Monday, May 10, 2010


Whew! I made it through another semester. I'm kinda sleepy, but that has nothing to do with anything.

I love my computer. It has been a blast to use and it's so quick. We're friends he and I, and life is good. I have gotten a couple things for him since my last post describing the components. I got a new CPU cooling fan to replace the stock fan and heat-sink, a Zalman CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler, it's all copper and it looks like a turbine. I like that it can keep my CPU at or under 25ºC even when I am running iTunes and Need For Speed Shift at the same time for two hours. It used to get up to around 33ºC with the stock fan and heat-sink. I also got a 1TB HDD to expand my storage, but when I got it from it was broken, so I had to send it back but the one they sent works great!

Then just recently I purchased a new PSU or power supply unit, as I also want to upgrade my graphics card eventually, and most require more than a 400 watt PSU like the one I have now. I really like the blue light that my Raidmax 400W PSU has so I got one with a blue light. Now the typical girl would say that's why she wanted it, it's purty and has a blue light, but I'm not a girl at all so the blue light is just an ambiance thing. The manly thing is that it has more power than my current one: 700Watts =) (you can just hear Tim Taylor going "Oh oh oh!" in the background).
It's manufactured by Apevia and one of the other things I like about it is that it has cable sheathing so you don't have so many squirly cables. It's not modular, meaning that you can remove or add power cables as you need them reducing clutter, but that's ok with me. I'm still on the search for a graphics upgrade, but I am sure one will turn up, though I am worried that I'll want a really expensive one... but on the bright side, it would be very powerful =) . Power is good.

Real good.