Our social media queen and general smiley faced one recently decided that, as the co-owner of a computer store, her gaming rig should not be such a slouch (Master Tech insists it wasn't that bad but she insisted). So, today we decided her old PC would get some turbo boosting and general love. Jo insisted on taking lots of photos...
We started with the following rig:
- Intel Core 2 Quad 3.2 Ghz Processor
- 8gb DDR2 ram
- eVga nForce 750i SLI mainboard
- 2gb nVidia GeForce GTX 660
And a 128gb Solid State hard drive (SSD) with a 1Tb mechanical for extra data type filly up stuff.
We kept the same case, video card, SSD and mechanical drive and upgraded the following
- Intel core i7 4790k 4.0Ghz processor
- 16gb DDR 1600 ram
- Gigabyte H97-D3H mainboard
- New power supply (because reasons... mainly noisy fan in the old one)
(Now, we had a few parts hiccups and while the ram we are installing here are 2x4gb sticks and not 2x8gb sticks, we did rectify that)..
Step one : admire the shinies
Master Tech carefully removing the front panel headers (aka the top USB ports and power buttons for the non-Master Techs
Master Tech removing the very dainty and deceptively light SSD
Like... It was really really dirty
The old is all out and time for the new! This is the part Jo was waiting for!
Then the CPU/processor