PC upgrades

#1
I'm planning on a few upgrades..
Going with a 24" Acer, gonna put my 22" on Frank-n-Stine. An ASUS 3870x2 V/C Taking 1of the X1950XTX in Frank-n-Stine the other in the wifes. 8Gb of RAM and adding a 500Gb Seagate HD.
 


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#2
8GB of RAM!!!! Man that things gonna fly
 


#3
I'm planning on a few upgrades..
Going with a 24" Acer, gonna put my 22" on Frank-n-Stine. An ASUS 3870x2 V/C Taking 1of the X1950XTX in Frank-n-Stine the other in the wifes. 8Gb of RAM and adding a 500Gb Seagate HD.
What are you needing 8GB of Ram for? How often will your system actually need to use that much?
 


#4
What are you needing 8GB of Ram for? How often will your system actually need to use that much?
Well I do use the 64bit Vista and have seen when using 4Gb the usage go over 60% :eek:
I'm also using a 4Gb sandisk for readyboost and have yet seen where it actually does anything.
 


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Hmm....Apparently Readyboost only really works when you have a small amount of RAM, say 512MB. If you already have 4GB then it's not going to work...
 


#6
right now I'm only running the 2Gb that was in frank-n-stine.....remember?
 


#7
I got my refund from Corsair and this is what I'm ordering first thing Monday

Seagate Barracuda 1TB/32MB Cache
G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR2 1000
ASUS Radeon HD 3870 X2

 


#8
I got my refund from Corsair and this is what I'm ordering first thing Monday

Seagate Barracuda 1TB/32MB Cache
G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR2 1000
ASUS Radeon HD 3870 X2

You should not need to upgrade again for quite some time with that spec.!!!!!!!!!!
 


#9
You should not need to upgrade again for quite some time with that spec.!!!!!!!!!!
LOL... I'm ALWAYS looking ahead and planning on the next one.
 


#10
Ordered this morning :D
 


#11
UPS tracking says I should have it by Wed.
 


#12
I got it today :D
Got the ram installed HD installed, cloned and is now my primary and my old 400Gb is disconnected but still has Vista installed just in case
V/C... that's a different story :mad: It is ALMOST too LONG! if it were another 1mm it would not fit. :eek: Anyway I installed it and my PC will not Post :confused:
I'm tired and fixin' to go to bed, I'll deal with it tomorrow.
 


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Hmm.... maybe a loose connection somewhere?
 


#14
I got it :D
 


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#15
Glad you got it sorted... Come November/December I'm thinking of going over to ATI and getting a 4870 as price compared to performance blows the Nvidia offering away. Coupled with a 45nm quad and a new mobo I'll be able to upgrade for around £400. Then with the parts I'm using now I'll build another machine and sell that for £200 (which isn't bad for a 3.2GHz dual-core chip and a 8800GTS) so all in all if everything goes to plan then this years upgrade will be relatively inexpensive..:cool:
 


#16
Glad you got it sorted... Come November/December I'm thinking of going over to ATI and getting a 4870 as price compared to performance blows the Nvidia offering away. Coupled with a 45nm quad and a new mobo I'll be able to upgrade for around £400. Then with the parts I'm using now I'll build another machine and sell that for £200 (which isn't bad for a 3.2GHz dual-core chip and a 8800GTS) so all in all if everything goes to plan then this years upgrade will be relatively inexpensive..:cool:
I hear ya
spare no expence!!!
 


#17
The 3870 OCs better than any ATI card I've ever had. :D
 


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Here's my shot.. As you can see I have mine clocked a tad too....:cool:

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Runs great too... It will clock well past that too but obviously I want the card to have some longevity so I keep it where it is.. In fact I've never really pushed it to see how far it will go as I'm satisfied with what it delivers already..
 


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