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Sunday, August 16, 2009
still going strong
I can't believe it's been a year since i've built my PC! The thing has been running like a champ ever since. Except when i had video card problems. My computer kept locking up whenever i ran any 3d application. It would completely crash, making the 'machine gun' sound. I couldn't figure it out for the longest time. Turns out my graphics card was not getting enough juice from the Power Supply. So i had to get me a new one of those. It was pretty expensive, but power supplies are one of the most important (and most overlooked, obviously) parts of a PC. This fatty will last me for a very long time. And yes, it has racing stripes.

Antec TPQ-850 850W Power Supply ($169.99)

In addition to that, i've made some small incremental upgrades over this last year, most notably the Hard Drive. I decided to bite the bullet and get the FASTEST HDD available. It's only 300GB, but anything i need to store, i just throw on the server. It's pricey, but there will be no compromises for speed!

Western Digital SATA VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000RPM 3.0Gb/s ($229.99)

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R SATA DVD Burner SH-S223Q w/LightScribe ($27.99)

Latest Benchmarks:
- 3DMark06 : 15,591 @ 1280 x 1024
- PC Mark 05 : 10,674
- Cinebench single : 3,281
- Cinebench multi : 11,467
- Cinebench graphics : 6,543
- Everest Mem Read : 8,390
- Everest Mem write : 8,485

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maggie  posted on  Sunday, August 23, 2009

how pricey???

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