Happy New Year 2019!

I haven’t posted anything in this blog in over a year, not good! May be my personal site should be converted from blog to articles.

In awesome news, after 8 years of postponing, I got a mostly new PC! Old case and power supply, but new motherboard, memory, CPU, video card and storage.

The old specs where:

  • Fractal Design Define R4 white windowless case with 3 fans installed;
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2 power supply;
  • Asus P6TD Deluxe motherboard;
  • Xeon X5687 CPU (3.6 GHZ, 4 cores);
  • 3x4GB DDR3 1333 RAM;
  • 240GB Samsung 840 EVO SATA SSD;
  • 3TB Seagate 7200 RPM HDD;
  • Zotac Geforce GTX 760 AMP!;
  • Silicon Image PCIe SATA-3 controller for SSD, since motherboard only has SATA-2;
  • NEC PCIe USB 3.0 controller, since motherboard only has USB 2.0.

New specs are:

  • same case;
  • same power supply;
  • Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Elite motherboard;
  • Core i9 9900K CPU (3.6 GHZ, 8 cores);
  • 2x8GB DDR4 3200 RAM;
  • 512GB Samsung 970 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD;
  • 1TB Western Digital Blue SATA-3 M.2 SSD;
  • ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX Vega64.

I love it, everything works fast. Vega64 is a bit weak for 4K gaming. I get about 50fps in Guild Wars 2, and I was hoping for stable 60fps. May be in a year or two I’ll buy a top Nvidia video card, once they start supporting Freesync.