The PC has been completed

Spec List:

  • ASRock Z68 Extreme4
  • Intel Core i5 2500k (running at stock)
  • Thermalright Extreme 120
  • 8 GB Kingston Hyper X Ram
  • 2 X Sapphire Radeon 6950 1GB graphics in Crossfire
  • Asus Xonar D2X soundcard
  • 480 GB Crucial M500 SSD (OS + App drive)
  • 2 X Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
  • Western Digital Green 2TB
  • Western Digital 500GB
  • Seasonic M12 700 PSU
  • Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

The Graphics cards are showing their age a bit and Titanfall has massive issues with things in Crossfire.  I’m dying to get stuck into Battlefield 4 tonight as SSD’s and Windows 8 are supposed to give a nice performance boost.

Now, some pics…

PC Upgrades

Any time you get to upgrade your tech is a good time!

I was holding off for the longest time on getting a Solid State Disk.  Mostly price was preventing me committing to it – I didn’t want a small drive so was aiming for around the 500GB mark.

This week a 480GB Crucial M500 arrived and only cost me €200.14 so thank you very much!  Last time I was seriously looking at one, they were €300 and that was only a few months ago.

I’ve also got a copy of Windows 8.1 to install too, so it’ll be a clean slate for the PC.

This weekend will see a transplant of all parts into the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 I purchased ages ago (I had intended a much faster upgrade path, but life got in the way).

Pics will follow 🙂


I’ve been neglecting you my blog.  Quick post to share my profile so anyone who’s interested can see what it is I’m listening to and maybe pick up some recommendations.  I’ve also stuck a widget on to the menu there on the right so you should see the last few things I’ve been listening to.