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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New PC System…

The fingers are itching again, the current PC I am using is around 4-5 years old, just to give you an idea on how out of date it is, the CPU is actually a Pentium D… :(

So I had a little time this morning, it only took a few minutes to plan the upgrade, quite simple really, all I need is a new CPU, Motherboard, Graphic Card, Cooler (I love my cooler) and Ram.

 

Current System

New System

Pentium D 820

Intel i7 – 920

Asus P5WD2 Premium

Asus P6T Deluxe V2

Winfast PF7800 GT 256

Asus GTX275

Thermaltake Big Typhoon

Coolermaster V8

Geil 1GB

Geil (3x2GB, DDR3).

Thermaltake Armor Case

 

 

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After checking my usual web sites (for Thailand; Jedi, Busitek and Hardwarehouse Inter), the prices were hovering around the 38,000 Bahts mark. That is around half of what I had paid the last time (but at that time it was the full system).

I think this is the right time, especially with Windows 7 looming not too far away… At first I was going to wait for USB 3, but that looks like a few more months (even years) away yet. Probably in a couple of years the CPU and Graphic Card will be upgraded, lets hope this 1366 socket stays a while :)

Can not wait to get all the bits laid out on the floor again, the last time was daunting (first build), luckily there was no problem (knock on wood), lets hope this time will be trouble free too. Actually, I still need to get the green light from my better half, in fact this could be the upgrade killer :) haa haa haa.