New pc spec, thoughts?

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Re: New pc spec, thoughts?

Post by Fletch » Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:49 pm

pietrop wrote: Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:08 pm
I paid about 3100€ for my configuration, but it's a DIY project.
Kind of you to share, Pietrop! :hat:
Where did you order your parts from?

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Re: New pc spec, thoughts?

Post by Mike1158 » Mon Dec 12, 2022 12:17 am

Thanks Pepe, as built by the supplier with five years warranty. The price of £5k was for another monster system which had 128gb ram etc. Essentially I ticked just about every top price item I could.
I could not build a pc now if I wanted to. Thanks again mate. :hat: :^:

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Re: New pc spec, thoughts?

Post by pietrop » Mon Dec 12, 2022 9:35 am

Mike1158 wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 12:17 am Thanks Pepe, as built by the supplier with five years warranty. The price of £5k was for another monster system which had 128gb ram etc. Essentially I ticked just about every top price item I could.
I could not build a pc now if I wanted to. Thanks again mate. :hat: :^:
You're welcome :^: I did the same "thick everything" on the Apple store for the current Mac Pro and it reached about 60k € :lol:
Fletch wrote: Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:49 pm Where did you order your parts from?
Amazon, www.bpm-power.com and www.nexths.it
I found several offers during the Cyber Week, but probably could spend less during the black friday. There's a shortage on this stuff.. RAM disappeared as soon as I decided to place the order, so I had to spend some more than expected. I am still waiting for the CPU and power supply to be shipped :roll: surprisingly Amazon has higher prices on pretty everything.. nowdays specialized e-shops have better offers.

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What shocked me was the price of video cards (I knew they were expensive but not so much) and the price of motherboards.. also I thought current desktop motherboard had a lot of PCIe lanes because the CPUs are capable to handle it, but found that manufacturers decide to restrict it in order to differentiate between desktop (i5-i7-i9) and workstations (Xeon). This is really a nonsense.. I had to choose a RGB fan-boy gaming PC in order to have some horse-power at a reasonable price, while back in 2016 I paid about 2000€ for a reconditioned IBM server (new it was > 10k€), including about 600€ of import fees and shipping costs from USA to Italy.
It has a dual Xeon configuration capable of 768GB of RAM, 24 SAS/SATA HDDs/SSDs and 6xPCIe 3.0 full lane. Recently I saturated the max available bandwidth by mounting two PCIe adapters for NVMEs in order to get a small RAID 1, and it still manages a RAID of 6 SSDs connected to a HBA PCIe adapter and has room for two PCIe GPU. That server was born when SSDs were still a dream and NVME didn't exist at all, but it can handle them easily. And it has 2 power supply, just like any real-world enterprise server. I use it for crunching big-data and Databases because it can handle a lot of tons of IOPS. On the hardware I just ordered I am expecting the same performance, nothing more except from 2 x bandwidth from the NVMEs (PCIe 5.0 vs PCIe 3.0 limited to a maximum of 4 NVMEs on the new Z790 motherboard - premium desktop motherboards have a maximum of 5 NVMEs).

My suggestion is to look in the refurbished market for this kind of solution (on ebay there are several professional shoppers specialized in this kind of stuff). My choice at the moment is to build a multi-purpose high performing and long-term upgradable workstation-like machine.
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Re: New pc spec, thoughts?

Post by Mike1158 » Mon Dec 12, 2022 1:13 pm

:^: :hat:

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Re: New pc spec, thoughts?

Post by ntxdave » Sun Jan 01, 2023 6:39 pm

Has anyone ever looked at a Geekom 11?

Just saw an article in the local newspaper about these computers today. Looks kind of interesting. They discussed several options regarding memory and ssd’s. They also mentioned the support for multiple monitors and the ability to mount the device on the back of one of the monitors. Interesting device.

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Re: New pc spec, thoughts?

Post by Fletch » Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:02 pm

If someone is looking at laptops:
I am using an MSI GL73 with
16GB RAM
Intel core i7 12 threads
NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2060 6Gb VRAM
1TB SSD disk x3 one used for OS. two for storage/backup
17" IPS screen (important)

I'm quite happy with it. It is a couple years old now, I'm sure there are many better out there.

If you can find one with similar or better specs, you will likely be happy as well. I would suggest 32Gb RAM or better these days.

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Re: New pc spec, thoughts?

Post by Mike1158 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:05 am

Finally got my new monitor hooked up, it's the iiyama ProLite XUB2796QSU 27" QHD IPS 75Hz. It is about the same size as my old Dell 26" but wider and has plenty of real estate.

Only one day into using it and of course there is plenty to do with the new pc so it will take a while before I use it in anger.

Currently trying to deal with the Microsnot nanny wanting login whenever I open the pc or the monitor wakes up. Of course they are not making it easy to have a local account of remover the pin number I had no choice with during setup (Right after they try to tell you to allow them access all the time for 'security' purposes so not really stealing our data).....

Microsnot and their Moo Sniff ways.

Have a nice week folks and rest, it IS Sunday after all.

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