18 September 2009

High-spec Custom made PC for Ho

It was a mistake to buy the mac mini to separate video and audio releasing the macbookpro from some weight.
Graphics are worse and there is no hope. Networking them and communicating with OSC was straightforward in blender´s python code though.

I hope to bring this machine to Mexico if it arrives on time. I bought the components online and need to install linux. Total weight estimated is about 10 kilos and the size is not too large.

My aim was to combine processing speed with fast graphic card, small case and low noise so, my aim was a contradiction in its own... but I managed to get a good compromise.

Cube PC
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (2 x 3.0 GHZ) 1333FSB - 6 MB
Motherboard ASUS P5N73-AM S/V/L M-ATX 1333FSB (NVIDIA 7050)
Power Unit OCZ 500W Stealth XStream - Low Noise
Speeze QuadroFlow VIII - Low Noise
RAM Corsair XMS2 4GB PC-6400 800 MHZ (2 x 2 GB) - Lifetime Warranty (DDR2)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT - 1 GB - 2xDVI/VGA/HDMI (Palit) - OverClocked
Lian-Li v300 (mini case)
Samsung (S222A) DVD PLUS/-RW 22x Dual Layer - Black (IDE)
4 X USB 2.0 Ports
Motherboard Integrated 5.1 Sound
Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
Hard Drive 1 TB (1000 GB) SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 32MB
Standard Operating System Backup
Built & Tested CP

We'll see!

It has an extra PCI slot (the old one), where I could plug the MOTU 2048 I got from Sam Ash Music shop in New York last year.