I’m at it again… I’m pricing a new computer. A brand new one. Not some half-tech piece of junk. This time, it’ll be flawless in every aspect before it’s even put together! Summer’s around the bend and I have a hankerin’ for makin’ some money and buying lots of cool stuff. In addition to a computer, I also need to secure funds for an Xbox 360 before Halo 3 comes out, secure funds for whenever Xbox Live decides to bill me again, and buy a Nintendo 64 so I can satisfy my sudden, intense desire to play Perfect Dark. I figure nobody will object to my working in Dad’s wood shop once I’m out of school for the summer.
My eBay listing boss guy hasn’t been listing anything for nigh on two months, and this is how I get when I’m strapped for cash. I want to go out and get some money made and buy me something nice. I don’t like living tight. I’m usually have a good handle on money, but when your job stops… paying… you can’t buy what you want/need and that makes me MAD!
So, without further ado, my system:
Yeah, man. Four-core processor. I missed the bandwagon when I bought my laptop with a single core. I guess I’m over compensating? Oh, wait until you see what ELSE I have in store for little ol’ deprived me!
Nothing really special here. When I get closer to buying everything, I’ll check for latest RAM prices. The motherboard I have picked out supports DDR 1200, and these are only DDR 667. Unfortunately, there aren’t many DDR 1200 RAM chips out there, yet, and I haven’t even seen 2GB chips which is the only way I’ll be able to max out the motherboard with 8GB of system RAM.
Brand new nVidia motherboards that I can’t wait to try out. I’ll have to do a little more research on these, because I’ve had some shady dealings with random nVidia manufacturers. I can’t remember what’s inside my current desktop, but they’ve been nothing but amazing. I’m pretty sure it’s an EVGA-make, but I’ll have to open it up to be sure. But I mean, come on! An nVidia motherboard! Best videocard makers… Gotta be one of the best motherboard makers. Designed to work right with nVidia SLI cards!
Of course, when would I ever willingly build a PC without my trustworthy nVidia? This is THE current top of the line card, reported at running Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion at a whopping 45 frames per second at the absolute highest video settings possible. I’m shooting for the best of the best here! I’m looking into Dual SLI… That means two of these dudes. However, benchmarks are so promising for just ONE of these things, that I might not need two. Maybe… We’ll see!
- ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š BFG Tech ATX 1000W Power Supply
That’s right. 1000 watts of power. I was reading SLI reviews for the 8800GTX and they recommended using this card because of it’s ample supply of PCIExpress power connectors. It also has a lifetime warranty, which I’ve never really considered in a power supply before, but seeing as how this is so expensive, and I have bad luck with power supplies, that might be something worth looking into!
Mmm, Seagate. I love Seagate. Better yet, I love 320GB Serial ATA!
Nothing says “monitor” quite like a Dell. I have personally come to hate their computers. Don’t get me wrong! I’d recommend them to whoever’s looking for a new computer! They’re, in my opinion, the absolute best in basic systems, but for power users like me, I’ve run into many proprietary roadblocks that prevent me from doing what I want, like video card drivers that HAVE to come from them because the normal nVidia drivers don’t recognize the card. I hate the computers for personal reasons, but their monitors are just about flawless in every way possible. I may check into Samsung later, but it’s Dell for now.
Current running total with 1 videocard: a paltry $2,445.95! It’ll jump to a less than savory $3,005.94 with two GeForce 8800GTX’s, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. I’ve been building computers for a very long time now, and I keep learning new and better ways of building them as I build more of them. I have three high-end systems that I’ve built and the family system is by far my best achievement, simply because everything worked so perfectly when I put it together. I’ve learned alot and I’m eager to put together a system worthy of the title “Gaming System” that I can use to show off!
But first things first! I NEED a Nintendo 64 and I NEED to buy Pokemon Pearl for my DS. (What?! Shut up. The Pokemon games are probably some of the most ingenious titles created, and with the DS being online, it’ll only get better!) Nintendo 64 and Pokemon Pearl… Then I need to pay some credit card bills. Nothing too bad, just random bits of money to toss around, but, like I said, I have no money, so I need to work.