Hi iammykyl and phillpower2
All through 2012 and much of 2013 you were both exceptionally helpful and patient whilst I identified and built my computer. It gave me a lot of confidence and I have never forgotten the great advice and support you gave me that I thought I would update you on my latest build.
Like yourself and others in 2012/2013 suggesting I built a workstation, well I did that in April 2015 and it is running like a dream.
Certainly the CPU temp and case temp is no where near to that of the last build. With the old build I often saw CPU temp of 65C and if running an intense programme or Kasperskey Scan I would at times see a temp of 82C. With the new build the norm is approx. 35C / 37C with a Max of 46C regardless of what I am running and how many programs, plus the fact that the computer is on for 16hrs per day and whilst not regularly but not infrequently 40hrs
Last build - Fractal Design R4, CPU i7, Asus P8Z77 V Pro, Ausus GTX 670, 16GB Non EEC RAM
Computer Workstation built April 2015
Fractal Design XL - R2 Case I added two more fans one at the front and one on the top - Acool 14cm Black
Motherboard Asus X99-E WS
CPU Xeon E5-2630 v3 8core socket 2011v3
CPU Fan Thermalright Archon IB-E X2
RAM Crucial 8GB * 4 EEC 8GB DDR4 (32GB total)
GPU Asus GeForce STRIX GTX980
this card has 2048 Cuda Cores and I wanted something that had over 1536, 256bit and was capable of 3D and 4K. (Future proofing as far as one can in this day and age). As I was building a workstation I did once again consider the Quadro, but to get similar specs I would have had to go for the K5200 or K6000 both cost over a thousand pounds (way out of my price range) and as the Nvidia engineer pointed out when I spoke to them, the Quadro is geared towards CAD type work.
PSU Corsair AX860i
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry LXE Touch Screen External Fan Controller
The following was transferred from my old computer - other than the Blue Ray all the others are upgrades I have made since the last build in 2013.
Crucial 512GB SSD for OS and other software computer specific i.e., motherboard, printer, security.
WD 1 TB Raptor for photos and videos including the software i.e. Pinnacle & Serif.
Enterprise RE WD hard drive 2TB WD for every day use, all other software, download default disk.
Blue Ray Pioneer BDR-208DBK
Asus PB278Q PLS Monitor
1TB WD My Book Essential - hard drive attached to computer for automatic back up using WD software.
1 TB WD Elements USB 3 External Hard Drive Back up disk for photos, videos and music.
Hard Drive Cosair Force Series 240GT SATA III 6GB the original SSD in the 2013 computer. Now used as a clone of the current SSD
Dymo Label Writer 450 Serial No. 17011-225799
Epson WorkForce WF-7620DTWF A3 multifunction printer My last one gave up the ghost in Jan of this year. Replaced it with this one as it was the only A3 I could find, that was able to do everything in A3 size, most of the A3 printers can only print in A3 and only copy, scan in A4.
External Sound from PC - New bought to be used with the workstation
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 351A
Speakers KEFF 300
I have updated all the software I bought in 2013 to the latest rendition’s - Pinnacle, Cyberlink Power DVD, Serif Photo & Page Plus
Movai video suite
Cyberlink Photo Director because the skin tones and transitions are better and easier to make than what they are in serif.
Paragon Hard Drive Manager
DelinvFile 5.01 64bit - for changing, deleting long file names or folders Windows refuses to work with.
This proved exceptionally useful when loading music with long titles as some were so long that windows refused to save, copy, paste or delete i.e. classical where the title, composer and Orchestra were all included in the title.
EAC - Exact Copy Audio - free to download and use.
Audocity recording and editing music - free to download and use.
I am toying with the idea of purchasing Reaper Digital Audio workstation later this year
Edited by MickJJ, 23 May 2015 - 03:24 AM.