Xah Gaming Computer

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

biggest spending in 16 years

I need to upgrade my machine. I need to upgrade my 2014 mac mini [see Mac Mini Late 2014] . Which should i buy?

my basic needs:

Final choice:

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MSI Codex Z gaming desktop 2020-12-30

also bought:

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biggest spending in 16 years

The keyboard is Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard. Getting red switch instead of the brown i have.

The Display is ASUS Pro Art Display PA278QV

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Xah's Display, 2021

Thanks to my discord friends for helping on buying a computer.

MSI Codex Z Gaming Desktop

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xah gaming comp 20210108 side
xah gaming comp 20210108 front
xah gaming comp 20210108 front
xah gaming comp 20210108 top
xah gaming comp 20210108 top
xah gaming comp 20210108 back
xah gaming comp 20210108 back
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PC audio color coding

This machine is not on amazon, but several others by Cyberpower and iBuyPower are equally good. I asked around during my search. gaming desktop

The included keyboard is

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MSI Vigor GK30 keyboard

Codex Z ASI-018US Gaming Desktop Spec

I/O Ports, Front:

I/O Ports, Rear:

MacMini 2014 CPU vs 2019 CPU

so my new machine is about 6 times faster than my Mac Mini Late 2014

macMini 2014 cpu vs 2021-01-10 PhCmV
2014 laptop CPU vs 2020 desktop CPU.
Intel i5-4278U 2.6 GHz vs AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600 Processor 6C/12T 3.6-4.2 GHz 32MB Cache 2021-01-10

AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600 came out in 2019.

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