Specs of my 2006 vs. 2014 computer.
New computer (Completed December 2014) (age 5.5 years)
= $212.36 Acer 27"
1920 x 1080 (1.78:1 aspect ration). Later, 2/2/17, added two more monitors (Samsung LS27F352FHNXZA)
= $229.99 i5 – 4690K
= MSI Z97 g55 sli motherboard
= $199.00 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 760
(from newegg) (4,968 benchmark), Later (2/2/17) $209.99 GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
= 8GB DDR3
= $121.47 WD Green 1TB 6GB/s. 7200 RPM
. $84.99 250 GB WD Blue SSD
installed on 5/23/17. $119.99 SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB
purchased on 11/24/18.
= $79.99 750 Watt Corsair CX Series
= Cooler Master HAF 912
= generic Microsoft.
= $95.44 Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium
= $49.88 CORSAIR K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard
(PDF of instructions
= $43.99 Razer DeathAdder Chroma
, Later, 11/6/19, $9.99 PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired
. Later, 7/13/20, $21.99 PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired
= $28.47 Logitech Z313 Speaker System
= $30.99 Sades SA902
= $15.99 Kensington Duo Gel Mouse Pad with Wrist Rest - Blue (K62401AM)
USB Network Adapter
= $24.99 TP-Link AC1300 - USB 3.0 Mini WiFi Adapter | 2.4G/5G Dual Band Wireless Network Adapter
Purchased 9/22/20. Note:
On my 1GB fiber optic plan I get about 200MB download/upload. I consider this very good.
color = purchased
Price listed is what I paid at the time of purchase.
* = Not sure when I bought this or what I paid.
Comment on Gaming Mouse
I'm writing off the Deathadder and Razer brand for now. Believe it or not, the mouse I am really enjoying is PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired
. It feels comfortable and the click sensitivity is just right which is extremely important to me. The Razer had a tendency to zip to one side of the screen or another, the huge amount of bloatware, cost, the tendency to double click after a single click, and difficulty to clean. This is reported by others and with multiple Razer mice I had.
I do have one small negative for this mouse. The dpi sensitivity can be a little too easy to click as it is close to the mouse wheel.
New mouse is PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired
. This updated version from PICTEK has two sensitivity buttons instead of 1 and has 5 sensitivity levels instead of 4. The look is still the same, but the click sensitivity seems to be just a little higher, but still good. The DPI sensitivity level is 1200-7200 DPI. The previous version was 1000-3200 DPI.