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    Old system (2008):
    Core 2 Duo E8400
    abit ip35 Pro board
    evga 8800 GT
    2GB DDR2

    New system (parts in the mail!):
    Core i5 2500k
    Biostar z77 chipset (taking a chance. biostar's rep has been increasing)
    evga 560 ti
    8GB DDR3

    I'm keeping the same keyboard/mouse/monitor, case, power supply, and hard drives.

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    Just replaced 2x250Gb, 1x80Gb and 2x500Gb HDDs with 6x2Tb drives, old ones will be a part of PC for my parents.
    Also added 8Gb RAM, now it's 16 and replaced GeForce 440GT with Quadro 6000 (got it for free, had to replace heatsink and that was good for two reasons - it's why i got it for free and also i replaced it with a hybrid water-air one which is almost silent and also much more efficient and reliable than stock one).

    Got 2 new and sealed (never used) Sony Artisan GDM-C520K CRT displays, and one of them is absolutely perfect. I mean perfect geometry and convergence, like LCD but also perfect colours and no ghosting or input lag.

    On top of it i tried overclocking experiment and i was shocked - Phenom II X4 955BE running at 4.2GHz undervolted by 0.15v.
    3 weeks 24/7 and 3 days of mprime torture test - works like charm, and usually 955BE won't go above 3.8GHz on stock voltage.

    Runs fr-063 Magellan demo at 2048x1536 full speed in wine, with old video card it was less than 15 fps at 800x600.
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    I like most of fr's work

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    I suppose I'm due for an upgrade myself. It's been 2 years at 8 gigs. So I was looking at 32gig and a 8core (wee). My problem is the HD side of things I probably should get some 3T ( I have begun buying them). I have the 2 1.5T and 2 2T from my old windows box and my 2 1.5T in this box. I have yet to fill much of it. Video card wise I was looking at a one of the ones that support OpenRL and OpenCL from Nvidia. Anyone use those yet? I was thinking of playing with real time ray tracing.

    Anyone know of a decent NAS I can use a pile of 1T + drives on?

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    Congratulations, now you can do just about anything you want with a PC with that hardware. Video card could be better, but still good.

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    Luckily, all hardware arrived and seems to be in proper working order. Installed it all and ran some video and cpu stress tests and even with a power supply 50 watts under the recommended level for the video card (using a Corsair vx450w) it runs stably. Memtest86+ found no errors after 2 passes. Will give it some more time to ensure everything is OK, but for now it looks golden

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    I just got a 2nd SSD drive to install some games on and I went from 8 gigs of memory to 12 even though it's not really necessary to have that much. I also sold my Soundblaster 3D sigma headset and bought a Roccat Kave headset, easily the best headset I've owned.


    Desktop: i5 3570k @ 4.5ghz, 12gb DDR 3 memory, 2x EVGA GTX670 4gb

    Laptop: Intel i7 3610QM, 12GB DDR3 memory, GTX 670m 3gb

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    I assume you are running Win 7 with that?

    Any issues with win7 and the SSD?

    Do the games follow the new method of windows apps by storing game data in the <user> directory?

    I noticed Oblivion followed that (and it was a godsend let me tell you).

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    Cyb: I gotta tell you, it's a good thing that you wrote "Cyb" after your comment, no one would have know it was you otherwise.

    Just having fun, never understood the point in doing that.

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    it's called undersigning, it shows class.


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