Posted by comhack | Filed under Uncategorized
Well I finally got settled in after the big move and the wedding. The wedding was very nice and everything went without a hitch (lol). Here are some photos from the wedding if anyone is interested:
Luckily everything is slowly getting back to normal. I finally got my main machine and the Internet back a few weeks ago so I am starting to feel “normal” again. I still have not found a job but then again, I have not been looking for one either. One good thing is that there are plenty of jobs available so I imagine before my money runs out I will get me something.
Anyway, I just wanted to post something here to let everyone (my 2 subscribers lol) know that I am back and things are getting to be normal again.
Posted by comhack | Filed under Linux
I just wanted to let everyone know that I will not be available from the 22nd of April till the middle of May or so.
I was originally going to travel south to give my sister away at her wedding but I decided that I wanted to move back home permanently as all of my family lives there. I think this move will be good for me and it will nice to be closer to my family especially since I have not lived back home for the last 12 years or so. I have a huge family, with 24 aunts/uncles and 30+ first cousins so it will be nice to be around family again.
That said, I will be online but not as much as I normally am, at least until after the wedding (May 8th). So I have about 13 days until the big move. I have already been packing some but still have a lot of packing left do. Moving can be a pain with all the packing and such especially when you have to drive 800 miles to get to your destination. Although, I have to say that it will be nice to get back South where we have normal weather. This northern snow is for the birds.
The move will give me a chance to use my Android tablet in a real world test, well that is if I have cell signal to tether with.
Well I have been wanting to upgrade my machine for a long time and I finally decided that it was time to upgrade my Core2Duo with 8gb ddr2 800 ram. I decided to go with the new Intel i5-series of processors. The i5 processors use the Intel 1156 chipset, so I had to upgrade my my motherboard as well. And since I am upgrading my motherboard and processor, I have to upgrade my ram to ddr3 as well. Now you know why I have waited to upgrade. To begin with, here are the specs on my old machine:
–XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard FSB @ 1333mh/z
–Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz overclocked to 3.0ghz
–NVIDIA GeForce 7050i GPU, on board graphics memory shared Up to 768MB
–2 x SLI EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0
–3 x WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-3G
–Fantom G-Force 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA External Hard Drive GF2000EUC
–A-DATA 4 x 2GB SDRAM DDR2 800-PC2 6400 @ 1066 OCd
–Acer H203H 20″ LCD Monitor @ 1600×900–16:9
–AOC 2236vw 22″ LCD Monitor @ 1920×1080–16:9
–Acer X203H 20″ LCD Monitor @ 1600×900–16:9
–Logitech EX 100 Cordless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse
–Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 Platinum Series 30W 2.1 Speaker System
–Ultra LSP1000 1000w Power Supply
–Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS DVDRW Internal Drive – DVD+R 22X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, SATA, LightScribe
–ArchLinux 64 Core– XMonad WM /Win 7 Ultimate 64—Games only
I have already received the cpu, cooler, and the ram:
Intel DP55SB Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1333
Intel BX80605I5760 Core i5 760 Processor – 2.8GH
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
I ended up having to return the motherboard because it was DOA but I ended up ordering a better motherboard anyway so it worked out. It cost $80 more but is features:
-7 sata 3Gb/s and 2 sata 6Gb/s
-2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
-Built in OverClock utility with stability testing
and a whole bunch of other features. The first motherboard was an openbox purchase and I guarentee you I will not be doing that for a motherboard again. The new one is $80 more but it is worth it. I am actually glad that this happened even though I had to wait two more weeks for my build.
Also, the processor runs at 2.8ghz but while researching the processor, it seems that Asus provides a bios utility that can easily OC the processor to 3.8ghz. So in
about a week a couple of days, I will have a smoking fast machine to play with. I will write a followup after I set up the new machine.