1. Poseidon79's Avatar
    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
    2010-03-13 02:28 AM
  2. phantomgrave's Avatar
    Nice rig you have there! I <3 the Antec 900.
    2010-03-13 02:35 AM
  3. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    Boot drive? What is that?
    2010-03-13 03:31 AM
  4. Poseidon79's Avatar
    The hard drive I loaded windows on is my boot drive.
    2010-03-13 03:33 AM
  5. howlett15's Avatar
    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
    2010-03-13 04:05 AM
  6. Poseidon79's Avatar
    In retrospect I probably should have spent the extra money on a SSD for my primary. $329 for a 128GB SSD.... so $100 more than I spent on the 10K RPM 300GB drive. That's nothing when you consider the total cost of the system.
    2010-03-13 04:11 AM
  7. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
    Dang! That's fast! I want that computer of yours!
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
    2010-03-13 06:29 PM
  8. Poseidon79's Avatar
    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!
    2010-03-13 07:13 PM
  9. howlett15's Avatar
    That sounds like a beast still, what will you use it most for?
    2010-03-13 07:33 PM
  10. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    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.
    2010-03-14 01:32 AM
  11. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
    4850 is the best card I've ever had. Almost 2 years old now and still handles everything like a champ.
    2010-03-16 04:53 AM
  12. Zeal's Avatar
    i haz nickle
    2010-03-16 10:46 PM
  13. SiFO's Avatar
    damn i bet p0rn is crisp on that machine.. do want!
    "If You're Not First, You're Last" - Ricky Bobby

    2010-03-17 02:08 AM