'NYX'fall

Recently my old laptop began to show its age, HDD was too slow, heating issues and other hardware faults. It was a Samsung NP550P5C-S02IN, which served me well for more than 8 years. So I started the hunt for its replacement.

As I had moved primarily to console gaming long ago, wasn't too keen on getting a gaming laptop, gaming ability was just an additional plus point. It was around that time when Sony announced the pre-orders for PlayStation 5 will begin(finally) in India on January 12th. Of course I had to get one, but given the measly supplies allotted for India, I knew it was going to be very hard.

And just as I thought, it was a bloodbath. Only a few lucky ones were able to place the pre-order and of course I couldn't. It was pure chaos. This triggered me so hard, I thought of going all in and get a beast machine once and for all, hence decided to go for a fully loaded desktop instead.

I got my first desktop in the year 2002 and have been using laptops after that. So being out of the game for so long, it was a bit challenging searching for parts and sourcing them but finally managed to get everything despite the global GPU shortages and ridiculous hardware prices.

Here are some of the pics taken amidst creation of The NYX

components

  • Gigabyte Z490 Vision-D
  • Intel Core i9 10900K
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
  • G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz 8GB x2
  • Western Digital Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB + 500GB
  • NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm AIO Liquid Cooler
  • Lian Li Unifan SL120 x9
  • Lian Li Strimer Plus 24 pin + 8 pin cables
  • Lian Li O11 Dynamic White Case
  • DeepCool DQ850 PSU

Gigabyte-Z490-Visiond

Gigabyte Z490 Vision-D

i9-10900k

Intel Core i9 10900K

i9-10900k

Most nervous part: CPU installation

3090FE

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE

3090FE

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE

work-in-progress

Work in Progress

it-works

It works!

nzxt-kraken-z73

NZXT Kraken Z73

gigabyte-z490-vision-d-designare

Gigabyte Z490 VisionD Designare

final-setup

Final Setup(for now)

greenery

greenery

not-enough-rgb

Because you can never have enough RGB.

It was fun, and its nice to be back in #PCMR once again. :D


Hello World

Finally managed to dump the old data hosted at BlogSpirit in this new deployment of Chyrp Lite for nostalgia's sake.

Posts as old as 15 years ago are now live (cringe alert!) Many older links, images might not work.

Since my account at Blogspirit is long locked and the old Blog doesn't exist anymore, had to use Wayback Machine to manually scan for each old snapshot and copy/paste the old posts and dump them in the database.

Things we do for backup. 😀


And we return again!

How is life everyone? Good to see it still has PageRank 2!

Nice!


w00t

Barca plays tonight again! Go thrash them Messi!!


El Clasico

Camp Nou

29/11/2010

Barcelona 5 - 0 Real MAdrid

Awesomeness!!