Okay so its time to finally put my build log up. Some parts are new, some will be re-used from my existing machine.
This was going to be using a Quad-Core C2D but thats just a bit out of my reach price wise. So I decided to go with E6300 but fate stepped in and dropped a Xeon 3060 on me (a friend finally "paid" up some money he owed me).
Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi
Only reason WiFi was on sell and pretty good deal
Lian-Li PC-6070B Plus Silent - Black
Found this on sell at Monarch for $90. Could not pass it up
SeaSonic M-12 600
600W is more than I need but should provide some future proofing
Corsair XMS2 1GB DDR2 800 x 4
My goal is to run at 400MHz FSB and thats it, plus I wanted a lot of memory for those huge memory resident sample libraries I use from time to time
Water cooled was what I wanted but budget dictated otherwise so I went with the Tuniq.
160 GB 7200 RPM Seagate SATA I
250 GB 7200 RPM Seagate SATA II
300 GB 7200 RPM Seagate SATA II
These are what I currently have so I am going to stick with them.
The 160 is my junk drive I keep in an external enclosure for saving stuff when doing OS re-install or just to play around. It is usually not even powered on.
The 250 is split into an OS partition and a Sample partition.
The 300 is solely for Audio files and the project files for a song.
This is what I currently have. Good card but I really dislike the Patch Panel app. I am going to be moving to a M-Audio 192 Audiophile or a TC Konnekt 8. I am leaning to the TC as I want to me to a Firewire interface so I can keep the same audio interface if I decide to go the Hackintosh route.
Currently have a X800XT but I want a card with 2 DVI outs. the DVI + VGA on the X800XT drives me nuts and got the X1800 at a good price
Dual ViewSonic VP201B 20" LCD
I have these already and love them! I would like to replace one with a WideScreen but I'll wait til a pile of cash falls from the sky
This computer is being built for music production (DAW). I really do not play games anymore so no need for a super video card. I want raw processing power and memory for all the virtual instrument's and effects I use.
The goal is to get 3.6 GHz (9 x 400) on air but I will be happy with 3.2 GHz (8 x 400). 400 FSB is a must as I want to keep the memory bandwidth in full use so I dont mind dropping the clock multiplier on the chip at all.
No build progress to report yet except for my current lapping misadventure
I have heard the third time is a charm so I should get it right the next time.