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Dec 13, 2009 16:37 |  #241

basroil wrote in post #9190110external link
SSDs are good, but in my case, 40gb just isn't enough for all my programs... hell, not counting user data, the size of my install is 37.3 GB (40,131,863,635 bytes). Then again, I have CS4 master, assassin's creed, and farcry 2 installed there, each taking up over 6gb on average. Add in another dozen or so programs and you get a large install very fast

That's because you are putting your games on the O.S. drive. I have a ton of apps on the drive with plenty of room. Just install your games on a seperate drive.

When you see the difference a quality SSD makes, you will never go back. The difference is that huge.


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Jan 14, 2010 15:33 |  #242

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Processor: Intel i7-860 OCed at 3.61GHz (Currently =P)
RAM: 16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B (Formerly 4GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator)
Video Card: ATI Radeon 5850 (ASUS brand)
Mobo: EVGA P55 FTW
Power Source: Coolermaster UPC 900Watt
Harddrive: 2x Western Digital 1TB in RAID 1 (Caviar Black) + 2x Western Digital 2TB in RAID 1 (Caviar Green)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS 9900A LED
Monitor: 23.8 in ASUS and 23 in Dell U2311H
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Optical: ASUS Blu-Ray Burner (Formerly LG DVD Burner 22x SATA)
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Jan 14, 2010 16:03 |  #243

that seems like a serious overkill power wise, but looks like a nice setup


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Jan 14, 2010 16:08 |  #244

Sauk wrote in post #9393982external link
that seems like a serious overkill power wise, but looks like a nice setup

But by having a 900W psu, he gets max efficiency at full load :D


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Mike55
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Jan 14, 2010 16:08 |  #245

Themadman - if you like quiet get a SSD for your O.S.


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Jan 14, 2010 16:23 as a reply to Mike55's post |  #246

Computer Name: The Aluminum Monster
CPU: Intel E8400 Wolfdale slightly overclocked
CPU Cooler: Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Motherboard: EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel
GPU: 2 SLI'ed Nvidia 8800GT Superclocked
Memory: 8 GB Ram Kingston with heatsink
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Jan 15, 2010 14:39 |  #247

Sauk wrote in post #9393982external link
that seems like a serious overkill power wise, but looks like a nice setup

My wife won the power source around a year ago sooo I figured use what I have oppose to buy more stuff =)

basroil wrote in post #9394009external link
But by having a 900W psu, he gets max efficiency at full load :D

LOL =P

Mike55 wrote in post #9394011external link
Themadman - if you like quiet get a SSD for your O.S.

I really wanted one but the prices are still a little steep for me. I might get one in a year when prices drop. I want a decently big one, maybe 64-128GB and that would have cost me another 250-500 which I could not afford. But you are right, the loudest thing in the computer are the hard drives =)


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Jan 15, 2010 20:22 |  #248

I figured I'd jump in here too. I'll be upgrading in a few months to an i7 system with DDR3 tri-channel and a Kingston SSD (128GB drive for $230 right now!).

Here's my current build though:

Computer Name: BlackBeast
CPU: Intel E6750 C2D OC'd 3.2Ghz 100% stable with 48+ hour Prime test
CPU Cooler: Zalman 9900 CNPS LED CPU Cooler / Arctic Silver Ceramique
Motherboard: Asus P5W-DH Deluxe
GPU: PNY XLR8 8800 GTX OC
Memory: 4GB Corsair Dominator PC8500 (2x2GB)
Hard Drive: WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10k RPM (OS/Installs)
WD 500GB Drive (Music)
WD 1TB Drive (Movies)
WD 1TB Drive (Shows)
WD 1TB External (Pictures/Misc)
Power Supply: Ultra X3 600-watt modular
OS: Windows 7 Pro x64, OS X Snow Leopard
Case: Cooler Master 690
Optical Drive: Plextor 18x DVD-burner
Display: Gateway HD2200
Speakers: Yamaha 5.1 receiver through S/PDIF (110wRMS x 5) with Bose 301's for main and surround L/R and Bose VCS-10 for center channel. Dayton 15" Titanic Mk III (1000wRMS)
I/O Devices: Microsoft Wireless Laser 6000 keyboard with IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 and Tooya Pro tablet (10"x6.25" active area)
Photo Related Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Lightroom 2.3, Photomatix Pro Plus, Artizen HDR, onOne Plug-In Suite 4.5, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Sharpener Pro 3.0, Tiffen Dfx


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Jan 16, 2010 21:35 as a reply to jeiroq's post |  #249

Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz
ASRock 4CoreDual - SATA2 R2.0
Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD4650 1G DDR2 Video Card
2.0g DDR2 5300 Memory - Dual Channel
Maxtor HD 40g (Windows 7 and system utilities)
Maxtor HD 40g (Programs)
Western Digital HD 500g (Photos, Photo software and personal storage)
Western Digital Passport External HD 160g
Mad Dog MegaStor Triple Format DVD-RW
Asus DVD-RW
Corsair 650w Power Supply
Altec Lansing Speakers
Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000
Logitech Keyboard
Canon MP530 Printer/Scanner/Copier​/Fax
Netgear Wireless-N Router
Scientific Atlantic 2100 Cable Modem
SanDisk USB 2.0 CF Card Reader
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Jan 18, 2010 06:01 |  #250

:-)
I just upgraded my current setup w/ another monitor.
Now I have an 22in Acer 1680x1050 and an 24in DELL U2410




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Feb 26, 2010 23:02 |  #251

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CPU: Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 with 2x Scythe Slipstream (110cfm each)
Motherboard: eVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 5870
Memory: 6GB Ram (OCZ Gold PC3-12800)
Hard Drive: Intel X25-m 80Gb (Gen 2)
Hard Drive 2: Seagate 1TB
Home Server: 4TB (Gigabit)
Power Supply: Antec CP-850
OS: windows 7 Professional x64
Case: Antec P183
Display: Asus VW246H (looking for an IPS monitor)
Photo Related Software: Photoshop CS4 Extended & Lightroom 2

You should try Phase One 5.x with your build. Utilizes all the cores...and really cranks through the RAW files! :)




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Feb 26, 2010 23:39 |  #252

PM01 wrote in post #9691828external link
You should try Phase One 5.x with your build. Utilizes all the cores...and really cranks through the RAW files! :)

So does Lightroom 2. Seems like all the current 3rd party RAW converters do, to be fair. Underutilized cores is mostly a thing of the past.




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Apr 13, 2010 14:15 |  #253

I never knew this thread was here.

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Apr 13, 2010 23:46 as a reply to Depth's post |  #254

Really looking at the i980 Extreme chip now....6 cores! :)




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Apr 14, 2010 00:20 |  #255

With hyperthreading it's equiv to having 12!!


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