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So I recently pulled the trigger on a newly-built custom PC which would last me for another couple of years. (The last PC, if you're curious, can be read about here; at more than 5 years old, it was time to retire it, although I'd upgraded the video card once).

The new PC was custom built by Puget Systems, and I can't say enough good things about them. Marvelous build quality; excellent website; top-notch components; plenty of testing and benchmarking on the new system; all cables, manuals, and drivers included; speedy response to my frequent questions while configuring the system and learning about the company. Not to mention the fact that their packing of the thing was so extreme that it arrived on my end without so much as a single screw loose.

Here are the specs:

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D Pro
CPU: Intel Core i7 QUAD CORE 860 (Lynnfield) 2.8GHz 8MB 95W (Socket 1156 45nm)
RAM: 4 x Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 2048MB, 8 GB total
Video card: EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 295 1792MB CO-OP Edition, dual GPU
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
CD / DVD: Pioneer 22X DVD-RW SATA (black), DVR-218L model with LabelFlash
Case: Antec P183 (Gunmetal Finish with Window)
Power Supply: Corsair HX 1000W
CPU cooling: Cooler Master V8
Additional cooling: Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound
Case mods: Case Mod Package - Blue Cabling w/ Blue Lights
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM

I've bought the following locally to finish up the package:
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2494 24" widescreen, 1920x1080 native resolution
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard (razor-thin, backlit, laptop-style keys)
Mouse: another Microsoft Intellimouse Optical

Pics of the beast are here on this set at Flickr. They include a batch that the folks at Puget Systems took for me as a preview before shipping the system, plus pics I took myself once it arrived.

This thing SCREAMS. Looking forward to keeping it for a long time.


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Phil C.

April 2011


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