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How To Make An Awesome Computer That Stays With You Longer

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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  1. Chetankumar

    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 🙂

  2. Saptarshi Pyne

    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.

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