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Detritus, Big and dumb, but all power and brute force.

Named after Ankh Morpork's "favourite" ex-bouncer and current member of the Watch.

Well, this is one of my most recent completed projects. It's basically a dedicated games machine running Windows XP. All the components were carefully selected for maximum performance and it REALLY does scream along.

Unfortunately Linux still isn't ready for widespread commercial gaming use, even with projects like WineX. It's still easier to install on windows and accpet the limitations of the operating system. I'm looking forward to the time that I can wave goodbye to Windows though ;o).

Detritus Specification

Processor

AMD AthlonXP 2200 (1800MHz 266MHz FSB)

Memory

1024MB PC2700 DDRAM

Motherboard

Epox 8K5A3+

Case

Aluminium Lian Li PC-70 Full Tower 6 x 5 1/4 bays, 3 1/2 bays

Cooling

2 filtered intake 80mm fans, two 80mm exhaust fan plus exhaust via PSU.

CPU Cooled by GlobalWin CAK4-88T, which is a heat sensative, variable rate HSF solution.

Hard Drive(s)

Here's where things start to get really interesting:

4 x 80GB Western Digital Caviar Special Edition (8MB Cache) 7200 RPM drives in a single striped array.

The Epox motherboard has a quad channel HPT RAID controller, so in total it has 6 IDE ports, or space for 12 Master/Slave devices. Needless to say, it's blisteringly quick.

Optical Drive(s)

Liteon 48x12x48 CD-Writer, Generic 52x CD-ROM

Soundcard

Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum, plus Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5700 Speaker/Amp setup.

Graphics Card(s)

Gigabyte Maya Radeon 9700 Pro, dual output driving a single monitors at 1600x1200 32bit colour.

Monitor(s)

Iiyama 19" VisionMaster Pro 450 via Belkin 4 port KVM Switch

Input Devices

Microsoft Natural Keyboard, Microsoft Explorer Mouse via Belkin 4 port KVM Switch.

Network Card(s)

Onboard Networking

Additional Hardware

Microsoft Gamevoice Puck and Headset.

Operating System

Windows XPee



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