New System

Posted Dec 7, 2009 at 10:12 pm

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.

MB – EVGA LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI LE

I don’t use the SLI, but EVGA has always been good for me. This just seems like a really nice X58 mobo.


CPU – Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz

This is relatively low end for an i7, but it gets the job done and leaves room for upgrades. 8 cores of awesomeness.


RAM – Corsair XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3

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.


GPU – Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X

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.

Graphics Card

HDD 1 – Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB

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).

Hard Drive

HDD 2 – Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB

This is the drive I use for documents and storage. Hopefully I won’t fill it up too quick… :p

Hard Drive

Case – Antec P183 Black Mid Tower

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.


PSU – Thermaltake Toughpower 850W (recycled)

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.

Power Supply

One Comment

  • Dog

    Nice, Stevo.
    Should be an amazing system and I hope it goes really well for you


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