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Posts for Tag: Core i7

It's alive!

Last night my new machine "Nemesis" was brought to life.

Most issues I had was with building the computer. Some items were in backorder, and myself made a mistake ordering the monitor, so I had to exchange that too.

Anyway, The full setup:
- Asus Rampage II GENE motherboard (X58 chipset)
- Intel Core i7 920 CPU
- ATI Radeon HD4870 GPU
- 12GB Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM
- 3TB SATA Harddisks
- Scythe Kama Angle Rev2 CPU cooler
- Cooler Master Sileo black case
- Samsung P2250 monitor

It's running 10.6.2 which was a breeze to install thanks to the excellent guide from myHack

I can't believe what I see when I run Bibble 5 Pro. The processing is done in the blink of an eye. Amazing. Bibble 5 Pro fully utilizes the Quad Core Hyperthreaded i7 so all 8 "cores" are used for the maximum. But without hogging the system down.

My old iMac 20" Core Duo will not be sold, we'll be using that as usual. But my main image and movie monster is now called Nemesis :-)