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Desktop Building Project: Part2

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Today is the second part of my Desktop Building Project. Today, I have finalized an “Impulse Reserve” of $200 just in case any one of the items I am going to buy or any item better than what I want goes on sale. This should help with the final price of the computer. Yesterday I saw a 750 watt power supply for 80 bucks, and that’s what triggered me to create this impulse fund.

 

Anyway, thanks for reading and stay tuned.

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Desktop Building Project

January 25, 2011 1 comment

A few days ago (about 3) I decided, spot of the moment, that I am going to build an awesome gaming computer. After going through some financial research, I decided to go through with it. I read up on building a computer and, to my belief, it is a whole lot cheaper building a PC than buying one. I started my trek on Newegg, where I found most of the parts I needed. I searched the whole of the internet for better deals on PC parts, but there wasn’t many websites that came close. I then went to tiger direct, chose something from there,  Best Buy for a monitor, and Razer for a keyboard.

 

I then put all the parts I want to buy on an excel spreadsheet and tallied the cost. It ended up being $1,410 including shipping and handling. Hmm, I thought, that’s pretty cheap. So I went to Alienware, built a computer with the same specs on the Dell website and the final cost for that PC was $5,130!

 

Even though I do not have the money right now, I will be buying each part separately as soon as I get money in. I will be updating this story whenever I hit a milestone in the project. I will be posting the parts I am ordering soon. Say tuned.

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Where’s My Pants?

January 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, I am starting something new and I would like all of you to check it out and support it. I am starting an interactive web lit. about my journey to find my pants. I encourage everyone to go read and contribute. To find out more, go to http://wheresmypants.wordpress.com/

How IRL Experiences Can Ruin a Game

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

In a sense, games are experiences. We get pleasure out of them. Games are sometimes short, sometimes long pieces of interesting story or just plain fun. Real life environments and experiences can greatly affect a game, just as the people sitting beside you in a movie theater or the kids sitting behind you in a plane ride can completely ruin your day. In this article I will explain how every day experiences can completely ruin even the best of games. Click the jump to read more.

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