Sunday 17 February 2019

Building a new computer

Happy Sunday :)

At the moment my computer is a 2011 Macbook Pro, last year Apple decided to stop updating the OS (Operating System) and due to my failing sight its time to go back to a windows machine. Another reason for going back to windows is that they have much better options for visually impaired people.

So as a start I've bought myself a new keyboard, I've gone for a Cooler Master Masterkeys MK 750, this is a gaming keyboard that has coloured LED's under the keys, link, this has cherryMX brown switches, so its a clicky keyboard but not as loud or clicky if I'd gone for cherry blue switches. When you type all day for your job and then type when you get home a nice keyboard and typing experience is essential and as I also suffer from phonophobia when I have migraine I didnt want super clicky keys, my hubs has a Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S with cherry MX brown switches and its really nice to type on.

I bet you never knew there were so many different types of keys either, at the moment I am typing on an apple keyboard, the flat one, its a good typing experience but the keys are a little difficult for me to see now as they are white keys with a greyish letter.

If you want to know more about switches on keyboards this is a pretty good video to watch

I've also ordered a NZXT H200 Mini Tower case in blue, link below, I dont need a big monster case like my hubs machine which has to sit under the desk, this is small enough that it will sit on my desk.

Thats the start of the machine, next on the list will be a Ryzen 5 gen 2 6 core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, a 1Tb SSD, a power supply and a copy of windows 10, still debating on whether to get windows Office or not, I use google sheets for my Zoya spreadsheet but I havent used their word equivalent yet.

I'm really looking forward to getting my new machine, my poor MacBook is one its last legs, its getting quite slow even though I upgraded the hard drive to a 500GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. The CPU is only a Intel Core i5 2.3GHz think its a first or second gen one.

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