New Computer in Russia and that Cup of Coffee…

That cup of coffee this morning was great and I decided to have it while I was fine tuning our new computer. Sveta and I had decided to build our own system after or other computer bit the dust. But as we priced out parts we found out that several computer shops had units cheaper than what we could buy parts for and build our own. In fact after checking the American and UK big name stores like Tiger Direct and such. I could not even get a bare bones kit as cheap with the same exact parts. Not including shipping from such a far away place…

I spent days pricing parts and whole units and found that Russia has the best pricing period on computer pre-assembled in the whole world. We finally decided on a computer store (TopComputer) downtown Moscow and we put our order in. Now to start with, I am a AMD fan and I think ATI Radeon is the best video cards. So that became the basis for the computer. We found a unit by a store in Moscow that had a MSI motherboard, AMD Athlon II X3 core 445 – 3.3 MHz, ATI Radeon HD 5570, 2 – 1000 gig hard drives, 8 gigs of DDR3 ram and all kinds of other goodies. The price was about $275 American dollars and all I had to do was install Windows 7, 64 bit. Which I had, so we did not have to pay for an operating system…

After a full day of playing around we have a three core 3.8 MHz computer that simply is fantastic. Oh yes, I said it was a 3.3 MHz! Yes it is but this MSI motherboard is so simple to overclock that I had to see what she would do. I got it to an honest 4 MHz but she was slightly jittery so I backed it down to rock solid and left it at 3.8 MHz. Not bad for a cheap system. It cost less than our last computer and is vastly faster than our old Sempron Depo computer (1.8 MHz)…

So I am back plucking away on the big computer keyboard again and it sure feels good. Now we are good to go, for another 3000 articles on Windows to Russia…

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