As GATE exam is over all must be willing to take breath of fresh air, but seriously does anything like that exist in the world we live in today. I totally know, you all have get back to final year projects and seminars and must be looking for some cool computing stuff. A great computer would help you in a lot more sense for all your project, seminar and higher studies.
Dont be surprised by the fact the I didn’t had computer back at room during my PhD, (yes did computer science PhD). I used to do all programming stuff back at lab and prefer high computation power over tiny laptops with smaller screens : )
Recently I came across with the issues while rendering InI videos (which is going to be my main focus in coming days). After six years of extensive use and few hardware upgrades I decide to move for a new machine. The only changed in last 6 years is that I became more choosy and calculative. I did a lot of research what fits me and people like me. Do have a look at what it takes to make a coolest comp that you can use for next 5~6 years without regret. (Made this a big long before but didn’t shared because of GATE exams : ) )
Last time I made a post about Big TV someone started arguing that I am making a showoff by sharing details. My motive was clear with that to help all NRIs to know the custom rules to get a TV to India and TV signal issues and solution to them, that helped thousands of people living outside India with first hand information.
Similarly, this post is not a show off anything I made, but a resource for student want to invest in computing that last longer and support their needs. This will hopefully save their time and help them in making a satisfying machine for their needs.
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My PC is of ZENITH company, a typical Pentium-4; 1GB RAM (upgraded); 40 GB HDD (SATA) & all the other stuff. Still it is in very good condition & never hangs at all even when using it for hours; Basically I love my Desktop PC.
But being a mechanical engineer I have to run some heavy weight programmes such as CATIA (CAD software), ANSYS etc. Since I think, I will be most probably working with these softwares in future, I have to replace my old PC with the new state of the art PC (I wish if I can 🙂 ) because my old PC is taking hours & hours just for rendering and manipulating an image (in CATIA) & taking too much time for solving stress calculation problems in ANSYS.
So, now I have decided to do some research on modern computers in the market. With my elementary knowledge I think lower versions of the Lenovo’s workstation (they call it as Thinkstations/Thinkpad) are best suited for my requirements but they are fairly expensive and not available in India because it was originally IBM’s product which is sold to Lenovo in 2005, I guess.
After watching the video by Zahid I am now thinking of making my own PC which will satisfy my all requirements in optimum prize. My main requirements are :
*GPU : nVidia graphics card for rendering (& I don’t those GForce stuff which are mainly aimed for gaming but truly for professional purpose like nVidia Quadro)
*SSD : for faster computation in Ansys etc.
*Cool & Quite : the workstations are generally assessed with its cooling & noise reducing quality.
So any advice for selecting these components, its specifications, quantity, brand etc will help me a lot because I haven’t used these equipments before.
Thanks in Advance … 🙂 🙂 🙂
& thanks to Zahid too 🙂
Dear Zahid Sir,
Very progressive thought.
By sharing the feedback of our game plan
and the actual outcome resulting from that,
we could gradually reduce the probable mistakes.
It is a like a history lesson from the living ones.