So, figuring I could pass some time this week by writing a blog, but having nothing of any value to write about, I decided to use the random topic generator to come up with a suitable subject.
So, from what little actual research I’ve done into the topic, Analog(ue) circuits vary from digital ones in that there is an electrical signal, and that varies constantly, either in voltage or frequency or whatever, to convey whatever the hell we’re trying to convey here, whereas digital circuits obviously (or more commonly, anyway) use two or more states, 0 or 1, on or off, binary tackle, you know.
Anyway, a good example of an analogue circuit would be like a microphone or something. I don’t really know.
Anyway, deciding I prefer digital circuits to analogue ones, nVidia recently released the GeForce 960 graphics card. I’ve decided I want one.
I currently have the GTX 660, which is a mid-high workhorse that is actually serving me very well currently. I’ve had my PC about a year now so it seems about the right time to upgrade it a little bit. I already upgraded it with a new SSD and fans shortly after getting it, but I think a new graphics card combined with a RAM upgraded, would be nice. I’m currently peddling it along with 8GB of ram, 16 is pretty much a must at this point.
Anyway, ram is boring, graphics cards are sexy. In a printed circuit-board-y type of way.
I’m currently electing to go for the Strix GTX 960 from Asus. Particularly, I’m interested in ASUS’s DirectCU II cooler, which turns its fans off when idle to reduce noise (not that my PC is that noisy as it is) – plus I’m a fan of ASUS’s general build quality and general overclock-ability.
It’s a little bit less cheap than other brands 960’s but I think it’s worth it. Random case of brand loyalty I guess. My 660 is actually an MSI card and I don’t get along with it like I did my past ASUS cards, so, that’s probably key to my decision.
But then I’m muddled in the head about weather to save my money, plod along with my PC as it is, and invest in a Surface Pro 3 to replace the Surface RT which has unfortunately gone the way of the Zune and reach the end of it’s short but fun-filled life. The Surface Pro 3 is insanely expensive at the moment but I don’t think I could live without some sort of a Surface now. I could get some cheaper, smaller HP tablet with some clip on keyboard thing but, it wouldn’t be nearly as good.
Anyway, the new gadget drought is nearly over. One or more of these things is coming to a video near you. VERY EXCITEMENT MANY FUN.