This is my old rig. As you can see it’s falling apart to some extent.

The side of the case is off because the system is (unfortunately) cooler that way and the top of the case had to be rotated as the power supply would not fit with the exhaust fan.

Also, this computer attracts dust like no tomorrow. It’s impossible to keep the area nearby clean.

Posted by Kevy B. on 2009-12-22 02:40:35

Tagged: , Computer , i7 , Intel , Motherboard , Antec , Thermalright

Mac the Knife

Mac the Knife

Day 121 of 365: "Mac the Knife"

I’ve been talking about this computer a lot this week. This is my six year old MacBook. I had to bring it in to get fixed last week and had a few issues with the repair along the way. Although this computer is no longer my main computer I use for photo editing, it is still my favorite. I actually let the problems I had with this repair effect my mood this week.

For some people, I know this sounds silly. "It’s just a computer," they would say. But to me, this computer means a lot. I’ve edited thousands of photos on it; created and editing hundreds of videos; it’s been my gateway to social media: Flickr, Yahoo Instant Messenger, MySpace, iSpQ, YouTube, Stickam, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, and 500px (and a few others along the way that never stuck).

The social media aspect of it always tied in with the art side of things for me. Through the creative tools on this machine, as well as devices like a built-in webcam, it became the gateway to meet people from all around the world as well as enhance my local social circle and reconnect family and old friends.

And it all started on this machine.

Other computers came before it. Others will come after it. But this one hit at the exact moment when art and social networking collided for me and I can’t imagine my life any other way.

So I guess it’s okay that I was a little concerned when I thought it was time to replace this computer.

And with today marking the 1/3 way point for my 365 project, instead of doing another portrait of myself, I decided to post this image of one of the many tools I’ve been using to make this project a reality.


Posted by anakin1814 on 2012-02-10 04:10:09

Tagged: , 365 , Mac , MacBook , black , intel , dust , keyboard , monitor

NZXT 410 Spring Cleaning

NZXT 410 Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning again but the its the main gaming PC. This dusting was a bit easier because this rig doesn’t run 24 hours a day like my server PC.

I wish this desktop had a filter in every intake or hole. I have purchased magnetic filters for the side and bottom intakes, but the front does not have any filters. It’s just a grill that intakes a bit of dust.

The Temps are pretty low with the system never going over 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The NZXT 410 is overall a great case for beginners like myself.

Posted by E_milTakesPics on 2015-03-29 20:04:48

Tagged: , Sping , Cleaning , Clean , NZXT , SLI , Gigabyte , Windforce , Nvidia , ATX , PC , Gaming , Computer , Tower , 4K , GSkill , Ram , Intel , MasterRace , G1 , Config , GTX , LED , Purple , Corsair , Fan , Cooling , Dust , Wires , Full

Intel Core 2 Quad – Q6600 Stepping G0

Intel Core 2 Quad - Q6600 Stepping G0

Upgraded my chip from Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 to a nice LGA 775 Quad!

Posted by Aaron G (Zh3uS) on 2010-08-31 06:40:13

Tagged: , zh3us , cooler , master , heat , sink , quad , intel , dust , clean , computer , machine , pc , desktop , casing , chassis , periodic

Heart of Display

Heart of Display

The Heart of my Display – Sapphire’s ATI Radeon HD 4850.
Coupled with a Thermal Right TRAD2 for Cooling.

Posted by Aaron G (Zh3uS) on 2010-08-31 06:49:19

Tagged: , zh3us , cooler , master , heat , sink , quad , intel , dust , clean , computer , machine , pc , desktop , casing , chassis , periodic