Saturday, September 13, 2014

HARDWARE - My New Super-PC (updated)

Well.... after 20+ years my old WinXP desktop PC died, gave up the ghost.

So I got new custom built PC, went BIG.

  • Windows 7 Pro  64bit
  • CPU:  Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.50GHz (aka Quad Core)
  • Memory:  8gb
  • Hard Drive:  4 Terabytes, Hybread (Solid State + SATA)
  • Video Card:  GeForce GTX 770 CUDA Core, 2k memory

What the hybread hard does?  Think of the SSD as a super-cache.  The drives copies the most used programs to SSD, which is actually memory, and works much faster.

NOTE:  The original build was with Windows 7 Home Professional.  I used Windows Anytime Update to change to Windows 7 Pro.  The update was flawless and took under 15min.

AND..... I upgraded to broadband network (AT&T U-verse, really had no choice, they're dumping DSL).  Speed test below.

via Speed Test NET