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I want to build you a computer

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If it shows how long it's been since I last actively lurked OCR, I didn't realize that Nabeel had changed his handle.

Here's a fun escalation of this case: The computer does not boot with said drive connected (BSOD error "Bad_System_Config"), but will boot just fine if I disconnect this storage drive. I can even hot-plug the drive in after boot and access files just fine, but as long as the HDD is connected during the windows boot sequence, I get a BSOD error.  I called microsoft custserv, and they recommend running chkdsk but only after I back up the drive, which means I need to find a 3TB disk in the near future.  They also sent my case to a seperate MSFT tech support team, who I won't hear from until later this week.

 

In short, I have no idea what's going on.

2 hours ago, misty78 said:

Lost most of my money on cryptocurrencies, could not cough up the 1700 even if my life depended on it.

My deepest sympathies.  I'm almost too scared to touch that realm, for that very reason.

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16 hours ago, Anorax said:

Here's a fun escalation of this case: The computer does not boot with said drive connected (BSOD error "Bad_System_Config"), but will boot just fine if I disconnect this storage drive. I can even hot-plug the drive in after boot and access files just fine, but as long as the HDD is connected during the windows boot sequence, I get a BSOD error.  I called microsoft custserv, and they recommend running chkdsk but only after I back up the drive, which means I need to find a 3TB disk in the near future.  They also sent my case to a seperate MSFT tech support team, who I won't hear from until later this week.

during boot, the computer attempts to initialize all the drives. sounds like there's something that's causing that service to choke during boot that windows itself is fine with.

replace the drive immediately. don't use it unless you absolutely have to.

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14 minutes ago, prophetik music said:

@misty78, you'd be surprised what you could do with a much smaller budget, i think. depends on what you're doing though.

If and when I ever have a budget, you will be the first guy I talk to when I need a custom built computer. :P

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So far the M.2 SSD’s for sample libraries has been absolute bliss. It really showed off while I was developing Shreddage 3. At a 6kb disk stream buffer our main patch is still 2GB of RAM, and yet whenever I’d load new instances of the patch I feel like I could never even notice a “load time”. The time between “i want to open this instrument” and hearing the sound respond from my MIDI controller is just insane. For the promo trailer score I was just cloning instances left and right (i think there’s 11 total??) to get different tones, different performance configs, etc. and the PC kept up as if I was just making new .txt files on my desktop.
 
And the tiny disk stream buffer has reduced the RAM load of my large projects by *over 60%*. For example one of the older Sole projects (indie game I’m scoring) was 29GB RAM load on my last computer. On this one it’s 11GB. Of course it depends how many libs are using DFD and how big their sample start buffers are, but still, it was a wide spread of orchestral stuff from different devs, so pretty averaged out in my use case.
 
With the fast processor, the Sole project also went from bleeding and sputtering at over 90% CPU usage (at a FULL 2048smp ASIO buffer) to floating around 45% (at a tiny 128smp ASIO buffer).
 
As far as dev is concerned, combining these drive speeds with FIOS gigabit is a killer combo. I can compress Shreddage 3 into an archive and drop it on our FTP in just a few minutes. Also, all of Kontakt’s resaving and audio compression utilities are much faster as well, so it makes release prep and distros in general a really painless process (previously was something you had to set aside time out of your day to take care of).
 
So far 110% happy with this rig.

My message to Brad earlier this week.

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thanks nabeel =D for those wondering, while i forgot to take pics of his build, we did a pretty fun build featuring an i7-8700k, 2tb of M.2 SSDs, and 64gb of 3466mhz DDR4. i did some overclocking on it and a bit of window dressing with RGB stuff, and apparently it's working pretty well. in particular it sounds like the crazy speed of the 960 EVOs is allowing for some really crazy load times.

i've also done a few other builds since this one - one for a guy on the boards, and two for family members (embedded machines for an office). i have two more in planning for the black friday / christmas rush as well =)

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HI, do you think you can build me the best computer possible for music production and, If so, how do you send your builds out to customs and do you have flex payment plans for people who can't pay all at once? I own a laptop that is so slow it can't even keep up with emails. A computer with speed, max ram, about 180 gig's and a professional sound card,external, that rivals any music studio is what i need just to give you an example of what i feel works best for me ONLY; No Windows 10, OS please lmao. Here is a collection of my music so you can hear and inform me if the sound quality could be better seeing as you deal with computers capable of high-end sound. Bandcamp

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