Someplace to stash my stuff
that's not only sexy but kicks major ass
Published on February 7, 2014 By starkers In Personal Computing

Yup, it's that time of year again, but this time it's not a PC upgrade but rather a complete new build... starting with a real sexy case...

     

Now this is a full tower and has oodles of room inside for lots of fantastic shit... accommodating extra big graphics cards, enormous CPU coolers and even a magical leprechaun who can fix stuff when it's broken.  Orright, maybe not the leprechaun, but it is fechin' huge inside.  And what's more, to make it even more fancy, it has keys to get into it... so nobody's stealing my graphics card in a hurry... the innards of the beasty are quite secure.

Orright, so maybe it's not that secure, but there are lots of things to like about this case. For example, the 'hot swap' hard drive bays and the 'daisy chained' power connecters so that only one SATA plug from the PSU is required. Then there's the great ventilation, easy access to everything and the sexiest appearance ever.

Anyhow, enough of all that, let's talk about the innards...

PSU....   Silverstone 1200w 80 Gold

Mobo.... Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H [has 10 SATA 3 ports and 10 USB3 ports]

CPU....   Intel i7 4770K @ 3.5ghz [but highly overclockable]

Cooler... Corsair H60 Liquid CPU Cooler.

RAM...   G-Skill Trident DDR3 2400mhz x 32GB

SSD...    Samsung 840 Evo series 512Gb

GPU...    Gigabyte Radeon 7970 GV-R797WF3- 3GD.

Well that's all I got in it for now, but it has been a long, hard day and I've had enough, it's bedtime and the rest will have to wait 'til tomorrow.


Comments (Page 18)
on Jan 21, 2015

To be fair, it's claimed that the modern Norton has cleaned up its act...but...once bitten....

Finally running a 'modern' game...Alien Isolation ...and it's 'nice' when one auto-configures everything to the max....

....looks pretty darn good too. [though I haven't yet crossed paths with the alien - and don't really want to]...

System's behaving [if you ignore the 1 or 2 goes at each boot] and images are being done daily....until I'm sure it's safe...

on Jan 21, 2015

Turning it off tomorrow...for 3 days....off to Phillip Island for the historic Bikes - so it can have a rest....

 

 

....and me too...

on Jan 21, 2015


To be fair, it's claimed that the modern Norton has cleaned up its act...but...once bitten..

I couldn't care less what Norton has supposedly done to convince users it is better, I have no intention whatsoever of doing 'that' to any machine I own/use/fix.

Yup, it took a huge bite out of my trust and respect.


.off to Phillip Island for the historic Bikes

Now that'd be my kind of long weekend away, I absolutely love the old style bikes and would feel right at home among them.... not that I ride anymore.  Sadly, too many past injuries put an end to that, but there's nothing to say I can't admire the hell out of 'em.  Modern bikes may have the edge in some respects [speed and high tech engineering] but they so lack the character and individuality of the bikes of yesteryear..

Hehe, I might be green with envy, but hey, have a good trip/time.

on Jan 21, 2015

you two seem to have had a reletively positive experience with norton/symantec virus 'products'.

I have seen several cases (on customer computers) of norton LETTING virii into the computers (and norton claimed to know the virii) and having the computer actually infected with the virii and I had to manually remove said virii AND norton.

from these experiences I have chosen to call the VIRUSes  not anti-virus

harpo, the NON-subscriber

on Jan 22, 2015

harpo99999

you two seem to have had a reletively positive experience with norton/symantec virus 'products'.

Yeah, I had a positively rotten experience with Norton..  Not only did it miss an infection, my PC [before I got into higher-end rigs] froze solid during its attempt to expunge it from my machine.  Even a 'hard shut down' wouldn't happen... the only way I could close the machine down was pull the plug from the wall.  And the only way I could restart without Norton wanting to take up where it [was forcibly] left off was in Safe Mode.  Once that was achieved I uninstalled Norton and swore never ever to use it again... and I haven't.

As for the infection - no, not Norton, I'd gotten rid of that - Avast found and dealt with it quietly and efficiently without hogging all the system resources [as Norton does] so I've stayed with Avast ever since.

on Jan 22, 2015

starkers


Quoting harpo99999,

you two seem to have had a reletively positive experience with norton/symantec virus 'products'.



Yeah, I had a positively rotten experience with Norton..  Not only did it miss an infection, my PC [before I got into higher-end rigs] froze solid during its attempt to expunge it from my machine.  Even a 'hard shut down' wouldn't happen... the only way I could close the machine down was pull the plug from the wall.  And the only way I could restart without Norton wanting to take up where it [was forcibly] left off was in Safe Mode.  Once that was achieved I uninstalled Norton and swore never ever to use it again... and I haven't.

As for the infection - no, not Norton, I'd gotten rid of that - Avast found and dealt with it quietly and efficiently without hogging all the system resources [as Norton does] so I've stayed with Avast ever since.

agreed

harpo, the NON-subscriber