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.
edbpriser.dk

Corsair XMS2 2x2GB
RAM-corsair
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
HD5850
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
Continue reading Fall 2009 hardware