Well it was actually yesterday. One of the most recognized names in the world today, the Pentium turned 20 yesterday. It probably also made Intel a household name, and with the ad blitz in the 90’s, that ‘Intel Inside‘ tone (you know that it…you probably just hummed it), and the ‘Intel Inside’ stickers, everyone pretty much know’s what an Intel Pentium is. (more…)
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.
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.
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.
Hello everyone, hope everyone’s year is getting off to a good start. Apologies for the lack of posting, but I am currently in between desktop computers. I just currently retired my old and trusty core2quad powered set up due to random reboots, and well, problems that I just can’t be bothered with. It also gave me that nudge to finally upgrade my aging system, which I had been planning on for a while. In any case I am now rocking a 3rd gen Intel i5 quad core processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 180 GB Intel SSD on an ASRock Motherboard running the Inel z77 chipset. I am still trying to install Windows 8, and it’s a bit more involved than how XP was. (at least the whole upgrade process)
Hopefully it will get sorted soon. I am also watching the Conan remake, it’s freakin’ bloody.