For the Geeks

My New Toy and a Whirlwind of Technology

I have promised to post the details of my new toy and here we are.  But before we get to that, I wish to share a little story with you all.  I used to think that talking about the climate of the technology world bore people.  Recently, I have the privilege to meet people who have little passion or knowledge on what goes on behind the press of a button, set aside the companies and driving forces behind.  Perhaps it was the way I tell the stories, they did genuinely want to read more after hearing what I said.  It was a humbling revelation.  If a good singer can sing anything from a phonebook, maybe a good storyteller should be able to tell a story on even the most unglamorous topic?

So here it goes.  I mean, here I try. 

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7 replies on “My New Toy and a Whirlwind of Technology”

1. 7Team 650W Power Supply
2. GEIL 800MHz 2GB DDR2 RAM Kit x 2
3. Gigabyte 8800 GT 512MB Video Card
4. Sony 20X DRU840A
5. Seagate 500 GB 7200 rpm SATA2 HDD
6.Intel Q6600 2.4 GHz (Quad)
7. Gigabyte GA EP35-DS3 Motherboard
8. Salman CPNS 9500AT Fan
9. Cooler Master- T05 Black Casing
10. Philips 220WS8FB 22″ LCD
11. Windows Vista Home Premium

I got mine a few months ago. What do you know? Same mobo too! They were out of the Samsung LCD when I was there. Oh well.

CSC – Hey, our two systems are actually very similar! Both a quad core, both using 8800GT, and both using 4GB RAM (same chipset, i.e. motherboard, some more).

I notice that you have a Zalman fan. Do you OC? How far can you reach? I read that Q6600 can OC up to 3 GHz. Or at least 2.8 GHz. My vendor told me that if I OC, the warranty is void. Not sure if I shall play with my S$500+ investment that way.

Wah, this entry scores high on the geek-o-meter. I thought geeks at least speak English too. a-b-c-d-e-f-g….

Yep! Same video card, CPU, mobo, ram! Scary!

I haven’t overclocked at the moment. Maybe, I will in future. I have overclocked quite a bit in the past. I got a few industrial strength fans because my fans have died previously and that lead to a system-wide collapse after. Not funny.

Yes, I was also quite pro-AMD but lately, their microprocessors have been disappointing. Sadly, I am back to evil Intel.

Cynthia, assembling PCs is simplicity itself. It’s so much easier these days. Besides, a shop can also do it. I think true geekdom would be programming in assembly or c at least. I don’t find the current consumer mobile phone and ipods to be geeky at all, I call that consumerism, consumer electronics! Hahaha.

CSC – If I have the skill and the experience like you and if I have the CPU fan ready, I would definitely OC the quad core to see how high I can get. And while I am at it, I would OC the 8800GT too! I will need liquid nitrogen to cool my machine!

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