Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Upgrades

Vanguard Beta wouldn't run on my computer since it requires a higher shader model then is supported by my graphics card. My card is a Radeon 9200 Series which is kind of old so I'm not surprised two years after I bought my computer its now out of date. Sure I could go out and purchase a new graphics card which would only be around 400$. But my male nerd logic tells me what I require is a new computer. I've had my eye on Alienware for a long time so I am finally going to buckle down and hit my savings account for one of their machines. I'm looking forward to seeing how well both World of Warcraft and its expansion runs on a higher end machine. Most of the time my current machine handles WoW just fine but if I'm near more then one AoE spell then I get the stutter effect.

Its weird but a few hours after I placed my order with Alienware I got a call from my apartment office. It seems that an apartment I've had my eye on for awhile just opened up and I can transfer my lease to it free of charge. Oh yeah but I have to move this weekend! This apartment is huge and only a few more gp a month so I am currently in a mad dash getting my stuff ready for the move. Its been crazy but it should be worth all the chaos once I am settled in. However, my play time is severely cut down since its taking forever to get my stuff into boxes. I somehow managed to cram over 4,000 books and 500 dvds into a small 600 sq ft apartment. I blame World of Warcraft since I am sure it taught me how to deal with limited bag space.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Moving day blows, but for a bigger apartment…

Are you getting an Alienware desktop or notebook? I’ve never bought a retail desktop personally. I like the flexibility of building my own and it’s still cheaper since I normally use many parts from my old rig (case, HDD, etc...).

Drinkitt of Cho'gall said...

Congrats on your new apartment! Sorry you decided to overspend on a computer and get Alienware. They are pretty, but not a very good deal for the money imo.

Relmstein said...

Yeah they are horribly expensive but they had some special offers going for their 10 year anniversary or something. It's a desktop with the Radeon X1950 card and a liquid cooling system. First time I've been able to afford one. I've built machines on tigerdirect and cyberpowerpc but I figured I would try Alienware out at least once and see how long the PC meets my needs. Normally I try to switch out my PC every two years. Thus why everyone in my family has one of my old machines.

Drinkitt of Cho'gall said...

There's something to be said for pre-fab with water cooling. It'll save you a lot of time dealing with it yourself.

In any case, enjoy the new place and the toy; just don't be gone too long ;)

Wolfgangdoom said...

sqNew apartment Woot! I moved into a bigger place not long ago and lucky for me it was in the same complex so all I really had to do was move all of my furniture ect across the parking lot. haha

Alienware is what I am looking at as well, but last I heard, Alienware didn't support Intel chipsets; they use AMD. I have heard that AMD is better than Intel for gaming, but the new core 2 duo processors from Intel have been making quite the impression in the gaming community, so I may end up going with Dell for my new comp.

Wolfgangdoom said...

I stand corrected, I just checked out the alienware site for the first time in a month or so, and they are offering Intel Core 2 duo processors. I guess Dell buying Alienware made a difference after all. :)

Saylah said...

Eh, moving is always a bad scene. I've done it with the help of friends a few times, on my own once and with professional packers/moves a few times too. Yet, it's always the same annoying and stressful affair, regardless of who actually gets stuck stuffing the boxes.

But you'll love being in your new place no doubt so good luck with the move.