So last week my new development machine arrived! I thought why not show it off to the world. Its a
vast upgrade to my old PC. It is quite the beast, first of all here is my old PC + specs below:
- Intel Core2Duo 1.86Ghz
- 1GB DDR Ram – I think that deserves a LMAO!
- 320GB Hard disk
- 512MB partially burn’t Nvidia graphics card (which replaced my previously burn’t out 256MB Nvidia graphics card)
- DVD-RW drive and DVD-ROM drive
- Built in wireless card
In comparison here are ../pics + specs for my new PC! 🙂
- Intel i3 3.1Ghz
- 8GB DDR3 Ram – 8 times more RAM and each stick is much faster!
- 500GB Hard disk
- 1GB Asus Nvidia 450GTS
- Sony DVD-RW drive
- HD audio
I expect to be able to do development faster on this machine and I don’t need to constantly worry about
RAM anymore. Putting Ubuntu on this machine was easy and everything works out of the box! Setting up
Windows 7 for those disc games we have lying around was less easy but after some driver installations
plus restarts it was good to go!
I still do lots of gaming on Ubuntu though. I redeemed the latest Humble Indie Bundle V on Ubuntu
and its great! I got my new PC from CustomPC.ie, as they are
based in Ireland… so the delivery was very cheap!
In other news I have recently quit the Xwii project. I no longer had the time to commit to the project
but I may come back to it sometime in the future. It saddened me to post about leaving but its the only
logical thing I could do at the moment. Check out the blog post if you are interested: