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#1 RainbowSix

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:37 PM

I made a post before about upgrading to quad core, but I've decided to upgrade several things. What do you all think of these?
The specs for my current system are in my signature.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
I chose this CPU over the Phenom X4 9850 because of its lower power consumption and heat.

CPU HSF: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB

Card Reader: Koutech IO-RCM621 (because my current one is dead)

Access point: ENCORE ENHWI-2AN3 802.11b/g/n
This is replacing a PCI wireless card.


One specific thing I wonder about is SSD compatibility. Do all motherboards recognize SSDs?

Edited by RainbowSix, 03 October 2010 - 07:15 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 10:54 PM

Yes, so long as the interface is SATA. You may need a drive converter, like the ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-2B, to get your 2.5 inch drive to fit into a 3.5 inch drive bay.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 06:32 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...3-113-_-Product


i use this card reader and love it...have had no problems and it reads everything fast and the usb ports are also a plus and its cheaper...if u chose the one u did for a reason i understand...but this reader is a good one if u r still open to suggestions :thumbsup:

good luck!

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:05 PM

Thanks everyone. That SSD comes with the adapter brackets and cables, so compatibility won't be a problem. For the card reader, the one on my list is only $3 more so I'll go with that one.
[ Antec 1200 v3 | Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev. 3.1 | AMD Phenom II x6 1090T (overclocked to 4GHz) | Corsair XMS3 4x4GB DDR3 1600 | COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W & Visiontek Juice Box 450W | SAMSUNG 470 Series 64GB SSD | WD Caviar Black 640GB & Samsung Spinpoint 2TB HDD | 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770 in Crossfire | SAMSUNG 22X DVD±RW | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit]

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:30 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...3-113-_-Product


i use this card reader and love it...have had no problems and it reads everything fast and the usb ports are also a plus and its cheaper...if u chose the one u did for a reason i understand...but this reader is a good one if u r still open to suggestions :thumbsup:

good luck!



I have the same card reader. This is what happens when 45 yr old eyes in combination with insufficient light+ a Corsair modular PSU with all black wiring and a sloppy molex connector equal when you plug the molex in backwwards. Lots of smoke was let out that day. Fortunately the only thing fried was the card reader. To my credit, I did not RMA it, I ate the cost as I should have.

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