My New PC Setup – Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 – 2GB RAM

So I got my new setup finally and working, the files haven’t been completely transferred yet….not time lately. And it’s bloody slow as the PCI LAN card got fried on my old setup so I have to use Wireless…so copying large chunks of data takes hours – literally.

Anyway here’s the core of my setup..

2.66GHz Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe Chip & Asus P5K-V motherboard.


This is the actual chip itself – as you can see Made in Malaysia!

Intel C2D

This is the very decent standard Heatsink/Fan combo that comes boxed with the CPU.

CPU Heatsink/Fan

Gone are the days when they didn’t give you one, or they gave you some puny thing you straight away chucked in the bin and bought a decent one – especially when you’ve been using AMD chips like me which you can fry an egg on.

Along with those bits is the 3rd main part the GPU – Asus EN6800GT super-silent with MASSIVE heatsink and fan.

Asus EN8600GT

I’ve yet to try any games on this badboy, but I’m sure it’ll perform superbly. Want to get my hands on S.T.A.L.K.E.R that should warm it up a bit.

Then the final components the 2GB of Kingston RAM and 2x320GB SATA-II hard disks.

RAM and Disks.

And the monster THX 2.1 Logitech Z-2300 Speakers.

Logitech Z-2300

Very attractive out of the box too, and extremely loud!

Logitech Z-2300

Then I got to work taking apart the old setup and assembling the new one…took some time, and the old setup was filthy..full of dust as you can see.


I had some problems, I had to flash the BIOS to the latest version as the chip wasn’t supported…and it kept displaying funny patterns, but after leaving it for a few hours to burn in it was fine and it’s been super stable since then – 0 problems at all (touch wood).

Finally got it working, OS and programs installed, everything back in place and all tidied up.

This is my desk setup now:

Desk Setup

You can see the notes on the Flickr pic here.

And the whole room:

Whole Room

You can see the notes on the Flickr pic here.

The speakers are sweet, super crisp and ridiculous bass. I can’t crank it up really high for fear the whole room will implode, it actually makes your internal organs vibrate.

Just how I like it when I’m whacking some hard-core drum and bass!

The computer is really fast too and stable so far…I had a test action to benchmark my Photoshop performance, and my old setup took around 18 minutes to finish it. The new one took 1 minute 7 seconds..

You can take the test here if you’re interested:

The case and CPU temp is low too, I monitored it for a while but it’s steady so no need to follow it for too long.




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20 Responses to My New PC Setup – Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 – 2GB RAM

  1. moons October 22, 2007 at 8:48 am #

    Nice. I was waiting for this 😀

  2. isMe October 22, 2007 at 9:04 am #

    You may want to try the following adapter for disk-to-disk copy:

  3. Mama BoK October 22, 2007 at 10:12 am #

    Nice..! what was the damage..??

  4. Mark October 22, 2007 at 11:04 am #

    Sweet PC mate! Definitely a huge improvement from your old one. Which version of wireless are you using? G or N? Well its still slow even on any wireless. Makes you want to switch to a Gigabit switch and LAN cards right?

  5. KY October 22, 2007 at 11:52 am #

    RAID 1+0?

  6. Calvin October 22, 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    be careful, the lonely penguin on your desk is eying your new Linux-less PC with envy.

  7. d'Fish October 22, 2007 at 2:59 pm #

    your so lucky… im still using an old ass laptop which is as slow as my maid… basicly i have to wait for like 10 seconds for each site to load… i normally go for a drink and a nap then come back to check if site is loaded… so sad huh…

  8. TZ October 22, 2007 at 11:25 pm #

    dude, how do you feel using Intel new core 2 duo? I’m looking forward to get a new Intel core 2 Duo with Intel Motherboard. My current P4 is running on Intel motherboard :-p

  9. Jason October 22, 2007 at 11:26 pm #

    Why didn’t go for Quad core? I think its on the market already, right? Besides, RAM is pretty cheap nowadays, should have boost it up to 4G. Heh!

    Anyway, nice specs.

  10. Albert Ng October 23, 2007 at 3:07 am #

    Why not put the old hard disk in the new computer? Or does it lack a Parallel ATA IDE connector? I’ve lost touch with these things…

  11. Planet Malaysia October 24, 2007 at 12:09 am #

    How much?

  12. ShaolinTiger October 24, 2007 at 3:09 am #

    moons: Yeah I did it for you ok 😀 Hope you’re happy now.

    isMe: Might just re-jig and whack the old ones in to copy.

    Mama BoK: About RM2.6k I think, you can check prices at Computer War.

    Mark: Using G, still slow though, will think up another way I think.

    KY: Nah don’t need to back-up everything, important stuff is mirrored across two drives and striping shows no performance increase in reality so it’s pointless.

    Calvin: Aye it might be heading for Ubuntu!

    d’Fish: Not lucky really, I ate maggi for 3 months to pay for this.

    TZ: It’s excellent, a world of difference.

    Jason: Because Quad Core is inherently slower, both the clock and the bus speed are slower and extremely few apps support quad core properly if at all. 4GB? I guess you aren’t aware Windows XP only supports up to 3.5…

    Albert Ng: To be perfectly honest I didn’t think to look, it must have one for the CD, so I guess I can do it that way – duh!

    Planet Malaysia: About RM2.6k I think, you can check prices at Computer War.

  13. Jason October 24, 2007 at 4:12 am #

    Vista supports up to 4GB! But I wasn’t aware about the XP one though.

  14. Angie Tan October 24, 2007 at 10:51 am #

    Nice setup!! I’m still thinking about building a PC, perhaps to house a linux Ubuntu o/s… :think:

  15. moons October 24, 2007 at 4:26 pm #

    Hehe, thanks man.

    I like your setup, probably because my setup sucks badly (no tables or chair), CPU on floor like yours, monitor on a box shelf which was laid to sleep horizontally, speakers on the shelf, ext DVD RW also on the shelf, keyboard on a old scanner box with the scanner inside (officialy dead), mouse on a stack of magazines, and lastly me sitting crisscross legged on the floor on a mat.

    Sucks when you don’t have enough space to get a table + a nice chair which you can sit back and relax while being on the pc.

  16. iCalvyn October 28, 2007 at 12:17 pm #

    wow, you are going to make ur PC fly… 2x320G hard disk…so huge… should be use to download BT movie

  17. ShaolinTiger November 2, 2007 at 12:56 am #

    Jason: Yah and Vista also categorically sucks balls.

    Angie Tan: Ubuntu is great, the new Mandriva is nice too.

    moons: Yeah spend so much time at the PC gotta make sure it’s comfortable.

    iCalvyn: Nah used for redundant storage of RAW files.

  18. wingloon November 2, 2007 at 8:10 pm #

    Wow… great specs, I am planning to build my new workstation too, 😀

  19. ShaolinTiger November 5, 2007 at 4:09 pm #

    wingloon: After using it for a while, I can thoroughly recommend it, even with super heavy use I’ve had no instability at all and it’s really fast!

  20. Cruise November 10, 2007 at 6:06 pm #

    I JUST got myself an Asus 256MB EN8600GT for RM450 from Computer War and it didn’t come with a fan, just a heatsink. And idea why? How much did you pay for your graphics card?

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