I Sttomcat3 have been building this dream machine since last spring of 2004. Parts and components for it have come from all over the country as well as parts from my prior system the Ol' Ttomcat3 (Tyan Tomcat3 MoBo with a Intel Pentium 1 200Mhz MMX chip. This new system has truly evolved into a unique looking yet powerful system.
Technical Specifications on Sttomcat3's system.
System Name: Intel D865PERL
Housing/Case: PowMax A90-HL ATX mid-tower side window case.(black with silver trim)
Power Supply: Logisys PS500CLA 500watt blue/black modded power supply.
Processor: Intel Pentium4 3.4Ghz "Prescott" Socket478 CPU.
Motherboard: Intel D865PERLX Desktop board, D865PE "Northbridge" chipset.
Memory: 4GB 400Mhz DDR SDRAM (4x1GB modules fitted with blue aluminum heat spreaders)
Harddrive(s): One Seagate 160GB, ATA/133, 7200rpm, 8MB cache(internal), Two Maxtor 160GB, ATA/133, 7200rpm, 8MB cache (one mounted internally, the other in a AMS DS-3 "Venus" USB 2.0 external harddrive enclosure.), Two Maxtor 250GB, ATA/133, 7200rpm, 8MB cache (internally mounted)
Removable media harddrive: Syquest Syjet 1.5GB SCSI-2 Fast, 3.5", internal drive (Had it since new in 1997).
Floppy drive: TEAC 3.5" 1.4MB floppy disk drive (face plate painted black).
DVD/CD-RW ROM: TDK "Indy" DVD-RW 440N drive.
Graphics card: Mad Dog brand "Conquerer", nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 GPU chipset, x2/x4/x8 AGP, 128MB DDR VRAM, custom fitted with a Vantec Iceberq 4 LED copper heatsink/fan assembly, VRAM heatsinks.
Monitor: Viewsonic UltraBrite A70f+, 17" CRT monitor(black and silver trim).
Controller cards: DTC 3130B SCSI-2 Fast, PCI controller card(old but works well), Belkin/Silicon Image SiI 0680 Ultra-133 Medley ATA/Raid PCI controller card.
Sound/Audio:Intel onboard SoundMAX chipset 6 channel stereo.
Speakers: Labtec LCS-1000 "under the monitor" stereo speaker/subwoofer module(custom repainted black to match rest of system's color theme).
Printer HP "All-In-One" psc-1315 USB printer, scanner, copier.
Internet connection: DSL 1.2Mbps.
Other gadgets: Labtec 6.0 webcam, blue LED "Firefly" molex connector lights, Logisys blue LED RAM mods(x4), custom made MOSFET mini heatsinks(x , three custom wired LEDs one white, two blue, back illuminating a custom 3.5" louvered grill vent made from scratch fitted to a empty 5.25" to 3.5" adapter tray face plate painted black.
Network Adapter: Intel onboard Pro/100 RJ-45 LAN adapter.
Video capture card: Canopus DVStorm2 Pro+, composite video, S-video, Firewire I/O with 5.25" "Storm Bay" I/O face plate.
Custom fans: Four 80mm blue LED fans, one Blue Ice blue LED chipset fan, Vantec "Spectrum" PCI dual fan card.
USB ports: Eight USB 2.0 ports.
Keyboard: Black Logisys KB606BK blue illuminated keyboard.
Mouse: Crystal serial trackball(old and custom modded by painting the original clear plastic housing shells and original red trackball illuminating LED replaced with a blue one, but it still works great!)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, service pack 2.
The system built primarily for "High-End" 3D Animation(Autodesk/Kinetix 3D Studio MAX R2), DVD authoring, MPEG-1 encoding, and Graphics/Broadcast/Webcast grade Video Production. I received a B.A. in Broadcasting/Television Production from EWU in 1991'. So I'm not that much of a "Gamer". I do have a couple of games installed, the classic Terminal Velocity, and Activision's 98' re-make of Battlezone. Overall it's the best system I have built to date. My greatest accomplishment in my hobby of computers/electronics.