It happened over the weekend. While in the middle of Hellgate London I got the blue screen of death and the desktop rattled. It had died. *sniff sniff*
I have never had a PC actually die on me before. I feel like I have lost a friend. I knew I was going to need to upgrade soon. I mean my old dell 3000 was getting a little long in the tooth. I was not prepared for its death however.
I spent most of Saturday night going from between complete panic and rage at it's betrayal.
Then I pulled out my PC gamer magazine and went shopping online.
Here's what I ended up with.
CAS: TURBO X-DREAMER CASE 350 WATT W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display [-30] (BLUE COLOR)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
CPU: AMD Athlon(TM)64 X2 4200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+6]
CD: 16X DVD ROM [-21] (BLACK COLOR)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
HDD: Single Hard Drive (160GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
MOTHERBOARD: MSI K9A2 CF-F AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset DDR2/1066 Dual 16X PCIE SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio [+7]
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)1GB (1x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2 [+89]
POWERSUPPLY: STANDARD CASE POWER SUPPLY
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
I have to admit, I have no idea what most of that means. I am CLUELESS! However my guy tells me I did ok.
So I am in waiting. I have an ancient machine to use until my new one gets here. It is supposed to ship on the 8th. Seems waaaayyyyy too long to me. Then again I have been known to be impatient from time to time.
Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!