General Melchett is my current PC ride of choice.
Self-build, and crafted and greatly loved: it is a beautiful workstation. Quiet, too.
There have been four significant changes from the initial build: Q9300 processor, 8Gb of DDR2 RAM, NVidia 8800GT video card and most recently a Western Digital Velociraptor 300Gb 10,000 RPM boot/C: drive.
The next leaps are some months away: probably even as late as this time next year:
- Intel Nehalem
- DDR3 RAM. 8Gb or more? With some new motherboards, its a 2 banks of 3.
- Appropriate Motherboard for DDR3 and Nehalem
- 20,000 RPM Drive?
- Approprate Video card for the time
The next few months it will be interesting to see the developments in these technology bits.