PC 2006

I’ve begun the process of building my next PC. All parts are ordered and I hope to be building it this weekend or early next week. The current PC is over two years old and is beginning to show it’s age.

Here are the specs of my new PC:

Case Zalman
ATX Case
Built with 5mm pure aluminum
4 x 5¼-in bays / 4 x 3½-in bays (1 ext, 3 int)
1 x 120mm rear + 2 x 92mm front fans
Front ports : 2 x USB2.0 / 1 x IEEE1394a / 1 x Mic / 1 x Headphones
PSU Thermaltake
Toughpower 750W
w/ Cable Management
ATX Power Supply
Four 12V rails (60A total)
Modular cable management
SLI and Dual Core CPU ready
MoBo Abit
Fatal1ty AN9 32X
AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP/SPP 190
4 x 240-pin dual channel DDR2 800/667/533 DIMM sockets (max 8GB)
2GHz Hyper Transport system  bus
On board dual gigabit LAN
2 x PCI-Ex16 / 2 x PCI-Ex1 / 1 x PCI / 1 x AudioMAX slot
1 x floppy port / 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 IDE
3 x internal USB 2.0 (supports 6 ports) / 2 x internal 400 Mb/s IEEE1394
4 x external (back panel) USB 2.0
6 x SATA 3Gb/s (supports RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD)
7.1 HD on-board AudioMax (supports S/P DIF in+out)
Athlon 64 FX-62 [ADAFX62CSBOX]
Dual Core (Windsor 90nm SOI) 2.8GHz /
Socket AM2
2 x 1MB L2 cache / 2 x 64K L1 instruction cache / 2 x 64K data cache
Integrated 128-bit DD2 memory controller (DDR2-800 support)
2GHz Hyper Transport link
32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (AMD64) instruction set support
1.35v – 1.40v @ 125W max
227.4 million transistors / 230 mm x 230 mm
CPU Fan Zalman
Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
Pure copper base and aluminum surrond
2 ball-bearing dual-speed fan
Video BFG
GeForce 8800 GTX [BFGR88768GTXE]
GeForce 8800
(G80) GPU
PCI-Express x16 / Dual DVI output
900MHz (1.8GHz effective)
768MB DDR3 / 384-bit memory interface (86.4GB/sec bandwidth)
575MHz core clock / 1.35GHz shader clock (36.8 billion/sec texture fill
128 Stream processors / 400MHz dual RAMDACs
DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 support /
HDCP compatible
RAM Corsair
TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO 2GB Kit
XMS2 ProSeries
2 x 240-pin
DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 DIMMs (64Mx8)
Performance Profile
High-efficincy platinum heat spreader /
24 activity LEDs
4-4-4-12-2T (2.1V) certified at 800MHz
Audio Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
(salvaged from old PC)
CD/DVD Plextor
Internal SATA Dual Layer DVD±R/RW CD-R/RW Drive
10× DVD+R DL /
16× DVD±R /
8× DVD+RW /
6× DVD-RW /
48× CD-R /
24× CD-RW /
48× CD-ROM
HDD Western Digital
Raptor 150GB
Serial ATA-150 / 16MB buffer / 10,000RPM
4.6ms read seek / 5.2ms write seek / 10.2ms full stroke seek
1.5Gb/s host-to-buffer / 84MB/s buffer-to-disk