PC Upgrades, October 2012

Thanks to a price mistake, plunging monitor prices for 1200 line displays, and my inability to control spending–

+ EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI DP Graphics Card (~$160)

+ CORSAIR XMS3 2 x 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 (~$30)

+ Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT256M4SSD1 ($150)

These hardware replaced my existing GeForce GTX 460 from Gigabyte (boy do I see a difference!) and while I have migrated my system drive to the new SSD off from the old Intel SSD, it’s still running in the box. The plan is eventually move it to the media PC that is having problems with a Vertex Plus (sorry Sandforce, never again)!

I also picked up a second monitor.

+ Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24″ Monitor with LED (~$285)

Final dollbox stats~

CPU: i5 750
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55M-UD2
Memory: 4x2gb Corsair DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked 2048MB
Case: Antec 1200
PSU: Antec CP-850
Drive1: Crucial m4 256 GB CT256M4SSD1 (7mm ver)
Drive2: 1x WD Raptor 76gb
Drive3: 1x semi-old Samsung Spinpoint 1tb
Drive4: 1x80gb X25MG2 (will probably move to another box)
Optical: just some ASUS DVD burner
OS: Win7 64bit Pro