New computer!

I mention in an earlier post that I had bought a new computer (plus a Chromecast!). I’ve been long thinking about buying a desktop computer (since I started working and earning money), but I never got around or felt I had a good reason. Also, before the summer I was packing down because I was selling my apartment, so that wasn’t a good time to buy a new computer.

This fall I got a small game development job making a game for UIO:Energi called Energispillet, so since I got a small fee for that, and I was tired of working on my laptop, which I just found out that I forgot to blog about. It was a Acer TimelineX 3830TG 13.3″, a nice laptop! That is why I decided to order my self a brand new desktop computer with just the hardware I wanted! Or, nearly just the hardware I wanted. I had a limit, so no fancy PSU or abandons of RAM and memory. So this is what I ended up with.

  • BitFenix Phenom M Sort
    • Vifter: 1x 120mm Bunn, 1x 120mm Bak, mATX, mITX,
  • Intel Core i7-4770 Processor -Demo
    • Socket-LGA1150, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 8MB, 84W, HD460
  • ASUS Z97M-PLUS, Socket-1150
    • m-ATX, Z97, DDR3, 2xPCIe-x16, CFX, VGA, DVI, HDMI,
  • Samsung 24″ LED SyncMaster S24D390H
    • 1920×1080 PLS, 5ms, 1m:1, VGA/HDMI
  • Razer DeathStalker
    • Expert Gaming Keyboard – USB, Nordic layout
  • HyperX 3K SSD 240GB 2.5″ w/Watchdogs vou
    • SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 555MB/510MB/s read/write, S
  • HyperX Fury DDR3 1600MHz 16GB Black
    • 2x8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM (Kit of 2) HyperX Fur
  • Cooler Master V650S, 650W PSU -Demo
    • ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Gold, Modular, 2x 6+2pin PCI
  • Noctua NT-H1 Kjølepasta
    • 3.5 gram, High-Performance Hybrid
  • Crucial MX100 SSD 128GB 2,5″ 7mm
    • SATA 3.0 6GB/s, 9,5mm adapter, 550/150Mb/s read/wr
  • ASUS USB-N13 11n USB Adapter
    • PSP XLink Kai Support, Secure and Consistent conne

I’m pretty pleased with the setup, and it is working as a charm both with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (even though I had some problem with the wifi).

See some images after the jump.

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Slow day…

Installing Windows 98 on my computer ended up being impossible! First I tried to install it from inside of windows, but then I ended up with not enough disc space. Then I tried to boot it up and try to install it from DOS, which none of them worked. So I found my other computer a tried to hook up the harddisc and install from there, but no. Nothing worked. So started fomating one of the disc to install win98 to that one, but then I suddenly needed another floppy disc, but I was installing from CD. So I ended up just giving up. Packed it all down and went to clean up the kicthen. Hit the jump to see some pictures, and there is also two from my new layer of paint on my wall.

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