My Custom–Built PC
Right, it’s been 3 months in the making, finally companies have decided to make enough processors, motherboards and graphics cards that joe bloggs can actually find one to buy! Ordering everything on Christmas Eve Eve (23rd) wasn’t terribly smart, but it “should” all arrive by Friday:
Case: Coolermaster Stacker – Blue with Window and Crossflow Fan – £149
Motherboard: Asus A8N SLI Deluxe – £150 (had to pay a bit more to get one before term) – Antec Silver Thermal Compound – £7
Power Supply: Tagan 480W – £67
Processor: AMD64 3500+ 90nm Winchester – £197
RAM: OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Platinum Rev 2 2×512MB PC3200 CL 2-2-2-5 – £175
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache – £118 – Secure Connect Serial ATA Cable – £7
Hard Drive 2: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 300GB SATA 16MB Cache – £128
Graphics Card: Leadtek GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI – £330 (will add a second 6800GT 6 months down the line)
DVD Writer: NEC ND3520 16×16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter – £47
Keyboard: Microsoft Digital PS2/USB Media Pro Keyboard – £20
Total: ~£1,400 with assorted delivery and unforseen costs.
Now all I need to do is wait in for courier men on Wednesday and Thursday too to collect it all! Oh, and it needs to be painstakingly built too and have all the software installed and tuned… then the overclocking can begin!