29 Nov 2004
(updated 29 Nov 2004 at 19:07 UTC) »
To those who celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving! My weekend was filled with leftovers and pumpkin pie. Now the silly season is offically started and also, it is offically kick harshy in the ass at work season as well. I will be putting in a couple of 6 day weeks here soon.
I finnally broke down and did it. I went amd64. It took me a week to hunt down a system flaw which ended up being a faulty dvd drive. I had gone through 3 mainboards, 3 sticks of ram, 3 power supplies, 3 hard drives, and only 1 dvd drive. The system works now tho and all I need to do is make sure to improve the cooling system and quiet it up. I also need to get my 10000rpm raptors this month and I can then call this system offically kickass. Specs are as follows.
AMD64 3400+ Newcastle @ 2.4ghz
DFI LanParty UT NF3 250gb motherboard
1 gig DDR400 5-2-2-2 corsair ram
NVidia GeForce 6800GT
500w Ultra xconnect power supply
SilverStone TJ04 aluminum/steel hybrid case
All in all, a damn good system. I can play everything at full detail and full resolution minus AA, but then nvidia's AA was never a strong point.