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Out of the Blue

Apologies for the late start today: MrsBlue has been home this week as she starts her new job on Monday (we never did get to take advantage of our free access to Disney, either), which has thrown off what passes for a schedule around here. Things should be back on track next week.

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28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2012, 14:34 jimnms
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 23:51:
Current Build:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Hard Drive: WD 1 TB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Monitor: SyncMaster 226BW,SyncMaster Magic CX226BW(Digital)
Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio output
Operating System: Windows XP

I got the Dual Core that you can OC and it is at 3.1 right now. My 8800GTS 640MB still runs like a champ and there isn't much I "can't run" as far as current games, unless it doesn't support XP. I am just looking for the next best thing. My current install is about 6-7 years old. That is a DAMN GOOD run......

Going to keep this rig "as is" and build a new one without any left over parts. Been a while since I had a side by side setup, and my xp box does a lot of programs that aren't avail or won't work as well with win7, so no reason to toss it and I can multitask and the wife can use this one as well.

/.thanks jd, I will probably go with the i5 on your recommendation....

You probably could get another year+ out of that system with a new video card and some RAM, but at it is probably best to put that money into a new build.

I also think the i5 is the best bang for the buck, and I'd recommend getting 16GB of RAM. Stick with Win7 Home unless you need something that Win7 Pro has. I also don't think an SSD is worth the price to shave a few seconds on boot time. I have the 1.5 TB WD Black drive and it boots pretty damn fast already. Boot times don't bother me since I don't sit around and wait for it to boot anyway.
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