Welcome to Port3101.org : Your BES Connection Mark forums read | View Forum Leaders
Port3101.org : Your BES Connection



Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Just bought another new computer
 
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2009, 04:40 AM
Otto's Avatar
Proprietor
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,033
Blog Entries: 14
Default Just bought another new computer

So it's a holiday night. This means I get to stay up late... and make really dumb purchases

I bought a new computer, my first Intel-based machine since my purchase of a Pentium II 450MHz system back in 1998. I also bested my previously high of $1,700 on a system with a whopping $2,100 on this one. With that said, I ordered enough 'new' stuff to qualify for nearly $200 in mail-in rebates (let's hope I remember to do them this time), so it's not that bad when all is said and done.

So here's what I got:

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Quad-Core processor
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB video card
OCZ Flex EX 4GB memory
Western Digital RE3 1TB hard drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor 10K RPM 300GB hard drive
Cooler Master COSMOS RC-1000 case
Corsair 620W modular power supply
Samsung 24" widescreen LCD

This will allow me to free up my current system for some other projects, such as a media server or VMware ESX host server.

I always hate feeling nervous about spending that much money, but on the other hand, I have a rather HUGE tax return coming in this year and no bills to my name (aside from my mortgage) and my car will be paid off in 2 months. WOOOT!

__________________
BCSA (4.1, 5.0) | BCSD (4.1, 5.0)

The views expressed by me on Port3101.org are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2009, 08:27 AM
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
BES Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Posts: 492
Default

Nice! I just picked up a Dell XPS420 with the same Core i7 2.66GHz processor. 8GB RAM; 640GB SATA. I went to Circuit City (vulture)and picked up 500GB SATA drive for $82.

Running 64-bit Vista.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2009, 11:49 AM
Otto's Avatar
Proprietor
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,033
Blog Entries: 14
Default

I thought about moving to the 64-bit route, but I have a license for 32-bit Vista already. And with the improvements in Windows 7, I decided that 4GB would be enough memory for me until it came out.
__________________
BCSA (4.1, 5.0) | BCSD (4.1, 5.0)

The views expressed by me on Port3101.org are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2009, 01:32 PM
Pinjo's Avatar
Supreme Commander
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 114
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Otto View Post
I thought about moving to the 64-bit route, but I have a license for 32-bit Vista already. And with the improvements in Windows 7, I decided that 4GB would be enough memory for me until it came out.
Windows 7 is running like a champ so far.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2009, 01:33 PM
Pinjo's Avatar
Supreme Commander
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 114
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Otto View Post
no bills to my name (aside from my mortgage) and my car will be paid off in 2 months. WOOOT!

You must get paid WAYYYY too much there
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-24-2009, 01:34 AM
Otto's Avatar
Proprietor
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,033
Blog Entries: 14
Default

I've been sitting here running the Windows Experience Index and kept coming up with a 5.8 and 5.9 scores. Really kind of ticked me off, as I figured it was on a scale of 1.0 to 10.0. Looks like 5.9 is the highest. LOL!

Attached Thumbnails
Just bought another new computer-weiscore.png  
__________________
BCSA (4.1, 5.0) | BCSD (4.1, 5.0)

The views expressed by me on Port3101.org are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-24-2009, 08:53 AM
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
BES Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Posts: 492
Default

Wahhhhh - mine is only a 5.2
Gaming Graphics was the only 5.2 on mine. Good thing I don't do gaming!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-24-2009, 01:24 PM
test54's Avatar
Casual Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 45
Default

4.9 on my macbook pro. no gaming but good gaming graphics.
__________________
"Notre Dame is still my dream job; that hasn't changed" - Urban Meyer
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KB05196 - Connect a computer to the Internet using a GPRS, EDGE or UMTS tethered ... hdawg Featured BlackBerry KB Articles 2 09-16-2009 10:22 PM
KB13090 - How to perform BlackBerry Manager pre-install tasks on a remote computer hdawg Featured BlackBerry KB Articles 0 06-14-2009 08:44 PM
KB10493 - Support for Microsoft Outlook installed on the same computer as BES hdawg Featured BlackBerry KB Articles 0 04-14-2009 07:25 PM
KB04664 - Connect a computer to the Internet using a CDMA/EVDO BB as a tethered modem hdawg Featured BlackBerry KB Articles 0 01-31-2009 12:30 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


 

SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 PL2