|AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ processor
||Cuts through picture tasks quicker than
you can say "knife"
|Gigabyte K8N Pro-SLI motherboard
||nForce 4 SLI motherboard that won all
sorts of awards. Not too stupid on the feature front, so cheap
|2Gb Crucial PC3200 DDR Ram
|2xMaxtor DiamondPlus 9 160Gb 7200rpm 8Mb buffer HD
||About half full now - its amazing how big
some of these photos actually are.
|2xXFX GeForce 6800 DDR Dual TV PCI-E
||Top cards which were half price - so I
|Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite Keyboard
||Nice action, extra keys useful. Just
a shame there's no way to set the 'F-Lock' to be on by default.
|Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
||Comes in the desktop with the keyboard
above. Not quite as comfy as the wired version, but still nice bit
|Floppy disc drive
|D-Link DWL-G122 USB wireless network
||Fast 54Mb/s access to the net
|52-in-1 memory card bay
||A bit of a cheat as it counts different
ratings of the same card as a different card. Still, takes all
cards and has a front USB socket as well to go with the two on the top
|NEC ND-4550A DVD-rewriter
NEC ND-4551A DVD-rewriter
|For when CD just isn't big enough...
Read Speed: DVD:16X CD:48x
Write Speed: CD-R:48x, CD-RW:32x
DVD-R:16x, DVD-R DL: 6x, DVD-RW:6x, DVD-RAM:5x, DVD+R:16x, DVD+R9:8x,
Drives are near identical - the 4551A also does LabelFlash.
|Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum eX
||Almost the best Audigy out there at the moment
- works a treat with my MIDI keyboard.
|Cooler Master Praetorian 732 case
||Aluminium case in silver.
4x5.25" bays (exposed) 3x3.5" bays (exposed) 4x3.5" bays (hidden) 120mm
front fan 2x80mm rear fans
|Tagan Easycon 530W
||Switchable cables, switchable 12V rails,
quiet and very stable. A dream!
|Sony X52-B 15" TFT display
||Crystal clear, not a single dead pixel.
A lovely bit of kit.
|Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera
||See more on my camera
|HP Photosmart 7350 printer
||Read about the printer on the
|Wacom Graphire 3 tablet
||Ideal for editing photos - the pen gives
you far more control than a mouse.
|Sennheiser HD 25-SP headphones
||The Plantronics headset is good if you want
a microphone - if what you really want is crystal clear lightweight sound
from the Audigy, these are great. And they'll also work with my Yamaha
|Canon CanoScan 3200F
||I guess this is part of my digital photography
toolkit as well. I use it mostly to scan in older photos from before
I had the digital camera in order to make up montages and the like.
|Thrustmaster TopGun Afterburner II Joystick
||Not quite as good as separate yokes, pedals
etc. but for the amount I play Flight Simulator 2002 it's great!
|Plantronics DSP-300 Digital USB headset
||Crystal clear for listening / recording -
someone in Dixons clearly didn't know what this was as they'd priced it
up at only £9.99! A bargain!
|Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad USB
||Same as my old Gamepad, but the USB version.
A snip at £15 for proper plug'n'play - just what I need to try and steer
|Creative Inspire! 5100 5.1 speakers
||Nice new speaker set - full surround sound
and thumpin' bass!