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The ‘Dell’ ‘G5 Gaming Desktop PC’ Is Woefully Short Of ‘Juice’ & Cooling.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access post from nearly a year ago.

Yes, another year has gone by & I have still NOT got myself a new PC. This is CRAZY. I appreciate that. I really am on borrowed time now. This PC is 11-years old! 11-years old.

It is NOT funds. Mainly that I have been too busy. I wrote & published 4, 5 or 6 books last year. I really am not sure as to how many. It was at least 4. That much I know.

So, I am yet again in PC shopping mode. I have now decided I am going to buy one online. I just CANNOT find a local person that I am comfortable with.

I happened to look at the Dell G5.

All the specs — highly customizable — are GOOD, bar the cooling fans & power supply (PSU). Dell does NOT let you UPGRADE them.

The PSU & the cooling is BARELY adequate. Yes, of course, it will work, BUT you really are ‘on the knife edge’.

You are close to the top limit of the PSU & the cooling is a joke.

So, I Googled. I was right.

The G5 will RUN HOT & I do NOT like HOT PCs. Many things I like hot, BUT NOT PCs.

So, I am giving YOU a HEADS UP so that you won’t get into trouble.

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by Anura Guruge

Specs For The New PC I Am Hoping To Have Built.

by Anura Guruge

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My current (main) PC is old. Very old. I won’t even say how old it is because I do not want to jinx myself. It is way old.

I was, this time last year, working on getting a new PC when I busted my knee. The PC fell by the wayside.

But, I am back to specing a new one out.

MAIN change is that — after our horrible experience with them — I have ditched the ASUS motherboard in favor of ‘Gigabyte’. I am told that their motherboards are solid.

Yes, it is way, way over-speced! SMILE.

No, I do NOT game. Never have, never will. Computer gaming has never had any appeal for I. Do not see what folks see in it.

This PC is for Web research, blogging, WRITING, stock trading and posting pictures! SMILE.

Yes, it is at least 8x more powerful than it needs to be, BUT I believe in over-speced PCs.

My current PC was similarly over-speced. Hence its longevity.

This new PC could very well be MY last PC!

Looking back, given the amount of work I do on them, 7-days a week, I haven’t had that many PCs. In a way it is scary.

But, before I get this built, I have to finish my latest book. SMILE.

I will keep you posted.

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by Anura Guruge

Ten In New Hampshire: Rewarding, Uplifting Fun Events.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

.by Anura Guruge

A series of personal lists to share ‘MY New Hampshire’ with any interested reader.
This list is in January-to-December chronological order.

Rewarding, Uplifting Fun Events In NH

.1. Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC)
>> play — Plymouth State University.

Last year’s plat by the ETC.

.2. Jewish Food Festival — Laconia.

.3. Pittsfield Balloon Festival — Pittsfield.

.4. Huggins Hospital Fair — Wolfeboro.

.5. Laconia Multicultural Day
— Laconia.

.6. Ringling Brothers Circus
— Manchester. 

.7. Sandwich Fair — Sandwich.

.8. Pumpkin Festival — Keene.

.9. Clearlakes Chorale — Alton.

10. Revels North — Dartmouth.

— Ones we hardly ever miss.