July 15, 2018

Step 1: Get New Computer


I'll admit the name "Inspiron 5676" does nothing to make the heart beat a little faster but that's okay, I take medicines to prevent that from happening anyway.  It's what's inside that counts, and the new 2nd Generation Ryzen 7 2700X is AMD's top-of-the-line processor.  It has a 1TB hard-drive, but it also has a 256GB SSD, which I'm told is important these days. That's all matched up with a Radeon RX580 graphics card, which is ATI AMD's best card that isn't in "ludicrous" territory.

So what I'm saying is that this girl should be quite the performer!  I'd have it hooked up already except for one little thing.  That is, it only has a HDMI port to hook up a monitor and my current monitor, which is 10 years old, only has DVI.  I knew this ahead of time though, and ordered a ViewSonic 24" monitor beforehand... it'll be delivered on Monday, and THEN I can get it all set up.

Darn thing weighs about 1573 pounds, though.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 07:13 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Awesome!  My new Dell arrived Friday, got it set up yesterday.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 15, 2018 07:42 PM (PiXy!)

2 HDMI-DVI adapters aren't very expensive, but since you're getting a new monitor anyway....

Posted by: Rick C at July 15, 2018 07:50 PM (ITnFO)

3 Also, 'grats!

Posted by: Rick C at July 15, 2018 07:50 PM (ITnFO)

4 You could have TWO monitors...

Hope the new machine suits! 

Posted by: Mrs. Will (Kathryn) at July 15, 2018 08:47 PM (JPRju)

5 Now that Mrs. Will mentions it, an RX 580 should have both HDMI and DP outputs.  The picture on Best Buy's website shows a computer without a discrete video card.

Of course, they also say it's got 4 USB, but the pictures show 8, so good job, Best Buy web monkeys!

Posted by: Rick C at July 15, 2018 11:06 PM (ITnFO)

6 Wooohoo, new shiny! May it always boot cleanly and quickly.

Posted by: GreyDuck at July 16, 2018 07:30 AM (rKFiU)

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