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  1. Made a new parts list. This is based on the 6-core 5820K. This should allow you to have nice upgradabilty in the future, while remaining very solid right now and in years time. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($369.98 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($135.55 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: MSI X99S MPOWER ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg) Memory: *Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($263.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon) Storage: *Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.47 @ OutletPC) Video Card: *Zotac GeForce GTX 980 4GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($547.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Micro Center) Power Supply: *Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon) Total: $2045.94 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-23 19:18 EST-0500 The MSI X99S Mpower motherboard isn't the absolute best, but I enjoyed my Z87 Mpower board - so I'll stick with picking that for now. Chose a Samsung 850 Pro 256GB which can be used as your boot drive and can hold your larger programs (you'll love the speed that Adobe and Autodesk applications open). Might look into getting another to put your games / project files on. HDD is for the less IO intensive storage, like music and pictures and whatnot. The RAM, HDD, and GPU are all set parametrically. So they might vary a bit day to day as prices change. I have the Kraken X61 cooler, I quite like it. Not using it at the moment though since I'm in a miniITX build. There is a bracket for 2011 socket for it. Case I just picked one I've used in the past, I'm not sure your styling preferences - it's there as a placeholder mainly. PSU is set parametrically, but doubt it will change. The settings are there to mainly restrict it to Corsair's higher-end PSUs. You never want to skimp on your PSU - especially in something like this.
  2. Correct, usually most things use the CPU since it's great for doing general tasks really well. This is a very interesting read about CPU vs GPU encoding for movie encoding: H.264 encoding - CPU vs GPU: Nvidia CUDA, AMD Stream, Intel MediaSDK and x264 - BeHardware And yes, the DDR4 RAM cannot be used with the 4790K. A single GTX 980 is cheaper than two GTX 970, and will leave you better off when you do decide to render things that can utilize the GPU (since it only uses one). For gaming this is a slightly different story. If you were purely gaming, I'd suggest the SLI GTX 970. What resolution is your monitor? Do you plan to go to 4K resolution? Yeah, don't want a giant sparking heap of disappointment xD... -------------- Cleaning up some words and some questions for you:: Gaming at 1080p resolution:: SLI GTX 980 ("overkill") > SLI GTX 970 > GTX 980 > GTX 970 Gaming at 4K resolution:: SLI GTX 980 (only option really assuming you want your game to look pretty) Adobe/Autodesk stuff:: GTX 980 > GTX 970 CPU. This mainly hinges on programs support multi-threading. Lets look at Autodesk Inventor for example (which is what I use): Support for multi-core processors | Inventor Products | Autodesk Knowledge Network It only supports multi-threading for very specific features, or if you are running multiple sessions (this applies to views). For single thread perforamnce, the 4790K wins since it's threads are faster, but the 5820K would allow for more things at once - to put it simply. The same story is true in Adobe applications like Photoshop, shown in this thread here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1358970?tstart=0 But in this case, Photoshop loves using all the resources it can, so generally prefers many threads. So something like the 5820K would be more useful. Since you are doing more than just gaming, I'd recommend something closer to that $2000 build I posted. It allows you to move up to a 5930K or 5960X, or any other newer CPUs that come out for the 2011-3 socket. And also you have 8 RAM slots to work with. Between running a game, Photoshop, Inventor, all my other things. I've maxed out my 16GB multiple times. So certainly expect to have to move to 32GB of RAM in the future. So, I personally would shoot for the $2000 build I posted. Would be better for your particular application. What kind of budget can you allot for a build? I can modify the pcpartpicker list to better accommodate that. Are you a student and using these programs to get through school? If so, just go with the 4790K build, you'll never max out anything with any of the basic school things they have you mess with. And if it's something truly major, there will probably be some beefy computers available. Are you mainly a gamer, and mess with Adobe / Autodesk stuff on the side? See answer to above. --------- As for the Y580, you could sell it here on the T|I Marketplace, eBay, to a friend, or I accept donations lololol. But the first 3 are probably your best bet. Or just hold onto it for that time you do plan to travel somewhere. It can be nice to have a solid laptop on hand. And especially a second computer in case something goes wrong Yeah, $700-1500 is about the norm range for various computer builds. In this case, with doing gaming + Adobe products + Autodesk products, going to need a lot more oomph. Will be interesting about the GS30 Shadow, huge eGPU box though. Having a full PCIe 16x link is still pretty pointless for eGPU, the mobile CPU will be the bottleneck here. Look forward to seeing the bandwidth testing and other benches.
  3. This is a pretty decent build for being uncertain :claps: Few little things, then one large issue. 1. You have an unlocked CPU (allows overclocking) as shown by the K in the i7-4790K, and a motherboard that allows OCing with the Z97 chipset. However your CPU cooler, while very solid and popular - I wouldn't overly recommend if you plan to overclock. Look for either a closed loop cooler (I personally have a NZXT Kraken X40 and a Kraken X61 here if interested) or a higher end air cooler - like a nice Noctua one (they make quiet fans and high performing coolers). 2. That RAM is really expensive. I know there will be a cheaper alternative to get 16GB of RAM. If you don't plan to go into gigantic models in Autodesk, then you might not use all 16GB. So perhaps can go with 4x4GB to save a bit. 3. I know someone might suggest getting a Corsair PSU (they are quite nice), but a few friends of mine have a SeaSonic and haven't had issues. 850W is suitable for your build. The big issue here: SLI. Autodesk does NOT make use of SLI in rendering. If you are using something like 3DS Max with iray, it will use multiple GPUs. But assume otherwise it just uses a single GPU. So instead. Replace the 2x GTX 970 with a single GTX 980 in your build. Otherwise, a pretty solid build !
  4. Go ahead and link your pcpartpicker list. Would make it easy to give insight on what is overkill / needs improving.A lot of it varies on your budget. Are you fine with a $1600-2000 build?For instance, can have a pretty solid build in the $1000 price range: Or have something much more beefy in the $2000 range (this is almost the computer build I want )
  5. Yeah it's been some time, but I'll answer what I can remember 1. Yes, eGPU disconnected the whole time. It will show Large Memory even with it disconnected. 2. Never had to do this, might vary. 3. MBR installations only, I tried GPT but it won't work. 4. Yes, replacing asl.exe and iasl.exe with the latest versions should be fine, no reason I can think of that would cause issues. I have a hunch you are trying to load in GPT mode, thus the BSOD. This is the same issue I had, so yes you need the MBR install to make it work.
  6. Looks like it regulates from another AC PSU HDPLEX-250W-Hi-Fi-DC-ATX-Power-Supply (16V-24V Wide Range Voltage Input) Near the bottom of the gallery page (will have to click "Gallery") it has is showing an external PSU.
  7. Certainly, the R1 and R2 are identical internally - minus new mobo = IVB CPU support + GT 650M (which can be overclocked like a monster) Check out my signature for a link for what I did to my R1. Best in sockets are these: 2nd Generation Intel® Core The 2960XM and the 2920XM. Or sometimes for cheaper: 2nd Generation Intel® Core Things likes the 2820QM are quite nice. Just stalk around on eBay and you have a good chance of finding a nice XM CPU for quite cheap.
  8. Be very wary of running Furmark at all. Especially on newer cards. It can destroy them.
  9. Disabling HT does not help with temperatures. I have extensively tested this. You should look elsewhere to improve temps. Either repaste, increase die pressure, case modding, etc. Cooling pads can also moderately help. Depends on the system however (case design, venting, etc).
  10. Pull out the battery, then you will see two screws. Remove those two screws. You can then slide the panel up and take off the panel. AW makes some easy to work on laptops. Just gotta find their secret xD
  11. Can you confirm the SSD slot was PCIe based M.2? Sometimes they do not hook up the M.2 port to use PCIe, and be SATA only. If it has two M.2 slots + some SATA / mSATA port, this would be very awesome to test for a new SLI/CfX implementation.
  12. Thanks for your trade feedback, I'm sure it will help other members! The 6Gb/s bandwidth refers to the M.2 SATA port. M.2 has exposed PCIe 3.0 x4. If your laptop has two of these, you more than likely can SLI / CrossFireX with no fiddling unlike my previous attempt. x4 is the minimum link required in the software for both sides. I don't know of laptops with dual M.2 PCie based connectors.
  13. My motherboard says 10Gb/s Motherboards - Z97I-PLUS - ASUS
  14. AWWWWWWWW YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE My latest desktop motherboard has a M.2 slot~~~~~~ (the PCIe based version ) Tempted to get it, but I'd really only use it for one test, I don't have a need for it anymore. Still great news though! Hopefully more and more M.2 PCIe based laptops get released so you eGPU folk can enjoy that performance gain!
  15. Yes! This happens on computer very very randomly. And no, you don't have to re-install. To fix:: Open Device Manager Expand the 'Monitors' section Right click your display Click uninstall Reboot Tada!
  16. TL;DR: Go with the Logitech G600. (please) Briefs on each: G600:: pros: very comfy mouse, lighter than it looks, super comfy, nice buttons on the side, G-shift cons: cable is utter trash, remove the velcro on it asap or you WILL have perma kinks, i've already gotten a 2nd one from Logitech about this. Software is mediocre. Naga 2014 - mirroring my experiences with the pre-2014 naga :: pros: it works for a while, heavy (if you like that). Software is pretty decent cons: wow, lets just copy Logitech's G600 more shall we? I'm so mad they just copied it like that. It will break fast. Anything else you can ask about, it's probably bad. The other two:: pros: cheap!! cons: heard they have TERRIBLE software. WHO IN THE WORLD NEEDS 16400 DPI??!?!?!??! NO ONE. Go ahead and /try/ to use it over 10k DPI. You just look like a fool. G-shift is really nifty, kinda awkward to get used to. You'll probably hit it often for a while. I have my mouse setup for when I play TERA like so:: Buttons on the side no G-shift: 1234567890-= Buttons on the side with G-shift: F1,F1,F2,F3,F4,F5,F6,F7,F8,F9,F10,F11,F12 G-shift gives all the other buttons a second function. Naga is great if you like heavy mice and a claw grip,,,, until it breaks. I've never had a single Razer product last that long. G600 is great if you like lighter mice and a palm grip. I love heavy mice, but regardless I love this one. Logitech has amazing tech support. Perdition and Venus you could try I guess sine they are cheap, but don't expect their software to be good. Let me know if you have any further questions.
  17. TERA : Rising It's the only MMO I've always come back to. The graphics are great, game play is fun, story is good, end-game is fun, some of the characters are adorable. I've played WoW back in vanilla, and watched it recently, i'unno - just can't seem to get back into it.
  18. Lenvo's tiny desktop M series are kinda neat ThinkCentre M Series Tiny Desktop: Full-Featured Micro Desktops *| Lenovo US The performance and size for that price is pretty attractive. And also can be mounted to monitors and such via the VESA mount. I may look into getting one in the distant future xD
  19. I don't watch TV at all. But I sure do watch a lot of anime (so JP TV I guess lol). I'm up for reading about your automated system however @@! I was thinking about doing the same thing but for grabbing anime, but I have to wait for internet to ever arrive in my area xD
  20. @badbadbad nailed it on the head. Since you are planning to upgrade, might as well do that now to get a nice gaming laptop but allow for eGPU features in the future by checking the ports IOs such as TB/2 and EC, but EC are being more and more phased out so look for TB/2. TB capable laptops seem to be growing so it will probably be easy to find a nice gaming laptop with TB/2. So another vote for just upgrade to a nice computer than than trying to get eGPU working on your current one. The performance/$ would be much better.
  21. If it's not in ROM or anything, and not a fuse being forcibly blown (since it is possible to reset it). Yet goes away when you swap drives out and swap back (no idea how that one works). Any thoughts on how this is exactly working? Or is it some mega obscure thing in the drivers/software reading the ID of the card and blacklisting it. Does Nvidia just not want enthusiast / OC'ing gamers to use their top of the line cards or what. This is nothing short of a terrible idea.
  22. Oh......... are you trying to SLI the 2 nvidia cards? Or do you mean a dGPU + eGPU? Honestly, it's better to just have eGPU only in... nearly all cases, so just disable your dGPU and run eGPU only. It's a lot less hassle. This was more to show that it's doable ....
  23. Sometimes the DSDT files you get can be horrible. Even if you load it, and save it afterware, it still could have errors in it lol...... Would probably need to fix most of them manually. I don't thing you have to worry about any warnings. Just the errors that it complains about. Lemme know.
  24. Read what I said about running Windows 8 / 8.1. That's where your issue lies. You have to load the DSDT file on boot using Setup 1.x. Yeah, it's due to the errors you get when trying to compile. Did you attempt to run the error checker/fixer utility? I fought trying to rid of all my errors for days. It can be quite a pain. You could also dig around online for any specific issues after you run the error checker/fixer. It's been a while, but can you just save to a .aml file with the program directly? Try doing that. If you are on Windows 8, you have to load the DSDT file with Setup 1.x.
  25. Well, 660Ti eGPU still blows away the 650M. It's hard to compete with a desktop GPU even if there is a bandwidth restriction. 650M: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3820QM Processor,Alienware M14xR2 660Ti: (old laptop even) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-2620M Processor,FUJITSU FJNB231 --- Even with the performance gap, I'd still suggesting just upgrading the motherboard to the R2 one with the 650M. It's the most cost-effective approach and you still get amazing performance out of it. And you won't have this unattractive mess coming out of your computer lol
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