Hardware 2010 – part IV

Finally, after some time, I’ve come around to get you guys the low-down on the brand new hardware.

It’s awesome, in the most true form of the word.

Comprising of a Intel Core i7-950 processor running at 3.07 GHz on an X58 motherboard with 12GB of RAM and an 80GB SSD, it’s fast. Very fast. And then some. 🙂

For all techies out there:

  • Intel Core i7-950
  • Asrock X58 Extreme3
  • OCZ Gold DDR3 PC3-10666 Triple-Channel kit (3x4GB)
  • Intel Postville X25-M 80GB (2nd generation)
  • Asus EAH5550 1GB Silent
  • Samsung F4EB 2TB (2x)
  • Scythe Mugen B rev. 2
  • HP ZR24W
  • Antec Sonata III
  • Logitech S520
  • Logitech Z323

Especially the H-IPS panel in the monitor is superb, I’ve never owned a monitor with such quality and colours.
Buying the set certainly wasn’t cheap; but it’s the best I could get with a certain budget.

As it’s running on Win7 Ultimate 64bit, there’s nothing there’s to be left to want on it: fast, stable and looking good.
How about you guys, any thoughts on the setup? 🙂

Hardware 2010, part II

The mailman arrived late today, giving me the chance to get my two packages from him!

#1: 585 x 400 x 230 mm, with a total weight of 6795 grams
#2: 650 x 440 x 335 mm, with a total weight of 10740 grams

These packages combined make up for the most awesome PC I’ve ever assembled. 🙂
Unfortunately, there’s only 1 delivery left which has some pretty important parts in it: the case and the power supply. I could do without the case, but without the juice, assembling it would be quite useless.
Oh well, we’ll see when the mailman rings my bell again…

Hardware 2010, part I

It’s been quite a while since I last upgraded my computer hardware as my main computer is my Pentium-M 1.6GHz laptop with 2GB of memory. My former workstation, aka server, is an AMD Duron 1600 with a whopping 1GB of memory. Both are definately old. 🙂

Therefore, after much debate and some very serious budget discussions, the very first package arrived at our house today!

I don’t have a picture for you guys yet, but all I can say the box is 245 x 200 x 185 mm, and wheighs 490 grams. And it holds only one of the components that make up the new machine. 🙂

Stay tuned!