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Jester
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The Ugly Duckling is my latest PC. It may not look like a lot but it sure packs a punch!

The Ugly Duckling contains the following components.

THE GOOD

  • Intel Core 2 DUO E8400 @ 4.05 ghz/1800 mhz FSB (450 x 9, Rev. C0, 1.38 VCore/1.3v FSB)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • 4 GB RAM (Crucial Ballistix 4 x 1 GB DDR2 800 @ 900 mhz, 1.850v)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • (EVGA) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 CORE 216 - 55nm @ 684/1476/1190[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • (PNY) NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT @ 720/1800/950[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 PCI Sound Card (disabled due to blue screens, thanks Windows Vista)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • OCZ StealthXStream 700W PSU - four +12v rails (18A/18A/18A/18A, ~56A max combined power, selling my CM Real Power Pro 650W 🙁 )[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Western Digital 320 GB SATA HDD (7200 RPM 3.0 GB/s 8 MB Cache)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Sony Optiarc DVD RW Drive[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • iBuyPower IBP-Z001 Liquid Cooling System[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit w/ SP1[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Sunbeam Chromatic Windmill 5.25" LCD Display/Fan Controller[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Antec TriCool 120mm Blue LED Intake Fan (upper front)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Yate Loon 120mm Blue LED Intake Fan (lower front)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Unknown 120mm Blue LED Intake Fan (Side)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Logicys 120mm Blue LED Exhaust Fan (Radiator)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • APEVIA 140mm Blue LED Exhaust Fan (Top)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Acer X223 22" Widescreen monitor and Lenovo ThinkVision 17" Fullscreen monitor (both DVI-I)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • Some Logitech 3-button wired mouse[/*:m:2k9khtt9]

THE BAD

  • (XFX) NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI MOBO (I only have control of VCore/FSB/Memory/SPP voltage, SPP @ 1.50v)[/*:m:2k9khtt9]
  • IBM Keyboard[/*:m:2k9khtt9]

THE UGLY

  • Antec 300 Mid Tower ATX Case[/*:m:2k9khtt9]

I'm holding off on upgrades until Windows 7/GT300 cards come out. When they do I'll get Win7 Home Premium 64 bit and the best single chip GT300 card available. I'll also get a case upgrade, the case will depend on the price of Win7/GT300 card. I hope they won't cost so much so I can get the COOLER MASTER ATCS 840.

IMAGES

All fans have blue LEDs now.

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By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-14

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By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-14

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By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-14

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By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-14

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By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-14

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By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-16

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By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-16

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By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-16

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By boredgunner at 2009-04-16

My Mods Rigs Page

My 3DMark Vantage Score - I feel I should have gotten higher, lets see on the next WHQL driver release...

GPU-Z Validation

GPU-Z Validation (PPU)

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Posted : 16/04/2009 12:10 pm
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