Fall 2009 hardware

I recently finished university and got a job which has increased my cash flow quite a bit. Beside putting some money aside I also decided that it was time for some new gadgets. Below is the items I have decided to buy, but if I could justify the expense I would also have bought a Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive – 34nm Product Line 80 GB for the 200MB/s throughput and a Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ for the 120Hz.

HP ProCurve Switch 1400-8GHPProCurve
I have a server with all my home files shared through NFS and for a while it has annoyed that 100Mps networks only support around 12MB/s when working on images and doing backups. So I decided that a Gigabit speed was about time. I would have loved to have all 8 ports in a router but such routers are expensive and I would most likely have had to give up the DD-WRT firmware which I enjoy on my WRT54GL. I chose this over switch over some less expensive models as it is reported to have great performance and not to get as hot as other models.

Corsair XMS2 2x2GB
I am planning on doing more work on virtual machines and running the x86_64 version of Ubuntu 9.10 so I bought 4GB of somewhat good memory. edbpriser.dk

ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics card
I currently have a ATI X1950XT card which have served me well but I have some problem running as smooth as I like in games with a resolution of 1920×1080. I have already decided to buy the ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics card but currently it is sold out from all internet shops in Denmark, so I guess I have to wait a while. edbpriser.dk
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