I am posting this from a new freshly built computer system. I thought this would be a good time to list the components that went into it. Click on titles for more info.
In short, it has an Intel Core i7 CPU with 12 GB of RAM and Radeon HD 5870 (interesting story about that) running Windows 7. It’s fast and it has plenty of memory for video editing etc.
I don’t use the SLI, but EVGA has always been good for me. This just seems like a really nice X58 mobo.
This is relatively low end for an i7, but it gets the job done and leaves room for upgrades. 8 cores of awesomeness.
12 gigs give me plenty of room for multitasking. I can video chat while writing a letter while editing a movie while watching YouTube while editing several photos while playing a game while cracking government encryption.
If you read a previous post, you know what I went through to get this. The 5870 is one of the latest from ATI and features DirectX 11. What’s unique about this one is the non-reference cooler, which supposedly works better because of magic vapors.
This is my primary drive for the OS and program files. I’ve always used WD and never had one fail (though none of the Seagates I’ve owned have either).
This is the drive I use for documents and storage. Hopefully I won’t fill it up too quick… :p
This is a very nice mid tower case with a sleek low profile design. There’s no lights on the fans or anything flashy, but it is a very quiet case. There is sound dampening material on the sides and rubber padding on the drive cages and frame. I also added 2 intake fans to the front for more air flow.
This was the one part reused from my old system. It still works great as far as I can tell and it’s plenty of power for this system.