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fiber optic
After all the coin I dropped on the last one I told myself I'd wait 5 years before upgrading. That time expired in September and I waited until the latest processors were released which was earlier this week.

Ye olde computer which has served me well:
AMD X2 4400+ (Dual core 2.2GHz)
Nvidia GeForce 7800GTX
nForce 4 Ultra motherboard
2GB DDR2
74GB Raptor 10,000RPM
200GB 7200RPM (Seagate or WD, I can't remember)
Windows XP
Antec 550W


The new stuff:
Intel i5-2500k (Quad Core 3.3GHz)
Ati Radeon 6850 1GB
Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard
Crucial 128GB SSD
16GB DDR3
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Antec 750W power supply

I've never done an intel processor or an ATi video card but I'm not concerned about it. I'll carry over the hard disks, computer case, monitor, keyboard, etc.

Hopefully I'll be putting this together this afternoon.

DB9
No i7 processor? And why 16GB DDR3? Seems like overkill.
fiber optic
QUOTE(DB9 @ Jan 14 2011, 12:25 PM) *
No i7 processor? And why 16GB DDR3? Seems like overkill.


It didn't seem like the i7 offered enough extra performance to justify the price in the reviews I read. The price on memory dropped a lot since the last time I looked and the 64-bit OS will handle it.
Vadvagool
Core i7-930 is only 200$

Regardless, nice set-up.
Cyclone
QUOTE(DB9 @ Jan 14 2011, 01:25 PM) *
No i7 processor? And why 16GB DDR3? Seems like overkill.


16gb because why the hell not? Fiber is too good to have to wait on shit to load and Chrome uses a lot of ram when you're browsing multiple porn sites.

Depending on what he's actually doing, that 16gb would be nice. I only have 6gb and running Adobe Premiere and After Effects ate that up pretty damn fast.

The setup looks pretty nice. I'd want a larger primary drive though but being a raptor I think I'd live.
DB9
I mean I have i7 with 8gb of ram and I like it. I was just figuring why not go down to like 12 or maybe 8 and use that money to spend a little more for the 2nd gen i7.
Razor
I have a Core i7, but mine's superior. Why, you ask? It executes Apple commands.
dukenukem
QUOTE(Razor @ Jan 15 2011, 01:41 AM) *
I have a Core i7, but mine's superior. Why, you ask? It executes Apple commands.

So your processor and in turn you have to take a lick of Steve Job's salty balls before you can do anything with that POS?
Razor
QUOTE(dukenukem @ Jan 15 2011, 12:26 PM) *
So your processor and in turn you have to take a lick of Steve Job's salty balls before you can do anything with that POS?


Yep. AND it cost way more than in should have! I'd love to know what premium is paid on an Apple-installed Intel processor over buying the same thing straight as a consumer.
fiber optic
Well my new junk is running minus my personal data disk. For whatever reason if it's connected when I try to boot it never even POSTs. I borrowed an external enclosure from my dad that connects with USB. If I connect it after I load into Windows it works just fine and all my data is there. It's probably needs Asus to write a new BIOS or something. Running the latest beta version now.
Flaw
It won't boot with your current OS partition (on the ssd drive) and the old drive (which I'm assuming has your old boot partition on it) because you can't have two partitions with teh boot flag. If you're unplugging your ssd and then trying your old drive, it should work as long as the correct order is set up in your BIOS.
I would've gone with half the ram and an upgrade on the CPU, seeing as its much easier to add RAM later than it is to upgrade the CPU...but I've always gone with the highest end cpu I could afford and then building up the rest.

Either way, congrats on the upgrades, I wish I could jump two gens to the 6850, my 4850 is feeling dated sad.gif
fiber optic
QUOTE(Flaw @ Jan 15 2011, 06:42 PM) *
It won't boot with your current OS partition (on the ssd drive) and the old drive (which I'm assuming has your old boot partition on it) because you can't have two partitions with teh boot flag. If you're unplugging your ssd and then trying your old drive, it should work as long as the correct order is set up in your BIOS.
I would've gone with half the ram and an upgrade on the CPU, seeing as its much easier to add RAM later than it is to upgrade the CPU...but I've always gone with the highest end cpu I could afford and then building up the rest.

Either way, congrats on the upgrades, I wish I could jump two gens to the 6850, my 4850 is feeling dated sad.gif


It's not my old system drive that's the problem it's my old data drive that's just JPGs and MP3s. And when I say won't boot I mean I can't even enter the BIOS. It freezes or goes into infinite reboots.
Flaw
Can you plug it in with the enclosure, then run diskmgmt.msc and take a screenshot? If its just a storage drive, I'm kinda curious as to why its halting your boot.
fiber optic
QUOTE(Flaw @ Jan 15 2011, 08:33 PM) *
Can you plug it in with the enclosure, then run diskmgmt.msc and take a screenshot? If its just a storage drive, I'm kinda curious as to why its halting your boot.





D:\ is the drive in question

EDIT: Sorry for the size.
Flaw
Well, color me confused, but at least it looks like you've got enough room to transfer the majority of your stuff, wipe it, and start off clean with it. It may be an issue with your mobo that a BIOS update could address, but I would think if it was formatted it would just get initialized as if it was a new drive. Did you try a different IDE/sata connector on the mobo?
fiber optic
QUOTE(Flaw @ Jan 16 2011, 02:52 AM) *
Well, color me confused, but at least it looks like you've got enough room to transfer the majority of your stuff, wipe it, and start off clean with it. It may be an issue with your mobo that a BIOS update could address, but I would think if it was formatted it would just get initialized as if it was a new drive. Did you try a different IDE/sata connector on the mobo?


New motherboard only has SATA connectors, I think there's 8. I tried several of them with the same results. I'm gonna see about borrowing a spare hard disk to see if it's this one specifically. All the spare ones I have are IDE.
Aircooled
My step brother had a problem where his computer wouldn't boot when an external drive was connected, I found a way to correct it on the web. I can't fully remember what I did but I'm pretty sure it was a USB setting in the BIOS. I think I might have changed the legacy setting from auto to on. In any case I would get two 500 or so gb sata drives and run them in mirror raid instead of running off an old ide drive.
jamshill
hi,

Its is a fact that new computers made are life very comfortable. no body can refuse the importance of computer.

I like most the computer dual core 2 and core I 7. they are great computers.
Bjorn
^This post could have been prevented http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?showtopic=33447
fiber optic
Well I think I got this sorted out. I was not very diligent in checking for electrical shorts and may have been shorting the drive to the case or motherboard. It's in and seems to be working well right now.
merry
hi all members,

yes it is true the computers are global power now a days.

I have my on machine core 2 dual and I am facing a problem with my machine. I am using it first time so any body tell me what are the board settings of machine? thumbs_up.gif huh.gif mellow.gif
dukenukem
QUOTE(merry @ Jan 20 2011, 08:03 AM) *
hi all members,

yes it is true the computers are global power now a days.

I have my on machine core 2 dual and I am facing a problem with my machine. I am using it first time so any body tell me what are the board settings of machine? thumbs_up.gif huh.gif mellow.gif

You need to take some napalm and apply it liberally to the board. Then set it on fire.
Vadvagool
Whats the point of these spam messages?

There aren't even any links...
DB9
The last one has a signature link.
fiber optic
An update:
I got an email from Newegg saying the Intel messed up the silicon of the P67 motherboard chips. Essentially my 3Gbps SATA ports are not safely usable. I don't know if that explains any of my earlier troubles.

Anyway, Newegg being as awesome as they are extended the return window for my motherboard until the replacement P67 boards are available which might be as late as April. Until then I've moved all my drives to 6GBps SATA ports which are unaffected.



Otherwise this is super fast with the SSD and quad cores. Windows 7 takes some getting accustomed to after using XP for so long. It also had some screwball issue where it wouldn't turn my monitors back on after going to power save if I had the taskbar set to autohide.
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