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#461
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Surprisingly, I've had much worse luck with WDs than Seagates. Every WD I've ever had has died on me within like two years. Every Seagate I've had has somehow survived 5 or more...I have old 80GBs that are literally 20 years old that still work just fine that I can't throw away simply because they still work. :p

 

Since, as you said, Hitachi are supposed to have the best failure rates, I've just waiting until I see a decent price on one until I buy one. This Seagate is still at only 1 reallocated...but it's only been a few weeks since I noticed it. I'm not putting anything new without mirroring it to my backup drive regardless, though.


Edited by Bartimaeus, 26 February 2017 - 09:21 AM.


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I had 2 Seagate Barracudas that lasted over 8 years of quite heavy use but then Seagate and Samsung drives only lasting a year, so I switched to WD and I haven't had any problems with 5 drives. I've owned 2 Hitachi drives and they didn't die, they became obsolete, they weren't the best in terms of performance though.

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My Hitachi is much faster than my WD ever was. I am reaching 200+ MB/s transfer speeds when copying files from my SSD to my HD or vice versa.

 

And I just realized I bought this thing in 2015. It was released in 2012.. 5 year old technology! Of course, I am still rocking my 2008 motherboard and my Core i7 970 (6/12 core at 3.5 GHz). Not much has happened in the CPU world since I still have no problem running my games at 2560x1440 at max or near max settings (my 290X just seems to become faster with age).



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I have a Seagate I had to disconnect because it started making the death rattle. Still works, but no HD ever survived a new mysterious noise for long.



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Hosting a videocard hunt contest on my website, if anyone wants to play. I just photoshoped a bunch of videocards into Watch_Dogs 2 panoramas. Zotac is sponsoring and offering a GTX 1080 Mini as the prize. (Hoping they will offer a 1080 Ti for the next contest.) Nvidia is also pushing the contest on their social media =]

 

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Edited by Bokishi, 07 March 2017 - 10:31 PM.

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Don't buy an M.2 SSD if you plan on using Windows 7 on it. I spent a few hours trying to make it work, including figuring out how to manually patch my installer of Windows, but after finally getting it to recognize that the drive existed at all, the farthest I got was it reaching the Windows splash screen before it repeatedly blue screened. Guess it'll have to use Windows 10.


Edited by Bartimaeus, 05 April 2017 - 03:49 PM.


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It's still got all the same menus, they are just hidden away under a lot of over designed new menus that look kinda IOSy or like they belong on a phone where you can't have more than 4 or 5 entries in the same heading. 

 

Most of the things you remember from 7 like the device manager, services.msc and so on can still be called from the search console. Just avoid using the settings app whenever possible. 


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Yeah, it actually seems remarkably similar. A few things were jumbled up, others just straight up missing, and some worthless stuff was added...but overall, it looks pretty similar to Windows 7.

 

I liked that the bootup W10 installer was quite literally exactly the same as the bootup W7 installer, minus a changed background color. :p



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Don't buy an M.2 SSD if you plan on using Windows 7 on it. I spent a few hours trying to make it work, including figuring out how to manually patch my installer of Windows, but after finally getting it to recognize that the drive existed at all, the farthest I got was it reaching the Windows splash screen before it repeatedly blue screened. Guess it'll have to use Windows 10.

 
If you are using a Samsung M2 drive this will fix your issues on Windows 7
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Might be a stretch calling this a "build", but I picked up a cheap Celeron NUC (NUC5CPYH) to use as a HTPC for a bedroom HT system I'm planning (likely using LibreELEC + Kodi). I recently bought the house I'd been renting for the past decade so I can finally do this, and it helps that I have some spare bits and bobs lying around I can reuse.

 

Old:

Crucial M4 128GB SSD

Some sort of generic USB TV tuner I got free from some parts purchase long ago

Monitor Audio BR2 bookshelf speakers (I'll need to figure out wall mounting)

Logitech K400 Plus wireless keyboard+touchpad

 

New:

Intel NUC5CPYH (Celeron N3050)

4GB DDR3L SODIMM

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Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote (yes it works with the cheapo amp)

Some sort of 55-60" TV, waiting for an EOFY deal

 

Unfortunately my bedroom layout isn't great for this, as the wardrobe doors are directly in front of the bed, and the TV will have to end up about a metre to the right of my viewing position. I considered a roll-down projector screen in front of the doors, but I decided that the projector noise would be too loud for a general purpose solution.


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I'm still an Nvidia slave so the last GPU I bought was the 980ti. Didn't bother with a 1080ti (yet) since I (still) haven't built a new rig. I was ready to last Xmas but then I bought a PS4 instead + 2nd house stuff to the tune of $20k, so now maybe next fall or early winter.

 

Anyway, I was originally going to get the i7-6700k because it seemed fine for my modest personal needs and likely to last me another 5+ years, with the way I "PC" these days....but maybe I should go with the 7700k now? I have no clue. Longevity is my main concern, not uber-power/overclocking. And by the time I might care about 4k, CPU's (and GPU's) will have gone through 5 more cycles anyway.

 

So would the 6700k still be fine for someone like me?



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I'm still an Nvidia slave so the last GPU I bought was the 980ti. Didn't bother with a 1080ti (yet) since I (still) haven't built a new rig. I was ready to last Xmas but then I bought a PS4 instead + 2nd house stuff to the tune of $20k, so now maybe next fall or early winter.

 

Anyway, I was originally going to get the i7-6700k because it seemed fine for my modest personal needs and likely to last me another 5+ years, with the way I "PC" these days....but maybe I should go with the 7700k now? I have no clue. Longevity is my main concern, not uber-power/overclocking. And by the time I might care about 4k, CPU's (and GPU's) will have gone through 5 more cycles anyway.

 

So would the 6700k still be fine for someone like me?

 

Why not go for the AMD Ryzen CPU, like the 1700 or 1700X? It would serve you much better then the 7700k for future proofing.



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Why not go for the AMD Ryzen CPU, like the 1700 or 1700X? It would serve you much better then the 7700k for future proofing.

 

1 - I'm also an Intel slave since the beginning of time. I've never been fond of AMD. It's probably not entirely rational, especially these days, but there it is.

2- I haven't liked the gaming performance reviews of the Ryzen.

3 - I'm still not even using 1440 at the moment nor do I do any frequent, mega-cpu-intensive non-gaming tasks



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Fair enough, I was always on Intel too. As for the performance reviews, as far as I know AMD did some optimizing since release but idk how much that changed game performance.

 

On the point of your original question if cash is not a hard issue, go for the i9-7820X that should future proof you plenty. If you are looking to get a budget build grab the 7700 non K variant which is 50 bucks cheaper then the K version and you don't need to spend much on the MB since you are not going to overclock.


Edited by Sarex, 15 June 2017 - 10:02 AM.


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i9-7820X

Hadn't heard of that one yet, thanks. Could be priced anywhere from $600-800 maybe? Hm. A little high for my tastes but I can keep it in mind. :D



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If you're buying autumn/ winter you'd probably be looking at coffeelake rather than a sky/kaby i7 at that time. They'll have consumer 6 cores which ought to be cheaper than i9 but still have a long life, and not need so expensive a motherboard either. There's not a huge amount of info out about them yet though, and they've slipped release dates before.

 

If you're buying now the only real option is the 6700k or 7700/k on the Intel side if you want any sort of longevity. The non k 7700 is actually slower than Ryzen on a fair number of games though, since it can't overclock while the Ryzens all can, for out and out performance in games you'd need the k version and a decent cooler.


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i think its time to look for a UPS with lithium batteries, because the one i have now is old and uses conventional batteries that i have to keep replacing. i wonder if lithium batteries are compatible with the one i have



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Was debating upgrading my 6700K to 7700K, but after building a few 7700K systems for Disney at work, stress testing them showed them being a little too hot for my liking. I just got the 1080 Ti Seahawk X, which comes pre-overclocked at about 2ghz. The aio rad is nice as it doesn't throttle under load. Now I'm trying to sell my Titan X Pascal

 

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Some pics of the Corsair 570x glass case with the old Titan X installed

 

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Ordered some new parts today;

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I feel like a kid on christmas. Except Christmas is 6 days away. ;_;

 

And I need to point out one very important thing. The Obsidian 900D is 9cms taller than my fathers case. So I, after a bit more then a decade of teasing... win. \o/


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No solid state drive, or do you already have one?




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