Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Finally! A quiet and powerful PC that does everything I want.

I've just finished building my PC and am very very pleased. I picked up a cheap refurb Dell 5150 from ebay and chucked in another 3 hard disks (4 in total with a bit of hacking and power splitting) and a dual DVB-T (digital TV) tuner PCI-E card. All running Windows Media Center 2005.

It rocks!

I love this new BTX motherboard format. The PC (even with the 4 drives) is almost inaudible!

Here's the spec for all you geeks:

Pentium 4 HT 630 3.0Ghz (2MB Cache)

160GB SATA drive
plus 2x250GB and 300GB Maxtor hard disks
(960GB in total!)

Terratec Cinergy 2400i dual DVB-T digital TV tuner PCI-Express card

ATI X600 256MB

NEC DVD-RW

IDE RAID card

Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum Pro with breakout (sounds great with my guitar)

Windows Media Center 2005 OS with IR sensor and remote

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