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  • Ultimate Dev Workstation 2012

    Being a dev machine that hadn't been reimaged in over a year or so, I was starting to have some issues with the current Win7 x64 image that I had on the machine I built in 2009.  Since I was going to have to do a reinstall of the OS, I figured now was a good time to upgrade to a newer processor and motherboard, more RAM and a solid state drive. 

    Once I received all of the pieces and parts (we'll get to that part shortly), I found out that I also needed to upgrade the power supply as …

  • In transition...

    I am in the process of moving all technical content from my personal site ( to this site.  I'll do my best to get it moved over as quickly as possible, so please bear with me.  I'll do my best to create a permalink in the old post to the new post so that people will be able to find the content.  Do note that I am not moving comments as the amount of work it would take versus the number of comments that exist (and that weren't spam) is very low.

  • Ultimate Developer Workstation 2009

    Last fall, I put together a NewEgg wishlist for a new 64 bit machine that I built.  I tweeted about it, but evidently didn't make a blog post.  The main purpose of this machine is to run Server 2008 in Workstation mode with IIS7 and SQL 2008.  The specs are as follows:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz Processor

    ECS P35T-A ATX motherboard

    8 gigs (4 x 2gb) of DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) RAM from Corsair

    PNY GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0x16 video card

    Western …