Since 2006 I had the same PC with DVD-drive and even a floppy disk drive.
Here is a 2007 picture of it:
Okay, the internal changed a bit since then (2013 upgrade of mainboard, CPU and RAM, a SSD upgrade and a few GPU upgrades over the years), but that black PC case was a constant in my living room for almost 15 years while most other stuff was replaced over the years several times (TVs, projectors, consoles, AV receivers, speakers, furniture, wallpapers,...)
The new PC case is (again) a black midi tower without RGB lightshow... once you go black, you never go back:
For a better airflow, putting stuff on top of the case ain't an option anymore... but the dust sieve on top of the upper fans is a good idea:
On the back side there is a small RGB compromise, but from all other directions, the lighting still looks subtle:
For the next days my old PC stays in the room (it just moved a meter to the right and I connected it to my good old 1200p Dell 2407) until all data transfers are finished and I prepared a Windows setup for my brother. That gift will be a huge upgrade to his current PC (dual core, GTX 650 Ti).
Specs of my new PC:
- PC case: Fractal Meshify C
- power supply: Enermaxx MaxTytan 800W
- mainboard: Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz
- RAM: 32 GB DDR4
- GPU: ASUS TUF 3070 OC Gaming
- SSD 1: Corsair Force MP600 SSD 1 TB (for the OS + a few games)
- StoreMI: an old 120 GB-SATA-SSD (to cache HDD data)
- HDD: WD Red 14 TB
- two external MyBook Duos (Raid 0)
Copying games from the external HDDs only takes a few minutes due to transfer speeds of 300 - 400 MB/s, so I'll settle for now with 1 TB SSD space. But knowing me, it won't take long until I buy another M2.SSD.
The PC is connected to my 1440p-monitor (G-Sync up to 165 Hz) and 4K-OLED-TV (G-Sync-compatible up to 120 Hz), so I can Switch between small screen and big screen quite easy.
I also reconnected my Oculus Rift which always brought the USB-capabilities of my old PC to its limit and the connections were often fragile.
Next month my preordered HP Reverb G2 should finally arrive... with a lot less cables thanks to inside-out-tracking.
Last edited by Conina - on 09 November 2020