Friday, April 1, 2011

I have a new computer :)

Finally I decided to buy new computer

My old one is not enough to do my daily work anymore.

The old one was

  • AMD Athlon-64 5400 Dual Core CPU
  • 2 Gb DDR 2 RAM memory
  • 250 Gb HDD

Well it worked, but it became slow with years – VS versions and heavy apps load this CPU and memory with ease.

Especially it is hard to do Silverlight and WPF development on such CPU.

This month I have bought new parts from amazon and yesterday finally the parts were delivered to me.

The new configuration looks like:

  • ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-2600K Processor with 8 MB Cache, 3.40 GHz for Socket LGA1155 - Unlocked Boxed
  • ADATA Sandforce 2.5-Inch SATA II 3.0Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive 128 GB
  • G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz 240-Pin PC3-12800 Desktop Memory F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
  • Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class (4 X 1TB) Internal hard drive
  • Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Case
  • 650 W power supply unit from Spire
  • EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Video Card

I think the configuration should take care of performance problems when working with multi-project solutions in Visual Studio 2010,

I decided to share this configuration to possible inspire reader of this post to do the same thing Smile

Yesterday I was assembling the parts unlit late night,

Here are some of the photos








The main points that should make the computer fast are

- of course the fast CPU, i7 2600K is in top 3 list of current production home processors. They are very good for single threaded apps and also for multi-threaded apps.


- The AData 128 GB SSD has high read/write rate and very low seek times, which will speed up the system and applications dramatically

- The four 1 Tb HDDs will be built into two RAID 1 Mirrors making information stored on them two times safer


- 8 Gb RAM should be enough for most software development tasks

I also ordered RevoDrive 120 Gb PCIe 4x SSD which claims to have Max Read: up to 540 MB/s, Max Write: up to 490 MB/s, Sustained Write: up to 470 MB/s, 4KB Random Write (Aligned): 65,000 IOPS

But I am still not sure whether I will be able to make this device a boot device as having so good technical characteristics this hardware is known to have some compatibility issues with different MBs.

I will update the post if have some more news on this to share Smile


My RevoDrive fit to my Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard perfectly. I set it up as a boot disk (C:) and installed system on it.


Here are some more specs of a device:

Introducing the RevoDrive, a high performance PCIe Solid State Drive for consumer applications in desktops and workstation PCs

Focusing on both performance and affordability for consumers, the RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD is designed to accommodate a wide range of computing environments beyond everyday use to video-editing and other multi-media creation and management applications.
Moving beyond the bottleneck of SATA II, the RevoDrive features a PCI-E interface to deliver superior speeds up to 540MB/s reads and random 4k writes up to 75,000 IOPS. Designed for high-performance gaming PCs and workstations, the RevoDrive has the unique capability to run both Windows and your essential applications and games to not only provides a more responsive PC experience, but promote a cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.

The performance of my PC is really very good,