PC | 2nd Build

Back in late November of 2007, I built my own computer.  The specifications are as follows:

Case: COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Mother Board: ABIT IN9 32X-MAX LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive – OEM – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

DVD Burner: ASUS Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

North Bridge Cooling Fan: EVERCOOL EC4010 40mm Case Fan – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

After Market Heat Sink Fan (for Processor): Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

4x120mm Case Fan (to go with Cooler Master Case): Rosewill RFA120L-R 120mm 4 Red LEDs LED Case Fan – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Ram: OCZ 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

1st Graphics Card: Shader OC 1650MHz MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

2nd Graphics Card: MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card – Retail NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Black) EPS12V 750W Power Supply 100 – 240 V UL, ULC, CE, CB, RoHS – Retail – NewEgg Link, Archived PDF

Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speakers – Retail – NewEgg Link

1st Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 2408 Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor – Dell Link

2nd Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp 2406 Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

Mobo2

Boxes

After much tweaking, I was able to get the E6850, stocked at 3GHz, to stay stable at 3.825 GHz with a Vcore of only 1.46 volts! The 3DMark score for my system, with the OC-ed CPU and two 8800GT’s in SLI, came to 16,760

3DMark Score

Here are some earlier blog posts related to my computer building experience:  [1],[2],[3].  Here is a post about open source/free software [4], and here is a post about free overclocking programs [5].