Wednesday, January 12, 2005

So I'm getting a new computer

Well, actually, I ordered it on December 10th from www.gamepc.com. I like their work and their staff, although the prices aren't always the best, they're usually close. And they don't say they have a part until they really do, like certain other places. But, anyway, I got a Athlon 64 FX-55, and a Nvidia 4 SLI board with two Geforce 6800 GTs.

That was on December 10th.

Fast forward to today, and I still don't have it because there aren't any PCI Express GTs. But, apparently, 6800 Ultras are available, and would I like two of those instead.

Yes, they cost more. A lot more. More than I should ever pay for a graphics card. And I'm getting two of them. No current game needs that kind of power. So, of course...

...I say "Sure, go ahead, I'll pay an extra $500 for my already expensive machine that I could have had two months ago had I built it myself like I usually do."

I am such a technology whore. I have no shame. But I'll be able to play Half-Life 2 at its best visual settings.

Who am I kidding? I'm so far backed up in games I won't play Half Life 2 until midsummer, and in the mean time, my beast of a computer's primary gaming application will be my girlfriend playing the Sims 2 as I play on my Xbox. Oh well... at least the drawing distance and particle effects will be better in World of Warcraft.

2 comments:

goweb said...

Sounds like a nice computer. Unlike my craptacular beast (in the animal kingdom, it would be a beast, though only to algae).

Still, I will have your computer Soon™ (if by Soon™ you mean when living on Mars is the Next Big Thing™).

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