Friday, March 28, 2008

:: PC - Computer in a coma ::

Yes, dear friends, my computer is now in a coma. Don't worry, nothing bad happened to it. Coruscant is not working because of me. I just disassembled its CPU, motherboard and memory banks, then I sold them :)

Why did I do it? Well, just for the sake of an upgrade :D Yep, new parts are coming. So, my ASUS A8N-E, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ and 3GB DDR 400 are out; my ASUS P5K-SE, Intel Core 2 Quad (Q6600) and 4GB DDR2 800 are coming.

I don't know when everything arrives (bought from another city of Brazil), so Coruscant will be offline for some time. I hope this will take only one week, but it can take two. ONE WEEK, PLEASE! hehehehe

Some might be thinking "What the fuck! Why do you need a Quad Core?". Well, despite my "gaming addiction", I will put this beautiful thing to real and good work. I was already 'playing' with Virtualization on my "old" computer. Most of the time (when WORKING on it) I would have three Operating Systems running at the same time (two Linux and one Windows XP). Now I will be able to do much more of that sort ;)

If you do a quick and short math, buying this baby is far cheaper than buying/assembling/keeping four separate computers. I will use those VMs for testings, building/installing servers for clients (which later will be "transported" to their real servers), etc. Of course, my gaming will get some extra power, but that's not my main concern, it is working. REALLY!

When everything is working again I will let you know. For now I will use my wife's comp... or my dad's ;)

Oh, sure! For those who never saw Coruscant before, here go two pictures taken 1 minute before it went offline wednesday night:

1- Desktop (desk, monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and case)
2- Inside the creature (Coruscant open for the "kill"; yes, it was a little dirty)

OK, see ya.