October 2010

Starting 2000 every 3 to 4 years or so I build a new PC. In 2000′ish it was Monica. In 2003 it was Hope. In 2006/7′ish it was Kayley. In 2010 it’s Penny. Sometimes I document the build process, most of the time though I just CBA. I guess that there has to be something special about the build for me to want to bother with any form of documentation, after all I spend so much time fussing about with computer hardware in my day job that it’s not really a novelty any more.

Well Penny is the first machine with which I’ve done SLI and water cooling. Yes I know neither of these are new concepts and people have been doing them for years, but for me it’s new ground and worthy of some documentation. Continue reading

December 2003

I’m a gamer. I have been for a while. My first gaming PC was built quite a while ago. Originally assembled for use at some pretty cool LAN Meets. I bought myself the best system I could get, at the time, and it still works to this day. However with Doom III, Half Life 2 and Unreal Tournament 2004 all out soon I realised that I really need a new PC.

So three weeks before christmas I splash out and buy the best system I can get. (excluding the quad xeon I’ve been wanting to build for a while) Continue reading