PC Setup Thread

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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by VincH » Thu May 18, 2017 9:40 pm

malabo na sa panahon ngayon ang 19 inches at 1080p. kung sakaling meron napakahirap hanapin. common na ngayon sa 1080p ang 23-24". yes try mo na lang i wall mount :D
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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by deathzero23 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:43 am

RE: Buying 32" LED TV & Wall Mounting.
Well IF i had a lot of extra disposable cash, ample floor area & complete freedom in the house like some people,
I'll not think twice to do it. It's not a bad idea per se. Why not.
But in the current set-up of the PC's location it's not feasible.
Masikip, House Rules, OC People, Nasa major road yung bahay namin (mainit), etc. :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

The PC is in the Living room (the well ventilated area) on one corner, we have his wall mounted 42"LED TV which is on the other side of a wall. I want to jack it up. Pero magpapagapang pa yata ako ng mahabang HDMI cable. :lol:
It's an "everybody's PC" thing. My bedroom isn't blessed with proper natural ventilation.
Unlike most people i know their own PC is in their bedrooms complete with aircon pa.

I might consider looking for 20 to 21" though.

Anyway, here's my "Rig List":
- Intel Core i7 7700 3.6-4.2 Quad Core (Kaby Lake)
- MSI B250 Mortar
- MSI GTX 1050 Ti 4GB DDR5 Gaming X (Twin Frozr)
- G.Skill Ripjaws V Dual 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz (2x8GB)
- Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm 6Gb/s
- Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (or 120GB to make cheaper)
- Corsair CX750 750W 80Plus Bronze Power Supply
- Samsung LS20D300 19.5″ (or any 18.5-20" Full HD / HDMI socket)
- any Micro ATX/Mid-Tower Casing (under 2,000Php)


I checked some stores (4 of them) with their price lists (some of them don't have the exact parts though).
Out of 4 stores, DynaQuestPC (near Robinson's Galleria) is the cheaper among the rest (PC Gilmore, PC Express, CompLink). I could buy some cheap priced equivalent components from other stores and let Dyna (most components will be from them) build it for me.

I'm considering another option though.
Instead of Intel i7 7700, I could consider i5 7600.
But the PassMark Benchmark Points required on CPU by the Lumion 3D Software is still lingering my head.
i5 or i7? :lol:

May question pa ako about PSU.
Aside from Corsair, What are your feedbacks about CoolMaster Thunder 700W and Aerocool Rave 800W? Those a bit cheaper compared to Corsair.

Thanks! :)

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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by grayfox17 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:56 am

With the kind of setup you're planning to get, it sounds to me like you do have disposable cash to spare and if you're willing to spend about 40K+ for a rig then i dont see why you shouldnt invest on a good tv considering the output you want to see. Hindi mo pa napapansin ngayon pero later on hindi mo rin maapreciate yung ganda ng visuals kung maliit lang ang screen mo or pipitsugin yung monitor na gagamitin mo kasi parang makukulangan ka - unless of course willing ka magtyaga na lang sa ganun. Mapapakinabangan mo ng husto yung performance ng dedicated graphics card mo kung maganda rin ang monitor/tv mo, you do know the importance of refresh rate dont you? :rofl:

You have to stretch your budget talaga kung gusto mo ng optimal performance sa mga piyesang ipapa-buo mo. Gagasta ka na nga lang hindi mo pa isagad. Kung ako yan, tutal may tv ka na bibili na lang ako ng console + games (assuming na wala ka pa) di hamak na mas nakamura pa ko, di pa problema ang piyesa kasi konting setup lang tapos salpak mo yung game diretso laro na, di ko na rin iintindihin pa ang compatibilities tsaka pwesto ng paglalagyan ng unit. Now, kung desidido ka pa rin sa pc gaming, ipon ka pa ng bandang 50k at bibigating laptop na lang kunin mo para di hassle ang space, portable pa.

Unsolicited advice na lang din, not all games are properly optimized for the pc.

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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by deathzero23 » Fri May 19, 2017 3:16 pm

I said in my earlier post na I'll use the PC for 3D renderings & presentation visuals at most that will have a lifespan usage of 5-6 years (with component upgrades every 2 years). Not really on Gaming.

It's matter of IF lang naman as stated also in my previous posts.
I don't have that much of time to play so many games in regular basis.
Hindi ko siya talaga priority. No need for console kasi may gaming console na rin sa same area, hindi ko nga rin nagagalaw eh sa sobrang busy.

If I'll buy a TV, lalabas may dalawang TV sa living area namin.
Yung isa to watch tv shows while yung isa ay pang-PC use lang. I know your advice is for "Optimal Usage to the fullest" or "For maximum experience/usage" pero parang hindi practical tingnan sa tingin ko.

Yup may panggastos ako. Pero mas naka-focus ako sa specs ng PC.
Sa tingin ko naman makakapagtiyaga ako sa mga 20" na screen (which i can sacrifice a bit). Like I said, pang visuals use at most not really on gaming.

I'm not really on laptop use. While it saves space, di siya easily upgradeable per component like Desktop PC.

Wish I could stretch for more budget pero...
There's a saying, "Disposable Income has it's Limits".
I'm not like some people na kayang mag-sagad kung sagad at will (I envy them though for having so much moolah) & recover the costs within 2 paydays.

Again, Thanks to the advices.

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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by grayfox17 » Fri May 19, 2017 3:39 pm

You actually put in "gaming rig to be precise" from your OP kaya in-line sa gaming rig din ang naadvise namin. :sweat: :lol:

Well, kung hindi pala priority ang gaming syo then mid-range specs will do (i5, gtx950, 8gb ram, 1tb+ sata, board with atleast 2 ram slots & any modern psu). Saka ka na lang magpalit pag kinailangan mo na. Hindi pa ganun kabigat sa bulsa. Importante lang naman sa rendering is yung storage, RAM at kahit hindi latest na dedicated graphics card. Kung hindi issue yung color calibration sa pag render mo then mag stick ka na nga lang muna sa monitor na meron ka.

Eto na lang, just to save you the trouble, it's best to ask the computer technician sa store na balak mo bilhan para mapayuhan ka nila anong swak na piyesa para sa budget mo. I'm sure biggest concern mo ang budget (we all do) pero there is a chance na hindi tutugma yung budget sa mga parteng gusto mo, mag over budget ka ng konti nyan sa palagay ko. So either you stick on what you can afford OR spend extra to assemble the parts that you really WANT. Again, just tell them what you're going to use it for and kung magkano lang ang kaya mo, sila na bahala bumuo based on your preference.
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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by darkwing_uop » Fri May 19, 2017 10:34 pm

I think the best way is to ask what kind of resolution are you going to play in, 1080p, 2k or 4k?

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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by Tibarn » Sat May 20, 2017 1:04 pm

...mag upgrade ako bukas, ang papalitan ko lang is processor, mobo, and memory.

i5 7400 kaby lake
msi h110m
kingston hyper fury 8gb ddr4


...gagamitin ko parin yung dating vcard ko na rx 460 OC and Hard disk. Ok na yan sa gaming no?
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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by Tibarn » Sat May 20, 2017 1:05 pm

VincH wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 9:40 pm
malabo na sa panahon ngayon ang 19 inches at 1080p. kung sakaling meron napakahirap hanapin. common na ngayon sa 1080p ang 23-24". yes try mo na lang i wall mount :D

...22 incher madami pang 1080p.
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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by darkwing_uop » Sat May 20, 2017 7:52 pm

Tibarn wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 1:04 pm
...mag upgrade ako bukas, ang papalitan ko lang is processor, mobo, and memory.

i5 7400 kaby lake
msi h110m
kingston hyper fury 8gb ddr4


...gagamitin ko parin yung dating vcard ko na rx 460 OC and Hard disk. Ok na yan sa gaming no?
yes, this is going to be fine in 1080p gaming

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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by Tibarn » Sat May 20, 2017 8:37 pm

darkwing_uop wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Tibarn wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 1:04 pm
...mag upgrade ako bukas, ang papalitan ko lang is processor, mobo, and memory.

i5 7400 kaby lake
msi h110m
kingston hyper fury 8gb ddr4


...gagamitin ko parin yung dating vcard ko na rx 460 OC and Hard disk. Ok na yan sa gaming no?
yes, this is going to be fine in 1080p gaming
...thanks, first time ko mag intel. Amd fan kasi ako dati pa. :sweat: Sana di ako magsisi hehehe. Amd fx8350 sana bibilin ko kaso walang makuhang ganun unit sa area namin, puro intel lang.
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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by deathzero23 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:13 am

@Tibarn & VincH:
Yup. May nakita pa akong 22" with 1080p like.
Samsung LS22F355FHE. Technically 21.5" siya.

I think i could stretch a bit more from 19.5". I might get that one na lang.
65-70cm wide lang kasi width ng computer table ko na naka-confine lang sa 80cm wide na space.
Parang masagwa naman na kung "hulking" na 32" Monitor gagamitin ko. :lol:

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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by Tibarn » Tue May 23, 2017 12:59 pm

...may 19.5" ba na may hdmi?
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Post by sib » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:19 am

Ok, so I'm running out of space (including back-ups), and the tablet/laptop that's connected to the TV is running slow when watching online.

Here are the options that I've thought of
1. Just use my gaming PC as the HTPC, which would mean buying a 5m-10m HDMI cable
1a. Buy at least 2 2TB external HDD for backups and to free some space.
1b. WD 8TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive or something similar.

2. Buy a NAS (not sure if I really need one though)

3. Build a new PC and move all media files in there.
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/N6HJ4C

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4500 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-H270N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased)
Storage: Western Digital - Black 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased)
Case: Fractal Design - Core 500 Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone - 300W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by grayfox17 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:50 am

^or just free up space na lang. Burahin mo na lang yung mga media na napagsawaan mo na. It's not like their value goes up the longer you keep them.
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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by grayfox17 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:21 pm

dat setup tho... :shock: imagine how much power that setup draws... :sweat:

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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by Tibarn » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:32 pm

...need mo power plant dyan hehehe.
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Re: PC Setup Thread

Post by grayfox17 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:56 am

mas bilib ako sa cable management neto... :sweat:

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