||[Dec. 7th, 2009|10:28 am]
The Veritable TechNinja
After 6 years, I finally need a new PC at home. The graphics card is failing, resulting in hourly crashes and severe artifacts and slow display response. It's sad to see the ol' girl go, and it really wasn't that slow except with full-screen FLV files, but it's just plain time. As you may know, as big a console gamer as I am, I don't game on my PC, and instead build my personal machine like a little bitty server. ROCK MOTHERFUCKING STABLE. Here's the scary geek words:
1x Intel Core i7-860 (4 2.8GHz cores, 1333MHz frontside)
1x Supermicro X8SIL-O motherboard
4GB Crucial DDR3-1333 Registered ECC RAM
1x Crucial 64GB MLC SSD
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATAII (for RAID1 share volume)
1x Plextor PX-880SA DVD-DL burner
1x Lian-Li PC-A05NB Minitower case
1x Antec BP550 550W modular PSU
1x Syba SD-U2HUB-4 4-port 3.5" internal USB hub
1x Alesis M1Active 320 USB monitors
And I'm reusing my Samsung 226bw LCD, Logitech LX8 mouse, and Unicomp Customizer 104 USB. Yes, it's massive, massive overkill. No, I do not care. I fully intend on this machine lasting another six years, and I don't want to open that case once in that entire length of time once I start installing the OS.
Oh, and in other news, I've officially gained my first five pounds of muscle from working out. Woot!