Had a great time at the FSU game, though was a bit dismayed to find that my Utterz posts weren’t going through. (still figuring that out) Had other technical difficulties: I found that my camera’s rechargeable batteries have pretty much gone kaput … so most of the pics I took were on my Helio Ocean. (Have GOT to get me a new camera!) We got in late Sunday afternoon, picked Jessie up from her mother’s, then pretty much crashed. I’ve been having headaches the last couple of days (first ones since the wedding, really), so I took it easy yesterday — outside of doing a little “shopping.”
Jim and I had decided instead of giving “traditional” wedding gifts to each other, we’re upgrading our machines. After all, UT3 is due out in just a couple of weeks! ;)
Jim’s pretty much got his stuff picked out and we’ve started ordering parts, but I decided to “go lighter” … I’m getting a laptop and will be shedding my box. (Shocked, I know! ;))
I still love my alien green case, but I decided that for the amount of money we’d be shelling out, I could get just as decent a machine as a laptop — and a laptop is mobile. I’d be able to cart it with me where needed and it would make my load MUCH lighter when packing up for LAN parties!
I have *SO* missed my LAN parties, and let’s face it, PCs are heavy!
Now that a new UT is coming out, I’m itching for some FPS action. I’ve been eying this beauty on NewEgg:
ASUS F3 Series F3SV-X1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7300(2.00GHz) 15.4″ Wide XGA 1GB DDR2 667 160GB 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
The graphics card is decent enough for some medium/high gaming and design/dev works, but I’ll have to double up on the RAM as it will be running Vista. (and we all know how MS OS’s like to suck up memory!)
I’ve been playing the UT3 demo in my spare time (or what little I’ve had, LOL!) and can’t WAIT until the real thing hits! :twisted:
Minimum System Requirements
- Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
- 2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor
- 512 Mbytes of System RAM
- NVIDIA 6200+ or ATI Radeon 9600+ Video Card
- 8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
Recommended System Requirements
- 2.4+ GHZ Dual Core Processor
- 1 GBytes of System RAM
- NVIDIA 7800GTX+ or ATI x1300+ Video Card
- 8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
Did you know that the level design of the original Unreal was done in an apartment in Homewood?
Yay for laptops! I ditched my desktop months ago. Now have Laptop for music/films/tv/irc etc and one as my work laptop.
Although I mainly ditched the tower because it sounded like a tank… and that annoyed me.
@Ike: Really? *perk*
@Ben: LOL, well mine doesn’t make near as much noise as Jim’s machines nor the one attached to the TV. But at least I’d be able to take it anywhere in the house so I won’t be limited to the living room anymore! :D
I can’t remember the guy’s name, but I remember tracking down a lead and actually interviewing him (in my previous life). He gave me a complimentary copy of Unreal.
He moved to California just a couple of months later.
I saw the stuff Jim ordered….*DROOL* UT3 is gonna kick ass!! LAN has to be soon!! I’m glad I found that 500GB HDD on Newegg for him…..not much more money and a LOT bigger than the one he originally speced out. SWEEEEET!!!
P.S. Now that I know Jim’s specs I can make mine a little faster so I can be better than him!! LOL j/k Hope to see ya’ll Saturday at Jeremy’s for the “big game”
Oh yeah, there is also Crysis, and COD4 – Modern Combat coming soon too. More LAN…..more LAN…..more LAN…. w00t!!
“Now that I know Jimâ€™s specs I can make mine a little faster so I can be better than him!! LOL j/k”
LOL! I’m sure he’ll appreciate that. ;)
“Hope to see yaâ€™ll Saturday at Jeremyâ€™s for the â€œbig gameâ€”
I hope so too, I’m so looking forward to this game!
“Oh yeah, there is also Crysis, and COD4 – Modern Combat coming soon too. More LANâ€¦..more LANâ€¦..more LANâ€¦. w00t!!”