Aug 1, 2008

Here we come again :)

For some time now, my computer started to give me signs that its time is coming. It's a pity since it is only 2 years old and has a not so bad configuration. For me, it's always a dichotomy between a pain and a pleasure when I need to figure out a new configuration. Should I go for a brand computer or should I build it myself? Should I by the latest/fastest/expansive(est) :) processor/memory/whatever (in a useless try to protect my investment) or should I stick to more affordable parts? Please, keep in mind that I live in Brasil and here computers are not so cheap as in some other places. Anyway, just for fun, I am dumping all my previous computer's configuration along side my wishes for the new one:
Year Processor Freq. # Core RAM Hard Disk Graphics Card Internet
1989 6502 0,75 Mhz 1 256 Kb NA OnBoard NA
1992 Ciryx 486 DLC 40 Mhz 1 4 Mb 100 Mb Trident NA
1996 Pentium 100 100 Mhz 1 16 Mb 1.0 Gb ? 28 Kbps
1999 Athlon 400 400 Mhz 1 128 Mb 30 Gb 4 Mb 56 Kbps
2002 Athlon XP 2.1 1.8 Ghz 1 512 Mb 60 Gb AGP 64Mb 350 Kbps
2006 Athlon 64 3.8 X2 2.0 Ghz 2 2.0 Gb 370 Gb PCI-X 256Mb 2.0 Mbps
2008? Core 2 Quad 9XXXX > 2.50 Ghz 4 8.0 Gb 500 Gb PCI-X 256Mb 6.0 Mbps
Well, what can I say? Current PC, RIP :) What do you think? Adriano

1 comment:

Reginaldo said...

You may read
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001157.html
(if you still didn't so)

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Reginaldo