My somewhat new computer


It’s been a few months since I bought and built my new computer and since I haven’t had the chance to brag about it yet, I decided to take this moment to skip straight to complaining about how it still isn’t good enough. just kidding, i think.

The specs of my previous super…computer may help put everything into perspective.

Skip straight to the photos of my rig

As for my latest custom built workstation, here are the details:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad E6600 2.4ghz (1066mhz FSB)
  • Memory: OCZ 4gb 1066mhz RAM (4 x 1gb PC2-8500)
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS (PCI-E x16)
  • Hard Drives:
    • RAID0: 2 x 250gb SATAII
    • RAID5: 4 x 250gb SATAII
  • Motherboard: Abit IN9 32X MAX WIFI
    • 6 x SATA2 Internal
    • 2 x SATA2 External
    • 1 x IDE port
    • 3xPCI-E(x16)/2xPCI-E(x1)/2xPCI
    • Dual Gigabit LAN connectivity
    • 7.1 HD Audio
    • FireWire/USB 2.0
  • CD/DVD Burner: (CD-RW, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW)
  • Power Supply: Enermax 720watt
  • Case: Antec P182SE
  • Keyboard: Logitech G15
  • Monitors: 2 x 19-inch LCD Screens

My new computer :: RAM

My new computer :: Sata Connectors My new computer :: CPU and RAM My new computer :: Drive Bays My new computer :: Bare Case
My new computer :: Lower HD Bay

My new computer :: Abit Motherboard Internal Ports My new computer :: Abit Motherboard External Ports My new computer :: Inside the case My new computer :: Inside the case 2 My new computer :: Mirror Finish


12 Comments

  1. That is a nice machine bro! I personally don’t like building my own boxes. I have done it before, but for me it is just easier to buy it pre-made then beef it up later. I am very impressed by your though!

    -EDP

  2. Your new machine looks very powerful indeed but why not go for the 8800GTX with such a powerful machine?

  3. I really don’t play many games on my computer, so it just didn’t seem logical to pay $600+ on a video card.

  4. what’s annoying about SATA connectors? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    nice job btw. very good looking rig.

  5. I love the case! I’d probably make a mess of it though. Definitely some good specs there. The wiring isn’t too bad either, given how many hard drives you went with. Nice.

  6. Higgy likes!

  7. Cool new PC! You got a good specs for your new computer.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Nice setup!

    But two monitors is not enough

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. I’ve been using high end PCs for about 8 years now, ended my Mac relationship when the first version of OS X came out SUCKED (around 1999 or 2000?!?).

    BUT with the iterations that have taken place in the last few years, I’m just gonna spend 3-4k and get a BEEFY Mac Pro tower. OS X is SOOO much better and more stable now. That with the tight hardware integration…. yeah!

    I’m sick of building, tweaking, ghosting images, etc. I’ll pay a premium for a big work horse soon. I’m turning back into a Mac fan boy, it only took 8 years.

    Nice Rig!

    Dave Martinez

  10. Jason Stone is a Hot Guy!!

  11. Love your choice.

  12. The 8800GTX card from Nvidia has long been established as one of the best single-GPU cards in existence – in fact, the only single-GPU card that beats it is the 9800GTX, which has its own drawbacks, as I will explain below.
    So how does the BFG 8800GTX OC2 differ from the rest of the menagerie that is the 8800GTX family? Well, first of all, it has significantly higher clock speeds, giving you great performance gains over both standard clocked brands, and many of the other stock overclocked brands. It is nearly at the top of the food chain as far as 8800GTX speeds go. As for how it competes in real-world gaming, I can play any game at full graphics settings with this beast of a graphics card, and every one of those with full anisotropic filtering, and at least some level of antialising (the latter on all games save for Crysis). It was released a few years ago now, but it’s still up there as one of the 3 top GPU lines in existence.
    And that’s not all.

    Maria,
    Project Manager

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