I've been trying to get a hold of some money for a new PC for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I would come close to getting, but someone would always get in the way, like new PC parts would come up and I would have to do new research on it, or I would have to splurge from my PC fund to pay for more important things. Finally, though, I think I'm actually gonna get that god damn PC I've always wanted this summer!
My current budget for my dream PC is around $1000, and that doesn't include the essentials such as a monitor, keyboard & mouse, etc. The process I'm going with is one of the Intel core series. I've been bumping around a few sites on which Intel Core process I should get and I feel a bit torn between the i5 and the i7. Some people say to just go for the i5 and just overclock it instead of paying extra for the i7. It makes sense, but I'm still interested in getting the i7 simply because I want my PC to be future proof. I know that I'm not going to be making use of the i7's HyperThreading, but who knows. Hopefully I'll make up my mind soon...
I'm not very fixated on what ram and HDD I'm getting, but I am a bit concerned about the GPU. I've always trusted ATI more then Nvidia, but now there's these facts and figures around how Intel CPUs work better with Nvidia GPUs and AMD CPUs work better with ATI GPUs. I'm sure that they'll all work together just fine, but I'm looking for optimal efficiency, here. Again, I sure hope I make up my mind about my GPU. If I do stick with ATI, I'll be getting the Radeon HD 5770.
I already got a gaming case and motherboard ready for the parts (even though I plan to get another motherboard later on,) so my plans are going pretty smoothly.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Anyway: I got a tour set for a new MMO called "Hero: 108 Online". It's based off a cartoon show on Cartoon Network with the same name. Honestly, it looks OK. Nothing amazing, but looks good enough to hold the attention of its target audience.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Time for another update: I'm still playing Cosmic Break and I'm currently writing up a preview article for it. I mentioned that I wanted to do a review, but with the current state the game is in, giving it a review would be a bit unjust since cash shop items are available with in-game money and lots of mech parts aren't available yet. I figured I'll wait for the re-release in July before giving it a review.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Here's a somewhat addictive little flash that I found recently: http://www.transformice.com/en/
Ever wonder what the game "Lemmings would be like if you could play it with others? Well here's your chance. Transformice is a multiplayer online flash game that plays similar to Lemmings. You're a mouse trying to get some cheese along with other mice while trying to get the fastest time back to the mouse hole. Players can also player as special shaman mice that can create objects to help other mice get the cheese.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
My first article for OnRPG.com got uploaded!
It's all pretty exciting for me. I feel like a real somebody now!
Looking at it a bit more, I think I could of asked some better questions here and there. And I'm actually kinda glad that different pictures were used (since the ones I included kinda sucked.)
All in all, I'm overall happy of how it came out.