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
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