Happy fifth birthday, Computer.

A workstation with a desktop PC, two monitors, a laptop, plus peripherals (mouse, keyboard, and headphones).
The workstation. Everything is indeed sitting on a piece of corrugated cardboard. The desk is now 50% deeper.

My PC, Hiigara**. Various bits have been upgraded over the years, including graphics card and peripherals, but the core tower is five years old and still going strong — running all the programs I want to use, playing all the video games I want to play. I celebrated its fifth birthday in June by adding a new SSD and doing a clean (re)install of Windows 10. The first computer I built with my own hands, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ll never go back to pre-built towers.

Here’s to another five years!

** Bonus points if you know where the name comes from.

Quad-core i5 4590, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (presently), two SSDs and one HDD, an optical-DVD drive, Antec Neo Eco PSU, in a SilverStone PS-09 case.

1080p Acer 24″ (HDMI) and an ancient ViewSonic (3 pins broken off its built-in VGA cable but it still shows a flawless, if 1024×768, image).

Razer DeathAdder Black (8 years old going on immortal, there is no better mouse), Corsair Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboard, AKG Q701 headphones. Occasionally connected to Xbox 360 controller, Wacom tablet, gaming headphones with a mic.

The laptop is a cheapo Dell Inspiron. You, too, can have the Matrix on your screens.

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