- Jan 29, 2006
- 9,066 (2.07/day)
- My house.
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430|
|Cooling||Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU|
|Memory||2GB G.Skill DDR2 800|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600|
|Storage||WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.|
|Display(s)||Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900|
|Case||Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).|
|Audio Device(s)||Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).|
|Power Supply||ThermalTake 430W TR2|
|Software||XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.|
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