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 Post subject: PC Spec Advice
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:48 am 
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So with a good bit of funding to play with this is what has been suggested to me for my uni work.

Consists of:
1 BOAGRA-929 PNY Nvidia Quadro K620 2GB DDR3 *No PSU upgrade required* DVI Display Port Full height and Low Profile
1 BOAMOT-467 Asus Micro ATX Q87CS-B LGA 1150 vPro DDR3 x4 USB 3.0 x4 USB 2.0 x10 DVI-D DVI-I TPM LPT Header
1 CABMIS-153 TruLink? Media Gateway RJ45 Cap - 98085
1 CABPOW-283 1.8M UK Power Cable 5AMP Fuse
1 CASFAN-158 1155/1156 Fan CPU Cooler
1 CASMIN-146 PC31037 MicroATX Gloss Black Stone Chrome Mini Tower FSP350Watt 80+ Bronze
1 CASMIS-164 StarTech 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch Mini Tower Hard Drive Bay Adaptor Kit
1 CPUINT-485 Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 8MB Cache 4 Cores 8 Threads 84W 22NM HD 4600 VT vPro Hyper Threading Turbo Boost
1 CUSIMC-1135 Windows 8 Standard downgrade image to Windows 7 Pro 64bit
1 CUSSPL-152 University of Bangor custom BIOS settings for BOAMOT-467
4 MEMDIM-304 Kingston 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Non ECC CL11 DIMM F/Height PC3-12800
1 NOTHAR-440 Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO Series 2.5
1 PACKSINGLE Packaging for a Single Item
1 PERKEY-391 Microsoft Wired Desktop 400 for Business keyboard mouse bundle USB - 5MH-00002
1 QWAR0005 Quote - Stone PC 5 Yr NBD OSW
1 SOFREP-225 Windows 8.1 High End Device 64bit
1 STOCDR-501 Samsung Black Sata 24 X DVD Writer
1 STOHAR-740 Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6Gbps 7200RPM 64Mb Cache
2 MONMON-466 Iiyama B2483HS 24-Inch, LED, Black, Widescreen, 16:9, VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, Height Adjust, Tilt, Pivot, Speakers TFT

This is going to be for quite heavy data processing and 3D data display, any recommendations?
For all the above it will cost ~ £1200

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 Post subject: Re: PC Spec Advice
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:00 pm 
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The only things I can think of is that your graphics card might be a bit pants (but I'm not certain), and you'd be better to get an unlocked CPU so you can overclock it if you ever want more processing power. Also, your power supply is tiny weeny. I'd recommend 500W upwards, really.


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Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 8MB Cache
Asus Micro ATX Q87CS-B LGA 1150
PNY Nvidia Quadro K620 2GB DDR3
Kingston 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Non ECC

MicroATX Gloss Black Stone Chrome Mini Tower
FSP350Watt 80+ Bronze

Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO Series 2.5
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6Gbps 7200RPM 64Mb Cache
Samsung Black Sata 24 X DVD Writer

Iiyama B2483HS 24-Inch LED

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 Post subject: Re: PC Spec Advice
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:00 pm 
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Cheers for that, John!

What would be the advantage of a better power supply?

Unfortunately overlocking is out of the question, the university might not take too kindly to tampering with computers haha

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 Post subject: Re: PC Spec Advice
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:42 pm 
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Is this going to be your machine, for you to keep or will it belong go the university?

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 Post subject: Re: PC Spec Advice
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:54 pm 
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You gonna need more RAM, If you're doing rendering work, I would suggest 32gigglybits.

As for the quadro, its a commercial level GPU good for rendering and 3d work, but you need to be sure you've got enough power. Do the research on these.


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 Post subject: Re: PC Spec Advice
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:42 pm 
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John, right now it is uni property but after I complete I believe I get ownership.

Hey Jack, yeah there is 32 GB. Thats 4x 8GB, it's not very clear from the first post (left hand number is the quantity).

I did some talking and I am pushing for a 500 watt PSU. A fellow student has a PC of similar spec for similar work and his is 500, so there has to be a good reason for that.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Spec Advice
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:30 pm 
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Hmmm, built 100's of PC systems over the years ... NEVER cheap out on your PSU EVER

Sheeeit , I have build 20 PC systems in the last month alone


CPU: something intel based eg Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz
Board: Asrock or gigabyte ATX
RAM: Kingston DDR3 1600Mhz 2 x 8G as min or 2 x 16G
GFX: 7 series or higher Nvidia card
Case: Midi Tower as a min size
PSU: 700Watt min XFX brand or Corsair - which ever has longest warranty, best the PSU is OVER specced so as it is not running full tilt all the time
SSD: Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO Series 2.5
HD (long term storage): Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6Gbps 7200RPM 64Mb Cache
Optical: Liteon or Samsung Black Sata 24 X DVD Writer , which ever is cheaper

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 Post subject: Re: PC Spec Advice
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:07 pm 
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Thanks Shadowze,

Do you think a 500 watt PSU would be ok for the spec they have listed? I have asked for a quote for it, so I just need to see how much more money it is going to soak up from my grant.

Yeah the PSU was a good call, my supervisors have no idea about computers haha.

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