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 Post subject: Sleeper System 2013
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:24 pm 
Little Foot
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Hello All,
Just wanted to share a few photos of the system I'm getting ready to build, it just arrived today 02-18-2013, it's nothing "high-end" but I think it will run most new game's okay.. It's all I could afford! lol
I'll post a few photos of the build in the next day or two & let you all know how it went & how it runs. Specs Below.
Later, Phil B.

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New System Specs:
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K. NEW.
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45. NEW.
SSD: OS Drive= OCZ Vertex 4 256GB: Windows 7 64-bit. "NEW"= Black Friday Deal.
HDD: Storage= Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB. Re-Used.
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile. NEW.
Graphics: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 2GB. NEW.
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium. Re-Used.
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD Burner. NEW.
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX650W. Re-Used.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922. Re-Used.

Current System:
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922.
OS: Windows 7 HP 64-bit
Motherboard: EVGA 680i SLI A2 122-CK-NF68
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz.
Graphics Card: EVGA 8800GTS 640MB.
Hard Drive(s): System: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
Memory: OCZ 2x512 & 2x1GB Gold GX XTC PC2-6400.
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX650W


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeper System 2013
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:05 pm 
Smithfield
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When I saw sleeper system, I thought it was going into a generic beige box.


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeper System 2013
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:35 am 
Monkey Federation (Top 10)
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Mine is in a old IBM tower mahahahaha.

Anyway OP: nice unboxing pictures. We enjoy geek porn around here!


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeper System 2013
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:20 am 
Little Foot
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LatiosXT,
My aunt used to have one of those K-Mart "Blue Light Special" cases, that would have been a real good "sleeper" case! lol Anyway, I'm planning to transfer everything over into a Fractal Design Define Mini case (hence, the micro atx motherboard) in the next month or so when I have the funds. I'm also planning a PSU upgrade & will be putting the old system back into the HAF & giving the system to my dad.
Later, Phil B.


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeper System 2013
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:01 am 
Clawhammer
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I just marvel at those who can live off 300GB, even with an ssd.


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeper System 2013
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:41 am 
Boy in Black
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kleinkinstein wrote:
I just marvel at those who can live off 300GB, even with an ssd.
With homes having more than one computer in the house, it's becoming pretty easy to live off even 120/128G drives. On a network, only one PC of the herd really needs to have a spacious drive.

When I was attempting to live off the 1st 60G SSD vise RAID5'ing the crap out of Raptors, I had a tower so it was easy to just plop more drives in. It was a test of file management though and still felt like it consumed the experience. mATX was still manageable with 2 bays in the Sugos, but 1TB drives were just coming out and still on the expensive side.

Slowly I became a bit more network aware and noticed everything could shrink if if you allowed it to. After the WHS beta, it really opened my eyes that it's not just manageable, but just plain simple to have just one blazingly fast 2.5" SSD in a build and send all the "fluff" to the server. Before the floods 1TB Samsung F3's were $54 a pop and just 5 of those in a little server stuffed in a closet and networked, left gaping voids in a lot of the mATX's I had running around the house and started looking closer at iTX. I'm not entirely sold on iTX as a sleeper build since you still need to stuff a competent graphics card in a box, and those iTX boxes are just as big as mATX and mATX offers more PCIe options...but it's an option. (Fasted card I can find for the Antec ISK-150 is a Sapphire 7750; its midrange)

In this case, Z5DELTA's current build could very well become that tower that is stuffed with fat spindle drives and just sit around storing stuff his new build doesn't need to hold at all. Pictures, Videos, drivers, downloaded software, and .iso's start to stack up quick and just don't need to sit around on any SSD. Things like Dropbox being reliable and very useable lately helps too. While I felt living off a 75G raptor was fine, it really wasn't as easy as it would be today.


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