Monday, April 17, 2006

Gathering plants can be manly, damnit

I felt guity once, but she woke up halfway through.
Glen Quagmire

Nothing much on the poker front lately... I managed to find an XBOX 360 Premium bundle in town last week, and paired with an extra wireless controller, and a few games it ran slightly north of $600. Kind of expensive, but when you think about the fact that it's capable of more than most desktop machines (excluding $2k+ boxes), it's not a bad deal. I've pretty much been playing Oblivion for the past week solid. Very little sleep, and the time away from it is spent with my fiance. (who is very understanding, thankfully). I think she understands that it's just in the nature of being a guy to go through periods of obsession. In another month I'll probably have forgotten all about Oblivion, but right now, it's a necessity.

Going to the casino this weekend, probably going to play some $3-6 and/or $5-10. Any profits shown will be put toward upgrading my computer, which is currently not looking too sharp.

Stats for current machine:

MOBO: MSI K7N2 Delta
CPU: AMD XP 2700 (333MHz FSB)
RAM: 1.5 GB DDR PC2700 (333MHz)
GPU: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Getting old)
Hard Drive/s: 80GB WD, 80GB Seagate, 120GB Seagate, 120GB External WD
Sound Card: Soundblaster 5.1 (basic soundcard)
NIC: Linksys 802.11G Wireless with High Gain Antenna
DVD-Burner: Lite-On 8x DVD +/- R/RW


Stats for machine I'm going to build:

MOBO: Asus A8N SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Toledo (Dual-Core / Might wait price to come down)
RAM: 3GB DDR PC3200 (400MHz)
GPU: 2x GeForce 7900 GTX (512MB GDDR3, 256-bit, 24 pixel pipelines)
Hard Drive/s: 3x WD 150GB SATA Raptor 10kRPM (RAID 0), 2x Seagate 400GB SATA 7200 RPM
Sound Card: Audigy 2 ZS
NIC: Gigabit (wired), and Linksys 802.11G wireless
DVD-Burner: Plextor Dual-layer burner (not sure on speed yet)

And all of this hopefully with either liquid or freon cooling.


...... +$3k? Shit.
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