I had a question the other day from someone saying ‘why do you take the side panels off your demo computers during some of the sessions – do they run too hot 🙂 ?’
The answer is simple – ‘No, I get so many people asking me what is in side the boxes, I take the side panels off some times just so people can look inside!’. In fact one of my colleagues is putting together a new box with a clear case just so people can do the same without removing the side panels….
The specs for the box are:
- 1 – Antec Aria Micro ATX Tower Case w/ 300W PS
- 1 – Asus P4P800-VM S478 DDR Micro ATX (lan, USB2.0, video & audio)
- 2 – Western Digital 200GB 7200RPM 8MB SATA150 HD
- 1 – Intel Pentium IV 3.2E 800B (1MB) S478 RETAIL (TM)
- 4 – DDR Corsair PC3200 (400) 1GB C2 TWINX
- 1 – Pioneer DVR-108D 16X DVD+/-RW OEM – BLACK
I have seen some 64 bit versions of the same thing as well. The only other change I would make to this spec is to use a PCI Video card instead of the built in version, to allow for more flexible resource allocation on the motherboard. I am not necessarily saying these are the best components, nor cheapest, but they work well for us!