Oh, can I say just how damn QUIET the computer is? If you desire silence, get an Antec Performance 1. Big fans too, so you shouldn't worry much about overheating.
So, here are the specs of my new monstrosity.
Antec Performance 1 Case
eVGA NVIDIA nforce 680i SLi motherboard
700W Power Supply
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHZ)
2 Gb DDR2-800 PC6400 RAM
250 Gb SATA 7200 RPM HD
Samsung DVD-R/CD-RW Lightscribe Drive
2 NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT (SLi)
Will upgrade the video cards maybe a year or so from now when Vista should be more stable and more DirectX10 cards will come out. Just hope I don't have to upgrade the power supply too as a result.
I'm just using the mobo's built-in HD sound. I'm partially deaf, so a high-end sound card for me is akin to that of gastric bypass surgery for a skinny guy...it's useless. I got what I need to appreciate sound anyway...a honkin' subwoofer!
So, can I consider myself as a semi-expert or even expert at hardware?
Edited by Venek, 28 January 2007 - 07:48 PM.