Tuesday, December 01, 2015


My current computer was 5 years old and while it ran EVE fine, it was starting to get long in the tooth despite an upgrade to add an SSD drive last fall. I tried to upgrade the RAM from 2 GB to 4 GB so I could play Call of Duty Ghosts but the motherboard rejected it despite a BIOS update. But I could survive, even if I couldn't run Fraps while playing games or enjoy my Call of Duty games.

But then we ran into a problem. The Boys like playing Minecraft together but only one of them could handle the 10 FPS on the old computer with the 19 inch screen. While this was not an earth shattering issue, it was starting to cause some irritation.

Well, I came into some money recently and got permission to upgrade my main computer so the 5 year old PC could be handed down the chain and replace the 9 year old PC.

I didn't get a top of the line machine, but I'm pretty pleased with the ASUS machine I picked up on sale. The CPU and video card are decently rated and I have ordered a 250 GB SSD drive to throw in later. I can record EVE at 60 FPS with no lag and highest graphics so I hope to get to making videos again.

 Here's the spec sheet for you hardware experts.

Processor Type - Intel Core i5-6400 up to 3.3 GHz
Processor Speed  - 3.3 GHz
RAM - 8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz
Hard Drive Capacity - 1 TB SATA HDD
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) - 7200 rpm
Optical Drive - Super Multi DVD RW
Pre-loaded Operating System - Windows 10 64-bit
Graphics Card - AMD Radeon R9-370 2 GB (1 HDMI, 2 DVI, 1 DP)
Dedicated Graphic Card - Yes
Video Memory - 2 GB


  1. Mmmm, I'm jealous.

    With all these new graphics effects coming out, I really need to upgrade too.

  2. Mobo, what was the Mobo. We neeeeeed to know.