Matt's Upgrade Thread

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

I forgot all about RAM.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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wwwdjrcs said:
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?

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

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

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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.
 

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Sazar said:
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.

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

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

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

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 ;)

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

I assume you meant hard drive, not case :)
 

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wwwdjrcs said:
Heck, why not just get 1,000 Processors :eek:

from your posted article said:
"If you can put 25 CPUs in one FPGA, you can put 1,000 CPUs in 40 FPGAs," Patterson said during a symposium here this week at UC Berkeley, where he is a professor of electrical engineering. Such a computer would cost about $100,000, he estimated. It would also take up relatively little space--about one-third of a rack--and consume only about 1.5 kilowatts of power.

WOW.
 

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

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Here's all the goodies on it:


KEY FEATURES
Value-added functionality
-Front panel opens to the left or to the right for easy access
-Power supply may be installed up wards or downwards for better airflow and neat cable manager.

Unmatchable upgrade ability
-Supports up to nine 5.25" drives
-Multi-Positioning for the 4-in-3 device modules, providing maximum flexibility in the use of space

Tool-free user-friendliness
-Screwless slots
-Exclusive fan frame design provides easy screwless assembly
-Side-opening design for remove 5.25” shield easily

Superior Airflow
-Accommodates up to nine 120mm fans
-High ventilation openings on the top and the sides for excellent thermal Management

Innovative Style
-The match of silver and black colors enrich the whole appearance
-Solid constructor and streamlined aluminum design

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 ;)
 

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