Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Computer Build

It has been a good Christmas season for my SermonSpice videos so I decided it was time to upgrade the ol' computer. It has been 3.5 years since my last processor upgrade so considering what I use my computer for, it is was way past time. I considered buying a Mac but they were way too expensive and didn't offer the newest Intel processor. In the end, I decided to build my own.

The parts.

Getting ready to build.

Processor & Memory mounted.

The Workbench

Just a little wiring left to clean up.

Ready to plug in and install an operating system.

Look at those cores ready to work. I spent the day doing some video stuff and this thing is really fast. I rendered 24 minutes of 1920 x 1080 progressive HD video (h.264) in about 10 minutes. My old computer probably would have taken 6 or 7 hours to do that job. I used to have to plan renders around sleep. Now I can just take a quick break.

The Computer:

Intel Core i7 920

EVGA socket 1366 Motherboard

EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX260

6 Gigs of DDR3 1333 RAM

I reused my case, power supply and drives.

In the end, I did this for 1/3rd the price of a Mac and it benchmarks out faster.


Swan Man said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!

Doulos said...

Nice, so what are you gonna do with 2/3 the cost of a mac?

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fatquiver said...

You're such a nerd, Jim. Good thing for us all. Happy New Year!