Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Monster

So, Steve wants to upgrade.

Since Steve rarely does anything on the "cheap", this system was destined to be a screamer.

The parts list included:

Motherboard:
MSI 890FXA-GD70

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor

RAM:
GSkill 8G

Video:
MSI Radeon HD 6870

OS:
Ubuntu 11.04, Gnome3, Unity

Display:
28" LCD

Steve and I spent a couple hours opening boxes, whistling through our teeth, and putting parts together to be greeted by a system that any small company would love to have (or NASA).

I is fast ... so fast ... unbelievably fast.

Did I mention how fast it was?

The best part, we got to save the $550 we normally would have shelled out for Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate and anti-virus products.