Renewed My PC for 2015


Recently I used with Apple Macintosh, with OS X. And I decided to move from OS X to other OS again. There were many reason for moving, but most biggest reason was for liberty of my computing environment.

Actually OS X is the better environment for both daily usage and programming, but not for gaming and some free usage with many external devices. I love the Mac Pro Xeon tower type, with some external slots and free of expanding, but nowadays it renewed with trash-typed closed platform.

I decided to design my next PC with latest parts, with Intel devil’s canion and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, and some excellent parts for my 2015 style as below.

  • Case: Antec P100
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z97-K
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz
  • CPU Fan: SCYTHE Kotetsu
  • RAM: CFD 16GB (8GB x2)
  • Video:  ASUS Strix GTX970
  • Power Supply: Seasonic SS-660XP2
  • SSD: Crucial MX100 256GB
  • HDD: Hitatchi 2TB
  • Keyboard: Topre Realforce 87U SE170S
  • Mouse: Logitech G302
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit, Oracle Linux 7 64-bit
  • Monitor: Iiyama Pro Lite XB2374HDS 23-inch

Unfortunately the PC parts prices are now increasing due to decrease Japanese Yen JPY rate compare with USD, so decided to get within November. Saved over 10,000 JPY by early purchasing before increasing prices.

Thanks for the silent type PC case and video card, I got a exteremely silent PC in normal desktop usage. I cannot hear any noise except for the HDD very small clicking sounds. With some latest 3-D gaming, the video card’s fans are start turning with very small noise.

Additionally the new keyboard Realforce special silent model (SE170S) is good for my typing speed and noiseless confortable desktop works. I think this keyboard is the best PC keyboard in the world so far. I want the its PS/2 version for true n-key rollover, but current USB version is almost enough for my normal desktop computing.

The new PC is connecting with my old Victor amplifier and small Tannoy speakers, and listening HD audio with ALAC format. Thanks for the silent environment, this PC is also good for the audio listening.

I satisfied with this new PC for multiple usage, especially for my home programming usage, and now I’m trying latest 3-D heavy PC games which I cannot tried in my old MacBook Air.