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What do you install on your new computers?

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System Name Project Aurorus
Processor Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard MSI Gaming 7
Cooling Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 8GB GSkill Ripjaw X
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 970
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 120 GB, WD Blue 1 TB
Display(s) 3x VS 239H-P 23"
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Window
Power Supply Seasonic SS-760XP 760W Platinum
Software Windoge 7
I install LinX, Prime95, Heaven, Valley, MSI Afterburner, CPU-Z, and GPU-Z for Overclocking,
Daz 3D, Corel VideoStudio Pro X7, and Paintshop Pro X7 for content creation,
Steam, Origin, Battle.net, and Uplay (eww) for gaming
 

Kursah

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System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig 2018 - Ryzen+ Edition | SpartanCore | SpartanCore2
Processor R7 2700X @ Stock (3.7/4.35) w/PBO+XFR2 | i7 3770 3.4/3.9 Stock | i7 4770 3.4/3.9 Stock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Intel DQ77MK | SuperMicro X10SLQ
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull + NT-H1 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4
Memory 16GB (2x8) G.Skill DDR4-3200 | 16GB (4x4) Samsung DDR3-1600 | 32GB (4x8) Mushkin Stealth DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4000 | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage SSD 250GB + 960GB, 1x2TB | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x3TB (9TB)
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" Dell on KVM..mostly headless operation.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans | Modified Lenovo TS430 Case
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Not in use
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze (Both) + APC Smart-UPS 1500
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse (KVM)
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard (KVM)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V) | Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
Go to ninite.com, check what I want, run installer...use classic shell if Windows 8/Server2012. Installs everything without the extra junk. Only limitation is all programs are installed on the OS drive, so if you wanted to install those items in a different location, you either need to get Pro or manually install. I use this regularly and everyone gets different items, but this can save a ton of time so you can get that next build done or get to gaming or working or whatever. For media, browsing, av/am, utlities ninite covers 90% of it for mine and most of my customers' uses.

I then have a performance folder with CPU-z, GPU-z, HWmon, Open HWmon, AIDA64, Intel XTU, and OCCT.

I use an older version of EVGA Precision for my GPU's, the newest one sucks imho. Uses more resources, doesn't display data how I like on my aged G15's LCD, etc.

I could go into more detail, but there was another thread like this a couple months ago I had, and really what you listed mostly only matters to you, same as my specific loadouts. I prefer opensource software to save $$$ as well.
 

Frick

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System Name Black MC in Tokyo
Processor Ryzen 5 2600x
Motherboard Asrock B450M-HDV
Cooling AMD Wraith Spire I think
Memory 2 x 8GB G-skill Aegis 3000 or somesuch
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro
Storage Kingston A400 240GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2 | Toshiba P300 2TB
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case Antec dumpster find
Audio Device(s) Line6 UX1 + some headphones
Power Supply Fractal Design Effekt 400W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Dell Sk3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
Office 2007, Paint.NET, ConTEXT, Firefox, Foxit Reader, Samsung Kies, Daemon Tools Lite, Greenshot, Image Resizer for Windows, Evernote.... Stuff like CPU-Z and games I have elsewhere.
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
LOL...............why not...

Windows-> chipset/GPU drivers (reboot) -> run WEI -> install the rest of mydrivers (reboot as needed) -> MS Office 2010 -> reattach my Steam/Origin drive with my games on it -> I have GPUz/CPUz/AIDA64/Realtemp/Paint.net/MSI AB/Futuremark Benchmarks etc on a USB3 stick. That is my basic install... that is, if I had to do that. I did it once, imaged it, and use that as my base install. ;)
 
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System Name panda
Processor 6700k
Motherboard sabertooth s
Cooling raystorm block<black ice stealth 240 rad<ek dcc 18w 140 xres
Memory 32gb ripjaw v
Video Card(s) 290x gamer<ntzx g10<antec 920
Storage 950 pro 250gb boot 850 evo pr0n
Display(s) QX2710LED@110hz lg 27ud68p
Case 540 Air
Audio Device(s) nope
Power Supply 750w superflower
Mouse g502
Keyboard shine 3 with grey, black and red caps
Software win 10
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/marsey99/
windows, drivers....everything else is on the lan/in the nas here.
 
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System Name Juliette // HTPC
Processor Intel i7 9700K // Intel i5 4570
Motherboard ASUS Prime Z390X-A // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Noctua NH-U12 Black // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3600 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC ULTRA GAMING// EVGA GTX 1050 ti
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe 1Tb, Intel 665p Series M.2 2280 1TB // Samsung 1Tb SSD
Display(s) ASUS VP348QGL 34" Quad HD 3440 x 1440 // 55" LG 4K SK8000 Series
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 // HDMI to Samsung HW-R650 sound bar
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Cooler Master MM710 53G
Keyboard Logitech 920-009300 G512 SE
Software Windows 10 Pro // Windows 10 Pro
Only what I use. Office, Photoshop, Sony Movie Studio, BF4, CCCP I find the less I install the better the system runs. I don't like a bunch of programs I rarely use. Keep it lean!

And TPU Capture, love it
http://www.techpowerup.com/tpucapture/
 
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Processor Intel Q9400
Motherboard asus p5q-pro
Cooling Ultra120
Memory 6GB ddr2
Video Card(s) NVS 290
Storage 3TB + 1.5TB
Display(s) Samsung F2380
Case Silverstone Fortress FT02B
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi
Power Supply 750W PC P&C
Software win 7 ultimate 64bit
VLC player or K-Lite pack for media files
winrar to compress files
HWMonitor for temperature information
Picasa (better image viewer than standard windows tool)
Windows Image resize tool (can resize a lot of files at once)
..........
 
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Processor Intel i7-4770k
Motherboard ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO
Cooling Deepcool GAMMAXX S40
Memory Kingston HyperX Beast Black 8gb @ 1600 cl8
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 670 POWER EDITION
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB / WD Caviar Black 500GB
Display(s) BenQ XL2420T
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar U3
Power Supply FSP 650w
Chrome, Skype, HWmonitor, CPU-Z, CCleaner, Winamp, Steam and Blizz games, OBS, Avira Internet Security, Media player classic, uTorrent, MSOffice, (dx9, vcredist_x64)...
 
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System Name Juliette // HTPC
Processor Intel i7 9700K // Intel i5 4570
Motherboard ASUS Prime Z390X-A // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Noctua NH-U12 Black // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3600 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC ULTRA GAMING// EVGA GTX 1050 ti
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe 1Tb, Intel 665p Series M.2 2280 1TB // Samsung 1Tb SSD
Display(s) ASUS VP348QGL 34" Quad HD 3440 x 1440 // 55" LG 4K SK8000 Series
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 // HDMI to Samsung HW-R650 sound bar
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Cooler Master MM710 53G
Keyboard Logitech 920-009300 G512 SE
Software Windows 10 Pro // Windows 10 Pro

Aquinus

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System Name Apollo
Processor Intel Core i9 9880H
Memory 64GB DDR4-2667
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon Pro 5600M, 8GB HBM2
Storage 1TB Apple NVMe, 4TB External
Display(s) Laptop @ 3072x1920 + 2x LG 5k Ultrafine TB3 displays
Case MacBook Pro (16", 2019)
Audio Device(s) AirPods Pro, Sennheiser HD 380s w/ FIIO Alpen 2, or Logitech 2.1 Speakers
Power Supply 96w Power Adapter
Mouse Logitech MX Master 3
Keyboard Full Size Wireless Apple Magic Keyboard
Software MacOS 10.15.7
For Windows on my tower?
Drivers, Media player classic, VMWare workstation, Prime95, AIDA64, CoreTemp, Steam (but not games until I need them), ASUS AI Suite, SSHFS for Windows, Skype, and OpenOffice... I will eventually get to installing things like Gimp and games as I need them.

Linux on my tower is a different animal, but I usually don't have to add too much beyond an Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 install. Replacing GDM with lightdm and using i3 and installing chrome and KVM covers most cases, granted I have plenty of dot files I use on all of my linux boxes. I like Ubuntu because it will install a UEFI boot record so I can boot into Windows or Linux without having a boot manager. So I can choose what OS to boot from directly though the BIOS. For example, I have two "boot devices" in my bios in addition to all the RAID devices and physical drives; "Windows boot manager" and "ubuntu".

What I install when I do a clean install is less important than how I set it all up in my honest opinion.

Edit: Here is what I mean when I say I don't need something like GRUB. Check out the first two boot override options. Ubuntu has a duplicate, whoops.
bios-boot.png
 
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Toothless

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System Name Veraltet
Processor 3700x
Motherboard AsRock Taichi Ultimate x470
Cooling NH-D15 Chromax
Memory G.Skill 2x16GB 3200mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX1080 Ti Gaming X
Storage 2 NVME + 4 HDD
Display(s) LG 34UB88-P + 2x AOC 2425W
Case CoolerMaster NR600
Audio Device(s) SteelSeries Arctis 5
Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w
Mouse Corsair Scimitar Pro
Keyboard Corsair K55
Software Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores Brrrrrrr
Uh.. Ccleaner, Speccy, Puush, Skype, Steam and all of the storage space killing glory. Same with UPlay and Origin.

Teamviewer, Chrome, FireFox, Google Remote desktop, Speedfan, TS3, Photoshop, WCG and whatever else I feel like my desktop needs.

For the OS, I like Win8.1 now after testing it and loving it on my laptop. Might split the HDD partition into 1/2, 1/4, 1/4 and have Win7 and Win10 on the quarter parts. (I need more HDD space)
 

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Average "Media User" (Home/Work Use - Video Editor/Photo Editor/Music/Video/HD Content) - 2.5-3 GHZ Processor (Intel), 4 GB+ of DDR3 RAM, 500+ GB Hard Drive, Decent Graphics Card, DVD/CD-ROM Drive (All in One - read/write dvd's and cd's), 3+ USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi

Average "Gamer" - 3+ GHZ Processor (Intel or AMD), 4+ GB (ideally 6GB) of DDR3 RAM, 500+ GB Hard Drive, High End Graphics Card DVD/CD-ROM Drive (All in One - read/write DVDs and CD's), 3+ USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
 
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System Name micropage7
Processor Intel Xeon X3470
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. P55A-UD3R (Socket 1156)
Cooling Enermax ETS-T40F
Memory Samsung 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
Storage V-GEN03AS18EU120GB, Seagate 2 x 1TB and Seagate 4TB
Display(s) Samsung 21 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case Icute Super 18
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply Silverstone 600 Watt
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Sades Excalibur + Taihao keycaps
Software Win 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
antivirus, updating driver, office, browser and multimedia things like klite, aimp
 
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System Name Some computer stuff
Processor Mostly Intel or AMD
Motherboard ATX or mATX
Cooling Bong Cooler
Memory DDR2-4
Video Card(s) A few
Storage Plenty Platters or SSDs or USBs
Display(s) Samsung 23"
Case 5 on the floor
Audio Device(s) There's one for my M7 Gene, Oh I have 3-4 PCI 5.1 ones.Sabrent! lol
Power Supply 750-1000W
Mouse cheap
Keyboard Used ps2 from garage sales
Software Yeah
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/schmuckley/#Hardware_Library http://valid.canardpc.com/rbjpbg
Cpu-z,Realtemp,Trixx,Ccleaner,Gpu-z,VLC,reboot and shutdown shortcuts :)
 
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System Name Desktop / Laptop
Processor Intel i7 6700K @ 4.5GHz (1.270 V) / Intel i3 7100U
Motherboard Asus Z170 Pro Gaming / HP 83A3 (U3E1)
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A 2 fans + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut + 5 case fans / Fan
Memory 16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz CL15 / 8GB DDR4 HyperX CL13
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio / Intel HD620
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 850 Pro 512GB + Samsung 860 Evo 1TB x2 / Samsung 256GB M.2 SSD
Display(s) 23.8" Dell S2417DG 165Hz G-Sync 1440p / 14" 1080p IPS Glossy
Case Be quiet! Silent Base 600 - Window / HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX Onboard / Realtek onboard + B&O speaker system
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W / Powerbrick
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Laser wireless / Logitech M330 wireless
Keyboard RAPOO E9270P Black 5GHz wireless / HP backlit
Software Windows 10 / Windows 10
Comodo, windows updates, updating drivers, alcohol 120%, RealTemp, GPU-Z, CPU-Z, chrome, Steam, games, 3D mark vantage
 

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System Name Oldie But Close to Heart | Dell OptiPlex | Hp Probook
Processor FX 8320 | intel i7 8700 | i5 10th Gen
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 | Some OEM stuff | zz
Cooling Antec 240mm AIO Push Pull | Turbo Jet | Inadequate
Memory 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 | 16 x 2 GB DDR4 2666 | 16 GB DDR4 2666
Video Card(s) Sappghire Pulse RX 580 8GB | Shit Inside | Shit Inside
Storage 250GB Samsung EVO860 + 2x 1TB WD10EZEX | Seagate 500gb | Intel m.2 SSD 512GB
Display(s) Dell 2240L | 2x Dell E1916H | inbuilt 50% sRGB
Case NZXT Guardian 921RB(@home) Ant Esports Tempered case | Teeny | Probook g7
Audio Device(s) Logitech Z333
Power Supply Corsair GS600 | Probably delta
Mouse Logitech G400 |
Keyboard Circle RGB gaming shitboard | Logitech k230 wireless
Software Windows 10 Professional ERRYWHUR
Benchmark Scores i dont have any marks on my bench
first i install drivers and aida64
 

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CC Cleaner, MS Office , Adobe Photoshop, Antivirus,Drivers,teamviewer, VLC ,etc etc etc
 
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Location
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System Name FX-8350
Processor FX8350 @ 4.6ghz
Motherboard MSI 990FX-GD80 v2
Cooling Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1866 8-9-9-24
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD 7950 OC 3GB
Storage Samsung 512GB 850 Pro SSD ; 3 x 1TB Seagate Drives Standalone
Display(s) Twin Dell E2215H
Case Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra
Power Supply Seasonic 850X Full Modular
Mouse Logitec MK520
Keyboard Logitec MK520
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Hardware drivers of course
AVG Free 2015 x64
Office 2013 pro x64
Java 8 x86 and x64
Adobe flash
Adobe reader
Chrome x64
Firefox
Adblock plus for IE, Chrome and Firefox

whatever else I decide to use.
 
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