Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor (floyd_mephit) wrote,
Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor

Any input is appreciated

People of color (cosmic latte, for people like me), I'm probably going to be buying a new computer soon, for purposes of playing video games at home (instead of playing them at work and walking across Martin Luther King blvd at 1 in the morning 4 nights out of the week). I used to build my computers, but honestly I'm pretty lazy in my old age and prolly would just make a big ugly mess or give up halfway through . If you have any thoughts on this I'd like to hear them. Dell always has a hundred options for every component so it' easy to spend all day hemming and hawwing over things.

Alienware Area 51 (black)
Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7 920 (3.2GHz, 8MB Cache)
Win 7 Home Premium, 64bit
6GB DDR3 1333MHz (3x 2GB) Tri Channel
ATI Radeon HD 5970 2Gb GDDR5 (FFFFFFFuck yea)
750GB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD
No sound card (I'm using a new Logitech G35 via USB so I don't need one)
1525 PCIe WLAN card with 11n mini-Card & external antenna
Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard
No monitor (I'm going to try to use my 46" Samusung HDTV as a monitor and play in the living room)
1000W power supply (video car will need it)
24X CD/DVD+- burner (single unit)
1 Year Advanced Service Plan
1 massive gadget-boner for at least, like, a month when I get it operational
Total cost $2808

-Killer Xeno Pro network card for $100 (does anyone know if this is any better than a standard card? Sounds fishy)

The problems are:

I'll either have to play online games using my WiFi to my FiOS connection (I don't know how good that would be), or run a 100baseT cable from my bedroom to my TV, which would be ugly as sin and I'd trip over it a lot, or I'd have to pay to get another FiOS jack installed in my living room.

I'll have to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse or buy 3 of USB extension cords (keyboard/mouse/headset).

My TV is only 30000:1 ratio and I don't think it supports a very high resolution (max is 1080p or 1900x1080 IIRC).

Also in unrelated news I finally brought in my old electric kettle to work. Now I can make tea here, which has made me vurry catechol-infused and vurry happy.
Tags: gadgets, rambling

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