Damn, I haven't posted anything in a while and I'm feeling past due.
I really lucked out this Christmas. My awesome girlfriend Courtney, bought me an Aurora Alienware desktop. This thing is insane.
Here are the specs for this beast.
2.5 terabytes with room for 2 more hard drives.
1 gig DDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card and a slot for an additional card.
8 gigs of ram which is easily up-gradable.
8 Intel core i7 2600k processor.
I did a little test run with HitFilm to see what this computer can do. I added 3D layer on top of 3D layer of every 3D preset that comes with HitFilm. The last that I counted was 10 to 20 layers but, I kept duplicating the more render intensive presets to see if it would bog down the new computer. It finally did slow done the computer but it was an impossible scenario that I will probably never be in. It does pretty awesome with Blender too. It's great with particle, cloth, and liquid simulations and objects with physics applied to them don't even faze the computer.
All in all, I'm pretty stoked with this computer. It's definitely the fastest computer that I've ever used.
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