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Old 05-22-2020, 07:41 AM   #21
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I'm actually considering the exact opposite route. Couple nvme drives, one 2tb 2.5 platter drive, 10900k, and whatever video card I can fit in to something like this:


https://www.geeekstore.com/shop/a60-plus-mini-itx-case/
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:47 AM   #22
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I need the ability to expand in drive count beyond 4 because I use this as my plex server as well as it's my main box for work in malware research. I'd love more cores and higher clocks so I can do more parallel tasks, but this one still meets my needs.

The only limit I've found is if I'm running Folding@Home on max, it won't allow enough cpu time to allow plex to transcode. What's odd is I can run 2 vms with 4cores and 4gb ram, f@h, have 20+tabs in chrome open, 3 different chat clients, muptiple ssh and vpn all at teh same time and you'd never know the cou was maxed by f@h. I guess transcoding is demanding work.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:51 AM   #23
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I finally bit the bullet and ordered another PC so I'll have an i7-9700T next week! I'm not really a PC gamer so hopefully it'll last me another 6-7 years.

I'll miss the potato quality webcam on my zoom meetings though.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:55 AM   #24
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That'll be one helluva upgrade for ya. Please tell me it'll be ssd based as well.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:02 PM   #25
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I built a i7 3770 gaming machine and it works great, does everything I want, but I don't do competitive gaming tho...
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Yeah, the 3770 is still more than competent for 1080 gaming with good results. I gave my old 3770k to a coworker and he runs multiple vms, android studio device emulator, etc and it's kicking along great for him. I'm actually rather impressed especially since it's also using the AiO I installed when I built it.
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That'll be one helluva upgrade for ya. Please tell me it'll be ssd based as well.
Yeah it has an SSD drive for the OS and a regular drive for storage. Heck I might even reload steam on it and play some more CIV5. I love nuking the shit out of India.
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It works!
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:38 AM   #29
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