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Upgrading My PC and Popping My Cherry At the Same Time


A while ago my laptop had crapped out on me. It got a virus that rendered it completely useless, and I used that as an excuse to buy myself a new PC. I did think it was a hardware problem, but I never thought or cared enough to re-install Windows XP. Plus, I was tired of laptops. I needed something more powerful that wasn't going to cost me over $2,000.

I drove over to Best Buy the next day and picked myself out an HP machine. It's fairly decent machine (from my understanding) apart from the graphics card, which I later found out was a pretty low end card. See, kids. I know jack shit about computer hardware. I mean, I guess know enough not to get completely ripped off.

Current PC specs:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700(2.66GHz)
Memory: 6GB DDR2 800
Hard Drive: 750GB SATA 7200RPM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

So after a few weeks of jumping into the PC gaming scene I was pretty hooked, and decided I should fix the only real problem (wait, this machine has Vista...shit) which was the graphics card.

I hopped onto newegg and found myself a fairly decent priced 8800GT. Then I ran into another problem, and if it were not for me asking around, I probably would have bought the card.


It turns out my PC came with a measly 350w PSU. That's not enough power to run this beefy card. So last week I ordered both the PSU and the graphics card and today they've arrived.

This is the first time I will have upgraded my PC on my own, so wish me luck. I'll be updating this blog as I go along through my other computer. Wish me luck!

P.S. - Sorry for the two blogs being right on top of each other. I wrote my Crysis blog last night and this blog today. I wanted to write it before I tried upgrading my PC.
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About vexed alexone of us since 12:48 PM on 08.04.2007

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