Alienware DV2001

In 2002, I needed a new computer. I have about $4000+ to blow. I'm heavily into digital video so I knew that whatever I got had to do that. I first looked at apple and realized that the cost of the software would be too much. I looked at Alienware and realized that this company would be able to build what I needed. This mammoth includes 5.1 audio and a Pinnacle PRO-One Editing system.

Antec "Alienware" PLUS1080/1080B SOHO FileServer Case Click Here Intel Pentium 4 1.8ghz
Windows XP Professional
512MB Samsung RDRAM(Upgradable to 2.0GB)
1 Seagate 20GB, 7200RPM Hard Drive
SIIG Ultra ATA/133 Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller(adds 4 IDE devices)
ATI Radeon 8500, 128MB, Dual Monitor, S-Video Out, DVI
Sound Blaster 5.1 Audigy Platnium
Sony DVD+RW 2.4x(32x/12x/8x/16x/2.4x/2.4x)
Pinnacle PRO-ONE Editing System
LinkSys 10/100 LAN Card
Klipsch Promedia 5.1, 500-watt Speaker System
NEC MultiSync 1530V 15" Flat Panel Monitor


The story of Jazz goes back to March 2003. When I knew that taking the Alienware to college would be a problem, and just too heavy. I looked though and was able to build a very good computer for $1200. I built the machine in about 5 hours including a 2 hour nap inbetween. I ran into some video troubles during the first windows installation, but was soon fixed. I called it "Jazz" because of it being very quiet du to the Antec Sonata Queit PC series. Containing only 3 fans, one on the cpu, one in the back, and one on the hard drives. This box has about 24 decibles of noise, making it quieter than the average whisper.

I also switched from Intel to AMD, for price, speed and just being overall better.

Antec Sonata Piano Black Case
AMD 2800+ w/ Barton Core(runs at 2.09ghz)
Windows XP Professional
1GB Samsung DDR Ram
2 80GB Segate Hard Drives
1 40 GB Seagate Hard Drive
1 200GB Western Digital Hard Drive
Promise 133ATA IDE Controller
ATI Radeon 9000
Sound Blaster Audigy 2, with 6.1 sound
Sony 4x DVD+-RW
Sony 12x CD-RW
IRMAN Remote Control Sensor

Monorail PC99:

This was the first real computer I had. We've had others, but they sucked. I used this computer for about 4 years before the Alienware came about. I love and hate this computer. But this is the machine where I learned everything I know about computers.

AMD K6 475mhz
Windows 98
10GB Hard Drive
8MB Video Card
Generic 48x CD-ROM
Sony 12x/8x/32x CD-RW