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New System!

Post by tropicalfish » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:00 am

Built it on Friday.

Specs:
Antec 300 - Case
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W - PSU
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AMD 790GX - Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Quad-Core - CPU
G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2-800 - RAM
SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB - Graphics Card
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB - Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - Optical Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating System

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The desk isn't actually that close to the edge of the desk, that was only for picture purposes.
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Computer Specs
Antec 300 - Case
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W - PSU
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AMD 790GX - Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Quad-Core - CPU
G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2-800 - RAM
SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB - Graphics Card
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB - Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - Optical Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating System

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Post by tropicalfish » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:02 pm

New pics!
Improved cable management
I cleaned it up as best I could.

I've looped the SATA cable around the HDD to avoid the troubles of tying the cable.
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Computer Specs
Antec 300 - Case
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W - PSU
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AMD 790GX - Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Quad-Core - CPU
G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2-800 - RAM
SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB - Graphics Card
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB - Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - Optical Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating System

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Post by jaeger52 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:25 pm

Looking real good, T-Fish!

Enjoy! :D

Jaeg-

PS, Do you have anything in mind for back up and restore software, like Acronis or Nero? Just interested to know.
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- Around The World Search / Madeleine McCann



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Post by tropicalfish » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:52 pm

jaeger52 wrote:Looking real good, T-Fish!

Enjoy! :D

Jaeg-

PS, Do you have anything in mind for back up and restore software, like Acronis or Nero? Just interested to know.
No, I don't use backup software, I don't know of any good ones.

I just occasionally (like monthly) back up my documents onto another hard drive and maybe any software, like FS.
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Computer Specs
Antec 300 - Case
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W - PSU
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AMD 790GX - Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Quad-Core - CPU
G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2-800 - RAM
SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB - Graphics Card
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB - Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - Optical Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating System

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Post by jaeger52 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:07 am

tropicalfish wrote:I don't know of any good ones.
I mentioned two of the best I know of, and now you've piqued my interest when you suggested that you haven't found any "good ones"?

Interrogatory: Do you have any experience with Acronis? Nero?

I personally have Acronis 11.0 installed on my system as a fail safe. I can't speak to its accuracy other than it was highly rated in the usual places like, CNET, etc.

--Knock On Wood-- I haven't had to use it at this point and hope I never do. But with a spanking new build, a guy has got to start thinking of past mistakes and the loss of "critical stuff", and how to prevent that from happening again.

You mentioned having a recovery drive on your system, yet I see only one HDD in your Sig File, unless you have an external drive you haven't mentioned.

Again, I'm just curious. :wink:

Jaeg-
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Post by tropicalfish » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:00 am

I use a network drive where my whole family can access files.

I don't use recovery programs, I've never bothered to look for any. There are many good alternatives out there but I haven't bothered to check them.
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Computer Specs
Antec 300 - Case
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W - PSU
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AMD 790GX - Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Quad-Core - CPU
G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2-800 - RAM
SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB - Graphics Card
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB - Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - Optical Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating System

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Post by skipperdan » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:28 pm

WOW !!!

Very impressive. Back when I was only 4 years old like you, my parents let me play with Playdough, Tonka Toys and plastic airplanes. Now that I am grown up, I get to fly in real airplanes. 8) 8)
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
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Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
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Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
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Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Post by Cat1 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:32 am

Nice looking system...
I'll have to do the same for my i7 build :wink:
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If you want to learn how to fly IFR and land with ILS or have any questions about IFR/ILS. Click this link and the information is there: http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/avia ... _handbook/

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