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 CPU:

 Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Processor 3.1GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Wolfdale, 

 Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan

 Motherboard:

 Asus P5N-D Motherboard - Retail

 Memory:

 8 GB Super Talent DDR2-PC800 RAM - 4 - 2GB DIMMS

 Video Card:

 XFX ATI Radeon 4350 HD PCI-e Video Card 1 GB DDR2 RAM

 Hard Drive:

 Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive

 Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

 External Hard Drives:

Two (2) Western Digital Cavier Green 1TB (931 GB actual formatted) 3.5" internal converted to external USB 2.0 with Two (2) Antec Veris enclosure external, One (1) Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive converted to USB 3.0 with Thermaltake Max 5G USB 3.0 and eSATA enclosre

 DVD-ROM-R/W:

 HP - 24x Internal Double-Layer DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Drive SATA Model DVD1270i

 Floppy Drive:

 None

 Media Card Reader:

 On HP Officejet 6450

 Sound Card:

 on board Realtek ALC883 8 Channel

 USB, SATA & Firewire:

 on board- 6 x USB 2.0 rear plus 1 x 2 USB 2.0 on an internal header and rear 

 bracket, 1 x IEEE 1394a rear, 2 x  USB 2.0 on a rear  

 internal header - case front, 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s case front; Iogear USB 3.0 PCI-Express two port expansion card

 Speakers:

 Bose MediaMate Speaker System - Graphite Gray (2 Piece) Speakers

 Monitor:

 Samsung T220 22" Wide Screen Monitor - WSXGA+, 1 Analog, & 1 DVI Digital  

 Video Inputs, 1680x1050 Native Resolution:

 Network Adapters: 

 Two Realtek 8111DL 10/100/1000Mbps LAN controllers on motherboard  with 4-

 Port EtherFast 10/100 4-Port Switch Router; Broadcom 2046 Bluetooth 2.1 USB

 UHE Dongle

 Keyboard & Pointing  

 Device: 

 Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard Special Edition (Black)  &  Logitech MX Revolution

 Wireless Mouse (Microsoft Trackball Optical in reserve)

 Cooling: 

 One SilenX 120x120x25mm - 14dBA - 72CFM iXtrema Pro Fan

 Case & Power Supply: 

 Antec Sonata III 500 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

 Operating System

 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

 Scanner:

 HP Officejet 6450 All-In-One networked multifunction printer/scanner/fax

New Computer Time, Redux

I had to build new computer, again, and ended up with problems. The original build, an AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8G Triple Core processor, MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard went bad after two weeks, and I RMA'ed the bpard, RAM, and processor. Went to the folks at Canton Computer's Livonia location, and reusing Antec's good looking, quiet and solidly built Sonata III Case, my difficult project was expertly rebuilt by Canton Computers with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and Asus P5N-D motherboard, with the addition of one more hard drive. I've had enough problems in recent years to swear I would never build another PC, but the quality of some of the major PC builders (Acer/Gateway, HP, and Dell primarily) tech support would always lead me back to where I started eight years ago - build the damn things myself. Well, after this project, no more. From here on out, I go have my computers custom built by a local shop, or go to a name brand, if and only if, I can get them built without all the trial software and other unnecessary software.

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Last Updated on November 08, 2012  by Leonard F. Agius