I recently bought an Intel Ivy i3 3225 processor, along with a few other items. Will expand on the other items towards the end of the post.
The reason for the purchase is I wished to build another machine for some lighter duties, as I had been using my nearly 2 year old Intel Sandy i5 2400 for such work, however since it’s primary role is for gaming, it tends to generate a bit of heat. It does after all have a GTX670 video card in it.
I did want to get one of the new low power processors, but the i3 3225 came up for a good price. Glad I purchased it as the machine when built is operating nicely, the processor with the on-board Intel HD 4000 video does everything I need.
- Asus P8H77-I Mini-ITX mainboard
- Corsair CMPSU-430CXv3 (430W power supply)
- Liteon IHAS124 DVD burner (cause optical drives are still handy to have)
- BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX case (in Fire Red)
- Microsoft Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
Recently while on holidays, I had the chance to hire our a Pedego Electric Bike. I must say I really liked it, was tempted to honestly buy one, but probably not the best idea.
My wife liked it too, until she had tumble. Shes is alright, just got a few scratches and sore.
We drove our Volkswagen Golf 2007 2.0L TDI to Queensland and it got some good fuel economy, the picture below shows you.
Average was 4.8L/100km.
Completed both CommVault Specialist tracks yesterday. Disaster Recovery and Storage. I am sure I still have plenty to learn, so will continue to develop my knowledge and skills.
Logo for certification below.
Passed the 70-642 exam today. It’s hoped that I can complete another one by the end of August. Aiming to undertake the 70-646 probably next, then coming back to complete 70-640 to finish off the MCITP: Server Admin certification track.
After several weeks of reading, I have just about completed the book. Although I have already started doing prac tests and revision. In fact I’ve also already booked the exam. As I am confident enough to pass it. Although I just need to put in a bit more time doing some simulation review.
Like all humans, I too am scared of failure. But if I don’t attempt the exam, I may just put it off and off. So while they have that promotion on currently with a 2nd shot free, I might as well try.
Exam booked for 19th April. So ready or not, it will be an attempt. I am tempted to purchase a 70-622 book and do it next, then go do my 70-680 Windows 7 config as planned. Not sure yet. Will do the exam and then decide next action. Enjoyed reading the book though, and honestly learnt things about Windows Vista I probably never really understood. So win nonetheless I think.
Managed to make some time to get the Traxxas Revo 2.5R out today. Thanks to my wife, she managed to capture the following clips for me to upload. The car was very dirty at the end of it. I reckon a few weeks of this and then it will be time for a rebuild.
VMware Workstation 7.1 Beta announced. More details can be found at the link below;
Looks like VMware has pushed out VMware Fusion 3.1 Beta. You can grab a copy from the link below;
Picked up an iPhone 3GS to replace that of my iPhone 3G that I already have had for sometime. The existing phone was purchased outright and was locked with Telstra. It was on a Telstra cap, and the amount it cost me was certainly not competitive.
I managed to get a new phone on a plan that includes more for less then I was paying with Telstra using my own phone. Go figure.
iPhone 3GS seems a bit different so far, in fact better then previous model. Had considered to get something else, but kept coming back to the iPod which can be used for audio/video playback. Both handy features for a phone device all in one unit.