Mar 23, 2014

my first computer

Hello world!

It's spring break, which means I finally have the free time to put together my first desktop computer! I got most of the parts from reuse (all but the power supply and the case), and the case came from nmccoy. Thanks!


Innards:
    Motherboard - HP Pavilion Elite e9105z
    Processor - AMD Phenom II x4 945 3.0 GHz
    PSU - Corsair CX 600
    GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 280
    2 x 500 GB hard disks, 8 GB RAM, optical drive
Outtards:


I had to move everything from the original case to a larger one just to accommodate this ginormous
 (but pretty sweet!) graphics card. It occupies the entire length of the box! It also necessitated me buying a power supply - its minimum requirement was 550 W. I can't wait to run Solidworks on it and see if it was worth it.


Currently dualbooting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10

... More pics to come

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