Thread: Building my first PC
December 30th, 2011, 02:28 AM #21
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That 3D Space pilot is blowing my mind. It looks so weird yet it seems to be much faster and easier that i may never use my mouse or keyboard. I will definitely have to get that soon.
And the monitor i have right now is a freaking dinosaur. its so big that it covers my workspace counter to a point that i have to put the keyboard on my lap. I dont know what model besides that the manufacturer is Dell.
I recently ordered 4 days ago a new Acer S200HLAbd Black 20" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor. It looked great and the reviews on Newegg seemed to fit well and possible an overkill or just right for its price at the time. I may be getting a second one because i am working for three different game studios and we are using the new Cryengine 3 game engine which they used to create Crysis 2. This game engine would be better if i had another monitor so i can easily connect Autodesk Maya 2012 to Cryengine 3 using their Live connection.
And the with the power supply. I just want to know Yes or No. That if i put this sytem together with that power supply of 300W. Will it run or will it all go to hell?
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December 30th, 2011, 03:41 AM #22
that version of the Space Pilot isn't made anymore, its replacement has a full color LCD display in it, and vastly improved.
though keep in mind these things usually cost HUNDREDS of dollars new, so unless you can get one cheap, probably not going to be on the list of parts any time soon.
Though the more basic Space Navigators are more affordable, basically its the 3D puck part with out all the extra function buttons.
3D Connexions main website: 3Dconnexion : Start
This is the basic controller: 3Dconnexion : SpaceNavigator
I got mine to work for the motion controls in Daz Studio 3 Advance, but as far as all the function keys, I had no idea how to map those, or set up functions for them, so gave up, now that I have Daz Studio 4 Advance 64-bit and Carrara 8 Pro 64-bit, along with Bryce 7 Pro none of which officially support it anymore. I don't really do any actual modeling other than odd things with primitives, and stuff, more of placing models into scenes and setting them up and stuff, along with Particle emitters, and lighting effects, and stuff.
I'm just one of those at home hobbyists learning the stuff (been playing with the Daz Products since probably 2005 or so, though I'm really wanting to get into the cornucopia3d VUE Products Cornucopia3D | Welcome to Cornucopia3D: improve your 3D experience with forums, galleries, tutorials and a store with top-quality content at the best price!! ).
Eventually once I get caught up on bills, a better job and some money saved up, plan on going back to school and see if I can find somewhere around here to go for 3D related graphics, animation, etc maybe. Unfortunately the local community college sh*t canned the Graphics design program for next semester out here due to cuts, so now there's nothing local for that stuff, have to drive 50-100 miles to go to school for that stuff, or online.
as to the monitor, it should be fine, though a bit small in the resolution, but for the price its not bad.
I'm using a Non LED backlit (older CCFL backlit) 24" Acer LCD display, 1920x1080, about 3 years old now. Upgraded back then from a 17" CRT with 1600x1200 resolution, was grateful to get that behemoth off my desk as it was starting to warp from the weight over the years, and the amount of power and heat it'd put out during summers was terrible as well.
as to your 300W PSU, it might run things fine for a while, but I wouldn't trust it honestly, especially with that pricey Quadro card in there. JP might have better insight on that particular model, as to whether it has any sort of surge or overload protection circuitry or not, I doubt it, but have no idea really.
I know the Corsair is rock solid, I have a 750 model thats been good to me for 3 years, and is going into my upgraded system as well.
My current specs are in my sig below.
some of the parts listed in the sig are my new parts (Corsair H60, CM 690 II Advance, etc), but I upgraded my i7 920 to an i7 940 that I bought from someone, guaranteed to overclock to at least 3.6 or 3.8 GHz, running 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz, on an EVGA X58 SLI LE motherboard, 3 new hard drives (10K RPM 74GB Western Digital Velociraptor, 750GB WD Black Series, 1.5TB WD Green Series, eventually maybe replace the Raptor with an SSD next year), Geforce GTX 560 Ti (waiting to afford a 2nd for SLI). Mostly a gaming rig, but pulls double duty for a nice Home 3D rendering rig as well.
Would love to have a 2nd Quad core system (Core i7 socket 1366, i5 or i7 Socket 1156, or i5/i7 socket 1155) sitting in here or in basement to set up for a Network Render node in Carrara, though I have 3 other Dual core systems I could put together for that, but since their all varying speeds and performance levels (1.8GHz AMD Opteron 165 Dual Core, can Overclock it to a good 2.5 or 3GHz if needed, Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.6GHz, and a Intel Celeron Dual Core E3200 2.4GHz), it would be unpredictable performance or render times, would like the hardware to all be relatively close in performance.
the old Core i7 920 hardware is going into a PC for my brothers new gaming PC, otherwise I'd be using that.
Anyways, about the PSU, I wouldn't use that 300W, rather not chance it, and just get a new one, with full warranty if something happens to it, its covered. Corsair has a pretty rock solid warranty, and I have read about situations where a PSU has gone bad and taken out hardware and they replaced all damaged hardware in the users system (same story with their water cooler kits that have occasionally, but rarely, leaked and damaged components).i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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December 30th, 2011, 04:35 AM #23
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Thank you very much for the replies. I have indeed learned a lot an thanks for answering my questions. I will buy the new power supply to be safe and i will check in with my local stores and get there thoughts on whether to risk a test run or not. I will also send back the motherboard for the other Board Z68.
That spacepilot is something i wont be seeing anytime since i do not have a job and am currently only 15 years old so its harder to find a job in my small town. Also nice system Shyguy.
I literally cant wait to get everything together and start building.
Anymore comments or suggestions would be great and i will reply to you. So far that's everything, again thank you all.
December 30th, 2011, 07:26 AM #24
no problem. with the space pilot, navigator, or any in the series, keep an eye out on sites like Geeks.com, and others, occasionally I see them cheap used, or refurbished. The drivers software for them can be downloaded from 3DConnexion easy enough. sometimes amazon.com has some from various vendors and what not as well.
There was also a 3D mouse that I seem to remember wanting as well, that was pretty nifty as well...
this is the newer version of it, but basically same mouse, its a bit less intuitive than the Space pilots and what not, but still kind of handy for those kinds of apps, with analog joysticks on top, right and left sides of mouse, plus regular mouse buttons and mouse movements...
Sandio Technology Products - 3D Input Technology and Makers of the 3D Mouse
3D functions/features: Sandio Technology Products - 3D Input Technology and Makers of the 3D Mouse
Demo video of it in action 4 or so years ago: BuyTV CES Product Feature for the Sandio 3DGAME O' - YouTube
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