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Jan 4 / kkrizka

Computer Upgrade: tiny101

Over the winter holiday, the power supply on my main computer died. Since the computer also had some very old parts, I decided to do a full upgrade. All of the parts were bought at NCIX Coquitlam, and they also put it together.  Everything seems to work on Linux without a hitch.

Since my original post proved to be very useful when I forgot what parts I put in, I decided to remake it.

AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 (3.1 GHz, 8 cores)
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Graphics Card
Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX DDR3 4GB Memory (x2)
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
Corsair H60 CPU Cooler System
Antec Truepower 650W Power Supply
Belkin F5D7050 Wireless G USB Adapter *
LG L226WTX-BN 22IN Widescreen LCD *
Antec Nine Hundred Gamer Case *
Seagate Barracuda 250GB Hard Drive *
Samsung Spinpoint F1 Series HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive *
Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB (x2) *
Samsung SH-S183A DVD Drive *
Cordless Desktop MX5500 Revolution Keyboard and Mouse *

The parts that are marked by a star (*) came from the old computer.

One quandary I came across was whether this constitutes a new computer and should receive a new name. In the end, I decided that it should still be considered as the old computer, since the main hard drive (containing the files I would have to change to rename it….) is still present.

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