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Advice for New Desktop

Postby » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:37 am

Hi all,

Our church just recently purchased EasyWorship 7, and now our next challenge to purchase a desktop with sufficient power for projection to three different destinations (operator, congregation, foldback) i.e. triple output, at 1080p resolution.

From the system requirements, we understand that we need at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or higher graphics card and a 3.2 GHz Intel i7, if we want to achieve 4K. However, since 1080p is only approximately "2K", but we do need triple output, we're not sure how to proceed.

Currently, we're looking at the range of i5 (8400, 8500, 8600) and i7 8700, with a GTX 1080. Would anyone be able to comment on whether we should scale up/down?


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Re: Advice for New Desktop

Postby Rodger » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:34 pm

The minimum card for this system should be the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050, but the 1060 or 1070 would be a good upgrade. All of the GTX cards support 3 - 4 independent screens.
You might look at the i5-8600K It's a 6 core processor that can clock up to 4.5 GHz. Pretty good bang for the buck.
I also recommend going with an NVMe SSD

Here's a link to a parts list. EasyWorship Newegg Parts List
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Re: Advice for New Desktop

Postby » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:16 pm

We just purchased EasyWorship this past weekend and are getting the build for a PC together. I'm hoping someone here can tell me if my picks are good. Obviously if I can save some $ that would be better.

Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory

SanDisk - SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card
EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB SC GAMING Video Card

Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply
EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive
Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit

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Re: Advice for New Desktop

Postby rvadon » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:57 pm

Get a better SSD. That is the bottom of the barrel (re: cheap) Sandisk with poor performance and suspect reliability. Do yourself a favor and get a Samsung or Crucial SSD. Much better drives performance and reliability wise. And get the M.2 NVME variety instead of the SATA III 2.5" if possible. It will cost a few dollars more but an NVME drive is 4 to 5 times faster than a SATA III drive. You never want to scrimp on your drives.

Other than that I don't see any red flags there.

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