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Thread: Supercom was born today!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Default Supercom was born today!

    My new Super PC, Supercom, was born today at 4:00 PM PDT. It is alive and running well. The only software installed is W7, but there is a lot more to come. I played a game of solitaire (and won) to initiate its arrival. Birth announcements have been sent out and a celebration will be held tonight at the place of birth. Ice cream and cake will be served. Here are the stats:

    Motherboard = GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P
    CPU = Intel Quad-Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W
    Video card = EVGA GeForce GTX260 Core 216 896MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0
    RAM = Crucial Ballistix 2 GB DDR3
    OS = Windows 7 home premium 64-bit builders pack
    HDD = Western Digital 1000GB 7200rpm SATA WD1001FALS
    CD/DVD = Sony 24x DVD RW, AD-7240S-0B

    In addition to the above new parts, I am using on-hand parts as follows:

    Microsoft wireless optical mouse and keyboard
    dual speakers
    2 wide-screen HD 22-inch LCD monitors (soon to be expanded to 4)
    full tower case with a pull-out drawer for mounting the motherboard.

    I had some trouble with the first boot. That turned out to be a faulty motherboard and CPU which I RMA'd. The replacements worked correctly. I also had some trouble obtaining a bootable CD for testing my new HDD. I finally discovered that I could create one of these on my laptop that has Windows Vista.

    I have one suggestion: "Use the safe BIOS settings until the machine is up and running with the OS and main device drivers installed". The BIOS can be tweaked after that.

    I want to thank Rob for his guidance and those who responded when I had troubles.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Winchester, England


    Congrats - glad it is all working.
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