Last night about this time, I ordered my PC upgrade. The parts should be arriving by the end of the week. I am excited as any computer nerd should be.
This is what the current setup is:
- Black Alienware Area-51 desktop case with Alienware power supply
- ABIT NF7-M Socket A motherboard
- AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.4GHz OC‘ed to 1.6GHz processor
- Kingston ValueRAM 512MB (2x256MB) PC-3200 DDR400 memory running in dual channel mode
- ATI Radeon 128MB AGP video card (unable to remember the model)
- Western Digital WD400BB 40GB IDE hard drive
- Western Digital WD1600BB 160GB IDE hard drive
- Sony DRU-800 DVDÂ±RW IDE burner
- Sony DVD-ROM IDE drive
This is what the future setup will be:
- the same Alienware case and power supply
- ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 motherboard
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz processor (hoping to OC this close to 3GHz!)
- Kingston HyperX 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2 800 memory running in dual channel mode
- MSI Nvidia 7300LE 256MB PCI Express x16 video card
- Western Digital WD2500KS 250GB SATA II hard drive
- same DVD burner
- same DVD-ROM drive
Yummy! This system should tie me over for the next few years.
I know the Phenoms and the Fusions will be coming out soon, but they’ll be too rich for my blood for quite a while.
The motherboard for this new system can only support two IDE/PATA drives, so I will be unable to use the two hard drives from the previous setup. I will move them to my current favorite desktop, Yang, a machine built with overclocking enthusiast parts from the Athlon XP era.
I’ll keep you updated with how the upgrading goes.
My brother will be searching for a house when his lease runs out. He is looking for one with a room he can convert into a recording studio. When he finally finds it, he’ll need to close the deal with the realtor. After everything is said and done, he will have a house with a garage and a lawn to mow.