Hardware Specs

Last Modified: Sat, 05/23/2015 - 04:45

Introduction

This page lists the components and specifications for my various pieces of computer hardware. This is meant to be an easy reference for myself when I need to figure out, for example, what specific motherboard I had purchased for my last computer, where to get the latest BIOS update for my laptop, etc. I'm placing it on my website simply because it's the easiest thing for me to access at any given time. Feel free to take a look at the specs if you're interested in such things.

Note:  Many of the links on this page for older products no longer work, due to vendor website changes or products moving off of active support. I may occasionally update a link if/when I find one for a component I'm actively researching, but in general they'll stay broken as constantly maintaining the links is just not worthwhile.

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airdog  Custom-built Desktop, 2013

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard Intel DZ87KLT-75K

Replaced:
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
Intel Z87 chipset / Lynx Point


Intel Z87 chipset / Lynx Point
All


BIOS / All
Newegg
CPU Support
Wikipedia LGA 1150 Chipset List
Newegg
CPU Intel Core i7-4771 (SR1BW)
Haswell-DT / Haswell
LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
(4x) 2.5 GHz CPU w/ HT, DMI 2.0 DDR3-1600
8 MB L3, 22 nm, 84 W TDP
HD Graphics 4600
Microcode Newegg
Wikipedia Core i7 CPU List
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25 mm, 1500 RPM, 93.4 m3/h, 22.4 dB, SSO2 Bearing   Newegg
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-2133C9D-16GXH 16 GB (2x8GB), DDR3-2133 (PC3-17000), CAS 9-11-11-31-2N, 1.5v   Newegg
Hard Drive(s) Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E500B/AM Samsung MGX Controller, 240 GB, TLC V-NAND, Serial ATA 6 Gb/s Firmware Newegg
Optical Drive(s) LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray Rewriter
Samsung SH-S183L DVD-Writer
BD-R, BD-RE, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DL DVD+/-R, CD-R, CD-RW
Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s
DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DL DVD+/-R, CD-R, CD-RW
Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s
Firmware
Firmware
Newegg
Newegg
Video Card MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 Both Newegg
Sound Card ASUS Xonar DX   Windows
Linux
Newegg
Network Card(s) Integrated Intel i217-V
Integrated Intel i210
1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Both
Both
 
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 660 W 80+ Platinum   Newegg
Case Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced ATX   Newegg
Accessories nMEDIAPC ZE-C288 5.25" Card Reader & Fan Controller CF/MD/SD/microSD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/xD/SMC support
2x USB 3.0, 1x eSATA, HDA Speaker/Mic, 2x Fan dials
  Newegg
Monitor (2x) Dell UltraSharp U2413 24" 16:10 AH-IPS LCD, WUXGA Windows  
Input Devices Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue Keyboard
Logitech G700s Mouse
  Windows
Windows
Newegg
Newegg
Speakers Logitech Z906 5.1 surround sound
THX Certified
Dolby Digital and DTS Decoding
Dolby Pro Logic II Upmixing
  Newegg

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blackdog  Custom-built Desktop, 2007 (upgraded 2010, retired/rebuilt 2014)

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard ASUS P5B Deluxe Intel P965 chipset All Newegg
CPU Support
Wikipedia Core 2 Chipset List
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (SL9S8)
Conroe / Core
LGA 775 (Socket T)
(2x) 2.40 GHz CPU, 1066 MHz FSB
4 MB L2, 65 nm, 65 W TDP
  Newegg
Wikipedia Core 2 CPU List
Memory (2x) G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ 2 GB (2x1GB), DDR2-800 (PC2-6400), CAS 5-5-5-15   Newegg
Hard Drive(s) Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150 GB, 10000 RPM, 16 MB Cache, Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s   Newegg
Optical Drive(s)        
Video Card EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Superclocked Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Both Newegg
Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum (SB0240)


Integrated Analog Devices AD1988B HD Audio CODEC
  Windows
Linux

Linux
 
Network Card(s) (2x) Integrated Marvell Yukon LOM 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet    
Power Supply Corsair HX620W 650 W   Newegg
Case Gigabyte Poseidon GZ-XA1CA-STB ATX / microATX   Newegg
Monitor        
Input Devices        
Speakers        

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dogstar  Custom-built Desktop, using recycled parts, 2014

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Intel P55 chipset BIOS
All
Newegg
CPU Support
Wikipedia Core i Series Chipset List
CPU Intel Core i7-860 (SLBJJ)
Lynnfield / Nehalem
LGA 1156 (Socket H)
(4x) 2.80 GHz CPU w/ HT, 1333 MHz FSB
8 MB L3, 45 nm, 95 W TDP
  Newegg
Wikipedia Core i7 CPU List
Memory (2x) G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO 8 GB (4x2GB), DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800), CAS 7-8-7-24-2N, 1.35v   Newegg
Hard Drive(s) OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281, 240 GB, MLC, Serial ATA 6 Gb/s Firmware Newegg
Video Card        
Sound Card Integrated Realtek ALC662 HD Audio codec      
Network Card(s) (2x) Integrated Realtek RTL8111D LOM 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet    
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600 W   Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide 200R CC-9011023-WW ATX   Newegg
Monitor        
Accessories Inateck KTU3FR-2O2I PCIe to USB 3.0 Adapter      
Input Devices Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 & Marathon Mouse M705      
Speakers        

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boxdog ii  Custom-built NAS, 2014

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/ac

Replaced:
Jetway JNF9J-Q87
Intel H97 / 9 Series


Intel Q87 / Lynx Point
All


All
Newegg
Wikipedia LGA 1150 Chipset List

Newegg
CPU Intel Core i5-4570T
Haswell-DT / Haswell
(2x) 2.9 GHz CPU w/ HT, DMI 2.0 DDR3-1600
4 MB L3, 22 nm, 35 W TDP
HD Graphics 4600
Microcode CompSource
Wikipedia Core i5 CPU List
CPU cooler Noctua NH-L9i 95x95x14 mm, 1800 RPM, 40.8 m3/h, 14.8 dB, SSO2 Bearing   Newegg
Memory Mushkin Stealth 997110S

Replaced:
Crucial Ballistix Sport BLS2K8G3N169ES4
16 GB (2x8GB), DDR3-1600 (PC3L-12800), CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.35v


16 GB (2x8GB), DDR3-1600 (PC3L-12800), CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.35v
  Newegg


Newegg
Hard Drive(s) System: ADATA Premier Pro SP310 ASP310S3-64GM-C
Data: (4x) Western Digitial Red WD60EFRX
JMicron JMF-667, 64 GB, MLC, Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
6 TB, IntelliPower, 64 MB Cache, Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
Firmware
All
Newegg - System
Newegg - Data
Video Card Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600 Both Wikipedia Intel GPU comparison
Sound Card Integrated Realtek ALC892 HD Audio codec      
Network Card(s) Integrated Qualcomm Atheros AR8171 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Windows  
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Platinum EA-550 550 W 80+ Platinum   Newegg
Case Chenbro SR30169T2 Mini-ITX   Newegg

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showdog III  Custom-built HTPC, 2014

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard ASRock H87M Pro4 Intel H87 chipset / Lynx Point BIOS / Windows Newegg
CPU Support
Wikipedia LGA 1150 Chipset List
CPU Intel Core i5-4690S (SR1QP)
Haswell-DT / Haswell
LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
(4x) 3.2 GHz CPU w/o HT, DMI 2.0 DDR3-1600
6 MB L3, 22 nm, 65 W TDP
HD Graphics 4600
Microcode Newegg
Wikipedia Core i5 CPU List
CPU cooler Noctua NH-L12 92x92x25mm mm, 1600 RPM, 52.6 m3/h, 13,1 dB, SSO Bearing   Newegg
Memory G.SKILL Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8 GB (2x4GB), DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800), 9-9-9-24-2N, 1.5v   Newegg
Hard Drive(s) Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2, 128 GB, MLC, Serial ATA 6 Gb/s Firmware Newegg
Video Card Integrated Graphics

Replaced:
EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Superclocked 320-P2-N815-AR
Intel HD Graphics 4600


Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
Linux


Both
Wikipedia Intel GPU comparison


Newegg
Sound Card Integrated Realtek ALC892 HD Audio codec   Both  
Network Card(s) Integrated Intel i217-V 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Both  
Power Supply Seasonic SSR-450RM 450 W 80+ Gold   Newegg
Case nMEDIAPC HTPC 7000B microATX   Newegg
Input Devices Inteset USB Internal Infrared (IR) Receiver
Esky Mini i8 Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad
   
Newegg

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lapdog II  Lenovo ThinkPad T430s, 2012

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard Proprietary Motherboard Intel QM77 chipset All Wikipedia Intel Core i Series Mobile Chipset List
CPU Intel Core i7-3520M (SR0MU)
Ivy Bridge
BGA-1023
(2x) 2.9 GHz CPU w/ HT
4 MB L3, 22 nm, 35 W TDP
  Wikipedia Core i7 CPU List
Memory G.SKILL F3-10600CL9D-16GBSQ (2x) 8 GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600), CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.5V   Newegg
Hard Drive(s) Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD1CCA

Replaced:
todo
256 GB, MLC, Serial ATA 6 Gb/s


todo
Firmware Newegg


todo
Optical Drive(s) Sony Optiarc AD-7940H DVD+/-R (DL), DVD+/-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R9, CD-R/W
Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s
   
Video Card Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 Windows
Linux
Wikipedia Intel GPU comparison
Sound Card Realtek ALC3202 Intel HD Audio Windows
Linux
 
Network Card(s) Intel 82579LM
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
  Windows (Both)
Linux (Wireless)
 
Power Supply Lenovo 42T4435 90 W    
Monitor Lenovo TFT-LCD Panel 16.0", 1600x900    
Input Devices Integrated UltraNav troubpad and TrackPoint
Logitech VX Revolution
  Windows (Integrated)
Windows (Logitech)
Newegg (Logitech)
Speakers Logitech Lapdesk N550      

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litldog  Dell Inspiron 3800, 2000

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard Proprietary Motherboard Intel Mobile 440BX AGPset BIOS Wikipedia Pentium Pro/II/III Chipset List
CPU Intel Pentium III (SL3XU)
Coppermine / P6
FC-PGA (Socket 370)
(1x) 600 MHz CPU, 100 MHz FSB
256 KB L2, 0.18 m, 15.8 W TDP
  Wikipedia Pentium III CPU List
Memory Micron MT16LSDF3264HG-10EE4
Micron MT4LSDT864HG-10EB1
320 MB (256 MB + 64 MB) PC100 SDRAM, CAS 2-2-2    
Hard Drive(s) IBM Travelstar 40GN IC25N020ATCS04-0 20 GB, 4200 RPM, 2 MB Cache, ATA-5 Ultra DMA 4    
Optical Drive(s) LG DRN-8080B DCD-ROM, CD-ROM
ATAPI-4 Ultra DMA 2
Firmware  
Video Card Discrete Graphics ATI Mobility M1 (RAGE 128) Windows
Linux
 
Sound Card ESS Maestro 3i AC97 Windows
Linux
 
Network Card(s) todo      
Modem todo   Windows  
Power Supply Dell PA-6 70 W    
Monitor Dell TFT-LCD Panel 14.1", XGA    

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bigdog  Gateway Performance 500 (TBR3 500 PIII), 1999

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard Intel WS440BX / Gateway Tabor3 Intel 440BX chipset
AnandTech analysis
BIOS Wikipedia Pentium Pro/II/III Chipset List
CPU Intel Pentium III 600 (SL3JM)
Katmai / P6

Replaced:
Intel Pentium III 500 (SL365)
Katmai / P6
Slot 1 (SECC2)
600 MHz CPU, 100 MHz FSB, 512 KB Cache


Slot 1 (SECC2)
500 MHz CPU, 100 MHz FSB, 512 KB Cache
  Wikipedia Pentium III CPU List
Memory Micron MT48LC16M8A2TG-75
Mosel TM4SN64EPH-10
128 MB PC133, CAS 3-3-6
256 MB PC133, CAS 3-3-6
   
Host Bus Adapter(s) Maxtor Ultra/133

Replaced:
Promise Ultra66
  Maxtor
Promise

All
 
Hard Drive(s) Maxtor QuickView 6L120P0

Replaced:
Quantum Fireball Plus KX 20.5 AT
Quantum Fireball Plus LM QMP20500LM-A
120GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, Ultra DMA Mode 6 / Ultra ATA/133


20.5 GB, 7200 RPM, 512 KB Cache, Ultra DMA Mode 4 / Ultra ATA/66
20.5 GB, 7200 RPM, 2 MB Cache, Ultra DMA Mode 4 / Ultra ATA/66
  Newegg
Optical Drive(s) Yamaha CRW8824E CD-R, CD-RW
ATA/ATAPI-4
   
Floppy Drive Panasonic JU-256A216P 3 1/2" HD, 1.44 MB    
Video Card 3dfx Voodoo3 3000G 16 MB AGP    
Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1 (SB0060)

Replaced:
Creative Labs (Ensoniq) Audio PCI 64D
 


Windows
 
Network Card(s) 3Com 3CR990-TX-97

Replaced:
D-Link DFE-530TX
100BASE-TX


100BASE-TX
Windows  
Power Supply Newton NPS-200PB-96A 200 W    
Case Gateway LPMini-Tower
Flat Side Mini Tower Chassis, Rev. 9
ATX    
Monitor Gateway EV910 19" CRT, UXGA    
Speakers Boston Acoustics BA735 Stereo satellite speakers / subwoofer    

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olddog  Packard Bell Legend 418CD, 1995

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard Intel Advanced/HL (Hillary) / Packard Bell PB570 Intel 430FX chipset (AnandTech analysis)   Wikipedia Pentium Chipset List
CPU Intel Pentium 133 (SY126)
P54CS / P5
Socket 5
133 MHz CPU, 66 MHz FSB, 16 KB Cache
  Wikipedia Pentium CPU List
Memory Hyundai HY5117400B
Texas Instruments TMS418160DZ-60
(2x) 16 MB FPM
(2x) 4 MB FPM
   
Hard Drive(s) Fujitsu M1624TAU 2 GB, 5400 RPM, 128 KB Cache, PATA Multi-word DMA Mode 2    
Optical Drive(s) Philips CDD4201/81

Replaced:
(2x) Matshita 730020
CD-R, CD-RW
ATA/ATAPI-4

CD-ROM
   
Floppy Drive(s) Panasonic JU-257A135P
Mitsumi D509V3
3 1/2" HD, 1.44 MB
5 1/4" HD, 1.2 MB
   
Video Card 3dfx Voodo3 2000

Integrated:
Cirrus Logic CL-GD5430-QC-B
16 MB PCI


1 MB PCI
   
Sound Card Cretive Labs Sound Blaster AWE64 PnP (CT4380)      
Network Card(s) 3Com 3C905C-TXM 100BASE-TX Windows  
Power Supply Lite-On PA-4151-9B1 150 W    
Case Packard Bell A940-4x4 LPX    

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c2  Dell PowerEdge R710, 2012

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard Proprietary Motherboard Intel 5520 chipset BIOS  
CPU (2x) Intel Xeon E5649 (SLBZ8)
Westmere-EP (Gulftown) / Westmere
LGA 1366 (Socket B)
(2x) 4x2.53 GHz CPU, 2x5.86 GT/s QPI,
6x256 KB L2, 12 MB L3, 32 nm, 80 W TDP
  Wikipedia Xeon CPU List
Memory (6x) Hynix HMT31GR7BFR4A-H9 8 GB, DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) RDIMM    
Embedded Server Management Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC6 Express)   Firmware  
Hard Drive(s) (4x) Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000640NS
Controller: Dell PERC H700 Integrated
Backplane: 2x4 2.5" SAS/SATA
1 TB, 7200 RPM, 64 MB Cache, Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
RAID 5
Firmware (PERC)  
Optical Drive(s) PLDS DS-8D3SH CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM
ATAPI-4 Ultra DMA 2
   
Video Card Discrete Graphics Matrox MGA G200eW WPCM450    
Network Card(s) (4x) Integrated Braodcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Firmware  
Power Supply 870W Non-Redundant High Output Power Supply 870 W    

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zero  Dell PowerEdge 2950, 2007

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Motherboard Proprietary Motherboard Intel 5000X chipset BIOS  
CPU (2x) Intel Xeon E5310 (SLAEM)
Clovertown / Core
LGA 771 (Socket J)
(4x) 1.60 GHz CPU, 1066 MHz FSB
8 MB L2, 65 nm, 80 W TDP
  Wikipedia Xeon CPU List
Memory (4x) Hynix HYMP512F72CP8N3-Y5
(2x) GR2DF56728EL667Q
1 GB, DDR2-677 (PC2-5300) FB-DIMM
2 GB, DDR2-677 (PC2-5300) FB-DIMM
   
Embedded Server Management Dell Baseboard Management Controller
Dell Remote Access Controller
  Firmware (BMC)
Firmware (DRAC)
 
Hard Drive(s) (4x) Western Digital RE2 WD5000ABYS
Controller: Dell PERC 5/i Integrated
Backplane: 1x6 3.5"
500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
RAID 5
Firmware (PERC)  
Optical Drive(s) HLDS GCC-T10N CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM
ATAPI-4 Ultra DMA 2
Firmware  
Video Card Discrete Graphics ATI ES1000   Windows
Network Card(s) (2x) Integrated Braodcom BCM5708C 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Firmware  
Power Supply (2x) 750W Energy Smart Redundant Power Supply 750 W, hot-swappable    

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Miscellaneous Components

Component Model Notes Drivers Miscellaneous
Hard Drives IBM Deskstar 14GXP DTTA-371290
Fujitsu MPC3032AT
Seagate ST33232A
Western Digital Caviar 2340 WDAC2340-00H
12.9 GB, 7200 RPM, 512 KB Cache, PATA Ultra DMA Mode 2 / Ultra ATA/33
3 GB, 5400 RPM, 256 KB Cache, PATA Ultra DMA Mode 2 / Ultra ATA/33
3 GB, 4500 RPM, 128 KB Cache, PATA Ultra DMA Mode 2 / Ultra ATA/33
341 MB, 3322 RPM, 64 KB Cache
   
Printers HP Color LaserJet 2605dn
Canon S630
  All
Windows
Newegg
Scanners Epson Perfection V600 Photo
HP ScanJet 5200c
  All
Windows
Newegg
Monitors ViewSonic G220fb 21" CRT, QXGA   Newegg
Input Devices Logitech Elite Keyboard
Logitech MX Revolution Mouse
  Windows
Windows
Newegg
Newegg

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