So my system at work started to act up. It’s a three year old system and I believe the motherboard was showing signs of wear and tear. I went ahead and decided to sell my remaining system and start anew. I purchased a motherboard, processor and video card.
I went with an AMD X2 3800+ Manchester retail boxed processor. I found this on a for sale forum and got it at a decent price too. This will be my first dual-core chip that I will be working with. The reason why I decided to opt for a chip that is even better than my home system is that all I do at work is multitask between many things. I believe the dual-core processor will benefit me much more while at work than at home.
For the motherboard, I went with an ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe. This board is basically the cream of the crop of the nVidia nForce 4 chipset right now – along with some of the other DFI motherboards which many overclocking enthusiasts recommend as well.
Last but not least, the video card. I went with an eVGA 6600GT PCI-Express 1xVGA, 1xDVI outputs and also I believe TV-Out. For work, obviously, I don’t need a bad-ass graphics card since I won’t be gaming while at work. But, I thought I would not cheap out on this system anyway so I went with what I thought was a great choice. I would have bought a second hand video card but unfortunately, eVGA does not allow people to transfer warranties and for that sake and that sake only, I did not want to take a chance with a second hand card.
Oh, I also forgot, I also had to buy a new case since I donated my other case to our file server at work. I went with an Antec P180. I would have gone with the P180B had it been available here. It is not. It probably won’t be for another several months too. I would purchase it online but shipping is outrageous and probably nearing $50+ just to ship a case to where I’m at.
I hope that no hiccups occur while putting my new unit together. The unit will be coupled with a Western Digital 36.7GB Raptor hard drive and a 500W Rosewill PSU for the mean time while I save some cash for a new Seasonic S12-600W PSU. I will be reusing my memory, Crucial Ballistix PC4000 that was used in my previous system as well.
I will update this post with maybe a small review of how it handles my everyday tasks while at work. I hope you all enjoyed this weird blog of mine. Take it easy.