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#347208 - 05/04/11 06:09 PM Computer Upgrades
ClubNeon Offline
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I felt that my computer was starting to lack a bit, so I just ordered two more upgrades.

Pioneer Quad-layer Blu-ray buner
OCZ 240 GB PCIe SSD

That BD burner will be sweet, once I can actually get QL discs.
If you look at the specs page for the SSD, find the 240 GB model, and see why I settled on that one.

So now I have 12 cores from dual Six Core AMD Opterons, 32 GB of ECC DDR2 PC2-5300.

I think next I'll upgrade my video card.


Edited by ClubNeon (05/04/11 06:29 PM)

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#347209 - 05/04/11 06:26 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: ClubNeon]
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#347210 - 05/04/11 06:31 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: Adrian]
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I thought I was keeping it simple. smile I didn't say anything about using Linux to dd my current boot drive to the new SSD. Or theorize about any of the option ROM problems I may face trying to get the PCIe card to boot.

I am a little disappointed that the card actually has a PCI-X to PCIe bridge behind which is a 4 port SilImage SATA RAID controller. There are four 60 GB SSDs that are striped together to present the full 240 GB to the operating system.
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#347211 - 05/04/11 06:35 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: ClubNeon]
ClubNeon Offline
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Oh, my current boot drive is a RAID1 mirror (the striping I mentioned above is RAID0) of two 136 GB, 15k RPM, SAS drives. It's pretty fast, but this SSD should be almost an order of magnitude faster.
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#347213 - 05/04/11 07:01 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: ClubNeon]
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Isn't that noisy and hot?
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#347214 - 05/04/11 07:03 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: 2x6spds]
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Isn't that crazy and insane? smile
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#347215 - 05/04/11 07:05 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: ClubNeon]
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That RevoDrive is very slick, Chris.
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#347217 - 05/04/11 07:14 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: Ya_basta]
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#347231 - 05/04/11 09:36 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: tomtuttle]
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12 cores! are they used all the time? maybe folding?

i did fold with my GTX280 for some time, but the card would break after 2 months, and it would take 2 months for me to get a replacement under warranty.
when i got my third card, i stopped folding with it and now i only do it with the cpu.
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#347234 - 05/04/11 09:41 PM Re: Computer Upgrades [Re: J. B.]
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