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Building a computer for art school

Started by Juju, August 03, 2017, 10:28:58 pm

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August 09, 2017, 01:52:04 am #16 Last Edit: August 09, 2017, 02:07:25 am by c4ooo
Quote from: Juju on August 08, 2017, 09:02:06 pm
Hmmm, yeah, might buy a bit more RAM, 16 GB is a minimum. So it would be better the swap file goes off the SSD? Yeah, better invest in a fast hard drive anyway. Any model to suggest?

What I would suggest (this is what most people do) is a ~150 (or 250) GB *M.2* ssd + 2tb HDD.

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August 09, 2017, 02:05:06 am #18 Last Edit: August 09, 2017, 02:06:42 am by kotu
Actually most ppl use a 1 cm memory cube which encodes data in electron spin states

(that can hold 28 billion gigabytes)
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If you can tell where I can buy that I'm buying it right now or else you're banned. :P
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An SSD here would be pointless anyway because most of the time, you're going to use the hard drive anyway.
Also, if you're going to buy one 2 TB hard drive, it might be better to get two 1TB hard drives for safety. (unless you're on a tight budget)
An SSHD might be better for what you're looking for, maybe.


Juju

A separate SSD for Windows and apps and a RAID for data might sound good, actually.

And yeah, my budget is tight.
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August 10, 2017, 03:19:42 am #23 Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 03:22:16 am by c4ooo
Quote from: gameblabla on August 09, 2017, 05:32:16 pm
An SSD here would be pointless anyway because most of the time, you're going to use the hard drive anyway.
Also, if you're going to buy one 2 TB hard drive, it might be better to get two 1TB hard drives for safety. (unless you're on a tight budget)
An SSHD might be better for what you're looking for, maybe.

The point of an SSD is to get fast boot time though...
That's why I recommended a small size, personally I plan to buy like 60 or so GB ssd soon.

Juju

I was looking for a video card today, looks like the recommended one is a Quadro M4000 for around C$1200, which is pretty much equivalent to a GTX 970. The only difference is whether some 3D acceleration thing is enabled in the driver (Quadro is, GeForce is not) which is required for some Autodesk programs, thing that could be soft modded, probably. Now I'm wondering if it would be more efficient to buy a GTX 1070 or 1080 instead and soft mod it into a Quadro P4000 or P5000. You guys know about those soft mods?
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Let's not tell @Juju about the static electricity thing! She could fry her chips!! :D


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August 10, 2017, 05:27:22 am #27 Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 05:32:18 am by gameblabla
Quote from: Juju on August 10, 2017, 04:42:16 am
I was looking for a video card today, looks like the recommended one is a Quadro M4000 for around C$1200, which is pretty much equivalent to a GTX 970. The only difference is whether some 3D acceleration thing is enabled in the driver (Quadro is, GeForce is not) which is required for some Autodesk programs, thing that could be soft modded, probably. Now I'm wondering if it would be more efficient to buy a GTX 1070 or 1080 instead and soft mod it into a Quadro P4000 or P5000. You guys know about those soft mods?

It used to be possible but now you can't soft-mod it so easily. That's Nvidia (and AMD) deliberately forcing pros to pay a prenium for you.
You could do a hard-mod but good luck with that :
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/mod-turn-geforce-cards-into-quadro-and-wise-versa.784284/

Juju

Documentation is scarce, especially for newer models, but yeah, either you solder a resistor or you patch the driver somehow. And I'm not going to solder that resistor. I think I might go to play safe and get that M4000.
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