Sunday, May 9, 2010

Desktops I own(ed)

When my dad bought me my first computer back in 2003 it was a basic setup which costed around 21k, it has AMD 3000+ processor, 512 RAM, e-Sys Motherboard (with only one PCI express slot), 80GB hard drive and a 14 inch CRT monitor. It is really an outdated one in comparison to today's specs, but I made the most of it.

Still the computer is working fine. My dad used it for a while and he didn't like it because he hates computers, then I gave it to my mom for her work related to teaching in her school.

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop

I used to customize the shit out of the desktop appearance :D

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop

Wasn't a big fan of gaming until Max Payne (the first part), I would say that was the first mainstream Computer Game I've played, but it was Half-Life 1 which kicked a lot of interest in computer games, I played it from the beginning to the end almost non-stop.

My interest was limited to basic games due to the fact that I did not have a gaming rig which can play all high end games, and I was still in college. 

So I waited, and after getting into my job, saved a few bucks and invested on my first rig, my sweet savings from my salary :')

My current PC's configuration:

Processor     - Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo (3.0 Ghz)
Motherboard - ASUS P5Q-E Motherboard
RAM             - G-Skill 4 GB – 800Mhz
Graphics       - XFX Radeon HD 5770, 1GB
Mouse          - Logitech Rumble-Pad Wireless
Keyboard     -  Razor Lycosa keyboard <3
HDD1           - Segate 500GB 7200 (internal)
HDD2           - HP 160GB (External)
HDD3           - WD 1TB my book (External)

Some pictures:

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop, radon gpu, radon hd5770

XFX Radeon HD 5770 an affordable beast!

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop, razer, razer lycosa

The logo says it all ;)

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop

This pic was taken after setting up my computer, all hardware was bought from Lamington road, Mumbai. The above picture shows an Nvidia Palit GS8400 GPU(very basic), I had to purchase it as the motherboard didn't have any display port, HD 5770 was purchased later, while Palit GS8400 is a crappy card for playing games at high settings, it gave me playable 30FPS on Half-Life 2.

I tinkered with it a lot, like configuring multiple displays and other useless shit, but hey! It was fun :D

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop, dual desktop, dual screens

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop, dual desktop, dual screens

And finally, the CPU-Z and GPU-Z stats for my CPU and GPU.

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop, intel, intel cpu e8400

bvkmohan,, desktops, gaming desktop, ati radeon hd 5700, hd5770

Hope you liked it :) Thanks for reading!

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