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I thought about adding another...but nowhere to put it in the front. I'm debating on a CPU upgrade path, which will determine if I WC it or not. If I do, I'll have alot of spare fans
lol i have a metal briefcase overflowing with fans^^ have had some fun experimenting with changing the LEDs out for other colors/intensities =)
Anyway, I think the two things you'd see the most noticeable improvement from are a SSD and CPU, of course. I run my apps games and OS from the Corsair 128g SSD and really noticed an improvement when booting and opening apps and with some careful system folder manipulation you can really get a long life from these things(or so I'm hoping). As for the cpu I don't see the point in buying an x4 if you plan on hopping on the next amd chip....why not instead spend the extra 30-40$ and get six core 1055t, I'm sure you could still sell that at a decent enough price to have something to put towards a bulldozer, etc, I have a harder time imagining a decent resell of a quad core amd chip when the new lines hit. Course, I could be wrong, but that's my 2 cents^^
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That makes sense. The SSD is something I've been on the fence about for a while, since my friend's Alienware came with one and it was a bit flaky. My Phenom II 550 is a tri-core right now, as I don't see a need for 6. My thoughts were to get a 555, since my friend really wants this one. That would give me a spare CPU laying around when Bulldozer hits in case I need it.

Edit: 3.9Ghz dual core to 3.8 Ghz tri-core gave me 790 >> 1300 ops in Vantage.
Edited by Silvos00 - 8/24/10 at 9:01am
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Having LED troubles now. I don't know if I want to use the internal PSU to run then, or a "wall wort" outside of the case so I don't have to worry about PSU drain. Also, I cannot find a good luminance reference. I was hoping to have something along the liens of my old XION, but I can't find the brightness of them.
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Update. Gigabyte GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H and AMD Phenom II X2 555 (Unlocked to quad, 3.8 Ghz). Running stable at what I believe is 45C...I'm still trying to figure out the TMPINs. This is it for core components until BD comes out, just needing to somehow mount the SD reader I got...I don't have a 2.5" expansion bay
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