I'm back, reason for absence: Upgrades

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Arhurt, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Arhurt

    Arhurt L6: Sharp Member

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    First system I ever built myself. I picked up all the pieces and assembled it. Installing Steam and bringing aerospace and Lil'ChewChew to their new development environment.

    Here's the list of new stuff:

    Intel core 2 Duo E7300
    MoBo Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2C
    VGA Asus GeForce 9600GT
    4Gb RAM (2x2Gb) 800Mhz kingstom
    HD Samsung 500Gb
    Basic Case
    AOC 22'' 2219V1 Monitor
    Power Supply Seventeam 620W
    Sidewinder Mouse
    Microsoft Digital 3000 keyboard
    Headset

    Let the carnage begin!
     
  2. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    wicked man, compiling and gameplay with be going faaaaast.

    grats!
     
  3. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Yay for gigabyte Moboards!
     
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  4. Arhurt

    Arhurt L6: Sharp Member

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    Dirty cheap and just as much power as I need. I'll never use 2 VGAs or Firewire or any fancy stuff.... just the need the more bang for my buck as I can get. Also I need to remind you that I live in Brazil and PC parts here are as axpensive as it gets!
     
  5. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Hell, I understand, I've had mine for a little over 2 years and I've got no complaints!
     
  6. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    nice price/quality ;)

    Still I think for compiling you could better have taken an quadcore (you will really feel the diffrence)

    And I tink the 8800gt is around the same price as 9600gt but is faster :/


    btw do you follow a gamedesign college? :p 1 meter of gamedesign books :)
     
  7. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yay for magic carpet + !! :D
     
  8. Arhurt

    Arhurt L6: Sharp Member

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    Magic carpet FTW! And I have the original, Magic Carpet Plus and The Netherworlds.

    As for the processor I really was on a budget and could not afford a Quad. Besides, not many games fully support quads so it's not a big loss.

    As for the VGA you have to remember that I buy this stuff in Brazil, and the 8800's here are a tad little more expensive because fewer units are brought in and the retailers increase the price.

    As for the gamedesign books I'm more of a freelancer game designer. Here in Brazil the game development is starting to take shape. I'm more of a scholar in the subject. I have a book called "Videogame arte" (that translates to videogame art) that you can check out here (warning: portuguese).
     
  9. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    Heh, thats kinda funny because I am out of the loop at the moment for the same reason, mine was not as extreme of an upgrade, just got a new Mobo, but that led to a series of problems and now 4 days later I am still working on getting the kinks out...
     
  10. eerieone

    aa eerieone

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    there they are again.....
     
  11. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    You got a good amount of books on game design :p.

    I have about 0.

    But otherwise, nice upgrade!
     
  12. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Welcome back, sweet rig :)