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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you believe I have not ordered anything new for my system since Nov of 2014? Surprised

My i7 920 OC is getting a tad long in the tooth... But is still rocking!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only things I added are a 4K capable monitor and a Blu-ray RW.

Most new games are console port and our PCs are still more powerful then the average console.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just added a 275GB SSD, makes booting a whole lot quicker, but
also image editing 200MB files goes much quicker as well.

Only odd thing, on my W7 OS, it shows as a removable SCSI drive,
which means I have to be careful using the eject device button
not to unload my OS drive. It's SATA, not USB, but shows up where
all the external USB things do, besides showing as the new C: drive
in file manager.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow excellent! I have yet to get an SSD for my system. Still running 10k rpm drives. Odd about showing it as hot-swappable... Yikes be careful when ejecting! Does SDOE load super fast now?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It probably would, but I haven't tried it yet. I have a bunch of
terrain work for BoB2 that I have got built up that I'm trying
to get through, which occupies all my hobby time at the moment.
Gimp comes up amazingly fast with a 200MB .xcf file loading.
BoB2 still takes a while to load the 3D, apparently this is to do
with carving a memory space and unpacking all the audio files
into it, according to one of the BDG guys who investigated it. Can
take as long as 15 seconds, when it's doing the first load of a new
terrain fileset I've built.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, still chipping away at the ole BoB II eh? Well I look forwards to the new terrain!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to find a great deal on a used Intel i7 990X chip. I realize it's old tech now (2011), but I didn't have $1k+ to spend on a whole new motherboard, memory and CPU. After running tests to verify the integrity of the CPU, and benchmarks to see how well it performs, I can say this was a good purchase to hold me over until I can completely renew my system. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest specs for my reference as of 2-11-2018:

Intel Core i7-990X Gulftown 3.47 GHz LGA 1366 130W 6-Core CPU at Turbo’d 3.73Ghz

Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX motherboard

Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV7312G1600ELK

AMD XFX 295x2 8GB Hydra Edition

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W power supply

Western Digital Velociraptor 600GB SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive @ 10k RPM (For OS and apps)

Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive @ 10k RPM (For games, files and music)

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive @ 7200 RPM (For internal backup)

Creative Sound Blaster ZxR soundcard

Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 speaker system

Focal Spirit Classic headphones

Two Lite-On Black SATA iHAS124-04 DVD-RW Dual-Layer burners

All-in-one Floppy drive/Compact Flash/Microdrive/SD/MMMC/Sony Memstick and Memstick Pro/Smart Media card reader

Orico USB 3.0 4-port PCIe card

Thermaltake Kandalf case

Three ASUS PA248Q 24" monitors running in Eyefinity mode (6052x1200)

XFX FXTRISTAND Triple Display Monitor Stand

Belkin USB 2.0 7-port hub

Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar #4069 w/Uber II Nxt mod #284 & UTM bushings

Thrustmaster RCS rudder pedals with hall sensor

Two Thrustmaster Cougar MFDs

Saitek AV8R USB joystick

Logitech Quickcam STX

Corsair Vengeance M60 mouse w/Corsair MM600 mat

Corsair Vengeance K90 mechanical gaming USB keyboard

TrackIR 3 Pro w/Vector expansion

Epson NX515 Wireless/USB Printer

ASUS RT-N56U Wireless N dual-band router

Playseat Flight gaming chair

Buttkicker Gamer 2 and Playseat mount
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