Description

Note, I moved it onto cardboard for now, don't worry, "Powy, the Power Supply" won't be suffocated.

Current daily driver for Android programming, browsing, and video gaming. Running Windows 8.1.

Commonly used programs: Android Studio, Visual Studio, Sublime Text, Chrome, Firefox, and Photoshop.

Style: It has a very clean look, with the blank key caps on the keyboard, and the tiny bezel on the monitors. There is also a lack of any LEDs, as I even disconnected the power LED.

Noise: It's very quiet, even under heavy load. Without a power LED, I can't tell when it's on, sleeping or completely off in a quiet room.

Boot-time: The start-up time is around 8-9 seconds.

Performance: I overclocked the i5's Turbo clockspeed so it idles around 2.65 GHz and boosts up to 4.08 GHz ( compared to 3.40 GHz ) under load.

The GTX 760 is a great card for the price, and can handle pretty much any game these days. I normally run BF4 on my main screen, with other things open on my two other screens without any sort of issue or frame rate problems.

Pros: The Define R4 is an amazing case, beautiful, very quiet and very roomy. Tons of space to do cable management.

The Samsung 840 EVO is a very good SSD, their software is great for quick setup and management. And with the RAPID boost update recently, I have benchmarked Seq Reads at 4,800 MB/s, and Seq Write at 4,100 MB/s.

The GTX 760 is a very cheap card, and offers great performance, but now there are better alternates out there in the same price range.

The Sabertooth Z77 armor looks great.

Cons: The Dark Rock Pro was very difficult to install, I honestly thought it wouldn't fit over the armor on the Sabertooth, or my RAM. But it all worked out.

Future Plans: Replace GTX 760 with a GTX 970. Buy another SSD (512 GB or 1 TB), mount both on the back of the motherboard. Fill all 3 drive bays with HDDs. Look into replacing the cables with my power supply, something blacker. Add another front fan, as the font only has 1 in in currently.

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  • 67 months ago
  • 7 points

It's as if you want to tickle my OCD with the photos. Get it off the carpet! It'll choke your PSU!

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe he thought it would be more comfortable on something soft, ya'kno?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't matter if it's soft... It's carpet, it'll kill his PSU

  • 67 months ago
  • 4 points

Yeah, I know. Buuuut its soft!

  • 67 months ago
  • -2 points

Eh. If you dust and generally clean up the space it won't KILL your stuff. I've had a computer since 2010 that's still strong being on carpet its entire life. Of course with my latest build, that sh** gets put on a table cause I ain't putting a beautiful build somewhere it can get knocked over by children and dog!

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

Where should he put it? On the desk?

  • 67 months ago
  • 6 points

Sheet of cardboard underneath the pc would be much better than the current set up

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

I was looking for more room to try to place it on top of my desk, but sadly there isn't much room. Perhaps I'll try cardboard, although it would look a bit ugly.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

A piece of wood might look a bit better

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll probably just cardboard until I move, find some place with nice hardwood flooring. That'll be classy.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

did you say you have no keycaps? did you mean blank kecyaps?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoops, yes, I did.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 because i like the triple monitor setup and i have same monitor as you but only one.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

What distro do you use for programming?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Distro as in linux? I use Windows 8.1, and mostly spend my time within Android Studios.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

What languages? What do you do with them?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently I'm using Java with LibGDX to create a mobile game (for Android/iOS).

But I usually switch between Java, Lua and C#/C++. Depends on what I'm doing, though.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm learning Java, once you get past the fundamentals it is pretty easy. Lots of things bug me about it though, such as: variable conversion, needing to use a function to do simple mathematics, and conditional loop statements will sometimes continue to run even though the condition becomes false.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Java definitely is the way to go. And it converts very well to C# (which is very commonly used, tons of jobs open for C# programmers ), as it's almost exactly the same.

I remember doing a project in school, wrote it completely in Java, then just copy-pasted it into a C# project. Only had one issue, ArrayList in Java is called List in C#. Fixed that, and it worked.

Although, I'm not too sure about your problem with conditions being false but the loop still continuing, as I can't say I've ever experienced that.

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I haven't met a Windows developer in a while!

Have you considered dual booting? Linux is more productive for software development and a lot of new stuff doesn't run on Windows.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I've considered dual booting, but I would have to disagree about Linux being more productive. The only thing that I would see being useful is Linux's desktop switching, but Windows 10 is adding that in.

At least in my experience, I dislike coding in Linux. I did a lot of low level data communications programming in Linux.

But I haven't had any issues with Windows compatibility.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

At my company, in order for a developer who coded on Windows to use Postgress (or maybe it was jbdc, not Postgres itself), he had to put his Java's project directory into the folder where he installed Postgres. Another guy spent four days trying to set up his laptop.

Once you've used *nix for a while, you realize that you wasted a lot of time fighting Windows that you could have spent writing code.

That said, if you ever have to go back to Eclipse, it's super buggy on Ubuntu though IntelliJ (and presumably Android Studio) is fine.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Four days? That is pretty rough.

I've used Linux a lot, and I honestly feel like the IDE options are not there. And I've never really had any issues fighting Windows.

Mainly when I was coding on Linux, it would be using gedit, terminal and gdb, which I found to be terribly done.

Compared to something like Visual Studios, which would handle everything.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That chair seems good, is it comfortable and where did you get it

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually a really good chair. I bought it a few years ago from Staples. Around $150.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean indeed +1 Always like the looks of Be-Quiet! coolers.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get that desk? Thanks.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a corner desk from Ikea, costed around $60.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

get that beautiful PC off that carpet!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Time to start really pushing that overclock! You have everything that is needed to hit 4.4GHz or better.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

how on earth is that GPU running 3 monitors? my 760 cant even run 2 monitors

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? I actually bought it because I was upgrading to run a triple monitor setup.

What is the problem? Just crashes? Could be an issue with temperate, or something.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i have no idea everything just freezes but my mouse still moves, i use a 1080p 23" monitor as my main and i tried to add a much lower resolution and much smaller monitor but after about a day it freezes.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no idea either, that sounds very odd. :(

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually just removed all the older shots and replaced them with newer ones. So should have them up now!

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It's alright for a triple monitor set up. But it's not ideal, at least with the options out currently.

I bought the GTX 760 a few years ago, so I'm going to replace it shortly, but it does get the job done fairly well.

I've tried running in games with Surround, such as BF4 or Rage at 5760x1080, and they work alright. I honestly just don't do it that often since how much of a hassle it can be to get it to work at times.

Passmark says the R9 280 is stronger than the 760, and if you're running at that resolution you should be solid.

Edit:

If you just got your r9 280, you may want to consider trading it in and buying something else. I noticed on passmark it was $299 with a score of 5,100. The GTX 970 is also on passmark for $330 with a score of 8,800.

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I think I actually found the R9 280X, not the R9 280. That would explain why the price was twice as high. Who names these things?

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+7970+%2F+R9+280X&id=51

As for performance then, I'm not 100% sure. But if it's close a 760, then you'll probably be alright.

Hope it goes good. :D

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