I built myself a new toy (computer, that is)..

August 28, 2008 · Posted in I'm such a geek, Tech - Hardware 

So I finally decided to do a complete computer makeover and now enjoy the wonders of PCI-E vs AGP land. Here are the results of this endeavor (Newegg links but actually mostly purchased @Fry’s Eectronics):

  • Antec P180 (Silver) Case
  • MSI P45 Neo3-FR Motherboard
  • Core 2 Duo E8400
  • Diamond Radeon HD 4850
  • Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz (Please read this)
  • Samsung 500GB 7200RPM Sata/300 16MB Buffer Hard Drive OEM
  • LG Super Multi DVD Rewriter
  • Thermaltake Purepower 600W Power Supply
  • OS:

  • Vista Home Premium 64-bit OEM
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS AMD64 Desktop
  • It has been a busy week at work so I am still tweaking and installing software but besides upping the level of eye candy, so far, Vista is neither the bane or salvation of Windows operating systems. And probably if AMD/ATI would actually release a better OpenGL implementation in its Linux driver (so I can play Oblivion under wine) this may have been a single boot machine.

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