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Old 12-17-10, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default upgrade - joining the 21st century

Like so many others here, I couldn't resist this season's deals and pulled the trigger on a major upgrade for my system. New components are:

Intel Core i7 950
Asus P6X58D-E
Mushkin Blackline 998679 DDR3-1600 (3x2GB, 7-8-7-20)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
LiteOn iHES208 BD Combo drive (was present from 7 months ago)

Cost came out to ~$726 from newegg. I used the other components from my old system in the sig, and I eventually plan to go SLI since I have two of the GTX 285s. I haven't installed the X-fi from the old system yet, and I'm using the 750GB WD drive in the new rig and leaving the other drives with their OSes for the old machine in another case I have.

So far, it's much smoother at native res, esp with DoWII and StarCraftII. Heaven Benchmark runs a lot better too, but I don't have exact numbers from Heaven for comparison. Using 3DMark06, the score with the new rig is 19456. You can compare that to the score in the sig.

Now let the flaming commence!
Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 | Asus P6X58D-E | Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (8-8-8-24) | Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB SATA (Windows 7 Pro) | LiteOn iHES208 BluRay DVD Burner SATA | EVGA GTX 770 SC | Corsair HX650 PSU 3.3v(24A) 5v(30A) 12v(52A) | Lian Li PC-60 Plus case with window (black) | Monsoon 2.1 Speakers | Dell UltraSharp U2410 LCD (1920x1200@60Hz)
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Old 12-17-10, 02:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: upgrade - joining the 21st century

congrats. now lower the window shades, lock the door, and game through the whole winter break
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