Ed Brill is not the only one who’s been out buying new toys this week. I’ve been doing a little online shopping of my own and I purchased a lovely new home computer to add to my ever growing collection.
Rather then buy a complete PC from any of the major manufacturers I decided to buy all the components and build it myself. A number of reasons for this, the main one being that all the main retailers here in Ireland insist that you purchase a monitor as part of the overall kit and seeing as I already have a nice 21inch monitor sitting on my desk I don’t really need another. Also, by buying components I can make sure I get exactly what I want and also have the fun of putting it all together.
So what did I want? Well I purchased my first AMD based PC with a Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard, an AMD Athlon XP3200+ processor, 2Gb Ram and a Nvidia GeForce FX5950 Ultra 256Mb Graphics card. All of this ( along with the case and other components etc ) should assemble into a pretty fast machine that will won’t be out of date till at least next week.
All this just so I can enjoy HalfLife 2 when it’s eventually released.