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hotrod's PC Profile

Hi all,

I'm probably like most of you out there that has built, upgraded and switched back and forth between AMD and Intel over the years and I have to say that I have done this a few times and probably will a few more times before its over.



My PC's Name:Crysis Killer (hehe, yeah whatever)
Date Built/Last Mod:3/22/08
Building PCs for:More than 4 years
Future Plans:3rd video card in SLI or a newer single card. But will wait until theres at least a 25-30 performance increase to justify the upgrade.

I may possibly transfer my Q6600 over to my media center setup and upgrade my main rig or simply go with the nice new AMD 940 and a very nice ASUS micro ATX mobo upgrade. I have found that AMD pwns Intel in the offerings on micro atx boards for feature vs price and performance.
Benchmarks:Futuremark06: Scored 15,500 on 3dmark 06.
Purpose of My PC:Gaming, DVD's, music, internet and finances.
Internet Connection:DSL Ultra
Furniture:Nice desk with enclosure
Where I Shop:Fry's Electronics ( online site:


MotherboardEVGA 780i SLI
RAM/Memory4G OCZ PC6400 800mhz SLI
Processor/CPUIntel Q6600 Quad Core CPU
Video CardEVGA 8800GTX ANS3 768MB SLI
Power SupplyCorsiar 750 watt
CaseCoolerMaster CM830
Hard Drive(s)2x 500G Seagate SATA striped
Optical Drive(s)2- Sony Dual Layer (16x), 1 Samsung LightScribe DVD Dual Layer
Cooling Setup6 - 120mm led case fans, Ultra TEC CPU Cooler

Other Goodies

Display/Monitor19" LCD MultiSync 90GX 2
Keyboard & MouseMX1000 Ligitech Laser Mouse, Logitech Wireless Keyboard
Sound SystemLogitech Z-5300 THX Certified 5.1
Backup System(s)1- 250G SATA Internal Backup
Operating SystemVista 64 bit/ XP Media Center 2005 dual boot
Other Software UsedOffice 2003
1 Click Copy DVD (definitely the best)
DVD Shrink ( occasionally does what nothing else will do)

COD4 (the best game!)
Dark Messiah- Might and Magic
Oblivion (another great game!)
Ghost Recon- Advanced Warfighter
Ghost Recon 2- Advanced Warfighter
Comand and Conquer Generals
Comand and Conquer Generals Zero Hour
Counter Strike Source
Half Life 2
Far Cry
Moto GP
Need for Speed Underground 2
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Nascar Sim Racing
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
Hitman 2
Mame32 (1500 Classic Arcade Games)