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  1. Update. Moved my storage drive to the top mounting position which opens up room for a 120mm fan in front. I need to get a bracket 3d Printed for the fan to mount to, but once done, it's a great way to get some extra air into the case to cool everything down. I have the 2 sata ssd and the storage drives mounted in the top mounts now, and the system nvme is on board. 

    Some tidying of the wires did wonders inside the case as well. 

  2. On 7/3/2021 at 3:56 PM, sticknstone said:

    The speed of the computer is determined by the CPU and GPU.
    The RAM and storage will affect the time the processors use to work on the load.
    The greater the data loaded into RAM, the greater the time will be saved.
    The faster the storage device, the greater the time will be saved.
    Comparisons between similar storage device technology are pointless, but different and especially newer technology is worth the comparison.

    What I mean by that is, a cheaper "slower" SSD will not be noticed for 99 percent of things we do on computers as creatives. Only if I am transferring 100 gb or more at once will I save a few seconds.  Not worth the extra expense of going to a super expensive SSD. 

  3. On 6/10/2021 at 2:11 AM, ir_cow said:

    @kojack How are you liking Resolve?

    I am just starting to get used to it.  It's an awesome powerful program.  Once I get my new camera (canon XC10) I am buying the professional version so I can take advantage of the many file types from the camera.  I have done alot of research and found out, for my use, blazing fast SSD's will not really make my computers faster.  I am going to find a cheaper 4tb main drive for both my machines (I have a new dell 5406 with 11th gen i7, 64gb of ram and installing a 4tb ssd in it).  and use kingston sata for everything else. 

  4. Well, I purchased a new computer to setup as a video/photo/creative workstation.  I got a dell xps 8940.  It's equipped with a 10700 i7, 16gb of ram, a 512gb nvme ssd, 1tb HDD and rtx 2070 8gb video card. I am going to be upgrading a bunch of things in this in the coming weeks.

    128gb of ram, 4tb sabrent SSD with heatsink, 2 512gb NVME drives in a pcie card, a firewire pcie card a 14tb HDD for storage, a 2tb sata drive for scratch drive for resolve, noctua 9s cpu cooler, 92mm fan and 40mm fan, kyronaut paste, and 5 14tb drives for my NAS server and off site backup.  Gonna be fun!

  5. 17 hours ago, sticknstone said:

    I have no experience with the Dell 8940 XPS, but I have general PC experience.  Basically the cooler upgrade is going to be having a greater fin surface area, and then equal or greater number of heat pipes.  The aftermarket CPU cooler shouldn't have the 3000-3500 rpm turbo fan on the cooler.  What is the CPU, it's socket, and the available width in the case?  The whole width reads 6.65" 169mm.

    It's the i7 10700.  The Noctua actually bolts to the dell's chasis like the stock cooler.  If you do some googlefu, you can see the K series has a nice heatpipe cooler that would suffice, but with the i7 non k verison I get this little crappy cooler.  The noctua is only 15 dollars more expensive than the dell heatpipe cooler and will do a better job.  

  6. On 3/15/2021 at 9:44 PM, ir_cow said:

    Having used many many different pastes over the years I like kryonaut the best. Lowest temps I've seen for sure. MX4 is fine as well. I'm not sure about either of them lasting longer just from normal use. Tons of different types. Some stay wet and messy forever, others will harden up after being heated.

    I was being told that because my CPU in my laptop reaches high temps because of little cooling availability that Kryonaut would work great for a week or two, and then "dry out" and lose it's efficiency, where as MX4 would be more stable.  I don't know because the last paste I used was AS-1 in 2003 

  7. I have been talking to a couple of people I know,  they said that kryonaut is not the best paste to use.  MX4 lasts longer at the cost of a degree or two higher temps.  It still works great compared to stock.  I am going to order a tube of MX4 and repaste both my notebooks, and desktop once I get the new cooler.  I think it will make a difference on both notebooks and desktop.  I will report back after I get them all done and test out my notebook again with another HD video rip!

  8. Backstory,  I was editing a video on my dell 6358 2 in 1.  It was about a 3 min long 1080 when I completed it.  Most of the time, the fans were louder than they have ever been while I was working on the project.  This was one of the main reasons I bought my new desktop.  The other, is if I wanted to do any 4k editing it would not even do it.   I am wondering, where we are on the road working alot and I want to create a video to put up for our blog, or some other client, would repasting with Kryonaut help out the temps on my system?  Maybe take a bit of stress off the machine.

  9. 23 hours ago, ir_cow said:

    Ahh. You are your own business. I get it now.

    Correct,  I am a photographer, videographer, and a marketing specialist for my area.  I am just getting set up so not having to shell out a boat load of money at once for a new capable computer is great.  I have to purchase a drone, 3d camera and some other software as well.  So the money I am saving right now can be put towards them and then after a few months of getting some jobs I can pay off the computer before the no interest period is up.  I also have some other media projects I am working on as well.  I am creating a documentary series for TV regarding a local first nations people who are now extinct.  It's a very tragic and interesting story and I think it will sell to a network TV channel.  That will be all shot and edited in 4k.

  10. On 3/4/2021 at 11:16 AM, ir_cow said:

    Congrats on the free computer!

    It's not free,  It's bought through my new business.  I could not wait to gather up the pieces of the original build.  This gives me a system I can use and pay off over twelve months with no interest, and have it now.  I have some things to add when I get the machine but at least I can work with files and programs as needed without my laptop having the fits trying to accomplish a simple HD video edit using windows photos.  I cannot image trying to do the same via Resolve 17.  The laptop would cook.

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