My ancient workhorse

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Last Updated: March 22, 2013 - 2:33pm
System information
AMD Phenom II x4 965BE @ 3.8ghz
Video card(s): 
2 x Sapphire 5850 (reference)
Corsair Dominator 1600mhz 8GB
Windows 7 x64
Kubuntu x64
Crosshair III Formula
Hard drive(s): 
OCZ Vertex 120GB
various standard hard drives, totalling approx 3.5-4tb
Media drive(s): 
Samsung Writemaster external DVD RW
2 x LG Flatron W2361V
Some old flat panel XGA screen for winamp
Panasonic PT- LB20EA Projector (XGA native)
Sound card: 
Onboard X-Fi
TT Soprano
Power supply: 
Corsair HX 650W
Cooling system: 
Corsair Hydro + Corsair memory cooler
Other components: 
Epson Stylus Photo 1400
Razer Naga
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Korg Nano Set
Canoscan Lide Scanner
Logitech Driving Force GT Wheel + Pedals on Wheelstand Pro
Cheapo Divoom 5.1 surround sound (nice sound for the price) and a Sony system for more punch
Home Made 90" projector screen
MAudio 88key controller
2 x Saitek Xbox 360 controllers
The case is a TT soprano, which has been recycled and brutalised since I got it about 8 years ago - bits have been torn off and added on very roughly to fit new stuff in, but it runs perfectly coolly even during summer. Currently run the two 5850s independently, running 4 screens (including a media screen to the left and projector to the right on the second card). I was last able to afford to upgrade the unit about 4 years ago, though I have lovingly stroked it to keep it purring sweetly. Everything about the unit is budget in today's market, including the projector, which was purchased second hand off ebay for £160, with a new lamp installed. It might not be to everyone's taste or anywhere near current standards, but it runs all current games sweetly and I love nothing more than bombing it around a track in RBR on the apprx 79 projector on the DF GT to release some pent up work-rage from the week. The images have been taken over a couple of years (I think) but may add more.