Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2 years are up time to upgrade the pc at home

Recently I noticed that my system is getting rather old and is becoming a touch slow for my software development needs and so it was time to upgrade a couple of components. Mostly the harddrives were exchanged for a couple of SSD's and my pair of 6950 graphic cards for a pair of 7970 graphic cards. After all the LCD displays like to be driven at full resolution and I do have the vise of playing to much skyrim and sim city. And my old cards did get a bit slow for my liking at 2500x1600.

Which I was not really prepared for was that I needed...

  • a new case for more harddrives, since my VMWare images are now in the Terra-byt region
  • a ridiculous 1200 Watt power supply, since my 750W is highly overloaded with running all the hardrives and graphic cards. I don't think it's good, if It keeps running at 820W. So for now disabled some harddrives again und drop the CPU to 3.2 GHz instead of 4.5GHz.
  • how big 2x7970 graphic cards are, running each at 1GHz and having each 3GB Ram. This is combined more Ram than Robins and My laptop have together...

It does look nice and tidy in there. Now we just have to wait for my Power supply research to finish, pick one and install it.

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