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Old 16th February, 2007, 09:05 PM
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New Kit

Just bought - delivering Tuesday.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Geil Cas 4 Latency 1GB DDR2 6400 Ram
Asus P5B 965P
Hitachi T7K250 Sata 2 160GB
Enermax Liberty 500W ATX2.2

Total Cost £400 - $779

Will be partnered with my existing X1950Pro (Overclocked to 625/1.5)


Thoughts?
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Old 16th February, 2007, 09:06 PM
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Make it sing! ":O}
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Old 16th February, 2007, 09:19 PM
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You get all this and I am just happy with my X2 3800 and Lanparty board...

nice rig. Make it beg for mercy. and then make it fold x2
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Old 16th February, 2007, 09:41 PM
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I would have been happy with just my Venice 3000. But a new PC....it was needed.
And I will definately reconsider folding. A dual core means it shouldn't slow me down.
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F@H shouldn't slow things down using any core, single or dual.
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F@H shouldn't slow things down using any core, single or dual.

Amen my brother. can I get an Amen...

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Old 17th February, 2007, 12:13 AM
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When I've run it on my PC before, my PC came to a complete halt. I guess there could have been other reasons. But my PC was a LOT slower.
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Maybe you set the CPU priority on the FAH client wrong. =/
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Yeah I'd say setting it to 110% is wrong. Kidding. I had some issues with the graphical client before - it would only run lower than 80% CPU time without bringing the system to it's knees.

Luckily it wasn't my system and I use the service instead
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Lovely system, I'm sure it would fold very nice.


BTW:nice haircut Pitch.
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I imagine you wish that you bought two of the Geil 1 Gb DDR2 sticks. Crikey, that orange stuff from Geil is multi-espensivo. Sounds like a very nice box you're a-buildin!'
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Lovely system, I'm sure it would fold very nice.


BTW:nice haircut Pitch.
Ah, we're pretty sure Pitch lied about the hair cut, we will know more once we've had time to step off and measure his nose again... check back later...

(you guys are sure this IS a nose right?}
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New kit

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The hair cut is distracting... if it was a haircut...
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I imagine you wish that you bought two of the Geil 1 Gb DDR2 sticks. Crikey, that orange stuff from Geil is multi-espensivo. Sounds like a very nice box you're a-buildin!'
I've bought 2x 512mb sticks. It cost me £70 ($135), which is actually surprisingly cheap....
On other sites, the Cas4 stuff was more like £90-100 ($175-190).
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I have everything. As I have probably lost my Samsung Camera review, as a special treat for you guys I am taking this chance to write up a dummies AOA guide, including pictures, on how to build a PC.
I am also writing a review of my case.
I am very nervous having never built an Intel system before so wish me the best of luck.
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Best of luck...Take your time and check it twice. Look forward to the reviews....
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It works ab-fab. Formatting/installing windows right now.
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Watch that HDD...

I have notoriously bad experiences with Hitachi and the "deathstars".

Nice rig though boss
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Old 20th February, 2007, 08:36 PM
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Hitachis are fine IMHO. The T7k250, Raptors aside, is the fastest Sata 2 HDD available. And I have to say, it's going like the clappers.

What should I run as a sort of burn-in test?
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