Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Intel AMD Inside part 2

It seems like from the year 1995 (when I got my first pentium PC) to the year 2004 (when half life 2 came out) I've always been tinkering with the internal components of my PC. Most of the time it was simple upgrades but every few years or so it was wholesale motherboard/CPU swaps. That is until 2006 when my wife and I got a new PC from her parents and an Xbox 360 from our friends as wedding gifts (that sounds ridiculous when I type it, we are truly blessed with great family and friends). With that Xbox I pretty much stopped PC gaming. Without gaming pushing me to keep my PC in top flight condition I didn't even look at upgrading it until late last year when it stopped booting.

That was the long way of saying that I haven't tried putting together a new PC in a while. So last night when I started tearing apart my old PC at 5pm and was back on twitter with a new motherboard/CPU and fresh install of windows by 10pm I was pretty pleased. If I didn't have a family holding me back (jk Aryn) I would have been done by 8pm easy.

What's this mean for you the reader of this nonsense? Nothing other than I've been able to squeeze one more personal story into the blog on a really slow nerdy news day (which is weird with CES going on). Also I might talk more about PC gaming than I have in the past. Maybe I'll even do a Far Cry 3 or XCom review months after it could be helpful to anyone.


Anonymous said...

Good to see that your computer nerd skills are still strong even after you've become a respectable family man.


B said...

Why can't you be a good little consumer and buy a disposable Dell every three years like the rest of us?

B said...

And hurry up with that Far Cry 3 review. I might finally be finished creating my character by then.



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