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Old 02-22-10, 06:40 AM   #11
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I built what was a pretty neat system at the time. I can't remember all the specs but it went something in the way of this:

Q9600
4GB DDR3 1600
2x 1TB HDD
GTX275

Then my mate upgraded to the i7 chipset and that was heaps better than mine. (We run quite intensive gaming and CAD/Rendering). By that time I was wanting (needing) an upgrade but was low on cash for a full rebuild so I just bought...

SOLID STATE HARD DRIVE.

No joke, best bang for buck upgrade for any PC. Everything is sooooo much faster now. Recommended upgrade! Obviously his one still runs sims way faster than mine but for everyday multitasking solid state HDD rules. Just make sure your OS is on it.
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Old 02-22-10, 09:13 AM   #12
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Ive never really been into building a fantastic computer setup . I usually just get a pc that does what i want rather than the best you can get for my budget, i mean all i use a pc for these days is writing letters and going online. If i want to play games i do it on my ps3 so i rarely get a pc with a decent graphics card, infact all of the pcs ive had have had onboard graphics. I do sometimes wish i had a beast of a pc just to see how good a game can look at really high res, but it wouldnt be worth doing for me.

BTW how much storage on the solid state?
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Old 02-25-10, 07:26 AM   #13
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Not much, 120GB. It was a real expensive piece of kit. But just make sure your main programs and OS sits on that piece of kit and everything will be silky smooth. It's not a lot of storage but I just keep my other non operation files in a mechanical HDD. Less PSU capacity required as well with a solid state.
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Old 03-02-10, 04:36 AM   #14
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Yeah SSD's are bomb diggity. I recently decided to oc my 5600+ to 3.1ghz. On stock cooling its running at around 40c at idle, 45c with just 2 windows open. When im gaming it gets up to around 77c. Real hot, hope it burns out soon so I can have an excuse to upgrade :)

Couldnt get it up to 3.2 no matter what. Got it up to 3.19 but it would crash after a few mintues of gaming. Rock solid at 3.1 though.
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Old 03-02-10, 04:51 AM   #15
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SOLID STATES are fun n all, but would still rather an i7 chip :)
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Yep so would i, havent got that kinda money to blow though lol. Just a shame that in a few months, a year at most even that will be old hat. Makes me wonder what speed processors they really have in the labs,maybe even optical transistors-now that would really be something
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Old 03-03-10, 01:56 AM   #17
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I love computers...especially programming in PHP to develop web applications.

I prefer Ubuntu. Also, I use LinuxMCE as a media server at home. I found Vista to be horrible, and Windows 7 to not be bad... but still I prefer Ubuntu. I love the additional eye candy that comes with it and the fact that its truly customizable...
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Old 04-01-10, 11:04 PM   #18
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Does anyone run any linux versions I run Fedora :O)
I run debian. Do you know how to fix Compiz? Most of the plugins don't work, you click on them to enable them and they just 'unclick' themselves.
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Do you have the correct video driver installed on your machine? The automation of "unclicking themselves" is normally due to the lack of a video driver.
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Don't think it is the drivers. It used to work fine, but for some reason does not work anymore. My OpenGL works fine. So I don't know what is going on. It isn't essential, but it is kind of annoying when something doesn't work.
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