ATI 5870

I just got my ATI 5870 in the mail and let me tell you. This card is massive – 11 inches long. The case in the picture is an Antec P180, which is a full ATX case. I had to take out one of the hard drive trays for the card to fit. I cant wait to do some testing.

 ATI 5870 in case

My New Car(HCH)

Last Monday I went to the dealership and brought new (had 68 miles) 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid. Just having it for 3 days I can tell that I’m Going to enjoy this car for the next 200,000 miles.

 NewCar

OSX 10.6 in a VM in Windows

I was able to get OSX running in VMware 7[top picture]  but for some reason it wont boot twice[bottom picture]. I have to reinstall it to be able to use it after a restart. Lets hope the internet has an answer.

OSX Installed VMware

OSX error

Palm Pre at CES

Palm Just announced that EA Mobile, Gameloft, and Laminar Research made a few games for the webOS platform. I’m very excited about this because major companies like EA and Gameloft making games means that it isn’t hard to port games form one device to the other like, from the iPhone to the Palm Pre. Palm also announced that Verizon is going to have a tethering application that allows you to connect up to 5 devices and to the internet through your Palm Pre. This is great because you don’t need to carry a MiFi(still wish I had one) or a aircard with you everywhere you go. I hope that someone is able to port the Verizon application over to the Sprint network so I can tether my notebook to my Palm pre. If you want to watch the announcement you can click the play button below or follow this link. Either way you look at it the Palm Pre, and now Pre Plus, is going to be more and more important in the mobile community and I believe that before webOS 2.0 it will surpass the iPhone in functionally and mindshare. 

Building a New Computer

I just priced out the parts for my new computer and the total came to $1,256.80. Below you can see the parts. I already have a micro ATX case, the P180 Mini, and I have an extra DVD drive so I wont need to worry about them. The HD 5870 is a massive card, 11 inches long, that means that I might have to remove the second hard drive tray in the P180. I should be able to measure the case in the next week or so, when I do I’ll post some images since I know some people out there have the same question.

 

 

 

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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBPK

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBPK

Item #: N82E16820231188

$185.98

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GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128404

$149.99

$139.99

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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Item #: N82E16835100007
 

$6.99

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Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860
Item #: N82E16819115214

$289.99
$279.99

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XFX HD-587A-ZND9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB XXX Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

XFX HD-587A-ZND9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB XXX Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

Item #: N82E16814150456

$439.99
$427.99

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CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139006

$179.99
$119.99

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CORSAIR  Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1  120mm  High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler – Retail
Item #: N82E16835181010

$77.89

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Scythe SY1225SL12M 120mm

Scythe SY1225SL12M 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan

Item #: N82E16835185058

$17.98