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home :: hardware :: newpc1

Fri, 18 Oct 2013

A new PC

CMSTORM Enforcer

Some weeks ago, my desktop started freezing on a regular basis when playing heavy 3D graphics games. It wasn't that old, but apparently some part of the hardware was having some trouble with overheating.

I investigated for a few weeks, but could not find the culprit. So, I decided to buy a new PC. I bought a nice configuration at AAC Computers on Daumesnil in Paris' 12th arrondissement.

Here's what I now have:

  • Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.5GHz (4 cores w/ HT)
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Windows Pro 8.1 64-bit
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
  • Intel I217-V Gigabit Ethernet
  • CM Storm Quickfire keyboard
  • 240 GB SanDisk SSD
  • 3 TB Seagate HD
  • Hyundai HDIT27W HDMI screen

All of this in a CM Storm black enclosure -- this is quite nice.

The amount of computing power we now have at our fingertips is just amazing... the first computer I have ever used (a CDC Cyber 173 running under NOS/BE), a beast for its time, would pale compared to this PC (*).

(*) if I compute well, the Cyber 173 was a dual CPU machine, running probably at 25 MHz (not counting the 12 PP processors here) with probably 256K 60-bit words of memory (around 2 MB if I count right). So if my back-of-the-envelope calculations are correct, it's about 250 times faster with 8000 times more memory, and I won't even try to count how much more disk space.

/hardware | Posted at 23:20 | permanent link