Sunday, 31 March 2013

Do you feel the power?

About half a year ago, my old pc's video card died on me. I had to install a new one, but the case was too small for any normal card to fit in, so it had to be done without cooling. Pretty big mistake. For the last 6 months my computer's been overheating just by watching Youtube videos in Chrome (pretty much the lightest browser you can find). But no more! Meet Hobbes (I like Watterson's work), my new gaming rig. 

I got the sucker custom built for me (warranty and stuff) and boy, is it an upgrade! Here are a couple o' pictures of the set-up:

I had an old monitor laying around, so why not! Handy for multi-tasking.

Here she is! Go cable management!

For the techy people out there, here are my specs (the important ones at least):

Case: Coolermaster HAF932-KKN1-GP
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: Crucial DDR3 16Gb 1600Mhz CL8
Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2Gb

This set-up should last me about 6-7 years (first 4 years playing games on max and then 'round about medium).

A couple of questions answered:

Why should I know this?

Well, this new set-up allows quicker rendering and more fancy stuff. It'll allow me to pump out more content.

How does said game on max look?

Here's a screenshot of Skyrim (popular adventure/role playing game):

Why name it Hobbes?

I like Calvin and Hobbes.

That's about all I have to tell you guys about the new rig. For those how either read the post (or scrolled down) here'd an update on the brickfilming situation. I've got Squid voicing, and the general filming should start sometime next week. It'll probably take one or two months, and then it'll be done!

That's about it, thanks for reading and have a nice day!