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A decent bump in performance for my 2017 build with a new graphics card, whilst also adding more storage from a previous planned file server build and some additional RAM now that memory prices are somewhat sensible again.

Why the 2080 Ti? Well, the initial pricing didn't thrill me - but the subsequent price drop, and chance to sell off my 1080 to offset its cost made it a much more appealing option. This improves performance considerably on my 3440x1440 ultra widescreen, and should also give some considerable future proofing for the next few years.

A CPU upgrade may be on the horizon, along with the planned second graphics card that I'll add someday for virtualisation, but for now the plan is to simply move the storage over from SSHD's to purely SSD's. When the next SSD price drop strikes, the plan is for the whole combined 6TB of storage to be running strictly from SSD's - preferably on as few individual disks as possible.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

so I saw your comment about the case on your last build and I'd suggest looking into the Lian-Li o11WGX. It's ROG and it's pretty big up top.

EDIT: Link

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Im assuming the I7-E was from a previous build, otherwise id be wondering why not a 9900k.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. The new purchases are basically just the video card and RAM - with the old RAM going into my server (the EVGA box on the other side of the monitor).

The SSD's came from a home server project that ultimately didn't need them, and are basically a stop gap measure for bigger SSD's to replace all the storage later.

The X299 platform was originally chosen in 2017 because I planned to run a high end virtualised build at the time, but I'm not entirely sure I'll continue down that path.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What was the point of buying 4 500GB SSD's instead of 1 2TB SSD's???

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Because they were left over from a server build, where redundancy was more important to me than raw storage.

That's also where they'll eventually go back into, when I migrate the storage in this system over to a smaller number of large sized SSD's.

In short - they were lying around, and currently being unused, so I put them to use.