Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Nothing new today... but I try my best, if not for your amusement then for mine, to think of something quick to write up on the slow days.

Here's today's musing then... how do you know when it's time to buy a new computer?

Easy. When a certain game you're dying to play looks like poo on your current configuration and still manages a feeble framerate. Looks like I'll be in the market for a new system this summer... and I'll be building from the ground up this time.

When I bought my current Dell, it was right before the real switch to PCI Express GPUs occurred, and thus my Dell is equipped with a now extinct AGPX8 slot. I've about maxed out on what I can get from an AGP card, so as AoC, WAR, Champions Online, and many others approach I see a certain need to upgrade.

The problem is, it being a Dell PC, asking for the ability to simply switch out my MoBo and piece in what else needs replacing is like asking Bono to shut it about the starvin' children. It's just not a very good expenditure of effort.

So building a new PC it is.

Wish me luck, I'm sure I'll need it and I'll keep you posted as purchases are made.

Oh! I also began my position at TTH last night officially, so keep an eye out at our Age of Conan portal for all the best-est news and insights to the game from yours truly and the mega-excellent/awesome Machail and Martuk.

1 comment:

Oakstout said...

I wish you lots of luck. I've built every computer I've had since the early 1995. I hate premades, especially when you need to upgrade and can't or you'll break the warranty.

I'm sure you know this, but check www.newegg.com and www.zipzoomfly.com for all the latest pricing.

I usually read the customer reviews at Newegg, then I'll price shop compontents at both sites. Also, make sure to check out www.tomshardware.com. It use to be a lot better than it is these days, but still full of great information.

Another great place to get info on what Memory goes well with what motherboards is http://forums.pcper.com.

Hope that helps