I'm the sort of person who collects things that that could be useful in the future; the sort of person who likes to plan ahead. Sometimes the plan is haphazard, but it's a plan.
And part of my post-grad plan is... a new computer >
I just spent 6 hours (that should have been spent on school work) researching and shopping for PC parts. I'm looking to build a machine that will do intensive video editing, stream Photoshop and Sai, and maybe even let me play a video game more graphically intensive than Ragnarok Online. Across two monitors. Without hiccups.
My laptop is pretty reliable, but there are days where she's like, "Dude, I'm a LAPTOP. You're asking way too much of me." Sometimes she just can't keep up with my dual monitor photoshop streamin itunes jammin Guild Wars 2 Law and Order marathon shenanigans, and it's not her fault. She's a laptop. And she's five years old.
I'm not ultra knowledgeable about hardware, but luckily my dad is pretty savvy and my brother is VERY savvy (always consult an expert!). It's been fun, but gosh, 6-7 hours of shopping the net really drains your enthusiasm... but all those post-grad plans will require a stronger computer, and I want this workhorse to last a while, so bit by bit I'm gonna build her. And she's gonna be awesome.
I figure this is the best time of year to start collecting the pieces. I thought about just getting another laptop, but I figure I do my video editing/painting/gaming at home 95% of the time so I might as well utilize the power of a desktop computer. If I were going to get a laptop, I'd want to get a Surface Pro (might as well try something different), but a Surface Pro is a bit out of my price range for now. My laptop is good enough for laptop-y things at work and school, but I need more power for hobbystuff. And I think the best course of action is a customized desktop computer.
Holiday! Soon! No more coursework!
Happy (early) Thanksgiving
| holyshitholyshitholyshit I have all the pieces and it's all coming in and omg this is really happening
but there goes my paychecks and Subway combo meals for two months
I-I-I think it'll be worth it... OTL