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RF is not 'black magic' – It's Synthesis, Optimization, Analysis and Realization.
August 30, 2012Posted by on
Business is on the uptick this month. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that my old computer takes all night to solve big simulation problems (and I haven’t maxed out the software yet =-o) but I don’t have enough all nighters for the number of project deadlines coming at me. So, I went ahead and ordered:
- COOLER MASTER, HAF 932 Advanced (RC-932-KKN5-GP) Black Tower Case w/ Window, EATX, 7 slots, No PSU, Steel
- COOLER MASTER, Silent Pro M 850W Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 80 PLUS® Bronze, ATX12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92, 6x 8/6-pin PCIe, SLI® Certified, Retail
- ASUS, P9X79 WS, LGA2011, Intel® X79, DDR3-2400 (O.C.) 64GB /8, PCIe x16 SLI CF /2+4*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 3Gb/s /4, USB 3.0 /4, HDA, GbLAN /2, FW, SSI CEB, Retail
- INTEL, Core i7-3930K Six-Core, 3.2 – 3.8GHz TB, LGA2011, 12MB L3 Cache, HT EM64T EIST VT XD, 32nm, 130W, Retail
- COOLER MASTER, Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler, Socket 2011/1155/1156/1366/775/AM3/AM2, Copper/Aluminum, Retail
- CORSAIR, 16GB (4 x 4GB) Vengeance™ LP Blue PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
- EVGA, GeForce® GTX 560 (KR) 810MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4008MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 2x DVI + mini-HDMI, Retail
- SEAGATE, 1TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200RPM,64MB cache
- RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
- SONY, AD-7280S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, OEM
- MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
That’s a lot of stuff. My plan is to transfer all my big, power hungry design software onto this workstation and access it remotely via my laptop.
Funny thing (now that I’m free of it), I remember how it would have been impossible to upgrade my computer because of increased business at my former employer’s: We were authorized to waste money but not to spend money…
Really, it’s about balance: Now that I can fabricate prototypes quickly, I need to be able to design them more quickly. So, the next logical step will be a CNC mill, I suppose? H-m-m-m-m…