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New Performance/Gaming Computer Build, budget ~$1500 give or take

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by vawrvawerawe, Nov 11, 2012.

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  1. RCoon

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    Hence my mention of karma at the start ;)
    I just find his posts a little outlandish and unrealistic, but ill heed the advice and steer clear of his threads...
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    Methinks somebody makes numbers up of the top of their head.

    If you really think youre gonna be using that much space get some of these

    Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 3.5" Black USB3.0 & eSATA Pro...

    If you want infinite storage it costs money.

    Also, I have more than 50 games, most of which between 5-10gb and that takes up less than 250gb. And why the crud would you ever have 1tb of music?
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    I will have to agree with you on that though, especially when he had 35 posts / day. Maybe he is just overexcited to be a TPU member.
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    As I'm certain many of us would be :)
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    WAV maybe? :p

    Or flac, in which case one CD is what? 400-500MB? If you're serious about it and have everything locally and digital it quickly adds up.
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    As my kids would say..."are we there yet"? Curious when there may be a pic of said build to back up the 9+ pages of posts?
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    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    There was a picture of a sata power cable a couple pages back....lol
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    I know audiophiles who don't compress their music by much, if at all. They swear they can tell the difference, i can't but, each to his/her own.

    I could easily use 6Tb of storage and even more if i were to add redundancy. At the moment i must have at least 3Tb of stuff stored in multiple places with a couple of backups of my most essential data (>200gb) I would love to have 10 TB of storage including redundancy and everything i have stored on DVD/CD/USB could be transferred to one location. However i am a bit of a digital hoarder.

    Edit - I have just looked at my ebook folder and i have close to 100gb in non audio books. But i have a ton of books that i use for teaching resources. Its a bit of a random of stuff i use for English (50gb of ESL books) if i were to actually start a real collection getting upto 1TB would not be too outlandish. I also, actully delete all my TV shows as i simpily no longer have the space.

    At the end of the day, it's his money, he can spend it how he likes.

    Some advice to the OP - If you are going for backup too, setup a raid system so you can get backup and use 6.5gb of your 10gb space.
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    I've got everything in FLAC, however most of it are vinyl rips in 24bit/96kHz which makes the album around 1,3 - 1,4GB (around 100MB per song [FLAC]) and I'm at ~950GB.
    But since ordinary people usually have MP3's or maybe CD rips in FLAC, it's hard to imagine hitting 1TB.
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    hmm, didn't realize I would not be believed. Given the sheer size of the internet, I didn't think that believing me would be an issue. But just for your peace of mind ;), let me post some screenshots:

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    I can post a space sniffer screenshot too, but it's going to take a long time for it to scan (so many files).

    Thank you for the support :)

    LOL... now where is that post where I explained how utterly ridiculous a statement like this is?...
    ...searching... ...can't find it. Maybe someone else can find it. Something like, if you put the entire internet on 2TB hard drives and put the hard drives side-by side, it would reach Mars; and how all the money in the entire world's economy (LITERALLY) is not enough to pay for all the hard drives it would take to fit the entire internet (if you bought the 2TB hard drives at $100 each). If anyone knows where that post is (I posted it), please post it here. I did all the math already and don't want to do it again. ;)

    Yea, sorry, I had to design a website last night but I did take the pictures of my new PC; I just need to upload them.

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    Ok took the spacesniffer. This might be interesting to see for people who wonder how someone can be using 4TB of space.

    I only took it of the 3TB drive and 1TB drive, and also I used up the full span of both my monitors so you can read what a lot of the folders are.

    eh.. was too large and postimage resized them. Just a moment...

    Ok here you go (full size images):

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    Please note that Games and Applications are on multiple drives and multiple locations on the drives, due to size.

    There are also about a couple more hundred GB of games (game files, not counting install data), and couple hundred more of applications (application files, not counting install data), on my D drive, which I didn't post a spacesniffer screenshot of.

    I'm like you and prefer to have high quality! Excited to start getting tons of new music!
    Thanks VLC!
    >>and Thanks TPB

    $260 for a case? no thanks. Most normal cases $50 or even less can fit 8 HDD, usually only with a couple of 5.25 to 3.5" adapters, which are like $10 apiece. Then spend the extra $200 on a few more TB of space ;)
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    I can't tell if the kid delivered pics or any credible decision... see sneaky taught me about the ignore list. :D

    ::EDIT:: oh yeah it doesn't prevent me from seeing double posts.
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    Pictures!

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    Currently still waiting for:
    * SSD
    * Fans
    * USB to SATA cable
    * SATA power extension cables

    After that, it will be complete. As it is now though, it's fully functional. I just installed Windows onto one of the 2TB drives, for now.
    Also I won't add the extra 1TB 2.5" drive until I completely transition to the new computer (because it is currently in my other computer).
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    Yup, the internet is in an imaginary magical place that requires no storage medium. Ummmm.... Fail. The entire internet is actually already stored on a bajillion hard drives, the total cost of which was significantly less than the entire worlds economy. Thats what happens when you push the multiply button instead of the divide button....

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