Matt's Upgrade Thread

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by madmatt, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. madmatt

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    Once you start you can't stop, and now I have a plan.

    Production System (CODENAME: FUSION)
    Case: Antec P150
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 510 - 510W
    Motherboard: Intel Desktop Board D975XBX (AA 305)
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 - 2.66GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache
    Memory: Corsair XMS2 DDR2 SDRAM - 4GB, 6400/800MHz
    Video: ATI Radeon X1900XT - 512MB
    Audio: Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
    Hard Drives: [2X] WD Raptor X - 150GB, 10000RPM, 16MB (RAID 0)
    External Hard Drive: WD Passport - 120GB
    DVD Drives: [2X] Plextor PX-716A
    Flat Panels: [2X] Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24” Widescreen
    Speakers: Logitech Z-2300
    Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech diNovo Laser Desktop (Bluetooth)
    OS: Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
     
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  2. Perris Calderon

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    4 processors or two dual core sound nice
     
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  3. omg its nlm

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    wow nice setup you will have :)
     
  4. madmatt

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    Perris, wouldn't that be nice.
    NLM, thank you.

    I forgot all about RAM.
     
  5. Mastershakes

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    2 gigs of lightning should do.


    It's Friday !!!!!
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Come into some cash recently? :p
     
  7. ShepsCrook

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    That's quite the upgrade list. Nice setup list though.
     
  8. madmatt

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    Muz, I just finished a big project and I was paid nicely for it.

    I know what processor I want, but I don't know what motherboard, PSU, and RAM I want. And after dropping money on new hard drives yesterday I have to wait.
     
  9. kcnychief

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    I can't believe you got two of those 150 GB's, nice dude. Did you get the drives with the Windows, or save the 30 bucks per and get without?
     
  10. madmatt

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    I didn't get the "Raptor X". I bought the regular version. I don't plan on buying a case with a window.
     
  11. Mastershakes

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    If you ever even suggest doing that, well I don't know what I'll do.

    ;) I'm kidding. That'd be kinda cool.
     
  12. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Matt, why stick with intel on the new system?

    Consider going X2 or other. Have one of each :)

    The 950 is decent, but I am spoiled by on-die mem controllers :cool:

    My home system is so much smoother than my opti at work.
     
  13. Mastershakes

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    Intel is good too. I use them both. Work is Intel, home is Intel, and an AMD (cost effective)
     
  14. kcnychief

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    I don't know what you would do either, but it would be damn sweet to look at. Probably only worth it if your case itself had a side panel with some cool LED sh*t inside though ;)

    I assume you meant hard drive, not case :)
     
  15. kcnychief

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    Heck, why not just get 1,000 Processors :eek:
     
  16. Mastershakes

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    WOW.
     
  17. madmatt

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    D, I didn't buy the Raptor with the window, and I don't plan on buying RAM with LED's because I am not going to buy a case with a window that will show the internals. To be honest, I like the style of the XPS 400 case and will likely look for something similar.

    Saz, when that time comes I will be sure to bug you for help.
     
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  19. madmatt

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    Looks nice, and expensive. So when you buy a case like that does it include the fans and wiring?
     
  20. kcnychief

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    Here's all the goodies on it:


    http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=english&Language_s=2&url_place=product&p_serial=RC-830&other_title=+RC-830+CM%20Stacker%20830%20%28RC-830%29

    I think EP has had a similar case before, however I have not. I have only admired them from afar ;)