Thursday 30 June 2011

New PC

Well i seem to have talked about it for ages but i have finally managed to get a new PC on order, Its pretty high spec and i purposely did it that way so it will last for a few years without locking up when new power hungry software is introduced, Here is the spec

Coolermaster HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case w/ 1x230mm Red LED Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port
Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 360MM w/ Triple Fan
Asus Maximus IV Extreme ROG Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard
16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card
850 Watts - Corsair Professional Series CMPSU-AX850 80 Plus Gold Power Supply
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0G/s Gaming MLC Solid State Disk
3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer
Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Microsoft® Office® 2010 Home and Business (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook + OneNote)

I have been looking and reading for months and after asking some advise from those in the know i pulled the plug and dropped plenty of money, Its being built by CyberpowerPC's in California and will take a couple of weeks to be built and shipped
I looked long and hard at the new Imac from Apple and i really do like them but there are reports of people having problems with the screen-a different problem to last years model where the colour white faded to yellow but more like severe dust under the screen, This means a replacement which is a pain, I also read an interesting article from OWC and it seems that you can not add and replace hard drives yourself which is ridiculous, One thing i dont understand and to me is typically Apple is that you get the new super dooper thunderbolt ports and then instead of adding USB 3 ports to support them they still have USB2 , To me Apple give with one hand and then take with the other, I really wanted to go to Apple but you are getting last years product at next years price, My new PC will walk all over the Apple at a lower cost

I cant wait for it to arrive and put it through its paces, To be able to have CS5, Breezebrowser and Capture One open and the PC not hang will be heaven


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