I Have Finally Purchased A New Computer!

Yes, after waiting since who knows how long ago, I finally got the go-ahead to make the purchase for a brand-new computer so I can get back to flying in X-Plane as I always want to go back! This should mean more new liveries for all of you who want to see some more of my work, and I am considering making more scenery and updating the old stuff too.

I purchased it from Computer Planet UK, who have so far been very good. Everything seems reasonably priced to me and I had a lot of fun playing with their configurator beforehand too. In the end, it cost me £830.96 excluding VAT. A lot of money but I’m sure it will be worth it. Should be arriving in about a week or so so I’ll be sure to post whatever I can say about it once it arrives and I set everything up (read: Install a shed-load of X-Plane stuff – 80GB of scenery alone!).

for us nerdy folks, here are the specifications for my new machine:

Computer Case  Cooler Master Elite 430
CPU Intel i5 4670K – (4 x 3.4 GHZ) – Haswell
Memory Crucial 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz (1x8GB) (DDR3)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti – 2GB
Motherboard Gigabyte B85M-HD3 (Intel B85)
Networking Wireless LAN 150Mbps
Expansion Cards 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
Power Supply Corsair 650W PSU
Hard Drive #1 1 TB (1000 GB) SATA-II HDD 7200 RPM
Optical Drive #1 Samsung 24x DVD/CD Re-Writer/Reader – Black – (SATA)
Operating System #1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT
DVD Playback Software FREE – CyberLink PowerDVD 10
DVD/CD Burning Software FREE – Nero V12 – NEW
Monitor #1 18.5″ Widescreen Monitor – Black – 2ms – 1366×768 – VGA
Keyboard Standard Slim Keyboard (USB)
Mouse Gigabyte (M6800) Optical Gaming Mouse – (USB) – Black
 Webcam Logitech B500 Webcam – Built-In-Mic – USB 2.0
Free Gift FREE – 6 Port Surge Protection

2 thoughts on “I Have Finally Purchased A New Computer!

    • Hi Freddie,
      While I’m glad you like these, I’m afraid that right now I’m only doing them privately as I’m not great at commitments currently. Perhaps in a few weeks I will consider it; I’ll be adding an e-mail address to the find me section of the site shortly, feel free to e-mail there at some point in the future with some ideas and I’ll think about it for later.
      Thanks for the comment!

      Um, where did you get my name from by the way? I’m sure I never mention it on my site…

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