Geekbox Ego Maniacal Review

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satrain18

I just Thought of something. There's no optical drive. How you're gonna reinstall Windows if you (hopefully don't) need to. Do they put it on a separate partition on the SSDs or put it on a thumb drive?

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Chronologist

"In your garage, you’ll have your M3 for weekends and your minivan for weekdays, so why clutter the M3 with baby seats?"

So an HDD was simply too much to ask?

This is more akin to having a thimble for a fuel tank than baby seats in an M3.

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everettehouse

Is it me, or do those parts not add up to $8000.00? A quick estimate gives me around $5000.00.

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TheMissingPiece

$3000 is probably spent on liquid cooling, cable-sleeving, overclocking, stress testing, painting, and general labor. No, it's not as cheap as it would be if you built it yourself, but when you get into this level of power, you can't complain, especially when you consider the build quality of the thing and how much work goes into it. I think one of the Geekbox guys actually said something about spending no less than 48 hours on a rig.

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remc86007

Could somebody explain to me what use there is in having 32GB of ram and only 240GB of storage?

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jimmthang

To be fair, there are actually two 240GB SSDs. Still, it should have an HDD...

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satrain18

It's 480GB in total since this is RAID 0.

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Hawkzro

To be completly fair, having an actual mechanical storage device wouldn't have effected its overall performance or made much of a diffrance. And honestly, you could just drop a couple hundred dollars more and easly pop in a couple of terabytes in there for mass storage if you really wanted... just sayin ;)

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briansun1

and you do have the option of a hdd...if you want...(http://www.geekbox.com/system-builder/build.php?spec=6802&type=desktop)

look at the first 2 options for the hard drive...