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This was built over a period of 14 months and is nearly complete, next is another 970, 2nd 27in Dell monitor, a blu ray player and I would have got this how I want it.

Heavy usage on Photoshop CS6 & Lightroom5 & need for massive storage with occasional gaming, I like my music & movies too

I do have a problem though, since I re-installed the drives the Windows experience score of my drive has dropped and for example brush strokes on photoshop are lagging, I'm thinking I connected this OS drive (Samsung 840 Evo) to the wrong sata port but I've tried many with the same experience score, if anyone could throw some light on this I would appreciate it.

Examples of my photography work can be seen here www.ianpayne.com

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  • 68 months ago
  • 15 points

Mother of storage..

  • 68 months ago
  • 7 points

Dodge... burn... Photoshop tools. I get it heh.

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

So uh... You think you could back up my files for a little while?? Lol

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

You should start your own storage company.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

The Samsung 840 EVO Has been having those problems recently. Its not you, its the drive. http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Editorial/Samsung-840-840-EVO-susceptible-flash-read-speed-degradation-over-time/Community-i

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info, this is a fresh install of win 7 ultimate, I swear my old installation of the same gave an experience score well in the 7's though

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

My personal preference, I would have chosen faster ram. Also, it says in your bios that it's only 1333? And a 4770k would probably be ideal, but it's not like the 3820 isn't good enough. Other than my ram question, this is a great build, I won't say anything about the cables, as there are a lot of drives. +1!!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input.

I actually bought that ram on a 50% price drop at amazon, I do remember buying that 32Gb set at 120 uk pounds and did buy another 16Gb set at 60 pounds which I sold 6 months later at 90 pounds, I just wish I bought more purely to sell on.

But with that i'll look into faster ram in the near future, many thanks

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I just looked at my purchase and bought these as 1600, I never actually paid attention to the bios reading so until now was none the wiser.

Would there be anything to cause 1600 sticks to run at 1333? or would they have to be 1333 in the 1st place? I bought these as a set, many thanks for any info

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Go in BIOS and make sure XMP is enabled

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, will do when I get home from work

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, done it, my ram is now 1600

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Would've mentioned XMP if I had got here soon enough. But anyways, great build man.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting: Takes you 14 months to build a computer, and it's outdated when you're done.

Only PCIe 2?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I just changed it to gen 3.

The initial build 14 months ago was with a GTX560ti, less storage and fans, it has stayed that way until now due to my finances being diverted elsewhere.

I now have had the funds to do a bit more work on this and added 3x 3tb, GTX970, new keyboard and the fans

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You should tuck in those red sata cables lol.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Wanna store all my crap? seriously cool build. +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

why 3820?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the locked CPU with the X79?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Because i'm a numpty and have no clue with regard to pc tech, all I know is how to put it together, my talent lies elsewhere lol

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build. that is a lot of storage, but I can see why you need it. I glanced at your website. You are a talented individual.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the love

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work, mate. I would agree with those above, a few of those cables could be cleaned up some more, but overall very nice +1

On the lagging, have you checked out how your cache disks are set up? For example, if you have a cache disk that PS is trying to access while using brushes or whatever, the drive might be having to spin up before access...just a thought.

Just found this too, some folks report brush size and GPU drivers as culprits: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1048457?tstart=0

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help, I unchecked the gpu box n the preferences

My photoshop scratch disk is the Kingston 120Gb SSD which is totally empty

Will get on those cables next

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

That GPU is sagging a lottttt. Amazing build though! :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is, can't work out why, although it's quite heavy, I may try another slot to see if its the same

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You may want to upgrade to a bigger hard drive in the future, that space will be used up quickly. +1. On a side note, what are your temps like with all those fans?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

At idle I'm getting cpu temp 36c, mb temp 35c, sb temp 58c, gpu 9c

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

So many fans. How do you plug all those fans in?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha! Bank of Uganda.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This was interesting to read as I'm putting together my first ever computer, over a year and a half like you, for photo editing. I assume you are using the HDDs as long term storage but why did you get 2 SSDs? Also, how do you like Windows 7 Ultimate? Why did you go with that and are you planning on upgrading to 10 Pro?