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Old 03-02-2013, 02:11 PM   #81
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Managed to pop the safety on my power strip last night. Just had the computer running full tilt in bf3 and everything shut down. The cord was warm to the touch haha. I actually have a pretty decent power strip too. (or so i think)



Can't find how many amps it takes to trip it... Certainly must be more than 14. I'm running on a 40amp breaker too... So i know i didn't overdraw my house electrical and get it to hot...

It's kind of a little bit of a self achievement. PHOWWWAHHH!!

I guess i'm asking if anyone else has had this problem, how many amp breaker are you running on, and what power strip are you using? Anyone else have 1200w 14a power supply with SLI+, quadcore, overclocked, liquid cooling ect??
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #82
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Macbook Pro (May 2012)

Core I5 2.5 Ghz
16 GB Mhz DDR3 (Yea 16 s overkill)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 512mb

Its a Mac and not a powerhouse for gaming, but hey it works without having to update drivers all the time. Also you can run windows if your inclined to do. Works great with bootcamp, and Windows 7. I made the switch after window 8 because I just couldn't get behind the tile's and junk. Plays Doom 3 on full settings at least lol
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lol at Intel HD Graphics 4000
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Haha yea not the powerhouse you would want for $1000 plus, but hey it gets the job done if your not picky. I really should have waited for the new Haswell, or Haswel macs to come out, but my HP Dm3 from college finally died...
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Managed to pop the safety on my power strip last night. Just had the computer running full tilt in bf3 and everything shut down. The cord was warm to the touch haha. I actually have a pretty decent power strip too. (or so i think)
1200 watt power supply shouldnt trip the safety on the power cord. Theres other issues here.
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I've never had that issue. I'm running a pretty beefy system right now with 3 monitors a printer and some decent speakers all on one power strip.
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I had my audio setup running through a pretty beefy reciever. I think that's what may have pushed it over the edge. Haven't had a problem yet, got another power strip, put it on a different plug.
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AMD 4.2ghz quad core
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32GB SSD for the OS?

You'd better have an extremely well managed operating system to keep it to the right size. Even with relocating desktop/docs/temp folders/programs/programs(x86), optimizing for SSD, reading all of the tutorials I could get my hands on/etc., I still watched my used storage space creep up to around 50gb on my 64gb SSD. I've since reinstalled on a 128gb SSD, and the drive is still holding at about 50gb used. Seems like windows update will kick your butt on that. Microsoft needs to sell an SSD Optimization package or something for Windows. They developed the operating system, now it's time to get with the times.

On a related note, I've got a 500gb+500gb=1000gb RAID 0 array for program data and a 500gb+500gb=500gb RAID 1 array for my documents/media files/etc. on the same system. My media files have been blowing up since I started ripping my blu-rays to my hard drive to use with PLEX, and at one point I deleted a relatively unused music folder. I had considered upping the two 500gb drives to something larger (maybe 2TB+2TB=2TB RAID 0) but then figured I would just be doing it all over again when I hit the 2TB limit.

I took a different approach. I picked up a Netgear ReadyNAS 316 off Newegg. How lucky was I that they also had a special going on for WD Red 3TB disks at roughly half-off if you buy the NAS. I bought a pair of those disks as well.

Setup was a breeze. The disks installed in seconds and I simply plugged it into my 8-port + wireless router. Once that's done and it's turned on, Netgears' XRAID2 takes over.

Now let me tell you, the ability to run PLEX Media Server from the NAS was what turned me on to it, but XRAID2 was the selling point for me. If there is only one disk installed, the system runs in unprotected mode. During operation, you can install a second disk (in seconds, even if the unit is powered on and being used) and the system automatically converts to RAID 1. Currently I'm running a 3TB+3TB=3TB RAID 1 setup. Now here's the cool part - this NAS has 6 drive bays in it. If I run out of space, I simply install a new disk that is at least 3TB and the system does it's own fully automated conversion to 3TB+3TB+3TB=6TB RAID 5. From there, every additional disk simply adds it's full size to the RAID 5 array. This is some slick **** here as far as I'm concerned. Once larger disks are released, you simply swap them into the system in addition to or in place of the smaller disks.

The NAS also has a web interface built into it, if I'm ever away from home and need to get a document, I just go to the website, login, and access anything and everything on my server.

When we were out, my GF (who is an IT professional but thinks it's ridiculous that I have a full-blown NAS) started asking friends/family if they also thought it was ridiculous that I had a "home server". So far, the only response she's gotten from anyone else is "well yeah, I've got one too... what's the big deal?"
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The only thing that scares me with these proprietary NAS systems, is what happens if the NAS fails? Can you plug your disks in another model/brand and it will work (probably not). I have my data on a Linux 2U server just for this very reason - if any part of the server fails, I just replace it with any off-the-shelf component, and I'm good to go.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:32 PM   #91
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Literally everything I save points to my regular hdd. I generally have about 7-9gb on the ssd. The computer is only used for gaming, occasional internet, and even less frequesnt photo editing.
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do SLI'ed 650's get close to one 660 or 670 in power?


Just wondering because my wife had dual 550s once and found out that my old 560ti still had better power... then sold her sli cards and gave her my old 560ti, then it corrupted due to overclock, sent it in as waranty damaged and they gave me a 570 as a replacement. the 570 ran so much better than her SLIed 550s, but almost equal (little bit better) to the SCed 560ti.


I love my dual 670s.


Might as well admit to my recent update as well.

Got a FX-8350 as a gift in May, OCed to 4.6Ghz and homemade water loop still cools it to an idle of 27-30c; 60-62c Max load running all 8 cores for a whole day on prime95 64bit.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:07 PM   #93
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Before the just-released flock of ReadyNAS systems, all previous Netgear NAS systems were disk-swap compatible. Simply remove the disks from the broke NAS, install in the new NAS, and G2G.

The newest NAS systems (about 6 months since release I think) aren't compatible with disks from the older systems, so someone with an older system would have to ebay any other pre-3/2013 ReadyNAS and swap the disks in. The new OS systems are all compatible with each other once again.
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I should have put 560's in the firstnpost, not 650's. I doubt even 2 560's is as good as a 670 or 680. When you factor in that I only payed $120 each when the 660 had just come out, I can't say I've gone wrong. I can run Crysis 3 maxed out so that's enough of a benchmark for me.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #95
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I judge how good a card is by the memory interface. You don't want any 128bit cards for gaming, those suck.

256bit is what you want ideally. Though my 560ti 448's are 320bit so i'm assuming that's what they're all moving up to now.
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http://www.hwcompare.com/14816/gefor...force-gtx-760/

Not sure how meaningful this is but still food for thought.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #97
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Upgraded my old i7-920.... to a Xeon X5690! Overclocked to 4.5ghz. Pretty cool to run the most powerful processor available for this CPU socket on a motherboard that's almost 5 years old and still be on par with the latest consumer-grade processors. Hopefully I'll get another 5 years out of this backbone.

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Old, as in, 7-year-old workstation:

Code:
hdparm -t /dev/md2

/dev/md2:
 Timing buffered disk reads: 360 MB in  3.01 seconds = 119.73 MB/sec
New workstation:

Code:
hdparm -t /dev/md126

/dev/md126:
 Timing buffered disk reads: 1376 MB in  3.01 seconds = 456.97 MB/sec
Looks promising.
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Old AMD Althlon II system:

3ghz quad core
4gb ram
Kingston 240 gig SSD
Nvidia GeForce GT610
700gb 7200rpm platter drive


SSD made a nice change.

I think I need to change my power supply to get more performance...Its a prepacked compaq (HP) and it has a 250 or 300w PS, while the video card needs 500 iirc. not sure the issues that might cause.... its flickery with sound through HDMI sometimes to my second monitor... that might be the cause-not sure.
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Inded that is a common issue. Sound problems, random lockups, random freezes with artifacting on the screen are common issues of a weak psu. Simply not enough juice so the system just locks up.

As far as people talking about SSDs with only the windows on there.. you need 64 gig minimum for windows 7 and 8. Not sure about the others but expect 32-35 for it to be for windows, updates and other necessities to run ****.
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