July 27, 2008

Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger

It hasn't all been Wonderduck hiding under the covers recently.  On Saturday, I ventured forth to the BigBlueBox on a mission... a mission to upgrade Chiyo-chan.

Don't get me wrong, Chiyo-chan is still the smartest and fastest computer on the block, and with her new 19" LCD monitor, the prettiest too.  However, it's been two years since her last upgrade (420w PSU, 7600GT graphics card), and I've been meaning to do this particular upgrade since the day I got her. 

So now, Chiyo-chan has all her DIMM slots filled, and a total of 3gb of RAM.  She's a lot peppier than she was (and she was pretty zippy then), lemme tell ya.



Next step, a new external hard-drive...

Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:24 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Glad to see you're feeling better....or at least peppier. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at July 27, 2008 08:48 PM (V5zw/)

2 Missed your earlier post - hope things are looking brighter now.

There's never been a better time to buy disk drives - the value for money is amazing.  Even the top-end 1TB drives are cheap now.  I just bought two Western Digital 640GB drives myself, so I can backup my fansub collection.   (Do not want a repeat of the disaster I had last year!)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 28, 2008 10:13 PM (PiXy!)

3 I'm looking at a Western Digital 500gb external, m'self.  BigBlueBox is selling 'em for $99 right now... twenty cents a gigabyte?  Nine years ago, I got a 30gb drive, one of the first 7200rpm drives ever, installed in my nigh-on top of the line computer (PIII, 850mhz)... for $450.

It's a wonderful world.

Posted by: Wonderduck at July 28, 2008 11:12 PM (AW3EJ)

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I just snagged one of Maxtor's 500GB externals for $99 at the BigBlueBox. It's nice except that you could use the front panel activity light as a spotlight in a midnight blizzard if you wanted. I may need to move it to the computer that isn't in the bedroom or I'll never get any sleep.

Posted by: Will at July 29, 2008 03:44 PM (WnBa/)

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