Time for a new PC

September 18, 2007 at 8:23 pm 3 comments

I think it’s time for a new PC. I currently have a Shuttle PC (G5) which has worked great for me for more than 2 years; but I need more storage, more speed, and more RAM. I’ve upgraded the HDD to 300GB and upped the RAM to 2 GB but I need more. I’d also like to get a dual-core processor with virtual extension support for my virtual machine adventures.

So, after lots of research and measuring available space and reading reviews and checking specs here’s what I’ve ordered from my friends at newegg.com:

Case – Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm SECC Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower

Power supply – Rosewill RX850-D-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 850W Power Supply

Motherboard – ASUS M2R32-MVP AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX

Processor – AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache

CPU cooler – Scythe SCMNJ-1000 80mm Sleeve “NINJA MINI”

Memory – (2) G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

Video card – HIS Hightech H260PRQT512DDN-R Radeon HD 2600PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16

OS drive – Western Digital Raptor150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150

Data drive – Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

DVD burners (2) – LITE-ON 2MB Cache SATA

Floppy drive – SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5″ Internal Floppy Drive

Should be fun.


Entry filed under: Hardware, Tech Adventures, Technology.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mando  |  September 19, 2007 at 6:30 am

    This looks like a recipe for success, especially with the floppy drive and screwless tower. Good luck and I hope it all works on the first go.

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