I got my new parts yesterday. I was quite excited. They included:
-G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
-AMD Phenom 2.5GHz Quad-Core
-MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard
-HIPER 880W Power Supply
-EVGA GeForce 8800GTS
-ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
All in all it cost me almost a grand. But so far it seems worth it. I stayed up until about 4am this morning putting it all together and sadly having to reinstall Windows (since it wouldn’t recognize my old RAID Array). It’s not too bad though, i only lost about 2 months worth of data. I’d done a reinstall back in April and i’d done a full back up then. And honestly i really haven’t done that much in the last two months. Anything that was important gets stored on the network, so i really didn’t lose that much.
Watch though, here in about a week i’ll need something that i’ve lost. Damn you Murphy and your stupid laws!
Right now i’m in the middle of reinstalling all my software (Office, Trillian, Steam, etc etc). I’m going to have to find a game that can really push this beast to the limits. Anyone got any suggestions? I’ve heard Crysis is pretty intense.