above is a screenshot of my current setup :) it’s an awesome experience so far. i have pretty much moved my daily operation to this machine. added two drives, one for music, the other as a staging area between my downloading machine and my unraid server (since i do some manipulation on the files i get). these are the apps i generally use BROWSER chrome is very lightweight here, and i haven’t seen it crash yet.
i’m writing this from blackbeard, my hackintosh mac. i was able to build this machine and have it working flawlessy under OSX Lion, mainly due to tonymacx86’s excellent site. two articles showed me in detail how to build the machine Building a Sandy Bridge CustoMac: Buyer’s Guide UniBeast: Install Mac OS X Lion Using an All-In-One Bootable USB Drive i chose the following specs for my mac: case: Corsair Obsidian 650D mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 cpu: Intel Core i5-2500K ram: Corsair 1600MHZ DDR3 16GB gpu: AMD Radeon HD 6850 power supply: Corsair 650 watts ssd: OCZ Nocti Series 60GB hard disk: Western Digital 1TB EARS the keyboard, mouse and display come from my previous pc rig.