Day: January 18, 2013

Moore’s Law in Pictures

Saw this neat little article visualizing Moore’s Law.

What is Moore’s Law you may ask, well…..

Moore’s law is the observation that over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. The period often quoted as “18 months” is due to Intelexecutive David House, who predicted that period for a doubling in chip performance (being a combination of the effect of more transistors and their being faster).[1]


Here’s the Link to said visualization (from Tom’s Hardware),5-23.html

My PC build continues…

So I may have mentioned before, I just recently built a new PC. I went from an Intel Core2Quad Processor to a 3rd generation i5, and at the core, it’s plenty quick. I had to upgrade my motherboard for obvious reasons, and doubled up my RAM. (from 8 to 16GB, although, the guy at Microcenter gave me PC1333, I can live with it for now) For financial reasons, I held out on a new case, and video card. I think I have narrowed my case to either the Fractal Design  Define R4, and the Antec P280.

Fractal Design Define R4

Fractal Design Define R4

Both have very minimalistic design, and it’s more geared toward’s quietness.  Tom’s Hardware recently had a quite case round up, and the Define came up on top.  I just can’t forget Antec though, as I had an SX1030B in the past, and I absolutely loved it.  I had to let it go since I received a Thermaltake Xaser III courtesy of    Thermaltake.  I looked at some of their (Thermaltake) offering’s and it was too loud in style.

Antec P280

Antec P280

In any ‘case’, I hope to pick up either one of the above listed cased on my short list, and then move on to picking out a video card.

My current case - Thermaltake Xaser III

My current case – Thermaltake Xaser III

My old favorite - Antec SX1030B

My old favorite – Antec SX1030B



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