I have finally, after months of debate with myself, come to a decision about the next computer that I am going to buy! There is no point in buying anything gimmicky or pretty that just wont be able to do what I need! I need raw power and there will be no cutbacks from getting it!

I am undecided on all of the specs that this PC will have but I can tell you that I have decided to build a Dual CPU computer running two 12M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI, Intel® Xeon® X5680 Processors. That would pack a total of 12 cores running each at 3.33GHz that can go to a max turbo frequency of 3.6GHz. I will be buying one to start off with and the second one at a later date.

Intel Xeon X5680

With these super fast processors I will have a motherboard that can support between 72 and 144GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM which will ultimately provide a super fast computing experience. The motherboard will have as a MUST at least 6 SATA2 connections for a hard disk array which will eventually total something like 10TB (I already have my first 2.5TB). It will also need an array of fast PCI-E slots so that I can have 7.1 surround sound outputs, USB3 (with a Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle hooked up connected to my PS3) and much more!



To ramp up the graphics, I will be installing an ATI HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 chip running with PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 2GB of 1200MHz (effective of 4.8GHz) GDDR5, and a GPU clocking 850MHz with 1600 stream processing cores! This graphics card can support up to 6 DisplayPort monitors at 2560 x 1600. Despite this I don’t think I will be going higher than resolutions of 1920 x 1080 but I do hope to have 6 monitors in the future for this providing a display totalling 12.4MP. If i can get 6 monitors running at 2560 x 1600 that would give a CRAZY display resolution of 24.5MP which would be amazing to play games on as well as view photos and perform productive tasks!

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

As I build this immense computer I will be blogging, photographing and videoing everything for you all to see! This computer is set to take me 6 years to complete to it absolute maximum and will be worth every penny, which in case you are wondering, is (at current prices for the maximum I could build under these specs) approximately (and probably more than)… £12,000 but for what I will actually build I expect the total be £3500 (based on lowering costs in the years it will take to build and the fact I have no chance of maxing out some of the capabilities of this computer)!

I got a bit bored last week and decided to look into how to make extensions for Google Chrome. After about 30 seconds of looking I realised that the basics are ridiculously easy! This lead to me making the Google Chrome extension for this blog which allows you to quickly see the latest posts and access them.

Fabrizio Lungo's Blog Chrome Extension (Version 0.4)

The extension is by no means completed or anywhere near a finished product but it is a start! There will be a lot more functionality in the future as well as a better design.

You can download the BETA of the extension now from the Google Chrome extension gallery now. You must remember that it is in BETA so functionality is limited.

I will be posting a tutorial blog showing how to make a simple extension like this to really prove how easy it is!

Sorry about my recent absence from blogging! I have been so busy at school with my GCSEs, sorting yearbook and what not that I just have not had the time to come on here and write however I do hope to make sure that this blog will be regularly updated this summer! I have lots of plans and lots of things to blog about so please wait expectantly. I am still working on finishing up the yearbook but should be able to slowly ease myself back into the blogging world!

Another thing to look out for is when I finally get my YouTube account going! I have so much video to edit and upload but I lack the processing power to do so! I have lots of reviews as well as just random videos! Whenever I upload a video it will be accompanied by a blog post and now with my HD2000 they should all be high quality, HD videos! I also have Adobe Captive 4 and may start doing a few tutorials for you guys!

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