I’m finally ordering a new PC. My current machine (Athlon XP 1.5 GHz, 512MB RAM, Abit KA-7 motherboard) has been around for a long time. Sure, I have upgraded certain components of it since 2002 such as the AGP card, added USB2/Firewire, and hard drives, but now it’s time to update the desktop once and for all. I’ll be getting a 2.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (65W) with 2 GB RAM on a Intel G31 chipset motherboard – ASUS P5KPL-VM. All drives (Optical and HD) will be SATA. New case, new power supply – all geared to be quieter than my last desktop. The Antec Solo case will have a 120mm case fan, plus the two fans in the Seasonic S12 II power supply, should make it pretty quiet. My old case is a Antec Performance with 4 80mm fans, two in the Seasonic S12 power supply. And finally, I’ll be updating the 19″ CRT to a 22″ LCD Viewsonic with a 2ms response. It should be a worthwhile upgrade.