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Purchasing a gaming rig (finally)
I've been saying I would buy a new computer specifically for gaming, and I finally did. There was a [yet another] post on GameHavoc soliciting feedback on parts for a computer. The initial responses were outside of the poster's range, but they were good ones for me. I hijacked the thread and also got some more feedback on a CPU, PSU, and what-not.

I called my bank this morning and had them to temporarily increase the daily spending limit on my debit/credit card. After that I went into my Gaming Rig "wish list" and purchased all the items I had been compiling. The shipping cost was less than 10$, and I didn't have any sales tax either.

The only thing I'll be using from my old/current desktop is the CD/DVD drive and LCD monitor. I have plans to retire it to another room (where I won't hear it) and make it a public facing computer for SSH access into my local network from outside. I'll also store backups and what-not on its large (but slower) hard drive for access between other computers locally.

Well then, back to work.

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zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 20th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Most of the parts probably won't arrive until the 27th or so. It's going by standard UPS shipping and with the holiday rushes it may take longer. And that depends on when they actually get them out the door; tomorrow, or next week.

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zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 31st, 2007 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
It's still missing a vital part, though.... games.
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: January 3rd, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
It still has EVE as far as MMOGs go. And I don't have to log on for 20 hours a week to gain skills; just a few minutes a few times a week to start new skills learning. And then there's the automatic navigation from point to point.

I still haven't decided if it has what I'm looking for in a game, though. Maybe by the time the 14 day trial is up.
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: January 18th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)
It's been a long time since I've played Age of Empires III, but even from what I remember it probably wouldn't hold enough replay value without someone to play with on a regular basis. I might be able to see it being worth the time to get involved in it again then.

As for Civilization 4, it seemed pretty close to what I've played in previous versions and in the Linux version, plus much better graphics. It has its charm depending on what I'm in the mood to play. Interestingly, I've been putting an hour or two into EVE each evening and that's about as far as my gaming has gone.

I've been busy with work, sleep, and things around the house to get too much gaming in.
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