Saturday, December 08, 2007

My Proposed New Rig: Core 2 Quad 6600

I think it's time for a new rig for me.  This would be my third - DIY - custom built system (See:   Jeff's DIY evangelism).   My current one is a Intel Pentium 2.4 GHz HT.  Here's the complete configuration:

  • Intel Pentium 2.4 GHz HT
  • Intel D865GBF Motherboard
  • Nvidia GeForce 6200
    • More recent addition, after I installed Vista Enterprise on an auxiliary drive
  • 1 GB DDR RAM [400 MHz]
  • HDD
    • 120 GB Seagate Barracuda SATA
    • 150 GB Samsung SATA
    • Elements 300 GB [External, USB]
  • No Sound Card
    • I find the integrated audio enough for my needs [4.1 Surround]
  • Ethernet Card
  • Samsung SyncMaster 206BW 20" LCD
  • Sony DVD +- RW Writer
  • Sony DVD ROM
  • Kensington Wireless Keyboard, Mouse Combo
    • I had a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000.  I also have an imp for a daughter - 2 and half a year old.  She had a field day drenching it with a mouthful of water. 
  • Creative Ultra Webcam
  • Intex Headphones

I run the following OSs:

  • Windows XP SP2 [primary]
  • Windows Vista Enterprise  [Auxiliary]

My proposed rig:

Proposed OS:

  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Bit

My new machine would probably inherit everything else starting from SyncMaster down from my old machine.  Also planning to keep my old one around.

I'll do a Jeff Atwood in the coming week assembling my new rig.

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