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My New Old Computer

So I'm finally going to post this! I've been speaking about this beast for a while, but since it's been in and out of repair and here and there I haven't wanted to get my hopes too high and tell the world I own it, but I do now! It's working! It can play GTA SA on best possible graphics! And GTA 4! And maybe other things too. This is what it looks like.

The Box

Good? Bad? OK? I wasn't that impressed with the case the first time I saw it, it was the price and product specifications that drew me in the most (after all, it's the inside that counts), but now that I'm growing used to it (well, I've barely used it, I'm growing used to looking at it) I'm liking it more and more. The specs? Well OK, for once I'll peel away a piece of humble facade and brag a little... the brain consists of an 8-core AKA octacore AMD FX812 processor with 3,1Ghz, it's placed on an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 board, with slots containing 8GB RAM and support for 32GB total, plenty of PCI spots with one ATI 5850 GPU (1GB VRAM) mounted (this was replaced by an AMD Radeon HD 7790 with 2GB during repair), along with network card (?), etc.

In the case, there's a rack with room for eight drives, though I'm not sure if the MoBo has support for that many. There's one 500GB installed, and there was no CD/DVD, so I bought my own Samsung SH-224BB that I've managed to install with a couple of thankfully free cables in the case and screws I attained from an old broken down computer. It writes DVD at 24x and CD at 48X, with a 1,5MB buffer. The cooler is eh... cool, it's a beast, a gigantic Noctua NHU14, with two included fans. There's also a 450w Antec power-supply, a Cooler Master fan in back, two nameless fans in front, along with plenty of ventilation and isolation in the case.. which is a Fractal Design R3 with both USB2 and USB3 slots. Three up front, six back (sounds like six pack, haha, hehe, yeah...). There's HDMI/DVI (haven't really figured out which is which), but unfortunately no VGA, which might've been useful. OS? Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit.

Overall it's quite the upgrade, and though I'm still using my old computer (which I will now start referring to as my office computer) this one should eventually replace it. For now though, it's a bit unnecessarily power-hungry to use for everything, though it will be a looot of fun to try out new games on! And a breeze to run video conversions, Photoshop, etc, with. I'm happy! Comments? Feedbacks? Opinion?

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