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03-12-2010, 07:28 PM #1
Just built a new system for Windows 7
So I was dual booting XP and the RC of W7 on my desktop computer and yesterday I got bored and figured it was time to rebuild and upgrade my system to the final version of Windows 7 64-bit.
Case: Antec 900 Gaming case
Power Supply: Antec True Power 750W
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66Ghz... currently over-clocked to 3.80Ghz stable.
Motherboard - Gigabyte P55A-UD4P (extreme over-clock capability)
Cooler: Cool Master Hyper 212 plus
RAM: A DATA - 4GB DDR3 2000
Video Card: ATI 4850 HD (same as before)
HDD - 300GB WD Velociraptor 1000 RPM boot drive
HDD - 500 GB WD 7200 RPM data drive
HDD - 1.5 TB Seagate - Blu-Ray storage (interchangeable)
Optical - LG Blu-Ray Reader/Writer
03-12-2010, 07:35 PM #2
Nice rig you have there! I <3 the Antec 900.
03-12-2010, 08:31 PM #3
Boot drive? What is that?
03-12-2010, 08:33 PM #4
The hard drive I loaded windows on is my boot drive.
03-12-2010, 09:05 PM #5
I've never built a computer, I've always wanted to an I plan on it when I get a little bit of money saved up. I do have a question on why
you used a 300 gb hdd instead of a solid state disk? I was under the impression those were faster and more reliable and that's what I was planning on using for the boot drive but like I said I haven't built one yet so I haven't done any research
03-12-2010, 09:11 PM #6
In retrospect I probably should have spent the extra money on a SSD for my primary. $329 for a 128GB SSD.... so $100 more than I spent on the 10K RPM 300GB drive. That's nothing when you consider the total cost of the system.
03-13-2010, 11:29 AM #7
Dang! That's fast! I want that computer of yours!Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
03-13-2010, 12:13 PM #8
I did some Futuremark tests last night. My CPU scores kicked butt... my video scores weren't that great b/c I'm running a slightly older card.. but since I don't do any PC gaming or video rendering I'm more than happy!
03-13-2010, 12:33 PM #9
That sounds like a beast still, what will you use it most for?
03-13-2010, 06:32 PM #10
Ah ok I understand now My boot drive is a 500gb 7200 rpm. I have a secondary 500gb drive that all of my apps are installed onto.
03-15-2010, 09:53 PM #11
4850 is the best card I've ever had. Almost 2 years old now and still handles everything like a champ.
03-16-2010, 03:46 PM #12
i haz nickleEDM
03-16-2010, 07:08 PM #13
damn i bet p0rn is crisp on that machine.. do want!"If You're Not First, You're Last" - Ricky Bobby