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 system specifications. I got this computer in August of 2010. I will update this list whenever I add or replace something.
UPDATE: October 2011 I purchased a new video card, updated below.

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Hard drive:
Power Supply:
Video card:
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. Motherboard: Gigabyte Socket 1156/Intel H55/USB3/A&V&GbE/Mini-ITX Motherboard GA-H55N-USB3
  2. Processor: Intel Core i3-530 Processor 2.93 GHz 4 MB Cache Socket LGA1156
  3. Memory: OCZ Technology OCZ3RPR1333C9LV8GK 8GB (2x4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory
  4. Hard drive: Samsung 500 GB SATA II Hard Drive HD502HJ
  5. Power Supply: XFX XXX Edition 650 Watt Power Supply P1650XCAG9
  6. Video card: ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti
  7. Monitor: ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch (21.5-Inch Vis) Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Monitor with Integrated Stereo Speakers
  8. Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound
  9. Tablet: Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet with Pen Only
  10. Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  11. Photo editing: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  12. Video capture: TechSmith Camtasia Studio Version 7

29 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:

  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:

    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?


  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

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