Berry’s System Specifications

I often get people asking me what sort of computer and software I am using to create the images and videos you see on this blog. Here is a list of my computer specifications. I got this computer in August of 2014. I purchased most of the parts from Amazon and had someone custom build it for me. I will update this list whenever I add or replace something.

If you plan on purchasing any of the following items from amazon, please support this site by clicking on the links below to purchase. Thank you.

Case:
Cooling Fan:
Power Supply:
Motherboard:
Memory:
Processor:
Video Card:
Hard drive:
CD/DVD:
Keyboard/Mouse:
Monitor:
Headset:
Tablet:
Operating system:
Photo editing:
Video capture:

If you have an ad blocker on your browser, then you probably don’t see the links above, therefore I am also making a list of the items below:

  1. Case: CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced
  2. Case Cooling Fan: NZXT Technologies NZXT FZ-140mm Blue LED Cooling
  3. Power Supply: Rosewill 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply
  4. Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97-A
  5. Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB
  6. Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K Processor
  7. Video Card: ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX760
  8. Hard drive: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive
  9. CD/DVD: Pioneer Electronics USA Internal Blu-Ray Writer
  10. Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech Media Combo MK200
  11. Monitor: ViewSonic VX2252MH 22-Inch LED-Lit LCD Monitor
  12. Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset
  13. Tablet: Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet
  14. Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
  15. Photo Editing: Adobe Photoshop CC
  16. Video Capture: Camtasia Studio 8

40 thoughts on “Berry’s System Specifications

  1. Now I know what to put on my Birthday wish list!!!

  2. Mellyn Llewellyn says:

    If you were to buy a system today, what would your wish list be? Would you upgrade anything?

  3. I’m honestly pretty happy with it right now. The only thing I might do is later this year upgrade to a newer video card. But I would always stick with an nvidia card. I’m currently eyeing the Asus nvidia gtx 560 available here:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KLY9UW/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=zahra08-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B004KLY9UW

  4. May I ask if you can update this one day? =]

  5. Amore I haven’t changed anything in my computer as of yet. When I do, I will update this.

  6. Ah okay! For some reason, I just can’t see the links to the products. So I only asked for a update because I thought everything was blank lol.

    It just might be my computer though. But I can’t see the specs, even when I view the page source. I don’t know why, but thank you for your swift reply!

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  8. I can’t see the specs either. So, i fired up the seldom used Internet Explorer and sure enuf they show up. So, Firefox 6 does not show them for me but IE does.

  9. Thank you so much Strawberry! That helped alot actually.

    – Yes, I tried IE also and didn’t see anything. I may just need to look on a different computer.

  10. I have Firefox 6.0.1 and it shows for me. It also shows for me in IE, Chrome, Safari and Opera. I wonder why it’s not showing up for you guys. I wonder if you guys have an ad blocker installed or something. This is rather worrying. I think I think put up just a simple list as well now for those that can see it.

    Thank you for letting me know!

  11. That was it exactly Strawberry!

    I’m using the same version of Firefox, but I do have AdBlockPlus installed to remove annoying advertisements.

    I didn’t know it would delete your specs too! But adding an exception to your site made it viewable. So now I see everything on the screenshot.

    Thank you again for your prompt responses. =]

  12. I just bought a new video card this week. This is the one I have:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RJJV1Y?ie=UTF8&tag=zahra08-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B004RJJV1Y

    I will be updating this page very soon.

  13. Oh, gosh how I want your computer!

    I currently am on an iMac, but I really want optimum SL haha, as bad of an investment as that may seem, it would benefit in the long run for sure. I am really hesitant to return to windows, though. I mean, there is also the thing about not having the money but still! Well, I’m not even sure what a good custom built PC would cost, haha.

  14. I want forever on shadows too! hahahaha

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  16. Not sure if you’ve posted this somewhere else or not but it’s worth mentioning that in order to use more than 4 GB of RAM, you must use Windows 7 64-bit. Windows 7 32-bit will only see 4 GB no matter how much you have in your machine.

  17. Thanks for posting this so I don’t have to ask, been crazy about your photos and am looking into building my own desktop in the next couple months. I might just go for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, but after knowing you’ve got the 560, its now a thought to splurge a little bit more!

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  19. Sethrian Neximus (Second Life) says:

    I’m planning to upgrade to a GTX 560 Ti sometime in the near future as I’ve heard it’s the best graphics card for Second Life. Your photos pretty much prove that theory anyway. However, would it be possible if you could tell me your FPS when running Second Life in ultra graphics settings with FULL shadows and anti-aliasing?

    Thanks

  20. […] Computer Specifications – The one thing that helps me the most in achieving high quality and high resolution images with shadows and depth of field, etc.. is my computer, especially my graphics card. That linked page has a list of all of the parts in my computer and also some softward I use to create all of my images. […]

  21. gothtier (secondlife) says:

    Hello! I have a graphics card that is a few years old now, and I think I am unable to get it replaced (because I’m using a laptop). Is there a way for me to have high graphics with low lag, even with an older graphics card?

  22. Oh oops, I just noticed the comments on this page now.

    Sethrian, my FPS is around 60 to 70 when I have ultra graphics and shadows on.

    Gothier, I’m sorry I’m not that familiar with computer hardware however I think if it’s an older graphics card it’ll be hard for you to high graphics with low lag.

  23. Love this page Berry!!

    Any new updates to the software?

  24. Nope, no updates as of yet. Still running Windows 7 and PS CS5.

  25. Hello. My gfx is a GTX 660 with a modern I7 CPU and 16 GB. I am in SL with often 20-40 FPS in Ultra with Shadows activated, any only in some regions I am having up tp 120 FPS. How do you reach 60-70 FPS in generally? Do you use a special viewer for example? Thanks, Boa

  26. Hi Boa, the only viewer I use for photography and such now is the official second life viewer. That one seems to work the best for me.

    I have purchased a new computer this weekend and have updated all of my pc specs above.

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  28. MidnightRain Glas says:

    I have a question for you, did you buy each thing and build your own computer if not what computer is this.. if you don’t mind me asking and I would like to know what is photoshop cc for that price…its confusing to me… and thank you so much Strawberry for always sharing

  29. Hi MidnightRain. Yes, I actually purchased majority of the parts from Amazon and then had someone custom build it for me. Photoshop CC is the latest version of photoshop. It’s a monthly subscription that you pay, you’ll find the details here: http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html

  30. Congratulations! Such a superb computer. I can’t await new Berry photos and look ahead.

  31. Each time I look your blog have a desire to squeeze you and give a smack !!!
    I think commendable who is dedicated to help and inform, I have a small channel on youtube where I make video tutorials in my language.
    Now assembled a facebook page with the intention of sharing links of generous people like you.
    Not that you need advertising but your tips are so good !!! !!! As good I take the liberty to share links from your blog there.
    Thank you for your generosity and congratulations for the same reason!
    Kisses !!! (Sorry the funny english…i used the traslator to make it quickly)

  32. Based on your computer specs you should be getting far more than 20-30 fps. You did not say whether you were in shadow mode or what your antialising setting were at that level. Or how many avatars were around. I get that and above even in the presence of 50 avatars in a Club. I have found that SL is sometimes not recognized as a game so instead of the GPU running at in my case 940mhz it will run at 340-500 mhz (check using GPU-Z). So I have to make a game profile in the Nvidia Control Panel and change Power Management Mode to “Prefer Maximum Power. Also in some cases your processor may “park” half of your threads to conserve battery power for laptops and if you have a desktop is affecting performance (check using “task manager” under the “performance tab” and select “resource monitor” “cpu” tab and the right column.

  33. jackson redstar says:

    Berry, quick ? – if you know, isn’t the 560 a step down from the 760?

  34. Hey Jackson, honestly I am not familiar with hardware so not sure, I just get what bro tells me to, lol. But I used to have 560ti and this new 760 is better I believe.

  35. jackson redstar says:

    Oh, lol… reading the comments section, it appeared as you were ‘upgrading’ to the 560 from the 760 you had installed.

  36. Do you use your tablet for everything that you do in photoshop?

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