A new PC is born

So finally I managed to get a PC worthy of a gaming rig. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that. First, a shot from before the upgrade. That’s my old PC and my iMac, sitting happily together on my desk. Ah, the memories. It’s like a silicon version of the black and white cookie.

Before the upgrade

And now, the new gear. First, a shot of my case and PSU in their boxy homes, and second a shot of my motherboard. I decided to be lazy and let the guys at the store mount the CPU and memory for me with my cooler. Saved me some time, and it was free of charge. Can’t complain about that. Lastly, a shot of the case after I installed my PSU.

Boxes of goodies Motherboard, CPU mounted and ram already in PSU installed

After that I got pretty busy installing all the other stuff, so I didn’t take too much time to take pictures. On to the action shots.

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Got the requisite “gamer in the dark” pictures accentuating my lack of sunlight exposure, and the last one has a flash on to show some details on how much I need to wipe down my glass desk. My iMac has subsequently found a home off to the right where my printer was, and the printer is on the floor waiting for a home.

It was a great bit of fun doing the build, I have to say, and it’s even better that it booted up on the first try. At some point I’m going to have to wrangle the cables a bit better, but this thing blows away what I upgraded from. Here’s a list of what went inside:

  • Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case
  • Intel Coreâ„¢2 Duo Processor E6600 2.4GHz w/ 4MB Cache
  • Zalman CNPS9700 NT Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
  • Asus P5B w/ DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, SATA II, PCI-E x16
  • Corsair 2GB XMS2-6400 TWIN2X Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB)
  • eVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out
  • Seagate 320GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II w/ NCQ, 16MB Cache
  • Corsair HX 620W Modular Power Supply w/ Triple +12V
  • Dual Samsung SyncMaster 206BW 20in Widescreen LCD w/ DVI, 2ms, 3000:1

And no, I didn’t go with Vista on this thing (yet). No real reason to yet. :)

5 thoughts on “A new PC is born”

  1. Our builds are so close to the same, yet yours posted 1st try. Mine wont even power up :(

  2. Great configuration, I really like the green with all the blue.

    I’m assembling a new PC myself, but haven been able to fire it up yet, due to the 24h/day limitation.

    I’m using a C2D E6850, with pretty much the same gear you use… how does the Zalman perform???

    Cheers and keep up the good work with WDA.

    Sp

  3. Hey wickedness i saw what u got and tought hey that looks similar to mine =)
    i got the same case
    antec 900
    But mines different yet:

    Case: Antec 900
    CPU: QX6600 Quad
    P/S: Antec 850watt
    MIB: Asus Maximus (gamers of republic)
    Ram: 4GB Crusial ballistic (ramsticks with glow)
    HDD: Segate 500gb 7200Rpm, 32MB
    DvD: 20x SATA dcd-rw LG
    O/S: Vista Pre 64bit (i did go with vista to try out new games out there so far so good amazing graphics) =)
    V/C: 8800ge force 512mb Nvidia
    Screen: ViewSonic 22″ atm

    Meow thats my computer

    http://a67.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/100/l_f6cdf6cdced4a21308e90a0885dda23a.jpg

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