Monday, November 17, 2008

History of my Frankenstein pc

This week I decided to buy a new pc, because my old one was randomly resetting, was really out-of-date and because I deserved it :D.
My old pc had turned into a Frankenstein pc over the years, that's why I decided to write a little summary of the modifications I did to it over the years.



1) My new pc only had a 40GB harddrive, which wasn't that big of a problem at first. I didn't have internet at the time! But once my parents got me a broadband internet connection, I was running out of space pretty fast. So I bought a new 200GB harddrive.
2) After installing my new harddrive, I started monitoring my harddrives' health and came to the conclucsion that the harddrives were producing to much heat, so I added the fans. I had to cut a piece out of my case, to give the fans some fresh air.
3) After a year, it was time to add some RAM, so I added 256MB of RAM, which gave me a whooping 0.5GB of RAM!
4) At the time I started playing Counterstrike 1.6 with my schoolbuddies and my VGA couldn't get a stable 100fps in a smoke, so I bought a new VGA from a friend.
5) Now that I added the extra RAM and a new VGA, my pc wasn't stable anymore when gaming, so I needed to add some fans. Fan number 5 was supposed to suck some fresh air into the case.
6) And fan number 6 was there to keep the VGA cool(er).

I'm in love with my new pc . I'm not into hardware, so I asked a friend of mine who works in the local PC store to make an offer.

He came up with a pretty awesome configuration for the price of €666 (number of the beast obv):
1) Motherboard: G112 GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 AMD AM2+ ATX DDR2 1066 S/GBL
2) CPU: AMD PHENOM AM2+ QUAD CORE X4 9850 2.5GHZ 4MB BOX
3) RAM: 2x DDR2 APACER 2GB PC6400/800 LFT CL5.0
4) VGA: G44 GIGABYTE GF 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E TV-O/DUAL DVI SP
5) Harddrive: 500GB Sata

I now have my new pc for 2 days, and it is really awesome. I wasn't used to be able to play cool games anymore and forgot how much fun they can be. I installed GTR Evolutions (I'm a huge fan of race sims) and I installed Far Cry 2. I'm able to play Farcry 2 at high quality and the graphics and the gameplay are just amazing.

If there are other cools games I should play please let me know. Or if you have your own Frankenstein story to tell, I would be happy to publish it here!

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