Sunday, November 04, 2007

Computers: New Computer

Finally, on Friday I picked up the last parts of my computer and around 22:30 with the help from Marie we were done putting together my new computer. It became with some disappointments, such as that motherboard only supporting the raid with one internal and one external SATA drive although on the package it said it does support RAID and nothing else. That was the first time Asus disappointed me. So, I decided not to have RAID and just have 3 HDDs in the computer. Second, the processor came boxed with the cooler but I had already bought a different Asus cooler which is much bigger and more efficient (you can see that on the picture), so I have one spare cooler now.

As about Windows Vista Business 64 Bit, I was really amazed how easy it was. First, I used Memtest and tested 8GB or RAM - it actually took some time. Then, there was an option during the installation to test the RAM which I did as well. Everything was good, and it was worth investing a bit more money into good memeory like Kingston.

The rest is pretty simple, just like with XP, installation, drivers, etc.

The software part wasn't that complicated. Most of the software will run perfectly on 64 bit vista. Some issued that might raise are the programs that use drivers - like CD Burning, video tweakers, etc. The rest is ok. From the software that I have installed so far, I didn't have any problems.

So, here is the configuration of the computer:

Date / Time 2007-11-04 / 20:30

-- Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
-- Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business

-- CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850, 3000 MHz (9 x 333)
-- Motherboard Name Asus P5K-V (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
-- System Memory 8192 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
-- Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS (512 MB)

-- LG L246WP(Digital)

-- 2x Disk Drive WDC WD1600JS-55NCB1 ATA Device (149 GB, IDE)
-- Disk Drive WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGA0 ATA Device (465 GB, IDE)

Optical Drive
-- LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S SCSI CdRom Device (DVD+R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:12x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)

-- Microsoft USB Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 (IntelliType Pro)

-- Microsoft USB Trackball Explorer (IntelliPoint)

All for now.



Levon Levonian said...

Wow, that's a monster! Congratulations! Pretty cool specs. Is it silent enough though?

Genadij Trimailov said...

Well, it has 2 big coolers an it's not really silent :). However so far the system stayet at 40 degrees Celsium, so I am planning to get the front panel that would allow adjusting the speeds of the fans manually. Then I might find the optimal speed for the fans that might reduce the noise.

Obviously it will never be silent like new Mac Mini (that doesn't have any coolers at all) :). But it is not as powerfull.

Барков said...

Да, Геныч! Красотища! А сколько мощность блока питания?