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New desktop build


After encountering some intermittent issues (startup and crashing) with my old system that are indicative an impending device failure I decided it was time to upgrade my old system. The old system was starting to show its age with some of the work I do. It was a i7-3770K at 3.5GHz (4 cores/8 threads) with 32GB of RAM (DDR3-1333), with 500 GB SSD, 256 GB SSD, and 2 X 1TB HD in a RAID1 array. Last year I had done an upgrade on the video card to an Nvidia GTX-1060 6GB.

The new system is using an i9-9820X at 3.3GHz (10 cores/20 threads) with 32GB (DDR4-2666) of RAM (an additional 32GB is on order). The boot drive is a 500GB NVMe SSD (I may add a second later since there is a slot for it). I moved the Nvidia GTX-1060 over to the new system and will be moving the old drived over also for additional storage once I finish ensuring everything is running properly on the new system.

I have also decided to change my primary operating system. The old system ran Windows 7 Pro and a number of VMs under Vmware Workstation. Since I wanted to avoid Windows 10 and its privacy invas... show more