My PC Upgrade Complete :D

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My PC Upgrade Complete :D

Postby Fordman » 24. May. 2014, 16:41

Hi Chaps,

Upgrade is now finally complete.....Here is the comparison :)

OLD
Intel I3 3.30ghz
8GB DDR3
500gb Sata
Geforce 210
Intel HD 2100 (used for Third Monitor)
3 x AOC 20" LED all running VGA

NEW
Intel I3 3.30ghz
16GB DDR3 Matched
1TB Sata (Plus 500GB 2nd drive)
Geforce GTX 750ti 2GB
1 x Hanns.G 27" HDMI Monitor

Triple monitor was good ( Only really got LFS working on it), and a bit of a novelty, but this 27" LED HDMI is just the bee's knee's

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Re: Upgrade Complete :D

Postby BBO » 26. May. 2014, 11:26

Congratz :) Nice new stuff you got there :D

The only thing I would change is an SSD Hardrive for the starting partition (even a 64GB SSD would be OK).
I think SparkyDave's infos about it in the old forum convinced me to try it one day and I really don't want to miss that speed any more.
The difference while booting and working with the SSD instead of a normal HDD feels like day and night.

Btw I also often think about changing from triple screen to 1 big monitor but I'm still not sure about it, as I often use at least two screens when doing work & website stuff.

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Re: Upgrade Complete :D

Postby Fordman » 26. May. 2014, 17:53

Yeah i must admit, I do miss the other two screens, like you said, web stuff and general working, but to get Nvidia Surround working properly you really need three screens same size and resolution ( and would have to be HDMI+DVI-D+VGA) which works out expensive, so I just opted for the one large screen :D

HDMI has made a massive difference to everything...but LFS :lol:

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Re: Upgrade Complete :D

Postby BBO » 26. May. 2014, 18:21

Fordman wrote:HDMI has made a massive difference to everything...but LFS :lol:


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Re: Upgrade Complete :D

Postby P1LOT » 26. May. 2014, 21:27

BBO wrote:Congratz :)
The difference while booting and working with the SSD instead of a normal HDD feels like day and night.

Yeah, I miss it. I had a hybrid 500MB drive with 4MB flash at the front. Doesn't sound like much but was enough to cut boot up times to 60 seconds. It failed after 16 months and I'm back to a spinning disc again.

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Congrats, 27" sounds delicious
I could try AC but fear it would make me have expensive thoughts of upgrades.
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Re: Upgrade Complete :D

Postby BBO » 27. May. 2014, 09:20

P1LOT wrote:I had a hybrid 500MB drive with 4MB flash at the front...
It failed after 16 months and I'm back to a spinning disc again.


That's still my biggest concern. I got my "120GB OCZ Vertex III" now for 19 month and hope it will last much longer.
I would have bought more of it but OCZ has gone bankrupt. :(

I also use since 10 months for my HTPC a 120GB Samsung 840 which works also very well.
For my other PC I order today a cheap 128GB SanDisk (only 50 Euro or around 41 GBP here). You can't speed up older PCs any cheaper :)
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