I'm looking for an ATX tower (or mid-tower perhaps).
Things I want:
- Dust filters by default
- Understated, no LEDs or Windows or any of that.
- At least 6x HDD bays, preferably more
Budget is WIDE open; my current case (HAF-932) I've had since 2009 so I really keep these a while...
Just got my U3014 last night.
Tested today; no issues at all with the banding problem that's been mentioned a few times.
No testing on overdrive or anything; dont game - but stellar for workstation stuff. Very very pleased.
I do development on my box at home. Most of it enterprise software that interacts with active directory heavily.
I also have a colocated VM box for production items.
But when I need to quickly spin up a series of VMs to mirror a specific domain structure, the last thing I want to do is push...
You do understand these are 8gb DIMMS and some people want to get past the 16gb capacity on 4 slots? For a while 32gb in an 4x 8gb dimm configuration has been sitting at about $450. This is a marked drop over that.
But thanks for your insight :)
I will HEAVILY endorse the M-Audio AV30 / AV40 offerings.
They both are excellent for music, and bestbuy has the AV30s on sale right now for $70. Theyre VERY good for music. Not amazing for games, but not bad either. Seriously, studio monitors or bookshelf speakers are going to sound many fold...
I just got mine. Pleased and upset simultaneously.
Pleased: Great picture, no dead pixels, backlight even.
Upset: Displayport works perfect. DVI-D from the GTX 260 = no video. Have installed/reinstalled drivers a million times with no luck.
Windows sees the monitor, identifies it, verified...
I think the HP ZR2740w is a good middleground for the 27"
Bit more than $500, but can be had a good bit cheaper than the U2711 too.
2560x1440, IPS panel, LED backlight, and a bit less lag than the U2711 all in one. Less...
Nowhere near what some of you guys are doing:
2x 2008 R2 Domain Controllers
1x SQL Server 2008
1x IIS dedicated sandbox
1x 2008 sandbox for development purposes
1x App server (for mirroring special third party apps I need to test against)
Thats it right now. Got a pair of Xeon E5220 processors...
That's kinda odd.
I mean, I know the 2500k isnt a perfect CPU for VMs, but I'm running Workstation 8 with 4x Server 2008 R2 VMs, two as domain controllers, one running IIS, and one SQL and I'm hitting 8gb RAM reserved, and rarely go beyond 5% CPU utilization.
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz...
Upgrading from a 4850, but not a typical upgrade. Generally speaking, the 4850 suits me for games, however the fiancee just built a new computer, and wants the 4850 - which is cool by me.
But now I need to replace the card, and may as well get something a bit more capable, as I do...
Idle is a bit high, but the sensors are less accurate the further away from TjMax they are.
I'm running my 920 at 4.55ghz at 1.5v and seeing 45C idle. Water though.
Agreed. If you want to see <65C, avoid i7. Even at stock on water, I was at 62C under load. They run hot, no debating it, no...
All this is anecdotal, and I'll be adding to it, but my d0 gets 4.55 on water at about 77C load under Linpack.
However, I've got a friend with a c0 who hit 4.1 on the stock HSF who doesnt top 80C. It really seems that stepping is barely important with the i7 920. At least my small sample size...
Volts ended up being a little higher than I'd like, but I am concious of the decision and watching temps extremely closely. Any degredation I risk, I do knowingly and accept with a smile on my face :)
4.5ghz left me running the ram at a 6.0 multiplier, but my benchmark testing showed minimal...
I'm looking for something new to play, and I have a very particular taste in games:
- I like things quick and easy to pickup for shorter bursts
- Simpler is generally better (no deep RPGs, etc) I work fulltime and dont have time for gaming
- System requirements are of no concern, but at the...
MAXED. This is where I'll be running day to day, but I'm going to try and milk the voltages downward as much as I can. And also try to bump the ram timings a bit too. We will see where this goes.
Pretty happy with this on a $200 motherboard.
Okay, played with my D0 some more:
This is where I max out. If I bump the bclk even one more, 1.6vcore wont even boot. However temps under load here are 75C under stress, and <50C idle.
Water, on a cheap board - UD3R :)
Aright, 4.6 just wont do it. I threw 1.6vcore at it and 1.5vtt and it wouldnt stay stable. Those are my limits.
Currently working on getting 4.5ghz as low temp as I can and whatnot. May toss another 1-2bclk on it and see if I cant get the superpi in the 8's.