Time For A Brain Transplant

Side view of my computer. The big blue fan is a cooling fan while the small fan (currently red) changes colors. Ooooooh!

My computer brain, that is.  🙂  My trusty machine was getting a little long in the tooth, having begun life as a pseudo-Mac about 7 years ago, then was transformed to a Windows machine about 4 years ago.  The hardware was good, but the choices were made primarily because they were compatible with the Mac OS.  It still made for a decent Windows machine but was not ideal.

Fortunately, I have in-house tech support who is willing to work for food and drink.  My son Kevin helped me pick out new hardware, and I ended up keeping the case, power supply and video card.  I (actually he – I just stayed out of the way and tried not to break things) replaced the motherboard, processor and memory plus a new SSD.  I already had upgraded my photo drives from 2TB to 4TB, so they stayed intact.  Not replacing everything saved me a bit of money, and that made the CFO pretty happy since it gives her more to spend on decorating. 😉

For those who care (and know what it means!), here is a summary of my upgraded hardware:

  • GeForceGTX760 Video Card
  • ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING 4 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • AMD RYZEN 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6 GHz Processor
  • CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 500GB Hard Drive
  • SanDisk X210SD 512GB SATA Hard Drive (Currently unused)
  • WD 4TB Desktop Performance 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal HDD (X2)
  • CORSAIR TX650M Case with 650W power supply

It’s a pretty sweet setup.  Getting everything back up and running took a little time, but at least that was something I know how to do! 😉

Workstation with new computer January 2021

 

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