Christmas == New PC

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.