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19 May 2011 @ 01:20 am
Project Alice/Aisha being built!  
My new PC specs (still in works).

*Code name (tentatively): Alice/Aisha

Case: Antec 900BK RT [recycled]
PSU: Antec 1000w Truepower Quattro [recycled]

Mobo: Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6G/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k Sandy Bridge 3.4 GHz [OCing to 4.4+]
Heatsink: Thermalright Venomousx CPU Heatsink

RAM: Corsair Vengenace 8GB
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce 570 HD
DVD: Asus DVD Burner

Main Drive: Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) 120GB SATA III SSD "Solid State Drive"
Other Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 7200 RPG SATA III Internal Hard Drive [RAID1]

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

TOTAL COST: $1700-$1800 currently (total includes other items not mentioned above)
This is due to the fact I'm using SSD ($300) instead of a normal hdrive as my main boot drive.. and I bought an extra hdrive to do a RAID1 mirroring.


{Main Keys for Alice/Aisha*}
- Latest games
Mainly Diablo 3.. and who knows what else.

- Ability to encode HD videos faster
Currently, it takes me 2 hours to encode a 10 minute HD video..

- Ability to stream PC games I may play
Something I wanted to try out but I can't do it on my current PC.

- Ability to stream with HD quality in HQ quality smoothly
My Core2Dual can't do it since it'll cause the stream to stagger nonstop making it like a slideshow.

I'm streaming all my games in S-Video mode if you wanna know...
And yes, I mean non-HD streaming since Comcast here isn't exactly the best.

- Solid State Drive (SSD) learning experience for my IT knowledge
SSD will be the future of hard-drives. Its energy consumption is low, read/write is instant and more!

Booting Windows 7 can take only 2-3 seconds on SSD while a few 10-30 seconds on a normal hdrive!



So now you know my reason for a new C.. plus I need a new one anyways especially with the HD technologies which my 4+ year old PC can't handle quickly enough.

Any suggestions or opinions.. let me know!