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Now with a replaced 2gb memory module, the new computer is finally complete. The rather impressive specifications:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo e8400 @ 3.0 GHz
Memory: 2×2 GB Patriot DDR2 PC64800 DIMMs (Dual Channel configuartion)
Graphics: XFX NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Alpha Dog Edition
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R
Hard Disk: 2×1 TB Maxtor 7200 rpm 32MB cache
Optical Drive: Pioneer 18×18 SATA Dual Layer/Dual Format DVD/CD Reader/Writer
Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520 Watt (Modular)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred

Of course, all of this requires a good name. It just so happens that during the last round of name-searching for my laptop, which is now known as Graphitica, another good name came up, which was totally appropriate for this new computer. I present to you, BlackOrchid.

6 Responses to “Christianed”

  1. Daniel Marsh Says:

    Very nice! Are you running a 64 bit OS to take advantage of all the memory? I’ve considered upgrading to one of Intel’s new 45nm quad core machines. Surprisingly, unlike most of my other upgrades, this one wouldn’t be gaming inspired. I find that I do a lot of video encoding and photo work and more and more, the applications I am using are actually making good use of multi-threading. The main hold up has been lack of time and the frustrating thought of the extensive process of setting up my software environment. My current system really isn’t holding me up in any ways, it is just the usual lust for speed. I may just hold off till 8 core procs are out and put my money into a ReadyNAS, so I can pull out most of the drives from my current system and quiet down my room a bit.

  2. Kevin Says:

    I believe that that computer shall dominate all of your possible needs (for today at least). Congrats on the new baby!

  3. Stickman Says:

    One of my computers was a terror. So I named him alephbox.

  4. dc Says:

    good name :) you should take some pics!

  5. Bernie Zimmermann Says:

    Impressive indeed! I like the name, too. I just built another PC last night so I’ll be blogging about that soon. It pales in comparison, though, as far as specs go.

  6. susan Says:

    I think I remember Black Orchid is famous in something…a scary movie or a novel. So I think it’s a perfectly appropriate name for your computer. And when are you coming East again? Your folks are coming in about 10 more days.

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