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Introducing - Me! Dave Mckeen


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#1 DaveMcKeen

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 08:48 AM

Howdy!

I'm Dave McKeen. I'm a retired telecom engineer who now is a semi-pro photographer photographing "starving artist" and "new face" girls and young women talent in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area. See my Web site.

I bought my first IBM PC compatible clone in 1986 after going nowhere with an original Commodore PET I bought in '80. After taking delivery of my third clone and having to fix assembly mistakes I decided to bolt my own together. That worked fine as long as I did my research. But I slapped together the PC prior to the one I have now and it was always unstable. Would not pass any memory tests. Kind of a long drawn out nightmare. So I did a lot of prep on my latest creation and am happy with it. Well, it could be faster, but then I could have thrown more money at it too!

Here's what I wound up with. BTW, the monitor is a honey. Best equipment purchase of any kind I ever made!

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ASUS A8N-E nForce4 Ultra Socket 939

Athlon 64 x2 3800+

Crucial TWINX2048-3200C2 2GB Dual Channel Kit DDR400 XMS3200 184-pin DDR DIMM

Cooler Master RC-531-SSN1 Centurion 531 (Silver) Mid Tower

Antec SP500 500W PSU

HDD Drive 1 (C:) on EIDE PATA Port 1 Master
Maxtor 6L060J3 60 GB (already had)
O/S
Photoshop temp files

HDD Drive 0 (RAID 0 config) (D:) on SATA Ports 3 & 4
2 ea. Seagate ST3400832AS 400GB 8MB 7200RPM SATA II
Data (mostly digital image files)
Windows paging file

HDD Drive 2 (E:) on SATA Port 1
Western Digital WD74GDRTL 74 GB Raptor 8MB 10,000RPM SATA I (150)
Applications
O/S
Photoshop temp files

HDD Drive 3 (F:, G:, H:) on SATA Port 2
Western Digital WD2500JD 250GB Caviar SATA I (already had)(150)
Web site files (F:)
Programs & Updates (G:)
Temp Files

Gigabyte GV-NX66256DP nVidia GeForce 6600 256MB PCI Express x16 w/TV & DVI

Plextor Dual Layer PX-716A

MS Windows XP Professional SP2

FDD Mitsumi AA17310 1.44MB 3.5in Floppy

SCSI board Adaptec AHA-2940AU SCSI Adapter BIOS v1.32

1394 Adapter Addonics ADFE400PCI 3 port (one internal) PCI card 400MBPS

Mouse MS Trackball Explorer 1.0 PS2/USB

Keytronic KT800PS2US-C 104-key PS2 keyboard

Monitor NEC MultiSync LCD2190 UXi

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 03:00 PM

Welcome to BC!
Regards,
John
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