• Portable Computer
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[QUOTE=SataniX;35583377]Not to mention overpriced.[/QUOTE] It's Razer. Nothing new there.
The removable drive is the best option in my opinion, also for the easiest swap both computer's should be identical in hardware.
Has no one thought of using the same environment instead of the same hardware, why not use a Virtual PC Environment on something like an usb 3.0 SSD or an esata SSD, that way it would be configured in exact same way at home and work
[QUOTE=Neo1607;35583550]Has no one thought of using the same environment instead of the same hardware, why not use a Virtual PC Environment on something like an usb 3.0 SSD or an esata SSD, that way it would be configured in exact same way at home and work[/QUOTE] So basically something like a virtualbox setup with the harddrive image file for the virtualized OS install on a external disk hooked up with a fast interface of some sort? It's feasible, but slightly more cumbersome and probably also slower to use, compared to 2 identical computers with hotswap bays + 1 disk caddy with a hdd/ssd. Though it's probably the cheaper solution [B]IF[/B] Garry already has a powerful pc at each location that just happens to be identical performance-wise but not hardware-wise.
[QUOTE=garry;35566702]Remote login is kind of out of the question because of the lack of responsiveness. I need to play games on this system. Is the Active Domain stuff like the stuff we used to have at school.. where you can log onto any computer on the network with your username and password and it pulls down your account? [editline]14th April 2012[/editline] I think a laptop might be the way forward to be honest. Who makes the most powerful ones? Bear in mind I need to compile the source engine and have GMod etc running on it.[/QUOTE] Alien Ware!
[QUOTE=Catterson;35587410]Alien Ware![/QUOTE] Leave. I also vote for the HDD and 2 identical PCs
I think all of you are overlooking the most prudent solution. Just live at work.
[QUOTE=garry;35565683]I want to be able to take my computer to the office and bring it home again. I basically want the same computer at home as at work. When I come home I want the computer set up exactly the same as when I left work. Same programs installed, same files. What are my options? [B]Laptop[/B] I don't really want to use a laptop because of the reduced power/memory/harddrive space. [B]Hard Drives[/B] Is this possible? Could I get a hard drive (or a rack of hard drives) that I just plug in and boot up, and it'd work? It'd probably require that the hardware is all the same? [B]Remote Desktop[/B] This wouldn't work. [b]Remote Login[/b] Maybe some system where I log in, it downloads the desktop from a central server, and then at the end of the session it uploads the changes. Is that such a thing? Is it feasible? [B]Summary[/B] So yeah - is there a system that already exists for doing this?[/QUOTE] Set up Roaming profiles and Open VPN or just set up OpenVPN and redirect everything to a NAS device
You could consider buying one of those expensive and bulky laptop that runs on desktop performance CPUs along with SLI or Crossfire mobile graphics card.
I have built several computers with the following parts, they are ultra small, very powerful and easy to carry around... [B]Case[/B] [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/inwin-bm639-black-mini-itx-tower-desktop-case-with-160w-psu[/url] [B]Motherboard[/B] [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8h67-i-deluxe-rev3-intel-h67-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-20-%28x16%29-vga-on-board-m[/url] [B]CPU[/B] [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlocked-s1155-sandy-bridge-quad-33ghz-hd3000-igp-850mhz-6mb-cache-95w-oem[/url] [B]RAM[/B] [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%282x4gb%29-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-10600-%281333%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-150v[/url] [B]Hard Drive[/B] (for most of the builds I actually buy the 120gb version for the OS and main apps and the 256GB version for storage/files/steam etc) [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/240gb-corsair-force-series-3-25-sata-6gb-s-sandforce-ssd-read-550mb-s-write-520mb-s-85k-iops[/url] You will want to try to pick up a low profile NVidia GTS 450 (make sure it's the low profile version, these can be found on eBay. You will also need to find an appropriate (mini-itx) power supply and cpu cooler. I usually buy these componants from a seller on eBay... sadly he no longer sells them but there are plenty of others out there. I've found these computers more than capable of running all Source games full whack at 1920x1080. I've built myself one of these as a backup/lan party computer, I've used it while staying at a friends for a few weeks, or traveling and been able to work on these (running 3ds Max and Photoshop side by side). I've modded the cases for these computers to allow for extra cooling to be installed.
Garry is probably better just getting a mobile workstation from IBM than carrying a PC and Screen around
[QUOTE=Tucan Sam;35588140]Garry is probably better just getting a mobile workstation from IBM than carrying a PC and Screen around[/QUOTE] IBM don't make workstations any more, that was all bought out by Lenovo.
[B]1.Laptop[/B] Light and reduces the amount of space used on your desk, plus you can use it on your couch. But as you said, not performing as much as a desktop. [B]2.HDD[/B] I think its possible if your desktop has external sata access. Its best if both of the desktops have the same specs. [B]3.Remote Desktop[/B] This solution eats your internet bandwidth and you can't play games properly through it. [B]4.Remote Login[/B] Not sure why you call it remote login. But you could have your files saved on a server at the office and access them from home by synchronizing your PCs. Usually you can do that with any repertories in your PC's HDD. Though, you might need a large bandwidth if you're counting on modifying your files a lot (specially images/videos). [B]--Summary--[/B] Best solutions from those mentionned up (from best to worst) 1.Laptop 2.Remote Login 3.HDD (Not sure if working) 4.Remote Desktop
[QUOTE=Chaoss86;35588087]I have built several computers with the following parts, they are ultra small, very powerful and easy to carry around... [B]Case[/B] [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/inwin-bm639-black-mini-itx-tower-desktop-case-with-160w-psu[/url] [B]Motherboard[/B] [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8h67-i-deluxe-rev3-intel-h67-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-20-%28x16%29-vga-on-board-m[/url] [B]CPU[/B] [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlocked-s1155-sandy-bridge-quad-33ghz-hd3000-igp-850mhz-6mb-cache-95w-oem[/url] [B]RAM[/B] [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%282x4gb%29-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-10600-%281333%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-150v[/url] [B]Hard Drive[/B] (for most of the builds I actually buy the 120gb version for the OS and main apps and the 256GB version for storage/files/steam etc) [url]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/240gb-corsair-force-series-3-25-sata-6gb-s-sandforce-ssd-read-550mb-s-write-520mb-s-85k-iops[/url] You will want to try to pick up a low profile NVidia GTS 450 (make sure it's the low profile version, these can be found on eBay. You will also need to find an appropriate (mini-itx) power supply and cpu cooler. I usually buy these componants from a seller on eBay... sadly he no longer sells them but there are plenty of others out there. I've found these computers more than capable of running all Source games full whack at 1920x1080. I've built myself one of these as a backup/lan party computer, I've used it while staying at a friends for a few weeks, or traveling and been able to work on these (running 3ds Max and Photoshop side by side). I've modded the cases for these computers to allow for extra cooling to be installed.[/QUOTE] I'm sure you had fun fitting DIMMs into SO-DIMM slots and why would you get a 2500k in a small form factor build if you're not using the IGP
set up two systems with swappable HDD cradles and just carry a hard drive with you
I do recommend Alienware for their business support. I had a key break off and they had a repair tech at my house two days later covered completely under the warranty.
[QUOTE=Agent766;35589366]I do recommend Alienware for their business support. I had a key break off and they had a repair tech at my house two days later covered completely under the warranty.[/QUOTE] We've been through this, and garry already said he's not getting an Alienware. Read the whole thread next time before posting.
Fucks sake, how can so many people be so wrong and actually recommend alienware. I'm vomiting everywhere
[QUOTE=Ehmmett;35589540]Fucks sake, how can so many people be so wrong and actually recommend alienware. I'm vomiting everywhere[/QUOTE] Because I had good experience with them. (And I'm sorry Wingless.)
[QUOTE=reapaninja;35588915]I'm sure you had fun fitting DIMMs into SO-DIMM slots and why would you get a 2500k in a small form factor build if you're not using the IGP[/QUOTE] yeh i did i snapped the modules to the right size... JK it was late when i typed that, got the sodimm equiv
As someone who has to repair alienware laptops: avoid them like the plague. Laptop hinges should NEVER creak like doors in scooby doo The cooling is utter shite, so bad that you could actually see melted flux around the chips. They use horribly bad thermal paste equivalent to play-dough. If you're going to get a laptop go for asus. They have the lowest failure rates out there, actually build their laptops with QUALITY in mind instead of quantity, they also don't do LED studded piles of shit either, as well as bother with cooling. Hell, they can even take being dropped unlike one of my clients alienwares which the HDD died and one of the hinges snapped. [editline]16th April 2012[/editline] Oh, and wingless's old dell laptop let go of a hinge when the laptop fell.
Some laptops are fairly good, i run gmod on my laptop and mine is considered fairly old. so a dell XPS or an alienware will suit you, but if you have to, a VPN or Virtual Machine will be useful
[QUOTE=HTMLfreak;35592435]Some laptops are fairly good, i run gmod on my laptop and mine is considered fairly old. so a dell XPS or an alienware will suit you, but if you have to, a VPN or Virtual Machine will be useful[/QUOTE] You really seem like you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
This thread is filled with a bunch of pretentious idiots. All of you pathetic garry stalkers should keep your mouths shut and stay in the GMOD sections unless you actually know what you're talking about (which 99% of you don't).
[QUOTE=HTMLfreak;35592435]Some laptops are fairly good, i run gmod on my laptop and mine is considered fairly old. so a dell XPS or an alienware will suit you, but if you have to, a VPN or Virtual Machine will be useful[/QUOTE] "I run gmod on my laptop" "alienware will suit you" Me, knowing almost nothing about computers, know that this isn't a good advice just by by reading that. The fact that you are using a mac doesn't really make me change my opinion. First of all, garry is probably not looking for a computer to play his own game on, and just because a laptop can run gmod does not mean it is a good computer. I would just recommend getting some sort of neat laptop that fulfills your required specifications for the different tasks you would need to do. Not too helpful, I guess.
[QUOTE=kazookie;35594235]"I run gmod on my laptop" "alienware will suit you" Me, knowing almost nothing about computers, know that this isn't a good advice just by by reading that. The fact that you are using a mac doesn't really make me change my opinion. First of all, garry is probably not looking for a computer to play his own game on, and just because a laptop can run gmod does not mean it is a good computer. I would just recommend getting some sort of neat laptop that fulfills your required specifications for the different tasks you would need to do. Not too helpful, I guess.[/QUOTE] If an old inspiron 9300 can run gmod, im pretty damned sure a newer laptop can do what garry wants it to do, and besides, i hate mac, the only reason i posted on one is cause i was in school :P [QUOTE=wingless;35592450]You really seem like you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.[/QUOTE] You really seem to be contributing to the thread massively in that post
The only thing he should really be considering is having a PC at the office and at home and carry a HDD back and forth. Before anyone mentions windows flipping out when running on different hardware, he could just stick an SSD with windows and some core programs in it and use the HDD he's carrying about like a large memory stick.
[QUOTE=HTMLfreak;35594378]If an old inspiron 9300 can run gmod, im pretty damned sure a newer laptop can do what garry wants it to do, and besides, i hate mac, the only reason i posted on one is cause i was in school :P You really seem to be contributing to the thread massively in that post[/QUOTE] Obviously you used Laptops to program HTML, so obviously it will do for garry's purpose.
It seems best way for you is to always take your Hard Drive with you. And boot your computer from it. Get a "hard-drive dock station" and it will do your work. You need something like this: [URL="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hard-disk-drive-SATA-to-USB-3-0-Docking-adapter-/130674973528?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item1e6cd5db58"] Can work with both USB 2 and 3. Speed is 5GB/s(USB 3)[/URL] OR [URL="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vantec-NexStar-NST-D100S2-External-2-5-3-5-SATA-USB2-0-Hard-Drive-Dock-/320779593300?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D330611533952%26ps%3D54"]Just USB 2 Connection with 480MB/S[/URL] But this type of docks(which is working with USB 2) wont give you HIGH SPEED. SATA 3's speed is 6GB/S(which is maximum speed now for SATA.) And USB 3's speed is 5GB/S Original (not the like Chinese products, because it looses too much speed on it's controller) USB 3 dock, is what you need. And if your both computers' motherboard connections with your USB3 port are full-speed (not like converter) than it is OK. If not you got 2 options: 1) UPGRADE your motherboard 2) Buy long(>1 meter) SATA cable Just say me your PCs' properties and HD's properties and i will choose best one for you.
[QUOTE=Kastro;35596920]It seems best way for you is to always take your Hard Drive with you. And boot your computer from it. Get a "hard-drive dock[B]ing[/B] station" and it will do your work. You need something like this: [URL="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hard-disk-drive-SATA-to-USB-3-0-Docking-adapter-/130674973528?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item1e6cd5db58"] Can work with both USB 2 and 3. Speed is 5GB/s(USB 3)[/URL] OR [URL="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vantec-NexStar-NST-D100S2-External-2-5-3-5-SATA-USB2-0-Hard-Drive-Dock-/320779593300?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D330611533952%26ps%3D54"]Just USB 2 Connection with 480MB/S[/URL] But this type of docks(which is working with USB 2 or 3) wont give you HIGH SPEED like original SATA or IDE connection to your motherboard can do. If you say me properties of your HD i could select proper one and send you it's link or name.[/QUOTE] No it's not, this is clumsy and slow and dumb, use simple sata docks that are open to the front/side.
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