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My new computer
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Date Written: 9/27/14 Last Updated: 4/25/21

Specs of my 2006 vs. 2014 computer.

Computer 2006 – December 2014 (8 years)

Monitor      = 22" Acer 1680 x 1050 and previously 16" SyncMaster 753DF 1280 x 1024
CPU          = AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ (2006)
Motherboards = M2N–SLI
GPU          = NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (1,924 benchmark)
Ram          = 3GB DDR2
HDD          = 500 GB Seagate 3GB/s
Power Supply = 600 Watt (OCZ GameXStream OCZGXS600)
Case         = 7.5 x 19 x 16.75 tall. old. 2006? No brand name on the box.
CPU Cooler   = ?
OS           = Windows XP and later Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium

New computer (Completed December 2014) (age: 6 years)

ComponentPriceDate installed / purchasedDetails
Monitor$212.362014    Acer 27" 1920 x 1080 (1.78:1 aspect ration).
Monitor 2NA2/2/17  Samsung 27" 1920 x 1080 (1.78:1 aspect ratio).  Added 2 more to the first monitor for a triple monitor setup.
CPU$229.992014    i5 – 4690K Benchmarked at 5,580 ref
MotherboardNA2014    MSI Z97 g55 sli motherboard
GPU$199.002014    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 760 (from newegg) (4,968 benchmark)
GPU 2$209.992/2/17  GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (8,505) replaced previous GPU
RamNA2014    8GB DDR3
HDD$121.472014    WD Green 1TB 6GB/s. 7200 RPM.
SSD$84.995/13/17  250 GB WD Blue
SSD$119.9911/24/18 1TB SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5"
Power Supply $79.992014    750 Watt Corsair CX Series
CaseNA2014    Cooler Master HAF 912
CPU CoolerNA2014    generic Microsoft
OS$95.442014    Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium
Keyboard$49.882014    CORSAIR K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard (PDF of instructions)
Mouse$43.992014    Razer DeathAdder Chroma
Mouse 2$9.9911/6/19 PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired
Mouse 3$21.997/13/20 PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired
Speaker$28.472014    Logitech Z313 Speaker System
Headset$30.99NA    Sades SA902*
Mouse Pad$15.998/2/20    Kensington Duo Gel Mouse Pad with Wrist Rest - Blue (K62401AM)
USB Network Adapter$24.999/22/20    TP-Link AC1300 - USB 3.0 Mini WiFi Adapter | 2.4G/5G Dual Band Wireless Network Adapter
ISPNA9/22/20    Metronet

New computer (Planned for 2021 [might happen])

Monitor Acer - XR382CQK bmijqphuzx 37.5" 3840x1600 75Hz
CPU i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core
GPU RTX 2060 super
Ram 16 GB DDR 4
Case HAF with clear side
OS Windows 7 SP1


  • Razer DeathAdder Chroma I'm writing off the Deathadder and Razer brand for now.  


    • Tendency to zip to one side of the screen or another.
    • The huge amount of bloatware.
    • Expensive.
    • Tendency to double click after a single click.
    • Difficult to clean.
    • This is reported by others and with multiple Razer mice I had.

  • PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired This is the mouse I am really enjoying.  It feels comfortable and the click sensitivity is just right which is extremely important to me.  The DPI sensitivity level is 1000-3200.

    I do have one small negative for this mouse.  The dpi sensitivity can be a little too easy to click as it is close to the mouse wheel.

  • PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired (newer version)  This updated version has two sensitivity buttons instead of 1 and has 5 sensitivity levels instead of 4.  The look is still the same, but the click sensitivity seems to be just a little higher, but still good.  The DPI sensitivity level is 1200-7200 DPI.

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