New Computer!

Well, It’s becoming impossible to use my desktop – mainly because of a 2+ year old Windows XP install, however still partly due to slower overall hardware. I decided last month that I ws going to purchase a new computer, and today that time came (as long as Visa lets to charge go through). Here’s a little comparison.

What I had (15,000 ft view):

  • Antec Case
  • AMD XP 2100+
  • 1.0 GB PC2100
  • Matrox 32MB dual head (VGA + DVI) graphics
    -note: I already purchased a new video card for this computer, It will be installed when I install Linux
  • SB Audigy (yes, the original)
  • MSI Mainboard with onboard RAID 0/1
  • 2 40GB HDD (mirrored)
  • 2 160GB HDD

Overall it’s a great computer, it just can’t handle XP and Virus Scan anymore. It will be a very good Linux workstation

What I bought:

  • Antec P180B case
  • Intel BLKD975XBX2KR Mainboard (RAID 0/1/0+1/5)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR2 800 (PC 6400)
  • EVGA 640 8800GTS Graphics (DirectX 10 compatable)
  • Seasonic 650W quad rail power supply
  • 7 Segate SATA II 320GB Hard Drives
  • External Sony DVD Burner
  • Belkin 1500VA UPS

And for other PCs in the Apt:

  • 2 Intel PCI Pro 1000 NIC
  • Netgear GS108 10/100/1000 8 port switch
  • Belkin 900VA UPS

I will be keeping my 2 VGA 17″ Samsung SyncMaster 710N LCDs until I’m ready to buy a pair of 24″ widescreen LCDs

wow, lots of money. The good thing is that this PC will last me quite some time just as the old one did.

1 Comment »

  1. Mom Said,

    March 31, 2007 @ 8:27 pm

    you’d better start shitting money, dearie.

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