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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The beast has awoken

Jesus its been an annoying past few days.  So I got my pc upgrade parts in last week and delayed it till the weekend to do stuff.  Well it took the better part of 2 days to get this stupid thing together.  Its always so easy to build a pc from scratch.  Doesnt take much time.   But when you already have a pc made and you're changing parts inside it you have a totally different thing altogether.

I had to pull out the motherboard.  Thats the worst thing you can look forward to when upgrading.  My cpu was piss poor and the only way I could upgrade this 4 year old monster was to change motherboards.  Which also meant ram as well because its a different format now.

Anyway long story short, my pc did pretty good for the past 4 years.  But when Witcher 2 was running choppily and every other game ran smooth, well that just pissed me off because it was the one game I was REALLY looking forward to.  I half expected it would happen so I saved up for about 4months in expectation.  Lo and behold my pc wasnt good enough for it to run at max.  It was even kinda shitty at medium.  So after a couple months delaying I went ahead and got it.  For those who are actually curious about whats inside it I'll just list the parts below

Motherboard-  Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
HDD-  Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
CPU-  Intel Core i5 2500K
Video card - MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hawk 1GB
Ram- Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX (2x4GB) DDR3
CPU Heatsink/cooler - CoolerMaster 212+

I still have my previous power supply and case, and a couple other hdds inside.  The video card I already had a few months back.  Over all it wasnt too expensive and should last me very well for the next 3-4 years before I even consider doing anything to it again.  Upgrade smart, enjoy years of joy.

So after about 3 days of screwing around I finally have it all done.  The cpu which is 3.3ghz, is overclocked to 3.7 because thats what my motherboard does automatically for me.   Which is heaps awesome.  It can go up to 4.5ghz if I want it to but thats just being stupid.  But this cpu should do me extremely well for a good 4 years easy.  Probably more.

Speaking of new things, I finally got in my latest 3 art commissions.  I'm pretty much going to stop now since spending money is stupid when you arent working, despite saving up like a whore for 7months.  I need to hold back for a few little things I plan to get later, and I cant do that if I'm spending lots.  So anyway-

Huntress, my favourite DC female character.  I really had to have this since it looked so good.


One thing I never had in my collection was some Thor art.  Him being my favourite character of all time, especially since I've loved the character and lore since I was 8, it was a bit frustrating for me to not have any original art of him.  I'm extremely critical of him as I am of Huntress, so I must have something I'm really happy with.  The ones I wanted cost well in excess of late $1000s, some $2000-$3000.  I'm not rich and cant justify doing that.  Which is a real BITCH because I so absolutely love Esad Ribic's art.  He did the 4 part Loki comic story, the same one my awesome Thor/Loki statue is based off.  ANYWAY, heres 2 pieces I saw and just had to have.

Really happy to finally have some of him.  I also look forward to some day framing some of my art pieces and putting them on the wall.


  1. I was wondering if you guys were planning on getting Dead Island? A Con and Jed co-op playthrough would be awesome.

  2. Not sure yet. If we do it wont be for a long time yet. We've already got a list of games we have and plan to play.

  3. My friend mentioned that your HDD apparently isn't meant to be primary and will crap out on you in 8 months or so. Thought I'd mention this, I've no idea, but he tends to know tech stuff. (he built a working laptop out of legos, lol)

  4. nah these are the new lines of SSD drives. They're far more stable and meant to be used as boot drives since they load windows fast. The older ones yeah, they pretty much shat themselves after about 5months or so.