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New Dev Computer!

Posted by quantagame on June 10, 2009

Up to this point I’ve been stuck with a >7 year old Dell computer with 512mb of RDRAM (upgrading that stuff is not cheap, maxing that dell out to 2gb would easily have taken over $1000), a 1.8ghz Pentium 4 (one of the earliest P4 models, pretty much a glorified Pentium 3 that Intel slapped a higher number onto…), and a 7600GS in an AGP4x slot (video card was the most decent part, it originally had a 64mb geforce 2, then a radeon 9600pro before the 7600).

I am finally ordering (via Newegg!) my brand new custom dev rig on Thursday. Here’s the specs:

  • Cooler Master CM-690 Case
  • Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Motherboard
  • EVGA Geforce 9800GTX+ 512mb
  • Intel Q8400 Core 2 Quad (4mb L2 cache)
  • 4gb Corsair 800mhz DDR2 RAM (the mboard supports much faster RAM, but I’m being cheap for now)
  • PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W PSU
  • Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 CPU heatsink/fan
  • 500gb Western Digital Drive
  • And I’m being cheap and reusing my old keyboard/monitor/mouse/speakers. I’ll deal with those later, I just want a good CPU/GPU and stuff for right now.

I’m still going to be running 32 bit XP (never was sold on Vista, Windows 7 looks pretty good, but I’d rather upgrade to that and 64bit a couple years down the road).

UPDATE: Found a good deal on a Q9550 (with 2.83ghz and a 12mb cache).


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