New Desktop

June 10, 2010

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Seems many of us changing primary PC those days… Following Sasha’s announcement about new desktop, I want to present my new desktop too – the old machine is also about 3 years old.

Ironically, a day after assembling and installing the new system, old machine had one of HDD failure and right now I’m fighting nasty Trojan Horse VirusWho said, that computers don’t feel what’s happening around?

I also used Alon’s recommendations to build my new machine and finally assembled it as follows:

Intel i7 930 processor @ 2.80 Ghz (overclocked to 3.0Ghz), 8Mb cache

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard (SATA2, SATA3 & USB 3.0 ports)

Team Xtreem Dark DDR3 1600Mhz 4Gb x 3 – total 12Gb of RAM

Intel 80Gb SSD X25-M (system disk)

Seagate Barracuda 1.5Tb 7200RPM HDD x2 (storage disks)

Asus ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card with 1 GB DDR5 memory and DirectX 11 support (also slightly overclocked)

Cooler Master HAF-932 full tower case

Thermaltake ThroughPower 750w power supply24” LED Backlit LCD Computer Monitor W2486L

LG W2486L 24” 1080p LED Backlit LCD Monitor (still waiting this one to arrive)


After tweaking a little bit my sytem setting, removing page file (who need it if computer has 12Gb of memory), the system rocks!

My biggest impression (exactly like Sasha’s) right now is the boot speed of system (about 17 seconds), install speed (Office 2010 install was <2.5 minutes):

and office 2010 applications launch (less than 1 second):


In my case the SSD sustained read transfer rate in my case is ~240Mb/s!!!

Some screenshots of the system:


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In my case I’ve got almost maximum for SSD, and final mark for my setup is unbelievable 7.5!!!


(In my case the bottleneck is a CPU!)

Getting ~60FPS in all games tried until now (all setting maxed out) – too bad, that I almost have no time to play


Just installed Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Expression 4 Ultimate – blazing fast, exactly how the developer machine should be!


Stay tuned,


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