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My Workstation – The Overmind

With the addition of an incredibly priced SSD from NewEgg, my budget Hackintosh workstation (dubbed “The Overmind”) is officially complete. I did an XBench benchmark and submitted the results to their online database (link to entry).

  • Motherboard
    • Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
  • Processor
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.82 GHz
  • Memory
    • G. Skill 8GB PC-8500 @ 1066 MHz
  • Hard drives
    • OCZ 30 GB Vertex SSD
    • 2 x 320 GB Western Digital HDD (7200 rpm) in RAID 1 (mirrored) configuration
    • 1 TB USB 2.0 Fantom drive
  • Graphics and monitors
    • ATI Radeon HD 4890 w/ 1 GB GDDR5
    • Acer H233H (1920 x 1080) DVI monitor
    • LG W1943 (1360 x 768) DVI monitor
  • Miscellaneous
    • 500W Antec power supply
    • Antec 900 case (six case fans)
    • Zalmann CPU cooler
    • A keyboard, a mouse, a webcam, and some speakers
Headset and monitors on desk
Antec 900 case

I’ll probably put together a YouTube video later, but hopefully this provides some insight as to what I use for general computing.

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