Thursday, October 12, 2006

Update on my Rig..

Thanks for the links and advise and contacts. Chris (The Big Red Monkey) called me shortly after the post. He asked me questions. Questions I felt uncomfortable answering on an unsecured line. Several hours later an email arrived with specs that frankly scared me. This sort of technology is supposed to under lock and key at area 51. This kind of rig can kill people in many multi-player games just by logging in.

I got a call today from Monkey. He says "Dude, I may not be able to send you this rig."

"Is there something wrong?" I asked.

"Oh no, it's just that it's just too damn sweet. I may not be able to let it go"

I salivate... Soon, soon it will be in my hands. And then they'll learn, they'll all learn the meaning of the word FRAG.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For the record, I did say something along the lines of "it's to cool for you".

For the amount allocated for the system (I couldn't squeeze anymore from his death grip on his purse strings), it is a pretty nice little box.

System Specs:
AMD-X2 3800+ AM2
Gigabyte GM-M51-S2G mATX
2x1gig G.Skill DDR2667
XFX 7900GS 256meg PCI-X
Ultra MicroFly Case w/400watt PSU
Western Digital 250gig SATA2
Samsung DL DVD Burner
Windows MCE 2005
11-in-1 Card Reader

After MIR and Instant Rebates, the system priced out at just under 1K. Compliments of Newegg and Tigerdirect.

I am impressed with the MicroFly Case; for a mATX case, it has pretty of room. Stays cool and quiet. 3dMark06 scores around 4400 for default settings on non-tweaked hardware.