I finally put together my new PC. Holy crap is it blazing fast.
The specs are:
Rampage X48 chipset motherboard
Intel Extreme quad-core CPU
8GB of Mushkin Redline
Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB
Seasonic M12D power supply
My only gripe and problem is with my Seasonic power supply. It emits a very high pitched noise which I’ve read about and apparently it is related to coil whine.
I have another Seasonic M12 700W PSU from my other computer so I’m probably going to install that and RMA this one.
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and it is truly amazing. It is leaps and bounds ahead of Vista and XP. A co-worker had told me that he’s never looking back. From what I’ve seen so far I feel the same way. There is always tomorrow though.
The PC build is not done yet. I still need to get better SATA cables, more fans (Delta extremes 4000RPM), and tidy up the cabling. But for the most part this PC is a done deal.