jeudi 22 septembre 2011

My new computer

As well as my new screen, my old computer and my old screen.
Desk is as clean as it will ever be, so I'm taking some pictures, to remember how it was in a few years ^^

Pretty geeky setup, you would think. Maybe, but it's also very efficient :
- there is a KVM you barely see on the top of the left tower to switch between the 2 computers. The old one controls the screen on the left, the new one controls both screens. Not like I often boot the old computer nowadays anyway.
- The hard drive you see on the right is connected to the freebox server and adds 1 To to the NAS server hosted by the freebox. To come, a true RAID1 NAS server. No idea where I'll put it though, maybe against the wall.
- The glasses come from the NVIDIA 3D vision kit. I was happily surprised by the rendered quality in some games (HL2, Dragon's Age, WoW), so I don't regret the buy.

All in one, I'm actually proud of myself on this one :)

Installation of the new computer went well, around 2 hours from receiving the (heavy) packages to finishing the install of Windows 7, all drivers included. Everything works well, or so it looks like. Maybe some  issues with USB3.0, but not really game breaking at the time being. It'll wait until I actually have a USB3.0 device to plug in.
I've no idea what I'll do with 2 To of RAID0 space, time will tell I guess. The SSD drive works amazingly well, Windows boots in no time - not the system, the BIOS startup is actually quite long, with the RAID0 and the big GFX card - and once booted everything goes superfast.

Now I won't have to change computer for well, at least 2 years ! Okay, maybe 3 or 4...

mercredi 7 septembre 2011

I has new computer

Well soon anyway, it was shipped one hour ago and should be home tomorrow.

Intel Core i7 2600K processor on an Asus P8P67 Deluxe Rev 3.0 motherboard
2 x 4 Go of DDR3 RAM Corsair PCI12800 CAS 8
1 Club 3D Geforce GTX 580 1586 Mo RAM graphic card
1 OCZ Verex 3 - 120 Go SSD to host the system and a few applications
2 Seagate Baraccuda SATA Revision 3.0 - 1 To HDDs mounted in Raid 0
1 Asus VG236H - 3D screen with Nvidia 3D Kit System
And some other cool stuff like a Corsair Obsidian 650D tower or an Antec TruePower 750W 80+ Bronze alim.

It's going to be legend...wait or it...DARY !

More as soon as I have received and installed it. And yes, I'm kind of excited, it has been a long time I wanted to try the Nvidia 3D system, and this piece of hardware should be able to deliver some flawless gaming experience :-)