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 Status as of 12/23/2002:

CASE Lian-Li PC68-USB
PSU Enermax EG465P-VE(FC)
MOTHERBOARD Asus P4S333
CPU Intel Pentium IV 1.8a Ghz (Overclocked to 2.4Ghz)
CPU HSF ThermalTake Volcano 7+
RAM 1x Samsung 256MB PC2700 DDR333
VIDEO CARD LeadTek Winfast GeForce2 Ultra Pro
NETWORK CARD Intel Pro/100 Dual Port
SOUND CARD Soundblaster Audigy 2
HARD DRIVE Seagate Barracuda IV ST340016A 40g Ultra-ATA/100
CD-RW DRIVE Plextor PlexWriter 24/10/40A IDE
FLOPPY DRIVE Teac 1.44 meg
CASE FANS 2xAdda 80mm in front, 1xAdda 80mm in rear
KEYBOARD Microsoft Natural Pro
MOUSE Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer v2
SPEAKERS Klipsch ProMedia 4.1
FIREWALL Linksys 8-Port Cable/DSL Router
PRINTER Lexmark Color DeskJet Z42
DIGITAL CAMERA Canon PowerShot s110
UPS APC Back-UPS Pro 420 and APC Back-UPS 280
DSL MODEM Westel Infospeed
MONITOR Mag Innovision 986FS
WI-FI Netgear ME-102 802.11b Wireless Access Point
MOD ADDITIONS Atomic Fan Grill, Ultra-Bright Blue LEDs, Lexan Window with Molding, ThermalTake Crystal Orb, ThermalTake Active Memory Cooling, Silver Rounded IDE/Floppy Cables, Blue Cold Cathode

 Status as of 5/06/2002:

CASE Lian-Li PC68-USB
PSU Enermax EG465P-VE(FC)
MOTHERBOARD Asus P4S333
CPU Intel Pentium IV 1.8a Ghz (Overclocked to 2.4Ghz)
CPU HSF ThermalTake Volcano 7+
RAM 1x Samsung 256MB PC2700 DDR333
VIDEO CARD LeadTek Winfast GeForce2 Ultra Pro
NETWORK CARD Intel Pro/100 Dual Port
SOUND CARD Soundblaster Live! Platinum with Live! Drive
HARD DRIVE Seagate Barracuda IV ST340016A 40g Ultra-ATA/100
CD-RW DRIVE Plextor PlexWriter 24/10/40A IDE
FLOPPY DRIVE Teac 1.44 meg
CASE FANS 2xAdda 80mm in front, 1xAdda 80mm in rear
KEYBOARD Microsoft Natural Pro
MOUSE Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
SPEAKERS Cambridge Soundworks 4.1 Surround
FIREWALL Linksys 8-Port Cable/DSL Router
PRINTER Lexmark Color DeskJet Z42
DIGITAL CAMERA Canon PowerShot s110
UPS APC Back-UPS Pro 420 and APC Back-UPS 280
DSL MODEM Westel Infospeed
MONITOR Mag Innovision DX700T
MOD ADDITIONS Atomic Fan Grill, Ultra-Bright Blue LEDs, Lexan Window with Molding, ThermalTake Crystal Orb, ThermalTake Active Memory Cooling, Silver Rounded IDE/Floppy Cables, Blue Cold Cathode

Status as of 3/08/2002:

Here's the latest breakdown:

CASE Lian-Li PC68-USB
PSU Enermax EG465P-VE(FC)
MOTHERBOARD Asus P2B
CPU Intel Pentium III-500mhz
RAM 3x128 meg ECC PC133 DIMMS (generic)
VIDEO CARD LeadTek Winfast GeForce2 Ultra Pro
NETWORK CARD Intel Pro/100 Dual Port
SOUND CARD Soundblaster Live! Platinum with Live! Drive
HARD DRIVE Seagate Barracuda IV ST340016A 40g Ultra-ATA/100
CD-RW DRIVE Plextor PlexWriter 24/10/40A IDE
FLOPPY DRIVE Teac 1.44 meg
CASE FANS 2xAdda 80mm in front, 1xAdda 80mm in rear
KEYBOARD Microsoft Natural Pro
MOUSE Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
SPEAKERS Cambridge Soundworks 4.1 Surround
FIREWALL Linksys 8-Port Cable/DSL Router
PRINTER Lexmark Color DeskJet Z42
DIGITAL CAMERA Canon PowerShot s110
UPS APC Back-UPS Pro 420 and APC Back-UPS 280
DSL MODEM Westel Infospeed
MONITOR Mag Innovision DX700T
MOD ADDITIONS Atomic Fan Grill, Ultra-Bright Blue LEDs, Lexan Window with Molding

Status as of 10/23/2001:

CASE Lian-Li PC68-USB
PSU Enermax EG465P-VE(FC)
MOTHERBOARD Asus P2B
CPU Intel Pentium III-500mhz
RAM 3x128 meg ECC PC133 DIMMS (generic)
VIDEO CARD Voodoo5 5500 PCI with 64 megs
NETWORK CARD Intel Pro/100 Dual Port
SOUND CARD Soundblaster Live! Platinum with Live! Drive
HARD DRIVE Seagate Barracuda IV ST340016A 40g Ultra-ATA/100
CD-RW DRIVE Plextor PlexWriter 24/10/40A IDE
FLOPPY DRIVE Teac 1.44 meg
CASE FANS 2xAdda 80mm in front, 1xAdda 80mm in rear
KEYBOARD Microsoft Natural Pro
MOUSE Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
SPEAKERS Cambridge Soundworks 4.1 Surround
FIREWALL Linksys 8-Port Cable/DSL Router
PRINTER Epson Color Stylus II
PRINT SERVER Linksys EtherFast 10/100 3-Port Print Server
DIGITAL CAMERA Epson PhotoPC 750Z with Lexar JumpShot
UPS APC Back-UPS Pro 420 and APC Back-UPS 280
DSL MODEM Westel Infospeed
MONITOR Mag Innovision DX700T
MOD ADDITIONS Atomic Fan Grill, Ultra-Bright Blue LEDs, Lexan Window with Molding

 

In the Beginning - 9/27/2001

In the beginning, there was a PC...and it was huge.  An In-Win Q500 full tower.  And inside said case was an Asus P2B with a P3-500, 3x128 meg ECC Dimms.  Hanging off of that we had a Voodoo5 5500 PCI, a Intel Pro100 Dual Port NIC, a Sound Blaster Live! Platinum with Live!-Drive and an Adaptec 2940u2w SCSI card.  For drives we had 2 Seagate 9.1g u2w SCSI drives, a Plextor UltraPlex 40x Wide SCSI CD-Rom and a Plextor UltraPlex 4x12x SCSI-2 CD-R.  Plus your requisite 3.5" Teac floppy drive and a generic 300w PSU.

The In-Win Q500

The 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI with 64 megs

The SB-Live! Platinum

All in all an okay system...and all SCSI! Woo!  Nothing like no IDE drives eating up CPU cycles.

Adaptec 2940U2W SCSI Card
SCSI-2, UW and U2W!  Woo!

The Plextor UltraPlex 40x Wide CD-Rom
and PlexWriter 4x/12x CDR

...but, such is the way of a nerd...the urge to upgrade took hold.

Sick of moving a 40lb. full tower case, it was targeted as the first item to go.  A convenient trade of a 4 port KVM with a gullible member of QA (hi!) and a few days later enters the Lian-Li PC68 USB mid-tower case.  The soon-to-be victim of many a dremel attack.  The In-Win Q500 found a new home in the care of another RCN employee.  All the SCSI hardware is still looking for a good home...*hint hint*

My box from the front on 9/27/01

My box from the side on 9/27/01

My box from the rear on 9/27/01



Next on the hit list was all the SCSI hardware.  One IDE HD and one CDRW would allow for the removal of the 2 hard drives, CDRom, CDR, SCSI card and 4 different flavors of SCSI cables.  Enter the Seagate Barracuda IV 40gb Ultra ATA hard drive and the Plextor UltraPlex 24x/10x/40x CD-RW.  The quietest hard drive I've ever owned, and the damned fastest burner I've ever owned as well.

The Plextor UltraPlex 24/10/40A

So that's where my box finds itself, this 10th of October in the year 2001.  I'm sure it will see many more hardware changes over the weeks ahead...

 

 DETAILS

Updated 03/07/2004

 
 HARDWARE ORIGINS

Bigfoot Computers

 CrazyPC
 New Egg
 Essential Computers
 Case ETC.
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