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A Look at Shane B's Upgraded TweakTown Test Systems (Page 1)

Shane has just upgraded his testbeds. Let's see what he's done and why he's chosen the items he has.
Shawn Baker | Sep 10, 2010 at 04:23 am CDT - 1 min, 0 secs reading time for this page
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Introduction

A Look at Shane B's Upgraded TweakTown Test Systems 02 | TweakTown.com

Every once in a while I take the time to go over my testbeds and see if anything can be changed to make them better. Earlier this year my main video card testbed went from a GIGABYTE X58 and i7 920 setup to an ASRock X58 and i7 980X. At about the same time I started to test more and more memory kits and a ASRock P55 system came into the mix along with an i7 860.

Recently I looked at the G.Skill Flare series kit which was designed to work on AMD X6 systems and thought it was the perfect opportunity to build a third testbed while also taking the time to see if some modifications could be made to the others.

As soon as some new hardware upgrades come into a test system it renders previous results really useless, so I also took the time to look at the benchmark line-up and see if some new games could be added.

Ultimately what you're looking at today is a rundown of the parts I've chosen, why I chose them and a little look behind the scenes of how everything runs here in the West Australian TweakTown lab.

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