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Iggy

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  • Birthday 06/14/1989

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  1. I'm going to be picking up a decommissioned workstation from an MRI analysis lab with hopes to convert it to an audio production rig and mid-lowend gaming system. It's running dual 3.6 Nocona Xeons on a Tyan EATX motherboard using the Intel E7525 chipset - the board has 8 DDR2 slots and one PCI-E 1.0 16x slot. My plans include upgrading the memory to 4x1 Gb (board has issues with 2 Gb DIMMs) and installing dual Raptor X's in RAID 0 for the boot drive/games. I was looking for some suggestions for a reasonably priced GPU that would not be too bottlenecked by these older netburst CPUs. I was currently thinking one of the following: $90 - Refurb BFG 8800GTS 640 Mb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814143212 $130 - XFX HD 4850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150351 $170 - XFX HD5770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...0-447-_-Product - probably overkill? I'm getting the system itself for $150 and would like to spend $400 or less once all upgrades are said and done. I do realize that this system is vastly inferior to a $500 basic gaming tower utilizing a modern CPU, but my goal is absolute stability on a slim budget. Thanks for any suggestions/input.
  2. Iggy

    what are you doing ..?

    I'm currently working as a technician at a local computer shop in Eugene, OR and will be studying Audio Engineering at the Evergreen State College come Fall 2010. My longtime friend and old neighbor forms the other half of the dynamic techie duo at the computer store - we spend eight hours a day, five days a week under the glow of fluorescent lights fixing anything and everything that comes our way. He handles laptops and the majority of difficult software problems while I tackle most hardware issues, high performance gaming systems, consoles, heat problems, and soldering jobs. It's a good gig and I have a significant degree of freedom due to my employer's lack of current technical knowledge, but I wish it paid better.
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    Favorite Booze Related Drink

    Pilsner Urquell, Bittburger, Baileys, St. Pauli.
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Ott - Rogue Bagel
  5. I'd recommend you take a look at the Sony MDR7506---I've owned a pair since 2005 and they've carried me through more than a couple tournament firsts at this point. Incredibly well built, professional grade headphones that are as good for shooters as they are for music, IMO.
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    Unreal Tournament 3 Beta

    I get about 10-25 FPS regardless of settings, and Shangri La isn't even close to playable. Suppose that's what I get for running a four year old CPU. The gameplay is intriguing though, seems like Epic's done a good job of recreating the classic UT feel in a new engine. Can't wait to try it out with playable FPS on the MacBook.
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    Dream Job

    Payed overclocker.
  8. That's really sweet, I think I know what I'm doing with my next paycheck.
  9. Iggy

    Want a good laugh?

    We have a winner.
  10. Iggy

    xbox360 v2 coming out

    I think M$ just got themselves a future Xbox 360 owner.
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    Iggy's Athlon Xp From Hell

    I was thinking more along the lines of graphical performance rather than raw CPU speed---there are other AXP's which have surpassed this build in MHz, but none would survive Quake 4 on ultra quality or Oblivion at high(er) details.
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    Iggy's Athlon Xp From Hell

    I was thinking more along the lines of graphical performance rather than raw CPU speed---there are other AXP's which have surpassed this build in MHz, but none would survive Quake 4 on ultra quality or Oblivion at high(er) details.
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    Iggy's Athlon Xp From Hell

    Ballistix arrived, current status: I think I can safely say that this system is one of the top ten fastest Socket A machines ever built.
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