PC Build for Mr Thompson2009
This was my first computer I had built myself. I was building my own at the time but due to a faulty part was waiting on a delivery of the last part and managed to complete this computer before finishing my own computer. Featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 4GB RAM, 400W PSU and Radeon 4670 this computer was neatly assembled for Mr Thompson. As part of my service for building the system I had agreed to help maintain it for 3 years afterwards.
This computer was important to him because it was designed to be able to play a few modern games and enjoy the usual activities on the computer.
My PC (2009 - 2011) - The Platypus2009
As mentioned above, my own PC came slightly after my first build. My PC had a Core 2 Quad Q9550, 4GB RAM, 850W PSU and a Radeon 5670. It was primarily used as a data center, featuring three 1TB drives and two 2TB drives and a 120GB solid state drive. The system lasted just 2 years before I felt it was time to start a new project. The project was codenamed The Platypus. After a long two years with the system, with many upgrades from the original specification, it was time for an upgrade, as I had read how good the Core i7 was for video editing due to it's new QuickSync 2.0.
My PC (2011 - 2013) - The Zebra2011
The Zebra was a necessary upgrade on my previous PC and was designed specifically for its advantageous video editing capabilities. The Zebra featured a Core i7 2600K, 8GB RAM, 850W PSU and a Radeon 7950. The purpose of this computer was also as my first purpose-built gaming computer. The Zebra was my primary PC for programming, video editing and website creation because it is equip with QuickSync 2.0 and RAID for the best in performance and reliability.
The Zebra had a fault from the offset unfortunately, and something that I thought I could put up with, until one day I decided to replace the whole system after the motherboard manufacturer refused to help me fix a broken USB port that had been there since day one.
My PC (2013 - 2019) - The Zebra X22013
Due to a fault in the motherboard of the system, that Gigabyte refused to pay for the collection for, the system's CPU had to be sold. In turn a new system was build. This one was built with pretty much the same specifications as the Zebra but with a Core i7 4770K instead of the Sandy Bridge based 2600K. It had another Gigabyte motherboard, this time without faults from the offset.
This PC lasted 5 and a half years as my main gaming PC and my only Windows machine. It was purchased during my transition away from Windows to Mac and Linux based systems and so it's replacement was delayed due to the fact I couldn't decide whether to buy a new desktop computer or just get a new Mac and ditch PC gaming for once and for all.
PC Build for Mr Cormack2014
I was approached by a friend on the subject of building a gaming PC for them. As someone who had lots of experience, they asked for my advice on parts and asked if I would put the system together for them. The system consisted of a Core i5 4670K, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard disk drive and an AMD R9 280X. These parts were selected based on the customer's own needs.