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Brand new used PC finally found its way home - mine!

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OK, someone maybe (who? dunno... I think anyone here knows this) don't know I needed badly a brand new used computer (yes, it's a wanted oximoron, and no, it's not a bad word).

The one I was after is this:

CPU: Intel Core i7 4770 3.4Ghz (3.9Ghz Turbo)
Liquid Cooler: Enermax Liqmax II 240
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z87 Socket 1150
RAM: 16GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjawsz 2133Mhz
Video card: EVGA GTX 760 ACX 2GB
Hard Disk: Western Digital Velociraptor 600GB 10.000rpm
Power Supply: Inter-Tech Combat 750W
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Price was initally set to 700€, drop to 550€, and today I'm proud to inform the forum that I grabbed it for "only" 520€...  Eek it includes all the original boxes, cables, small hardware etc. - the guy was a good teenager who used it for gaming, no overclock (or course, it's not a K after all!), keep everything in order, it seems really brand new!!! Now I need a new HDD... so, if someone would like to donate some bucks... Money

For now, it will stay unused in a corner for few days, waiting for the right place and furniture to put it in use.  Scorn So, I used it just few minutes at its original home, to test if it works well (it does); when operative, I'll write something more about its behaviour, speed etc. - and I'll need some help for configuration, and migration over a new, unexplored (for me) operating system, Windows 10 Pro - hope it will work perfectly with Avisynth and Virtualdub!

For the moment, all I can write is about its physical aspect and technical features - I did some researches before taking the decision, of course...

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First, please forgive me for my enthusiasm, but I'm feeling like a little kid in an huge candy shop, just to let you have an idea! Happy

Case: well... first impression... it's HUGE, and I mean it... even to me, that think the HDL-X9 is a small laserdisc player... it's really big - that's why I need a proper place, I haven't take it in account. And it's very nice; not one of those strange, multicolor cases that you see around; it's all black, square, simple yet elegant. But when powered up, those red lights are really... well, nice? Yep, I love this big desktop computer! :hearts:

Plenty of space for additional hard disks - up to six! Big cooling fan - yep, BIG, I think more than 12cm/5in (EDIT: it is 20cm/8in!!!); if you'll leave your hand on the top for five minutes, you'll risk a frostbite, no kidding. Many slots for expansion cards; too. The only (small) missing thing is a PCI-X; so, I will be forced to use (one of my three) capture card with my actual PC - that will devoted maintly to capture purposes.

CPU: not the fastest in the world, but hey, it's the best I can afford, and it's not bad at all; at around 10000 passmark score, it's always about TEN times my actual desktop; and, even single thread score is almost FOUR times the actual one... all in all, I expect this i7 4770 (albeit not the K version) quad-core, 3.4GHz (3.9GHz turbo) to be at least four times faster than the PC I'm using right now... and, maybe, up to ten times in some occasion - like x264 encoding!

Motherboard: military grade components, high life caps, great air circulation; a top one!

Cooling system: can't say a "simple" CPU like this, with no overclock, should need it, but better have it than not - still, ready for an eventual upgrade to a 4790K overclocked to 5GHz!

Video card: more than what I need, perfect for any video task, ready for UHD - when/if I'll grab an UHD TV...

RAM: plenty of it, 16GB 2133MHz "should" be fast enough - in comparison to actual 533MHz...

Hard disk: an SSD is not, but at 10.000rpm is faster than any other usual magnetic disk, and should be more than adequate for any video encoding.

Operating system: Windows 10 Pro... don't know it, but at least I tried it few minutes, and seems more similar to my old Windows XP than previous Windows 8... we'll see!

That's all, for the moment...
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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Congrats on the new purchase spoRv! Looks like you have a sweet rig, 10.000rpm hdd very cool. I never bought one of those faster hdds yet.
I'd say someones going to be crushing some projects soon. Wink
Congrats spoRv!
Thanks guys, it was time... can't wait to set it up properly, and yes, few (well, a lot, really!) projects will be completed soon; still the one-week-upload-or-seed problem, but maybe I could find someone with a fast connection to help me to spread them!

To me, it's better than buying a brand new car (and a lot more cheaper)... I mean, yes, it's good to have a faster, nicer, more comfortable car, but it will not take you from A to B ten times faster than your old one - unless you had a NSU Prinz before, and a Lamborghini after, and no speed limits at all! Big Grin
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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Thanks zoidberg, it is, indeed!

Now that I look at the pictures I posted, it seems they are taken from a sort of "red light showcase" found on some movies, with all these interesting... "things" inside Big Grin
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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I understand the excitement. You'll love that CPU!
Thanks Evit! I'm sure of that - I'm still loving my 10yrs old Core 2 Duo E6300... so, probably, I'll be in love with this new CPU for the next five to ten years - without speaking about the case... it's really neat, but now I discovered the Thermaltake Level 10...
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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Congrats mate. I had to upgrade a while back, after fanediting melted my VAIO's brain. Turned it into a wheezing overheating mess, which now won't even stay on long enough to boot windows.

I've got a similar setup to you, absolute beast and quiet as a mouse. Have fun!
Thanks Booshman! Tell me more about speed improvement Vs the old one (what CPU had it?)

It's a coincidence that we got a Sony Vaio, and then a similar i7 quad core substitute? Big Grin

Well, I can't say anything bad about my VGX-XL computers; this one is ten years old, and still running well!
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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