Where I Was And Where I Am
Well, being the new guy I might as well send a little history here.. Started in the land of PCs back in.. Let's just say I was a tech and remember cracking open the first ever, shiny, brand new 386SX processor.. Well wait a sec, I got a brand new, just released Commodore 64 back in 84 if that counts.. Which, I had no choice but to disassemble day one. Yep that went over real well with the parents.. Ok, done there. Anyways, started messing with overclocking when the Athlon debuted back in the early 2K timeframe, since then, it's been a sickness to see how far I can push CPUs before they "burst into flames" Since that time, I think there has been only a handfull of times I have NOT pushed the system to it's limits, one being the last setup I had that was based off the QX9770 Extreme Edition CPU.. Now enter the modern day in which i decided to build a system around the new i5-2500K CPU.. I am waiting for the video cards to come back (my previous Nvidia 9800GX2 SLI setup bought it about a month back) and then we fire up the new EFI based MB and start driving the i5 to it's limits, Nevermind driving the video cards up as well.. I have always felt that building your system gives you much more insight to the "how it works" than buying a box and turning it on.. Last "Box" system I bought was in the mid-1990s and it was 486DX based.. Never since that point or ever again.. Sooo.. I will use this blog to follow my build as well as my adventure in the Sandy Bridge overcooking, wait, overclocking.. In a short 20 years, it has been amazing to see where technology was and where it is today.. Man, 120+ FPS video cards running games like Crysis and the Battlefield series.. I remember this life altering game that JUST got released called "Castle Wolfenstein" What is the First Person shooter stuff? Got it release day when it came out and in the small mom+pop shop PC store I worked, we actually closed 6 hours early and sat in the back and ordered pizza and played this thing until you close your eyes and that was all you saw.. We have come a long way and it's been great to have been in the business and part of the ride..