whoopie! new x64 AMD for me

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  1. ÆX

    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    went all out to see what its all about.

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor
    Asus M2A-VM Mobo
    GeForce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E
    G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 800
    Raided0 Maxor 500gb SATA for 1tb!
    Vista x64 w/ 50+ updates running fast and smooth


    started out with a newegg order for $370.
    drove into town to office depot for my hdd on sale $238
    after taking 2 days to "use" vista x64, i was ready to build.
    i had never done a raid. i did a lot of reading getting ready.

    still had a little trouble but found the raid in bios, got to
    fastbuild app and made my 1tb drive. boot from vista dvd
    and installed driver with usb flash drive when my hdd did
    not show up during vista install. after 5 or so reboots from
    updates from gforce, vista and itunes. yes, itunes is running
    fine on x64, listening to dallas radio now.


    well, after a day and about $620 i have THE fastest machine i
    have ever used! So much better than my +3100, 1gb ddr, AGP.

    oooo, man i can't wait to get some dirt rally
    game going. so many pixels to render so little time!

    alex














     

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    blue boob hater

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    What keyboard is that? I love my Logitechs look and feel, but it has horrific response time...
     
  3. ÆX

    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    blue boob hater

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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I hope you have a backup of that array. If one drive has an issue, you will lose 1tb of info. Consumer grade disk arrays are generally a bad idea.
     
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    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    i was wanting a black one too. pm me if you find one.
     
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    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    i don't plan on putting more that 200gb on there.
    i just wanted the size for increased speed.

    back is in place, got it covered.

     
  8. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Large drives in RAID 0 make Baby Jesus cry.

    Other than that, looks nice! :thumb:
     
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    I like to picture baby Jesus in a tuxedo T-Shirt because it says I want to be formal, but I'm here to party.
     
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    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    thats a tiny box, how much heat does you box produce?
     
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    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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