Conversation Between Roni and Momoro
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  1. Roni
    November 1st, 2021 6:10 AM
    Roni
    A 10TB drive?? Hell yes I love the sound of that. NAS storage I'm assuming?

    And yea welcome to the new age of modern PC tech! Enjoy it while it lasts and you'll need to upgrade again eventually heh.

    It's the previous gen Ryzen so it ain't really much of a powerhouse, but it's good enough for everything I do :3 Let me know how 64GB RAM feels like soon! I'll probably upgrade to that much in the future when I eventually do more advanced video editing and rendering.

    Really cool talking with a fellow PC nerd!
  2. Momoro
    September 10th, 2021 11:48 PM
    Momoro
    I'll probably upgrade to 64GB RAM soon.

    About your 3 different drives.. I'm doing the same thing :D I have my main drive for windows and important apps (200 and something GB), my extra games (or apps) drive (1TB), and.. A 10TB HDD for my personal files :D

    I haven't found anything my PC can't run yet, it's kind of strange, to be honest. Every game that I've tried to play has played at 60+FPS on the highest graphics settings- this includes Fortnite, Destiny 2, Green Hell, The Forest, my work-in-progress game, Halo games 1-5 and Halo Infinite Flight testing, and a lot more.

    Wait, you have a Ryzen!? :D Powerful CPU! I was going to have 32GB of RAM as well, until I found out my PC can handle 64GB RAM. What kind of PC case do you have?

    Great talking with you :)
  3. Roni
    August 4th, 2021 11:21 PM
    Roni
    One hell of a game you got brewing there, wishing you the best!

    Seriously, 700 bucks is already such a good deal for a system like that in today's market. Consider yourself uber lucky, and hold onto that thing for a long time.

    I finished my PC around September - October 2020, so I was able to get fair pricing on this stuff. Ryzen 5 2600 for the CPU, 32GB of RAM (taken from my office PC bcs I work from home indefinitely now lol), and atm I have 3 different drives; a 500GB NVMe SSD for Windows and important apps, a backup 120GB SSD for extra games I wanna load fast (originally I bought this for an old laptop I tried to revive to no avail), and a 2TB mass storage HDD for photos/movies/design projects I wanna store. Been serving me well for almost a year :D
  4. Momoro
    August 4th, 2021 11:13 PM
    Momoro
    Huh? Oh yeah, I forgot about the chip shortage.

    The boot times will definitely be something to get used to! Hopefully the GPU will be enough to render my game; I admit, my game does have extremely high graphics (basically a highly more detailed version of Skyrim's graphics?) and an extremely gigantic world to explore. But, again, I think it'll be fine.

    As for the graphics card, well, I guess I was lucky to find it- every other PC with the same GPU installed went up to $1500 (my monthly rent?) or even more...

    By the way, what CPU do you have? How much RAM memory is installed on your PC? And.. how much storage space do you have? SSD and/or HDD?

    Nice talking!
  5. Roni
    August 4th, 2021 11:03 PM
    Roni
    Awesome to hear Momoro! We got the same graphics card and let me just say it's quite a beast at 1080p. Should hopefully be enough for your rendering projects and whatnot. Tbh I'm impressed you were able to cop a graphics card at all what with the PC market still being in utter turmoil from the chip shortage/mining craze/scalper epidemic all going on at the same time; congrats!

    Also, you better get used to Windows booting up and shutting down in 8-10 seconds, because that's how long it'll take now with a speedy drive :D

    Wishing you all the luck in your programming endeavors, and hopefully you won't be hampered/limited by anything PC related. Rooting for you!
  6. Momoro
    August 4th, 2021 2:10 AM
    Momoro
    What's up 😃 I just bought a new PC two days ago, it'll be a huge upgrade! I should have it on the 7th (Saturday I think?)

    Specs-

    - It's an HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop
    - It has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
    - The Processor is an Intel Core i3-10100
    - 8 GB DDR4 RAM (already bought one more 8GB stick of RAM for it, both = 16GB!)
    - 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD!

    To be honest, this is my first time running Windows from an SSD- NVMe, too! I'll probably upgrade the NVMe SSD to 1TB or 2TB for extra space.

    I'm going to use my old HDD and the other SSDs to store my files.

    This new PC cost me $709 (ouch because I'm poor 😂) but it'll allow me to continue my game with Unity 3D!

    P.S: I'm currently programming an Open World RPG game in Unity 3D, by myself, but I couldn't continue it because I needed a faster CPU, and an extremely fast GPU- luckily, this PC has all that!

    Haven't been on PC much lately, as I've been focusing my time on programming... and maybe just playing some Switch games 😂

    Anyways, great talking to you!
  7. Momoro
    March 5th, 2021 12:57 AM
    Momoro
    Yeah, I hope it lasts a long time!

    It's been working great so far with 2TB HDD, 32GB RAM, x1 256GB SSD, x1 156GB SSD, and a new gaming case with pre-installed fans to keep it cool! I found out that my motherboard was a micro-ATX, so it wasn't hard to find an universal ATX motherboard gaming case :D

    The reason why it takes so much space is because I make reaallllyyy loooonnggg games, RPGs and stuff- with HD graphics and huge scripts, too.

    Overall I'm happy with my build :D
  8. Roni
    February 18th, 2021 2:38 AM
    Roni
    hoo weee i didn't know game making would need that much space. i thought i needed a lot as a graphic designer, but nearly 2 years worth of photo and video editing has only summed up to about 1.10TB still. are the files heavy because they're in HD or something, like textures and assets?

    $90 for a full fledged PC that fits your needs is honestly amazing though. I spent double that amount for my graphics card alone lmao. wishing for you to have a great long time with it!
  9. Momoro
    February 16th, 2021 2:32 PM
    Momoro
    Well, I purchased the full size (link) Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce 1030 GT (2GB) and I also bought a low-profile bracket specifically for that model- it should fit in my small form factor build, but if it doesn't, I'll have to buy the (link) official low profile version of the GPU I linked- I would've bought it in the first place, but the price difference is.. wow.

    I would've included the GPU in the build, but at the time, I hadn't found a suitable low-profile bracket for it- I don't even know if this one will work. I mean, it has the DVI & HDMI ports, but I'm still unsure if it will fit the GPU correctly. I'll see what happens when they both get here!

    And, to answer your SSD question, (15TB of storage) I develop games and apps using GameMaker: Studio 2 and Visual Studio, and I'm planning to go into Unity and Unreal Engine (whatever version it's on now) so I'd need that storage for game/app resources, and of course all of the random apps I have installed (most of which I probably don't use too often, if at all. :D I use a diverse amount of programming apps, so I need a lot of storage for each of those app's dependencies. (They take up sooo much space!)

    So, the general PC, before said modifications, cost me around $90 on Amazon- and it was a pretty good deal, I got a fully-working PC, like I wanted.

    Your last question.. I'm buying these new parts gradually, so I'm having to pick and choose- then I'll have to wait until I get more money to be able to buy more parts :D
  10. Roni
    February 15th, 2021 11:06 PM
    Roni
    dang congrats on the new build! interesting that you went with something that has a processor from 8 years ago, but hey the 3000 series from Intel can still kick ass! just make sure to maintain it well and reapply thermal paste once or twice a year or so. keep it under safe temps and you should be golden :D i also assume that since this is a small form factor build, there won't be space for a dedicated GPU? which is why you didn't include it in your future upgrades?

    SSDs are always good for systems like this, so good on you for picking a decent one! with how old the LGA1155 socket is, i guess there wasn't an M.2 slot anywhere for you to take advantage of the wireless nVMEs of today? and holy cow what are you gonna need an extra 15TB of storage for?? and why do i feel like that 5TB SSD alone is gonna cost thrice as much as the rest of your entire build??

    speaking of, yeah how much did this thing cost you at first, and how much do you think all the upgrades are gonna be in total? might've made more sense to just go with a modern day system if ever...
  11. Momoro
    February 15th, 2021 9:51 PM
    Momoro
    So, I went and decided to get a Lenovo SFF(Small Form Factor) M82 Desktop, and it's been pretty good- I mean, I've been modifying it A LOT, and now it's running Fortnite better :D (It wouldn't even run the Epic Games Launcher before..)

    Here are the original specs:

    -2TB HDD
    -Intel I5-3570 Processor / CPU

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    And, the modified specs:

    -2TB HDD
    -240GB SSD (Not mSATA, this one)
    -Still I5-3570 Processor / CPU

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    Last, my future modifications to it:

    -10TB HDD
    -5TB SSD (If possible)
    -DVD & Blu-Ray Drive (Going to take out that dusty DVD drive and put a Blu-Ray compatible one in- I'll tell you how it goes!)
    -Intel I7-3770T Processor / CPU (I'm excited to get this! It's the highest CPU that my motherboard can handle. The PC motherboard that my Lenovo has installed only supports Intel CPUs in the Q75 chipset)

    -Maybe going to add some more to the list, I dunno :D
  12. Roni
    December 28th, 2020 7:24 PM
    Roni
    aight tell me how it goes! don't hesitate to hit me up if you've already set a budget for it and need parts recommendations :)

    honestly anything ~$700 and above can already net you a solid PC that'll perform awesome and last for some 5-6 years (depending on how well you maintain it too hehe)
  13. Momoro
    December 28th, 2020 3:34 PM
    Momoro
    I'm still planning to build one, I'm just saving the money to do so :) At some point, maybe mid-2021, I'll be able to purchase the parts :)
  14. Roni
    December 27th, 2020 10:53 PM
    Roni
    i mean a pre-built PC should still work the same tbh. if you find it more convenient, then by all means go for it my guy :) just hope that the guys who build it know a thing or two about proper cable management so it won't be as much a hassle to tidy up your computer than it already is lol.

    (also this is why i asked what your budget was prior to barraging you with all that info lol. it's super easy to adjust parts based on how much you're willing to spend for the whole thing, which is the main beauty of picking out parts yourself :D)
  15. Momoro
    December 27th, 2020 10:48 PM
    Momoro
    Hmm, yeah, I just took a huge dive into those parts you recommended, and whoo! If you add it all up, phew.. almost makes me want to just buy a pre-built PC.

    I'll have to look at these for a bit and think on them.

    Thanks again :)