New Job… New Gaming Rig

Heh, I wouldn’t be me if the first thing I did after working today, wasn’t immediately start pricing out gear for my new computer.

It may take me about 3 or 4 paycheques to accomplish the basic setup and another 2 or 3 to get it exactly where I want it but this is what I’ve come up with so far and now I have a goal. Muwhahahahahah!

The Basic Rig is as follows:

And the Advanced Rig will be as follows.

  • Upgrade the processor to an Intel Extreme Quad Core 3.0 Ghz Processor
  • Increase the Ram to 4 or 6 GB (or all the way to 8 if I can find it cheap enough)
  • Add another HD and put them in a RAID 0 Config. 2 TB of space!
  • And of course get another Video Card and Crossfire link them.

Beyond that. The next upgrade will be a 20″ widescreen HD monitor and eventually either a Blu-Ray or HD compatible DVD Rom (depending on whichever product wins that war – though I suspect it’ll be Blu-Ray). After that… it’ll be laptop time… and I’m seriously tempted to shell out the $ and get me an Alienware rig… either that or one of the World of Warcraft XPS ones from Dell.

I’m even tempted to pick up an OEM copy of Vista *shudder* when I grab the CPU just so as I have it.

And now, I’m off to dream of electric sheep…. So I guess that means the answer to Phillip K. Dick’s question would be yes.

3 thoughts on “New Job… New Gaming Rig

  1. I was going to leave a snarky comment about alternate (more logical) uses for that amount of money, but I have chosen not to.

    You’re welcome.

    (In truth, part of my reason for refraining is that none of that gear is as pricey as I had thought. Seriously, $240 for 1Tb? Cool.).

  2. When all is said and done the basic rig is only about $1500, which I can afford fairly easily even with paying off my debts. The big $ is the upgraded CPU. Going from the 3Ghz Duo Core with 2x4mb cache to 3Ghz Quad core with 2x6mb cache is a difference of about $1000.

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