Here is what I have....
Started off with a Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full Tower PC Case – Black. Put in a Corsair CP-9020140-NA HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum High Performance Power Supply. Then for my MOBO went with the ASRock X299 GAMING K6 Fatal1ty LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. Followed with a Intel Core i7-7820X Processor (I didn’t think the extra 500 bucks was worth the upgrade. Then to cool it I went with Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler , Black. For the RAM I started with CORSAIR DOMINATOR Platinum Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 memory kit (CMD32GX4M2B3000C15) of witch I can fill 6 more slots later. For my Vid Card I went with 2 each EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11GB GDDR5X, iCX Technology - 9 Thermal Sensors & RGB LED G/P/M, 3x Async Fan Control, Optimized Airflow Design Graphics Card 11G-P4-6696-KR in SLI and of course Corsair K55 Gamming keyboard and mouse with RBG programmable and for total flight control two Guillemot Thrustmaster T.16000M Fcs Joysticks And don’t want forget my memory, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E500B/AM) for my operating system Windows 10, and two Western Digital 1T drives for memory. The monitor is an ASER P8278 LCD. And I went with the Occulas VR just because :)
Think I’m a fan of Corsair? And I can expand and upgrade!
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Re: New build

Postby juju » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:50 pm

Enjoy the new machine!
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Re: New build

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:39 pm

That'll definitely run Minecraft.
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Re: New build

Postby Futurepast » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:20 pm

I just wanted one last super build. Getting to old to worry. And yes I do a lot of gaming but I find that a gaming computer is great for rendering.
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Re: New build

Postby numerobis » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:32 pm

Sorry, but why a SATA-SSD?
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Re: New build

Postby Futurepast » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:28 pm

numerobis wrote:Sorry, but why a SATA-SSD?

It came down to a choice between SATA III standard and backup solutions or modifying bios and using custom drivers.... :|
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Re: New build

Postby numerobis » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:55 pm

I don't understand... why would you need a modified BIOS and custom drivers?
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Re: New build

Postby Futurepast » Tue May 01, 2018 7:23 pm

numerobis wrote:I don't understand... why would you need a modified BIOS and custom drivers?

When I was looking, most of the larger drives were server based, and would not boot from them, or I had to buy an adapter - a spine. What ever. I wanted simplicity. Later I might go SAS and my drive would still work. What else would you do?
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Re: New build

Postby numerobis » Thu May 03, 2018 11:56 pm

Why SAS? But even then... where is the problem to boot from a M.2 drive? You would need an external SAS controller anyway with this board. I think i still don't get it.
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Re: New build

Postby Futurepast » Mon May 07, 2018 4:24 am

numerobis wrote:Why SAS? But even then... where is the problem to boot from a M.2 drive? You would need an external SAS controller anyway with this board. I think i still don't get it.


When I start a project I plan everything out. I put together the plan then built it. I couldn't afford to build it all at one time. I spent 4 months collecting parts, before the build ;) At the time of my "planing" this is what I saw:

"SSD drives offer the best experience when they are used as the root or boot drive. The problem is that the existing Windows software has an issue with many drives booting from the PCI-Express bus rather than from SATA. This means that having an M.2 drive using PCI-Express while fast won't be the primary drive where the operating system or programs are installed. The result is a fast data drive but not the boot drive."

You have to remember that I'm old, self taught, and what I deal with normally is wood :oops:
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Re: New build

Postby juju » Mon May 07, 2018 11:12 am

My laptop has a 512GB m.2 PCIE drive for OS + progs, with a SATA SSD for storage.

It starts up fast and has not skipped a beat in the 6 months I've had it.
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Re: New build

Postby numerobis » Mon May 07, 2018 5:30 pm

I'm using a X99 system with PCIe M.2 SSD (AHCI) as boot drive since 2015 (win 7).
There were some AHCI M.2 drives where you couldn't boot from (3-4 years ago) and there have been some limitations for a while with NVMe based drives (instead of AHCI) and Win 7, but even these should have been fixed i think
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... s-7-and-wi

But with X299 boards and Win 10 there definitely shouldn't be any problem booting from NVMe M.2 SSDs. So i don't know where you got this info from and how old this article was, but it's not the case anymore.
(And the ASRock X299 GAMING K6 Fatal1ty comes with 3 PCIe x4 M.2 ports, which wouldn't make any sense if you couldn't use M.2 as a boot drive.)

But nice system overall ;-)
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Re: New build

Postby Futurepast » Tue May 08, 2018 1:58 pm

Thanks for the info! With every day comes something new to learn :)
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