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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Default Upgraded build 53553

    Just thought I'd check with an update regarding the upgrades I've made to my build 53553 purchased December 2008. At this point, the case, power supply, X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion sound card and Pioneer DVR-216D DVD+-R drive are the only original parts left from the original build. I sold or repurposed the other parts after the parts warranty expired.

    The upgrades are:
    Asus P9X79 X79 Deluxe motherboard
    Intel Core i7 3930K processor
    Coolmaster Hyper212 EVO heatsink & fan
    MSI ATI HD 6850 "Frozer" edition graphics card (the warranty replacement ATI HD 5830 card is now in my wife's PC - build 19676, which most of the other original componets from 2005 and is still going strong)
    Intel 510 SSD 240 GB (sold my gen 1 X-25Ms and repurposed the Adaptec RAID card to manage a 2X2TB RAID1 array for my Windows Home Sever 2011 box)
    Ceton InfiniTV PCI-E digital cable tuner
    Pioneer BDR-205 Blu Ray burner
    Rosewill internal USB 3.0 card reader
    Corsair Vengence K90 (mostly) mechanical keyboard
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Next upgrades on my wish list:
    ATI HD 7800 series display adapter
    Intel 520 SSD - move my 510 to wife's PC
    BDXL compatible BD burner
    Add Acer 23" multi-touch monitor to my HP w2408h monitor for a dual-monitor Windows 8 setup (this is probably my next upgrade)....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Seattle, WA

    Default Re: Upgraded build 53553

    Very nice and good idea with the touch screen monitor for W8!
    Wilson Chau - System Specialist

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Default Re: Upgraded build 53553

    Thanks for your post.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Columbia, California

    Default Re: Upgraded build 53553

    I recently installed an Intel 520 SSD (240 GB) as my system drive. My Windows Experience mark for the HD went from 5.9 to 7.9! It was definitely a good move.

    It looks like you have a great build, and a good plan!


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