For a home setup, I have to
admit that I have more computers than I need. It is often asked, why do you
need to have some many powerful computers? To be completely honest,
for most of the time, I don't. I developed a strong interest in computers
during my masters program and I've been pursuing this interest ever since.
It would be rather difficult if I wasn't interest in PCs and still have so many rigs around me.
If you take a look at my rigs, you'd observe that these are actually
made up of several generations of computing technologies. When it comes
to a point that when I need to get a new motherboard to move with
technological developments, I simply get a new box to put the older
stuff into... Hence I managed to build up such a collection of machines.
In case you're thinking what kind of a person would want to have so many rigs in his/her possession, here's a quote I found in an article called "What your PC says about you" in Custom PC, which I think sums up my attitude very nicely:
"Dual-Processor Super-PC: A huge, dual-processor machine is perhaps the ultimate in nerd-chic, but its a fine example of the maxim that it's not what's on the outside that's important - it's what's on the inside. The kind of person who would own and build a behemoth like this isn't concerned with what anyone thinks about its appearance - he (and it usually is a he) is interested in raw computational performance. This is a machine for the purist, rather than anyone interested in flash or style - the sort of person who wants to play Doom 3 at Ultra quality, rip a DVD and still be able to run Folding@home at the same time."
|Changing life of a PC gamer (December 22, 2004)|
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